Southern Heritage India-11 Days


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Cochin – Alleppy(Houseboat) - Thekkady – Madurai – Tanjore – Rameshwaram - Kanyakumari – Kovalam (10 Nights / 11 Days).

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Cochin – Alleppy(Houseboat) - Thekkady – Madurai – Tanjore – Rameshwaram - Kanyakumari – Kovalam (10 Nights / 11 Days).
Southern Heritage
Cochin , Thekkady , Madurai , Rameshwaram , Tanjore , Kovalam , Kanyakumari ,

Morning local sightseeing of Cochin which includes the Mattancherry palace or the ‘Dutch Palace’. You also see the Jewish City with its Jewish Synagogue, the St. Francis Church, and the amazing Chinese fishing nets, etc..
Overnight at Hotel.

After breakfast proceed to Alleppey. 
Enroute you can see many romantic beauty of the nature which will remind you that you are in the "God’s Own Country". You can view coconut palm fringed canals and local people going for a fresh catch of the day & Tapping of toddy (Local beverages) from palm trees. Check-in at the waiting houseboat.
Rest of the day at leisure. 
Overnight stay at the houseboat.

After a sumptuous breakfast checkout of the houseboat at Alleppey. Proceed to Thekkady to have a wonderful night in the famous wildlife sanctuary. Afternoon go for an enchanting boatride in the lake Periyar to watch the wildlife from close quarters. 
Overnight stay at Thekkady.

Today your schedule includes plantation visit and trekking in the jungle also available (Optional). 
In the evening go for spice shopping at the local market. 
Overnight at hotel.

Proceed to Madurai the Temple city of South India. The ancient city of Madurai, some 2600 years old is laid out in the banks of river Vaigai as a lotus flower with the Meenakshi temple in the centre. After lunch go for a city tour including the Meenakshi temple with its grand Gopurams, the Thirumalai Nayak Palace, and a grand ceremonial tank of water called Mariamma with its temple in the middle. 
Overnight at hotel.

After breakfast proceed to Rameshwaram ( 180Km – 5Hrs) 
This most sacred temple town of India is an island hallowed by the epic Ramayana, where Lord Rama is said to have visited before going into battle of Srilanka. Legend has it that Lord Rama sent Hanuman to Mount Kailash to bring a Lingam for worship when he set foot after defeating Ravana. As Hanuman did not return when the auspicious hour was approaching, Sita made a sand Lingam so that worship could be performed in time, which is where the present day Ramanatha Swamy Temple stands close to sea on the eastern side of the island. One of the twelve Jyotirlingam shrines is also well known for its magnificent corridors and the massive sculptured pillars lining them. Lunch at local restaurant. 
Return to Madurai and overnight stay at hotel.

After breakfast proceed for Kanyakumari – the land’s end of India where the water of the Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean meet. An important pilgrim centre of India, it is famous for the Amman Temples – a symbol of unity and sanctity – dedicated to the virgin Goddess, Kanya Kumari. To its South – East lies the famous Vivekananda Rock Memorial, a blend of all the architectural styles of India. 
In the evening enjoy the beautiful sun set. 
Overnight at hotel in Kanyakumari.

After watching sunrise at Kanyakumari proceed to Trivandrum/ Kovalam. 
Optional: enroute local sightseeing of Trivandrum which includes Museum complex, Padmanabha Swamy Temple, Science & Technology museum, Veli Tourist village, Aakulam boat club, Shangmugham Beach. 
Later proceed to Kovalam Beach. 
Overnight at a Kovalam Beach hotel.

Full day at leisure at beach. 
(Optional: Go for a Ayurvedic massage). 
Overnight at a Kovalam Beach hotel.

Depart as per schedule to Trivandrum Railway Station/Airport for your onward journey.

Price on per person on twin sharing and subject to change without prior notice.
CPAI= Includes Breakfast and Taxes.
SN Destination Covered Place
1 Cochin N/A
2 Thekkady N/A
3 Madurai N/A
4 Rameshwaram N/A
5 Tanjore N/A
6 Kovalam N/A
7 Kanyakumari N/A
*Accommodation on twin sharing basis with breakfast and luxury taxes.
*All meals during houseboat.
*English Speaking guide as per itinerary.
*All arrival and departure transfers, sightseeing by A/c Qualis for deluxe & A/C Indica for Standard.
*Airport transfers with staff assistance.
*All hotel taxes.
*Any meals other than those mentioned above.
*Any air fare or train fare.
*All optionals are charged.
*Any portage at airports and hotels, tips, insurance, wine, mineral water, telephone charges, guide charges, boating charges, entrance fees and all items of personal nature.
*Any services not specifically mentioned in the inclusions.
*Expenses caused by factors beyond our control like rail and flight delays, roadblocks, vehicle mal-functions, political disturbances, taxes etc.
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3.8
Room comfort
4.4
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4.2
Location
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4.5
by Sena
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Posted Jun 02, 2013

Excellent hotel, friendly staff would def go there again

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4.5
by Sena
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Posted Jun 02, 2013

The view from our balcony in room # 409, was terrific. It was centrally located to everything on and around the port area. Wonderful service and everything was very clean. The breakfast was below average, although not bad. If back in Zante Town we would stay there again.

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4.5
by Sena
from London, UK

Recommended
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Great experience
Posted Jun 02, 2013

It is close to everything but if you go in the lower season the pool won't be ready even though the temperature was quiet high already.

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It was very comfortable to stay and staff were pleasant and welcoming.
by Ellison from United Kingdom

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Starting Place Cochin
End Place Cochin
Min Child Age 5 Year(s)
Departure Date NA