Kerala Leisure Beach Tour

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Duration: 09 Nights / 10 Days .

Destination: Trivandrum - Varkala - Alleppey - Kumarakom - Kovalam – Trivandrum.


Most of India’s finest beaches are in Kerala. The Kerala coast is lined with Sandy beaches, rocky promontories and coconut palms. Varkala beach, Kumarakom beach and Kovalam beach are the most popular and fabulous beaches of Kerala where one can enjoy and spend leisure time.

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Tour Overview

Palaces Highlights
Varkala Explore the white sand beaches.
Alleppey Enjoy the houseboat experience.
Kumarakom – Kovalam Explore the Bird Sanctuary in Kumarakom
Kovalam Explore the white sand beaches and take Ayurveda massage treatments.
Trivandrum Padmanabha Swami Temple, Museum and Sri Chittira Art Gallery.

Detail itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Trivandrum – Varkala (51kms/ 01hrs.drive approx.)

Arrive at Trivandrum air port, after a traditional ‘Swagat’ (Welcome) our representative would assist you at the airport & direct drive to Varkala. upon arrival you will check in at hotel and relax. Thereafter you are free at leisure or relax on beach side (no vehicle).

Overnight stay at hotel.

 

Day 02 : Varkala.

After leisure breakfast day free for leisure and explore the beaches and take sun bath (no vehicle).

Situated in South Kerala at North end boarder of Trivandrum District, Varkala is an amazing seaside resort and spa. It is also an important Hindu centre of pilgrimage.The final resting place of the great social reformer, Sree Narayana Guru, is near Varkala, atop a hill called Sivagiri. High cliffs with mineral springs rise majestically from the coastline. this beautiful beach destination is been ranked as one of the 10 top seasonal beaches in the world by Discovery channel. As a famous tourism destination, Varkala is filled with various Hotels,Resorts,Homestays and Restaurants

Overnight stay at hotel.

 

Day 03: Varkala.

After leisure breakfast day free for leisure and explore the beaches and take sun bath (no vehicle).

Overnight stay at hotel.

 

Day 04: Varkala-Alleppey (119kms/ 03hrs drive approx.)

After leisure breakfast you will proceed to Alleppey backwaters, upon arrival at noon you will check in at a houseboat and undertake a backwater cruise on houseboat meals on board. Kerala houseboat is an amazing experience to see the backwater life…Alleppey- “Venice of the East” has a large network of canals that meander through the town and surrounding villages… the Snake Boat Race held every year in August in the backwaters is a major attraction. An enchanting glide in a “Kettuvallam” (Houseboat) takes you through palm fringed narrow canals, winding through the vast expanse of paddy fields and tiny hamlets. Flocks of ducks swimming around the banks and tiny birds flying across the sky share the backwaters with country boats of various types … carrying passengers from all walks of Kerala’s rural life ranging from the milkman and newspaper boy to local politicians, priests and wedding parties. House boat move to Kumarkom direction.

Overnight stay at hotel.

 

Day 05: Kumarakom – Kovalam (194Kms/04hrs drive approx.).

After leisure breakfast you will disembark houseboat in Kumarakom jetty point and then proceed for a visit to Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary.

Today, enjoy a walk inside the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. Kumarakom is a cluster of little islands on Vembanad Lake, which is home to the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. An ornithologist’s paradise, the sanctuary is spread across 14 acres, and is the favourite haunt of local birds like Waterfowl, Cuckoo, Owls, Egrets, Herons, Water Ducks, Parrots, Teal, Larks, Flycatchers and Wood Beetle. The Island of Pathiramanal ( meaning Sands of night), with its lush acres of wooded land, attracts a variety of migratory birds that flock in thousands, some from the Himalayas, some even from as far as Siberia… including the Siberian Crane.

Thereafter you will drive to Kovalam. On arrival check in to the hotel and take rest.

Overnight stay at hotel.

 

Day 06: Kovalam.

After leisure breakfast day free for leisure explore the beaches and take Ayurveda massage treatment.

Evening free for leisure.

 

Day 07: Kovalam.

After leisure breakfast day free for leisure explore the beaches and take Ayurveda massage treatment.

Evening free for leisure.

 

Day 08: Kovalam – Trivandrum Airport   (20 Kms. / 30 Min. drive approx)

Today after leisure breakfast , you will process for excursion to Trivandrum, an ancient city with traditions dating back to 1000 BC. It was a trading post for spices like the rest of ancient Kerala. However the ancient political & cultural history of the city was almost entirely independent from that of the rest of Kerala. The early rulers of the city were the Ays. With their fall in the 10th century, the city was taken over by the rulers of Venad. Thiru-v-anantha-puram is a three syllable name meaning the abode of the sacred Snake God ‘Anantha’. Lord Vishnu of the ancient Indian mythology rests on this huge serpent.

Here we visit the Padmanabha Swami Temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu and held sacred by the Hindus since ages. The temple has a large complex with a huge Gopuram. It has a tank besides it for ritual bathing. Next we visit the Museum, situated north of the city. It displays an eclectic assortment of historical & contemporary ornaments, temple carts, ivory carvings & life-size figures of Kathakali dancers in full costume. It has a famous collection of 8th to 18th century south Indian bronze artifacts. Also visit Sri Chittira Art Gallery, an excellent collection of Indian art with examples from early to modern schools. Paintings by Raja Ravi Varma and works from Mughal & Rajput miniature paintings & Tanjore paintings embellished with semi- precious stones are displayed here.

After sightseeing transfer to airport to connect flight for onward journey with pleasant experience.

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