Trivandrum & Kovalam Highlights: Private Day Tour
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Product Code : AGORA195
Discover the best of Trivandrum and Kovalam on a private day tour that combines culture, art, and scenic beauty. Visit the iconic Padmanabhaswamy Temple, explore the fascinating Sri Chitra Art Gallery, and take in panoramic views from Vizhinjam Lighthouse. Relax on the pristine beaches of Kovalam, known for their golden sands and turquoise waters. With a knowledgeable local guide, immerse yourself in the rich heritage, natural beauty, and artistic treasures of Trivandrum and Kovalam on this private day tour.
9:00 AM: Pick up from your hotel in Trivandrum Your private guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel in Trivandrum, and you'll start your day tour with a visit to the famous Padmanabhaswamy Temple, a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. You'll have the opportunity to marvel at the intricate architecture and learn about the rich history and cultural significance of the temple.
11:00 AM: Drive to Napier Museum Next, you'll drive to the Napier Museum, a 19th-century museum known for its collection of bronze idols, ancient ornaments, and other artifacts. Your guide will provide insights into the cultural heritage and history of Kerala as you explore the museum's exhibits.
12:00 PM: Visit Sri Chitra Art Gallery After the Napier Museum, you'll visit the Sri Chitra Art Gallery, a renowned museum that houses a vast collection of traditional and contemporary art from Kerala and other parts of India. You'll have the opportunity to admire the exquisite paintings, sculptures, and other works of art on display, and learn about the artists and their techniques.
1:00 PM: Lunch Break By this time, you may have worked up an appetite, and your guide will take you to a local restaurant for a delicious lunch (own expense). You can savor the flavors of authentic Kerala cuisine or choose from other options as per your preferences.
2:00 PM: Drive to Kuthiramalika Palace After lunch, you'll head to the Kuthiramalika Palace, also known as the Horse Palace, which was built by the King of Travancore in the 19th century. The palace is known for its traditional architecture and exquisite wood carvings, and your guide will share interesting anecdotes about the history and cultural significance of the palace.
3:00 PM: Drive to Kanakakunnu Palace Next, you'll visit the Kanakakunnu Palace, a stunning palace located in the heart of Trivandrum. The palace is surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens, and you can take a leisurely stroll through the gardens, enjoying the scenic beauty and learning about the palace's history.
4:00 PM: Drive to Vizhinjam Lighthouse You'll then drive to Kovalam and visit the historic Vizhinjam Lighthouse, located atop a rocky cliff overlooking the Arabian Sea. You can climb up the lighthouse for panoramic views of the surrounding area, and your guide will share interesting insights about the history and significance of the lighthouse.
5:00 PM: Drive to Kovalam Beach After the lighthouse visit, you'll head to the popular Kovalam Beach, known for its pristine beaches and breathtaking sunset views. You can spend some time relaxing on the beach, taking a dip in the sea, or exploring the nearby shops and cafes.
6:00 PM: Drive back to your hotel in Trivandrum Finally, you'll drive back to your hotel in Trivandrum, where your guide and driver will drop you off, marking the end of the day tour.
Private AC car/van for pick up and drop off from/to your hotel.
English speaking local guide, if option selected.
Entrance fees to monuments, if option selected.
Lunch, if option selected.
Bottled water in the car.
Camera charges at monuments.
Gratuities and optional activities.
Anything not mentioned in the inclusions.