Day 01 / Arrival Trivandrum
On arrival at Trivandrum airport meet assist at the
airport and transfer to Kovalam ( approx. 20 kms. ). On arrival in
Kovalam transfer to hotel. Afternoon sightseeing of Trivandrum:
1. Padmanabha Swami Temple, the only one in Kerala where
foreign nationals are allowed near the Sanctum Sanctorum. Known
for its mural paintings and stone carvings, the temple is a blend of Kerala and Dravidian styles of architecture.
2. Kuthiramalika, a palace of the erstwhile Composer King
of Travancore, displays a rare specimen of workmanship in the
traditional Travancore style of architecture with exquisite woodcarvings (closed on all Mondays).
3. The Napier Museum, houses a rare collection of
archaeological and historic artifacts, bronze idols, ancient ornaments, a
chariot and ivory carvings (closed on all Sundays & Wednesdays).
4. Shree Chitra Art Gallery, displays select paintings by
Raja Ravi Varma, Svetlava & Nicholas Roerich, including some
works from the Rajput, Mughal and Tanjore schools of art
in India. The collection includes paintings from China, Japan, Tibet
and Bali (closed on all Mondays & Wednesdays). The
evening is free to relax on the Beach. Night stay in Kovalam.
Day 02 / Kovalam - Alleppey
After breakfast leave to Alleppey by surface 165 kms. On
Arrival transfer to Kettuvallam (House Boat). Cruise start after Lunch
on board and night stay at house boat.
Day 03 / Alleppey - Kumarakom
After breakfast move out from house boat at Kumarakom
and transfer to hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure. Night stay in
Day 04 / Kumarakom - Cochin
After breakfast drive to cochin 75 kms. On arrival
transfer to hotel . Afternoon proceed for sightseeing tour of cochin
1. The Hill Palace Museum, a fully-fledged archeological
museum and Kerala’s first ever Heritage Museum are the main attractions
(closed on Mondays).
2. Chinese Fishing Nets, this unique style of huge
cantilevered fishing nets were erected between 1350 and 1450 AD by
from the Court of Kubla Khan, a Chinese King.
3. Santa Cruz Basilica, this historic church was built
by the Portuguese and elevated to a Cathedral by Pope Paul IV in 1558.
John Paul II proclaimed the Church a Basilica in 1984.
4. The Jewish Synagogue, constructed in 1568, this is
the oldest Synagogue in the Commonwealth (closed on Saturdays &
Holidays). The area around the Synagogue, called Jew Town, is the centre for Spice & Handicraft shops.
5. Mattanchery Palace (Dutch Palace), built by the
Portuguese in 1557 and presented to the Regent of Kochi (closed on
Return to hotel rest of the day free/ shopping at
Ernakulam. Evening Witness Kathakali the famous dance drama of kerala.
Night stay in Cochin.
Day 05 / Cochin - Departure
After breakfast, departure transfer to airport/ railway station to board the onward flight.