Fragrance of South India

Cochin, Chennai

Package Includes:

Duration: 14 Nights / 15 Days
Destinations Covered: Chennai, Pondicherry, Tanjore, Madurai, Rameshwaram, Kanyakumari, Kovalam, Kumarakom, Alleppey, Thekkady, Munnar, Cochin.

Attractions:

Thousand Lights Mosque Madras High Court
Marina Beach Mahabalipuram
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple Manakula Vinayagar
Pondicherry Museum Auroville City
Aalangudi Temple Brahadeshwara Temple
Vijayanagar Fort Sri Meenakshi Temple
Gandhi Museum Subramanya Temple
Rameshwaram The Ramanathaswamy Temple
Kanyakumari Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple
The Kanakakunnu Palace The Napier Museum
The Lighthouse Beach Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Vembanad Lake (Backwaters) Wild life Sanctuary Thekkady
Periyar River Mattupetty Dam

Note*

Package Price: Starting from $1035 USD plus tax as applicable

Above mentioned price would be the starting price based on two persons traveling together. It will vary according to hotel category chosen and number of persons.

  • All confirmations are subject to availability
  • Rates are valid till 31st March'15
  • Surcharge applicable for any Festival period or Long weekends

Available Attractions

Chennai

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Thousand Lights Mosque

The representative of Enticing Tours & Travels will receive you from Chennai Airport and transfer you to the pre-booked hotel for overnight stay.

Chennai

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Marina Beach Chennai

After breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour covering Thousand Lights Mosque (It is a popular pilgrimage destination of the Shia community of India. Thousand Lights Mosque is famous for its architectural splendor), Madras High Court (It was one among the three High Courts in Pre-Independent India). Rest of the day free for leisure at Marina Beach (Marina Beach is one of the longest urban beaches in the world. Famous for its long stretch of silver sands and blue sea, Marina Beach provides a clear view of sunrise and sunset). Overnight stay at hotel.

Chennai - Pondicherry (By Road) 175 Kms / 3 hrs

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Mahabalipuram Temple

After breakfast drive to Pondicherry, en-route visiting Mahabalipuram (Mahabalipuram is famed for its UNESCO World Heritage listed 7th century rock cut temples and friezes). On arrival check-in at hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

Pondicherry

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Sacred Heart of Jesus Church Pondicherry

After breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour covering Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple (According to Sasthra, Lord GANESHA is named in 16 types based on his various forms out which this god facing the east cost near Bay of Bengal it has been named as Bhuvaneshar Ganapathy, now called as Manakula Vinayagar), Church of Sacred Heart of Jesus (It is a highly revered religious destination in Pondicherry. Lot of visitors and believers are thronging to this church to offer prayers), Pondicherry Museum (This museum has an excellent gallery with sculptures and has the remains of archaeological findings from the Arikamedu Roman settlement), Auroville City (The main feature of this city is that many countries constructed permanent pavilions, which reflects the customs, beliefs and culture of their countries). Evening free for leisure. Overnight stay at hotel.

Pondicherry - Tanjore (By Road) 180 Kms / 3 hrs

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Pondicherry Museum

After Breakfast drive to Tanjore. On arrival check-in at hotel. Freshen-up & proceed for sightseeing tour covering Aalangudi Temple (The Lord Shiva consumed the deadly poison Alavisham in this place and hence the name Aalangudi. In this temple the deity faces the South direction as he is the Lord of Dhanusu and Meena Rasi), Brahadeshwara Temple (Brahadeshwara temple or the Big Temple, This temple showcases the Indian architectural brilliance and is a favorite pilgrimage spot for many visitors visiting Tanjore) Vijayanagar Fort (This fort was built partly by Nayaks and partly by Maratha rulers during the early 1550 AD). Evening free for leisure. Overnight stay at hotel.

Tanjore - Madurai (By Road) 200 Kms / 4 hrs

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Aalangudi Temple

After Breakfast drive to Madurai. On arrival check-in at hotel. Freshen-up & proceed for sightseeing tour covering Sri Meenakshi Temple (It is a vast temple of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. It is the best temple in which both God and Goddess are worshiped together), Gandhi Museum (It has a wonderful dome in the centre which is about 7 metres diagonally. It was constructed by Nayak Queen Rani in the earlier 1700 AD), Subramanya Temple (The temple is one of the pristine pilgrimage locations in India. Here Lord Subramanya is worshiped as the lord of all serpents). Evening free for leisure. Overnight stay at hotel.

Madurai - Rameshwaram (By Road) 160 Kms / 6 hrs

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Brahadeshwara Temple

After breakfast drive to Rameshwaram (It is considered to be one of the holiest places in India to Hindus. According to Hindu mythology, this is the place from where the Hindu god Rama built a bridge, across the sea to Lanka to rescue his wife Sita from her abductor Ravana. The Ramanathaswamy Temple dedicated to the Hindu god Shia is located at the center of the town and is closely associated with Rama). Overnight stay at hotel.

