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• EV101 - Champakkulam boat race
• EV102 - Aranmula boat race
• EV103 - Nehru Trophy boat race, Alleppey
• EV104 - Thrissur Pooram
• EV105 - Vishu
• EV106 - Mahasivarathri
• EV107 - Maramon Convention
• EV108 - Ochirakali
• EV109 - Sree Narayana Jayanthi at Sivagiri mutt
• EV110 - Sankaracharya Jayanthy-Kalady
• EV111 - Nishagandhi Dance Festival
• EV112 - Mahanavami - Dance & Music Festival

                                        Event based packages

What makes life in this cosy land even more eventful and vivid are the bright festivals and the celebrations. Some of these festivals and events in Kerala are so well known that it attracts tourists from different parts of the globe. Many of the religious festivals are also now being celebrated in all households and attended by all people, irrespective of their faith and is accompanied by community based events.

Some of the salient aspects

• Being part of the event or celebrations.

• Packages around the event and location

• Shorter duration of packages can be arranged based on request

• Group tours can be arranged as part of the package

• Hospitality based event for corporate can be arranged

                                 Boat Races of Kerala- An overview

Boat Races - Event Based Package

Kerala has a long history in celebrating traditional festivals with piety, pomp, and fervour. One of such festivals is the harvesting festival of Kerala-Onam. Onam, the principal fiesta of Kerala, is celebrated against a setting of lush green vegetation. This charming harvest festival brings ten days of colour feasting, boat races, song and dance to the state.

According to legend, the state's most colourful festival, Onam celebrates the golden age of King Mahabali, the mythical ruler of Kerala. The festival is to welcome the spirit of King Mahabali, and to assure him that his people are happy and wish him well.

The Vallamkali (boat race) is one of the main attractions of Onam, and is best seen at Aranmula and Alleppey. Hundreds of oarsmen row huge and graceful odee (boats). Oars dip and flash to the rhythm of drums and cymbals in each boat. The songs are generally typical in character and concern people well known throughout Kerala. Above each boat gleam scarlet silk umbrellas: their number denotes the richness of the family owning the boat. Gold coins and tassels hang from the umbrellas.

Vallamkali (boat race) is a sport that signifies the excellent team spirit, integration and amity of the people of this backwater country. Apart from the boat races across the world, the snake boat races of Kerala are magnificent fiestas, which brings alive the tranquil backwaters.

Snake boat races are held in connection with Onam, during the month of August and September. Oodles of long snake boats and other smaller crafts participate in these events. The largest team sport in the world, the snake boat races are preceded by colourful water promenades.

Generally, a snake boat is manned by four helmsmen, 25 singers and 100-125 oarsmen, who row in accord to the fast rhythm of vanchipattu (song of the boatman). Thousands of people crowd the water's edge to cheer the huge black crafts as they slice through the waters to a spectacular finish. The oldest of these events have curious legends and myths attached to their origin. Myths closely linked to the rustic people and their beliefs.

Packages on boat races of Kerala

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Champakkulam boat race (2 Nights 3 Days)

About Champakkulam boat race

The most quondam and popular snake boat race in Kerala, and is closely connected to the Sree Krishna Temple at Ambalapuzha. The race is held on the Champakulam Lake on the moolam day of the Malayalam month Midhunam, the day of the initiation of the deity at the Temple.

Legends say that Maharaja Devanarayana of Chempakasseri, as instructed by the royal priest, built a temple at Ambalapuzha. But just before the installation of the deity he was informed that the idol was not auspicious. The king was disturbed, but his minister suggested an inspired solution to bring down the beautiful idol of Sree Krishna - presented to Arjuna by the Lord himself, from the Karikulam temple in Kurichi near Kottayam. Champakkulam boat race - Event Based PackageThe minister with a few others went to Kurichi, met the authorities there and returned with the idol. On the way back they stopped at Champakulam to spent the night and perform a pooja. The next morning boats from the entire region assembled to escort the idol in a colourful, ceremonial procession through the lake to the Temple. The pageant is still re-enacted with the same enthusiasm and fervency. An exotic procession of water floats, boats decorated with colourful parasols and performing arts greets the spectator before the race. The race proper is held in various stages for various categories of boats.

