Kerala Pilgrim Tour

7 Nights & 8 Days

DAY 1 :
ARRIVAL TRIVANDRUM - KOVALAM (16KMS; 1/2 HR)
Kerala Tourism
Arrival at Trivandrum International airport. Met and transferred to your hotel at Kovalam. In the afternoon, a short city tour with a visit to Padmanabhaswamy Temple (foreigners are not allowed inside the temple). Return to the hotel.
DAY 2 :
KOVALAM - CAPE KANYAKUMARI (99 KMS; 2HRS)
Kerala Tourism
Breakfast. Proceed to the Kanyakumari, the southernmost tip of India. En route, visit Padmanabhapuram Palace and Sucheendram Temple. By noon, reach Cape, the land where the three oceans Viz, Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal meet with each other. Later, take a boat ride to Vivekanada rock, where the Great Indian Philosopher Swamy Vivekananda went into contemplation. Other attractions here are Gandhi Memorial and Statue of Thiruvalluvar. After returning from the rock, visit Kanyakumari Devi Temple. In the evening watch a magnificent sunset before returning to your hotel. Overnight at Cape.
DAY 3 :
KANYAKUMARI - MADURAI (253 KMS; 6HRS)
Kerala Tourism
ABreakfast. Then proceed to Madurai, the city famed as the 'Cultural cradle of South India". Visit Tirumalai Naikar Palace &Gandhi museum. In the evening, visit the famous Madurai Meenakshi temple, which is one of the largest in India, and a city within itself. Overnight at Madurai
DAY 4 :
MADURAI - RAMESHWARAM - MADURAI (173 KMS PER WAY 4 1/2 HRS)
Kerala Tourism
Breakfast. Take a day return trip to Rameswaram, considered as one of the most sacred towns of India. Take a dip in 'Agnitheertham' and visit the Ramanathaswamy Temple at Rameswaram. The temple is well known for its 197 metres long corridor, the longest in India, with enormous sculptured pillars lining it. Later, return to Madurai. Overnight at Madurai.
DAY 5 :
PERIYAR - COCHIN (192KMS; 5HRS)
Kerala Tourism
Breakfast. Drive to Periyar (Thekkady) well known for its wealth of flora and fauna. Vist the wild life sanctuary in the evening. Enjoy boating in Periyar lake. This will give you opportunity to view the majestic wild life at close quarters. The most common sightings here are elephants, deers, wild boars, bisons etc. Return to your hotel. Overnight at Periyar.
DAY 6 :
PERIYAR - COCHIN (192KMS; 5HRS)
Kerala Tourism
ABreakfast. Drive to Cochin. Visit the Chinese fishing nets, Jewish synagogue and Dutch Place at Cochin. Return to your hotel.
DAY 7 :
DEPARTURE TRICHUR/COCHIN (80 KMS;2HRS)
Kerala Tourism
Breakfast. Drive to Guruvayoor, the abode of Lord Krishna, and one of the most sacred worship places of Hindus in Kerala, the temple is also famed as 'Dwarka of the South'. (Non Hindus are not allowed inside the temple). Later drive to Trissur, the Cultural capital f Kerala. Visit the Vadakkumnatha Temple at Trissur. Overnight at Trissur.
DAY 8 :
DEPARTURE TRICHUR/COCHIN (80 KMS;2HRS)
Kerala Tourism
Breakfast. Departure transfer to Cochin airport/ Trichur railway station.