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South Indian Fantasy - (13 Nights / 14 Days) - 15 Days 14 Nights

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Bangalore – Mysore – Ooty – Kodaikanal – Madurai – Rameshwaram – Trichy - Tanjore - Pondicherry - Mahabalipuram - Kanchipuram - Chennai : 13 Nights / 14 Days.
Package Detail
South India Fantasy
Destinations Covered
 India-Bangalore, Chennai, Kanchipuram, Madurai, Mahabalipuram, Mysore, Ooty, Pondicherry, Rameshwaram, Tanjore, Trichy
Day 1

Meet on arrival and transfer to hotel.
Overnight Bangalore.



Day 2

After breakfast depart for half day sight seeing visiting Vidhana Soudha, Cubbon Park, Lal Bagh, etc.
Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight at Bangalore.



Day 3

Morning breakfast, check out and proceed to Mysore, enroute visiting Srirangapatna -Tippu's Summer Palace.
On arrival at Mysore, check-in at the hotel.
After lunch we depart for half day sightseeing of Mysore visiting the Somnathpur Temple set on a chiseled plinth and guarded by elephants. We also visit the Maharaja’s Palace, Chamundi Hill and the world famous Brindavan Gardens.
Overnight at the hotel.



Day 4

After breakfast proceed to Ooty, visiting enroute Bandipur and Mudumalai Wild life Sanctuaries.
On arrival Ooty we check-in at the hotel
After lunch visit the Botanical Gardens and the Ooty Lake.
Overnight at the hotel.



Day 5

After breakfast drive to Coonoor, the beautiful plantation town set against the backdrop of the Nilgiris. It stands at the lower ridge of the plateau at an altitude of 1858 Mts (6100FT). The elevating naturally lends to the landscape.
Return to Ooty and rest of the day free.
Overnight.



Day 6

After breakfast proceed to Kodaikanal. Set among the gently slopping Palani Hills is this charming retreat, also called Kodai. This is one of India's most beautiful hill stations frequented by tourists in large numbers throughout the year.
On arrival check-in at the hotel.
Overnight at Kodaikanal.



Day 7

After breakfast proceed to Madurai.
On arrival check in at the hotel.
Pm visit includes Shree Meenakshi Temple, with its numerous Mandapas decorated with exquisite sculptures and the thousand-pillared hall which is a museum that displays temple artifacts. We also visit the Thirumalai Nayak Palace and the grand ceremonial tank of water called Mariamma with its temple in the middle.
Evening free and overnight at the hotel.



Day 8

After breakfast, full day excursion to Rameshwaram. The conch shaped island of Rameshwaram lies off the coast of Tamilnadu. Legend has it, that Rama halted here after his war with Ravana in order to worship Lord Shiva and do penance for having killed Ravana.
Return to Madurai,
Overnight at the hotel.



Day 9

After breakfast drive to Trichy
On arrival check-in at the hotel.
Evening Visit Temples of Trichy which is one of the ancient towns of Tamil Nadu. It, has many interesting relics of Pallay art ( 7th century A.D.). Also visit the great temple of Srirangam. This is a massive temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu,with a 100 pillar hall highly decorated with carvings.
Overnight stay in Trichy.



Day 10

After breakfast drive to Tanjore .
Afternoon sightseeing of Tanjore. Also called the city of temples, Tanjore is dotted with no fewer than 74 temples - the most famous of which is the Brihadeshwara temple. Visit this fascinating temple and the Thanjavur Palace. Also visit the Saraswathi Mahal Library containing rare collections of ancient books and manuscripts in various languages on various subjects.
Overnight stay in Tanjore.



Day 11

After breakfast we drive to Pondicherry
Afternoon sightseeing of Pondicherry. This former French Colonial city in Tamil Nadu didn't come under Indian rule until 1954. Pondicherry otherwise known a Puducherry means a "New Hamlet" is located on the Coromandal Coast. It's main attraction is actually outside of town: the ashram at Auroville, built by followers of Sri Aurobindo, a philosopher/prophet born in 1870. Matrimandir, the famous monument was constructed by the Auroville Society and represent the Lotus flower. Also visit the 400 years old Manakula Vinayagar Temple. You shall also visit Sri Aurobindo Ashram named after Sri Aurobindo, famous for his integral Yoga and philosophical literary works. A French Lady, Madam Mirr Richard, followed his spiritual path and the Samadhi of both Sri Aurobindo and Mother are situated at main premises of the Ashram.
Overnight stay in Pondicherry.



