Great South Indian Magic 20 Days/19 Nights

20 Days South India Tour Package

Package Category

Back water, Hill station, Wildlife, Heritage

Places Covered 
:- Chennai - Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry - Tanjore - Trichy - Madurai - Periyar - Kumarakom - Kovalam - Alleppey - Cochin - Wayanad - Nagarhole - Ooty - Mysore - Bangalore.


Duration :- 20 Days/ 19 Nights
 
 
 

Itinerary


Day 01
 :- Arrive Chennai
On arrival you will be met and transferred to hotel. Later proceed for the sightseeing of Chennai, "the gateway of South India". P.M. Visit National Art Gallery and Museum (closed on Fridays) which has a selection of ancient paintings of almost all schools as well as section devoted to modern art, Fort St. George, St. Mary's Church, Drive along Marina Beach (the second longest in the world), San Thomas Cathedral, Mylapore Shiva Temple and shopping.


Day 02 :- Mahabalipuram
Kanchipuram, the city of 1000 temples. It is considered as the second holiest city in India next to Varanasi. Visit Vaikuntaperumal temple, Ekambareeswarar and Varadarajar temple. Kanchipuram is famous for its exquisite silk sarees. Visit the handloom and shop if you please. Drive to Mahabalipuram, the only surviving shore temple. It boasts of some of India's most sublime rock cut art comprising of Arjuna's Penance - the largest open-air bass-relief, Five Rathas, structured temples, man-made caves and chariots.


Day 03 :- Pondicherry
Pondicherry, once a French settlement and now home to the Aurobindo Ashram - It spiritual tenets represent a synthesis of yoga and modern science and Auroville or the City of Dawn, an international settlement where community living is the focus of life. The sphere shaped Matri Mandir a hall of meditation is the splendid centre of Auroville. Visit Pondicherry Museum which has an outstanding collection of artifacts. The sculpture gallery is a treasure house of Pallava and Chola art. Evening Relax at the beach, which runs along the city.                                                                        


Day 04 :- Tanjore
Tanjore is rich in its architecture, exquisite handicrafts, paintings, bronzes and South Indian Musical instruments. Visit the magnificent Brahadeeswara temple, where the shade of the tower (gopuram or vimanam) will not fall on the ground. The second largest monolithic sculpture, Nandi (Bull) can be found in the portal of the shrine. The Royal palace complex houses in important library and museums, including a superb collection of Chola bronzes.


Day 05 :- Trichy
Trichy was the citadel of the Chola dynasty in the medieval period. In the 18th century it witnessed the Carnatic wars fought between the French and the English. Lord Robert Clive's house is still there to see and so is the Danish Church. The Rock-Fort is the landmark of Trichy. A climb of 434 steps leads to the ancient temple of Ganapati on top and a further climb to a Shiva temple Visit Srirangam temple and RockFort temple. 


Day 06 :- Madurai
Drive to Madurai, known for 1000-pillared Meenakshiamman temple. Visit Meenakshi temple, famous for its Court of Thousand Pillars, built in 1560 A.D and visit to the temple to witness the famous night ceremony when the Temple bronze of Lord Siva is carried to the bed chamber of Goddess Parvathy to the accompaniment of religious prayers and music. Also visit Thirumalai Nayak's Palace and     Gandhi Museum.


Day 07 :- Periyar

Periyar. You will be taken to one of the best game sanctuaries in India - Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Your journey to Thekkady is through breathtaking, winding, dense rubber, etc; do not forget your camera. A boat ride on the spending Lake Periyar is the best way to experience the sanctuary. Visit the Spice plantations like cardamom, cinnamon, pepper, coffee and tea estates. On your way back to hotel, you can shop at the local market and pick up some fragrant spices.


Day 08 :- Kumarakom
A cruise on the Vembanad Lake, gently rocked by the waves rippling to the rhythm of the swaying coconut palms on the distant banks could be truly exhilarating. Stay in the backwater resort and enjoy your day in swimming or a massage that would do wonders on your body. The splash of water slapping softly on the banks provides a soothing background music. Visit Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. The breathtaking view of the lake during the dawn and dusk and the glimpse of the formation of birds flapping in and out of the bird sanctuary can be seen from any spot of the island.  


Day 09 & 10 :- Move to Kovalam, TVM sightseeing and at Kovalam








Day 11 :- Allepey- House Boat 
After witnessing the sunrise, drive to Allepey. This is the heart of backwaters and it is naturally known for its snake boat racing events. Spending an overnight at the House Boat  is an ideal getaway from the madding crowds of everyday life. For those in search of peace and tranquility, this is a refreshing interlude.  

