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Kerala at Glance

Cochin – Alleppey – Kovalam – Trivandrum
Day 01: Cochin – Alleppey (2 Hrs) 
Arrival at Cochin Airport / Railway Station, Proceed to Alleppey - , is considered to be the oldest planned town in this region and the lighthouse built on the coast of the town is the first of its kind along the Arabian coast. A town with picturesque canals, backwaters, beaches, and lagoons, it was described as the one of the places known as "Venice of the East" by Lord Curzon. Alleppey is an important tourist destination in India. Arrive Alleppey and check in Houseboat - A houseboat cruise in these backwaters is a delightful experience. While sailing down a maze of canals one sees different scenes from the villages, paddy fields, coconut palms, fisherman and local life. The cool breeze from the Lake make you sleep early in the night after anchoring in a fancy place. O/N at Houseboat.

Day 02: Alleppey
Morning after breakfast disembark from houseboat, proceed to Hotel / Resort. Fill day at Leisure. O/N Alleppey.

Day 03: Alleppey – Kovalam (4 Hrs)
After Breakfast proceed to Kovalam - Kovalam means a grove of coconut trees and true to its name the village offers an endless sight of coconut trees. It is also known as the paradise of the south. It is extremely popular among westerners due to shallow waters and low tidal waves. It is also one of the oldest tourist enclave in India, Kovalam shot into limelight in the early seventies with arrivals of the masses of hippies Kovalam has 3 major beaches in its 17 km coastline. The southernmost, known as the Lighthouse Beach is the most popular of the three Hawa Beach inbetween is among one of the beaches in India where top-less sunbathing is tolerated and well appreciated by the locals. The tourism department provides a vigilant life guard service on both Lighthouse and Hawa beach. Rest day at Leisure. O/N Kovalam.

Day 04: Kovalam – Poovar – Trivandrum – Kovalam
After Breakfast leave for Poovar – Is a small coastal village with ½ drive from Kovalam, This village is almost at the southern tip and there is only one last village Pozhiyoor which mark the end of kerala. Poovar lies very close to Vizhinjam, a natural harbor. Poovar has an estuary which connects with the sea during high tides. Later visit to Trivandrum – Being the capital of Kerala, often known as "God's own country", Visit to Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu The shrine is currently run by a trust headed by the royal family of Travancore. The temple is one of 108 Divya Desams (Holy Abodes of Vishnu) – principal centres of worship of the deity in Vaishnavism. In line with the Temple Entry Proclamation, only those who profess the Hindu faith are permitted entry to the temple. Devotees have to strictly follow the dress code. Napier Museum & Zoo – houses a rare collection of archaeological and historic artifacts, bronze idols, ancient ornaments, a temple chariot and ivory carvings. It also contains the Sri Chitra Art Gallery, which contains works from Raja Ravi Varma and Nicholas Roerich, as well as examples of Mughal and Tanjore art. The Museum grounds also hold a Zoological garden, which is one of the oldest in India. Back to Hotel and free time at Leisure and enjoy the evening at Koavalam Samudra Beach. O/N Kovalam.

Day 05: Kovalam – Trivandrum
Morning after breakfast leave back for Trivandrum Airport / Railway Station Drop. Journey Ends here.

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