Best of South India Tour Package

Feb 17 08:39 2010 Chaman Thakur Print This Article

South Indian region includes entire Indian peninsula which starts from the Deccan in the north and ends with Cape Comorin. At India's peninsular tip, there is the mesmerising South where the Muslim influence was evanescent. Hinduism in South was least altered by the external influence and it’s at its most exuberant. The Temples of South are unlike those of the North and superbly Vibrant.

Tour Details

Day 1: Chennai - The Gateway To The Southern India Arrive Chennai Assistance and transfer to the hotel. Afternoon visit Marina Beach and City our.

Day 2: Chennai - Mahabalipuram (60 Km) - Kanchipuram ( 26Km)Chennai Full day Mahabalipuram - Mahabalipuram (after the demon king Mahabali) or Mamallapuram (after the Pallava king Mamalla) is a 7th Century port city of the South Inidan dynasty of the Pallavas around 60 km south from the city of Chennai in Tamil Nadu. It has various historic monuments built largely between the seventh and the 9th century and has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.Drive to Kanchipura - 26KM from Mahabalipura ,Guest PostingCalled - Religious Capital Of South India, visit Famous Temples In Kanchipuram - Kamakshi Amman Temple, Varadaraja Temple, Kailashanathar Temple, Ekambareshwar Temple, Kumara Kottam, Ulahalanda Perumal Temple, Its also world famous for its Golden woven Silk

Day 3: Chennai - Pondicherry (170 Km)Chennai-Pondicherry, 170 km Morning drive to Pondicherry - Seaside resort Pondicherry has a special ambience, not felt anywhere else in India. It is a blend of spiritual aura, French colonial heritage, Tamil culture and the cosmopolitan flair of many nationalities in a small but varied town.Afternoon sightseeing. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 4: Pondicherry - Swami Malai (166 Km)Pondicherry-Swami Malai, 166 km Drive to Swami Malai ethnic Village Resort visiting en-route Chidambram and Gangaikonda Cholapuram

Day 5: Swami Malai - Tanjore - Trichy ( 91 Km)Swami Malai-Tanjore-Trichy, 91 km Morning drive to Trichy visiting en-route Tanjore Temple. Arrive Trichy, check-in at the hotel. Afternoon visit Srirangam and Rock Fort

Day 6: Trichy - Madurai (142 Km)Trichy-Madurai, 142 km Drive to Madurai and check-in at the hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour of One of South India's great temple towns, Madurai is synonymous with the celebrated Meenakshi Temple. Situated on the banks of river Vaiga Madurai

Day 7: Madurai - Rameshwaram ( 167 KM) or Kodaikanal ( 120 Km)Madurai Day at leisure - optional Day trip to visit Rameshwaram or Kodaikanal Rameswaram - Situated on the extreme south eastern limit of the Indian peninsula, this is the Mecca for Hindus. Ramanathaswamy temple situated close to the sea on the eastern side of the Island is known for its magnificent structure, long corridors and aesthetically carved pillars lining it. The corridor is the longest in Asia. It is 197 metres long east-west, and 133 metres in length on south-north. Kodaikanal at an altitude of 2,133 m on the southern tip of the upper Palani hills in the Western Ghats, is a beautiful hill station with a charming ambience.

Day 8: Madurai - Kanya Kumari - Kovalam (285 Km)Madurai-Kanya Kumari-Kovalam, 285 km Morning drive to Kanya Kumari(Cape Comorin), The southern most tip of India, Kanyakumari is the point where the three mighty water bodies, the Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean converge. The famous Vivekananda Rock memorial amidst the turbulent sea is a major attraction. Kanyakumari is famous for its spectacular sunrise and sunset views.. Continue to Kovalam and on arrival, stay for overnight

Day 9: Kovalam Kovalam - Kovalam one of the most beautiful and famous beaches in South India, is the best place for relaxation. It has three different beaches of which the Lighthouse beach is the most famous beach. Ayurvedic treatment especially during monsoon is another attraction of Kovalam.

