This tour offers you the two important facets of Kerala tourism. Kerala backwaters are popular world over and offer a wonderful experience to tourists visiting Kerala. Our 'Kerala Wildlife and Backwaters Tour' combines wildlife of Kerala with Kerala backwaters. The tour starts from Cochin and takes you to Kumarakom and Periyar.
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Day 01: Cochin
On arrival at the Cochin airport, you will be met by the Indian Horizons representative, who will escort and transfer you to the hotel. Overnight in the hotel at Cochin.
Day 02: Cochin
After breakfast proceed on a sightseeing tour with Indian Horizons guide. You explore the fascinating Portuguese town, where you visit the Fort Cochin, Jewish Synagogue and Spice markets. Later, Indian Horizons would organize a Kathakali Dance performance for you. Before the performance you will taken to the green room where you can see the dancers dressing up for the performance. The dressing up for the Kathakali is the most exciting and important part of the dance. You would see the dancers applying natural colors to their face, hands and feet. Indian Horizons guide would brief you about the nitty-gritty of the traditional dance. Overnight in the hotel at Cochin.
Day 03: Cochin-Kumarakom
In the morning proceed to Kumarakom by road. Kumarakom is the gateway to the backwaters of Kerala. Upon arrival check into the backwater resort, where you would spend the day at leisure. Indian Horizons recommend an Ayurvedic Massage at the resort to relax and rejuvenate. In the evening visit the Bird Sanctuary. Overnight in the backwater resort at Kumarakom.
Day 04: Kumarakom
The day is free to relax at the backwater resort. You can do what you enjoy. Overnight in the backwater resort at Kumarakom.
Day 05: Kumarakom-Periyar
Drive to Periyar after breakfast. Upon arrival check into the hotel. In the afternoon head for the spice plantation tour with Indian Horizons guide. The tour will be followed by a boat ride on the Periyar Lake. During the boat ride you will be able to spot wild animals. You can see various animals simply grazing, drinking or bathing in the lake. Overnight in the hotel at Periyar.
Day 06: Periyar-Cochin
In the morning enjoy boat ride on the Periyar Lake. You may come across a flock of elephants making merry in the lake. Later return to the Cochin airport to take a flight back home. Tour ends.