South India Pilgrimage Tour Offering your prayers to various venerated pilgrimages along with enjoying nature is a great holiday idea.
Day 01: Arrival at Chennai
You'll be received at the Chennai Airport by our representative, from where you'll be transferred to the hotel. In the afternoon, a half day city tour will be made. Prominent tourist spots include Marina Beach, Vivekananda House, Fort St. George, Government Museum, and Kapaleeswarar Temple. Return to the hotel to spend the night.
Day 02: Chennai - Kanchipuram - Mamallapuram (Mahabalipuram)
A relishing breakfast will be followed by an excursion to Kanchipuram. From there, you'll proceed to Mamallapuram. Check in at the hotel and go out to visit the famous Shore Temples and Arjuna's Penance. Come back to the hotel and retire for the night.
Day 03: Mamallapuram - Pondicherry
After a filling morning meal, you'll be driven to Pondicherry. Make a check in at the hotel upon arriving and leave for Pondicherry sightseeing. The major places of tourist interest are Pondicherry Museum, Arikamedu, Auroville City, French War Memorial, Aurobindo Ashram and Church of Sacred Heart of Jesus. For overnight stay, you'll be dropped at the hotel.
Day 04: Pondicherry - Trichy
Have breakfast at the hotel and leave for Trichy. Short breaks will be taken at Kumbakonam, Chidambaram and Gangaikondacholapuram. Check in at the hotel when you reach. Overnight stay will be made at the hotel.
Day 05: Trichy - Thanjavur - Trichy
Post morning meal, you'll head for an excursion to Thanjavur. Here, you'll be visiting Srirangam and Jambukeshwara Temple. In the evening, you'll be driven back to Trichy for night's rest.
Day 06: Trichy - Madurai
Start your day with a sumptuous breakfast, after which you'll journey to Madurai, your next destination on the itinerary. When you arrive, make a check in at the hotel. Visit the famous Meenakshi Temple to view the auspicious evening Aarti. Come back and retire for the night in the hotel.
Day 07: Madurai - Rameswaram - Madurai
Leave for an excursion to Rameswaram, after breakfast. Sited on an island off the southern coast of India, Rameswaram is among the holiest pilgrim centers for Hindus. Sri Ramanathaswamy Temple, Dhanushkodi Temple, Lakshmana Tirtham, and five-faced Hanuman Temple are the major attractions. Return to Madurai for overnight stay.
Day 08: Madurai - Coimbatore
Day eight will begin with a delectable breakfast, after which you'll travel to Coimbatore. Arrival at the industrial city will be in the evening. Make a check in at the hotel and call it a day with a good night's sleep.
Day 09: Coimbatore - Ooty
After a quick breakfast, you'll embark a journey to Ooty, one of the most picturesque tourist resorts in the Nilgiri Hills. Check in at the hotel as soon as you reach Ooty. Spend the day at leisure. Overnight will be spent in the hotel.
Day 10: Ooty - Nagarhole
An early morning breakfast will be followed by a drive to Nagarhole. Check in at a lodge on your arrival at Nagarhole. Visit the national park and explore its flora and fauna. The major wildlife found here includes tiger, Indian bison, Asian elephant, spotted deer, grey mongoose, sloth bear, striped hyena and four-horned antelope. It is also home to over 270 species of birds, including the critically endangered ones as well. Return to the lodge to spend the night.
Day 11: Nagarhole
Enjoy a flavorsome breakfast at the lodge. Henceforth, you'll leave for a coracle boat ride on the Kabini River. In the afternoon, head on for a tour around the national park in a jeep. Come back and retire for the night in the lodge.
Day 12: Nagarhole - Mysore
Post breakfast, leave for Mysore by road. Check in at the hotel as soon as you arrive. Go for a sightseeing tour, visiting Mysore Palace and Chamundi Hill. For overnight stay, you'll be dropped at the hotel.
Day 13: Mysore
Start the day with a scrumptious breakfast and proceed for a full day excursion to Srirangapatna and Somnathpur. Return to the hotel in the evening for sleepover.
Day 14: Mysore - Hassan
On day 14 of the tour, you'll travel to Hassan, after breakfast. Make a check in at the hotel once you reach there. In the evening, you'll visit Belur and Halebid. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 15: Hassan - Bangalore
Have breakfast at the hotel. Soon after, you'll be journeyed to Bangalore, with a halt at Shravanabelgola. Upon arriving, you'll be transferred to the airport to board a flight for onward destination.
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Price validity - 01 Oct 2014 to 31 March 2015 - except Dec 22 to Jan 05
14 Nights accommodation on Twin/ Double Sharing at above mentioned hotels as per package.
Any meal unless specified above (lunch/dinner), Personal nature expenses like telephone /laundry bills etc.