Temples & Backwater Tour of South India
Package price 1462 per person sharing twin
Product Code : AGORA45
Visit the two state of India. Tamil Nadu famous for its exquisite temples of which some are UNESCO World Heritage sites. See the largest & oldest active temples of Hindus in Thanjore, Trichy & Madurai. Rejuvenate yourself in French Colonial town Pondicherry by practicing Yoga in Auroville Ashram. Old monuments, exotic flora and fauna, lush vegetation, the delicate scent of spices and temples bells all characterize Kerala. Western Ghats in the tea-growing region of Munnar gives you a true sense of the sheer natural beauty. Explore the picturesque Periyar National Park & learn about spice plantation. Cruise along the beautiful Keralan backwaters & watch mesmerizing traditional Kathakali dance. At the end of tour relax on world famous Kovalam beach.
Day 01: Arrive Chennai
Arrival Chennai airport assistance and transfer to hotel.
Later sightseeing of colonial Chennai which includes Churches, Fort, Museum and government buildings. Also visit Marina beach. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Chennai - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram (120kms/ 3hrs approx)
Breakfast at hotel drive to Mahabalipuram via visiting Kanchipuram Temples. Arrive Mahabalipuram check in at hotel. Rest time free and easy to relax on the beach. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry (100kms/ 2hrs approx)
Breakfast at hotel visit temple and monuments at Mahabalipuram. Afternoon drive to Pondicherry check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Pondicherry - Darasuram - Chidambaram - Thanjore (185kms/ 4hrs approx)
Breakfast at hotel sightseeing of French colony, churches, Temple and Aurobindo Ashram.
Drive to Thanjore via visiting Darasuram & Chidambaram Temple. On arrival check in & overnight at hotel.
Day 05: Thanjore - Trichy (60kms/ 1.5hrs approx)
Breakfast at hotel visit Brihadeshwara Temple & Thanjore Fort.
Drive to Trichy check in at hotel. Later visit Rock Fort Temple & Srirangam Temple. Overnight at hotel.
Day 06: Trichy - Madurai (140kms/ 3hrs approx)
Breakfast at hotel drive to Madurai heck in at hotel.
Later sightseeing of Meenakshi Temple, Tirumalai Nayak Mahal & Vaniyur Mariamman Teppakulam Temple. Overnight at hotel.
Day 07: Madurai - Munnar (160kms/ 3hrs approx)
Breakfast at hotel drive to Munnar which offer colorful landscape, breathtaking sights and mesmerizing view. The journey to Munnar is beautiful as the road stretches along the waterfalls. Arrive Munnar check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 08: Munnar
Breakfast at hotel. Visit the Eravikulam National Park, a famous habitat of the rare mountain goats Nilgiri Tahr. Visit Tea Estate and delight in the sweet aroma of different types of tea grown here. Also visit Mattupetty Dam and Echo Point from where you can see the lustrous green carpet of the tea garden. Overnight at hotel.
Day 09: Munnar - Periyar (Thekkady) (110kms/ 2hrs approx.)
Breakfast at hotel drive to Periyar check in at hotel.
Late afternoon spice plantation tour and village visit. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10: Periyar (Thekkady)
Breakfast at hotel explore the park by boat. The special animals in this region include wild elephants, nilgiri langur monkeys, sambar deer, wild bison, and colorful birds. Overnight at hotel.
Day 11: Thekaddy – Alleppey (135kms/ 3hrs approx)
Breakfast at hotel drive to Alleppey. Board a houseboat from here and glide over the enchanting backwaters of Kerala. Houseboat stay includes lunch & dinner on board.
Day 12: Alleppey – Cochin (60kms/ 1.5hrs approx)
After breakfast disembark houseboat and drive to Cochin check in at hotel.
Later sightseeing tour of Cochin - one of few places in India that has managed to preserve the remnants of its colonial past with utmost care. Visit The Chinese fishing nets, St. Francis Church, Santa Cruz Basilica, Jewish Synagogue and the Mattancherry Palace. Overnight at hotel.
Day 13: Cochin - Kovalam (beach) (200kms/ 4hrs approx)
Breakfast at hotel drive to Kovalam check in at hotel. Rest day free and easy for personal activities & relax on the beach. Overnight at hotel.
Day 14: Kovalam
Breakfast at hotel day free and easy for personal activities & relax on the beach. Overnight at hotel. (Transport not included this day)
Day 15: Kovalam - Departure
Breakfast at hotel as per flight schedule transfer to airport to board flight for onward destination.
End of our services.
Garland welcome and assistance of our office representative at airport
14 nights/ 15 days accommodation in below mentioned hotels or similar
Daily breakfast at hotel.
Accommodation in Alleppey Houseboat includes all meals.
Bottled drinking water in car
Private English speaking guide in each cities on sightseeing days.
Private Chauffer driven air-conditioned deluxe car for airport transfers, sightseeing & excursion as per program.
01 Time monument entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary. (Almost all places of tourist interest are included in our itinerary)
Kathakali dance show ticket in Cochin
Boat safari on Pariyar River in Thekkady.
Applicable GST (Government taxes)
Any air fare
Main Meals, Lunch or dinner unless mentioned
Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
Or anything not mentioned above.