Temple tour with exotic beaches - 21 Nights/ 22 Days program
Place Covered - Mumbai - Cochin - Munnar - Kumarakom - Alleppey - Kovalam - Madurai - Trichy - Pondicherry - Mahabalipuram - Chennai - Mumbai
- Kathakali dance show at Cochin.
- A boat ride at Periyar.
Day 01: Arrive Mumbai
Arrive at Mumbai airport, You will be received by our office representative and he will escort you to your hotel and help you in check in. The stay will be overnight at your hotel in Mumbai.
Day 02: Mumbai
Mumbai is the economic and modern capital of India. Here you can visit Kamala Nehru Park, Hanging Gardens situated on the inclinations of Malabar Hill offering a widely inclusive point of view of Marine Drive, Chowpatty Beach, Prince of beers Museum, Mani Bhawan, Dhobi Ghat, Gateway of India and a drive through the Crawford Market, Marine Drive and Flora Fountain. The stay will be overnight at your hotel in Mumbai. Here you can likewise taste the popular dish Vada Pao (stuffed bread with stuffed potato patty, coriander and flavors) Pav Bhaji and more exotic local dishes.
Day 03: Mumbai - Cochin by Flight
Morning after breakfast check out from your hotel and transfer to airport to board flight for Cochin. Arrive at Cochin and transfer to a hotel.
The stay will be overnight at your hotel in Cochin.
- Enjoy Kathakali dance show.
Day 04: Cochin - Munnar
After breakfast check out drive to Munnar. Arrive at Munnar and transfer to your hotel. Day free to relax. The stay will be overnight at your hotel in Munnar.
Day 05: Munnar
Munnar is a strikingly fabulous mountain city and speaks of peace. It is a celebrated traveler’s destination set at an elevation of 6000 ft in Idukki. Munnar was suggested as a mid-year resort of the past British rulers in India. It has unending tea patio nurseries, immaculate valleys and mountains with unprecedented sorts of vegetation in its wild refuges and boondocks. An early morning visit is highly recommended for which you won’t be sorry. The scented cool air constrains you to never want to withdraw from this spot.
Day 06: Munnar - Periyar/Thekkady
After breakfast check out from your hotel and drive to Periyar, Arrive at Periyar and transfer to your hotel. The stay will be overnight at your hotel in Periyar.
Day 07: Periyar
Located in the mountains, Periyar offers yet another unique tour. Depending upon the season, you can visit many natural wild life sanctuaries. It was set up in the year 1934. It is spreads 777 square kilometers. It is secured in the Western Ghats, a high mountain range. You can ride the speedboat in Periyar Lake and natural wildlife might be seen here. There are distinctive types of creatures here, for example, monkeys, langur, wild hog, elephant, panther, wild pooch sambar, tiger and much more. Of course, these animals are not confined in a zoo, so seeing them will be part luck and part your camera’s good karma!
Also enjoy boat ride at Periyar.
Day 08: Periyar - Kumarakom
Morning after breakfast check out from your hotel and drive to Kumarakom. Arrive at Kumarakom & transfer to hotel. Day free to relax at Kumarakom. The stay will be overnight at your hotel in Kumarakom.
Day 09: Kumarakom
After Breakfast visit Kumarakom, Kumarakom is the loveliest Village in Kerala, blessed with nature's rare gifts is on the Eastern side of the vast Vembanad Lake. The lake provides facilities for boating, yachting, fishing, surf riding & swimming. Ideal picnic spot accessible by boat from here is Pathiramanal (Midnight Sands) a lonely island in the lake. The stay will be overnight at your hotel in Kumarakom.
Day 10: Kumarakom - Alleppey
A morning drive gets you to Alleppey where you board an houseboat. The coastal town of Alleppey on the Arabian Sea is the Venice of the East, for the numerous canals that meander through the town. Bathing in the backwaters on the Vemband Lake is refreshing. This town holds a thrilling event of snake-boat race every year in August. It is also known for its cashew nuts, coir trade, rice, pepper crops & coconuts. The stay will be overnight at House boat.
Day 11: Alleppey - Kovalam
After breakfast check out from house boat & drive to Kovalam & transfer to your hotel. The stay will be overnight at your hotel in Kovalam.
Day 12: Kovalam
Kovalam is a champion amongst the most magnificent shorelines of the world. The water here is ideal for body surfing and riding the Catamaran or ‘log’ with the angler. Various international travelers come here to revive themselves. You can easily find many health centers where yoga classes are offered. There are also many inexpensive yet therapeutic Ayurvedic spas and clinics where you can receive oil back rubs and oil showers given by masters.
Day 13: Kovalam
Day free to relax but transport is at your disposal to visit within city. The stay will be overnight at your hotel in Kovalam.
