South Kerala

8 Days South Kerala Tour


14 Days

Destination :

Cochin - Alleppey House Boat – Kumarakom - Kovalam – Trivandrum

Price :

Price On Request



Arrive Cochin

Welcome to India! 
Arrive Cochin Airport, You are met by our representative with traditional and sacred marigold flower garland. 

Transfer to your hotel where a traditional welcome with aarti & tika ceremony awaits you.

Room available from 1400 hrs:

Cochin: A cluster of islands and narrow peninsulas, Cochin or Kochi is known as 'Queen of the Arabian Sea', it reflects the best of all that Kerala has to offer. A rich past and a vibrant present. 

Evening: Kathkali Dance on seat sharing basis. Kathakali is one of the oldest theatre forms in the worls. It originated in the area of Southwestern India now known as the state of Kerala. Kathakali is a group presentation in which dancers take various roles in performaces traditionally based on themes from the Hindu mythology especially the 2 epics Ramayana and Mahabharata. Kathakali make-up is the slow metamorphosis of mortals into immortal deities and demons.



Breakfast at the hotel. Morning city tour of Cochin to discover the remnants left behind by many settlers in this portside capital. 

Jewish Synagogue: (Closed on every Friday & Saturdays)

The famous Kochi Synagogue (Jewish place of worship) is located at Fort Kochi, about 10 km from Ernakulam in Kerala. The Synagogue was constructed in 1568 and is the oldest in the Commonwealth countries. The synagogue was partially destroyed in a shelling during the Portuguese raid but was rebuilt two years later by the Dutch. 

Fort Cochin and Saint Francis Church: Fort Cochin is believed to be the oldest European Settlement in India and St. Francis Church was the first European Church to be built in India. The history of this Church reflects the colonial struggle of European powers in India, from the 15th to 20th Centuries. 

The Portuguese Vasco da Gama was the first European to discover the sea route to India. In 1503 Alphonso Alburquerque was given permission by the Rajah of Cochin to build a fort at the mouth of the river. Within the Fort they erected a church of wood, which was dedicated to St. Bartholomew.

Dutch Palace: (Closed on every Friday) Dutch Palace, Kochi is more popularly known as Mattancherry Palace. It is located at Palace Road, 10 km from Ernakulam city, Kochi. The palace was constructed by the Portuguese and presented to the then Rajah of Kochi, Veera Kerala Varma. The Rajahs of Keralas made subsequent renovations of the palace, giving it a Hindu texture. In fact, it has become one of the best testimony of the Hindu Temple Art.The Dutch Palace in Kochi is a two stored building built around a central courtyard. This traditional style of architecture is known as 'nalukettus' .

Chinese Fishing Net: A very unusual method of fishing, operated from the shore.

Chinese fishing nets are fixed land installations set up on bamboo or teak poles and is operated from the shores. Used for fishing, each net is at least 10 m in height and consists of a cantilever with an outstretched net suspended over the sea.  

Later proceed for a Harbor Cruise.

Sunset cruise will take you on the waterways of Kochi Harbour, offering picturesque seaside views of Fort Kochi, Bolgatty Island, Willingdon Island, the Kochi shipyard and the structurally impressive Chinese fishing nets.

Optional Cooking demo with Dinner: (not included)

Chef Nimmy Paul is a member of Kochi’s Syrian-Christian community, and grew up carefully watching her mother and grandmother transform local ingredients into delicious, highly flavored but not-too-fiery delicacies. The basics of traditional Syrian-Christian Keralan cuisine, which is not easy to find, much less learn to prepare, outside of India. This will certainly include the preparation of palappam, an impossibly thin and lacy rice pancake, served with meen molee, fish prepared in coconut milk with a masala (or spice mix) made of coriander, black peppercorn, cumin, turmeric and garlic. Another oft-taught dish is a slightly different version of the pancake called kallapam, which is made with grated coconut and served with spicy meats, such as a coriander chicken curry. The guest can learn how to use local traditional cooking equipment, such as the mun chatti, a cooking pot made from clay, as well as the proper way to serve dishes. For instance, the meen molee is plated on a delicate piece of banana leaf.

Overnight at Hotel.


Cochin – Alleppey (Approx 60 kms – 1 ½ hrs drive)

Breakfast at the hotel.
Morning drive to Alleppey to board overnight House Boat.  

At 1300 hrs board the House Boat

Houseboat in Allepey: Kerala offers unique opportunity to experience breathtakingly beautiful backwaters which consist of a complex network of brackish lagoons, lovely lakes and canals. 

The most predominant way to experience the Kerala backwaters is Kerala houseboats (also known as Kettuvalloms). Take a leisurely journey along Kerala backwater on luxurious Kerala houseboats. Have an opportunity to reside at Kerala houseboat floating over beautiful backwaters and watching the village life by the canals pass by. 

Traditional Kerala cuisine for Lunch and Dinner on House Boat.

 Overnight at House Boat.


Alleppey Kumarakom

Awake early to watch the sun rise over the backwaters and the fishermen returning to their villages on their little boats through the backwaters.  Morning after breakfast disembarks at Kumarakom & check into hotel. 

Kumarakom: is famous for its backwater tourism. It is set in the backdrop of the Vembanad Lake which is the largest freshwater lake in the state of Kerala. Kumarakom is also home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. 

Kumarakom is set beautifully preserving the nature and adapting to the natural environment surrounding it. Canals meander around the elegantly furnished teak cottages. Spend the day exploring the hotel and indulging in Ayurveda Treatments (direct payment basis). 

Overnight at Hotel.


Kumarakom – Kovalam (approx 180 Km)

Breakfast at the hotel.

Later in the morning, check out & drive to Kovalam. Kovalam is a beach town by the Arabian Sea in Thiruvananthapuram city, Kerala, India, located around 16 km from the city center.

Check-in at hotel.

Day at leisure.

Overnight at Hotel.


In Kovalam

Breakfast at the hotel.
Full day at leisure.

Ayurveda Treatments: (direct payment basis). 

Overnight at Hotel.


In Kovalam

Breakfast at the hotel.

Full day at leisure.

Ayurveda Treatments: (direct payment basis). 

Overnight at Hotel.


Day 08: Kovalam Out

Breakfast at the hotel.

Departure transfer to Airport to board flight for final destination.


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