Package Overview

Destinaion Coverd :- Cochin- Alleppey – Kumarakom - Periyar – Madurai - Trichi- Tangaore- Pondicherry - Chennai - - Bangalore - Mysore - Hassan - Hospet (Hampi) - Badami - Goa - Mumbai
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Day 01  :- Arrive Cochin- Reception at airport
Welcome to Cochin – Queen of Arabian sea. On arrival at Cochin airport or Ernakulam railway station, begin your tour of 'Great South India Tour'Move into your hotel, relax, In the evening Ayurveda rejuvenation massage / local sightseeing optional Overnight at the hotel. The rest of the evening is at leisure.


Day 02 :- Cochin sightseeing
Explore Cochin.

Day 03 :- Move to Kumarakam/ Alleppey
Check in House boat at Noon , O/n at House boat. Enjoy the Kerala backwater Day- Night stay & cruise. Ac Delux House boat all meals ( lunch, Dinner, Tea, next day Bf) .Enjoy the Kerala backwater cruise through Vembanad Lake . Historical Church , Paddy Fields, Kuttanadan Backwater life, Fishing , Coir industry, Toddy Shops , Backwater islands, etc. This is the only region, cultivate rice below sea level.

Day 04 :- Move Thekkady Gavi Ecotourism
This day after having breakfast proceeds to Thekkady, the most renowned fascinating Natural destination is the Periyar wildlife sanctuary at Thekkady. The sanctuary opens through out the year. Arrive at Periyar check in at hotel later at 1530 hrs take a unique experience through Boat ride on the lake of Periyar. Rest of the day at Leisure and shopping, overnight stay at hotel.


Day 05 :- Move Thekkady
Move to Thekkady  Gavi ecotourism- enroute spice plantaions, view points, Periyar wild sanctuary boating, Check in Hotel, relax, Spice market visit, evening cultural activities like Kathakali & Kalarippayattu ,   o/n at Hotel 

Day 06 :- Thekkady - Madurai 
nroute spice plantaions, view points, Periyar wild sanctuary boating, Check in Hotel, relax, Spice market visit, evening cultural activities like Kathakali & Kalarippayattu ,   o/n at Hotel.


Day 07 :- Thekkady - Madurai 
nroute spice plantaions, view points, Periyar wild sanctuary boating, Check in Hotel, relax, Spice market visit, evening cultural activities like Kathakali & Kalarippayattu, o/n at Hotel.




Day 08 :- Madurai



Day 09 :- Trichi




Day 10 :- Tanjaore

Day 11 & 12 :- Pondicherry
Town of temples, sand & sea. It is world renowned for its beautiful Shore Temple & other temples. It was once the main port & naval base of the great Pallava kingdom & was later made the capital of this dynasty. Most of the temples here are dedicated to Lord Shiva & Vishnu. The monuments are mostly rock-cut & monolithic, constitute the early stages of Dravidian architecture, wherein Buddhist elements of design are prominently visible. It is known especially for its Rathas (temples in the form of chariots), Madapas (cave sanctuaries) & giant open-air bas-reliefs & has been classified as UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Day 13 :- Move to Chennai via mahabalipuram
After breakfast, leave for Mahabalipuram. Enroute visit Kanchipuram known as golden city of thousand temple is one of the oldest town in India. Afternoon you will proceed on a guided panoramic city tour of Chennai. Drive past some of the famous colonial landmarks which include the Fort St. George, the first British outpost in India and the San Thome Church and Marina Beach Following the city tour.

Day 14 :- Chennai- Bangalore
This day leave Bangalore
After bbreakfast transfer to airport to board flight to Bangalore on arrival enjoying the sightseeing tour of Bangalore by visiting The Lallbagh, one of the finest botanical garden of India, Cubbon Park laid in 1864 sprawling 300 acres, Vidhana Soudha built in 1956 housing the state Legislature and Secretariat, rest of the time at leisure. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 15 :-  Move to Mysore
Known for its magnificent palaces and majestic buildings, sprawling gardens and tree lined boulevards, shimmering silks and sandalwood, the City Royale™ always figures in the tourist™s itinerary, enroute visit Srirangapatna - Island fortress of Tippu Sultan. Visit Tippu's summer Palace, Mosque, and Sriranganatha Temple. On arrival in Mysore check into a hotel and evening visit Chamundi Hill - perched a top a hill-the 4.8m tall monolith of Nandi and the gigantic Mahishasura statue are added attractions. Return back for overnight at hotel.

Day 16 :- Mysore
Mysore having breakfast you will have full day to explore Mysore visit Maharaja Palace - the palace is a splendid structure in the Indo-Saracenic Style, among its many attractions are a magnificent gold throne displayed during the Dasara celebrations, Art Gallery - the art gallery in the Jaganmohan Palace houses an excellent collection of ceramics, sandalwood, ivory, stone, antique furniture and ancient musical instruments, St. Philomena’s Church - this imposing Gothic structure with beautiful stained glass windows and lofty towers is a must see. Later on in the evening visit Brindavan Garden - the Krishna Raja Sagar Dam after sundown, when musical fountains and colored lights transform this place into a magical fairyland.



