The rich tradition and culture of Kerala has resulted in numerous places of worship in Kerala. These religious places of Kerala can also be called as Kerala pilgrim centers and this Package duration is 5 days.
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.
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.
Day 3: Cochin To Alleppey - (55 Kms - Approx 1.5 Hrs)
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 in at hotel & later visit Ambalappuzha Sree Krishna Temple. Built in the typical Kerala architectural style, the temple is famous all over India for the Palpayasam, a daily offering of deliciously sweet milk porridge. It is also in this temple that Pallipana is performed by Velans (sorcerers), once in every twelve years. Paintings of the Dasavatharam (the ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu) are on display on the inner walls of the Chuttambalam. Evening free for leisure. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 4: Alleppey To Trivandrum (160 Kms – Approx 4.5 Hrs)
After breakfast check out from hotel & proceed to 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. Later 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.
Day 5: Departure
After breakfast, check out from hotel & transfer to Trivandrum airport for departure, back to home with beautiful memories of God's Own Country.