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Amazing South India Tour

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Overview

The fascinating part of South India with the mesmerizing beauty and feel rejuvenated regions. South India Tour starts from our Kerala state, which is meant for its natural beauty. Kerala is crammed with full of mountains, Greenery and Streams. This journey includes the places like Cochin, Thekkady, Munnar, and Allepy. Travelers proceeding towards Tamil Nadu's famous lord muruga's temple located at Palani. Then towards to Madurai, Trichy, Tanjore. Then towards Velankanni Madha is adored all over the world for its ‘Shrine Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health’ dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Then to Beach side city Pondicherry and Chennai Chennai is the city where hope always survives. Chennai is a self-made city and a classic combination of tradition and modern culture.  These are the leading cities with multiple forte. Enjoy the beauty of temples; visit this charming, friendly part of India.


Itinerary

  • Day1

    ARRIVAL - COCHIN

    On arrival at Cochin airport meet & greet by our Aip representative, then check into hotel. Later proceed for sightseeing tour of cochin. The major tourist attractions of Cochin are Chinese Fishing Nets, St. Francis Church, Santa Cruz Basilica, Jewish Synagogue, Mattancherry Palace and also go for darshan in Chotanikkara Bagawathy temple. Evening back to hotel. Overnight stay in cochin.

    Cochin

  • Day2

    COCHIN - ALLEPEY

    After enjoying the breakfast proceed to Allepey, Upon arrival to board the beautifully decorated houseboats and begin the enchanting backwater cruising. Kerala Backwater is a unique product of Kerala and is found nowhere else in the world. Sparkling greens, emerald backwaters, coir-laden houseboats and magical beauty heals your mind and body as you travel to surreal Kerala. Overnight stay in the Houseboat.

    Allepey Breakfast

  • Day3

    ALLEPEY - KANYAKUMARI

    After breakfast proceed to Kanyakumari. On arrival proceed for a local sightseeing tour of Kanyakumari. Kanyakumari is located at the southernmost tip of the Indian subcontinent at the confluence of three major water bodies the Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal and Indian Ocean. Visit suseendram Temple, Devi Kanyakumari Temple, Vivekananda Memorial, Thiruvalluvar statue, beach and Triveni Sangamam. Overnight stay in Kanyakumari.

    Kanyakumari Breakfast

  • Day4

    KANYAKUMARI - MADURAI

    After breakfast, drive to Madurai. On arrival go for darshan in world famous Meenatchi Amman temple, Thiruparangundram Murugan temple(One of the Arupadai Veedu) and also visit Thirunalai Nayakar Mahal. After darshan check into hotel. Overnight stay at Madurai.

    Madurai Breakfast

  • Day5

    MADURAI - OOTY

    After breakfast drive you to ooty. The Queen of Hill Station. On arrival check into hotel. Later visit Botanical Garden, Rose Garden, Suicide point, Doddabetta Peak and the scenic Ooty Lake where you can enjoy boat ride. Overnight stay in Ooty

    Ooty Breakfast

  • Day6

    OOTY - TRICHY

    After breakfast, Visit remaining sightseeing, then move to Trichy, meet our representative then transfer to hotel. Later go for darshan in Ucchi pillayar temple and Sri Renganathaswamy temple. After darshan free and easy for shopping. Overnight stay in Trichy.

    Trichy Breakfast

  • Day7

    TRICHY - THANJAVUR - VELANKANNI

    After breakfast drive to VELANKANNI. Enroute visit Poondi Matha Chruch. Then to Thanjavur, On arrival visit Brahadeeswarar temple, built by Raja Raja Cholan. On arrival Velankanni. Visit Annai Velankanni church, one of the most famous churches in South Indi a. Then check into the hotel. Overnight stay in Velankanni.

    Velankanni Breakfast

  • Day8

    VELANKANNI – THIRUNALLAR - PONDICHERRY

    After breakfast drive you to Pondicherry. Enroute visit Mahabalipuram shore temple, tiger cave & pancha pandava rathas. On arrival Pondicherry, Visit Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Auroville, Gandhi Beach, Pondicherry Chunnambar boathouse and then shopping. Overnight stay in Pondicherry.

    Pondicherri Breakfast

  • Day9

    PONDICHERRY – MAHABALIPURAM - CHENNAI

    After breakfast drive you to MAHABALIPURAM. On arrival visit Shore Temple, Five Rathas, Tiger cave & Krishna butterball. Then move to Chennai. On arrival check into hotel. Overnight stay in Chennai.

