South India Pilgrimage Tour
Duration : 14 Days/ 13 Nights
Destiantion Covered : Chennai - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram - Chidambram - angekondcholapuram - Tanjore - Trichy - Madurai - Periyar - Houseboat Cruise - Kumarakom - Alleppey - Cochin - Kovalam
Day 01 : Arrive Chennai
On arrival at international airport met and transferred to the Hotel O/N stay at Hotel.
Day 02 : Chennai
Morning after Breakfast sightseeing tour of Chennai, the first British major settlement in India. Visit Kapleshwara temple, St. Thomas Church, Art Gallery, St. George Fort, Marina beach ( 2nd longest beach of the world after California ).Evening free O/N stay at Hotel.
Day 03 : Chennai - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram ( 130 Km, 05 hours )
Morning drive to Mahabalipuram enroute visit Shiv Kanchi and Vishnu Kanchi temples at Kanchipuram, once the Golden city of India. continue drive to to Mahabalipuram, on arrival check in into Hotel O/N stay at hotel.
Day 04 : Mahabalipuram
Morning visit 6-8th century Pallave rock cut caves, Panch Ratha temple, 7th century shore temple where both Vishnu & Shiva are enshrined under one roof. Afternoon free to enjoy at sea beach. O/N stay at hotel.
Day 05 : Mahabalipuram - Chidambram - Gangekondcholapuram - Tanjore
Morning after breakfast drive to Tanjore, enroute visit Chidambrum golden Natraja temple then drive to Gangekondcholapuram exciting Shiva temple built from 1012-1044 AD by Kind Rajendra I.Also visit Shiva temple at Darasuram and drive to Tanjore on arrival check in into Hotel O/N stay at Hotel.
Day 06 : Tanjore - Trichy ( 56 Km, 01.1/2 hours )
Morning sightseeing of Tanjore visiting Brideshwarar Shiva Temple,Raja Rajan art gallery to see bronze statures of 9-16th century etc and drive to Trichy on arrival at Trichy Check in into hotel O/N stay at Hotel. In the afternoon visit Srirangam Vishnu temple has 21 gopurmas ( towers ),Rock Fort and Vinayaka temple. O/N stay at hotel.
Day 07 : Trichy - Madurai ( 131 Km, 03 hours )
Morning drive to Madurai,on arrival check in into hotel. In the afternoon visit 16th century Thirumalai Nayak Palace,Meenakshi temple,etc O/N stay at Hotel.
Day 08 : Madurai - Periyar ( 140 Km, 04 hours )
After Breakfast drive to Periyar,on arrival check in at hotel. In the afternoon spice gardens. in the late afternoon we will take you for a boat cruise of periyar wildlife sanctuary o/N stay at hotel.
Day 09 : Periyar - Houseboat Cruise - Kumarakom
Morning after breakfast drive to Kumarakon to board houseboat Cruise to enjoy the cruise in backwaters.O/N stay at House Boat.
Day 10 : Houseboat Cruise - Alleppey - Cochin ( 60 Km, 01.1/2 hours )
Reach Alleppey in the morning & drive to Cochin.On arrival check in at Hotel.In the afternoon visit Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue, Chinese fishing nets and St. Francis Church, one of the oldest Church built by the Europeans in 1503 A.D.
O/N stay at hotel.
Day 11 : Cochin - Kovalam ( 235 Km, 05 hours )
Morning drive to Kovalam on arrival check in into hotel. Evening free at leisure O/N stay at hotel.
Day 12 - 13 : Kovalam
Full day at leisure O/N stay at hotel.
Day 14 : Kovalam ( Trivandrum ) - Chennai ( By Flight )
Morning transfer to Trivandrum airport to board flight for Chennai.On arrival met at airport and transfer to Chennai International airport to board flight for onward destination.