Cochin - Guruvayoor - Cochin - Kumarakom - Alleppey - Kovalam - Trivandrum
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 Guruvayoor.
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.
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 is arranged in Cochin.
After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Kumarakom (85 km – 2 ½ 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 is arranged in Kumarakom.
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 is on the houseboat.
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.
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 is arranged in Kovalam.
After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Trivandrum Airport (15 km) for onward journey.