    Chennai Breakfast

  • Day10

    CHENNAI – SIGHTSEEING & SHOPPING

    After breakfast visit Marina beach, MGR & Jayalalitha memorial, MGR house & Kabaleeswarar temple. Then free and easy for shopping in Chennai. Overnight stay in Chennai.

    Chennai Breakfast

  • Day11

    CHENNAI - DEPARTURE

    After breakfast free and easy for shopping, until transfer to Chennai airport for your onward journey with sweet memories of your holiday.

    Breakfast

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  • Accommodation with breakfast in the selected hotels on twin or triple sharing basis.

  • Meal Plan as per the itinerary.

  • Assisstance of driver cum guide.

  • All transfers and sightseeing by Air conditioned vehicle.

  • Driver allowance, Fuel charges, Parking, Toll, Interstate tax etc.

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  • International airfare and airport taxes.

  • Travel Insurance

  • All Entrances fees

  • Tips and porter charges

  • Personal expenses.

  • Any other services not specified above

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Things to do

CHENNAI

1. Government Museum - The Government Museum also known as Egmore Museum or the Madras Museum is the second oldest museums in India after Indian museum in Kolkatta which is located in Egmore, Chennai. If you have any interest in Indian art this place is a must! an amazing collection of classic Indian bronze sculptures of dancing Siva's, Ganesh and Kali. These works are well lit, superb and well worth a look. This government museum has some primitive statues and some old artefacts. The most striking feature or attractive thing about this is the collection of paintings from the British era. Some paintings are of great painter Raja Ravi Verma. There are a lot of interesting displays in here including old statues of Hindu gods which are very impressive.

Timings: 09.30 AM - 5.00 PM Closed: Friday

Charges: Indian-15 INR; Foreigner- 250 INR

2. VGP Universal & Snow Kingdom - VGP Universal Kingdom is an amusement park located in East Coast Road in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. It is the best theme park in Chennnai. The park provides several fun and adventure rides for children, youth and adults. It offer amusement water rides, fun attractions & thrilling snow games at family-friendly pricing.

Package: Gold(Universal + Aqua) / Platinum(Universal + Aqua + Snow)

Entry: Adult: 550 INR / 945 INR; Child: 450 INR / 845 INR (Between 90 - 120 cms in ht)

3. Guindy National Park & Snake Park - It is the 8th-smallest National Park of India and one of the very few national parks situated inside a city (Adyar). Guindy Snake Park, it is located next to the Children's Park in the Guindy National Park campus. In addition to over thirty Indian snakes, this specialty zoo is home to domestic and exotic crocodiles, turtles and tortoises. A library and museum are also on site. For those interested in the study of snakes it is a wonderful place. Though creepy and scary at times, it is a place worth the visit.

Visiting Hours: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM (All days of the week except Tuesday)

Entry: Adult: 15 INR; Child: 10 INR

4. Valluvar Kottam - It's a temple chariot like-monument in kodambakkam in Chennai, dedicated to the classical tamil poet philosopher Thiruvalluvar. In addition to being an important tourist destination in the city, Valluvar Kottam also plays host to some of the most important exhibitions and events in the city. Handlooms and handicrafts are regularly hosted in the auditorium here and is a good way to spend a few hours admiring the artistic beauty of both the what lays inside and outside. 

5. DakshinaChitra - DakshinaChitra is a living-history museum in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, dedicated to South Indian heritage and culture. Located 25 kms to the south of Chennai. It portrays a slice of the traditions, art, architecture, lifestyles, crafts and customs of 4 South Indian states - Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.

Timings: 10am to 6 pm; Weekly holiday: Tuesday

Indians: Adult - INR 100 - INR 120; Students (13-18yrs) - INR 50
Overseas visitors: Adult - INR 250; Students - INR 70

6. B.M. Birla Planetarium - B. M. Birla Planetarium is a large planetarium in kotturpuram, Chennai providing a virtual tour of the night sky and holding cosmic shows on a specially perforated hemispherical aluminium inner dome. Multi-dimensional activities and multimedia projection arrangements which have been incorporated inside the sky theatre make the programme further lively and excited one.

