Cultural South India with Goa
Places to Visit: Chennai - Madurai - Periyar - Kumarakom - Cochin - Goa - Mumbai
South India exhibits rich culture and heritage. This is the land of temples and has witnessed the cultivation of the primitive art forms. One can find extremely built temples which are architectural wonders. This trip will take you to the state of Karnataka which has many of the ancient temples. The old cities of Chalukya dynasty in southern India like Hospet, Pattadakal, Aihole and Badami. Here one finds that ancient culture and tradition is well preserved till this twenty-first century. One is amazed to find the gusto with which the local people safeguard the tradition of the place. Here one can find the amazing architectures of the rock temples. The walls of the temples are stone carved and these often describe ancient legends and even ancient dance forms. One can find many ruins here and even these ruins depict the glorious past.Goa has many sun- kissed beaches and is crowded with tourists from all over the world. Church, local festivals museums and amazing ambience make it a world class tourist destination. You can also stay at the beaches in tents or in luxurious resorts providing world class facilities.
Day 01: Arrival - Madras
Meeting with our representative for assistance at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Afternoon, sightseeing tour of Madras city. Overnight will be at the hotel.
Day 02: Madras
Full day excursion to Mahabalipuram & Kanchipuram. Overnight will be at the hotel.
Day 03: Madras - Madurai (by flight)
Morning transfer to the airport in time for morning flight to Madurai. Meeting and assistance at the airport. Sightseeing tour of Madurai. In the evening visit the Meenakshi Temple to attend the "Aarti" ceremony. Overnight will be at the hotel.
Day 04: Madurai - Periyar (128 Kms / 3 hrs)
In the morning drive to Periyar and upon arrival, check in at the hotel. Afternoon, sightseeing by boat over Lake Periyar to view the wild life. Overnight will be at the hotel.
Day 05: Periyar - Kumarakom (115 Kms / 3 hrs)
Morning drive to boat landing point from where the hotel's courtesy boat will take passengers to Kumarakom. Rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight will be at the hotel.
Day 06: Kumarakom - Cochin (85 Kms / 2 hrs)
Morning, backwater cruise toAlleppey and back. Later drive to Cochin. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel.
Day 07: Cochin - Goa (by flight)
Morning sightseeing tour of Cochin. Later transfer to the airport in time for afternoon flight to Goa. On arrival transfer to the hotel.
Day 08: Goa
Full day sightseeing tour of Goa. Overnight will be at the hotel.
Day 09: Goa
Day free for leisure activities. Overnight will be at the hotel.
Day 10: Goa -Mumbai(by flight)
Morning free at leisure. Afternoon Transfer to the airport in time for afternoon flight to Mumbai. On arrival transfer from domestic to the International airport in time to connect flight for onward destination.