Kolkata to Cochin Discover Eastern Cost & Temples Overland Tour
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The Kolkata to Cochin Discover Eastern Coast & Temples Overland Tour is a 29-day adventure that takes you on a journey through some of India's most fascinating destinations. You will explore Kolkata, Bhubaneswar, Puri, Gopalpur, Srikakulam, Araku Valley, Vizag, Kakinada, Machilipatnam, Nellore, Chennai, Mahabalipuram, Pondicherry, Chidambaram, Thanjavur, Trichy, Madurai, Rameshwaram, Kanyakumari, Kovalam, Alleppey, and Cochin, visiting incredible temples, historical sites, and stunning natural landscapes along the way.
Day 1: Kolkata
Arrive in Kolkata and check in to your hotel. Spend the day at leisure, exploring the city on your own.
Day 2: Kolkata
After breakfast, take a city tour of Kolkata. Visit the Victoria Memorial, St. Paul's Cathedral, Howrah Bridge, the Indian Museum, and the Kalighat Temple. In the evening, take a walk along the Ganges River and explore the ghats.
Day 3: Kolkata - Balasore (250km)
After breakfast, drive to Balasore. Enroute, visit the Chandipur Beach, known for its unique phenomenon of the receding sea. Check in to your hotel in Balasore and spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Day 4: Balasore - Bhitarkanika (165km)
After breakfast, drive to Bhitarkanika National Park. On arrival, check in to your jungle lodge. Later, take a boat ride to explore the mangrove forests and spot the crocodiles, birds, and other wildlife.
Day 5: Bhitarkanika
Today, go on a morning nature walk in the Bhitarkanika National Park. In the afternoon, visit the nearby temples and villages.
Day 6: Bhitarkanika - Bhubaneswar (200km)
After breakfast, drive to Bhubaneswar. On arrival, check in to your hotel. In the afternoon, visit the Lingaraj Temple, Mukteswara Temple, and Rajarani Temple.
Day 7: Bhubaneswar - Puri (75km)
After breakfast, drive to Puri. On arrival, check in to your hotel. Later, visit the Jagannath Temple, Puri Beach, and the Sun Temple in Konark.
Day 8: Puri
Today, go on a city tour of Puri. Visit the Gundicha Temple, Loknath Temple, and Chilika Lake. In the evening, witness the Puri Beach Festival, if it is happening during your visit.
Day 9: Puri - Gopalpur (135km)
After breakfast, drive to Gopalpur. On arrival, check in to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure, exploring the beach and the town.
Day 10: Gopalpur - Srikakulam (170km)
After breakfast, drive to Srikakulam. On arrival, check in to your hotel. Later, visit the Srikurmam Temple and the Arasavalli Temple.
Day 11: Srikakulam - Araku Valley (145km)
After breakfast, drive to Araku Valley. On arrival, check in to your hotel. Later, visit the Borra Caves, Ananthagiri Hills, and the Tribal Museum.
Day 12: Araku Valley - Vizag (120km)
After breakfast, drive to Vizag. On arrival, check in to your hotel. Later, visit the Kailasagiri Hilltop Park, Ramakrishna Beach, and the Submarine Museum.
Day 13: Vizag - Kakinada (155km)
After breakfast, drive to Kakinada. On arrival, check in to your hotel. Later, visit the Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary and the Uppada Beach.
Day 14: Kakinada - Machilipatnam (255km)
After breakfast, drive to Machilipatnam. On arrival, check in to your hotel. Later, visit the Manginapudi Beach, Venugopala Swamy Temple, and the Buddhist Stupa.
Day 15: Machilipatnam - Nellore (300km)
After breakfast, drive to Nellore. Check in at the hotel and visit Ranganatha Temple, a Hindu temple, and Sri Vedagiri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy.
Day 16: Nellore - Chennai (275km)
After breakfast, drive to Chennai. Enroute visit Venkatagiri Fort and Sri Kalahasthi temple. Check in at the hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Day 17: Chennai - Mahabalipuram (120km)
After breakfast, visit the Government Museum and Fort St. George. Later, drive to Mahabalipuram and check in at the hotel.
Day 18: Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry (120km)
After breakfast, visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mahabalipuram including Shore Temple, Pancha Rathas, and the famous stone chariot. Later, drive to Pondicherry and check in at the hotel.
Day 19: Pondicherry - Chidambaram - Gangaikonda Cholapuram - Darasuram - Thanjavur (180km)
After breakfast, visit the famous Matrimandir at Auroville, the Aurobindo Ashram and explore the French quarter in Pondicherry. Later, drive to Thanjavur via Chidambaram, Gangaikonda Cholapuram, and Darasuram. Check in at the hotel in Thanjavur.
Day 20: Thanjavur - Trichy (60km)
After breakfast, visit the Brihadeeswarar Temple in Thanjavur and the Saraswathi Mahal Library. Later, drive to Trichy and check in at the hotel.
Day 21: Trichy - Madurai (135km)
After breakfast, visit the Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple in Trichy and the Rock Fort Temple. Later, drive to Madurai and check in at the hotel.
Day 22: Madurai - Rameshwaram (170km)
After breakfast, visit the famous Meenakshi Amman Temple and the Thirumalai Nayakkar Palace in Madurai. Later, drive to Rameshwaram and check in at the hotel.
Day 23: Rameshwaram - Kanyakumari (320km)
After breakfast, visit the Ramanathaswamy Temple and the Agni Theertham in Rameshwaram. Later, drive to Kanyakumari and check in at the hotel.
