10 Days South India Splendors Tour

kapaleeswarar temple chennai

Our South India Splendors Tour from Chennai is an enchanting journey that covers the best destinations in South of India. You will be visiting ancient temples, forts and palaces, beaches,  an elephant farm, visit Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, a tribal village, spice gardens, stay in a houseboat and cruise through Kerala Backwaters,  watch Kathakali dance and Kalaripayattu – the oldest Martial Art form from South India. This tour is for couples, families, small groups and travel writers, photographers.

Duration:  10 Days / 9 Night

Places:  Chennai > Madurai > Periyar > Kumarakom > Alleppey > Cochin

10 Days South India Splendors Tour from Chennai

Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrive Chennai 

Chennai International Airport

You will arrive at Chennai Airport. Following customs, immigration formalities and baggage collection, our representative will meet you as you exit the arrival terminal after which you would be transferred to your hotel. Check in to your hotel. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Chennai

Full day sightseeing tour of Chennai. Founded in 1639, Chennai was the site of the first settlement of the East India Company. Sightseeing tour of the city visiting the Museum and Art Gallery ( closed on Friday).

Flower & Fruit Market Chennai

Drive through the Flower & Fruit Market; visit the Fort St. George (closed on Friday), which once served as the very first bastion of the East India Company. Within the Fort complex, is also the oldest Anglican Church in India, St Mary’s Church, built in 1678-1680.

fort st. george chennai

Drive along the Marina Beach, one of the longest beaches in the world.

kapaleeswarar temple chennaiAlso visit Kapaleeswarar Temple   (temple remain closed from 1230 -1600 hours) & San Thome Cathedral, which is said to contain the remains of St. Thomas the Apostle (Doubting Thomas) and drive past the Marina Beach.

marina beach chennai

Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 03: Chennai – Madurai (Flight) 

Breakfast at hotel. In -time transfer to airport to connect  flight to Madurai.

Arrive Madurai – Meeting and assistance on arrival at airport and transfer to hotel.

Thirumalai-Nayaka-PalaceAfternoon city tour visit the Thirumalai Nayak Palace and magnificent Shree Meenakshi temple – an excellent example of Dravidian architecture.

meenakshi temple madurai

Evening witness aarti ceremony at Meenakshi Temple. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 04: Madurai – Periyar (Surface Drive) 

Drive to Thekkady. Arrive Periyar and check-in at hotel.

Elephant Camp periyar

Afternoon proceed for Elephant Camp – Elephant ride, bathing, washing, feeding, commanding and timber dragging.

Day 05: Periyar 

Early morning proceed for the boat ride in the Park for wildlife viewing.

wildlife-sanctuary-of-Periyar

Return for the breakfast at hotel. In the afternoon enjoy jeep safari to Ottakathalemedu Cross hills (approx 1500 meters above sea level).

Spice Plantation PeriyarDrive through cardamom coffee, pepper plantation to chellarcovil mettu  (1200 meters high from sea level). A small walk though the area (Black Tea/ cardamom tea & local snack served on the hill). En-route visiting the spice plantations cardamom, pepper, coffee, cinnamon, vanilla  and different spices.

tribal village periyarVisit Tribal village during the Jeep Safari.  Stay overnight at hotel/ resort.

Day 06: Periyar – Kumarakom (Surface Drive)

After breakfast, proceed to Kumarakom – the spectacular and inviting backwater destination. Arrive at Kumarakom by noon. Check-in to your hotel.

KumarakomThe rest of the day is at leisure to explore the beauty of the natural surrounding and serenity of the beaches. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 07: Kumarakom – Alleppey (HouseBoat)

Breakfast at Hotel. By noon board Houseboat from resort jetty.

houseboat-from-Kumarakom-to-Alleppey

Lunch on board, cruise through the canals, witness the  serenity of the surroundings and the local lifestyle. Dinner on board.

Day 08: Alleppey – Cochin (Surface Drive) 

Awake early to experience a magical backwater morning. Breakfast on board Houseboat.

Disembark Houseboat (around 0930 hours) at Alleppey, where you will be met and transferred to Cochin, a short drive away. Upon arrival check in at the hotel. Afternoon is free for individual activities.

