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Duration : 17 Nights / 18 Days
Destination covered : Chennai -Kanchipuram -Mahabalipuram -Pondicherry -Tanjore -Trichy -Madurai -Kanyakumari -Kovlam -Periyar -Kumarakom -Allepey -Cochin -Ooty -Mysore -Hassan -Banglore -Mumbai
  Tour Highlights :
CHENNAI Kalakshetra,Fort St. George ,St. Mary's Church,Sri Parthasarathy Temple,Kapaliswara Temple
MAHABALIPURAM Krishna Mandapam,Shore Temple,Five Rathas
PONDICHERRY Sacred Heart Church ,Aurobindo Ashram, Auroville
TANJORE Brahadeeswarar Temple, Art Gallery ,Saraswathi Mahal Library
TRICHY Sri Ranganathaswami Temple,Rock Fort
MADURAI Meenakshi-Sundareswara Temple, Thirumalai Nayak Palace
KANYAKUMARI Kumariamman Temple, Gandhi Memorial,Vivekanand Memorial
PERIYAR Periyar Sanctuary ,  Boat cruise on Lake Periyar
KUMARAKOM Houseboat for backwater cruise,Munnattumugham village,Snake boat construction yard
ALLEPEY Alleppey finishing point jetty
COCHIN Mattanchery Palace, St. Francis Church, Chinese Fishing nets and Jewish Synagogue,Kathakali Dance Show

Botanical Gardens ,The artificial lake and Dodabetta Peak

MYSORE Royal Palace ,Chamundeshwari Temple,Nandi Bull ,Somnathpur Temple,
HASSAN Belur &  Halebid  Hoysaleswara Temples
BANGLORE Vidhana Soudha
MUMBAI Gateway of India ,the Prince of Wales Museum ,Flora Fountain, Victoria Terminus, St. Thomas Cathedral, Crawford Market, Malabar Hill and the Hanging Gardens and Dhobi Ghat (Washermen's village).
Day : 1   Arrive Chennai

Arrive Chennai by international flight. Assistance on arrival and transfer to the hotel.

Check-in time is 12 Noon.
Today we explore Chennai, the capital city  popularly regarded as the 'Gateway to the South' represents a culture that is distinctly different from that of northern India. The places of interest are Kalakshetra, a school of art and music that encourages exponents of Bharatnatyam, Carnatic music, traditional weaving and designing. Fort St. George built in 1653 during British reign in India,  now houses the Secretariat and Legislative Assembly of Tamil Nadu. St. Mary's Church, the oldest Anglican Church in India, Sri arthasarathy Temple built by Pallavas in the 8th century AD, Kapaliswara Temple, Mylapore also an eighth century Pallava Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva; San Thomas Cathedral Basilica rebuilt in 1606 as a cathedral and in 1896 it was made a basilica.

Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day : 2   Chennai- Kanchipuram- Mahabalipuram- Chennai(200 Kms - 04 Hrs))

Tody we drive  to Kanchipuram,  city of thousand temples. One of the seven sacred cities of Hindus, it was the capital of the early Cholas as far back as the 2nd century BC. Kanchi was a major seat of Tamil learning as well as an important place of pilgrimage for Buddhists, Jains and Hindus. Apart from temples, the city is also famous for its silk weavers, settled here some 400 years ago and have given it an enviable reputation.

Later proceed to Mahablipuram.
Mahabalipuram, driving south of Madras on the coast lies Mamallapuram (Mahabalipuram), the ancient port of Pallavas. The pallavas have created many marvelous monuments with sculptural panels, caves, Monolithic Rathas and Temples. Krishna Mandapam, has a big bas relief, notable for its realistic representation. The world's largest bas relief measuring 27m x 9m, whale back shaped rock contains figures of gods, demi-gods, men .beasts, birds and representation of the entire creation. Shore Temple, one of the oldest in south dating back to 8th century AD is a good example of the first phase of structural temples constructed
in Dravidian style. The Five Rathas, a group of five monolithic temples, each created in different style.

