Discover South India Tourist Places

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Discover South India Tourist  Places

Places Covered: Ooty – Kodaikanal – Thekkady – Gavi – Munnar – Alleppey – Kumarakom – Cochin

Days of trip : 12 Nights / 13 Days

Munnar Weekend Tour GATEWAY  Packages

Munnar Weekend Tour GATEWAY Packages

Package Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Coimbatore – Ooty

Upon arrival at the Coimbatore Airport you will be cordially received by our representative and taken by road to Ooty; on arrival check-in into hotel. Day is at your disposal to spend at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel.

 

Day 02: Ooty

After a refreshing breakfast proceed for a local sightseeing tour of Ooty. The beautiful hill station of Ooty is located on the Blue Mountains (Nilgiris) at an altitude of 2240 above MSL. Ooty, known as the ‘Queen of Hill Stations’, was once a favorite summer retreat of the Govt. of Madras. The landscape here is dotted with vast expanses of tea gardens, dense forests, sprawling grasslands and lofty mountains. Places of tourist interest here include the Botanical Gardens, Centenary Rose Park, Rose Garden, Lake, Government Museum, Deer Park and Doddabetta. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 03: Ooty – Kodaikanal

After breakfast check-out from the hotel and drive to the scenic hill station of Kodaikanal; on arrival check-in into hotel. Day is at leisure. Overnight stay is at Kodaikanal.

 

Day 04: Kodaikanal

After breakfast, proceed for a local sightseeing tour of Kodaikanal. Kodaikanal, at a distance of 120 km from Madurai, lies on the southern crust of the Palani Hills. The town is centered-around the star shaped Kodai Lake covering an area of sixty acres. Kodaikanal has thickly wooded slopes, well laid out stroll paths through picturesque landscapes, gorgeous waterfalls and steep rocky drops. Places of tourist interest include the Lake, Solar Physical Observatory, Bryant Park, Coaker’s Walk, Kurunji Andavar Temple, Green Valley View, Pillar Rocks and Shembaganur Natural History Museum.  Overnight stay at hotel.

 

Day 05: Kodaikanal – Thekkady

After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Thekkady (04 Hrs Drive), on arrival check into the hotel. Proceed for the sightseeing tour of Thekkady – one of the world’s most fascinating wild life reserves. The Periyar wild life sanctuary in Thekkady is spread across 777 sq km of which 360 sq km is thick ever green forest. Noted for its geomorphology, diversity of wild life and scenic beauty, the sanctuary was declared a Tiger Reserve in 1978. Optional activities like Boating at Periyar Lake, Spice Plantation visit and Elephant Ride can be done at an extra cost. Overnight stay is arranged in Thekkady.

Day 06: Thekkady – Gavi

After breakfast check out from the hotel and proceed to Gavi. Spread across the beauty of Periyar Tiger Reserve, Gavi is a quiet, beautiful and pristine forest haven. It is at 3400 ft above MSL. These evergreen forests are abundant with magnificent Wildlife including the tiger, elephants, leopards, bears, Indian gaur, sambar, barking & Mouse deers, lion tailed macaque, other varieties of monkeys, Nilgiri Marten and a lot more. Enjoy the trekking with experienced guides. Overnight stay is arranged at Gavi.

 

Day 07: Gavi – Munnar

After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Munnar (04 Hrs drive) on arrival check into the hotel. Spend the day at leisure. Overnight stay is arranged in Munnarmunnar-hill-station Weekend Tour Packages

 

Day 08: Munnar

After breakfast spend the day with local sightseeing. Situated at the confluence of three mountain streams – Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundale, Munnar is 1600 Meter above sea level. This majestic hill station was once the summer resort of the British government in South India. Local sightseeing of Munnar includes visit to Mattupetty Dam, Kundale Lake and Echo point. Afternoon proceed to Rajamalai were the rarest species of mountain goat, “Nilgiri Thars”, can be spotted. Overnight stay is arranged at Munnar.

