South Indian Delight Tours 22 Days / 21 Nights

22 Days South India Tour Package

Package Category

Back water, Hill station, Wildlife, Heritage

Places Covered 
:- 
Cochin- Munnar - Thekkady - Aleppey (House boat) – Kovalam - Madurai - Trichy - Tanjaore - Pondicherri - Mahabalipuram - Chennai - Kanchipuram – Bangalore - Mysore - Bandipur - Madumalai - Masengudy- Ootty - Nagerhole - Wayanad - Athirapally- Cochin.

Duration :- 22 Days/ 21 Nights
 
 
 

Itinerary


Day 01 :-
 Reception at Cochin Airport 



 




Day 02 :-
Move to Alleppey, Check in House boat at Noon , O/n at House boat. Enjoy the Kerala backwater Day- Night stay & cruise

Ac Deluxe 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 03 :-
Check out at 9 am, 
Move to Munnar , 3 and a half hours, enroute sightseeing  -  Valara, Cheeyappara waterfalls, Karadippara view point, o/n at Cloudsvally resort, Delux Double






Day 04 :-
9 am- Munnar sight seeing-- Mattuppety Lake & Dam, Eco Point, Kundala Dam,  Tea musem ,Rajamali/Iravikulam National park, Hydel park,etc,  o/n at  same in Munnar 
 





Day 05 :-
Move to Thekkady- Periyar wild sanctuary boating, Kathakali , Periyar Wild life Boating, etc,  o/n at Jungle Park resorts , Jungle view deluxe double
               
 





Day 06 :-
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 :-
 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 08 :-
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 09 & 10 :-
Pondicherry
Move to 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 11 :-
Mahabalipuram - Chennai
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 12 Chennai :-
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 Thome Cathedral, Mylapore Shiva Temple and shopping.
Day 12th : Move to Bangalore via Kanchipuram, Move to 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.o/n at Bangalore.


Day 13 :-
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, o/n at Mysore


Day 14 :-
Mysore Sightseeing , the Sandalwood City. A city with rich heritage withmagnificent 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 15 :-
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 ambience. The Beautiful Ooty Lake, Set Among Groves Of Eucalyptus Trees Is A Popular Spot With Its Facilities For Boating.
Masengudi, Madumalai, Bandipur wild sancturies



Day 16 :-
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 :-
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

Move to wayanad, check in at Pepper grove, Wayanad  Muthangha wild sanctuary, o/n at Sulthan Batheri, Pepper Greove


Day 18 th & 19 th :-
Wayanad sightseeing   Visit Banasura Project, Padinjarathara Begur Wildlife Sanctuary, Edakkal caves, Soochippara water falls, Visit Kuruvadweep. Over night stay Wayanad Heights, 2 Delux Double
 
 




Day 20 th :-
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, o/n at ECogreen Cocoa county
 





Day 21 :-
Fort Cochin
Move to Cochin , Cochin Sightseeing  by Boat- Fort cochin, Mattancherry, Chinese fishing net,, jewish synagogue, marine drive etc,  Shopping 






Day 22 :-
Departure
Today you will be transferred to the Airport to board connecting flight to onward destination.



Transportation by AC Indica

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