South India Discovery-A Private 08 Day Tour From Cochin To Chennai

Duration: 8 days
Destination: India, Kerala, Kochi
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  • 8 days
  • Kochi
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Overview

South India is known for wonderful lush hill towns, bustling attractive cities, mesmerizing backwaters, exotic wildlife, and serene lake towns. This wonderful tour, spanning 7 nights and 8 days offers you a chance to explore and experience the states of Kerala & Tamil Nadu. During your travels, you will experience popular attractions found in Cochin, Kumarakom, Periyar, Madurai, and Chennai.

Highlights
• Chinese fishing nets.

• Spice Plantations at Thekkady

• Meenakshi Temple at Madurai

• Temples of Kanchipuram

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Cochin

Pass By: Kochi, Kerala, India
Garlanding on arrival with meeting and assistance at the airport. Our representative will meet to welcome and escort you by a private chauffeur driven transport to the Hotel. Whilst the room keys and check-in is organized, our representative will also hand over the “Welcome Folder” documents and brief you the tour program.


Stop At: Mattancherry Palace, Mattancherry, Kochi, Kerala 682002, India
Afternoon city tour of Cochin visiting Dutch Palace, built by the Portuguese known for its murals depicting scenes from the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, and dresses and palanquins used by Cochin's erstwhile rulers; Koonan Kurishu Shrine which is a small chapel, Jewish Synagogue which has a number of copper plates inscribed in the Hebrew script; Fort Kochi, St Francis Church, the oldest one to be constructed by Europeans in India; Santa Cruz Basilica with a beautifully painted ceiling, and, Chinese Fishing Nets near the harbor's entrance of Cochin. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration: 3 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight stay at 3 star hotel.

Day 2: Cochin - Kumarakom

Pass By: Kumarakom, Kumarakom, Kottayam District, Kerala
After breakfast depart by surface to Kumarakom, On arrival check-in at Hotel.


Stop At: Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Kumarakom India
On arrival visit to the Kumarakom bird sanctuary where you will be lifted with the amusing view of the colorful birds and the sweet twittering that fills the air. Later return back on time to the hotel, freshen up and relax for some time. Later go for a sunset cruise (optional) or sit leisurely on the Vembanad Lakeside and enjoy the marvelous beauty of the backwater. Overnight stay will be at the hotel in Kumarakom.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight stay at 3 star hotel.


Day 3: Kumarakom Sightseeing

Stop At: Kumarakom, Kerala, India
Full day free for independent activities. Overnight at Hotel.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight stay at 3 star hotel.

Day 4: Kumarakom to Thekkady

Pass By: Thekkady, Thekkady, Idukki District, Kerala
After breakfast depart by surface to Thekkady, On arrival check-in at Hotel.


Stop At: Thekkady, Thekkady, Idukki District, Kerala
Thekkady, about 4 km from Kumili in Idukki district, central Kerala.The pride of Kerala and a testimony to nature's splendor and human innovation, the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is situated on the banks of the Periyar lake - an artificial lake, at Thekkady. Here the high ranges of the Western Ghats are clothed in dense evergreen, moist deciduous forests and savannah grasslands. Below this thick green canopy roam herds of elephants, sambars, tigers, gaurs, lion tailed macaques and Nilgiri langurs.In addition to elephant rides, cruises on the lake and treks to the ruined Mangaladevi temple - a beautiful old stone temple situated in the heart of the Thekkady forest, this sanctuary offers the unique opportunity to watch and photograph wild elephants at close quarters. Overnight at Hotel.

Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight stay at 3 star hotel.

Day 5: Thekkady to Madurai

Pass By: Madurai, Madurai, Madurai District, Tamil Nadu
After breakfast depart by surface to Madurai, On arrival check-in at Hotel.

Stop At: Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, Venmani Rd, Sellur, Madurai 625002 India
Afternoon the city tour visiting Meenakshi Temple - The focus of both Indian and international tourist attraction as well as one of the most important places of Hindu pilgrimage. Tirumalai Nayak Mahal, The Gandhi Museum, Koodal Alahagar Temple - This ancient shrine has Vishnu in sitting, standing and reclining postures one above the other. Other attractions include Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam and Pazhamudhirsolai. Overnight at Hotel.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight stay at 3 star hotel.

Day 6: Madurai to chennai (by Flight)

Pass By: Chennai (Madras), Chennai (Madras), Chennai District, Tamil Nadu
In time transfer to airport to board flight for Chennai, On arrival meeting and assistance by Special Holidays representative, welcome and escort you by private transport and then transfer to Hotel and assist with check-in Hotel.


Stop At: Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Kapaleesvarar Sannadhi Street Vinayaka Nagar Colony, Chennai (Madras) 600004 India
Afternoon city tour visiting, Kapaleeshwarar Temple: A masterpiece of Dravidian architecture, this ancient Shiva temple, is the biggest in Chennai. Fort St.George: Located on the seashore near the harbor, Fort St. George was built for the East India Co. in 1960 AD. Marina Beach: the pride of Chennai is the second longest beach in the World and has a wide sandy foreshore. Other attractions are Fort Museum and St. Mary's Church and Little Mount Shrine. Overnight at Hotel.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight stay at 3 star hotel.

Day 7: Chennai - Mahabalipuram - Kanchipuram - Chennai

Stop At: Mahabalipuram, Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu
Full day excursion of Mahabalipuram & Kanchipuram. Visiting Arjuna’s Penance. The magnificent Shore Temple, built by king Rajasimha in the seventh century, is a unique temple that houses the shrines of both Shiva and Vishnu while the Varaha Cave is a rock-cut mandapam with two incarnations of Vishnu—Varaha and Vamana—besides scenes of kings and queens. The Krishna Mandapam has a bas-relief of Lord Krishna lifting the Govardhan hill in his fingertips. Other important attractions of Mahabalipuram include the Mahishasuramardini Cave, Kotikal Mandapam, Ramanuja Mandapam, and the Dharmaraja Cave. Overnight at hotel
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight stay at 3 star hotel.

Day 8: Depart Chennai

Pass By: Chennai International Airport Bus Stop, Meenambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600027, India
In time transfer to the airport to board flight for your onward destination.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Inclusions
  • 7x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 7 nights
  • Private transportation
  • Pickup offered from airport, railway station, hotel or any pickup location
  • Daily hotel breakfast (If tour booked with option including hotels)
  • All Government taxes.
  • Room Plan [RB : Room + Breakfast]
  • Road taxes, parking fee, fuel charges etc as per the program.

Exclusions
  • Tips and gratuities.
  • Anything not mentioned in Inclusions.
  • Supplement charges during the new year and Christmas
  • If accommodation need to upgrades for 4-star or 5-star would be possible on additional cost.
  • Any monuments & camera fee at all entrances as applicable
  • Any Air / Train Fare
  • Entry/Admission - Mattancherry Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
  • Entry/Admission - Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Kapaleeshwarar Temple
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Departure Point

Cochin International Airport, Airport Rd, Kochi, Kerala 683111, India

Traveler pickup is offered

Airports

  • Cochin International Airport, Airport Rd, Kochi, Kerala 683111, India



Departure Time

8:00 AM


Return Details

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

8 days

If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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