Kerala Beaches & Backwaters
Trivandrum- 01 Kanyakumari- 02 Kovalam- 1 Alleppey – 01 Cochin
DAY 01 TRIVANDRUM - KANYAKUMARI
On Arrival at Trivandrum, you will be received by our representative and transfer to Kanyakumari. On the way to Kanyakumari visit the Chenkal Maheswaram Temple. Also known as Dakshina Kailasam you can see a huge Shivalinga reaching up to a height of 111 feet. It is the tallest Shivalinga in the country, with recognition from the India Book of Records. The construction has six meditation halls, 108 different Shiva lingams, and 64 forms of Lord Siva.
Later visit the famous Padmanabhapuram Palace, the erstwhile capital of Travancore Kingdom. Your next place of visit is the famous Suchindram Temple. Check in to your hotel.
After lunch take a boat cruise to visit Vivekananda Rock (dedicated to Swami Vivekananda and Thirvalluvar memorial (Thiruvalluvar is a Tamil saint and poet). The Memorial is built at the convergence of the Indian Ocean, the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal. Coming back to the mainland, visit Gandhi Memorial, Kanyakumari Devi temple, and later go the sunset viewpoint to see the sunset. If time permits you can visit the wax museum. Kanyakumari is a place where you can enjoy Sunrise and Sunset from the same point, something special to remember. Overnight at Hotel at Kanyakumari.
DAY 02 KANYAKUMARI – KOVALAM
Wake up early morning by 5: 30 AM to view the sunrise. Most of the hotels are having the facility if not you have to go to the beachside. After having breakfast visit the newly constructed Tirupati temple at Kanyakumari. Later visit the wax museum. Check out from your hotel for your return journey. Way back visits Vattakotta and proceeds to Kovalam. Evening relax by the beach of Kovalam or visit Poovar Island for a mind refreshing backwater cruise to the Golden sands beach through the backwaters of Poovar . Overnight at Hotel.
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DAY 03 TRIVANDRUM/KOVALAM SIGHTSEEING
Morning after your breakfast proceeds for a half-day sightseeing tour of Trivandrum. The major places covered will be a tour that starts with The Zoo, The Napier Museum, Art Gallery. Afternoon visit the Kuthiramalika Heritage Museum, and the local market. By evening you will be taken to the famous Sri Padmanabha Swamy Temple (Strict dress code). After darshan you will be transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
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DAY 04 TRIVANDRUM - ALLEPPY ENROUTE JATAYU EARTH CENTER
01 night Alleppey – Houseboat
Morning after breakfast, proceed to Jatayu earth center.Jatayu Earth’s Center, has been built on a mighty rock named Jatayupara in Chadayamangalam, Kollam district.The bird epitomises the valour and bravery of a bird that once saved a woman’s honour. Later proceed to Alleppey. On reaching Alleppey check in to traditional Kerala houseboat. Cruising through the Vembanad Lake, the biggest backwater stretches in Kerala, and through the narrow canals of Alleppey.
Houseboat cruises through the serene backwater stretch of Alleppey Backwaters and give you an idea of the beauty of backwaters. The interlinking canals, unending green paddy fields, and waving coconut trees are the main attractions of the houseboat cruise in Alleppey.
You will be welcomed with light refreshment drinks (mostly tender coconut). Lunch, Evening Tea / Snacks, Dinner, and next day breakfast will be served in the houseboat. Enjoy the largest backwaters of Kerala with paddy fields on either side and small canals, marine life, and village life. Try your luck in catching fish or can try cooking by purchasing live fish while cruising. Overnight stay in houseboat.
(Generally, we serve Kerala Food. North Indian and less spicy food will be provided on request and to be informed at the time of booking. A/c will work from 9 PM - 6 AM except Premium or Luxury category Houseboat will work as required. Check-in time is 12:30 PM and check out will be 9 AM. Cruise will be anchored by 6 PM. In case you require hot drinks, you can carry the same with you as govt. has not given sanction to stock liquor in boats and getting it after the cruise starts is also difficult.)
DAY 05 ALLEPPY - COCHIN
Morning after breakfast, proceed to Cochin. Later Transfer to your hotel. After fresh up proceed for the sightseeing of Fort Kochi and Mattanchery. The major tourist attractions include St. Francis Church, Vasco House, Santa Cruz Basilica, Chinese fishing nets. Don’t miss out on the beach walkway in Fort Kochi and Jewish Synagogue and Jew town of Mattanchery. Evening visit Marine Drive. You can enjoy the sunset cruise in a boat (optional). Back to the hotel for overnight stay.
DAY 06 COCHIN DROP
Morning after breakfast, check out hotel, spent some time for shopping and later transfer to Cochin airport/railway station to catch flight/train towards onward journey.