Day 01: Chennai
Around Midnight arrival in Chennai. The cosmopolitan city of Chennai
(formerly known as Chennai) is the main gateway for travellers to
India. Upon arrival, you will be met by an Indo Vacations
representative and transferred to the hotel.
Day 02: Chennai Excursion: Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram
Today we have full day excursion tour to
Kanchipuram. In Mahabalipuram we visit some of the 14 cave temples
and 9 monolithic rathas (temple chariots). Pallavamala was the ruler
who made the port famous in the 7th century and was largely
responsible for building the temples. After the visit of
Mahabalipuram we visit the Kanchipuram. Kanchpuram is known for the
sarees. Overnight in Chennai. Full day tour of Mahabalipuram &
Kanchipuram. Overnight in Chennai.
Day 03: Chennai - Madurai (by train)
After having breakfast we start the sightseeing of Chennai. We visit
the Fort St. George near the harbour area of Chennai which was built
by the British in the 17th century and also the St. Mary's church
which was the first English church in India. In the evening transfer
to railway station for overnight train journey to
situated on the banks of river Vaigai is also referred as the Athens
of the East. Madurai has the most outstanding examples of
Vijayanagar temple architecture.
Day 04: Madurai
In the morning arrive in Madurai and transfer to the hotel. Today we
visit Tirumalai Nayaka Palace which was built in the 1636 and
represent the Indo-Mughal style. After visiting the palace we visit
the Gandhi Museum. In Gandhi Museum we get the information about the
life of Gandhi and freedom movement during the presence of British
in India. After visiting the Museum we visit the
temple belonging to the 16th and 17th century. This temple is the
most outstanding example of the Vijayanagar temple architecture. We
will spend enough time in Minakshi Temple and afterwards have a walk
through the bazaars of this 2500 years old town.
Day 05: Madurai - Periyar
In the afternoon we drive to Periyar.
Periyar National Park is one
of the India's largest wildlife sanctuary. This sanctuary has a
large variety of flora and fauna and is the ultimate place of many
endangered species and a rich tribal culture. This sanctuary is
spread over an area of 780 square kms, surrounded by an artificial
lake over an area of 25 square kms. In 1978, this sanctuary was
declared as Periyar Tiger Reserve, under the Project Tiger Scheme.
Day 06: Periyar - Trivandrum
In the morning after breakfast, drive to
formerly known as Thiruvananthapuram is gateway to one of the most
beautiful Indian states, Kerala. It is one of the most beautiful
cities of India. On arrival, you will be transferred to hotel.
Overnight in Trivandrum.
Day 07: Trivandrum
In the morning proceed for a sightseeing of Trivandrum. We will
visit Padmanabha Swamy Temple. This temple is devoted to
who is depicted reclining on Sri Anantha, the hooded snake from
which the city derives its name. Exquisite stone carvings and
pavilions are worth admiring. We will also visit the Vettukad
Church. This church is also known as The 'Madre De Deus' Church and
attracts thousands of devotees from all religions. Today we will
visit Varkala Beach. Varkala beach is a seaside resort, as well as
an important Hindu centre of pilgrimage. High cliffs with rich
mineral springs rise majestically from the coastline.
Day 08: Trivandrum - Cochin
In the morning drive to Cochin. Cochin is the most interesting town
in South India at Malabar Coast and is also known as Venice of
South. In Cochin we visit St. Francis church, the oldest European
church in India in which the grave of famous sailor Vasco da Gama
can be visited. After the visit of St. Francis Church we have a walk
through the Jewish area of Mattancherry.
Day 09: Cochin - Bangalore (by train)
We have whole day today at leisure so that we can explore Cochin on
our own and visit these islands and churches. In the evening we
visit a Kathakali dance school.
Kathakali dances come from Kerala
and in its traditional form relate stories from the Hindu epics
Mahabharata. Later transfer to the railway station for
the overnight train to Bangalore.
Day 10: Bangalore
In the morning arrive in Bangalore and transfer to the hotel.
Bangalore is the capital city of the Indian state
former "Garden city" Bangalore is known today as "computer city" of
India. Today we will visit the Bull temple, which is built in the
Dravidian style of architecture. This temple has a huge Nandi Bull
carved out of a single grey granite and famous Gowda Fort, which was
built by Tipu Sultan. We will also visit the Vidhan Sabha and
downtown commercial centre. This Vidhana Sabha, which is built after
independence, stands out by its imposing architecture in the neo
Day 11: Bangalore - Mysore
In the morning drive to Mysore. In the evening arrive in Mysore.
Day 12: Mysore
Today we visit the most impressive and one of the largest city
palaces in India. The City Palace of Mysore "Ambar Vilas" is built
in the Indo-Saracenic style. Mysore is world famous for Silk and
Sandalwood. Mysore is also a centre of producing saris which is a
common dress of woman in India. In Mysore we drive to Chamundi Hill
to see a giant Nandi (buffalo god) and enjoy the view of the
surroundings form the hilltop.
Day 13: Mysore - Chennai (by train)
The day at
leisure. In the evening transfer to the railway station
to catch the train for Chennai.
Day 14: Chennai
In the morning arrive in Chennai and transfer to the hotel. The rest
of the day at leisure.
Day 15: Chennai (Departure)
Transfer to airport for onward destination.
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