Kerala Backwaters - 11N/12D


Embark on South India Tours and Experience the extreme blond beaches and the enchanting backwaters of Kerala are well-known the worldwide for their convenience, rejuvenating, soothing and geniality. South India Tour Packages offer vacationers and tourists many exciting tourism options in southern region of India as it covers the most exhilarating tourist attractions and highlights the optimum and greatest assortments of southern region of India. 

One of the Southern regions of India, Kerala is also famous as God's Own County, has come up with a status as largest tourist destiny for the last couple of years because of its unmatched beauty, enthralling backwaters, gorgeous beaches along with the canopies of coconuts, lagoons, the shimmering waters, sanctuaries, canals, captivating hills, customs and its rich culture. 

Proceed for sightseeing circuit of Fort Cochin, is based an ancient history of marine trade. Cochin comes under one of the finest natural ports in India. South India Tour offers you to visit the St. Francis Church, the Mattancherry Palace or "Dutch Palace",

Jew City with the Jewish Synagogue After seeing all these numerous wonders of Southern region of India, South India Tours will take you to the Periyar National Park, a unique wildlife sanctuary and this tour gives you the golden opportunity to experience a bamboo rafting excursion in the river Periyar running through the National Park. 

On the other hand South India Tours will also take you to a magnificent ritual tank of water called Mariamma with its temple in the middle, and also visit the Bridhadisvara temple in Tanjore which is tallest in India. South India Tour will remain engraved by visiting some of these enthralling places of south India. A large number of tourists and vacationers visit to south India for most incredible holidays of their life.


Trip at a Glance
Day  1: Cochin
Day  2: Cochin
Day  3: Cochin - Alleppey
Day  4: Alleppey - Thekkady
Day  5: Thekkady - Madurai
Day  6: Madurai
Day  7: Madurai - Trichy - Tanjore
Day  8: Tanjore
Day  9: Tanjore - Mahabalipuram
Day 10: Mahabalipuram - Kanchipuram
Day 11: Mahabalipuram - Chennai
Day 12: Chennai

End of Services


Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Cochin

Arrival in Cochin On arrival meets and greets at the airport by our representative and transfer to your hotel.

Cochin has been variously hailed as Queen of the Arabian Sea, Venice of Orient, etc. Some choose to call it simply a museum city for its rich past and colorful present. 


Overnight in the hotel.


Day 2 Cochin

After breakfast sightseeing of Cochin, a city till today influenced by medieval Portugal, Holland and England You visit St. Francis Sightseeing Cochin - Chinese Fishing Nets Church, the Mattancherry Palace or "Dutch Palace" (closed on Fridays and Saturdays) And the amazing Chinese fishing nets. You also see the Jew City with the Jewish Synagogue (closed on Fridays and Saturdays), constructed in 1568, with hand-painted, willow-pattern floor tiles brought from Canton in the mid-18th century by a Rabbi, who had trading interest in that city. In the evening enthrall yourself with a special presentation of the colorfully costumed Kathakali Dance Drama in a local theatre.


Overnight in the hotel


Day 3 Cochin – Backwaters

After breakfast drive to the jetty to board House boat (Kettuvallom) on the World-famous Backwaters of Kerala.

"Kettu" literally means to tie up and "Velum" means “boats". The boats played a major role in the economic development of ancient Kerala, moving cargo and men from the very nook and corner of otherwise unreachable area, cutting across the length and breadth of the land.


Overnight at Hotel


Day 4 Backwaters – Periyar

After breakfast on the rice boat (Kettuvallom) get down at Kumarakom and drive to Periyar National Park, which is a unique wildlife sanctuary and is about 780 sq. km centered on an artificial lake fed by the Periyar River. On arrival check in at the hotel

In the evening, enjoy the visit to Spice Plantation.


Overnight in the hotel.


Day 5 Periyar – Madurai

Today morning, enjoy Boat ride in Periyar Tiger Reserve. It is an example of nature's bounty, with great scenic charm, rich bio diversity and providing veritable visitor satisfaction. Later drive to Madurai.

Madurai, the cultural capital of Tamilnadu with the Dravidian culture reached its zenith in art, architecture, palaces and temple buildings. Once the capital of powerful Nayaka kings, a bustling city packed with pilgrims, businessmen, bullock carts and legions of rickshaw pullers 


Overnight at hotel


Day 6 Madurai

After breakfast visit the city that offers a grand ceremonial tank of water called Mariamma with its temple in the middle. Meenakshi Devi temple

Also visit the famous Meenakshi Temple that is an outstanding example of Vijay nagar temple architecture.

Visit the Thirumalai Nayak Palace, a palace in Indo Saracenic style built in 1636, with huge domes and 240 columns rising to 12 m, a beautiful garden and an attached museum.

In the evening, again visit Meenakshi temple to watch the night ceremony, which is a hive of activity, colorfully decorated temple elephant, flower sellers and performances by musicians.


Overnight in the hotel.


