South India Train Tour
13 Nights / 14
Places Covered : Chennai - Madurai -
Periyar - Trivandrum - Cochin -
Bangalore - Mysore - Chennai
Day 01 : Chennai
Chennai. Transfer to Hotel.
Day 02 : Mahabalipuram &
Morning arrive Chennai. Transfer to
hotel. Full day tour of Mahabalipuram
& Kanchipuram. Kanchipuram (64 kms
from Chennai) is the ancient capital
of the Pallavas famous as a city of
1000 Temples and still has 124
shrines. The first temple dedicated to
Shiva was built in the 7th and 8th
century and has paintings on the
walls. Temples of Ekambaswara,
Kailasanatha, Sri Kamakshi and
Varadarajaswamy are of interest.
Kanchipuram is also famous for its
silks. The city of Mahabalipuram is
famous for the seven pagodas. Here on
the seashore is an interesting group
of ancient rock hewn temples which are
the examples of Dravidian style of
Day 03 : City Tour
Morning city tour. Visit the Museum to
see the Art and Bronze Gallery (Closed
on Fridays and Public holidays). Drive
through the Flower and Fruit market,
High court, Fort museum, Marina Beach,
Santhome Cathedral and snake park .
Check-out at 1200 hrs from the hotel.
Late evening transfer to rail-station
for Madurai night train. Night on
Day 04 : Madurai
Morning arrive Madurai and transfer to
hotel. Afternoon visit the great
Meenakshi Temple dedicated to the
consort of Lord Shiva with its
towering gopurams (rising high above
the surrounding country side). Later,
visit the Tirumala Nayak Palace - A
gracious building in the Indo
saracenic style, famous for the Stucco
work on its domes & arches. Also visit
the Alagar Hills and Tirupara Kundran
Rock temple. Afternoon free. Overnight
Day 05 : Periyar
Morning drive to Periyar National
Park. Set up in 1934,it extends to 777
square kms & forms part of the high
mountain ranges, the Western Ghats.
Wild life can be seen while cruising
on Periyar Lake in a motor boat.
Amongst the animals which can be seen
are elephants, wild boar, sambar,
tiger, leopard, wild dog, langur
monkeys, etc. Overnight Periyar.
Day 06 : Trivandrum
Drive to Trivandrum viewing thescenin
beauty enroute. Kerala is lush green
and is full of lakes and water.
Day 07 : Trivandrum
Day free in Trivandrum or optional
tours to Cape Comorin (Kanya Kumari -
the southern most part of India) or
nearby places like Kovalam beach, etc.
Day 08 : Cochin
Morning drive to Cochin visiting the
Kerala villages enroute.
Day 09 : Cochin
Morning tour of Cochin. Cochin is the
natural harbour created by the famed
underwater Malabar mud-banks whose
quality ensures that the rougher the
seas are outside the calmer the waters
are within the Harbour. Vasco-de-Gama
placed it on the world map. It has a
Jewish synagogue , Portuguese
churches, mosques & Hindu temples.
Watch the Chinese Fishing Nets.
Checkout at 1200 hrs. Transfer to
railstation for Bangalore night train.
Night on board.
Day 10 : Bangalore
Morning arrive Bangalore and transfer
to hotel. After-noon city tour. In
this Garden City - visit the Lal Bagh
with a variety of old trees,
fountains, lotus pools, terraces & an
assortment of tropical and
sub-tropical herbs. Also see the
Maharaja's Palace & Government
Buildings. Overnight Bangalore.
Day 11 : Mysore
Morning drive to Mysore. Afternoon
free. Overnight Mysore.
Day 12 : Mysore
Morning visit the palace of the
Maharaja built in 1911 - 1912. The
palace is of harmonious syntheses of
the Hindu and saracenic styles of
architecture with archways, domes,
turrets, colonnades and sculptures
which are magnificent. Visit the Art
Gallery; drive upto Chamundi hill to
see Chamundeshwari Temple and a
panoramic view of Mysore. On the way
back, see the Nandi Bull. Afternoon
free. Overnight Mysore.
Day 13 : Mysore - Chennai
Morning free. Transfer to rail-station
for Chennai train. Arrive Chennai &
transfer to hotel.
Day 14 :
Transfer to airport. End of our
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