Arrival at Chennai
Chennai, home to ancient Dravidian civilization, hardly touched by the invasions from the North, which is often claimed to be the “pure” India.
After a traditional ‘Swagat’ by our representative, transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 02 – CHENNAI / MAHABALIPURAM ( 65km. 1 ½ hrs.)
Morning half day sightseeing tour touching Fort St. George, San Thome Cathedral and the museums that contain the world’s most complete and impressive selection of Chola bronzes and stone sculptures from South India and th Deccan. Later we drive on to Mammalpuram. Built in the 7th century, this ancient city is said to be a sculptor’s delight, boasting of some of India’s most sublime rock-cut art, for which it is now a World Heritage site.
On arrival, check in at Hotel for overnight stay.
Day 03 – MAHABALIPURAM / KANCHIPURAM / MAHABALIPURAM
( 65 km. – 1 ½ hrs. (One Way)
Post breakfast, departure for sightseeing covering Shore Templ, Arjuna,s Penance & Five Rathas. Drive to Kanchipuram, the golden city of thousand temples, one of Hinduism’s seven most sacred cities of the early Chola Period of the 2nd century.
Drive back to Mahabalipuram for overnight stay.
Day 04 – MAHABALIPURAM / TANJORE ( 300 km./ 6hrs )
Early morning drive to Tanjore. Upon arrival at Tanjore, visit Brihadeshwara Temple, also known as the ‘Big Temple’, built by the Chola dynasty. This massive temple is 216feet high and the single spherical stone on top weighs 80 tons. Its beautiful murals resemble the frescos of Ajanta.
Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 05 – TANJORE / TRICHI / MADURAI ( 200 kms / 4hrs.)
After breakfast, proceed to Madurai via Trichy.
On arrival, city tour of Trichy, covering Srirangam Temple & rockfort, Trichy’s most famous landmark, which has a temple perched on the outcrop of Rock.
Overnight at Hotel
Day 06 – MADURAI
Morning visit to Meenakshi Sundareshwar, one of the largest temple complexes in India built between the 16th and 18th centuries. Apart from the estimated 33 million sculptures there, the temple is abosolutely absorbing with the endless rounds of ceremonies, prostration of countless devotees and glittering market staills.
Leisurely afternoon followed by overnight stay at hotel.
Day 07 – MADURAI / THEKKADY (136km 3 ½ hrs).
Early morning drive to Thekkady. On arrival, check in at our Hotel.
Set on an attractive lakeside, Periyar is one of India’s finest wildlife sanctuaries and home to herds of wild tuskers, bison and spotted deer.
Evening game viewing at the sanctuary by boat on lake Periyar.
Overnight at Hotel.
Day 08 – PERIYAR / COCHIN ( 190 km./ 4 hrs).
After breakfast, departure for Cochin done of the finest harbours on the Arabian coastline, famous as a port for overseas traders from early times. Its cosmopolitan character is reflected in the buildings and structures representing different regions of the world. A city of peninsulas and islands, today it is Kerala’s commercial hub.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 09 – COCHIN
Cochin, Kerala’s prime destination, is spread across an island in the stunning lacale between the Arabian Sea and Kerala’s backwaters. Morning tour of Cochin to visit Dutch Palace ( Built ny the Portuguese), Jew Town, the 1568 Jewish Synagogue, spice market, where the air is filled with the pungent smell of spices, St. Francis’ Church and Chinese fishing nets. In the evening Kerala’s most popular classical dance, Kathkali jawaits you.
Overnight at Hotel.
Day 10 – COCHIN / GOA (By Air)
After break fast, proceed to airport to board flight for Goa, heart of Indian tourist destinations. It is the most preferred beach destination in India for numerous reasons. Beautiful sandy beaches, a delightful laissez faire attitude, quaint homes & old churches in the Portuguese tradition, flowing spirits, carnival atmosphere, lovely country sides & abundant seafood contribute to make Goa an absolute paradise on earth. On arrival we assist you to check in at our Hotel for overnight stay.
Day 11 – GOA
This morning we leave for a full day sightseeing tour of Old Goa, starting with Basilica of Bom Jesus dedicated to Infant Jesus, Se Cathedral, Church of St. Francis of Assisi and the lady of Rosary Church.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 12,13 & 14 – GOA
Days spent in enjoying the golden beaches, luxurious Casinos and flowing spirits in Goa.
Day 15 – GOA / MUMBAI or CHENNAI( By Air)
We fly back to Mumbai or Chennai for your onward journey
Tour Itinerary is prepared by our Indian agent and can be customized as per your requirement.
VISA : Un visa de tourisme payant est obligatoire pour séjourner en Inde. Votre passeport doit être valable jusqu’à 6 mois après votre date de retour, et comporter au moins 3 pages vierges .
CONDITIONS SANITAIRES : Se laver fréquemment les mains et avant chaque repas. Ne buvez que de l’eau minérale en bouteille capsulée. Ne consommez pas les crèmes glacées ou les desserts à base de lait achetés dans la rue. Evitez les piscines publiques, les fruits et légumes crus , les glaçons .Pelez les fruits et légumes ; préférez les aliments cuits ,prévoyez une bonne protection anti-moustique.
CONSEILS VESTIMENTAIRES : Prenez des vêtements légers en coton, des vêtements chauds ainsi que des vêtements de pluie. Tenues correctes pour les visites de lieux sacrés.