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The Best of South India - PI-052

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The Best of South India - PI-052

Palm fringed beaches, lush green fields swaying in the gentle breeze, forests and rivers, boats and back waters, tiled roofs,Royal splendour & Pageantry, Palaces and Museums, temple towns echoing with evening prayers, fishermen coming home at sunset....and providing the background music to these visual delights is the distant roar of the Indian Ocean. Come, experience the charm of South India. You will never be the same again!

Day 1: Chennai
Thursday, September 28, 2017 - Friday, September 29, 2017

Arrive and transfer to Hotel for overnight stay.

Day 2: Chennai - Mysore
Friday, September 29, 2017 - Saturday, September 30, 2017

Transfer to Railway Station to leave by Shatabdi Express at 0600 hrs. ( EXCEPT TUE ) for Mysore Arrive at 1310 hrs. transfer to Hotel. Afternoon visit Maharaja's Palace and Museum, built in the Indo-Saracenic style, it is one of the largest palaces of India and is an imposing structure standing in the heart of the city. It was formerly the residence of Wodeyar family. The Palace is a breathtaking sight particularly on Sundays & public holidays when it is illuminated. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 3: Mysore - Hassan - Mysore
Saturday, September 30, 2017 - Sunday, October 1, 2017

Full day trip to Belur & Halebid the famous Hoysala temple in Belur & Halebid. These ancient temples have intricately carved sculptures and friezes and also have exquisite pillars and panels. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 4: Mysore - Wayanad
Sunday, October 1, 2017 - Monday, October 2, 2017

Morning leave by road for Wayanad Arrive and stay at Hotel Vythiri Resort. The Vythiri resort is located in the forested highlands of Kerala on the Nilgiri hills in South India. 2600 ft above sea level, this lush green and damp forests capture two monsoons in a year. Miles away from the dust, grim and din; a magical, romantic getaway tucked away in a lush tropical rain forest. Break into a song with tunes set by a chorus of chirping, multihued birds. Let a rainbow of butterflies and dragonflies play hide-and-seek with you. Vythiri Resort is parked bang amidst a 150-acre coffee and cardamom plantation. Replete with traditional planter's cottages that transport you back to a laid-back era. Is that a thunderous roar of a stream crashing down a ravine that you hear? Vythiri Resort. For the incurably romantic, the terribly adventurous or the complete workaholic who needs to recharge his batteries with ayurvedic rejuvenation. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 5: Wayanad - Kochi
Monday, October 2, 2017 - Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Morning visit Pakshi Pathalam (translated as "bird hell"!)through the forest and the opportunity to experience the sheer thrill of spotting elephants, bison, spotted deer, sambar, wild boar and if you're really lucky, the rare barking deer. Serious bird watchers will marvel at the sheer number of rare birds that fill this bird heaven. A must for all nature lovers.Afternoon leave by road for Kochi. Arrive and overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 6: Kochi - Kovalam
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Morning Sightseeing of Kochi city visiting Jewish Synagogue, built in 1568 AD and decorated with copper plates bearing the Hebrew script and hand painted Chinese tiles. Visit the Mattan-Cherry Palace also known as the Dutch Palace built by the Portugese and presented to the King of Cochin in 1555 AD. The Chinese Fishing Nets at the entrance of the harbour, along the backwaters are a fascinating sight. These nets that line the sea front exhibit a mechanical method of catching fish to the coast of Malabar. Afternoon leave by road for Kovalam the world famous beach village Arrive and overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 7: Kovalam
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - Thursday, October 5, 2017

Relax on the beach. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 8: Kovalam - Capecomorin - Kovalam
Thursday, October 5, 2017 - Friday, October 6, 2017

Full day visit to Cape Comorin also known as Kanyakumari (75 kms) at the Southern most tip of India, where the Arabian Sea, the Indian ocean and the Bay of Bengal meet. Cape Comorin is famous for its spectacular sunrises andsunsets. Visit the Vivekananda rock Memorial, Suchindram Temple by ferry. Its situated on a huge rock where the great philosopher hadmeditated in 1892. There is a light house from where one can get a panoramic view.

Day 9: Kovalam
Friday, October 6, 2017 - Saturday, October 7, 2017

Relax on the beach or enjoy Ayurvedic massage. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 10: Kovalam - Thekkady
Saturday, October 7, 2017 - Sunday, October 8, 2017

Morning leave by road for Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Enroute enjoy the back water cruise from Alleppey to Changnacherry. Periyar sanctuary is one of the best in the country for watching and photographing wildlife. Arrive and stay at Hotel.

Day 11: Thekkady - Madurai
Sunday, October 8, 2017 - Monday, October 9, 2017

Early morning visit sanctuary to view wildlife. Shoot, of-course with your camera.Afternoon proceed by road to Madurai Arrive and stay at Hotel.

