Places to Visit : Chennai- Tirupati- Mahabalipuram - Kanchipuram- Pondicherry - Chidambaram - Trichy -Madurai - Periyar - Alleppey - Kumarakom - Cochin - Bangalore - Puttaparthi -Mysore -Halebid - Belur - Hassan - Goa - Mumbai - Home Town

Duration : 28 Days/ 27 Nights







01 Day: Arrival Chennai:

Assistance on arrival at Chennai Airport, you will be meet by our representative then transfer to the hotel where we are holding the room on ready occupancy basis. Overnight at Chennai.

02 Day: Chennai:

Chennai is the gateway of South India will put you in touch with a different phase of India - Classical, Ancient, Gentle. Chennai, the 4rth largest city in India. Spread over 50 miles and features a large and beautiful waterfront on the Bay of Bengal. The British East India Company established its first trading post at Chennai, and in 1653 the company built Fort Saint George to protect its position. After breakfast, take a sightseeing tour of Chennai visiting Marina Beach, the second longest beach in the world. The St. George Fort, built in 1653, is currently used as the state government’s secretariat, Santhome Cathedral was built around 14th-15th century and is another colonial structure worth visiting. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the Kapaleeswara Temple is the oldest temple in Chennai. Another important temple in the city dedicated to Lord Krishna is Parthasarthy Temple. The Snake Park has a large collection of snakes and many other reptiles. Evening optionally you can visit flower and fruit market. Overnight at the hotel.

03 Day: Chennai - Tirupati (140 kms - 2 ½ hours):

After breakfast check out the hotel and drive to Tirupati. A temple and pilgrim town located at the foot of the Tirumala Hills on which the ancient and beautiful temple of Lord Venkateshwara stands. Spread over seven hills, this township is the most picturesque pilgrimage centre in the south. One must see the fervour with which the devotees stand in long queues for a glimpse of their Lord. Masses of coins, jewellery & hair are received as offerings. On arrival, check in at hotel. In the afternoon proceed for Darshan of Lord Balaji. Overnight at Tirupati.

04 Day: Chennai - Mahabalipuram (65 kms - 1 hour):

After breakfast check out the hotel and drive to Mahabalipuram, The city, built in the 7th century, this ancient city is said to be a sculptor's delight, boasting of some of India's most sublime rock-cut art, for which it is now a World Heritage site, visit the seven pagoda-style Shore temples, lashed by the waves of the sea and the seven rathas or temple chariots, a group of monolithic monuments & animal figures carved out of solid rock, the earliest known examples of Dravidian architecture. They were constructed in a single century-long burst of creative enthusiasm. Later in the evening drive back to hotel for overnight stay.

05 Day: Mahabalipuram - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram (65 Kms - 1 hour):

After an early breakfast drive to Kanchipuram to visit Ekambareshwar Temple, Kailashnath Temple, Kamakshi Temple, the Vaikunthaperumal Temple, all built in the 7th and 8th centuries. With a weaving tradition dating back to the Pallava era (when silk was the royal cloth), Kanchipuram is justly famous for its particularly fine silk saris, embellished with stunning patterns. Later drive back to Mahabalipuram, Overnight at the hotel.

06 Day: Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry (135 kms - 2 ½ hours):

After breakfast check out the hotel and drive to Pondicherry, on arrival transfer to the hotel. The capital of the French colonies in India since the 17th century. On arrival transfer to the hotel. Later take a sightseeing tour of Pondicherry visiting the Aurobindo Ashram, which has been a seat of learning and Vedic cultures since ancient times proceed to Auroville, the planned city of Dawn of the new world. Evening you can visit local market and colonies. Overnight at the hotel.

07 Day: Pondicherry - Trichy (203 kms - 4 ½ hrs):

After breakfast checkout the hotel and drive to Trichy Chidambaram, known for its Natraj temple. The Nataraja is dedicated to Shiva in various aspects. The temple is made up of 04 halls. The nritta sabha, the hall of dances, the deva sabha, the hall of festivals, the kanaka sabha, and the raja sabha. The raja sabha is by far the most spectacular with 1000 pillars and here the pandyas celebrated their victory. Later you will stopover at Tanjore to visit the famous Brihadeshwara temple at Tanjore. After visit continue to drive to Tricky on arrival transfer to the hotel for overnight.

08 Day: Trichy:

This morning take a tour of Trichy city; visit the famous Rock fort, a landmark of Trichy, later visit the Srirangam Island, a living example of the ancient temple towns of the south. Evening free for relaxation and leisure activities. Later return to the hotel for overnight stay at Trichy.

