TEMPLES OF KERALA
07 Nights 08 Days
DAY 1 COCHIN-GURUVAYOOR (BY ROAD-95 KILOMETRES-3 HRS DRIVE)
Arrive Cochin airport, meet our representative and drive to Guruvayoor. En-route visit Adi Shankaracharya Temple in Kalady and also visit Vadakkumnathan, Paramekkavu Bhagavathy Temple and Paramekkavu temples as well in Trissur. Upon arrival check in to the hotel. Guruvayur is well known for Guruvayur Temple. This renowned temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna and it is the fourth largest temple in India in terms of the number of devotees visited per day. After freshen up, proceed to visit The Elephant Camp, which is located in Punnathur Kotta, at a distance of 3 km from the Guruvayur. After visit, return back to the hotel. Have dinner and overnight at Guruvayoor.
DAY 2 GURUVAYOOR-COCHIN (BY ROAD-105 KILOMETRES-3 HRS DRIVE)
Today early morning visit Guruvayur temple. After visit, return back to the hotel and have breakfast. After breakfast proceed to Cochin. On the way visit Triprayar Temple, Kodungallur Bhagavathy Temple, Triprayar Temple is one of the most popular temple of Kerala, situated in Thrissur district. This temple is devoted to Lord Rama. Kodungallur Bhagavathy Temple is the most ancient temple of Kerala, located at Kodungallur in Thrissur District. The temple is devoted to goddess Bhadrakali, popularly known as "Kodungallur Amma". It believed that the temple was built by Sage Parasurama, who is the sixth avatar of Vishnu.
After visit, resume drive towards Cochin. Upon arrival in Cochin check in at your pre-booked hotel. Evening is free at leisure. Have dinner and overnight in Cochin.
DAY 3 COCHIN-VAIKOM (BY ROAD-38 KILOMETRES-1 HR 10 MIN DRIVE)-
Visit some of the major temples in Kottyam town Malliyoor Sree Mahaganapathy Temple, Ettumanoor Mahadeva Temple, Thirunakkara Mahadevar Temple and Thaliyil Mahadeva Temple. Today after having an early breakfast proceed to Vaikom, located at North-West of Kottayam district in Kerala. This town is renowned for The Vaikom Temple, which is known as Thekkan Kashi. Upon arrival at Vaikom. Check in to your pre-booked hotel. After freshen up, proceed to visit Vaikom Temple. Then proceed to visit Chottanikkara Bhagavathy temple, one of the most popular temple, situated near Ernakulam. The temple is devoted to the Hindu mother goddess Bhagawati. Then, proceed to visit some of the major temples in Kottyam town. First visit Malliyoor Sree Mahaganapathy Temple, another most popular temple of Kerala, located in in Kottayam district. The temple is devoted to Lord Ganesha. Also visit Ettumanoor Mahadeva Temple, it is one of the oldest temple of India, dedicated to lord Shiva. The temple is located in Kottayam city in Kerala. It believed that Pandavas and the sage Vyasa had worshipped here. Visit Thirunakkara Mahadevar Temple, one of the most popular and the one of the most ancient temple of Kerala. It is about 500 years old temple located at the city centre of Kottayam town. The temple is devoted to lord Shiva. Then visit Thaliyil Mahadeva Temple, which is another renowned lord Shiva Temples in Kerala. The temple is located near Uppoottikkavala at Thazhathangadi in Kottayam. After visiting these temples, return back to the hotel at Vaikom. Have dinner and overnight in Vaikom.
DAY 4 VAIKOM-MUNNAR(BY ROAD-140 KILOMETRES- 3 HRS 48 MINTS DRIVE)
After having breakfast, proceed to Munnar by road, which is located at the distance of about 140 kilometres from Vaikom. It is one of the most stunning hill station of Kerala, located in Idukki district. This beautiful town is situated on the foothill of the Western Ghats mountain range, which offers the exotic species of flora and fauna. Munnar is not popular as a hill resort, but it is also the centre of the Kerala’s tea growing district. On arrival, check into the hotel. The rest of the day is free at leisure or you explore the surroundings at your won or you make also visit some local market where you can buy some authentic handicraft items of Kerala. Overnight stay in the hotel.
DAY 5 MUNNAR-ALAPPUZHA(BY ROAD-200 KILOMETRES-5 HRS DRIVE)
After having an early breakfast, proceed toAlappuzha. It is one of the oldest planned city of the Kerala, located about 75 kilometres away from Kochi and about 155 kilometres from Trivandrum. It is one of the popular tourist destination of India. This beautiful city is renowned for stunning backwaters. There are at least six navigable canals in the town. In the east they open to the backwater connecting the city to the mesh of backwater trials, which are abuzz with reinvented kettuvalloms (houseboats). On reaching at Alappuzha, check in at your pre booked resort. In the evening, proceed to visit, some of the renowned temples of the town. First visit Cherthala Karthyayani Temple, one of the renowned temple of Kerala, located in Cherthala, near Alappuzha. The temple is devoted to goddess Karthyayani. Then visit Kanichukulangara Temple, one of the most popular temple of Kerala, dedicated to mother goddess Bhagawathi. The temple is situated near Cherthala in Alappuzha district. Mararikkulam Temple, an ancient Shiva temple, located at14KM from Alappuzha. After temple visit, return back to the hotel and have dinner.
Overnight stay in Allappuzha.
DAY 6 ALAPPUZHA-TRIVANDRUM(BY ROAD-148 KILOMETRES- 3 HRS 37 MINTS DRIVE)
Today after having an early breakfast proceed to Trivandrum. Also known as Thiruvananthapuram, it is the capital of Kerala. En-route visit Ambalappuzha Sree Krishna Temple, Temple, Mannarasala Nagaraja Temple, Oachira Temple. Ambalappuzha Sree Krishna Temple is another most popular temple of Kerala, located in Ambalappuzha, Alapuzha district. It believed to have been built during 15th – 17th AD. The temple is devoted to lord Krishna. Mannarasala Nagaraja Temple is one of the most ancient temple of Kerala. This world famous temple is located in Alappuzha district. The temple is devoted to Nagraja (serpent gods), who is associated with Lord Parashurama. Oachira Temple is one of the oldest temple of Kerala, located in Oachira in Kollam district. The temple is devoted to Parabrahmam or the universal consciousness. The temple is also known as Dakshina Kashi, one of the most important pilgrim for Hindus. After temple visit, resume drive to Trivandrum. Upon arrival at Trivandrum. Check in to the hotel. Later in the evening visit Attukal Temple, a renowned Hindu pilgrimage centre in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. It is one of the ancient temple of Kerala. The temple is devoted to Goddess Kannaki (Parvathi). Have dinner and overnight in Trivandrum.
DAY 7 TRIVENDRAM
Today early morning visit Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Pazhavangadi Ganapathi Temples.
Padmanabhaswamy Temple is one of the most popular temple of Kerala, located in Trivandrum. The principal deity Vishnu is enshrined in the "Anantha Shayanam" posture. It is one of the richest Hindu temple in India. Pazhavangadi Ganapathy temple is located at East Fort in the heart of Trivendrum City. The temple is dedicated to lord Ganesha. It is situated in close proximity to the Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple. After temple visit, return back to the hotel and have breakfast. Later proceed to explore the major attractions of Trivandrum visiting Horse Palace Museum, Napier Museum, Sri Chitra Art Gallery, Observatory and zoo.
Have dinner and overnight in Trivandrum.
DAY 8 DEPART TRIVANDRUM
We hope you have enjoyed your trip and look forward to organizing your next tour with us.