Day 10: Kovalam - Periyar (276Km)Kovalam-Periyar, 276 km Morning drive to Periyar. Afternoon boat cruise on Lake Periyar to view wildlife

Day 11: Periyar - Kottayam ( Back Water) (115Km)Periyar-Kottayam/backwaters, 115 km Drive to Kottayam and board 0n the Houseboat. Sail through the day and spend night on boat.

Day 12: Alleppey - Cochin (56 KM)Arrive Alleppey (Alappuzha) is a district of immense natural beauty. Referred to as the Venice of the East by travelers from across the world, this backwater country is also home to diverse animal and bird life. disembark Houseboat at Alleppey and proceed to Cochin

Day 13: CochinCochin - 'Queen of the Arabian' Sea is the commercial capital of Kerala. Cochin has one of the finest natural harbors in the world Cochin Morning sightseeing tour including St.Francis Church Built in 1503 by the Portuguese Franciscan Friars, it is India's oldest European Church. Jewish Synagogue (Open 1000 - 1200 hrs and 1500 - 1700 hrs- closed on Saturdays and Jewish holidays) Constructed in 1568, this is the oldest synagogue in the commonwealth. The Dutch rebuilt it in 1664. evening witness Kathakali Dance Show in a Theatre

Day 14: Cochin - Ooty (280Km)Cochin-Ooty, 280 km Drive to Ooty and check-in at the hotel.

Day 15: Ooty - Coonoor Ooty Full day sightseeing of Ooty and Coonoor.Udhagamandalam (Ooty), the capital of Nilgiri district, is popularly known as the "Queen of hill stations' among the tourist circuits. Visit Botanical Garden, Ooty Lake, Dodabetta Peak, Kodanadu View Point etc. Travellers can enjoy a number of outdoor activities like horse riding, trekking, hiking, and boating in Ooty.

Coonoor provides the traveler with the panoramic view of the lush green Nilgiri hills, with its ravines, valleys, and waterfalls. Bird watching is a popular pastime in Coonoor, There are number of trekking and hiking trails around Coonoor. Travelers can enjoy the exhilarating and unique ride on the toy train that connects Coonoor with Mettupalayam and Ooty. The trip provides some breathtaking views of the Nilgiri hills in all its natural glory.

Day 16: Ooty - Mysore (155Km)Ooty-Mysore, 155 km Drive to Mysore and check-in at the hotel. Afternoon city sightseeing tour Mysore is famous for Sandalwood and Silk. Countless lights decorate the city palace, which is compared with the Bunkingham palace in England

Day 17: Mysore - SrirangapatnamMysore Morning visit Somnathpur Temple Afternoon visit Srirangapatnam

Day 18: Mysore - Hassan (150Km)Mysore-Hassan, 150 km Drive to Hassan and check-in at the hotel Afternoon visit Belur and Halebid Temples.

Day 19: Hassan - Bangalore - Sravanbelgola (186Km)Hassan-Bangalore drive, 186 km Drive to Bangalore visiting en-route Sravanbelgola On arrival, check-in at the hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour Bangalore is a cosmopolitan city, which leads India in technological and cultural development. Today it is the fastest growing city in Asia with a burgeoning population of nearly four million. It is a city for all seasons. Visit Cubbon Park, The Bull Temple,Indian Institute of Science,Vidhan Soudha,Lal Bagh etc

Day 20: BangaloreBangalore-Mumbai flight Transfer to airport for flight to Mumbai Afternoon city sightseeing tour

Day 21: MumbaiMumbai-Dep. Transfer to airport for onward flight OR Extend your stay in GOA.

For more details please contact us at:Chaman ThakurDISCOVERY FULL CIRCLE TOURS227, Plot No. 3, Vardhman Dwarka DeeshSector 10, Main MarketDwarka,New Delhi - 110 075 (India)Phone : Cell : Telefax : + 91 11 28083543 (91 is code for India)Email : mktg@discoveryfullcircle.com, tours@tourism4india.com

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