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					Tour Duration: 27 Nights / 26 Days Destinations Covered: Mumbai - Trivandrum -
Kovalam - Kumarakom - Alleppey - Cochin - Munnar - Periyar National Park -
Madurai - Ooty - Conoor - Nagarhole National Park - Mysore - Hassan - Hassan -
Bangalore - Chennai Day 01 - Arrive Mumbai Meeting and transfer to the booked
hotel. Day 02 - At Mumbai Morning after breakfast at the hotel at around 0830 hrs.
met with your Guide at the Hotel Lobby and along with a car and driver proceed on
sightseeing visit of Elephanta Caves. It dates back to the 7th century, situated 9 kms
off the coast of Mumbai and an hours ride by motor launch from the Gateway of India.
For rows of massive columns cut into solid rock from three magnificent avenues, lead
to the outstanding three-headed sculpture representing Brahma the Creator, Vishnu the
Preserver and Shiva the Destroyer. Dedicated to Shiva, the beauty and power of these
phenomenal sculptures depicting the various manifestations of Shiva is overpowering.
On return also visit GATEWAY OF INDIA - This 26 metres high stone archway is the
first landmark of Mumbai a visitor sees when arriving by ship. Designed by Wittet in
the 16th century Gujarat style, it was built to commemorate the visit of King George
V and Queen Mary to India in 1911. This crypto-Moresque archway welcomed
numerous viceroys, governors and top civil servants as they disembarked by launch
from their P & 0 steamers. An equestrian statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji and statue of
Swami Vivekananda have been installed here. Rest of the time is free to relax and
enjoy the facilities available at the hotel. Perhaps reach back at the hotel before Kate
arrives to welcome her at the hotel. Day 03 - At Mumbai Morning after breakfast at
the hotel proceed for full day tour of Mumbai where you will visit HIGH COURT -
An attractive building built in 1878 in the early English Gothic style. The central
structure rises up to 54.2 metres and is surmounted by statues representing Justice and
Mercy. HUTATMA CHOWK - Formerly known as Flora Fountain. This is the
business centre of Mumbai, surrounded by offices, banks, colleges and shops.
KAMLA NEHRU PARK - Situated on the slopes of Malabar Hill, it is mainly a
children's park named after the wife of India's first Prime Minister. Laid in 1952, the
garden offers a panoramic view of Marine Drive and Chowpatty Beach. MALABAR
HILL - The poshest area of Mumbai, Malabar Hill has attractive residences, including
the Chief Minister's house and a palatial state guest house. Here also, are the ruins of
Walkeshwar temple built sometime between 810 and 1260 AD. It is believed that
Lord Ram on his way to rescue his wife Sita, stopped here and made a lingam (phallic
totem) out of sand to worship Lord Shiv. MANI BHAVAN (GANDHI MEMORIAL
-A memorial dedicated to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. He used to stay
at House No. 19, called Mani Bhavan, from time to time between 1917 and 1934. He
was arrested here in 1932 and taken off for one of his many prison terms. The
building now contains a pictorial gallery, a 20,000-volume research library, a film and
recording archive and a set of diorama on the Mahatma's life. VICTORIA
TERMINUS - On the northern end of Dr. D. N. Road looms the extravagant fantasy
of Victoria Terminus (recently renamed as Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus - Mumbai
CST), where the first train steamed out of Mumbai from here to Thane in 1853. One
of the largest buildings designed by F.W. Stevens in the Gothic style, it's imposing
dome is surmounted by a figure symbolising Progress. A life-size statue of Queen
Victoria is placed in front of the the central facade. The clock on top is 3.19 metres in
diameter. The Prince of Wales Museum - Built in the year 1914, this is one of the best
museum in the country. The museum has the large collection of art, sculpture, rare
coins, old firearms and a priceless miniature paintings and Dhobi Ghat (washer men's
of Mumbai) which is a colourful reality sight meant for Photo opportunity. Overnight
at the hotel. Day 04 - Mumbai to Trivandrum 鈥?Fly Morning after buffet breakfast
at the hotel transfer to the airport to board Jet Airways flight for Trivandrum at 10.40
AM. Meeting on arrival at Trivandrum airport and transfer to the beach resort at
Kovalam. Rest of the day at leisure by the beach. You have an option of an Ayurveda
Massage at your hotel if interested. Overnight at hotel.
