Kerala Temple Tour
Please note this tour may be of limited interest to non-Hindus; this is because in Kerala, only Hindus can enter temples.
For a better overview of Hindu temples it is advisable that non-Hindus visit Tamil Nadu where there are far fewer restrictions on who can go where within temples and their sanctums.....
Day 1 - Trivandrum Arrival – Kovalam
You’ll be met on arrival at Trivandrum airport and introduced to your driver. Make the short drive to Kovalam and check-in at your beachside accommodation. Later head back into Trivandrum city and visit a temple reputed to be the richest in the world, Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Later visit the Zoological Park, the Napier Museum and Sree Chithira Art Gallery. Overnight in Kovalam
Day 2 - Kovalam – Kanyakumari – Kovalam
After breakfast begin a full-day excursion to India’s southernmost point, Kanyakumari. En route visit Padmanabhapuram, a beautiful palace made of teak. Continue on to Kanyakumari where you can see the confluence of the Indian Ocean, the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal. Visit the Kanyakumari Devi Temple and Kumari Amman Temple. Admire the beauty of the grand Tiruvalluvar statue located near the majestic confluence point. Later visit Our Lady of Ransom Church and enjoy the beauty of setting sun at the beach before returning to your resort. Overnight in Kovalam.
Day 3 - Kovalam – Alleppey – Kumarakom
Head north towards Alleppey and stop at various beautiful temples on the way. Pray at Subrahmanya Temple which is known for its four - armed idol of Lord Subrahmanya. Later stop at Mannarasala Temple, dedicated to Nagaraja (the king of snakes). Visit the ancient Oachira Temple dedicated to Para Brahman. Continue the journey to Alleppey and take a motorboat to your accommodation at Kumarakom. Check in at the resort on arrival and relax before heading to Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary where you’ll be able to see a variety of species of migratory birds. Overnight at Kumarakom
Day 4 - Kumarakom – Cochin
After breakfast drive towards Cochin with en route stops at the divine Vaikom Mahadeva Temple, Ettumanoor Mahadevar Temple and Kaduthuruthy Thaliyil Mahadeva Temple. A visit to all three of these Shiva temples is believed to fulfil all wishes. After reaching Cochin, enjoy a classical dance performance before retiring to the hotel. Overnight in Cochin
Day 5 - Cochin – Guruvayoor
Start the drive to Guruvayoor and visit Tripunithura on the way. Known as the land of temples, Tripunithura is the place to visit the very popular Chottanikara Devi temple and Poornathrayeesa Temple. Continue towards Guruvayoor and check in at the hotel on arrival. Visit the iconic Sree Krishna Temple which is one of the most sacred places among the ardent followers of Lord Krishna. Later visit the Punathur Elephant Palace. Overnight at Guruvayoor .
Day 6 - Guruvayoor - Cochin
Return to Cochin with sightseeing, time permitting, before heading out to the airport for your onward or homeward flight.