Kochi chinese fishnets

Cochin is a fascinating blend of medieval Portugal, Holland, an English country village and the local tropical Malabar culture. Here you see the India’s oldest church, old fashioned Chinese fishing nets, a classical Indian dance performance and five hundred year old Portuguese houses as you tour Cochin, a quiet seaside city in Kerala found here. Kathakali-dance

Evening witness Kathakali Dance performance in regular theater. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 09: Cochin 

Mattancherry Dutch PalacePost breakfast proceed for a sightseeing tour of Cochin visiting the Dutch Palace (closed on Fridays), Jewish Synagogue (closed on Fridays and Saturdays).

Jewish-Synagogue-Cochin

Also visit the cantilevered Chinese fishing nets, St. Francis Church where Vasco da Gama was originally buried, and the Santa Cruz Church with its pastel colored interior and carved wooden panels.

St. Francis Church

Also witness the traditional martial of South India – Kalaripayattu.  Kalaripayattu is the oldest martial art form of Kerala in South India, is formed by the combination of two words Kalari means school, gymnasium and Payattu means to fight or exercise. This unique martial art form is said to be more than 2000 years old.

kalaripayattu danceStay overnight at hotel.

Day 10: Cochin 

In-time transfer from hotel to airport to board onward flight.

End of Tour

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9 Days Scenic Kerala Tour

Elephant Camp periyar

Kerala, situated on the tropical Malabar Coast of southwestern India, is the most popular tourist destinations in India. Named as one of the ten paradises of the world by National Geographic Traveler, Kerala is famous especially for its ecotourism initiatives and beautiful backwaters. Our Scenic Kerala Tour from Cochin is a travel extravaganza which covers the best destinations in Kerala and gives to you a rich memorable holiday experience. It is a tour for couples, families and small groups. Come discover God’s own country!

Duration:  9 Days / 8 Nights

Places:  Cochin > Munnar > Periyar > Kumarakom > Alleppey > Kovalam > Trivandrum

9 Days Scenic Kerala Tour from Cochin

Itinerary:

Day 1- Cochin 

You will arrive at Cochin International Airport. Following customs, immigration formalities and baggage collection, our representative will meet you as you exit the Arrival terminal building after which you would be transferred to your hotel. Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel.

Cochin-International-Airport

Kochi (colonial name Cochin) is a vibrant city situated on the south-west coast of the Indian peninsula in the breathtakingly scenic and prosperous state of Kerala, hailed as ‘God’s Own Country’. Its strategic importance over the centuries is underlined by the sobriquet Queen of the Arabian Sea. Informally, Cochin is also referred to as the Gateway to Kerala.

Kochi chinese fishnets

Later sightseeing tour of Cochin. Sightseeing includes the visit of Cochin: Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue (Closed on Friday), St Francis Church, Chinese fishing nets Evening Kathakali dance performance.

Jewish-Synagogue-Cochin

Mattancherry Dutch Palace

Kathakali-dance

Overnight stay at hotel in Cochin

Day 2 – In Cochin – Munnar (140 kms/4 Hours) 

Drive from Cochin-Munnar.

tea gardens munnar

Munnar – is breathtakingly beautiful – a haven of peace and tranquility – the idyllic tourist destination in God’s own country. Set at an altitude of 6000 ft in Idukki district, Munnar was the favored summer resort of the erstwhile British rulers in the colonial days. Unending expanse of tea plantations – pristine valleys and mountains- exotic species of flora and fauna in its wild sanctuaries and forests – aroma of spice scented cool air – yes! Munnar has all these and more. It’s the place you would love to visit.

Upon arrival in Munnar check-in at hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure to explore the city on your own

Overnight stay in Munnar

Day 3 – In Munnar 

The day is at leisure to explore the city on your own.

Optional possible visit’s: Tea Museum, Eravilkulum National Park

eravikulam national park munnar
eravikulam national park munnar
echo point munnar
echo point munnar

Overnight stay at hotel in Munnar

Day 4 – Munnar – Periyar (50 kms/Approx. 1 Hours 20 mins) 

Drive from Munnar to Periyar.

wildlife-sanctuary-of-Periyar

The drive to Periyar is enchanting as the road winds through tranquil countryside, rich plantations & thick jungles. Thekkady (Idukki district) is the location of the Periyar National Park, which is an important tourist attraction in the Kerala. The Periyar Wildlife sanctuary is spread across 777 km² (300 sq. miles), of which 360 km (139 sq. miles) is thick evergreen forest. This Wild Life Sanctuary was declared a Tiger Reserve in 1978. The splendid artificial lake formed by the Mullaperiyar Dam across the Periyar River adds to the charm of the park.

