Trivandrum – Varkala – Kumarakom – Cochin
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Upon arrival at the Trivandrum Airport our representative will cordially welcome you and take you by road to Varkala; on arrival check-in into hotel. Varkala is one of the prime beach destinations in India. Enjoy the evening watching a spectacular sunset or swimming at the picturesque Varkala Beach. Overnight at the hotel.
Afternoon proceed for the sightseeing tour of Varkala - a small, peaceful place just 51 km from Trivandrum international airport and 176 km from Cochin international Airport. Varkala’s main beach, Papanasam is long and golden with a stunning backdrop of red laterite cliffs from which healing mineral water springs forth. Varkala is flanked by endless beaches to the north and south. Varkala’s Temple Junction is home to the ancient Janardhanaswamy Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu that was largely rebuilt in the 13th century. Overnight stay is in Varkala.
After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Kumarakom (04 ½ Hrs Drive). Check in to the hotel. Afternoon proceeds for local sightseeing in and around Kumarakom - a tiny backwater hamlet perched on the western banks of the Vembanadu Lake. The stretch of backwater is spread over 900 sq. km. Choose a canoe, motor boat or a houseboat and devour the beauty of this backwater paradise at its best. Overnight stay is arranged in Kumarakom.
Morning, after breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Cochin International airport for your flight back home, feeling contented about a wonderful holiday you spent in the “God’s Own Country”.