Enchanting Kerala with Maldives


06 Nights / 07 Days

Destination Covered:

Cochin - Kumarakom - Maldives - Alleppey - Cochin - Male


  • India Real Heritage Destinations ! Our tour was well organized and amazing. It was very quick and easy to work with our tour manager Mr. Pragya Chandra. Travel docket was well prepared with all of the details and information we needed, plus recommendations and suggestions. Our driver Anil was excellent, especially in India’s busy streets! He was very pleasant, respectful and always on time. We would love to have him as our driver again. Jodi Parker and Family, United States of America, January 2015
  • A wonderful travel agency! My son and I had a wonderful trip along with a fantastic driver and guide. I appreciate the care and attention you had given us in coming up with our itinerary. Thank you so much for your all positive effort! John, New York, USA, January 2015
  • Rapid Golden Triangle I had a wonderful experience in Golden Triangle Tour of North India! Everything was pre plan according to my itinerary, taken care of and I still felt I had the freedom to do what I wanted. I got to see and do so much more than had I tried to do this trip solo. Excellent recommendations from my tour desirner who made us program adaptable to my wishes and price range. My driver was knowledgeable about each locations and gave great suggestions on activities for me (photography related) Echo Blum, United Kingdom, December 2014
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  • The trip was great! Everything worked very well The travel itself was well elaborated, the hotels were very well equilibration, from the more basic ones to the luxury resorts as the Dune or the Taj Malabar in Cochin. A very special experience was the trip on the boat (Spice Coast Cruises) -> simply great!
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    As a summary we were extremely satisfied with the travel and the organization from Shanti Travel.
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  • Rajasthan Royal Fantastic “Very happy with the trip. Rohit Poddar, our Tour Designer was very efficient and thorough! Accommodation was great and we’d like to travel again with Crocus Travel.” Michael, UK, Rajasthan, August 2014
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Tour Description


‘Enchanting Kerala with Maldives’ will give you the chance to explore two amazing destinations: Kerala in India and Maldives. One of the major state of India, Kerala is also known as ‘God’s own Country’, located on the Malabar Coast. Historically known as Keralam, surrounded by the Arabian Sea in the west, the Western Ghats in the east. This amazing state offered beautiful stretches of emerald backwaters, tranquil beaches, lush green landscapes, and amazing lush hill stations, splendid waterfalls and exotic flora and fauna, Kerala has everything which makes a perfect holiday destination in Asia.
Maldives is one of the most beautiful island country and archipelago of 1,192 coral islands grouped into 26 coral atolls among them about 200 inhabited islands and 80 islands are privately owned by the tourist resorts. Lies southwest of India and Sri Lanka in Southern part of Asia in Indian Ocean. It is the smallest Asian country in both land area and in population. It is the home of world’s finest beaches. 


Day 1: Arrival in Cochin – Kumarakom (By Road-49 kilometres)
Upon arrival at the airport in Cochin, meet our tour representative, after welcome, proceed to Kumrakom. Kumarakom is one of the major tourist destination of the state of Kerala. It is renowned for backwater, located on the Vembanad Lake, which is the largest lake of fresh water.
Check-in at a backwater resort. After freshen up , proceed to visit Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, it is Protected by a thick cluster of mangroves, the bird sanctuary spread across 14 acres and home to over 180 species of birds. 
Stay overnight at the backwater resort.
Day 2: Kumarakom 
Today after breakfast, proceed for sightseeing of Kumarakom, enjoy the backwater cruise on the placid waters of Lake Vembanad. Explore the Kettuvallaum which is a traditional houseboat. 
Later explore the surrounding coconut grooves along with the beautiful locations. 
Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Kumarakom – Alleppey (By Road- 32.6 kms/57min) 
Post breakfast, proceed to Alleppey. Also known as Alappuzha, which is one of the oldest planned city of the Kerala, which is famous for backwaters. There are at least six navigable canals in the town.
Upon arrival at Alleppey, check-in at the houseboat. The houseboat has well-equipped rooms with all modern comforts. 
Overnight at Alleppey.
Day 4: Alleppey – Cochin (By Road-53 kms/01hrs 19min) – Male (By Flight)
Today after an early breakfast, get transferred to the Cochin airport to catch a flight for Male. Tropical paradise of Maldives is known for its spectacular beaches a thousand massive lagoons with different depths and infinite shades of blue and turquoise, dazzling underwater coral reefs.
Upon arrival get transferred to your pre-booked hotel by speedboat/seaplane. Rest day is free at leisure, relax and absorb the fresh air and the azure Blue waters of this amazing destination.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 5: Maldives 
Today after breakfast, move out to explore the beautiful island.  Maldives is the haven for adventures and water sports lovers. Enjoy the various activities such as water skiing, jet skiing, windsurfing, water surfing, snorkelling, sailing and para sailing etc (Optional) or you can also Enjoy an island Hopping tour or morning line-fishing excursion (optional). After sightseeing return back to the resort. 
 Overnight stay at resort.
Day 6: Maldives 
Today after breakfast. Rest day is free at leisure, relax and enjoy the fresh air and the azure Blue waters of this amazing destination. You may also take various other optional activities, which are available here.
Overnight stay at resort.
Day 7: Maldives 
Today is the last day of the tour. After having an early breakfast, you will be transferred to the Male international airport by speedboat to board your flight to the onward destination.
Tour Highlights

Tour Highlights

Tour Highlights
  1. Enjoy the Bird watching at the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
  2. Enjoy the surroundings of the backwater on the Vembanad Lake
  3. Enjoy the water skiing and windsailing in Kumarakom
  4. Enjoy Backwater cruise on a houseboat in Alleppey
  5. Enjoy fresh air and the azure Blue waters in Maldives.
  6. Enjoy the various water sports activities such as water skiing, jet skiing, windsurfing, water surfing, snorkelling, sailing and para sailing etc (Optional)
  7. Enjoy an island Hopping tour or morning line-fishing excursion (optional)
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