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Dakshin Bharat Yatra - South India Tours provide the travellers a unique opportunity to witness the panoramic beaches, back waters and discover the Indian ethnicity in places of worship. Most of these places are still hub of cultural performances. Rest and rejuvenate.
Day 01 : Arrive Cochin - Upon arrival you would be met and directly transferred to your hotel in Cochin (Kochi) . Evening at leisure to enjoy this place. (Overnight at hotel)
Day 02 : Cochin – Drive to Munnar - After breakfast, drive to Munnar. Upon arrival in Munnar check in to your hotel. Evening at leisure to enjoy the scenic beauty of Kerala. (Overnight at hotel)
Day 03 : Munnar Sightseeing - After breakfast, enjoy sight seeing trip of Munnar visiting the Eravikulam National Park where you can see the very rare mountain goats locally called the Nilgiri Tahr, the Mattupetty Dam & Dairy Farm, Old Munnar Town, the town market etc. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 04 : Munnar – Thekkady - After breakfast , drive to Thekkady , Arrive thekkady and check in to your hotel. Later proceed for the Wild life tour (optional). Evening at leisure. (Overnight at hotel)
Day 05: Thekkady - Alleppey - After breakfast drive to Alleppey and check in to your houseboat enjoy the scenic back waters. (Overnight in house boat)
Day 06 : Alleppey - Kovallam - After breakfast, check out of the houseboat and drive to Kovallam . Arrive Kovalam in the noon and check into the hotel / resort. Rest of the day free for own activities. (Overnight in the hotel / resort)
Day 07 : Kovallam - After breakfast, get a full day to enjoy on beaches of Kovallam. Evening at leisure. (Overnight at hotel)
Day 08 : Kovalam - Cochin / Trivandrum Drop - After breakfast time free for own , later you would be transferred to Cochin or Trivandrum Airport / Railway station for onward journey.
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Day 01 : Arrive Chennai - On arrival you will be met and transferred to hotel. (Overnight at hotel)
Day 02 : Chennai Sightseeing - After breakfast, visit Fort St. George (estd. 1639). Drive past the secretariat (Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly). Visit Snake Park at Guindy. This houses variety of Cobras, Pythons, Kraits, Adders, Monitor Lizards, Giant Turtles etc. Visit the Kapaleeshwarar Temple built by the Pallava dynasty. This eight century temple in Mylapore, Chennai, is one of the most sacred Hindu shrines in South India. Visit the Marina Beach - world's longest beach next to Brazil. (Overnight at hotel)
Day 03 : Chennai to Mahabalipuram via Kanchipuram (155 kms.) - Breakfast at hotel, then after drive to Mahabalipuram, en route visit Temple of Kanchipuram – one of the seven sacred cities in India, also the historical capital of the Pallavas. Apart from the Pallava dynasty, the Cholas, Vijayanagar Kings, the Muslims and finally the Britishers too ruled this part of Tamilnadu. (Overnight at hotel)
Day 04 : Mahabalipuram Visit + PM Drive to Pondicherry (165 kms.) - After breakfast at hotel, visit Mahabalipuram Temple - The temple town of Mahabalipuram is famous for its various temples and other attractive features. This 7th century city of the Pallavas is considered pioneer in the Dravidian architectural style. The city was earlier called Mallapuram and was a famous trading port of Pallavas. Afternoon drive to Pondicherry and check into hotel. (Overnight at hotel)
Day 05 : Pondicherry Sightseeng + PM drive to Tanjore (180 kms.) - Breakfast at hotel, then visit Aurobindo Ashram - a spiritual premise by Shri Aurobindo in the universal city of Auroville to 'practice for the evolution of another kind and form of life'. Visit the Botanical Gardens - Established by by C.S. Perrotet in 1826, where a vast collection of exotic plants from India and abroad are preserved and houses an aquarium of rare species of ornamental fish. Visit the Vinaynagar Manakula Temple. Among most splendid and ancient temples in Pondicherry Tourist Spots, the Vinayagar Manakula Temple on rue de Orleans is a unique one, famous for divine blessings for new undertakings. Afternoon drive to Tanjore and check into hotel. (Overnight at hotel)
Day 06 : Tanjore Sigthseeing + Drive to Madurai (165 kms.) Breakfast at hotel. Visit the magnificient Brihadeswara Temple in Thanjavur, built by the Chola king Rajaraja-I in the 10th century AD. Visit the Palace of Tanjore, the foundation of which was laid around 1550 AD by the Nayaks. The Palace is a huge building that has been built through many decades. The Marathas later completed the building during the reign of Peshwas. Visit the Schwartz Church, a living example of religious harmony of Chola dynasty. Rajah Serfoji built the Church that stands in the Thanjavur Palace garden in the year 1779 AD in token of his affection for the Rev. Schwartz of the Danish Mission. Afternoon drive to Madurai and check into hotel. (Overnight at hotel)
