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Temples & Backwater Tour of South India

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Overview


On this Temples & Backwater Tour of South India, you will visit Tamil Nadu famous for its exquisite temples of which some are UNESCO World Heritage sites. While in Kerala you will visit aromatic tea estate, exotic wildlife sanctuary, cruise on backwaters and relax on the beach.

Highlights


  • This is a private tour/activity only for your group!
  • Enhanced cleaning/ traveler safety!
  • Most travelers can participate!
  • In depth cultural experience!
  • Visit historic temples and witness the unparalleled natural charm
  • Suitable for all age group travelers!
Temples & Backwater Tour of South India

Description


Temples & Backwater Tour of South India

In this Temples & Backwater Tour of south India will visit the two state of India. Tamil Nadu famous for its exquisite temples of which some are UNESCO World Heritage sites. See the largest & oldest active temples of Hindus in Thanjavur, Trichy & Madurai. Walk in Colonial town of Chennai, Pondicherry, and Fort Cochin. Explore Tea-growing region of Munnar, learn about spice plantation and enjoy boat safari in picturesque Periyar National Park. Cruise on enchanting backwater at Alleppey, before ending the tour at world famous Kovalam beach.

What's included


  • Inclusions:
  • 14 Nights accommodation in selected price category hotels.
  • Daily breakfast at hotels
  • Private air-conditioned deluxe car for airport transfer, sightseeing and excursion as per program.
  • English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
  • Monuments entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Bottled drinking water in car & Government taxes.
  • Government taxes.
  • Exclusions:
  • Any flight tickets.
  • Camera charges at monuments.
  • Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
  • Gratuities & optional activities.
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions.

Itinerary


  1. Visited Places:
  2. Kovalam Beach
  3. Thiruvananthapuram
  4. Thekkady
  5. Munnar
  6. Kochi
  7. Alleppey Boat Jetty
  8. Periyar River
  9. Ramakkalmedu Hilltop View Point
  10. Tiruchirappalli
  11. Madurai
  12. Thanjavur
  13. Arulmigu Peruvudaiyar Temple, Gangaikonda Cholapuram.
  14. Chennai
  15. Puducherry
  16. Thillai Nataraja Temple, Chidambaram
  17. Mahabalipuram
  18. Kanchipuram
  19. Darasuram Temple

Day 1: Arrive Chennai

Arrival transfer to hotel (check in/out time 12pm). Visit Fort St. George, St Mary Church inside the fortress, Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Vadapalani Murugan Temple, Government Museum, Dakshinachitra Museum, Santhome Cathedral & Marina Beach.

O/n at hotel.

Day 2: Chennai - Mahabalipuram (120kms)

Drive to Mahabalipuram via visiting Kanchipuram an ancient city famous as city of thousands temple. On arrival check in at hotel. Later visit UNESCO WHS monuments Monolithic Temples, Krishnas Butterball, Cave Temples, Shore Temple & The Arjuna Penance.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.

Day 3: Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry (120kms)

Drive to Pondicherry check in at hotel. Visit Aurovil & Pondicherry Museum. Drive pass or walk through stunning French Quarters, charming mustard streets and colonial villas which include French consulate, Raj Nivas, Government Square, Churches & French schools.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.

Day 4: Pondicherry - Thanjavur (180kms)

Drive to Thanjavur via visiting Chidambaram Nataraja Temple and The Great Living Chola Temples at Gangaikonda Cholapuram & Darasuram. On arrival check in.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.

Day 5: Thanjavur - Trichy (60kms)

Visit Brihadeshwara Temple & Palace Complex built by great Chola king in the 10th century. Drive to Trichy check in at hotel. Visit Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple the largest functional temple in the world and The Rock Fort the oldest rock in the world 230 crore years old.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.

Day 6: Trichy - Madurai (135kms)

Drive to Madurai check in at hotel. Visit Meenakshi Temple, Thirumalai Nayakar Palace, Alagar Koil, Tiruparankundram Murugan Temple & Palamuthirsolai Murugan Temple.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.

Day 7: Madurai - Munnar (160kms)

Drive to Munnar, check in at hotel. Later tea estate visit & tea testing.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.

Day 8: Munnar

Visit Pothamedu, Mattupetty dam, Rajamala hill, Eravikulam National Park, Mattupedi Dairy Farm, Echo Point & Tea Museum.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.

Day 9: Munnar - Thekkady (110kms)

Drive to Thekkady via Ramakkalmedu the windiest places in Asia. Evening watch Martial Arts & Kathakali Dance show.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.

Day 10: Thekkady

Explore Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary on boat safari followed by spice plantation tour. Drive to Kumarakom check in.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.

Day 11: Thekaddy - Alleppey (135kms)

Transfer to Alleppey boat jetty to board houseboat & sail through the tropical countryside enchanting backwaters.

O/n in houseboat. Meal plan: B,L,D.

Day 12: Alleppey - Cochin (60kms)

Drive to Cochin check in at hotel. Visit Fort Cochin, St. Frances Church, Jewish Synagogue, Mattancherry Palace & Chinese fishing nets. Evening watch Kathakali Dance.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.

Day 13: Cochin - Kovalam (200kms)

Drive to Kovalam check in at hotel. Rest day free and easy for personal activities & relax on the beach.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.

Day 14: Kovalam

Visit Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Attukal Temple, Napier Museum, Kuthira Malika & Sri Chitra Art Gallery. Drive through popular beaches.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.

Day 15: Kovalam - Departure

Departure transfer to airport.

Meal plan: B.

Frequently Asked Questions


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Temples & Backwater Tour of South India duration is 15 days.

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