11 Nights / 12 Days
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South India is renowned for its magnificent relics of splendid civilizations which are well evident in its palaces, forts, tombs, mosques and temples. All this represents the rich yet diverse cultural heritage of a southern part of the country. It’s thousands of kilometre vast coastline, amazing wildlife sanctuaries, spice plantations, tea gardens, sophisticated cities and delicious cuisines make this part of the county worth visit.
Day 01:- New Delhi- Chennai
Fascinating South India Tour begins with the arrival at New Delhi, where you will be received by one of the representative of Indian Horizons who will escort you to the Airport to board a flight towards Chennai. Upon arrival, check into the pre-booked hotel and take some rest. Later on, explore the sightseeing tour of Chennai which includes Kapaleeshwarar Temple, San Thome Basilica, Semmozhi Poonga, Arigna Anna Zoological Park, Marina Beach etc. If you love shopping then Chennai boasts some of the buzzing markets which are quite famous for the variety of silk sarees. After enjoying the whole day return back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 02:- Chennai- Kanchipuram- Mahabalipuram
Next day post breakfast proceed towards Mahabalipuram which is around 60 Km from Chennai. En-route visit the Kanchipuram one of the seven sacred cities in India which are famous for its silk production and old temples. Visit the Kamakshi Amman Temple, Varadharaja Perumal Temple, Kanchi Kailasanathar Temple, Ekambareswarar Temple etc. After visiting all these famous temples proceed towards Mahabalipuram. On arrival, check into the pre-booked hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 03:- Mahabalipuram sightseeing
Next morning after breakfast proceed for the sightseeing tour of Mahabalipuram which is famous for the seven pagodas. It is one of the oldest cities in India and is renowned for its stone carved monuments and ancient temples represent the Dravidian style of architecture. Visit the major attractions of the city which includes Arjuna’s Penance, Thirukadalmallai, Cave Temples, Shore Temple, Pancha Rathas etc. After catching the glimpses of these beautiful places return back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 04:-Mahabalipuram- Trichy
Next morning after breakfast drive towards Trichy which is situated at a distance of 240 Km from Mahabalipuram. Situated on the banks of river Kaveri, Trichy or Tiruchirappalli is the fourth largest city in the state represents a perfect amalgamation of tradition and modernity. Upon arrival, check into the pre-booked hotel and take some rest. Later on, visit the Sri Ranganathaswami Temple, Rock Fort Temple, Jambukeshwara Temple, Erumbeeswarar Temple etc. Return back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 05:-Trichy- Thanjavur- Madurai
Next morning after enjoying breakfast proceed towards Thanjavur known as the Rice Bowl of Tamil Nadu. Visit the Brihadeeswarar Temple, Great Living Chola Temples, Sivaganga Park, Royal Palace Museum etc and then proceed towards Madurai. Upon arrival, check into the pre-booked hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 06:- Madurai Sightseeing
Next day after morning breakfast proceed for the sightseeing tour of Madurai which is a major city and cultural headquarters of Tamil Nadu. Visit the world famous Meenakshi Amman Temple, Koodal Azhagar Temple, Gandhi Memorial Museum, Tirumalai Nayak Palace, Thiruparankundram, Banana Market etc. After enjoying the whole day in pleasant surroundings return back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 07:- Madurai-Thekkady
Next morning after breakfast proceed towards Thekkady that is situated at a distance of 180 Km from Madurai. Upon arrival, check into the pre-booked hotel and take some rest. After lunch, enjoy the sightseeing tour of Periyar which include places like Spice Garden, Pullumedu, Mangala Devi Temple etc. Return back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day -8:- Thekkady Sightseeing
Next morning after breakfast proceed for the sightseeing tour of Thekkady which includes a Jungle safari at Periyar Wildlife sanctuary, a leisure boat ride at Periyar Lake offered by the Kerala Tourism Development Corporation (KTDC), visit Murikkady another important site which is quite famous for coffee, pepper and cardamom plantations, enjoy trekking or picnic at Pandikuzhi etc. Return back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 09:- Thekkady- Kumarakom
Next morning after breakfast leave the hotel and proceed towards Kumarakom. It is about 175 Km from Thekkady and takes 5 to 6 hours to reach it. Upon arrival, check into the pre-booked hotel and take some rest. In the evening visit the Kumarakom Beach and enjoy a boat ride at Kumarakom backwaters. Return back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 10:- Kumarakom Sightseeing
Next morning after breakfast enjoy the sightseeing tour of Kumarakom which include a visit to magnificent Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls, Vembanad Lake, Bay Island Driftwood Museum, Juma Masjid etc. After enjoying the whole day in scenic surroundings return back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 11:- Kumarakom- Alleppey
Next morning after breakfast proceed towards Alleppey which is also known as “Venice of East” and is quite famous for backwaters which are among its major attractions. Upon arrival check into the pre-booked houseboat and take some rest. Later on enjoy a visit to Alleppey Beach, Karumandikkuttan, Marari Beach, Mannarasala Temple etc. Return back to the houseboat for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 12:- Alleppey- Cochin- New Delhi
On the last day of Fascinating South India Tour Package proceed towards Cochin Airport to board a flight for return journey towards New Delhi.
With this, the exciting and captivating Fascinating South India Tour Package comes to an end with its everlasting memories.
San Thome Basilica
Arigna Anna Zoological Park
Kamakshi Amman Temple
Varadharaja Perumal Temple
Kanchi Kailasanathar Temple
Rock Fort Temple
Great Living Chola Temples
Royal Palace Museum
Meenakshi Amman Temple
Koodal Azhagar Temple
Gandhi Memorial Museum
Tirumalai Nayak Palace
Mangala Devi Temple
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary