Trivandrum – 1 Kanyakumari-02 Kovalam- 1 Alleppey-02 Munnar - Cochin
DAY 01 - TRIVANDRUM – KANYAKUMARI
Our tour representative will be greeting you on your arrival at Trivandrum airport/ railway station with arrival assistance. Later 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 Siva 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 Sucheendram Temple. Check in to your hotel.
After lunch take a boat cruise in the sea 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. Kanyakumari is a place where you can enjoy Sunrise and Sunset from the same point, something special to remember. Take a dip at the Triveni Sangam, the place where the three seas meet. It is believed that taking a dip in the Triveni Sangam is a holy thing. Later proceed to sunset viewpoint to view the sunset. Overnight at Hotel.
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. Ways back visit Vattakotta and proceed to Kovalam. After check-in at Hotel visit Poovar Island. Have boating at Poovar. This mini boat ride will take you through some of the very beautiful sceneries - mangroves, mangrove forest, amazing views of a variety of birds, floating restaurant, golden sand beach, elephant rock and the point where the backwaters meet the sea or relax by the beach of Kovalam. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 03 Trivandrum/Kovalam sightseeing
Proceed for a half-day sightseeing tour of Trivandrum. The major places covered will be a tour that starts with The Zoo, The Napier Museum, and Art Gallery. Afternoon visit the KuthiramalikaHeritage Museum, Veli Lake 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. NB: Please note that the monuments will remain closed on Mondays & on Wednesday till noon.
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Day 04 KOVALAM-ALLEPPEY
On reaching Alleppey check in to traditional Kerala houseboat. 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- ALLEPPEY-MUNNAR
Morning after breakfast, transfer to Munnar. Munnar the picturesque hill stations in India. On the way to Munnar view the pristine Attukad waterfalls otherwise known as Attukal Waterfalls (seasonal). Moving further the driver will stop the vehicle to take some good photos in the tea gardens of Munnar. Later check in to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure spend as you please either relaxing or exploring tea city. Overnight at the hotel.
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DAY 06 SIGHTSEEING OF MUNNAR
After an elaborate breakfast at the hotel, we will take you taken for a full day sightseeing tour of Munnar. Sightseeing tour around Munnar takes one to tea gardens where picturesque colonial towns and meandering mountain streams present photo opportunities galore. You will be taken for a visit to Rajamalai where you can watch Nilgiri Thar in their natural habitat. You will also be visiting the nearby Mattupetty Dam, Kundala Lake, Echo Point, Blossom Park. Have a boating in the lake which will give you a rejuvenating feel.
By evening you will be taken for a visit to a Tea museum where they will show the processing of tea leaves. Later scroll at the local market. Overnight at Hotel
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DAY 07 DEPARTURE
Morning after breakfast, check out hotel, transfer to Cochin International airport/railway station to catch flight/train towards onward journey.