Kerala Eco Tour 09 Days
It's an intricate network of innumerable lagoons, lakes, canals, estuaries and the deltas of forty-four rivers that drain into the Arabian Sea. Over 900 km of this labyrinthine waterworld is navigable. The largest backwater stretch in Kerala is the Vembanad lake which flows through three districts and opens out into the sea at the Kochi port.
The Ashtamudi Lake (literally, having eight arms), which covers a major portion of Kollam district in the south, is the second largest and is considered the gateway to the backwaters.
The Ketturvallom: Showcasing a unique heritage The kettuvalloms (houseboats) of Kerala are giant country crafts, measuring up to 80 feet in length. It took great skill and meticulousness to construct these giants by tying huge planks of jack wood together, without the use of a single nail.
Today, these goods carriers have been adapted to make the most exciting tourism product in India, the luxurious furnished houseboat. A kettuvallom usually has one or two bath attached bedrooms, an open lounge, deck, kitchenette and a crew comprising oarsmen, a cook and guide.
Destinations Covered : Calicut - Waynadu - Trichur - Periyar - Kottayam - Kovalam
Day 01: Calicut
Arrive Calicut, the northern part of Kerala. On arrival our representative will be waiting for you at the airport and he will meet you and transfer to Resort on the shore of a beautiful lake. Evening the demonstration of Kalari Payattu, the martial art of Kerala. Overnight at Kadavu Resort.
Day 02: Waynadu
Full Day at Waynadu.
Day 03: Waynadu
Day at Waynadu
Day 04: Trichur
6-30Am:-Bed Coffee/Tea. 8-30Am :-Breakfast, 9-30 Am:- Depart to Trichur. Visit the Kalamandalam, the dance and music academy gives training on classical dance and music. Lunch at River Retreat. Evening check in at Hotel. Evening at 7.30 dinners. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 05: Periyar
At 8-30 am Breakfast and drive to Periyar the famous wild life sanctuary. On the way you will visit Guruvayoor where you can see more than 50 Temple elephants where you can see elephant feeding and elephant bathing. You will arrive Periyar in the evening. Dinner at 7.30. Overnight at Tree Top Resort.
Day 6: Kottayam
Drive to Kottayam, here you will stay in a backwater resort on the lake. Rest of the day free. Overnight at Lake Village.
Day 7: Houseboat
8 am breakfast in the dining room. 12 pm Check into a traditional House Boat, of Kerala. 24 hours cruise through the backwaters and stay overnight in the boat. A ride on the houseboat is a fabulous way to explore the fascinating, beauty of the backwaters. Overnight at House Boat.
Day 8: Kovalam
Morning boat cruise to Alleppey and breakfast in the boat. Later disembark the boat at Alleppey and drive to Kovalam Beach. Overnight Travancore Heritage.
Day 9: Departure
Transfer to Trivandrum Airport for departure.