Day 01: Arrival Cochin, Kumarakom Alleppey-Houseboat   

Arrival at Cochin and proceed for Kumarakom. Check in at the resort. Overnight stay at the resort.

Day 2 : Alleppey-Boat Cruise-Champakkulam   

Morning after break fast check out of the resort and proceed to Alleppey and check in at the traditional Kerala house boat , cruise through the Punnamada Lake heading towards Champakkulam, which is the site for the Moolam Vallamkali (boat race).Overnight stay at the house boat.

Day 03: Departure   

Morning after the breakfast prepare for your onward destination.


Inclusions

Champakkulam boat race - Event Based Package

•  Two way transfers to the nearest airport / railway station.

•  Accommodation on twin sharing / single with breakfast.

•  Sightseeing by A/C car as per itinerary.

•  Inter - hotel transfers by A/C car as per itinerary.

•  All meals while staying on houseboat.

Exclusions

•  Airfare/Railway ticket (to and fro) from location of departure to entry point.

•  Entrance fees at places of visit.

•  Meals, telephone charges, tips, laundry, table drinks or any .

•  Other extras not mentioned in the itinerary.

•  Charges for Ayurvedic treatments and other activities like boating, Yoga etc unless specifically mentioned in the package.

Pricing

Champakkulam boat race Cost per Person
Champakkulam boat race (2 Nights 3 Days) 12,000 INR

NOTE: Above rates are subject to change without prior notification. We are not holding any bookings unless & until you make the payment.

For any enquiry or reservations, you can contact us through mobile. Just SMS the "EV101" to 09020609001 (within India) or +919020609001 (outside India).



   


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Aranmula boat race (3 Nights 4 Days)

Aranmula Uthrattadi Vallamkali

The two day Aranmula Boat Race is more a water fiesta than a competition, conducted during Onam. Aranmula boat race - Event Based Package The event is a re-enacting of the legend involving a devout Brahmin who made a dedicated offering of feeding one pilgrim a day. One day Sree Krishna himself appeared to him and the overjoyed Brahmin vowed to offer 51 measures of rice and all the provision for the thiruvona sadya (the opulent Onam feast) at the Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple. Once, the thiruvonachilavu thoni (the boat carrying the offerings) was intercepted by rivals from another village, but the Brahmin's own villagers came to the rescue on snake boats. From then on the offering was carried by a fleet of palliyodam - about 48 of them representing the nearby backwater villages. (A palliyodam is a large, luxurious snake boat used by gods and royalty.)

The occasion is marked by a vibrant water carnival - a daunting effigy of Sree Krishna is taken out in demonstration on the lake with children dressed as nymphs and princesses. On the second day, snake boats decorated with silken parasols, carrying helmsmen, oarsmen and singers assemble near the temple early in the morning and then move away in pairs, creating a magnificent pageant.

Day 1 September 07: Cochin, Munnar    

Arrival at Cochin and proceed for Munnar. Check in to a resort and freshen up. Engage for sightseeing in and around the beautiful Munnar. Enjoy your stay and dinner onboard.

Day 2 September 08: Munnar, Mattupetty   

After breakfast in the morning you will be entertained with the exotic beauty of Munnar by engaging in a special trip by shanks' mare through the everlasting greenery of the tea plantations. In the evening visitors can engage in shopping according to their fancy. The best things to buy are tea and spices including Cinnamon, Cloves, Cardamom, and Pepper. Dine and stay overnight in the resort.

Day 3 September 09: Munnar- Aranmula boat race festival- Cochin   

In the morning after breakfast proceed to Aranmula to watch the most spectacular Aranmula boat race festival, which starts by around 3:00 pm IST.

Day 4 September 10: Departure   


You will be dropped at the Cochin International Airport or the nearest railway station for your onward destination.

Inclusions

Palliyodam Aranmula - Event Based Package

•  Two way transfers to the nearest airport / railway station.

•  Accommodation on twin sharing / single with breakfast.

•  Sightseeing by A/C car as per itinerary.

•  Inter - hotel transfers by A/C car as per itinerary.

•  All meals while staying on houseboat.

Exclusions

•  Airfare/Railway ticket (to and fro) from location of departure to entry point.

