The Vembanad Lake
The Vembanad Lake is one of the largest fresh water lakes in Asia. It flows through the verdant lands of Kerala and offers one of the best backwater cruises. Most of the flora and fauna in this region flourishes around this supply of fresh water. The lake also acts as a balancing tank against floods, and its wooded banks, temptingly invite a visitor to explore more. The boats that ply on the lake vary from the large stitched-hull, cargo carriers with domed mat-roofs to houseboats.
The Water-bird Sanctuary
A water-bird sanctuary lies at the edge of the grounds of an old estate where a profusion of all kinds of birds can be observed. Domestic birds such as cuckoo, wild duck, egrets, darters, herons, teal, and water fowl can be seen in abundance here, as much as can the Siberian storks which migrate to this area each year.
Kumarakom is situated 15 km from Kottayam on the Vembanad lake. This little backwater town is well known for its rubber plantations. Christianity is the dominant religion here and it is dotted with pretty old churches. Rejuvenating ayurvedic massages are available here. Thekkady, a major wildlife center lies 114 km from here, and Sabarimala, a Hindu pilgrim center is another 134 km from Kottayam.
The charmingly unkept coastal town of Alappuzha, formerly called Alleppey, lies close by. With its labyrinth of canals, bridges, silver beaches, and cheerful people it makes for a memorable holiday. Alappuzha is a never-ending panorama of lush green paddy fields, towering coconut trees, and long canals that offers enjoyable boat cruises to Kollam along the scenic Vembanad Lake.
Day 1: Evening depart to Cochin by Volvo Coach, overnight journey.
Day 2: Morning arrival Cochin, Pick up from bus station proceed to Munnar and transfer to Hotel. Afternoon free for leisure and night halt at Munnar.
Day 3: Full day Munnar sight seeing visit Mettupatti Dam, Indo-Swiss Cattle Breeding farm, Echo Point, Kundala Dam, night halt at Munnar.
Day 4: Morning Depart to Tekkady and Transfer to Hotel. Afternoon visit Wild Life Sanctuaryknown for its abundant Flora and Fauna, boat ride at Periyar Lake, night halt at Tekkady.
Day 5: Morning check out hotel, proceed to Kumarakom / Alleppey, same day arrival, check in House Boat, night halt at House Boat.
Day 6: Morning check out of House Boat, Depart to Cochin, same day arrival, noon free for personal activities, evening drop at bus station to board the bus to Bangalore.
Day 7: Morning arrival Bangalore.
Package Includes :
* Transportation from Bangalore - Cochin - Bangalore by Volvo Coach (A/C),
* Accommodation (Twin Sharing)
* Sight seeing by reserved vehicle
Package Excludes :