Destinations Covered: Chennai - Thanjavur - Velanganni - Madurai - Trivandrum - Kottayam - Alleppey - Cochin - Kozhikode - Goa - Mumbai
Duration: 13 Nights / 14 Days
Day 1 Arrival at Chennai
Upon arrival at Chennai our representative will greet and receive and transfer you to hotel. Overnight stay will be at hotel. Rest of the day you will be free to relax and explore the city.
Day 2 Chennai
After breakfast you will be taken for a sightseeing tour of the Chennai city.
Chennai - Chennai or Madras is a bustling metropolitan city of India and the capital of Tamil Nadu. It is home to the famous Marina Beach, the second longest beach in the world. One can see here the archaeological section and bronze gallery of the Museum, Dravidian style Lord Shiva's Kapaleeshwar Temple, East India Company's St. George Forte, Santhome Cathedral, Parthsarthy Temple, Guindy National Park and Snake Park. You will head to Thanjavur by overnight train.
Tanjore - Thanjavur or Tanjore are often referred to as the 'Rice Bowl of South India' and is the centre of Tamil literature. The highlights of the city are the circular building of Tamil University and Dravidian style Brihadeeswarar Temple built by Raja Chola.
Day 3 Velanganni
Upon arrival you will be transferred to hotel for overnight stay. Sightseeing and excursion tour to Velanganni follows.
Day 4 Madurai
In the morning you will be driven to Madurai visiting the Trichy city on your way.
Trichy - Tiruchirappalli or Trichy is the fourth largest city of Tamil Nadu. Passing hands from Cholas to Pallavas to British, Trichy has a long history. Its highlights are the Rock Fort, several Churches, Colleges and Missions of the city are worth seeing. It was built by the Nayaks of Madurai and is the witness to the famous Carnatic wars that decided the fate of British and French in India. It is also known for its artificial diamonds and cigars.
Madurai - Famous for the Meenakshi Temple, around which Madurai was built in shape of a lotus, this temple town of South India was once the capital of the Pandya rulers. Originally, it was named as 'Madhurapuri' as it is said that Lord Shiva showered divine nectar here on the day it was to be named. Jasmine flowers of Madurai are very famous. Upon arrival you will transfer to hotel for overnight stayl. Rest of the day you will be free to relax and explore the city.
Day 5 Trivandrum
In the morning we will drive you to Trivandrum, the capital of Kerala. Upon arrival you will transfer to hotel for overnight stay. Rest of the day you will be free to relax and explore the city.
Day 6 Kottayam
Drive to Kottayam to board the houseboat. Overnight stay at the houseboat.
Day 7 Alleppey
In morning, arrive at Alleppey and drive to Cochin.
Day 8 Cochin
Sightseeing tour of the Cochin city including its various Churches.
Cochin - Kochi (Cochin) is rightly termed as the 'Queen of the Arabian Sea' with a number of islands and promontories between the Arabian Sea and backwaters. It spreads across modern Ernakulam in the east and the old districts of Mattancherry and Fort Cochin in the west, which are interconnected by romantic ferries and bridges. The profound foreign influence can be seen in the architectural styles of its monuments. Some of the city's highlights are spice markets, Chinese fishing nets, Jewish synagogue, Portuguese palace, India's first European church, Dutch homes and Kathakali dance performances. In the evening you will enjoy a performance of Indian classical dance, Kathakali. Overnight stay will be at hotel.
Day 9 Kozhikode
In the morning you will be driven to Kozhikode. Upon arrival you will transfer to hotel for overnight stay. Rest of the day you will be free to relax and explore the city.
Day 10 Kozhikode
Half-day sightseeing tour of the city including its various Churches. Transfer to hotel for overnight stay. Rest of the day you will be free to relax and explore the city.
Day 11 Mumbai
Our representative will transfer you to airport for flight to Mumbai. Upon arrival at Mumbai you will transfer to hotel for overnight stay. Afternoon half-day sightseeing tour of the city including its various Churches follows.
Mumbai - The seat of Bollywood, the Indian film industry, the most notable highlights of Mumbai or Bombay are Gateway of India built in 1911, Prince of Wales Museum showcasing antique articles of art, sculpture, china, rare coins, weaponry and miniatures, Kamala Nehru Park, Hanging Gardens and Marine Drive known for its top-notch night life.
Day 12 Mumbai - Goa
In the morning you will be free to relax and later in the afternoon board the flight to Goa. Upon arrival our representative will transfer you to hotel for overnight stay. Rest of the day you will be free to relax and explore the city.
Day 13 Goa
After breakfast a half-day afternoon sightseeing tour of Goa including its various Churches follows.
Goa - One of the most famous tourist destinations in India, Goa is known for its laid back lifestyle, music and wine that flows freely and compliments its attractive beaches, cool sands, tropical sun and swaying palm trees. One of the best-known beach resorts, Goa takes you closer to nature and takes the comforts and luxuries along to ensure the over-all entertainment of the tourists. Some of the most famous beaches of Goa are Calangute, Vagator, Anjuna, Colva and Palolem beach. The 16th century Portuguese settlement of Old Goa enchants people with the famous churches such as Basilica of Bom Jesus, where mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier in a rich silver casket are kept, Se Cathedral known for its 'Golden Bell' and paintings of the Church of St. Francis of Assisi and Church of Mae de Deus at Saligao. Overnight stay will be at hotel in Goa.
Day 14 Goa - Mumbai
In the morning you will be free to relax and board the flight to Mumba in the afternooni. Upon arrival at mumbai you will be transferred for onward destination.
South India/Indian vacation package offers vacation in some of the best travel destinations in South India.