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Day 02: Mahabalipuram (enroute visit Kanchipuram)
Day 03: Mahabalipuram
Day 04: Pondicherry
Day 05: Thanjavur
Day 06: Madurai (enroute visit Trichy)
Day 07: Madurai
Day 08: Kanyakumari
Day 09: Kovalam (Trivandrum visit)
Day 10: Kovalam
Day 11: Alleppey
Day 12: Kumarakom (Luxury Houseboat stay)
Day 13: Thekkedy (Periyar
Day 14: Munnar
Day 15: Cochin
Day 16: Departure
known as Madras is the capital city of Tamil Nadu state
and is the fourth largest metro city in India. The city
grew up around the English settlement of Fort Saint George
and gradually absorbed the surrounding towns and villages.
However, despite the strong British influence, Chennai has
retained its traditional Tamil Hindu culture and
effectively blended it with the foreign influence. The
city is widely spread in about 180 Sq. Kms. It is a major
trade center, being well linked by road, rail and air to
important cities besides being a sea port. Compared to the
other major metros of India, it is far less congested and
Caves, Elliot's Beach, Fort St. George and St. Mary's
Church, Kapaleswar Temple, Marina Beach, San Thomas
Cathedral, Sri Parthasarathy Temple, Valluvar Kottam,
Covelong Beach and Anna Zoological Park.
one of India's holiest sites, also known as the city of
thousand temples. The sacred seat of the Shankaracharya,
Kanchipuram is situated about 70 Kms from Chennai, on the
Northern East coast of Tamilnadu. Kanchipuram, Kanchi, or
Kancheepuram (also sometimes Conjeevaram) is a
municipality and headquarters to Kancheepuram district. In
ancient times it was called Kachi and Kachiampathi.
Visit City of
Thousand Temples, Temples of Kanchipuram, Ekambaranathar
Temple, Vaikuntha Perumal Temple, Varadaraja Temple and
see local market & culture.
that was formerly known as Mamallapuram is one of the most
frequented tourism destinations in Tamilnadu, a province
in India. The place is just 55 Kilometers off Chennai, the
capital city of Tamilnadu and forms a major excursion
destination around it. In fact, Mahabalipuram along with
Chennai and Kanchipuram forms the famous 'Golden Tourism
Triangle' ashore Coromandel Coast.
a blessed combination of history, good beaches and
Situated on the
Coromandel coast, about 160 kms south of Chennai, lies the
Union Territory of Pondicherry. The French ruled this
territory for 300 years, and today, it stands as a living
monument of the French culture in India. It is bound on
the east by the Bay of Bengal and on the other three sides
by the South Arcot District of Tamil Nadu. About 150
kilometres south of Pondicherry, on the east coast, lies
Karaikal, while Mahe is situated on the Malabar coast.
Aurobindo Ashram, Place du Panthéon / Aayi mandapam and
Bharti park, The Pondicherry Botanical Garden, 15 Temples
out of which Mankula Vinayaka, Sri Vedapuriswar, and
Kamatchiamman are the most famous, Pondicherry Beaches,
Heritage Walk around Pondicherry, Pondicherry Churches
like The Sacred-Heart Church, The Immaculate Conception
Cathedral & Our Lady of Angels Church, Auroville, The
Pondicherry Museum and above all enjoy Pondicherry
the ancient capital of the Chola Kings whose origins, like
those of the Pallavas, Pandyas and Cheras with whom they
shared the tips of the Indian Peninsula, go back to the
beginning of the Christian era. Power struggles between
these groups were a constant feature of their early
history, with one or other gaining the ascendancy at
Periya Koil, Thanjavur Palace, Saraswathi Mahal Library
and Art Gallery. Buying world famous Thanjavur / Tanjore
Paintings are good options for souvenir.
