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Kerala Beach Tour

Duration: 08 Nights / 09 Days

Destinations Covered: Kozhikode-Cherai Beach-Cochin-Alleppey-Kollam-Varkala-Kovalam-Trivandrum

Days Tour Program
Day 01 Arrive Kozhikode-Visit Kappad & Kozhikode Beach

On arrival at Kozhikode airport our representative having a placard displaying your name will meet you to pick you up and transfer to hotel. Kohzikode formely known as Calicut. Vasco Da Gama landed here in AD 1498 and was the first to discover the trade route to India. Although a busy commercial town today, there is a lot to visit in Kozhikode. The tranquil beaches, hills, backwater, wildlife sanctuaries and the places of worship. After check in at hotel visit Kappad Beach 16 km from Kozhikode is the place where Vasco Da Gama landed on May 27, AD 1498. There a temple on the beach dated back to 13th century. Also visit the Pazhassiraja Musuem and Art Gallery and the Kozhikode Beach in the evening. Kozhikode Beach has many attractions and it is the perfect place to watch the sun set. Return back to hotel. Stay overnight at hotel in Kozhikode.

Day 02 Kozhikode to Cherai Beach-Cochin (180 Km, Travel Time 4 hrs)

This Morning after breakfast you will be transferred to Cochin. This afternoon visit Cherai Beach, Cherai Beach is a beautiful stretch of beach near to the City of Cochin hardly 30 minutes drive from the main city. This beach has become a favorite picnic spot for domestic as well as International tourists. The 10 kilometer long Cherai Beach is the best golden beach of Kerala and is rightly called 'The Princess of the Arabian sea'. Overnight at hotel Cherai Beach Resort-Cochin.

Day 03 Cochin City Tour

This morning after breakfast take a full day city tour of Kochi. Your sightseeing will include visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, Fort Kochi beach, Jewish Synagogue, Mattancherry Palace or 'Dutch Palace'. Chinese Fishing Nets: The Chinese fishing nets found here are the only ones of its kind in India. It is believed that traders from the court of the Chinese ruler Kublai Khan introduced these nets here. Dutch Palace: The Dutch Palace was originally built by the Portugese. Later, in 17th century, the Dutch modified it and presented to the Raja of Kochi. Coronation of many Rajas of Kochi was held here. The place has a fine collection of mural paintings depicting the scenes from the Hindu epics Mahabharatha and Ramayana. Fort Kochi beach: A stroll along the beach, particularly at sunset with the chinese fishing nets and sailing ships in the background, is a fine experience. Many European style bungalows can be seen along the shoreline. Jewish Synagogue: The synagogue, magnificently decorated by Chinese tiles and Belgian chandeliers, was built in 1568. Giant scrolls of the Old Testament can be found here. It is located near the Dutch Palace. In the evening, enthrall your self with a special presentation of the colorfully costumed Kathakali Dance Drama at a local theatre; thereafter return to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 04 Cochin to Alleppey (64 Km, Travel time 2 hrs)

This morning after breakfast transfer to Alleppey popularly referred to as 'Venice of the East' and check-in to the traditional houseboat for Back water Cruise, which will be a unique experience in your life. No tourist can go away from Alappuzha without taking a cruise along the backwaters in a traditional houseboat. The houseboats complete with a well furnished bedrooms, a kitchen and a bathroom. There are drivers and a cook on board. On the houseboat you can observe the everyday life of locals, pick up toddy (a mild alcoholic drink made from coconut sap), dig into grilled prawns and indulge in bird watching. And if you are traveling in the month of August you can witness the famous Nehru Trophy Snake Boat Race. Enjoy dinner on board overnight in the houseboat.

Day 05 Alleppey to Kollam Beach (78 Km, Travel time 1 hrs 30 Minutes)

This morning after breakfast check-out from the houseboat and drive to Kollam. After check in at hotel visit the 144 ft Thangassery Light House, built in 1902, the Ananda Valleswaram Temple, Mahatma Gandhi beach & park at Kochupilamoodu, Thirumullavaram beach and Ashramam picnic Village. Mahatma Gandhi beach lies just 2 Km from the town. It is fascinating place for an evening. Thirumullawaram Beach is 5 km from the town. The sea here is ideal for swimming and bathing. Asramam picnic village is located in the 48 acre Guest House Complex. Return to hotel to stay Overnight at Kollam.

