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Conducted Tours
1. Conducted Tours Operated from Tourist Reception Centre Kochi
Tourist Reception Centre,
KTDC Ltd (A Govt of Kerala undertaking)
Shanmugham Road,
Tel: +91-484-2353234
Fax: +91-484-2382199
Full Day Backwater Canal Tour (Daily)

Tour - 8.15 am to 6.00 pm
Fare Rs.1250/- per person

A unique opportunity to experience the beauty of Kerala Backwaters, flora and fauna, Village life through Shikara boat(Covered boat) and Country Boat (Open Canoe) with traditional Veg. Kerala Lunch.

The tour is operated at quite, beautiful villages at Alleppey and Kottayam districts. Tourists are transferred to the villages by road through Non A/c vehicle.

Half Day Backwater Canal Tour (Twice Daily) - (By Open Canoe)
Experience the beauty of Kerala Backwater and Village Life

1st Tour - 8.30 am to 1.00 pm
2nd Tour - 2.00 pm to 6.30 pm
Fare Rs.750/- per person

The tour is operated at a quite, beautiful village 35 Kms south of Kochi. Tourists are transferred to the village by road.

Sun Set Tour (Seasonal)

5.30 pm to 7.00 pm

Week days - Adults - Rs.300/- per head , Child - Rs.200/- per head
Saturdays / Sundays & Holidays - Adult- Rs.350/- per head, Child - Rs.200/- per head.

Non Stop Boat cruise during the time of sun set in the Kochi Harbour area with spectacular view of Marine Drive, Chinese Fishing Nets, Bolgatty Island, Willington Island and Kochi Harbour.

Cochin boat cruise/Sightseeing ( Half day tour)

Fare - Rs.450/- per head
Timings - 09.30 am to 1pm/02.00pm to 05.30 pm on all days except Fridays.

Places covered - Dutch Palace(Friday holiday), Synagogue(Friday and saturday holiday), St.Francis Church(Sunday holiday),Chinese fishing nets with spectacular view of Willington Island, Kochi harbour and Bolgatty Island.

Cochin Metro backwater cruise

Fare - Rs.650/- per head
Timing - 07.30 am to 11.30 am/ 03pm to 07 pm on all Fridays.

A cruise into the inland waterways of Kochi with enrapture view of paddy fields,Prawn farms, Chinese fishing nets, Bolgatty Island, Willington Island and Kochi harbour.
(All the conducted tours subject to minimum number of persons).

Customised Tour Options

Cherai Beach Tour

Places of interest: Goshree Bridge (By way), Coir Factory (Sunday Holiday) and Cherai Beach.

Kalady - Ezhattumugham - Athirappilly Tour

Places of interest: Sringeri Matt, Sree Ramakrishna Advaita Ashram, Sree Adi Sankara Keerthi Stambha Mandapam, Ezhattumugham Prakrithi Gramam, Athirappilly Water Falls and Vazhachal Waterfalls.

Kochi Darshan (Half Day)

Places of interest: Dutch Palace (Friday Holiday), Synagogue (Friday Saturday Holiday), St. Francis Church (Sunday Holiday), Chinese Fishing Nets, Maritime Museum (Monday Holiday), Dutch Cemetery, Santa Cruz Cathedral.

Kochi Darshan (Full Day)

Places of interest: Dutch Palace (Friday Holiday), Synagogue (Friday Saturday Holiday), St. Francis Church (Sunday Holiday), Chinese Fishing Nets, Maritime Museum (Monday Holiday), Dutch Cemetery, Santa Cruz Basilica, Coir factory (Sunday Holiday) and Cherai Beach.

Other Facilities

  • Reservation to all KTDC Hotels
  • Reservation of Package tours
  • Reservation of LTC/ Customised Package tours
  • Arrangements of House Boats, Motor Boats & vehicle rentals

  Group Tours

Full Day Backwater Tour

Tour - 9 am to 5.30 pm
Fare Rs.35000/- for 25 pax
Extra person @ Rs 800

A unique oportunity to experience the beauty of Kerala backwaters by motorboat from Cochin to Thaneermukkom and back.

The rate is inclusive of Boat ride, Welcome drink /tea and Snacks /Fruit Juice, Lunch at KTDC Suvasam Lake Resort, Thaneermukkom.

2. Conducted Tours Operated from Tourist Reception Centre Trivandrum
1. Trivandrum
KTDC Tourist Reception Centre
Near Chaithram Hotel
Station Road, Thampanoor
Trivandrum - 695 001
Tel: +91-471-2330031


Afternoon - 13.30 pm to 18.45 pm
Duration - 5.15 hrs
Rate - Rs.450/- per person

Booking hrs: 07:00 am - 09:00 pm

Details of Places Covered

Padmanabha Swamy Temple
A blend of Kerala and Dravidian style of architecture, the temple is noted for its mural paintings and stone carvings. One among the 108 sacred Vishnu temples in India, the presiding deity here is Lord Vishnu reclining on Anantha, the Serpent. Only Hindus are allowed inside the temple in prescribed dress code.

Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace
Situated close to the Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple, this palace was built by Maharaja Swathi Thirunal Balarama Varma, the King of Travancore who was a renowned poet, musician, social reformer and statesman. The palace museum displays paintings and priceless collections of the royal family. (Monday holiday)

Shangumugham Beach
This place is favourite haunt of sunset watchers and beachcombers. An indoor recreation club, the gigantic 35m long sculpture of a mermaid, restaurant shaped like a starfish are some of the attractions here.

Veli Tourist Village
This popular picnic spot offering boating facilities lies snuggled where the Veli Lake merges with the Arabian Sea. Children can have a great time at the beautifully landscaped garden dotted with huge sculptures. Other attractions here are the floating restaurant and the floating bridge.

Museum, Zoo & Art Gallery
The 19th century Napier Museum built in the Indo-Sarcenic style houses are rare collection of archaeological and historic artifacts. Located near to the Museum is the Sree Chithra Art Gallery which displays original paintings of Raja Ravi Varma, Svetlova and Nicholas Roerich. One of the first zoos in India, the Zoological Park was established here as early as 1859. (Monday holiday)

Sabarimala Pilgrim Tour
Sabarimala Pilgrim Tour - Rs. 1,200/- per person.
Tour operation subject to demand from sufficient number of persons.

  2. Kanyakumari (Cape Comorin)

Departure: 07.30 am
Arrival: 9:00 hrs
Fare: Rs. 700/- per person
Tour starts and finish at the Tourist Reception Centre, Trivandrum except otherwise stated.

Details of Places Covered

Padmanabhapuram Palace
The biggest wooden palace in Asia, it was the erstwhile capital of the Princely State Travancore. It is situated in near Thuckalay on the way to Kanyakumari. This is a well preserved wooden palace with extraordinary murals, exquisite floral carvings and the black glossy floorings.

Suchindram Temple
This temple is dedicated to Sthanumalaya (Shiva, Vishnu, Brahma). The 135 feet tall Gopura, 18 feet Hanuman Statue and the musical pillars are of great architectural value.

Kanyakumari (Cape Comorin)
Kanyakumari is the southern most tip of India, also the meeting point of the Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal. Vivekananda Rock Memorial, 133 feet Thiruvalluvar Statue, Kanyakumari Temple, Gandhi Memorial and Kamaraj Memorial are the other attractions. It is the only place in India where sunset and sunrise can be seen from one point.

  3. Ponmudi Tour (A/C Tempo Traveller)

Departure : 08.15 am
Arrival : 04:00 pm
Fare: Rs.500/- per person.

Details of Places Covered

Koyikkal Palace Museum, Golden Valley, Ponmudi

The guest of Golden Peak can also use transportation facility to Ponmudi at Rs.500/- per person (one way)

  4. Kovalam Tour (A/C Tempo Traveller)

Departure : 04.30 pm
Arrival : 07.30 pm
Fare: Rs.200/- per person

Details of Places Covered

Kovalam - view point for Vizhinjam Harbour & to watch sunset, Kovalam Beach

  5. Neyyar Dam Tour (A/C Tempo Traveller)

Departure: 07.45 am
Arrival: 01.15 pm
Fare : Rs.400/- per person (Transportation charges only)

Details of Places Covered

Departure from TRC Thampanoor, Thiruvananthapuram
Neyyar Dam - for availing the package tour (Lion Safari Park, Deer Park & Crocodile farm visit) of Forest Dept, Kappukadavu (Kottoor) Elephant Rehabilitation Centre. Arrival at TRC Thampanoor, Thiruvananthapuram

  6. VarkalaTour (A/C Tempo Traveller)

Departure: 02.00 pm
Arrival: 08.30 pm
Fare : Rs.500/- per person (Transportation charges only)

Details of Places Covered

Departure from KTDC Tourist Reception Centre, Thampanoor Santhigiri (visit Lotus Parnasala), Sivagiri Mutt, Varkala (visit Janardana Swamy Temple, Papanasam beach and Sunset).
Arrivalat KTDC Tourist Reception Centre, Thampanoor


Other Facilities

  • Central Reservation to all KTDC Hotels
  • Reservation of KTDC Package Tours
  • Arrangements of LTC / Customised tours


General Terms & Conditions

  • Full fare for children above 5 years.
  • Fares are exclusive of food and entrance fee.
  • The tour may be re-scheduled or cancelled on account of unforeseen circumstances beyond our control.
  • The tours are subjected to change / cancellation.  Hence it is requested to reconfirm the status with respective Tourist Reception Centres.


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