Indian Romance - South India

Indian Romance - South India

Tourism in India

Destination Covered:

Chennai - Madurai - Periyar - Kumarakom - Cochin

Duration:
09 Nights / 10 Days
Tour Category:
Day 01 - Arrive Chennai
Arrive in Chennai. After completing formalities with customs and immigration, you will be received by our representative with Traditional Indian Welcome (with garlands). On arrival drive to Mahabalipuram.

Madras is a fascinating city with its ancient temples and unique culture, golden sandy beaches merging with the breakers of the Bay of Bengal and a marvelous tradition of music and dance. On arrival check in at Hotel Overnight at hotel
Day 02 - In Chennai
This morning, tour of Chennai city, visiting the National Museum, with its outstanding collection of Indian bronze statutes; the Cathedral of San Thome, associated with the Apostle of St Thomas; and the Kapaleeshwar Temple at Mylapore. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03 - In Chennai
Today drive hours out, to visit the temple complexes at Mahabalipuram, whose carvings of animals and figures recount the Mahabharata episode of Arjuna's penance. After lunch at Fisherman's Cove, Covelong, visit Dakshinachitra, a center for living traditions & culture of the four Southern states of India. Return back to the hotel.
Day 04 - Chennai - Madurai ( Flight )
Fly Chennai to Madurai. On arrival in Madurai, met & transferred to hotel. Rest of the evening free at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05 - In Madurai
Visit the Meenakshi Temple, with its Hall of a Thousand Pillars. Also visit Tirumal Nayak's Palace, a highly decorative style palace with elegant wooden sculpture and carvings. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 06 - Madurai – Periyar Surface ( Approx 140 Kms /03 Hours )
Continue south this morning to Thekkady, home to spice plantations and the Periyar National Park. Check in to the hotel. Afternoon, visit Periyar National Park, a 300 square mile preserve set around an artificial lake, surrounded by semi evergreen forested hills, known for its herd of elephants, along with gaur, chittal, wild boar and frolicking otters. You travel by motor launch and get excellent bird watching opportunities. Overnight at hotel.
Day 07 - Periyar – Kumarakom
Descend from the Western Ghats into the plains of Kerala where you arrive Kumarakom, famous for its network of lakes, lagoons, and canals known as the "backwaters", a geographical feature of rural southern Kerala, along whose shores, all life revolves. Overnight at hotel.
Day 08 - Kumarakom – Cochin Surface ( Approx 90 Kms/ 03 Hours )
Drive the short distance north to Cochin and check in at our hotel. In the evening, enjoy a performance of Kathakali, the native dance drama of Kerala, that narrates episodes from India's religious epics, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. Overnight at hotel.
Day 09 - In Cochin
After breakfast, visit the Portuguese built Dutch Palace, now a museum, the Jewish Quarter of the city; St Francis Church where Vasco da Gama was buried and the famous Chinese fishing nets. End the afternoon with sunset cruise through Cochin Harbour.
Day 10 - Depart Cochin ( Flight )
Transfer to airport to connect the flight for Mumbai. On arrival received at the airport and are transferred to the International airport to connect the flight back home.
 
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