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South India Heritage Tour

South India Heritage Tour Packages - 16 Nights and 17 Days

South India Heritage Tour Packages

Day 1: ARRIVE CHENNAI and drive to MAHABALIPURAM

Arrive Chennai, the gateway of India. On arrival transfer to Mahabalipuram. Day free to relax. Overnight at resort.

Day 2: EXPLORE MAHABALIPURAM

Full day excursion to Kanchipuram and Mahabalipuram. Overnight at resort.

Day 3: DRIVE TO SWAMIMALAI

After breakfast drive to Swamimalai enroute visit Chidambaram, Gangaikondacholapuram, Darasuram and Kumbakonam. Later observe how the traditional crafts such as bronze statue making and pottery are done. Evening Cultural programme. Overnight at Resort.

Day 4: EXPLORE SWAMAMALAI and DRIVE TO TRICHY

After breakfast take a tour visiting the Big temple. After Lunch drive to Trichy. Visit Rock fort temple and Srirangam. Overnight at Trichy.

Day 5: DRIVE TO KARAIKUDI

Drive to Karaikudi, home to the Nattukottai Chettiars, a properous banking community, who ventured overseas to Ceylon, Burma and Indo-China in the 19th and 20th centuries and amassed great fortunes. Stay at The Bangala a charming 75 year old Chettinad Bungalow belonging to the Meyyappa Chettiar family that has been sensitively restored into a delightful heritage guesthouse.

Explore the area of Chettinad visiting some of the grand mansions that are an architectural delight.

Overnight at “THE BANGALA” an Heritage House.

Day 6: DRIVE TO MADURAI

Drive to Madurai and check in hotel. Afternoon visit 1000 pillared Meenakshi temple, Tirumalai Nayak Palace and Gandhi Museum. Overnight at hotel.

Day 7: EXPLORE MADURAI

After breakfast proceed to Rameshwaram, the most sacred temple town of India. 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 for dinner and Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 8: DRIVE TO KOVALAM

Drive to Kovalam en route visiting Padmanabapuram Teak Palace, the only Teak palace in India. Visit enroute Haripad Subramanian Snake Temples which house 500 snake statues. Overnight at Chowra Beach near Kovalam at resort.

Day 9: EXPLORE KOVALAM

Optional exursion to Suchindram and back. Relax at the Beach. Overnight at resort.

Day 10: DRIVE TO THOTTAPALLY

Morning drive to Thottapally and check into your traditional Kettuvallam Houseboat. Travel through the lush green backwaters of Kerala observing the traditional lifestyle of the Keralites. A unique and totally relaxing experience and your crew will serve delicious keralean food on board. Overnight on board the houseboat.

Day 11: DRIVE TO KOCHI

After breakfast drive to Kochi. Visit the Jewish synagogue, Dutch Palace, St Francis’ Church and the spice market. In the afternoon take a harbour cruise to see some of the nearby islands and the legendary Chinese fishing nets. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 12: DRIVE TO CHERUTHURUTHI

After breakfast drive to Cheruthuruthi to visit Kathakali and Mohiniattam dance centre. Visit Local potters and weavers. Overnight at hotel.

Day 13: DRIVE TO WAYANAD

Drive to Wyanad. Check into Vythiri Resort surrounded by lush green rainforests. This eco-friendly resort provides the visitors with ample opportunities for bird watching, trekking and an elephant ride at the nearby Muthanga Sanctuary. Overnight stay at Vythiri Resort.

Day 14: EXPLORE WAYANAD

Visit the nearby tribal village, tribal museum. After lunch take a 4-km trek to an awe-inspiring ancient cave, providing an insight to the rich Indian civilization. Overnight stay in Vythiri Resort.

Day 15: DRIVE TO MAHE

Drive to Mahe. On arrival transfer to hotel. In the afternoon visit to the fort and mosque. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 16: EXPLORE MAHE

Visit the Kerala Traditional Dance centre to witness ‘Thayum’ and ‘Kalari Pati’. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 17: DEPARTURE

Transfer to Kozhikode Airport to connect flight to Mumbai.

Destination covered in this Tour:

CHENNAI
MAHABALIPURAM
SWAMIMALAI
TRICHY
KARAIKUDI
MADURAI
KOVALAM
THOTTAPALLY
KOCHI
CHERUTHURUTHI
WYANAD
MAHE

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