Kerala Pilgrim break is where you visit some of the most significant pilgrimages in Kerala such as Guruvayoor, Vaikom, Padmanabha Swamy Temple, etc. You visit ancient Lord Krishna, Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu Pilgrimages, enjoy superb drives and get a glimpse of the renowned backwaters of Kerala.
Guruvayoor - Most renowned and visited Lord Krishna Pilgrimage in South India
Chottanikkara Bhagavathy Temple (Ernakulam) - The oldest and most renowned Devi Temple in Kerala
Lord Shiva Temples of Kottayam District - Ettumanoor Mahadevar Temple, Vaikom Shiva Temple, Kaduthuruthy Thaliyil Mahadeva Temple
Ambalapuzha Sri Krishna Temple (30 kms from Alleppey) - 15th Century Temple overlooking Alleppey backwaters
Janardhana Swamy Temple (Varkala) - 2000+ year old Lord Vishnu Temple at Varkala
Padmanabha Swamy Temple (Trivandrum) - Renowned Ancient Temple and richest temple trust in India
Day 1 - Arrive at Cochin. Travel to Guruvayoor. Evening Temple Darshan Arrive at Cochin and travel to Guruvayoor (80 kms from Airport and 100 kms from Ernakulam Station), renowned Lord Krishna pilgrimage and the most visited temple in Kerala. In the late afternoon / evening, you visit the temple for darshan.
Guruvayoor Temple Timings - 3 AM to 12:30 AM and 4:30 PM to 9 PM
You may visit other temples in nearby Thrissur (25 kms) such as Vadakkunnathan Temple, Paramekkavu Bhagavathi Temple, etc. OR visit the nearby Elephant Sanctuary Punnarthur Kotta (3 kms).
Day 2 - Travel to Kottayam via Ernakulam and Vaikom Today, you depart early in the morning for Chottanikkara Bhagavathy Temple Ernakulam (95 kms - 3 hours). After darshan, you proceed for Kottayam (52 kms -1.5 hour) for lunch. Later in the afternoon (depart at 4 PM) you visit the three most significant Lord Shiva temples of Kottayam district, i.e., Vaikom Shiva Temple, Kaduthuruthy Thaliyil Mahadeva Temple and Ettumanoor Mahadeva Temple (the temples are located in 80 kms radius, requiring 2.5 hours drive time). You return to Kottayam by the evening.
Chottanikkara Bhagavathy Temple Timings - 4 AM to 12 noon and 4:30 PM to 8:45 PM
Vaikom Shiva Temple Timings - 3:30 AM to 11:30 AM and 5 PM to 8 PM
Ettumanoor Mahadeva Temple Timings - 4 AM to 12 noon and 5 PM to 8:30 PM
Kaduthuruthy Thaliyil Mahadeva Temple - 4 AM to 12 noon and 5 PM to 8:30 PM
Day 3 - Travel to Ambalapuzha, Varkala and Trivandrum Today, you first travel to Ambalapuzha (54 kms - 1.5 hours) to visit Sri Krishna Swamy Temple, a 15th century temple, overlooking Kerala backwaters. You are required to take a short boat ride across the backwaters for visiting the temple. Thereafter, you proceed to Varkala (93 kms - 2.5 kms) to visit Janardhana Swamy Temple after lunch enroute. Janardhana Swamy Temple is a 2000+ year old Lord Vishnu Temple and you visit the temple as it re-opens in the afternoon. Thereafter, you proceed to Trivandrum for Padmanabha Swamy Temple (45 kms - 1.5 hours). Thereafter, you proceed to your hotel at Trivandrum.
Ambalapuzha Temple Timings - 4 AM to 12.30 PM and 5 PM to 8 PM
Janardhana Swamy Temple Timings - 4 AM to 12 noon and 5 PM to 8 PM
Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple Evening Timings - 5 PM to 6:15 PM and 6:45 PM to 7:20 PM
Day 4 - Departure from Trivandrum Today you depart from Trivandrum for onward destination.
Note: Those having an additional 1 night or a late evening flight can opt to visit Kanyakumari (100 kms - 2 hours from Trivandrum).