Day 1 ARRIVE COCHIN – KUMARAKOM
On arrival at Cochin airport after you have cleared your immigration and customs formalities, our representative will meet you and you are driven to Kumarakom, a tiny backwater hamlet perched on the western banks of the Vembanadu Lake. Arrive at Kumarakom and check in to the resort. Balance of the day you are at leisure. Overnight stay at Kumarakom.
Day 2 KUMARAKOM
You are at leisure on this day to enjoy the backwater paradise at its best. Enjoy a visit to the
nearby bird sanctuary; an ornithologist's paradise is a favourite haunt of migratory birds like
the Siberian stork, egret, darter, heron and teal.
Overnight stay at Kumarakom.
Day 3 KUMARAKOM- ALLEPPEY
You are at leisure in the morning. Check out from the resort and drive to Alleppey.
Arrive at Alleppey and board the houseboat at noon for a backwater cruise and for an
overnight stay. 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.
Overnight stay in houseboat.
Day 4 ALLEPPEY – KOVALAM
Disembark from the houseboat at 0900hrs after a refreshing breakfast on board and drive to
Kovalam, one of the most popular beach destinations in Kerala. Enroute visit
Thiruvananthapuram literally means 'the abode of Anantha', the snake God. The main
attraction of the city is the Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple dedicated to Vishnu (also known
as Padmanabha) reclining on the snake Anantha. The imposing gopuram (gateway tower)
and intricate sculptures of the temple make it a very popular tourist attraction. Later visit
Napier Museum, an art and natural history museum which houses a collection of
archaeological and historic artifacts, bronze idols, ancient ornaments, a temple chariot and
ivory carvings. Sri Chitra Art Gallery (Closed on Mondays & Wednesday forenoons) displays
the original paintings of Raja Ravi Varma which houses a collection of paintings from the
Rajput, Mughal and Thanjore schools. The collection also includes unique copies of Indian
mural paintings from pre-historic times down to the 18th century.
Overnight stay at Kovalam.
Day 5 KANYAKUMARI EXCURSION
Morning proceed for an excursion to Kanyakumari, literally means the virgin, the cape owes
its Indian name to Hindu mythology.
Enroute visit Padmanabhapuram Palace, once the capital of Thiruvananthapuram during
1600 to 1790. Constructed with wood and stone in Kerala’s indigenous style of architecture
this palace is surrounded by 4km stone fort. Contained within the complex is a collection of
14 palaces and 127 beautiful royal rooms, many of which feature ornate wood carvings. The
carved ceilings of the palace depict 90 varieties of flowers. Paintings, hundreds of years old
and stone statues, some over 1000 years old, are on display on the palace grounds.
Arrive at Kanyakumari and proceed for a sightseeing tour.
At the Cape Comorin - the southernmost tip in the sub-continent, the three mighty oceans
viz. the Bay of Bengal, the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea meet. Significant landmarks
include the Kumari Amman Temple dedicated to the Goddess Parvati, the Gandhi Memorial
where an urn containing the Mahatma's ashes are kept, the Vivekananda Memorial - built in
memory of Swami Vivekananda exuding a calm and peace rarely found elsewhere and the
Church of our Lady Ransom starkly etched against the beautiful shoreline.
Drive back to Kovalam after the tour.
Overnight stay at Kovalam.
Day 6 KOVALAM- TRIVANDRUM –DEPART.
Check out from the resort and drive to Trivandrum airport. Board the flight to your onward
destination feeling contented about a wonderful holiday you spent in the “God’s Own
Country”. Our services end after dropping you at Trivandrum airport.