Tour: 5 - 7 days

Become part of a life that flows gracefully down the backwaters of Kerala in Southern India with this trip. This luxury backwater tour takes you through some of the largest and most beautiful backwaters of Asia, including Alleppey, which is often hailed as the “Venice of the East” for its beauty. From deluxe houseboats to pristine beaches with panoramic views of the Arabian Sea, the Kerala Backwaters tour has it all.

Highlights of the Tour

  • Visit Trivandrum’s Napier Museum, a colonial-era architectural gem with a collection of artifacts and rare manuscripts. Adjacent to the Napier Museum lies the Shri Chitra Art Gallery.
  • Head to the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Kanakakunnu Palace before continuingto Kovalam Beach for a short relaxing time. Visit Varkala to enjoy the beach and Kappil Lake. 
  • Take a leisurely cruise along the enchanting Kollam’s Ashtamudi Kayal, one of Kerala’s largest and most scenic backwaters. 
  • Visit Kollam’s famous Mahadeva Temple, an ancient Hindu shrine, St. Thomas Fort and the Kollam beach.
  • Board a traditional houseboat for a leisurely cruise through the famed backwaters of Alleppey. 
  • Feel the softness of golden sands beneath your feet as you visit Alleppey Beach and then climb to the top of the Alappuzha Lighthouse for panoramic views of the town and the Arabian Sea. 
  • Witness Kochi’s iconic Chinese Fishing Nets along its shoreline and explore the Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica & the Dutch Cemetery.
  • Relax at Fort Kochi Beach and witness stunning murals at the Mattancherry Palace, also known as the Dutch Palace.
  • Indulge your senses at the Cochin Spice Market, a bustling marketplace with aromatic spices. Venture to the Thripunithura Palace, a majestic structure with royal history of the Cochin royal family. 


Trivandrum is adorned with architectural gems that narrate the tales of its storied past. The iconic Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, a revered Hindu shrine, along with the Napier Museum, Kuthiramalika Palace, and the Kanakakunnu Palace offer glimpses into the royal history of the region. 

Situated along the serene shores of the Arabian Sea, Kollam is renowned as the “Cashew Capital of the World.” A visit to the local cashew processing units will give you an insight into the region’s thriving cashew industry. Also known for its vibrant backwaters, the town is home to the Ashtamudi Kayal, one of the largest backwaters.

Situated along the Malabar Coast of Kerala, Alappuzha is renowned as the “Venice of the East”. This enchanting town has an intricate network of canals, the age-old traditions of houseboat living, and the gentle rhythm of coastal life. The famed annual Nehru Trophy Snake Boat Race is held in the backwaters of Alleppey. Majestic snake boats, each manned by a team of rowers, race with fervor in this thrilling event.

On the southwest coast of Kerala, Kochi is an active port city with bustling maritime activities and beautiful backwaters for short cruises. It has it all– vibrant bazaars with the famous spice markets and historic places including Fort Kochi. Skyscrapers, high-end hotels, and state-of-the-art infrastructure complement the historic charm of the city. Kochi is also a hub for cultural events and artistic expressions, hosting many festivals including the Kochi-Muziris Biennale.

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