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  • Guruvayoor - Trivandrum
  • 9 Nights / 10 days

Activity Tour: Biking - 09 Nights and 10 Days

Designed for biking enthusiasts who can have the opportunity of biking through some exotic locales while at the same time getting to experience the diversity in Kerala. The tour includes biking through a temple town and biking explorations of a port town, as well as biking along coastal roads, paddy fields and villages; visiting an elephant camp; seeing a martial arts demonstration; taking a houseboat cruise and staying in a beach resort.
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Tour Highlights

  • Visit Guruvayoor temple ,the cultural capital of Kerala
  • Visit Punathoor Kotta, the elephant sanctuary.
  • Ride and cross the harbour mouth at the Vypin Islands, crossing over to Fort Cochin by ferry.
  • Vsit the Jewish Synagogue; St. Francis Church, oldest European Church in India;Santa Cruz Basilica
  • Riding through the fishing villages and coconut plantations of Alleppy
  • Overnight stay at houseboat.
  • Cycle to Fragrant Nature, eco-lodge, set in a typical Kerala village
  • Rejuvenating full-body Ayurveda massage.
Tour Route - Where you'll visit
1 Guruvayoor
One of the most sacred and important pilgrim centres in Kerala, Guruvayoor is a temple town whose main attraction is the famous Sree Krishna Temple here. Whilst only Hindus are allowed entry into the main sanctum of the temple, a walk around the premises is still very inspiring.
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2 Cochin

Cochin, or Kochi as it is now called, is divided into Old Cochin (comprising Fort Cochin and Mattanchery) and Ernakulam, which is a bustling metropolis and is considered the commercial capital of Kerala. It is the only district in Kerala where you can experience urban comforts on a par with other major cities in India and also the history of many centuries bygone.

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3 Alleppey

Alappuzha, also known as Alleppey, is the administrative headquarters of Alappuzha District of Kerala state of southern India. Alappuzha is the sixth largest city in Kerala with an urban population of 177,029.

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4 Alleppey-House Boat
Alappuzha (or Alleppey) is a city on the Laccadive Sea in Kerala. It's best known for houseboat cruises along the rustic Kerala backwaters, a network of tranquil canals and lagoons.
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5 Kollam
Kollam is one of the oldest sea port towns on the Malabar Coast. Its strategic location with regards to trade made it the subject of writers such as Marco Polo who recorded it as one of the leading trade capitals of the Old World. The magnificent Ashtamudi Lake, which is also known as the gateway to the magnificent backwaters of Kerala, covers one third of Kollam.
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6 Kovalam

Kovalam is a beach town by the Arabian Sea in Thiruvananthapuram city, Kerala, India, located around 16 km from the city center. Kovalam means a grove of coconut trees and true to its name the village offers an endless sight of coconut trees.

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7 Trivandrum

Located on the west coast and near the extreme south of the state, Thiruvananthapuram, otherwise known as Trivandrum, is the capital of Kerala.The British, during their rule, found the name to be too complicated and rechristened it ‘Trivandrum’.  

