Day 01 Covelong
Arrive Chennai, the gateway of south India. On arrival transfer to
Covelong. Day free to relax on the beach.
Day 02 Covelong
Mahabalipuram, the only surviving shore temple of India. Visit Shore
Temple - The oldest temple of South India which sets an example for
Dravidian art, Arjuna's Penance - A complicated magnificent piece of
skillfully carved work and largest bas-relief sculpture in the world,
Rathas - rock-cut temples, named after the five Pandavas dresembling the
Dravidian temples with their imposing towers, sculptured walls and
multi-pillared halls, Mandapams,
Krishna temple, tiger cave, etc.
Day 03 Pondicherry
Today you will drive to Pondicherry. Stay in a Promenade
Resort. Relax on the beach that runs along the city.
Day 04 Chennai - Trivandrum
Day free to relax. Departure transfer to airport to board flight to
Trivandrum. On arrival you will be checked-in to the resort at Kovalam.
Kovalam beach is one of the finest in the country and certainly the best
in the state. Kovalam curves a crescent around a sheltered bay, and its
tall palms afford privacy.
Day 05 Kovalam
One of the best bathing bays in the world - Kovalam, where a sheltered
beach and a shallow sea offer excellent bathing facilities. The scenery
around the place is enchanting. A visit to the nearby fishing village is
Day 06 Kovalam
Day excursion to Trivandrum visiting Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple - the most
magnificent temple dedicated toi Vishnu reclining on Adisesha. This is
held as a very sacred shrine from antiquity. Government Museum - a
collection of cotemporary Indian art, Paintings of Raja Ravi Varma,
Roerich, Miniature paintings from the Mughal and Rajasthan school,
Persian, Chinese and Japanese art which is a feast to cultural eyes.
Day 07 Varkala
Drive to the pristine Varkala beach famous for Hindu Pilgrim centre. A dip
in the holy waters of Varkala beach is believed to purge the body and the
soul of all the sins hence the name 'Papanashini' for this shore. The 2000
year old Janardana Swamy Temple and the Nature Centre are the two main
attractions of Varkala Beach. It has a breathtaking scenery of the High
cliffs rising over the beach and spurting mineral springs water springs.
Day 08 Houseboat
Morning drive to Thottapally and check into your traditional Kettuvallam
Houseboat. Travel through the lush green backwaters of Kerala observing
the traditional lifestyle of the Keralites. You will see the Temples,
fishing, people tending their crops and coconut plantations as you drift
through the canals. A unique and totally relaxing experience. O/N on board
Disembark the boat at Allepey and drive to Kochi, the commercial capital
of Kerala. The twin cities of Kochi and Ernakulam lie facing each other
across the channel and are linked by bridges through Willingdon Island. It
was at Kochi that the Portuguese, Dutch and English trading companies
built their fort, factories and houses. Today you will be witnessing the
make-up session and performance of Kathakali Dance Show.
Day 10 Kochi
Visit the Dutch Palace - the oldest Synagogue of the British commonwealth,
The Jewish Synagogue - the oldest in India with features like great
scrolls of the old testament, Hebrew inscriptions on stone slabs, gold and
silver crowns, blue willow patterned floor tiles in which each tile is
unique, St. Francis Church - India's oldest European church, Bolghatty
Palace, Hill Palace Museum and Bird Sanctuary. A Harbour cruise to watch
the sunset is truly exhilarating.
Day 11 Goa
You will be transferred to the airport to board flight to Goa. On arrival
at Goa, you will be met and transferred to the beach resort in Goa. Goa is
one of the finest beach in India and has more fun & frolic than just sand
and sea. Day free to relax on the beach or water sport activities
Day 12 Goa
Morning city tour of Old Goa. Visit old Goa Churches, Bassilica of Boom
Jesus, Sri Mangueas Temple, Dona Paula & Miramar Beach. Afternoon at
leisure for swimming & sun bathing.
Day 13 Departure Transfer
Morning free for own activities. Later drive to the airport to connect
flight to onward destination.
Tours can be tailor-made to your needs"