Panamoric South India (23nights & 24days)


Panorimic South India Tour takes you across the length and breadth of South India and covers it extensive glory. Each place has a unique history to speak. Whereas, the Union Territory of Pondicherry has a glimpse of French culture, on the contrary the ruins of Badami and Hampi spreak volumes of the glory of Vijaynagara Dynasty. Kerala gets you closer to Mother Earth and wraps you in her bountiful nature.

Itinerary

Day 01: Chennai – Mamallapuram

_0191_Chennai_IndiaOn arrival, Passion to India tour manager would be greeting you and assisting with hotel check-in. A brief up on your tour plan would be provided. Chennai is popularly regarded as the “Gateway to the South”. Upon arrival drive down to Mamallapuram. Relax and Overnight stay (55Kms 1.5Hrs drive)

 

Day 02: Mamallapuram – Kanchipuram Mamallapuram 

_0088_mamallapuram4Post breakfast, explore Arjuna penance, Sri Krishna butter ball, cave temples, five Rathas and famous sea shore temple. Drive to Kanchipuram, Kanchipuram was the historical capital of the Pallavas. Kanchipuram is also known centre of the finest silk sarees made in the country. _0111_Kanchipuram_silk_sareerOn reaching some of the must Visit temples are Sri Kamakshi Amman Temple, Ekambareshwara temple, Kailasanatha temple, Vaigundha Perumal temples. Have delicious South Indian lunch at the local restaurant, visit to local silk weaving factory. After exploring the sacred city of Kanchipuram, proceed to Mamallapuram. Check-in at the property, rest hours free in the beach. Overnight stay

Day 03: Mamallapuram – Pondicherry

_0051_pondicherry (1)2After breakfast, drive to Pondicherry which was a former French colony. On arrival, check into hotel. After some relaxation, by evening, proceed to the well known Sri Manakula Vinayagar temple, Aurobindo ashram and later drive to worship world peace Mandir – Auroville. After visiting these must see places in Pondicherry, time to head back to the hotel for Overnight stay. 


Day 04: Pondicherry

_0050_pondicherryTime to explore in Auroville – participating their day-to-day activities. Later drive back to Aurobindo Ashram – enjoy a session of classes offered at the ashram and see the Centre of Education. You will also visit the Musical classroom where students are offered classes for Traditional Indian music at Aurobindo Ashram


Day 05: Pondicherry - Tanjore

_0032_Tanjore_(Thanjavur)_Brahadeeshwarar_Temple,_Tamil_Nadu,_IndiaToday post breakfast drive to Tanjore, enroute visit Chidambaram – famous lord Shiva temple and continue drive to Gangaikonda Cholapuram, Dharasuram and after exploring continue drive to Tanjore, upon arrival check in to hotel. Rest hours free and night stay

 

 

Day 06: Tanjore – Karaikudi – Tirumayam Fort & Temple – Madurai

Today visit big temple – dedicated to lord Shiva and big bull, visit Tanjore museum, art gallery, and palace and drive to Chettinad – visit ancient architectural bungalow – enjoy the traditional lunch and after drive to Tirumayam, visit Fort, and Sri Renganatha swami temple and after exploring drive down to Madurai. Overnight stay

Day 07: Madurai

_0093_madurai-templePost drive, upon arrival check in to hotel, after refreshment city tour visiting great Meenakshi Amman temple dedicated to the consort of Lord Shiva with its towering Gopuram (rising high above the surrounding country side). Later, Visit the Thirumalai Naik Palace – a gracious building in the Indo Saracen style, famous for the stucco work on its domes & arches. Evening, visit Tiruparankundram rock temple, and try to catch a glimpse of white peacock in the evening time. Overnight stay at Madurai

Day 08: Madurai – Periyar

_0055_periyar-wild-life-santuaryPost breakfast; take a 04hrs drive to Periyar. Check-in at the property and relax. PM take spice tour and elephant ride. In the evening, take a boat ride in the lake. Wild life can be seen while cruising on Periyar Lake. Amongst the animals which can be seen are elephants, wild boar, sambar, tiger, leopard, wild dog, languor monkeys. You have option to enjoy the Ayurvedic Massage at the property. Overnight stay at hotel

Day 09: Periyar – Kumarakom

Today time to drive to Kumarakom, back water destination for mind relax stay in the backwater resort. Optional choice for you to select “Ayurvedic Packages” in the resort based on your choice and advise by the Physician. Vehicle and driver will be with you for the whole day. 

