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Festival Trip of South India
19 Nights / 20 Days
Places to See:
Chennai - Pondicherry - Tanjore - Trichy - Madurai - Periyar - Varkala - Alappuzha - Munnar - Cochin - Mumbai
Day 1 : Abroad - Chennai
Arrive Chennai International airport. On arrival, the guest will be met by our representative and check in to the hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2 : Chennai
Madras - the sprawling and gracious city on the "Bay of Bengal" is the fourth largest city in India. Visit the Fort St. George once a stronghold of the British, San Thome Cathedral, Marina Beach and the beautiful Mylapore temple. Overnight at hotel
Day 3: Chennai - Pondicherry
After breakfast drive to Pondicherry, enroute visit Kancheepuram and Mahabalipuram. Continue drive to Pondicherry. Upon arrival in Pondicherry - check into the hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 4 : Pondicherry
Afternoon tour of Pondicherry - visiting Botanical garden, Eglise De Sacre Coeur De Jesus and Sri Aurobindo Ashram. Later visit township of Auroville or the city of Dawn. Designed by a French architect Roger Arger, it is an entirely new concept in education and urban living. Overnight at hotel.
Day 5 : Pondicherry - Tanjore
After breakfast drive to Tanjore
(177 kms). Upon arrival in Tanjore - check into the hotel. Overnight at hotel
Day 6 : Tanjore - Trichy - Madurai
After breakfast drive to Madurai (178 kms) enroute visit Trichy. Thereafter continue drive to Madurai. Upon arrival in Madurai - check into the hotel. Evening visit of the Meenakshi temple. Overnight at hotel.
Day 7 : Madurai
Morning, visit the Meenakshi temple. Also visit the palace of Tirumala Nayak. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day 8 : Madurai - Periyar
Morning drive to Periyar (177 kms) Upon arrival at Periyar - check into hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 9 : Periyar - Varkala
Morning drive to Varkala (220 km). Upon arrival in Varkala - check into the hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10 : Varkala - Alappuzha
Morning drive to to be at Alappuzha in time to witness the famous boat race. Upon arrival to Alappuzha - check into the hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 11 : Alappuzha
Full day at The Snake Boat Race festival "Payippad Boat Race Payippad near Harippad Alappuzha District ". Overnight at hotel.
Day 12 : Alappuzha
Full day sightseeing tour around Alappuzha area. Overnight at hotel.
Day 13 : Alappuzha
Aranmula Boat Race Aranmula, Pathanamthitta. Overnight at hotel
Day 14 : Alappuzha - Munnar
Morning drive to Munnar
(180 km). Upon arrival in Munnar- check in to the hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 15 : Munnar
Morning, visit Ervikulam National Park
(16 kms) - it is the home of the endangered Nigiri Tahr (a type of mountain goat) that roams on a stretch of grassland or is seen climbing the pinnacles of the undulating hills. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day 16 : Munnar - Cochin
Morning drive to Cochin
(160 km) Upon arrival in Cochin - check into hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 17 : Cochin
Morning tour of Cochin or "Kochi"-
the palm green, commercial captial of Kerala is known as the "Queen of the Arabian Sea". Visit the Dutch Palace, the Jewish Synagogue, the Church of St. Francis, the Bolghatty Palace & the famous Chinese fishing nets. Overnight at hotel.
Day 18 : Cochin - Mumbai
Late morning transfer from hotel to the railway station for train to Mumbai. Overnight at hotel.
Day 19 : Mumbai
Morning, one hour boat ride across Mumbai Harbour brings you to the lush green Elephanta Island. Here, visit some of the huge and intricately carved Elephanta Caves that date back to the 8th century. Later in late evening transfer to the International airport for your flight back home.
Day 20 : Abroad - Mumbai
Depart : Mumbai
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