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South India Tour - South India with Taj Hotel

Tour Duration 17 Days Tour Code JTT / SIT
Season Jan - Dec Tour Category  
Destinations Chennai - Madurai - Periyar - Kumarakom - Houseboat - Alleppey - Cochin - Kathakali - Ooty - Mysore - Bangalore
   
Tour Type Long Tour India Tour - South India Tour


Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Chennai :
Arrive at Chennai Our friendly Local Representative will be waiting for you at the Airport With a traditional 'Namasthe'- he will take you to the hotel at the city of Madras.
After taking rest get ready for a city tour in & around Madras. Stay Overnight in Hotel.


Day 2: Chennai :
Visit Kabaleswar Temple, Santhome Cathedral, , Fort Museum, National Art gallery, St. Thomas mount, Little mount shrine, Valluvarkottam, sittrarengam etc. – Back to the hotel by evening - Enjoy the night stay in the hotel.


Day 3: Madurai :
After breakfast, we set out to Madurai.. You are about to enter a very special city. Madurai is over 2500 years old and is the second largest city of Tamil Nadu. Ancient seat of learning, the city is planned in theshape of a lotus. (You can either catch Flight/Car to travel to Madurai) Check in to your hotel at Madurai by afternoon .
After lunch, in the afternoon, enjoy the facilities offered in the resort.
Over night stay at the resort.


Day 4: Madurai :
The Divine day start with visiting famous Madurai Meenakshi Temple. There are four entrances for this temple complex set in six hectors .The Meenakshi temple is the city's main attraction and is placed in the heart of the old town. Temple gives a splendid example of Dravidian architecture and is famous for Jasmine Flowers. Enjoy light and sound spectacle and back to hotel.
Overnight stay at the hotel.


Day 5: Periyar :
After an early breakfast, we take you to the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Arrive at the Sanctuary by fore noon and check into your hotel.Enjoy your lunch. A little later, we take you on a memorable boat ride through Lake Periyar in the heart of the sanctuary. Come across elephants and bison grazing on the banks. You can also opt for an elephant safari through the forest, if you are interested. Enjoy your dinner at the hotel. Overnight at your hotel.


Day 6: Periyar : After break fast we will proceed to the Periyar wild life Sanctuary. There you can see a variety of rare animals. Enjoy the full day in the mid of thick forest. Take snaps of the beautiful forest.Back to the hotel Stay Overnight in Resort.


Day 7: Kumarakom :
Visit Bird sanctuary After back breakfast we set out to Kumarakom, the dream backwater destination of Kerala..Reach Kumarakom by noon. We now take you to view the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary located in an island in the backwaters. Watch exotic birds, the migratory Siberian Stork among them, lead their normal lives unaware of you or your binoculars.
Enjoy dinner and overnight stay at your resort.


Day 8: Houseboat :
Board a Houseboat Enjoy Backwaters After breakfast we set out on a memorable day & night houseboat cruise, which will eventually take us to Alleppey
See some of the most spectacular backwater scenery in the world. Enjoy the excellent amenities of your boat. Feel enchanted by the waterways and the charming views.
We continue our journey to Alleppey .In the night, the boat drops anchor in the backwaters, signalling the beginning of a once-in-a-lifetime experience for you. Enjoy the fabulous sensations of mysterious night sounds.
Enjoy a sumptuous dinner and overnight stay on board.


Day 9: Alleppey - Cochin :
Awake early to experience a magical backwater morning. Shortly you’ll resume your journey to Cochin – ‘the Queen of the Arabian Sea’. Reach Cochin before noon.Check in to the resort. In the afternoon proceed for a halfday sightseeing tour in Cochi. First, you board a luxury boat that takes you to Fort Cochin and Mattancherry where you can trace the past of Cochin.
Visit the Jewish Synagogue at Mattancherry, considered to be the oldest in India. At Fort Cochin see the historic St. Francis Church built in 1510 by Portuguese priests.
Dinner and Overnight stay at the Resort


Day 10: Cochin - Kathakali : After breakfast, get ready for a too-good-to-believe experience – a country craft canal cruise out of suburban Cochin to the interiors. In course of your expedition, peep at the rural Kerala life from close quarters. Enjoy the peace.
In the evening, visit a Kathakali centre to experience the most popular performing art of Kerala. There is an enlightening ‘Mudra (gestures) & Make-up’ demonstration too.
Reach back your hotel by 8 p.m. Enjoy dinner and overnight stay.