•  Entrance fees at places of visit.

•  Meals, telephone charges, tips, laundry, table drinks or any.

•  Other extras not mentioned in the itinerary.

•  Charges for Ayurvedic treatments and other activities like boating, Yoga etc unless specifically mentioned in the package.

Pricing

Aranmula boat race Cost per Person
Aranmula boat race (3 Nights 4 Days) 10,200 INR / 204 US $

NOTE: Above rates are subject to change without prior notification. We are not holding any bookings unless & until you make the payment.

For any enquiry or reservations, you can contact us through mobile. Just SMS the "EV102" to 09020609001 (within India) or +919020609001 (outside India).



   


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Nehru Trophy Boat race, Alleppey (2 Nights 3 Days)

Nehru Trophy Boat Race

The Nehru Trophy Boat Race is one of the most spectacular boat races in Kerala during Onam. It is such an event, which the people Nehru Trophy Boat race - Event Based Packageof Kerala look forward to with excitement and delight. Thousands of Keralites - men, women and children - throng the watersides of Alleppey to witness the spectacle. Pavilions are set up for spectators on the banks and in the middle of the Punnamada Lake - the venue of the race. This boat race is so named because the former Indian Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru instituted the trophy for the winners. Over 16 chundan vallams participate in the race along with scores of smaller crafts like the churulan, veppu, odi etc., with a prize for each category. There are separate races for women too. The race begins with a colourful pageant of floats, performing arts and decorated boats.

Day 1 Cochin, Alleppey    

Arrival at Cochin, transfer to Alleppey. Enjoy your stay and dinner onboard a Houseboat.

Day 2 Alleppey-Cochin   

Dock from the houseboat and proceed to watch the Nehru Trophy Boat Race to be held on the thrilling waters of Punnamada Lake. The Nehru Trophy Boat Race is the greatest event on the backwaters of Kerala. Proceed to Cochin.

Day 3 Cochin, Departure   


The tour ends with a breakfast in the morning. Prepare for your onward destination.

Inclusions

•  Two way transfers to the nearest airport / railway station.

•  Accommodation on twin sharing / single with breakfast.

•  Sightseeing by A/C car as per itinerary.

•  Inter - hotel transfers by A/C car as per itinerary.

•  All meals while staying on houseboat.

ExclusionsNehru Trophy Boat race - Event Based Package

•  Airfare/Railway ticket (to and fro) from location of departure to entry point.

•  Entrance fees at places of visit.

•  Meals, telephone charges, tips, laundry, table drinks or any.

•  Other extras not mentioned in the itinerary.

•  Charges for Ayurvedic treatments and other activities like boating, Yoga etc unless specifically mentioned in the package.

Pricing

Nehru Trophy Boat race Cost per Person
Nehru Trophy Boat race(3 Nights 3 Days) INR10,050/-

NOTE: Above rates are subject to change without prior notification. We are not holding any bookings unless & until you make the payment.

For any enquiry or reservations, you can contact us through mobile. Just SMS the "EV103" to 09020609001 (within India) or +919020609001 (outside India).



   


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Thrissur Pooram (2 Nights 3 Days)

Thrissur Pooram -May 7th

Day 1 Cochin, Thrissur   

On your arrival at Cochin airport/railway station, you will be received and transferred to a hotel in Thrissur. Evening visit Gurauvayoor- Sree Krishna Temple, the most sacred and important pilgrim centre for the Hindus, Punnathoorkotta - the home of 50 temple elephants, offers unusual spectacles of the gentle pachyderm. Vadakkumnathan Temple, a classic example of the Kerala style of architecture has many decorative murals and pieces of art. Cultural programmes are also arranged here upon request. Back to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 2 Thrissur- Pooram   

After breakfast in the morning prepare for sightseeing in and around Thrissur, Thrissur Pooram - Event Based Package prior to the pooram in the evening.Cocohol Tours takes you on the festival that brightens up with a spectacular procession of decorated elephants, cultural shows, dance and music competitions, prayer, worship, percussion performances and other colourful fiestas. Stay and dine overnight in the hotel.

Day 3 Thrissur, Cochin-Departure   


Morning depart for your onward destination from Cochin airport.

