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South India Pilgrimage Tour

Duration : 15 Day(s) / 14 Night(s)
Destination Covered : Chennai - Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry - Trichy - Thanjavur - Madurai - Kanyakumari - Kovalam - Alleppey - Cochin
Tour Key Sights : South India Tour
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Tour Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrive Chennai

Our representative welcome you at the Chennai airport and escort you to the hotel.

Rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 2 : Chennai - Mahabalipuram

Today, drive to Mahabalipuram which was once a flourishing port of the Pallavas of ancient India. The monuments and sculptures are world renowned and attract tourists from all over the world. En route, sightseeing tour of the city covering the shore temple, Arjuna’s penance, Artisans village. Check in at hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 3 : Mahabalipuram - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram

After breakfast, proceed to Kanchipuram, the city of Thousand Temples and considered as the second holiest place in India. Proceed for half day sightseeing of this temple town. Return to the hotel in the afternoon.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 4 : Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry

Today, drive to Pondicherry, a charming coastal town with a few enduring pockets of French culture and an ashram. On arrival, check in at hotel. Afternoon, visit Aurobindo Ashram and Auroville meditation hall.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 5 : Pondicherry - Trichy

Drive to Trichy, situated on the banks of the Cauvery River, this city was a Chola citadel from the Sangam age. On arrival, check in at hotel. Afternoon, proceed for sightseeing tour of city covering Rockfort Temple and Srirangam – known for its Vaishnavite temple dedicated to Lord Ranganathaswamy.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 6 : Trichy - Thanjavur - Trichy

After breakfast, proceed for an excursion to Thanjavur – the home of Carnatic music, musical instruments, dance and traditional handicrafts. Visit the famous Brihadeeshwara Temple.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 7 : Trichy - Madurai

Drive to Madurai, the 2000 years old capital of Pandayan Kings. Madurai is famous for the Meenakshi Temple, with its towering gopurams & rare sculptures and Thiurmalai Nayakkar Palace. On arrival, check in at hotel. Evening, visit to Meenakshi Temple to witness “Aarti ceremony”.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 8 : Madurai

After breakfast, proceed for sightseeing tour of the city.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 9 : Madurai - Kanyakumari

Drive to Kanyakumari, the southernmost tip of India which is a confluence of 3 oceans – the Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal and Indian Ocean.

Check in and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 10 : Kanyakumari - Kovalam

Drive to Kovalam. En route visit, Thanumalayan Temple, a well-known temple in Suchindram and Padmanabhapuram palace, the residence of the erstwhile Rajas of Travancore.

Continue drive to Kovalam. An idyllic village along the coastlines of the Arabian Sea, Kovalam is most famous for its three pristine beaches with shallow waters and low tidal waves where one can go surfing, wooden and motor boat riding. Check in at hotel.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 11 : Kovalam

Full day at leisure.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 12 : Kovalam

Full day at leisure for shopping or independent activities.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 13 : Kovalam - Alleppey

Today drive to Alleppey where you will embark the overnight Houseboat that offers a best medium to sail on the backwaters. Referred as the ˜Venice of the East”, this backwater country is also home to diverse animal and bird life. All meals on board.

Overnight stay in the houseboat.

Day 14 : Alleppey - Cochin

Today disembark at Alleppey and drive to Kochi, formerly known as Cochin. Cochin ˜Queen of Arabian Sea” is one of the most interesting cities of India and has one of the finest natural harbours in the world. The ancient Temples, Churches and Synagogues in this district are of special interest to archeologists and historians. On arrival check in at hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour of the city.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 15 : Cochin

Today transfer to Cochin Airport to connect departure flight for onward destination.

Inclusions

  • Meet and greet service on arrival and departure
  • AC accommodation at mentioned hotels/resorts with daily breakfast
  • All transfers and transportations including sightseeing as per the itinerary using AC Vehicles with Driver
  • English speaking local guides as per the itinerary
  • All toll taxes and parking charges
  • Mandatory Govt. Taxes as applicable

Exclusion

  • International airfare and extra baggage
  • Any lunch, dinner, snacks, mineral water etc. unless mentioned in the itinerary
  • Camera fee at monuments
  • Additional sightseeing which is not mentioned in itinerary
  • All personal nature expenses like phone calls, portage, tips, gratitude, laundry etc
  • Travel Insurance
  • Anything which is not mention under inclusions

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