now called Trichy is situated on the banks of the Cauvery
river. Trichy, the fourth largest city in the state was a
citadel of the early Cholas which later fell to the
Pallavas. But the Pallavas never really managed to retain
control of this strategic city and lost it to the Pandyas
several times. Tiruchirappalli is known for its Rock Fort
and its temple at a height of over 83 metres. Other
renowned temples are, the Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple (Srirangam),
Siva temple at Tiruvanaikkaval and the Samayapuram
Visit Rock Fort,
Government Museum, Kudumiyanmalai and Tiruvanaikkaval Or
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. The glory of Madurai returned in a diminished form in
the earlier part of this millennium; it later on came
under the rule of the Vijayanagar kingdom after its
ransack by the ravaging armies of Delhi (Malik Kafur).
During the 16th and 18th centuries, Madurai was ruled by
the Nayak Emperors, the foremost of whom was Tirumalai
Nayakar. The Sangam period poet Nakkeerar is associated
with some of the Tiruvilayaadal episodes of Sundareswarar
- that are enacted as a part of temple festival traditions
There are no
words that can completely describe the beauty of
Kanyakumari and it remains one of the most popular tourist
destinations of south India. Located in the southernmost
point of the Indian mainland, it is a magnificent place of
natural beauty where you can see the deep blue waters of
the ocean meeting the horizon. This southernmost town of
Tamil Nadu is an important attraction for the tourists.
Before you set out on a tour, you should have enough
information about Kanyakumari that would help you explore
the town conveniently.
Amman Temple, Temple Of Goddess Bhagavathi, Swami
Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Gandhi Mandapam and Alvar
ago, Kovalam was a picture perfect tropical beach; a
traditional fishing village providing fresh fish, fruits
and toddy (coconut beer). Today this tiny beach is the
focus of a multi-million dollar business, drawing
thousands of tourists for a week dose of ozone, UV and a
refreshing Indian Experience. Kovalam was brought to the
public eye by the Maharaja of Travancore. Over the past
three decades, the place has been well developed, and now
figures prominently on the world tourism map.
bay of calm waters ideal for sea bathing, Sunbathing,
swimming, herbal body toning massages, special cultural
programmes and catamaran cruising. And also visit
Ayurvedic health resorts, convention facilities, shopping
zones, swimming pools, Yoga and Ayurvedic massage centres.
Washed by the
silvery waves of the Arabian Sea, Alleppey, the Venice of
the East welcomes you to the backwaters of kerala. The
Palm fringed canals and shores bustling with glimpses from
the day to day life in the country side, the mirror still
lagoons, picture book lakesides and its long sandy beach
has blessed Alappuzha, the water locked district, to
become one of the best Backwater tourism destinations in
God's Own Country.
Spend time at
Backwater Cruise, enjoy Boat Races (August-September),
visit Kuttanad Region, Mullakkal Rajeswari Temple,
Ambalapuzha Temple, Arthunkal Church, Champakulam Church,
Chavara Bhavan and Mararikulam.
cozy little island just 16 kilometer west of Kottayam in
India’s favorite destination – Kerala, is renowned the
world over for its exotic migratory birds, self sustaining
eco-system and hospital on arrival check into the hotel
after taking brief leisure visit Kumarakom bird sanctuary
at evening see the breathtaking view of lake during the
sunset leaves a spellbound.
Lake is home to several types of marine life exclusively
the 'Karimeen' (Pearl Spotted Fish), the 'Chemeen'
(Prawns) and the 'Konju' (Tiger Prawns) and Kumarakom bird
One of the
oldest wildlife sanctuaries in India, Periyar National
Park and Tiger Reserve was established in the verdant
stretches of Kerala in 1895 and declared a Tiger Reserve
in 1978. The Periyar Widlife Sanctuary covers an area of
777 sq km, out of which 360 sq km is under thick and dense
evergreen forests. Surrounded by the dense forests, it is
quite popular for the Periyar Lake.
and evening jeep safaris into the jungle.
nestled in the undulating mountain ranges of the southern
Western Ghats and is unrivalled among the tourist
destinations of Kerala. Its inescapable natural beauty
lures scores of tourists each and every year from not only
India but also from abroad. The major highlights of Munnar
are its remarkable ambiance, lush green tea gardens,
mesmerizing lakes, dense forests and a cool salubrious
climate. Munnar is located at the confluence of three
mountain streams, Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala.
