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Day 1- Arrive Chennai 
Arrive Chennai and meet the representative at the arrival hall. Upon arrival straight away transfer to Mahabalipuram. Arrive Mahabalipuram and check – in at hotel.

Day 2- In Mahabalipuram 
Morning visit the places to be visited in Mahabalipuram are Arjuna’s Penance, Krishna Mandapam, Varaha Mandapam, Five Rathas and Shore Temples. Later visit Kancheepuram, one of the seven sacred cities of India and also home to the famous silk and cotton weaving industry.

Day 3- To Pondicherry 
Morning drive to Pondicherry. Arrive Pondicherry and check – in at hotel. Later visit Sri Aurobindo Ashram, where Sri Aurobindo and the Mother lived for the most parts of their lives, attracts tourists to this little city. The Pondicherry Museum is home to some of the most exquisite collections on architecture and sculpture.

Day 4- To Trichy 
Morning drive to Trichy. Arrive Trichy and check – in at hotel. Later visit The Rock Fort Temple, an enchanting temple unique in its own way makes a must visit site of Trichi. The Tiruvanaikkaval Temple is famous for its Siva lingam. Srirangam is an island on the river Cauvery.

Day 5- To Madurai 
Morning drive to Madurai. Arrive Madurai and check – in at hotel. Later visit Meenakshi Temple, where the 1,000-pillared hall has stone figures carved on the pillars, some of which sound like metal when hit with an object. Also visit Tirumalai Nayaka Temple and the Temple Art Museum.

Day 6- To Trivandrum 
Morning drive to Trivandrum. Arrive Trivandrum and check – in at hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Trivandrum visiting The ancient temple of Sri Padmanabhaswamy is one of the major attractions in the city of Thiruvananthapuram. Napier Museum shows a harmonious blending of Kerala, Mughal, Chinese and Italian architectural styles. Sri Chitra Art Gallery has a good collection Tanjore, Mughal, and Rajput schools of art. The Zoo in Thiruvananthapuram has many shady and delightful walks.

Day 7- To Cape 
Day return excursion to Cape Comorin. Visit Swami Vivekananda Rock Memorial. Kanyaumari is the only place in India where one can watch the sunset and moon rise simultaneously on a full moon evening.

Day 8- To Alappuzha 
Morning drive a short distance before switching over to a boat for a through many canals and waterways up to Alleppey. The backwater cruise in a country boat is the best way to explore the villages and rural life. In Alleppey you will be taken aboard your floating houseboat, a different boat with a bedroom and en-suite rest room for your comfort.

Day 9- To Cochin 
Morning drive to Cochin. Arrive Cochin and check – in at hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Chennai including 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 Kapaleeshwar Temple is the oldest temple in Chennai. Another important temple in the city dedicated to Lord Krishna is Parthsarthy Temple. The Snake Park has a large collection of snakes and many other reptiles.

Day 10- To Coimbatore
Morning drive to Coimbatore. Arrive Coimbatore nd check – in at hotel. Afternoon visit the VOC Park and Zoo is an amusement park named after the famous freedom fighter V. O. Chidambaram. The Perur Temple, situated about 6 km from Coimbatore, is one of the seven Kongu Sivalayams. The Marudhamalai Temple, located on a hillock, is dedicated to Lord Subramanya. Then there is the Forest College, which is one of the oldest institutions of its kind in the country.

Day 11- To Ooty 
Morning drive to Ooty. Arrive Ooty and check – in at hotel.

Day 12- In Ooty 
Full day sightseeing tour of Ooty and surroundings. Visit The Botanical Garden an ideal tourist spot besides being a source of information about the region’s flora. Also visit to the Ooty Lake. Besides these, there are various view points like Lamb’s Rock (8 km away from Coonoor), Kodanadu (16 km from Kotagiri), and Dodabetta Peak that offer fascinating views of the surrounding plains and hills.