  Trivandrum, the capital of beautiful Kerala lies in the southwest coast of India. The
city is officially known as Thiruvananthapuram. The city gets its name from the word,
Thiruvananthapuram, meaning the city of Anantha or the abode of the sacred Serpent
Anantha on which Lord Vishnu, the preserver of the Hindu trinity, reclines.
Trivandrum is a beautiful seaside city built on seven hills. The city of Trivandrum has
a prominent history. Trade had started in the place as far back as 190 AD. It was the
capital of the erstwhile Travancore state. After independence, it was made the capital
of Kerala. Kovalam beach is located at a small distance of just 16 kilometres from
Thiruvananthapuram. Infact, along the 600 kilometre length of the Kerala coast, there
are numerous big and small beaches. But Kovalam stands apart from the others for its
breathtaking beauty, sunset cruises and water sports. Day 05 - At Kovalam Morning
after relaxed breakfast at the hotel proceed for half day tour of Trivandrum city where
you will visit - the Padmanabhaswami temple with its gopuram (tower) soaring
majestically upwards, is believed to be one of the 108 shrines sacred to the
Vaishnavites in India, Observatory, Museum, Art Gallery and the city. Afternoon relax
by the beach at Kovalam. Overnight at the hotel. Day 06 - Kovalam to Kumarakom
Morning after buffet breakfast at the hotel proceed to Kumarakom and check in at the
resort. The village of Kumarakom is a cluster of little islands and this small water
world is part of the Kuttanad region. A picturesque, clean village, Kumarakom is a
tiny hamlet on the banks of a lagoon formed by the Vembanad lake. Check in to your
resort where calm, emerald backwaters reflect hundreds of thousands of gently
swaying palms where the primary attraction however, is its lazy ambience. Rest of the
time free to explore the bird sanctuary of Kumarakom and explore a whole new world
of feathered species. For an inquisitive bird watcher it is an ideal place that echoes
with the chirping of birds including a variety of migratory birds. Take a walk around
the sanctuary while experiencing the sights and sounds of these birds. Kumarakom
offers visitors many other leisure options. Either you are free at leisure, or enjoy the
backwaters with paddleboats, canoe and Kayaks at the lagoon available at the resort.
Day 07 - Kumarakom to Alleppey by boat Morning time free to relax. Late morning at
around 11 AM board your waiting houseboat and sail through the back waters to reach
Alleppey. Hot lunch and dinner will be served on board. Overnight at the houseboat.
Day 08 - Alleppey to Cochin Morning after breakfast at the houseboat proceed to
reach Cochin. Arrive and check in at the hotel. Afternoon proceed for sightseeing tour
of Cochin, During your sightseeing trip you will visit Fort Kochi - A leisurely walk
through the city is the best way to discover historic for Kochi. An obscure fishing
village that became the first European township In India, Kochi has an eventful and
colourful history. The town was shaped by the cultural influences, the dutch and later
the british. The result of these cultural influences are seen in the many examples of
indo european architecture that still exist here. Chinese Fishing Nets - These huge
cantilevered fishing nets are the legacy of one of the first visitors to the Malabar coast.
Erected here between 1350 and 1450 ad by Traders from the court of kublai khan,
these nets are set up on teak wood and bamboo poles.
  The best place to watch the nets being lowered into the sea and catch being brought
in is the vasco da gama square, a narrow promenade that runs along the beach. St.
Francis Church - Built in 1503 by Portuguese Franciscan Friars, this is India's oldest
European Church. This was initially built of timber and later reconstructed in stone
masonry. It was restored in 1779 by the protestant dutch, converted To an anglican
church by the british in 1795 and is at present governed by the church of south india.
