Cultural Tour of South India

India · South-West India / Kerala · Kochi
Cochin - Periyar - Madurai - Kanyakumari
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Beyond Kerala to the Southern Tip of India.

In addition to the highlights in Kerala, this tour also takes you through the green forests and cultural heritage of Tamil Nadu. A sunset overlooking the Kanyakumari Temple at the southernmost tip of India makes this tour a unique Indian experience.

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Cultural Tour of South India in Detail

Tour 5 Days/4 Nights

Day 1: Cochin

Welcome at Cochin Airport and transfer to the hotel. The picturesque port city, founded in 1341, stretches across islands and coastal promontories between the Arabian Sea and the Backwaters. Once an important stop on the trade route between Europe and China. In the afternoon, city tour including the Mattancherry "Dutch" Palace, the Jewish Synagogue, St. Francis Church, and the Santa Cruz Basilica. The city tour highlights Cochin's diverse colonial history. In the evening, a traditional Kathakali dance performance. Overnight in Cochin.

Day 2: Cochin - Periyar

After breakfast, drive to the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, known for its elephants and tigers, established in 1973. Boat trip on Periyar Lake. Overnight in Periyar.

Day 3: Periyar - Madurai (Tamil Nadu)

Drive to the 2,500-year-old Madurai, designed in the shape of a lotus. The modern, vibrant city has preserved its rich tradition. City tour with visits to the Thirumalai Nayak Palace and the Sree Meenakshi Temple, including an evening temple ceremony. Overnight in Madurai.

Day 4: Madurai - Kanyakumari

Drive to the southern tip of the Indian mainland. Here, the Arabian Sea meets the Indian Ocean. The southernmost temple of India – Kanyakumari (also known as Cape Comorin) is famous for its spectacular sunrises and sunsets. Overnight in Kanyakumari.

Day 5: Kanyakumari - Kovalam

Continue to Kovalam to your Ayurveda resort. On the way, visit the Suchindram Temple and the Padmanabhapuram Palace. Alternatively, direct transfer to Trivandrum Airport (included).

Note:

The itinerary is dependent on arrival in Cochin and is subject to changes.

The Mattancherry "Dutch" Palace is closed on Fridays and the Jewish Synagogue on Saturdays.

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Cultural Tour of South India
India, South-West India / Kerala, Kochi
Cochin International Airport (COK)
approx. 37 km / 70 min

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