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08 Nights / 09 Days

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  • Heritage site of Mahabalipuram
  • Temple of Madurai
  • Game Viewing in Periyar
  • Boat ride to see the rural life surround fishing net
  • Attend the performance of the Kathakali
  • Boat ride to see the fishing net and rural lifestyle
  • Experience back water of Kerala
  • Life time experience to stay in house boat
AccommodationNo. of Night(s)
Chennai 01
Kanchipuram 01
Tanjavur 01
Trichy 01
Madurai 01
Periyar 01
Alleppey 01
Cochin 01
Meals
    Daily buffet breakfast at hotel

Transfers & Sightseeing

  • Services of local English Speaking Guides
  • All transfers & sightseeing as per the itinerary by air conditioned vehicle
  • All applicable government taxes

Optional Price
    USD 75 per Person for Sariska National Park & Monument Entrance Fee as per the itinerary
  • Mineral Water
  • Indian Visa Fee
  • Travel Insurance
  • Domestic Air Fare
  • Major Meals - Lunch & Dinner
  • Services of Language Speaking Guides
  • Video, film & professional still camera fees
  • Anything which is not mentioned in inclusions above
  • Expenses of personal nature like Telephone Calls, Laundry, Porterage, Tips, Alcoholic Beverages, etc.

Arrive Chennai

Arrival at Chennai International Airport meets & greet by presentable representative of Recreation Travels with marigold garland with cheerful smile. Transfer to hotel. Later half-day city tour of Chennai. Visit the National Art Gallery,Government Museum which house some beautiful temple friezes and South Indian bronzes & the Cathedral of San Thome. Later visit to the Mylapore Temple, Marina Beach & famous Golden Beach. Overnight stay.

Chennai – Mahabalipuram – Kanchipuram 70 kms

After breakfast drive to the famous Seven Pagodas city Mahabalipuram. Here one can see many Sculptures and temples of typical South Indian architectural design, later drive to Kanchipuram, the biggest manufacturing city of Silk sarees & hand woven cottons visiting the famous Temples of Kanchipuram. Overnight stay.

Mahabalipuram –Tanjavur 285 kms / 5 hrs

Early morning drive to Tanjore - is a fertile plain, which is referred to as the 'rice bowl' of Tamil Nadu. Located on the eastern coast of central Tamil Nadu, it has the distinction of having been the capital of the Cholas - one of the greatest dynasties of the south. The Cholas were great temple builders and Tanjore bears witness to this, being dotted with no fewer than 74 temples - the most famous of which is the Brahadeshwarar Temple built during the 10th and 14th Centuries, a world Heritage monument. Overnight stay.

Tanjavur – Trichy 55 kms / 1 hrs

Morning drive to Trichy - was a Chola Citadel during the Sangam age & was also briefly ruled by the Pallavas & the Pandyas. Today, Trichy is a blend of history, a pilgrim center and a thriving commercial city. This morning disembarks at Thanjavur - visit to Rock Fort the 83-meter high rock fort is in the center of the Trichy. Its 344 rock-cuts steps take one to the Uchipillayar Temple dedicated to Lord Vinayaka. Half way up is the Temple of Lord Shiva dedicated to Thayumanaswami. Jambukeshwara Temple here has Shiva lingam almost submerged in water. Overnight stay.

Trichy – Madurai 125 kms / 2 hrs

After breakfast drive to Madurai - is a colorful city to see its moods walk around the streets. The main city area revolves around Meenakshi Temple, with its baroque example of Dravidian architecture & the four tall Gopurams (Pillars) with multi colored Gods, Goddess, Demons & deities. Madurai is surrounded by Coconut Grooves & Rice Paddies. Later visit to Nectar City of Madurai - Meenakshi temple where Dravidian Temple architecture may be seen in its exuberant baroque phase. Its hall of thousand pillars is fabulous & is filled with worshippers at all hours of the day. Also visit the Tirumal Nayak's Palace, which is in a highly decorative monument. Overnight stay.

Madurai – Periyar 135 kms / 3 hrs

Drive to a tranquil hill retreat, the Spicy Village. Along the way we pass through Tea, Cinnamon, Clove & Cardamom plantations -beautiful to see & smell! This evening we visit the nearby Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary; Game viewing here is like no other Safari experience. We simply relax in a Motor Launch & sail along as heard of Elephant & Bison come into view. Be sure to have plenty of film on hand. Overnight stay.

Periyar – Alleppey 125 kms / 2 hrs

After breakfast drive to Alleppey to meet your way own floating hotel in the famous backwaters. Kettuvalam (An Authentic Kerala Houseboat) - the moving masterpiece, have been plying the inland waterways of southwest India for untold centuries and originally used as cargo rice boats. The fully furnished and palm covered boats (single & double) bedrooms with attached bath, sit out, kitchen and living room made of traditional wood. In each houseboat, there are 3 men staff (crew), comprising a cook and two well trained punters throughout the cruise. Punters stand on each end of the boat for punting and directing the boat. Kerosene-lit lamps along will be available for light and mosquito nets will be provided. Traditional vegetarian and non-vegetarian Kerala cuisine is served. A journey through the backwaters of Kerala which offer one of the world's truly unforgettable experiences, myriad network of silent lagoons, freshwater river and hyacinth covered canals that wind their way through colorful corridors of forests, palms and fruit trees. A canoe expedition via an intricate network of canals, through backwater villages where daily continues unaltered, as it has for centuries. You will see lush palm groves and stretches of rice fields. Overnight stay.

Alleppey – Cochin 56 kms / 1 hr

From Alleppey we drive into the Oasis state of Kerala & on to the Malabar Coats & Kochi, one of the India's most colorful cities. This inter-connected series of Islands & shoreline presents a vivacious blend of Cultures & Religions; Kochi is the only place in the country where you can see Portuguese Churches, a Jewish Synagogue, Hindu Temples, Dutch architecture & Mosque nearly side by side. A memorable experience in any journey in Kerala is a Boat Trip along the Palm Fringed Lakes & Backwaters of the Area. As we sail along the shady canals we see cantilevered Chinese fishing nets. This evening we attend the performance of the Kathakali, one of India's most famous Classical dances. Lavish Costumes & Exotic makeup & Masks intensify the beauty of the dancers, intricate moments. Overnight stay.

Cochin – Onward Destination

Morning Say Goodbye to newly become friends of this fascinating land and transfers to Airport to board the flight for onwards destination.

          

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