Explore South Chennai

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The first major destination in the package is Mahabalipura, a stellar location which is famous for its edifices of Dravidian art and architecture. The guided tour of the rock cut temples built by the Kings of Pallava Dynasty and other attractions of the region over two days will be a fresh start, claims the company.
The next leg of the tour takes guests to the beach destination Pondicherry, the erstwhile French Colony of the region, which is a prime example of mixing cultures and great architecture. Tourists get to savour the colonial ambience combined with the rich Tamil culture while being engaged in Katamaran (fishing-raft) rides, fishing, swimming, and sightseeing.

Day 1 (CHENNAI)
Arrive at Chennai and check-into your hotel. After that 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 Ambika Empire.Mahabalipuram.

Day 2 (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 at Grand Bay.

Day 3 (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 Grand Bay.

Day 4 (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 Atithi.

Day 5 (KUMBAKONAM)
Kumbakonam is a sacred spot known for its 4 large great temples dedicated to,
1) Sarangapani
2) Kumbeswarar
3) Brahma and
4) Nageswarar. Around Kumbakonam there are all the Navagraha Temples (Planetary Temples). Visit temples and stay over night at Paradise Resort.

Day 6 (KUMBAKONAM)
Today Morning after breakfast visit temples. Stay over night at Paradise Resort.
A village walk with a village temple visit and village school visit are complimentary. A peeping into a village house seeing the hutment and trying out a kolam in a village house by a guests would be memorable experiences. Also a bullock cart ride around the village and a cooking demonstration in the property would also be something the guests would cherish.

Day 7 (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 Ideal.

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 GRT.

Day 9 (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 Abad.Spice Plantation.

Day 10 (PERIYAR)
Today morning you can go to see the rare species of plantations and animals. Afternoon visit spice plantation like cardamom, Pepper, Coffee, and tea estate etc… On way back to Hotel you could stop the local market and pick up some fragrant spices. Overnight stay at hotel Abad.

Day 11 (KUMARAKOM)
Today morning Drive to Kumarakom and embark on your private houseboat and cruise.
On arrival check into a Traditional Houseboat of Kerala Style and cruise through the backwaters is the fabulous way to explore the fascinating beauty of the backwaters. Stay overnight in Houseboat – PremiumCochin.

Day 12 (COCHIN)
Today morning Drive to cochin. Here you can see the St Francis Church, the oldest Church in India, 500 year old Portuguese Houses, Chinese fishing nets, 16th century Synagogue, Jew Town and Mattancherry Palace, built by Portuguese, this Palace contains some of India’s most beautiful murals. Evening go for shopping. Overnight at Hotel Casino.Casino Hotel

Day 13 (COCHIN)
Relax in the hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel Casino.

Day 14 (DEPARTURE)
Morning after breakfast departure transfer to Cochin Airport for your onward journey.

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The first major destination in the package is Mahabalipura, a stellar location which…

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Description

The first major destination in the package is Mahabalipura, a stellar location which is famous for its edifices of Dravidian art and architecture. The guided tour of the rock cut temples built by the Kings of Pallava Dynasty and other attractions of the region over two days will be a fresh start, claims the company.
The next leg of the tour takes guests to the beach destination Pondicherry, the erstwhile French Colony of the region, which is a prime example of mixing cultures and great architecture. Tourists get to savour the colonial ambience combined with the rich Tamil culture while being engaged in Katamaran (fishing-raft) rides, fishing, swimming, and sightseeing.

Day 1 (CHENNAI)
Arrive at Chennai and check-into your hotel. After that 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 Ambika Empire.Mahabalipuram.

Day 2 (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 at Grand Bay.

Day 3 (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 Grand Bay.

Day 4 (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 Atithi.

Day 5 (KUMBAKONAM)
Kumbakonam is a sacred spot known for its 4 large great temples dedicated to,
1) Sarangapani
2) Kumbeswarar
3) Brahma and
4) Nageswarar. Around Kumbakonam there are all the Navagraha Temples (Planetary Temples). Visit temples and stay over night at Paradise Resort.

Day 6 (KUMBAKONAM)
Today Morning after breakfast visit temples. Stay over night at Paradise Resort.
A village walk with a village temple visit and village school visit are complimentary. A peeping into a village house seeing the hutment and trying out a kolam in a village house by a guests would be memorable experiences. Also a bullock cart ride around the village and a cooking demonstration in the property would also be something the guests would cherish.

Day 7 (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 Ideal.

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 GRT.

Day 9 (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 Abad.Spice Plantation.

Day 10 (PERIYAR)
Today morning you can go to see the rare species of plantations and animals. Afternoon visit spice plantation like cardamom, Pepper, Coffee, and tea estate etc… On way back to Hotel you could stop the local market and pick up some fragrant spices. Overnight stay at hotel Abad.

Day 11 (KUMARAKOM)
Today morning Drive to Kumarakom and embark on your private houseboat and cruise.
On arrival check into a Traditional Houseboat of Kerala Style and cruise through the backwaters is the fabulous way to explore the fascinating beauty of the backwaters. Stay overnight in Houseboat – PremiumCochin.

Day 12 (COCHIN)
Today morning Drive to cochin. Here you can see the St Francis Church, the oldest Church in India, 500 year old Portuguese Houses, Chinese fishing nets, 16th century Synagogue, Jew Town and Mattancherry Palace, built by Portuguese, this Palace contains some of India’s most beautiful murals. Evening go for shopping. Overnight at Hotel Casino.Casino Hotel

Day 13 (COCHIN)
Relax in the hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel Casino.

Day 14 (DEPARTURE)
Morning after breakfast departure transfer to Cochin Airport for your onward journey.

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Days : 14 | Nights : 13


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