- Goa - Kochi (Cochin) - Allapuzha (Alleppey) - Periyar
- Madurai - Chennai
(10 Nights / 11 Days )
DAY 01 / Arrival Mumbai
Arrive Mumbai, meet assist at the airport. Transfer
to hotel and night stay in Mumbai.
DAY 02 / Mumbai
After breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour of Mumbai
covering Gateway of India, Prince of Wales Museum, Hanging
Gardens on the slopes of Malabar Hills offering nice
view of Marine Lines & Chowpatty Beach, Kamla Nehru
Park, Mani Bhawan (where Mahatma Gandhi used to stay)
and then to Dhobi Ghat. Also visit Afgan Church, Flora
Fountain (Bombay nerve centre), Colourful Crawford Market
and Marine Drive. Night stay in Mumbai.
DAY 03 / Mumbai - Goa
Transfer to the airport to board flight to Goa. Meet
assist and transfer to hotel. Night stay in Goa.
DAY 04 / Goa
The exquisite churches from the Portuguese era with
their remarkable architecture and mysterious history
make the city truly exhilarating. Goa’s splendid
coastline extends over 100 kilometres, and some of the
world’s most charming beaches are located here.
If time permits, Churches of astounding historical importance
could squeeze in.
Morning half-day sight-seeing tour from the slopes of
Altinho Hill for a breathtaking view of Panjim and river
Mandovi. Then to Dona-Paula for a view of India's largest
Afterwards visit old Goa and see the Basillica of
Bom Jesus which contains the tomb & mortal remains
of St. Francis Xavierh housed in a silver ornate casket
, Se. Cathedral- the biggest Church in the East, St.
Cajetan- built like St. Peter (Rome), Church of Our
Lady Rosary and St. Monica. Rest of the day at leisure.
Night stay in Goa.
DAY 05 / Goa - Kochi
Transfer to airport to board the fligt to Kochi. Arrive
Kochi and transfer to hotel. Spend the afternoon in
city sightseeing. Kochi (formerly Cochin) is the most
beautiful coastal city and one of the largest ports
of India. It is a cluster of islands and narrow peninsulas.
Here you can see the oldest church in India, congested
Portuguese-built colonies, Chinese fishing nets, an
ancient "white Jewish" community which has
survived for 1000 years, a fabulous 16th century synagogue,
a palace which contains the most beautiful murals,
and many other attractions. The Fort of Cochin is
the oldest European fort in India. The St Francis
Church is the oldest European church in India The
Jewish Synagogue, built in 1568, is the oldest in
the Commonwealth. Night stay in Kochi.
DAY 06 / Kochi - Allapuzha
Morning proceed to half-day tour to Gundu Island by
boat through the backwaters and see remarkable coir
industries on the way. In the afternoon, drive to
Allapuzha, arrive and transfer to hotel. Night stay
DAY 07 / Allapuzha - Kottayam
Proceed to backwater cruise to Kottayam. Afternoon drive
to Periyar wildlife sanctuary. Night stay at the lodge.
Kottayam is a pretty town at the foothills of the Western
Ghats. It is a commercial centre noted for its trade
in rubber, spices, tea, etc. It is also the main centre
of the Syrian Christians (75% of the Kerala Christians).
Night stay in Periyar.
DAY 08 / Periyar
Spend the day in the jungle, in Periyar, best approached
from Kottayam (80km). The 800 sq. km wildlife sanctuary
skirts the Periyar Lake at its centre. Cruise on the
lake while taking in the pleasures of this habitat.
You can see tigers, deer, wild dogs, lion-tailed macaque,
Malabar squirrel and sloth bears. The lake attracts
all kinds of water birds. In the vicinity are lofty
observation towers, and a medieval palace, now a hotel.
Night stay in Periyar.
DAY 09 / Periyar - Madurai
Transfer to railway station to the train to Madurai,
arrive and transfer to hotel. Night stay in Madurai.
DAY 10 / Madurai - Chennai
Proceed to half-day tour of Madurai. Situated on the
banks of the Vaigai River, Madurai is the ancient capital
of the Pandya Kings. Legend has it, that the divine
nectar falling from the locks of Lord Shiva gave the
town its ancient name, Madhurapuri—the land of
it is an important business centre. The crowning glory
of Madurai is the Meenakshi Sundareshwara Temple Complex,
which is dedicated to Goddess Meenakshi, her consort
Lord Sundareshwara, and her celestial brother, Lord
Vishnu. The Meenakshi Temple has a thousand-pillared
hall. Afternoon proceed for sightseeing tour of Madurai.
Afternoon, transfer to airport to board the flight to
Chennai. Arrive Chennai and transfer to hotel. Night
stay in Chennai.
Day 11 / Chennai - Departure
Morning proceed for half - day sightseeing tour of Chennai.
The city is the capital of Tamil Nadu, earlier known
as Madras. Chennai is bestowed with a 4.5 kilometre
long stretch of shore, called Marina Beach, the second
longest beach in the world. A lighthouse here enables
the visitor to see the entire city—a breathtaking
sight. Also spend some time at the 40km long fascinating
beach. Historically important are an old Catholic Church
and a famous Durgah. Later transfer to airport to board
the flight for onward journey.
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