( This tour package can either Start from Chennai or Cochin) On arrival at Cochin greet and meet at airport and transfer to the hotel, go for half-day sightseeing tour of Cochin covering the Dutch Palace (closed on Fridays), which was built by the Portuguese in 1555 and was presented to the Raja of Cochin as a gesture of goodwill. The Jewish Synagogue (closed on Fridays & Saturdays) was originally constructed in 1568, but was destroyed by Portuguese in 1662.Thiswas rebuilt two years later when the Dutch took over Cochin. The St. Francis Church, said to be India's oldest European-built church was constructed in 1503. Having died in Cochin in 1524, Vasco da Gama was buried here for 14 years before his remains were taken to Lisbon. Late evening, drive to the Cultural Centre to enjoy the Kathakali dance show. Overnight stay at Cochin
Day 2 Cochin to Kumarakom:Morning after breakfast checkout and proceed to Kumarakom. Check in to the Houseboat,your dream destination of kerala Backwaters, full day cruise and stay O/N at the Houseboat
Morning after breakfast check out and proceed to Kovalam. Kovalam is an internationally renowned beach with three adjacent crescent beaches. It has been a favorite haunt of tourists, especiallyEuropeans, since the 1930s.A massive rocky promontory on the beach has created a beautiful bay of calm waters ideal for sea bathing. The leisure options at this beach are plenty and diverse-sunbathing, swimming, herbal body toning massages, special cultural programmers, Catamaran cruising etc.
Full day at Kovalam beach at leisure
Very rare occasion to see sunrise and sunset in the presence of Three oceans ( Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean,& Arabian sea ) all joining together
After an early wake up to experience Sunrise and breakfast, drive to Madurai. Known as the temple town of South India, Madurai is the second largest city in Tamil Nadu. On arrival, check into the hotel for 01 night stay. Afternoon, for sightseeing tour of Madurai. Madurai is famous for the Meenakshi Temple, with its towering Gopurams and rare sculptures. Other important attractions include ThirumalaiNaicker Palace, Koodal Azhagar Temple and the Gandhi Museum. Evening, visit Sri Meenakshi Temple and attend the Pooja ceremony. Over night stay at Madurai
Rameshwaram in Tamil Nadu is popularly referred to as 'Benaras of the South.' Rameshwaram happens to be one of the most visited pilgrim sites of India. Legend has it that to attain Moksha, a visit to Rameshwaram is mandatory. In the epic Ramayana, there is mention of Rameshwaram at various places. Rameshwaram is at a distance of just 24 kms from Sri Lanka. Spread over an area of 61.8 square kilometres, Rameshwaram happens to be in the shape of a conch.
Full day at Madurai relax and visit the temple town at it'smaximum O/N at Madurai
After an early breakfast, drive to Tanjore-en route visiting Trichy. Morning, visit the magnificent Rock Fort that dominates the city. 437 steps cut out into the rock side and interspersed with shrines, lead to the Vinayaka Temple built at its highest point. The ascent is climaxed by a magnificent view of the sacred Kaveri River. At a lower level along the rock is the Tayumanaswamy Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Later, visit Sriranqam, a massive temple on an island in the Cauvery and dedicated to Lord Ranganathaswamy. The temple has 21 magnificent gopurams and is adorned with exquisite sculptures. Proceed to Tanjore and check into the hotel for 02 nights. Overnight stay at Tanjore
After breakfast, go for sightseeing tour of Tanjore. Tanjore was once the capital of Choladynasty, that ruled South India between 10th and 14th centuries. Visit the most spectacular Brihadeeswara Temple, capped by a monolithic cupola made of a single granite rock weighing 80 tonnes. The temple itself is decorated with carved panels depicting mythological events. Later, visit Saraswathi Mahal Library and the Art Gallery with its large collection of chola bronzes. Overnight stay at Tanjore
After an early breakfast, drive to Pondicherry. En route, visit Gangaikondacholapuram and Darasuram. On arrival, check into the resort for a nights' stay. Pondicherry is a charming coastal town with a few enduring pockets of French culture and an ashram Afternoon to explore the nearby places including the Auroville, Pondicherry Museum and the Botanical Garden. Evening to relax at the beach. Overnight stay at Pondicherry
After breakfast, drive to Chennai. En route, visit Mahabalipuram. Mahabalipuram was once a flourishing port of the Pallavas of ancient India. The monuments and sculptures here are world-renowned. Visit the Shore Temple, Arjuna's Penance and Artisans Village at Mahabalipuram. Later proceed to Chennai and check into the hotel for 01 night. Overnight stay at Chennai
Full day at Mareena beach and time for shopping in the evening
Morning at leisure. Later, transfer to Chennai Airport for your flight back home