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DAY 01 : ARRIVE MUMBAI
Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel.
Overnight at hotel.

DAY 02 : MUMBAI
Day at leisure.
Overnight at hotel.

DAY 03 : MUMBAI-BANGALORE (IC 109, 0900-1030 Hrs)
In time transfer to airport to board flight for Bangalore. Meeting and
assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel.

Afternoon half day half day sightseeing tour of the “GARDEN CITY”  visiting
the Lal Bagh which has a variety of old Trees, Fountains, Lotus
Pools,Terraces and an  assortment of Tropical Herbs and Sub-Tropical Herbs.
Also visit the  300 yrs old Venkataramanaswamy temple, built by the Wadiyars
in the Dravidian style.

Overnight at hotel.

DAY 04 : BANGALORE-PUTTAPARTHY (152 Km)
Morning depart for Puttaparthy by surface and on arrival check-in at hotel.
Visit the Sai Baba Ashram.
Overnight at hotel.

DAY 05 : PUTTAPARTHY-BANGALORE
Depart for Bangalore by surface and on arrival check-in at hotel.
Overnight at hotel.

DAY 06 : BANGALORE-MYSORE (139 km)
Morning depart for Mysore by surface and on arrival check-in at hotel.

Afternoon sightseeing tour visiting the palace of the Maharaja built in
1911-12. The palace is of harmonious synthesis of the Hindu and Saracenic
styles of architecture with archways, domes, turrets, colonnades and
sculptures which are magnificient. Visit the Art Gallery, drive upto
Chamundi hill to see Chamundeshwari Temple and a panoramic view of Mysore.
Overnight at hotel.

DAY 07 : MYSORE-CHENNAI (Shatabdi Express,1420-2125 Hrs), this train does not
operate on Tuesdays)

In time transfer to railway station to board train for Chennai. Meeting and
assitance on arrival and transfer to hotel.
Overnight at hotel.

DAY 08 : CHENNAI
Morning half day sightseeing tour of Chennai visiting museum to see the Art
and Bronze Gallery. (Closed on Fridays and Public holidays). Drive through
the Flower and Fruit market, High court, Fort museum, Marina Beach, San
thome Cathedral.Afternoon at leisure.
Overnight at hotel.

DAY 09 : CHENNAI-Tirupathi-CHENNAI
Full day excursion to Tirupathi (152 Km, one way) to visit the Balaji
Temple.
Overnight at hotel.

DAY 10: CHENNAI-Kanchipuram-MAHABLAIPURAM (73 Km)
Morning depart for Mahabalipuram visiting temples at Kanchipuram enroute.
Kanchipuram the Golden city was one of the seven sacred cities of India and
once had 1000 temples.  Now only 200 remains. It is also famed for it’s
hand-woven cottons and Kanjivaram silk.
On arrival check-in at hotel. Mahabalipuram was the main port of the Pallava
dynasty and has exquisite rock-cut monuments, monolithic structures and bas
reliefs. It is also a beach resort.
Afternoon visit the beach temple.
Overnight at hotel.

DAY 11 : MAHABALIPURAM-PONDICHERRY (138 Km)
Morning depart for Podicherry by surface and on arrival check-in at hotel.
Afternoon half day city tour of Pondicherry whose association traces its
Origin to saint Agasthya, the revered sage of the south. Visit Sri Aurobindo
Ashram – the final Resting place of Sri Auribindo, a saint-cum-yogi who
synthesized yoga and modern science. Also visit the Museum which has rooms
furnished with period furniture of French India : church of Sacred Heart of
Jesus.
Overnight at hotel.

DAY 12 : PONDICHERRY-TRICHY (219 Km)
Morning depart for Trichy by surface and on arrival check-in at
hotel.Afternoon half day city tour visiting the citadel of  the Chola
Dynasty in the medieval period. In the 18th century it witnessed the
carnatic wars of  thought between the French  & the English, Lord Olive’s
house is still there to see and so is the Danish Church. The Rock-Fort is
the Landmark of Trichy.  A climb of 434 steps leads to the ancient temple of
Ganapati on top and further climb to a Shiva temple.
Overnight at hotel.

DAY 13 : TRICHY-TANJORE-MADURAI (142 Km)
Morning depart by surface for Madurai enroute visiting Tanjore, the
beautiful Chola Temple of Brihadeshwara, Its bronzes & handicrafts make
Tanjore one of the highlights of a visit of the South. It is also famous for
its silk, one of the best in India. On arrival check-in at hotel. Afternoon
visit the Meenakshi Temple.
Overnight at hotel.

DAY 14 : MADURAI-Rameshwaram-MADURAI
Full day excursion to Rameshwaram (171 Km, one away).
Overnight at hotel.

DAY 15 : MADURAI-KANYAKUMARI (235 Km)
Morning depart for Kanyakumari by surface and on arrival check-in at hotel.
Afternoonm visit the beach, temple and the Vivekananda Memorial.
Overnight at hotel.

DAY 16 : KANYAKUMARI-KOVALAM (75 Km)
Morning depart for Kovalam by surface and on arrival check-in at hotel.
Overnight at the beach resort.

DAY 17 : KOVALAM
Day free to relax on the world renowned beach of Kovalam.
Overnight at hotel.

DAY 18 : KOVALAM-TRIVANDRUM (18 Km) / TRIVANDRUM-COHIN (Parsuram Express, 0610-1100 Hrs)
In time transfer to Trivandrum railway station to board train for Cochin.
Meeting and assitance on arrival and transfer to hotel. Afternoon at
leisure. Overnight at hotel.

DAY 19 : COCHIN
Morning half day city tour. Afternoon a short backwater common cruise.
Overnight at hotel.

DAY 20 : COCHIN-MUNNAR (127 Km)
Morning depart for Munnar by surface and on arrival check-in at hotel.
Munnar, Literally translates into “ three streams” join Muthirapuzha,
Nallthani & Kundala, the three giggling mountain rivers as they tumble down
the rocks, in their, urgency to meet at Munnar. The long and winding road
climbs steadily, while your view changes from untamed forest to perfectly
manicured hillsides, Tea gardens strech for miles, broken by the splash of a
waterfall here and there.
On arrival check in at hotel.Overnight at hotel.

DAY 21 : MUNNAR
Day at leisure. Overnight at hotel.

DAY 22 : MUNNAR-PERIYAR (124 Km)
Morning depart by surface for Periyar, which lies in the shade of Periyar
Cardamon Hills and is a Beautiful area of Tranquil winding roads, tea
gardens, rubber estates and spice plantations.
On arrival check-in at the hotel.
Afternoon enjoy a boat safari in the Lake Periyar,In the National Park known
for heards of wild elephant,  bison, deer and spectacular bird life.
Overnight at hotel .

DAY 23 : PERIYAR-COCHIN (185 Km)
Morning depart for Cochin by surface and on arrival check-in at
hotel.Overnight at hotel.

DAY 24 : COCHIN-MUMBAI (IC 166, 1030-1215 Hrs)
In time transfer to airport to board flight for Mumbai. Meeting and
assitance on arrival and transfer to hotel.Overnight at hotel.

DAY 25-26 : MUMBAI
Days at leisure. Overnights at hotel.

DAY 27 : LEAVE MUMBAI
In time transfer to airport to board flight back home.

 
 

 

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