Land and water share an extraordinary kinship in Kerala. The land which is believed to have sprung forth from the sea, continues to bask in tender life giving care of the waters that lap gently on its coast, cascade down its hills and valleys and rests calmly in exotic backwaters and lagoons.
Here is how you will spend your time
Day 1: Arrival At Cochin
Welcome at Cochin Airport & transfer to the hotel. Kochi is the arguably the ideal starting point for exploring the unfathomable diversity & beauty of Kerala. Check in at hotel & later out for 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.
The tour starts with the breathtaking trip to City tour in & around the kochi city like historical towns of Fort Cochin & Mattancherry which consists of wonderfully built ...
Day 2: Cochin To Kumarakom – (49 Kms – Approx 1.5 Hrs)
After Breakfast, check out from hotel & proceed to Kumarakom. An enchanting backwater destination set in the backdrop of the Vembanad Lake, the largest freshwater lake in Kerala. Check in at hotel & later out for sightseeing to visit The bird sanctuary spread across 14 acres, a safe home for domestic & many migratory birds such as Egrets, Darters, Herons, Teals, Waterfowls, Cuckoo, Siberian Stork, Wild Duck etc. Overnight stay at Hotel.
An enchanting backwater destination set in the backdrop of the Vembanad Lake, the largest freshwater lake in Kerala. Visit The bird sanctuary spread across 14 acres, a safe ...
Travel from Kochi to Kumarakom
Day 3: Kumarakom To Alleppey - (35 Kms – Approx 1 Hr)
After breakfast, check out from hotel & proceed to Alleppey which has an immense natural beauty with a large network of inland canals earning it the sobriquet "Venice of the east” & it is famous for backwater cruising & boat race. On arrival check into your Houseboat & cruise through the narrow canal amidst the Paddy Fields, Coconut Lagoons & Coir Villages which offers panoramic sights one can never forget. This is one of Kerala’s most mesmerizingly beautiful & relaxing experiences. Overnight stay at houseboat.
Travel from Kumarakom to Alleppey
Day 4: Alleppey To Kovalam (160 Kms – Approx 4.5 Hrs)
After breakfast, check out from houseboat & proceed to Kovalam. Kovalam is an internationally renowned beach destination with three adjacent crescent beaches & also known as the "Paradise of the South". On arrival check in at the hotel & relax for a while amidst the comforts of your room. By evening explore on your own to see how the everlasting sea touches the everlasting sky. Kovalam is the place where one can see the golden sand at the day time & silver sand in the night, with high rock promontory & a calm bay of blue waters, this beach paradise creates a unique aquarelle on moonlight nights. Overnight stay at Hotel.
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
Travel from Alleppey to Kovalam
Day 5: Sightseeing Of Trivandrum & Return To Kovalam (16 Kms – Approx 30 Mins)
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. Later proceed to Veli Tourist Village, a beautiful & popular picnic spot well-known because of its serenity, the Lake that meets the Arabian Sea. The main attraction of Veli Tourist Village is a floating bridge that has been erected at this place. The place also has a floating restaurant that gives you an amazing array of food products which might match your taste buds. 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 Hotel.