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Temples and Beaches of South India!
(12 Nights - 13 Days)

 
 

Chennai - Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry - Tanjore - Trichy - Madurai - Kanyakumari - Kovalam - Trivandrum

 
Overview
With close to 5500 kms of coastline India offers some of the most exotic beaches in the world. While a few of these locations have most modern Resorts offering the ultimate standards of luxury and comfort some of these beaches are still extremely pristine and virgin. We take pleasure to give below an assortment of some of the best beach resorts on offer and assure you a perfect holiday with the Sand and surf of India.
 
Day 1 : Arrive Chennai
Upon arrival you will be met at the airport with garlands. Our executive would escort you to your Hotel. We would have done a pre check in for you at the hotel which saves you time.
 
Day 2 : Chennai - Mahabalipuram
Breakfast at Hotel. Drive to Mahabalipuram enroute visiting Kanchipuram, the Golden City of a thousand temples, is the capital of the Pallavas, the Cholas and the Rayas of Vijayanagar. During the 6th and 7th centuries, the Pallavas built some of the best temples in the city. The city was also a great seat of learning. Sri Sankaracharya, Appar, Siruthonder and the great Budddhist Bhikku lived, and worked here. Today, it is known not only for its temples, but also for its handwoven silk fabrics. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
 
Day 3 : Mahabalipuram
Breakfast at Hotel. Morning visit Mahabalipuram. Mahabalipuram, famous for its Shore Temple overlooking the Bay of Bengal. The architecture is stunning - its outer sculpture worn by wind, sea, rain and time, while the inner shrines retain the details - and is preserved as a World Heritage Site. Also visit the Arjunas Penance, a huge rock carving, and the Rathas or "Temple Chariots" Overnight at hotel.
 
Day 4 : Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry
Breakfast at Hotel. Morning drive to Pondicherry.The inherent ambience of Pondy, as Pondicherry is fondly called, becomes most evident in the oldest part of the town, which flanks the seashore boulevard. Colonial buildings, some which trace back to the 18th century, line along a grid of straight clean streets and house the French institutions, private homes and businesses Afternoon sightseeing tour of Pondicherry.
Over'night at Hotel.
 
Day 5 : Pondicherry - Tanjore
Breakfast at Hotel. Morning drive to Tanjore enroute visiting Chidambaram & Darasuram. The temple town of Chidambaram, 58 km south of Pondicherry greets the visitors, with a beautiful temple, dedicated to Lord Nataraja.
Overnight at Ideal River View - Deluxe Resort.
 
Day 6 : Tanjore
Breakfast at Hotel. Morning sightseeing tour of Tanjore. the ancient capital of the influential Chola kings, including the spectacular Brihadeshwara Temple. Built by emperor Raja, it is one of the finest examples of Chola temple architecture, with a massive granite dome and the Nandi, Shivas bull. Afternoon free.
Overnight at hotel.
 
Day 7 : Tanjore - Trichy
Breakfast at Hotel. Morning drive to Trichy. Afternoon city tour of Trichy including famous Rock Temple & Srirangam Temple etc.
Ovenright at hotel.
 
Day 8 : Trichy - Madurai
Breakfast at Hotel. Morning drive to Madurai. Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight at hotel.
 
Day 9 : Madurai
Breakfast at Hotel. Morning city tour of Madurai. Madurai is one of South Indias oldest cities and has been a centre of learning and pilgrimage for many centuries. Today visit the Sri Meenakshi Temple, an excellent example of Dravidian architecture.
Overnight at hotel.
 
Day 10 : Madurai - Kanyakumari
Breakfast at Hotel. Morning drive to Kanyakumari (Cape Comorin). At the southern most land tip of India, where the Arabian Sea, the Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal meet, lies Kannyakumari, an important pilgrim centre. Kannyakumari is famous for its beach and the spectacular sunrises and sunsets, especially on full moon days. Kanyakumari is also famous for its vast green stretches of paddy fields, rich forests, coconut groves and mineral sands. Rest of the day free.
Overnight at Hotel.
 
Day 11 : Kanyakumari - Kovalam
Breakfast at Hotel. Morning drive to Kovalam. Touring the beach sites of Kovalam can make any beach holiday a delightful one, as Kerala's beaches are renowned for the gentle surf and blue waters. Beach travel has never been so exciting. Kovalam Beach - small village along the shoreline, fabulous beaches, most popular is the Lighthouse Beach, the northern most Samudra beach, least affected.
Overnight at hotel.
 
Day 12 : Kovalam
Breakfast at Hotel. Day at leisure for independent beach activites.
Overnight at The hotel.
 
Day 13 : Kovalam - Trivandrum - Home Country
 
Includes :
  • Accommodation in well appointed rooms.
  • Daily buffet breakfast at the Hotel.
  • Transfers & tours by a Air-conditioned Medium vehicle.
  • Local English speaking guide for tours only as per the itinerary.
  • Entry to monuments as mentioned above.
 
Excludes :
  • International / Domestic airfares / airport tax.
  • Any items of personal nature viz laundry charges, telephone bills, drinks, shopping etc.
  • Optional Tours wherever mentioned in the itinerary above.
  • Any item that is not mentioned under "Includes" header.
  • Entry Visa.
 
 
     
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