Trivandrum & Kovalam Highlights: Private Day Tour
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Product Code : AGORA195
Discover the best of Trivandrum and Kovalam in a single day with our "Trivandrum & Kovalam Highlights" private day tour. Begin your journey with a visit to the iconic Padmanabhaswamy Temple and explore its rich history. Immerse yourself in the world of art at the Napier Museum and Sri Chitra Art Gallery, appreciating the cultural heritage of Kerala. Experience architectural marvels at Kuthiramalika Palace and Kanakakunnu Palace. Visit the historic Vizhinjam Lighthouse for stunning views, and unwind on the pristine shores of Kovalam Beach, renowned for its breathtaking sunset vistas. This tour is your gateway to Kerala's cultural treasures and natural beauty.
9:00 AM: Pick up from your hotel in Trivandrum
Your day begins with a pick-up by your private guide and driver from your hotel in Trivandrum. As you embark on this cultural and scenic journey, your knowledgeable guide will provide insights into the rich history and traditions of Trivandrum.
11:00 AM: Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Your first stop is the iconic Padmanabhaswamy Temple, a magnificent Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The temple's intricate architecture and spiritual significance make it a must-visit. Explore the vast temple complex, and allow your guide to share captivating stories about the temple's past.
12:00 PM: Napier Museum
Next, you'll head to the Napier Museum, a historical gem known for its extensive collection of bronze idols, ancient jewelry, and other artifacts. Your guide will walk you through the exhibits, offering a deeper understanding of Kerala's cultural heritage.
1:00 PM: Sri Chitra Art Gallery
Your artistic journey continues at the Sri Chitra Art Gallery, where a world of traditional and contemporary Indian art awaits. Admire the exquisite paintings, sculptures, and creative expressions that narrate the story of India's artistic evolution. Learn about the artists and their techniques.
1:00 PM: Lunch Break
After a morning of exploration, it's time to satisfy your appetite. Your guide will recommend a local restaurant, allowing you to savor the flavors of authentic Kerala cuisine or other dining options of your choice (lunch cost not included).
2:00 PM: Kuthiramalika Palace (Horse Palace)
Post lunch, your journey leads to the Kuthiramalika Palace, also known as the Horse Palace. This architectural wonder, adorned with intricate wood carvings, showcases the historical and cultural importance of the region. Listen to captivating stories about the palace's history and royal connections.
3:00 PM: Kanakakunnu Palace
The grandeur of Trivandrum unfolds at the Kanakakunnu Palace. Located amidst picturesque gardens, the palace's beauty is a sight to behold. Take a leisurely stroll through the gardens, appreciating the scenic landscapes while absorbing the palace's historical significance.
4:00 PM: Vizhinjam Lighthouse
Your next destination is the historic Vizhinjam Lighthouse, perched atop a rocky cliff overlooking the Arabian Sea. Climb to the top of the lighthouse for breathtaking panoramic views. Your guide will provide insights into the lighthouse's role in maritime history.
5:00 PM: Kovalam Beach
Complete your day with a visit to the enchanting Kovalam Beach, renowned for its pristine shores and spectacular sunset views. Take a relaxing break on the beach, indulge in a refreshing swim, and explore the nearby shops and cafes, where you can pick up souvenirs or enjoy a cup of chai.
6:00 PM: Return to Your Hotel in Trivandrum
As the sun begins to set, your guide and driver will accompany you on the journey back to your hotel in Trivandrum. Reflect on the day's experiences and cultural discoveries as you bid farewell to this vibrant city.
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.