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Detailed Itinerary

Day ONE +-
  • DAY 01: Arrive Cochin - Guruvayoor (80 km / 2.5 hrs)
Greeted by a Kerala Travel Centre representative at the airport and transferred to Guruvayoor, the temple town near Thrissur, also known as the cultural capital of Kerala. Check into your hotel. One of the most sacred and important pilgrim centres in Kerala, the main attraction in Guruvayoor is the Sree Krishna Temple. Relax and unwind on your first day. Overnight at the Krishna Inn with a vehicle provided for your transfer.
Day TWO +-
  • DAY 02: Guruvayoor
Total biking distance: 15 km Terrain: Plain
Cycling starts with a tour around the town giving you the opportunity to see the many cultural attractions of Guruvayoor, In the evening, see a demonstration of Kalaripayattu, the Martial Arts of Kerala.
Overnight at the Krishna Inn with a backup vehicle provided.
Day THREE +-
  • DAY 03: Guruvayoor - Cochin
Total biking distance: 70 km Terrain: Plain
Start early in the morning and cycle through the coastal back roads towards Fort Kochi, the cultural part of Cochin, passing through fishing villages, paddy fields and small villages along the way. Break for lunch at a beach. After lunch, continue the ride and cross the harbour mouth at the Vypeen Islands, crossing over to Fort Cochin by ferry. Check into your hotel.
Overnight at the Secret Garden hotel with a backup vehicle provided. Distances can be shortened based on cyclist's experience.
Day FOUR +-
  • DAY 04: Cochin
Total biking distance: 15 km Terrain: Plain
Explore the old quarter of Fort Kochi, visiting the many fascinating highlights of Cochin; including, the Jewish Synagogue; St. Francis Church, the oldest European Church in India; the Santa Cruz Basilica, which was built in 1557 by the Portuguese; the Dutch Palace; the Spice Market; and the 15th century Chinese fishing nets believed to have been brought by Chinese traders. In the evening, board a ferry to go over to the bustling part of Cochin, Ernakulam, and visit the Broadway and the busy bazaars.
Overnight at the Secret Garden hotel with a backup vehicle provided.
Day FIVE +-
  • DAY 05: Cochin - Alleppey
Total biking distance: 60 km Terrain: Plain
After breakfast, start your cycling trail for the day. Leaving the busy roads of Fort Cochin, you will hit a beach road that will take you to the Raheem's Residency. Riding through the fishing villages and coconut plantations with the sea on one side is an exhilarating experience. Stop at Andhakaranazhy, a great stretch of beach, where you will have lunch. You will also stop at the Arthunkal Church by the sea. On arrival at the resort, relax by the poolside and spend the evening at leisure.
Overnight at the Raheem's Residency with a backup vehicle provided. Distances can be shortened based on cyclist's experience.
Day SIX +-
  • DAY 06: Houseboat
Transfer to you houseboat where you will embark on your private houseboat and cruise the backwaters, a splendid area full of canals, lakes and coves. Your houseboats, or Kettuvalloms, are luxurious boats with well-appointed bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms. You can sunbathe on the deck or observe the palm-fringed landscape from your cabins. Apart from the mesmerizing surroundings, it is the life along the backwaters that makes this a fascinating experience. The locals travel in canoes, and you will find vegetable sellers, fishermen and other traders bringing household goods door-to-door in small, wooden boats. As you cruise along the backwaters, ask your captain to stop at villages, paddy fields and other places en route.
Overnight on board the houseboat with full board.
Day SEVEN +-
  • DAY 07: Houseboat - Kollam
Total biking distance: 35 km Terrain: Slight gradients/mostly plain
Disembark at Alumkadavu, close to the coastal city of Kollam, and cycle to Fragrant Nature, eco-lodge, set in a typical Kerala village.
Overnight at the Palm Lagoon hotel with a backup vehicle provided.
Day EIGHT +-
  • DAY 08: Kollam - Kovalam
Total biking distance: 45 km Terrain: Slight gradients/mostly plain
Start cycling in the morning and make the best of the cool early hours as we ride towards the great beaches in the South. We will end our cycling adventure at Kaniyapuram near Trivandrum and be transferred to Kovalam, one of the most popular beach destinations in Kerala, and check into your hotel. Kovalam consists of three adjacent crescent beaches separated by rocky headlands, of which the southernmost, Lighthouse Beach, is the most famous. The azure waters and favourable climate make Kovalam a favourite year-round destination for each lovers.
Overnight at the Thapovan Heritage Home with a backup vehicle provided. 
Day NINE +-
  • DAY 09: Kovalam
Have a day of leisure on the beach. Enjoy a rejuvenating full-body Ayurveda massage.
Overnight at the Thapovan Heritage Home with a backup vehicle provided.
Day TEN +-
  • DAY 10: Kovalam - Trivandrum (25 km / 1 hr)
Departure transfer to Trivandrum airport for your return flight.

When Should I go?

Being a coastal state surrounded by the Arabian Sea and because of its proximity to the equator, Kerala has a more or less consistent temperature pattern in the summers and the monsoons alike. The temperature hovers around 29°C throughout the year with varying levels of humidity.
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Monsoon Months in Kerala

June and July are monsoon months in Kerala, the showers being heavy at first and then easing off gradually. Whilst these are not the best months for tours, interestingly, this happens to the best time for travellers seeking the therapeutic Ayurveda treatment which is said to be most effective in these months.

Best months for travel to Kerala

The months of October through to March are considered to be the most favourable months to travel to Kerala when the weather is sunny and pleasant. The months of April and May are also favourable for travel but the humidity tends to be comparatively higher. August and September are also good months for travel.

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Destination Nights Standard Superior Deluxe
Guruvayoor 2 Kanoos Residency Kanoos Residency Kanoos Residency
Cochin 2 Secret Garden Secret Garden Secret Garden
Alleppey 1 Raheems Residency Raheems Residency Raheems Residency
Alleppey-House Boat 1 Xandari River Escape Xandari River Escape Xandari River Escape
Kollam 1 Palm Lagoon Palm Lagoon Palm Lagoon
Kovalam 2 Thapovan Heritage Home Thapovan Heritage Home Thapovan Heritage Home

Kanoos Residency

Conveniently located at a five minutes walking distance from the Guruvayur Lord Krishna Temple, it is at once close enough for frequent darshans while at the same time standing apart from the throng of temple visitors. We are only a forty minute ride from the Trichur railway station (27 kms) while the nearest airport is the Cochin International Airport at a distance of 87 kms.

Along with its services, Kanoos Residency proposes to its guests a touch of modernity and traditionalism, a luxurious world class hotel with four star facilities.

The sobriety and the elegance of the rooms, the efficiency and the professionalism of the staff - completely enhanced by the panoramic view of Guruvayur town on one end and the palm-topped lush greenery on the other end; to see the quiet and sacred town go to sleep and then wake up to the soothing rhythm of the ‘Narayaneeyam; all amount to an enchanting and unforgettable experience for a Pilgrim.

The receptive structure articulates in 55 rooms, of which 43 are Superior rooms, 1 room equipped for disabled, 6 are Deluxe rooms,  2 Executive Suites, 2 Presidential Suites and 1 Colossal Suite (6 bedded suite to accommodate a large family).

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With 230 pages our Kerala brochure is the largest of its kind globally and features;
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