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Kerala Backwater Tour – The Ultimate Name For Serenity
Located on the sea shores in the Southern part of India, Kerala is mesmerizing land of letters, lakes and latex. The three components pronounce the rich natural, cultural and ethical beauty of the land rightly known as ‘God’s Own Country’. A haven of a place, it is embroidered with pristine sand stretches and azure waters of sea at its periphery that make Kerala tour a must for beach lovers. Backwaters are amongst the several highlights of Kerala tour packages as they oozes out natural exuberance that Kerala stands.
The abundance of natural beauty of Kerala is enhanced with the presence of innumerable water bodies donning the land. Across Kerala the merging of fresh water of rivers and salted sea water gave birth to backwaters. The backwaters of Kerala are a series of brackish lakes, rivers and lagoons that includes both manmade and natural water bodies created by the action of waves and shore currents that resulted into the formation of low barrier islands across Kerala. Kerala backwater tours nourish the soul with natural vivacity and beauty of backwaters coupled with enchanting greenery surrounding.
Sail the Traditional Houseboat: Traditional ‘Kettuvalloms’ were boats created by binding up large logs of trees together and were used as a means of transportation. In today’s times these are converted into lavish cruises, though traditional in design and approach are replete with all the modern comforts.
Traversing through the backwaters, the view is heavenly with rippling sounds of water, banks of which are covered with shady coconut trees providing best sights of Kerala tour.
Meandering through the backwaters on these houseboats one gets an opportunity to get up close and personal with the local life residing on the shores and experience the delectable flavours of Kerala. A well furnished houseboat has ample space in it for a romantic and comfortable rendezvous with tranquility. The lavish and modern versions of these houseboats includes rooms with attached bath, open lounge and deck, kitchen along with crew members and cook ensuring complete comfort while for those on a backwater tour to Kerala.
Famed Backwater Destinations in Kerala: The famed backwater destinations in Kerala first include the quaint Kumarakom backwaters; a cluster of small islands, Kumarakom is embellished with azure waters of Lake Vembanad. Gliding on the shimmering waters of Kumarakom one also gets to pass through a bird sanctuary. Alleppey or Alappuzha is another ‘not to be missed’ destination while on a Kerala tour. The abundance of water in the region helps the crops of rice flourish immensely making Kuttand in Alappuzha the famed ‘Rice Bowl’. People visit this part of Kerala to witness an annual Snake Boat Race which is one of the most exciting and beautiful sights of Kerala tour.
Explore the rice paddy before leaving for enchanting Kochi backwaters. The town of Kochi attracts highest numbers of tourists for its rich cultural lineage, spectacular backwaters and sun-kissed beaches. A famous backwater destination, Kollam charm visitors with its simplicity and spirituality. A visit to Kollam takes the tranquil effect of backwater Kerala tour a step further; Lake Ashtamudi adds to its physical charms where as the presence of ancient temples makes it a hit amongst the lovers of art and architecture.
Tour Details: The Kerala tours packages covers all the traits of the region like scintillating backwaters, captivating sun rise and enchanting landscapes…
Tour Highlights: Enjoy sightseeing at tourist jewels of South India, Visit Madurai’s Meenakshi Temple, Rock temples of Mamallapuram. touch the southernmost tip of India in Kaniyakumari. Experience peace & tranquility on your backwater cruise in Kerala.
Departures & Pricing: The trip can be tailor made to suit your budget, interests and requirements. Hotels, Destination stay, guides and vehicles can be chosen to suit these requirements.
Day Wise Breakup
Day 1: Chennai: On arrival meet our representative at the airport, who will assist in transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon enjoy half day sightseeing tour, which takes you to Gandhi memorial, Kalakshetra, Mylapore temple and Marina beach. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 2: Mamallapuram: After breakfast drive to Mamallapuram. Enjoy the sightseeing of rock cut outs, shrines. The carvings on rock depicting demons, gods and animals are poetic in nature. Enjoy water activities at beach. Evening return & overnight stay at Chennai.
Day 3: Madurai: After breakfast transfer to the airport to catch flight to Madurai. On arrival transfer to the hotel for check in. Afternoon city tour visiting beautiful Meenakshi Temple and temple art museum. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 4: Thiruvanantapuram – Kovalam: After breakfast transfer to the airport to catch flight to Thiruvanantapuram (Trivandrum). On arrival transfer to Kovalam, an enchanting strip of golden sands laced with the rich greenery of coconut palms, just 16 kms from Thiruvanantapuram. Check in at the hotel. Evening free for leisure walk and personal activities on the beach. O/n stay.
Day 5: Kanyakumari: Full day trip to Kanyakumari located at the southern tip of the Indian subcontinent. The small temple dedicated to Kanyakumari, or the youthful form of the primeval energy Shakti (Mother Goddess) is located on the seashore, in the town known by the same name. Overnight stay at Kanyakumari.
Day 6: Kovalam: Return in the morning to Kovalam. Day free for relaxation at the beach. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 7: Alleppey: Morning depart for Alleppey a town with picturesque canals, backwaters, beaches and lagoons, once described as the List of places known as Venice of the East by Lord Curzon. Enjoy backwaters boat ride amidst lush green vegetation at Alleppey. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 8: Cochin: Depart early morning for Kochi, arriving at the hotel there in mid-morning and spending the afternoon sightseeing. The Chinese cantilevered fishing nets, Jewish synagogues, Portuguese churches, Hindu temples and Dutch fort all make the point that this is a very cosmopolitan city.
Day 9: Kochi: Day at leisure. Enjoy a performance of Kathakali, one of the famous Indian dance forms. O/n stay.
Day 10: Return Flight from Cochin: Return to Delhi/Mumbai/Chennai for your onward flight.
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The Leela Kempinski Kovalam Beach
Overview: A short drive from Trivandrum (Thiruvananhapuram) Airport unfolds The Leela Kempinski Kovalam Beach, Kerala. With 182 rooms and suites dotted over many verdant acres, Kerala’s largest beachside resort is cradled between two sweeping beaches. Perched on a rock-face, this 5 star deluxe resort offers the most panoramic views of the famed Kovalam shoreline.
Along with spoiling you with a host of impeccable dining and entertainment options, The Leela Kempinski Kovalam Beach, Kerala also has Divya, an authentic Ayurveda Wellness Spa. You could also choose to unwind in our splendid infinity pools that merge into the westerly horizon.
And when living in God’s Own Country, can the living be anything less than divine? All our beach-view guestrooms have their own private sundecks. And the Sea View wing, which houses The Club, is perfectly positioned on a seaside cliff. Sounds divine, doesn’t it?
Location: The Leela Kempinski Kovalam Beach, Kerala was built to be the ultimate luxury resort for people seeking refuge from big-city stress. This is the precise reason why its stunning location is in very close proximity to Nature’s splendours. But if you do want to get out and see how the time honoured ways of Kerala living are still practised, Trivandrum, the capital of Kerala is a short and scenic drive away.
* Trivandrum (Thiruvananhapuram): 13 kms
* International Airport: 15 kms
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