Package Name :
Relaxed romantic trip to
Kochi - Houseboat - Kumarakom
- Varkala - Kovalam
Day 01: Kochi - Upon
arrival our representative will greet you at Kochi Airport/ Railway Station and
then transfer to the hotel. Check-in and relax for a while amidst the comforts
of your room. Explore the rest of the day at your own leisure by moving around
on the local several quaint spots. Overnight stay at the Hotel/Resort.
Day 02 : Kochi - After the breakfast proceed for sightseeing of Kochi.
Kochi is having the best preserved history of colonial times and the ideal way
to bring it alive is to take a walk down memory lane. The major tourist
attractions are Chinese Fishing Nets, St. Francis Church, Santa Cruz Basilica,
Jewish Synagogue, and Mattancherry palace/Dutch Palace. Overnight stay at the
Day 03 : Kochi – Houseboat (100 kms. – 02½ hrs.) - After the breakfast
proceed to the boat Jetty, board the traditionally decorated houseboats and
begin the enchanting backwater cruising. The backwaters of Kerala is a unique
product of Kerala and is found no where else in the world. A glide in a "Kettuvallam"
(Houseboat) through the enchanting backwaters is sure to rob your heart. You’re
in a watery universe, so quiet, even you can hear your own blood pumping around
your head. Sparkling greens, emerald backwaters, coir-laden houseboats and
magical beauty heals your mind and body as you travel to surreal Kerala.
Overnight stay in the Houseboat.
Day 04 : Kumarakom - After the breakfast Check-out of the houseboat and
proceed to Kumarakom. Kumarakom is one of the few places in the world where the
means for transportation is through boats. Kumarakom is blessed with the
Vembanad Lake which has its majestic canals, streams and distributaries along
its banks weave an intricate and enchantingly beautiful web. The major
attraction of Kumarakom is the Bird Sanctuary which lies at the edge of the
grounds of an old estate where a profusion of all kinds of birds can be
observed. Domestic birds such as cuckoo, wild duck, egrets, darters, herons,
teal, and water fowl can be seen in abundance here, and the Siberian storks
which migrate to this place each year. Overnight stay at the Hotel/Resort.
Day 05 : Kumarakom - Varkala (110 kms. – 03 hrs.) - After the breakfast
proceed to Varkala. Reach & check-in at the hotel and relax for a while amidst
the comforts of your room. Later explore the beach on your own. Varkala, a calm
and quiet hamlet, lies on the outskirts of Thiruvananthapuram district. The
secluded beach, craggy rocks and the hint of undulating backwaters. With the
backdrop of rocky cliffs Varkala Beach provides a perfect contrast to the
lapping waves. Papanasam Beach is among the prominent places of Varkala Beach.
The evening sun dipping slowly into the mammoth ocean and filling the whole
place with colours red and orange is a breathtaking view. Overnight stay at the
Day 06 : Varkala - After the breakfast proceed for the sightseeing of
2000 yrs. old Janardhana Temple. The temple of Janardhana is a fine example of
Kerala art and architecture and is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Sivagiri Mutt is a
religious site, founded by Sree Narayana Guru (1856 – 1952), the famous
philosopher and social reformer of modern Kerala. Kappil Lake gives way to the
pictorial world of the Kerala backwaters. The scenic beauty of the estuaries of
the lake is mesmerizing. Overnight stay at the Hotel/Resort.
Day 07 : Varkala – Kovalam (66 kms. – 01½ hrs.) - After the breakfast
proceed to Kovalam beach. Reach & Check-in at the hotel and relax for a while
amidst the comforts of your room. Kovalam is known as the "Paradise of the
South". This dreamland is an evergreen, serene, pleasant climatic and enticing
beach destination. Explore on your own to see how the everlasting sea touches
the everlasting sky. Kovalam is the place where one can see the golden sand at
the day time & silver sand in the night. With high rock promontory and a calm
bay of blue waters, this beach paradise creates a unique aquarelle on moonlight
nights. Overnight stay at the Hotel/Resort
Day 08 : Kovalam – Trivandrum – Kovalam - After the breakfast proceed for
the sightseeing of Trivandrum. Thiruvananthapuram literally means Ananthapuri,
"the city of Ananthan", the Thiru (Great/Lord) Ananthan's Puram (City). Ananthan
is the serpent Sesha on whom Padmanabhan or Vishnu reclines. The temple of
Anantha, the Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple is the most religious icon of the city.
Other sightseeing places are Kuthiramalika Palace Museum, the name Kuthiramalika
means 'palace of horses' derived from the frieze of 122 wooden horses on the
exterior walls. Veli Tourist Village,which has an excellent waterfront park with
a wide range of aqua entertainment facilities like fishponds, wading pools and
landscaped garden. Shangumugham Beach where one can watch the amazing
sunset.Overnight stay at the Hotel/Resort.
Day 09 : Kovalam – Trivandrum (20 kms. – 45 mins.) - After the breakfast
pack your baggages with a promise to return once again to this Paradise....
Proceed on time to board your flight/train with sweet memories of your holidays.
We await for your next visit ... Bon Voyage. Service ends.