Day 12: Madurai - Tiruchirappalli
Monday, October 9, 2017 - Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Morning half day city tour visiting the Meenakshi Temple. The huge temple complex with its magniflcient stone carvings was built in the 17th century by the Nayaks of Madurai. See the thousand pillar hall. Also see the Thirumalai Nayak Palace built in the Indo Saracenic style in 1636.Afternoon leave by road for Tiruchirapalli Arrive and check-in at Hotel for overnight stay.

Day 13: Tiruchirapalli - Puducherry
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Morning half day city tour visiting Rock Fort, with the Vinayaka temple at the top reached by climbing 437 steps, Government Museum and Tiruvanaikkaval. Afternoon leave by road for Pondicherry. Enroute visit Thanjavur to visit the magnificent Brihadeeswar temple dedicated to Lord Shiva which bears witness to the glory of Chola architecture, sculpture and painting. The Thanjavur Art Gallery has a priceless collection of bronze icons and granite sculptures dating from the 9th century AD. Arrive and overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 14: Puducherry - Mamallapuram
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - Thursday, October 12, 2017

The history of Pondicherry goes back to the Roman times but actually started with the arrival of the French in 1693, who founded the town and built it in its present form, during the two and a half century they occupied it.Morning half day city tour visiting the impressive French colonial buildings and the Tamil streets, each named after a community, vibrate with cultural traditions. Also visit the famous Sri Aurobindo Ashram. Quiet beaches and peaceful resorts to the north and south balance the town's bustling, yet easy going life. Afternoon leave by road for Mahabalipuram. Arrive and overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 15: Mamallapuram
Thursday, October 12, 2017 - Friday, October 13, 2017

Morning half day visit the Shore Temple on the beach, five rathas and see the rock carvings.Afternoon at leisure on the beach. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 16: Mamallapuram - Kanchipuram - Chennai
Friday, October 13, 2017 - Saturday, October 14, 2017

Afternoon leave by road for Chennai. Enroute visit Kanchippuram, the city of theousand temples. Once the capital of the Pallavas, Cholas and the Vijayanagar rulers, it is considered the second holiest place in India, next only to Varanasi. Visit the Kailasnatha temple, Ekambaranatha temple and Sri Kamakshi temple. Arrive Chennai and transfer to International Airport to fly back homeonward destination.

Day 1: Chennai

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - Friday, September 29, 2017
Standard Rooms: Breakfast Included

Day 2: Chennai - Mysore

Friday, September 29, 2017 - Saturday, September 30, 2017
Superior Rooms: Breakfast Included

Day 3: Mysore - Hassan - Mysore

Saturday, September 30, 2017 - Sunday, October 1, 2017
Superior Rooms: Breakfast Included

Day 4: Mysore - Wayanad

Sunday, October 1, 2017 - Monday, October 2, 2017
Kudeeram Cottages: Breakfast Included

Day 5: Wayanad - Kochi

Monday, October 2, 2017 - Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Deluxe Room A/C: Breakfast Included

Day 6: Kochi - Kovalam

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Exotica Double: Breakfast Included

Day 7: Kovalam

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - Thursday, October 5, 2017
Exotica Double: Breakfast Included

Day 8: Kovalam - Capecomorin - Kovalam

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - Friday, October 6, 2017
Exotica Double: Breakfast Included

Day 9: Kovalam

Friday, October 6, 2017 - Saturday, October 7, 2017
Exotica Double: Breakfast Included

Day 10: Kovalam - Thekkady

Saturday, October 7, 2017 - Sunday, October 8, 2017
Periyar Cottage: Breakfast Included

Day 11: Thekkady - Madurai

Sunday, October 8, 2017 - Monday, October 9, 2017
Standard Rooms: Breakfast Included

Day 12: Madurai - Tiruchirappalli

Monday, October 9, 2017 - Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Standard Room: Breakfast Included

Day 13: Tiruchirapalli - Puducherry

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Annexe Room: Breakfast Included

Day 14: Puducherry - Mamallapuram

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - Thursday, October 12, 2017
Club Suite: Breakfast Included

Day 15: Mamallapuram

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - Friday, October 13, 2017
Club Suite: Breakfast Included

Day 16: Mamallapuram - Kanchipuram - Chennai

Friday, October 13, 2017
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Cost Included

  • 15 nights of accommodation on single/twin sharing basis. Meals served as per the plan. A/c vehicle as per the itinerary.

Cost Not Included

  • Taxes extra. Airfare and Train fare. Personal expenses like Laundry, Portage, Extra meals etc. Guide/driver tips. Anything not mentioned in "Cost Includes".

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