Southern Temple and Backwaters Tour

Southern Temple and Backwaters Tour 08 Nights / 09 Days

Destinations Covered : Mumbai - Madurai - Periyar - Kumarakom - Kottayam - Alleppey - Cochin - Mumbai

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‘Southern Temple and Backwaters Tour’will give you the chance to explore some of the most beautiful destinations of Kerala along with that you will also get the chance to visit the holiest temples of Madurai such as Meenakshi Amman Temple and Tirumalai Nayak Palace. One of the ancient city of India, Madurai is the home of various historical monuments and temples, among them Meenakshi Amman Temple and Tirumalai Nayak temple are most popular.
Kerala is known as the most charming state in Southern India. Located on Malabar Coast, the state is blessed with natural beauty in the form of beaches, mountain ranges, wildlife, backwaters and lush green paddy fields.
During the tour also explore the splendid backwaters, stunning hill stations of this region. Also explore The Periyar wildlife Sanctuary and Tiger Resave and Kumarakom bird sanctuary, here enjoy the exotic flora and fauna of Kerala. 

Tour Highlights

  1. Attend the evening prayer ceremony at the popular Meenakshi temple, Madurai
  2. Enjoy boat ride on the Periyar Lake.
  3. Explore wildlife at the Kumarakom bird sanctuary
  4. Stay in a Kettuvallom, a traditional luxury houseboat on Kottayam backwaters
  5. Attend a Kathakali Dance performance, Cochin (Optional)
  6. Enjoy the Sightseeing Tour of Cochin- St. Francis Church, Jewish Synagogue, Dutch Palace, Chinese Fishing Nets and the spice market


Day 1 Arrival at Madurai

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On arrival at Madurai, meet our representative, after welcome, proceed to the hotel.
It is one of the oldest city of India, which is the third largest city of Tamil Nadu. Renowned for its rich culture, tradition and history.The city has various historical monuments and temples, among them Meenakshi Amman Temple and Tirumalai Nayak Palace are most popular.
Check in at your pre booked hotel. Rest day is free at leisure.Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 2 Madurai

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After breakfast, proceed for temple tour covering Mariamman Teppakulam temple, Meenakshi Temple and the Palace of Tirumalai Nayak. In the evening attend the prayer ceremony at the Meenakshi temple. After visit, return back to the hotel.
Overnight stay in Madurai.

Day 3 Madurai-Periyar(By Road-168 Kilometres)

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Today after having an early breakfast, proceed to Periyar by road. The Periyar wildlife Sanctuary and Tiger Resave is one of the oldest protected area in the country, surrounded by dense forest along with the green grasslands.
On arrival, check into a jungle lodge. In the evening, enjoy bird watching while boat riding on the Periyar Lake where you can spot both resident and migratory birds.
Overnight stay in the lodge.

Day 4 Periyar-Kumarakom (By Road-130 Kilometres)

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Post breakfast, proceed to Kumarakom by road. One of the most popular tourist destination in Kerala which is renowned for its amazing backwater, located on the Vembanad Lake. The backwater fishing village is indeed a heaven, and has had its attractions advertised by some stunning top end resorts by the side of Vembanad Lake. 
En route enjoy the breath taking lush green surroundings. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel and spend rest of the day in leisure. 
Overnight stay in Kumarakom.

Day 5 Kumarakom

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After breakfast, proceed for Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. Protected by a thick cluster of mangroves, the bird sanctuary spread across 14 acres and home to over 180 species of birds. It is best to visit on foot by one and half kilometres on walking trek, where you are likely to spot heron, darters, water duck, waterfowl, owl, cuckoo and Siberian cranes. 
After visiting at the sanctuary, return back to the hotel. 
Overnight stay in Kumarakom.

Day 6 Kumarakom-Alleppey(By Road-33 Kilometres)

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Have breakfast and drive to Alleppey. Also known as Alappuzha, the oldest planned city of the kerala. It is famous for backwaters. There are at least six navigable canals in the town. In the east they open to the backwater connecting the city to the mesh of backwater trials, which are abuzz with reinvented kettuvalloms (houseboats).
On arrival at Alleppey, check in to the houseboat. Rest day is free at leisure, enjoy the surroundings of backwater. 
Overnight athouseboat.

Day 7 Alleppey-Cochin (By Road-54 kilometres)

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Today after having an early breakfast, drive to Cochin.Situated on the south-west coast in Kerala. Also known as the Gateway to Kerala,located on the Arabian Sea. The city was also influenced by British, Dutch, and Portuguese, who has left their indelible marks which is spread over the city through the beautiful architecture, culture and traditions. 
Upon arrival check in to the hotel. Rest day is free at leisure. 
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 8 Cochin

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Post breakfast, proceed for sightseeing tour of Cochin, covering the major attractions such as Mattancherry Palace, St. Francis Church as well as the Jewish Synagogue. 
In the evening enjoy a Kathakali Dance performance in the theatre. (Optional)
Overnight stay in Cochin.

Day 9 Cochin Departure

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On the last day of the tour, after having an early breakfast, proceed to the Cochin airport to take your flight for your onward destination. 

We hope you have enjoyed your trip and look forward to organizing your next tour with us.


Subject to availability at the time of booking or else similar hotels will be suggested: -





No. of Nights


Hotel Royal Court

Hotel Fortune Pandiyan

The Taj Gateway Pasumalai

02 Nights


Hotel Silvercrest

Hotel Holiday Vista

Cardamom Country Resort

01 Night


Backwater Ripples

Club Mahindra Kumarakom

Kumarakom Lake Resort

02 Nights


Alleppey Houseboats

Bright Water Houseboat Alleppey

Elite Houseboats

01 Night


Hotel Pearl Palace

Hotel Holiday Inn

Hotel Crowne Plaza

02 Nights

Extra Govt. Service Tax will be Applicable on total billing amount 
01.    Group rates are available on request ………. For more person Contact
02.    Above mentioned package cost is valid on minimum Two Person Basic.
03.    High Season – Any Fair / Festival / New Year / Christmas surcharge are additional 


Cost Includes:  
1. Accommodation for 08 Nights on twin / double sharing basis. 
2. Daily buffet breakfast at all hotels and All meals at House Boat Only 
3. Transportation by private air-conditioned Tempo Traveler with driver for all arrivals, 
     Departures, sightseeing and inter-city drive as per the itinerary
4. Services of English speaking guide as per the itinerary above. (On Demand at additional Cost)
5. Services of Travel representative on all arrivals and departures.
6. Fuel charges, toll tax, state tax & parking charge
7. All presently applicable luxury taxes.


Cost does not Includes: 
1. Entrance fees at monuments/parks/museums.
2. Items of personal nature like drinks on table, laundry, telephone bills etc.
3. Meals other than mentioned above.
4. Indian visa fees or international airfare / domestic flight fare / train ticket
5. Still Camera or video charges levied by some monuments.
6. Any other shopping and personal purchase.
7. Medical Requirements on request.
8. Service Tax as per government.
9. Any other services not mentioned in the inclusions.