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Southern Heritage India-11 Days - 11 Days 10 Nights

HIGHLIGHTS
Cochin – Alleppy(Houseboat) - Thekkady – Madurai – Tanjore – Rameshwaram - Kanyakumari – Kovalam (10 Nights / 11 Days).
Package Detail
Southern Heritage
Destinations Covered
 India-Cochin, Kanyakumari, Kovalam, Madurai, Rameshwaram, Tanjore, Thekkady
Day 1

Arrival Cochin Airport / Railway station and transfer to a city Hotel.
Full day at leisure. (Optional go for shopping.)

Evening (Optional: go for a traditional Kathakali show).
Overnight stay at your hotel.



Day 2

Morning local sightseeing of Cochin which includes the Mattancherry palace or the ‘Dutch Palace’. You also see the Jewish City with its Jewish Synagogue, the St. Francis Church, and the amazing Chinese fishing nets, etc..
Overnight at Hotel.



Day 3

After breakfast proceed to Alleppey.
Enroute you can see many romantic beauty of the nature which will remind you that you are in the "God’s Own Country". You can view coconut palm fringed canals and local people going for a fresh catch of the day & Tapping of toddy (Local beverages) from palm trees. Check-in at the waiting houseboat.
Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight stay at the houseboat.



Day 4

After a sumptuous breakfast checkout of the houseboat at Alleppey. Proceed to Thekkady to have a wonderful night in the famous wildlife sanctuary. Afternoon go for an enchanting boatride in the lake Periyar to watch the wildlife from close quarters.
Overnight stay at Thekkady.



Day 5

Today your schedule includes plantation visit and trekking in the jungle also available (Optional).
In the evening go for spice shopping at the local market.
Overnight at hotel.



Day 6

Proceed to Madurai the Temple city of South India. The ancient city of Madurai, some 2600 years old is laid out in the banks of river Vaigai as a lotus flower with the Meenakshi temple in the centre. After lunch go for a city tour including the Meenakshi temple with its grand Gopurams, the Thirumalai Nayak Palace, and a grand ceremonial tank of water called Mariamma with its temple in the middle.
Overnight at hotel.



Day 7

After breakfast proceed to Rameshwaram ( 180Km – 5Hrs)
This most sacred temple town of India is an island hallowed by the epic Ramayana, where Lord Rama is said to have visited before going into battle of Srilanka. Legend has it that Lord Rama sent Hanuman to Mount Kailash to bring a Lingam for worship when he set foot after defeating Ravana. As Hanuman did not return when the auspicious hour was approaching, Sita made a sand Lingam so that worship could be performed in time, which is where the present day Ramanatha Swamy Temple stands close to sea on the eastern side of the island. One of the twelve Jyotirlingam shrines is also well known for its magnificent corridors and the massive sculptured pillars lining them. Lunch at local restaurant.
Return to Madurai and overnight stay at hotel.



Day 8

After breakfast proceed for Kanyakumari – 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 – dedicated 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.
In the evening enjoy the beautiful sun set.
Overnight at hotel in Kanyakumari.



Day 9

After watching sunrise at Kanyakumari proceed to Trivandrum/ Kovalam.
Optional: enroute local sightseeing of Trivandrum which includes Museum complex, Padmanabha Swamy Temple, Science & Technology museum, Veli Tourist village, Aakulam boat club, Shangmugham Beach.
Later proceed to Kovalam Beach.
Overnight at a Kovalam Beach hotel.



Day 10

Full day at leisure at beach.
(Optional: Go for a Ayurvedic massage).
Overnight at a Kovalam Beach hotel.



Day 11

Depart as per schedule to Trivandrum Railway Station/Airport for your onward journey.



 
Validity Adult Rate Child
(With Extra Bed)
Child
(Without Extra Bed)
INR 37900 INR 8000 INR 0
  or  Call: US +(1)646.862.1010 UK +44(0) 203 0061005 INDIA 1800 112727
Price Condition: Price on per person on twin sharing and subject to change without prior notice.
Includes

*Accommodation on twin sharing basis with breakfast and luxury taxes.
*All meals during houseboat.
*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= Includes Breakfast and Taxes.
Accommodation


Thekkady   -  Non A/C Houseboat
Cochin   -  Hotel Mermaid or Similar
Thekkady   -  5*: Spice Village or similar/ Budget Hotels: Tree Tops or similar
Madurai   -  5*: Taj Garden Retreat or smilar/ Budget Hotels: GRT Regency or similar
Kovalam   -  5*: Taj Green Cove or similar/ Budget Hotels: Uday Samudra or similar
Kanyakumari   -  5*: Hotel Sea View or similar/ Budget Hotels: Singaar International or similar
  -  5*: A/c Houseboat or similar/ Budget Hotels: N A/c Houseboat or similar
Cochin   -  Dlx hotel: Taj Residency or similar/ Budget Hotel: Gokulam Park Inn or smilar
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Other Details
Starting Place - Cochin
End Place - Trivandrum
Min Child Age - 5
 
Departure Dates
 
 
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