Tour IND2SOUTH INDIA 14 DAYS
Take your departure flight. Your meals will be served on board.
Upon arrival at Cochin, transfer to the hotel. Later we will visit St. Francis Church & Santa Cruz Basilica, Edapally George’s Syro-Malabar Forane Church & National Shrine Basilica of Our Lady of Ransom (Vallarpadam). Dinner and overnight in Cochin.
Morning proceed to visit St.Thomas Shrine in Malayattoor which is one of the oldest Catholic churches in India. Evening free to relax. Dinner and overnight in Cochin.
Cochin – Kumarakom
Morning after breakfast, drive to Kumarakom. Enroute stopping at Alleppey to enjoy a houseboat day cruise with authentic lunch. Later continue your drive to Kumarakom, upon arrival, check in at hotel. Dinner and overnight in Kumarakom.
Kumarakom – Full day visit of Churches and Shrines
Morning after breakfast, proceed for full day excursion. visit St. Joseph’s Church in Mannanam and St. Alphonsa shrine church & Pilgrim Center in Bharananganam. Later proceed to visit Syrian Christian community and churches like Valia Palli, Cheria Palli and St. Mary’s Church. Return to Kumarakom for overnight at hotel.
Kumarakom – Kovalam
After breakfast you will be driven to Kovalam. Upon arrival check in at hotel. Day free for relaxation. Dinner and overnight in Kovalam.
After breakfast we will visit St. Joseph’s Cathedral, CSI Christ Church and Vettucaud Church. Rest of the day free at leisure. Dinner and overnight in Kovalam.
Kovalam– Madurai (310 kms/6.5 hrs)
In the morning, we shall drive to Madurai. Upon arrival check in at hotel. Evening free to relax. Dinner and overnight in Madurai.
After breakfast we shall go for a city tour of Madurai visiting churches and St. Santhome Cathedral Church. Dinner and overnight in Madurai.
Madurai – Kumbakonam (219 Kms/04 hrs)
Breakfast at hotel. Later drive for Kumbakonam. On arrival check in at hotel. Later in the day visit Darasuram Temple. Dinner and overnight in Kumbakonam.
Full day excursion to Velankanni Church
After the breakfast, we shall drive to Velankanni. Visit the famous Velankanni Church, which is also known as The Church of Our Lady of Health. Return to Kumbakonam for overnight stay at the hotel.
Kombakonam – Pondicherry
After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Pondicherry. Upon arrival, check in at hotel. Later visit Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Aurbindo ashram & French colony. Dinner and overnight in Pondicherry.
Pondicherry – Chennai
After the breakfast at the hotel, drive to Chennai. Upon arrival check in at hotel. Later visit St. Thomas Cathedral Basilica in Mylapore and other famous churches, like St. Mary’s Church, St. George Cathedral, Santhome Cathedral etc. Dinner and overnight in Chennai.
After breakfast, departure. You’ll be assisted for your check-in formalities.
YOUR TRIP INCLUDES
5 stars hotels
– 2 nights hotel Cochin
– 2 nights hotel Kumarakom
– 2 nights hotel Kovalam
– 2 nights hotel Madurai
– 2 nights hotel Kumbakonam
– 1 night hotel Pondicherry
– 1 night hotel Chennai
- Transfers as per itinerary
- Breakfast and Dinner daily
- Water/Tea/Coffee at restaurants
- Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach
- 24 hrs Assistance of professional English speaking Tour Manager, from arrival to departure
- Professional English speaking local guides
- Sightseeing and admission fees as per itinerary
- Daily Mass & Spiritual activities
- Porterage of one piece of luggage per person at hotels
- Any personal expenses
- Tips for guides, driver, porters, waiters, etc. ($ 60 cash will be collected by Tour Manager on arrival)
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