Rameshwaram - Kanyakumari - Kovalam (By Road) 370 Kms / 7 hrs

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Sri Meenakshi Temple Madurai

After breakfast drive to Kovalam, en-route visiting Kanyakumari (Kanya Kumari is mainly famous for pilgrimage and tourism. The place is a unique geographical location in India as it is the tip of the peninsula. It is the point of convergence of three seas, The Lakshadweep Sea, Bay of Bengal, and The Indian Ocean. It is a holy place for Hindus' as there is the presence of two Shakti Peethas (The holiest shrine of Mother goddess) here, Bhagavathy Temple and Shuchindram out of the 51 Shakti Peethas all over South Asia. Later drive to Kovalam for overnight stay at hotel.

Kovalam

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Kanyakumari

After breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour covering Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple (This temple is one of the 108 holy abodes of Lord Vishnu. The temple has lent its name to the city - 'Thiru' 'Anantha' 'Puram' meaning Sacred Abode of Lord Anantha Padmanabha), The Kanakakunnu Palace (A reflection of magnificent architecture & intricate craftsmanship), The Napier Museum (This 150 year old museum houses rare collections of bronze idols, ancient ornaments, temple chariot and ivory carvings), Sri Chitra Art Gallery (It has an explicit collection of Raja Ravi Varma paintings. Also on display are exquisite Mughal, Rajasthani and Rajput), Later drive to The Lighthouse Beach (The name comes from the towering Vizhinjam lighthouse which is built on a rocky headland). Evening free for leisure. Overnight stay at hotel.

Kovalam - Kumarakom (By Road) 180 Kms / 3 hrs

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Padmanabha Swamy Temple

After breakfast drive to Kumarakom. On arrival check-in at hotel. Freshen-up and proceed to visit Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary (Also known as Vembanad Bird Sanctuary. The sanctuary is spread over 14 acres on the southern bank of the Kavanar River), Enjoy boatride in Vembanad Lake (Backwaters). Evening free for leisure. Overnight stay at hotel.

Kumarakom - Alleppy (By Road) 50 Kms / 1 hr

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Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary

After breakfast drive to Alleppy. On arrival check-in at House Boat. Freshen-up and proceed to visit R-Block (It is a vast portion of land that have been digged out from Backwaters of Kuttanad) and Toddy Tapping, Paddy Field, Village Life, Narrow Canals, River etc. Overnight stay at House-Boat.

Alleppy - Thekkady 150 Kms / 3 hrs

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Vembanad Lake Backwaters

After breakfast drive to Thekkady. On arrival check-in at hotel. Freshen-up and proceed for sightseeing tour covering Vovering Spices Plantation (As you take a walk along the winding pathways among the plantations, the thing that strikes you first is the lingering aroma in the air. The scent may be of cloves, nutmeg, pepper, cinnamon or cardamom and sometimes a fragrance that combines the scents of two or more spices), Wild life Sanctuary (It is spread across 777 Kms, of which 360 Kms is thick evergreen forest. The splendid artificial lake formed by the Mullaperiyar Dam across the Periyar River adds to the charm of the park), Evening enjoy boat ride at Periyar Lake. Overnight stay at hotel.

Thekkady - Munnar (By Road) 120 Kms / 2 hrs

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Wildlife Sanctuary Thekkady

After breakfast drive straight to Munnar. On arrival check-in at hotel. Freshen-up and proceed for sightseeing tour covering Mattupetty Dam (It has been a vital source of power, yielding along with other such dams, huge revenue to the states), Rajamalai National Park (Also known as "The Eravikulam National Park". It was created to preserve the Nilgiri Tahr, a rare species of the wild goats found only in the south of the Himalayas), Echo Point (This scenic place gets its name from the natural echo phenomenon here). Evening free for leisure. Overnight stay at hotel.

Munnar - Cochin (By Road) 125 Kms / 2 hrs

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Mattupetty Dam Munnar

After breakfast drive to Cochin. On arrival check-in at hotel. Day free for leisure activities at hotel or last minute packing/shopping. Overnight stay at hotel.

Cochin - Back Home

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Periyar Lake

After breakfast drive and drop at airport to connect flight for your onward journey with sweet memories of South India tours.

Hotel Overview:

Suggested Hotels:

Destination NAME OF HOTEL
Chennai: Ginger
Pondicherry: Ginger
Tanjore: Gananam
Madurai: Meenakshi
Rameshwaram: Vinayaga
Kovalam: Travancore Palace Resort
Kumarakom: Kondai Lip
Alleppey: Deluxe Houseboat
Thekkedy: Ambadi
Munnnar: Ayur County
Cochin: Abad Metro

List of Included items for your package:

  • Assistance on Arrival/Departure
  • 14 night's accommodation in 3 Star hotels on double sharing
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Dinner at Houseboat
  • English Speaking Guide Service
  • Air Conditioned private car for airport-hotel transfers
  • Air Conditioned private car for city tours & intercity transfers

List of Not Included items for your package:

  • Monument entrance fee
  • Expenses of personal nature like telephone, laundry, beverages etc.
  • Air Fare.