Beaches and Backwaters of Kerala

Duration:
8 days/7 nights
Transport:
Cars/Flight
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Description

Beaches and Backwaters of Kerala 07 Nights / 08 Days

3N Kovalam – 2N Marari – 2N Kumarakom

PACKAGE HIGHLIGHTS:

® Visit In Kovalam – Beaches, Vellayani Lake and Valiyathura Pier

® Visit In Trivandrum – Napier Museum, Art Gallery & Kuthiramalika Palace

® In Marari, relax on the white sand beaches of Mararikulam

® Services of English-speaking guide during sightseeing tours

® Assistance at airport and sightseeing tours by private air-conditioned vehicle

® Start From Trivandrum and End in Cochin

ITINERARY:

Day 01 Arrival in Trivandrum

Meet our representative upon arrival in Trivandrum and drive towards hotel to check-in. Kovalam- located close to the state capital Trivandrum, it is internationally famed for its palm-fringed beaches and rejuvenating centers. This coastal town initially came to notice with the construction of Halcyon Castle by the last Maharani of Travancore – Sethu Lakshmi Bayi. With the arrival of hippies in 1970s, the place gained recognition as a tourist destination and is today renowned for its 17 km-long coastline, which is formed by three beautiful beaches – Lighthouse, Hawah and Samudra. Upon arrival, check-in at hotel and spend rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Kovalam.

Day 02 Sightseeing in Kovalam

After breakfast, explore highlights of Kovalam- covering lighthouse, Vellayani Lake and Valiyathura Pier. Overnight stay in Kovalam.

Day 03 Trivandrum sightseeing

Afternoon, enjoy a half-day sightseeing trip of Trivandrum. Visit the Napier Museum, built in the 19th century. This Indo – Saracenic structure boasts of a “natural” air-conditioning system, and houses a rare collection of archaeological and historic artifacts… bronze idols, ancient ornaments, a temple chariot and ivory carvings. Located near the Museum, the Shree Chitra Kala Art Gallery displays select paintings of Raja Ravi Varma, Svetlova and Nicholas Roerich, and exquisite works from the Rajput, Mughal and Tanjore schools of Art. Visit the Kuthiramalika Palace, built by the King of Travancore. The palace museum displays paintings and various priceless collections of the royal family. Overnight stay in Kovalam.

Day 04 Kovalam – Mararikulam (175 kms / approx. 4.5 hour)

After breakfast, drive to Mararikulam. Mararikulam is one of the best beaches in Kerala offering idyllic beach stay experience. Marari is a very relaxing beach retreat stays. Beaches are good for swimming and very private. Arrive and check-in to your hotel. Rest of the day leisure at the hotel. Overnight in Mararikulam.

Day 05 Day at leisure in Mararikulam.

After breakfast, enjoy full day at leisure – relax on white sand beaches of Mararikulam.

Day 06 Marari – Kumarakom (30 kms / approx. 1 hour)

After breakfast, check-out and proceed to Kumarakom – a charming emerald peninsula jutting into the picturesque Vembanad Lake dotted with innumerable traditional country rafts, boats and canoes. The fresh water of the lake flows into the mainland, making a labyrinth of lagoons, canals and waterways. Spend the rest of the day at beautiful resort of Kumarakom. You may enjoy traditional Ayurveda massages here -Ayurveda is the ancient healing system of India and has been practiced continuously for over 5,000 years. The various treatments are individually prescribed and involve the use of medicated herbal oils, herbs, powders and poultices & natural ingredients. Overnight at the hotel in Kumarakom Overnight stay in Kumarakom.

Day 07 Leisure in Kumarakom

After breakfast, enjoy full day at leisure in Kumarakom. Overnight stay in Kumarakom.

Day 08 Departure from Cochin (50 kms / approx. 2 hours)

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Cochin airport for return flight back home. End of Services.

HOTELS OFFERED:

City Nights Category A Category B Category C Meal Plan

 

Kovalam 3 Turtle on the Beach Travancore Heritage Abad Harmonia Ayurveda Beach Garden Breakfast

 

Marari 2 Marari Beach Resort Marari Sands Beach Resort Abad Turtle Beach Breakfast

 

Kumarakom 2 Zuri Kumarakom Kerala Resort & Spa Eastend Lake Song Eastend Lake Song Breakfast

 

 

PACKAGE INCLUSIONS:

  • 7-night accommodation in well-appointed rooms as mentioned above hotels or equivalent
  • Assistance at the airport
  • Entry Fee at the Monuments in Trivandrum only
  • Services of English-speaking guide during sightseeing tours in Kovalam & Trivandrum
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary by private tourist vehicle
  • Drivers allowances, toll taxes and Govt. Service Tax

PACAKAGE EXCLUSIONS:

  • Air tickets and airport taxes
  • Optional activities are subject to availability. Charges additional
  • Items of personal nature like laundry, phone calls, tips to guides / drivers etc.
  • Camera / Video camera fees applicable at monuments

NOTE:

  • Hotel Check in 1400hrs and check out 1200hrs
  • Hotels will provide extra bed / mattress as per availability for extra adult sharing double room
  • Package cost will not be valid from 20th December 2019 – 10th January 2020. Also on public holidays, festivals, exhibitions
  • and long-weekends. A surcharge will be levied and will be advised at the time of booking

This package is valid from 01st October’19 till 31st March’20 (Except from 20th December’19 – 10th January’20)

 

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