Overnight Hotel - Chennai

Day : 3   Chennai - Pondicherry(170kms-04hrs)

Today we move towards Pondicherry - Although the French influence is gradually fading, Pondicherry retains a few Gallic accents. Pondicherry's main sights are the Sacred Heart Church and the Sri Aurobindo Ashram. The ashram retreat was founded in 1926 by Sri Aurobindo after whose death the spiritual authority passed to one of his disciples, a French woman known as the Mother. The Mother was also instrumental in founding the city of Dawn Auroville, 10 km from Pondicherry. Its original charter aimed at creating a city of the future where people from India and abroad could live and work together in a spiritual environment.

Overnight Hotel -Pondicherry

Day : 4   Pondicherry- Tanjore(220kms-6hrs)

Morning drive to Tanjore visiting en-route temple at  Chidambram & Gangai Konda Cholapuram.
On arrival to Tanjore after check-in we explore the city.Tanjore - The home of Carnatic music, musical instruments, dance and traditional hadicrafts, Tanjore (Thanjavur) is famous for the Brahadeeswarar Temple. The temple constructed more than a thousand years ago by the Chola King Raja Rajan is an architect's marvel. The Art Gallery and the Saraswathi Mahal Library are also well known places of interest.

Overnight Hotel -Tanjore

Day : 5   Tanjore - Trichy - Madurai(200 Kms-05hrs)

After breakfast drive to Trichy and on arrival, visit Srirangam(5 kms from Trichy), located in an island is Srirangam. Surrounded by the Kaveri water is a 600 acre island town enclosed within the seven walls on the gigantic Sri Ranganathaswami temple. There are no less than 22 gopurams, one of which is the tallest in India. The 72 m high 13 tiered gopuram dominates the landscape for miles around.

The Rock Fort situated on the banks of the Kaveri river, Trichy's most famed land mark is an 84 m high rock, one of the oldest in the world aprox.3,800 million years. The attraction is not for fort itself but the temple at the summit. 344 steps hewn out of rock lead to the top where are the inscriptions dating back to the 3rd century B.C.

Later drive to Madurai.

Overnight Hotel-Madurai


Day : 6   Madurai

Today we explore Madurai, known as Athens of the East, it is the second largest city on the banks of the River Vigai. The city believed to be more than 2500 years old. The city got its name from the drops of nectar (Mathuram) that fell from Shiva's locs when he came to bless its people for constructing a temple for him. Madurai where the people wake up at the chant of hymns is proud of magnificent 'The Meenakshi-Sundareswara Temple. Of its 12 gopurams, four of the tallest stand at the outer walls of the temple. The 48.8 m high southern gopuram is the most spectacular and have over 1500 sculptures. In the Ashta Shakti Mandapam inside the Meenakshi temple, the sculpted pillars tell the story of the beautiful princess of Madurai and her marriage to Lord Shiva.

Later visit of Thirumalai Nayak Palace, King Thirumalai Nayak built the Thirumalai Nayak Palace in 1636 AD and was designed by an Italian architect. The palace is situated 2 km south east of the Meenakshi Temple. The building, which can be seen today, was the main Palace where the king lived. The original Palace Complex was four times bigger than the present structure. The Palace was the classic example of the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture. The palace was divided into two major parts, namely Swargavilasa and Rangavilasa. The royal residence, theatre, shrine, apartments, armory, palanquin place, royal bandstand, quarters, pond and garden were situated in these two portions. The courtyard and the dancing hall are the major center of attractions of the palace. High walls running 300 m from the east to the west, 200 m from the north to the south and 12 mt high enclosed the complex. These walls are called the Pari Madil and are said to have survived till a hundred years ago.

