Kerala | Cochin | Alleppy | Trivandrum
Arrive Cochin. Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel
Morning sightseeing tour of Cochin: Oasis state of Kerala & on to the Malabar Coasts & Kochi (formerly Cochin), one of the India's most colorful cities. This inter, connected series of Islands & shoreline presents a vivacious blend of Cultures & Religions; Visit to Fort Cochin & St. Frances Church to see the town of Vasco da Gama. We also see the Jewish Synagogue & the Mattancherry "Dutch" Palace. This evening a memorable experience in any journey in Kerala is a Boat Trip along the Palm Fringed Lakes & Backwaters of the Area; we enjoy this extraordinary excursion today. As we sail along the shady canals we see cantilevered Chinese fishing nets. From our launch, we enjoy use of narrow produced - Laden dugouts & the everyday life of families living on narrow spits of land between the waters. In the evening enjoy Kathakali dance, one of India's most famous Classical dances. Lavish Costumes & Exotic makeup & Masks intensify the beauty of the dancers, intricate moments. Overnight at hotel
In time drive for Alleppy. On arrival check in at house boat a boat trip is fascinating, as your guide discusses the history of the early explorers and traders who used this route. The traffic on Alleppey's waterways is due to the flourishing coconut fiber trade. Enjoy magnificent scenery of palm-shaded backwaters of Kerala, a beautiful region sandwiched between the sea and the hills of Cochin. Glimpse a portrayal of life of longboats as well as small farm life along the canals and Lake Fronts. Overnight at Houseboat.
In time disembark from Houseboat and drive to Trivandrum, upon arrival check in at hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Trivandrum city, the capital of the state of Kerala is a beautiful seaside city built on seven hills. The famous Sri Padmanabhaswamy Swami Temple is dedicated to Vishnu and is a landmark in the city (foreigners are not allowed inside).Sree Anantha Padmanabhaswamy Temple is one of the 108 Divya Desams of Lord Vishnu. Divya Desams are the holiest abodes of the Lord Mahavishnu that are mentioned in the works of the Tamil Azhvars (saints). Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple is also one of the seven Parasurama kshetras in Kerala. The city of Thiruvananthapuram is named after the Lord. The word Thiruvananthapuram literally means "The land of Sree Anantha Padmanabhaswamy. The idol of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple is made up of 12008 salagramams that compose the reclining lord. They are special because they are from Nepal, from the banks of river Gandhaki and they were brought to the temple with all pomp and gaiety on elephant top. On top of them "Katusarkara Yogam", Navaratnams, a special Ayurvedic mix, was used to give a plaster. Followers believe that the Lord has personally come in disguise and had saved many times the Travancore Kingdom from the clutches of enemies. Overnight at hotel
Morning excursion to Kanyakumari and back (90 kms approx / one way) - Referred to by the British as Cape Commorin, Kanyakumari in the state of Tamil Nadu is located at the southernmost tip of the peninsular Indian. The small temple dedicated to Kanyakumari, or the youthful form of the primeval energy Shakti (Mother Goddess) is located on the seashore, in the town known by the same name. Kanyakumari is the point of confluence of three oceans - the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean. This well-known Hindu pilgrimage center is famous for its beautiful sights of sunrise and sunset over the waters. Also visit Vivekananda rock temple. In time drive back to Trivandrum. Overnight at hotel
Our services end this day with in time transfer to airport to board the flight for onward destination.
|Adult in Twin||USD 630|
|Child(2-11yrs) with no bed||USD 475|
|Child(2-11yrs) with bed||USD 576|
|Single Occupancy||USD 945|
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