On the shores of the tranquil Vembanad lake, 14 km from Kottayam, lies Kumarakom a little picturesque town in the state of Kerala. The little village of Kumarakom consists of cluster of little islands on the Vembanad Lake, and is part of the Kuttanad region. Formerly an old rubber plantation, Kumarakom has now grown up as a bird sanctuary. Ornithologist's paradise, Kumarakom is now a leisure haunt, very popular with domestic as well as foreign tourists. An enchanting backwater destination, Kumarakom offers visitors many other leisure options like - boating and fishing, very popular with the visitors.
The beauty of nature amidst spectacular mangrove forests, coconut canopies and pulsating paddy fields peppered with enchanting waterways and canals decked with wild lilies, adds to the beauty of its surroundings. Kumarakom is the place for the people looking for a lazy and laid back holiday.
Air : The nearest Airport is The Cochin International Airport which is 70 kms. away from the Muhamma boat jetty
Rail : The nearest Railway station is at Kottayam and regular local and Express trains connect the city with rest of India.
Road : Kottayam is 14 kms from Kumarakom and both State highway and National Highway connects it with the rest of the country.
Backwater Ayurvedic retreat has a prominent place in Kerala as it is supported by a panel of highly experienced and well qualified Ayurvedic Physicians and high profile Ayurvedic Massage Experts.
Arrival at Cochin airport/railway station.Transfer to Backwater Retreat - Relax - Evening heritage zone / kathakali - Stay at backwater retreat(all meals)
Visit traditional Nalukettu / nearby fishing village / Anthakaranazi beach / potters village - Relax - Stay at backwater retreat(all meals)
Transfer to Teekoy at the foot hills of Vagamon and the source of Meenachil river, immortalised by Arundhati Roy in her book 'THE GOD OF SMALL THINGS'. stay at Backwater Retreat(all meals)
Trek up to the Illickal Park- visit Poonjar Palace or relax in a serene, unpolluted and eco-friendly country side. stay at Backwater Retreat (all meals)
Proceed to Kuttanad, a village below sea level in Alleppy - relax- village walk, canoe ride, paddy farming- relax at Homestay - Green Palm Homes (all meals)
Check in at a deluxe House Boat -Enjoy the beauty of country side, Backwaters - visit ancient Champakulam church - relax in House Boat (all meals)
Back to airport/railway station.
Arrival & transfer to hotel by 12 Noon
Accommodation in a luxurious A/C cottage
After noon sight seeing - Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Overnight at Backwater Retreat
Leaving hotel for AC Deluxe House Boat Stay
House boat stay includes Cruise and sightseeing in Vembanad Lake and Alappuzha back waters. Visiting places, pathiramanal island, R Block and Aleppey back waters. Lunch, evening tea with snacks & dinner will be provided. Overnight stay in the House Boat.
Bed coffee / Tea
Cost Inclusive of
Welcome Drinks on arrival
Accommodation on twin sharing basis with breakfast at the hotels.
All meals at Houseboat include.
Sightseeing by Indica