Essence of South India

Essence of South India

Destination : Chennai

Category: Pilgrimage Holiday Packages India

Duration : 7N /8D

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Day 1: Arrival in Chennai

On arrival at the Chennai airport, transfer to the hotel. Check-in at the hotel & relax. In the evening take a leisurely walk to explore the nearby area. Overnight stay at the hotel.

 

Day 2: Chennai - Madurai

After breakfast, catch your flight to Madurai. Arrive at Madurai airport, then transfer to the hotel.  After freshen up enjoy city tour. The major tourist attractions Sri Meenakshi Temple, Aayiram Kaal Mandapam, Gandhi Museum, Sri Subramanya Swamy Temple and the Alagarkoil Temple. Spend a leisurely afternoon indulging in the activity of your choice. Overnight stay would be at Madurai.

 

Day 3: Madurai – Thekkady (Periyar)

After breakfast, leave for a three hour long drive to Thekkady. While on drive to Thekkady enjoy the drive as the road winds through the thick jungles and rich plantation. Upon arrival, check-in to the hotel.  In the afternoon proceed to Periyar Wildlife Tiger Reserve to enjoy the jeep safari. Periyar is a veritable paradise of elephants. Scores of them can be witnessed bathing and swimming here. Later in the evening you may enjoy boat ride at Periyar Lake. Overnight stay at the hotel.

 

Day 4: Thekkady - Cochin-

After breakfast, start your drive to Cochin. Being one of the finest harbors on the Arabian coastline, Cochin has been a major commercial hub for many centuries. On arrival check-in at one of our listed hotels. The day is to be spent at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.

 

Day 5: Cochin

After breakfast embark on a sightseeing tour of Cochin which will include visits to places like the famous Mattancherry Palace, St. Francis Church and the Jewish Synagogue. Also see the giant Chinese Fishing Nets being lowered on the famous Vasco-da-Gama Square, offering a spectacular view to its visitors. In the evening feel delighted to see the Kathakali dance performance by trained dancers. Overnight in Cochin.

 

Day 6: Cochin - Ooty

After breakfast check out then proceed for Ooty, check-in to the hotel. Relax for the day at the hotel. In the evening take a leisurely walk to the nearby area. Overnight stay at the hotel.

 

Day 7: Ooty

Early morning after breakfast, head for a tour of Ooty. Visit the Botanical Gardens, with a peaceful Lotus Pond then cover Doddabetta Peak, the highest peak of this hill resort. Other attractions are the tea estates, Lamb's Rock, Dolphin's Nose (a picnic spot), Ooty Lake, Catherine Falls and Kodanadu's View Point. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

 

Day 8: Ooty - Mysore

After breakfast, leave for Mysore, check into the hotel. Later in the evening move out to visit the Golden Royal Elephant, The Mysore Palace, Chamundeshwari temple, Brindavan Gardens, Mysore Zoo and the Durbar hall. You will be spending your night at hotel. Also visit the St. Philomenas Church that is built in the Gothic style and is one of the largest churches of the country. Spend a night in the hotel.

Day 9: Mysore - Bangalore Departure

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After breakfast, leave for Bangalore. After arrival in Bangalore explore the “City of Gardens”. Later, start on your Bangalore city tours and visit Vidhan Soudha – the State’s Legislature and Secretariat, Nandi Temple – One of the oldest temples, popularly known as the Bull temple. After the city excursion, get transferred to the Bangalore airport for your flight to onward destination.

 

 

 

 

Destination Covered: Chennai - Madurai - Thekkady - Periyar - Cochin - Ooty - Mysore - Bangalore

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Essence of South India

Essence of South India

Essence of South India

Essence of South India