Journey along the Arabian sea-coast
| Backwater Tours in Kerala with Mumbai & Goa |
9 Nights & 10 DaysDestinations : Mumbai – Goa – Kochi – Alleppey – Kovalam – Trivandrum - Mumbai
‘Journey along the Arabian Sea coast’ takes you on an enchanting experience and is one of the best programs for Backwater tours in Kerala with Mumbai and Goa. Besides the beaches, its highlight is the backwaters of Kerala, where you can experience an overnight houseboat in the small town of Alleppey. A Mumbai and Goa tour package with Kerala is the best means to unwind on a leisurely holiday. The backwater tours of Kerala provide an opportunity to better understand the local lifestyle as one watches the village and activities from the deck of their houseboat. Fresh catch of sea-food or even fresh vegetables ensure a delectable meal that is prepared on the houseboat itself.
Mumbai - the commercial capital of the country is indeed a good starting destination for those looking for Backwater tours in Kerala. While Mumbai will present a mixed experience of glorious history, awe inspiring architectures and cool culture, Goa will mesmerize a visitor with its white sand beaches and blue waters. Goa has a special influence of Portuguese, that can be witnessed in its historical buildings and churches. The old Goa is full of lovely cathedrals and rich architecture buildings.
After spending a fair number of days in Mumbai and Goa, one can proceed for the backwater tour of Kerala. However, before one reaches the backwaters, one will visit the cultural capital city of Kochi. The backwater tours of Kerala are famous for the experience of the houseboats and scenic landscapes connected by waterways throughout the town. Small villages are set up on the banks of the backwaters, where villagers can be observed in their daily routine tasks like farming, fishing etc. Backwater tours in Kerala include an experience on the houseboat as a must. One can spend an overnight on the houseboat and also relish some delectable local food prepared on the houseboat itself.
Post experiencing the backwater tours in Kerala, one can also explore the beaches of Kovalam. Goa beaches are far more popular, yet Kovalam has its own charm with its hundreds of swaying palm and coconut trees on the shore. Beach side accommodations are a good idea while staying in Kovalam.
- Experience an Ayurvedic relaxing spa
- Spend a night at the luxury houseboat while on the backwater tours in Kerala
- Relish sumptuous local cuisine meals, giving options of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian food.
- One may opt for a candle light dinner on the romantic beaches of Goa.
- Witness a Kathakali dance presentation which is a very popular local traditional art forms
- A yacht cruise or a picnic to an island can also be arranged..
- A sunset Champagne cruise is yet another way to charm your partner.
Program SummaryYour Journey along the Arabian sea-coast begins in Mumbai and ends in Kovalam, preceeded by the backwater tour in Kerala. After spending the first two days in Mumbai, you will fly to Goa for the next 2 days, followed by a flight to Kochi on the fifth day to begin your Kerala tour. Backwater tours in Kerala are indeed the highlight of any south India itinerary. Enjoy a backwater tour in Kerala on an overnight houseboat, post which you will drive to Kovalam for the next two nights. As your luxurious Mumbai and Goa tour package with backwater tour of Kerala, comes to an end, you will be transferred to the nearest airport from Kovalam, which is in the city of Trivandrum. From Trivandrum, you can board your flight back to Mumbai for your onward connection.
ExclusionsReturn international airfare | Travel insurance | Personal expenses like camera charges telephone calls, portage, excess luggage, laundry charges & all other items of personal nature | Food & drinks not forming part of itinerary | Christmas and New Year Gala dinner supplements | Any festive supplements charged by hotels during festivals | Any other item which is not included in tour land price includes section.
For the best backwater tours in Kerala, it is important to visit Kerala at the right time, especially if you are starting from Mumbai and also visiting Goa on the way to Kerala. All three destinations of Mumbai, Goa and Kerala can be enjoyed to their fullest during the dry months of November to February. The coastal belt gets very hot in summers between April to June and monsoons are not really ideal to experience the beach without restrictions or even the backwater tours of Kerala. Most beaches do not allow swimming in the Monsoon months of June to September as the water levels are dangerous and seas are not swimmable. If at all one visits during the monsoon season, one will be disappointed being not allowed to go inside the sea at Goa or Kovalam. Beginning of March can also be considered for traveling but October is like the second summers in Mumbai and gets hot and humid, so best avoided.
The backwater tours in Kerala also get impacted during heavy rains as the houseboats may not operate. Hence, monsoon season is best to avoid during the months of June to September. While considering the backwater tours in Kerala, one also needs to be very careful with the booking of houseboats. Hundreds of houseboats are available in Kerala but only few maintain the hygiene standards. Hence, it is best to consult a travel expert before booking backwater tours of Kerala.
The cities of Mumbai and Goa are well connected by direct flights and so is Kochi. For experiencing the backwater tours in Kerala, it is best to fly in to Kochi and then drive to Alleppey, which is approximately an hour and a half away from Kochi by road. Most backwater tours in Kerala start at Kochi and end at Trivandrum, with Kovalam being the last destination and also an ideal one for beach experience. However, since this itinerary also involves Goa, one may choose to end the tour at Kochi itself after taking the backwater tour in Alleppey. Please contact our travel specialists for a tailor-made program suiting your requirements.