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Fringed Beaches

Unforgetable South & Beaches

Unforgettable South India With Coconut Fringed Beaches

Duration: 15 Days / 14 Nights

Destination Cover: Mumbai / Goa / Cochin/ Alleppey / Kumarakom / Periyar / Madurai/ Trichy/ Chennai/ Pondicherry/ Lakshadweep

Unforgettable South India With Coconut Fringed Beaches is tour of beaches of South India. The package is fascinating as it encompasses sea adventures sports, visit to distant islands of Lakshadweep and star cruise in Indian Ocean. This tour is unforgettable as beside beach sojourn it also takes us to Madurai temples and Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.
Day 1 - Mumbai
Today you arrive at the International Airport of Mumbai. As the plane lands, the representatives from our hotel make sure that you feel comfortable and feel at home. You are then driven toward the hotel from the airport. As we drive you to the hotel, watch for the beaches that pose an immaculate sightseeing option, followed by tall buildings and resplendent mix of rural and Urban India. As we drive past through the heart of Mumbai, we reach the hotel where you are given a warm welcome. Once in the hotel, retire to your room. A sumptuous buffet dinner follows. Overnight is at the hotel.
Day 2 - Mumbai Sightseeing
Elephanta Island CavesMorning we start sightseeing of Mumbai. We start with visiting the Gateway of India. Here we board a boat that takes us to the famous Elephanta caves of Mumbai. On arrival to the cave, watch out for the intricate carvings that went into the formation of these caves. Take pictures of the unspeakable architecture of the caves and then return back to Mumbai on the same boat that took you to the caves. On arrival, take a break and have your lunch. After lunch, we take you to Victoria Terminus and followed by it you get to visit the famous Haji Ali Mosque and temples like Mahalaxmi temple. We also take you to Kamala Nehru Park and evening is at beaches of Mumbai like Chowpatty beach and Juhu beach. Beaches of Mumbai are exotic and becomes lively on evenings with locals opening up small beach-side markets. Overnight is at the hotel.
Day 3 - Mumbai – Goa
Morning we take you for a star boat cruise from Mumbai to Goa. The cruise takes place on the Arabian Sea and this lovely sojourn on the Arabian Sea brings in a lot of delight as the tidal waves and lonely sea leaves splashing memories of it even after the cruise. On the Sea you get to experience the constant reckoning of the dominating sea with an oozing sea breeze and a never-failing sound of the sea. While cruising on the sea make use of binoculars to get distant views of the vast sea. You might also come across dolphins and other sea monsters. Take pictures of them if you happen to see them as these photographs are memories that you will always cherish. On arrival to Goa, check into a hotel. Spend evening in a casino. Overnight is at the hotel.
Day 4 - Goa
Monsoon Festivals in GoaThis day is kept for fun and frolic in Goa. Goa is famous for its beaches and so a sojourn on its beaches would always be a memorable trail. On the beaches engage in Kayaking, Scuba diving,Yachting, Swimming, Diving, Windsurfing, Kitesurfing and whenever you become exhausted retire to the beaches and lie down for a sun-bath. Having some lip-smacking snacks and then once again go into the seas for experiencing the thrill of Sea sports. Later in the afternoon retire to the hotel where you are served with a sumptuous lunch. We then start with sightseeing of Goa. We take you to Se Cathedral – the largest of the church of Old Goa. We then take you to Convent and Church of St Francis Assisi. We later drive you to Terekhol Fort – a beautiful old Portuguese fort. Evening is at the beaches of Goa when the soft tidal breeze dashes against you and the darkness of the night calms you down from all tiredness generated from the day's tour of Goa. Overnight is at the hotel.
Day 5 - Goa – Cochin
Morning we fly you from Goa to Cochin. On arrival, check into a hotel in Cochin. Rest for a while and then we take you for sightseeing of Cochin. We first drive you to Mattancherry Palace. This is the best known Dutch Palace that exudes a medieval charm. Observe the architecture of this palace and then we drive you to Jewish Synagogue that till today preserves the history of Jews of Cochin. Our next drive is to Bolghatty Palace located on the scenic Bolghatty Island in Cochin. Revel on the lush green gardens of the Palace and take pictures of the naturally gifted island. On this sightseeing tour we also visit the St. Francis Church apart from other places like the Vypeen (Sea Front). You are also taken to the beautiful spice and tea gardens for which Cochin is so famous. After the sightseeing tour of Cochin, return back to the hotel for overnight rest.
