Day 01 : Cochin - Guruvayoor (110 km)
Our chauffer will receive you from the airport and l proceeds to Guruvayoor . It will take around 2 hrs running time from Cochin- Guruvayoor.Then you may check in to the hotel at Guruvayoor after the refreshment,you can do a city visit according to your interest.The stay is arranged at the Hotel at Guruvayoor.
“One of the most important Hindu pilgrim centers of India. Home to the Guruvayur Temple,one of the greatest Krishna shrines in the country and the second largest in terms of pilgrim arrivals. Every year, Guruvayur-which has an area of only 7.476 sq.Km and about 22,000 permanent residents-hosts three crore pilgrims, including those arriving for marriages and annaprasadams. Which has put the land as well as its people under tremendous strain. And necessitated the creation of an exclusive township”
Day 02 Guruvayoor- Cochin
Today early morning you can do the Sree Krishna Dharsan at Guruvayoor Temple.Nirmalya Dharsan will star at early morning onwards.Please note that there will be heavy rush for the Nirmalya Dharsan so that you make sure to be in queu before After the Dharsan you can come back to the hotel for break fast.Then check out from the hotel and proceeds to the Elephant orphanage of Guruvayoor Devaswam board.Defenetly it will be a wonderful experience.Evening leave to cochin ,overnight stay arranged at cochin
Guruvayoor Elephant Sanctuary
“The Devaswom maintains a unique elephant sanctuary, the only one of its kind in the World. It has 51 elephants now. These jumbos are the offerings of the devotees to the Lord. A large number of pilgrims and tourists visit this fascinating spot every day. In this vast compound, there are road facilities for pilgrims and tourists to go around. The present elephant sanctuary is in Punnathur Kotta about 3 kms north of Guruvayur temple. Punnathur Kotta is the ancient palace of the
Punnathur Rajas, now in the possession of the Devaswom. There is also an ancient temple where Lord Siva and Bhagavathy are worshiped. It is a 10 acre compound which Devaswom purchased in 1975, which was under receiver rule of Trichur sub court. Till that time elephants were kept in this Kovilakam compound (present Sreevalsam) to the south of the temple”
Day-3 Cochin Sight seeing
This entire day is reserved to feel and know the wispers of cochin .Following are the beautiful sight seeings in Cochin -Mattanchery Palace , Muesium in Mattanchery , Jewish synaguage ,Chinees fishing nets at fort cochin,A walk through the mirrine drive (a walk way is present near by the Vembanadu back water),Vallarpadam church ( Progressing as an international pilgrim). You can do the above sightseeing according to the time limit.
Since Fort Cochin was under the possession of the Portuguese, the Dutch and the British at different points of time, the region still bear the influence of European architecture.
Marine Drive is a beautiful promenade in Kochi (Cochin), Kerala state of India. The Marine Drive is built facing the backwaters of Kochi. It is a popular hangout for the local populace as well as the tourists.
Even though it is called Marine Drive but vehicles are not allowed on the walkway. Its popularity among tourists and the local populace has made Marine Drive an important hub of economic activities in Kochi. Marine Drive boasts of numerous shopping malls and that makes it an important center of shopping in Kochi. You can find many popular fast food joints along the walkway.
Day 04 : Departure
Today after check out from the hotel, if you are interested can do some purchasing and spend some time for shopping in MG Road or Broadway.Then visit India’s largest shopping mall in Cochin (LULU Shopping mall & Hypermarket). Evening transfer to airport/railway station for your return journey.