Kovalam is a beach town by the coast of Arabian Sea. Shallow waters in the sea make it ideal for swimming and surfing. The large and spread coconut palms on the shore add more beauty to the shore.
Alleppey and Kumarakom are two main backwater tourism destinations in Kerala. Both places allow tourists to spend a day and a night in a houseboat or Kettuvallam as they locally call it. Kettuvallam will take you through the streams and rivers allowing you to discover the beauty of the enclosing greenery and untouched charm of rural Kerala.
Kochi or Trivandrum
3 Hours Before Flight Time
With this tour package, you’ll explore Kovalam which is a beach city in Trivandrum and a night touring the backwaters of Alleppey/Kumarakom in a houseboat. You can switch the order of this itinerary according to your arrival and departure location. If you arrive at Cochin airport you can go for the houseboat ride on the first day and finally depart from Trivandrum after exploring Kovalam. Or you can arrive at Trivandrum airport, have fun in Kovalam for two days, then go to Alleppey/Kumarakom for houseboat ride and then later on the last day after exploring Cochin you can depart from Cochin airport/ railway station.
Kovalam has beaches for all kinds of travelers- the adventure seekers, nature lovers, and the peace seekers. Its three adjacent beaches the lighthouse beach, Hawah Beach, and the Samudra beach are separated by huge outcrops.
Arrive at Trivandrum. Our cab driver will pick you from the airport/railway station and take you to Kovalam. This is a beach town by the Arabian Sea in Trivandrum, which is the capital city of the god’s own country, Kerala. It’s the only international beach destination in India. Kovalam is famous for its three main beaches:
1. LIGHTHOUSE BEACH
This wonderful beach and its lighthouse is the prime attraction of Kovalam. The beach is locally famous as Vizhinjam beach. Climb the top of the lighthouse to get a spectacular view of the coast and surrounding places. This is a busy beach with a lot of tourists coming every day to embrace the beauty of the sea.
2. HAWAH BEACH
Hawah beach is next to the Lighthouse beach where you can enjoy fresh seafood, a long boat ride, and surfing.
3. SAMUDRA BEACH
This is the less crowded beach in Kovalam. Being far from the city life the beach has maintained its authentic beauty. This is the most romantic beach for its isolated calm attractiveness.
After exploring and enjoying the joy of beach, while late evening moves on hotel/resort for overnight stay.
After breakfast, our cab driver will ride to you towards Poovar island which is an excellent getaway, where you can explore the beauty of nature, beaches & backwater. It is a great place where the lake, river, and sea meet with endless golden sand beaches.
You can reach this wonderful island by boat. The island has resorts that are floating in the water. Poovar is famous as a major timber, sandalwood and ivory trading place. Also, Poovar is famous for backwater boating.
You can also visit the famous Padmanabhaswamy temple once you’re back in Kovalam. And, check in to your resort for overnight stay.
After breakfast, you’ll depart for your next adventure- Kettuvallam. This is a houseboat completely made of bamboos held together with coir knots. With furnished bedrooms, kitchen, washrooms, and other facilities, Kettuvallam is a small adorable house on the backwaters. You can check in on a Kettuvallam at 12 pm and check out at 9 am. On the daytime take a ride through the backwater and explore the unscathed beauty of rural Kerala. And spent the night floating on the water in this amazing bamboo home. Food will be served on the houseboat. A trip to gods owns country without a night in the Kettuvallam is actually half-done.
This morning after breakfast our cab driver will take you to the mini metro city of Kerala- Cochin. This city is called the queen of the Arabian Sea. Cochin present before you the remnants from her renowned days as you move through Fort Kochi, Mattancherry Palace, Jewish Synagogue, Jew Town, Old Spice market, St.Francis church, Santa Cruz Basilica, and Chinese Fishing Nets. Kochi has historical as well as the modernized importance since one part of the city is rapidly developing while history resides on the other.
After the day’s visit, the cab driver will drop you at the Cochin airport or railway station according to guest departure timings.