Magicla 20 Days of South India

Magicla 20 Days of South India TOUR

Duration: 19 Nights / 20 Days.
Destinations: Chennai / Mahabalipuram / Kanchipuram / Pondicherry / Thanjavur / Trichy / Madurai / Munnar / Thekkady / Kumarakom / Cochin / Alleppey / Kovalam / Trivandrum.


MAGICAL 20 DAYS SOUTH INDIA TOUR.

If you are looking for a holiday to relax and rejuvenate your tired mind and soul then book this 20 Days South India Tour. The tour takes you to some of the most beautiful regions in the southern part of India which are extremely gorgeous. It weaves together gems like Chennai, Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram, Pondicherry,Thanjavur, Trichy, Madurai, Munnar, Thekkady, Kumarakom, Cochin, Alleppey, Kovalam and Trivandrum. South India is all about blissful cultures, emerald landscapes, serene backwaters, beautiful houseboats, lip-smacking food and pristine beaches. The tour lets you explore the most vivid facets of nature which are still untouched by the glitz and glamour of the outside world. Also, take the pleasure of staying at the traditional houseboats which are no less than a five star hotel with all modern amenities. From family vacationers to newlyweds, the tour is ideal for all. Partake in this tour now and unearth the beauty residing in South India.

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Day 01: Arrive Chennai.
Welcome to Colourful India. On arrival at the airport, you will be greeted by our representative and transferred to the hotel for 01 night stay. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 02: Chennai - Mahabalipuram (52 Km).
After breakfast, enjoy a tour of Chennai. Visit the St. Thomas’ Cathedral which houses the grave of St. Thomas the Apostle, the Bronze Museum and Mylapore Temple. Later drive to Mahabalipuram. Check into the hotel for 03 nights stay.
Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 03: Mahabalipuram.
Enjoy breakfast at hotel and later visit Mahabalipuram, ‘the city of the seven pagodas’. Witness the breathtaking 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. Rest of the day is free for leisure.
Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 04: Mahabalipuram – Kanchipuram – Mahabalipuram.
After breakfast, enjoy an excursion to Kanchipuram. This 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.
Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 05: Mahabalipuram – Pondicherry drive (110 Km).
Enjoy breakfast and take a drive to Pondicherry, which is the next pearl weaved into this 20 Days South India Tour. It is also known as "The French Riviera of the East". On arrival, check into the hotel for 01 night.
Later visit Arabindo Ashram, Pondicherry Museum and Auroville. Located 10 kms north of Pondicherry town, Auroville is envisioned as a universal town where people from different nationalities, faiths and beliefs can live in peace and harmony.
Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 06: Pondicherry - Thanjavur drive (170 Km).
After breakfast, drive to Thanjavur. Upon arrival, check into hotel for 01 night stay.
In the afternoon, you will visit Brahadishwara Temple (The Big Temple) which is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Also explore Saraswathi Mahal Library, one of the oldest libraries in Asia with over 49,000 volumes.
Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 07: Thanjavur - Madurai drive (188 km) via Trichy.
After breakfast, drive to Madurai. En-route visit Trichy. Explore the famous Rock Fort which was built on 84 m high rock in the centre of town in about 1660. You will also visit a Shiva and Ganesha temple. Enjoy a wonderful view of the surroundings from the top. Continue drive to Madurai. Upon arrival, check into the hotel for 02 nights stay.
Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 08: Madurai.
After breakfast, get ready to explore Minakshi Temple which stands today as one of the India's greatest cultural and architectural landmarks. It was originally built by the early Pandya King Kulasekara. It is also one of the greatest Shiva Temples of Tamil Nadu. Also, enjoy a visit to the Tirumalai Nayaka Palace built in 1636 in the Indo-Mughal style. Evening at leisure.
Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 09: Madurai - Munnar drive (150 Km)
Breakfast at hotel and drive to Munnar. Check into hotel for 02 night stay. 

This is where you fill your holidays with quiet moments at 1600 meters above sea level. Relax amidst the cool stillness of thirty odd estates fanning out across the expanse of the hills. Leisure and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 10: Munnar.
Breakfast at hotel and get ready for a sightseeing tour to Munnar which Includes Pothamedu offering an excellent view of Tea, coffee and vcardamom plantations; Devikulam, an idyllic hill station with its velvet lawns, exotic flora and fauna; Pallivasal, the venue of the first Hydro Electric Project in Kerala; Mattupetty, the highly specialized dairy farm; and Eravikulam National Park.
Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 11: Munnar – Thekkady drive.
After Breakfast, proceed to Thekkady. On arrival by noon, check in at the hotel. The most renowned destination at Thekkady is the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Here is the natural habitat of Elephant, tiger, bison, spotted and samba deer, gaur, etc. The sanctuary is open throughout the year. In the evening, enjoy game viewing by motorized boat at Periyar Lake.
Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 12: Thekkady - Kumarkom drive.
After Breakfast, drive to Kumarkom and check in at hotel, for 01 night stay.
The panoramic backwaters here offer an ideal retreat to enjoy nature at its best. In the afternoon visit the bird sanctuary here that spreads across 14 acres. It is a favorite haunt of migratory birds and an ornithologist's paradise. Also explore the beauty of Vembanad Lake in Kumarakom. This lake is famous for its exceptional scenic beauty, lush green surroundings and exciting boat cruises.
Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 13: Kumarakom.
Day free for self exploration of the beautiful surroundings. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 14: Kumarkom - Cochin drive.
Morning drive to Cochin. Upon arrival, check in at hotel for 01 night.
in the afternoon, enjoy a sightseeing tour in Cochin to 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. See St. Francis Church built in 1503 by Portuguese. This is the first European church built in India. Optional : Evening enjoy the Kathkali dance performance.
Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 15: Cochin - Alleppey drive.
Morning drive to Alleppey. Upon arrival, check in at hotel for 01 night.
Later you will board in a boat {Canoe} of Kerala style and enjoy the boat ride through the backwaters. The backwaters in Alleppey, houses a variety of fauna, flora and marine life. On the way you will see various local activities of the people living along the backwaters and also visit some of the tourist places on the way. Boating is the fabulous way to explore the fascinating beauty of the backwaters in Alleppey.
Overnight stay at the houseboat.

Day 16: 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. End the day by relaxing on the beautiful beaches. 
Overnight stay at the houseboat.

Day 17: Kovalam 
Day is free for self exploration and relaxation at the Beach of Varkala.

Day 18: Kovalam.
Day is free for self exploration and relaxation at the Beach of Varkala.

Day 19: Kovalam
Day is free for self exploration and relaxation at the Beach of Varkala.

Day 20: Kovalam - Trivandrum drive (50 Km) & flight to onward journey.
Today you will be transferred to Trivandrum airport to board a flight for your onward journey.

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