South India

              Tour Itinerary:

Day 1 - Arrive Mumbai:
Arrive Mumbai international airport and transferring to hotel in Cloaba area near 'Gateway of India" Overnight stay in Mumbai.

Day 2 - Mumbai to Cochin:
Today transferring to Mumbai domestic airport to catch the flight for Cochin. Day at leisure. Transferring to Hotel in Cochin.

Day 3 - Cochin
Today after breakfast Early morning drive to Kochi, the commercial capital of Kerala. The tourist places in the city include a Jewish synagogue - The Dutch Palace, Portuguese Churches, Mosques, Hindu temples and Chinese Fishing Nets. In the evening attend the traditional Kathakali Dance Show. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 4 - Cochin to Kovalam (Thiruvananthapuram or Trivendram)
Begin your 4th day of Cochin Kovalam Tour with a healthy breakfast and then head for Kovalam. Arrive at Kovalam and check in at the Ayurvedic Resort and enjoy a rejuvenating massage. Have an overnight stay at Kovalam.

Day 5 - Kovalam to Kanyakumari
Today after breakfast check out from Hotel and we drive to Kanyakumari enroute visit padmanabhapuram palace, arrive klanyakumari and cheek in and afternoon visit Vivekanada rock memorial, Statue of Thiruvalloor, , Here you will experience the ultimate beauty of Sunset from the tip of India, overnight stay will provide at kanyakumari.

Day 6 - Kanyakumari to Madurai
Today you will be proceeding to Madurai by road. Check in to hotel overnight stay in Madurai.

Day 7 - Madurai
Today full day Madurai tour.
The city attracts a large number of tourists from within the country and abroad. About 4,100,000 tourists visited Madurai in 2007, out of which foreigners numbered 224,000. Today you will be visiting to Major tourist attractions are: Meenakshi-Sundareswar Temple, Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, Kazimar Big Mosque(Periya pallivasal) and Maqbara, Gandhi Museum, Thiruparankundram, Goripalayam Dargah, Theppakulam, Koodal Azhagar Koil & St. Mary’s Cathedral Church. Overnight stay in Madurai.

Day 8 - Madurai to Rameshwaram
Today you will be proceeding after breakfast to Rameshwram. Visit Hanuman Temple (24 ft.) Pamban Bridge, Navpanigriham, Dahanskodi, Kashi Vishwanatha Temple, 24 Kundalas, Ram Paravath, Sita Paravath, Hanuman Paravath, Vishnu Temple and night halt at Rameshwaram.
 

Day 9 - Rameshwaram to Madurai Airport to Chennai.
Today you will be proceeding to Madurai Airport return by road to catch to flight for Chennai. Check in to hotel, Overnight stay.

Day 10 - Chennai-Kanchipuram-Mahabalipuram
Early morning, leave for Mahabalipuram, acclaimed as a World Heritage Site for its splendid rock-cut temples. Stop at Kanchipuram en route for a brief tour through the beautiful ‘city of temples’ and one of India’s ‘seven sacred cities’. Be mesmerized at the beauty of each temple, a masterpiece of architecture exemplifying the rich Dravidian era. Then proceed to seek the divine blessings of the famous Shankaracharya Seer of Kanchi. Spend some time shopping for exquisite world-famous Kanchivaram Silk sarees. Continue drive to Mahabalipuram. Transfer to hotel upon arrival for overnight stay in Mahabalipuram.

Day 11 - Mahabalipuram-Chennai
After breakfast, leave for a full day guided sightseeing tour. Visit Mahishasurmardini Caves, home to 9 stunning rock-cut temples, Shore Temple, one of the oldest in South India, Arjuna’s Penance and Krishna Mandapam. Proceed to the 5 Rathas, a series of beautiful monolithic temples, each different from the other. The 20 km beautiful beach, Crocodile Farm, home to hundreds of live crocodiles, Snake Venom Extracting Center and School of Art and Sculpture are also worth a visit. Evening drive to Chennai for overnight stay.

