Glimpses of South India

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Duration: 06 Nights / 07 Days

Destination: Kochi – Guruvayour – Thrissur- Kodungallur – Kochi – Chottanikkara - Vaikom – Alleppey – Ambalappuza- Trivandrum.


This tour package will start from Guruvayur Sree Krishna Temple in Thrissur and will cover Thrissur Vadakumnatha Temple, Kodungallur Sree Kurumba Temple, Chottanikkara Devi Temple, Vaikom Lord Siva Temple, Ambalappuza Sree Krishna Temple and ends in the famous Pathmanabhaswami Temple in Trivandrum.

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Tour Overview

Palaces Highlights
Kochi Arrival at Kochi.
Kochi Chinese Fishing Nets, St. Francis Church, Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue.
 Guruvayur  Day at leisure. Evening attend the Poojas at Guruvayour Temple.
Guruvayur – Thrissur- Kodungallur Early morning attend the poojas at Guruvayour temple, After breakfast proceed to visit Thrissur Vadakumnatha Temple and Kodungallur Temple a
Guruvayur – Chottanikkara – Vaikom – Alleppey After Breakfast proceeds to visit Chottanikkara Temple, Vaikom Temple later proceed to Allepey and stay at Alleppey.
Alleppey – Ambalappuza – Trivandrum After Breakfast proceed visit Ambalappuza Temple and later transfers to Trivandrum. Evening visit Pathmanabhaswami temple and overnight stay at Trivandrum.
Trivandrum After breakfast check out the Hotel and drop at Airport/ Railway station.

Detail itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Kochi.

Arrive by International flight. After traditional ‘Swagat’ (Welcome) our representative will assist you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel for check in.
The eventful history of this city began when a major flood in AD 1341 threw open the estuary at Kochi, till then a land locked region, turning it into one of the finest natural harbors in the world. Kochi thus became a haven for seafaring visitors from all over the world and became the first European town-ship in India when the Portuguese settled here in the 15th century. The Dutch wrested Fort Kochi from the Portuguese in AD 1663 and later in the last phase of the colonial saga, the British took over, the town in 1795.

On arrival, reach and check in at the hotel.
Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 02: Kochi.
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the hotel.

Later proceed for a sightseeing tour of Kochi visiting Chinese Fishing Net erected on teak wood and bamboo poles work on the principle of balance. St. Francis Church in Kochi is one of the famous churches of Kerala. Dutch Palace is a Portuguese palace popularly known as The Mattancherry Palace. Jewish Synagogue Built in 1568 and reconstructed after a Portuguese bombardment in 1662, the synagogue is distinguished by its tile roof and bell tower.

Return back to the hotel.

Overnight will be at hotel.
Day 03: Kochi – Guruvayur (92 Kms / 02 hrs. drive approx ).

After leisurely breakfast, drive to Guruvayur.
Guruvayur is a municipal town in Thrissur District, of Kerala State in India. It houses the famous Guruvayur Sree Krishna Temple, the fourth biggest temple in India in terms of the number of devotees per day.
On arrival reach and check in at the hotel.
Later in evening, Evening attend the Poojas at Guruvayour Temple.
Overnight will be at hotel.

Day 04: Guruvayur- Thrissur- Kodungallur – Guruvayur (79 kms / 2 hrs. drive approx ).

Early Morning attend Pooja at Guruvayour temple. Later proceed to visit Thrissur.
Thrissur is a revenue district of Kerala situated in the central part of that state. Thrissur was once the capital of the Kingdom of Cochin.
Later visit to see Vadakkumnathan Temple is an ancient Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva at city of Thrissur, of Kerala state in India. This temple is a classic example of the architectural style of Kerala and has monumental towers on all four sides and also a kuttambalam. Mural paintings depicting various episodes from Mahabharata can be seen inside the temple.
Kodungallur Bhagavathy Temple is a Hindu temple at Kodungallur, Thrissur district,Kerala state, India. The idol of the goddess Bhadrakali in the temple is unique as it has eight hands with various attributes. One is holding the head of an Asura, another a sword, next an anklet, another a bell, and so on. Routine worship at the temple every day at 03:00 and ends at 21:00 local time.

Drive back to Guruvayur. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 05: Guruvayur- Chottanikkara – Vaikom – Alleppey (116 Kms / 3 hrs. drive approx ).

After comfortable breakfast, drive to Chottanikkara is a panchayat situated in Ernakulam District, Kerala, India. Chottanikkara panchayat consists of Chottanikkara town, Kanayannur, Eruvely, Kureekkad, Vattukkunnu, Palace Square and Kottayathupara. Chottanikkara is also a part of urban agglomeration of City of Cochin.
The Chottanikkara Temple is a famous temple of the Hindumother goddess Bhagawati. The temple is located near Ernakulam in the southern Indian state of Kerala and is one of the most popular temples in the state and in terms of temple architecture. Chottanikkara Devi is worshipped at the temple, in three different forms: as Saraswati in the morning, draped in white; as Lakshmi at noon, draped in crimson; and as Durga in the evening, decked in blue. Lord Shiva is also worshiped at the temple. People suffering from mental illnesses commonly visit the temple, as Bhagawati is thought to cure her devotees.
Continue drive to Vaikom.
Vaikom is a capital town of Vaikom Taluk, situated in the North-West of Kottayam district in Kerala, India. Its western border is the Lake Vembanad, and is crossed by various estuaries of the River Muvattupuzha. Vaikom is the oldest township in Kottayam district, and among the oldest in South India.
The Vaikom Mahadeva Temple is a temple for the Hindu god Shiva in Vaikom, Kerala. The temple, along with Ettumanoor Siva Temple, Kaduthuruthy Thaliyil Mahadeva Temple is considered a powerful trisome. The belief is that if a devotee worships at these three temples before ‘Ucha pooja’, all the wishes are fulfilled.
Later continue to drive to Alleppey.
On arrival at Alleppey, check in at the hotel.
Overnight will be at hotel.

Day 06: Alleppey – Ambalappuza – Trivandrum (271 Kms/ 06 hrs. drive approx ).

After breakfast drive to Ambalappuzha.

Ambalappuzha is a small town in the Alappuzha district of Kerala state, south India. The town is noted for its Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna Temple, one of the three important Sri Krishna temples in the state of Kerala.

On arrival at Ambalappuzha, visit the Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna Temple. is a Hindu temple in Ambalappuzha,Alapuzha district of Kerala, in south India.The idol at Ambalapuzha is likened to Parthasarthi with a whip in the right hand and a Shankhu (sacred conch) in the left. This temple is directly associated to the Guruvayoor Sree Krishna Temple. During the raids of Tipu Sultan in 1789, the idol of Sri Krishna from the Guruvayoor Temple was brought to the Ambalappuzha Temple for safe keeping.

Continue drive to Trivandrum.
Arrive Trivandrum, and proceed to visit Padmanabhaswamy temple is located in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India . The temple is built in Dravidian style of architecture associated with the temples located in the neighboring state of Tamil Nadu. temple is a replica of the Adikesava Perumal temple located in Kanyakumari. It is the richest Hindu temple in the world.

On arrival at Trivandrum, reach and check in at the hotel.

Overnight will be at hotel.
Day 07: Depart  from Trivandrum.

After breakfast check out the hotel and transferred to the airport to board flight for next destination.

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