Kerala’s South beach and back waters for couples

  • Tour Itinerary
  • Kerala
  • Indus Holidays Best Seller
Suitable for

Couple

Duration

4 Nights 5 Days

Category

Backwater / Beach

Package type

Customisable

“Take only memories, Leave only foot prints” – a beach honeymoon can’t be explained better. The varying shades of sand outline the receding waves as you relax on a hammock at your beach side resort. This luxury package features secluded and relaxation oriented beach &

Starting from

20000

/person

Experience Highlights

  • Candle light
  • Backwaters
  • Beach
  • Enjoy a prefect view of the coastline from atop one of India’s oldest lighthouses at Kovalam
  • Watch the serene backwaters opening out to the might Arabian sea at the Island of Poovar
  • Enjoy each other’s company under the gentle, warm, glow of candle lights while you savour exquisite food by the beach side ambience at Kovalam
  • Explore the heritage town of Trivandrum and cherish your visit to the richest temple in India (entry for Hindus only)

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Tour Summary

  • 5 Days
  • 2 Destinations
  • Short daily travel
  • Day 1 - Trivandrum - Kovalam
  • Day 2 - Explore Kovalam / Poovar
  • Day 3 - Kovalam - Kollam
  • Day 4 - Explore Kollam
  • Day 5 - Departure from Trivandrum

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

  • Trivandrum to Kovalam
  • 30 min
  • 20 kms

Once a calm fishing village clustered around crescent beaches, Kovalam and nearby Poovar is now the getaway to a region of estuaries, villages and upmarket beach resorts. Its promising waves (and surf club), flourishing ayurveda/yoga scene and convenient access make it an immensely popular place for fun by the sea.

  • Start the day with a scenic drive past paddy fields and palms to your beach resort.
  • Head to the touristy lighthouse beach this afternoon to indulge in food joints and shops stretching back into the hillside from the shore.
  • Climb up spiral staircases of the candy-striped lighthouse to get a stunning view of the coast (optional).
  • Choose between active water sports, laid back cafe vibes and walks to secluded stretches of beach this evening to view the sun set.
  • Slip into the night with open air dining followed by a moonlight walk in the silver sands.

Stay at Kovalam

Uday Samudra

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Superior Room

Insider Tips by Indus Indus Holidays

The name Kovalam means groove of coconut trees.

All such local insider tips is here: Local's guide to Kovalam

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Day 2

  • Explore Kovalam / Poovar
  • Full Day
  • In Town

The day is free for you to choose between relaxing at the beach resort or a scenic boat ride to the estuary of Poovar. Spending the day pampering yourself with an ayurvedic spa is also a great idea.

  • Start the day slow with a relaxed breakfast to your beach resort
  • The day is free for you to relax at your resort or laze around by the beach.
  • Optionally, you may head to the unexplored and scenic Poovar island.
  • Boat trip in Poovar is a great way to see a slice of life in a coastal village
  • Alternatively, consider visiting the capital city of Trivandrum or make a trip to the symbollic land's end 'Kanyakumari'
  • Bond over a romantic walk on the beach after a cosy dinner.

Stay at Kovalam

Uday Samudra

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Superior Suite Room

Insider Tips by Indus Indus Holidays

The name Kovalam means groove of coconut trees.

All such local insider tips is here: Local's guide to Kovalam

View more tips

Activity Add-ons

Day 3

  • Kovalam to Kollam
  • 2 hrs
  • 80 kms

Keeping a tight grip on its old port-city legacy, Kollam of today marks the unspoilt southern approach to Kerala’s backwaters. Packing together some lesser explored gems (like Munroe island) and gorgeous luxury stays, Ashtamudi’s calm waterways are an increasingly popular alternative to Kerala's more crowded backwaters.

  • Today, drive past hectic center town Kollam to reach your resort by the Ashtamudi Lake.
  • Spend time luxuriating at the your stay, use the spa and enjoy in-house facilities.
  • Later in the day, consider a trip to explore Munroe Island on a country boat (optional).
  • Early evenings are well spent at Thangassery Lighthouse, visiting the local villages or cruising into the sunset on a punt boat.
  • Enjoy the local spread for dinner and relax into the night at your resort.

Stay at Kollam

Fragrant Nature

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Lake View Room

Insider Tips by Indus Indus Holidays

Kollam known as ‘the cashew capital of the world is globally the largest process cashew exporter?

All such local insider tips is here: Local's guide to Kollam

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Activity Add-ons

Day 4

  • Explore Kollam
  • Full Day
  • In Town

Today is set aside for you to explore Ashtamudi and really soak-in the backwater village culture.

  • If you like to stay indoors, you can relax undisturbed in your own private garden or rest under the shade of coconut trees with gentle breeze from the lake.
  • Let nature softly nudge you in the relaxing environs of your backwater resort.
  • Day trips and activities are good too.
  • Taking a stroll through the village around your resort will be a fascinating experience. You can watch the process of coir making and pick up some coir handicrafts too. There is always a festival on somewhere, just go and immerse yourself in the sound and colour.
  • Activity oriented can take day trip to Thenmala ecotourism or Palaruvi waterfalls.
  • Enjoy your dinner and relax into the night at your resort

Stay at Kollam

Fragrant Nature

(See our stay selections)

Lake View Room

Insider Tips by Indus Indus Holidays

Kollam known as ‘the cashew capital of the world is globally the largest process cashew exporter?

All such local insider tips is here: Local's guide to Kollam

View more tips

Activity Add-ons

Day 5

  • Departure from Trivandrum
  • 2 hrs
  • 70 kms

Today will be the last day of your tour. Have a splendid breakfast at your resort and get ready for onward journey.

  • Check out from your resort and head to Trivandrum.
  • Shop for artefacts and curios if interested (optional).
  • Drop back at Airport in the afternoon bidding farewell to god’s own country with memories to last for a life time.

Departure from Trivandrum

Insider Tips by Indus Indus Holidays

The 18-foot-long idol of Lord Vishnu has to be viewed through three seperate doors.

All such local insider tips is here: Local's guide to Trivandrum

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Activity Add-ons

Offers & Packages

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  • Kovalam 2 nights
  • Kollam 2 nights

4 Nights Standard Package

Starting From

12000 / person

These are indicative Rates (per person). Subject to variation based on choice of stay, group size, activities, dates, routes, transportation and other price hikes.

4 Nights Deluxe Package

Starting From

15000 / person

These are indicative Rates (per person). Subject to variation based on choice of stay, group size, activities, dates, routes, transportation and other price hikes.

4 Nights Luxury Package

Starting From

20000 / person

These are indicative Rates (per person). Subject to variation based on choice of stay, group size, activities, dates, routes, transportation and other price hikes.

4 Nights Premium Package

Starting From

25000 / person

These are indicative Rates (per person). Subject to variation based on choice of stay, group size, activities, dates, routes, transportation and other price hikes.

We handle each booking individually to get best possible prices and inclusions. This means our negotiating power can often lower prices or get more inclusions than indicated here. Give us a try!

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