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The Golden Chariot - Splendor of The South
Highlights
  • Route: Bangalore - Chennai - Mamallapuram - Pondicherry - Tiruchirapalli & Thanjavur - Madurai - Kanyakumari - Thiruvananthapuram - Backwaters & Kochi / Allepey - Bangalore
Itinerary Details
Day 01: Monday, Bangalore (Departure for Chennai 22.00 Hrs)
Meeting point at the Leela Palace in Bangalore at 12.00 hrs. After lunch at hotel go for a sightseeing of Bangalore city. In time transfer to Railway Station to board "The Golden Chariot – Splendor of The South“ for the next  one week.
Day 02: Tuesday, Mamallapuram & Chennai (Arrival 06.00 Hrs)
Today Excursion to Mamallapuram, an ancient coastal port, south of Chennai, world famous for its shore temple. Lunch at Mamallapuram. After lunch we proceed to visit the city of Chennai. Dinner and overnight onboard.
Day 03: Wednesday, Pondicherry (Arrival 08.00 Hrs & Departure 22.00 Hrs)
Sightseeing tour of Pondicherry, visiting Auroville. Conceived as a tribute to Sri Aurobindo, Auroville is an entirely new concept in education and urban living. The Aurobindo Ashram is known to the world over as the "Centre of Integral Yoga".  Sri Aurobindo, India’s philosopher around 1920 founded it. Dinner and overnight onboard.
Day 04: Thursday, Tiruchirapalli & Thanjavur
Today visit Trichy, The most famous landmark is ‘The Rock Fort Temple’, a spectacular monument perched on a rock outcrop which rises abruptly from the plain to tower over the old city. Proceed for a sightseeing tour of Tanjore where you will visit temples built during the 10th and 14th centuries.
Day 05: Friday,  Madurai (Arrival 08.00 Hrs)
Proceed for a sightseeing tour of Madurai – The primary interest is the Meenakshi Temple, where Dravidian temple architecture may be considered to be at its best. Its Hall of a thousand Pillars is fabulous and is filled with worshippers at all hours of the day. The tour also includes a visit to the – Thirumalai Nayak Palace & Thiruparangundram temple.
Day 06: Saturday,  Kanyakumari / Thiruvananthapuram
Today the tour begins in the morning with Sunrise at Kanyakumari.  Kanyakumari is southern most district of Tamilnadu state . Breakfast and Lunch will be served on board and in the afternoon depart to Thiruvananthapuram. Visit Palace of Thiruvananthpuram and stroll through Kovalam Beach.  Evening enjoy Gala Dinner and a Cultural Show at The Leela Kovalam. Overnight in train while it departs for Alleppey.
Day 07: Sunday, Backwaters & Kochi / Allepey (Arrival in Allepey 09.00 Hrs & Departure 22.00 Hrs)
From Alappuzha enjoy the Vembanad lake, the largest backwater stretch in Kerala, cruising along in a traditional boat. Arrive Kumarakom , a small backwater village, which is a cluster of islands. Lunch at kumarakom and afterwards drive to Kochi. Do a sightseeing tour of Kochi and in the evening enjoy Kathakali dance followed by dinner on board.
Day 08: Monday, Bangalore
Today arrival at Bangalore in the Morning. Breakfast on board. Tour ends.
Price: On Request
Price Guide
Price is Per Person on twin sharing basis. It includes standard accommodation with breakfast, private car and driver, all transfers and services of private English-speaking guide. Internal flights within India are not included. For more details visit FAQ, here...
 
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