South India Cultural & Heritage Tour


Places Covered :

Mumbai - Chennai - Pondicherry - Thanjavur - Madurai - -Periyar Kumarakom - Kovalam - Kanyakumari - Thiruvananthapuram - Mumbai

Duration :

17 Days/16 Nights

Tour Type :

Private & Customizable

Tour Description :

Southern India has always fascinated the world by its rich culture, intact traditions and beautiful ancient temple architecture. The tour takes you to the cultural & heritage voyage of South India with Chennai being its first destination followed by the awesome Indian beaches, unique temples with Dravidian architecture, other monuments of historical significance, lush greenery and backwaters of Kerala, Ayurvedic treatment and cool Kerala beach flanked with coconut groves on one side and the Arabian Sea on the other side.

Highlights :

  • Cultural & Heritage Sites of South India.
  • Beautiful Backwaters of Kerala
  • French colonial heritage of Pondicherry
  • Ancient Temples with splendid Dravidian architecture
  • Wildlife Safaris in Periyar National Park
  • Lovely Green beaches of Kerala
  • Experience the stay in Houseboat
  • Stay in wonderful beach resorts in Kerala
  • Ayurvedic treatment and body massage
  • Excursion trip to Kanyakumari, the southernmost tip of India

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Itinerary  :  

Day 01  : Mumbai  : On arrival you will be received by our representative and transferred to your hotel. On arrival check-in your hotel.

Day 02  : Mumbai  :  Move out for the sightseeing tour which include Gate way of India,hanging gardens, Juhu beach and an excursion to the historical Elaphanta Caves. Evening at your discretion to indulge in some of the countless pastimes of Mumbai.

Day 03  : Chennai  :  Transfer to the airport to board the flight for Chennai. On arrival you will be received by our representative and transferred to your hotel. On arrival check-in your hotel.After a brief refreshment move out for the sight seeing tour and visit Fort St. George, Govt. Museum, Art Gallery, Valluvar Kottam, Snake Park, Kapaleeswarar Temple, Santhome Cathedral, and the Marina Beach. Evening to enjoy at the busy bazaars of Chennai.

Day 04  : Pondicherry : In the morning drive straight to Pondicherry and on arrival check-in your hotel. The day at your discretion to enjoy the beautiful beaches of Pondicherry.

Day 05  :  Pondichherry  :Move out for the sightseeing tour and visit Sat. Auroville City, Aurobindo Ashram and Pondicherry Museum. Evening to enjoy the tranquil beaches of Pondicherry.

Day 06  : Thanjavur :  Drive straight to Thanjavur and on arrival check-in your hotel. Visit Sri Brihadeswara Temple, the Thanjavur Palace, museum, Saraswathi Mahal Library later in the noon. Evening to explore this historic city of your own.  Tour enquiry

Day 07  :  Madurai  :  Morning transfer to Madurai for some exciting sightseeing and a leisure trip. Enjoy interesting places and some fine South Indian cuisine.

Day 08  : Periyar  :  Morning picturesque drive through rubber plantations and forested mountains and reach Periyar National Park - to see wild elephants. On arrival check-in your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.

Day 09  : Periyar :  Proceed for periyar Lake for boat cruise. Enjoy the sight of amaziong wild animals and birds while on board. After the lunch move out once again for the safari deep inside the national park.

Day 10  : Kumarakam  : After the leisure filled breakfast drive straight to Kumarakam- a beautiful village on the banks of Vembanad Lake. The drive through the rolling mountains of the Western Ghats is an experience of its own. On arrival at Kumarakam check-in your hotel. Evening at your discretion to indulge in some of the countless pastimes of Kumarakam.

Day 11  : Kumarakam :  The day is free to relax on the lush green lawns or recline under the coconut trees. Relax with the breathtaking view of the lake during dawn and dusk and get a glimpse or the formation of the birds flapping in and out of the bird sanctuary from any spot on the resort.  Tour enquiry

Day 12  :  Houseboat  : Morning at leisure. In the later half check-in the houseboat. Take a houseboat trip through legendary backwaters of Kerala to Alappuzha that is better known as the "Venice of the East". Stay in a traditional Kerala house opening right over the Vembanad Lake surrounded by banana plantations. Day free to relax with the option of a herbal oil massage. Also relish the wonderful Kerala cuisine in ethnic way. Overnight houseboat trip to Kovalam.

Day 13  :  Kovalam : After the leisurely morning drive straight to Kovalam-the internationally renowned beach destination. On arrival check-in the beach resort. Rest of the day at leisure.

Day 14  : Kovalam : The whole day at your discretion to enjoy the cool beach flanked with coconut groves on one side and the Arabian Sea on the other side.

Day 15  : Kovalam - Kanyakumari - Kovalam : In the morning move out for a full day excursion trip to Kanyakumari, the southernmost tip of India. It is the place of confluence of the Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal. Visit the main attractions including the famous Vivekananda rock memorial.

Day 16  : Thiruvananthapuram - Mumbai : Morning drive to Thiruvananthapuram to board the flight for Mumbai. On arrival at Mumbai you will be received by our representative and transferred to your hotel.

Day 17  : Departure : In the morning move out for the city sightseeing of this commercial capital of India. At an appropriate time you will be transferred to the international airport to board the flight for your onward journey. The tour ends.

 

 

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