Day 03: Chennai - Mahabalipuram - Chennai Excursion
South indian temples tour starts with breakfast at hotel. Proceed for Mahabalipuram by surface. Proceed for sight seeing of Mahabalipuram - 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. Return to Chennai and relax at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Today South India Temple Tour Package begins with breakfast at hotel. Proceed for city tour of Bangalore in the morning. Drive to Mysore. En-route sight seeing of Srirangapatanam. Reach Mysore and transfer to hotel. Sightseeing of PALACE and the temples. Overnight at Mysore.
Breakfast at hotel. Later leave for Madurai by surface and en route visit Karaikudi (Chettinad). Madurai is over 2500 years old and is the second largest city of Tamil Nadu - Ancient seat of learning. The city is planned in the shape of a lotus. Check into the hotel by noon. Overnight at Madurai.
Today south india tour of temples begins with breakfast at hotel. Full day excursion to Rameshwaram, a city of swell and gentle sand dunes, embellished with the delicacy of casurina trees and stark palms. This is a sacred place for Hindus since according to Ramayana, this where Lord Rama worshipped God Shiva to absolve himself of the sin of killing. Return to Madurai by evening. Overnight at hotel.
Breakfast at hotel. Proceed to Kanyakumari - the southern tip where the Indian subcontinent meets the sea. Proceed for the sunset view against the sea - AN UNFORGETTABLE VIEW. Leave for Trivandrum by surface and reach late evening. Relax at hotel. Overnight at Trivandrum.
Breakfast at hotel. Start tour in the morning visiting the Sree Padmanabha Swami Temple and Kanakakunnu Palace. Proceed to the backwaters of Alleppey where you will board the Luxurious Traditional Houseboat, which is a fabulous way to explore the fascinating beauty of the backwaters for a memorable day and night cruise. The boat will take you through the virgin villages of Kuttanad - the only location in Kerala situated below sea level. By evening the boat will be anchored at the middle of the water column. Overnight on board the houseboat.
Proceed to Cochin through the heartland of South Kerala. Experience the backwater views and pass through the choir villages and the rice bowl of Kerala - Alleppey. End the beautiful journey at Cochin. Check in at hotel. Overnight at Cochin.
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to airport for flight to Mumbai. Reach and transfer to hotel. For the day you'll be taking a sightseeing tour of Mumbai which has a very distinct and appealing culture of its own. Relax in the evening. Overnight at Mumbai.
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to GATEWAY OF INDIA and proceed to harbor for ferry to ELEPHANTA CAVES. Sightseeing and return by afternoon.Proceed to hotel and relax in the evening. Check out late and transfer to airport at 2200 hr.