Day 7 Madurai – Trichy - Tanjore (

After breakfast drive to Trichy. On arrival in Trichy, visit the Rock Fort and also do the excursion to Srirangam the big temple city, which lies on an island on the Kaveri.
After the visit continue drive towards Tanjore. On arrival check in to the hotel


Overnight in the hotel


Day 8 Tanjore

After breakfast drive tanjore and on arrival, visit Brihadisvara Temple, which is the Jewel of South India, built in 9th century. The magnificent main temple has a 62 meter height Tanjoremana (tallest in India), which is topped by dome carved from an 80 ton lock of granite. A 6.5-km long wooden ramp was built to climb it. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva.

After the visit drive to drive to hotel


Overnight in the hotel


Day 9 Tanjore – Mahabalipuram

After breakfast drive to Mahabalipuram. Mamallapuram also called Mahabalipuram or Seven Pagodas, historic town, northeast Tamil Nadu state, southeastern India. It lies along the Bay of Bengal 37 miles (60 km) south of Chennai (Madras). The town’s religious centre was founded by a 7th-century-ce Hindu Pallava king, Narasimhavarman, also known as Mamalla, for whom the town was named. Ancient Chinese, Persian, and Roman coins found at Mamallapuram point to its earlier existence as a seaport. It contains many surviving 7th- and 8th-century Pallava temples and monuments, chief of which are the sculptured rock relief popularly known as “Arjuna’s Penance” or “Descent of the Ganges,” a series of sculptured cave temples, and a Shiva temple on the seashore. The town’s five rathas, or monolithic temples, are the remnants of seven temples, for which the town was known as Seven Pagodas. The entire assemblage collectively was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1984. Mamallapuram is a resort and tourist centre. It contains a college offering instruction in architecture and temple sculpture. On arrival check in to hotel


Overnight stay at the hotel 


Day 10 Mahabalipuram – Kanchipuram

After breakfast drive to Kanchipuram, Kancheepuram District had been administered by the Pallavas, Cholas, Vijayanagar rulers, Muslim Kings, and the British before Independence.

Tondaimandalam was an ancient division of Tamil country comprising roughly the present districts of Kancheepuram, Chennai, Tiruvallur, Vellore and Tiruvannamalai. The capital of Thondaimandalam was Kancheepuram.

The Major breakthrough in the district administration was in 1788 when, for the first time, Collector was appointed to the district. The district was split up into two divisions, Northern and Southern and placed fewer than two Collectors. The names of the Collectors during 1790's were Clerk and Balfour.

Lionel Place, the Collector in (1794-1799), created the posts of Sharistadars under the control of the Collector. Clerks were also appointed to assist the Sharistadars. The famous Madurantakam and Uthiramerur tanks were created by Place.

Later proceed back to Mahabalipuram to visit the magnificent rock temples and carvings Visit Five Rathas, the Shore Temple & Bhagirathi’s Penance.


Overnight in the hotel


Day 11 Mahabalipuram – Chennai

After breakfast drive to Chennai The history of Chennai illustrates that the city is about 400 years old and is also the 36th metropolitan city all across the world. The historical past of the city begins from the ancient rulers which were there in South India through colonization to the development in the 20th century. The Kapaleeshwarar temple, the Pallava Port and the Parthasarathi Temple of the 7th century are the effervescent facts to prove that the Chennai city has been present since the time immemorial. In early days though, Chennai was a group of many villages, hovering among the paddy fields, outlined by palm trees. The city was ruled by all the well-known dynasties of South India such as the Pallavas, the Cholas, the Pandyas and the Vijaynagar kingdom. However, it was in the beginning of the 16th century that things started to shape up for the future.

It all started with the Portuguese, who came here in 1522 and constructed a port known as Sao Tome, after the Christian apostle, St. Thomas. Then in 1612 came the Dutch, who settled near Pulicat, the northern part of the city, followed by the East India Company. The previous name Madras which was taken from Madrasapattnam was the site selected by the British East India Company for an enduring settlement in 1639. This conurbation was set up by the two merchants of the East India Company, Francis Day and Andrew Cogan, to establish the factory. Besides this, a colony was built to serve as the headquarters, which got completed on 23rd April 1640, also known as St George's Day, and hence it was called as St. George's Fort. Later on, the province was formally called as the George Town which included various over-crowded streets with particular businesses, serving the British.

In Chennai visit 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.


Overnight stay at Hotel


Day 12 Chennai Departure

On time transfer to the international airport to connect flight back home.


End of Services


Inclusions

Accommodation in well-appointed rooms with TWN/DBL room basis.
Assistance, toll, taxes
Transport services as per itinerary by A/C Medium Car for Package.
Daily Breakfast in Hotels
All Meals in House Boat

Exclusions

Train/Flight Fares.
Guides / Entrances
Extra Supplements from Hotels.
Meals other than specified.
Items of personal nature viz. telephone calls, drinks, laundry bills, etc
Anything which is not mentioned under “INCLUDES” header
05% Government Service Tax.

Additional Information

Above rate are net and non-commissionable to you.
Cost is based on 02 passengers travelling.
Cost is based on 02 passengers travelling.
Check in 1400 hrs. and check out 1200hrs
Rooms in Munnar and Thekkady are Non Air Conditioned due to their High Altitude.
All meals inclusive for 1 night on the houseboat.
Air Conditioning operational times in AC Deluxe Houseboat will be from 09:00 pm to 06:00 am.
Air Conditioning operational times in AC Deluxe Houseboat will be from 09:00 pm to 06:00 am.