Once, Munnar was the summer resort of the British
government in South India.
Devikulam, Mattupetty, Attukal, Nyayamakad and Eravikulam
commercial capital of Kerala, served by an international
airport, fine communication facilities, excellent
accommodation, modern amenities and a lot of attractive
tourist places gives a breathtaking experience for its
visitors and settlers. The district took its form on 1st
April 1958, by carving out the areas of erstwhile
Travancore, Kochi & Malabar kingdoms. The word Ernakulam
was derived from a Tamil word 'Erayanarkulam' which means
Lord Shiva's abode.
Visit Santa Cruz
Basalica, St Francis Church, Dutch Cemetry, Princess
Street, Waterfront, Mattanchery Palace, Indira Gandhi Boat
Race (Conducted in August-September during Onam), Bolgatty
Island, Willingdon Island, Kumbalangi, The Bishop’s House,
Cochin Carnival (in the last 10 days of the year), St
George’s Forane Church at Edapally, Kerala History Museum
at Edapally, St Thomas Mount, Malayattoor (10 kms) and
Hill Palace at Thripunithura (12 km).
Transfer to Airport according to your departure schedule
on day 16.
TOUR PRICE INCLUDES WITH FOLLOWING
This package tour is personalized &
individual and can be started at any time of the year. This
tour is based on private departures, where you are benefit
from having a private executive car and freedom to stop
en-route for breaks or for photographic opportunities.
Air-conditioned car with driver, all inclusive.
Fuel for car, Insurance, Road and State taxes, Toll taxes,
Parking fees and all transport related expense including
Driver's food and lodging.
excellent skills and record, a good knowledge of the area you
are visiting and sufficient English to communicate with you.
The car will be with
you from your arrival to departure with as many stops to
sightseeing as you want enroute.
Double bed room with
breakfast and all taxes included.
Double Rooms on twin sharing basis.
Transfers and land
transportation according to proposed itinerary.
assistance on arrival/departure at airports, hotels by our
(breakfast, lunch dinner) during your stay at houseboat.
tea/coffee with cookies during your houseboat tour.
Live Kathakali dance
performance at Thekkady.
A typical Kerala
Ayurvedic massage for rejuvenation therapy.
Live performance of
Kalaripayattu martial art from ancient time at Thekkady.
Excursion to a spice
garden with naturalist/guide to explain about all the spices.
FOLLOWING SERVICES ARE NOT INCLUDED
IN THE PRICES:-
Tips, laundry, telephone bills,
portage and Beverages.
Meals unless specified.
Entrances to Monuments and other
Movie / video camera fee at
Domestic or International airfare
Medical or baggage insurance.
Airport Departure taxes, Visa
Tips and gratuities.
Any other service that has not
Your game safaris in the National
Parks unless specified above.
SPECIAL NOTE FOR YOUR HELP AND INFORMATION:-
Double Rooms on twin sharing basis.
Hotels, train &
flight reservations are subject to availability.
Fares / rates
are subject to change.
Ponds and Dollars easily exchangeable in India.
service that has not been specified and you want to add,
please let us know.
If any above
hotel is sold-out then other similar level hotel is
During travel if you want to change
any hotel, you have to inform us 7 days prior.
We are not
responsible for any political demonstration, Natural
calamity, Traffic jams etc.
We are not
responsible for any flight or
train cancellation or no show at the last moment. In such
situation the compensation and dealings will be between
you and the concerning company, we are not obliged to play
role as mediator.