Timings: 10 am to 5.45 pm (Open all days except on national holidays.)
Show timings:10.45 am, 1.15 pm and 3.45 pm (English) & 12 noon and 2.30 pm (Tamil)

Entry: 60 - 100 INR

7. Arignar Anna Zoological Park - It is the first public zoo in India, also known as the Vandalur Zoo, is a zoological garden located in Vandalur, is in the south western part of Chennai, about 31 kilometres from the Chennai Central and 15 kilometres from Chennai Airport. Well maintained zoo with an amazing diversity of flora and fauna. The animals are well kept and healthy. The four Bengal tigers born in the zoo were a treat to watch. It's a huge space and lots of walking required. Great that they have bicycle and e-vehicle option to roam in the zoo. 

  • 50 per person for adults (above 10 years)
  • 20 per person for children (5 to 12 years)
  • 100 per person Lion and Deer Safari for adult
  • 60 per person Lion and Deer Safari for children

8. St. Thomas Mount - St. Thomas Mount is a small hillock in Chennai, near Guindy and very close to Chennai International Airport. The ancient Syrian Christian community of India trace the origin of their church to St. Thomas the Apostle.

9. Vivekananda House - Vivekanandar Illam, earlier known as Ice House or Castle Kernan is a historical building in Chennai. It was constructed in 1842 by Frederic Tudor. Indian Saint Swami Vivekananda stayed in the building when he visited Chennai in 1897 and was later renamed in his honor. Now, this historic place houses a permanent exhibition on Indian Culture and Swami Vivekananda’s Life.

Timing: 10.00 AM to 12.15 PM and from 3.00 PM to 7.15 PM except Mondays.

Entry Fee: Rs.10 per adult and Rs.5 per child.

10. MGM Dizzee World - MGM Dizzee World is a theme park located in East Coast Road, Chennai. The park has a log flume, Ferris wheel, spider spin, roller coaster, the funny mountain, dashing cars, super trooper, a water world and it also hosts special seasonal shows.

Park Timings: 10:30 A.M. - 6:30 P.M.

Entry Fee: Adult: 699 INR; Child: 549 INR

11. Queens Land - Queens Land is a theme park is located by the Chennai-Bangalore Trunk Road between Sriperumpudhur and Poonamalle.

The entry fee is 750 INR for an adult and 450 INR for a child. Children shorter than 2 feet (0.61 m) tall are not charged.

The park is open from 10 am to 6:30 pm on weekdays and 10:00 am to 7:30 pm on weekends and government holidays. It is closed on Mondays for maintenance, with the exception of holidays. Food and drink are available within the park.

12. Kishkinta - Kishkinta is a theme park located in Chennai, near Vandalur Railway station which has a serene atmosphere, 13 km south of Anakaputhur.

Timing: 10:00 AM to 06:30 PM

Park Access Tariff: Senior - Rs.690; Junior - Rs.490

13. Vadapalani Murugan Temple - Renovated in 1920, this Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Muruga is a popular place to get married.

14. Kalikambal Temple - The K?lik?mbal Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Shri K?lig?mb?l and Lord Kamadeswarar, located in Parry's corner locality of the city of Chennai.

15. Shree Sai Baba Temple - Shirdi Sai Baba Temple is a Hindu temple located in the neighbourhood of Mylapore & Akkarai in Chennai. It is dedicated to the Indian saint Sai Baba of Shirdi.

16. ISKCON - ISKCON Temple Chennai is a Vaishnava temple dedicated to Lord Krishna. It is located on the East Coast Road at Akkarai, Sholinganallur in southern Chennai. Built on 1.5 acres of land, the International Society for Krishna Consciousness Chennai is the largest Radha Krishna temple in Tamil Nadu.

17. Sowcarpet - Sowcarpet is a neighbourhood in the northern part of Chennai. Sowcarpet is one of the oldest neighbourhoods of the city with narrow streets and vintage buildings. It is a bustling commercial area of the city, and a range of wholesale markets are located here.

18. Annai Vailankanni Shrine - Gothic-style Catholic pilgrimage destination with a small museum & store for religious items.

TRICHY

1. Kallanai - Kallanai is an ancient dam built across the river Kaveri in South India. This is situated in Tamil Nadu in the district of Trichy. This dam was constructed in AD 2nd century by the Chola king Karikalan which is located 15 km away from Tiruchirapalli. The dam is originally located in Thanjavur district, by approximately 20 km from trichy across kaveri river. The purpose of the dam was to divert the waters of the Kaveri across the fertile Thanjavur delta region for irrigation via canals.

