Cochin - Alleppey - Varkala - Trivandrum
You will be picking from Cochin Airport / Ernakulam railway station and drive to Alleppey (02 ½ Hrs drive). Set out on an enchanting overnight backwater cruise in traditionally decorated houseboats. Check in time is 01:00 PM and cruise starts with lunch. While cruising in these floating luxury-villas, let your eyes settle for the rare and the unusual - skim past Chinese fishing nets, bowed-down paddy fields, and local inhabitants engaged in making coir products, rustic homes, and ancient temples and swaying coconut groves. Food will be served onboard. Overnight stay in the houseboat
After breakfast , check out from the houseboat / Hotel and drive to Varkala (02 Hr Drive); on arrival check-in into hotel. Enjoy the evening watching a spectacular sunset or swimming at the picturesque Varkala Beach. Overnight is to be spent at hotel.
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 home to the ancient Janardhanaswamy Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu that was largely rebuilt in the 13th century.
Morning after breakfast check out from the hotel and proceed to Trivandrum airport / railway station depend on your departure place) for your flight / train back home, feeling contented about a wonderful holiday you spent in the God's Own Country.