14 days tour of south india
Chennai - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry - Trichy - Madurai - Kanyakumari - Allepey- Cochin- Ooty - Mysore- Bangalore
14 days Tour of South India takes you through all the Southern states of Tamilnadu, Kerala & Karnataka as well as the Union Territory of India - Pondicherry which is also known as Pondicherry or Pondy. Enjoy the different South Indian temples in Tamilnadu & Karnataka. Visit the French quarters of Pondicherri, the backwaters of Kerala which is also known as God's own country. Kanyakumari is the meeting point of the Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea. Enjoy the backwaters of Kerala.
Accomodation with breakfast, All transfers & city tours with air-conditioned vehicles.
On arrival in Chennai, you will be transferred to your hotel. The name Chennai was derived from Chennaipattanam, built by the English in 1639. The earlier name of Chennai was a short from of Chennai pattinam a fishing village. Chennai is the capital of Tamil Nadu and is the largest industrial and commercial center of South India and also an important centre for Carnatic music. The city is also famous for the Tamil movies and known as Kollywood. Chennai came into prominence because of the British who defended the town against several attacks from the French and converted it to a major naval port. Chennai has numerous places of interest and beautiful museums. Your holiday of South India starts from here. Overnight is in Chennai.
This morning you will be taken around Chennai for visiting the various places of interest. The Government Museum of 1857 is one of the oldest museums of India and has 46 galleries and different sections for Archaeology, Zoology, Geology, Bronze, etc. The Museum is closed on Fridays and other public holidays. The Bronze Gallery with its beautiful statues going back to a thousand years is worth visiting. San Thome Basilica from the 16th century was built by the Portuguese and later in the 19th century was rebuilt the British as a church. Drive through the Flower and Fruit market, High court, Marina Beach, and other places of interest. Afternoon is at leisure. Overnight is in Chennai.
In the morning, you will proceed for a visit of Mahabalipuram & Kanchipuram. Mahabalipuram or Mamallapuram is an UNESCO World Heritage Site and a historic town and seaport. It was an important port for the Pallavas and most of the monuments date back from the 7th to the 9th century. Kanchipuram was the ancient capital of the Pallavas and was the town of a 1000 temples. Kanchipuram sight-seeing takes you through some of the known temples such as Siva temple from the 7th century, Ekambareswara temple, Sri Kailasanathar Temple from the 8th century, the Sri Vardaraja Perumal Temple, the Sri Kamakshiamman Temple, etc.