PeriyarThe greatest attraction of Periyar is the herds of wild elephants that come down to play in the lake. Thekkady is also considered a heaven for natural spices such as black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon and clove.Upon arrival in Periyar check-in at hotel.

Spice Plantation Periyar

Evening boat ride at Lake Periyar for Game Viewing.

Periyar-Lake-Boat-Ride

Overnight stay at hotel in Periyar.

Day 5 – Periyar – Kumarakom (117 kms/2 Hours 30 mins) 

Drive from Periyar to Kumarakom.

Upon arrival in Kumarakom check-in at hotel.

The village of Kumarakom is a cluster of little islands on the Vembanadu Lake in Kerala. It is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna and is noted for its bird sanctuary where many species of migratory birds visit.

Kumarakom-Bird-Sanctuary

The Vembanad Lake, the largest backwater in Kerala, is also habitat for many marine and freshwater fish species and it teems with Karimeen, Shrimp and Prawns. It is a major tourist attraction.The gorgeous green of the fringed palms ripple in the blue waters and blend into wavelets. The people on the banks of Vembanadu Lake are generally peace-loving and follow a neat and healthy lifestyle. Their dressing is immaculate, usually spotless whites. The food mainly consists of rice and fish. Fish is a very important item in their menu for lunch and dinner.

Kumarakom

Day 6 – Kumarakom – Alleppey (33 kms/Approx 40 mins) 

Drive from Kumarakom to Alleppey.

Kettuvallom

Kettuvallams, the stitched boats provide the best way to experience the colorful backwaters of Kerala. The wood commonly used to make Kettuvallams is ‘Anhili’, which is found in abundance in central Travancore area. Large planks are tied together using hand made coir ropes and beaten coconut fibers. kettuvallamThis gives the Kettuvallams enough strength to withstand heavy waves in the sea. Kettuvallams are built entirely without the use of nails. It requires great skill and adroitness to construct these giant boats by tying huge planks of jack wood together. The boats are applied with fish oil and cashew nut oil and left to cure for days. With careful maintenance, they last for generations.

Upon arrival embark the Houseboat.

Overnight stay in Houseboat.

Day 7 – Alleppey – Kovalam (175 kms/Approx. 4 Hours) 

Drive from Alleppey to Kovalam

kovalam keralaKovalam offers an excellent diversity with Kovalam beach to suit all desires and occasions. Three curve shaped beaches, alienated by stony outcroppings, from the major attraction of this coastal resort. Backed by precipitously mounting headlands and covered by fertile coconut palms, the beaches, especially the southernmost part of lighthouse beach.

Upon arrival in Kovalam check-in at hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure to enjoy the beach on your own.

Overnight stay at hotel in Kovalam.

Day 8 – In Kovalam 

Day free to relax by the beach.. else you have option of full day excursion to Kanyakumari.

Kanyakumari kerala

Overnight stay at hotel in Kovalam.

Day 9 – Kovalam – Trivandrum (17 kms/Approx 20 mins)/Onward 

Today on time drive to Trivandrum airport to connect the flight for Onward journey

End of Tour

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7 Days Cochin Periyar Kumarakom Alleppey Tour

houseboat-from-Kumarakom-to-Alleppey

Cochin is a city in southwest India’s coastal Kerala state. It has been a port since 1341, when a flood carved out its harbor and opened it to Arab, Chinese and European merchants. Sites reflecting those influences include Fort Kochi, a settlement with tiled colonial bungalows and diverse houses of worship. Cantilevered Chinese fishing nets, typical of Kochi, have been in use for centuries. This Tour covers Periyar, Kumarakom and Alleppey – the most beautiful destinations in Kerala – God’s own country!

Duration:  7 Days / 6 Nights

Places:  Cochin > Periyar > Kumarakom > Alleppey > Cochin

7 Days Cochin Periyar Kumarakom Alleppey Tour

Itinerary:

Day 01 – Arrive Cochin

Upon arrival in Cochin new name Kochi you will be met and transferred to hotel.

Cochin-International-Airport

Afternoon free to relax or to do your own activities

Overnight:  hotel in Cochin

Day 02 – Cochin

At 0900 hrs you will be taken for morning city tour of Cochin visiting Jewish Synagogue, Chinese Fishing Net & Mattanchery Dutch Palace, St. Francis Church.

