Gourmet Tour Of South India (13n/14d)

Meenakashi Temple in Madurai

Meenakashi Temple in Madurai

Day 1 Kochi
Arrive, transfer from international airport to hotel. Evening visit Kathakali dance show followed by a welcome dinner.

Day 2 Kochi
Morning city tour. Evening visit a Kerala family and witness the demonstration of Malabari cuisine.

Day 3 Kochi -Alappuzha (Houseboat)
Drive to Alappuzha and embark the houseboat on the backwaters of Kerala. Evening cooking demonstration by the houseboat cook.

Day 4 Kumarakom – Lake Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
Disembark at Kumarakom and drive to Thekkady. The drive is one of the most beautiful, with coconut groves at the lower level and rubber, tea and spice plantations as you climb. Afternoon boat ride on Lake Periyar to view wild animals drinking or taking a dip. A cooking demonstration is followed by dinner at Spice Village. Overnight stay.

Day 5 Periyar – Madurai
Drive to Madurai. Check into the charming Taj Garden Retreat Hotel. Afternoon visit Madurai including the spectacular Meenakashi Temple.

Day 6 Madurai – Chennai – Covelong
A day at leisure, (Check out at noon), transfer to the airport for flight to Chennai (Madras). Transfer to Fisherman’s Cove at Covelong Beach.

Day 7 Covelong
Morning visit Mammalapuram temples. A cooking demonstration followed by dinner.

Day 8 Chennai – Hyderabad
Morning flight to Hyderabad . Afternoon visit Salarjung museum.

Day 9 Hyderabad
Full day visit of Hyderabad and Golconda Fort. Evening demonstration of Hyderabadi cuisine followed by dinner.

Day 10 Hyderabad – Bangalore
Flight to Bangalore. Transfer to hotel. Afternoon city tour.

Day 11 Bangalore – Goa
Flight to Goa. Transfer to hotel. Afternoon free.

Day 12 Goa
Morning free. Afternoon city tour. Evening witness the demonstration of traditional Konkan food and famous Goan curries. Followed by dinner.

Day 13 – Goa
Day at leisure.

Day 14 Goa – Mumbai
Flight to Mumbai and connect with your international flight.

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