Hills and Backwaters of Kerala Tour

from $395.00

The soothing lush green hills and the tranquility of Kerala’s backwaters make for a perfect holiday escape away from city life.

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  • Holiday Type
    Culture, Jungle
All about the Hills and Backwaters of Kerala Tour.

On this journey, get ready to see Kerala at its splendid best. 'God's own country', as it's known, is home to some of the most beautiful landscapes found in South India. Rolling green mountains shawled by clouds, wildlife sanctuaries and enchanting backwaters, makes Kerala a paradise for nature enthusiasts. Cruise through the best of South India with VAYU where beaches, Ayurvedic massages, curries and coconut groves await.

Why we love this trip:

  • Trekking through Periyar National Park.
  • A boat ride on Kerala's backwaters is an unforgettable experience.
  • Ayurvedic massages give you a first-hand experience of a timeless healing practice.

Meeting points:

Hotel lobby/Airport in the city of arrival.

Airport Transfers:

Arrival and departure transfers are available if needed, please let us know at the time of booking.

What to Remember:

We do not do any hotel and flight bookings, however, we are more than happy to give you recommendations for hotels and suggest activities after booking.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Transport to all cities mentioned in the itinerary
  • Air-conditioned vehicle of your choice
  • Your VAYU chauffeur
  • Airport Transfers
  • The price of the tour includes car fuel, parking fees, state tax, driver allowance and toll taxes.
  • Any value added service that you choose for at the time of booking*

*Our value added services include services like in-car Wi-Fi and have to be purchased as an add-on to your tour at the time of booking. The price of value added services is not included in the price of the tour.

Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Hotel bookings
  • Flights
  • Entry fees for monuments
  • Fees for any other activity
  • Tips to your chauffeur
  • Food and drinks
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions
  1. Day 1 - 80 Kms Kochi

    It's not every day that you get to travel to 'God's own country'. Kerala is one of the smallest states in Southern India but the state is home to some of the best landscapes that include - rivers, canals, backwaters, beaches, green hills, lush tropical forests and tea plantations. You can choose for your VAYU chauffeur to pick you up at Kochi International Airport or choose to meet him directly at your hotel. Your VAYU chauffeur is with you throughout the day so feel free to start exploring the city at your own pace.The capital of Kerala, Kochi, is a center for Keralan arts, both traditional art forms and contemporary. Try catching a Kathakali (Dance form) and Kalaripayattu (martial arts) performance in the evening. Suggested Activities: Watch a Kathakali and Kalaripayattu show in Kochi.

  2. Day 2 - 130 Kms Kochi to Munnar

    Post breakfast, get ready for a picturesque drive as you pass by sprawling tea plantations amidst lush undulating hills of Munnar. A tranquil hill station in Kerala, Munnar is an ideal place for nature lovers, wildlife and adventure enthusiasts alike. Indulge in boating, trekking or paragliding or soak in the calm and serenity while you are here. Suggested Activities: Enjoy a Shikara boat ride in Kundala Lake Visit Eravikulam National Park.

  3. Day 3 - 100 Kms Munnar to Thekkady

    After a sumptuous breakfast, a 4-hour drive in the morning transports you to the evergreen forests of Thekkady. One of finest wildlife reserves in India, Periyar National Park spreads throughout the Thekkady district and is a major tourist attraction. Rejuvenate with a glass of Kerala's famous buttermilk as you have a whole day of exploration ahead. Are you a foodie, culture sponge or nature enthusiast? Your VAYU chauffeur is always ready with helpful suggestions.

  4. Day 4 - 80 Kms Thekkady

    Explore Thekaddy at your own pace, there is plenty to see and do during your stay here: How about experiencing ancient Indian medicine first hand. With some of the best health spas in Kerala, a Shirodhara massage is a unique body therapy from the natural medical system of Ayurveda. Immerse yourself in the culture by attending a Kathakali performance followed by a gladiator-esque Kalaripayattu (martial art of Kerala) performance. There's a lot to see and do in Kerala including nature walks and night treks in the National Park.

  5. Day 5 - 150 Kms Thekkady to Kumarakom

    From sprawling tea estates to enchanting backwaters, the beautiful diversity of Kerala is what makes it 'God's own country'. Leave early morning as you do not want to miss your time along the backwaters. Stay in one of the resorts that line up the shores and do not miss out on boating, fishing and bird watching. Our advice, a night on one of Kerala's infamous houseboats lives up to its popularity and then some." Suggested Activities: Add a spice garden tour en route to Kumarakom.

  6. Day 6 - 50 Kms Kumarakom to Kochi

    In the morning your VAYU chauffeur will take you to the cultural capital of Kerala, Kochi. Take your VAYU chauffeur and visit some of the sights around the Fort Kochi area, including St Francis Church, Santa Cruz Basilica and the famous Chinese fishing nets. Why not take a Kochi food and culture tour later in the day.

  7. Day 7 - 80 Kms Kochi

    Alas, all good things come to an end. There are no activities planned for the final day and you’re able to depart your accommodation at any time. We would be more than happy to escort your around Kochi if you wish to stay a few days longer.

Day 1: Visit Kochi Jew Street for lunch and shopping

Day 4: Catch a Kathakali performance in Thekkady

Day 5: Leave early morning and spend a day on a Houseboat

No, hotels are not included in the price of the tour. We do not do hotel bookings. VAYU gives you complete control of the choice of hotels you want in the cities listed in a tour. Book your own hotels and we will get you there.

However, once you have booked a tour with us, feel free to ask us for suggestions regarding hotels, we would be happy to help.

No, we do not do flight or train bookings. However, if you need any suggestions regarding flights or trains, please feel free to ask us.

There are no fixed activities in our tours. You are free to choose any activity you want in the cities that you visit during a tour with us. Your VAYU chauffeur would be happy to take you to the places you want to visit in the comfort of your personal car. If you need suggestions on things to do and places to visit in the course of your tour, please feel free to ask us.

The prices for all our itineraries are listed as per 'base price'. 'Base price' is the price of a tour in a sedan car that accommodates up to 4 people. If you need a bigger vehicle, once you click the Book Now button you will be directed to a page that will allow you to book different vehicles.
Note: The price of a tour changes as per different vehicle categories.

Our travel amenities are value added services especially suited for travelers. We have a range of fixed amenities - Wi-Fi, mobile sim cards and baby seats. Perhaps you want a guide to a city, batteries or food and drink, you can ask us anything that you need specifically and we will make it happen. You have to purchase our travel amenities separately as they are not included in the price of a tour. Once you have selected a tour you can add amenities on the booking page.
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Yes, airport arrival and departure transfers are included in the price of the tour.

Every itinerary is customizable to your liking. Under the book now button, just click on the customize button, that shall open a form. Fill out your details and the changes you would like to make in the itinerary and we will get back to you with a new price for the tour.

Whether it’s outstation transfers, one-way transfers, intercity and multi-city travel, we have you covered. Simply click on ‘plan my journey’ on the top right corner of the page. Fill in your details and your travel needs and we will get back to you.

Overall Rating
Sanjeev Jha
Reviewed On 19/06/2016

This tour has everything one would expect from a paradise. We were really fortunate to be a part of awesome tour group operated by best tour travel company ever.