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The Great South Indian Historical Tour
Duration:          10 Nights / 11 Days
Places Covered: Bangalore,Mysore, Ooty, Kochin, Kumarakon, Trivendrum, Kanyakumari, Madurai,
Trichy/Tiruchirappali, Pondicherry, Mamallapuram, Kanchipuram and Chennai out.

Day 01: Arrival Bangalore
Upon arrival at Bangalore Airport meet and greet by our representative followed by transfer to the hotel. Later after freshen up proceed for sightseeing of Tipu Sultan’s fort, Mosque, Sriranganatha Temple, Mysore Tiger Fort, Brindavan Garden. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 02: Bangalore-Mysore (143 kms/2.5 hrs)
After breakfast drive to Mysore en route visit to Srirangapatna, a historical place. On arrival at Mysore, check in to the hotel. Then visit to Mysore Palace, one of the prime attractions of Mysore city and Evening visit to world famous Brindavan Gardens expanded over 150 acres. The musical fountain and light show adds attraction to the garden. Then return back to the hotel and overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 03: Mysore-Ooty (125 kms/2 hrs)
Breakfast at the hotel proceed to Ooty-the famous hill station was established during British Raj en route Madumalai Forest. Check in hotel free time for leisure activities. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 04: Ooty-Kochin (275 kms/5 hrs)
After breakfast drive to Kochi the historical port city. Occupied by the Portuguese Empire in 1503, Kochi was the first of the European colonies in colonial India. It remained the main seat of Portuguese India until 1530, when Goa was chosen instead. The city was later occupied by the Dutch and the British, with the Kingdom of Cochin becoming a princely state. Upon arrival hotel check in. After freshen up embark onto the sightseeing of Cochin/Kochi visiting Chinese Fishing Net, Jewish Synogue and Matancherry. In the evening proceed for Kathakali Dance show. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 05: Kochin-Alleppey/Kumarakom (90 kms/1.5 hrs)
After breakfast drive to the city of backwater called as “venice of East” which is one of the few places of the world where means of transportation is by boat. Check in to Houseboat and you spend your day and night in the beautiful watery world. Overnight at hotel.

Day 06: Kumarakom-Trivendrum (204 kms/4 hrs)
After breakfast proceed to the southernmost tips of India. Upon arrival hotel check in. Later visit to Kumari Amman Temple, Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Padmanabhapuram Palace, Gandhi Memorial. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 07: Kanyakumari-Madurai ( 244 kms/4 hrs)
After breakfast drive to Madurai upon arrival hotel check in. Afternoon proceed for the sightseeing visit the famous Meenakshi Devi Temple and Gandhi Museum. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 08: Madurai-Tiruchirappali (135 kms/2 hrs)
After breakfast drive to Trichy/Tiruchirappali. Upon arrival hotel check in. Visit to rock Fort Ganpati Temple-- This temple is 83m height and this is the oldest rock in the world dating around 3.800 million years. This makes it earlier than the Himalayas. The rise of it is a thrill and is an actual attraction with the temple at the pinnacle. 344 steps lead to the peak of the temple. Later visit to Sriranganathan Temple, St Josephs Church. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 09: Trichy-Pondicherry (223 kms/4 hrs)
After breakfast drive to Pondicherry en route covering Thanjavur. In Thanjavur visit to Thanjavur Royal Palace gifted to Thanjavur city by the Nayakan Rulers constructed around 1550 AD. Continue your sightseeing and visit to Brahadeeswarar Temple constructed by the king Rajarajan. Continue your drive to reach Pondicherry. Upon arrival hotel check. Later free time to relax. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 10: Pondicherry-Mamallapuram-Kanchipuram-Chennai
After breakfast drive to Chennai en route covering the sightseeing of Mamallapuram- Arjuna;s Penace, and Shore Temple. Continue driving and reach to Kanchipuram sightseeing of temples and continue your journey to Chennai. Upon arrival hotel check in. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 11: Chennai
After breakfast proceed for full day sightseeing visit to Kapaleshvara Temple dedicated to God Shiva and offers a good example of South Indian colorful temple architecture. Fort St. George & the 16th century Portuguese old Cathedral of St. Thomas Church in which the remnants of St. Thomas is buried who came to India in 52 AD. Also visit to Marina Beach the 2nd largest beach of the world. Later departure transfer to the International Airport for further journey.