Day 11: Ooty : After an early breakfast, we leave for cool Ootty - 'the Queen of Hill Stations'. Then we proceed to Mettupalayam, to enjoy the train safari to Ooty Arrive at Ootty by evening and check into your hotel.
Enjoy your dinner.
The fresh mountain air soon lulls you to sleep.
Overnight at your hotel.


Day 12: Ooty : After breakfast, we drive you in and around Ootty on a sight seeing tour. Take snaps of the picture postcard views. Visit the botanical gardens, Rose Garden, Avmamore Palace, Govt. Museum and enjoy a boating through the enchanting 'Lake'. Inhale deeply to get the best of Eucalyptus-scented air. By the time you get back to your hotel in the evening, you would have shed an year or two. Enjoy dinner. Overnight at the hotel


Day 13: Mysore : In the morning proceed to Mysore - the princely city of South India..
Later, it is time to make an enroute break at Sravanabelagola-one of the most popular Jain pilgrim center in South India.Here you can see the Statue of Gomateswara,this is Carved out of a single block of granite, this 50 feet high statue, stands majestically on top of the hill.
Later proceed to Mysore ,Check into the Hotel & Overnight stay.


Day 14: Mysore : After breakfast, we proceed on a city tour of Mysore. Enjoy the royal streets with broad tree-lined avenues. View of Mysore Palace in the night when it is illuminated is unforgettable. Visit Chama Rajendra Art Gallery to marvel at some famous paintings. Next take the road to Chamundi Hills, 1062 metres above MSL. Have a panoramic view of Mysore city below. Get down to the city to visit the zoo. Take snaps. Get back to the city - now resplendent in glorious illumination. Back to your hotel. Relax and enjoy overnight stay.


Day 16: Banglore : After an early Breakfast we proceed to Bangalore. Check in to the Hotel and relax.After Lunch we set out to enjoy the city tour.. Back to the hotel by evening.
Overnight stay.


Day 16: Bangalore : In and around Bangalore After breakfast proceed for a sightseeing tour in and around Bangalore. Visit the Cubbon Park and Museum, Government Museum, Tippu’s Palace, The Fort, Bull temples, Vankappa Art Gallery.
Back to the hotel by evening.
Overnight at your hotel.

Day 17: Return Back : Return home with wonderful memories
Hope you would come again for another Languid Lagoona experience!




 

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Trip Overview

Tour Category

Cultural Journey

Highlights of the tour

- Sightseeing programme in and around
  Bangalore.
- Visit to Sravanabalagola
- Train journey from Mettupalayam to Ooty
- Madurai Meenakshi Temle visit
- Boat tour at periyar
- Sightseeing tour at Bangalore.
- Kumarakom Bird sanctuary visit

Group size
2 - 50 people

Group leader
Local guides in case of Individual travelers (FIT) and Tour escort in case of Groups (GIT)

Season
January - December

Accommodation

17 Days / 16 Nights

Hotels Deluxe
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Budget Hotel
Deluxe Hotel
Luxury Hotel


Transport
By Road - Car
By Flight
By Train

Meals
Daily Breakfast
Lunch / Dinner from USD$ 4.5 / person / day

Airfare Included
Not included

Tour Customizable
Yes
 

  
Destination Guide

Destinations
Alleppey
Bangalore
Chennai
Cochin
Kumarakom
Madurai
Mysore
Ooty
Periyar
 
 

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