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Kerala Beach Tour
Duration : 07 Nights / 08 Days
Places Covered : Kochi - Alappuzha (Alleppey) - Varkala – Kovalam - Kanyakumari - Kovalam - Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Plan 01 :
Day 01 : Arrive Cochin
Upon your arrival at Kochi International airport on the first day of your Kerala beach tour, you would be warmly received by our executives. You will be assisted in lodging in a comfortable hotel. Stay at the hotel overnight.
Day 02 : Cochin - Alleppey / 65 Kms – 02 Hrs drive
Begin your journey for the small but charming town of Alleppey. The town is famous for beautiful water bodies and blue lagoons. You can hire traditional houseboats called ‘Kettuvallam’ for your Kerala beach tour. These houseboats are unique in South India as they are made only out of jack wood planks, coir ropes and black resins. Black resin is produced as a byproduct when cashew nut shells are boiled. These houseboats, made out of jack wood planks are tied with coir ropes coated with black resin. This unique way of making a houseboat is a major attraction of Alappuzha (Alleppey). You can hire a boat and roam around in the backwaters enjoying seeing locals engaged in traditional works. Simply relax and enjoy on these innovative floating cottages. You would also see boats selling edibles. Spend your day on the floating cottage enjoying traditional Kerala cuisines in the lunch. Stay overnight on the houseboat and enjoy the experience of sleeping in the midst of backwaters!
Now move to Varkala, a scenic place where hills and nearby sea meet each other. This presents a magnificent view to the visitors. The presence of a number of natural springs is a great attraction here. All this has made Varkala one of most favored tourist destinations. As part of our Kerala beach tour enjoy strolling on clean beaches, whisper in the cool breeze or just soak the beauty and the arresting silence of the place.
Day 04 : Varkala
On the fourth day of our Kerala beach tour, we will visit saint Sree Narayana Guru’s ashram, called Siva Giri Mutt. You can see the saint’s personal objects here. Located near the mutt is Saradha temple which has statues of goddess Saraswathi established by Guru Sree Narayana. We will also visit the 200 years old Lord Vishnu temple, called 'Janardhana Temple’. The temple displays idols of Hanuman also. The temple’s main bell has a historical significance attached to it as it was presented by the Dutch captain in 17th century.
Day 05 : Varkala
Relieve yourself of tiredness and enjoy Ayurvedic massage on Varkala beach on the fifth day of your Kerala beach tour. You can also enjoy water sports activities and relish the traditional Kerala delicacies on the beach during your stay in Varkala.
Day 06 : Varkala – Kovalam / 60 km -1 ½ Hr Drive
Drive to the Kovalam beach. The beach presents a magnificent view of world’s superb three crescent shaped beaches. The beach is hundreds of metres long and is ideal for swimming lovers. It is one of the finest centers of Ayurvedic massages and is the best leg of the Kerala beach tour.
Day 07 : Kovalam – Kanyakumari – Kovalam / 100 km – 2 Hrs Drive (One way)
We will move to Kanyakumari, the historic and religiously one of the most significant places of South India. It is the southernmost part of India which presents a panoramic view to the tourists. There is a historic temple devoted to the virgin goddess Kumari Amman. The goddess is believed to have eliminated evil and restored order. You can later enjoy pleasure boating to the grand Thiruvalluvar Statue. He was a famed Tamil poet who preached high values and traditionalism. There is a huge statue standing tall at 400 m and weighing 7000 tons. Most significantly, it is located offshore. The statue stands as one of the finest examples of Dravidian architecture. A little offshore is the famous Vivekananda Rock Memorial where the great scholar and philosopher Swami Vivekananda lived before going to attend the historic and famous World Religions Conference at Chicago. Swami Vivekananda was the founder of the Ramakrishna Mission in India.
Next is the Gandhi Memorial which is built in Orissa temple style of architecture. The special feature of the monument is that sunlight falls directly on the stone on Gandhiji’s birthday, i.e. 2nd of October. After the splendid tour, you can enjoy the famous sunrise and sunset view of Kanyakumari. The place is known far and wide because of the special sunset view it presents to the tourists. Tourists come here specifically to watch the great sunset. The bedazzling view of sunset would transport you to another world. Tourists throng the place each day just to watch this great view. It is truly a spectacular view that nobody would want to miss. After a great evening, move to your room in the hotel and enjoy the sumptuous dinner.
This will be the last day of your Kerala beach tour. You are sure to have enjoyed the splendid beauty of nature in Kerala. The rolling hills, beautiful sea beaches, dense evergreen forests, crescents, backwaters and other allures of the region would have an invigorating effect on you. On the last day you would be shifted to the airport with the assistance of our tour executives. Later in the day, you would fly away to your home with sweet memories of your Kerala beach tour.