2. Jambukeswarar Temple, Thiruvanaikaval - Jambukeswarar Temple, Thiruvanaikaval is a famous Shiva temple in Tiruchirapalli district. The temple was built by Kocengannan, one of the Early Cholas, around 1,800 years ago. It is located in the Srirangam island, which has the famous Ranganathaswamy temple.

3. Samayapuram Mariamman Temple - Samayapuram Mariamman Temple is a Hindu temple in Samayapuram in Tiruchirappalli. The main deity, Samayapurathal or Mariamman is made of sand and clay like many of the traditional Mariamman deities, and hence unlike many other Hindu deities there are no abhishekams (sacred washing) conducted to the main deity, but instead the "abishekam" is done to the small stone statue in front of it.

4. Butterfly Park - It's a large park featuring a glass butterfly house, landscaped gardens, a fountain & an eatery. This park has garden, fountain, large butterfly glass house, fountain and hut to take rest and have food. The Park also had a 1.2 km walkway for the visitors. The garden is full of nectar flowers and host plants to attract butterflies. A big blue tiger butterfly sculpture can be seen at entrance in the lawn.

5. Our Lady of Lourdes Church - The Our Lady of Lourdes Church is located in the city of Tiruchirapalli in the state of Tamil Nadu. The Church is devoted to Our Lady of Lourdes. The feast of Our Lady of Lourdes is held annually on 11 February.

Mass Timings: 5 30 am, 6 30 am, 8 am, 5 pm (English), 6 pm

6. Srirangam Island - Srirangam Island is a river island situated within the city of Tiruchirappalli. It is formed by the river Kaveri and the Kollidam, a tributary of the Kaveri. The island is 19 miles in length and 1.5 miles wide. It is bounded by the Upper Anaicut to the west and the Grand Anaicut to the east. Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple is located in the island of Srirangam. It is the tallest temple tower in Asia. Apart from this main tower, there are 21 towers in the temple, each with uniqueness. All the tower in the temple are sculpted with the excellent art work by the ancient artistic legends.

7. World War I Memorial - World War I Memorial, located opposite to Gandhi Market, Tiruchirappalli, is war memorial dedicated for the soldiers of Trichinopoly.

8. Aayiram Kaal Mandapam - Tourist attraction in Tiruchirappalli, in the state of Tamilnadu, India. This is an excellent masterpiece of the Pandian era, which is built out of a single rock. Located inside the Meenakshi Amman temple, this hall houses 1000 pillars, which was built during 1569 A.D. Once you enter Meenakshi Amman temple it will lead to this mandabam (hall). It has ancient articles displayed around the mandapam built with 1000 pillars.

The carvings and statues on each of the pillars are unique and fabulous. Its amazing that such intricate carvings and statues were done hundreds of years back. So artistic and tasteful. There is a statue of Natarajar at the center of this hall. This is an example of the marvel of Indian architecture.

9. Main Guard Gate - Remains of an entrance to the ancient Tiruchirappalli Fort complex with many surrounding vendors. Main Guard Gate open for 24 hrs and all days of the week and there's no Entry fees.

PONDICHERRY

1. Promenade Beach - Promenade Beach is the popular stretch of beachfront in the city of Puducherry, along the Bay of Bengal. It is a 1.2-kilometre-long stretch in Pondicherry, starts from War Memorial and end at Dupleix Park on the Goubert Avenue.

2. Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus - Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, situated on the south boulevard of Pondicherry in Puducherry, is an oriental specimen of Gothic architecture. It contains rare stained glass panels depicting events from the life of Christ and saints of the Catholic Church.

3. Rock Beach - Bordered by a street with restaurants, this scenic, rocky beach draws crowds during the evening.

4. Immaculate Conception Cathedral - It's the cathedral mother church for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Pondicherry and Cuddalore. It is located in the Union territory of Puducherry. It is also known as "Samba Kovil", which is a phonetic corruption of "Saint Paul’s Kovil" where "Kovil" means church.

5. Botanical Garden - Botanical garden built by French colonists on 22 acres with themed plots. The gardens also offers Toy train rides, six fountains one of which is a musical and dancing fountain - active on weekends, with two shows in the evening. It also boasts of a Japanese rock structure and an aquarium.

Timings: 10:00am - 5:00pm

Charges: Adults: Rs. 10/- and Children: Rs. 5/-

Note: Train rides are chargeable and require a minimum head count to start. Visiting the Aquarium is also chargeable.

