Destinations Covered: Chennai - Kanchipuram - Madurai - Periyar - Kumarakom - Cochin - Goa
Duration: 10 Days - 09 Nights
Day 1 : Arrival at Chennai
Welcome to the capital of the south “Chennai”. On Arrival our agent will assist and transfer you from Chennai Airport/Railway Station to the hotel. From temples to beaches, bars and pubs to spicy Chettinad cuisine. Chennai has everything which enthrals you and help to find how tradition and modernity perfectly combine into each other in Chennai. Your first day trip to St. Thomas Church, Kapaleeswarar Temple, Fort St. George, Marina Beach, Government Museum and Art Gallery, Anna Zoological Park and more is simply amazing and captivates you whole day. Overnight stay in Chennai.
Day 02: Chennai - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram(76 Kms / 3hrs)
On second day, your journey onwards to Kanchipuram noted as the “Golden City of a Thousand Temples”, 76 km away from Chennai, prominent for temples and its specifically fine silk saris embroidered with marvellous patterns. Here you will pay homage in some of the exquisite temples like Ekambareswarar Temple, Kailashnath Temple, Kamakshi Temple, the Vaikuntha Perumal Temple and watch the regional homes of the weavers and the magic that they design out of silk thread into saris.
After these religious sites, continue to your next destination in-line, Mahabalipuram which is 65 km often referred as “Open Museum” filled with rock-cut caves or architectural creations and numerous temples, here you’ll be a observer to the seven pagoda-style shore temple, whipped by the waves of the sea and the five rathas temple, a good example of the development of Dravidian architecture. Beside temples its beautiful white sandy beaches, affluence casuarinas trees and exquisite local handicrafts grab your attention. Overnight stay in Chennai.
Day 03: Chennai - Madurai (by flight)
On third day, early morning you will transfer to Airport for flight to Madurai called “Athens of the East”. Upon arrival at Madurai our executive will convey you to hotel. Lie down your soul and body a while and get ready for the sightseeing tour of Madurai covering Ayirangal Mandapam, Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam Temple Tank, Thirumalai Nayakkar Palace, Gandhi Museum and Koodal Azhagar. In evening visit the Meenakshi Temple to attend the “Aarti” ceremony. Overnight stay in Madurai.
Day 04: Madurai - Periyar (128 Kms / 4 hrs)
Fourth day morning excursion will take you from Madurai to Periyar “lazy hill station”, upon reaching, first check in your hotel/resort and later refreshing get ready to discover one of the wonderful wildlife sanctuaries of South India on boat over Periyar Lake to see wild elephant, boar, deer, the great Indian tiger etc. In evening visit spice plantations like cardamom, cinnamon, pepper, coffee, tea estates etc. On your way back to the hotel/resort and buy some fragrant spices. Overnight stay in Periyar.
Day 05: Periyar - Kumarakom (114 Kms / 4 hrs)
On day five, early morning drive to boat landing point from where the hotel's courtesy boat will take you to “Kumarakom”. Upon arrival you will spend rest of the day at leisure in hotel or explore the Kumarakom bird sanctuary which is extent over 14 acres of land andhaunt for migratory birds, like the Siberian Stork, egret, darter, heron and teal and local birds like the water fowl, cuckoo, owl and water hen. A cruise, houseboats or motor boats are available on hire along the Vembanad Lake which is the best way to experience the sanctuary. Overnight stay in Kumarakom.
Day 6 : Kumarakom - Cochin (49 Kms / 2 hrs)
Sixth day morning present you a golden chance of little backwater cruise journey to Alleppey noted as the “Venice of the East” and back to Kumarakom. Later drive to Kochi. Upon arrival, check in and relax at the hotel or explore some sightseeing or shopping which are located in and around hotel. Overnight stay in Kochi.
Day 7 : Cochin - Goa (by flight)
After an early breakfast, our representative will accompany you for a brief sightseeing tour of Kochi including Chinese Fishing Nets, St. Francis Church, Jewish Synagogue, Dutch Palace, Historical Fort and then transfer to Airport for afternoon flight to Goa. On arrival of the peculiar equatorial beach destination, check in and rest full day at hotel/resort or you will walk around the Goa beaches and remove the tired feeling of vital tour. Overnight stay in Goa.
Day 8 : Goa Sightseeing
Eighth day captivate the sightseeing of Old Goa and Panjim with its splendid churches and cathedrals. Later in the evening enjoy a relaxing cruise on the Mandovi River with the songs and dance numbers that are presented by local performers on the boat. Overnight stay in Goa.
Day 9 : Around Goa
Have your tempting breakfast in Goa and pass time on your personal sense or tact in the equatorial heaven notable as Goa. Overnight stay in Goa.
Day 10 : Goa - Mumbai (by flight)
Morning free at leisure. In afternoon fly toward to Mumbai. On arrival our agent will escort you from domestic to the International Airport/Railway Station in time to connect flight/train for onward destination.