Day 6 - Cochin – Alleppey – Kumarakom
Boat Cruise in CochinMorning we drive you from Cochin to Alleppey and on arrival have your food at a restaurant of Alleppey. We then board on the traditional rice boats locally known as Ketuvallam and sail through the picturesque backwaters toward Kumarakom. The entire journey brings to light the beautiful scenery of Kerala. On arrival to Kumarakom, disembark the boat and check-in at a hotel in Kumarakom. The entire beach is dotted with swaying coconut palms that leave everyone dumbfounded at its majestic beauty. Overnight is at the hotel.
Day 7 - Kumarakom
Kumarakom Bird SanctuaryMorning we take you to sightseeing of Kumarakom. We visit the Bird Sanctuary where a variety of Ariel population makes it an awesome destination. We also take you for a boat cruise at the distant Vembanad Lake that is dotted with swaying coconut palms. The scenic environment creates a resplendent beauty that you would admire for a lifetime. Take pictures of the lake and its inhabitants. We then board a Houseboat that takes us to the enchanting backwaters. Once in the backwaters, it is sure that you might get your heart robbed as the vast expanse of panoramic sight, the low hum of the motor and the isolation of a luxury houseboat. Then we take you for a heart warming refreshment at the Ayurveda centre, where you will be relaxed with some Ayurvedic regimes. After an evening among the aroma of the herbal plants we move back to the houseboat. Overnight stay is at the houseboat.
Day 8 - Kumarakom – Periyar
Wildlife Watch Tower of PeriyarMorning we drive you to Periyar from Kumarakom. Periyar is nestled amidst spice and rubber plantations. Periyar serves as a testimony to nature's splendor and is gifted with incredible wildlife. On arrival to Periyar, check in to a resort. Take rest for a while as we then take you to the famous Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. The sanctuary is one of the most popular destinations for nature lovers as the forest is blessed with rare habitat of birds and animals. Periyar thus opens up the opportunity for you to have close views of birds and other habitat of the jungle. Return back to the resort for overnight rest.
Day 9 - Periyar – Madurai (186 kms)
Madurai TemplesMorning we drive you to Madurai from Periyar. As we reach Madurai, check into the hotel in Madurai. Madurai is famous for its temples. So, as we start with the sightseeing tours of Madurai, we reach Meenakshi temple – a 2000 years old temple that exhibits a splendid example of Dravidian architecture. Next we take you to splendid Tirumalai Nayak Mahal following which we take you to Gandhi Mahal. Watch out for these exquisite Mahals as they exhibit an architecture that is not to be seen anywhere else. Pick exquistisely crafted trinkets and sculptors of dieties from shops stalled outside the temples of Madurai. After the sightseeing, we return back to the hotel for overnight rest.
Day 10 - Madurai – Trichy (142 kms)
Trichy GopurhamsMorning we drive you to Trichy from Madurai. On arrival, check into the hotel in Trichy. We take you to Kudumianmalai temple dedicated to Lord Sikhagireeswara that has thousand pillar hall within the temple. Wander inside the hall and take beautiful pictures with pillars as the backdrop. We then take you to Rock Fort Temple. Watch out for the famous temples like Manikka Vinayakar Temple, the Uchhi Pillayar Koyil and the Taayumaanavar Koyil with the Rock Fort Temple. We then take you to Viralimalai Sanctuary famous for the spectacular Murugan temple and is also an enchanting Peacock Sanctuary. Here, you can see a number of wild peacocks roaming around and if lucky you might even see them dancing. Then return back to the hotel for overnight rest.
Day 11 - Trichy - Chennai
