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South India Vacation

Enjoy the magic of wonderful South India, a charming array of tourism, beach resorts to hill retreats. Take the pleasure on the backwater villas, houseboat holidays, rejuvenating Ayurveda therapies and resplendent festivals of Kerala - 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)

Pick up by our representative upon arrival and transfer to hotel. Tour of Chennai in the afternoon - National Art Gallery and Museum, which has some of the most beautiful temple friezes 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 thousand temples and one of the seven sacred cities of India. It has many Gopurams, which can be seen from long way away. After the visit, continue your drive to Mahabalipuram (55 km/1 hour), which is an ancient coastal port and world famous for its shore temple. After the visit, 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 upon arrival. Afternoon sightseeing of Pondicherry. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 04: Pondicherry - Trichy - Tanjore

Morning drive to Tanjore (190 km / 5 km), enroute the Rock Fort temple in Trichy. Check in at the hotel upon arrival. Proceed for a tour round Tanjore city visiting the various temples, outstanding among them is the Brihadeswara temple in the afternoon. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 05: Tanjore - Madurai

Drive to Madurai (190 km/ 5 hours) - a destination for the spiritually inclined. Check in at the hotel upon arrival. Witness the closing prayer ceremony in the Meenakshi Temple, the famous landmark of this city in the evening. Overnight at the hotel in Madurai.

Day 06: Madurai - Periyar

Drive to Periyar (137 km / 4.5 hours). Upon arrival check in at the hotel. Visit the wild life reserve by boat on lake Periyar in the afternoon. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 07: Periyar - Kumarakom

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

Day 08: Kuamarkom - Allepey - Cochin

Morning leave for boat cruise up to Alleppy. On arrival meeting at the boatyard and transfer to hotel in Cochin. Kathakali dance show in the evening. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 09: Cochin - Ooty

Morning sightseeing tour of Cochin visiting Jewish Synagogue, Mattenchery Dutch Palace, Jew Town and Fort Cochin area. Afternoon drive 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. Check in at hotel on arrival.

Day 12: Mysore

Morning visit to beautiful city 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 and Crafts Centre. Afternoon visit Brindavan Gardens (17 km) 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 city sightseeing tour of Bangalore with an excursion to Cubbon Park laid out in 1864, 300 acres of verdant park-land from the heart of Bangalore city. 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 for Chennai, on arrival meeting at the airport and transfer to international airport.

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