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 ALL Tours >> South >> Extensive South India

 



EXTENSIVE SOUTH INDIA

Day 01: MUMBAI

Room envisaged from this day to ensure immediate occupancy on arrival.

Day 02 : ARRIVE MUMBAI

Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel.

Afternoon half day city tour visiting Gateway of  India Prince of Wales
Museum (Museum is closed on  Mondays) Jain Temple, hanging gardens on the
slopes of Malabar Hills offering nice view of Marine Lines & Chowpatty
Beach, Kamla Nehru Park, Mani Bhawan (Where Mahatma Gandhi used to stay)
then to Dhobi Ghat. Also drive past Afgan church, Flora Fountain (Bombay
nerve centre), colourful Crawford  Market and Marine Drive.

Overnight at hotel in Mumbai.

Day 03 : MUMBAI

Day at leisure . Overnight at hotel .

Day 04: MUMBAI – BANGALORE (overnight train )

In time transfer to station to board train for Bangalore . Overnight on board the train

Day 05 : BANGALORE

Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel.

Day 06 : BANGALORE

Morning 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.


DAY 07: BANGALORE-Mysore-BANGALORE

Morning sightseeing tour visiting the palace of the Maharaja built in
1911-12. The palace is of harmonious syntheses 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 08: BANGALORE-CHENNAI

In time transfer to airport to board station to board train for Chennai  .

Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel.

Overnight at hotel.

DAY 09 : CHENNAI

Morning half day city tour of Chennai . Overnight at hotel .


DAY 10 : CHENNAI –Kanchipuram- Mahabalipuram- CHENNAI

Full day excursion to Mahabalipuram and Kanchipuram. The former 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. 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.

Overnight at hotel.

DAY 11: CHENNAI – MADURAI
In time transfer to railway station to board train for Madurai . Overnight on board the train .


DAY 12 : MADURAI
Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel .

Afternoon half day sightseeing visiting the great Meenakshi Temple dedicated to the consort of Lord Shiva with its towering gopurams (rising high above the surrounding country side). Later, visit the Tirumala Nayak Palace - A gracious building in the Indo Saracenic style, famous for the Stucco work on its domes and arches.

Overnight at hotel in Madurai.


DAY 13: MADURAI-PERIYAR
AM 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 in Periyar.


Day 14: PERIYAR – MUNNAR – 138 KMS

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 un tamed 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 In Munnar.

DAY 15 : MUNNAR

Day at leisure . Overnight at hotel .

DAY 16 : MUNNAR-COCHIN (141 kms )

Morning drive to Cochin and check in at hotel . Rest of the day at leisure . Overnight at hotel .


DAY 17 : COCHIN

Morning half day tour to visit the Dutch Palace,Jewish Synagogue, Chinese fishing Nets. St.Francis Church  and the Santa Cruz Church.

Overnight at hotel in Cochin .

DAY 18: COCHIN-TRIVANDRUM   (Parsuram Express, 1345-1845 Hrs)
In time transfer to railway station to board train Parsuram Express at 1345 hrs for Trivandrum.

Arrive Trivandrum at 1845 hrs, Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer straight to Kovalam (18 kms ) where you can stay at a hotel near the beach .

Overnight at hotel in Kovalam.


Day 19: KOVALAM

After Breakfast proceed for full day excursion to Kanyakumari (174 kms)visiting enroute the unique wodden palace of Marthanda Varma, Suchindram Temple dedicated to Trinity and  Akulam. Kanya Kumari an important pilgrim center of India is famous for amman Temple – a symbol of unity and sanctity – dedicated to the virgin Goddess, Kanya Kumari. To its South East
lies the famous Vivekananda Rock Memorial, a blend of all the architectural styles of India.

Overnight at hotel in Kovalam .

Day 20: TRIVANDARUM – MUMBAI
In time transfer to airport to board flight for Mumbai.

Meeting and assistance on arrival at  hrs and transfer hotel Hotel envisaged for day use. Late in the evening transfer to International airport to board flight for onward destination.

Day 21 LEAVE MUMBAI

Board flight for onward destination.
 
 

 

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