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South India Travel

Duration: 9 Days 8 Nights
Activities: Visit Fort St. George, Marina Beach, Santhome Cathedral, Meenakshi Temple, Visit Potuguese Churches
Regions: South india
Destinations Covered: Chennai - Mahabalipuram - Madurai - Periyar - Alleppey - Cochin
Best Time: January, February, March, April, September, October, November, December

Overview

South India has alot to offer: carved temples of Mahabalipuram & Madurai,natural beauty & wildlife of Periyar ,amazing experience of House Boat in Back Water. You will surely love it. South India is also famous for its sun kissed beaches, picture-perfect backwaters, beautiful hill stations and highly revered pilgrimage centers. The famous South Indian food includes sambhar dosa, idli, uttapam, fish, coconut, pickles and spicy curries gives you an opportunity to experience the variety of traditional taste. South Indians are very passionate about dance and music. In almost every house children are encouraged to learn dance and music. Come and see the this incredible part of India!!

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Day 1: Arrive - Chennai

We welcome you to the land of culture and heritage, where hospitality is way of life. You will be transferred to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 2: Chennai - Mahabalipuram

Morning after breakfast head to a guided city tour of Chennai visiting Fort St. George, Marina Beach, Santhome Cathedral etc. Later leave for Mahabalipuram via visiting Kanchipuram - One of the seven sacred cities of India, Kanchipuram is appropriately called the golden city of thousand temples, the place served as the capital of the Pallavas the powerful dynasty of south India. On arrival check into the hotel. Overnight at hotel

Day 3: Mahabalipuram - Chennai - Madurai(By overnight train)

Morning after breakfast proceed for sightseeing of Mahabalipuram - a beautiful place lies on the Coromandel coast which faces the Bay of Bengal known for its Shore Temple and Arjune’s Penance is the pride of not only Mahabalipuram and Tamilnadu visiting Shore Temples - One of the earliest structural temples in South India dedicated to lord Shiva and Vishnu. Later in the afternoon drive back to Chennai and board overnight train to Madurai.

Day 4: Madurai

On arrival in the morning we will take you hotel for breakfast and later proceed for city tour of Madurai. Visit the great Meenakshi Temple dedicated to the consort of Lord Shiva with its towering gopurams (rising high above the surrounding country side).Visit the Tirumala Nayak Palace - A gracious building in the Indo saracenic style, famous for the Stucco work on its domes & arches. Also visit the Alagar Hills and Tirupara Kundran Rock temple Spend the evening at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 5: Madurai - Periyar

Morning after breakfast leave for Thekkady (Periyar) - sprawled over an area of 777 sq. Kms, Periyar tiger reserve is an example of nature’s bounty with great scenic attraction and rich bio-diversity. On arrival check into your hotel. Later in the afternoon have a boat ride at the Periyar lake to view the wild life activities of Periyar sanctuary famous for wild elephant and other wild animals. Overnight at hotel

Day 6: Periyar - Alleppey

Morning after breakfast walk through the spice plantation. Later drive down to reach Alleppey. On arrival transfer to hotel. Rest of day free for independent activities to explore beach and local market.

Day 7: Alleppey

After breakfast at hotel and transfer to the houseboat. Check in at houseboat. Houseboat cruise is the best way to explore the beauty of backwaters. Rest of day free for independent activities on the House Boat. Enjoy your evening on the sundeck away from polluted cities and maddening crowd. Overnight stay in the House Boat

Day 8: Alleppey - Cochin

Morning after breakfast head to Cochin - Cochin is the natural harbour formed by the famous underwater Malabar mud-banks whose eminence ensures that the rougher the seas are outside the calmer the waters are within the harbour. Vasco-de-Gama placed it on the world map. Evening enjoy Katthakali cultural dance performance at nearby theater. Overnight at hotel.

Day 9: Cochin - Depart

Morning after your breakfast have a city tour of Cochin visiting Jewish synagogue, Portuguese Churches, Chinese fishing nets etc. Later assistance on departure and transfer to Cochin airport to board flight to back home.

Chennai: Fort St. George & Santhome Cathedral

Mahabalipuram: Shore Temple

Madurai: Meenakshi Temple & Tirumala Nayak Palace

Thekkady: Spice plantation, Boat ride on Lake Periyar

Alleppey: Houseboat

Cochin: Mattancherry Palace & Kathakali Dance

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