15 Days South India Tour

15 Days South India Tour TOUR

Duration: 14 Nights / 15 Days
Destinations: Chennai / Mahabalipuram / Kanchipuram / Vellore / Bangalore / Mysore / Ooty / Cochin / Thekkady / Alleppey / Kovalam / Trivandrum. 

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Day 01: Abroad – Chennai 
Welcome to Colourful India. On arrival at Airport you will be received by our representative and assisted to your hotel. Overnight at hotel. 

Day 02: Chennai – Mahabalipuram – Chennai 
After breakfast city tour (2/ 3 hrs) and later day excursion to Mahabalipuram (52 Km) - ‘the city of the seven pagodas’. Witness the breath-taking display of the pagodas or “rathas”, the “Penance of Bhagirata,” the world’s largest bas-relief in stone and the only shore temple, dedicated to both Vishnu and Shiva in its sanctum. Evening drive back to Chennai and overnight at hotel. 

Day 03: Chennai – Kanchipuram – Vellore - Bangalore drive (350 Km)   
Morning after breakfast drive to Bangalore, en-route visit Kanchipuram - Kanchipuram, the city of 1000 temples is one among the 7 most sacred pilgrim centers of the Hindus. The city was the capital of the early Cholas till the 2nd century BC and a Pallava capital between the 6th & 8th centuries. And Vellore Golden Temple. Later continue drive to Bangalore, check into hotel for 01 night stay. Leisure and overnight at hotel.  

Day 04: Bangalore – Mysore drive (143 Km) 
After breakfast visit Tipu Sultan's Palace, SKCON Temple and drive past Vidhana Soudha. Later drive to Mysore, check into hotel for 02 nights stay. Relax and overnight at hotel. 

Day 05: Mysore   
Breakfast at hotel and visit Mysore Palace, Chamundi Hills, St. Philomena's Church & Big Bull. Evening visit the spectacular Brindavan Gardens. Relax and overnight at hotel. 

Day 06: Mysore – Ooty drive (125 Km)  
Morning breakfast at hotel and drive to Ooty, check into hotel for 02 nights stay. Day at free for on own and overnight at hotel. 

Day 07: Ooty 
After breakfast visit Botanical Gardens, Fernhill Place, St. Stephen Church and Ooty Mountain Railway. Overnight at hotel. 

Day 08: Ooty – Cochin drive (280 Km) 
After early breakfast at hotel and drive to Cochin, check into hotel for 01 night stay.  
Evening visit Kathkali dance performance (optional).   

Day 09: Cochin – Thekkady drive (150 Km)  
Morning after breakfast city tour. The sightseeing shows you the prominent landmark of Cochin viz. Jewish Synagogue constructed in 1568. This is the oldest synagogue in the Commonwealth. Known for mid 18th century hand painted willow pattered floor tiles from China, ancient scripts on copper plates etc. Visit the “Dutch Palace” with its wonderful murals depicting the entire story of the Ramayana and Mahabharata on its walls.

Later drive to Thekkady, on arrival check in at the hotel. The most renowned destination is the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary at Thekkady. Here is the natural habitat of Elephant, tiger, bison, spotted and samba deer, gaur, etc. The sanctuary is open throughout the year. Evening Game viewing by motorized boat at Periyar Lake. Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 10: Thekkady – Alleppey drive (185 Km) (House Boat) 
After breakfast at the Resort, transfer to the Kerala Traditional House Boat.(Kettuvallam)  The houseboats of Kerala offer exquisite holidays experiences.  Every Kettuvallam (house boat) has a drawing cum dining room; a bath attached bedroom, sit-out, sundeck and kitchenette. The water-web slowly open ups at its secrets to you, lush paddy field, pregnant palms, singing Siberian ducks.  This will be your memorable experience. House boat will cruise through the Vembanad Lake and canals to Alleppey. Visit includes Pathiramanal, Champakulam Church, R & L Block Kayal etc. Overnight at the House Boat. 

Day 11: Alleppey – Kovalam drive 
After your breakfast, disembark from House boat and proceed to Kovalam. Upon arrival check-in to your hotel. Later enjoy sightseeing in Trivandrum, visit Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple, Napier museum and Sri Chitra Art Gallery and relax on the beautiful beaches. Overnight at Kovalam.

Day 12: Kovalam
Day at leisure to relax on the beach. Overnight at hotel.

Optional : Day excursion trip to Kanyakumari, visit Kanyakumari temple, Gandhi Memorial, Vivekananda Rock Memorial and Thiruvalluvar Statue. Evening drive back to Kovalam.

Day 13: Kovalam
Day at leisure to relax on the beach. Overnight at hotel.

Day 14: Kovalam
Day at leisure to relax on the beach. Overnight at hotel.

Day 15: Kovalam – Trivandrum & flight to Onward Journey 
Today you will be transferred to Trivandrum airport for flight to onward journey. 

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