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  1. Treasure of South India Tamil Nadu & Kerala

    20 Days/ 19 Nights

    Under Rs 2,000

    Per person per night

    Tamil Nadu: The Land of Tamils, capital and largest city in Chennai. Tamil Nadu is bounded by the Eastern Ghats on the north, by the Nilgiri, the Anamalai Hills, and Kerala on the west, by the Bay of Bengal in the east, by the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait on the southeast, and by the Indian Ocean on the south. The state shares a maritime border with the nation of Sri Lanka. Kerala is nature lover place with its hills, backwaters, beaches, waterfalls and wildlife. The state also has a rich heritage and thriving culture one can explore by visiting the various forts, palaces, museums, monuments and pilgrim centers. Both natural and manmade brilliance await you at every turn.

     

    TREASURE OF SOUTH INDIA –Tamil Nadu & Kerala

    The Spirit of Culture, Heritage, Traditions, Customs and Ethnicity

    (CHENNAI, MAHABALIPURAM, PONDICHERRY, TANJORE, TRICHI, MADURAI, THEKKADY, MUNNAR, COCHIN, ALLEPPEY, KUMARAKOM  & KOVALAM)

     

    BEST SEASON -OCTOBER – MARCH

    NO OF DAYS/ NIGHTS: 20 Days/ 19 Nights

    ACTIVITY: Cultural, Wildlife, Cuisine, Heritage, Backwaters & Spice Plantation 

    PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

     * Visit temples of Kanchipuram & shore rock cut caves of Mahabalipuram

    * Pondicherry bicycle tour through the French district and the Tamil quarter with a Storyteller

    * Visit UNESCO world heritage Airavatesvara Chola Temples

    * Visit 83m high and 3,800 million years old Fort Tiruchi's

    *Night ceremony of the bronze of Lord Shiva carried to the bed chamber of Parvati

    * Meenakshi Temple and experience the musical pillars

    * Enjoy boat ride on the Periyar Lake spotting a family of Elephants, Wild Boar, and Sambar Deer by the water's edge

    * Spice plantation tour

    * Visit Tea museum and a modern fully automated tea factory.

    * Visit  St. Francis Church the  first European Church in India (1562)

    * Enjoy Kathakali dance show in Cochin

    * Pristine beach of Kovalam

    * Experience overnight stay in a backwater cruise houseboat

     

    DAY

    SKETCH ITINERARY

    MEALS

    01

    Arrive Chennai Airport  &  Overnight at Hotel

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    02

    Visit Kanchipuram (60 Kms / 1.5 Hrs). Experience  ancient  capital of the Pallavas famous as a city of 1000 Temples and still has 124 shrines. Overnight in Mahabalipuram   

    Breakfast

    03

    Explore the  Rock cut caves of Mahabalipuram

    Breakfast

    04

    Drive to the French colony of Pondicherry (110 Kms/ 2.5 Hrs) Stroll through the French boulevard with our story teller

    Breakfast

    05

    Visit Auroville, Maitri Temple & savor the Pondicherry cuisine

    Breakfast

    06

    Explore Pondicherry early morning on a cycle. Drive to Tanjore (180 km / 4.5 Hrs)- Visit  Airavatesvara Chola Temple, UNESCO world heritage site and colony of silk weavers

    Breakfast

    07

    Drive to Trichy (59 Kms/ 1 Hr)-  visit  Srirangam Temple & the most famed 83m high and 3,800 million years old landmark Rock Fort Tiruchi's

    Breakfast

    08

    Drive to Madurai (135 Kms/ 2 Hrs)- attend the night ceremony of the bronze of Lord Shiva carried to the bed chamber of Parvati

    Breakfast

    09

    Full day at Madurai- Visit famous Meenakshi Temple and experience the musical pillars. Visit 17th-century palace Thirumalai Nayak Palace  

    Breakfast

    10

    Drive to Kerala / Thekkady (148 Kms/ 3.5 Hrs)- enjoy boat ride   and spot a family of Elephants, Wild Boar, and Sambar Deer by the water's edge

    Breakfast

    11

    At Thekkady - fantabulous landscape,  Spice plantation tour,  green carpets of endless tea gardens and lush tropical forests   &  Kalaripayattu show

    Breakfast

    12

    Drive to  picturesque countryside of Munnar (91 Kms/ 3 Hrs)

    Breakfast

    13

    At Munnar - Visit Tea museum and a modern fully automated tea factory.  Visit Mattupetty Dam & Echo point

    Breakfast

    14

    Drive to Cochin (131 Kms/ 4 Hrs)-  visit  St. Francis Church the  first European Church in India (1562), Chinese Fishing Nets  Jewish Synagogue, Kathakali Dance Show

    Breakfast

    15

    Drive to Alleppey (57Kms/ 1/5 Hrs.)- Enjoy backwater cruise showcasing small islets and glimpses of village life at its best of serenity and innocence. Experience overnight stay in a houseboat

    Breakfast

    16

    Reach Kumarakom (33 Kms/ 1 Hr.)-  Visit Vembanad Lake, a haven for bird life

    Breakfast

    17

    Drive to Varkala (131 Kms/ 4 Hrs)-  visit Papanasam beach, which is considered to have holy waters and medicinal springs

    Breakfast

    18

    Drive to Kovalam (53 Kms/ 1.5 Hrs)- Padmanabha Swamy Temple  known for its mural paintings and stone carvings

    Breakfast

    19

    Kovalam – Enjoy the pristine beach

    Breakfast

    20

    Departure Trivandrum Airport

    Breakfast



    * We would be delighted to share with you the detailed itinerary which is certainly more exciting. Do write to us/ fill in the query form so that we may send you the program in specifics 

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