Kerala Beach Tour ends with sweet memories!!
PLAN 02 :
Duration : 07 Nights / 08 Days
Places Covered : Kochi – Marari - Kumarakom – Alappuzha (Alleppey) - Varkala – Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Day 01 : Arrival at Kochi
Upon your arrival at Kochi International Airport on the first day of your Kerala beach tour, you would be given warm welcome by our representatives. You will be assisted in your boarding & lodging at a city hotel. Rest of the day will be all yours.
Day 02 : Cochin – Marari / 55 Km – 01 ½ Hr Drive
This day we will go for the sightseeing of the beautiful Marari beach. You would be amused with the great harmony of Mother Nature on the beach and the beauty of the scenic villages in pristine surroundings. This peaceful place with cool winds and calm & quiet environment will make a perfect holiday for you.
Day 03 : Marari
Visit Marari which is a village of fishermen. Observe their lifestyle and stroll around carfree. The fishing village is set amidst the lush greenery where you can see several natural delights. Stay at Marari overnight in ethnic cottages.
Day 04 : Marari
Continue your sightseeing of Marari for one more day today. You can relish traditional seafood and vegetarian delicacies on the beachside. You will be having the rare opportunity to witness the rustic life of the villagers of the area from close quarters.
After breakfast drive to one of the best backwater destinations, Kumarakom on the fifth day of your Kerala beach tour. The beautiful town is situated approximately 16 km west of Kottayam Lake. The place is so unique that tourists confuse it to be part of the sea or backwaters. It is reachable easily via road. Kumarakom appears to be a collection of islands within the Vembanad Lake. You can visit the famous Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary that attracts thousands of nature lovers and especially bird lovers each year. It covers an area of 14 acres and is a prime attraction for the tourists. The region is interspersed with vast expanses of paddy plantations. The common bird types found here include local waterfowl, Indian Shag, pond herons and Purple herons. Dawn is the perfect time for bird lovers to watch exotic bird species of the sanctuary when the environment is filled with chirping sounds of the colorful birds. This is simply a captivating time. Your overnight stay will be in a tourist lodge in Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary.
Day 06 : Kumarakom
Here you can enjoy your privacy on rented houseboats. Simply enjoy and relax in the lovely and beautiful surroundings. All you have to do here is to look around and admire the beauty of nature. Away from the hustle and bustle of city life, you are here in the beautiful and natural calm surroundings. Feel free to do whatever you love and enjoy the serenity of nature. Enjoy nature at its best in the hub of natural beauty. The houseboat crew would prepare excellent delicacies for you in traditional style. You can opt for vegetarian or non-vegetarian food depending on your interest. The food and delicacies prepared in coconut oil will have unique taste and flavor. These Kerala cuisines are sure to tickle your taste buds like nothing else. Seafood delicacies prepared in traditional ways would simply be superb. Prepared with spices in their purest form, the delicacies are sure to give you a lifetime experience. At evening, you will be served snacks which you can enjoy while watching locals engaged in their daily routine. One surprise is the local transportation which you can avail to visit churches, temples and some backwater destinations of the area. Stay overnight in the Houseboat.
Day 07 : Kumarakom – Alleppey / 45 kms – 01 Hr Drive
On the seventh day of your Kerala beach tour, your houseboat cruise continues in the houseboat, the attractive town famous for its enchanting backwaters. Kettuvellam, the traditional houseboats are made out of jack wood planks and tied with coir ropes. They are coated with black resin, a byproduct produced by boiling cashew nut shells. It is surprising, but not even a single nail is used. Incredible it may sound but it is true. Staying and eating in these floating cottages is a unique experience which is possible only in Kerala and specifically at this place. You could enjoy sumptuous meals made of pure spices and coconut oil. Just relax and enjoy the surroundings full of natural beauty and backwaters. You will be served typical Kerala delicacies which you can enjoy while seeing people engaged in traditional activities. Overnight in the Houseboat.
Day 08 : Alleppey – Varkala / 150 Kms – 04 Hrs Drive
On the eighth day of your tour, disembark houseboat and depart for Varkala, a beautiful place with sea and hills located close by. It makes for a wonderful viewing. There are natural springs and fishermen in the town have made it a hot spot for tourists. The beach here is relatively less visited and so it is neat and clean. You can enjoy the cool breeze at the Kerala beach and have great times. Your overnight stay will be on a beachside resort in Varkala.
Day 09 : Varkala – Trivandrum departure / 50 km – 1 ½ Hr Drive
It is the last day of your tour and is also the time to recollect your sweet memories as you are to depart after enjoying your fantastic Kerala beach tour. Our executive would assist you in shifting you to the airport as per your flight schedule.
Kerala Beach Tour ends with sweet memories!!
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