Splendors of Kerala Temples

1N Guruvayoor , 1N Kochi , 1N Varkala , 1N Kanyakumari and 1N Kovalam

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What's Included

Car Details
Road transport from Kochi - AC Indica
Hotel Details
Hotel options available in the package
Destination Nights Hotel and Room Meals
Guruvayoor 1 night(s)
Sopanam Heritage
Standard Room
Room only
Kochi 1 night(s)
The Cochin Legacy
Standard Room
Room only
Varkala 1 night(s)
Bluewater Beach Resort
Standard Room
Room only
Kanyakumari 1 night(s)
Hotel Sea View
Standard Room
Room only
Kovalam 1 night(s)
Sagara Beach Resort
Standard Room
Room only
Sightseeing and Transfers
Other inclusions available in the package
Guruvayoor
  • Sightseeing as per the itinerary in AC Indica
  • Airport or railway station transfers
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Day Wise Itinerary

Kerala has a number of pilgrimage places and famous pilgrim centres consisting of ancient temples and shrines,remote places of worship in villages and on hillocks as well as popular and crowded pilgrim centres spread across the length and breadth of Kerala.The sacred temples of Kerala that lie in different parts of this picturesque coconut country are popular among devotees.

Here is how you will spend your time
Day 1

Day 1: Arrival At Cochin & Proceed To Guruvayoor – (82 Kms – Approx 2 Hrs)

Welcome at Cochin Airport & proceed to Guruvayoor. The abode of Lord Sree Guruvayoorappan. Guruvayoor has emerged as one of the most important places of worship in Southern India like Tirupati and Sabarimala. It is more than a spiritual journey for hundreds and thousands of people who visit Guruvayoor irrespective of their age and origin. The scenic beauty and serenity are breath taking. On arrival check in at hotel. By evening visit Guruvayoor temple for Darshan. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Things to see and do

Guruvayur Temple

Guruvayur Sri Krishna Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to the god Krishna (an avatar of the god Vishnu ), located in the town of Guruvayur in Kerala , India . It ...

Guruvayur Devaswom, Guruvayur, Kerala 680101 , Guruvayoor
Phone: 0487 255 6335

Day 2

Day 2: Guruvayoor To Cochin – (93 Kms – Approx 2.5 Hrs)

After breakfast, check out from hotel & proceed to Cochin. On the way visit Vadakkumnathan Temple & Kodungallur Bhagavathy temple in Thrissur. Vadakkumnathan is the first Shiva temple created by Lord Parasurama. Shiva here is more popularly known as Vadakkunnathan. This temple is surrounded by a massive stone wall enclosing an area of nearly 8-9 acres. Inside this fortification there are four gopurams & a multi-shrined complex in the center with three principal shrines dedicated to Shiva. The idol of Shiva, which is not visible, is covered under a mount of ghee, formed by the daily abhisheka (ablution) with ghee over the years. A devotee looking at the sanctum now sees a thirteen-foot high mount of ghee embellished with thirteen cascading crescents of gold and three serpent hoods at top. Kodungallur Bhagavathy Temple is one of the supreme temple which is installed by Parasurama. It is believed that this temple built in the period of Cheran Chenguttavan. The temple has been associated with animal sacrifices. It was one among the first temple which removed the caste and religion restrictions of people for worshipping temple. Spend the afternoon with cochin sightseeing covering the historical towns of Fort Cochin & Mattancherry which consists of wonderfully built atmosphere – thick with the smell of the past. Jewish Synagogue - a 400-year old synagogue. Enter the synagogue & the large main hall arrests your attention with display of rare antique objects that add to the grandeur of the place. Secondly, The St. Francis Church well-known for its beautiful architecture & ambience & is believed to be one of the oldest churches built by the Europeans in India. Santa Cruz Basilica - one of the eight Basilicas in India, this church is one of the finest & most impressive churches & visited by tourists the whole year round. Vasco House (built in the Portuguese style of architecture) is believed to be the house where Vasco Da Gama stayed during his visits to Kochi, right until his death in 1524. Later visit Fort Kochi beach & Chinese Fishing Nets - Nowhere else in India could you find such giant fishing nets from China. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Things to see and do

Shiva Temple

Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this temple is one of the masterpieces in Kerala style temple architecture present in the city. The Shiva temple festival is one of the grandest ...

