Divine & Vibrant South

Day 1 – Houseboat

Arrival at Cochin and transfer to Alleppey and check in to the Houseboat. Cruise through Pallathuruthy River, Pookaitha River, Pullangady and reaches champakulam. Visit Champakulam Church which is more than 200 years old. Famous snake boat Champakulam Chundan and Kottaram Temple. After that proceed to Moonnatummugham for night stay. Enroute can stop at Nedumudy to visit the local market. Overnight at houseboat.


Day 2 – Alleppey – Thekkady/Periyar

Breakfast at houseboat and proceed to Thekkady/Periyar. On arrival at Thekkady check in the Hotel. Here the high ranges of the Western Ghats are clothed in dense evergreen, moist deciduous forests and savannah grass lands. Below this thick green canopy roam herds of elephants, sambars, tigers, gaurs, lion tailed macaques and Nilgiri langurs. Overnight in the hotel at Thekkady.


Day 3 – Periyar/Thekkady

The pride of Kerela and a testimony to nature’s splendour and human innovation, the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is situated on the banks of the Periyar lake – an artificial lake, at Thekkady. In addition to elephant rides, cruises on the lake and treks to the ruined Mangala Devi temple – a beautiful old stone temple situated in the heart of the Thekkady forest, this sanctuary offers the unique opportunity to watch and photograph wild elephants at close quarters. Overnight at the hotel.


Day 4 – Thekkady – Amrithanandamayi Mat

After breakfast at periyar proceed to Amrithapuri (Amrithanandamayi Mat) Overnight at Amrithanandamayi Mat.


Day 5 – Kovalam

Later noon transfer to Kovalam. On arrival check in to the hotel. Rest of the day relax.


Day 6 – Trivandrum – Kovalam

After break fast proceed to sight seeing Trivandrum city.Visit padmanabha swami temple, Art meusuim, Kanakakkunnu palace etc. Shoping at Parthas & Big bazaar. Back to kovalam and overnight at kovalam.


Day 7 – Kovalam

Enjoy your beach holiday.


Day 8 – Trivandrum – Mahabalipuram

Transfer to Trivandrum airport and fly to Chennai. Arrive at chennai and tansfer to Mahabalipuram. On arrival check in to the hotel at Mahabalipuram. Local sight seeing at Mahabalipuram and Over night at Mahabalipuram.


Day 9 – Mahabalipuram – Kancheepura –Mahabalipuram

Today visit Kancheepuram ,. At Kancheepuram Visit the temples and Silk Weaving centres . On arrival check in at beach resort at Manhabalipuram. Sight seeing at Mahabalipuram visit Five Rathas ( Chariots) Shore temple, Arjuna’s penance and Krishna Mandapram all built in the Dravidian temple architecture on 7th century. Back to Mahabalipuram and overnight at Mahabalipuram.


Day 10 – Mahabalipuram – Pondichery

Break fast at Mahabalipuram drive to Pondichery, on arrival check in at the hotel. Visit Matrimandir, Aurobindo Ashram in the afternoon. Roman Settlement Known as ‘Poduke’ to the classical geographers of Greece and Rome, the ancient port of Pondicherry flourished from the 2nd century BC. Pondicherry was traditionally a seat of learning and Vedic culture. 8-km north of Pondicherry is Auroville. Sri Aurobindo started his Ashram to train others in his comprehensive and world-accepting system of spirituality. Overnight at Pondichery.


Day 11 – Pondichery – Chennai

Later drive to chennai. On arrival check in to the hotel at Chennai. Local sight seeing and overnight at Chennai.


Day 12 – Departure

Later evening check out from the hotel and transfer to the Chennai airport.


Included

Deluxe Accomodation(Bed and Breakfast basis).
Breakfast at the hotels.
Breakfast and Dinner at Periyar and Kovalam.
Full board basis in House Boat.
AC car at Disposal.
Boating and entry tickets.
Applicable taxes.


Tour Package Cost:

Price Per Person 2 paying Pax (Indica / Indigo): Rs.37900
Price Per Person 4 paying Pax (Tavera): Rs.31400/

Package Cost valid from : 1-Oct-2014 to 31-Mar-2015

Hotels Used:
Alleppey:A/C Deluxe Houseboat
Thekkady: Aranyanivas/Similar
Kollam:Hotel Regent Lake Palace/ Similar
Kovalam:Sagara Beach Resort/Similar
Mahabalipuram :Indeco Hotels /Similar
Pondichery :Hotel Du parc
Chennai:Hotel Shelter /Similar

Note:
. The above mentioned rate is not applicable from 15th December to 15th January.
. The above (if) mentioned hotels are subject to availability.