Marina Beach of ChennaiMorning we drive you to the airport at Trichy. On arrival, board the flight that takes you to Chennai. On arrival to Chennai, check into the hotel. Take some rest and then we start with sightseeing of Chennai. We first visit Fort St. George – the fortified settlement of British Raj in India. Later, we take you to St. Mary's Church that is regarded as the oldest Anglican Church in India. We also visit San Thome Cathedral Basilica that houses the mortal remains of St. Thomas. Evening is at Marina beach where you get to view a splendid sunset view and simultaneously can engage yourself in picking handicraft items made from sea-shells sold at the beach by the locals. As it darkens we take you to lighthouse of Chennai located at the southern end of Chennai. It beckons the visitors in the evening and adds glory to the golden sand. Overnight is at the hotel.
Day 12 - Chennai - Pondicherry (150 kms)
Pondicherry MonumentsMorning we drive you to Pondicherry from Chennai. On arrival, check into a hotel and engage in a sumptuous meal that has all the delicacies of Pondicherry. We then start with the sightseeing tour of Pondicherry. We take you to Sri Aurobindo Ashram that is famous for its integral Yoga practices. Try out some feats of Yoga and then we reach out for the 1.5 km long promenade that runs along the sea beach and is a centre of attraction for tourists. In the evening, we take you to Pondicherry Museum where you get to explore all the galleries of the museum. Pondicheery being an erstwhile French Colony still has a French influence. Even a Rickshaw-Puller would talk to you in French. So, interact with the locals of Pondicherry in French and then return back to the hotel for overnight rest.
Day 13 - Pondicherry - Lakshadweep
Lakshadweep IslandMorning we drive you to the airport in Chennai located at a distance of 135 kms from Pondicherry. On arrival, board the fight that takes you to Agatti. Once you reach Agatti, it becomes very convenient as you get the opportunity to avail helicopter services for Kavaratti the capital city of Lakshadweep. There are also boat cruises available to other islands of the Lakshadweep. On arrival to Agatti, check into a hotel built on the beautiful environs of the island. In the hotel, relish fish curries and other culinary made from sea fish. Evening we take you for a drive to see the beaches of Lakshadweep. Lakshadweep is an island that is a combination of beach, lagoons and the sea, all of it together setting the perfect stage for a wonderful sojourn to a solitude island. Take pictures of the palm-fringed beaches and the sunburn golden sands as you travel through the island. Also, meet the tribals of the place who relate you to the realities and fantasies associated with the island. Return back to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 14 - Lakshadweep Sightseeing
Beach Shores of LakshadweepThis day is kept for adventure sports and sightseeing in Lakshadweep. Right from the morning, engage yourself in activities like snorkeling and scuba diving at the coral lagoons of Lakshadweep. You are assisted by our trained guides so as to avoid any mishap. While enjoying the sea sports, do go for some deep water dives to explore the coral reef beneath the sea surface. Blessed with 36 beautiful coral islands, Lakshadweep stands as a pristine place where divers can become rendezvous with the mushy and firm coral of Lakshadweep islands. It is very fascinating to be underneath the ocean as the corals grow in different formations and engulf a whole world in itself. Take short breaks and return to the shores to be balmed by the warmth of a sunbath. Enjoy light snacks and fruit juices while heavy food will also be served at the beaches. While on the beaches look for sea shells that leaves the charm of being both ethereal and gorgeous. Then once again start with the Sea sports and continue till afternoon. Board a helicopter to reach other islands like Kavaratti. Once you reach Kavaratti go for boat cruise to other nearby islands like Kalpeni and Kadmat. Experience the romance of being in the high seas, in islands that are melancholy yet the most precious places to be on earth. Spent night in a camp in Kavaratti amidst bonfire and an orchestra who would make the night lively for you with music and drum beats.
Day 15 - Departure Lakshadweep
Today is the last day of this tour. So, morning after breakfast, board a copter that takes you to Agatti island. On arrival, retire to a nearby restaurant for a lunch that comprises of sumptuous cuisines with delicacies of the island served at your table. Relish fried prawns and other fishes of the sea. Then we start toward the airport. Here, board the flight that takes you to Cochin. Once in Cochin, board a connect flight that takes you back home. Our services end with your departure.

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