Friday 4 May 2018

2018 Summer trip - An Ola outstation trip

Planned a 6-day ola outstation trip, with booking hotels ourselves, instead of buying a package tour, this time.  This turned out to be a lot more economical, compared to buying a package tour, and also, we booked a Prime SUV, instead of a Sedan that package tours generally provide, so that it is more convenient for the long tour.  Even with booking a Prime SUV, it turned out to be cheaper than the quotations for a package tour covering the same places.

Places visited:

  • Day 1: We reached Rameshwaram from Bengaluru, visited the Pamban beach
  • Day 2:
    • At Rameshwaram, bath at temple, darshan, and then left to Kanyakumari. 
    • Watched sunset at sunset point, and the full moon at the sunset point.
  • Day 3:
    • Visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial at Kanyakumari
    • Trisea Sangam at Kanyakumari
    • Left from Kanyakumari to Thiruvananthapuram
    • Sunset at Kovalam beach
    • Kite flying at Kovalam beach
  • Day 4:
    • Darshan at Thiruvananthapuram temple
    • We left from there to Alleppey
    • Cruise in houseboat
    • On the way, the houseboat stopped at a place at about sunset time. Watched the sun there
    • Overnight sleep at houseboat
  • Day 5
    • Cruise back in the houseboat to Alleppey
    • Left Alleppey to Kalady, Visit to Shankaracharya's birthplace there
    • Left Kalady to Chavakkad beach
    • Kite flying and sunset at Chavakkad beach
    • Went to Guruvayur's Mammiyur Mahadeva temple
  • Day 6
    • Darshan at the Guruvayur Krishna temple
    • Left Guruvayur to Coimbatore - Dhyanalinga temple, Adiyogi statue
    • Overnight drive back to Bengaluru
Here is the video of our visit: