Cultural South India Tour

Destinations Covered

Chennai - Madurai - Periyar - Trivandrum -Kumarakom - Cochin - Bangalore - Mysore - Chennai

Duration

15 Nights - 14 Days

PACKAGE DETAILS

DAY 1 - Chennai

Begin your tour.

Arrive into Chennai,Welcome to Vardhman’s “South India Wildlife Tour”On arrival in Chennai, you will be met and transferred by Vardhman’s representative to your hotel. Relax for a while and then proceed for the sightseeing of Chennai.Visit the Fort St George, Government Museum, Valluvar Kottam, Snake Park, Kapaleeshwarar Temple and Marina Beach.

Overnight at hotel.

DAY 2 - Chennai-Mahabalipuram- Kanchipuram-Chennai

After breakfast proceed on a 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.

Overnight at hotel.

DAY 3 - Chennai-Madurai

After breakfast proceed on a city tour of Chennai.Visit the Museum to see the Art and Bronze Gallery. Drive through the Flower and Fruit market, High court, Fort museum, Marina Beach, Santhome Cathedral and snake park .Late evening transfer to railway-station for overnight train to Madurai.

Overnight : Train.

DAY 4 - Madurai

Arrive Madurai railway station in the morning and you will be transferred by our representative to your hotel. Relax for a while and later proceed on a city tour of Madurai.
Madurai is also known as a city of festival, Madurai is the most ancient home of culture and first Academy was founded here by scholars and pious kings. Visit includes, Teppa kulam a tank with an island temple, Tirumalainaik palace, 1000 pillared hall & the Meenakshi Temple.

Overnight: Train

DAY 5 - Madurai - Periyar

After breakfast drive to Periyar National Park. It extends to 777 square kms & forms part of the high mountain ranges, the Western Ghats. Upon arrival check into your hotel. Relax for a while and later visit Periyar Wild life Sanctuary. Wildlife can be seen while cruising (at your own) on Periyar Lake in a motor boat. Elephants, wild boar, sambar, tiger, leopard, wild dog, langur monkeys, etc. can be seen easily.

Overnight: Hotel.

DAY 6 - Periyar - Trivandrum

After breakfast, drive to Trivandrum viewing the scenic beauty enroute. Upon arrival check into your hotel. Relax for a while and later proceed on a city tour of Trivandrum. Visit Museum complex, Padmanbha Swamy Temple, Science and echnology Museun, Veli Tourist Village, Aakulam boat club, Shangmughan Beach etc.

Overnight: Hotel.

DAY 7 - Trivandrum

Full day Excursion to Kanyakumari/Cape Comorin.Kanyakumari – is the land’s end of India where the water of the Arabian Sea , the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean meet. An important pilgrim centre of India , it is famous for the Amman Temples – a symbol of unity and sanctity – deidicated to the virgin Goddess , Kanya Kumari. To its South – East lies the famous Vivekananda Rock Memorial , a blend of all the architectural styles of India. Lunch at local restaurant.Evening enjoy the beautiful sun set and later return to Trivandrum for an overnight in the hotel.

Overnight: Train

DAY 8 - Trivandrum - Kumarakom -Cochin

After breakfast, drive to Cochin. Enroute visit Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. Rest of the day at leisure. Upon arrival, check into your hotel for an overnight stay.

Overnight: Hotel

DAY 9 - Cochin-Bangalore

After breakfast proceed on a city tour of Cochin.Visit the Dutch palace, Jewish Synagogue, chinese fishing nets, St. Francis Church and the Santa Cruz Church. Also visit the Hill Palace Museum which displays articles of archeological importance.Later, in the evening transfer to Cochin railway-station to board overnight train to Bangalore.Bangalore is also called as Garden city due to its well laid parks and gardens.

Overnight: Train

DAY 10 - Bangalore

Arrive Bangalore in the morning and you will be transfered to your pre-booked hotel by ou r reprsentative. Freshen -up and then proceed on a city tour of Bangalore. Visit Cubbon park, Lalbagh, Tipuâ’s fort, Government museum, Venkatappa Art Gallery, Bull temple, Viswesvaraya Industrial and Technological museum, Ganesh temple, Gandhi Bhavan, Ulsoor Tank, Gavipuram Cave Temple, St. Mary’s Basilica Church, Auqarium, and a number of other places around the city. This beautiful city lends its name to the district of Bangalore to which the city is perceivably the capital of the state.

Overnight: Hotel

DAY 11 - Bangalore - Mysore

Morning after breakfast drive to Mysore. Arrive and check into your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Hotel

DAY 12 - Mysore

Morning after breakfast, 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. Rest of the day free for leisure activities on your own.

Overnight: Hotel

DAY 13 - Mysore - Chennai

Morning at leisure. In the afternoon transfer to Mysore Junction railway-station to catch Shatabadi Express train to Chennai at 1420hrs. Arrive Chennai Central railway station at 2135hrs & you will be transferred to your hotel for an overnight rest bu our represenatative.

Overnight: Hotel

DAY 14 - Chennai

This morning after breakfast transfer to Chennai airport to board flight for your onward journey to backhome with sweet and unforgettable memories of your “Cultural South India Tour” escorted by Vardhman Vacations.

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