1: Bombay - Madras Arrival : Bombay Meeting and
assistance upon arrival at airport while changing aircraft. Arrival :
Madras Meeting ; garlanding and assistance upon arrival and transfer
from airport to hotel. Afternoon, sight-seeing tour of some of the
highlights of India's fourth largest city.
Madras Morning excursion to Kancheepuram, known as the Golden City of a
Thousand Temples. This is one of India's sacred cities. Many early styles of
temples architecture may be seen here. Visit Ekamvareshwar Temple,
Kailashnath Temple, the Vaikunthaperumal Temple, all built in the 7th and
8th centuries. Kancheepuram has also long been famous of its silk weaving.
Afternoon excursion to Mahabalipuram - an ancient coastal port - south of
Madras. The five Rathas - a group of monolithic monuments and animals
figures carved out of solid rock; the Shore Temple, lashed by the waves of
the sea; and the hude frescos of Bhagirath. O/N at the hotel.
Madras - Trichy (316 Kms/ 8 Hrs) Morning drive from Madras to Trichy,
visiting enroute Srirangam - an island on the Cauvery River, a massive
Vishnu temple. On arrival check in at the hotel. O/N at the hotel.
4: Trichy - Tanjore Morning city tour of Trichy
(Tiruchirapalli). The Rock Fort rise abruptly to a eight of 273ft. A steep
staircase cut into the rock, leads upto the Fort. At the first level, are
the remnants of a huge hall blasted into ruins in 1772. Finally, at the top
of the hill, Ucchi Pillayar Koli a Ganesh Temple offering a commanding view
of the city. Afternoon drive from Trichy to Tanjore. On arrival at the
hotel. O/N at the hotel.
Day 5: Tanjore - Madurai (128
Kms / 4 Hrs) Morning city sight-seeing tour of Tanjore where you will
stop to visit temples built during the 10th and 14th centuries. Later it
become part of the Vijaynagar Kingdom. Afternoon drive from Tanjore to
Madurai. On arrival check in at the hotel. O/N at the hotel.
6: Madurai Morning city sight-seeing tour of Madurai, visiting
the Meenakshi Temple. Its Hall of a Thousand Pillars is fabulous and is
filled with worshippers at all hours of the day. Also visit the Tirumal
Nayak's Palace which is in a highly decorative monument at thebes.
Afternoon free Evening witness pooja ceremony at Meenakshi Temple. O/N
at the hotel.
Day 7: Madurai - Periyar (137 Kms / 5
Hrs) Drive from Madurai to Periyar On arrival check in at the
hotel. Afternoon at leisure to enjoy the surrounding. O/N at the hotel.
Periyar - Cochin Morning,
cruise in the Periyar Lake in the cool surrounding and the Panorama spreads
around tropical jungles, wild elephants, Indian gaur, monkeys, spotted deer,
barking deer, wild base and birds of myriad varieties. With an area of 777
sq. Kms the wild sanctuary lies at an elevation of 914 metres to 1828 metres
above sea level on the Periyar lake in the hills of western ghats. Afternoon
drive from Periyar to Cochin. On arrival check in at the hotel. O/N at the
Day 9: Cochin Morning sight-seeing tour of
Cochin, visiting the jewish synagouge, built over 400 years ago. It contains
beautiful Belgian glass chandeliers and is paved with hand painted tiles
from China. Visit the "Dutch palace". See St. Francis Church, the
first European Church built in India. Afternoon you will take a motor launch
cruise on the backwater of Cochin. After that, you will visit one of our
coir factories where mats are being made from colorfully dyed dried coconut
fibres; then proceed to the Bolghatty palace the islands with their
traditional hamlets, and the fisherfolk in their colorful costumes. O/N at
Day 10: Cochin - Bangalore Transfer
from hotel to airport in time for : Departure : Cochin by air
Arrival : Bangalore Meeting and assistance upon arrival and transfer
from airport to Hotel. Afternoon, city sight-seeing tour of Bangalore, known
as the Garden City of India. Visit the lovely Lal Bagh. It's a whole world
of greenery, huge old trees, lakes and quiet lotus filled pools. You will
also visit the Bull Temple, Vidhana Soudha, Bannerghatta National Park,
Nandi Hill. O/N at the hotel.
Day 11: Bangalore-Mysore
Morning, leave Bangalore and drive for Mysore, via Srirangapatnam, (140 kms
/ 4 hrs) once the summer palace of Tipu Sultan, known for its fortress and
tomb of the Warrior King. On arrival check in at the hotel. Afternoon, you
will visit the beautiful city of Mysore that is known for its fine craftsman
- ship in wood, ivory, sandal - wood and silk. Visit the Manaraja's palace
lavishly decorated in mixture of style. Also visit the zoological Garden,
Chamundi Temple hill above the city. O/N at the hotel.
Mysore - Hassan (115 Kms / 5 hrs) Drive from Mysore to Hassan route.
Visiting Belur and Haysala Art. Also visit the colossal monolithic Jain
Statue, 57ft height, which stands on top of a steep bare hill. On arrival
check in at the hotel. O/N at the hotel.
Hassan - Bangalore or Bombay Transfer to Bangalore airport in time for
Departure : Bangalore by air Arrival : BOM / MAA Meeting and
assistance upon arrival and transfer from Domestic to International airport
in time for connecting flight for abroad.
Houseboats here are basically cargo boats which once piled regularly in
backwaters of Kerala carrying rice, coconuts, cashew nuts and spices. These
boats have been modified to offer most exclusive experience to the tourists.
They provide privacy and have a set of crew consisting of cook and two
boatmen. There is a cozy bedroom with attached bathroom and even sundeck.
The boat is propelled by two boatmen by two punting poles.
1: Flight from your country to Trivandram via Bombay or via
Day 2: Arrival in Trivandram and transfer to
Alleppey. About 80 KM drive will take us to a point where we board the
Day 3 - 7: Houseboat cruise, the house
boat will be slowly rowed by the boatmen through picturesque backwaters. You
will be looked after with traditional Keralite meals with fresh fish catch
for your delight. The boat will pass through important places.
8: Depending upon your choice of disembarkation i.e. either Cochin
or Trivandrum, the boat will take you to the nearest point and then you will
be transferred to the airport to onward connection.