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Southern India Spectacle
Duration : 12 Nights / 13 Days
Destinations Covered : Mumbai - Cochin - Periyar - Madurai - Chennai - Mysore - Hassan - Bangalore
Day 01: Mumbai
Arrive Mumbai. Welcome and assistance upon arrival at the airport. Later transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Mumbai
Morning free to relax and adjust to the time zone. Afternoon city tour of Mumbai visiting the Gateway of India built to commemorate the visit of King George V; Prince of Wales Museum; Crawford market; Dhobi Ghat. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 03: Mumabi - Cochin
After breakfast at the hotel transfer to airport for flight to Cochin. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel. Cochin - is great center of culture and learning. Visit one of the oldest Jewish Synagogues in the world, Dutch Mattancherry Palace, St. Francis Church, Chinese fishing nets. Cochin is also a rare blend of Hindus, Jewish, Christians and Muslims living together in perfect harmony for years.
Afternoon city tour of Cochin. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 04: Cochin
Morning backwater rides on the tranquil lagoons of Kerala. Enjoy the uninterrupted view of backwater life as your boat cruises slowly through these canals and lagoons. Afternoon free to explore the city on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 05: Cochin - Periyar
After breakfast at the hotel drive to Periyar ( Apprx.3 hours ). Upon arrival check in at the hotel. Periyar is a world famous wildlife park. It is famous for elephant reserve park. Periyar is spread out on an area of 300 square miles and one can see elephant herds as they come to lake.
Afternoon Game viewing at the Periyar Wildlife Reserve Park. View the wildlife by boat ride on river Perrier. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 06: Periyar
Full day game viewing at the park. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 07: Periyar - Madurai
After breakfast at the hotel drive to Madurai ( Apprx.3 hours ) . Upon arrival check in at the hotel. Madurai is situated in Southern Tamil Nadu on the banks of river Vaigai. It is more than 2500 years old and is an important cultural and commercial center.
Afternoon city tour ,visit the world famous "Meenakshi Temple" dedicated to the consort of Lord Shiva. Exquisite sculptures are to be found throughout the complex. The hall of thousand pillars is a museum of icons, photographs and illustrations. Visit Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 08: Madurai - Chennai
After breakfast at the hotel transfer to airport for flight to Chennai . Upon arrival transfer to the hotel. Chennai the capital of Tamil Nadu is the gateway to Southern India.
Afternoon city tour of Chennai ,visit St. Thomas' Cathedral named after St. Thomas-one of the apostle of Jesus Christ who has believed to arrive in this place. Te Marina beach, Mylapore temple. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 09: Chennai
Full day return trip by road to Mahablipuram and Kanchipuram.
Mahabalipuram - famous for its beautiful and romantic 7th century shore temples fine display of sculptures carved out of a huge rock. In this city of seven pagodas or rathis are models of Dravidian temples demonstrating multi pillared hall and sculptured walls of Hindu epic Mahabharatha.
Kanchipuram -One of the oldest cities of India date back to 2nd century BC. This former city of the Chola dynasty is famous for its beautifully architecture temples. Thousands of Hindu devotees can be seen performing the Puja (religious ceremonies) and the temples filling with the sounds of ancient Vedic chanting. Visit Ekambareswar, Kamakshi, baikuntha Perulamal temples. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 10: Chennai - Mysore
After breakfast at the hotel transfer to airport for flight to Bangalore. Arrive Bangalore and proceed to Mysore by road (Apprx.3 hours ). Visit enroute Srirangapatnam.
Srirangapatnam - the capital of Tipu Sultan who ruled southern India during the 18th century. Demolished by the British, it still has extensive ramparts and the dungeons where Tippu heldmany British Officers. Nearby is the Darai Daulatbagh (Tippu's summer palace) and the Gumbaz (Tippu's mausoleum). Upon arrival check -in at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 11: Mysore - Hassan
After breakfast at the hotel city tour of Mysore.
Mysore, the imperial city, was the erstwhile capital of the Wodeyars. Also known as the city of Palaces, Mysore has never failed to mesmerise the tourists with its quaint charm, rich heritage, magnificent palaces, beautifully laid-out gardens, imposing buildings, broad shady avenues and sacred temples.
After lunch drive to Hassan (Apprx.2 hours ) visiting enroute the ancient temples of Belur and Halebid. These medieval period temples built by the Hoysala kings depicts the tales from Hindu mythology on intricately carved sculptures Arrive Hassan and check-in at the hotel.Overnight at the hotel.
Day 12: Hassan - Bangalore
After breakfast at the hotel drive to Banglore ( Apprx.4 hours ). Arrive Banglore and check-in at the hotel. Bangalore is called the 'Garden City' with its tree-lined avenues, parks, gardens and lakes that attract people from all over World. Bangalore has more than 400 gardens spread across the length and breadth of the city. Despite the rapid industrialization of the city, it manages to retain its quintessential old-world charm.
Afternoon city tour ,visit Lal Bagh Botanical Gardens, Cariappa Park, Cubbon Park, Bangalore Palace, The Bull Temple. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 13: Bangalore - Mumbai
After breakfast at the hotel transfer to airport for flight to Mumbai, Upon arrival further connect flight for your onward destination / Optional Extension tour.
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