Day 07 : Madurai Sightseeing + Drive to Periyar (160 kms.) - After breakfast at hotel visit Meenakshi Temple, an iconic Tamil Nadu religious centre, built in Dravidian architectural style. Also visit of Vanditur Mariamman Teppakulam: This 17th century tank covers an area as vast as that of six Meenakshi temples. Afternoon drive to Periyar and check into hotel. (Overnight at Hotel)
Day 08 : AM Periyar Wild Life Sanctuary + PM drive to Kumarkom (135 kms.) - After breakfast visit Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, a fascinating natural wildlife reserve spread across 777 sq. kms., declared a Tiger Reserve in 1978. Afternoon drive to Kumarkom and check into hotel. (Overnight at hotel)
Day 09 : Kumarakom Sightseeing + PM Drive to Cochin (85 kms.) - Breakfast at hotel. Transfer for boarding the day houseboat cruise to Alleppey. Enjoy the scenic beauty of the back waters and mouth savouring vegetarian lunch on board. Late afternoon drive to Cochin (85 kms./2 hours) and check into hotel. (Overnight at hotel)
Day 10 : Cochin Sightseeing - Breakfast at hotel, then visit the Dutch Palace at Mattancherry which houses the Coronation Hall of The Cochin Maharajas. Visit the Jewish Synagogue built In 1568, It Contains Grand Scrolls of the Old Testament. Go on to the St. Francis' Church - the oldest Church Built By Europeans In India. Vasco Da Gama Was originally buried Here, Witness the Gundu island and Chinese fishing nets- a reminder of the erstwhile brisk trade between Cochin and China. (Overnight at hotel)
Day 11 : Fly Cochin to Bangalore + Excursion to Mysore (135 kms.) - After breakfast at hotel, you will be transferred to airport for your flight to Bangalore. On arrival at Bangalore you are met and transferred to Mysore, Visit Mysore Palace: This majestic palace is the most sought after destination in the tour of Mysore. Originally built in the 14th century, the present Mysore palace designed by the British architect Henry Irwin was built 1912 AD. The palace presents a grand spectrum when illuminated.. Visit the St. Philomena's Church. Inspired by the architecture of Germany's Cologne Cathedral, St. Philomena's church is an impressive neo-Gothic structure. Beautiful frescoes depicting scenes from Bible adorn the stained glass windows of the church. (Overnight at hotel)
Day 12 : Bangalore Sightseeing - Breakfast at hotel then after enjoy the visit of Lal Bagh and Botanical Gardens and Bull Temple. (Overnight at hotel)
Day 13 : Bangalore to Mumbai - Breakfast at hotel, then after drive to Bangalore airport to board your flight for Mumbai. On arrival you will be met and transferred to hotel. (Overnight at hotel)
Day 14 : Mumbai Sightseeing tour - Breakfast at hotel. Later visit Gateway of India - Mumbai's most famous landmark, The Gateway of India, situated at Apollo Bunder, was designed by George Wikket., to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to India in 1911. See the Flora Fountain (Hutatma Chowk) - This marvellous fountain was built in 1869, in honor of Sir Henry Bartle and Edward Frere. It is situated in the heart of the Mumbai city at a junction of five streets. The fountain has a figure of "Flora", the Roman Goddess of flowers at the top. Visit the Kamla Nehru Park & Hanging Gardens -the giant old woman's shoe in the Kamla Nehru Park is very popular with children to play in. One gets a panoramic view of parts of the city from these parks situated at the height of Malabar
Hill. When seen at night, the view of street lights of Marine Drive resemble a dazzling bejewelled "Queen's Necklace". At sunset, the waterfall and fountains in the park are lit with colorful lights which are worth seeing. The Hanging Gardens surrounded by beautiful flower beds and lush green lawns are very popular as picnic spots. The Prince of Wales Museum -This museum stands not too far from the Gateway of India. It has a priceless collection of art, sculpture, china and other antiques. Carefully preserved, this mid-Victorian Gothic style building built in 1904 with beautiful gardens surrounding it. Enjoy the special Farewell Dinner with Bollywood Star* (Overnight at hotel)
Day 15 : Depart Mumbai - Breakfast at hotel. In time you will be transferred to International airport for your flight back home.
*Farewell Dinner with Bollywood Star will be organised only for group bookings of 15 and above persons.
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"We were born and brought up in South India, before we shifted to the USA. We eagerly wanted our children to visit the amazing places there, but they could not spare so much time.
The Enchanting South India Tour from Indian Holiday Options is a well defined vacation. We got all the comforts, good pricing and our children enjoyed visiting our motherland."
- TR Natarajan and Vasanthi Natarajan, Dallas, USA