Upon arrivel at Chennai airport you will traditional Welcome by our representative and they will help you to reach your pre booked hotel with all the comfort in our Ac car/coach. We have selected one of the best hotels of the city according to your requirements and taste. Have breakfast in your room and relax before starting our city tour next day. . Chennai (formerly known as Madras), is known for its cultural heritage & temple architecture. Take a half day of sight seeing includes Cochin Harbour terminus where the Chinese fishing nets present a wonderful sight; Mattancherry Dutch Palace; The Jewish Synagogue and St. Francis Church (built in 1510 Vasco Da Gama was originally buried here). Later you will visit the Hill Palace which was built in the 19th century by the Raja of Kochi, the Kochi province was ruled from here. Later you will be collected for a Kathakali Dance Show.
Visiting Mahabalipuram Shore Temple.India Tours, Visit India - India Travel
Exploring 124 rock shrines and other monuments.
A Visit to Silk Sari Weaving Center at Kanchipuram.
In the morning after breakfast, we drive to Mahabalipuram, town of temples, sand & sea. It is world renowned for its beautiful Shore Temple & famous for rock cut caves and shore temple. Upon arrival at Mahabalipuram, you will be accommodated at a pre-booked hotel. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 03 - Mahabalipuram - Excursion to Kanchipuram (70 km - 02 hr)
Today morning after breakfast you will be driven to Kanchipuram, is one of the seven holy cities in the country. It is also known for its temples & silk sarees. Kanchi was a major seat of Tamil learning as well as an important place of pilgrimage for Buddhists, Jains and Hindus. We visit Kailasanatha Temple. The temple is famous for exquisite carvings & attracts devotees & tourists alike. There are 58 small shrines situated around the main shrine, as a compound wall. Next we visit Ekambaranatha, ancient temple is dedicated to lord Shiva. The 3000 year old mango tree inside the temple has 4 branches each yielding different variety of mangoes.Before returning to Mahabalipuram we will also visit Kamakshi Amman Temple, known as Parabrahmaroonpini. The main deity is seated on Brahma, Vishnu, Rudra, Eswara & Sadasiva. you will be accommodated at a pre-booked hotel. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Today morning after breakfast you will be driven to Tanjore, It is called the Rice Bowl of Tamilnadu.madhuraj temple Later we visit Brihadeshwara temple, also known as Big Temple, Built in the 10th Century A.D., by Raja Raja Chola, the Temple Tower is capped by an 81.3 tones round monolithic cupola.. The temple is considered an engineering skill of the Chola architects who planned its construction in such a way that the shadow of the cupola never falls on the ground.
Check-in at your pre-booked Deluxe / Luxury hotel.
Day 05 - Tanjore - Madurai via Trichy(200 km - 04 hr)
In the morning after breakfast you will leave for Madurai, rich cultural heritage passed for more than 2500 years old & has been an important commercial centre as early as 550 AD. Madurai is one of the oldest cities of India, with a history dating all the way back to the Sangam period of the pre Christian era. Madurai where the people wake up at the chant of hymns is proud of magnificent 'The Meenakshi-Sundareswara Temple. Of its 12 gopurams, four of the tallest stand at the outer walls of the temple. Later we visit Rockfort most famed landmark is an 83 m high rock which is the only outcrop in the otherwise flat land of the city. The most amazing fact about the rock is that it is one of the oldest in the world approximately 3,800 million years, which makes it as old as the rocks of Greenland & older than the Himalayas.
Today morning you will take aHalf Day Tour to Meenakshi Sundareshwar, It was first built 2000 years ago & was substantially expanded between the years (1623-55 AD). Initially there was only the Shiva temple. A striking feature of the temple is the astonishing structure known as Ayiramkaal mandapam or the Hall of a thousand pillars in the outermost corridor.
Stay Overnight at the hotel.India Tours, Visit India - India Travel
Today morning after breakfast you will be driven to Periyar. Set on an attractive lakeside, it is South India's most popular Wildlife Sanctuary. It is a place to cruise on the lake & gives an opportunity to see wildlife. It is home to tigers, leopards, elephants, bison, antelopes, sambhar, wild boar, monkey, a wide variety of birds. After lunch you will take safari to a nearby Coffee Plantations & villages.
On arrival at Periyar, you will be transferred to your pre-booked Deluxe / Luxury hotel.
Today morning take breakfast at hotel. take a boat ride to view wildlife in the sanctuary on Lake Periyar. After two hours of wildlife viewing we get back to the hotel. Afterward you will be procced to Kovalam beach, is known as the "Paradise of the South". Kovalam is just 16 kms away from Trivandrum, Kerala's capital city. Day is at leisure to enjoy your time at beach side.
Day is at leisure to enjoy your time at beach side. Kovalam is an evergreen and pleasant climatic beach resort. Kovalam is a paradise for tourists all over the world. With high rock peninsula and a calm bay of blue waters, this beach paradise creates a unique aquarelle on moonlit nights. The warm and clean atmosphere by the coconut trees and the white sand bed are perfect for relaxing holidays, as the sea breeze gently plays with the waves.
Day 10 - Kovalam Thottapalli (90 km - 02 hr)ketuvlam
In the morning After hearty breakfast, drive to Thottapally. ocally called Kettuvallam, cruise around beautiful backwaters of Thothapalli to Alleppey to observe & experience the daily life of the villagers along the backwaters. Upon arrival you will be transfered to the Kettuvallam Houseboat. The common scenes capture the temples, fishing, and people tending theircrops and coconut plantations as you drift through the canals.
Arrive Alleppey- formerly named as Alleppey, in Kerala is one of the major backwater destinations. The thrilling boat race awaits you at Alleppey or Alappuzha. Alleppey is a captivating destination in Kerala India that provides backwaters, traditional Kettuvallooms (house boats), beaches, boat race, swaying palms, gourmet delight and many more. At noon time, disembark Houseboat at Alleppey and later you will proceed to Cochin.
On arrival at Cochin, you will be transferred to your pre-booked Deluxe / Luxury hotel.India Tours, Visit India - India Travel
Location : Ernakulam in Kerala, 220 km from Trivandrum
Known As : Lagoon's Country.
Best Time to Visit : Post Monsoon, September to May.
Morning at leisure, day is free for Cochin sightseeing tour. Cochin set on a cluster of islands and narrow peninsulas, the port city of Cochin (Kochi) (Queen of Arabia) reflects the eclecticism of Kerala perfectly. With a rich past and a bust