Vasco da gama was buried here in 1524 before his Remains were moved to Lisbon,
portugal. Mattancherry Palace (Dutch Palace) - Built by the Portuguese in 1557 and
presented to Raja Veera Kerala Varma of Kochi, the palace was renovated in 1663 by
the Dutch. On display here are beauriful murals depicting scenes from the epics,
Ramayana and Mahabharata, and some of the Puranic Hindu legends. The palace also
houses dutch maps of old kochi, royal palanquins, coronation robes of former
maharajas of kochi. Synagogue - Constructed in 1568, this is the oldest synagogue in
the commonwealth. Destroyed in a shelling during the portuguese raid in 1662, it was
rebuilt two years later by the dutch. Bolghatty Island - This island is famous for its
palace of the same name. The bolghatty palace Was built in 1744 the dutch and later
taken over by the british. Today it is a hotel run by the kerala tourism , with a small
golf course and special honeymoon cottages. Willingdon Island - Named after Lord
Willingdon, a former British viceroy of India, this man-made island is surrounded by
beautiful backwaters. The island is the site of the city's best hotels and trading centres,
the port trust and the headquarters of the southern naval command. Day 09 - At
Cochin Morning after breakfast at the hotel day free to explore more of Cochin.
Evening proceed to local theater to witness kathakali dance performance. Overnight at
the hotel. Day 10 - Cochin to Munnar Morning after breakfast at the hotel proceed to
Munnar, where sprawling tea plantations, picture book towns, winding lanes, trekking
and holiday facilities make it a unique experience. This hill station was once the
summer resort of the erstwhile British empire in south India. Check in to your hotel.
Later proceed for a trip Pothamedu for an excellent view of the tea, coffee and
cardamom plantations in Munnar. The breathtaking scenery here is ideal for trekking
and long mountain walks. Time permitting also visit Mattupetty famous for its highly
specialized dairy farm, the Indo-Swiss live stock project. Onwards from the farm you
proceed to Mattupetty lake and dam, which is a very beautiful picnic spot. You could
enjoy boating in the lake and view mountains and landscapes from afar. Onwards
proceed to Echo point famous for the natural echo phenomenon and then to Top
Station offering marvellous views of Munnar valley below. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 11 - At Munnar Full day free to explore more of Munnar on your own pace and
relax. Overnight at the hotel. Day 12 - Munnar to Periyar National Park Morning after
breakfast at the hotel proceed to Pariyar National Park. The Periyar wildlife sanctuary
is lying close to the plantations, in the rich jungles of periyar or thekkady is one of the
world's most fascinating natural wildlife reserves - the periyar wildlife sanctuary,
spread across 777 sq km, of which 360 is thick evergreen forest, the periyar
wildlife sanctuary was declared a tiger reserve in 1978. The splendid artificial lake
formed by the mullaperiyar dam across the periyar river adds to the charm of the park.
This is the only sanctuary in india where you can have the unique experience of
viewing wildlife at close quarters from the safety of a boat on the lake. The greatest
attraction of periyar , however, are the herds of wild elephants that come down to play
in the lake. You can also see wild Elephant, gaur, sambar deer, tiger, jungle cat, sloth
bear and wild boar which can be sighted from the boats also 265 species of birds
including migrants the hornbill, stork, woodpecker, kingfisher, raptor, cormorant,
grackle etc. Afternoon proceed for a nature walk and visit spice plantation. Overnight
at the hotel. Day 13 - At Periyar Morning and evening game viewing by boat at the
park. Overnight at the hotel. Day 14 - Pariyar to Madurai Morning after breakfast at
the hotel proceed to Madurai and check in at the hotel. Madurai is one of the
important pilgrimage center for Hindus later proceed for a local tour of Madurai Visit
Sri Meenakshi sundareshwara temple, the temple art museum, puthu Mandapam,
Raya gopuram etc. Overnight at the hotel. Day 15 - Madurai to Ooty by toy train.
Brett & Krista will leave on their own to Kodaikanal 鈥?Pondicherry and Chennai.
