South India Cultural Tour

South India Cultural Tour

South India is a known of unique places, with its warm and friendly people. When the Aryans began their vast migration into India, each wave displaced some of the original inhabitants southward. The invasion of the South was never completed and Dravidian culture survived from ancient times without any real threat of extinction. Come & conquer the never-ending presence of a glorious civilization

Duration 11 Nights & 12 Days
Places Covered Cochin – Alleppey – Munnar – Periyar – Madurai – Trichy – Tanjore – Pondicherry – Mahabalipuram
Tour Highlights
  • Rural life of Kerala
  • Tea Plantations of Munnar
  • Wildlife at Thekkady
  • Temples of South India

Day 1: Arrive Cochin

Arrive Cochin airport & you will be met by our staff & transfer to your hotel evening watch Kathakali Dance show – traditional dance of Kerala overnight in Cochin

Day 2: Cochin – Alleppey

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After breakfast tour of historic Fort Cochin visit St. Francis Church – 1st European Church in India where Portuguese navigator Vasco Da Gama initially buried, later visit Chinese Fishing Nets – introduced by Chinese trader long ago, is still available in Kerala – traditional method of fishing later visit Jew Town, Synagogue and spice Markets and Dutch Palace – houses lots of Mural Paintings later drive to Alleppey – known as Venice of the East, board your houseboat at 12.30pm and cruise into the canals of Vembanad Lake to witness the traditional Kerala village life remind unchanged for many years here your crew will prepare you delicious Kerala meal on board, visit ancient temples, churches and meet local villagers to see their day today life overnight in Houseboat

Day 3: Alleppey – Munnar

After breakfast disembark from the houseboat & drive to Munnar check into your hotel evening explore the plantation area accompanied by resort staff overnight in Munnar

Day 4: Munnar

Morning visit Eravikulam National Park, Mattupatti dam, Waterfalls and explore the tea plantations that spread as green carpet over the mountains after noon free and relax overnight in Munnar

Day 5: Munnar – Periyar

After breakfast drive to Periyar through the scenic tea, cardamom and pepper plantations check into your hotel afternoon take boat ride on the lake of Periyar to watch wildlife and take the spice plantations tours – you will witness Kerala spices in its natural habitat and take elephant safari overnight in Thekkady

Day 6: Periyar – Madurai

After breakfast drive to Madurai check into your hotel visit Tirumalai Nayak Palace, Sri Meenakshi Amman Temple and witness Aarti Ceremony overnight in Madurai

Day 7: Madurai – Trichy

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After breakfast, leave for Trichy visit the Srirangam Temple, superb temple complex is surrounded by seven concentric walls with 21 gopurams and is probably the largest in India. Check in at your hotel evening visit Rock Fort Temple – dedicated to Lord Ganesha and explore the market area around the temple overnight at your hotel in Trichy

Day 8: Trichy – Tanjore

After breakfast drive to Tanjore check into your hotel later visit the Brahadeeswara temple which was built by Chola King Rajaraja and is termed as the crowning glory of Chola temple architecture, listed in world heritage monuments and also visit the Tanjore Palace which was constructed in 16th Century and has huge corridors, spacious halls, observation and arsenal towers overnight at your hotel in Tanjore

Day 9: Tanjore – Pondicherry

After breakfast drive to Pondicherry, enroute visiting Gangaikondacholapuram & Darasuram Temples check into your hotel evening explore French Enclave & visit Manakulla Vinayagar Temple overnight in Pondicherry

Day 10: Pondicherry – Mahabalipuram

After breakfast visit Notre Dame Church, Sri Aurobindo’s Ashram later drive Mahabalipuram check into your hotel visit Shore Temple, Arjuna’s Penance – biggest bas relief in the world and leisure walk to Five Rathas witness the craftsmen making statues in stones overnight in Mahabalipuram

Day 11: Mahabalipuram

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Day free and relax in the beach overnight in Mahabalipuram

Day 12: Mahabalipuram – Chennai

After breakfast drive to Chennai, board your flight back home & Tour Ends

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