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Approved By: Department of Tourism ( Government of India )           Member Of: IATO ( Indian Association of Tour Operators )            Approved By: Department of Tourism ( Government of India )            Member Of: IATO ( Indian Association of Tour Operators )
 

South India Discovery Tour

 
Duration :

13 Nights / 14 Days

Destinations:

Chennai – Kanchipuram – Mahabalipuram – Pondicherry – Tenjore – Trichy – Madurai – Cochin - Alleppey – Trivandrum

Best Time:

Anytime


  CITY

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  Chennai

  Govt. Museum, Fort, St. George Church, Marina Beach

  Kanchipuram

  Shri Ekambaranatha Temple, Kailashnath Temple, Kamakshi Amman Temple and   Devrajaswami Temple

  Mahabalipuram

  Shore Temple, Arjuna’s Temple,  Trimurti, Cave Temples, Five Rathas

  Pondicherry

  Varadraja Temple, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Museum

  Tenjore

  Royal Brahadeeswara Temple and The Royal Palace Complex

  Trichy

  Government Museum, Rock Fort Temple

  Madurai

  Meenakshi Temple, Tirumalai Nayak Mahal, Koodal Azhagar Temple, Vandiyur Mariamman   Teppakulam and Pazhamudhirsolai. 

  Cochin

  Cochin Fort, Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue, St. Francis Church, Chinese Fishing Nets and   Cochin Beach, Kathkali Dance Show

  Alleppey

  Kerala Backwaters

  Trivandrum

  Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Museum, Padmanabhapuram Palace, Napier Museum, Sri   Chitra Art Gallary

 

DETAILED TOUR ITINERARY:

 

Day 01: Arrival Chennai from your Country + City Tour

 

Today you arrive at Chennai International Airport. After clearing the custom and immigrations area you will come out in arrival hall where our company representative will be there with your pre-printed name card. Then you will be greeted with Traditional Indian Welcome by our company representative and provided escorted transfer to your pre-booked hotel. You will be provided assistance at the time of check-in to your hotel.  After check-in you will be handover all the travel documents required for your travel and given a briefing on using those documents during your tour. 

 

Then after freshen-up you will be taken for the sightseeing tour of Chennai to visit Govt. Museum, Fort, St. George Church, Colonial Buildings & Marina Beach. Rest of time you will be provided free in the local markets for shopping and observing the local life of this metropolitan city.  Overnight stay at your hotel.


Day 02: Chennai / Kanchipuram / Mahabalipuram ( 70 Kms / 1.5 hrs )

 

Morning after breakfast you will be driven for the Temple City -  Mahabalipuram.  En-route you will visit Kanchipuram to explore the Shri Ekambaranatha Temple, Kailashnath Temple, Kamakshi Amman Temple and Devrajaswami Temple.  Continue your drive for Mahabalipuram. On arrival check-in to your pre-booked hotel.  Rest of the time you will be provided free to enjoy the Mahabalipuram Beach.  Overnight stay at your hotel.

   

Day 03: Mahabalipuram City Tour

 

Morning after breakfast you will be taken for the sightseeing tour of Mahabalipuram to visit famous Shore Temple, Arjuna Temple,  Trimurti, Cave Temple & Five Rathas.  Rest of the time you will be provided free in the local markets to observe daily life of the city.  Overnight stay at your hotel.

   

Day 04: Mahabalipuram / Pondicherry ( 162 Kms / 3.5 hrs ) + City Tour

 

Morning after breakfast, you will be driven for French City of South India - Pondicherry. On arrival check–in to your hotel. After getting refresh you will be taken for city tour of Pondicherry to visit Varadraja Temple, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Auroville, Museum, Gokilambal Thirukameswarar Temple & French Colonial Buildings.  Evening will be at leisure for independent activities. Overnight stay at your hotel.

 

Day 05: Pondicherry / Tenjore ( 175 Kms / 3.5 hrs ) + City Tour

 

Morning after breakfast at your hotel, you will be driven for the Tenjore – Now known as Thanjavur. On arrival check-in to your pre-booked hotel. Then you will be taken for the half day city tour of Tanjore to visit Royal Brahadeeswara Temple, Nandi Bull and Royal Palace Complex. Rest of the time you will be provided free at leisure for own activities.  Overnight stay at your hotel.