Day 10: Kumarakom – Alleppey (House Boat)

_0221_Alleppey (Houseboat) 2Post breakfast, embark your “Kettuvellam – house boat” and start your thrilling experience through the backwater beauty of Kerala. While on your journey you can view lush green paddy fields, coconut farms, small churches and you can observe the life orientation of villagers in the backwaters. On board your crew will serve you delicious food, prepared from fresh vegetables purchased from the floating market. Later in the evening the houseboat will anchor on the Vembanad Lake. Overnight stay in your – air conditioned deluxe house boat

Day 11: Kumarakom – Cochin

_0185_cochin Chinese_Fishing_Nets_CochinPost breakfast you will be disembarking from the house boat at Alleppey finishing point boat jetty, from there your car will pick you up and continue drive to Cochin. Check in to hotel. Visit Fort Cochin, Mattancherry palace, Jewish synagogue, St. Francis church and view the operation of the Chinese fishing nets. In the evening, visit Cochin cultural centre for enjoying the Kerala’s traditional art – Kathakali, performed by professional artist. Over night stay at Cochin 

Day 12: Cochin – Ooty

_0070_ooty4Post breakfast 7hrs drive to Coonoor for boarding on Hills Train to Ooty. Upon reaching your driver will pick you up and transfer to hotel – Check in to the property. Later walk around lake and local market. Overnight stay.

 

 

Day 13: Ooty – Mysore

_0077_Mysore-GardenPost early breakfast, visit Botanical garden, enjoy boat ride at Lake and visit to View point. Drive down to Mysore. Check – in at the hotel and relax.

 

 

 

Day 14: Mysore

_0036_Srirangapatnam4Post breakfast visit Srirangapatnam – Tipu’s palace, fort, and Sri Ranganathaswami temple. In the evening, take a look at Mysore palace, Jaganmohana palace, art gallery, Chamundi hills, and Devraja market. After enjoying the best of this imperial city we drive back to hotel for night stay.

 

 

Day 15: Mysore – Shravanabelagola – Belur – Halebid – Hassan

_0198_belurPost breakfast drive to Hassan; enroute visit Shravanabelagola. See the splendour of the colossal monolithic Gomatheeswara temple. It is hewn out of a single rock and visible from a distance of 25kms. It is the statue of Lord Gomatheeswara which is bathed with milk and honey once every 12 years. Proceed to Hassan. Check into the property.

After lunch visit to Belur (The 12th Century Hoysala Temple), drive to Halebid (The 12th Century Hoysaleswara Temple). Overnight stay at Hassan.

Day 16: Hassan – Hampi

Drive to Hampi check into hotel. Overnight stay at hotel in Hospet (15Kms drive from Hampi)

Day 17: Hampi

_0140_hampi-34After breakfast, visit to the ruins of Vijayanagara Empire at Hampi -one of the most fascinating historical places in South India. Witness some of the interesting ruins remaining are the Virupaksha, Vittala and Hazara Rama temples, huge Ganesha and Narsimaha images, the elephant stables, the queen’s bath, carvings on the Ramachandra temple & Lotus Mahal. Overnight stay at hotel in Hospet

Day 18: Hampi – Badami

_0206_BadamiPost breakfast drive to Badami. Check-in at the property. Post lunch; take a drive to Aihole .Visit the temple complex (108 ancient temples prevails in this complex). Later, drive to Pattadakal and visit the 6th Century Temple. Overnight stay at Badami

 

 
 

Day 19: Badami

Full day time to explore around “Pattadakal & Aihole” and cave temples. Overnight stay

Day 20: Badami – Goa

Today continue excursion in Badami. Later drive down to Goa. Check-In at the property. Enjoy beach activities. Overnight stay

Day 21: Goa

_0158_goa cavellossimExplore, the ‘Jewel of India’ which is studded with temples and churches. Visit north and south Goa. Overnight stay

 

 

 

Day 22: Goa

_0155_goaFull day relax activities in the Beach. Overnight stay

 

 

 

 

 

Day 23: Goa

Full day relax activities and overnight stay 

Day 24: Goa – Chennai/Bangalore – Departure  

Get on to a shopping spree and pack up for your onward journey. Board your onward flight to Chennai/Bangalore, upon arrival meet & assist transfer to International airport for your connecting flight for home town journey. (Departure destination based on your flight ticket reservation)   

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