Mahabalipuram

Heritage Southern Glimpse

Overview

Heritage Southern Glimpse

Duration: 09 Nights / 10 Days.

Highlights : Chennai, Kanchipuram, Mahabalipuram, Pondicherry,  Chidambaram, Tanjore, Trichy, Madurai, Periyar, Kumarakom And Cochin

Kerala offers incredible scenery, with brightly decorated surrounding,unique geographical features, cultural monuments and wondrous temples, ayurvedic treatments and the relishing cuisines.

Brimming with sprightliness, Kerala’s culture is also an important amazement to its visitors and thus makes the place a must-visit in tourists South India tour.

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Useful Information

41,000

Inclusion

  • 9 Nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast at the hotel
  • All sightseeings by Private Vehicle
  • Return airport transfers by Private Vehicle
  • Driver’s allowances and parking charges
  • All meals at Houseboat

Exclusion

  • Lunch & Dinner
  • Entrance to the monuments
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Domestic flight fare if any
  • Personal expenses such as tips, laundry, telephone bills, and beverages
  • Travel Insurance
  • GST on package cost

Itinerary

Chennai Day 1: Today You Will Arrive In Chennai

You will be welcomed with folded hands at city airport by a representative who will guide you and transfer to the hotel. Afternoon you may head out for a sightseeing tour of city visiting the Museum to visualize the picture gallery. Drive through the flower fruit Market, High Court, Fort museum, Marina Beach,Santhome Cathedral and Snake Park. Overnight stay at the pre booked hotel.

Mahabalipuram Day 2: Head To Mahabalipuram Via Kanchipuram

After leisure breakfast, leave Chennai for Mahabalipuram enroute visiting Kancheepuram. On reaching Mahabalipuram check into the pre booked hotel. Afternoon tour of Mahabalipuram together with visit to Shore Temples – the world Heritage site. Once done with sightseeing return back to the hotel and take rest. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast

Pondicherry Day 3: Today You Move To Pondicherry

After leisure breakfast, leave Mahabalipuram by road for Pondicherry and check into the pre booked hotel. Afternoon tour of Pondicherry together with visit to Auroville. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast

Ranganathaswamy Temple, Srirangam Day 4: Leave For Trichy To Tanjore

After leisure breakfast, leave Pondichery for Trichy enroute visiting Tanjore – the house of Carnatic music, musical instruments, dance and ancient handicrafts, Tanjore (Thanjavur) is known for the Brihadeeswarar Temple. The temple created over a thousand years past by the Chola King Raja Rajan is an architect’s marvel. The art gallery and therefore the Saraswathi Mahal Library are renowned places of interest. On reaching Trichy, check into the hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour Trichy was occupied by Chola and Pallava Dynasties. The Nayakas of Madurai have created the bigger portion of the city. Visit Rock Fort Temple (is a landmark of Trichy) with a Ganesh Temple on the highest of this rock conjointly contains excavated cave temples dating to the seventh century A.D. that is known for fine sculptures, a climb up its stone to the Hall of 100 pillars. Visit the island of Srirangam – enclosed by the Cauvery water may be a 600 acre island city engulfed at intervals the seven walls on the big Sri Ranganatha Swami Vishnu temple. There are not any but twenty two gopurams, one in all that is that the tallest in India. The seventy two metre high thirteen layer gopuram dominates the landscape for miles around. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast

Madurai Day 5: Head Towards Madurai

After breakfast, drive towards Madurai & upon arrival check into the hotel. Afternoon go on a sightseeing tour of Madurai – referred to as Athens of the East, it’s the second largest town on the banks of the river Vigai. The town is believed to be over 2500 years old. The town got its name from the drops of nectar (Mathuram) that fell from Shiva’s locs once he came to bless its individuals for constructing a temple for him. Madurai where the individuals come to life at the mantra of hymns is happy with impressive ‘The Meenakshi-Sundareswara Temple’. Of its twelve gopurams, four of the tallest stand at the outer walls of the temple. The 48.8 m high southern gopuram is that the most spectacular and have over 1500 sculptures. In the Ashta Shakti Mandapam within the Meenakshi temple, the carven pillars tell the story of the attractive blue blood of Madurai and her wedding to Lord Shiva. Visit includes, Teppakulam, a tank with an island temple, Tirumalai Nayak palace, a thousand columned hall & the Sri Meenakshi Temple – a World Heritage Site. Evening witness Prayer Ceremony at the Meenakshi Temple. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast

Kovalam Day 6: Leave For Kovalam Beach

After breakfast proceed towards Kovalam- where is settled the globe noted Beach popularly called as “Paradise of South”. On reaching Kovalam, check into the pre booked hotel. Remainder of the day is at leisure or opt for God’s own Country’s most well-liked piece of writing Rejuvenation Treatments or Massages. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast

Kanyakumari Day 7: Explore Kovalam

After breakfast full day at leisure with ‘Optional’ return ticket trip to Kanya Kumari with enroute visit Padmanabha temple OR you can opt for Ayurveda Rejuvenation Treatments/ Massages. Kanya Kumari (Cape Comorin) situated eighty seven kilometre aloof from Thiruvananthapuram, it’s set at a junction at the southernmost tip of India where the 3 water bodies, namely, Bay of Bengal, the Arabian sea and also the Indian Ocean meet. From here, one will see the sun rise from the Bay of Bengal and set in the Arabian sea. Take motor launch for visit to Vivekananda Memorial, Gandhi Mandapam and Kanyakumari Temple – a topographic point for Hindus. Whereas planning to Cape Comorin, on the trip visit the Padmanabha Wooden Palace. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast

Kerala Houseboat Day 8: Today You Head To Alleppey Houseboat

After breakfast, drive to Alleppey that is one in every of the foremost vital traveler centers in the state, with an oversized network of interior canals earning it the soubriquet “Venice of the east”. These massive network of canals offer Alleppey its lifeline. Alleppey was one in every of the busiest centers of interchange in the past with one in every of the simplest far-famed ports on the Malabar coast. Here in Alleppey, board Kettuvallam (Houseboat) for long cruise across the backwaters. The richly stocked Kettuvallam is formed entirely of jackwood planks tied (kettu) at the side of robust fiber rope to create an enormous house boat(vallam). The boat is made while not employing a single nail and is coated with a special resin obtained from boiling cashew kernels. Every a masterpiece of intricate craftmanship, the ‘Kettuvallam’ lasts, not for years, except for generations. Every House boat has stocked bedrooms (1 to five rooms AC or Non AC), trendy toilets, cozy living rooms, a room and even a balcony for fishing, an open lounge and a crew comprising of an oarsmen, a cook and also a guide. Throughout the cruise on Kettuvallam, have a glimpse of the village life at close.

Quarters, an distinctive and memorable experience. Enroute you’ll be able to see several romantic fantastic thing about the character which can cue you that you simply are in the “God’s Own Country”. You’ll be able to see Cocos nucifera fringed canals and native individuals going for a contemporary catch of the day & sound of toddy(Local beverages) from palm trees. Relish the sunset from House boat. Lunch, Dinner & Overnight stay in House Boat.

Meals: Breakfast

Periyar Lake Day 9: Head To Thekkady Via Kumarakom

Morning when breakfast is done, checkout from the houseboat in Kumarakom at 09.30 hrs. & drive towards Periyar with stops on to see numerous Spice Plantation in its natural environs. On reaching Thekkady, check into the pre booked hotel. Afternoon game viewing cruise on the Lake Periyar by boat with naturalist. The range of life, that embody Elephants, monkeys, deer, wild boar and very rarely, a Tiger. Quite an ton of distinctive birds may also be noticed. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast

Kochi Day 10: Time To Head Back Home From Cochin

After leisure breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to domestic airport to catch a flight for onward journey.

Meals: Breakfast

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