7 Nights / 8 Days
Destination Covered : Alleppey-cochin-delhi-thekkady-trivandrum
Kerala is not only blessed with the marvelous beauty which attracts visitors from all corners of the world but is a destination for many domestic as well as international Christian pilgrimage centers as well. Christianity is the third most practiced religion in the state having 19% of its total population. Kerala Christian Tour Package covers all the major Christian pilgrimage centers, some famous churches and historic places of the state.
Day 01:- New Delhi -Cochin
The Kerala Christian Tour Package begins with arrival at New Delhi, where Indian Horizons representative will receive you and help you plan the further journey towards Cochin. Upon arrival in Cochin, You will be received from Cochin International Airport by one of our representatives and transferred to the pre-booked hotel. After some rest proceed for the sightseeing tour of Cochin which includes Hill Palace, Santa Cruz Basilica, St. Francis Church, Marine Drive etc. After sightseeing, check into the pre-booked hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 02:- Cochin- Thrissur -Cochin
Next morning after breakfast proceed to visit Lourdes Cathedral, which is one of the largest churches in Kerala, located in the heart of Thrissur. After it, visit the Shrine Basilica of Our Lady of Dolours, also known as ‘Puthan pally’ (new Church) built in Indo-Gothic style. The main attraction of this new church is its 260 feet high Bible Tower at the rear of Church, which is the tallest Church Tower in Asia. After lunch proceed towards Malayattoor village in Ernakulam city and visit the famous St.Thomas Church. The main attraction of this church is the statue of St.Thomas and the imprint of the feet of the Apostle on a rock. Those who love wildlife and adventure can visit the Elephant Kraal, the elephant training center in Kodanad. After enjoying whole day return back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 03:- Cochin- Fort Kochi- Cochin
Next day after enjoying delicious breakfast, drive towards the very famous National Shrine of Our Lady of Vallarpadam. Later visit Portuguese Church in Fort Kochi and Mattanchery. After lunch enjoy a visit to other major tourist attractions of Cochin such as Vasco House, Chinese fishing nets, beach walkway in Fort Kochi, Jewish Synagouge Palace and Jew town of Mattancherry. In the evening enjoy the sunset cruise in a boat at Marine Drive. Return back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 04:- Cochin - Kurisumala – Vagamon
Next morning after breakfast drive towards Kurisumala Hills located near Vagamon. It is a popular Christian pilgrimage. En- route visit the Elaveezha Poonchira, famous natural scenic place nestling in the lap of three hillocks - Mankunnu, Kudayathoormala and Thonipara. Upon arrival at Kurisumala Hills, check into the pre-booked hotel. Visit the Kurisumala Hills also known as the “Mountain of the Holy Cross”. It is covered with splendid natural beauty and verdant tea gardens that make it even more attractive. In the evening enjoy the sightseeing in Vagamon. Later return back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 05:- Vagamon- Kottayam
Next morning after breakfast proceed towards St. Alphonsa Pilgrim centre in Bharananganam see the historic tomb of St. Alphonsa and attend the Holy Mass at Mary’s Florance Church, adjacent to the Tomb. After lunch visit the tomb of blessed Chavara in Mannanam. After enjoying the whole day proceed towards your pre-booked hotel at Kottayam for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 06:- Kottayam- Alleppey
After enjoying a healthy breakfast proceed to visit the oldest church in Kerala, the Niranam Church. It is an ancient Church of the Malankara Orthodox founded by St.Thomas in A.D 54. After lunch proceed to Mararikulam in Alleppey. On arrival check into the pre-booked hotel and take some rest. In the evening visit the in Mararikulam Beach, the cleanest sandy beach of Kerala and enjoy beach site activities. Return back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 07:- Alleppey- Cochin
Next day after enjoying breakfast checkout from the hotel and proceed towards Arthunkal, a small village which is located at a distance of 22 Km from Alleppey. It is one of the important pilgrimages for Christians. After visit, drive towards Cochin and on arrival check into the pre-booked hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 08:- Cochin- New Delhi
On the last day of Kerala Christian Tour Package, check out from the hotel and proceed for Cochin International Airport for the return journey to New Delhi.
With this the Kerala Christian Holiday Tour Package comes to an end with memories of some of the enlightened moments enjoyed in the most beautiful surroundings.
Chavara in Mannanam
The Tomb of blessed Chavara