Standard South Tour
Standard South Tour package is discover by Plan Holidays .This is the land of temples, a land of the devout where new wonders await. The journey takes you through the rich cultural heritage,calm & pristine destinations of South India.It is the place where you can experience the untouched delightful South by invasions throughout its history.Standard South Tour provides you all to experience about south india history and its rich culture.
Mamallapura(1 night): which is located on the coast on the Bay of Bengal. Visit to the 7th-century Shore Temple which is surrounded by lush gardens, followed by an exploration of the celebrated bas-relief at Arjunas Penance and the Five Rathas.
Pondicherry(2 night): The coast to the former French colony.Visit the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, where Sri Aurobindo and the Mother lived for the most parts of their lives, is a major attraction of this little city. The Pondicherry Museum is home to some of the most exquisite collections on architecture and sculpture. Walk through the French Quarter.
Tanjore(1 night): The fertile region known as the rice bowl of Tamil Nadu to Thanjavur(Tanjore). The monumental graniteTemple of Brihadeeshwara (Bull Temple) which is capped by a monolithic cupola and a symbol of power and might of the Cholas who ruled between 9th and 13th centuries. Enjoy a wonderful collection of royal remnants of early 19th century at nearby Thanjavur Palace.
Madurai(2 night): Madurai is Tamil-born and Tamil-rooted, one of the oldest cities in India, a metropolis that traded with ancient Rome and was a great capital long before Chennai. Visit The Rock Fort, the temples of Ganapati and Shiva. Thereafter visit the Grand Ranganatha Swami Temple on the island of Srirangam, Grand Meenakshi-Sundareshwara Temple, Meenakshi Temple and the Tirumalaya Nayak.
Periyar(1 night): Proceed for a boat cruise on the Lake Periyar to view wild animals which come to the lake.
Kumarakom(1night): Boatcruise on the Backwaters of Kerala along the small canals bordered by small villages and coconut plantations.
Cochin(1 night): Visit the Dutch Palace, the Jewish Synagogue at Jew Town, the Chinese fishing nets and the Churches of St. Francis and Santa Cruz.
House Boat(1 night): Enjoy at House Boat.
Kovalam(3 night): Kovalam is a beach town among the most pristine in India by the Arabian Sea in Thiruvananthapuram city, Kerala, India, located around 16 km from the city center. The larger of the beaches is called Lighthouse Beach for its 35 metre high light house which towers over it atop Kurumkal hillock.
|Day 01:||Arrive Chennai, (if morning flight) visit Chennai and drive to Mamallapuram|
|Day 04:||Pondicherry – Tanjore|
|Day 05:||Tanjore – Madurai|
|Day 07:||Madurai – Periyar|
|Day 08:||Periyar – Kumarakom (House Boat)|
|Day 09:||Periyar – Cochin|
|Day 10:||Cochin – House b0at|
|Day 11:||House boat to Kovalam|
|Day 14:||Kovalam – Departure or stay as many nights|
Day 01: Arrive Chennai, (if morning flight) visit Chennai and drive to Mamallapura
Arrival, Meeting and assistance upon arrival as our representatives welcome you and escort you to your car then drive to mamallapuram. Whilst the room keys and check-in is organized, our representative would introduce the tour to you and hand over the documents to you. Overnight at mamallapuram.
Day 02: Mamallapuram- Pondicherry
Morning Enjoy the sightseeing, After lunch transfer to Pondicherry.
Day 03 :Pondicherry
After a breakfast, we will proceed on a tour of the city. More than anything else, the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, where Sri Aurobindo and the Mother lived for the most parts of their lives, is a major attraction of this little city. The Pondicherry Museum is home to some of the most exquisite collections on architecture and sculpture.Rest of the day is leisure . Overnight at Hotel.
Day 04 :Pondicherry – tanjore
From here we continue our drive to Tanjore.
Day 05 :Tanjore – Madurai
After Breakfast Transfer to Madurai.Upon arrival, overview of The Rock Fort, the temples of Ganapati and Shiva. Thereafter visit the Grand Ranganatha Swami Temple on the island of Srirangam. Lunch in a local restaurant and thereafter leave for Madurai overnight at Madurai.
Day 06 :Madurai
After Breakfast visit the Grand Meenakshi-Sundareshwara Temple and the Tirumalaya Nayak Lunch at the hotel and afternoon free. In the evening, proceed to the Meenakshi Temple to witness the closing ceremony. overnight at the hotel.
Day 07 :Madurai – Periyar
After Breakfast at the hotel and there after leave for the Wildlife Sanctuary of Periyar. Lunch at the hotel and the after proceed for a boat cruise on the Lake Periyar to view wild animals which come to the lake. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 08 :Periyar – Kumarakom (House Boat)
Morning we leave for Kumarakom. Arrive in time for lunch at the hotel. Afternoon, boatcruise on the Backwaters of Kerala along the small canals bordered by small villages and coconut plantations. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 09 :Periyar – Cochin
Afternoon, visit the Dutch Palace, the Jewish Synagogue at Jew Town, the Chinese fishing nets and the Churches of St. Francis and Santa Cruz. overnight at the hotel.
Day 10 :Cochin – House Boat
Enjoy the Full day at House Boat.overnight relax and enjoy the dinner at House Boat.
Day 11 :House boat to Kovalam
Day 12 :Kovalam
Day 13 :Kovalam
Day 14 :Kovalam – Departure or stay as many nights
Kovalam – Trivandrum is 20kms, airport is here from Chennai to Kovalm they can do in one vehicle.
TOUR COST INCLUDES:
- Meet & assist on arrival and departure
- Accommodation and breakfast daily
- Entrance fees at all sites
- Sightseeing tours per itinerary
- English speaking guides during sightseeing tours
- All transfers/tours in private air-conditioned vehicles
TOUR COST EXCLUDES:
- International & domestic flights & airport taxes
- Visa or visa handling charges
- Drinks or any extras at hotels or during tours
- Travel insurance