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A Journey through South India  (16 Days)

 

Along the south Indian way, an incredible array of experiences await you, from the night you’ll spend aboard a houseboat, to the visit to the splendid south Indian temples, waterfalls and hill stations. On this tour, India's south will astonish you with its emphasis on history, culture and its breathtaking natural beauty.

 

Destinations :

       >>    Chennai - Tirupati - Mahabalipuram - Thanjavur - Srirangam - Trichy - Madurai - Trivandrum - Kovalam
              
                Alleppey - Cochin - Mumbai

Highlights :

       >>    Stay in Kerala Houseboat
       >>    Temple Town Tirupati
       >>    Famous Meenakshi temple
       >>    Kovalam Beach
       >>    Kathakali Dance Show

 
   
Day 01 - Arrive Chennai

On arrival, transfer to the hotel and check-in assistance will be provided. Over night at hotel.

Day 02 - Chennai - Tirupati

After breakfast drive to Tirupati - A temple and pilgrim town is spread over seven hills and is the most picturesque pilgrimage centre in the south. In the afternoon proceed for Darshan of Lord Balaji. Over-night at hotel. (Breakfast)

Day 03 - Tirupati - Chennai

After breakfast drive to Chennai. In the afternoon, proceed for city tour of Chennai visiting Museum (Closed on Fridays and holidays). Drive through the flower and fruit market, High Court, Fort Museum, Marina Beach, San Thome Cathedral and Snake Park. Relax in the evening. Over night at Hotel. (Breakfast)

Day 04 - Chennai - Mahabalipuram

After breakfast drive to Mahabalipuram by surface. In the afternoon visit Mahabalipuram - on the seashore is an interesting group of ancient rock hewn temples. Over night at hotel. (Breakfast)

Day 05 - Mahabalipuram

After breakfast visit the famous shore temples of Mahabalipuram. Also visit Krishna Mandapam, Varaha Mandapam, Five Rathas and Shore Temples. Later visit Kancheepuram, one of the seven sacred cities of India and also home to the famous silk and cotton weaving industry. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast)

Day 06 - Mahabalipuram - Thanjavur

After breakfast drive to Thanjavur. Check-in into hotel.Thanjavur is one of the ancient cities and is an important centre of South Indian art and architecture. Over-night at hotel. (Breakfast)

Day 07 - Thanjavur - Srirangam - Trichy

After breakfast explore the UNESCO World Heritage Monuments which are located in and around Thanjavur. In the afternoon drive to Trichy. En-route visit Srirangam. On arrival check-in into hotel. Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast)

Day 08 - Trichy - Madurai

After an early breakfast visit Rock Fort Temple. Later on drive to Madurai. In the late afternoon visit the famous Meenakshi Temple. Madurai is also a great place to look for bronze statues, carpets or other souvenirs. Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast)

   


Day 09 - Madurai - Rameshwaram - Madurai

After breakfast full day excursion to Rameshwaram. It is located on a separate island from mainland India and is considered to be one of the holiest places in India to the hindus hence a bustling pilgrim centre.Visit Ramanathaswamy Temple. In the evening come back to Madurai. Over-night at hotel. (Breakfast)

Day 10 - Madurai - Trivandrum - Kovalam

After breakfast drive to drive to Kovalam which is one of the loveliest beaches in the world. Check-in into resort. In the evening, take a walk along the rustic countryside and the beach as you watch the sun set in the Arabian sea. Over-night at hotel. (Breakfast)

Day 11 - Kovalam - Pandmanabhapuram - Kanyakumari - Kovalam

After breakfast drive to PADMANABHAPURAM to see the beautiful Palace of the erstwhile kings of Travancore. From here you will reach KANYAKUMARI, India's lands end which is a confluence of three oceans, well in time to see the sun setting into the sea. Leave Kanyakumari by dusk and back to Kovalam. Overnight at resort. (Breakfast)

Day 12 - Kovalam - Alleppey

After breakfast check-out and drive to Alleppey. On arrival check-in, Overnight at resort. (Breakfast)

Day 13 - Kerala Houseboat

After breakfast enjoy the Ayurveda facilities at the Backwater resort. In the afternoon board a houseboat for a cruise through the backwaters of Kerala. Enjoy magnificent scenery of these palm-shaded backwaters. Over-night on the houseboat.

Day 14 - Alleppey - Cochin

After breakfast drive to the commercial capital of Kerala - Cochin. Go shopping for spices, handicrafts and antiques. This evening enjoy the Kathakali Dance Show. Over-night at hotel. (Breakfast)

Day 15 - Cochin

After breakfast, enjoy a panoramic view of the city of Cochin. Visit the Dutch Palace, the St. Francis Church, Bolghatty Palace, Hill Palace Museum and Bird Sanctuary. Enjoy a boat cruise along the harbour and among the 13th Century Chinese fishing nets. Over-night at hotel. (Breakfast)

Day 16 - Cochin - Mumbai (Departure)

After breakfast transfer to airport to catch flight to Mumbai. A Car & driver will be at your disposal in Mumbai until departure transfer to International Airport . (Breakfast)



 


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