Day 12

After breakfast drive to Mahabalipuram (100 kms/3 hrs)
Mahabalipuram is a small, quiet seaside resort with a unique 7th century Shore Temple, a lovely beach and some of the most beautiful rock cut temples in the world. Situated on the shore of the Bay of Bengal, Mahabalipuram was already a famous seaport in the 1st century AD. This, town was a workshop for temple building. Visit the seven pagoda style shore temples, lashed by the waves of the sea and the seven rathas or temple chariots, a group of monolithic monuments & animal figures carved out of solid rock, the earliest known examples of Dravidian architecture. They were constructed in a single century long burst of creative enthusiasm, starting in the reign of Narasimhavarman 1 (AD 63068). End the visit by photography of the beautiful Shore temples at sunset.
Later relax on the beach.
Overnight stay at Mahabalipuram.



Day 13

Morning excursion to Kanchipuram
Kanchipuram known as the Golden City of a Thousand Temples, is one of the oldest towns in India. It is famous for both its temples, many of them remarkably well preserved and for its hand-woven silks. Kanchipuram is one of the seven sacred cities of India and it is the only one associated with both Shiva and Vishnu. Visit Ekambareshwar Temple, Kailashnath Temple, Kamakshi Temple, the Vaikunthaperumal Temple, all built in the 7th and 8th centuries. With a weaving tradition dating back to the Pallava era (when silk was the royal cloth), Kanchipuram is justly famous for its particularly fine silk saris, embellished with stunning patterns. Visit the local homes of the weavers and watch them create magic out of silk thread into saris.
Continue drive to Chennai and on arrival check-in at the hotel.
Overnight at Chennai.



Day 14

After breakfast Sight seeing of Chennai The capital of the state of Tamil Nadu and the cultural Gateway to South India, Chennai is in some respects unlike other Indian cities. The National Art Gallery, the Museum with some beautiful temple prizes and the finest collection of South Indian bronzes are quite interesting. St. Mary's Church, Peoples Park and the beautiful Marina Beach which is the second longest beach in the world as well as the clock towers are worth visiting.
Transfer to airport for the onward journey.



 
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Includes

*Accommodation on twin sharing basis with breakfast and luxury taxes.
*English Speaking guide as per itinerary.
*All arrival and departure transfers, sightseeing by A/c Qualis for deluxe & A/C Indica for Standard.
*Airport transfers with staff assistance.
*All hotel taxes.
Excludes

*Any meals other than those mentioned above.
*Any air fare or train fare.
*All optionals are charged.
*Any portage at airports and hotels, tips, insurance, wine, mineral water, telephone charges, Guide charges, boating charges, entrance fees and all items of personal nature.
*Any services not specifically mentioned in the inclusions.
*Expenses caused by factors beyond our control like rail and flight delays, roadblocks, vehicle mal-functions, political disturbances, taxes etc.
   
Meal Plan


CPAI= Incldes Breakfast and Taxes
Accommodation


Trichy   -  Hotel Sangam or similar
Tanjore   -  Oriental Towers or similar
Pondicherry   -  Calve A Heritage or similar
Ooty   -  Sinclairs Ooty or similar
Mysore   -  Hotel Kings Court or similar
Mahabalipuram   -  The Chariot Beach or similar
Madurai   -  Hotel Sangam or similar
Kodaikanal   -  Dlx hotel: The Carlton or similar/ Budget Hotel: Sterling Resort or similar
Chennai   -  Comfort Inn Marina or similar
Bangalore   -  The Monarch or smilar
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Starting Place - Bangalore
End Place - Chennai
Min Child Age - 5
 
Departure Dates
 
 
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