   

Day 06: Tenjore / Trichy ( 60 kms / 01 hrs ) + City Tour

 

Morning after breakfast drive for Trichy. On arrival check-in to your pre-booked hotel. Then you will be taken for the city tour of Trichy to visit the Government Museum, Rock Fort Temple & Sri Ranganath Swami Temple. Rest of the time you will be provided free to explore local markets. Overnight stay at your hotel.

   

Day 07: Trichy / Madurai ( 135 Kms / 3.5 hrs )

 

Morning after leisurely breakfast, you will be driven to the City of Meenakshi Temple – Madurai.  On arrival check-in to your pre-booked hotel.  Rest of the day will be provided free for own activities in this important city of Madurai.  Overnight stay at your hotel.  

 

Day 08: Madurai City Tour

 

Morning after leisurely breakfast you will be taken for guided tour of Madurai to visit Meenakshi Temple, Tirumalai Nayak Mahal, Koodal Azhagar Temple, Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam and Pazhamudhirsolai.  Noon time will be provided free at leisure in the local markets for shopping & exploring local life.  Overnight stay at your hotel. 

 

Day 09: Madurai / Cochin ( 250 Kms / 05 hrs ) + Kathakali Dance Show

 

Morning after breakfast you will be driven for the Queen of Arabian Sea – Cochin. On arrival check-in to your pre-booked hotel. Then you will be provided some free time to relax at your hotel after long surface drive. Evening you will be taken to experience the Kathakali Dance Show – which is the traditional dance form of Kerala and perform by the well experience dancers with lot of facial expressions. Then back to your hotel for overnight stay.

 

Day 10: Cochin City Tour / Alleppey ( 65 Kms / 1.5 hrs ) + Deluxe Houseboat

 

Morning after early breakfast short tour of Cochin Cochin Fort, Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue, St. Francis Church, Chinese Fishing Nets and Cochin Beach. Then you will be driven for the Alleppey - Popular Place known for its Backwaters. On arrival check-in to your Deluxe A/C Houseboat for lifetime memorable experience over Backwaters for whole night.  Overnight journey on Board.

 

Day 11: Arrive Kumarakom / Kovalam ( 190 Kms / 04 hrs )

 

Today morning you arrive at Kumarakom. On arrival you will be picked-up and driven for the Beach & Ayurveda City – Kovalam. On arrival check-in to your pre-booked hotel. Rest of the time you will be provided free to relax & enjoy the beach. Overnight stay at your hotel.

 

Day 12: Trivandrum City Tour

 

Morning after breakfast at guided tour of Trivandrum to visit Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Palace Museum, Padmanabhapuram Palace, Napier Museum and Sri Chitra Art Gallary. Rest of the time you will be provided free at leisure to relax and enjoy on the Kovalam beach.  Overnight stay at your hotel.

 

Day 13: Kovalam ( Free day at leisure )

 

Morning after breakfast you will be provided full day free at leisure at your own.  Overnight stay at your hotel.

 

Day 14: Trivandrum - Departure

 

Morning after breakfast you will be provided in time departure transfer to Trivandrum International Airport to board your flight for Onward journey with your best memories of our South India Discovery Tour in your heart and mind.

 

Tour Cost Includes:

Assistance on arrival / departure by representative of IIT.
Accommodation for 13 Nights in the mentioned category of hotels.
Daily buffet breakfast at your all the hotels.
All meals ( B+L+D ) will be provided at your Deluxe houseboat in Alleppey.
Air-Conditioned Deluxe Vehicle for the entire tour program.
English Speaking local guides in each city for sightseeing.
Entrance fees of all the mentioned monuments in our program.
01 Kathakali Dance Show in Cochin.
Government applicable service tax.

All taxes, parking, fuel charges, state tax, interstate tax, driver allowance etc.

 

TOUR EXCLUDES:

Any kind of personnel nature of expenses like tip, laundry, drinks, phone calls etc.
Any Camera, Video Camera fees or any portage.
Any extra cost which occurs due to unforeseen circumstances like Political Strike, Road Jam, natural disaster,        
      flight / train / speed boat delay or cancelation etc, as these are beyond our control but we will provide you
      our all the help to find the best solution for your problem.
Any International or Domestic Airfare, Visa Fee, Travel Insurance Cost.
Any other services which is not committed above.
 

IMPORTANT NOTES:

All meals will be provided during your houseboat stay.
Houseboat A/C works only between 21:00 hrs – 06:00 hrs.
 

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