Vizag to Chennai Beaches & Valley on East Coast
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Seven days private Vizag to Chennai Beaches & Valley on East Coast tour include visit to Vizag, Araku Valley, Kakinada, Machilipatnam, Nellore, Venkatagiri Fort, Tirupati & Chennai in its itinerary. Explore Vizag a port city & industrial center on the Bay of Bengal known for its beaches & museum. Make an excursion to Araku Valley an enticing hill station with millions year old limestone Borra Caves. Drive to Kakinada & enjoy boat safari in Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary. Then drive to Machilipatnam known for fishing hamlet & long beaches. Visit Ranganatha Temple an architectural marvel at Nellore. While on the way to Chennai visit Venkatagiri Fort in dense forest & Tirupati one of the richest temple in India.
Day 1: Arrive Vizag
On arrival at Vizag airport assistance & transfer to hotel (hotel check in/ out time 12pm).
Later city tour of Vizag, a port city and industrial center on the Bay of Bengal. Visit Submarine Museum located inside an actual submarine INS Kurusura. The INS Kurusura served the Indian Navy for 31 years before it was decommissioned in 2001. The museum is situated on RK beach, near the War Memorial. The museum has artefacts, pictures and articles that share stories of strength, sacrifice and patriotism of the warriors. Nearby are the elaborate Kali Temple and the Visakha Museum, an old Dutch bungalow housing local maritime and historical exhibits. Kailasagiri a hill top park & one of the best tourist spots in the city for a bird`s eye view of the bay. Victory at Sea War Memorial located on beach road a well maintained monument that generates a sense of patriotism and pride in our countrymen who fight selflessly for the safety of our citizens. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Vizag - Excursion to Araku Valley (120kms one way)
Breakfast at hotel. Excursion to Araku Valley, an enticing hill station offers enlivening viewpoints, imposing waterfalls and lush green coffee plantations. Explore the Borra Caves, one of the largest, million year old limestone caves set at an elevation of 705m above the sea level. The marvellous creation of nature was formed when river waters flow through a limestone area, and the calcium carbonate turns into calcium bicarbonate, which is easily washed out by the running water. The most striking feature of the caves is its exquisite variety of speleothems ranging in size. Tribal Museum, that showcase the tribal culture and house utensils, jewellery, hunting tools & wedding photographs of tribal. Coffee Plantations on Ananthagiri Hills. The smell of coffee leaves is spread through the entire valley on miles and miles long coffee plantations in the mesmerizing hills of Ananthagiri. You will find a lot of tribal population working in the coffee plantations. Also visit Waterfalls & Galikonda Viewpoint. Drive back for Overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Vizag - Kakinada (155km)
Breakfast at hotel, drive to Kakinada check in at hotel.
Later boat safari in Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary. It is the second largest mangrove forest in India after Sundarbans. Merely 22km away from the Kakinada Beach, Coringa is a Wildlife Sanctuary as well as an estuary. It is home to 35 species of mangrove plants, 120 species of rare birds and innumerable species of flora. This sanctuary is also famous for being home to the critically endangered white-backed vulture, long-billed vulture, saltwater crocodiles and various salt-tolerant species of flora like Avincinia, Rhizophora and many more. There are wide wooden bridges built through the dense forest lands that allow you to walk through the forest looking at Flora and Fauna. Next visit Shri Bhavanarayana Swamy Temple, an important place of worship dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Rest time to relax on the beach. Overnight at hotel.
Day 4: Kakinada - Machilipatnam (255km)
Breakfast at hotel, drive to Machilipatnam check in at hotel.
Visit Panduranga Swamy Temple, it houses a statue of the Panduranga Vithal that measures 3 feet in height and resembles a lot of the childhood appearance of Lord Krishna. The idol of the lord is further beautified with a diamond studded crown and other ornaments. One will also find a statue of Abhayanjaney Swamy lying in front of the lord`s idol. Another temple dedicated to Goddess Rukmini, Radha and Satyabhama can be visited located just besides the entrance of this temple. Temples of Lord Shiva, five ancient temples dedicated to Lord Shiva can be spotted in the town. These age old temples reflects the rich cultural heritage & exquisite architectural features. Manginapudi Beach is an ideal place to relax and unwind while either sitting on the shore or swimming amid the shallow water of this natural bay. Overnight at hotel.
Day 5: Machilipatnam - Nellore (300km)
Breakfast at hotel, drive to Nellore check in at hotel.
Visit Ranganatha Temple a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Ranganatha a resting form of Lord Vishnu. It is located on the banks of the Penna River and is believed to have been constructed in the 12th century. Just before the main entrance of the temple is a huge tower, called Gaaligopuram, which literally means wind tower. This tower is approximately 70 feet high and has 10 feet of gold plated vessels on top of it, called kalashams. And Sri Vedagiri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple built in 9th century by the pallava king Narasimha Varma, according to the Rocks sculpture. Rest time free & easy to relax. Overnight at hotel.
Day 6: Nellore - Chennai (275km)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Chennai enroute visit Venkatagiri Fort. Constructed by Recherla rulers in the year 1775 & surrounded by dense forest, the fort looks splendidly picturesque. The serene atmosphere in the fort calms your mind while the magnificence of the fort brings to the fore its past importance in the power game.
Further drive and visit Srikalahasti Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva has immense religious importance for Hindus and was constructed in the year 1516 by Krishnadevraya, a king of the Vijayanagara empire. The elaborate structure of the Srikalahasti temple complex is a breathtaking right from the entrance. It has intricate carvings of numerous mythological illustrations that one can explore in the divine surroundings. This magnificent temple is often reffered as the Kailasa and Kashi of the south. The temple represents one of the five elements (Pancha Bhoota) - Air or Vayu. It is known for being the place where Kannappa happily sacrificed both of his eyes to stop the blood flowing out of the Shiva Lingam and he continued doing the same so long till the time, he was not stopped by Lord Shiva.
Continue drive to Chennai check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 7: Chennai - Mahabalipuram (120km)
Breakfast at hotel. Visit Fort St. George & St Mary`s Church inside the fort built by the British East India Company in 1640 AD. Kapaleeshwarar Temple a holy shrine of Lord Shiva originally built by the mighty Pallavas and rebuilt in 16th century by the Vijayanagar kings. Vadapalani Murugan Temple one of the most frequented places of worship for Hindus in Chennai. Government Museum built in the Indo-Sarcenic style it houses a rich collection of works of Raja Ravi Varma. Dakshinachitra Museum, one of the living-history museums. Santhome Cathedral a historical and ancient pilgrim centre, which was built during the 14th to the 15th century AD by the then reigning Portuguese. Drive Pass Marina Beach a 13kms long natural urban beach along the Bay of Bengal.
Later, as per flight schedule transfer to airport to board flight for onward destination. (Standard hotel check out time 11 AM).
Assistance on arrival at airport.
6 Nights' accommodation in selected price category hotels.
Daily breakfast at hotels. Any other meal (lunch/ dinner) if clearly mentioned in the itinerary).
Private air-conditioned deluxe car for airport transfer, sightseeing and excursion as per 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.
Hotels used or similar for 6 nights accommodation
Vizag x 2 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
Any flight tickets.
Camera charges at monuments.
Meals other than mentioned in day plan.
Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
Gratuities & optional activities.
Anything not mentioned in inclusions.