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Kerala South India tour package highlights the best of Kerala and South India.

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Kerala South India Tour

Experience the magic of essential South, a fascinating array of tourism, beach resorts to backwaters villas, houseboat holidays to hill retreats, rejuvenating ayurveda therapies to resplendent festivals - a perfect travel package that is ready to leave you spellbound.

Destinations Covered: Madras - Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry - Tanjore - Madurai - Periyar - Kumarkom - Allepey - Cochin - Ooty - Mysore - Bangalore
Tour Package Duration: 13 Days

Day 01: Arrive Madras (Chennai)
Arrive and check-in to hotel. Afternoon Chennai city tour to see some of the highlights of India's fourth largest city. Visit the National Art Gallery and Museum, which houses some of the most beautiful temple frescos and South Indian bronzes; the Cathedral of San Thome, the Mylapore Temple and St. Mary's Church. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 02: Chennai - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram
Full day excursion of Kanchipuram and Mahabalipuram. Drive to Kanchipuram (71 km / 1.5 hours) from Chennai. Visit Kanchipuram, the golden city of a thousand temples and one of the seven sacred cities of India. It has many Gopurams. Proceed towards Mahabalipuram (55 km / 1 hour), which is an ancient coastal port and world famous for its shore temple. Return to Chennai for overnight stay.

Day 03: Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry

Morning drive to Pondicherry (130 km /3 hours), an old French settlement. Check-in at the hotel there. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Pondicherry. (please suggest any place to visit enroute). Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 04: Pondicherry - Trichy - Tanjore
Morning drive to Tanjore (190 km), enroute visiting the Rock Fort temple in Trichy. Check in at the hotel after it. Afternoon outing for a tour around Tanjore city visiting the various temples, outstanding among them is the Brihadeswara Temple. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 05: Tanjore - Madurai
Drive to Madurai (190 km/5 hours), which is a destination for the spiritually inclined. Upon arrival check in at the hotel. In the evening witness the closing prayer ceremony in the Meenakshi Temple, the famous landmark of this city. Overnight at the hotel in Madurai.

Day 06: Madurai - Periyar

Drive to Periyar (137 km / 4.5 hours). Check-in at the hotel. In the afternoon visit the wild life reserve by boat on lake Periyar. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 07: Periyar - Kumarakom

Wildlife morning tour by boat, afternoon drive to Kumarkonam. Check in at hotel after arrival, leave for the visit to teagardens and explore the natural beauty. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 08: Kumarakom - Allepey - Cochin
Morning leave for cruise boat up to Alleppey. On arrival, meeting at the boatyard and transfer to hotel in Cochin. Kathakali dance show in the evening, overnight stays at hotel.

Day 09: Cochin - Ooty
Morning sightseeing tour of Cochin visiting Jewish synagogue, Mattenchery Dutch Palace, Jew Town and Fort Cochin area. Afternoon visit to Ooty.

Day 10: Ooty

Day for the tour of Ooty town and to explore the natural surroundings. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 11: Ooty - Mysore

Morning free, afternoon drive to Mysore. On arrival check in at hotel.

Day 12: Mysore

Morning visit of Mysore, which is known for its fine craftsmanship in wood, ivory, sandalwood and for its silk. Visit the Maharaja Palace, which is lavishly decorated in a mixture of styles. Also visit the Zoological Garden, the Mysore Arts & Crafts Center. Afternoon visit Brindavan Gardens (17 Kms) to see it illuminated in the evening and attend a musical fountain show around 1900 Hours. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 13: Mysore - Bangalore

Morning out for a Bangalore City sightseeing with an excursion to Cubbon Park laid out in 1864, 300 acres of verdant park-land. The Bangalore Palace, built by the Wodeyer ruler of Mysore over a 100 years ago, the unusual structure of Granite, the palace is modeled on the Windsor Palace. The fort and Tipu Sultan's palace, a collection of memorabilia of the 18th century. We also visit the Government Museum and Venkatappa Art gallery - one of the oldest in the country, established in 1886 adorned with relic of Mohenjodaro period. The historic sprawling gardens at the Lal Bagh extended over 240 acres, was laid out by Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan in 18th century. We drive past the Vidhan Soudha, High Court and the bull temple.

Evening transfer to airport for flight to Chennai. Transfer again for international airport.

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