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Duration : 14 nights/15 days
Destinations Covered : Chennai - Mysore- Bangalore- Kovalam- Periyar- Madurai - Trichy- Pondicherry - Mahabalipuram

01 Day : Abroad – Chennai by flight

Welcome to once again in Colourful India. On arrival at Airport you will be received by our representative and transfer to hotel for 02 nights stay. Relax and overnight at hotel.

 

02 Day : Chennai – Mahabalipuram – Kanchipuram – Chennai

Breakfast at hotel and drive to Mahabalipuram (52 Km) - ‘the city of the seven pagodas’. Witness the breath-taking display of the pagodas or “rathas”, the “Penance of Bhagirata,” the world’s largest bas-relief in stone and the only shore temple, dedicated to both Vishnu and Shiva in its sanctum. Later drive towards Kanchipuram (70 Km) - Kanchipuram, the city of 1000 temples is one among the 7 most sacred pilgrim centers of the Hindus. The city was the capital of the early Cholas till the 2nd century BC and a Pallava capital between the 6th & 8th centuries. Evening drive back to Chennai (70 Km). Relax & overnight at hotel.

 

03 Day : Chennai – Pondicherry drive (162 Km)

Morning breakfast at hotel and later drive to Pondicherry. Afternoon Arabindo Ashram, and Pondicherry Museum. Overnight at hotel.

 

04 Day : Pondicherry – Trichy drive (98 Km) via Thanjavur

Morning after breakfast drive to Trichy, en-route Thanjavur. Visit Brahadishwara Temple (The Big Temple), is one of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The Saraswathi Mahal Library. Later continue drive to Trichy, check into hotel for 02 nights stay. Relax & overnight at hotel. 

 

05 Day : Trichy

Morning after breakfast visit famous Rock Fort which was built on 84 m high rock in the centre of town in about 1660. You will also visit a Shiva and Ganesha temple and enjoy a wonderful view of the surroundings from the top And Ranganathaswamy Temple in Srirangam, 6 km north. Rest of the day fee for on own and overnight at hotel. 

 

06 Day : Trichy - Madurai drive (200 Km)

Morning after breakfast visit famous Rock Fort which was built on 84 m high rock in the centre of town in about 1660. You will also visit a Shiva and Ganesha temple and enjoy a wonderful view of the surroundings from the top. Later drive to Madurai, upon arrival check in at hotel for 02 nights stay. Overnight at hotel.

 

07 Day : Madurai  

Morning after breakfast visit to Minakshi Temple: which stands today as one of the India's greatest cultural and architectural landmarks, was originally built by the early Pandya King Kulasekara. It is also one of the greatest Shiva Temples of Tamil Nadu. And Tirumalai Nayaka Palace. This palace was built in the 1636 and represents the Indo-Mughal style. Evening free for on own and overnight at hotel.

 

08 Day : Madurai - Munnar drive (150 Km)
Morning after breakfast visit to Minakshi Temple: which stands today as one of the India's greatest cultural and architectural landmarks, was originally built by the early Pandya King Kulasekara. It is also one of the greatest Shiva Temples of Tamil Nadu. And Tirumalai Nayaka Palace. This palace was built in the 1636 and represents the Indo-Mughal style. Afternoon drive to Munnar, check into hotel for 02 night stay.  

 

09 Day : Munnar  
Breakfast at hotel. This is where you fill your holidays with quiet moments at 1600 meters above sea level.  Relaxing within the cool stillness of thirty odd estates fanning out across the expanse of the hills.Your Visit Includes Pothamedu-which offers an excellent view of Tea, coffee and vcardamom plantations; Devikulam-an idyllic hill station with its velvet lawns, exotic flora and fauna; Pallivasal-the venue of the first Hydro Electric Project in Kerala; Mattupetty-the highly specialized dairy farm; Eravikulam National Park. Overnight at hotel.    

 

10 Day : Munnar – Cochin drive (130 Km)

After breakfast drive to Cochin, check into hotel for 01 night stay. Afternoon The sightseeing shows you the prominent landmark of Cochin viz. Jewish Synagogue constructed in 1568. This is the oldest synagogue in the Commonwealth. Known for mid 18th century hand painted willow pattered floor tiles from China, ancient scripts on copper plates etc. Visit the “Dutch Palace” with its wonderful murals depicting the entire story of the Ramayana and Mahabharata on its walls. Evening enjoy Kathakali dance performance (Optional). Overnight at hotel.

 

11 Day : Cochin - Thekkady drive (150 Km)  
After Breakfast, proceed to Thekkady. On arrival by noon, check in at the hotel. The most renowned destination is the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary at Thekkady. Here is the natural habitat of Elephant, tiger, bison, spotted and samba deer, gaur, etc. The sanctuary is open throughout the year. Evening Game viewing by motorized boat at Periyar Lake. Overnight at the Hotel.

 12 Day: Thekkady – Alleppey drive (House Boat) 
After breakfast at the Resort, transfer to the Kerala Traditional House Boat.(Kettuvallam)  The houseboats of Kerala offer exquisite holidays experiences.  Every Kettuvallam (house boat) has a drawing cum dining room; a bath attached bedroom, sit-out, sundeck and kitchenette. The water-web slowly open ups at its secrets to you, lush paddy field, pregnant palms, singing Siberian ducks.  This will be your memorable experience. House boat will cruise through the Vembanad Lake and canals to Alleppey. Visit includes Pathiramanal, Champakulam Church, R & L Block Kayal etc. Overnight at the House Boat. 

13 Day : Alleppey – Kovalam drive 
After your breakfast, disembark from House boat and proceed to Kovalam. Upon arrival check-in to your hotel. Later enjoy sightseeing in Trivandrum, visit Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple, Napier museum and Sri Chitra Art Gallery and relax on the beautiful beaches. Overnight at Kovalam.

 

14 Day : Kovalam

Day at leisure to relax on the beach. Overnight at hotel.

  

15 Day : Kovalam – Trivandrum & flight to Onward Journey

Today you will be transferred to Trivandrum airport for flight to onward journey.



 

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