India Beach Tour
Duration : 9 Nights / 10 Days
Destination Covered : Mumbai - Trivandrum - Kovalam - Cape Camorin - Kovalam - Varkala - Kumarkom - Cochin - Mumbai
Day 01 : Arrive Mumbai
On arrival at the airport meet and drive to hotel, on arrival check in at the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 02 : Mumbai
Morning after breakfast, sightseeing tour of Mumbai - the great port city with its Victorian Gothic buildings from the British Raj Era mingling with the modern. The tour includes 'Gateway of India' overlooking the Harbour, the 'Towers of Silence', 'Marine Drive', the 'Colaba Causeway' - the commercial heart of Bombay and the Dhobi Ghat, the unique and colourful outdoor 'laundry'. Drive upto the Malabar Hill to the lovely 'Hanging Gardens' and the Kamla Nehru Park from where you will get a wonderful view of Mumbai and the Arabian Sea, spread out before you. Also visit Mani Bhawan, a small museum dedicated to the life and works of Mahatma Gandhi, and the bustling Crawford Market , Evening free. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 03 : Mumbai - Trivandrum - Kovalam
Transfer to the airport to board the flight for Trivandrum. On arrival at Trivandrum airport our representative will meet you at the airport arrival lounge and then drive to Kovalam, on arrival check in at the resort. Rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight stay at resort.
Day 04 : Kovalam - (87 km) Cape Camorin (KanyaKumari) - Kovalam
Morning after breakfast drive from return journey to Kanyakumari, where the three seas get united. On arrival visit Padmanabhapuram Palace and Archeological museum. Later drive back to Kovalam. On arrival check in at the hotel/resort. Overnight stay at Kovalam.
Day 05 : Kovalam - Varkala (37 km) - Kovalam
Morning after breakfast transfer to the Varkala Beach. Varkala, a calm, quiet and beautiful beach, lies on the outskirts of Thiruvananthapuram district. A 2000 year old Vishnu temple and the ashrama- 'Sivagiri Mutt' a little distance from the beach. A dip in the holy waters at this beach is believed to purge the body of impurities and the soul of all sins. The sunset at Varakala Beach is truly breathtaking with the sun sinking into the sky like a ball of molten gold as the sun and sea are tinged with crimson and vermilion. Later return to the Kovalam. Overnight stay at Kovalam.
Day 06 : Kovalam - Kumarakom (176 km)
Morning after breakfast proceed to Kumarakom, A beautiful paradise of mangrove forests, emerald green paddy fields and coconut groves interspersed with enchanting waterways and canals adorned with white lilies. Situated on the Vembanad Lake, in this small water world you'll come across plenty of traditional country crafts, boats and canoes which will take you into the heart of the scenic lake. On arrival check in at the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 07 : Kumarakom
Morning get set for the moments that will approach you today with a boat ride into the countryside, your visit to the 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 stay at hotel.
Day 08 : Kumarakom - Cochin (90 km)
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 stay at hotel.
Day 09 : Cochin
Morning 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, you will love it. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 10 : Departure
Transfer to the airport to board the flight for onward destination.
Tours and travel services end.