Classical South India Tour has been designed to offer all the popular places of South India in Kerala and Tamilnadu in a single trip. Whereas Athirapilly is famous for its tall and high waterfalls; Munnar is famous for being the highest peak in Kerala, Alleppey is known for its calm backwaters, Kollam and Kovalam are famous for beaches, Rameshwaram and Madurai are famous for temples and monuments, Thekkady is famous for its wildlife and Kochi is famous for being a unique city.
This is a 16 days tour package offering 1 night in Athirapilly, 2 nights in Munnar, 1 night in Alleppey Houseboat, 2 nights in Kollam, 2 nights in Kovalam, 1 night in Kanyakumari, 1 night in Rameshwaram, 2 nights in Madurai, 2 nights in Thekkady and 1 night in Kochi. Experience water, mountains, nature, wildlife, city, monuments and temples together in Classical South India Tour Package.
Our representative will be waiting at the arrival terminal of Kochi airport to receive you on time. Get welcomed to Kerala and drive towards Athirappilly on your first day. The sight of marvellous waterfalls on the way is awe-striking. Check into an elegant hotel in Athirapilly. Spend the day visiting Vazhachal Waterfalls, Athirapilly Falls and Thumboorzhi Garden. Stay in the resort at night.
Have your breakfast, check out from the hotel in Athirapilly and start the trip to Munnar. Again feel the refreshing vibe of getting to see waterfalls on the way. Take small breaks while driving towards Munnar to check out Valara Waterfalls and Cheeyappara Waterfalls. Another spot to take pit stop is Neriamangalam Bridge where people go to have the fabulous view of life-giving Periyar River. Check in to a 3-star hotel in Munnar and have a relaxing good night sleep.
After a complete breakfast in the morning; spend the day in making beautiful memories in Munnar. Located at the “Western Ghats Mountain Range”; Munnar is the hill-station which was famous among the British elites during the colonial period. The picturesque view of the mountains and surrounding greenery attract tourists from everywhere. For outing; Mattupetty is a nice place to visit. Activity lovers can opt for boating and horse riding in Mattupetty. Indo Swiss Dairy Farm in Mattupetty is a place for animal lovers who would love to sight different types of cattle from a distance.
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Experience a wonderful panoramic view at Echo Point; where you can listen to your own voice. Echo Point is a fun place for kids as well who would like to shout and hear! Visit the incredible Poopara; famous for tea and coffee plantations. Pothanmedu viewpoint is another place to enjoy the brilliant view of the tea and coffee plantations. Eravikulam National Park is home to diverse varieties of flora and fauna; popular for its Neelakurunji, butterflies, birds and wild animals. Take rest at the resort during the night.
After a replenishing breakfast; head towards Alleppey and check into the Houseboat: a moving home on backwaters. It is a houseboat with a chef to prepare delicious traditional delicacies for you and a captain navigating through the backwater canals. Get to experience the beauty of Kerala’s countryside while you leisurely cruise on the backwaters. Stop by the village to buy your favourite fish/es or prawns to have it freshly prepared for your meals.
You can even interact with the local inhabitants to know about their traditions, customs, and lifestyle; and even learn about coir making. The view of tall thin coconut palms, stagnant water, flying birds and paddy fields would certainly fill you up with an idyllic feeling. Have a good night sleep in the houseboat.
After enjoying a sumptuous breakfast in the morning; check out from the Alleppey houseboat and travel 87Kms towards Kollam. Kollam is known for its mesmerizing glamour. It is said that once a person visits Kollam does not want to go back home. Upon arrival, check into a nice hotel in Kollam. Have a relaxing night at the resort.
Have your morning meal and head out for local sightseeing in Kollam. Experience the thrill of spending the day atop Jatayupara, known for being the world’s biggest bird sculpture with a height of 70ft, breadth of 150 ft and length of 200 ft. It is located at Chadayamangalam. The sculpture has been inspired by the famous mythical bird character in Ramayana known as Jatayu. It is symbolic of presenting women’s “Safety and Honour” as the mythology suggests that the bird had gone south to fight Ravana to rescue Rama’s wife Sita. It is said that Ravana had clipped Jatayu’s wings and thereof the bird fell on the rock; the exact location where the sculpture of Jatayu has been constructed. The sculpture itself represents the moment how Jatayu must have feel on the rock without one wing.
Experience the thrill of climbing up and have a wonderful view from the top. Get to experience an audiovisual museum that spans over five-level inside the huge sculpture along with an in-built multi-dimensional mini theatre which is located in the wing of the sculpture. One can avail the facility of cable car to reach the hilltop. You can enjoy trekking through the forests around.
