07 NIGHTS / 08 DAYS – TOUR 06

Highlights of Spice Holidays Tourism Company : A complete all-inclusive 08 Days tour at an honest price. Safe and secured accommodations selected by Spice Holidays Tourism Specialists for the best results @ Best Bargained Prices. Experienced ‘multi-lingual’ chauffer – trained and monitored by Spice Holidays team – for your tour guidance and local guarding with a friendly behavior. An exclusive air-conditioned cab from arrival date till departure, for easy and cozy traveling. Maximum sightseeing with minimum traveling time – informative tips, guidance and follows up on every day by Spice Holidays Tour Executive, from arrival till departure whilst you on tour, as a part of our “Responsible Tourism ” policy. You may contact us locally for any guidance on Mobile/Office/Residence round the clock on your tour dates 24 Hrs. X 7 Days basis.

Day-1

Arrival – Cochin International Airport

Airport Village (Kochi) -Waterfalls/Pilgrim/Lakes-(Central Kerala) – Pick up from the Cochin International Airport and stay in a hotel in the Airport Village itself. Get ready for an exotic holiday in Gods own country.

Overnight stay in Airport Village.

Day-2

To Athirappally

Waterfalls & Guruvayoor famous for its temple – The soothing sounds take you to nature’s most relaxing, rejuvenating place, East of Chalakkudy The Athirapally Waterfalls. Athirappally is an 80ft high waterfall which literally takes your breath away. Starting calmly from the high ranges, and crashing through gorges overhung with trees. Athirappally Waterfalls is located 60 kms from Cochin Airport located at the entrance to Sholayar ranges, this waterfall is a popular picnic spot.

Then proceed for local sightseeing in and around Guruvayoor – a thriving township in Trichur district, Guruvayoor is known for its scenic beauty and serenity. The place is noted for the Guruvayurappan Temple, Anakotta – Guruvayoor Devaswam elephant sanctuary -one of the largest elephant sanitarium in all over the world. Also known as Punnathurkotta, Anakotta is 3 km far from Guruvayoor Temple. Evening Darshan at Guruvayoor Temple.

Overnight stay In Guruvayoor.

Day-3

Guruvayoor to Cherai/Cochin – Kochi

Kochi – Heritage Harbor Town, Beaches, Water Cruiseways, Palaces, Islands, Churches, Temples, Synagogue & Commercial City Centre – (Central Kerala) – On the way to Cochin, visit Cherai beach. Cochin – it’s an old harbor town with heritage palaces, Temples, and Churches. Kochi (Cochin) is a vibrant city situated on the south-west coast of the Indian peninsula. Its strategic importance over the centuries is underlined by the sobriquet Queen of the Arabian Sea. Informally, Cochin is also referred to as the Gateway to Kerala. From time immemorial, the Arabs, British, Chinese, Dutch, and Portuguese have left indelible marks on the history and development of Cochin. Over the years, Cochin has emerged as the commercial and industrial capital of Kerala and is perhaps the second most important city on the west coast of India (after Mumbai/Bombay). Cochin is proud of its world-class port and an international airport that link it to many major cities worldwide. Places to visit, Jewish Synagogue (Built-in 1568 AD. Closed on Saturdays & Jewish Holidays), Dutch Palace (Built-in 1557 AD. Closed on Fridays & National Holidays), St. Francis Church & Santa Cruz Cathedral (Built by Portuguese in 1503 AD), Maritime Museum – INS Dronacharya Fort Cochin (Monday Holiday), Chinese fishing net (The Chinese Fishing Nets that line the sea-front and exhibit a method of catching fish, introduced by Chinese traders) then proceed to the hotel.

Overnight stay in Kochi.

Day-4

Houseboat

Have you ever gone cruising in a houseboat on the backwaters of Kerala? If you haven’t, make sure you do. This one is really a wonderful and unforgettable experience!
Present day houseboats are huge, slow-moving exotic barges used for leisure trips, and are in fact a reworked version of Kettuvallams of olden times. The original Kkettuvallams were used to carry tons of rice and spices. A standard Kettuvallam can hold up to 30 tons from Kuttanad to the Kochi port. By constructing special rooms to accommodate travelers, these boats cruised forward from near-extinction to enjoy their present great popularity. The backwaters of Kerala is a network of interconnected canals, rivers, lakes and inlets formed by more than 900 km of waterways. The backwaters have a unique ecosystem – freshwater from the rivers meets the seawater from the Arabian Sea.

Overnight stay in Houseboat.

Day-5

Houseboat to Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari – Southern Tip of India for Full Swing Sunrise & Sunset, Beaches, Temples & Fishermen Lifestyle – (South Kerala) – Kanyakumari is a land which is famous as a place where one could watch the Sunrise and Sunset at the same spot. The sight of the full moon rising along with the sun setting is a unique sight that one could see only in Kanyakumari in India. Places to visit: Vivekananda Rock, Beaches, Wax museum, Triveni Sangamam.

Overnight stay in Kanyakumari.

Day-6

Kanyakumari to Kovalam

Kovalam (Thiruvananthapuram) – Beaches & Estuary Islands, Historical Temple, Zoo, Museums & Art Galleries – (SK) – Kovalam a haven of peace and tranquility, the idyllic tourist destination in God’s own country. Kovalam offers an excellent diversity with Kovalam beach to suit all desires and occasions. Three curve shaped beaches, alienated by stony outcroppings, from the major attraction of this coastal resort.

Overnight stay in Kovalam.

Day-7

Kovalam

Trivandrum sightseeing, the Zoological Park: (10.00am to 6.15 pm- Closed on Mondays). One of the first Zoos in India. It is located in a well planned Botanical Garden, with huge trees, sprawling lawns, and wildfowl swimming in the lakes which feel like a small jungle in the heart of the city. A reptile house with different species of snakes is also located in this premise. The Napier Museum & Sree Chitra Art Gallery: (10.00am to 04.45 pm- Closed on Mondays and Wednesday forenoons). Located near the Napier Museum, this art gallery displays selected paintings of Raja Ravi Varma, Svetlana and Nicholas Roerich and exquisite works from the Rajput, Mughal and Tanjore schools of art in India. The collection also includes paintings from China, Japan, Tibet and Bali. Lunch Break Science and Technology museum complex: The exhibits here are related to Science, Technology and Electronics.(10.00am to 05.00 pm-Closed on Mondays). Priyadarshini Planetarium, (Daily shows from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm) Finish your sightseeing trip on and return back to Kovalam Beach. Enjoy the sunset and return back to the hotel.

Overnight stay in Kovalam.

Day-8

Departure from Trivandrum Airport
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