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South India Culture Tour

12 Days / 11 Nights

Chennai - Mysore - Ooty - Cochin - Kumarakom - Trichurapalli - Tanjore - Mamallapuram - Chennai

Itinerary
Day 01Chennai

Is the capital of Tamilnadu considered as gateway of South India, National Art Gallery and Museum with a fine collection of ancient paintings, Fort St. George, St. Mary's Church, Marina Beach (the second longest in the world), San Thome Cathedral and Mylapore Shiva Temple are the main key attraction of this city.

Day 02 Chennai – Train - Mysore

Depart to Chennai Railway Station to board your train to Mysore - Known for its magnificent palaces and majestic buildings, sprawling garden, shimmering silk and sandalwood, the ‘City Royale’ always figures in the tourist’s itinerary, enroute visit Srirangapatnam - Island fortress of Tippu Sultan. Visit Tippu's summer Palace, Mosque, and Srirangapatnam Temple at evening visit Chamundi Hill - perched a top a hill-the 4.8m tall monolith of Nandi and the gigantic Mahishasura statue are added attractions.

Day 03 Mysore

This day full day sightseeing, visit Maharaja Palace, the art gallery in the Jaganmohan Palace houses. Later on in the evening visit Brindavan Garden- the Krishna Raja Sagar after sun down, when musical fountains and colored lights transform this place into a magical fairy land.

Day 04 Ooty

Ooty – called the Queen of Hill Station picturesque, green Udhagamandalam better known, as Ooty is the most popular hill station in the south, enroute visit Bandipur National Park and Mudumalai wildlife Sanctuary, later on visit Ooty Lake and Rose Garden.

Day 05 Ooty - Cochin (285 Kms)

Proceed to Cochin -“Queen of the Arabian Sea,” commercial capital and the most cosmopolitan city of Kerala, evening at leisure

Day 06 Cochin

The commercial capital of Kerala also famous for its Asia’s best preserved Synagogue, the Dutch Palace and the oldest European Church in India – the St. Francis Church where Vasco-De-Gama was originally buried. A leisurely walk through the Fort Cochin, find close looks Chines fishing nets. In the evening attend the traditional Kathakali Dance show.

Day 07 Kumarakom

Drive to Kumarakom, Kumarakom is technically an island on Lake Vembanad. An ideal palace to relax with one of the best surrounding. Embark on deluxe Houseboat for backwater cruise. As the boat glide along the backwaters one can see the daily life in the backwater villages. The breathtaking view of the lake during the dawn and dusk leaves you spellbound

Day 08 Trichurapalli

Also known as Trichy the rock fort is land mark of Trichy with Ganesh Temple on the top. Visit Rock Fort Temple in Trichy and the Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple at Srirangam this superb temple complex is surrounded by seven concentric walls with 21 Gopurams.

Day 09 Trichurapalli Tanjore Trichurapalli

Proceed for a day trip to Tanjavur; Tanjore is the literary and religious centre of south India. The celebrated temple Brihadeshra built by the Chola King during the 11th century is its major attraction. The Saraswati Mahal library, containing a rare collection of books and manuscripts on paper and palm leaves. Return to Tiruchinapally, and overnight.

Day 10 Trichurapalli - Mamallapuram

Morning breakfast, checkout and proceed to Mamallapuram - though it is no longer a port, Mamallapuram has retained its fame, thanks to the great Pallava artisans. On arrival check in to a beach resort. Rest of the day free and overnight

Day 11 Mamallapuram

Also known as the second pagodas, the principal attraction of this town are wonderful monolithic monuments and stone sculptures. The important monuments are the five Rathas, the Bas-Relief on a huge rock popularly known as Arjuna’s penance, Mahisasura Madapam and the shore temple.

Day 12 Chennai

Depart to Chennai enroute visit Kanchipuram One of the seven sacred cities of India also famous for its hand-woven silk fabrics. Visit Kailashnatha temple, Ekambareswara Temple which is dedicated to Shiva. This is one the largest temple covering nine hectares of land. Later on depart to Chennai depart to Mahabalipuram board your flight for onward journey. Tour Ends.

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