Kerala Pilgrimage Tour
As the name implies, this tour package focuses on places of devotional importance.
Following are the highlights of this tour. Day by day details of the tour program follows after this section.
|Day #||Destination||Tourist Attractions Covered|
|1||Cochin - Thrissur - Guruvayur||Kathakali performance, Sri Vadakkunathar temple, Guruvayur Temple, Punnathurkotta Elephant Camp|
|2||Guruvayur - Kodungallur - Cochin||Bagavathy Amman temple, Chottanikkara|
|3||Cochin - Ambalapuzha - Trivandrum||Krishnan temple, Padmanabaswamy temple|
Cochin - Thrissur - Guruvayur
(Kathakali performance, Sri Vadakkunathar temple, Guruvayur Temple, Punnathurkotta Elephant Camp)
We will start our journey from Cochin. This place needs no further introduction. Cochin is a prominent tourist destination in all around the world for its serene beaches and backwaters, eye-catching tea plantations, and beautiful spice estates.
You should not miss the colourful Kathakali performance that is an identification of the rich culture of Kerala. Cochin is also tremendously popular for its rich food culture. Some of its worth trying foods are seafood (not for allergy patients), biryani, fish curry etc.
After taking a delicious meal in Cochin, we will be heading to Thrissur. It will take around 2 h 12 min to reach. Thrissur is popular for its sacred places and vibrant festivals. Here, we will pay a visit to Sri Vadakkunathar temple.
Sri Vadakkunathar temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Vadakkunathar and Amman (Thayar) are situated nearby. The structure and style of construction of temples are different in Kerala, as compared to other Indian states.
The architectural method of these temples is simply effortless with the utilization of stone, wood, and metals. Sri Vadakkunathar temple is encircled by a huge stone wall. You can explore four gopurams inside this bracing. These four gopurams do point out the four directions. You will collect memorable and cherishable experiences after visiting this temple.
After that, we will move towards Guruvayur. It is known as pilgrimage town for having age-old and red-roofed Guruvayur Temple. In Guruvayur, our first destination will be Sri Krishna Temple. This popular Hindu temple is dedicated to Guruvayurappan (God Vishnu). It is a prominent worship place for Hindus in God’s Own Country.
After praying and worshiping, now it’s time to move towards Punnathurkotta Elephant Camp. We need to cover 3 km to reach this Elephant Camp. It features 58 elephants covering the area of 11.5 acres. It is a world famous place for having the largest count of captive elephants.
Here, it’s the end of the day 1. Now, it’s time to return the respective hotel.
Guruvayur - Kodungallur - Cochin
(Bagavathy Amman temple, Chottanikkara)
It’s a new day and it’s time to say goodbye to Guruvayur and start a journey to Kodungallur. After reaching this place, we will freshen up in the hotel and have our meal. In Kodungallur, our destination is Bagavathy Amman temple.
Sree Kurumba Bhagavati Temple is a popular temple, devoted to the goddess Bhadrakali. This particular temple is one of the prominent places in Kerala. Tamil speakers do address this temple as 'Malayala Bhagavathi’.
After completing our prayer, we will return to our hotel and then move towards Cochin. After taking rest in the hotel and having a light meal, we will start our journey to Chottanikkara. In Chottanikkara, our destination is Bagavathyamman temple. This famous temple is dedicated to Rajarajeshwari, also called Sree Bhagavathi. Bagavathyamman temple is a prominent pilgrimage in Kerala.
After that, we will come back to Cochin and it’s the end of our Day 2 tour.
Cochin - Ambalapuzha - Trivandrum
(Krishnan temple, Padmanabaswamy temple)
It’s our third and last day of the tour in this particular kerala travel package. After taking a scrumptious meal in Cochin, we will head to Ambalapuzha. It is a small town in Kerala. After reaching to the respective hotel in Ambalapuzha, we will refreshen up and take our food (if required).
In Ambalapuzha, our destination is Krishnan temple. Probably, it has been built in the period of 15th – 17th AD. The payasam, distributed in Krishnan temple, is very popular among Hindu devotees.
After paying our visit, it’s time to move towards Trivandrum. It is the capital of Kerala and home of extraordinarily beautiful tourist spots. In Trivandrum, our destination will be PadmanabaSwamy temple.
Padmanabhaswamy Temple had been constructed in an outstanding combination of the Tamil style (kovil) and Kerala style architecture. This temple is featured with high walls as well as a 16th-century Gopuram. Padmanabhaswamy Temple is devoted to Lord Vishnu, represented in Anantha Shayanam. You need to follow a particular dress code before entering this temple.
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