6. Aayi Mandapam - Aayi Mandapam is a white monument in Pondicherry, built during the time of Napoleon III, Emperor of France. It is situated in center of Bharathi park. The monument commemorates the provision of water to the French city during his reign. It was named after a lady courtesan called Ayi.

7. French War Memorial - The French War Memorial in Puducherry, is a war memorial dedicated to residents of French India who died for the country during the First World War. It is on Goubert Avenue in Puducherry, located opposite to the Gandhi statue. The memorial is quite popular among tourists and is one of the major attractions of Pondicherry.

Open: Every day

Visiting Hours: 10 am to 05 pm

OOTY

1. Ooty Boat House - Ooty lake covers an area of 65 acres. The Boat house situated by the lake, which offers boating facilities to tourists, is a major tourist attraction in Ooty. The boat house offers boating facilities with Paddle boats, Row boats, and Motor boats. It also features a garden, a mini train and an amusement park. The water flowing down mountain streams in the Ooty valley was dammed to form the lake.

  • Ooty Lake Entry fee Rs 15/-  Adult, Rs 10/- Kids
  • Pedal boat 2 seater Fees Rs 170/- Deposit Rs 170/-, Total = Rs 240/-
  • Pedal boat 4 seater Fees Rs 260/- Deposit Rs 260/-, Total = Rs 520/-
  • Motor boats 8 seater Fees Rs 520/- Driver Charge Rs 40/-, Total = Rs 560/-
  • Motor boats 10 seater Fees Rs 640/- Driver Charge Rs 40/-, Total = Rs 680/-
  • Motor boats 15 seater Fees Rs 950/- Driver Charge Rs 40/-, Total = Rs 990/-
  • Row boat 3+1 seater boat Fees Rs 205/- Driver Charge Rs 45/- Deposit Rs 250/-, Total = Rs 500/-
  • Row boat 5+1 seater boat Fees Rs 245/- Driver Charge Rs 45/- Deposit Rs 290/-, Total = Rs 580/-

 All deposits will be refunded after the boat ride.

Other activity fees inside Ooty Lake:

  • Mini train especially for kids which cost Rs 25/- per head
  • 7D Cinema, Horror and Mirror House cost Rs 100/- per head
  • Dashing car, Break-dance and Columbus cost Rs 50/- per head
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Other things to do nearby Ooty Lake: Horse Ride and Cycling

2. Government Botanical Garden - The Government Botanical Garden in Udhagamandalam was laid out in 1848. The Gardens, divided into several sections, cover an area of around 55 hectares, and lie on the lower slopes of Doddabetta peak. The garden has a terraced layout. The month of April and May are the ideal time to enjoy this garden in full bloom and natural glory.

Entrance Fee: For adults is 30/- INR per head and for children below 10 years is 15/- INR per head.

3. Government Rose Garden - The Government Rose Garden is situated on the slopes of the Elk Hill in Vijayanagaram of Ooty town, at an altitude of 2200 meters. A visitor after visiting this Rose Garden can feel the satisfaction of having seen almost all the varieties of roses available in India in one place. On an average eight lakh visitors enjoy this fabulous collection of Roses every year which has become one of the Best Rose Garden in the whole of India. This Government Rose Garden is the only Garden in India having been awarded with ‘GARDEN EXCELLENCE’ from the World Rose Federation.

4. St. Stephen's Church - St. Stephen's Church is located on the road to Mysore in Ooty,  It is one of the oldest churches in the Nilgiris district. The main beam and all the required timber were taken from Tipu Sultan's palace after the British defeated him in the Mysore War. The timber was bought all the way down from Seringapatanam and carried through the Sigur Ghat. The marvel of British architecture is clearly visible in the church and it also has a painting of the Last Supper. The St Stephens Church is visited by lots of tourists every year and it is a main tourist attraction in Ooty. The structure still stands tall and there are no signs of wear and tear although it has been about two hundred years since it was built.

5. The Tea Factory and Museum - Set a top one of the many blue hills of the Nilgiris District and adjacent to the Dodabetta Tea Factory, the Tea Museum is a ‘must-see’ for all tea lovers. They charge one entry for INR 10/- to visit the plant and explain how the Tea is being produced from the leafs and while you complete the visit, someone would be handing you over a cup of tea, equally good to taste. The return path is channelled in a way that covers their sales counter, showing varieties of flavoured and organic teas. The next passage is for the chocolate factory adjacent to the tea factory.

