Duration: 06 Nights – 07 Days
Destinations: Chennai – Madurai – Periyar – Kumarakom – Cochin
Day 01: Arrival in Chennai
Welcome to India! As you arrive at Chennai international airport, our company representative will be there to greet you in a traditional Indian way of welcoming guests. He’ll further get you transferred to your pre-booked hotel. Relax and get rid of fatigue. In the afternoon, you will be taken to visit various temples, which serve as the architectural heritage of Chennai. In the evening, you’ll enjoy a walk along the Marina Beach. Dinner and overnight stay will be at hotel in Chennai.
Day 02: Chennai – Excursion to Mahabalipuram & Kanchipuram
Enjoy delectable breakfast at the hotel. Thereafter chauffeur will drive you to Kanchipuram and Mahabalipuram, on a full day excursion. Known as ‘Golden city of thousand temples’, Kanchipuram is one of the seven sacred cities in India. Here you’ll visit various magnificent temples which are the architectural wonders of Kanchipuram. Further, you will visit Mahabalipuram and explore the world famous Shore Temple. After visiting this temple, chauffeur will take you back to Chennai. Dinner and overnight stay will be at hotel in Chennai.
Day 03: Chennai – Madurai
After enjoying delicious breakfast, you’ll proceed to check-out of the hotel. Chauffeur will transfer you then to airport from where you are to catch early morning flight to Madurai.
Our company representative will be there at Madurai to receive you at airport; he will get you transferred to pre-booked hotel. Relax for some time; in the afternoon you’ll enjoy Madurai local sightseeing. Madurai is one of the oldest cities of India, whose history dates back to the Sangam period of pre-Christian era. The place is quite famous for its awe-inspiring temples, most famous being Meenakshi Temple. In the evening, you’ll visit this temple and attend the ‘evening aarti ceremony’ that is held ritually at the temple. Dinner and overnight stay will be at hotel in Chennai.
Day 04: Madurai – Periyar
After relishing delectable breakfast, proceed to check-out of hotel. Thereafter you’ll be driven to Periyar, and there our representative will get you transferred to hotel. Relax and rest for some time. More than its picturesque surroundings, Periyar is famous for its vast Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. This immense world of untamed creatures is frequented by visitor’s world over for its perfect geography, diverse wildlife and breathtaking scenic beauty. In the afternoon, you’ll enjoy the boat ride across the tranquil waters of beautiful Periyar Lake. Capture the chimerical sights of Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Here, you will see huge herds of elephants taking bath by the lake side. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel in Periyar.
Day 05: Periyar – Kumarakom
After relishing breakfast at hotel, you’ll check-out of hotel and chauffeur will drive you to boat landing point. From there, you’ll embark on boat cruise that departs at a specific time to Kumarakom. As you arrive at Kumarakom, company representative will transfer you to your pre-booked hotel. Famously known as ‘Rice bowl of Kerala’, Kumarakom is a beautiful village that is more like a group of tiny islands. The place carries chimerical charm and a natural appeal that draws its visitors from all across the world. You’ll find yourself dumbstruck as you groove around the lush mangrove forests, emerald meadows, azure waterways and serene canals. Dinner and overnight stay will be at hotel.
Day 06: Kumarakom – Cochin
This day after breakfast, the house boat cruise will embark towards Alleppey. In this journey, you will have interesting insights into Kerala backwater village. As the boat sweeps with grace onto the tranquil backwaters, you can have glimpses of daily life of village. Awe at the beauty of pristine back waters, ravines bordered by palm trees, azure lakes and deep lagoons. In the evening, you’ll be taken on drive to Cochin. After you arrive at Cochin, you’ll be transferred to hotel. Take dinner and retire for the night.
Day 07: Departure from Cochin
Enjoy the mouth-watering breakfast at the hotel. After this, you will be taken on local sightseeing. You will visit temples, churches, colonial constructions and Chinese Fishing Nets. Thereafter, you will return to hotel and check-out with all your baggage. Chauffeur will transfer you then to airport from where you will board flight to your onward destination.
Take home sweet memories of your cultural tour of India.
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