Stay in the resort at night.
After you have your breakfast; you can check out from the resort in Kollam and travel towards the famous Kovalam, known for its exotic beaches. Visit the popular beaches: Kovalam Beach (known for being shallow with low tides), Light House Beach (known for its lighthouse with a height of 30m) and Hawa Beach (known for adventure activities). Relax in the resort at night.
After a nice morning meal; head out for local sightseeing in Kovalam. You can explore the beaches and go for shopping to buy some fabulous beach accessories. In the evening, get back to the resort and spend the night.
In the morning enjoy your breakfast and then check out from the resort in Kovalam. Travel towards Kanyakumari, a place famous for being the meeting point of three oceans. Upon reaching your destination of the day;check into a fantastic resort. Later, move out for local sightseeing.
The spectacular view of sunset and sunrise over the waters of Kanyakumari is famous among its visitors. Roam around Kanyakumari and experience the delicious cuisines of local seafood. Kanyakumari is also famous for its Baghavathi Amman Temple which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Other places to visit in Kanyakumari are Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Mahatma Gandhi Memorial and Thiruvalluvar Statue. Vivekananda memorial is situated on the exact location where the world-famous social reformer and saint Vivekananda used to meditate. A comfortable ferry service is available to reach this rock memorial and the boat trip is a fabulous way to experience the sunset during evening. Get back to the resort and spend the night.
Check out from the hotel in Kanyakumari after breakfast and carry forward your trip to Rameshwaram. Once you reach Rameshwaram, you can check into a comfortable hotel and relax before leaving for Sri Ramanathaswamy Temple. Sri Ramanathaswamy Temple is famous for its 22 holy springs which are known to have medicinal qualities. After your visit to this holy place; drive towards Hanuman Temple, a five-faced temple. In the evening, return to your resort and spend a comfortable night.
Once you check out from Rameshwaram; continue your trip to Madurai. Check into a resort in Madurai and spend the day for local sightseeing. The most famous temple if Madurai is Meenakshi Temple dedicated Meenakshi and Sundhareshwar. Visit other places of Madhurai which include Thirupparankundram (8th-century temple famous for being an amazing example of rock-cut cave temple), Gandhi Museum (One Gandhi Sanghralayas out of the 5 in whole country), Alagarkoil Temple, Thirumalai Naicker Palace (famous for its Dravidian and Rajput style) and Eco-Park. Spend the night at the resort.
Have your breakfast and spend the rest of the day exploring Madurai. Madurai is famous for being home to ancient temples. Located on the southern bank of River Vaigai, the city is famous for its historical monuments. Visit the other places of Madurai this day. Visit Puthu Mandapam and Saint Mary’s Cathedral. Spend a wonderful night at the hotel.
Fill your tummy with a deliciously healthy breakfast in the morning and head towards Thekkady. On arrival, check into a resort in Thekkady and start today’s trip to Thekkady. If time permits head out for local sightseeing. In the evening, get to see the Kathakali and Kaaripayattu and get guided by directly paying our driver for assistance. Both forms of art are ancient and known for their distinctive features. Stay at the resort overnight.
The whole day is waiting ahead of you after breakfast. Thekkady is famous for its tiger reserve famously known as Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. The sanctuary offers various programmes for its visitors which include boat ride, bamboo rafting, trekking and more. You can opt for bamboo rafting for an adventurous experience or go for boating. Arrangements for tickets can be made as per your choice. It is advisable to start the day early for rafting and after breakfast in case of boating. After spending a wonderful day; return to the hotel and stay overnight. In the evening you can even enjoy a campfire with family or friends.
Experience a refreshing surrounding in the morning while you take your morning meal in Thekkady’s elegant resort. Later, check out from Thekkady and drive towards Kochi. Enjoy the day by exploring the famous city of Kerala; known to be influenced by different culture and traditions. One gets to see the mix of Arabs, Dutch, Portuguese and British in the architecture, streets, culture, tradition and cuisines of Kochi. The must-visit places of Kochi include Fort Kochi Beach, Spice Market, Mattancherry, Jew Street, Santa Cruz Basilica and St. Francis Church. Spend the night in the resort.
After your breakfast, check out from the resort in Kochi and get dropped to the airport by our representative. If time permits; you can enjoy local sightseeing or shopping.
The map covers a distance of 1333 KMs over 16 days ; starting from Cochin International Airport and includes places like Athirappilly, Munnar, Thekkady, Kovalam, Madurai, Rameshwaram, Alleppey and departure from Kochi International Airport.
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