Inclusions

•  Two way transfers to the nearest airport / railway station.

•  Accommodation on twin sharing / single with breakfast.

•  Sightseeing by A/C car as per itinerary.

•  Inter - hotel transfers by A/C car as per itinerary.

Exclusions

Thrissur Pooram - Event Based Package

•  Airfare/Railway ticket (to and fro) from location of departure to entry point.

•  Entrance fees at places of visit.

•  Meals, telephone charges, tips, laundry, table drinks or any.

•  Other extras not mentioned in the itinerary.

•  Charges for Ayurvedic treatments and other activities like boating, Yoga etc unless specifically mentioned in the package.

Pricing

Thrissur Pooram Cost per Person
Thrissur Pooram (2 Nights 3 Days) INR 5628 /-

NOTE: Above rates are subject to change without prior notification. We are not holding any bookings unless & until you make the payment.

For any enquiry or reservations, you can contact us through mobile. Just SMS the "EV104" to 09020609001 (within India) or +919020609001 (outside India).



   


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Vishu (2 Nights 3 Days)

Vishu-Month of April

Day 1 Cochin, Thrissur   

On your arrival at Cochin airport/railway station, you will be received and transferred to a hotel in Thrissur. Overnight stay and dinner in the hotel.

Day 2 Thrissur, Guruvayoor-Sightseeing   

In the morning prepare for a one day trip to Thrissur, which covers Event Based PackageGuruvayoor- Sree Krishna Temple, the most sacred and important pilgrim centre for the Hindus, Punnathoorkotta - the dwelling place of 50 temple elephants, offers unusual spectacles of the gentle pachyderm. Vadakkumnathan Temple, a classic example of the Kerala style of architecture has many decorative murals and pieces of art. Cultural programmes are also arranged here upon request. Back to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 3 Thrissur, Cochin-Departure   

Morning depart for your onward destination from Cochin airport.

Inclusions

•  Two way transfers to the nearest airport / railway station.

•  Accommodation on twin sharing / single with breakfast.

•  Sightseeing by A/C car as per itinerary.

•  Inter - hotel transfers by A/C car as per itinerary.

Exclusions

•  Airfare/Railway ticket (to and fro) from location of departure to entry point.

•  Entrance fees at places of visit.

•  Meals, telephone charges, tips, laundry, table drinks or any .

•  Other extras not mentioned in the itinerary.

•  Charges for Ayurvedic treatments and other activities like boating, Yoga etc unless specifically mentioned in the package.

Pricing

Vishu Cost per Person
Vishu (2 Nights 3 Days) INR 5628/ -

NOTE: Above rates are subject to change without prior notification. We are not holding any bookings unless & until you make the payment.

For any enquiry or reservations, you can contact us through mobile. Just SMS the "EV105" to 09020609001 (within India) or +919020609001 (outside India).



   


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Mahasivarathri (2 Nights 3 Days)

MAHASIVARATHRI- In Kerala the month of Kumbham is noted for the Sivarathri festival which falls in February -March.

Mahasivarathri - Event Based Package

Day 1 Arrival Cochin   

On Upon arrival at the Cochin International Airport or the Railway Station, you will be received and transferred to a hotel. Check in to the hotel and freshen up. Prepare for an outing in the late evening. Enjoy sightseeing. Optional activity includes Sivarathri celebrations in a Hindu temple. Dine and stay overnight in the hotel.

Day 2 Cochin, Aluva   

Morning after the breakfast, proceed to Aluva, which is just a fifteen minutes ride from your hotel. There is no other place in Kerala where Sivarathiri is celebrated on such a grand scale as in Aluva. The celebration of Sivarathri at the Siva temple at Aluva on the sand bank of River Periyar is attended with great eclat. Stay overnight in a hotel.

Day 3 Departure   


Morning depart for your onward destination from Cochin airport.

Inclusions

•  Two way transfers to the nearest airport / railway station.

•  Accommodation on twin sharing / single with breakfast.

•  Sightseeing by A/C car as per itinerary.

•  Inter - hotel transfers by A/C car as per itinerary.

•  All meals while staying on hotel.

