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Day 1: CHENNAI (MADRAS)

Home at the airport in Chennai, the door of South India, one of the oldest and fourth largest city in India, which still retains the best of Indian traditions and assistance from our correspondent. Transfer to the hotel.
Departure for the visit of Madras: Fort St. George built by the East India Company in 1640 the seat of government of the state, the church St. Mary consecrated in 1680, it is the oldest Anglican Church of 'India and Marina beach, one of the longest beaches in the world.
Overnight hotel.

Day 2: CHENNAI-KANCHEEPURAM-MAHABALIPURAM 141 km

The breakfast departure for Kancheepuram, known as the "Golden City" to the thousands Temples. 7 This is one of sacred cities of Hinduism and was the capital of the Pallava dynasty.
Visitedestemples: Ekambereshwara, Kamakshiamman, Kailasanatha.
Arriving in Mahabalipuram and in at the hotel.
The afternoon visit Mahabalipuram,
The port of the Pallava 6th to the 8th century and known as Mamallapuram.
The city is considered as the cradle of the architecture of the temples of South India. Discoveries "of Arjuna Penance," the largest low - terrain in the world, measuring 27M.X9M and the temple from the beach, five Rathas "(Charsmonolithiques). Overnight hotel.

Day 3: MAHABALIPURAM-PONDICHERRY 137 km

The breakfast departure for Pondicherry by road.
On arrival at the hotel facility.
The afternoon will be devoted to visiting the city, former french on a beach and then visit Auroville city of Aurora created by the Mother, a French companion of Sri Aurobindo.
Overnight hotel.

Day 4: PONDICHERRY CHIDAMBARAM---172 km TANJORE

The breakfast departure by road for Thanjavur. En route, visiting the town of Chidambaram, the famous temple of Shiva at Chidambaram, a jewel of Dravidian architecture.
Then proceed to Thanjavur. Arriving at Thanjavur and installation at the hotel.
Overnight hotel.


Day 5: TANJORE-TRICHY-55km

The breakfast early morning visit to Tanjore, the capital of the famous Chola dynasty held on the banks of the Kaveri (Cauvery). One of its biggest attractions is the Brihadeswara temple built by Rajaraj Chola 1st at the beginning of the 11st century. A colonnaded monastery is attached to the exterior walls and the famous "Tanjore Feros" describing the myths of the life of the court.
Then departure to Trichy. On arrival at Trichy installation and lunch at the hotel.
The afternoon visit to the Temples of Trichy. Overnight hotel.

Day 6: TRICHY-MADURAI -129 km  

The breakfast departure by road for Madurai, the city is known as the "City of Temples of South India" is one of the oldest cities of India. It is a centre of learning and pilgrimage for centuries. Its history goes back more than 2000 years. On arrival at the hotel facility.
The afternoon visit to Madurai. Meenakshi temple with its pointy towers (the highest measuring more than 48 metres) which are visible for miles. This temple is one of the largest and most impressive in India. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and his consort goddess Meenakshi.
Important aspects of the temple are the pool of golden lotus, the large room full of columns and the Art Museum in the temple. Thirumalai Naikan The Palace of the 18th century is a fine example of architecture.
Indo-saracenique. It is quite remarkable part of the proportion and size of its huge passages arches supported by columns carved and painted around the courtyard decorated trees.
In the evening attend the ceremony bed of Shiva.
Overnight hotel.

Day 7: : MADURAI-PERIYAR-137 km

The breakfast departure by road to Periyar. On arrival at the hotel facility.
In the afternoon boat ride on Lake Periyar to admire the animals (wild elephants, monkeys, buffalo, antelope etc.). Birds and released by the lakeside.
Then visit to a spice market in Kumily.
Overnight hotel.

Day 8: PERIYAR-KOTTAYAM-ALLEPPEY-KOCHI (COCHIN) - 185 km

The breakfast departure by road for Kottayam. Then boat ride from Kottayam to Alleppey, crossing very verdant landscapes as well as coconut plantations of Kerala. Alleppey is known as the Venice of the East and also for its "Backwaters" (inland lakes). Continue to Kochi by road.
Arriving at Kochi in the late afternoon and in at the hotel.
Overnight hotel.

Day 9: KOCHI

The breakfast, sightseeing.
Kochi, the industrial capital of Kerala is the biggest natural harbour of India and the "Queen of the Arabian Sea, famous for its trade with many countries and its trade spices. Cochin has assimilated lifestyles Christian, Jewish, Arabic, Chinese, Portuguese and English.
You will discover the Dutch palace, built in 1555 with the Great Hall of crowning and the frescoes of Ramayana are remarkable, the Synagogue, the Portuguese Church of St. Francis, built in 1510, the Chinese fishing nets encorbeillés along the shore recall East trade routes. Afternoon free.
In the early evening show of Kathakali, the famous dance drama of Kerala.
Overnight hotel.

Day 10: KOCHI-DEPART

Breakfast and transfer to the airport in Cochin.
Assisting formalities of departure and boarding. Meals on board.

Note: The order of visits may be altered due to local requirements.

 

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