Duration: 07 Nights | 08 Days
Destination Covering : Cochin - Guruvayoor - Kumarakom - Houseboat - Kovalam - Trivandrum
ITINERARY AT A GLANCE
Explore the Scenic Kerala with Houseboatof Kerala
Day 01- Arrival in Cochin Airport to Guruvayur (94km / 2hrs)
Above Tour Includes :
Arrival at Cochin Airport (assistance on arrival) and drive to Guruvayoor (100 km - 3 hours drive) on arrival check into the hotel. Evening proceed for Darshan. Overnight stay in Guruvayur.
Day 02 -Guruvayoor Sightseeing.
Early morning proceed for darshan at Guruvayoor Temple. After breakfast proceed for local sightseeing in and around Guruvayoor - a thriving township in Trichur district, Guruvayoor is known for its scenic beauty and serenity. The place is noted for the Guruvayurappan Temple, Anakotta - Guruvayur Devaswom elephant sanctuary - one of the largest elephant sanitarium in all over the world. Also known as Punnathurkotta, Anakotta is 3 km far from Guruvayur Temple. Evening Darshan at Guruvayoor Temple. Overnight stay in Guruvayoor.
Day 03 - Guruvayoor to Cochin (94km / 2hrs30mins)
After early breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Cochin (100 km - 3 Hours drive) on arrival check into the hotel. Spend the afternoon with local sightseeing in and around Cochin - the "Queen of Arabian Sea", this is one of the finest natural harbors in the World and was one of the major centers for commerce and trade with British, Chinese, Portugese, Dutch, etc. Sightseeing attractions in Cochin include Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue, Jewish Street, St. Francis Church and Chinese Fishing Nets. Overnight stay in Cochin.
Day 04 -Cochin to Kumarakom (63km / 2hrs)
After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Kumarakom (85 km - 2 hours' drive) on arrival check into the hotel. Afternoon proceed for local sightseeing in and around Kumarakom - a tiny backwater hamlet perched on the western banks of the Vembanadu Lake. The stretch of backwater is spread over 900 sq. km. The hamlet clings to tradition and the local population prefers to live adhering to their old ways. Choose a canoe, motor boat or a houseboat and devour the beauty of this backwater paradise at its best. Overnight stay in Kumarakom.
Day 05 -Kumarakom to Alleppey Houseboat (48km / 1hrs30mins)
Early morning around 6.00 AM proceed for bird sanctuary visit. After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Alleppey (40 km - 1 Hour drive) - this is a quaint town flanked by the Arabian Sea in the west and has a vast network of lakes, lagoons and freshwater rivers criss-crossing it. Alleppey is an important backwater destination attracting several thousand foreign tourists every year and is also famous for its boat races, beaches, marine products and coir industry. Check into the houseboat on arrival (check in time 1.00 pm). Enjoy the day with a backwater cruise on the Vembanad Lake. Overnight stay in houseboat.
Day 06 - Alleppey Houseboat to Kovalam (161km / 3hrs)
After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Kovalam (180 km - 4 hours drive) on arrival check into the hotel. Evening enjoy at Kovalam Beach. Overnight stay in Kovalam.
Day 07 - Kovalam Sightseeing
Proceed for the sightseeing tour of Trivandrum after breakfast - an ancient city with a tradition dating back to 1000 BC. This capital city of Kerala is a beautiful seaside metropolis built on seven hills. It is located on the west coast of India spreading over a total area of 2,192 sq.km. Sightseeing tour is comprehensive with the visits to Padmanabhaswami Temple, Srichitra Art Gallery, Napier Museum and Zoo. Overnight stay in Kovalam.
Day 08 - Departure
After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Trivandrum Airport (15 km) for onward journey.
Return home with memories of the ultimate holiday
Above Tours does not includes:
- 07 Nights' Accommodation in Hotel, as per Itinerary.
- Assistant upon arrival in Cochin International Airport/ ErnakulumRailway Station, & Drop at Trivandrum Airport/Railway Station,
- 02 Nights stay in Guruvayur.
- 02 Nights stay in Kovalam
- 01 Night stay in Alleppey
- 01 Night stay in Cochin
- 01 Night stay in Thekkady
- 01 Nights stay in Kumarakom
- Meal Plan as per Choice
- AC vehicle for Kerala Tour Package.
- All Transfers and Sightseeing throughout the Tour Itinerary
- Any Flight | Train Fare Charges.
- Any kind of personal expenses such as Monument Fees, laundry, telephone bills and alcoholic beverages. Camera fees (still or movie)
- Anything not specified in the itinerary
- Entrance charges to places of Interest & Monuments.
- Unspecified meals etc.