6. Nilgiri Mountain Railway - The Nilgiri Mountain Railway is a 1,000 mm metre gauge railway in Tamil Nadu, India, built by the British in 1908. The railway is operated by the Southern Railway and is the only rack railway in India. The quaint toy train pulls blue and cream wooden carriages with large windows. The Nilgiri Mountain Railway runs from Mettupalayam to Udagamandalam (Ooty), via Coonoor, in the Nilgiri Hills of Tamil Nadu.

The Nilgiri Mountain Railway is 46 kilometers (28.5 miles) long. It passes through many tunnels, and over hundreds of bridges (about 30 of them are large ones). The railway is particularly picturesque because of the surrounding rocky terrain, ravines, tea plantations, and thickly forested hills. Coonoor, with its world famous teas, is a tourist destination in itself. The most spectacular scenery and best views are situated along the stretch from Mettupalayam to Coonoor. Hence, some people prefer to only travel along this part.

Regular Train Services and Fares

One toy train service operates on the Nilgiri Mountain Railway from Mettupalayam to Ooty per day.  There are seven stations along the route. The timetable is as follows:

The Mettupalayam-Ooty train leaves Mettupalayam at 7.10 a.m and arrives in Ooty at noon. Coming back, the Ooty-Mettupalayam train leaves Ooty at 2 p.m. and reaches Mettupalayam at 5.35 p.m.

Also there are 3 toy trains daily from Ooty to Coonoor, the first toy train from Ooty leaves at 09:15 hours and reaches Coonoor at 10:25 hours and at 12:15 hours and reaches Coonoor at 13:20 hours and at 18:00 hours and reaches Coonoor at 19:10 hours.

The Coonoor-Ooty train leaves Coonoor at 12:35 hours and arrives in Ooty at 13:50 and at 16:30 hours and reaches Ooty at 17:45 hours.

7. Thunder World- A brand new Dinosaur park called as Thunder world in ooty, 23 dinosaurs models around 40 to 60 feet tall and  11 dinosaurs are movable, best place for children's to enjoy the movable and sound effect dinosaur park near ooty boat house. Kid-oriented amusement park with a dinosaur attraction & an indoor snow room, plus a food court.

Timing: Mon-Fri: 9.00 am to 7.00 pm, Sat-Sun: Mon-Fri: 9.00 am to 6.00 pm

Fees: Super Combo: Rs. 550/- per person (Adults), Rs. 450/- per person(Children 3- 10 yrs)

8. Government Museum - Small museum featuring exhibits on cultural history as well as Zoology, Botany & Archaeology.

9. Doddabetta - Doddabetta is the highest mountain in the Nilgiri Mountains at 2,637 metres. There is a reserved forest area around the peak. It is 9 km from Ooty, on the Ooty-Kotagiri Road in the Nilgiris District. It is a popular tourist attraction with road access to the summit.

10. Ketti Valley View Point - Ketti Valley View Point is a popular vantage point situated on Ooty - Coonoor Road in Nilgiris district. It is one the most beautiful sightseeing places in Ooty and also one of the top places to experince Ooty. As the name suggests, the view point provides a panoramic view of the Ketti Valley, the largest valley in the Nilgiris, and it's beautiful surroundings.

11. Kalhatti Falls - Kalhatti Falls is a tourist spot near Ooty, are about 13 km from Ooty. From the Kalhatti village one has to continue for 2 miles to reach the falls and the falls is connected in the same Kalhatti village road. It is one of the top places to visit in Ooty and also one of the best waterfalls in Ooty. The falls offer best views during the monsoon season. The falls is mostly dried up in winter & summer seasons.

12. 9th Mile Shooting Point - The name itself suggests that 9th mile is located 9 miles away from ooty city. It is one of the best scenic view and most attractive tourist spot in Ooty. It is fully surrounded by lush green, mountains and dense forest . This place is extremely calm and scenic lending a perfect venue for hangout zone. So by inflicting this place you can have a leisure trip. Pykara is near to the 9th mile.

13. Pykara - Pykara is the name of a village and river 19 kms from Ooty is considered very sacred by the Todas. It rises at Mukurthi peak, flows northwards, and then turns to the west after reaching the edge of the plateau. As the river flows down the mountains it forms two majestic waterfalls. To bask in the summer sun by the side of the lake or go boating in the lake are the favorite pastimes of people who visit there. The best time to see the falls is in July. The falls can be reached by little moderate walk (5-10 mins) on well laid path from the parking location.

