• 7 Days Best Of Kerala - Lake, Backwater & Beach

    Kerala, land of the coconut trees, is a stunning nature retreat. Go in search of India’s wildlife in Periyar National Park, spend a night on a houseboat cruising on the famous Kerala backwater, relax on the resort in Kovalam and experience the unique culture of this beautiful state.
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7 days
From AED11,800/Adult

Itinerary

  • Day 01 - Dubai/Cochin
    Fly Dubai/Cochin EK 530 0320/0900 (4hr 30min) - Daily


    On arrival, be met and transferred to your hotel.

    Have a half day fort Cochin heritage walk - and experience the well preserved history of the colonial times dating back to the 15th century. Explore the streets with Portuguese, Dutch and British influences in its architectural styles.

    Evening, enjoy a Kathakali Dance performance, a classical dance form believed to have originated in the 17th century.

    Alternative Option: Enjoy Evening Kalaripayattu Show - Kerala's own brand of martial arts.

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 02 - Cochin / Periyar

    Drive about 5 hours to Periyar National Park where herds of elephants, gaur, sambar, leopards, wild boar and other wildlife are commonly observed. On arrival in the afternoon, have the option to go on one of these nature experiences or simply relax in the surrounds.

    Optional: Enjoy half day of nature green walk through the national park to spot birds, butterflies and other wildlife through a range of habitats. (Join-in basis)

    Optional: Go on a half day bullock cart discovery led by ex-poachers through vine orchards, a typical Tamil temple, a meandering river side trail, the sleepy village of Gudalur, and more.

    This evening, enjoy a performance at Natyagriham Dance Theatre.

    Extension:

    If you are an eco-adventure lover, why not spend another night in Periyar or go on a 2D Tiger Trail Camping and Trekking experience into the forest with ex-poachers- turned-tribal guides for a true adventure.


    Optional:
    Spend a full day hiking (6 hours) and rafting (3 hours) through rich forest tracts of Periyar Tiger Reserve. A mosaic of habitats and forest rich in bird and wildlife. The rafting offers a panoramic view of the forest clad hills reflected on the lake.

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 03 - Periyar / Backwaters

    Early morning, take a sunrise Jeep drive (Join -in basis, groups of 4 to 6 pax) to Chellar Kovil. Its nature retreat with own spice plantations and offering breathtaking view of valleys of Western Ghats.

    Have a late breakfast in your hotel.

    Drive about 4 hours to Kerala’s backwaters. The complex network of lagoons, lakes, rivers and canals fringing the coast of Kerala forms the basis of a distinct regional lifestyle.

    Check into your resort and try a traditional Ayuvedic massage or go for the overnight houseboat experience for a taste of local life.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 04 - Kumarakom

    Hop onto a houseboat to take you on the famous emerald backwaters of Kerala. Enjoy a day cruise on the emerald palm fringed backwaters of Kerala gliding past enduring villages and lush greenery under an azure sky.

    Note: For those who stayed on the houseboat the night before, be transferred for a day at leisure in your backwaters resort.

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 05 - Kumarakom/Kovalam

    Drive about 2 hours to Kovalam - a beach town by the Arabian Sea in Thiruvananthapuram city.

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 06 - Kovalam/Trivandrum/Dubai

    Have an easy morning at leisure.

    Enjoy a half day Trivandrum City Tour. Visit the Napier Museum, a gem of architecture, combining the Kerala style with Chinese and Mughal influences. Also visit the Shri Chitra Art Gallery and the beautiful Padmanabhapuram Palace, the seat of the Travancore rulers for 400 years.

    Be transferred to Trivandrum airport.

    Fly Trivandrum/Dubai EK 523 0435/0705 – (4h) Except Fri & Sun

    Arrive in Dubai on Day 07.

    Meals included: Breakfast

 

 

 

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