Day 24: Kanyakumari - Kovalam (80km)
After breakfast, visit the Vivekananda Rock Memorial and the Thiruvalluvar Statue in Kanyakumari. Later, drive to Kovalam and check in at the hotel.
Day 25: Kovalam
After breakfast, spend the day at leisure or visit the nearby beaches of Hawa Beach, Lighthouse Beach and Samudra Beach.
Day 26: Kovalam
After breakfast, visit the Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Trivandrum and the Kuthiramalika Palace Museum. Later, spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Day 27: Kovalam - Alleppey (160km)
After breakfast, drive to Alleppey and check in at a houseboat for an overnight cruise on the backwaters. Enjoy the local cuisine and watch the beautiful scenery of the backwaters.
Day 28: Alleppey - Cochin (60km)
After breakfast, disembark from the houseboat and drive to Cochin. Check in at the hotel and explore the Fort Kochi area and Chinese fishing nets.
Day 29: Cochin - Departure
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for departure
- Assistance on arrival at airport.
- 28 Nights' accommodation in selected price category hotels.
- Daily breakfast at hotels.
- Boat safari in Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary
- Private AC car/van for airport transfers, sightseeing, and excursions as per the program.
- English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
- Monument entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
- Bottled drinking water in car.
- Government taxes.
Hotels used or similar for 28 nights accommodation
Kolkata x 2 night
3* - Regenta Orko's/ The Fern Residency
4* - The Peerless Inn/ The Fern Residency
5* - ITC Sonar, a Luxury Collection/ The Lalit Great Eastern
Balasore x 1 nights
3*/ 4* / 5* - Hotel Swarnachuda/ Panthnivas Panchalingeswar
Bhitarkanika x 2 night
3* / 4* & 5* - Nature Camp Bhitarkanika Retreat/ Estuarine Village Resort Bhitarkanika
Bhubaneswar x 1 night
3* - Kalinga Ashok/ The HHI
4* - Fortune Park Sishmo/ Mayfair Convention
5* - Mayfair Lagoon/ Trident Hotel
Puri x 2 nights
3* - Toshali Sands/ Blue Lily Beach Resort
4* - The Hans Coco Palms/ The Chariot Resort & spa
5* - Mayfair Waves
Gopalpur x 1 night
3* & 4* - Palm Resort/ Panthnivas Gopalpur
5* - Mayfair Palm Beach Resort
Srikakulam x 1 night
APTDC Haritha Beach Resort Baruva/ Hotel Grand
Araku Valley x 1 night
3* / 4* & 5* - Haritha Valley Resort Araku/ Haritha Hill Resort
Vizag x 1 night
3* - Best Western Ramachandra Hotel/ Keys Select Visakhapatnam - By Lemon Tree Hotels
4* - The Park Hotel/ Fairfield by Marriott
5* - The Gateway Hotel Beach Road/ The Bheemli Resort Managed By AccorHotels
Kakinada x 1 night
3* / 4* & 5* - Paradigm Sarovar Portico/ Royal Park Hotel
Machilipatnam x 1 night
3* / 4* & 5* - Hotel SS Grand INN/ RK Good Times
Nellore x 1 night
Minerva Grand/Bergamont Hotels
Chennai x 1 night
3* - Raj Park/ MGM East Woods
4* - The Raintree/ Accord Metropolitan
5* - ITC Grand Chola/ The Leela Palace
Mahabalipuram x 1 night
3* - INDeco Hotels/ Mamalla Beach Resort
4* - Ideal Beach Resort/ Confluence The Banquet & Resort
5* - Radisson BLU Resort Temple Bay/ Fisherman's Cove
Pondicherry x 1 night
3* - Shenbaga Hotel/ Annamalai International
4* - Le Pondy/ The Windflower Resort & Spa
5* - Palais De Mahe/ La Villa
Thanjore x 1 night
3* - Grand Gardenia/ Oriental Towers
4* - Sangam Hotels/ Ideal River View Resort
5* - Svatma
Trichy x 1 night
3* - Red Fox Hotel/ Grand Gardenia
4 & 5* - Sangam Hotels
Madurai x 1 night
3* - Astoria by Sparsa/ Madurai’s Residency
4* - GRT Regency/ Fortune Pandiyan Hotel
5* - Heritage Madurai/ The Gateway Hotel Pasumalai
Rameshwaram x 1 night
3* & 4*- Daiwik Hotel
5* - Hyatt Place Rameswaram
Kayakumari x 1 night
3* - Sea Shore/ Hotel Seaface
4* & 5* - Anantya Resorts/ Annai Resorts and Spa
Kovalam x 3 nights
3* - Harmonia Beach Resort/ Sagara Beach Resort
4* - Estuary Island Resort/Uday Samudra Leisure Beach Hotel
5* - Vivanta by Taj - Green Cove/ The Leela Kovalam Beach
Alleppey x 1 night
3* - Deluxe Houseboat (ATDC Houseboat/ Dream Boats)
4* - Premium Houseboat (Abad Premium Houseboats/ Rainbow Premium Houseboats)
5* - Luxury Houseboat (Xandari Riverscapes/ Lakes & Lagoons)
Cochin x 1 nights
3* - The Dune Hotel/ Abad Plaza
4* - Casino Hotel/ The Avenue Regent
5* - Xandari Harbour/ Le Meridien
- Any flight fare.
- Camera charges at monuments if any.
- Meals other than mentioned in the inclusions.
- Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
- Gratuities and optional activities.
- Anything not mentioned in inclusions.