Overnight Hotel-Madurai

Day : 7   Madurai- Kanyakumari- Kovalam

Today we move  towards to Kanya Kumari, the southernmost end of Tamil Nadu, the land's end of India or the point where the three seas meet - the Bay of Bengal, The Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean. Visit the Kumariamman temple dedicated to the virgin goddess Kanyakumari (Parvati) who stands guard over the country. The temple is built at the spot where the goddess is believed to have waited for her consort Lord Siva. Gandhi Memorial, constructed at the spot where the ashes of Mahatma Gandhi were kept for public view in an urn before a portion was immersed into the three seas. Vivekanand Memorial built on the Vivekananda Rock where the great Philosopher guide Swami Vivekananda went into meditation that transformed him into one of the most charismatic spiritual leader.

Later drive to Kovalam.

Situated on the Malabar Coast along the Kerala shoreline is a small village of Kovalam. This quiet town of Kovalam came on the tourist map, when its beautiful and secluded beaches were discovered. Today Kovalam has become one of the most popular beach hangouts in India. Kovalam means a grove of coconut trees and truly the coconut trees along the beaches gives it a ravishing look.The beaches of Kovalam can be divided in three parts. The southern most beach and the most popular from the three, is the Lighthouse Beach. Further south on the beach one can have a spectacular view of the Vizhinzam mosque, but photography is prohibited here.

Overnight Hotel -Kovalam

Day : 8   Kovalam- Periyar(250kms)

Today we proceed to Periyar, spread over an area of 777 sq km, this sanctuary has about 35 tigers and leopards. However, sighting a tiger in Periyar is a fortune for one out of thousand. The park encompasses a 26 sq km artificial lake and is the home of sambars, wild boars, elephants and antelopes which can be occasionally seen on the banks of the river during a boat cruise. Periyar, otherwise, blessed by Nature has enormous tea, coffee, pepper and cardamom plantations and is lush green.

Afternoon boat cruise on Lake Periyar to view wildlife.

Overnight Hotel -Periyar


Day : 9   Periyar- Kumarakom (150 Kms - 04 Hrs)
After breakfast we move towards Kumarakom and embark on deluxe Houseboat for backwater cruise.
Embark Kerala Houseboat "Kettuvalam" at Kumarakom. Head towards Munnattumugham village, thru interior backwaters.  Visit the famous Champakulam snake boat construction yard.

Overnight Hotel -Champakulam Village
Day : 10   Arrive Alleppey - Cochin

After breakfast, leisurely cruise towards Alleppey finishing point jetty.Disembark at 0930 hours and drive to Cochin. Rest of the day free

Overnight Hotel - Cochin


Day : 11   Cochin

After breakfast we explore Cochin, Kerala's commercial centre, it has a fine natural harbour. Cochin(Kochi) gateway for Kerala is famous for Mattanchery Palace, St. Francis Church,  Chinese Fishing nets and Jewish Synagogue. 

Afternoon at leisure.

Evening witness Kathakali Dance Show in an auditorium.

Overnight at hotel - Cochin

Day : 12   Cochin - Ooty (280 Km)

After breakfast drive to Ooty.En route, from  lovedale station we board on a toy train for Ooty. On arrival, transfer to the hotel.

Overnight Hotel -Ooty


Day : 13   Ooty

Today we explore Ooty, an integral part of the great plateau occupying the junction of the Eastern and Western Ghats. Located at 2240m above sea level, Ooty is the headquarters of the Nilgris district. Apart from coffee and tea plantations, trees like confiers, eucalyptus, pine and the wattle dot the hillside in Ooty and its environ. The places of interest in Ooty include Botanical Gardens where "summer Festival" is held each during the month of May. The artificial lake and Dodabetta Peak which is the highest point in the district at a height of 2623m. 


Overnight Hotel -Ooty.

