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    Volledige Zuid-India tour

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    Volledige Zuid-India tour

    Deze reis brengt u naar de volgende steden:

    Bangalore, Mysore, Ooty, Cochin, Munnar, Thekkady, Alleppey, Kovalam, Kanyakumari, Rameshwaram,

    Madurai, Chittinadu, Trichy, Tanjore, Pondicherry, Mahabalipuram,Kanchipuram en Chennai.

    We vertrekken vanuit Amsterdam naar Bangalore, de ” tuinstad van India” vanwege de vele mooie gewassen die optimaal kunnen groeien in de prettige, gematigd klimaat van Bangalore. Bewonder de heuvelachtige landschap van South India. Reis met een trein dicht bij de uitzonderlijke mooie thee plantages. Geniet van mooie watervallen die verspreid in South India voorkomen. Zie prachtige rijstvelden en overige agriculture. Rij door lanen met eeuwenoude bomen. Bezoek prachtige Mandir’s, kerken en Musea. Vaar in een woonboot over de beroemde Backwaters. Overnacht in een cottage op een eiland, omringt door de beroemde Gold Sand beach. Geniet van een Ayurvedische massage of onderga een Shirodhara of andere Ayurvedische behandeling. Geniet van de sfeer van de Franse Rivièra in Pondicherry. Ga shoppen voor zijden sari’s, kruiden, souvenirs etc.

    De backwaters is de nogal onaantrekkelijk naam gegeven aan de schilderachtige netwerk van lagunes, meren, rivieren en kanalen landinwaarts vanaf de kust van Kerala, van Cochin naar Kollam. Traditioneel worden de backwaters gebruikt door de lokale bevolking voor transport, visserij en landbouw.

    Why you choose this package!

    • Kerala, God's Own Country
    • Eeuwenoude tempels
    • Safari park
    • Thee plantages
    • Ayurveda
    • mooie watervallen


    Dag 1,Amsterdam - Bangalore


    Dag 2,Aankomst in Bangalore

    Upon your arrival at the airport in Bangalore our tour guide will meet you and help you for further transfer to your hotel. Bangalore also become known as the "Garden City of India" because of the many beautiful plants that can grow in the pleasant, temperate climate of Bangalore optimally. These gardens are a welcome retreat and give a refreshing sense of space. After you can get some rest there will be a sightseeing of Bangalore. You can visit various tourist destinations in Bangalore, as Suranarayan Temple and Dodda Ganapathi Temple. Then you will have time to shop. Overnight in Bangalore

    Dag 3,Visit Bangalore

    Today you will visit Bangalore Palace and Tipu Sultan Palace, Vidhan Sabha (parliament building) and the ISKCON temple. You also have to shop in the famous shopping streets such as Commercial Street, MG Road and Brigade Road, where you can buy. A wide variety of colorful clothes, jewelry, shoes and more opportunity Overnight in Bangalore.

    Dag 4,Bangalore - Mysore (145kms / 4hrs drive)

    After breakfast depart for Mysore. This ride will take about 4 hours. On reaching Mysore, you will be able to check into the hotel first. Then follows a sightseeing. This takes you to the Mysore Maharaja Palace. Overnight in Mysore.

    Dag 5,Visit Mysore

    Today you will again explore Mysore. This tour takes you to St. Philomena's Church, Chamundeeshwari hills, Brindavan garden. Mysore is also known for its ivory work, silk-weaving, sandalwood incense and wood carvings. You also get the opportunity to shop in Mysore. By evening you will be brought to your hotel. Your overnight in Mysore.

    Dag 6,Mysore - Ooty (160kms / 4hrs drive)

    Today drive to Ooty, one of the best hill stations of South India. Later check-in at the hotel in Ooty. The rest of the day you can rest and enjoy the fresh air on this hill. Overnight in Ooty.

    Dag 7 ,Visit Ooty

    Enjoy your day in Ooty also known as the 'Queen of Hill Station. You will visit the Botanical Gardens, Sim's Park, Rose Garden, Dolphin Nose, Pykara waterfall Dodabetta peak. In the evening you can enjoy the boat trip to Ooty lake. Your overnight stay is in Ooty.

