Swasti Travel & Tours

South India Tour

Tour Code STT 34
Duration 18 Nights / 19 Days
Validity N.A.
Destination Covered Chennai - Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry - Tanjore - Trichy - Madurai - Periyar - Munnar - Cochin - Houseboat - Marari
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Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Chennai

Arrive at Chennai and check-into your hotel. Rest of the day free at resort.

Day 2: Chennai

Spend your day in local sightseeing of Chennai city, where you can visit the Santhome Cathedral, Birla Planetarium, Elliot Beach, Valluvar Kottam, National Art and Government Museum, Anna Zoological Park, Kalakshetra and the Theosophical Society. Overnight stay at resort.

Day 3: Kanchipuram / Mahabalipuram

Drive to Mahabalipuram, the world heritage site famous for the monolith temples dating back to centuries. Also visit Kanchipuram, the city of temples enroute. Reach Mahabalipuram to have an overnight stay.

Day 4: Mahabalipuram

Spend the whole day in the sightseeing tour of Mahabalipuram visiting shore temple, Arjuna's Penance, Krishna Mandapam, Five Rathas and beach. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 5: Pondicherry

Morning drive to Pondicherry, covers an area of 480 sq.km. consisting of the four coastal regions of Pondicherry, Karakkal, Yanam and Mahe. These where former French possessions situated on the eastern coast.. Visit:- Sree Aurobindo Ashram- The world famous Sree Aurobindo Ashram is situated here. Raj Nivas- The official residence of the Lieutenant Governor, now known as Raj Nivas, is a true specimen of the fusion of Indian and French cultures. The main building is 200 years old. The interiors, the sitting rooms and the enclosing galleries have wooden furnishings which have a French base with Indian syle caving. Over night at Hotel.

Day 6: Tanjore

Today Morning after breakfast proceed to Tanjore. (Tanjore was once the capital of the Cholas, a destiny of temple builders who ruled south India between the 10th and 14th centuries). On arrival check in at the hotel. Afternoon visit Sri Brahadeeswara Temple and Art Gallery. Evening free to relax and Stay overnight at Hotel.

Day 7: Trichy

Morning drive to Trichy, Trichy is situated on the bank of the river Kauvery. The city was a Chola citadel from the Sangam age.
Visit:- Rock Fort Temple- The Rock Fort Temple is in the centre of the city and is a prominent land mark. It is 83 metre high and can be reached by climbing 437 steps cut into a tunnel through the rock. The Rock fort Temple is situated 5 Km. away from Trichy Town. Stay Overnight at Hotel.

Day 8: Madurai

Drive to Madurai in Tamilnadu, one of South India's greatest temple towns. Madurai has a rich cultural heritage passed on from the great Tamil era which is more than 2500 years old. In the evening, visit the Meenakshi Temple to attend the popular evening ceremony where the Hindu God Siva is taken in a palanquin. Overnight at hotel.

Day 9: Madurai

Go on a sightseeing tour of Madurai to explore the many fascinating temples and structures of this city. Visit the famous Meenakshi temple. The 1000-pillared hall depicts beautiful sculptures showcasing stories from ancient Hindu Epics. You could also visit other places of interest such as the Palace of King Thirumalai Nayak, built in 1636 in an indo-saracenic style. Overnight at hotel.

Day 10: Periyar

After breakfast continue to Periyar, South India’s most popular wild life sanctuary, its home to bison, wild elephant, boar, languor, the great Indian tiger and more. On arrival check in to the Hotel. Afternoon you can go for boat cruise in the Lake to watch wild animals. Overnight at hotel.

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