Day 14: Kovalam - Madurai via Kanya Kumari
Morning after breakfast check out from your hotel and drive to Madurai visiting Kanya Kumari enroute, Also called Cape Comorin. Visit city, Kanya Kumari is the land's end of India where the water of the Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean meet. An important pilgrim centre of India, it is famous for the Amman Temple-a symbol of unity and sanctity-dedicated to the virgin Goddess, Kanya Kumari. To its South-East lies the famous Vivekananda Rock Memorial, a blend of all the architectural styles of India.
Arrive at Madurai and transfer to hotel. The stay will be overnight at your hotel in Madurai.
Morning finds you on a same day trip to Kanya Kumari, Also called Cape Comorin. Kanya Kumari is the end point of land in India. The Indian Ocean, the Bay of Bengal and the water of the Arabian Sea meet here. It is a fundamental journey spot of India. There is a renowned Amman Temple dedicated to the solidarity and holiness of the virgin Goddess, Kanya Kumari. There is also a Vivekananda Rock Memorial situated in its South-East locale.
Day 15: Madurai
Madurai is a large lotus shaped city. It was in the early days the ideal place for Tamil learning. Here you can visit the Meenakshi temple dedicated to Parvati Mata (Lord Shiva Wife) . Tirumala Nayak palace is also noteworthy. Others attractions are Alagar Hills, and Tirupara Kundan rock temple
Day 16: Madurai - Trichy
Morning after breakfast drive to Trichy, Arrive at Trichy & transfer to your hotel.
Afternoon city tour of Trichy, Trichy was the citadel of the Chola dynasty in the medieval period. In the 18th century it witnessed the Carnatic wars fought between the French and the English. Lord Robert Clive's house is still there to see and so is the Danish Church. The Rock-Fort is the landmark of Trichy. A climb of 434 steps leads to the ancient temple of Ganapati on top and a further climb to a Shiva temple.
The stay will be overnight at your hotel in Trichy.
Day 17: Trichy - Tanjore - Trichy
Morning same day excursion to Tanjore, The beautiful Chola Temple of Brihadeeshwara is capped by a monolithic cupola made of a single granite block weighing 80 tons which was taken to the top with the help of a 6 km long ramp, an old technique used by the Egyptians for building pyramids. Its bronzes and handicrafts make Tanjore one of the highlights of a visit to South India. The stay will be overnight at your hotel in Trichy.
In Tanjor you will be able to watch the beauty of Chola temple of Brihadeshwara. It reflects the art of handicraft bronzers. Tanjore is one of the central attractions in south India.
Day 18: Trichy - Pondicherry
Morning drive to Pondicherry. Arrive at Pondicherry and transfer to your hotel. Day free to relax. The stay will be overnight at your hotel in Pondicherry.
Day 19: Pondicherry
Day free to explore city, The capital of French India before independence, Pondicherry traces its origin to Saint Agasthya, the revered sage of the south & excavations near-by reveal that a Roman settlement existed here 2000 years ago. It was the theatre of many a battle between the British. The stay will be overnight at your hotel in Pondicherry.
Day 20: Pondicherry - Mahabalipuram
Morning drive to Mahabalipuram, Arrive at Mahabalipuram and transfer to your hotel. The stay will be overnight at your hotel in Mahabalipuram.
Before independence Pondicherry was the capital of French India. Pondicherry was founded by saint Agastya. It was revealed that in an archaeological survey, some roman civilization was existed in 2000 years ago here.
Day 21: Mahabalipuram
Morning visit Mahabalipuram, visit the shore temple and the rock- cut murals that adorn the caves here. The city of Mahabalipuram is famous for the seven pagodas. Here on the seashore is an interesting group of ancient rock hewn temples which are the examples of Dravidian style of Architecture. The stay will be overnight at your hotel in Mahabalipuram.
Visit the coast temple and the stone cut wall paintings that embellish the hollows here. The city of Mahabalipuram is well known for the seven pagodas. Here on the seashore is a fascinating gathering of old rock cut temples which are the illustrations of Dravidian style of Architecture.
Day 22: Mahabalipuram - Chennai by drive and Chennai - Mumbai by flight
En route to Chennai you will go by Kanchipuram which is 64 kms from Chennai (Madras). It is the old capital of the Pallavas, a well known city of 1000 Temples and still has 124 hallowed places. The main temple committed to Shiva was inherent in the seventh and eighth century and has depictions on the dividers. Temples of Varadarajaswamy, Kailasanatha, Sri Kamakshi and Ekambaswara are important to see. Kanchipuram is likewise renowned for its silks.
Day 23: Departure
Board flight for onward journey.
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