Duration : 02 Nights - 03 Days
Destinations Cochin - Guruvayoor - Cochin
Morning pick from hotel, railway station or airport, and then a drive towards the temple town of Guruvayoor, which is highly famous for its scenic beauty. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel.
Unwind yourself and then visit one of the Kerala's most popular shrines – the Sri Krishna temple, and also the nearby colorful shops. The temple is known for its wonderful architecture; its walls are adorned with exquisite mural paintings and carvings. In addition to the magnificent interiors, this shrine is known for its unique rituals. Devotees donate elephants here as a devotional offering. All such elephants live within the vicinity of the temple, at a compound of an old palace. Further, these temple elephants are beautifully decorated during festivals. Especially, on the occasion of Thrissur Pooram (one of the most celebrated temple festivals of South India), 30 elephants are adorned with gold ornaments. The traditional music, Panchavadhyam is also played to add a tuneful flavor to the whole celebration.
After having a spiritual and colorful dip, return to the hotel and enjoy a relaxing overnight stay.
In the morning the visitors are free to explore the exquisiteness of the surroundings. Later in afternoon, visit the popular Elephant Camp of Punnathurkotta, located just 3 kilometers from the Guruvayoor temple. With around 60 giant mammals, this camp is considered as one of the largest elephant sanctuaries of India. These are the elephants that the devotees offer in the Guruvayoor temple. The tour would be incomplete without visiting this sanctuary.
Return to the hotel for an overnight stay.
After breakfast leave for Cochin. Upon reaching Cochin, move towards airport or railway station.