Kochi chinese fishnets

Jewish-Synagogue-Cochin

Mattancherry Dutch Palace

Afternoon free to relax

Overnight :  Hotel in Cochin

Day 03 – Cochin / Periyar (195 kms, 5 hours drive)

At 0845 hrs you will be driven from Cochin to Periyar (a few miles away from civilization, there is a place, the abode of many rare animals, birds and plants in the western ghats in Kerala, the land of green magic) and checkin at hotel.

wildlife-sanctuary-of-Periyar

Rest of the day free to relax.

Overnight :  hotel in Periyar

Day 04  – Periyar 

At 0630 hrs, you will be taken for a Boatride (public boat sharing with other passengers) to view wildlife on the bank of Periyar Lake.

Boat Ride in Lake Periyar

At 1130 hrs you will taken for spice plantation tour.

Spice Plantation Periyar

Rest of the day at leisure

Overnight :  Hotel in Periyar

Day 05 – Periyar / Kumarakom (135 kms, 3 hours drive)

At 0945 hrs you will be driven from Periyar to Kumarakom – a cluster of little islands on the Vembanad Lake and checkin at hotel.

Kumarakom

Rest of the day free to relax.

Overnight :  Hotel in Kumarakom

Day 06 – Kumarakom / Alleppey (20 kms, 30 minutes drive)

 At 1130 hrs you will be driven from Kumarakom to Alleppey Jetty Point (when someone steps aboard a Kettuvallam, they step back into history, for these “moving masterpiece” have been plying the inland waterways of southwest India for untold centuries) and checkin at house boat.

houseboat-from-Kumarakom-to-Alleppey

Your houseboat will move slowly thru’ narrow canals & backwater where you will see paddy fields, temples, churches, coconut palm trees, island etc.

Kumarakom-House-Boat-1

Overnight :  Houseboat in Alleppey

Day 07 – Alleppey/ Cochin (90 kms, 2 hrs drive)

At 1000 hrs your houseboat will reach Jetty point and then driven from Alleppey to Cochin Airport.

End of Tour

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6 Days Cochin Munnar Kumarakom Alleppey Tour

tea gardens munnar

Kerala “God’s Own Country” is the perfect introduction to travel in India. Our Cochin Munnar Kumarakom Alleppey Tour is one of the most popular tour plan which covers historic city of Cochin, the beautiful Hill station and Tea Gardens of Munnar and backwaters destinations – Alleppey and Kumarakom. This tour is best for couples, families, small groups and romantics at heart.

Duration:  6 days / 5 nights

Places:  Cochin > Munnar > Kumarakom > Alleppey > Cochin

6 Days Cochin Munnar Kumarakom Alleppey Tour

Itinerary:

Day 01:  Cochin

Arrive Cochin. Airport / Railway Station, transfer to hotel.

Cochin-International-Airport-1024x433

Afternoon city tour of Cochin.

Jewish-Synagogue-Cochin Spice market Cochin Kochi chinese fishnets in twilight Kochi, Kerala. Fort Kochin, K

Evening boat ride by Sagar Rani.

sagar rani boat ride cochin

Overnight Stay at the hotel

Day 02: Cochin –Munnar (130 kms. /4 hrs.)

After breakfast, proceed to Munnar, popular hill stations in Southern India known for its sprawling tea gardens.

tea gardens munnar

Evening at leisure. Overnight Stay at the hotel.

Day 03: Munnar 

After breakfast, drive through the tea estates and visit Mettupatty Dam to enjoy a boat ride, Echo point, Kundala Lake.

echo point munnar

kundala lake munnar

Overnight Stay at the hotel.

Day 04: Munnar – Kumarakom (141 kms. /3.5 hrs.)

After breakfast, proceed to Kumarakom. Afternoon waters cruise at the exotic resort situated on the picturesque Vembanad Lake.

Kumarakom

Overnight Stay at the hotel.

Day 05: Kumarakom – Alleppey (36 kms.)

Post breakfast, drive to Alleppey Check into House Boat. Afternoon Back waters Cruise through the canals & coir villages.

houseboat-from-Kumarakom-to-Alleppey

Overnight Stay at House Boat.

Day 06: Alleppey – Cochin 

Morning disembark at the Alleppey Boat Jetty.

Alleppey Boat Jetty

Transfer to Cochin airport for departure to onward destination.

End of Tour

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