Kerala Cultural Extravazanga

Duration : 13 days / 12 nights
Destinations : Thiruvananthapuram – Kovalam – Quilon – Alleppey – Periyar – Munnar – CochinThis Tour Itinerary can be customized according to your travel needs & requirement.

Kerala Cultural Extravaganza offer you a tour to explore the art and culture of Kerala. This south India state known as God’s Own Country has a heterogeneous cultural life due to presence of people of various religions. The Kerala people also lead a diverse social life celebrating various fairs and festivals. Fishing and Boat riding are a part of their cultural life as well source of livelihood to majority of them.

Day 01: Thiruvananthapuram – Kovalam
Kerala Travel representative will welcome you at the Thiruvananthapuram Airport. Here your Kerala Cultural Extravaganza tour begins. You will be directly driven to Kovalam, the beach town with exotic beaches.

On arrival you will take your beach hotel. After lunch, laze at the hotel. Late afternoon frolic at the Kovalam beach.

Kovalam is an attraction for the beach buffs for water sports like surfing, catamaran rides and swimming. Enjoy according to your choice.
After dinner, stay overnight at the beach hotel.

Day 02: Kovalam – Nearby Sightseeing 
On your second day of Kerala cultural tour you will set out your excursion tour to Padmanabhapuram Palace located near Kanyakumari. This is a 16th century Kerala architecture style palace built by the Travancore rulers. Explore its architecture and murals. You can also visit the Temple and Vivekananda Memorial of Kanyakumari. The sheer beauty of Kanyakumari will thrill you as it is the meeting point of Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean and Bay of Bengal. Sunset view at Kanyakumari is most stunning.
Return back to Kovalam beach hotel. Evening enjoy cultural programme at the beach.
After a mouth-watering dish, stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 03: Kovalam – Sightseeing Tour to Trivandrum 
After breakfast you will go for a sightseeing tour to Trivandrum city which has some heritage sites of cultural influence. You will explore here Shri Padmanabha Swami Temple, Chitralayam Art Gallery, Napier Museum, Zoological Gardens, famous Kanakakannu Palace and the Reptile House Observatory.

Have a typical Kerala lunch at a Trivandrum restaurant. You will experience the flavor of Kerala cuisine.

Return back to the Kovalam beach hotel and relax for overnight.

Day 04: Kovalam – Quilon or Kollam 

After breakfast you will be driven to Quilon or Kollam which is known for its spice trade center.
On arrival at Kollam you will check in at the hotel.
Kollam is located on the bank of Astamudi Lake. The proverb says – “Once you see Kollam, you will not need your home any more”.

After lunch, visit the Mahatma Gandhi Beach and Thirumullavaram Beach.

Kollam is known for its delicious cuisine. So, savor a special Kerala dinner at a Kollam restaurant. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 5: Quilon or Kollam 
After breakfast you will go for a full day sightseeing at Kollam. Explore the Thangassery Light house, Ananda Valleeswaram Temple of Kollam, Pullichira Church and Chinnakkada Palli Mosque.

Have lunch at an outside restaurant.

Dinner at the hotel. Overnight stay.

Day 6: Quilon – Alleppey

Houseboat is a part of Kerala cultural life. The craftsman designs the houseboats in a colorful style to please the eyes of a tourist. Earlier it was a part of their social life, now it is the main source of Kerala tourism and displays the rich cultural life of the people.
Embark on a Kettuvallam, the traditional houseboat of Kerala; this is the best way to explore the natural vistas of Kerala. The houseboat sailing down the scenic backwater canals will move towards Alleppey.

Dinner onboard. Spend the magical night on the houseboat.

Day 07: Alleppey – Periyar 

Cruising down a long stretch of backwaters the houseboat will reach Alleppey in the morning. Check out the houseboat. Our representative will receive you at the Alleppey boat jetty. Now you explore the Alleppey town and its temples. Temple plays an important part in cultural life of Kerala people. So, explore the temple culture of Alleppey.

If you are a shopaholic buy some handicrafts products at Alleppey town.
Then our representative will drive you to Periyar. On arrival check in at your jungle resort.

Late afternoon visit the nearby villages and coffee plantations.

Day 08: Periyar 
Your cultural tour includes wildlife exploration at the Periyar National Park claimed to be the only tiger reserve in Kerala. Morning go for a jungle safari in the park. Some of the animals of the park are wild boars, sambars, elephants, dhole (wild dogs), langur monkeys and more.

Come back to the resort. Have lunch and relax.
Enjoy a sunset cruise on the Periyar Lake.

Day 09: Periyar – Munnar
After breakfast you will head towards Munnar hill station in Kerala known for its waterfalls, lake, plantation gardens, etc. On the way, you drive past the scenic greeneries of nature. You might see a wild elephant on your way of driving.

Reaching Munnar you will halt at a resort or hotel. Rest of the time you relax at Munnar.
Explore the Munnar town and the lively people of the town.
Have dinner and stay overnight.

Day 10: Munnar
Your whole day tour will be refreshing to you. Munnar is a scenic hill station with natural wonders. After breakfast you will explore the lush tea gardens, Mattupetty Lake and Indo-Swiss Diary project.

After lunch you will explore the temples of Munnar. The Hindus have a habit of visiting the temples always to worship their deities. Sree Krishna Temple and Sree Dharmasastha Temple celebrate temple festivals with great pomp and gaiety. If you visit during the festival time you can explore the colorful temple festivals of Munnar.
After dinner, stay overnight.

Day 11: Munnar – Cochin 
Your Cultural tour packages to Kerala will take you to Kochi city today. On arrival take your hotel. Kochi (colonial name Cochin) has a rich culture reflected in the art and culture tradition of the people. It has a cosmopolitan atmosphere with existence of people of various religions and countries. As Cochin is once the main trade of European colonizers, it has some colonial cultural monuments. It is also the home of dance, sculptures, temple architecture, martial arts, and handicraft items.

Afternoon, you will explore the Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue, St. Francis Church, Chinese Fishing nets. You will also visit the local handicrafts centre located in close proximity to the city.

You will enjoy a Kathakali dance programme at a cultural centre in Kochi.
Kochi cuisine is also rich. Savor a special Kerala dish to soothe your taste buds.
Overnight stay at the Kochi hotel.

Day 12: Kochi – Departure
Your Kerala cultural voyage comes to and end. Kerala Travel representative transfers you at the airport to board a flight to your next destination.
Hope you had a lifetime travel experience in Kerala. We wish you a happy journey ahead and hope you will share memorabilia of the tour to your friends and families.