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Wed, 20 Sep 2017      
 
Tamilnadu and Kerala Package
Duration : 14 Nights / 15 Days
Itinerary: Chennai – Mamallapuram – Pondicherry – Tanjore – Madurai –
Karaikudi – Periyar – Cochin – Alleppey – Kovalam
Tamilnadu and Kerala Package
Day 1 Arrive at Chennai by airport.
Check in to Hotel.

After lunch, visit Marina beach, Fort St. George, Government Museum, Kapaleshwarar Temple, St.Thomas church and Spencer plaza
shopping mall.

Overnight stay in Chennai.
Day 2 After breakfast, drive to Mamallapuram,
ancient port of the Pallavas and also the
UNESCO World Heritage Site (62 kms – 1 hr).

Enroute visit Dakshinachitra, is a true living
museum exposing Dravidian culture.

Visit Seashore Temples, Arjuna Penance and
other sculptures of Mamallapuram.

Overnight stay in Mamallapuram.
Day 3 Breakfast at hotel.

Depart to Pondicherry (100 kms – 2 hrs).
Enroute visit salt making areas in Marakannam
[Except during monsoon]. Evening have a walk
along the promenade of Pondicherry Beach &
time free for shopping and leisure.

Overnight stay in Pondicherry.
Day 4 Take a heritage walk for 2-3 hours early
in the morning.

Visit the international township of Auroville
and spend couple of hours on the Auro beach.

Overnight stay in Pondicherry.
Day 5 Early morning drive to Tanjore ancient capital
of the Cholas (177 kms – 4 hrs).

Visit the Brahadeeswarar Temple (which was constructed more than a thousand years ago
by the Chola King Raja Rajan – the architect’s
marvel), the Art Gallery and the Saraswathi Mahal Palace which houses the Library today.

Overnight stay in Tanjore.
Day 6 After breakfast, drive to Karaikudi ancient city
of rich Chettiyar Merchants (109 kms – 2 hrs).

Visit Chettinad Houses, extensive antique shops, weekly shandy [village market]; also have a visit to Craftsmen working with wood and metal,
silversmiths and goldsmiths.

Overnight stay in one of the heritage houses of Chettinad..
Day 7 Early morning drive to Madurai ancient capital
of the Pandiyas (81 kms – 1 ½ hrs).

Madurai is one of South India's great temple towns;
it has a rich cultural heritage passed on from the
great Tamil era for more than 2500 years.
Visit Meenakshi Amman temple and Thirumalainayakarmahal.

Overnight stay in Madurai.
Day 8 Breakfast at Hotel.

Depart to Periyar/Thekkady (140 kms – 3 hrs).
Besides the tiger and elephant, the rare lion-tailed macaque, sambar deer, the elusive leopard,
wild boar and guar, the largest wild cattle,
flourish in the recesses of the jungles.

Overnight stay in one of the Jungle resorts.
Day 9 In the fresh morning, take boat ride along the
Periyar lake, spice tour and elephant training
zones during your stay at Periyar.

Overnight stay in one of the Jungle resorts.
Day 10 After breakfast, depart to Cochin
(191 kms – 4 ½ hrs).

Evening enjoy watching Kathakali dance and demonstration.

Overnight stay in Cochin.
Day 11 After breakfast, have a city tour of Cochin.

Visit Fort Cochin, Synagogue, Chinese fish
net is introduced to India in the 14th century and Mattancherry Palace or Dutch Palace.
Evening leisure for shopping.

Overnight stay in Cochin.
Day 12 After breakfast, drive to Alleppey
(110 kms – 2 ½ hrs)

Embark the house boat at Alleppey and
cruise through the backwaters.It will be a real experience of kerala.

Overnight stay in Houseboat.
Day 13 Check out the House boat and Depart to
Trivandrum (150 kms – 3 hrs)

Visit Sri Padhmanabhaswamy Temple dedicated
to lord Vishnu & Kanakakunnu Palace.
Arrive Kovalam and visit Light House Beach,
Napier Museum, and Chalai Market. Evening
leisure for shopping.

Overnight stay in Kovalam.
Day 14 Full day leisure on the beach.

Overnight stay in Kovalam.
Day 15 Depart to Airport

Fly from India to your home country.

Price starts from INR 50250*

( * Rate per person and minimum 2 persons are required. Check with us for Special offers)
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