Exclusions

Mahasivarathri - Event Based Package

•  Airfare/Railway ticket (to and fro) from location of departure to entry point.

•  Entrance fees at places of visit.

•  Telephone charges, tips, laundry, table drinks or any.

•  Other extras not mentioned in the itinerary.

•  Charges for Ayurvedic treatments and other activities like boating, Yoga etc unless specifically mentioned in the package.

Pricing

Mahasivarathri Cost per Person
Mahasivarathri (2 Nights 3 Days) INR 9672

NOTE: Above rates are subject to change without prior notification. We are not holding any bookings unless & until you make the payment.

For any enquiry or reservations, you can contact us through mobile. Just SMS the "EV106" to 09020609001 (within India) or +919020609001 (outside India).



   


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Maramon Convention (2 Nights 3 Days)

Maramon Convention

This is a great and very well known Christian convention. The convention held on the banks of the river Pamba, is attended by almost all categories of Christians in the state and hence speaks of the co-operation and fraternity among different denominations of the Church in Kerala. The convention is usually held in the month of February. The 111th Maramon Convention, billed as Asia's largest annual Christian congregation will be held from February 19 to 26 this year (2006).

Day 1 Arrival Cochin   

Arrive Cochin, transfer to Alleppey and check in to a houseboat for overnight stay.

Day 2 Maramon Convention Maramon Convention - Event Based Package   

After breakfast in the morning proceed to Maramon (3 hours) to participate in Asia's biggest Christian convention to be held on the sand bed of the Pamba at Maramon near Kozhencherry. Listen to the Bible classes conducted by world famous Evangelists like Dr. Bill Newman PhD a distinguished Australian speaker and Dr Sam Kamaleshan (USA). By the evening return to Cochin (3 hours) and enjoy your stay in a hotel.

Day 3 Departure from Cochin   


Morning depart for your onward destination from Cochin airport.

Inclusions

•  Two way transfers to the nearest airport / railway station.

•  Accommodation on twin sharing / single with breakfast.

•  Sightseeing by A/C car as per itinerary.

•  Inter - hotel transfers by A/C car as per itinerary.

•  All meals while staying on hotel.

Exclusions

•  Airfare/Railway ticket (to and fro) from location of departure to entry point.

•  Entrance fees at places of visit.

Maramon Convention - Event Based Package

• Telephone charges, tips, laundry, table drinks or any .

•  Other extras not mentioned in the itinerary.

•  Charges for Ayurvedic treatments and other activities like boating, Yoga etc unless specifically mentioned in the package.

Pricing

Maramon Convention Cost per Person
Maramon Convention (2 Nights 3 Days) INR 11,364/-

NOTE: Above rates are subject to change without prior notification. We are not holding any bookings unless & until you make the payment.

For any enquiry or reservations, you can contact us through mobile. Just SMS the "EV107" to 09020609001 (within India) or +919020609001 (outside India).



   


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Ochirakali(2 Nights 3 Days)

Ochirakali

Ochirakali is the famous festival of martial arts held at Ochira Parabrahma Temple, Ochira, in Kollam district of Kerala. The event is conducted in mid June with a spectacular display of Kerala's own martial art, kalarippayattu. Equally famous is another martial arts festival that is celebrated in November/December for about twelve days. The celebrations are called Panthrandu Vilakku (twelve lamp festival).

This is a unique place of worship, which has neither a structure to house an idol nor an idol to worship. The abstract principle of the Parabrahmam or the Universal Consciousness is the presiding deity here.

Ochirakali, the annual festival at the Ochirakali - Event Based PackageParabrahma temple highlights the martial skills of the participants. The historical background of the festival is linked with the erstwhile rulers of princely states of Kayamkulam and Ambalapuzha. The rulers of Kayamkulam and Ambalapuzha are said to have fought a battle at this place, and the festival is conducted to commemorate the historical event. On these days martial displays are presented in the morning, turning the padanilam (battle field) into an arena of action-packed artistry. Men irrespective of age engage in mock duels exerting wooden sticks in their hands on a vast ground filled with water up to the knee level.

