South India Temple with Backwater Tour

South India Temple with Backwater Tour

Destinations :- Chennai - Kanchipuram - Covelong - Pondicherry - Tanjore - Madurai - Thekkaddy - Kumarakom - Backwaters - Cochin

Durations :- Duration: 14 Nights/15 Days

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Southern India offers a wide choice of the world`s best exotic destinations from Adventure to Heritage or from Pilgrimage to Honeymooners.  South India is a beautiful land on the map of India that offers numerous ancient architectures, serene backwaters, misty hills and the exotic sandalwood forests.  Almost everything desired from a vacation is available in Southern India. South India Temple with Backwater Tour would take you to most of the important temples and architectures of South India to give you an insight of the architectural distinction which was achieved millenniums ago. The temples of Southern India are mostly Dravidian styles of architecture which painted sculptures which is different from the architecture of North India Temples.   With this best crafted itinerary, you will sail through the famed backwaters of Kerala and would closely observe the livelihood of local habitants. The South India Temple with Backwater Tour will cover the destinations such as Chennai, Kanchipuram, Covelong, Pondicherry, Tanjore, Madurai, Thekkaddy, Kumarakom, Alleppey and Cochin. 

Day 01: Arrival at Chennai (By flight)

Tour Highlights: Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Parthasarathy Temple, Vadapalani Andavar Temple and Marina Beach

On your arrival at Chennai Airport, our representative will traditionally welcome (Swagat) you and assist you in check-in to your pre booked hotel. Check-in at your hotel and freshen-up.  Later you will be escorted by our Tour Guide and will be taken for Chennai sightseeing tour.  Today`s tour highlights will be Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Parthasarathy Temple, Vadapalani Andavar Temple and Marina Beach.  In the afternoon, enjoy your lunch at a nice restaurant and continue to enjoy the sightseeing.  At the end of the tour, return to your hotel and relax.  Here you have successfully completed your first day of South India Temple with Backwater Tour.

Evening is free for Leisure.

Overnight at Chennai

 

Day 02: Chennai – Kanchipuram – Covelong (Approx 150 Kms)

Tour Highlights: Ekambareswarar Temple, Kailashnath Temple, Kamakshi Temple, Vaikunta Perumal temple, Covelong Beach, Dutch Fort

After breakfast, check-out from the Hotel and drive to Covelong.  En-route we will visit Kanchipuram for the sightseeing which is best known as Golden city of Thousand Temples and also one of the oldest towns in India.  Tour Highlights will be Ekambareswarar Temple, Kailashnath Temple, Kamakshi Temple and Vaikunta Perumal Temple. In the afternoon enjoy your lunch at a nice restaurant and then drive further to Covelong.  On your arrival in Covelong, check-in at your pre-booked hotel and freshen-up.  Later proceed for Covelong sightseeing and the highlights will be Covelong Beach and Dutch Fort. At the end of the tour, return to your hotel and relax. Here you have successfully completed your second day of South India Temple with Backwater Tour.

Evening is free for Leisure.

Overnight at Covelong

 

Day 03: Covelong – Mahabalipuram (Approx 20 Kms)

Tour Highlights: Krishna`s Butter Ball, the Penance of Bhagirathi, Ganesha Temple and Caves and Five Rathas Temple, Shore Temple

After Breakfast, check-out from the hotel and drive to Mahabalipuram.  On your arrival at Mahabalipuram, check-in at your pre-booked hotel and freshen-up.  Later you will be escorted by our Tour Guide and will be taken for Mahabalipuram sightseeing tour.  Tour Highlights will be UNESCO World Heritage sites of Temple of Rathas, the Penance of Bhagirathi, Shore Temple, and Krishna`s Butter Ball.  In the afternoon, treat yourself with a regional cuisine at a nice restaurant and continue to enjoy the sightseeing.  At the end of the tour, return to your hotel and relax. Here you have successfully completed your third day of South India Temple with Backwater Tour.

Evening is free for Leisure.