Day 06 Kollam to Varkala (37 Km, Travel time 45 minutes)

This morning after breakfast you will be transferred to Varkala. Varkala is regarded as one of the finest beaches of Kerala. It is said that Varkala provides one of the best sunset views anywhere in the world. The evening sun dipping slowly into the mammoth ocean and filling the whole place with colours red and orange is a breathtaking view. Varkala is also a centre of Hindu pilgrimage. The 800-year old Janardhana temple atop the hill is dedicated to Lord Ayyappan and Hanuman. Non-Hindus are not permitted to enter the inner sanctum but can hang around the temple. Spend the day at the beach and see the best sunset view. Overnight at hotel in Varkala.

Day 07

Varkala to Kovalam (50 Km, Travel time 1 hrs)

This morning after breakfast you will be transferred to Kovalam. Kovalam is known as the 'Paradise of the South'. The beauty and serenity of Kovalam with excellent accommodations, ayurvedic massage parlors, yoga centres and water sport facilities attract thousand of tourist from all over the world. The crescent-shaped beaches of Kovalam can be divided in three parts. The southern most and the most popular beach is the Lighthouse Beach. Further south on the beach you can have a spectacular view of the Vizhinzam mosque. The middle beach is called Hawah. Each morning this beach acts as a base for the local fisherman. The northern most beach, Samudra, is least affected of all by the changing times. It is dotted with few rudimentary wooden fishing vessels. The day at free at your leisure and in the evening you can enjoy Kathakali performances, the classical dance-drama of Kerala. Overnight stay at hotel in Kovalam.

Day 08 Kovalam Beach Tour

This morning after breakfast indulge yourself in the beauty of the tiny beach. You can go for swimming and bathing at kovalam, it will be an exhilarating experience and if you go for snorkeling, you can get wonderful views of underwater coral reefs. Surfing is another water sport which you can enjoy in Kovalam. When you are in Kovalam do not forget to take an Ayouvedic Massage to refresh your body and soul. Overnight at hotel in Kovalam.

Day 09 Kovalam to Trivandrum Airport (20 Km, Travel Time 30 Minutes)

This morning after breakfast your will be transferred to Trivandrum airport to board your onward flight.

Your Tour Includes:

  • 07 Nights accommodation in hotels on twin sharing basis in a double room.
  • 01 Night accommodation in traditional houseboat in a double room with all meals.
  • Daily buffet breakfast.
  • All arrival, departure, sightseeing's as per above itinerary by air conditioned car with English speaking driver. (Including fuel, parking, road tax, toll tax, state taxes, vehicles insurance and driver's expenses.)
  • Motor boat ride in Cochin harbor.
  • Kathakali dance show tickets.
  • One time Ayurvedic Massage.
  • All applicable hotel & transport taxes.
  • Government services tax of 3.09%.

Your Tour Does Not Includes:

  • Any meals other than those specified.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as tips, telephone calls, laundry, liquor etc.
  • Entrance fees during sightseeing.
  • Any other item not specified.
  • International airfare.

Terms & conditions:

  • The hotels and services mentioned in the itinerary are subject to confirmation.
  • The rates give below may change in case of change in hotels, transport rates or Government taxes.

Hotels to be provided:

City No. of Nights Economy Hotels Deluxe Hotels Luxury Hotels
Kozhikode 1 Malabar Palace Fortune Hotel Calicut Taj Gateway Hotel Calicut
Cherai-Cochin 1 Cherai Beach Resort Cherai Beach Resort Cherai Beach Resort
Cochin 1 Hotel Yuvarani Residency Hotel Gokulam Park Inn Hotel Taj Malabar
Alleppey 1 Non AC Houseboat AC Houseboast Spice Coast Cruise
Kollam 1 Hotel Nila Palace Fragrant Nature Resort Aquaserene Resort
Varkala 1 Hotel Green Palace Deshadan Resort Taj Garden Retreat Varkala
Kovalam 2 Hotel Marine Palace Taj Garden Cove Resort The Leela Kempinski Beach Resort
Price of the Tour Valid from 1st April 2009 to 30th September 2009
Price Per Person on twin Sharing US$ 595 US$ 795 US$ 1025
Price for a single Person Traveling Alone US$ 1095 US$ 1495 US$ 1995


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