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Goa Beaches and Backwaters

Duration: 8 Days

Destination: Goa - Cochin - Varkala - Kumarakom - Periyar - Goa

Day 1: Goa
Arrive in Goa and visit the attractions like the Calangute Beach, Goa Beach Travel Overnight at Hotel.

Day 2: Cochin - Varkala
This is the second day of the tour. Key attractions of the day include the visit to Marari Beach and morning drive to Varkala (situated 100 kms). On your arrival in Varkala, you will be cordially welcomed. There, we will make you check into the hotel Taj Garden Retreat. Rest of the day will be free for you to indulge in your own activities. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.

Day 3: A day in Varkala
You can start the journey in the morning with a visit to the Portugese church of Anjengo dated to the time of occupation, which maybe the Elanchoros of the geography of Ptomempee (2nd century A.D.). You will also be visiting the English Fort constructed in 1695 A.D. by the English 'East India Company'. Afternoon is free for you. Overnight stay will be at the comfort of the hotel.

Day 4: Varkala - Kumarakom
Take a morning drive to Kumarakom (situated at 100 kms), check into hotel Taj Garden Retreat. In the afternoon, you can visit the superb Bird Sanctuary in adjacent wooded marshland, which boasts of egrets, tree pies, black headed orioles, bee-eaters & a whole host of herons. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.

Day 5: In Kumarakom
This will be a Backwater day as you will visit Kumarakom. You can spend the full day at leisure. (You can opt for Ayurvedic therapy on direct payment basis). Overnight stay will be at the hotel.

Day 6: Kumarakom - Periyar
Morning drive to Periyar (120 kms), check into hotel Taj Garden Retreat. In the afternoon, enjoy the boat cruise across the famous Lake of the famous Periyar wildlife sanctuary to see wild life. Periyar Lake or reservoir created by a dam on Periyar River is the heart of the Wildlife Sanctuary wild elephants, Asiatic Deer, Black Buck and even Tigers come to shores of the lake for a drink. Thereafter at leisure to explore the neighboring spice market. Overnight stay will be at the comfort of the hotel.

Day 7: Fun in Periyar
This day is special as we will take you to the Periyar Lake. Full day will be spent in exploring the beauty of thus lake. Afterwards, you can opt for Ayurvedic therapy on direct payment basis). Overnight will be at the hotel.

Day 8: Cochin - Goa
In the morning, we will drive you to Cochin (situated at 160 kms from Periyar). Later, you will be transferred to the airport for a flight back to Goa.