Kerala Backwaters - 11N/12D


Embark on South India Tours and Experience the extreme blond beaches and the enchanting backwaters of Kerala are well-known the worldwide for their convenience, rejuvenating, soothing and geniality. South India Tour Packages offer vacationers and tourists many exciting tourism options in southern region of India as it covers the most exhilarating tourist attractions and highlights the optimum and greatest assortments of southern region of India. 

One of the Southern regions of India, Kerala is also famous as God's Own County, has come up with a status as largest tourist destiny for the last couple of years because of its unmatched beauty, enthralling backwaters, gorgeous beaches along with the canopies of coconuts, lagoons, the shimmering waters, sanctuaries, canals, captivating hills, customs and its rich culture. 

Proceed for sightseeing circuit of Fort Cochin, is based an ancient history of marine trade. Cochin comes under one of the finest natural ports in India. South India Tour offers you to visit the St. Francis Church, the Mattancherry Palace or "Dutch Palace",

Jew City with the Jewish Synagogue After seeing all these numerous wonders of Southern region of India, South India Tours will take you to the Periyar National Park, a unique wildlife sanctuary and this tour gives you the golden opportunity to experience a bamboo rafting excursion in the river Periyar running through the National Park. 

On the other hand South India Tours will also take you to a magnificent ritual tank of water called Mariamma with its temple in the middle, and also visit the Bridhadisvara temple in Tanjore which is tallest in India. South India Tour will remain engraved by visiting some of these enthralling places of south India. A large number of tourists and vacationers visit to south India for most incredible holidays of their life.


Trip at a Glance
Day  1: Cochin
Day  2: Cochin
Day  3: Cochin - Alleppey
Day  4: Alleppey - Thekkady
Day  5: Thekkady - Madurai
Day  6: Madurai
Day  7: Madurai - Trichy - Tanjore
Day  8: Tanjore
Day  9: Tanjore - Mahabalipuram
Day 10: Mahabalipuram - Kanchipuram
Day 11: Mahabalipuram - Chennai
Day 12: Chennai

End of Services


Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Cochin

Arrival in Cochin On arrival meets and greets at the airport by our representative and transfer to your hotel.

Cochin has been variously hailed as Queen of the Arabian Sea, Venice of Orient, etc. Some choose to call it simply a museum city for its rich past and colorful present. 


Overnight in the hotel.


Stay

Day 2 Cochin

After breakfast sightseeing of Cochin, a city till today influenced by medieval Portugal, Holland and England You visit St. Francis Sightseeing Cochin - Chinese Fishing Nets Church, the Mattancherry Palace or "Dutch Palace" (closed on Fridays and Saturdays) And the amazing Chinese fishing nets. You also see the Jew City with the Jewish Synagogue (closed on Fridays and Saturdays), constructed in 1568, with hand-painted, willow-pattern floor tiles brought from Canton in the mid-18th century by a Rabbi, who had trading interest in that city. In the evening enthrall yourself with a special presentation of the colorfully costumed Kathakali Dance Drama in a local theatre.


Overnight in the hotel


Stay

Day 3 Cochin – Backwaters

After breakfast drive to the jetty to board House boat (Kettuvallom) on the World-famous Backwaters of Kerala.

"Kettu" literally means to tie up and "Velum" means “boats". The boats played a major role in the economic development of ancient Kerala, moving cargo and men from the very nook and corner of otherwise unreachable area, cutting across the length and breadth of the land.


Overnight at Hotel


Stay

Day 4 Backwaters – Periyar

After breakfast on the rice boat (Kettuvallom) get down at Kumarakom and drive to Periyar National Park, which is a unique wildlife sanctuary and is about 780 sq. km centered on an artificial lake fed by the Periyar River. On arrival check in at the hotel

In the evening, enjoy the visit to Spice Plantation.


Overnight in the hotel.


Stay

Day 5 Periyar – Madurai

Today morning, enjoy Boat ride in Periyar Tiger Reserve. It is an example of nature's bounty, with great scenic charm, rich bio diversity and providing veritable visitor satisfaction. Later drive to Madurai.

Madurai, the cultural capital of Tamilnadu with the Dravidian culture reached its zenith in art, architecture, palaces and temple buildings. Once the capital of powerful Nayaka kings, a bustling city packed with pilgrims, businessmen, bullock carts and legions of rickshaw pullers 


Overnight at hotel


Stay

Day 6 Madurai

After breakfast visit the city that offers a grand ceremonial tank of water called Mariamma with its temple in the middle. Meenakshi Devi temple

Also visit the famous Meenakshi Temple that is an outstanding example of Vijay nagar temple architecture.

Visit the Thirumalai Nayak Palace, a palace in Indo Saracenic style built in 1636, with huge domes and 240 columns rising to 12 m, a beautiful garden and an attached museum.

In the evening, again visit Meenakshi temple to watch the night ceremony, which is a hive of activity, colorfully decorated temple elephant, flower sellers and performances by musicians.


Overnight in the hotel.


