Duration: 13 Nights / 14 Days Places Covered: Madras - Trichy - Madurai
- Trivandrum - Cochin - Bangalore - Mysore - Madras Day 01: Madras
Madras. Transfer to Hotel. Overnight Madras.
Day 02: Mahabalipuram - Kanchipuram
Full day tour of Mahabalipuram & Kanchipuram. The city of Mahabalipuram
is famous for the seven pagodas. Here on the seashore is an interesting group
of ancient rock hewn temples which are the examples of Dravidian style of Architecture.
Day 03: Madras
Morning city tour. Visit the Museum to see the Art and Bronze Gallery (Closed
on Fridays and Public holidays). Drive through the Flower and Fruit market,
High court, Fort museum, Marina Beach, Santhome Cathedral and snake park. Check-out
at 1200 hrs from the hotel. Late evening transfer to rail-station for Madurai
night train. Night on board train.
Day 04: Madurai
Morning arrive Madurai and transfer to hotel. Afternoon visit the great Meenakshi
Temple dedicated to the consort of Lord Shiva with its towering gopurams (rising
high above the surrounding country side). Later, visit the Tirumala Nayak Palace
- A gracious building in the Indo saracenic style, famous for the Stucco work
on its domes & arches. Also visit the Alagar Hills and Tirupara Kundran
Rock temple. Afternoon free. Overnight Madurai.
Day 05: Madurai - Periyar
drive to Periyar National Park. Set up in 1934,it extends to 777 square kms
& forms part of the high mountain ranges, the Western Ghats. Wild life can
be seen while cruising on Periyar Lake in a motor boat. Amongst the animals
which can be seen are elephants, wild boar, sambar, tiger, leopard, wild dog,
langur monkeys, etc. Overnight Periyar.
Day 06: Periyar - Trivandrum
Drive to Trivandrum viewing the scenic beauty enroute. Kerala is lush green
and is full of lakes and water. Overnight Trivandrum.
Day 07: Trivandrum
Day free in Trivandrum or optional tours to Cape Comorin or nearby places like
Kovalam beach, etc.
Day 08: Trivandrum - Cochin
Morning drive to Cochin visiting the Kerala villages enroute.
Day 09: Cochin - Bangalore
tour of Cochin. Cochin is the natural harbour created by the famed underwater
Malabar mud-banks whose quality ensures that the rougher the seas are outside
the calmer the waters are within the Harbour. Vasco-de-Gama placed it on the
world map. Night on board.
Day 10: Bangalore
Morning arrive Bangalore and transfer to hotel. Afternoon city tour. In this
Garden City - visit the Lal Bagh with a variety of old trees, fountains, lotus
pools, terraces & an assortment of tropical and sub-tropical herbs. Also
see the Maharaja's Palace & Government Buildings. Overnight Bangalore.
Day 11: Bangalore - Mysore
Morning drive to Mysore. Afternoon free. Overnight Mysore.
Day 12: Mysore
visit the palace of the Maharaja built in 1911 - 1912. The palace is of harmonious
syntheses of the Hindu and saracenic styles of architecture with archways, domes,
turrets, colonnades and sculptures which are magnificent. Visit the Art Gallery;
drive upto Chamundi hill to see Chamundeshwari Temple and a panoramic view of
Mysore. On the way back, see the Nandi Bull. Afternoon free. Overnight Mysore.
Day 13: Mysore - Madras
Morning free. Transfer to rail-station for Madras train. Arrive Madras &
transfer to hotel.
Day 14: Transfer to airport. End of our services.
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