Duration: 11 Nights / 12 Days
Destinations Covered: Cochin - Houseboat - Thekkady - Madurai - Tanjore - Rameshwaram - Kanyakumari - Kovalam
Satiate your urge for culture and heritage on Southern Heritage Tour of India. With Kerala Travel Agent, explore the affluent culture and heritage of South India. On your South India heritage tour, visit the temples and historical sites. Southern Heritage Tour of India is a perfect tour package for culture vultures.
Day 01: Kochi
When arrived in Kochi (Kochi), meet the representative of Kerala Travel Agent at the airport / station who will take you to the hotel. Check-in at hotel. Spend the day at leisure. You may opt to go for shopping. Witness the enthralling Kathakali performance in the evening (Optional). Night stay at hotel in Kochi.
Day 02: Kochi
Fondly known as the 'Queen of the Arabian Sea', Kochi is a perfect base to start Kerala holiday. Sightseeing tour will take you to Jewish Synagogue, Dutch palace, Chinese Fishing Nets, Fort Kochi Beach, Bolghatty Palace and many more. Walk around the spice markets for a memorable experience.
Day 03: Kochi - Alappuzha
Embark on a houseboat journey to reach Alappuzha, the 'Venice of the East'. A houseboat ride or backwater cruise will add a dash to your Southern Heritage tour of India. Night stay on the houseboat.
Day 04: Alappuzha - Thekkady
Checkout from the houseboat and transfer to Thekkady. It is a perfect stopover for visiting the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Arrive in Thekkady and transfer to the hotel. Enjoy wildlife safari into the dense forest of Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. A boat ride over the Periyar Lake offers a remarkable bird-watching experience. Night stay at the hotel.
Day 05: Thekkady
Visit the spice plantation. You may also opt for trekking in to the dense forest. Enjoy a unique shopping experience. Night stay in Thekkady.
Day 06: Thekkady - Madurai
A 5-hour drive will take you to Madurai, the Temple city of South India. On arrival, check-in at hotel. After lunch, go for sightseeing and visit Meenakshi temple, King Tirumala's Palace, Great Tank and Gandhi Museum. Night stay at the hotel in Madurai.
Day 07: Madurai -Tanjore - Madurai
Leave for an excursion to Tanjore, the 'the Rice bowl of Tamil Nadu'. The place was the royal city of Cholas and is now famous for the Bragatheeswarar Temple. Sightseeing tour of the city will take you to Bragatheeswarar Temple, Royal Museum, Shivangange Fort, Royal Palace and Saraswathi Mahal. Night stay in Madurai.
Day 08: Madur
ai - Rameshwaram -Madurai
Depart for Rameshwara, which is just a 5-hour drive away from Madurai. It is one of the sacred spots in India to Hindus. Visit Ramanathswamy Temple and Agnitheertham. Night stay in Madurai.
Day 09: Madurai - Kanyakumari
Transfer to Kanyakumari. Check-in at hotel. Sightseeing trip will take you to Kumari amman temple and Gandhi Memorial. Don't forget to visit the Vivekananda Rock Memorial. Night stay in Kanyakumari.
Day 10: Kanyakumari - Kovalam
You may opt to travel to Kovalam en-route visiting the attractions of Trivandrum including Museum complex, Padmanabha Swamy Temple, Science & Technology museum, Veli Tourist village, Aakulam boat club and Shangmugham Beach. Later transfer to Kovalam Beach. Check-in at hotel for night stay.
Day 11: Kovalam
Experience salubrious weather of the beach and let yourself immerse in nature's beauty. Kovalam beach offers endless opportunities for sun bathing, swimming, volleyball and Ayurvedic therapies. Night stay at the resort.
Day 12: Thiruvananthapuram
On the concluding day of Southern Heritage Tour with Kerala Travel Agent, you will be taken to the Thiruvananthapuram airport to board a flight for home.
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