Stay

Day 7 Madurai – Trichy - Tanjore (

After breakfast drive to Trichy. On arrival in Trichy, visit the Rock Fort and also do the excursion to Srirangam the big temple city, which lies on an island on the Kaveri.
After the visit continue drive towards Tanjore. On arrival check in to the hotel


Overnight in the hotel


Day 8 Tanjore

After breakfast drive tanjore and on arrival, visit Brihadisvara Temple, which is the Jewel of South India, built in 9th century. The magnificent main temple has a 62 meter height Tanjoremana (tallest in India), which is topped by dome carved from an 80 ton lock of granite. A 6.5-km long wooden ramp was built to climb it. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva.

After the visit drive to drive to hotel


Overnight in the hotel


Day 9 Tanjore – Mahabalipuram

After breakfast drive to Mahabalipuram. Mamallapuram also called Mahabalipuram or Seven Pagodas, historic town, northeast Tamil Nadu state, southeastern India. It lies along the Bay of Bengal 37 miles (60 km) south of Chennai (Madras). The town’s religious centre was founded by a 7th-century-ce Hindu Pallava king, Narasimhavarman, also known as Mamalla, for whom the town was named. Ancient Chinese, Persian, and Roman coins found at Mamallapuram point to its earlier existence as a seaport. It contains many surviving 7th- and 8th-century Pallava temples and monuments, chief of which are the sculptured rock relief popularly known as “Arjuna’s Penance” or “Descent of the Ganges,” a series of sculptured cave temples, and a Shiva temple on the seashore. The town’s five rathas, or monolithic temples, are the remnants of seven temples, for which the town was known as Seven Pagodas. The entire assemblage collectively was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1984. Mamallapuram is a resort and tourist centre. It contains a college offering instruction in architecture and temple sculpture. On arrival check in to hotel


Overnight stay at the hotel 


Day 10 Mahabalipuram – Kanchipuram

After breakfast drive to Kanchipuram, Kancheepuram District had been administered by the Pallavas, Cholas, Vijayanagar rulers, Muslim Kings, and the British before Independence.

Tondaimandalam was an ancient division of Tamil country comprising roughly the present districts of Kancheepuram, Chennai, Tiruvallur, Vellore and Tiruvannamalai. The capital of Thondaimandalam was Kancheepuram.

The Major breakthrough in the district administration was in 1788 when, for the first time, Collector was appointed to the district. The district was split up into two divisions, Northern and Southern and placed fewer than two Collectors. The names of the Collectors during 1790's were Clerk and Balfour.

Lionel Place, the Collector in (1794-1799), created the posts of Sharistadars under the control of the Collector. Clerks were also appointed to assist the Sharistadars. The famous Madurantakam and Uthiramerur tanks were created by Place.

Later proceed back to Mahabalipuram to visit the magnificent rock temples and carvings Visit Five Rathas, the Shore Temple & Bhagirathi’s Penance.


Overnight in the hotel


Day 11 Mahabalipuram – Chennai

After breakfast drive to Chennai The history of Chennai illustrates that the city is about 400 years old and is also the 36th metropolitan city all across the world. The historical past of the city begins from the ancient rulers which were there in South India through colonization to the development in the 20th century. The Kapaleeshwarar temple, the Pallava Port and the Parthasarathi Temple of the 7th century are the effervescent facts to prove that the Chennai city has been present since the time immemorial. In early days though, Chennai was a group of many villages, hovering among the paddy fields, outlined by palm trees. The city was ruled by all the well-known dynasties of South India such as the Pallavas, the Cholas, the Pandyas and the Vijaynagar kingdom. However, it was in the beginning of the 16th century that things started to shape up for the future.

It all started with the Portuguese, who came here in 1522 and constructed a port known as Sao Tome, after the Christian apostle, St. Thomas. Then in 1612 came the Dutch, who settled near Pulicat, the northern part of the city, followed by the East India Company. The previous name Madras which was taken from Madrasapattnam was the site selected by the British East India Company for an enduring settlement in 1639. This conurbation was set up by the two merchants of the East India Company, Francis Day and Andrew Cogan, to establish the factory. Besides this, a colony was built to serve as the headquarters, which got completed on 23rd April 1640, also known as St George's Day, and hence it was called as St. George's Fort. Later on, the province was formally called as the George Town which included various over-crowded streets with particular businesses, serving the British.

In Chennai visit 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.


Overnight stay at Hotel


Day 12 Chennai Departure

On time transfer to the international airport to connect flight back home.


End of Services


Inclusions

Accommodation in well-appointed rooms with TWN/DBL room basis.
Assistance, toll, taxes
Transport services as per itinerary by A/C Medium Car for Package.
Daily Breakfast in Hotels
All Meals in House Boat

Exclusions

Train/Flight Fares.
Guides / Entrances
Extra Supplements from Hotels.
Meals other than specified.
Items of personal nature viz. telephone calls, drinks, laundry bills, etc
Anything which is not mentioned under “INCLUDES” header
05% Government Service Tax.

Additional Information

Above rate are net and non-commissionable to you.
Cost is based on 02 passengers travelling.
Cost is based on 02 passengers travelling.
Check in 1400 hrs. and check out 1200hrs
Rooms in Munnar and Thekkady are Non Air Conditioned due to their High Altitude.
All meals inclusive for 1 night on the houseboat.
Air Conditioning operational times in AC Deluxe Houseboat will be from 09:00 pm to 06:00 am.
Air Conditioning operational times in AC Deluxe Houseboat will be from 09:00 pm to 06:00 am.

