Tour Name : South India Package Tour
Tour Destinations : Chennai -Trichy - Madurai - Periyar - Kumarakom - Cochin - Bangalore – Mysore.
Tour Region : South India
Tour Duration : 12 Nights / 13 Days
Tour Code : FTT - IND – 012117
Introduction on Tour
Our South India tour packages offers you to visit the palm fringed canals, serene lakeside, exquisite backwaters, and lush greenery combine together for you to explore adventure and shimmering beauty.
DAY 01 - ARRIVE CHENNAI
Arrive at the International Airport in Chennai. Be welcomed and received by our office’s representative and transferred to hotel. After check into hotel you will be briefed on tour program. Balance of the day is at your leisure. Overnight at hotel in Chennai .
DAY 02 - CHENNAI (B)
After breakfast , proceed for a tour to Fort St. George and St. Mary's Church, the oldest Anglican Church east of Suez; St. Thomas Cathedral, the Mylapore Temple, & the Marina, the world's second longest beach. Not far from Chennai lie Mahabalipuram, " City of Seven Pagodas " and Kanchipuram, famous for its silk sarees.
Return to hotel . Overnight in Chennai .
DAY 03 - DRIVE CHENNAI / TRICHY (B)
Drive to Trichy ( 300 kms - 6 hours), the usually popular name for Tirchirapally, located on the banks of the serene Cauvery River. This historic Chola city is a place where modernity and antiquity shakes hand. Rock Fort, the temple with a tunnel, the hundred-pillared hall, and several beautiful rock-cut temples stand as sentinels over the Cauvery. Upon arrival check into the hotel. Balance of the day is at your leisure .
Overnight in Trichy.
DAY 04 - TRICHY (B)
Today after breakfast , proceed for a full day excursion to Tanjore, traditionally known as Thanjavur - a great centre for learning culture and music. Visit Sri Brahadeeswara Temple known as the Big Temple and a symbol of Chola architectural engineering ingenuity. Return to hotel . Overnight in trichy.
DAY 05 - DRIVE TRICHY / MADURAI ( B )
After breakfast , drive to Madurai ( 130 kms - 4 hours), former Capital of the Pandya Kingdom. Upon arrival check into the hotel. Proceed for a visit to the famous Meenakshi Temple, one of the most exquisite architectural masterpieces of India, the palace of Thirumalai Nayak and the Madurai Temple. Overnight in Madurai.
DAY 06 - DRIVE MADURAI / PERIYAR ( B )
Today after breakfast , drive to Periyar (135 kms - 4.5 hours), one of the largest wildlife reserves in India, home to wild boar, spotted deer and a large population of elephants. Over 260 species of birds are found here.
Upon arrival check into the hotel . Proceed for the wild life safari .Overnight at hotel in Periyar.
DAY 07 - PERIYAR / KUMARAKOM (B)
After breakfast , enjoy a morning boat ride on the lake to view wildlife and water birds. Thereafter drive to Kumarakom (180 kms - 4 hours) on the eastern shore of the Vembanad Lake. On arrival check into the
hotel and overnight in Kumarakom.
DAY 08 - KUMARAKOM (B)
Today , after breakfast, a day full of leisure time to relax, identify rare species of birds enjoy a boat ride along the back waters, or simply rejuvenate your body by opting for an Ayurvedic body massage.
DAY 09 - CRUISE & DRIVE KUMARAKOM / COCHIN ( B )
After breakfast, cruise across the harbor to Allepey, sailing down centuries old backwaters flanked by picture - book towns and ancient trading ports. Then drive to Cochin, often called the "Queen of the Arabian Sea". Check into the hotel on arrival in Cochin. Afterwards visit to the Dutch Palace, the ancient Jewish Synagogue (except Saturdays), St. Francis church, the Matanchary Church (closed on Fridays) and see the Chinese fishing nets swaying in the breeze over the back waters. In the evening enjoy a spectacular Kathakali dance performance. Overnight in Cochin.
DAY 10 - FLY COCHIN / BANGALORE (B)
After breakfast, be transferred to domestic airport for your onward flight to Bangalore, once known as " City of Gardens", now India's Silicon Valley with corresponding increase in wealth and population. However, there is plenty of tradition and culture to explore : Art galleries, Botanical Gardens and the Lal Bagh. Upon arrival check into the hotel. Proceed for a tour of Lal Bagh and the Botanical Garden. Overnight at hotel in Banglore.
DAY 11 - BANGALORE / MYSORE (B)
Today after breakfast, proceed to a luxury train ride , a journey to Mysore popularly known as the "Sandalwood City". Upon arrival check into the hotel. The main attraction at Mysore is the famous Maharaja's palace one of the most magnificent palace in India with huge gateways, domes, arches and sculptures. Overnight in Mysore.
DAY 12 - MYSORE (B)
After breakfast, proceed for your tour covering the temple at Chamundi hill, named after the Royal family's pattron goddess. Enroute stands a 16 - foot statue of Nandi Bull, carved out of a single huge boulder ! In the evening, take an excursion to Brindaban Gardens, exquisitely designed in terraces and alive with bright flowers and silvery fountains. Overnight at hotel in Mysore.
DAY 13 - MYSORE / CHENNAI DEPART(B)
Today after breakfast ,enjoy a luxury train ride to arrive Chennai . Upon arrival in Chennai you will be received and assisted to the international airport at Chennai for onward flight.