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IndiaTour - South India - Beaches of South India

Beaches of South India

14 Nights / 15 Days

Places Covered : Chennai - Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry - Thanjavur - Trichy - Madurai - Periyar - Kollam - Varkala - Kovalam – Trivandrum

Itinerary


Day 01 : Arrival in Chennai
Welcome to Chennai - the capital city of Tamil Nadu. On arrival in Chennai, Our indian Horizons representative will receive you with warm traditional welcome and transfer you to the hotel. Freshen up and relax with welcome drink. Enjoy lavish lunch. After lunch, proceed on half-day sightseeing tour of Chennai city visiting Gandhi Memorial, Kala Kshetra, Mylapore Temple, Art Gallery & Museum, etc. Spend evening at famous Marina Beach – one of the longest beaches in the world. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.

Day 02 : Chennai - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram
Have a very hearty breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, drive to Mahabalipuram en route stopping at Kanchipuram to visit some of famous beautiful temples of Kanchipuram. Kanchipuram is famous for silk sarees. Continue your drive to Mahabalipuram. On arrival at Mahabalipuram ITP representative will transfer you to the hotel. Relax at Mahabalipuram beach and watch impressive sight of sunset over the sea. Enjoy dinner and stay overnight at hotel.

Day 03 : Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry
Take your breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy morning sightseeing tour of Mahabalipuram. Visit the world famous Shore Temple and explore other historical monuments. In the afternoon drive to Pondicherry. On arrival in Pondicherry, ITP representative will transfer you to the hotel. Freshen up and relax. Spend rest of the day at leisure. Have dinner and stay overnight at hotel.

Day 04 : Pondicherry - Tanjore
Have your breakfast and enjoy city tour of Pondicherry visiting Aurobindo Ashram, Auroville, etc. Later, drive to Tanjore. On arrival at Tanjore, India Travel Partner representative will transfer you to the hotel. Have dinner and stay overnight at hotel.

Day 05 : Tanjore - Trichy - Madurai
Go on Tanjore city tour after breakfast at the hotel. Visit the famous Brahadeswara temple. Later proceed to Madurai visiting en route Ranganath temple and Rock Fort at Trichy. On arrival in Madurai, India Travel Partner representative will transfer you to a hotel. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 06 : Madurai
Take your breakfast and then go on city tour of Madurai – the second largest city of Tamil Nadu. Visit the world famous magnificent Meenakshi Amman Temple known for its magnificent gopurams. Also visit the King Tirumala’s Palace, Great Tank and Gandhi Museum. Revisit the Meenakshi Amman Temple for prayer ceremony in the evening. Have dinner and stay overnight at hotel.

Day 07 : Madurai - Periyar
Take your breakfast and then drive to Periyar National Park & Tiger Reserve in Thekkady, Kerala. On arrival at Periyar, ITP representative will transfer you to the hotel. In the afternoon, enjoy sightseeing tour by boat cruise over Lake Periyar to view wildlife of Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. The park is famous for having good population of Indian wild elephants. Herds of elephants can be spotted on the banks of Lake Periyar. The park is also a right place for birding and nature watching. Have dinner and stay overnight at hotel.

Day 08 : Periyar - Kollam
Have a very hearty breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Kollam – a beautiful landscapes in Kerala known for lovely beaches and serene & scenic backwaters. Kollam lies on the banks of the picturesque Ashtamudi Lake. A prominent tourist destination in Kerala it is also the southern gateway to the Kerala backwaters. On arrival at Kollam, ITP representative will transfer you to the hotel. Freshen up and relax. Explore bountiful natural beauty. You may also visit some temples, mosques and churches at Kollam. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.

Day 09 : Kollam - Varkala
Have very hearty breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Varkala – a famous coastal town near Trivandrum, the capital city of Kerala. Varkala is one of the finest beach resorts in Kerala. It is the only place in southern Kerala where cliffs are found adjacent to the azure Arabian Sea. Varkala beach is ideal for swimming and sun-bathing. The evening views of the sunset are magnificent. There are many small restaurants and snack shops at Varkala beach. On arrival at Varkala beach, ITP representative will transfer you to the resort where you will stay for overnight. Enjoy swimming and sunbathing. Explore nature beauty. Visit the famous 2,000-year old Janardana Swami Temple. Visit the beautiful Kappil Lake. If time permits you will also visit magnificent Anjengo Fort. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the resort.

Day 10 : Varkala - Kovalam
After hearty breakfast at the resort, drive to Kovalam. Kovalam is an internationally famous beach town in Kerala and considered as one of the finest beach resorts in the world. On arrival at Kovalam, ITP representative will transfer you to the resort where you will stay for overnight. Spend rest of the day at leisure. See the spectacular view of the sunset in the evening over the sea. Enjoy dinner and stay overnight at hotel.

Day 11 : Kovalam
Enjoy full day at leisure activities exploring lovely beaches of Kovalam. Get a good tan and enjoy swimming. Enjoy ayurvedic body massage as there are many ayurvedic parlors and resorts at Kovalam Beach. Enjoy other beach and fun activities at Kovalam. Dinner and overnight stay will be at resort.

Day 12 : Kovalam
Take your breakfast at the resort. Relax at lovely beaches. Enjoy sunbathing and swimming. Enjoy water funs. Play with sea waves. Relax and relax. Enjoy your independent holiday activities. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the resort.

Day 13 : Kovalam - Kanyakumari
After breakfast at the resort, drive to Kanyakumari – a famous pilgrimage centre of India located in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu in southern most tip of country. Kanyakumari is located on confluence of the three vast seas: Bay of Bengal, the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea. Upon arrival at Kanyakumari, ITP representative will transfer you to the hotel. Later proceed for Kanyakumari tour. Visit the famous Kanyakumari Temple. Explore pristine beaches and enjoy superb scenic beauty. Also visit the Vivekananda Rock Memorial. See the spectacular sunset views over the sea. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.

Day 14 : Kanyakumari - Kovalam
See the spectacular view of sunrise over the sea. After breakfast, return back to Kovalam and check in at your resort. Spend rest of the day at leisure or in your own independent holiday activities. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the resort.

Day 15 : Kovalam - Trivandrum
On the concluding day of South India Beach tour, India Travel Partner representative will transfer you Trivandrum Airport in time where you will board flight back to your home.

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