Kerala Backwaters - 11N/12D


Embark on South India Tours and Experience the extreme blond beaches and the enchanting backwaters of Kerala are well-known the worldwide for their convenience, rejuvenating, soothing and geniality. South India Tour Packages offer vacationers and tourists many exciting tourism options in southern region of India as it covers the most exhilarating tourist attractions and highlights the optimum and greatest assortments of southern region of India. 

One of the Southern regions of India, Kerala is also famous as God's Own County, has come up with a status as largest tourist destiny for the last couple of years because of its unmatched beauty, enthralling backwaters, gorgeous beaches along with the canopies of coconuts, lagoons, the shimmering waters, sanctuaries, canals, captivating hills, customs and its rich culture. 

Proceed for sightseeing circuit of Fort Cochin, is based an ancient history of marine trade. Cochin comes under one of the finest natural ports in India. South India Tour offers you to visit the St. Francis Church, the Mattancherry Palace or "Dutch Palace",

Jew City with the Jewish Synagogue After seeing all these numerous wonders of Southern region of India, South India Tours will take you to the Periyar National Park, a unique wildlife sanctuary and this tour gives you the golden opportunity to experience a bamboo rafting excursion in the river Periyar running through the National Park. 

On the other hand South India Tours will also take you to a magnificent ritual tank of water called Mariamma with its temple in the middle, and also visit the Bridhadisvara temple in Tanjore which is tallest in India. South India Tour will remain engraved by visiting some of these enthralling places of south India. A large number of tourists and vacationers visit to south India for most incredible holidays of their life.


Trip at a Glance
Day  1: Cochin
Day  2: Cochin
Day  3: Cochin - Alleppey
Day  4: Alleppey - Thekkady
Day  5: Thekkady - Madurai
Day  6: Madurai
Day  7: Madurai - Trichy - Tanjore
Day  8: Tanjore
Day  9: Tanjore - Mahabalipuram
Day 10: Mahabalipuram - Kanchipuram
Day 11: Mahabalipuram - Chennai
Day 12: Chennai

End of Services


Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Cochin

Arrival in Cochin On arrival meets and greets at the airport by our representative and transfer to your hotel.

Cochin has been variously hailed as Queen of the Arabian Sea, Venice of Orient, etc. Some choose to call it simply a museum city for its rich past and colorful present. 


Overnight in the hotel.


Stay

Day 2 Cochin

After breakfast sightseeing of Cochin, a city till today influenced by medieval Portugal, Holland and England You visit St. Francis Sightseeing Cochin - Chinese Fishing Nets Church, the Mattancherry Palace or "Dutch Palace" (closed on Fridays and Saturdays) And the amazing Chinese fishing nets. You also see the Jew City with the Jewish Synagogue (closed on Fridays and Saturdays), constructed in 1568, with hand-painted, willow-pattern floor tiles brought from Canton in the mid-18th century by a Rabbi, who had trading interest in that city. In the evening enthrall yourself with a special presentation of the colorfully costumed Kathakali Dance Drama in a local theatre.


Overnight in the hotel


Stay

Day 3 Cochin – Backwaters

After breakfast drive to the jetty to board House boat (Kettuvallom) on the World-famous Backwaters of Kerala.

"Kettu" literally means to tie up and "Velum" means “boats". The boats played a major role in the economic development of ancient Kerala, moving cargo and men from the very nook and corner of otherwise unreachable area, cutting across the length and breadth of the land.


Overnight at Hotel


Stay

Day 4 Backwaters – Periyar

After breakfast on the rice boat (Kettuvallom) get down at Kumarakom and drive to Periyar National Park, which is a unique wildlife sanctuary and is about 780 sq. km centered on an artificial lake fed by the Periyar River. On arrival check in at the hotel

In the evening, enjoy the visit to Spice Plantation.


Overnight in the hotel.


Stay

Day 5 Periyar – Madurai

Today morning, enjoy Boat ride in Periyar Tiger Reserve. It is an example of nature's bounty, with great scenic charm, rich bio diversity and providing veritable visitor satisfaction. Later drive to Madurai.

Madurai, the cultural capital of Tamilnadu with the Dravidian culture reached its zenith in art, architecture, palaces and temple buildings. Once the capital of powerful Nayaka kings, a bustling city packed with pilgrims, businessmen, bullock carts and legions of rickshaw pullers 


Overnight at hotel


Stay

Day 6 Madurai

After breakfast visit the city that offers a grand ceremonial tank of water called Mariamma with its temple in the middle. Meenakshi Devi temple

Also visit the famous Meenakshi Temple that is an outstanding example of Vijay nagar temple architecture.

Visit the Thirumalai Nayak Palace, a palace in Indo Saracenic style built in 1636, with huge domes and 240 columns rising to 12 m, a beautiful garden and an attached museum.

In the evening, again visit Meenakshi temple to watch the night ceremony, which is a hive of activity, colorfully decorated temple elephant, flower sellers and performances by musicians.


Overnight in the hotel.


