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South India Tour Package

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Code : ITT-06
Duration : 14 DAYS/13 NIGHTS
Destination Covered :Chennai - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry -Tanjore -Trichy - Madurai - Periyar- Kumarakom - Cochin- Ooty- Mysore -Bangalore - Chennai

Detailed Itinerary
south IndiaSouth India has much to offer.It is a fascinating blend of ancient traditions,spectacular temple architecture and distinctive art and dance forms

Best Season
South India is best visited during October-March But it is an experience in itself to visit the areas during early and late monsoons(April and September) when the skies are washed blue and landscape is at its greenest best.

Day 1 : Chennai
After arriving at the International airport, our representative will meet you and escort you to the hotel. A welcome party will be organized and our tour guide will discuss the plan with you. Rest at hotel and enjoy the lunch. In the evening stroll around Chennai city. South and central Chennai are the best place to roam around. We will take you Alsa Mall and Fountain Plaza in Egmore and Spencer's Plaza on Mount Road where you can find different clothes and other accessories. It is a best place to buy comfortable cotton fabric, which is appropriate for blistering climate. Return back and overnight stay at hotel.

Day 2 :Chennai
After breakfast you'll be guided to different places of interest. Chennai is known as a Gateway of South has a culture and lifestyle,which are absolutely different from rest of India. First we will visit kalakshetra, the pioneering institute of classical music, dance and art. It is delighting to watch students practicing eloquent movements. The School is set in a vast 99acre campus, where classical music and dance are taught according to traditional methods by which a guru imparts knowledge to a small group of students. Stroll into the Basilica of St Thomas in Mylapore, with its beautiful stained glasses depicting the story of 'Doubting Thomas'. It is the place to catch up with the beginning of Christianity. From there we will take you to Kapaleeswarar temple. This finely crafted temple is worth a see. We will take a walk on the roads around temple. It is a unique encounter with commerce, religion, food and tradition. After having some south Indian cuisines, we will rush at Fort St. George, which emanates resounds with echoes of old wars and sieges. If you are a bookworm you can crawl along Nungambakkam high road and Anna Salai.Return back to hotel and overnight stay.

Book This TourDay 3 : Chennai- Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram
After breakfast morning drive to Kanchipuram, Kanchipuram, the Golden City of a thousand temples, but it is also famous for handwoven silk fabrics. First we will take you to Kamakshi Amman Temple, it is a center of religious activities. This temple also features an Art Gallery with pictures depicting the history of Sri Adishankaracharya and the Shankara Mutt. After that we will visit Ekambareswar temple, one of the largest in Kanchipuram. From Kanchipuram we will drive to near by Mahabalipuram. First we visit shore temple, it is roosted on a rocky outcrop, designed to catch the first rays of the rising sun and to illuminate the waters after dark. As the main shrine faces the sea on the east, the gateway and the assembly hall of the Shore Temple all lie behind the sanctum. Then we will visit the famous eight rathas(chariot). The chariots are remain architectural mystery for long time back. After much of sigtseeing return to your hotel at Covelong. Covelong has an excellent beach renowned for its infrastructure and placid environment. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 4 : Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry
After breakfast early morning drive to Pondicherry that is about 3 km drive. Pondicherry was a French colony and relics of past is still visible in this small city. The houses are architetural beauty of French colonial style. Some of the old buildings have turned into guest houses and hotels. Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry is famous for its vibrant center of life in an urban setting. Pondicherry's museum is renowned for its rare antiques. The museum have dedicated sections to Archaeology, Geology, Sculpture, Bronzes, Arms, Print, Handicraft and Art. From there we will guide you to most pleasing part of the city, the Pondicherry beach. If you wish you can have long sun bath, swimming or mere strolling. Lunch at some cozy resturant near beach after that we will travel to to some more sightseeing. There are 350 temples in and around Pondicherry but we will take you to legendary churches, legacy left by French. The churches are huge and a sought after tourist destination. Late evening return to your hotel and enjoy the traditional food. Overnight stay at hotel.

