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Glimpses of South India

Duration : 14 Nights / 15 Days
Destination Covered : Chennai - Mahabalipuram - Kanchipuram -Pondicherry -Tanjore - Trichy -- Madurai - Periyar - Cochin - Ooty -Mysore - Bangalore - Chennai
Best Season : July to April
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Day 01 : Arrive Chennai (Madras)
Kapaleeshwara Temple - Chennai Arrive Chennai (Madras). You will be met on arrival with a traditional Indian welcome and transferred to your hotel. Overnight Hotel Vijay Park (3Star)

Day 02 : Chennai (Madras) - Excursion to Kanchipuram and Mahabalipuram
Full day Excursion to Kanchipuram and Mahabalipuram. Kanchipuram is famed for it's hand - woven cottons and kanjivaram silk and ancient Temples -Ekambaresvara Temple, Kailasanatha Temple. Mahabalipuram was the main port of Pallava dynasty & has exquisite rock-cut monuments, monolithic structures. Visit Shore Temple, Bhagiratha's Penance, Krishna Mandapam,Rathas. Overnight Chennai Hotel Vijay Park

Day 03 : Chennai - Pondicherry
Morning after Breakfast drive to Pondicherry, previously a French state with much of the central town maintaining a French feeling with it's architecture. Visit the Ashram of Aurobindo and take a boat ride to watch dolphins at sea. Overnight in Pondicherry Hotel Annamalai International (3Star)

Day 04 : Pondicherry - Trichy
Morning drive 4hrs to Trichy & transfer to your hotel. Afternoon tour of Trichy visiting the ancient temples dedicated to Lord Ganapathi - 434 steps cut out into the rock side and interspersed with shrines, lead to the temple, yet another flight leads to the temple of Lord Shiva. The ascend is climaxed by magnificent view of the sacred Cauvery river. Visit Srirangam a massive temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu which contains within its walls a bazaar.Overnight Trichy Hotel Jenneys Residency(3Star)
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Day 05 : Trichy - Tanjore - Madurai
Sri Meenakshi Temple - MaduraiMorning after breakfast drive to Madurai enroute visiting the famous 9th century Chola Temple Bragadeshwar at Tanjore. Check in to your hotel.Overnight Hotel Pandian (3Star)

Day 06 : Madurai
Morning half day sightseeing tour. Visit the great Meenakshi Temple dedicated to the consort of Lord Shiva with its towering Gopurams (rising high above the surrounding country side). Later visit the Tirumala Nayak Palace - a gracious building in the Indo Saracenic style, famous for the stucco work on its domes and arches. Afternoon free.Overnight Hotel Pandian

Day 07 : Madurai - Periyar
Morning drive to Periyar National Park and transfer to your hotel. Take an afternoon boat ride on Lake Periyar to look for animals and a wide range of bird life.This is one of the most prestigious regions on the high ranges of the western Ghats. One of the world's most fascinating natural wildlife sanctuaries, the Periyar reserve is noted for its geomorphology, diverse wildlife and beautiful landscape. The drive to Thekkady itself is enchanting as the road winds through Tranquil countryside, rich plantations and thick jungles. The sanctuary, declared a tiger reserve in 1978 under the project tiger scheme, attracts travellers from all over the world. This is the only sanctuary in India where the wild elephant can be observed and autographed at close quarters.Overnight Hotel Tree Top (3Star).

Day 08 : Periyar - Cochin
Morning drive to Kumarakom and boat your private boat to travel through the backwaters to Alleppey. On the way you will see local people engaged in their day to day activities surrounded by the lush green coconut plantations. Drive from Alleppey to Cochin. Check in at your hotel.Overnight Hotel Abad Plaza (3Star)

Day 09 : Cochin
Morning half day tour to visit the Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue , Chinese fishing nets, & St.Francis Church . Afternoon free. Evening watch a performance of Kathakali Dance.Overnight in Cochin Hotel Abad Plaza
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Day 10 : Cochin - Ooty
Hill Area - CochinAfter breakfast drive to Coonoor surrounded by tea plantations and take the Nilgiri Mountain Railway to Ooty - One of the most popular hill resort of India. On arrival check-in at hotel.Overnight at Ooty in Hotel Sullivan Court (4Star).

Day 11 : Ooty - Mysore
After breakfast depart for Mysore. On arrival check-in at hotel. Afternoon free to relax and unwind.Overnight in Mysore at hotel Sandesh The Prince (3Star).

Day 12 : Mysore
After breakfast half day city tour visit Mysore palace, Chamundi hills,Somnathpur Temple which was built in 1258AD and Brindhavan gardens.Overnight Hotel Sandesh The Prince

Day 13 : Mysore - Bangalore
After breakfast drive to Bangalore via visiting Srirangapatnam. On arrival in Bangalore transfer to Hotel. PM Free.Overnight Hotel Adarsh Inn (3Star).

Day 14 : Bangalore - Chennai
After Breakfast full day city sight seeing visiting Lal Bhag, Iskon Temple,Bull Temple etc. Our Vehicle will take you to Railway station to connect your train No. 6518 Bangalore Chennai Mail.Overnight onboard in Train.

Day 15 : Chennai - Back to Home.
Arrive Chennai at 05.20 and you will be transferred to Hotel Sindoori.Knowing your flight timing your vehicle will take you to connect your Flight for Onward Journey. End of our Service.


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