Day 7 Madurai – Trichy - Tanjore (

After breakfast drive to Trichy. On arrival in Trichy, visit the Rock Fort and also do the excursion to Srirangam the big temple city, which lies on an island on the Kaveri.
After the visit continue drive towards Tanjore. On arrival check in to the hotel


Overnight in the hotel


Day 8 Tanjore

After breakfast drive tanjore and on arrival, visit Brihadisvara Temple, which is the Jewel of South India, built in 9th century. The magnificent main temple has a 62 meter height Tanjoremana (tallest in India), which is topped by dome carved from an 80 ton lock of granite. A 6.5-km long wooden ramp was built to climb it. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva.

After the visit drive to drive to hotel


Overnight in the hotel


Day 9 Tanjore – Mahabalipuram

After breakfast drive to Mahabalipuram. Mamallapuram also called Mahabalipuram or Seven Pagodas, historic town, northeast Tamil Nadu state, southeastern India. It lies along the Bay of Bengal 37 miles (60 km) south of Chennai (Madras). The town’s religious centre was founded by a 7th-century-ce Hindu Pallava king, Narasimhavarman, also known as Mamalla, for whom the town was named. Ancient Chinese, Persian, and Roman coins found at Mamallapuram point to its earlier existence as a seaport. It contains many surviving 7th- and 8th-century Pallava temples and monuments, chief of which are the sculptured rock relief popularly known as “Arjuna’s Penance” or “Descent of the Ganges,” a series of sculptured cave temples, and a Shiva temple on the seashore. The town’s five rathas, or monolithic temples, are the remnants of seven temples, for which the town was known as Seven Pagodas. The entire assemblage collectively was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1984. Mamallapuram is a resort and tourist centre. It contains a college offering instruction in architecture and temple sculpture. On arrival check in to hotel


Overnight stay at the hotel 


Day 10 Mahabalipuram – Kanchipuram

After breakfast drive to Kanchipuram, Kancheepuram District had been administered by the Pallavas, Cholas, Vijayanagar rulers, Muslim Kings, and the British before Independence.

Tondaimandalam was an ancient division of Tamil country comprising roughly the present districts of Kancheepuram, Chennai, Tiruvallur, Vellore and Tiruvannamalai. The capital of Thondaimandalam was Kancheepuram.

The Major breakthrough in the district administration was in 1788 when, for the first time, Collector was appointed to the district. The district was split up into two divisions, Northern and Southern and placed fewer than two Collectors. The names of the Collectors during 1790's were Clerk and Balfour.

Lionel Place, the Collector in (1794-1799), created the posts of Sharistadars under the control of the Collector. Clerks were also appointed to assist the Sharistadars. The famous Madurantakam and Uthiramerur tanks were created by Place.

Later proceed back to Mahabalipuram to visit the magnificent rock temples and carvings Visit Five Rathas, the Shore Temple & Bhagirathi’s Penance.


Overnight in the hotel


Day 11 Mahabalipuram – Chennai

After breakfast drive to Chennai The history of Chennai illustrates that the city is about 400 years old and is also the 36th metropolitan city all across the world. The historical past of the city begins from the ancient rulers which were there in South India through colonization to the development in the 20th century. The Kapaleeshwarar temple, the Pallava Port and the Parthasarathi Temple of the 7th century are the effervescent facts to prove that the Chennai city has been present since the time immemorial. In early days though, Chennai was a group of many villages, hovering among the paddy fields, outlined by palm trees. The city was ruled by all the well-known dynasties of South India such as the Pallavas, the Cholas, the Pandyas and the Vijaynagar kingdom. However, it was in the beginning of the 16th century that things started to shape up for the future.

It all started with the Portuguese, who came here in 1522 and constructed a port known as Sao Tome, after the Christian apostle, St. Thomas. Then in 1612 came the Dutch, who settled near Pulicat, the northern part of the city, followed by the East India Company. The previous name Madras which was taken from Madrasapattnam was the site selected by the British East India Company for an enduring settlement in 1639. This conurbation was set up by the two merchants of the East India Company, Francis Day and Andrew Cogan, to establish the factory. Besides this, a colony was built to serve as the headquarters, which got completed on 23rd April 1640, also known as St George's Day, and hence it was called as St. George's Fort. Later on, the province was formally called as the George Town which included various over-crowded streets with particular businesses, serving the British.

In Chennai visit 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.


Overnight stay at Hotel


Day 12 Chennai Departure

On time transfer to the international airport to connect flight back home.


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Inclusions

Accommodation in well-appointed rooms with TWN/DBL room basis.
Assistance, toll, taxes
Transport services as per itinerary by A/C Medium Car for Package.
Daily Breakfast in Hotels
All Meals in House Boat

Exclusions

Train/Flight Fares.
Guides / Entrances
Extra Supplements from Hotels.
Meals other than specified.
Items of personal nature viz. telephone calls, drinks, laundry bills, etc
Anything which is not mentioned under “INCLUDES” header
05% Government Service Tax.

Additional Information

Above rate are net and non-commissionable to you.
Cost is based on 02 passengers travelling.
Cost is based on 02 passengers travelling.
Check in 1400 hrs. and check out 1200hrs
Rooms in Munnar and Thekkady are Non Air Conditioned due to their High Altitude.
All meals inclusive for 1 night on the houseboat.
Air Conditioning operational times in AC Deluxe Houseboat will be from 09:00 pm to 06:00 am.
Air Conditioning operational times in AC Deluxe Houseboat will be from 09:00 pm to 06:00 am.

