4 Days in the Great Backwaters: Lake Placid

  • Kochi 1 night
  • Kumarakom 1 night
  • Houseboat 1 night
  • Tour Itinerary
  • Kerala
  • Indus Holidays Popular
Suitable for

Couple/Family

Duration

3 Nights 4 Days

Category

Nature / Backwaters

Package type

Customisable

This short break invites you to experience the serenity, simplicity and silence of the Kerala backwaters. We take you to a world unsullied by modern ways and time almost tends to lose all meaning. If you are looking for an unhurried relaxing break with backwaters, houseboats and some quiet time,

Starting from

8000

/person

Experience Highlights

  • Houseboat
  • Tea garden
  • Wildlife
  • Stay on a beautiful eco-friendly houseboat as it traverses through the backwaters
  • Enjoy a heritage walk through the well preserved zone of Fort Kochi and shop for spices and antiques
  • Experience the slow and calm life by the backwaters from the relaxing environs of your island resort
  • If interested, you can get a relaxing ayurveda massage for yourself at your backwater resort

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Booked by 156 travellers in 2021

Tour Summary

  • 4 Days
  • 3 Destinations
  • Short daily travel
  • Day 1 - Kochi on arrival
  • Day 2 - Kochi - Kumarakom
  • Day 3 - Kumarakom -Alleppey
  • Day 4 - Departure from Kochi

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

  • Kochi on Arrival
  • Full Day
  • In Town

Nowhere else in India can you find such an intriguing mix: a 450-year-old synagogue, colourful street art, iconic fishing nets and gable-roofed victorian structures squeezed together with boho cafes. A tropical port city which sits astride a cluster of little islands, Kochi is far more than your gateway to Kerala.

  • On arrival, meet your Indus representative who will drive you to mainland Kochi. Fresh up at your hotel and head to Fort Kochi.
  • Afternoon, dig into Kochi’s colonial past by foot to explore heritage churches, landmarks and the well preserved Dutch Palace.
  • Stroll past shops selling antiques and spices to visit the beautiful Jewish synagogue
  • Walk by the sea to observe the still-in-use Chinese fishing nets and even try operating one
  • Laze around in the town’s arty cafes or hop on a local ferry to see the city skyline at sunset
  • As in important center for arts, Kochi is a standout place to witness an evening Kathakali show (Optional)
  • For dinner, try one of the exquisite seafood restaurants around and relax for the night

Stay at Kochi

Coral Isle

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Deluxe Room

Insider Tips by Indus Indus Holidays

Did you know that Kochi was a natural harbour created by the massive floods of 1340

All such local insider tips is here: Local's guide to Kochi

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Activity Add-ons

Day 2

  • Kochi to Kumarakom
  • 2 hrs
  • 70 kms

Discover the most fascinating waterworld on earth - every road is a canal, every home is an island. Kumarakom will marvel you with its unique biodiverse landscape, heavenly local cuisine and its altogether different ‘backwater village’ lifestyle.

  • Morning, enjoy a scenic drive past paddy fields and palms to your backwater resort
  • Experience a traditional Kerala lunch and settle into the gentle pace of life here
  • Ayurveda therapies would be a great option for the late afternoon
  • Unwind at the resort as you witness boats pass by and a relaxed backwater sunset
  • Evening walks to explore local villages and fresh seafood at ‘shaaps’ will be fun before relaxing for the night

Stay at Kumarakom

Lake Song

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Deluxe Room

Insider Tips by Indus Indus Holidays

Kumarakom bird sanctuary is home to a wide range of avifauna including local and migratory ones.

All such local insider tips is here: Local's guide to Kumarakom

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Activity Add-ons

Day 3

  • Kumarakom to Alleppey
  • 45 min
  • 30 kms

To glide along backwater canals by day and to sleep under a sky full of stars, a houseboat cruise is pure enchantment! Your private boat, setup as a home on a traditional rice barge, takes you on a journey to discover a water-world brimming with experiences that last a lifetime.

  • Morning, take a short drive through vibrant villages to board your ‘Kettuvallom’
  • Your cruise will take you through splendid waterways giving you sights of homes on the backwaters, shops, the people and their villages.
  • Stop to enjoy a traditional Kerala lunch freshly prepared by the chef on your boat
  • Afternoon, drift by canals fringed with endless paddy fields while you socialise with your crew. Watch backwater life unfold from your boat deck.
  • Your houseboat will be anchored near a village by early evening, Stroll around to interact with locals, go fishing and witness a spectacular sunset.
  • Relax after dinner on the boat experiencing the gentle lapping of water, night sky and balmy breeze.

Stay in Houseboat

Houseboat

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Deluxe

Insider Tips by Indus Indus Holidays

Did you know Kettuvallams were once used to ship agricultural produce from homes by backwaters to market in nearby towns.

All such local insider tips is here: Local's guide to Alleppey

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Activity Add-ons

Day 4

  • Departure from Kochi
  • 2.5 hrs
  • 80 Kms

Today is the last day of your tour. Enjoy a splendid breakfast on your houseboat and get prepared for onward journey

  • Consider shopping for some fresh spices or traditional Kerala sarees.
  • Bid farewell to god’s own country with memories to last for a life time.
  • Drop back at Airport/Rail station in the afternoon.

Departure from Kochi

Insider Tips by Indus Indus Holidays

Did you know that Kochi was a natural harbour created by the massive floods of 1340?

All such local insider tips is here: Local's guide to Kochi

View more tips

 

 

Activity Add-ons

Offers & Packages

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  • Kochi 1 night
  • Kumarakom 1 night
  • Houseboat 1 night

3 Nights Deluxe Package

Starting From

8000 / person

These are indicative Rates (per person). Subject to variation based on choice of stay, group size, activities, dates, routes, transportation and other price hikes.

3 Nights Luxury Package

Starting From

12000 / person

These are indicative Rates (per person). Subject to variation based on choice of stay, group size, activities, dates, routes, transportation and other price hikes.

3 Nights Honeymoon Package

Starting From

15000 / person

These are indicative Rates (per person). Subject to variation based on choice of stay, group size, activities, dates, routes, transportation and other price hikes.

3 Nights Deluxe Package for family

Starting From

10000 / person

These are indicative Rates (per person). Subject to variation based on choice of stay, group size, activities, dates, routes, transportation and other price hikes.

We handle each booking individually to get best possible prices and inclusions. This means our negotiating power can often lower prices or get more inclusions than indicated here. Give us a try!

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