Day 1 Trivandrum-Kovalam   

Arrive at Trivandrum; you will be received by our representative there. Transfer to Kovalam and check into the hotel. Evening get ready for a short trip to the main attractions in Trivandrum. It has a number of interesting buildings, including the stately Secretariat and Legislative Assembly, the Museum Complex, the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and the Puthen Malika palace Museum. Stay overnight in a hotel.

Day 2 Ochira   

Proceed to Ochira after your breakfast from the hotel to attend the ceremony of Ochirakali. Enjoy the procession and the programme. Return to Trivandrum.

Day 3 Departure from Trivandrum   


Morning depart for your onward destination from Trivandrum International airport/ Railway station.

Inclusions

•  Two way transfers to the nearest airport / railway station.

•  Accommodation on twin sharing / single with breakfast.

•  Sightseeing by A/C car as per itinerary.

•  Inter - hotel transfers by A/C car as per itinerary.

•  All meals while staying on hotel.

Exclusions

Ochirakali - Event Based Package

•  Airfare/Railway ticket (to and fro) from location of departure to entry point.

•  Entrance fees at places of visit.

•  Meals, telephone charges, tips, laundry, table drinks or any.

•  Other extras not mentioned in the itinerary.

•  Charges for Ayurvedic treatments and other activities like boating, Yoga etc unless specifically mentioned in the package.

Pricing

Ochirakali Cost per Person
Ochirakali(2 Nights 3 Days) INR 9972/-

NOTE: Above rates are subject to change without prior notification. We are not holding any bookings unless & until you make the payment.

For any enquiry or reservations, you can contact us through mobile. Just SMS the "EV108" to 09020609001 (within India) or +919020609001 (outside India).



   


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Sree Narayana Jayanthi at Sivagiri mutt (2 Nights 3 Days)

Sivagiri mutt is one of the famous pilgrim spots for those who believe in and follow Sree Narayana Guru, the saintly and scholarly social reformer. Sree Narayana Jayanthi celebrated in August every year commemorates the Guru's birthday. Colourful processions, seminars, public meetings, cultural shows, community feasts and special rituals make the day an eventful one. Seminars and discussions on various themes are also held.

The birthday of this great saint is celebrated on the Chathayam asterism of the Malayalam month of Chingam (Leo). In a society broken into fragments by casteism and economic inequality, he emphasised the gospel of 'one caste, one religion and one god. Even though the Guru accepted the fundamental principles of the Vedic religion, he revolted against Brahmin ascendancy, caste discrimination and sectarianism.

Sivagiri mutt- Event Based Package

Sree Narayana Guru attained eternal bliss or 'Samadhi' at Varkala which is today a popular pilgrim centre. His ashramam, now called Varkala Sivagiri Ashramam, is 40 km north of Thiruvananthapuram.

Positioned on a cliff by the Varkala beach is the famous Janardhana Swamy Temple. Pilgrims are also attracted by the natural mineral spring on the rocks cliffs on the Papanasini beach here. The Samadhi day of the Guru is observed in September with prayers and memorial lectures.

Day 1 Trivandrum   

Arrive Trivandrum; transfer to hotel. Stay overnight and dine in the hotel.

Day 2 Trivandrum-Varkala   

After breakfast from the hotel proceed to Varkala to participate in the birthday celebrations of the great saint Sree Narayana Guru. Stay overnight in resort at Varkala beach, which is a beautiful location of high cliffs with rich mineral springs border the excellent beach.

Day 3 Departure from Trivandrum   


Proceed to Trivandrum for your onward destination flight/train.

Inclusions

•  Two way transfers to the nearest airport / railway station.

•  Accommodation on twin sharing / single with breakfast.

•  Sightseeing by A/C car as per itinerary.

•  Inter - hotel transfers by A/C car as per itinerary.

•  All meals while staying on hotel.

Exclusions

Sree Narayana Guru- Event Based Package

•  Airfare/Railway ticket (to and fro) from location of departure to entry point.

•  Entrance fees at places of visit.

•  Meals, telephone charges, tips, laundry, table drinks or any

•  Other extras not mentioned in the itinerary.

•  Charges for Ayurvedic treatments and other activities like boating, Yoga etc unless specifically mentioned in the package.

