Day 1: Departure
Arrive Cochin Our representative will receive you at the Cochin International Airport and will escort you to the hotel. Feel at leisure in the evening when you relax in this picturesque ‘port city’. Return to the hotel for an overnight stay
Cochin Tour Set out on guided sightseeing in Cochin. Your itinerary here will include places like Fort Cochin, still keeping alive its ancient Jew tradition, the Santa Cruz Basilica, Mattancherry Palace, St. Francis Church and more. The Jew’s street and the Chinese fishing nets at Fort Cochin beach are the must see. Return to the hotel for an overnight stay.
After a refreshing breakfast, leave for Kumarakom, land lying on the banks of Lake Vembanad, enveloped with stunning scenery. Engage in what the locals master in – pluck huge coconuts and learn de-husking, breaking and grating them to prepare delicious dishes, flavored with exotic spices! Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, home to thousand and more of rare species of birds, is also included in the itinerary. Return to the hotel for an overnight stay.
After a refreshing breakfast, set out on an enchanting overnight backwater cruise in traditionally decorated houseboats. 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, local inhabitants engaged in making coir products, rustic homes, ancient temples and swaying coconut groves. Food will be served onboard. Overnight stay in the houseboat. The cruise will end the next day at Alleppey.
After a refreshing breakfast served onboard, check out from the houseboat and drive to Kovalam. Upon arrival, check in to a hotel. This beach town ranked high among international tourists is an ideal destination to feel the tropical sun and to feel contented about the golden suntan. Water enthusiasts have a lot of beach activities to indulge in like – kayaking, swimming, surfing, and skiing. Occasionally walk into some of the certified massaging centers alongside the beach and pamper yourself with an exotic herbal, body- toning massage. Overnight to be spent at a hotel near the beach.
Morning set out on a sightseeing tour to Trivandrum. Your itinerary will include places of interests like Padmanabhaswami temple, renowned for its towering gopuras and temples arts and paintings. The main pavilion of the temple stands impressive with 400 marvelously granite carved pillars. Your guided sightseeing tour will cover the rest of the attractions too. Later in the evening travel back to Kovalam for an overnight stay.
Morning gets dropped at Trivandrum International airport for your flight back home, feeling contented about a wonderful holiday you spent in the “God’s Own Country”.