- Arrival at Chennai
You arrive in Chennai by international flight. Chennai, home to ancient
Dravidian civilization, hardly touched by the invasions from the North,
which is often claimed to be the "pure" India. After a traditional
'Swagat' (Welcome) our representative would assist you at the airport and to
our hotel for check in and overnight stay.
- Chennai / Mahabalipuram (
Mammalapuram ) ( 65 km / 1 ½ Hrs. )
Morning half day sightseeing tour touching Fort St. George, San Thome
Cathedral and the museums that contain the world's most complete and
impressive selection of Chola bronzes and stone sculptures from South India
and the Deccan. Later we drive on to Mammalapuram. Built in the 7th century,
this ancient city is said to be a sculptor's delight, boasting of some of
India's most sublime rock-cut art, for which it is now a World Heritage
site. On arrival we assist you to check in at our Hotel for overnight stay.
- Mahabalipuram /Kanchipuram
/Mahabalipuram ( 65 km / 1 ½ Hrs. )
Post breakfast depature for sightseeing covering Shore Temple, Arjuna's
Penance & Five Rathas. Drive to Kanchipuram, the golden city of thousand
temples, one of Hinduism's seven most sacred cities of the early Chola
Period of the 2nd century. We drive back to Mahabalipuram for overnight
- Mahabalipuram / Tanjore (300 km / 6 hrs)
Early morning drive to Tanjore. Upon arrival at Tanjore, we visit
Brihadeshwara temple, also known as the 'Big Temple', built by the Chola
dynasty. This massive temple is 216 feet high and the single spherical stone
on top weighs 80 tons. Its beautiful murals resemble the frescos of Ajanta.
- Tanjore / Trichy / Madurai (200 km /
Post breakfast departure for Madurai via Trichy. On arrival, city tour of
Trichy, covering Srirangam Temple & Rockfort, Trichy's most famous
landmark, which has a Temple, perched on the outcrop of Rock. On to Madurai.
Morning visit to Meenakshi Sundareshwar, one of the largest temple
complexes in India built between the 16th and 18th centuries. Apart from the
estimated 33 million sculptures there, the temple is absolutely absorbing
with the endless rounds of ceremonies, prostration of countless devotees and
glittering market stalls. Leisurely afternoon followed by overnight stay at
- Madurai / Thekkady ( 136 km / 3 ½
(Periyar Wildlife Sanctury) Early morning drive to Thekkady. On arrival we
assist you to check in at our Hotel. Set on an attractive lakeside, Periyar
is one of India's finest wildlife sanctuaries and home to herds of wild
tuskers, bison and spotted deer. Evening game viewing at the sanctuary by
boat on lake Periyar. Overnight stay.
- Periyar / Cochin (190 km / 4 hrs)
Post breakfast departure for Cochin, one of the finest harbours on the
Arabian coastline, famous as a port for overseas traders from early times.
Its cosmopolitan character is reflected in the buildings and structures
representing different regions of the world. A city of peninsulas and
islands, today it is Kerala's commercial hub. Overnight stay.
Cochin, Kerala's prime destination, is spread across an island in the
stunning locale between the Arabian Sea and Kerala's backwaters. Morning
tour of Cochin to visit Dutch Palace (Built by the Portuguese), Jew Town,
the 1568 Jewish Synagogue, spice market, where the air is filled with the
pungent smell of spices, St. Francis' Church and Chinese fishing nets. In
the evening Kerala's most popular classical dance, Kathakali awaits you.
- Cochin / Goa (by air)
Post breakfast departure to airport to board flight for Goa, heart of
Indian tourist destinations. It is the most preferred beach destination in
India for numerous reasons. Beautiful sandy beaches, a delightful laissez
faire attitude, quaint homes & old churches in the Portuguese tradition,
flowing spirits, carnival atmosphere, lovely country sides & abundant
seafood contribute to make Goa an absolute paradise on earth. On arrival we
assist you to check in at our Hotel for overnight stay.
This morning we leave for a full day sightseeing tour of Old Goa, starting
with Basilica of Bom Jesus dedicated to Infant Jesus, Church of Se
Cathedral, Church of St. Francis of Assisi and the church of the Lady of
Rosary Church. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 12 & Day 13
Days spent in enjoying the golden beaches, luxurious casinos and flowing
spirits in Goa.
- Goa / Mumbai
We fly back to Mumbai. Tour concludes. Caper thanks you for your patronage
and ensures a punctual transfer to the Railway Station / Airport for your