Overnight at Mahabalipuram

 

Day 04: Mahabalipuram – Pondicherry (Approx 100 Kms)

Tour Highlights: Auroville, Sri Aurbindo Ashram, French War Memorial, Mankula Vinayaka, Sri Vedapuriswar, and Kamatchiamman and Promenade Beach

After Breakfast, check-out from the Hotel and drive towards Pondicherry. Pondicherry/Puducherry is a calm little city located on the south coast of India. The dominance of French, the tree lined avenues, the attractive colonial structures, the spiritual landscapes and numerous un-spoilt beaches and backwaters are some of the prominence of this small town. On your arrival at Pondicherry/Puducherry, check-in at your pre-booked Hotel and freshen-up.  Later you will be escorted by our Tour Guide and will take you for local sightseeing of Pondicherry/Puducherry.  Today`s tour highlights will be Auroville, Sri Aurbindo Ashram, French War Memorial, Mankula Vinayaka, Sri Vedapuriswar, and Kamatchiamman and Promenade Beach. In the afternoon, enjoy your Lunch in a nice restaurant.  Pondicherry has an array of decent restaurant which offers blend of cuisines. At the end of the tour, return to your Hotel and relax. Here you have successfully completed your fourth day of South India Temple with Backwater Tour.

Evening is free for Leisure.

Overnight at Pondicherry

 

Day 05: Pondicherry – Tanjore/Thanjavur (Approx 165 Kms)

Tour Highlights: Sri Brihadeeswarar Temple, Thanjavur Royal Palace and Shopping

After Breakfast, check-out from the Hotel and drive to Tanjore/Thanjavur.  Thanjavur has always been famous for its art and culture. Thanjavur is popular for beautiful silk weaves, woven in gorgeous colors and designs along with Thanjavur Paintings, Dancing Dolls and Traditional Crafts. On your arrival at Tanjore/Thanjavur, check-in at your pre-booked hotel and freshen-up.  Later you will be escorted by our Tour Guide and will be taken for Tanjore sightseeing. Today`s tour highlights will be Sri Brihadeeswarar Temple, Thanjavur Royal Palace and Shopping. In the afternoon, enjoy your Lunch at a nice Indian restaurant and continue to enjoy the beauty of Thanjavur.  At the end of the tour, return to your hotel and relax. Here you have successfully completed your fifth day of South India Temple with Backwater Tour.

Evening is free for Leisure.

Overnight at Tanjore

 

Day 06: Tanjore – Madurai (Approx 190 Kms)

Tour Highlights: Meenakshi Temple, Thirumalai Nayakkar Mahal and Gandhi Memorial

After Breakfast, check-out from the Hotel and drive to Madurai (The City of Divine Nectar). Madurai is 2600 years old historical city which is surrounded by graceful natural plantation and located on the banks of River Vaigai.  On your arrival at Madurai, check-in at your pre-booked Hotel and freshen-up. After freshen-up, you will be escorted by our Tour Guide and will take you for Madurai sightseeing.  Today`s tour highlights will be Meenakshi Temple, Thirumalai Nayakkar Mahal and Gandhi Memorial. In the afternoon, enjoy your lunch at a nice restaurant and continue to enjoy the sightseeing. At the end of the tour, return to your Hotel and relax. Here you have successfully completed your sixth day of South India Temple with Backwater Tour.

Evening is free for Leisure.

Overnight at Madurai

 

Day 07: Madurai – Kodaikanal – Thekkaddy (Approx 265 Kms)

Tour Highlights: Kodaikanal Lake, Bear Shola Falls, Palni Hills and Solar Observatory

After Breakfast, you will be escorted by our Tour Guide and will be taken on an excursion tour to Kodaikanal which is a popular Hill station in South India. Kodaikanal is elevated approximately 7000 ft above sea level and is a relaxing and serene Hill station located in upper Palani hills of Western Ghats in Madurai. The cool and misty weather, the picturesque beauty, the wooded forest and its surroundings can surely fascinate any traveler.  Today`s tour highlights will be Kodaikanal Lake, Bear Shola Falls, Palni Hills and Solar Observatory.  In the afternoon, enjoy your Lunch at a nice valley restaurant and continue with the sightseeing.  In the evening, drive continuous to Thekkaddy.  On your arrival in Thekkaddy, check-in at your pre-booked hotel and relax. Here you have successfully completed your seventh day of South India Temple with Backwater Tour.

Evening is free for Leisure.

Overnight at Thekkaddy

 

Day 08: Thekkaddy Sightseeing

Tour Highlights: Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, World Spice and Ayurvedic Garden and Mullaperiyar Dam

After Breakfast, you will be escorted by our Tour Guide and will be taken for the Thekkaddy sightseeing.  Today`s tour highlights will be Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, World Spice and Ayurvedic Garden and Mullaperiyar Dam. In the afternoon, take your Lunch in a nice Jungle Restaurant and enjoy the lush green beauty of Thekkaddy.  At the end of the tour, return to your Hotel and relax. Here you have successfully completed your eighth day of South India Temple with Backwater Tour.

