DAY 01 / Arrival Trivandrum
Arrive Trivandrum by air/train. Meet assist at the airport/station
and transfer to hotel. Afternoon sightseeing of Trivandrum
including excursion to Kanyakumari and also:
1. Padmanabha Swami Temple, the only one in Kerala where
foreign nationals are allowed near the Sanctum Sanctorum.
Known for its mural paintings and stone carvings, the
temple is a blend of Kerala and Dravidian styles of
2. Kuthiramalika, a palace of the erstwhile Composer
King of Travancore, displays a rare specimen of workmanship
in the traditional Travancore style of architecture
with exquisite woodcarvings (closed on all Mondays).
3. The Napier Museum, houses a rare collection of archaeological
and historic artifacts, bronze idols, ancient ornaments,
a temple chariot and ivory carvings (closed on all Sundays
4. Shree Chitra Art Gallery, displays select paintings
by Raja Ravi Varma, Svetlava & Nicholas Roerich,
including some exquisite works from the Rajput, Mughal
and Tanjore schools of art in India. The collection
includes paintings from China, Japan, Tibet and Bali
(closed on all Mondays & Wednesdays).
The evening is free to relax on the Beach. Night stay
DAY 02 / Trivandrum
After breakfast leave to Alleppey by surface 165 kms.
On Arrival transfer to Kettuvallam (House Boat). Cruise
start after Lunch on board and night stay at house boat.
DAY 03 / Alleppey
After breakfast move out from house boat at Kumarakom
and transfer to the backwater resort. Rest of the day
free at leisure. Night stay in Kumarakom.
4. The Jewish
Synagogue, constructed in 1568, this is the oldest Synagogue
in the Commonwealth (closed on Saturdays & Jewish
The area around the Synagogue, called Jew Town, is the
centre for Spice & Handicraft shops.
5. Mattanchery Palace (Dutch Palace), built by the Portuguese
in 1557 and presented to the Regent of Kochi (closed
Return to hotel rest of the day free/ shopping at Ernakulam.
Night stay in Cochin.
DAY 05 / Cochin - Departure
After breakfast, departure transfer to airport/ railway
station to board the onward flight/station.