 

Day 09: Munnar – Alleppey

After breakfast checkout from the hotel and proceed to Alleppey, an important backwater destination attracting thousands of tourists every year, who come all the way to enjoy Alleppey for what it offers. Referred to as the “VeniceMunnar Weekend Tour Packages from chennai of the East”, the place is home to diverse animal and bird life. Alleppey is also famous for its beaches, marine products, coir industry and boat races. A singularity of this land is the region called “KUTTANAD” – a land of lush paddy fields referred to as the rice bowl of Kerala and one of the few places in the world where farming is done below sea level. Overnight stay is at Alleppey.

 

Day 10: Alleppey – Mararikulam Beach – Alleppey

After breakfast proceed for local sightseeing in and around Mararikulam – Marari offers endless miles of superb sand beaches flanked with swaying palms, where you can experience the local charm and the traditional Kerala Hospitality at its best. Overnight stay is arranged in Alleppey.
Day 11: Kumarakom (Overnight House Boat)

After a refreshing breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Kumarakom. Set out on an enchanting overnight backwater cruise in traditionally decorated houseboats. Check in time is 01:00 PM and cruise starts with lunch. While cruising in these floating luxury-villas, let your eyes settle for the rare and the unusual – skim past Chinese fishing nets, bowed-down paddy fields, and local inhabitants engaged in making coir products, rustic homes, and ancient temples and swaying coconut groves. Food will be served onboard. Overnight stay in the houseboat

 

Day 12: Kumarakom – Cochin

After a refreshing breakfast served onboard, check out from the houseboat and drive to Cochin. Spend the afternoon with local sightseeing in and around Cochin – the “Queen of Arabian Sea”, this is one of the finest natural harbors in the World and was one of the major centers for commerce and trade with British, Chinese, Portugese, Dutch, etc. Sightseeing attractions in Cochin include Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue, Jewish Street, St. Francis Church and Chinese Fishing Nets. Overnight stay is arranged in Cochin.

 

Day 13: Cochin Departure Transfer

Morning, after breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Cochin airport for your flight back home, feeling contented about a wonderful holiday you spent in the “God’s Own Country”.

Delightful South Indian Vacation Tour Package

Delightful South Indian vacation

Delightful South Indian Vacation Tour Package

 

Places Covered: Chennai – Mahabalipuram – Covelong – Pondicherry – Tanjore – Madurai – Kodaikkanal – Periyar – Cochin

Days:14 Nights/15 Days

 

Package Itinerary

Day 02:

After a refreshing breakfast embark on an exciting sightseeing tour of Mahabalipuram. The historic town of Mahabalipuram, famous for its stone carvings, is situated on the shores of Bay of Bengal, 58 km south of Chennai. Once a thriving port city under the Pallava Empire this UNESCO world heritage site has many rock-cut monuments dating from 7th – 9th century AD. Places of tourist interest include the Shore Temples, Arjuna’s Penance, Krishnamandapam, Mandapams, Rathas, Crocodile Farm, Covelong beach, and Thirukkazhukundram. Return for an overnight at the hotel.

Day 03:

After an early morning breakfast check-out from the hotel and drive to Pondicherry (115 km, 2 ½ hr drive); on arrival check-in into hotel. Day is at your disposal to enjoy at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.

 

Day 04:

Following breakfast, proceed for a local sightseeing tour of Pondicherry. Pondicherry, known as ‘The French Riviera of the East’, was a French colony until it was integrated into India as a Union territory in 1954. The town still

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remarkably preserves its French heritage in its many colonial monuments, cuisines, language, customs and traditions. Places of tourist interest include the Sree Aurobindo Ashram, Auroville, The French Institute and the Raj Nivas. Overnight at the hotel.

 

Day 05:

Depart for Tanjore (180 km, 3 ½ hr drive) after an early morning breakfast at the hotel; on arrival check-in into hotel. Rest of the day is at your disposal to expend at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.