Pricing

Sree Narayana Jayanthi Cost per Person
Sree Narayana Jayanthi at Sivagiri mutt
(2 Nights 3 Days)
INR 10,230/-

NOTE: Above rates are subject to change without prior notification. We are not holding any bookings unless & until you make the payment.

For any enquiry or reservations, you can contact us through mobile. Just SMS the "EV109" to 09020609001 (within India) or +919020609001 (outside India).



   


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Sankaracharya Jayanthy-Kalady (2 Nights 3 Days)

Kalady is famous for the birthplace of the philosopher-saint of Kerala, Sri Adi Sankaracharya. It has now become an important pilgrim centre that attracts a lot of visitors, especially during the 5 day (April/May) celebration, Sankara Jayanthi, held to mark his birthday. The day is marked by grand celebration including several religious rites.

Sringeri Math- Event Based PackageAdi Sankara's shrine at Kalady run by the Sringeri Math is a large, partly open structure situated right on the northern bank of the river Periyar or Purna. Of the two major shrines within, one is dedicated to Sri Sankaracharya and the other to Goddess Saradamba, the main deity of Sringeri. The Samadhi (tomb) of Sri Sankara's mother Aryamba is also located here. A small shrine to Vinayaka, or Ganapati, is the scene of evening prayers, chanted to the rhythmic ringing of cymbals. A temple dedicated to Sri Krishna is situated west of the Sringeri Mutt.

Day 1 Cochin   

Arrival Cochin; transfer to a hotel. Stay and dine in the hotel.

Day 2 Cochin-Kalady   

After breakfast from the hotel in the morning proceed to Kalady for participating in the birthday celebrations of the philosopher-saint of Kerala, Adi Sankaracharya. Enjoy the beauty of the River Periyar and take a dip in the holy water. Return to Cochin by evening.

Day 3 :Departure    


Morning depart for your onward destination from Cochin airport.

Inclusions

•  Two way transfers to the nearest airport / railway station.

•  Accommodation on twin sharing / single with breakfast.

•  Sightseeing by A/C car as per itinerary.

•  Inter - hotel transfers by A/C car as per itinerary.

•  All meals while staying on hotel.

Exclusions

Sri Adi Sankaracharya- Event Based Package

•  Airfare/Railway ticket (to and fro) from location of departure to entry point.

•  Entrance fees at places of visit.

•  Meals, telephone charges, tips, laundry, table drinks or any.

•  Other extras not mentioned in the itinerary.

•  Charges for Ayurvedic treatments and other activities like boating, Yoga etc unless specifically mentioned in the package.

Pricing

Sankaracharya Jayanthy Cost per Person
Sankaracharya Jayanthy-Kalady
(2 Nights 3 Days)
INR 9378/-

NOTE: Above rates are subject to change without prior notification. We are not holding any bookings unless & until you make the payment.

For any enquiry or reservations, you can contact us through mobile. Just SMS the "EV110" to 09020609001 (within India) or +919020609001 (outside India).



   


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Nishagandhi Dance Festival (2 Nights 3 Days)

This is one of the most popular dance festivals of Kerala (to be held from February 21st to 27th). Talented and graceful dancers from all over Kerala and even outside the state, gather at Kanakakunnu Palace (near the Sri Chitra Art Gallery, Trivandrum) grounds to showcase a week of fabulous performance. The open-air theatre here bears witness to this brilliant show every year. Even renowned dancers consider it an honour to be able to perform at the NIshagandhi festival. Fabulous shows of Bharathanatyam, Mohiniyattam, Kathak, Odissi, modern ballet and other folk genre are presented here. Artists and connoisseurs of various dance forms from all over India come to enjoy and participate in this cultural treat. The festival is organised by the Kerala Tourism Development Corporation and is free for everybody Nishagandhi dance festival is usually accompanied with classical music. It gives a people of various backgrounds a fascinating glimpse of India's rich dance heritage.

Nishagandhi - Event Based PackageYear after year this festival is becoming more and more prestigious, culturally as more and more famous and renowned artists have started to look forward for participation in this event. The diverse Indian cultural heritage and the artists who are promoting this heritage are an integral part of the Nishagandhi Dance Festival.

