Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination
Arrival - Cochin / Kochi (Ernakulam)
Departure - Trivandrum
Route:- Cochin / Kochi (Ernakulam) - Guruvayoor (1) - Kottayam (1) - Varkala (1) - Kanyakumari (1) - Trivandrum.
Summarized Itinerary :-
Day-1 Arrival at Guruvayoor
Day-2 Proceed to Kottayam via Chottanikara Bhagavathy Temple and Lord Shiva Temples in Kottayam area.
Day-3 Proceed to Varkala via Alleppey area temples.
Day-4 Proceed to Kanyakumari via Padmanabha Swamy Temple at Trivandrum
Cochin / Kochi (Ernakulam) to Guruvayoor -105 kms (2.5 hrs).
Guruvayoor to Kottayam -167 kms (4 hrs).
Kottayam to Varkala -132 kms (3.5 hrs).
Varkala to Kanyakumari -137 kms (3.5 hrs).
Kanyakumari to Trivandrum -85 kms (2.5 hrs).
Destination Overview :-
Cochin / Kochi (Ernakulam) - Ernakulam, part of Cochin / Kochi area is business hub of Cochin / Kochi and also commercial capital of Kerala.
Trivandrum - Trivandrum is a state capital of Kerala and access point to visit Beach Resorts of Kovalam / Varkala and plantation highlands around Ponmudi.
Guruvayoor - Guruvayoor is a 16th Century temple and a renowned pilgrim centre at 100 kms north of Cochin.
Kottayam - Kottayam, is a base town for Rubber Plantations around the area and one of the largest rubber trading centers. 15 km from Kottayam is Kumarakom, which is on the banks of Vembanad Lake where a lot of luxury resorts are situated.
Varkala - Varkala is a beach destination at 60 kms north of Kovalam and home to ancient Janardhana Swamy temple.
Kanyakumari - Kanyakumari is a pilgrimage and spiritual destination. Kanyakumari is a popular 1-night destination for overseas groups to Tamilnadu.
Arrive at Cochin / Kochi and Travel to Guruvayoor (100 kms). Guruvayoor is one of the most renowned and significant Lord Krishna temples in India. Evening Darshan at Lord Krishna temple. If time permits guests can visit other temples in the area such as Thriprayar Temple (dedicated to Lord Rama), Vadakkumnathan Temple (Lord Shiva shrine)
Proceed to Cochin (Ernakulam) (100 kms) and visit Chottanikkara Bhagavathy Temple, a renowned temple 17 kms from Ernakulam. Proceed to visit three renowned Lord Shiva Temples in Kottayam region i.e. Vaikom Shiva temple (24 kms), Ettumanoor Mahadevar Temple (27 kms from Vaikom and home to a popular Shiva Temple) and Kaduthuruthy Thaliyil Mahadeva Temple (15 kms from Ettumanoor). Time permitting visit Thrikodithanam Temple (32 kms from Ettumanoor and one of the 108 Divya Desams of Lord Vishnu).
Proceed to Varkala (160 kms - 4 hrs). Enroute visit temples in South Alleppey area such as Ambalapuzha Krishna Temple, Karumadikuttan (Buddha Statue at 3 kms from Ambalapuzha Temple), Aranmula temple (One of the 108 Divya Desams of Lord Vishnu), Mannarsala Nagraja Temple and Chettikulangara Bhagawati Temple. Reach Varkala by evening. Visit Janardhana Swamy Temple, a renowned Lord Krishna temple at Varkala.
Proceed to Kanyakumari (137 kms - 3.5 hours). Enroute visit Padmanabha Swamy Temple (Lord Vishnu Temple and one of the 108 Divya Desams) at Trivandrum (renowned to be one of the richest temple trusts in India). Kanyakumari is a prime heritage and pilgrimage destinations and is home to a Shaktipeetha Temple and where one can see both sunrise and sunset from the same point. Evening visit to the Kanyakumari temple, Vivekanand rock memorial and enjoy the Sunset.
Depart to Trivandrum (100 kms) for onward journey.