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♦ Kerala State Tourism Award for ‘Most Innovative use of Information Technology’

♦ 'Best Inbound Tour Operator Award' from Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India

♦ Approved by Ministry of Tourism & Accredited by Kerala Tourism

Kerala Tour (05 Nights / 06 Days)

Routing: Kovalam | Houseboat | Alleppey | Cochin

Kerala is renowned for its serene natural beauty, idyllic backwaters, sprawling tea gardens, scenic beaches, and colourful dance forms. Famously known as “God’s Own Country”, the list of endless tourist destinations in Kerala is sure to mesmerise any traveller from any corner of the globe. The state also has several palaces, forts, museums, monuments, and pilgrim centres that speak a lot about its rich heritage and thriving culture. Every destination you visit in Kerala will enchant you with both manmade and natural brilliance.

Located on the Malabar Coast of Southern India, Kerala has everything that travelers can ask for from their vacation. Whether they want to enjoy the sun in the sandy beaches of Kovalam or experience the pleasant cold of Munnar hill station, or even explore the bustling streets of Kochi – Kerala has everything. It is simply among the best tropical tourist destinations one can look for. Another unique advantage of visiting Kerala is that it usually takes two to four-hour drive to go from one destination to the other. Owing to the moderate climate throughout the year and the various festivals and events, the best season to visit Kerala never ends.

Our short and sweet Kerala tour package is one that is dedicated to the avid explorer. Wander till you are lost in the incredible history of Trivandrum, the labyrinthine waters of Alleppey and the murmur of Cochin’s commotion.

KOVALAM BEACH

Day 01 - Kovalam

On the first day of this Kerala tour, our representatives will be greeting you at Trivandrum International Airport/Railway station. You will guided out and then transferred to Kovalam Beach, checking in at the hotel upon arrival.

Situated at around 13 kms from Thiruvananthapuram, Kovalam is an idyllic beach town famous for its three adjacent crescent beaches. There’s a huge rocky promontory on the beach as well that creates a bay of calm and shallow waters suitable for sea bathing. Kovalam offers a variety of activities and leisure options at the beach. Some of them are sunbathing, herbal body toning, swimming, cultural programmes, and catamaran cruising.

Usually, the activities at the beach start late in the day that continues until night. Tourists can also find a range of budget cottages, convention facilities, shopping zones, health resorts, and Yoga and Ayurvedic massage centres. At Kovalam, you get a wide range of five star and budget hotels, and the food options available at restaurants range from Continental to South Indian delicacies.

Kovalam beach is rated among the top 100 beaches in the world. With inviting blue waters and an exotic crescent shape, Kovalam is Kerala’s coastal paradise. After checking in, the rest of the day is to stroll through the sands and witness the sundown on Kovalam’s scenic horizon. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.

PADMANABHASWAMY TEMPLE

Day 02 - Kovalam - Trivandrum - Kovalam

After breakfast, you will be taken on a tour of the historic city of Thiruvananthapuram. This will include visits to Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Horse Palace, Napier Museum and Srichitra Art Gallery.

Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple was constructed in the 8 th century and is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It is said to be one of the 108 holy abodes or “Divya Desams” of Lord Vishnu, where Padmanabha, his reincarnation is worshipped. Besides, it is one of the few temples in India, where only Hindus are allowed to enter. The devotees follow strict rules of worship and dress codes and gather in massive numbers to get a glimpse of the deity.

The palace of the horses is also known as the “Kuthiramalika Palace Museum”. It is a two- storied palace not very far from the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and has 122 wooden horses carved into the wooden wall brackets. Kuthiramalika Palace Museum was built by Swathi Thirunal Balaram Varma, who was the ruler of the Travancore Kingdom in British India. Constructed from teak wood, rosewood, marble, and granite, the museum holds several idols and sculptures, Kathakali figures, paintings, Belgian mirrors, and other priceless collections of the Travancore family.

Right in the heart of Thiruvananthapuram lies the famous Napier Museum. It is named after John Napier, the former Madras Governor General. One can see a good mix of architectural styles in the museum – Indian, Chinese, Kerala, and Mughal. It houses several bronze idols, ancient ornaments, ivory carvings, and a temple chariot. The Japanese shadow-play leader that is used to depict the epic of the Mahabharata and Ramayana is a major attraction of the museum.

Sri Chitra Thirunal, the erstwhile Maharaja of Travancore, first opened the Sri Chitra Art Gallery to the public on the 25 th of September, 1935. The art gallery provides a collection of paintings that denote the different genres and painting styles in India as well as from other parts of Asia. The Royal House of Travancore and the Kilimanoor Royal family have contributed to much of the paintings collection in the gallery.

