South Kerala and Kanyakumari Backwaters, beach & a festival!|f5
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Kerala is among the most popular tourist destinations in India. How do we give a slightly offbeat spin to a place that is one of the most visited? In this trip to South Kerala, we wish to show you all that is authentic about the region and the locals. From experiencing stay at a private island called Munroe Islands and doing it as the islanders do, to sitting at one of the quieter beaches of Varkala and staring at the ocean, we will try and make your South Kerala experience, a unique and memorable one. Not to mention, the gorgeous sunset at Kanyakumari is still as mesmerizing, even if a million eyes had savored it over the years!
Day 1 - 08 Nov 2019
Arrive in Trivandrum by noon. Trivandrum, also known as Thiruvananthapuram, is the busy capital city of Kerala state. Did you know that it is not just the city’s history that’s rich but the deity, Anantha Padmanabhaswamy too? Learn more about the city this evening. Overnight at Trivandrum.
Day 2 - 09 Nov 2019
After breakfast, set out to Kanyakumari (100 kms, 3 hours). On the way, we will visit Kovalam beach and learn about the life lived by the Travancore Maharajas. If you thought Kuthira Maalika palace at Trivandrum was stunning, wait till you take a tour of the lavish Padamanabhapuram Palace at Thuckalay. Reach Kanyakumari by lunch. This evening, enjoy a ferry ride on the ocean to Vivekananda rock memorial and Thiruvalluvar statue. Watch one of the most spectacular sunsets in the country.
Overnight at Kanyakumari.
Day 3 - 10 Nov 2019
Wake up to a glorious sunrise at the tip of India. Legend has it that the diamond nose stud of Kanyakumari Bhagawathy deity is so shiny that it got mistaken for a lighthouse once! Visit the Kanyakumari (translates to ‘Virgin Goddess’) temple this morning. Set out to Kollam (165 kms, 4.5 hours). Fancy your own little private island amidst the vast Lake Ashtamudi and its backwaters? Transfer to the island by ferry. Relaxed kayaking on the cards. Overnight at the eco camp in comfortable tents.
Day 4 - 11 Nov 2019
Today, you will be cruising through the backwater channels of a village where boat is the primary transport. Post a sumptuous breakfast, set out to Varkala (50 kms, 2 hours). Varkala is the quintessential picture postcard destination – with imposing cliffs rising right from the sea, it is a beach lover’s heaven. Settle in a beautiful sea view resort on the cliff. Evening at leisure. Overnight at Varkala.
Day 5 - 12 Nov 2019
After breakfast, transfer to Trivandrum (34 kms, 1 hour) for your flight back. Tour ends.
All meals from lunch on Day 1 to Breakfast on Day 6 and two tea/coffee every day.
Transport in an AC vehicle throughout the trip and transfer to islands by ferries
4 nights / 5 days stay on twin/double sharing basis in well-appointed A/c rooms and one night stay in sturdy tents.
All entry, parking and permit charges.
Ferry tickets at Kanyakumari
Village boat tour, Kayaking at Munroe Island
All sight-seeing and activities listed on the itinerary
Flights to Trivandrum and back
Food other than inclusions. Personal expenses
Paragliding and other watersports at Varkala
Anything not included in inclusions.
- Double occupancyINR 27,956INR 27,9560INR 0