Durbar Hall Rd, Marine Drive, Ernakulam, Kerala 682011 , Kochi
Phone: NA

Paradesi Synagogue

The Paradesi Synagogue, in a corner of Jew Town, is more than a hundred years old and houses many rare antiques. The Jewish synagogue was built in 1568, almost 1500 years ...

Synagogue Ln, Jew Town, Kappalandimukku, Mattancherry, Kochi, Kerala -...

$ 0 Average Cost

Santa Cruz Basilica

This is the oldest church in India, built by the Portuguese in 1505. It happens to be one of the eight Basilicas in India and is considered to be a heritage site of Kerala. ...

Santa Cruz Road, Fort Kochi, Kochi, Kerala - 682001
Phone: 0484-2215799

Vasco House

Vasco House is believed to be the house where Vasco Da Gama stayed during his visits to Kochi, right until his death in 1524. The house, more than 500 years old, is on Rose ...

Rose Street, Fort Cochin, Cochin -682001, Rose St, Fort Nagar, Fort Ko...

Chinese Fishing Nets

The huge cantilevered Chinese fishing nets that that droop towards the waters like over-sized hammocks have become a hallmark that represents Fort Kochi on the tourist map. ...

Fort Kochi, Kochi, Kerala - 682001

Travel from Guruvayoor to Kochi

Bus

1hrs 40min

Taxi

2hrs 28min

Day 3

Day 3: Cochin To Varkala (160 Kms - 4.5 Hr)

After breakfast, check out from hotel & proceed to Varkala. A calm and quiet hamlet, on the outskirts of Trivandrum. Varkala is the only place in southern Kerala where cliffs are found adjacent to the Arabian Sea. It is a very ideal tourist spot surrounded by the greenery, beautiful meadows, deep puzzling valleys and dales. On arrival check in at hotel & later out for sightseeing. Varkala has several places of interests like a Beautiful beach, a 2000-year-old Vishnu Temple & the Ashramam - Sivagiri Mutt. The Papanasam beach (also called as Varkala beach) is renowned for the natural spring. It is considered to have medicinal and curative properties. A dip in the holy waters at this beach is believed to purge the body of impurities and the soul of all sins. Secondly visit the 2,000-year old Janardana Swami Temple which is an important Vaishnavaite shrine in India. The temple is located close to the Papanasam beach, which is considered to have holy waters which wash away sins. The temple has an ancient bell removed from a shipwreck, donated by the captain of the Dutch vessel which sank near Varkala without causing any casualties. The Sivagiri Mutt, founded by the great Hindu reformer Sree Narayana Guru & is also close by. The Samadhi (the final resting place) of the Guru here attracts thousands of devotees every year during the Sivagiri Pilgrimage days. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Things to see and do

Varkala Beach

Varkala Beach, also known as Papanasam beach is a beach in Varkala, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India, along the Arabian Sea, part of the Indian Ocean. The word Papanasam ...

Papanasam Beach, | North Cliff, Varkala 695141, India
Phone: 9946042340

Sivagiri Mutt

Sprawling over an area of 200 acres, Sivagiri Mutt is an important religious shrine visited by many pilgrims. This place is home to Sree Narayan Guru's samadhi and personal ...

Sivagiri Road, Varkala, Kerala - 695145
Phone: 0470-2602807

Vishnu Temple

This beautiful 2,000-year-old Vaishnavite shrine is situated at the entrance of the Beach Road. A flight of steps leads to the temple precincts where statues of Shiva and ...

