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Cultural Tours ( 4 Nights, 5 Days )
Day 01 Trivandrum and Kovalam
Arrive at Trivandrum. You will be received at the airport/station and transferred to Kovalam the beach resort of South India, enriched with greenery of coconut palms and laced with golden sands. On arrival you will be welcomed in a traditional way with a garland and aarti - tikka. Check into the hotel. Rest of the day you are free to relax on the beach. In the evening, dinner with traditional cuisine's and special dance performances could be organized on request. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 02 Trivandrum and Kovalam
After breakfast, proceed for sightseeing of Trivandrum. This guided tour will take you to Padmanabhaswamy Temple & Attukal Temple, Vettucaud Church, Bimapally Mosque, the Horse Palace, the magnificent wooden palace constructed by the Travancore Maharajas now converted into a museum, Zoo, Sri Chitra Art Gallery and Napier museum. You can also visit the local market to see how the wide variety of vegetables, fruits, fishes and snacks are being sold. Also try to taste the different varieties of banana and remember to pick up an Aranmula Mirror, the unique metal mirror craft of Kerala which has no parallel in the world. Overnight stay at Kovalam.
Day 03 Alleppey
In the morning proceed to Alleppey, a district of immense natural beauty. Referred to as the Venice of the East by travellers from across the world. This backwater country is also home to diverse animal and bird life. With the Arabian Sea on the west and a vast network of lakes, lagoons and fresh water rivers crisscrossing it and by virtue of its proximity to the sea, the town has always enjoyed a unique place in the maritime history of Kerala. On arrival check into a traditional house boat. Cruise through the backwaters and stay overnight on the boat. Take a short break in between and walk through the beautiful, green paddy fields.
Day 04 Kumarakom
Wake up to the smell of the delicious breakfast made for you on board. After breakfast, the house boat will drop you at a beautiful back water resort on the lake. Check into the resort, freshen up. Take a boat ride into the country side, visit the bird sanctuary. If you are adventurous you can participate in water sports such as wind sailing & water skiing. You can even take a country canoe out into the quiet lake. You could watch a Kalaripayattu performance (upon request). Overnight stay at the resort.
Day 05 Departure
Transfer to Cochin Railway Station / Airport to connect Train / Flight for Return journey.