Check in House boat at Noon , O/n at House boat. Enjoy the Kerala backwater Day- Night stay & cruise
Ac Delux House boat all meals ( lunch, Dinner, Tea, next day Bf) 
Enjoy the Kerala backwater cruise through Vembanad Lake . Historical Church , Paddy Fields, Kuttanadan Backwater life, Fishing , Coir industry, Toddy Shops , Backwater islands, etc. This is the only region, cultivate rice below sea level


Day 12 :-  Kochi
Check out at 9 am, Move to Cochin,   Cochin sightseeing- fort cochin Beach, Mattancheri, Jewish synagogue, Dutch Museum, St Francis Church, Marine Drive Boating   
India’s largest shopping mall- Lulu International Shopping Mall, Kochi- International Shopping Experience

It is built on an area of 3,900,000 sq ft, with total area for mall alone at 230,000 square meters  and the remaining portion for a     premium five-star hotel managed by JW Marriott Hotels. the mall consist of more than 360 outlets including food courts, restaurants, family entertainment zones and a nine-screen multiplex, ice skating ring and bowling alley. The estimated cost for this project is more than 1600 crore rupees


Day 13 :- Athirapally falls - Wayanad 
to Athirapilly & Vazhachal water falls in Rain forest (Kerala's highest falls in rain forest) Cinema Ravana is shooted Here, Trekking in tropical Forest optional*
Thumboormuzhy Dam & Rriver view Garden, Move to wayanad, check in at Pepper grove, Wayanad  Muthangha wild sanctuary.

 


Day 14 th :- Wayanad sightseeing
Visit Banasura Project, Padinjarathara Begur Wildlife Sanctuary, Edakkal caves, Soochippara water falls, Visit Kuruvadweep. Over night stay Wayanad Heights, 2 Deluxe Double.





Day 15 th :- Nagerhole – Ootty
90 kms southwest of Mysore lies Nagarhole National park, which claims populations of tiger, leopard and elephant as well as over 250 species of birds. Visit the park by jeep, on elephant back and in a coracle. Stay two nights at the Kabini river Lodge or at water Woods a small six bedroom bungalow, beautifully appointed, and situated on the banks of the Kabini river.

Afternoon Drive to Ooty, the queen of hill stations. The beautiful hill station established by the British in the early part of the 19th century. A fine retreat from the heat of the plains. Ooty offers scenic beauty and relaxed ambiance. The Beautiful Ooty Lake, Set Among Groves Of Eucalyptus Trees Is A Popular Spot With Its Facilities For Boating.


Day 16 :- Ooty
Full day excursion to Ooty and Coonoor. Visit Botanical Gardens, the Lake, Dodabetta peak, which provides beautiful views of the surrounding hills and plains at Ooty. Located at a lower altitude, with a warmer climate, Coonoor is a popular hill resort in its own way. You can take a Optional toy train to Coonoor to enjoy the scenic beauties. The well laid-out Sim's park here is a beautiful botanical garden, with many rare flowers, shrubs and trees. Lambs rock and Dolphin's Nose are some of the viewpoints and picnic spots around Coonoor. Overnight at Ooty.      


Day 17 :- Mysore 
Drive to Mysore, the Sandalwood City Masengudi, Madumalai, Bandipur wild sanctuaries.






Day 18 :- Mysore Sightseeing 

 the Sandalwood City. A city with rich heritage with magnificent palaces, beautifully laid out gardens, imposing buildings, avenues of flowering trees and many ancient temples. The City of Mysore still retains an extraordinary charm that never fails to fascinate. Sights include the Mysore Palace, one of the largest of its kind in India - illuminated during weekends, the Art Gallery, Brindavan Gardens, etc. Overnight stay at Mysore.


Day 19 :- Bangalore
Visit Srirangapatna - The island fortress of Tipu Sultan is 16 Km from Mysore city. Inside the fortress is Tipu's mosque with its twin minarets, the celebrated Ranganatha Swamy temple, Tipu's Summer Palace known as the Daria Daulat Bagh, the Wellesley Bridge and the dungeons where British officers were once imprisoned. On arrival check-in at hotel. Later visit Lal Bagh, the Botanical Gardens, Tipu's summer Palace, Bull Temple, and shopping at Arts & Crafts Centre Emporium at M.G.Road. Overnight at Bangalore.


Day 20 :- Departure
Today you will be transferred to the Airport to board connecting flight to onward destination. 



Transportation by AC Indica

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