09 Day: Trichy - Madurai: (130 kms - 3 hours):

After breakfast take a sightseeing tour of Trichy visiting the ancient temples dedicated to Lord Ganpati, 434 steps cut out into the rock side and interspersed with shrines lead to the temple. Yet another flight leads to Temple of Lord Shiva. Followed by visit to Sri Ranganathaswami Temple At Srirangam - Located 7- km from Trichy is Srirangam, the abode of the Supreme Lord, Sri Ranganatha, the reclining form of Lord Vishnu. Later drive to Madurai, on arrival transfer to the hotel. Evening free for relax and individual activities. Overnight at the hotel.

10 Day: Madurai:

After breakfast, visit to Meenakshi Sundareshwar, one of the largest temple complex in India built between the 16th and 18th centuries. Apart from the estimated 33 million sculptures there, the temple is absolutely absorbing with the endless rounds of ceremonies, prostration of countless devotees and glittering market stalls, later visit Tiruparankundram Murugan Temple, Palamuthirsolai Murugan Temple. Overnight at Madurai.

11 Day: Madurai - Periyar (140 Km - 4 hours):

After breakfast check out the hotel and drive to Periyar, on arrival check in to the hotel. In the afternoon a special visit to the Spices Garden to watch different varieties of spice plantations such as cardamom, cinnamon, pepper, clove, vanilla, ginger, tea and coffee plantations etc. Later Evening go for boat cruise in the lake to watch wild animals. Overnight stay at Periyar.

12 Day: Periyar:

Early this morning enjoy another Safari Cruise in Periyar Game Sanctuary- the best way to see & enjoy the wildlife activities, cruise in the Periyar Lake in the cool surroundings and the panorama spreads around tropical jungles, Wild elephants & birds of myriad varieties. Rest of the evening free for relax on you can visit Periyar Lake for strolling this exotic wildlife town. Overnight at the hotel.

13 Day: Periyar - Alleppey (114 kms - 2 ½ hours) Backwaters tours through sailing boat to Kumarakom:

After breakfast checkout and drive for Alleppey, on arrival embark at the houseboat. The day for the journey of backwaters in the boat, through the tropical countryside enchanting backwaters of Alleppey by regattas (snake boats) for which Kerala is very famous, while sailing enjoy palm fringed narrow canals winding through the vast expanse of paddy fields and the neat tiny hamlets lined up along either side of the canals are panoramic sights one can never forget. The Chinese fishing nets, the reminiscent of our past trade links, are also found on the way. Flocks of duck swimming around the banks and tiny birds flying across the sky remains as enduring pictures reflecting the charm of this tourist land, you also enjoy fishing from the houseboats, evening enjoy sunset from the sun-deck of the houseboats, moving towards Kumarakom. Overnight at the houseboat.

Note: The Houseboats have generated electricity; sitting cum dinning area, separate bedroom with attached English toilets, sun deck and fully loaded kitchen with a Chef, and Srank (Driver)

14 Day: Kumarakom - Cochin (92 Kms - 2 hours):

After breakfast disembark from houseboat and drive to take a short trip Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, located on the banks of the Vembanad Lake, a walk through the nice tropical surroundings. After visit, drive to Cochin, on arrival transfer to the hotel. After relaxation take a sightseeing of Cochin includes Jewish synagogue, which contains beautiful Belgian glass chandeliers and is paved with hand painted tiles from China. Visit the Dutch Palace with its wonderful murals depicting the entire story of the Ramayana on its walls. See St. Francis Church - the first European church built in India. In the afternoon take Backwaters cruise visiting the Bolghatty Palace the beautiful Dutch colonial mansion. We will pass islands with their traditional fishing hamlets and the fisher flock in their colourful costumes and the Chinese fishing nets are huge cantilevered fishing nets believed to have brought to Kochi by Chinese traders. Return to the hotel. In the evening visit to see Kathakali Dance. Overnight at the hotel.

15 Day: Cochin - Bangalore (By Air):

Morning after breakfast time is free at leisure. Then drive to Cochin airport to board the flight IC 909 departs at 1435 hours, arrival at Bangalore at 1645 hours. Assistance on arrival and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the evening free for relaxation and leisure. Overnight at Bangalore.

16 Day: Bangalore:

After breakfast check out and drive to Bangalore. On arrival transfer to the hotel relax. Later take a sightseeing tour of the city visiting Lal Baugh - One of the many gardens in the city; it derives its name from the profusion of Red roses which are in bloom here, Cubbon Park - a garden laid down by Lord Cubbon in 1864. The ambience of the city life is broken with presence of such a large park in the center of the city. The Bull Temple - The 4.57 m high and 6.10 meters long image is carved out of single granite rock, Bangalore Palace - Built in the Tudor style and inspired by the Windsor palace, Vidhan Soudha - the Vidhan Soudha houses the state legislative assembly of state government, Tipu’s Palace - The summer palace of Tipu Sultan later followed by visit to Sri Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple - The temple is natural monolith carved cave temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. In the evening you can visit Ulsoor Lake. Overnight at the hotel.

