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  South India Tours >>South India With Ganges

Duration: 13 Days Tour
Places Covered: Delhi - Madurai - Kodaikanal - Munnar - Cochin - Delhi - Haridawar - Rishikesh - Delhi
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Day 1 : Arrival Delhi
On your arrival at the international airport in Delhi, you will be meet & received by representative of The Travel Makers and helped to check into your hotel. Relax and fresh up. Later transfer to visit Old City of Delhi.

OLD DELHI - A sightseeing tour of Old Delhi would entail visiting the Raj Ghat - the memorial site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated; Jama Masjid - the largest mosque in India. Back to Hotel. Overnight Stay.
Day 2 : Delhi
After a leisurely breakfast sightseeing tour of New Delhi. NEW DELHI - An extensive sightseeing tour of New Delhi would include a visit to the Humayun's Tomb, the Qutub Minar, a drive along the ceremonial avenue - Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament House, the President's Residence and would end with a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave. The evening is free to be spent at your leisure. Overnight stay in Delhi.
Day 3 : Delhi - Madurai
Arrive at Madurai where you will meet our official. Transfer to hotel, Visit the world famous Meenakshi Sundareshwara Temple which is famous for its magnificent art sculptures and Thousand Pillared Hall. After watching the daily aarti in the evening, we make a quick visit to Thirumalai Naikan Palace. If time allows, you could also visit the local markets and shop for handicrafts and famous handloom products of Madurai. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 4 : Madurai - Kodaikanal
We leave early in the morning before sun comes out in full might, to cover the 82 km drive from Madurai to Kodaikanal. It will only take around 2 to 3 hrs to cover this distance. The change in the landscape will tell you that we have reached Kodaikanal, 'The Princess of Hill Stations'. The rest of the day is free. Don't waste it inside the hotel room. Kodaikanal is a beautiful destination with a lot to see and a lot to shop. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 5 : Kodaikanal
The whole day we spend exploring the natural beauty of the hill station like Bryant Park, Green Valley view, Pillar Rocks Fairy falls, Kodaikanal Lake and Coaker's Walk. Enjoy a pleasant boat ride in the Kodaikanal Lake which is a star shaped lake and take a horse ride on the sides of the lake. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 6 : Munnar
Wake up to the aroma of fresh tea from the gardens of Munnar. Kick start your day by sipping the Munnar tea, made form freshly plucked leaves which probably will be the highlight of this Kodaikanal Travel Package. Later, we go for sightseeing in Munnar, one of the best hill station in South India. We will visit the Raja Malai peak, the highest peak of Munnar famous for Neel Thar sighting and Muttupetty Dam. Enjoy boating in the lake (optional). Overnight stay at the resort.
Day 7 : Munnar - Cochin
Another magnificent morning in the Hill station of Munnar. After a typical Kerala breakfast including dosa and idli, we leave Munnar for the important destination of Kerala, Cochin. The distance of 145 Km will be covered in nearly 5 hours. In the second half of the day, we take a tour to famous tourist destinations of Cochin like Chinese fishing nets, Jewish Synagogue and Mattancherry Palace. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 8 : Cochin - Delhi
Morning depart to Delhi, On arrival at Airport and continue transfer to Haridwar. On arrival check into the hotel. Overnight stay at Haridwar.
Day 9 : Haridwar
Morning visit various temples including Pareshwar Mahadev Temple, Daksha Mahadev Temple and Mansa Devi Temple. Evening visit Har-ki-Pauri (the footstep of God)- one of the most sacred ghats in India. People say that this ghat was built by Vikramaditya in memory of his brother Bhartrihari. This ghat is also known as Brahmakund. Later witness Aarti of the Holy River Ganges. Aarti is the beautiful ceremony in which deeyas (the oil lamps) are offered to God. Aarti can be done to a deity in the temple or it can be done to a saint. It is performed to God, in any manifestation, any form, by any name. The essence of the aarti ceremony is a time when we say "thank you," and we offer the light of our thanks, the light of our love and the light of our devotion. We realize that the small deeya is nothing compared to the divine light which shines on us all day. Night stay in Haridwar.
Day 10 : Haridwar - Rishikesh
On arrival at Rishikesh 'place of sages', at the confluence of the Chandrabhaga and Ganga. It is believed that God by the name of 'Hrishikesh' had appeared as an answer to the hard penances by Rabhiya Rishi and henceforth the place derived its name. It is the starting point for the Char dham pilgrims but also for the people who are interested in meditation, yoga and other aspects of Hinduism. Overnight stay.
Day 11 : Rishikesh
In Rishikesh visit Laxman Jhula- a hanging bridge on the river Ganga is one of the most famous spot in Rishikesh. According to Indian mythology, Lakshman, the younger brother of Lord Rama crossed the Ganga with the help of hanging bridge made of Jute. The bridge offers a scenic view of the river Ganga as it tumbles down to Haridwar. Also visit Bharat Mandir - the oldest temple in Rishikesh, near the Triveni Ghat. This temple is dedicated to Bharat. Back to hotel, Overnight stay.
Day 12 : Rishikesh - Delhi Dept.
After breakfast drive to Delhi & transfer to airport to board the Flight for onward destination.
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