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SOUTH INDIA VACATION

South India Vacation Trip

South India

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South India the most beautiful part of India. The different south Indian States are different to each other in region, religion, culture and art and architecture. so there is a lots of destinations to see in each states. Vacation in South India is a pleasant experience.

DESTINATION : MADRAS – MAHABALIPURAM – KANCHIPURAM – TRICHY – TANJORE – MADURAI – PERIYAR – COCHIN – KOVALAM – BANGALORE – HASSAN – MYSORE – BANGALORE – BOMBAY
DURATION : 17 NIGHTS / 18 DAYS

Travel in South India
DAY 01 Arrive Chennai
Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to the hotel for overnight stay.

DAY 02 Chennai / Mahabalipuram
Morning drive to Mahabalipuram (65 km) – the city of Seven Pagodas is the greatest monument to the glory of Pallava emperors. Near these delicately sculptured temples stand life size stone statues of an elephant, a bull and a lion. Transfer to the hotel after the city tour.

DAY 03 Mahabalipuram / Kanchipuram / Madras
Early morning drive to Kanchipuram (67 kms) "city of thousand temples" of which 124 of are still there, dedicated to Lord Shiva. The most spectacular of these temples is Ekambeshwar. The Gopurams at its entrance stand 188 ft high, with 10 storeys of intricate sculpture. Kanchipuram is also famous for ‘Conjeevaram’ Silk. Evening drive to Chennai. Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 04 Chennai/Trichy City
The town lies within the seven walls of the Colossal Vishnu Temple. Behind the fourth wall lies the Hall of Thousand Pillars.

DAY 05 Trichy / Tanjore / Trichy
Morning proceed for a full day excursion to Tanjore, built during the 10th century, reveals the beautiful Brihadishwara Temple. Evening return to Trichy. Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 06 Trichy / Madurai
Morning drive to Madurai (127 kms). This city of festivals has one festival practically every day of the year. Visit the breath taking Meenakashi Temple dedicated to the consort of Lord Shiva. The temple is believed to have been founded by Indra (The king of Gods). Every point in the temple has a legend attached to it. Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 07 Madurai/Periyar
Morning drive to Periyar Game Sanctuary (145 kms). Enroute stop at Thekkadi, close to the Periyar Lake. Like a placid river the lake winds around capes and hills and is the heart of the 300 sq mile sanctuary. Enjoy the ride of the motor launch which drifts along the lake, presenting close views of elephants, deer, bisow and even leopards and tigers. Overnight at Periyar.

Periyar National Park
DAY 08 Periyar/Cochin
Morning drive to Cochin (184 kms), one of the three largest ports on the west coast of India with shaded lagoons, wooded islands and canals. Built in 1568 Cochin is also called Venice of the East. Cochins old Spanish style church of St. Francis was in fact, the very first church in India. Vasco da-Gama is said to have been buried here. Visit the Cochin Harbour Terminus and the Chinese Fishing Nets. Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 09 Cochin
Day at leisure. Optional : boat trip can be organised.
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DAY 10 Cochin / Trivandrum / Kovalam
Morning drive to Trivandrum (120 kms). Visit the Padmanabhaswami (Vishnu) Temple. Later transfer to Kovalam. Transfer to the hotel at the beach, for overnight stay.

DAY 11 Kovalam
Kovalam provides excellent relaxation under bright sunlight. One can also visit Padmanabhapuram - ‘Lotus Navel City’. Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 12 Kovalam
Full day free to relax on the beach. Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 13 Kovalam/Bangalore
Morning transfer to the Trivandrum airport to board flight for Bangalore. Arrive Bangalore and transfer to the hotel.

DAY 14 Bangalore / Hassan
Morning proceed for a half day city tour of Bangalore, a modern and well planned city and home to several major industrial houses, an aircraft plant and the beautiful Mughal Gardens. Afternoon proceed to Hassan (183 kms.) and transfer to the hotel for overnight stay.

DAY 15 Hassan / Mysore
Morning visit Belur 36 kms from Hassan. The superbly preserved Chennkesava Temple here is a tribute to the skill and genius of the medieval craftsmen. About 10 kms from Belur is Helebid Temple, a riot of carvings left incomplete after 80 years of labour. Afternoon drive to Mysore (149 kms.) Arrive Mysore and transfer to the hotel for overnight stay.

DAY 16 Mysore / Bangalore
Morning proceed for a half day city tour of Mysore, once the capital city of the princely state, often called The Jewel of Karnataka. Afternoon drive to Bangalore enroute visiting Srirangapatnam (16 km.), famous for the summer palace of Tippu Sultan with wall painting, the fort, Ranganatha Temple, dungeons and museum. Arrive Bangalore in the evening and transfer to the hotel for overnight stay.

DAY 17 Bangalore / Mumbai
Morning transfer to the airport in time to board flight for Mumbai. Assistance on arrival and transfer to the hotel. Afternoon proceed for a half day city tour of Mumbai. Visit Kamla Nehru Park, Hanging - Gardens situated on the slopes of Malabar Hill, offering a panoramic view of Marine Drive and Chowpatty Beach, Prince of Wales Museum, Mani Bhawan, Dhobi Ghat, Gateway of India and drive through the Crawford Market.

DAY 18 Mumbai / Out
Morning free. Later transfer to the international airport in time to board flight for onward destination.

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