17 Day: Bangalore - Puttaparthi (120 kms - 2 ½ hours):

After breakfast, take an excursion tour visiting Puttaparthi, Day free to spend the time in the Puttaparthi. Evening return to the Bangalore for overnight stay.

18 Day: Bangalore - Mysore (140 Kms - 3 ½ hours):

After breakfast check out the hotel and drive to Mysore. On arrival transfer to the hotel, after lunch visit to local market, evening visit to Brindavan gardens & spectacular musical fountains. Overnight at Mysore.

19 Day: Mysore:

Morning after breakfast drive up to Chamundi hill to see Chamundeshwari Temple and a panoramic view of Mysore. On the way back, see the Nandi Bull. Also visit the Palace of the Maharaja (Emperor) built in 1911 - 1912. The palace is of harmonious syntheses of the Hindu and saracenic styles of architecture with archways, domes, turrets, colonnades and sculptures which are magnificent followed by visit at St. Philomenas cathedral - folklore museum - Visit the Art Gallery. After visit drive back to hotel for overnight stay.

20 Day: Mysore - Halebid - Belur - Hassan (170 kms - 4 hours):

After breakfast check out the hotel and drive to Hassan en route through picturesque hilly landscape and en route stopover in Halebid, which is the ancient capital of Hoysala Empire. In Halebid we visit the Hoysalesvara Temple of 12th century where we see half-life size statues of Hindu deities, with minute details of each, all around the temple. After the visit in Halebid we proceed to Belur. In Belur we visit the group of Chennakesava Temples, which are famous for its architecture and sculptures. After visit drive to Hassan for overnight stay.

21 Day: Hassan - Bangalore (195 km - 4 ½ hours) Bangalore - Goa (By Air):


After breakfast check out and drive to Bangalore. En route visit Sravanabelgola, At Sravanabelgola, hewn out of a single rock and visible from a distance of 25 kms is the statue of Lord Gomateswara, which is bathed with milk, sandalwood, saffron once every 12 years. Continue to proceed to Bangalore. On arrival transfer to the airport to board the flight no. DN 305 departs at 1530 hours, arrival at Goa at 1700 hours. Assistance on arrival transfer to the beach side resort. Overnight at Goa.

22 Day: Goa:

The morning free for relaxation, later sightseeing tour of old churches, Mangeshi Temple, Dona Paula, in the evening 1-hour boat ride at Mondovi River. Return to the resort for overnight.

23 Day: Goa:

After breakfast, the day free to enjoy the beaches and amenities available at the resort. You can take a sightseeing tour of Old Goa -10 km from Panjim, the basilica of Bom Jesus; the 16th century church dedicated to infant Jesus and enshrining the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier is one of the most important sight of Goa. The other Churches in the same area are St. Cathedral, with its vaulted interior, Church of our Lady of Rosary and Nunnery of St. Monica. The Aguada Fort built by the Portuguese commands the mouth of the Mondovi River and houses a lighthouse. And in the evening enjoy Cruise over Mondovi River. Overnight stay at hotel.

24 Day: Goa:

The day is free for leisure and relaxation as per the hotel packages, entertainment, sightseeing, and recreations. Overnight at the resort. Today you can go (of your own) for Carville cruise for casino and entertainment. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.

25 Day: Goa:

The day is free to explore the beaches of Goa, visiting visit the famous beaches of Goa like Anjuna Beach, Colva Beach & Calangute Beach. Overnight at the Beach resort

26 Day: Goa - Mumbai (By Train):

Today morning checkout and transfer to the railway station to board the schedule Train Jan Shatabdi Express 2052 depart Goa at 1410 hours and arrival Mumbai at 2213 hours. The train track called Konkan Railway is one of the longest tracks of Asia; the train route is full of ecology and scenic beauty of the region, the journey along this route a pleasant and enjoyable experience for the passengers. Assistance on arrival at Mumbai and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at Mumbai.

27 Day: Mumbai:

After breakfast takes a sight seeing tour of Bombay, drive to Gateway of India and from here cruise by motorboats to Elephanta Caves. A flight of 100 steps takes you to the top of the hill where it is set. The caves houses large pillars that seem to hold the ceiling which is made of cross beams. The picturesque presentations of the 9 marvelous sculptured panels, set on the walls are awe-inspiring. The most famous of the panels is the Trimurthi, or triple-headed Shiva, where the God is depicted as the destroyer, the preserver and the creator. Later in the afternoon cruise back to Gateway of India, one can have lunch at the Taj Hotel or other several good Restaurants like Leopold & Mondegar serving continental cuisines. Later visit Prince of Wales Museum, Parliament House, Marine Drive, Jain Temple, Hanging Gardens, Return back to the hotel for overnight.

Note: Elephanta Caves and Prince of Wales museum are closed on every Monday.

28 Day: Mumbai- Home Town: (By Air):

Today morning is free for individual activities and relaxation. Later transfer to the international airport to board the scheduled flight to hometown. On departure tour concludes with happy memories.

 


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