SERENE BACKWATERS AND BEACHES OF KERALA
Duration: 5 Nights / 6 Days • Ex Kochi / Thiruvanantapuram – Itinerary
Destination Covered: Kochi (1 N) – Alleppey (1 N) – Kovalam (3 N)
Day 01: Kochi
Welcome to God’s own Country!!
Upon arrival at Kochi, our representative would welcome you and vehicle would take you to your hotel. Check in at the hotel. After getting refreshed, go for city tour of Kochi.
Kochi is one of the most important ports of India, located on Arabian Sea. It is also main commercial hub of Kerala.
Kochi has got its own history, and Arabs, British, Chinese, Portuguese rulers have left incredible marks on history and development of Kochi.
In sightseeing tour, you would be visiting Mattancherry Dutch Palace – (closed on Fridays and public holidays), a Jewish Synagogue-(closed on all Saturdays and Jewish holidays) in Jew Town. Also visit St. Francis Church – (closed for visitors on Sundays from 08.00 to 11.00 hrs.) the oldest European Church in India. See the Chinese Fishing Nets, only found in India, along the tip of Fort Cochin.
In the evening, at around 5 pm, you can go for cultural show of Kathakali, which is a world famous classical dance (tickets can be purchased at the venue).
Overnight stay at Kochi.
Day 02: Kochi – Alleppey (65Kms / approx 2 hours)
After breakfast, proceed to your next yet another beautiful destination, Alleppey.
Upon arrival at Alleppey, check in at houseboat. Alleppey is situated on the banks of Vembanad lake – the backwaters which everyone wants to experience.
Enjoy beauty and serenity of backwaters while your houseboat sails thorugh. Observe churches and villages located on the banks of the lake. Enjoy sunset from your houseboat Overnight stay at Alleppey on houseboat.
Day 03: Alleppey – Kovalam (175kms/ approx 5 hours)
After your breakfast, transfer to Kovalam.
Kovalam is one of the most sought after beach destination in Kerala.
Upon arrival at Kovalam, check in at the hotel. After getting refreshed, visit beaches in and around Kovalam. Here you can enjoy water sports and other leisure activities on the beach. Overnight stay at Kovalam.
Day 04: Kanyakumari and Thiruvanantapuram excursion (100 Km / Approx 2 hrs. one way)
After having breakfast and leisurely morning time, you would be going for an excursion tour of Thiruvanantapuram.
Thiruvanantapuram is capital of Kerala and is famous for temples and architectures. Visit famous Shri Padmanabhaswami Temple (saree for ladies and dhoti for gentlemen is mandatory to wear), Raja Ravi Varma Art Gallery and other places of tourist interest.Later proceed to Kanyakumari.
Kanyakumari is the southernmost tip of mainland India. Tiny town located on confluence of Indian Ocean, Arabian sea and Bay of Bengal, is always full of devotees and tourists. In Kanyakumari, visit Kumari Mata temple and Vivekananda Rock. After having magnificent views of sunset, return back to Kovalam.
Overnight stay at Kovalam.
Day 05: Kovalam
After breakfast, go for sightseeing tour of Kovalam. Visit various beaches in Kovalam. You can enjoy various water sports activities. You can also visit Poovar, a beach nearby. You can also take various spa and ayurveda treatments in and around Kovalam.Overnight stay at Kovalam.
Day 06: Departure from Kovalam
After experiencing God’s own country, it’s time to say good bye to vibrant Kerala.