Places: Cochin / Kochi, Kumarakom | Days: 2 Nights 3 Days
Day 1 | Kochi
Kochi (also called as Cochin) is a picturesque port city situated in God’s Own country, Kerala. It is bordered by Western Ghats on the east and Arabian Sea on the west. It is a bewitchingly scenic place with breathtaking places to visit. Cochin is sometimes also referred to as the Gateway to Kerala. Places of tourist interest in Cochin include Fort Kochi, Mattancherry Palace, Dutch Palace, Hill Palace, St. Francis church, Jewish synagogue, Jew Street, Willingdon Island, Chinese fishing nets etc.
You can stay overnight at Cochin / Kochi.
Day 2 | Kochi – Kumarakom
Move out from the hotel after breakfast. You will be taken to Kumarakom which is a 2 hours drive. Check in at the hotel in Kumarakom. Spend the rest of the day in solace. You can stay overnight at Kumarakom.
Kumarakom is widely known as the ‘Queen of Vembanad’. This quaint hamlet is situated on the banks of the river Vembanad. It is dotted with heritage resorts and homestays. You should visit the Kumarakom bird sanctuary with its undulating rivulets, streams and waterways. The charming Vembanad Lake with its surrounding Mangrove forests and paddy fields is the best place to watch the birds inside the sanctuary. The bird sanctuary is the home of a large and wide variety of species of birds. Kumarakom is also famous as the major backwater destination. An enthralling house boat cruise through the brackish backwaters is a must to do activity, if you are here. You can enjoy wildlife Photography at Pathiramanal, the island nearby. You can also stroll through Kottayam the nearby town which is noted for its rubber plantations and majestic churches.
Day 3 | Kumarakom – Kochi
After breakfast, you can check out from the hotel. You will be taken to Cochin International Airport, which is a 2 hours drive for your departure.