Another Flavour of South India

 

 

Day 01– Arrive Chennai transfer to

Trivandrum

Mahabalipuram via Kanchipuram

Arrive Chennai and on arrival transfer to your hotel for wash & Change and later you go for the city sightseeing tour of Chennai which includes St. Thom Cathedral, Kapaleeshwar temple, Parthasarathy temple, Marina Beach and after lunch proceed for Kanchipuram visit the temple city, visit Kanchi Varadharaja perumal temple and Silk viewing and drive to Mahabalipuram over night stay at Mahabalipuram

Day02 – Mahabalipuram – Pondichery

After Breakfast proceed for the visit of Mahabalipuram visit Arjuna Penance, Five Rathas, Lord Krishna’s Butter Ball and Shore temple and then proceed on to Pondicherry (100 Km). Check into the hotel for the night. Pondichery, The old French colony has retrieved its Indian character, but the scent of the French influence can be found again in the red kepis of the police officers, French spelling on signboards and traffic signs and some buildings and old stones In the evening, visit Sree Aurobindo Ashram, Auroville . Over night stay in the Hotel

Day 03 – Pondichery - Tanjore

After breakfast proceed to Tanjore (230 Km). Tanjore boasts on the glorious Chola culture. It was the capital of the Cholas, a dynasty of temple builders. Check into the hotel for 1 night. The sight seeing places in Tanjore includes Sri Bragadeeshwar temple, built in the 10th centaury with a total height of 65 meters, the palace with huge corridors and spacious halls. The Sangeeth Mahal within the Palace is a striking example of the engineering skills of the ancient builders. Over night stay in the Hotel.

Day 04 – Tanjore – Trichy

Morning after breakfast drive to Trichy (70 Kms) to visit Rock Fort temple, Sri Ranganatha Swami Temple and overnight stay at Trichy

Day 05 – Trichy – Madurai

Morning drive to Madurai (150 Km) & enjoy a brief sight seeing of Madurai City . This includes the Gandhi Museum , Thirumala Nayak Mahal and Mariamman Teppakulam, the temple tank. In the evening go for the night ceremony at Meenakshi temple, over night stay at the Hotel.

Day06 – Madurai – Periyar

Morning after breakfast proceeds to Thekkady (Periyar)-(150 kms), check in to your Resort / Hotel by Noon . After noon boating in Periyar Lake through wild life sanctuary, spice s p lantations (Coffee & Cardamom) etc. Over night stay at Resort / Hotel.

Day07 – Periyar – Kumarakom

After Breakfast drive to Kumarakom to board your private houseboat and enjoy unlimited surfing through narrow canals and over night stay at the Houseboat

Day 08 – Alleppey – Cochin

After breakfast check out from the houseboat and drive to Cochin , local sightseeing of the port city. Visiting Jewish Synagogue, Dutch Palace and Jew Town at Mattancherry, Santa Cruz Basilica, St. Francis Church and Chinese fishing Nets at Fort Cochin . Overnight stay at Cochin

Day 09 – Cochin Departure

On time departure to the Airport for your onward journey.