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The South India train tour comprises of train tours to historical, religious and cultural places of South India.
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South India Rail Tour

Destinations Covered: Chennai (Madras) - Mahabalipuram - Kanchipuram - Madurai - Periyar - Trivandrum - Cochin - Bangalore - Mysore
Tour Package Duration: 13 Nights / 14 Days

Day 01 Chennai
Upon arrival at Chennai our representative will transfer you to hotel. Stay overnight at hotel in Chennai

Day 02 Chennai
After an early breakfast you will be driven to Mahabalipuram for a full Day tour of Mahabalipuram and later Kanchipuram. Mahabalipuram is known for its beautiful Ratha or the Shore temples. Here on the seashore is a group of beautiful ancient rock hewn temples, which are fine examples of Dravidian style of Architecture Kanchipuram was the ancient capital of the Pallavas. It is famous as a city of 1000 Temples. The first temple, dedicated to Shiva, was built in the 7th and 8th century and has paintings on the walls. Other temples of interest are Ekambaswara, Kailasanatha, Sri Kamakshi and Varadarajaswamy. Kanchipuram is also famous for its silk.

Day 03 Chennai
Breakfast follows a city tour of Chennai. Visit the Museum to see the Art and Bronze Gallery. You will also be driven through the flower and fruit market, the High court, Fort museum, Marina Beach, Santhome Cathedral and snake park. Checkout time is 1200 hrs from the hotel. Late in the evening transfer to railway station for overnight journey to Madurai.

Day 04 Madurai
Madurai is an important cultural and religious center of Tamil Nadu for centuries. Upon arrival at Madurai in morning you will transfer to hotel. In the afternoon a visit to the great Meenakshi Temple is organized. The temple is dedicated to the consort of Lord Shiva. Later, you will be taken for a tour of the Tirumala Nayak Palace. It is majestic building, built in the Indo-Saracenic style, famous for the stuccowork on its domes and arches. Other attractions are the Alagar Hills and the Tirupara Kundran Rock temple. Afternoon free. Stay overnight at hotel in Madurai.

Day 05 Madurai / Periyar
After breakfast, you will be driven to Periyar National Park. The Periyar National Park extends over a large area and forms a part of the Western Ghats. While cruising on the Periyar Lake you can see the Wild life. Elephants, wild boar, sambar, tiger, leopard, wild dog, langur monkeys, etc. can be spotted easily in their natural habitat. Overnight will be in Periyar.

Day 06 Periyar / Trivandrum
After breakfast you will be driven to Trivandrum, the capital of Kerala. While traveling to Kerala you feel in the lap of nature as the lush green and beautiful surroundings capture your imagination. Overnight will be at Trivandrum.

Day 07 Trivandrum
After breakfast, you will have free time in Trivandrum and can take an optional tour to Cape Comorin (Kanya Kumari, the southern most part of India) or nearby places like Kovalam beach etc. Stay overnight at hotel in Trivandrum.

Day 08 Trivandrum / Cochin
Breakfast follows a drive to Cochin, exploring the rural and beautiful surroundings of the Kerala villages on the way. Overnight will be at hotel in Cochin.

Day 09 Cochin/ Kochi
Breakfast follows a city tour of Cochin. Cochin has one of the finest natural harbors on the west coast of India. Cochin has been a pot of call for foreign traders from early times. Cochin has a Jewish synagogue, Portuguese churches, mosques and Hindu temples. Other attractions at Cochin include the Chinese Fishing Nets. Checkout time is 1200 hrs. You will transfer to railway-station for overnight journey to Bangalore.

Day 10 Bangalore
The train reaches Bangalore in morning and you will be transferred to hotel, followed by breakfast. In the afternoon you will be taken for an afternoon tour of Bangalore city. Bangalore is one of the most beautiful cities of India. It is also an important information technology center of India. The main attractions at Bangalore include the Lal Bagh, the Maharaja's Palace and Government Buildings. The Lal Bagh has a variety of old trees, fountains, lotus pools, terraces and an assortment of tropical and sub-tropical herbs. Stay overnight at Bangalore.

Day 11 Bangalore / Mysore
After breakfast you will be picked from the hotel and driven to Mysore, the city of palaces. Upon arrival at Mysore you will transfer to hotel. Stay overnight at hotel in Mysore.

Day 12 Mysore
Mysore is one of the most important historical, cultural and heritage cities of India. In the morning you will be taken for a tour of the palace of the Maharaja. The palace is a harmonious synthesis of the Hindu and Saracenic styles of architecture. Another important attraction of Mysore is the Chamundeshwari Temple atop the Chamundi hill. From here you get a panoramic view of Mysore city. On your way back, you can see the Nandi Bull. You will have free time in the afternoon to relax. Stay overnight at hotel in Mysore.

Day 13 Mysore / Chennai
In the morning you will have free time to relax and later transfer to railway station to board the train for Chennai. Upon arrival at Chennai Arrive you will be transferred to hotel.

Day 14 Chennai / Onward destination
After a fortnight tour of some of the beautiful, historical and cultural towns of South India, it's time to return back with some fond and cherished memories! Transfer to airport for onward destination.

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