Scenic Kerela 5N/6D
Jatayu nature park is a park and tourism center. It holds the distinction of having the world’s largest bird sculpture.
Mattancherry Palace– Mattancherry Palace known as the Dutch Palace features Kerala murals depicting Hindu temple art, portraits and exhibits of the royal family of Kochi.
Jewish Synagogue Fort Cochin– Jewish Synagogue at Fort Cochin was built in 1568 and is the oldest synagogue in the Commonwealth of Nations.
St Francis Church– St Francis Church is a tourist attraction at Fort Cochin. It was built in 1503 and is the oldest European church in India
Chinese fishing nets – Chinese fishing nets, also known as Cheena wala are seen quite frequently in Kochi. These are stationary lift nets fixed at a particular place operated from the shore using mechanical contrivances to fishing nets almost 20m across. This unique way of fishing was introduced by the Chinese traders in the 14th century extending its relevance to “Ko-chi”, meaning China like.
Marine Drive – Marine drive is a quaint destination amongst the many Cochin tourist places the Kerala takes pride in. Exclusively built facing the backwaters, it offers a charming and a picturesque image especially during the evening hours attracting the locals and tourists alike. Along with the Rainbow Bridge, which is a major draw for tourists, the Marine drive is lined with Shopping malls, fast food joints and other important landmark buildings of Kochi.
LULU Mall – The Lulu Shopping Mall which is one of the largest shopping malls in India is an invite to the world of happiness. With 225 outlets, 2,500 seater food courts and the presence of top 100 brands and 11 fine-dining restaurants, this is definitely a place to pamper you. The mall also houses a 9 screen Cineplex, amusement rides, one of the largest ice skating rink and a 12-lane bowling alley making it a destination for every age group, especially during the weekends. Housed within the campus of Hotel Marriot, it offers convenience and luxury to domestic and international tourists.
Mattupetty Dam– A reservoir and popular tourist spot where boating is offered.
Top Station – Top Station is notable as the historic trans-shipment location for tea delivered up here from Munnar and Madupatty by railway and then down by ropeway. Top station offers stunning views of the hills and plains beyond. Enroute waterfalls can be visited.
Eravikulam National Park – It is located along Western Ghats and the first national park in Kerala. It has the highest surviving population of Nilgiri Thar.
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary– Kumarakom Bird sanctuary is an area overlooking Vembanad Lake and is renowned for bird population and provides nesting grounds for a variety of birds. A walk (takes 2 hours) across the sanctuary in the mornings and evenings would provide opportunity to sight birds. There is also a lake at the entrance where boating is possible.
Backwaters of Alleppey– Kuttanad Backwaters in South Alleppey is what gives Kerala Venice of the East tag. Day cruises / hourly boat rides are popular and available from Alleppey jetty. Guests seeking an experience either opt for overnight houseboat or Kayaking tour.
Vembanad Lake– Vembanad Lake is one of the largest lakes in India and offering guests a comprehensive nature centric lakeside experience. There are boat rides on offer here where guests can take hourly or day cruises either from Alleppey or Kumarakom jetties. Guests looking for a backwater cum lakeside experience opt for overnight houseboat cruises ex-Alleppey.
Jatayu Earth Center– Jatayu nature park is a park and tourism center. It holds the distinction of having the world’s largest bird sculpture. The sculpture measures 200 feet long, 150 feet wide and 70 feet height. It symbolizes the protection of women, and their honour and safety.
Hawa Beach and Lighthouse Beach– Hawa Beach and lighthouse beach interconnect each other and have a number of bars and beachside restaurants connecting them. At both ends there are number of hotels stacked next to each other. Guests arrive here in the evening for the sunset and then hang around at one of the restaurant / Bars / Curio shops. Mornings one can see fishermen at work taking out fresh catch from their nets.
Padmanabha Swamy Temple– Padmanabha swami Temple (1566) is a Lord Vishnu temple in Trivandrum and one of the richest temple trusts in India and one the most visited temples in Kerala. The 100-foot seven-tier gopuram made in the Pandyan style architecture is the prime attraction for tourists.
Napier Museum– Napier Museum (1855) is an art and natural history museum situated in Trivandrum. Napier Museum is an art and natural history museum situated in Thiruvananthapuram. Museum is closed on Mondays.
Vivekananda Memorial – Famously known as the place where Swami Vivekananda attained enlightenment, this rock memorial was built in the year 1970 to commemorate this saint and is a well-known tourist place in Kanyakumari. It has a separate Dhyan Mandap (meditation hall) and the statue of Vivekananda in one of the inner chambers. The legend also has it that Goddess Kumari (Parvathi) performed austerity on this rock which is why a separate temple with the deity’s footprint is also created in the rock memorial.
Thiruvalluvar Statue – The imposing statue of the Tamil literary legend, Thiruvalluvar stands tall and mighty adjacent to the Vivekananda Rock Memorial. This architectural masterpiece has a 38-feet tall pedestal representing the 38 chapters on virtue in his literary work – Thirukkural – and the 133-feet tall statue represents the 133 chapters in this book. This is one of the most wonderful tourist places in Kanyakumari that also holds great historical and architectural significance.
Bharatmata Temple – Ramayana Darshan Temple or Bharat Mata Temple is an architectural and aesthetical wonder erected in Kanyakumari. The ground floor of this building is dedicated to the beautiful paintings of the Epic, Ramayana that is described chronologically along with a detailed description. In the first floor, there is a 12-feet-tall brass statue of Bharat Mata and paintings and statues of other deities including Devi Kanyakumari and Lord Vivekananda. The sheer magnificence of this building, the tale of Ramayana wonderfully depicted through paintings and the beautifully carved statues of various deities make this one of the best places to visit in Kanyakumari.
Kanyakumari Beach – Kanyakumari Beach is a rocky beach that offers a mesmerizing view of the blue waters splashing against the rocks. The golden sand drenched in multiple hues of the setting and the rising sun, the spectacular view of sunrise and sunset and the picturesque beauty of the rock memorial and the towering statue make it a must-visit tourist places in Kanyakumari. People flock here from dawn to dusk to drench themselves in the splashing Ocean or just sit on the shore and enjoy the beauty of the beach.
Triveni Sangam – Apart from the majestic rock memorial and the mammoth statue of the Tamil poet, Kanyakumari is also famous for the Triveni Sangam – the confluence of the Indian Ocean, the Bay of Bengal, and the Arabian Sea. Deities visiting the Kanyakumari temple also visit this Sangam and dip their feet in the water as they consider it holy. The Sangam offers a spectacular view of the sunset and also the rock memorial situated just 500m from the seashore.
Departure TimePlease arrive by 8:45 AM for a prompt departure at 9:00 AM.
Return TimeApproximately 8:30 PM.
Dress CodeComfortable athletic clothing.