Day 1 Trivandrum   

Arrival at Trivandrum, transfer to Kovalam, 16 km south of Thiruvananthapuram. It is one of the loveliest beaches of India, is an internationally renowned beach destination with three adjacent crescent beaches. A favourite haunt of tourists, especially Europeans, since the 1930s, Kovalam has miles of golden sand segmented into four sheltered, palm-fringed coves by rocky promontories. The evening is free to relax at the beach. Stay overnight at Kovalam. Dine and stay overnight in a hotel at Kovalam

Day 2 Nishagandhi Dance Festival    

After breakfast from the hotel, proceed to Kanakakunnu Palace for participating in the Nishagandhi Dance Festival, the most popular dance festivals of Kerala Enjoy your stay in the resort at Kovalam.

Day 3 Departure    


Proceed to Trivandrum for your onward destination flight/train.

Inclusions

•  Two way transfers to the nearest airport / railway station.

•  Accommodation on twin sharing / single with breakfast.

•  Sightseeing by A/C car as per itinerary.

•  Inter - hotel transfers by A/C car as per itinerary.

•  All meals while staying on hotel.

Exclusions

Nishagandhi - Event Based Package

•  Airfare/Railway ticket (to and fro) from location of departure to entry point.

•  Entrance fees at places of visit.

•  Meals, telephone charges, tips, laundry, table drinks or any.

•  Other extras not mentioned in the itinerary.

•  Charges for Ayurvedic treatments and other activities like boating, Yoga etc unless specifically mentioned in the package.

Pricing

Nishagandhi Dance Festival Cost per Person
Nishagandhi Dance Festival
(2 Nights 3 Days)
INR 9864/-

NOTE: Above rates are subject to change without prior notification. We are not holding any bookings unless & until you make the payment.

For any enquiry or reservations, you can contact us through mobile. Just SMS the "EV111" to 09020609001 (within India) or +919020609001 (outside India).



   


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Mahanavami - Dance & Music Festival(2 Nights 3 Days)

This is a famous dance and music festival held at Thiruvananthapuram. It is called the Navarathri Mandapam Concert series. The festival lasts for 9 days, with the grand finale on the Mahanavami day. The festival is for artists to pay respect to Goddess Saraswathi (the deity of all learning and the arts), Lakshmi (the Goddess of wealth) and Durga (the embodiment of courage and power).

Mahanavami -Event Based Package

Day 1 Trivandrum   

Arrival at Trivandrum, transfer to Kovalam, 16 km south of Thiruvananthapuram. It is one of the loveliest beaches of India, is an internationally renowned beach destination with three adjacent crescent beaches. A favourite haunt of tourists, especially Europeans, since the 1930s, Kovalam has miles of golden sand segmented into four sheltered, palm-fringed coves by rocky promontories. The evening is free to relax at the beach. Stay overnight at Kovalam.

Day 2 Mahanavami - Dance & Music Festival    

After breakfast from the hotel, proceed to the Navarathri Mandapam (stage) for participating in the Mahanavami - Dance & Music Festival, one of the most popular dance festivals of Kerala. Enjoy your stay in the resort at Kovalam.

Day 3 Departure    


Proceed to Trivandrum for your onward destination flight/train.

Inclusions

•  Two way transfers to the nearest airport / railway station.

•  Accommodation on twin sharing / single with breakfast.

•  Sightseeing by A/C car as per itinerary.

•  Inter - hotel transfers by A/C car as per itinerary.

•  All meals while staying on hotel.

Exclusions

Mahanavami - Event Based Package

•  Airfare/Railway ticket (to and fro) from location of departure to entry point.

•  Entrance fees at places of visit.

•  Meals, telephone charges, tips, laundry, table drinks or any.

•  Other extras not mentioned in the itinerary.

•  Charges for Ayurvedic treatments and other activities like boating, Yoga etc unless specifically mentioned in the package.

Pricing

Mahanavami - Dance & Music Festival Cost per Person
Mahanavami - Dance & Music Festival
(2 Nights 3 Days)
INR 9864/-

NOTE: Above rates are subject to change without prior notification. We are not holding any bookings unless & until you make the payment.

For any enquiry or reservations, you can contact us through mobile. Just SMS the "EV112" to 09020609001 (within India) or +919020609001 (outside India).



   
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