TOUR /ITINERARY

CLASSIC SOUTH INDIA
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  • Day 1: Arrival Chennai transfer to hotel in Mahabalipuram

  • Day 2: Mahabalipuram. Directly at the beach is the Sea-shore Temple (8th century) it is one of the oldest freestanding Stone temples of South India. The Five Rathas, a group of five monolithic temples. The descent of Ganga (maybe the biggest) Rock relief of the world. "Butterball Krishnas", a giant, Rockball lying on a slope.

  • Day 3: Drive to Pondycherry. On the way Auroville is the model city for an utopian living and consciousness experiment.

  • Day 4 : With the Rikshaw through the French Quater of Pondycherry, you will see the Basilica of Sacred Heart, and Ganesha Temple, and stop at the Sri-Aurobinda-Ashram in the afternoon.

  • Day 5 : Drive to Thanjavur. On the way you'll stop at Chidambaram and the Nataraja temple. These temples are dedicated to god Shiva in his apparition as Nataraja ("The King of dance"). Thanjavur is famous for the Brihadishvara Temple, which is dedicated to Shiva. The building is known as the highlite of the middle Ages architecure and belongs to one of three "Great Temple of the Chola Dynasty" which is one of a UNESCO World culture  Heritage.

  • Day 6 : Drive to Chettinadu - there you go with  bullog wagon which is tovet by a bull through the picturesque and sleepy Chettinad. Chettinat is known for his mansions from the 19th century, with teire wide courtyards and spacious rooms are decorated with marble and teak wood.

  • Day 7 : Today you go to Madurai with stop at the Jasmine Market afterwards you will visit Tirumalai Nayak Palace. After that you will explore Madurai by Riksha. you stop at the Banana Market, and will see a traditional ceremony in the Meenakshi-Temple in the evening.

  • Day 8 : Drive to Periyar where you will see a Karthakali Dance and Marshall Art performance in the evening.

  • Day 9Elephant riding and showers. You get a tour on a spice plantation.

  • Day 10: Drive to Alleppey there go go through the idyllic Backwaters on a beautiful Houseboat.

  • Day 11: Mararikulam - the brilliant place on the wide sandy beach is to relax and let the impressions of the last days inspire you.

  • Day 12: Mararikulam - See the fishermens early in the morning when the boats return from fishing.

  • Day 13: Visit the city of Kochi and St. Francis Church,the oldest church built by Europeans in India, the Mattancherry Palace, and the synagogue.

  • Day 14: Flight to Germany

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14
DAYS
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ROUTE:

CHENNAI-MAHABALIPURAM-PONDYCHERRY-THANJAVUR-CHETTINAD-MADURAI-PERIYAR-ALLEPEY-KOCHI