    Dag 8 ,Ooty - Cochin (310kms / 7hrs drive)

    After breakfast depart for Cochin, a journey of about 7 hours. Along the way you ride in the "TOY TRAIN", a highlight of this ride. From this train can be very close to enjoy the beautiful scenery, then we continue our journey towards Cochin. After you have arrived in Cochin, you first check into the hotel. Then you can explore the area by making near Fort Cohin a walk. Later in the evening you may enjoy a Kathakali dance show. Overnight in Cochin.

    Dag 09,Visit Cochin

    Today is a sightseeing of Cochin. You will visit the St. Francis Church, Indo - Portuguese Museum, Dutch Museum, Santa Cruz Basilica and Chinese fishing nets in Fort Cochin. Then go to Cochin city center where you can shop of course. By the evening you can take a boat trip on the river Cochin (optional).Overnight in Cochin.

    Dag 10,Cochin - Munnar (120kms / 4hrs drive)

    After breakfast we drive you to Munnar. Munnar is the most beautiful hill station of Kerala full of tea plantations and misty clouds. Along the way you will see beautiful waterfalls. On arrival check in at the resort and then go for a sightseeing of Munnar. You visit Rajamala peak, Mattupetty Dam and Echo Point. Echo Point, you could make a boat trip (optional). The rest of the day is to spend at their discretion. You would then take a walk through the center of Munnar can make. Overnight at the resort in Munnar.

    Dag 11,Munnar - Periyar (120kms / 3hrs drive)

    After breakfast, the journey continues to Periyar, which is famous for its wildlife sanctuary and a wide variety of herbs that grow here. On arrival in Periyar, check-in at the hotel. The rest of the day is to spend at their discretion. Overnight in Periyar.

    Dag 12 ,Visit Periyar

    After breakfast you will be picked up by our tour guide. The Periyar sightseeing begins with a visit to a spice plantation and a ride on an elephant. Take a boat ride [Optional] on a lake and enjoy the beautiful views from the lake and admire the many beautiful birds. Overnight in Periyar.

    Dag 13 ,Periyar - Alleppey (140kms / 4hrs drive)

    In the early morning we drive you to Alleppey which is also known as the 'Venice of the East'. On reaching Alleppey to check in to the houseboat and start your cruise in the narrow canals of the famous Back waters. During the trip you can ancient temples, churches, visiting rice fields and watch the daily activities of the locals who live nearby. The crew will serve you a hot lunch, followed by a dinner in the evening. By evening the houseboat will stand still at a quay. You can explore the local village on their own. Your overnight stay on the houseboat. In the morning, sail back the boat. After enjoying a delicious breakfast on the boat you will be brought to the wharf for your onward journey back.

    Dag 14,Alleppey - Kovalam (175kms / 4hrs drive)

    The journey continues to Kovalam, which is considered as the paradise of the South. On arrival in Kovalam, you check into the hotel. The rest of the day is to spend at their discretion. Getting to guess to make a beach relax on the beach or take a refreshing dip in the water. By the evening you can dine in a restaurant with live music. Overnight in Kovalam.

    Dag 15 ,Kovalam - Trivandrum - Kovalam

    Today is the day trip to Trivandrum, the capital of Kerala. Relax later the beach at Kovalam. Visit the many tourist shops.

    Dag 16,Kovalam - Kanyakumari (90kms / 2hrs drive)

    After breakfast proceed to Kanyakumari, which is the southern most tip of India. On the route you make a short stop at the Kumari Amman Temple and take a short boat ride (Subject to weather conditions). The final destination is the visit to the Valluvar Statue, Vivekananda Memorial and Gandhi Mandapam. On the beach you will see numerous stalls where vendors only too happy to charge a tourist price so. HagglingEnjoy the beautiful sunset. Overnight in Kanyakumari.

    Dag 17,Kanyakumari - Rameshwaram (380 kms / 8 hrs drive)

    In the early morning you can see the sun rise. After breakfast drive to Rameshwaram, which is a bustling pilgrim center and is considered one of the holiest places in India. Here you can visit the Ramanatha swami temple. This temple is situated close to the sea on the eastern side of the island. Then a visit to Ramar Padam. This shrine is at the highest point of the island at 2 km from Rameswaram. Overnight in Rameshwaram.