Day 17 :- Mysore - Hassan ( 120 Kms)
Morning breakfast, check out and proceed to Hassan, enroute visit Shravanabelagola - The monolithic statue of Lord Gomateshwara, a Jain saint and an object of worship for centuries, standing atop one of the hills. On arrival check into a hotel after freshen excursion to Hoysala Temples of Halebid and Belur visit the Hoysaleswara Temple at Halebid which is the most outstanding example of Hoysala art and Tradition. At Belur, visit the Channekeshava temple is only one at the three Hoysala sites still in daily use.
Day 18 :- Hassan / Hospet (Hampi) (360 Kms)
This   day explore Hampi which is full of delightful surprises. The once capital city of Vijaya Nagar Empire was greater than Rome and had palaces; temple and sculptures spread over. The sultanates of South razed the city to the ground in the year 1565 AD. Some of the interesting ruins remaining are the  two-storied Lotus Mahal with recessed archways, the huge Elephant Stables, the splendid Vittala Temple with its musical pillars and the Stone Chariot, the Virupaksha Temple, still used for worship, Ugra Narasimha, the 6.7 m tall monolith and the Mahanavami Dibba. Return back to hotel for overnight.




Day 19 :-  Hospet (Hampi)

Day 20 :- Hospet “ Badami (195 Kms)
Day proceed to Badami, enroute visit Aihole which was the Chalukyan regional capital between the 4th and 6th centuries. There are over 70 structures in and around and the more important structures include the Ladkhan temple, Kulinguidi & Durgigude Temples. Continue drive towards Badami Enroute stop at Pattadakal, the second capital of Badami Chalukyans, Pattadakal reached the height of its glory during the 7th and 8th centuries. The most important monument here is the Lokeshwara or Virupaksha temple that narrates episodes from the Hindu epics, the Ramayana and Mahabharata. After the visit continue drive to Badami. Arrive Badami and check in at hotel.



Day 21 :- Badami     
visit Badami which was once the capital city of the Chalukyan Empire which ruled much of the Central Deccan between the 4th and 8th centuries A.D. cities Badamiis best known for its cave temples, cut into the cliff face of the red sandstone hill and connected by flights of steps. They display the full range of religious sects which have grown up on Indian soil. Two of them are dedicated to Vishnu, one to Siva and the fourth is a Jain temple. There's also one natural cave which is a Buddhist temple. Evening at leisure.


Day 22 :- Badami / Goa (345 Kms)
"Rome of the East", and "Pearl of the Orient" The magnificent scenic beauty and the architectural splendors of its temples, churches and old houses have made Goa a firm favorite with travelers around the world. Goa is much more than just beaches and sea. It has a soul which goes deep into unique history, rich culture and some of the prettiest natural scenery. On arrival check in your hotel, Rest of the at leisure. Overnight at Hotel.



Day 23 :- Goa
Day at  leisure. Laze on the beach, go for swim, explore the shops for cashew nuts, and buy holiday wear. Overnight stay at Hotel.


Day 24 :- Goa
After breakfast, proceed on a half day sightseeing tour of Goa, visiting Miramar Beach, Basilica of Bom Jesus and the city of Panjim- bustling with shops and tourists. The afternoon is at leisure to relax on the beach. Overnight stat at Hotel.

Day 25 :- Goa - Mumbai [Flight]
After at hotel. Transfer to airport for flight to Mumbai. On arrival meet and transfer to Hotel. After freshen up enjoy sight seeing tour of Bombay, drive to Gateway of India and from here cruise by motorboats to Elephanta Caves. A flight of 100 steps takes you to the top of the hill where it is set. The caves houses large pillars that seem to hold the ceiling which is made of cross beams. The picturesque presentations of the 9 marvelous sculptured panels, set on the walls are awe-inspiring. The most famous of the panels is the Trimurthi, or triple-headed Shiva, where the God is depicted as the destroyer, the preserver and the creator. Later visit Prince of Wales Museum, Parliament House, Marine Drive, Jain Temple, Hanging Gardens, Colour ful Craford market. Overnight at Hotel.




Day 26 :- Mumbai - Depart
After hearty breakfast in the morning, this day you can enjoy city sightseeing as per your own described activities. In time your will be transfer to the International airport to board flight back to home 
leave for Mahabalipuram. Enroute visit Kanchipuram known as golden city of thousand temple is one of the oldest town in India. Overnight at hotel.


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South India Tourist Destinations
 
  Bangalore
  Mysore
  Chennai
  Kochi ( Cochin)
  Aleppey 
  Madurai
  Goa 
  Hyderabad
  Lakhamdeep
  Pondicheri
  Rameshwaram
  Mahabalipuram
  Kovalam
  Coorg
  Wayanad
  Hampi
 
  Kumarakom 
  Munnar
  Thekkady 
  Varkala
  Thiruvandhapuram 
  Kannyakumari
  Neelgiries- Ootty
  Palani
  Kodaikanal
  Thanjaore