12 Nights 13 Days South India Temple & Backwaters Tour Package

12 Nights 13 Days South India Temple & Backwaters Tour Package

Duration :- 13 Days/ 12 Nights
Places Covered :- Chennai – Pondicherry – Madurai – Periyar – Kumarakom – Cochin

South India Temple and Backwater Tour Package is the tour package where you will explore the nature’s beauty surrounded by dense forests and shimmering lake. This tour is specifically carved for dedicately touring South India Cities like Madurai, Pondicherry and Chettinad having unique temples famous worldwide for its exclusive architecture style. Make your tour memorable by exploring the historical place with stunning architecture.

Day 1: Chennai
Day 2: Chennai – Pondicherry (157 km)
Day 3: Pondicherry
Day 4: Pondicherry – Chettinad (151 km)
Day 5: Chettinad
Day 6: Chettinad – Madurai (277 km)
Day 7: Madurai
Day 8: Madurai – Periyar (147 km)
Day 9: Periyar – Kumarakom (113 km)
Day 10: Kumarakom
Day 11: Kumarakom – Cochin (48 km)
Day 12: Cochin
Day 13: Departure

Day 1: Chennai
After your arrival at Chennai airport you will be escorted to the hotel. Check into the hotel and relax for a while. After that visit Marina Beach, second longest beach in the world and enjoy walk along the seashore, where you will be mesmerized by the picturesque vista. Next visit Semmozhi Poonga, Queens Land where the ride on the roller coaster offers panoramic views of the city. Later on halt will be at Fort St George built by East India Company where the inside highlights are St Mary’s Church, Museum and Wellesely House. Later on visit Kapaleeswarar Temple reflecting unique style of Dravidian Architecture. Return back to the hotel and enjoy your dinner.

Day 2: Chennai – Pondicherry (157 km)
Post breakfast the tour will head towards Pondicherry. Check into the hotel and spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Night stay will be in Pondicherry.

Day 3: Pondicherry
Start your day with refreshing breakfast and after that visit Shri Aurobindo Ashram, a great place for spiritual people, Immaculate Conception Cathedral built by French community and is one of the oldest church of Pondicherry. Next visit Promenade Beach, Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus reflecting Gothic style architecture where the inside highlights are the glass stained paintings of Saints. Later on visit Botanical Garden, influenced by French style surrounded by pruned trees and fountains.  Return back to the hotel and enjoy your dinner.

Day 4: Pondicherry – Chettinad (151 km)
In the morning after having your breakfast you will be transferred to Chettinad, famous for its cuisines and influenced by Dravidian architecture. On arrival, check into the hotel and spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Stay overnight.

Day 5: Chettinad
Post breakfast visit Chettinad Mansion decorated with beautiful interiors, Chettinad Palace built with Spanish tiles and Italian marbles. Next visit Vairavan Konvil Temple, Karpaga Vinayakar Temple and many others temples and have a spiritual day. After paying visit to temples and seeking blessing from god, return back to the hotel and enjoy your dinner. Stay overnight.

Day 6: Chettinad – Madurai (277 km)
After having breakfast the tour will proceed towards Madurai. On arrival, check into the hotel and spend the rest of the day enjoying. Stay overnight.

Day 7: Madurai
In the morning visit Meenakshi Temple where the bottom part is made from granite, situated on the bank of Vaigai River and is dedicated to goddess Parvati. Next visit will be at Puthu Mandapam, Tirumalai Nayak Palace where the interiors design are influence by Indo-Sarcenic architecture and the interior are of Italian architecture. Later on halt will be at Gandhi Memorial Museum including number of items used by him such as Spectacles, yarn and many other things. In the evening visit Thiruparankundram, one of the oldest temples of Madurai devoted to Lord Murugan. Return back to the hotel and enjoy your dinner.

Day 8: Madurai – Periyar (147 km)
Post breakfast you will be transferred to Periyar where you will visit Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary also a Tiger Reserve surrounded by dense forests, where you can view the whole surroundings on a boat. Next visit Periyar River overlooking Coffee and Tea Plantation. Later on take a halt at Mangala Devi Temple, the surrounding of this temple hosts wildlife Sanctuary covered with dense forests. In the evening explore the Spice plantation and get to know about the different species. Return back to the hotel and enjoy your dinner.

Day 9: Periyar – Kumarakom (113 km)
After having breakfast the tour will head towards Kumarakom where you will enjoy backwater and admire nature’s beauty. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Stay overnight.

Day 10: Kumarakom 
Post breakfast visit Vembanad Lake which runs from Kochi to Alleppey. Explore the scenic beauty by house boat and pass through the calm water surrounded by forests. Next visit Aruvikkuzhi waterfall where you will enjoy the cool breeze and spray of cold water falling from height. Later on halt Kumarakom Bird Sanctauary which is home to many birds and enjoy the view from motorboat. Next visit Kumarakom Backwaters blessed with nature’s beauty and offers you picturesque vista.  Houseboats have all the facility like a hotel and you pass through the canal, lake and rivers. Enjoy the nature’s beauty and return back to the hotel. Enjoy your dinner and stay overnight.

Day 11: Kumarakom – Cochin (48 km)
The next tour destination of South India Temple will be Cochin. On arrival, check into the hotel and spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Night stay will be in Cochin.

Day 12: Cochin
Post breakfast visit St Francis Church, one of the oldest churches built by Europeans and the burial of Vasco Da Gama. Next halt The Roman Catholic Basilica of Santa Cruz where the façade is flanked by two massive towers, Jewish Synagogue with awe-inspiring architecture and interiors.  Next visit Matancheery and Fort Kochi where the inside highlights are Dutch huts. Return back to the hotel and enjoy your dinner.

Day 13: Departure
In the morning you will be departed to airport to catch your ongoing flights.

Inclusion:

  • Accommodation and meals will be provided on twin sharing basis.
  • Well trained chauffeur for your comfortable tour.
  • Well maintained transport with air-conditioning facility.
  • Boat ride at Lakes.
  • Monuments and sightseeing charges.

Exclusion:

  • Travel Insurance.
  • Extra sightseeing charges.
  • International airfare.
  • Medical bills in case of any unfortunate.
  • Flight cancellation charges.