Kerala Backwaters - 11N/12D


Embark on South India Tours and Experience the extreme blond beaches and the enchanting backwaters of Kerala are well-known the worldwide for their convenience, rejuvenating, soothing and geniality. South India Tour Packages offer vacationers and tourists many exciting tourism options in southern region of India as it covers the most exhilarating tourist attractions and highlights the optimum and greatest assortments of southern region of India. 

One of the Southern regions of India, Kerala is also famous as God's Own County, has come up with a status as largest tourist destiny for the last couple of years because of its unmatched beauty, enthralling backwaters, gorgeous beaches along with the canopies of coconuts, lagoons, the shimmering waters, sanctuaries, canals, captivating hills, customs and its rich culture. 

Proceed for sightseeing circuit of Fort Cochin, is based an ancient history of marine trade. Cochin comes under one of the finest natural ports in India. South India Tour offers you to visit the St. Francis Church, the Mattancherry Palace or "Dutch Palace",

Jew City with the Jewish Synagogue After seeing all these numerous wonders of Southern region of India, South India Tours will take you to the Periyar National Park, a unique wildlife sanctuary and this tour gives you the golden opportunity to experience a bamboo rafting excursion in the river Periyar running through the National Park. 

On the other hand South India Tours will also take you to a magnificent ritual tank of water called Mariamma with its temple in the middle, and also visit the Bridhadisvara temple in Tanjore which is tallest in India. South India Tour will remain engraved by visiting some of these enthralling places of south India. A large number of tourists and vacationers visit to south India for most incredible holidays of their life.


Trip at a Glance
Day  1: Cochin
Day  2: Cochin
Day  3: Cochin - Alleppey
Day  4: Alleppey - Thekkady
Day  5: Thekkady - Madurai
Day  6: Madurai
Day  7: Madurai - Trichy - Tanjore
Day  8: Tanjore
Day  9: Tanjore - Mahabalipuram
Day 10: Mahabalipuram - Kanchipuram
Day 11: Mahabalipuram - Chennai
Day 12: Chennai

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Cochin

Arrival in Cochin On arrival meets and greets at the airport by our representative and transfer to your hotel.

Cochin has been variously hailed as Queen of the Arabian Sea, Venice of Orient, etc. Some choose to call it simply a museum city for its rich past and colorful present. 


Overnight in the hotel.

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Day 2 Cochin

After breakfast sightseeing of Cochin, a city till today influenced by medieval Portugal, Holland and England You visit St. Francis Sightseeing Cochin - Chinese Fishing Nets Church, the Mattancherry Palace or "Dutch Palace" (closed on Fridays and Saturdays) And the amazing Chinese fishing nets. You also see the Jew City with the Jewish Synagogue (closed on Fridays and Saturdays), constructed in 1568, with hand-painted, willow-pattern floor tiles brought from Canton in the mid-18th century by a Rabbi, who had trading interest in that city. In the evening enthrall yourself with a special presentation of the colorfully costumed Kathakali Dance Drama in a local theatre.


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Day 3 Cochin – Backwaters

After breakfast drive to the jetty to board House boat (Kettuvallom) on the World-famous Backwaters of Kerala.

"Kettu" literally means to tie up and "Velum" means “boats". The boats played a major role in the economic development of ancient Kerala, moving cargo and men from the very nook and corner of otherwise unreachable area, cutting across the length and breadth of the land.


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Day 4 Backwaters – Periyar

After breakfast on the rice boat (Kettuvallom) get down at Kumarakom and drive to Periyar National Park, which is a unique wildlife sanctuary and is about 780 sq. km centered on an artificial lake fed by the Periyar River. On arrival check in at the hotel

In the evening, enjoy the visit to Spice Plantation.


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Day 5 Periyar – Madurai

Today morning, enjoy Boat ride in Periyar Tiger Reserve. It is an example of nature's bounty, with great scenic charm, rich bio diversity and providing veritable visitor satisfaction. Later drive to Madurai.

Madurai, the cultural capital of Tamilnadu with the Dravidian culture reached its zenith in art, architecture, palaces and temple buildings. Once the capital of powerful Nayaka kings, a bustling city packed with pilgrims, businessmen, bullock carts and legions of rickshaw pullers 


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Day 6 Madurai

After breakfast visit the city that offers a grand ceremonial tank of water called Mariamma with its temple in the middle. Meenakshi Devi temple

Also visit the famous Meenakshi Temple that is an outstanding example of Vijay nagar temple architecture.

Visit the Thirumalai Nayak Palace, a palace in Indo Saracenic style built in 1636, with huge domes and 240 columns rising to 12 m, a beautiful garden and an attached museum.

In the evening, again visit Meenakshi temple to watch the night ceremony, which is a hive of activity, colorfully decorated temple elephant, flower sellers and performances by musicians.


Overnight in the hotel.

