Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination
Arrival – Trivandrum
Departure - Trivandrum
Route:- Trivandrum - Ashtamudi (2N) - Ponmudi (1N) - Kovalam (2N) - Trivandrum.
Summarized Itinerary :-
Day-1 Arrival at Trivandrum. Proceed to Ashtamudi. Evening Boat ride.
Day-2 Sightseeing in and Around Ashtamudi
Day-3 Proceed to Ponmudi. Local visits, excursions or just walk around the area.
Day-4 Proceed to Kovalam. Enroute visit Neyyar Dam.
Day-5 Kanyakumari excursion OR Trivandrum sightseeing.
Trivandrum to Ashtamudi -75 kms (2 hrs).
Ashtamudi to Ponmudi -110 kms (3 hrs).
Ponmudi to Kovalam -67 kms (1.5 hrs).
Kovalam to Trivandrum -11 kms (0.5 hrs).
Destination Overview :-
Trivandrum - Trivandrum is a state capital of Kerala and access point to visit Beach Resorts of Kovalam / Varkala and plantation highlands around Ponmudi.
Ashtamudi - Ashtamudi means, 'eight-armed'. It is a palm-shaped extensive lake and backwaters area with eight prominent arms, adjoining the Kollam town.
Ponmudi - Ponmudi is situated at about 3000+ ft asl at 60 kms from Kovalam / Trivandrum. Ponmudi offers idyllic green getaway for guests.
Kovalam - Kovalam is one of the few developed beach retreats in India alongside Goa and home to several luxury beach resorts.
Arrive at Trivandrum and travel to Ashtamudi (75 kms - 2 hours). Ashtamudi is an eight cornered lake near Kollam renowned for its backwater experience. Evening boat ride in Ashtamudi Lake.
There are a few options for guests looking to explore around Ashtamudi. Guests may visit Amritapuri, home of renowned Spiritual leader Mata Amritanandamayi (Here free classes on Vedanta, Sanskrit, meditation and yoga are offered) or opt for a visit to Kollam Beach. Guests may also just relax and enjoy a backwater experience.
Travel to Ponmudi (110 kms - 3 hours). Ponmudi (3000+ ft asl) is a local getaway and a hill station near Trivandrum surrounded by plantations and reserve forests. Visit mini Zoo with Barasinghas or just walk around the area.
Proceed to Kovalam (65 kms - 2 hrs). Kovalam is a renowned beach destination in South Kerala visited for its premium / luxury resorts offering excellent views of the Arabian Sea. Enroute visit Neyyar Dam Neyyar dam has been developed as a tourist centre and home to popular Lion safari park (where rescued lions are kept in natural environment), Deer park, Boating, Crocodile Rehabilitation etc). Evening visit to the Lighthouse / Hawa Beach.
Day excursion to Kanyakumari (85 kms - 3 hours), a renowned Pilgrimage and heritage destination OR visit Padmanabha Swamy Temple and Napier Zoo at Trivandrum.
Depart to Trivandrum (15 kms) for onward journey.