Day 13- To Mysore 
Morning drive to Mysore. Arrive Mysore and check – in at hotel. Later visit Chamundi Hill. On the top of the hill stands the temple dedicated to the Goddess Chamundeshwari, the royal family’s patron deity.

Day 14- In Mysore 
Morning sightseeing tour of Mysore including Maharaja’s Palace built as recently as 1897, which is one of the biggest in India; St Philomena’s Church etc; Sri Jauyachamarajendra Art Gallery housed in the Jagmohan Palace, which has a collection of exquisite paintings, and, Brindavan Gardens, which are illuminated 3 days a week.

Day 15- To Hassan 
Morning drive to Hassan. Arrive Hassan and check – in at hotel. Later visit Belur known for its exquisite temples and Chennakeshava Temple is a fine example. Later drive to Halebid, where Hoysaleswara Temple has a wealth of sculptural detail, the walls covered with gods, goddesses, animals and dancing girls.

Day 16- To Bangalore 
Morning drive to Bangalore visiting Sravanabelagola enroute - one of most important Jain Pilgrim centres. Arrive Bangalore and check – in at hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Bangalore visiting Tipu Sultan’s Palace, originally built in mud in 1537 and rebuilt by Haider Ali a couple of centuries later; Bull Temple enshrining a massive bull carved out of a single piece of Grey granite; Lalbagh gardens laid out by Haider Ali in the 18th century; Cubbon Park laid out by the British in the 19th century. Vidhan Soudha built in granite incorporates features of traditional Indian architecture.

Day 17- To Goa 
In time transfer to airport to board flight for Goa. Arrive Goa and transfer to hotel.

Day 18- In Goa 
Day free for independent activities or free to stroll along the beach.

Day 19- In Goa 
Day free for independent activities or free to stroll along the beach.

Day 20- To Mumbai 
Intime transfer to airport to board flight for Mumbai. Arrive Mumbai and transfer to hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Mumbai including The Gateway of India is the main attraction of Mumbai city. The Mani Bhawan or the Gandhi memorial was once used to be the residence of Mahatma Gandhi in Mumbai. Considered as one of the best museums in the country, Also known as Queen’s Neckless, Marine Drive. Juhu is a 5-km-long beach that attracts a large number of visitors on any day of the week. Also visit gardens like the Hanging Garden and the Kamla Nehru Garden and Chowpatty gives you the view of one of the most happening beaches of Mumbai.

Day 21- Leave Mumbai 
You will be transferred by a representative to airport to board flight for onward destination. End of our services……………

Hotel Options

Cities

Superior

Standard

Mahabalipuram

MGM Beach Resort

MGM Beach Resort

Pondicherry

Anandha Inn

Ashok

Trichy

Sangam

Fortune Hotel Jenneys Residency

Madurai

Taj Garden Retreat

Madura Park Inn

Trivandrum

Muthoot Plaza

Saj Lucia

Alappuzha

House Boat

House Boat

Cochin

Taj Malabar

Casino

Coimbatore

Sohan Park Inn

Heritage Inn

Ooty

Savoy Hotel

Holiday Inn Gem Park

Mysore

Lalitha Mahal Palace

Regalis

Hassan

Ashok

Southern Star

Bangalore

Le Meridien

Ramanashree

Goa

Holiday Inn

Highland Beach Resort

Mumbai

Marine Plaza

Sahil

Inclusions:

  • Accommodation in all the hotels on single/twin/triple sharing basis, as per the list above.
  • Breakfast on all days.
  • All prevailing taxes like Luxury tax in all hotels and Expenditure tax wherever applicable.
  • All transfers to or from hotels, city tours, excursions, drives by an air-conditioned transport.
  • Services of an English speaking local guide.
  • Inter state road tax, toll tax, driver’s allowance, parking etc.

Exclusions:

  • Any lunch, dinner, snacks, mineral water etc. unless mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Entrance fee to any monuments or camera fee.
  • Any airfare or airport tax
  • Tips, gratuities.
  • Portage, laundry, telephone calls, table drinks or any other expenses of personal nature.



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