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Day 7 Madurai – Trichy - Tanjore (

After breakfast drive to Trichy. On arrival in Trichy, visit the Rock Fort and also do the excursion to Srirangam the big temple city, which lies on an island on the Kaveri.
After the visit continue drive towards Tanjore. On arrival check in to the hotel


Overnight in the hotel

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Day 8 Tanjore

After breakfast drive tanjore and on arrival, visit Brihadisvara Temple, which is the Jewel of South India, built in 9th century. The magnificent main temple has a 62 meter height Tanjoremana (tallest in India), which is topped by dome carved from an 80 ton lock of granite. A 6.5-km long wooden ramp was built to climb it. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva.

After the visit drive to drive to hotel


Overnight in the hotel

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Day 9 Tanjore – Mahabalipuram

After breakfast drive to Mahabalipuram. Mamallapuram also called Mahabalipuram or Seven Pagodas, historic town, northeast Tamil Nadu state, southeastern India. It lies along the Bay of Bengal 37 miles (60 km) south of Chennai (Madras). The town’s religious centre was founded by a 7th-century-ce Hindu Pallava king, Narasimhavarman, also known as Mamalla, for whom the town was named. Ancient Chinese, Persian, and Roman coins found at Mamallapuram point to its earlier existence as a seaport. It contains many surviving 7th- and 8th-century Pallava temples and monuments, chief of which are the sculptured rock relief popularly known as “Arjuna’s Penance” or “Descent of the Ganges,” a series of sculptured cave temples, and a Shiva temple on the seashore. The town’s five rathas, or monolithic temples, are the remnants of seven temples, for which the town was known as Seven Pagodas. The entire assemblage collectively was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1984. Mamallapuram is a resort and tourist centre. It contains a college offering instruction in architecture and temple sculpture. On arrival check in to hotel


Overnight stay at the hotel 

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Day 10 Mahabalipuram – Kanchipuram

After breakfast drive to Kanchipuram, Kancheepuram District had been administered by the Pallavas, Cholas, Vijayanagar rulers, Muslim Kings, and the British before Independence.

Tondaimandalam was an ancient division of Tamil country comprising roughly the present districts of Kancheepuram, Chennai, Tiruvallur, Vellore and Tiruvannamalai. The capital of Thondaimandalam was Kancheepuram.

The Major breakthrough in the district administration was in 1788 when, for the first time, Collector was appointed to the district. The district was split up into two divisions, Northern and Southern and placed fewer than two Collectors. The names of the Collectors during 1790's were Clerk and Balfour.

Lionel Place, the Collector in (1794-1799), created the posts of Sharistadars under the control of the Collector. Clerks were also appointed to assist the Sharistadars. The famous Madurantakam and Uthiramerur tanks were created by Place.

Later proceed back to Mahabalipuram to visit the magnificent rock temples and carvings Visit Five Rathas, the Shore Temple & Bhagirathi’s Penance.


Overnight in the hotel

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Day 11 Mahabalipuram – Chennai

After breakfast drive to Chennai The history of Chennai illustrates that the city is about 400 years old and is also the 36th metropolitan city all across the world. The historical past of the city begins from the ancient rulers which were there in South India through colonization to the development in the 20th century. The Kapaleeshwarar temple, the Pallava Port and the Parthasarathi Temple of the 7th century are the effervescent facts to prove that the Chennai city has been present since the time immemorial. In early days though, Chennai was a group of many villages, hovering among the paddy fields, outlined by palm trees. The city was ruled by all the well-known dynasties of South India such as the Pallavas, the Cholas, the Pandyas and the Vijaynagar kingdom. However, it was in the beginning of the 16th century that things started to shape up for the future.

It all started with the Portuguese, who came here in 1522 and constructed a port known as Sao Tome, after the Christian apostle, St. Thomas. Then in 1612 came the Dutch, who settled near Pulicat, the northern part of the city, followed by the East India Company. The previous name Madras which was taken from Madrasapattnam was the site selected by the British East India Company for an enduring settlement in 1639. This conurbation was set up by the two merchants of the East India Company, Francis Day and Andrew Cogan, to establish the factory. Besides this, a colony was built to serve as the headquarters, which got completed on 23rd April 1640, also known as St George's Day, and hence it was called as St. George's Fort. Later on, the province was formally called as the George Town which included various over-crowded streets with particular businesses, serving the British.

In Chennai visit 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.


Overnight stay at Hotel

.

Day 12 Chennai Departure

On time transfer to the international airport to connect flight back home.


End of Services

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Inclusions

Accommodation in well-appointed rooms with TWN/DBL room basis.
Assistance, toll, taxes
Transport services as per itinerary by A/C Medium Car for Package.
Daily Breakfast in Hotels
All Meals in House Boat

Exclusions

Train/Flight Fares.
Guides / Entrances
Extra Supplements from Hotels.
Meals other than specified.
Items of personal nature viz. telephone calls, drinks, laundry bills, etc
Anything which is not mentioned under “INCLUDES” header
05% Government Service Tax.

Additional Information

Above rate are net and non-commissionable to you.
Cost is based on 02 passengers travelling.
Cost is based on 02 passengers travelling.
Check in 1400 hrs. and check out 1200hrs
Rooms in Munnar and Thekkady are Non Air Conditioned due to their High Altitude.
All meals inclusive for 1 night on the houseboat.
Air Conditioning operational times in AC Deluxe Houseboat will be from 09:00 pm to 06:00 am.
Air Conditioning operational times in AC Deluxe Houseboat will be from 09:00 pm to 06:00 am.