Kerala Goa Bangalore Tour

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Day Place Highlights
1 Kochi Overnight at hotel
2 Kochi Fort Kochi with colonial churches, Dutch palace at Mattancherry, Dutch cemetery,
Willingdon (man made island belonging to Indian Navy and Port Trust. Also see, St. Francis church where Vasco Da Gama was initially buried.
Enjoy a cultural evening, highlight being the vibrant Kathakali dance, with masks and bright make-up.
3 Kochi-Alleppey Houseboat cruise through backwaters.
4 Alleppey Leisure on houseboat
5 Alleppey-Kovalam Kovalam is one of the best beaches of the world, fringed with coconut trees
6 Kovalam Sightseeing of Trivandrum, Shree Chitra Kala Art Gallery which has rich ancient paintings of Mughal, Rajputs and south Indian dynasties.
7 Kovalam Beach Activities
8 Kovalam-Goa Overnight in Goa
9 - 11 Goa Leisure
12 Goa-Bangalore By flight
13 Bangalore Visit Lal Bagh Botanical Gardens, Bull temple, Vidhan Soudha (legislature), Cubbon Park.Tipu Sultan’s majestic summer palace
14 Bangalore Airport Departure

Duration : 13 Nights / 14 Days
Destination : Kochi - Alleppey - Kovalam - Goa - Bangalore


Portuguese and Dutch settlements in port town Kochi reveals the history of ancient foreign inhabitants. Alleppey’s backwaters are the silent enough to take you to another world, away from noise and stress. Serene beaches with adventure sports and electrifying nightlife rule Goa, which also boasts of quaint churches. Bangalore, one of the leading metropolis full of greenery, pollution-free. The city is full of old and contemporary places of interest which are thronged by tourists.


Day 1 Arrival at Kochi in evening

Our representative will welcome you on arrival at the airport and escort you to hotel .
Overnight in Kochi


Day 2 Kochi

After breakfast , enjoy a half-day tour of Cochin. Kochi (colonial name Cochin) is a vibrant city, also referred to as the Gateway to Kerala. The ruler of Kochi allowed the Portuguese to construct a fort next to the waterfront here. Thus, emerged Fort Kochi. Also called Fort Emmanuel, Portuguese planned their livelihood around the church with settlements and church. St. Francis church, the first church of colonial era where Vasco-Da-Gama's body was buried before being taken to Portugal. You'll also come across Dutch cemetery, Santa Cruz Basilica, Indo Portuguese museum and Cochin Thirumala Devaswom Temple, Willingdon Island here.


In the evening, witness a Kathakali dance performance. Kathakali is the most recognized dance drama form in Kerala. It dates back to the seventeenth century and is deeply rooted in mythology, taking it themes from the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. A traditional Kathakali performance began at dusk continued through the night, culminating at the auspicious hour of dawn, when Good finally conquers Evil. Now, of course, shorter performances are more the norm! Costumes and makeup are dramatically characteristic of the dance, and the technique involves highly intricate gestures and expressions.

Overnight in Kochi


Day 3 Kochi-Alleppey (53kms/1hr drive approx.)

Morning at leisure; at noon you will check out from the hotel and then drive to Alleppey. Upon arrival you will embark on houseboat and enjoy a houseboat cruise in Kerala backwaters.


Alleppey, "Venice of the East" has a large network of canals that meander through the town and surrounding villages… the Snake Boat Race held every year in August in the backwaters is a major attraction. An enchanting glide in a "Kettuvallam" (Houseboat) takes you through palm fringed narrow canals, winding through the vast expanse of paddy fields and tiny hamlets. Flocks of ducks swimming around the banks and tiny birds flying across the sky share the backwaters with country boats of various types … carrying passengers from all walks of Kerala's rural life ranging from the milkman and newspaper boy to local politicians, priests and wedding parties.

Overnight in Alleppey


Day 4 Alleppey

Day cruise in Kerala backwaters; meals on board. Overnight in Alleppey

 

Day 5 Alleppey-Kovalam (161kms/4-5hrs drive approx.)
After breakfast you will disembark houseboat and then drive to Kovalam; upon arrival Kovalam you will check in at a hotel and relax.

The name Kovalam means 'grove of coconut trees' and the name does not disappoint. The beaches of Kovalam with their endless expanse of coconut groves are truly idyllic. The area comprises a string of four sandy bays separated by rocky promontories. About 16 kms from Thiruvananthapuram, Kovalam is one of India’s internationally renowned beaches.

Overnight in Kovalam


Day 6 Kovalam

Today, enjoy a half-day sightseeing trip of Trivandrum (16kms away from Kovalam). Visit the Napier Museum, which boasts of a "natural" air-conditioning system, and houses a rare collection of archaeological and historic artifacts… bronze idols, ancient ornaments, a temple chariot and ivory carvings. Located near the Museum, the Shree Chitra Kala Art Gallery displays select paintings of Raja Ravi Varma, Svetlova and Nicholas Roerich, and exquisite works from the Rajput, Mughal and Tanjore schools of Art. Visit the Kuthiramalika Palace, built by the King of Travancore. The palace museum displays paintings and various priceless collections of the royal family. Continue your tour with a visit to the Padmanabha Swamy Temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The presiding deity in here is Lord Vishnu reclining on Anantha the serpent. Proceed to the Kowdiar Palace … the home of the late Maharaja Sree Chitra Thirunal Balarama Varma and his family. End your tour with the Veli Tourist Village… a beautiful picnic spot where the Veli Lake merges with the Arabian Sea.

Overnight in Kovalam


Day 7 Kovalam

Day free at leisure on your own (no vehicle, no guide). Overnight in Kovalam


Day 8 Kovalam-Goa (by afternoon flight)

After breakfast you will be given transfer to airport to board flight for Goa; upon arrival Goa you will relax at hotel. Overnight in Goa.


Day 9 Goa

Day free at leisure on your own (no guide, no vehicle).


Day 10 Goa

Day free at leisure on your own (no guide, no vehicle).


Day 11 Goa

Day free at leisure on your own (no guide, no vehicle).


Day 12 Goa-Bangalore (by afternoon flight)

After breakfast you will be given transfer to airport to board flight for Bangalore; upon arrival Bangalore you will check in at a hotel and relax at hotel. Overnight in Bangalore.


Day 13 Bangalore

Today, enjoy a full-day sightseeing tour of Bangalore, also known as ‘The Garden City’. Visit Cubbon Park, the 120-hectare park located near the Vidhan Soudha… a lush, grassy expanse of rolling lawns with colourful flowerbeds. Take a tour of the Vidhana Soudha …one of the most imposing buildings Bangalore. Built in the Neo- Dravidian style, it houses the Legislative Chambers of the state government. Also visit the Lal Bagh Botanical Gardens. Next, proceed to the famous Bull Temple, dedicated to Nandi Bull. Built in the Dravidian style, the temple houses a huge monolithic idol of Nandi. Conclude you tour with a visit to Tipu Sultan’s Fort, the summer residence of Tipu Sultan. The Palace inside the fort is a two-storied wooden structure, carved out of teakwood with decorated pillars, concave arches and balconies.

Overnight in Bangalore


Day 14 Bangalore departure

After breakfast you will be given transfer to airport to board flight for onward destination; henceforth your journey ends with sweet memories.

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