 

Day 06:

After a refreshing breakfast embark on a whole day sightseeing tour of Tanjore. Tanjore, was once the imperial capital of the Cholas, a dynasty that ruled over South India, parts of Sri Lanka, and the Maldives Islands for four

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Tanjavur-brahdeeshwar – Big Temple

centuries (900 – 1300 AD). These mighty emperors were great patrons of art, architecture, music and literature. During their reign countless magnificent temples were built all over the kingdom including many great ones in their capital city of Tanjore.  The prime attraction of Tanjore is the imposing Brihadeeswara Temple built by king Rajaraja Chola in A.D 1010 – now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Places of tourist interest include Sri Brahadeeswara Temple, Palace, Art Gallery, Saraswathy Mahal Library, Schwartz Church, Thirukandiyur, Thiruvalyaru, and Kumbakonam. Return for an overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 07:

After breakfast check-out from the hotel and drive to Madurai (180 km, 3 ½ hr drive); on arrival check-in into hotel. Rest of the day is at your disposal to enjoy at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 08:

Following a filling breakfast proceed for a whole day sightseeing tour of Madurai. The temple town of Madurai, situated on the banks of river Vaigai, is one of the most ancient cities in India with a history dating back to the pre-Christian times. It was the imperial capital of the Pandyan Empire in the 14th Century AD. Madurai was the seat of Tamil learning and the last of the Tamil Sangams (Academies) was held here nearly 2000 years ago. Places of tourist interest include the imposing Meenakshi Temple, Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, Gandhi Museum, Vaigai Dam, Thirupparankundrum, Athisayam Water Theme Park, Azhagar Koil and the Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam. Return for an overnight at the hotel.

 

Day 09:

After the morning breakfast check-out from Hotel and drive to Kodaikanal (125 km, 3 ½ hr drive); on arrival check-in into hotel. Rest of the day is at your disposal to expend at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.

 

Day 10:

After the morning breakfast embark on a day-long sightseeing tour of Kodaikanal. Kodaikanal, at a distance of 120 km from Madurai, lies on the southern crust of the Palani Hills. The town is centered-around the star shaped Kodai Lake covering an area of sixty acres. Kodaikanal has thickly wooded slopes, well laid out stroll paths through picturesque landscapes, gorgeous waterfalls and steep rocky drops. Places of tourist interest include the Lake, Solar Physical Observatory, Bryant Park, Coaker’s Walk, Kurunji Andavar Temple, Green Valley View, Pillar Rocks and Shembaganur Natural History Museum.  Return for an overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 11:

After an early morning breakfast check-out from the hotel and drive to Thekkady (160 km, 4 ½ hr drive); on arrival check-in into hotel. Rest of the day is at your disposal to enjoy at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.

 

Day 12:

After a refreshing breakfast at the hotel, proceed for an exciting 2 hr long trekking session. Afternoon your will be taken for a Spice Plantation visit. Cultural programs will be organized to add a further dash of color to your evening. Overnight at the hotel.

 

Day 13:

Early in the morning, before breakfast, proceed for a boat cruise through the scenic Periyar Lake. Return to the hotel for a refreshing breakfast; after which you will be taken for an elephant-back ride (subject to availability). The Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, spread over 777 sq. km. including 360 sq. km of dense evergreen forest tract, is one of the most fascinating wildlife reserves in Kerala. Declared a Tiger Reserve in 1978, the sanctuary is noted for its geomorphology, abundance of wildlife and abounding scenic beauty. Overnight at the hotel.

 

Day 14:

After breakfast check-out from the hotel and drive to Cochin (200 km, 05 hr drive); on arrival check-in into hotel. Afternoon embark on an exciting sightseeing tour of Cochin. Cochin, popularly known as the ‘Queen of Arabian Sea’, is the cosmopolitan commercial capital of Kerala. Cochin boasts of a rich historic legacy as a prime hub of trade and commerce dating from the pre-colonial times. Visit the 16th century Dutch palace with beautiful murals, the oldest Jewish Synagogue in the commonwealth countries, St. Francis Church – the oldest European church in India housing the tomb of Vasco Da Gama, and the 10 m high Chinese Fishing Nets that dot the Fort Cochin beach. Return for an overnight stay at the hotel.

 

Day 15:

After brakefast checkout from the hotel and drive to cochin airport for your onward journey.