    Dag 18,Rameshwaram - Madurai (185kms / 4 hrs drive)

    From Rameshwaram, we drive you to Madurai. On arrival in Madurai, check into the hotel and then will visit the famous Sri Meenakshi Amman temple is a magnificent example of Dravidian architecture with Gopurams cut from top to bottom in a breathtaking profusion of multicolored images of gods. Overnight in Madurai.

    Dag 19,Visit Madurai

    Today, following the sightseeing of Madurai city. Visit the Thirumalai Nayak Palace - a gracious building in the Indo ceramic style, famous for the stucco work on its domes and arches. This palace was built in 1636 by King Thirumalai Nayak with the help of an Italian architect. There is also a nice museum dedicated to the life and work of Mahatma Gandhi. By the evening visit the local flower market. Your overnight stay in Madurai.

    Dag 20,Madurai - Chettinad (90kms / 3hrs drive)

    Today we drive to Chettinad, the land of traditional bankers and traders spectacular bungalows and mansions built in this region. Upon reaching Chettinad you check into the hotel. The rest of the day is to spend at their discretion. Overnight in Chettinad.

    Dag 21,Chettinad - Trichy - Tanjore (200kms / 4hrs drive)

    On the way to Tanjore, Trichy visit the Rock Fort Temple (Uchi Pillaiyar Temple) and Srirangam Ranganathaswamy temple. The latter is a famous temple in Tamil Nadu. Tanjore is a small town with architectural wonders like the famous Brihadeeshwara Tanjore Big Temple and the Temple. A delightful feature is the Saraswathi Mahal Library and Art Gallery with a large collection of Chola bronze - a unique example of Hindu architecture. Overnight in Tanjore.

    Dag 22,Tanjore - Chidambaram - Gangaikondacholapuram - Darasuram - Pondicherry

    After enjoying your breakfast drive to Pondicherry. En route visit the Chidambaram temple Natrajar. A unique feature of this temple is a statue of Nataraja (Lord Shiva) with lots of jewels. Natraja (Lord Shiva) is the lord of classical dance arts like Bharatanatyam. Then visit Gangaikondacholapuram, famous for its beautiful and stylish detailed petroglyphs. Later you will visit the temple in Airavateshwara Darasuram, famous for its beautiful images. These temples are examples of the Cholas artistry. Then we drive you to Pondicherry for your overnight stay.

    Dag 23,Pondicherry - Mahabalipuram (90kms / 2hrs drive)

    Today you will visit Auroville or the 'City of Dawn', a French war memorial. Then visit Gandhi memorial. The journey continues to Mahabalipuram. From Pondicherry, this is a journey of about two hours. Upon arrival in Mahabalipuram, you will be brought to your hotel. The rest of the day is to spend at their discretion. Guests can relax on the beach. Overnight in Mahabalipuram.

    Dag 24,Visit Mahablipuram - Kanchipuram - Chennai (145kms / 4hrs drive)

    A sightseeing of Mahabalipuram will take you to a number of monuments protected by UNESCO as: Arjuna's Penance, Shore Temple, Five Rathas, Krishna's Butterball. These are all historical temples, famous for their unique sculptures, the culture and traditions of the natives. Later drive to visit Kanchipuram Kamakshi Amman temple, Ekambareswarar temple Varadharaja Perumal tempe. A visit to a silk weaving factory gives you the opportunity to quality silk sarees buy. Continue drive toward Chennai. Overnight in Chennai.

    Dag 25,Chennai Sightseeing + Shopping

    A sightseeing tour of Chennai takes you to the National Art Gallery and Museum, where you can admire. A large collection of old paintings and modern art Other highlights include a visit to the Santhome Cathedral and Fort St. George. The rest of the time you can spend for shopping. Well-known shopping malls are the T. Nagar and Pondy bazaar where you can buy at reasonable prices. Is worth a visit to the newly opened shopping Ampa Skywalk and Express avenue. Overnight in Chennai.

    Dag 26,Chennai - Amsterdam

    This is your last day in India. You will be charged for your onward journey home. Towards the airport of Chennai Hopefully, you have wonderful memories of this trip.

    Additional Info

    • Duration : 26 Days, 24 Nights
    • Person : 2 Person
    • Price :
    • Location : Trivandrum, Kerala, India

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