Evening is free for Leisure.

Overnight at Thekkaddy

 

Day 09: Thekkaddy – Kumarakom (Approx 130 Kms)

Tour Highlights: Subrahmanya Temple and Sri Dharma Sastha Temple, Kumarakom Backwater, Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls and Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary

After Breakfast, check-out from your Hotel and further drive to Kumarakom. On your arrival at Kumarakom, check-in at your pre-booked Hotel and freshen-up.  Later you will be escorted by our Tour Guide and will be taken for Kumarakom sightseeing.  Today`s tour highlights will be Subrahmanya Temple and Sri Dharma Sastha Temple, Kumarakom Backwater, Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls and Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. The stretch of backwaters in Kumarakom is spread over 900 sq. Kms.  You may also choose to hire a motor boat or a house boat to experience the beauty of this backwater glory.  In the afternoon, take your lunch in a nice restaurant facing backwaters and continue for the rest of the sightseeing.  At the end of the tour, return to your Hotel and relax. Here you have successfully completed your ninth day of South India Temple with Backwater Tour.

Evening is free for Leisure.

Overnight at Kumarakom

 

Day 10: Thekkaddy – Munnar (Approx 90 Kms)

Tour Highlights: Mattupetty Dam and Dairy Farms, Echo Point, Kundala Lake, Tea Gardens

After Breakfast, check-out from the Hotel and drive to Munnar.  The journey from Thekkaddy to Munnar is an amazing one, the panoramic view of the misty hills and the landscapes which gradually changes from plain to hilly terrain.  You will be welcomed by Lush Green plantations on the hills while entering Munnar.  On your arrival at Munnar, check-in at your pre-booked Hotel and freshen-up.  After freshen-up, you will be escorted by our Tour Guide and will be taken for the Munnar sightseeing.  Today`s tour highlights will be Mattupetty Dam and Dairy Farms, Echo Point, Kundala Lake, Tea Gardens (along with the beautiful picturesque landscapes of Munnar). In the afternoon, enjoy your lunch at a nice hillside restaurant. At the end of the tour, return to your Hotel and relax. Here you have successfully completed your tenth day of South India Temple with Backwater Tour.

Evening is free for Leisure

Overnight at Munnar

 

Day 11: Munnar – Kottayam (Approx 130 Kms)

Tour Highlights: Thirunakkara Mahadev Temple, Cheriyapally Ettumanoor, Vaikom Temples and Kumaranalloor Devi Temple

After Breakfast, check-out from the Hotel and drive to Kottayam. On your arrival at Kottayam, check-in at your pre-booked Hotel and freshen-up.  Later you will be escorted by our Tour Guide and will be taken for Kottayam sightseeing.  Today`s tour highlights will be Thirunakkara Mahadev Temple, Cheriyapally Ettumanoor, Vaikom Temples and Kumaranalloor Devi Temple. In the afternoon, enjoy your Lunch at a nice village restaurant and continue with the sightseeing. At the end of the tour, return to your Hotel and relax. Here you have successfully completed your eleventh day of South India Temple with Backwater Tour.

Evening is free for Leisure

Overnight at Kottayam

 

Day 12: Kottayam – Alleppey (Approx 50 Kms)

Tour Highlights: Houseboat

After Breakfast, check-out from the hotel and drive to Alleppey.  On your arrival at Alleppey, our representative will assist you for your check-in at the House Boat. Day is free for leisure.  You will cruise in and around Alleppey and will witness the daily life of village surrounding Alleppey.  All your meals will be served on Board. Here you have successfully completed your twelfth day of South India Temple with Backwater Tour.

Evening is free for Leisure.

Overnight at Houseboat

 

Day 13: Alleppey - Kochi/Cochin (Approx 60 Kms)

Tour Highlights: Kochi Fort, Jew Synagogue, Dutch Palace, Marine Drive

After Breakfast, check-out from the Hotel and drive to Kochi. On your arrival at Kochi, check-in at your pre-booked hotel and freshen-up.  After freshen-up, you will be escorted by our Tour Guide and will be taken for Kochi sightseeing. Today`s tour highlights will be Kochi Fort, Jew Synagogue, Dutch Palace and Marine Drive.  In the afternoon, treat yourself with a regional cuisine at a nice restaurant in Kochi and continue to enjoy the sightseeing tour.  At the end of the sightseeing, return to your Hotel and relax. Here you have successfully completed your thirteenth day of South India Temple with Backwater Tour.