Day : 14   Ooty - Mysore (155kms)

Today we continue towards Mysore ,on arrival check-in at the hotel.Then afternoon sightseeing tour of Mysore. Mysore, this imperial city was the erstwhile capital of the Wodeyars. The legend takes its name from a famous demon called Mahishasur, a great warrior who ruled as a tyrant until he was killed by the goddess Chamundeshwari. Mysore as we see today is most famous for the imposing Royal Palace with a magnificent Durbar Hall, particularly splendid during the Dussehra Festival when the Maharaja's jewellery, studded gold throne (weighing 200 kgs) is on display. Chamundeshwari temple perched on a hilltop is 2000 years old, Nandi Bull half way to the hill is a 4.8 metre monolith. 

Overnight Hotel - Mysore

Day : 15   Mysore

After breakfast we continue towards Somnathpur temple 45 km from Mysore, the temple, the temple built in 1268 AD is known for its Hoysala architecture. The temple is seated on a star shaped base, set on a chiseled plinth and guarded at intervals by miniature elephants. The temple wall depicts scenes from Ramayana, Mahabharta and Bhagvata.
Afternoon at leisure.

Overnight Hotel - Mysore

Day : 16   Mysore - Hassan(115 Kms)

Today we proceed towards new destination Hassan .On arrival, check-in at the hotel then afternoon visit of Belur and Halebid.

Belur temple took over 103 years to build and is a classic example of the Hoysala style of architecture. It rises like a wedding cake in stone, from a star shaped plinth, one of the hallmarks of Hoysala building design. From the base upwards, there is an extraordinary wealth of decorative detail; every available inch is crammed with intricate carvings. In one frieze, 650 elephants jostle one another in a continuous line. Many of the figures of full blossomed women depicted at Belur are believed to be portraits of King Vishnuvardhana's queen.

Halebid - 16 km east of Belur and 27 km from Hassan, the Hoysaleswara Temple dating back to 12th century, is astounding for its wealth of sculptural details. The walls of the temple are covered with an endless variety of gods and goddesses, animals, birds and dancing girls. Yet no two facets of the temple are the same. The magnificent temple -dedicated to Lord Shiva guarded by a Nandi Bull was never completed despite 86 years of labour. In the inner sanctum, the star black lingam, the symbol of Shiva, is still worshipped. The carving at the door is ornate with small details.

Overnight Hotel -Hassan

Day : 17   Hassan - Banglore - Mumbai

After breakfast we proceed  to Bangalore enroute visit of Sravanbelgola.Said to be the world's tallest monolithic statue rises 17 metre high of Bahubali (Gomateshvara). The statue was built in 981 AD by the sculptor Aristanmi and is most sacred to the Jain Community.

Arrive Bangalore,the capital city of Karnataka is one of the most important metropolis of India. It is a vital centre of science, aeronautics and electronics. Situated 1000 m above sea level, this garden city has pleasant weather round the year. The Lalbagh, one of the finest botanical Gardens of India, Cubbon Park laid in 1864 sprawling across 300 acres, Vidhana Soudha built in 1956 housing The State Legislature and Secretariat are the main attractions.

Late evening transfer to airport for flight to Mumbai.

Overnight Hotel -Mumbai


Day : 18   Mumbai
After early breakfast we explore  Mumbai - Political capital of Maharashtra and commercial capital of India, it has no recorded ancient past. Although Buddhist and Hindu dynasties ruled the region until around the 13th century, there were only scattered settlements on the island. The real development of Bombay commenced soon after under the East India Company. Gateway of India built to commemorate the royal visit of George V and Queen Mary in 1911, the Prince of Wales Museum housing collection of Indo Sarcenic architecture, Flora Fountain, Victoria Terminus, St. Thomas Cathedral, Crawford Market, Malabar Hill and the Hanging Gardens and Dhobi Ghat (Washermen's village) are some of the attractions.
In evening time after farewell dinner,you will transfer to the International airport for onward destination. 

Our tour concludes:Real Voyages thanks you for your patronage & look forward serve you again in near future.

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· A/C transportation as per the itinerary (No transportation on leisure days).

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