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Beaches of South India Tour



Tour Duration :

10 Nights / 11 Days



Destinations Covered : Trivandrum - Kovalam - Madurai - Kumarakom - Thekkady - Cochin
Overview


Nearly the entire coastline is dotted with world-class beaches, which acquire their names after the nearby village or locality. Two continuous stretches of beaches northern and southern stretches mark the GAO coastline. Kissed by the passionate, azure sea and embraced by the land and shaded by swaying palms, these miles of golden sand sparkling in the sun are the most desired places you can ever love on earth.

Beaches are the most attractive and frequented spots in South India specially in Goa . In fact, Goa is almost synonymous with beaches. Rest, sunbathe, forget everything and see the time fleeting by silently. Enjoy your stay on beaches!

Tour Details
Day 1 – : Arrive Trivandrum - Kovalam

Meeting on arrival at Trivandrum airport and transfer to the beach resort at Kovalam. Rest of the day at leisure by the beach. You have an option of Ayurveda Massage at your hotel if interested. Overnight at hotel.

Trivandrum, the capital of beautiful Kerala lies in the southwest coast of India. The city is officially known as Thiruvananthapuram. The city gets its name from the word, Thiruvananthapuram, meaning the city of Anantha or the abode of the sacred Serpent Anantha on which Lord Vishnu, the preserver of the Hindu trinity, reclines. Trivandrum is a beautiful seaside city built on seven hills. The city of Trivandrum has a prominent history. Trade had started in the place as far back as 190 AD. It was the capital of the erstwhile Travancore state. After independence, it was made the capital of Kerala.

Kovalam beach is located at a small distance of just 16 kilometres from Thiruvananthapuram. Infact, along the 600 kilometre length of the Kerala coast, there are numerous big and small beaches. But Kovalam stands apart from the others for its breathtaking beauty, sunset cruises and water sports.

Day 2 : At Kovalam

Morning after relaxed breakfast at the hotel proceed for half day tour of Trivandrum city where you will visit - the Padmanabhaswami temple with its gopuram (tower) soaring majestically upwards, is believed to be one of the 108 shrines sacred to the Vaishnavites in India, Observatory, Museum, Art Gallery and the city. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3 : Kovalam to Varkala

Morning after breakast at the hotel proceed to Varkala Beach - Varkala, a quiet and calm Hamlet which lies on the edges of Thiruvananthapuram District. Varkala Beach destination offers a number of Tourist attractions in Varkala including a beautiful white sand beach, a 2000-year-old Vishnu Temple and the Ashramam - Sivagiri Mutt a little away from the Beach of Varkala. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4 : At Varkala

Day at leisure to enjoy Varkala beach destination and see the tourist attractions in Varkala. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5 : Varkala - Kumarakom

This morning after buffet breakfast at the hotel proceed to reach Jetty to board Deluxe houseboat and sail through famous back waters of Kerala to reach Kumarakom - the backwater country . Lunch and dinner will be serviced on board. Overnight on board the houseboat at Kumarakom.

Day 6 : Kumarakom

Morning after breakfast at the houseboat disembark and check in at one of the beach resort. Rest of the day free to relax by the beach or explore adjoining Vembanad bird sanctuary. If you are adventurous enough, you can indulge in water sports such as Wind Sailing & Water Skiing. You can even take a canoe out into the quiet lakes. Overnight at hotel.

Day 7 : Kumarakom - Marari

Morning after breakfast at the hotel proceed to Marari Beach is known among the cleanest shorelines of India. What's more, It was appraised as one of the world's best five Hammock shoreline by National Geographic review. There are no individuals littering around, no merchants offering you undesirable things, no individuals going insane and harming your ears. There is quietness, peace, and parcel of time to unwind and introspect yourself. Simply the immaculate waters of the Arabian ocean and the mitigating breeze encouraging your ears you have to profit the best time on your trip.

Day 8 : At Marari

Full day free to relax at the whit sand beach of Marari and can opt for Ayurveda massage at Ayurveda Resorst in Marari by the sea. Overnight at hotel.

Day 9 : Marari - Cochin

Today morning drive to Cochin, On arrival in "Queen Of The Arabian Sea" check into hotel. Afternoon free to relax. In the evening enjoy Kathakali dance show. Kerala renowned through out the world for its harmonious blending of poetry, music, costumes and gestures to narrate stories from Indian Epics. Overnight at hotel.

Day 10 : At Cochin

Morning after breakfast at the hotel proceed for a city tour covering: Jewish Synagogue - Built in 1568 the oldest synagogue in the commonwealth stands, adorned by hundreds of exquisite hand - painted Chinese tiles in blue & white. St. Francis Church Originally, built out of wood in 1503 and thus earning fame as the oldest European church in India. Vasco de gama was buried there. Dutch Palace - As you climb its stone steps, you enter a different world of Palanquins and heraldry, jewels and rich murals. Roam about in the cobbled streets.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 11 : Depart Cochin

Transfer to the airport in time to board flight or train for onward destination.

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