South IndiaDay 5 : Pondicherry - Tanjore-Trichy
Early drive to Tanjore,the home of Carnatic music, musical instruments, dance and traditional handicrafts, Tanjore (Thanjavur) is famous for the Brahadeswarar Temple. We will guide you to the temple and later on to the Art Gallery and the Saraswathi Mahal Library, which are also good tourist destination. we will not stay in Tanjore for long and move to Trichy, one of the important city in Tamil Nadu located on the bank of river Cauvery. It has finely decorated temples and many historical monuments. first we will visit age old 'Nadrisha Darga', an important worship place for muslims. From there we will take you to 'Oomiyan Kottai' , the place was used as jail by Britshers. A shiva temple is here ,which has some interesting information about music. Also there is a vishnu shrine on which beautiful paintings are depicted. If you wish we will take you to Sai Baba meditation center where different kind of people come and to meditate and stress free in an absolutly calm ambiance. From there we will drive you to Pachamalai, which is 65 km from Trichy. Beautiful green forest with a mountain and many small waterfalls. This is favorite picnic spot. In the evening we will come back to town and make you some shopping. There are number of shopping places like khadi craft, heritage art emporium, sri lakshmi carving store from where you can browse different clothes, artifacts and paintings. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 6 : Trichy- Madurai
After breakfast we will drive you to 2500 years old Madurai city. Its known as 'Temple city' but the main attraction of Madurai is Meenakshi temple, first we will take you to the temple. Most of the people are suprised to see the enormous temple complex, given the fort-like walls pierced with lofty Gopurams (Towers), over an area of 640,000 square feet. Various figures of deities, mythical animals and monsters embellished the towers. After spending some time at the temple we will move to Madurai town for some shopping. There are plenty of alluring items like fabrics, cottons, handicraft to catch attention. Shopping can be fun. Here you can spend some time looking around the market and enjoy the color and chaos of the marketplace. Evening at your leisure, if you wish we can take you to have some glimpse of cultural program at Lakshmi Sundram hall. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 7 : Madurai - Periyar
After having breakfast at the hotel, we will drive you to to Periyar, which is 160 km from Madurai.On arrival, check-in at the hotel rest for a while. Then we will guide you exotic Periyar sanctuary spread over an area of 777 sq km, it is an absolutly scenic beauty with sprawling rich bio diversity.It has varieties of animals, birds, butterflies and medicinal plants.You have plenty of options like nature walk, bamboo rafting, border hiking, jungle patrol etc. we will book any of the activity for you. Overnight stay at hotel.

Book This TourDay 8 : Periyar-Kumarakom
Early morning we will drive to Kumarakom via Kottayam. We will stop at Kottayam for a short duration. It is another commercial centre of Kerala spotted with churches and covered with rubber plantations. To the city's west are delightful backwaters and to its east is the most fertile and scenic part of the Western Ghats having rubber, tea, coffee, pepper and cardamom plantations. On arrival at Kumarakom check-in at the hotel and rest for a while. Kumarakom has a scenic beauty. It has a beautiful backwater village on the shores of the enchanting Vembanad Lake. Coconut Lagoon is set on an abandoned coconut plantation in the heart of pleasant backwaters. Afternoon at your leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 9 : Kumarakom - Alleppey - Cochin
Early morning after breakfast we will take you to Alleppey through morning backwater cruise. The place is famous for snake boat races. One of the most fascinating experience is traveling by boat on the backwaters in Kerala.The boats cross shallow, palm-fringed lakes and travel along narrow shady canals providing glimpses of small settlements on the narrow land, shops, schools and trading on boat, lush green rice fields. These canals are well connected between Kottayam-Alleppey-Changancherry-Quilon and Kumarakom. On arrival, you'll transfer to Cochin.After arrival in Cochin take rest for the day.

