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BEST OF SOUTHERN INDIA – 15 DAYS

"Explore India"


Program (15 Days)

  • 1

    Most of the flights reach Mumbai in the evening. Once you reach the facilitators greet you and help you check in the Hotel room.

  • 2

    Mumbai sightseeing: On this day well go-to Prince-of-Wales Museum. This museum has the best art, paintings, and archeological exhibits. After this, we’ll take to famous Dhobi Ghat. We’ll then break for Lunch. Post Lunch: We’ll drive up to Malabar Hills & then will continue to see. We’ll drive around Horniman Circle & visit Town Hall. We’ll visit the signature landmark and “Gateway of India” & we then come back to the Hotel.

  • 3

    Mumbai – Aurangabad. After checking out from the Hotel we’ll head to the airport where we’ll catch the first flight to the Aurangabad. Upon reaching our facilitators will receive you. A full day guided excursion of Ajanta caves. They were crafted by Buddhists Monks in 2nr Century. After exploring the Ajanta caves completely we’ll go to the hotel & take rest.

  • 4

    Aurangabad. We’ll start in the morning and will see a guided tour of the Ellora. There are some 34 caves in Ellora and any one of them is considered as a significant attraction in any part of the world. We’ll also see the Kailash Temple which is a Masterpiece. On the way back we’ll stay at Daulatabad Fort. After sightseeing, we’ll come back to the Hotel.

  • 5

    Aurangabad – Mumbai – Cochin. After an early morning check-out, we’ll drive to the airport. Then we’ll take the morning flight to Mumbai & connect the flight to Cochin. Then we check-in to the hotel. In the evening the, you will be picked up for a local theater to get an experience of Kathakali. After the dance performance, you’ll enjoy the food of Kerela.

  • 6

    Cochin: We start our guided tour of Cochin whose culture has been shaped by various European Influences. Our tour begins from Jewish Synagogue. We also go to Jew Street and see it antique stores and peddlers. After this we’ll go to St. Francis church. We then go ahead and see he Chinese fishing nets. After this, we’ll take a short tour of Fort Kochi & we’ll then be driven to Fort Kochi. We’ll then drive back to the hotel.

  • 7

    Cochin – Houseboat: We’ll check out from the Hotel and then move to backwaters. Here you’ll experience many fresh water canals, rivulets & lakes. Just relax and have a great time. You will be served the delicious Kerela cuisine. You can also take small excursions to small rural communities.

  • 8

    Houseboat-Thekkady (Periyar National Park): The houseboats or Kettuvalloms are a major attraction of the city. They were once the main way of transportation but with changing times they have become a major tourist attraction. We’ll take a ride of the Houseboat. They are 67-feet to 100-feet in length and are a very good way to tour. Throughout the day, we’ll enjoy the house-boat and then we’ll go back to our hotel our room.

  • 9

    Periyar: In the morning we’ll checkout of the hotel and we’ll drive to the Periyar National Park and a Tiger Reserve. Here we’ll see elephants as a major wild-life attraction. Here we’ll also see Gaur, Wild Pigs, Sambar, Barking Deer, and Mouse Deer. Besides, you’ll find here the primates and a large variety of birds from across the world. Then we’ll drive to Kumily, Cardamom Hill.

  • 10

    Periyar-Madurai: From Periyar, we’ll drive to Madurai. Here we’ll be greeted by the facilitators. Then we’ll go on an excursion to see the main sites of the city. The first place where we’ll visit is Sree Meenakshi Amman Temple. It is one of the most famous temples in South India. It extends in 6-hectares of land. From here we’ll move to Thirupparankundram Murugan Temple which is considered to be a Holy Temple. Then we’ll go ahead and see Gandhi Museum. We’ll then have our Lunch. Post-Lunch: We’ll then go ahead and see the Samanar Hills which were found by Jains. We’ll also see Koodal Azhagar Temple. Finally, we’ll go to Pazhamudir Solai and then we’ll go back to our Hotel room.

  • 11

    Madurai: This day we’ll continue our trip of Madurai and we’ll see Aayiram Kaal Mandapam and from there we’ll move to Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam. St. Mary’s Cathedral Church is one of the oldest churches in the region and has a marvelous architecture. Then we’ll have lunch. Post-Lunch: In the second half of the Lunch, we’ll go to Vaigai Dam & will then move to Noopura Gangai Ray Kaye Amman Temple. Another wonderful place to go is ISKCON Madurai, Sri Radha Mathurapati Temple.

  • 12

    Madurai – Chettinad: After check-out from Hotel we’ll go ahead and see the Chettinad mansion. It is famous for its opulence of materials & the remarkable design. After it, we’ll break for Lunch. Post-Lunch: In this session, we’ll have traditional lunch in Chettinad cuisine in which the lunch is served on the Banana leaf. We’ll travel to Karikudi which is the capital of Chettinad region. After strolling around the region we’ll go ahead and see the handloom weaving plant.

  • 13

    Chettinad – Tanjore – Trichy – Mahabalipuram: We check out from the Hotel & proceed to Tanjore. Here we’ll see Brihadeeshwara Temple, Gangikonda Cholapuram. We’ll see few other sites and will break for lunch. Post-Lunch: After this, we’ll move to Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple in Trichy and then we’ll go ahead and see Rockfort Temple & Jambukeshwarar Temple. We’ll then drive to Mahabalipuram. There we’ll see Arjuna’s Penance, Thirukadalmallai and other places.

  • 14

    Mahabalipuram: Throughout this day, we’ll see the various places in Mahabalipuram. Well, go-to Cave Temple, Shore Temple, Pancha Rathas, the massive bas-relief Descent of Ganges, and the eight Mandapams. We’ll break for lunch after it. Post-Lunch: We’ll mingle with the local fishing community & see the colorful boats. We’ll see the fishing nets, the fishes caught by them and their processes.

  • 15

    Mahabalipuram-Chennai: We’ll see the rest of the sites and then we’ll go to Chennai. In Chennai, we’ll see Kapaleeshwar Temple, Shirdi Sai Baba Temple, Thirumalai Thirupathi Devasthanam, and Sri Parthasarathy Temple. We’ll break for Lunch. Post-Lunch: In post lunch session we’ll go to Madras Crocodile Park, Express Avenue Mall. With his our trips come to an end & well go back to the Hotel Room for check-out.

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