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Travel Package of Cochin for 14 Days and 13 Nights
Duration : 14 Days and 13 Nights
Destination : Delhi, Cochin, Periyar, Madurai, Tanjore, Mahabalipuram, Pondicherry, Mysore, Hassan, Bangalore
Tour Id : JBT268
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Day 1:  Delhi - Cochin
After breakfast, transfer to airport to catch flight to Cochin. The city is located on the western coast and is a major commercial and industrial hub of the Kerala state and is famous for its spices, silks, ivory and sandalwood. On arrival transfer to hotel followed by a boatride through Cochin's backwaters. Evening free for leisure. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2: Cochin - Periyar
After breakfast, a half-day guided tour of the city visiting Fort Kochi, with its European heritage, St. Francis' Church(first European Church to be built in India), Chinese fishing nets, Dutch palace and Jewish Synagogue(The oldest synagogue in India, it was built in 1586 AD by the prosperous Jewish community). After lunch, drive on to Periyar. Evening free to shop at the handicraft and spice shops that stretch all the way from Kumily to Periyar. Overnight at hotel.

Day 3: Periyar
Take an early morning boat ride on the Periyar Lake. After breakfast, the day is free to opt from the many activities conducted by the Periyar Tiger Reserve: Nature Walk, Jungle Patrol, Bamboo Rafting, Border Hiking or a Bullock cart ride exploring rural Kerala. Overnight at hotel.

Day 4: Periyar - Madurai
After breakfast, visit the Tribal Heritage Museum and then proceed to Madurai. The ancient temple town of Madurai is nowadays renowned for its textile mills, engineering industries and large university areas but its significance on the tourist map is mainly because of the Meenakshi temple. Afternoon visit the Temple which dominates the city skyline by its towering gopurams. End the evening with a visit to the Tirumalai Naik Palace, built in the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture.The palace and the temple here is a must visit for the tourists. The Palace authorities also conduct a Sound and Light show. Overnight at hotel.

Day 5: Madurai - Trichy - Tanjore
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Trichy . A guided visit to the Rockfort temple and Srirangam Temple(a major pilgrimage destination for Hindus and one of the largest temple complexes in India). Then proceed onto Tanjore . Tanjore is one of the most green and enchanting districts and is the Rice Bowl of the state. On arrival, check into hotel. Evening free. Overnight at hotel.

Day 6: Tanjore - Pondicherry
Breakfast at hotel. Half-day guided tour of the Brahadeeswara Temple,is the major center of tourist attraction at Thanjavur. Later visit the Palace, built by the Nayaks and renovated by the Maratha dynasty. In the afternoon, drive to Pondicherry. On arrival check into hotel. Evening free to walk bustling market streets. Overnight at hotel.

Day 7: Pondicherry
After breakfast visit the Sri Aurobindo Ashram and the museum. Then spend a day on the beach. In the evening visit Auroville the City of Dawn. It is a unique township, which started as an experiment for celebrating unity in diversity.Visit the Matrimandir during the meditation time for a truly spiritual experience. Return to Pondicherry. Overnight at hotel.

Day 8: Pondicherry - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram
After breakfast, drive to Kanchipuram - known as one of India’s Seven Sacred cities. Visit its numerous temples dedicated to various gods and goddesses. It is also home of weavers of the famed Kanchipuram silks. Lunch at Kanchipuram. Evening drive to Mahabalipuram. On arrival check into the hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 9: Mahabalipuram - Chennai
Breakfast at hotel.A full day guided tour of Arjuna's Penance(presents a deftly sculpted scene depicting man's view of the universe with over 100 figures of gods and semi divine creatures, birds and beasts, men and saints), the rock cut caves, the Krishna Mandapam, the famous rathas and the Shore Temple. Evening drive to Chennai. On the way visit Dakshinchitra, a unique heritage village offering an insight into the lifestyles of diverse people of South India. Overnight at hotel.

Day 10: Chennai - Bangalore
After breakfast, a half-day guided tour of Chennai visiting The Fort Museum, Valluvar Kottam and Kalakshetra. Late afternoon catch a flight to Bangalore. On arrival check into hotel. Evening free for leisure. Overnight at hotel.

Day 11: Bangalore - Mysore
After breakfast, drive to Mysore via Srirangapatnam. Srirangapatnam was the capital of Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan, who later fought the British. Visit Tipu's summer palace, Daria Daulat, . On arrival at Mysore check into hotel. Evening drive to the Krishna Raja Sagar Dam and the Vrindavan Garden. The gardens are famous for its dancing musical fountains. Overnight at hotel.

Day 12: Mysore - Hassan
After breakfast, a full day guided tour of Mysore(the capital of the old royal Mysore province).Visit the Mysore Palace, St. Philomena's Church, Shri Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery and Chamundeshwari Temple(one of the most eminent temple in Mysore). In the evening drive to Hassan. Overnight at hotel.

Day 13: Hassan
After breakfast, a guided tour of Belur and Halebid.  Visit the Channekeshava Temple in Belur and the Hoyasaleswara temple in Halebid. Return to Hassan. Overnight at hotel.

Day 14: Hassan - Bangalore
After breakfast, drive to Bangalore via Sravanabelgola.The most important Jain pilgrim centers and is famous for the statue of Lord Bahubali (Gommateshwara). The 17-meter high statue of Bahubali is said to be the tallest monolithic structure in the world. On arrival at Bangalore check into hotel and transfer to airport to catch connecting flight.

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