Timings: 8.30 AM - 5. 30 PM

Entry Fee: Rs. 5/- for Person

14. Avalanche Lake - Avalanche Lake is located 28 kms from Ooty in the Nilgiris district in Tamil Nadu. If you are interested in spending the night there, take a tent with you as you have provisions for pitching tents there. The lake is available for fishing and nearby the lake itself you have a trout hatchery, from where you can get fishing rods and other essentials you require. A perfect hang out during the daytime, you can set up a camp site and cook the fish you caught and then enjoy the night in the night in the tent with your family.

15. Emerald Lake - Emerald Lake is near Emerald village in the Nilgiris district located in a region called the silent valley, about 25 kms from the Ooty town. Far from maddening crowds packed in the town, this place is untouched by regular tourists. The blue water of the lake and the woods around are home to a number of flora and fauna, and the most visible among them are the different types of domestic birds. The Tea gardens is a great spot to spend some time as it gives a memorable experience. Trekking is another activity visitors can indulge in.

Timings: 8. 30 AM - 6.00 PM

COCHIN

1. Fort Kochi - Fort Kochi is a region in the city of Kochi in the state of Kerala. This is part of a handful of water-bound regions toward the south-west of the mainland Kochi, and collectively known as Old Kochi or West Kochi. Adjacent to this is Mattancherry.

2. Mattancherry Palace - The Mattancherry Palace is a Portuguese palace popularly known as the Dutch Palace, in Mattancherry, Kochi, in the Indian state of Kerala which features Kerala murals depicting portraits and exhibits of the Rajas of Kochi. The palace was included in the "tentative list" of UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Visiting Hours: 10:00 - 17:00 hours on all days except Fridays.

3. Cherai Beach - Cherai Beach is located in Cherai, a suburb of the city Kochi in the state of Kerala. One of the most visited beaches in the state, it is situated at around 25 km from downtown Kochi and 20 km from Cochin International Airport.

4. Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica - The Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica at Fort Kochi is one of the eight Basilicas in Kerala. Counted as one of the heritage edifices of Kerala, this church is one of the finest and most impressive churches in India and visited by tourists the whole year round. The church, for its inimitable beauty and grandeur, has become a must-see destination in Fort Kochi.

5. Willingdon Island - Willingdon Island is the largest artificial island in India, which forms part of the city of Kochi, in the state of Kerala. Much of the present Willingdon Island was claimed from the Lake of Kochi, filling in dredged soil around a previously existing, but tiny, natural island. One who wants to take a feel of serene atmosphere and natural beauty may visit here and enjoy holiday with pleasure. This island is a heart of Shipyard area of Cochin where luxury hotels are situated; some also provide Arabia Sea views as well.

6. Kerala Kathakali Centre - kerala kathakali centre popularly known as school  of traditional arts.Established and following our passion from 1994. Kerala kathakali centre is the kerala's foremost arts school and the only authentic theatre where kathakali, music, martial arts and other dance forms are demonstrated in traditional style with its real sence and reality.

KALARIPAYTTU (Martial Arts) - Show 4:00-5:00; INR 300/- Per Head

KATHAKALI - Show 18:00-19:00; INR 350/- Per Head

INDIAN CLASSICAL MUSIC (by special guest artists) - Show 20:00-21:00; INR 300/- Per Head (Sunday to Friday)

CLASSICAL DANCE (Bharatanatyam, Kutchipudi Mohiniyattam & Kalaripayattu) - Saturday; INR 350/- Per Head

7. Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary - Mangalavanam is an ecologically sensitive area situated at the centre of the Indian city of Kochi. It also houses a shallow tidal lake connected with Kochi backwaters by a canal. One of the major attractions is the beautiful watch tower which overlooks the sanctuary thereby giving a superb view to the tourists. 

8. Wonderla Kochi - Large amusement park featuring land & water rides, including options for small kids, plus 3D films.

Timing:  11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Price: INR 580 to INR 1090 + 18% GST

9. Gundu Island - The Gundu Island is one of the many islands that make up the city of Kochi. Gundu is the smallest island around Kochi with an area of 5 acres completely surrounded by coconut trees. The island is a charming combination of rolling waves, enchanting scenery and a tranquil atmosphere.





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