Guruvayor – Munnar – Thekkady – Mararikulam – Poovar
Proceed to Guruvayoor. Guruvayoor is one of the most sacred and important pilgrim centres of Kerala. Its main attraction is the Sree Krishna Temple, considered the Dwaraka of the South. This historic temple is shrouded in mystery. According to belief, the temple is the creation of Guru, the preceptor of the Gods, and Vayu, God of the winds. The eastern NADA is the main entrance to the shrine. In the Chuttambalam (outer enclosure) is the tall 33.5 m high gold plated Dwajasthambam (flag-post). There is also a 7 metre high Deepasthambam (pillar of lamps), whose thirteen circular receptacles provide a truly gorgeous spectacle when lit. The square Sreekovil is the sacred sanctum sanctorum of the temple, housing the main deity. Within the temple there are also the images of Ganapathy, Lord Ayyappa and Edathedathu Kavil Bhagavathy. Renowned for its healing powers, people make an astonishing range of offerings here to the Lord. One of the most popular offerings is the Thulabharam, where devotees are weighed against bananas, sugar, jaggery and coconuts equivalent to their weight. Only Hindus are allowed inside the temple
Munnar area paradise situated at the confluence of three mountain streams and perched 1600 m above sea level. On the way to Hotel will visit Cheeyappara water falls (If time permits) and after check in formalities If time permits we will proceed to visit Echo Point, Kundala Lake, Madupetty Dam and Tea Museum. In the evening back to the hotel and overnight stay.
After Breakfast today being the day to explore more in Munnar, Mattupetty Dam, Echo Point, Eravikulam National Park etc. (Closed during FEB & MAR every year due to breeding period) Overnight stay at hotel.
Please note the Timings for visiting : Eravikulam National Park- Timings 09.00 hrs-16.00 hrs. Tea Museum: Timings 10:0016:30 hrs: Mattuppetty Dam Timings: 09:30 hrs – 15:00 hrs
Thekkady is famous for its tea, coffee and pepper plantations. It has unending plantation gardens and one can literally smell the aroma of spices in the air. A visit to Indias best wildlife sanctuaries will give you an experience that you wont forget for the rest of your lives. Make sure you take a cruise along the Periyar River for that mind-blowing experience.Overnight at hotel.
Periyar Wild Life Sanctuary Boat Timings: 07:00; 09:30; 11:30; 14:00; 16:00; hrs. Note: No advance ticket booking for boating at Thekkady; the guest should take tickets directly on arrival. Kindly cross check the boat timings once you reach; since only a few boats are available for cruise at Thekkady.
Mararikulam – is one of the picturesque fishing villages that dot the lovely coast line of Kerala. This private, shallow beach is fringed with unending lines of coconut palms. Rest of the day at leisure for own activities and enjoy the facilities of the Resort. Day at leisure for own activities and enjoy the facilities of the Resort like Ayurvedic Treatments, Swimming, etc.
Morning after Breakfast proceed to visit Poovar. \”Poovar is an exclusive destination carved out of one end of Kovalam area (20 kms from Poovar) that is renowned for having resorts that have both backwater and beach views. Three exclusive resorts have been set here and are good for premium getaways and wellness getaways.\” Enjoy Various Watersports.
Morning after breakfast proceed to Trivandrum located in the southwestern tip of India, bound by the Arabian Sea in the west and Tamil Nadu in the east. Named after Anantha Padmanabha or Lord Vishnu, the city is home to many ancient temples. The place has a long shoreline with internationally renowned beaches, historic monuments, backwater stretches and a rich cultural heritage make this district a much sought after tourist destination. Clean and green, Trivandrum the capital of Kerala is one of the most beautiful cities in the country. Go for a visit to Padmanabha Swamy temple, Napier Museum and Srichitra Art gallery. Have a look around to Horse palace near the Padmanabha swamy temple which houses numerous artifacts. Visit the zoo near to The Napier museum. The park has plenty to excite the animal lover in you. The Trivandrum zoo is one among the best designed in Asia and is set amidst woodland, lakes and lawns. Evening Back to Poovar.
Check out from Hotel / Houseboat. Drive to Airport / Railway Station for your onward journey.