Cochin - Alleppey - Varkala - Trivandrum
You will be cordially invited by our representative on your arrival at the Cochin Airport/Ernakulam railway station. Drive to Alleppey (70 km – 2 Hours 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 is on the houseboat.
After breakfast check out from the houseboat at Alleppey (check out time 10.00 am) and drive to Varkala (100 km – 3 hours drive), on arrival check into the hotel. Spend the evening exploring the Varkala Beach. Overnight stay is arranged in Varkala.
After breakfast proceed for sightseeing trip of Varkala - a small, peaceful place just 51km from Trivandrum international airport and 176km from Cochin international airport. Varkala’s main beach, Papanasam is long and golden with a stunning backdrop of red laterite cliffs from which healing mineral water springs forth. Varkala is flanked by endless beaches to the north and south. Varkala’s Temple Junction is the home of an ancient Janardhanaswamy Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu that was largely rebuilt in the 13th century. Overnight stay in Varkala.
After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Trivandrum Airport/Railway station (70 km– 1 ½ Hours drive) for onward journey.