Evening is free for Leisure.

Overnight at Kochi/ Cochin

 

Day 14: Kochi/Cochin sightseeing

Tour Highlights: Bolgatty Island

After breakfast, you will be escorted by our Tour Guide and will be taken for Kochi sightseeing. Today`s tour highlights will be Bolgatty Island and Chinese fishing nets. Bolgatty Island is a small island and is easily accessible by a ferry ride from Kochi. The prime attraction of Bolgatty Island is the ancient Bolgatty Palace built in 1744 by a Dutch trader. Bolgatty Palace is considered to be the oldest Dutch palace outside Holland and now serves as a heritage hotel under the administration of Kerala Tourism Development Corporation (KTDC). In the afternoon, enjoy your lunch at a nice Island restaurant and continue to enjoy the sightseeing. At the end of tour, return to your hotel and relax. Here you have successfully completed your fourteenth day of South India Temple with Backwater Tour.

Evening is free for Leisure.

Overnight at Cochin/Kochi

 

Day 15: Kochi/Cochin Departure (By Flight)

After Breakfast, check-out from the Hotel and drive to Kochi Airport for your onward flight to your Country or to the next Destination.

Here you have successfully completed your Western Ghats of South India.  We sincerely thank you for choosing Trip India for your travel arrangements and we appreciate your patronage and wish you for a safe journey.

 

Hotels Accommodations Envisaged:-

Subject to availability at the time of booking or else similar hotels will be suggested:-

Destinations  Deluxe  Hotel    Premium Hotel Luxury Hotel
Chennai Hotel Emerald Chennai /Similar Hotel Lemontree Chennai / Similar Hotel Hilton Chennai / Similar
Covelong Ideal Beach Resort / Similar Esthell-The Village Resort / Similar Radisson Blu Resort Temple/ Similar
Mahabalipuram Blue Bay Beach Resort / Similar Chariot Beach Resort / Similar Chariot Beach Resort / Similar
Pondicherry Hotel Mass / Similar Welcome Heritage Le Pondy / Similar Hotel Ocean Spray Pondicherry / Similar
Thanjavur Ideal River View Resort / Similar Ideal River View Resort / Similar Ideal River View Resort / Similar
Madurai The Madurai Residency / Single Hotel Fortune Pandiyan / Similar Heritage Madurai / Similar
Thekkaddy Hotel Grand Thekkaddy / Similar Cardamom County Resort / Similar Hotel Holiday Vista / Similar
Kumarakom White Gate Residency / Similar Abad Whispering Palms / Similar Vasundhara Sarovar Premiere / Similar
Munnar Clouds Valley Leisure Hotel / Similar Tea County Resort / Similar Mountain Club Resort /Similar
Kottayam Hotel Windsor Castle / Similar Hotel Pearl Regency / Similar Hotel Pearl Regency / Similar
Alleppey Deluxe House Boat Deluxe House Boat Deluxe House Boat
Kochi/Cochin Hotel Marrios Cochin/ Similar Hotel Holiday Inn / Similar Hotel Crown Plaza Cochin / Similar

Note:

  1. Group rates are available on request. contact
  2. Above mentioned package cost is valid on minimum Two Person Basic.
  3. High Season – Any Fair / Festival / New Year / Christmas surcharge are additional

Cost Includes:

  1. Accommodation for Duration: on twin / double sharing basis.
  2. Daily buffet breakfast at all hotels.
  3. Transportation by private air-conditioned car with driver for all arrivals, All arrivals, departures, sightseeing and inter-city drive as per the itinerary.
  4. Services of English speaking guide as per the itinerary above.
  5. Services of Trip India representative on all arrivals and departures.
  6. Escorted Evening Sightseeing at Ganga River Boating in Kolkata
  7. Fuel charges, toll tax, state tax & parking charge
  8. All presently applicable luxury taxes.

Cost does not Includes:

  1. Entrance fees at monuments/parks/museums.
  2. Items of personal nature like drinks on table, laundry, telephone bills etc.
  3. Meals other than mentioned above.
  4. Indian visa fees or international airfare / domestic flight fare / train ticket
  5. Still Camera or video charges levied by some monuments.
  6. Any other shopping and personal purchase.
  7. Medical Requirements on request.
  8. Service Tax as per government.
  9. Any other services not mentioned in the inclusions.

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