Lunch will be back at the hotel and afternoon will be free to relax by the beach. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.

NB - Horse Palace, Napier Museum and Srichitra Art Gallery are closed on Mondays

HOUSEBOAT

Day 03 - Houseboat

Your Kerala trip continues with a post-breakfast drive to Alleppey. On arrival, you will be boarding a traditional Kerala houseboat which will cruise through Alleppey’s winding waterways, providing an insight into the lifestyle, culture and unrelenting beauty of small fishing villages.

Alleppey is often referred to as “the Venice of the East” due to its huge network of backwaters and numerous houseboats. In the olden times, people used to have a “Kettuvallam”, which was later modified and reworked to build the modern--day houseboat with air conditioners, toilets, cozy living rooms, kitchen, and a balcony. The “Kettuvallam” is derived from the words – “Kettu” meaning living structures, and “vallom” meaning boat. The Kettuvallams were able to carry tons of rice and spices back then.

A houseboat cruise is a perfect place to enjoy an uninterrupted view of life in the backwaters. You can just float along and witness the watery world of hamlets, the paddy fields, punted canoes, and the village life along the banks. A Kerala tourism houseboat offers some of the most beautiful and relaxing experiences in your South India tour.

Overnight stay will be in the houseboat.

ALLEPPEY

Day 04 - Alleppey

After breakfast, you will be disembarking the houseboat and our transfer services will take you to a beautiful backwater resort. The rest of the day is to relax at the resort.

The city of Alleppey bordering the Laccadive Sea is famous for its wide network of interlinking canals called backwaters as well as its Ayurvedic resorts. After you experience the blissful Houseboat cruise, you can visit the Alleppey beach in the Arabian Sea. What adds to the magic of the beach is the 137-year old pier that extends into the sea and the 17th century lighthouse built by the Portuguese. In a trip to Alleppey, you can also witness the traditional snake boat race that happens in August and September. You can try some toddy or palm wine at a local toddy shop to add a bit of authenticity to your Alleppey tourism experience.

Meandering waterways, canopies of coconut trees and many other sights will make this trip to Kerala a very memorable one.

COCHIN

Day 05 - Cochin

The last destination of this Kerala tour package will be Cochin. After breakfast, you will be transferred to your hotel in Cochin. After checking in, your tour of Cochin starts in the afternoon, with sightseeing around town. This will include visits to St. Francis Church, 500 year old Portuguese houses, Chinese fishing nets, 16th century synagogue, Mattancherry Palace, which was built by the Portuguese and houses some very interesting and notable mural paintings.

Cochin is situated on the southwest coast of India. Since the 19 th century, Cochin was an important foreign trade centre. It is arguably the ideal point where one can start exploring Kerala, and the city is sometimes also referred to as the Gateway to Kerala.

Cochin is a lovely city lying between the Western Ghats on the east and the Arabian Sea on the west. Due to its proximity to the equator, the water bodies, and the hills, the prominent climate is of the moderate equatorial type. The city gives out a bewitching blend of colonialism and local flavours with its European churches, forts, alleyways, the spice markets, and the beaches. Moreover, Cochin has innovatively used eco-tours and art exhibitions to offer a lot more to its visiting travelers. This has made it one of the most sought after destinations in India.

In the evening you will be attending a “Kathakali” event, which is a traditional Malayali dance-form that depicts stories from Hindu mythology. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.
NB - Jewish synagogue, Mattancherry Palace etc are closed on all Fridays & Saturdays

Departure

Day 06 - Departure

Our cab services will transfer you to the airport or railway station for the rest of your journey.

* * Tour Ends * *

Cost for 02 Persons in INR

VALIDITY STANDARD DELUXE
01 Oct 2019 - 31 Mar 2020 46,500* 63,500*
* Above price is not valid from 20 Dec 2019 to 10 Jan 2020

 

Accommodation

Destination STANDARD DELUXE
Kovalam Soma Palmshore The Travancore Heritage
Houseboat Houseboat - Deluxe A/c Houseboat - Premium A/c
Alleppey Kondailip Backwater Resort Punnamada Resort
Cochin The Villa Romantica The Villa Romantica

 

Cost Includes & Excludes

COST INCLUDES COST EXCLUDES
  • Accommodation in mentioned hotels in DBL room
  • Breakfast at all hotels
  • All meals at Houseboat A/C (One Bedroom)
  • Transportation using A/C Medium Sedan car
  • All sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Arrival Assistance
  • Driver’s expense, parking, toll
  • All Taxes
  • Flight / Train tickets
  • Services / facilities not mentioned in cost includes
  • Extra meals or Drinks
  • Tips
  • Telephone charges
  • Laundry & other expenses of personal nature
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