Arrival In Chennai Airport. Drive To Mahabalipuram And Check In To The Hotel. Have A Rest And Lunch In The Same Hotel. In The Late Afternoon, Visit The Monuments Like Built Between 7Th And 8Th Century By The Pallava Dynasty.
Sea Shore Temple.
In The Evening Have A Relax In The Hotel.
Overnight Stay In Mahabalipuram.
After The Breakfast, Drive To Pondicherry. You Can Able To Visit The French Quarters And Market Areas In The Evening. If Time Permits Have A Drive To Auroville, A Place Where You Can Feel The Concept “unity In Diversity”. Visit The Famous Ganesha Temple And Sri Aurobindo Ashram And Have A Walk In The Shopping Areas.
Overnight Stay In Pondicherry.
After The Breakfast, Drive To Tanjore. Enroute, Visit The Famous Nataraja Temple Dedicated To Lord Shiva In A Small Town Named Chidhambaram. Then Continue Your Drive To Tanjore. Enroute, Visit The Famous Gangaikondacholapuram Belongs To 11Th Century Built By The Chola Dynasty, One Of The World Protected Unesco Site. In The Late Afternoon, Visit The 12Th Century Chola Temple In A Small Village Darasuram And Then Proceed Your Travel To Tanjore. Overnight Stay In Tanjore
Have A Day Excursion To Trichy. In The Morning, Have A Stop In A Place Called Amma Mandpam – The Holy Banks Of River Cauvery, Where You Can See The Hindu Rituals After The Cremation. It’s Quite Interesting To See The Rituals Performed By The Hindus. Then Visit The Famous Vishnu Temple In Srirangam, The Most Pilgrimage Centre Of The Hindus. This Small Holy City Is Also Termed As The “paradise On The Earth”. This Magnificent Temple Has 21 Colorful Towers With The Surface Area Of 60 Hectares. Have A Lunch In Trichy. Then Return Back To Tanjore To Visit The Tanjore Art Gallery Which Houses The Collection Of Sculptures And Statues. In The Evening, Visit The Most Famous World Heritage Monument Sri Brihadeeshwara Temple Built By The Chola Dynasty In The 10Th Century.
Overnight Stay In Tanjore.
In The Morning, Drive To Chettinadu, A Tranquil Village Belongs To The Chettiars, A Rich Community Who Made Their Business In Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Burma, Singapore Etc. Have A Walk In The Village Streets And Explore The Region By Seeing The Various Styles Of Houses With Colorful Paintings And Statues. In The Late Afternoon, Proceed To Madurai. Have A Visit To The Gandhi Museum Which Was Housed In The 16Th Century Queen’s Palace Of Nayaka Dynasty Gives A Vast Information About The Mahatma Gandhi And His Life. In The Evening Have A Relax In The Hotel. Overnight Stay In Madurai.
In The Morning Visit The Meenakshi Temple Dedicated To Goddess Parvati To See The Colorful Towers And Paintings, The Pilgrims, The Rituals Going On In The Temple Complex, A Thousand Pillared Hall With Eye-Catching Sculptures. Then Visit The Famous Tirumalainayak Palace Built In The 16Th Century With Grand Pillars Is The Most Attractive One. If You Feel Free, Have A Walk In The Bazaar Streets, Vegetable Markets Or Flower Markets. In The Late Evening, Have A Visit To The Meenakshi Temple To See The Night Ceremony At About 9 Pm Inside The Temple. It’s Really Spiritual And Interesting. Have A Rest In The Hotel.
Overnight Stay In Madurai.
In the morning have a drive from Madurai to Periyar. Enroute you can able to see many plantations like rice,sugarcane, cotton, papaya, grapes etc. In the afternoon have a visit to the spice plantations like cardamom, vanilla, cinnamom, cloves, nutmeg, green chilly, pepper etc. In the evening if you feel free you can do the elephant ride, ayurvedic massage.
Overnight stay in Periyar.
After The Breakfast, Drive To Alleppey “the Land Of Backwaters”. On The Way, You Can See The Tea Plantations That Serve As The Natural Greenish Carpets. In The Afternoon Check In The Houseboat And Have A Delicious Lunch And Enjoy The Cruise In The Vembanadu Lake By Passing Through Its Canals For About 5 Hours. In The Evening, The Boat Will Be Stopped Nearby One Village And Take Your Dinner In The Boat Itself. Have A Comfortable Stay In The Houseboat And In The Morning Continue Your Cruise Till 9 Am With The Breakfast. Overnight Stay In Airconditioned Houseboat In Alleppey.
In The Morning, After The Check Out From The Houseboat, Drive To Cochin Also Known As “fort Kochi”. Kochi Is Also Known As The “queen Of The Arabian Sea”. In The Afternoon Have A Visit To Some Important Monuments And Churches Belongs To 15Th And 16Th Centuries. First Visit The St.Francis Church, The Oldest Protestant Church Built By The Portuguese In 1510, Where You Can See The Tomb Of A Portuguese Sailor Vasco-Da-Gama. Then To Santa Cruz Basilica, A Catholic Church And Chinese Fishing Nets. Then Drive A Few Kilometers To Visit The Mattancherry Palace Built By The Portuguese In 1555 Ad And Handed Over To The Kerala King And Jewish Synagogue Built In 1568 But Destroyed By The Portuguese And Rebuilt By The Dutch. In The Evening Have A Spectacle Of Traditional Dance “kathakali”.
Overnight Stay In Cochin.
Departure From Cochin Airport
Mr Ram Kumar R.