Varkala, Kerala - 695141
Phone: NA

Travel from Kochi to Varkala

Fly

1hrs 50min

Bus

3hrs 30min

Train

3hrs 31min

Taxi

3hrs 55min

Day 4

Day 4: Varkala To Kanyakumari - (135 Kms - Approx 4 Hrs)

After breakfast, check out from hotel & proceed to Kanyakumari. It is surrounded by Majestic Hills & sea-shores, fringed with coconut trees & paddy fields. On the way visit Suchindram – a holy place located on the bank of the river Pazhayar, & in Kanyakumari visit Vivekananda Rock Memorial – a sacred monument which is believed that it was on this rock that Goddess Kanyakumari did Tapas. Secondly visit Thiruvalluvar statue – a memorial statue of Thiruvalluvar. The pedestal of the statue is of 38 feet height & the statue over it is 95 feet tall with a grand total of 133 feet for the entire sculpture. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Travel from Varkala to Kanyakumari

Taxi

2hrs 13min

Train

3hrs 38min

Day 5

Day 5: Kanyakumari To Kovalam (85 Kms - Approx 2.5 Hrs)

After breakfast proceed for sightseeing of Trivandrum, city of the Holy Ananth which is named after Ananthan, the cosmic serpent with a thousand heads. Visit Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple (260 yrs old) - the most religious icon of the city built by the Travancore Royal family, here the deity Padmanabha reclines on the sacred serpent & is made from over 10,000 salagramam (sacred stones) that were transported from Nepal by elephant. Secondly visit Puthe Maliga Palace Museum - a 200 year old palace which has carved wooden ceilings, marble sculptures & imported Belgian glass. Inside you’ll find Kathakali images, an armoury, portraits of maharajas, ornate thrones & other artefacts. By evening proceed to Shankumugham Beach, the beach is well known for its breathtaking sunset view which is such memorable moment whose beauty will refresh your mind. The beautiful sculpture of a mermaid is a major attraction here, this giant statue is more than 35m long. Later return to Kovalam. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Things to see and do

Kovalam Beach

The Kovalam beach is an internationally renowned beach, that has gained popularity during the hippie era since the 1930's in India. There is a huge rocky promontory on the ...

Light House Beach Road, Kovalam

Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

Dedicated to Lord Vishnu and famous for being the wealthiest temple in the country, Shri Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram is one of the most famous temples in ...

W Nada, East Fort, Trivandrum, Kerala - 695023
Phone: 0471 246 4606

$ 2 Average Cost

Shanghumukham Beach

Shankumugham Beach located in the western part of Thiruvananthapuram. The beach has a long stretch of white sand and clean crystal water. Shanghumugham beach is an ideal place...

Travel from Kanyakumari to Kovalam

Taxi

1hrs 20min

Train

1hrs 59min

Day 6

Day 6: Departure

After breakfast, check out from hotel & transfer to Trivandrum airport for departure, back to home with beautiful memories of God's Own Country.

Hotels Included

Sopanam Heritage (3 star)

East Nada, Guruvayoor, Thrissur - 680101, Guruvayoor

The Cochin Legacy (3 star)

Near Nairs Hospital, NH-47 Bye Pass, Vyttila - 682304, Kochi

Bluewater Beach Resort (3 star)

Haritham, Near Parambil Temple, Odayam Beach Road - 695141, Varkala

Hotel Sea View (3 star)

East Car Street - 629702, Kanyakumari

Sagara Beach Resort (3 star)

Light House Road, Vizhinjam Harbour Road, Near Light House, Vizhinjam - 695527, Kovalam

Terms

  • The package once booked is refundable and cancellable.
  • Flight cancellation will be as per airline cancellation policy.
  • Hotel cancellation will be Free before 15 days of check-in.
  • Cancellations or changes made 48 hours before arrival are subject to 1 night room charge and tax penalty.
  • Price shown includes all taxes and fees.

Additional Information

  • Check-in at hotel starts from 14:00 hrs.
  • Check-out time is until 12:00 hrs.
  • Early check-in or late check-out is subject to availability and may be chargeable by the hotel.
  • Once your payment has been processed, we will send you an email confirmation.
  • You will receive all travel vouchers required for your flights and accommodation shortly afterwards.

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