Vizag to Kovalam East Coast & Temple of Tamilnadu
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Embark on a captivating journey from Vizag to Kovalam, exploring the enchanting East Coast and temples of Tamil Nadu. Experience the vibrant city of Vizag, visit the picturesque Araku Valley, and delve into the rich tribal heritage. Explore ancient temples in Kakinada, Machilipatnam, and Nellore. Discover the architectural marvels of Mahabalipuram and the serene charm of Pondicherry. Immerse yourself in the spiritual ambiance of Thanjavur, Trichy, Madurai, Rameshwaram, and Kanyakumari. Conclude your tour in Kovalam, basking in the beauty of its beaches and exploring the cultural treasures of Trivandrum.
Day 1: Arrive Vizag
Upon arrival in Vizag, transfer to the hotel. After breakfast at the hotel, embark on a city tour of Vizag. Visit the Kursura Submarine Museum, which showcases a decommissioned submarine. Explore the Visakha Museum to learn about the region's history and culture. Pay a visit to the Kali Temple, a popular religious site, and enjoy some leisure time at Ramakrishna Beach. Overnight stay at the hotel in Vizag.
Day 2: Vizag - Araku Valley - Vizag (240kms round trip)
After breakfast, embark on an excursion to Araku Valley, located about 120 kilometers away from Vizag. Explore the fascinating Borra Caves, known for their unique limestone formations. Visit the Tribal Museum to learn about the indigenous tribes of the region. Enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding hills from the Galikonda Viewpoint. Discover the scenic coffee plantations on Ananthagiri Hills. Later, drive back to Vizag and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 3: Vizag - Kakinada (155kms)
After breakfast, drive to Kakinada and check in at the hotel. In the afternoon, embark on a thrilling boat safari in the Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary, known for its rich mangrove forests and diverse wildlife. Later, visit the Shri Bhavanarayana Swamy Temple, an important place of worship dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Overnight stay at the hotel in Kakinada.
Day 4: Kakinada - Machilipatnam (255kms)
Drive to Machilipatnam and check in at the hotel. Spend the day visiting the worship centers in the city, including temples and other religious sites. Relax on the pristine sandy beaches and soak in the coastal charm of Machilipatnam. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 5: Machilipatnam - Nellore (300kms)
After breakfast, drive to Nellore and check in at the hotel. Visit the Ranganatha Temple, a magnificent 12th-century temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Explore the intricate architecture and seek blessings at this revered religious site. Overnight stay at the hotel in Nellore.
Day 6: Nellore - Chennai (275kms)
Drive to Chennai, the capital city of Tamil Nadu. En route, visit the Venkatagiri Fort, which houses the Kashi Vishwanth temple, known for its architectural beauty. Next, visit the famous Sri Venkateshwara Temple in Tirupati, a highly revered pilgrimage site for Lord Vishnu devotees. Continue driving to Chennai and check in at the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel in Chennai.
Day 7: Chennai - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram (120kms)
After breakfast, embark on a city tour of Chennai, exploring its iconic landmarks and cultural heritage. Visit attractions such as Fort St. George, Marina Beach, and the Kapaleeshwarar Temple. Afterward, drive to Mahabalipuram, stopping at Kanchipuram along the way. In Kanchipuram, visit the renowned temples and witness the city's rich religious traditions. Continue the drive to Mahabalipuram and check in at the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel in Mahabalipuram.
Day 8: Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry (120kms)
After breakfast, continue your exploration of Mahabalipuram by visiting the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Shore Temple, Arjuna's Penance, and the Pancha Rathas. Marvel at the intricate rock-cut sculptures and architectural wonders. Later, drive to Pondicherry and embark on a city tour. Explore the French Quarter, visit Aurobindo Ashram, and stroll along the promenade at Pondicherry Beach. Overnight stay at the hotel in Pondicherry.
Day 9: Pondicherry - Thanjavur (180kms)
After breakfast, drive to Thanjavur. En route, visit the Chidambaram Nataraja Temple, a significant Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Explore the temple's stunning architecture and witness the vibrant rituals. Continue your journey to Thanjavur and visit the Great Living Chola Temples at Gangaikonda Cholapuram and Darasuram. These temples are renowned for their architectural brilliance and historical significance. Check in at the hotel in Thanjavur for an overnight stay.
Day 10: Thanjavur - Trichy (60kms)
After breakfast, visit the Brihadeeswara Temple in Thanjavur, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the largest temples in India. Admire its magnificent architecture and intricate carvings. Explore the Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery to delve into the region's rich history and art. Later, drive to Trichy and enjoy sightseeing in the city. Visit the Rock Fort Temple, a temple complex perched atop a rock, and explore the bustling streets around the temple. Overnight stay at the hotel in Trichy.
Day 11: Trichy - Madurai (135kms)
After breakfast, drive to Madurai, a city renowned for its cultural heritage and majestic temples. Visit the iconic Meenakshi Amman Temple, dedicated to Goddess Meenakshi and Lord Sundareswarar. Explore the temple's intricate architecture and witness the evening Aarti ceremony. Take a leisurely stroll through the vibrant streets of the city and immerse yourself in its bustling atmosphere. Overnight stay at the hotel in Madurai.
Day 12: Madurai - Rameshwaram (170kms)
After breakfast, embark on a scenic drive to Rameshwaram, a sacred pilgrimage site for Hindus. Visit the Ramanathaswamy Temple, one of the twelve Jyotirlinga temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. Explore the temple's ornate corridors and take a holy dip in the 22 sacred wells. Visit other important sites such as the Pamban Bridge and the Five-faced Hanuman Temple. Overnight stay at the hotel in Rameshwaram.
Day 13: Rameshwaram - Kanyakumari (320kms)
After breakfast, drive to Kanyakumari, the southernmost tip of mainland India. Check in at the hotel and spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Relax on the beautiful beaches, witness the confluence of the Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal, and the Indian Ocean, and enjoy the mesmerizing sunset views. Overnight stay at the hotel in Kanyakumari.
Day 14: Kanyakumari - Kovalam (80kms)
After breakfast, continue your sightseeing in Kanyakumari. Visit the Vivekananda Rock Memorial, situated on a rocky island, and explore the Thiruvalluvar Statue, a towering monument dedicated to the poet-saint Thiruvalluvar. Enjoy some leisure time on the beaches of Kanyakumari before driving to Kovalam. Check in at the hotel in Kovalam and relax for the rest of the day. Overnight stay at the hotel in Kovalam.
Day 15: Kovalam - Trivandrum - Kovalam
After breakfast, embark on a sightseeing tour of Kovalam and Trivandrum. Visit the iconic Padmanabhaswamy Temple, a famous Hindu temple known for its architectural grandeur and religious significance. Explore other attractions in Trivandrum, including the Napier Museum, Kuthira Malika (Puthen Malika) Palace, and the Sri Chitra Art Gallery, which houses a remarkable collection of paintings. Return to Kovalam and spend the evening at your leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel in Kovalam.
Day 16: Kovalam - Departure from Trivandrum
After breakfast, check out from the hotel in Kovalam. If time permits, you can spend some leisure time exploring the local markets or enjoying the beach before your departure. Later, you will be transferred to Trivandrum Airport for your onward journey.
- Assistance on arrival at airport.
- 15 Nights' accommodation in selected price category hotels.
- Daily breakfast at hotels.
- 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 15 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
3* / 4* & 5* - 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
Kanyakumari x 1 night
3* - Sea Shore/ Hotel Seaface
4* & 5* - Anantya Resorts/ Annai Resorts and Spa
Kovalam x 2 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
- Any flight tickets.
- 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.