THE TEMPLE TOUR
Trivandrum- Kanyakumari- Rameswaram-Madurai-Munnar-Cochin
7nights /8 Days
Day 1:- TRIVANDRUM
Arrive at Trivandrum Airport or Railway Station, Meet with Our representative/ Driver and be transferred to the Hotel. Later the day proceed on a city tour of Trivandrum.Eveningdharshan at Padmanabhaswamy temple (non Hindus are not allowed inside) - a splendid example of Dravidian architecture and the wealthiest temple in the world. Stay Overnight.
DAY 02:- TRIVANDRUM - KANYAKUMARI (90 Kms / 2 Hrs)
Breakfast and proceed to Kanyakumari, the southernmost tip of India. En route visit Padmanabhapuram Palace, the magnificent wooden palace of 15th century constructed by Travancore Maharajas Later, continues to Kanyakumari that is also the meeting point of 3 oceans - Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea & Bay of Bengal. Afternoon, boating to Vivekananda Rock Memorial where the famous philosopher Swami Vivekananda meditated and got enlightenment. Enjoy the spectacular sunset. Stay Overnight.
DAY 03:- KANYAKUMARI – RAMESWARAM (300 Kms 6 Hrs)
Breakfast. Drive to Rameshwaram. Popularly referred to as the 'Benaras of the south' Rameswaram is an island- of Lord Rama's temple in Tamil Nadu. Rameswaram is significant for the Hindus, as a pilgrimage to Benaras is incomplete without a Pilgrimage to Rameswaram. The presiding deity is the Linga of Sri Ranganatha, which happens to be one of the twelve Jyotirlingas of India.
Overnight at HOTEL.
DAY 04:- RAMESWARAM – MADURAI (170 Kms / 3 ½ hrs)
Breakfast. Checkout and drive for Madurai, the 2000 years old capital of Pandayan Kings. Madurai is known as the temple town of South India and is the second largest city of Tamil Nadu. Once the capital city of Pandyas, Madurai is famous for the Meenakshi Temple, with its towering gopurams and rare sculptures and ThiurmalaiNaicker Palace. Check in at hotel for 01 night. Afternoon sightseeing of the city covering ThiurmalaiNaicker Palace and Meenakshi temple.Witness Night Ceremony at the Temple (Optional) Stay Overnight.
Overnight at HOTEL.
DAY 5:- MADURAI- MUNNAR (160 Kms / 5 hrs)
Breakfast at the hotel. Check out from the hotel and proceed to Munnar. Drive through the picturesque countryside and arrive Munnar Popular get away retreat during the British Raj. Surrounded by lush green tea estates and situated at the confluence of three mountain streams, this picturesque hill station boasts of exotic flora and fauna. On your arrival you check into your hotel on arrival. Evening visit Munnar town, overnight stay in the hotel.
Breakfast at the Hotel. proceed to full day sightseeing, Visit Pothamedu which offers you an excellent view of the tea, coffee and cardamom plantations and Famous for the breathtaking scenery it is also an ideal place for trekking and long mountain walks. (Lunch on own) Visit Devikulam this tranquil hill station offer you a rare experience with its velvet lawns, with the cool mountain air. You can also visit Rajamala where you can spot NilgiriThar (mountain goat), Tea Museum where one can see the process of the tea leaves being transformed to the one finest tea powder. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 7 MUNNAR – COCHIN (130Kms / 4 Hrs)
Breakfast leaves for Cochin the commercial capital and the most cosmopolitan city of Kerala, Cochin in Ernakulum, is also known as the Queen of the Arabian Sea. With one of the finest harbours on the Arabian Sea coast, Cochin has been a port of call for foreign traders from early times. Its cosmopolitan character is reflected in the buildings and structures representing different regions of the world. Later the day proceed on a Sightseeing tour of Old Kochi, visiting Fort Kochi and Mattanchery.
DAY 8 :- COCHIN DEPARTURE
Breakfast.Transfer to Airport / Railway station to catch flight to your onward destination.