Glimpses of South India - PI-0137
The Hitech city of Bangalore or the palaces of Mysore; the temples of Madurai or the Synagaugue of Kochi; the spice plantations or the wild life sanctauries;... This week long tour gives you the best of the south of India in a nutshell.
Take the glimpses of south India at its best... with us!
Day 1: Chennai
Saturday, September 30, 2017 - Sunday, October 1, 2017
Upon arrival at the international airpot of chennai, you will be met by our representative who will assist your transfer to the hotel. Relax and Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 2: Chennai - Madurai
Sunday, October 1, 2017 - Monday, October 2, 2017
Early morning post breakfast visit the shore temples of the Mahalbalipuram. Later at noon transfer to the domestic airport to take the flight to the temple town of Madurai. Post breakfast visit the famous temple complex of Meenakshi temple. But if you are a non - Hindu you have to be satisfied by admiring the temple complex and the architecture of the building, as non - hindus are not granted the permission to visit the sanctorium of the deity. Built between the 16th and 18th centuries, it is one of the largest temple complexes in India. Evening free to visit the city. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 3: Madurai - Thekkady
Monday, October 2, 2017 - Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Post breakfast in the morning transfer to Thekkaddy, a small town in the state of Kerala. The road journey unwinds the beauty that nature has showered upon this place on the earth. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel and relax.
Later in the afternoon visit the spice plantations which the area is so famous for. You may see the spices like the pepper, the cardomom and the cinnammon. Evening free to enjoy the natural beauty that surrounds this place.
Dinner and overnight's stay at the hotel.
Day 4: Thekkady - Kochi
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Post breakfast take the boat cruise to the one of the most famous wild life sanctuaries in India, the Periyar wild life sanctaury. Here you can see the Asian elephant in its most natural habitat. Afternoon drive to Kochi.Kochi is the economic capital of the state and one of the finest natural harbours of the world. It was once the hub of all trades from China to the middle east and upto the european countries.Upon arrival check-in at hotel. Later in the evening witness the sunset in the waters of the Arabian sea. On the way you can see the age old fishing method which is a gift from the chinese to the fishermen of this part of India with huge fishing nets known as the Chinese Fishing Nets
. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 5: Kochi - Kozhikode
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - Thursday, October 5, 2017
After breakfast visit some interesting places like the Dutch Palace
, 1568 Jewish Synagogue
and the St. Francis Church
. Later transfer to another famous port town of the state, The Kozhikode or Calicut as it is known.
Kozhikode also is a huge port and a trading point of various items. It is here that Vasco-da-gama set his foot first on the Indian soil in the search of spices and silk.
Upon arrival check in to a hotel. There are many museums in this small township area and no doubt have some of the finest of the artifacts on display. Visit the museums and relax on the beach. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 6: Kozhikode - Mysore
Thursday, October 5, 2017 - Friday, October 6, 2017
Post breakfast drive to Mysore. Mysore was the erstwhile capital of Wodeyars, the rulers of Mysore State. Today Mysore is one of the major cities of Karnataka and has emerged as a thriving market for exotic sandalwood & incense, the Mysore silk sarees and stone-carved sculptures.
Upon arrival check into the hotel. After some rest transfer for the sightseeing of the famosu Vrindavan Gardens. The beautiful gardens are well maintained and lift up your spirits with the innumeraous flowers in bloom and the beautiful fountains showing the magic. Return to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 7: Mysore - Bengaluru
Friday, October 6, 2017 - Saturday, October 7, 2017
After breakfast visit Srirangapatnam and the Maharaja's palace. Post Lunch transfer to the capital of the state, Bangalore.Once famous as the baston of Tiger of the south, Tipu Sultan, Bangalore today is known as the Silicon valley of India. This town experiencing a pleasant climate throughout the year offers a beautiful contrast of nature and man made architecture.
Upon arrival check in at the hotel. Later in the day visit The Bull Temple
and the famous IT hitech city. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 8: Bengaluru
Saturday, October 7, 2017 - Sunday, October 8, 2017
Afer breakfast in the morning visit the beautiful city of Bangalore. Visit the Bangalore Palace
and the summer palace of Tipu sultan. Post lunch check out of the Hotel.
Later visit the innumeraous Gradens in the city like the Lal bagh and the Cubbon Park. Late in the evening transfer to the International airport to take flight back home or to onward destination.