Day 02: Trichy - Velankanni (95 kms-1.5 hrs) - After breakfast, leave by car-coach for Velankanni, famous for the church of our Lady of Health. Said to have been built on the prompting of a vision of lady with child in arms, this church Is a place of pilgrimage for Christians all over the country. On arrival, check-in and lunch at Tamilnadu Tourist Rest House or similar. Evening free for religious activities. Dinner and overnight at rest house.
Day 04: Velankanni - Trichy - Madras - After breakfast, leave Velankanni for Trichy by car-coach, lunch enroute. Arrive Trichy Railway Station to take a train for Madras (Vaigai Express). Madras is the gateway to South India. It traces its origin as for back as 1639AD, when the British East India Company first settled here near the tiny fishing village of Madrasapatnam. Transfer to Hotel New Victoria or similar. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 05: Madras - After breakfast, half-day sight-seeing tour visiting National Arts Gallery and Museum, fort St. George, Fort Museum, St. Mary's Church, Victoria Technical Institute and drive along the Marina Beach. After lunch at hotel, the day at leisure. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 06: Madras-Goa - After breakfast, transfer to airport for flight to Goa, lunch on board. Goa - an ancient Portuguese colony, which became a part of Indian republic in 1961, has traces of its ancient culture, largely writ all over in its churches, bungalows and layouts of the city. On arrival, transfer to Hotel Cidade-de-Goa. Afternoon, tour of Panjim city visiting - The Basilica of Born Jesus in Velha, originally built in 1560, a mixture of Portuguese and Gothic architecture. The church is famous, for it enshrines the miraculously incorruptible body of St. Francis Xavier in a marble and silver cascade. Also visit the Se Cathedral, dedicated to St. Catherine of Alexandria, built in 1562. The interior of the cathedral is adorned with gold stucco relics and paintings representing Indo-Portuguese art. Dinner and overnight at hotel.