Day 12 - Chennai Chennai City Tour
Today after breakfast Visit the gorgeous Marina Beach, the second longest in the world, Fort St. George, the oldest fort in Chennai and the beautiful Kapeleeswar Temple of Lord Shiva. Proceed to serene Santhome Cathedral, St. Mary’s Church, National Art Gallery and have fun at Birla Planetarium, Anna Zoological Park and Peoples Park. Stop for a brief visit to Kalakshetra and Theosophical Society before proceeding to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 13 - Chennai to Tirupati
Today check out from hotel in Chennai to visit Tirupati. Visit famous temples of Tirupati Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 14 - Tirupati to Bangalore
Today transferring to the airport to get flight for Bangalore. Arrive Bangalore airport and transfer to Hotel.
. Leave for sightseeing in the afternoon covering the following places:

Tipu's Palace: This Palace was the summer residence of the great King Tipu Sultan.
Bull Temple: It is one of the oldest temples of South India.
The Lalbagh Botanical Garden: Lalbagh one of the best gardens in the East in terms of layout, maintenance, scientific treasure and picturesque beauty. This garden is well known for its artistic structure, horticulture and above all the Glass House.
Ulsoor Lake: Ulsoor an artificial lake. It's an ideal place to sit and relax.
Cubbon Park: A good combination of Natural beauty of trees and bamboos with the statues of Queen Victoria, Edward VII and Chamarajendra Wodeyar.
Other Places: Vidhana Soudha, Venkatappa Art Gallery, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Vishweshwaraiah Museum, and Utility Building. Overnight stay.

Day 15 - Bangalore to Mysore
Leave for Mysore after buffet breakfast.
On the way to Mysore enjoy fabulous sights :
Channapatna Toys Centre: Channapatna Toys are traditional crafts of karnatka. Channapatna Toys are wooden toys. Srirangapatna: It is historic, religious and cultural hub in Karnataka, around 13kms away from Mysore. This town is just like an island enclosed by the River Kaveri.

Ranganathaswamy Temple: It is an important pilgrimage. Ranganathaswamy Temple is a tribute to Lord Raghunatha and has been dedicated at 3 pilgrimages- Adi Ranga at Srirangapattana, Madhya Ranga at Shivanasamudra, Antya Ranga at Srirangam. Gol Gumbaz: It is a brilliant example of Islamic architecture in India, particularly in the Deccan region. Reach Mysore and settle down in hotel.
Visit Illuminated Brindavan Gardens and Krishnarajasagar Dam in the Evening.
Overnight stay at your hotel.

Day 16 Mysore full day city tour:
After buffet breakfast leave for Mysore sight-seeing for the following sights:
St. Philomena's Church: The architecture of the church built in the honor of St. Philomenea in 1936 is inspired by the Cologne Cathedral in Germany.
Chamundi Hill: Chamundi Hill provides a panoramic view of the Palace City, Mysore. Maharaja's Palace: Maharaja's Palace also known as Mysore Palace is a marvelous three-storied stone building with a great combination of Dravidian, Indo-Saracenic, Oriental and Roman styles of architecture. Other Places: Zoo, Art Gallery, etc. Overnight stay at your hotel.

Day 17 - Mysore to Banngalore Airport - Goa
Today you will be proceed to Bangalore airport straightaway to get the flight for Goa. Check in to hotel or resort. Overnight stay in Goa.

Day 18 / Goa
After breakfast, proceed to North Goa sightseeing places. Return to hotel 8 PM for overnight stay goa.

Day 19 / Goa
After breakfast, proceed to South Goa sightseeing places. Return to hotel 8 PM for overnight stay goa.

Day 20 / Goa - Mumbai
After breakfast transfer to airport to board the flight for Mumbai. Arrive Mumbai & transfer to hotel. Later proceed to half day city tour and visit to Gateway of India, Chowpatty beach, Hanging Gardes, High Court, Marine Drive. Night stay in Mumbai.

Day 21 / Mumbai
After breakfast proceed to Elephanta Caves by boat via sea spend 2-3 hours than return to Colaba for Shopping. Night stay in Mumbai.

Day 22 / Mumbai
After breakfast visit to rest of the major tourist places Crawford Market, Haji Ali Musque, Juhu Beach, Flora Fountain, Siddhavinayak Temple, Mahalaxmi Temple than 8pm return to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 23 / Mumbai - Departure
After breakfast, proceed to Mumbai International Airport to catch flight back home.

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