Day 10 : Cochin
After breakfast wander around the small and beautiful capital of Kerala. First we will take you to the chief landmark of Cochin that is Fort Cochin. It is the oldest existing European church in India and undoubtedly a fascinating place to visit. The place is temporial burial ground of the traveler Vasco da Gama before being shifted to Portugal. Cochin is the place where still obsolete Chinese fishing in use, the stalls surrounding it find the opportunity of fresh delicious seafood and coconut water. Next destination will be the Jewish Synagogue,The oldest synagogue in India. The interior offers more beautiful surprises: a Belgian chandelier, the great scrolls of the Old Testament, and the copper plates on which were recorded the grants of privilege made by the Cochin rulers to the Jewish community in the 4th century. There are also five finely wrought gold and silver crowns gifted to the synagogue by various patrons. After that we will take you to Thattekad Bird Sanctuary, which is 2 hours drive from the port city of Kochi. Although much of the forest has now been converted to agricultural and plantation areas, but the surviving areas certainly give glimpses of the rich bird diversity of the once widespread lowland forests of Kerala. In the evening we will take you to witness some eloquent kathakali dance show in an auditorium. Overnight stay at the resort.

Day 11 : Cochin - Ooty
Early morning we will drive you to beautiful hill station located in the Nilgiri hills(blue mountains). After arriving you will check-in a resort. This is an ideal place for rest, nature has shown its full contour in this green valley. The beauty of nature, green hills, waterfalls and sparkling water, all scenery will refresh your eyes. Ooty is an ideal hill station since it offers all this and much more. There are many places you can tour, such as the Botanical Gardens, Lamb's rock and Dodabetta Peak. We will reserve full day at your leisure.Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 12 : Mysore
After breakfast, we will drive you to Mysore, the imperial city of palaces. It has rich heritage, magnificent palaces,beautifully laid-out gardens, and sacred temples. Around the year, tourists are pouring in this city,famous for exotic sandalwood and silk. After check you in the hotel, we will take you to Mysore palace, the Golden Royal Elephant Throne, the Durbar Hall, the Kalyana Mantap and the Gallery are the main attractions here. A row of souvenir shops leads to the Residential Museum, which houses musical instruments, Tanjore and Mysore paintings and an array of personal effects belonging to the Maharaja’s family. From there we will take you to famous landmark, Chamundi Hill, it is 335 meters high, the hill can be reached by a 13 km road or by climbing up the 1000 steps. After having lunch,we will take you to Brindavan garden, which is known as one of the best garden in whole south India. Evening you will witness beautiful dancing fountain. It is a good place to sit around and watch diverse crowd. Evening we will take you to some shopping destination. Mysore is famous for its sandalwood products and handicrafts. Also you will find some ethnic product like stone carving and traditional paintings. Return to hotel and overnight stay.

Day 13 : Mysore- Bangalore
Early morning we will drive you to Bangalore, check in the hotel , after some rest we will take you for sightseeing. Bangalore is known as a silicon valley as it is hub of information technology but it has rich historical evidence, which entralls many outsiders. Morning sioghtseeing including Vidhan Soudha, Cubbon Park, government museum and Lal Bagh. Bangalore also have a second largest aquarium of India. This aquarium embodies a huge collection of aquatic life and is simply amazing. We will take you to Tipu Sultan's fort, which has a rich architectural relics. After much of sightseeing we will take you to commercial center, which is the busiest and crowded shopping area in Bangalore. The shops are filled with jeweleries, art decors, novelties, and many more. In the evening we will got to MG road, which is a popular hangout of young crowd but it still retains the colonial charm. Later on the evening return to hotel and overnight stay.

Day 14:Bangalore- Chennai
Morning flight to Chennai. Arrive at international airport of Chennai. Our reperesntative will recieve you and escort you to the hotel. A lunch will be arranged and after that bid farewell to you.

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