  Yourself, nanci and Kate - Morning after breakfast at the hotel drive to Ooty in
around 6 hours time. Arrive Ooty and check into the hotel. Rest of the day free to
relax and enjoy this hill station. Ooty, the queen of the southern hill station is poplular
as Ootacamund or Udhamgamamdalam.The unique landscape was discovered by the
British collector in pre independence India and later developed as a summer resort for
the South Indian peoples. Enclosed in the lap of nature engulfed by four hills by the
name of Doddabetta, Snowdon resort, Elk hill and club hill it forms a part of the
Nilgiri range. Ooty lies at the confluence of the western and the eastern ghats, the
colonial rulers or the British gave the name Ooty to the place.
  Day 16 - At Ooty Morning after breakfast at the hotel proceed for leisurely full day
tour to visit Botanical Gardens Botanical gardens are a major tourist attraction for
those who visit Ooty, one of the most popular hill stations of India. They sprawl over
50-acre and lie on the lower slopes of Doddabetta peak, which is the highest point in
Ooty. Marquis of Tweeddale established these gardens in the year 1848. The gardens
are formally laid out with lily ponds, and there are clipped bushes in the form of
elephants, with raised trunks. One can find a thousand different species of plants
including some thirty types of eucalyptus in these gardens. There is also a fossilised
tree trunk, which is said to be 20 million years old. Towards the eastern part of the
garden there is a wooden house made of logs known as "Toda Mund", which provides
an excellent view.
  Ooty Lake - About 1-km distance there is an artificial lake with a charming look,
which was formed in 1824 by Mr. John Sullivan, the then Collector of Coimbatore. St
Stephens Church - Situated in the hilly area on Club Road, St Stephens Church is said
to be the oldest in the Nilgiris. The church was built in 1829 and consecrated in 1830.
The beam of the church was taken from the palace of Tipu Sultan at Srirangapatnam.
The cemetery close by houses the grave of John Sullivan, the founder of Ooty.
Government Museum - The government museum, Mysore Road, Ooty has items of
tribal objects, district's ecological details and representative sculptural arts and crafts
of Tamil Nadu. It was set up in 1989, with a view to provide education benefits to the
residing and visiting population of Nilgiris district. Deer Park - At a distance of 1-km
from the Lake there is a Deer Park, which is worth visiting.
  Doddabetta - Doddabetta is the highest peak (2623 meters) in the Nilgiris, which is
about 10-km from Ooty. It is a beautiful place lying between the junction of the
Western and Eastern Ghats and offers a beautiful view of the Nilgiri hill ranges. It is
surrounded by dense Sholas. Hindustan Photo Films - The Hindustan Photo Films,
one of the major industrial units of the district, is located about 5-km away from Ooty
railway station over a sprawling area of over 300 acres, near the Ooty golf-links on
the Ooty- Mysore road. Overnight at the hotel.
  Day 18 - at Ooty Full day free to relax and enjoy this hill station by exploring
yourself. Overnight at the hotel. Day 19 - Ooty to Conoor Morning after breakfast
take toy train to reach Coonoor 鈥?Conoor is the second most popular hill station in
the Nilgiris after Ooty. Situated on a lower ridge of the main plateau at an altitude of
about1800 meters above the sea level, it is 19 kms from Ooty. However its climate is
milder than Ooty.
  Coonoor offers the tourists exotic panoramic view of the lush green Nilgiri hills,
with its ravines, valleys, and waterfalls. Bird lovers can enjoy bird watching, as the
place is full of beautiful and rare birds including black woodpecker, parakeets, barbets,
mynas, cuckoos, Malabar trogon, Malabar gray hornbill, crested hawk eagle, and
crested serpent eagle.
  Places you may like to visit during your stay at Conoor - Lamb's Rock - Lamb's rock
is situated about 8 km from Coonoor. It provides you an awesome view of
Coimbatore plains. Dolphin's Nose - It is a huge rock resembling with a dolphin's
nose is about 10 km from Coonoor. On a clear day, you can glimpse Catherine Falls
from atop the Dolphin nose. The famous Law's Fall is another popular picnic spot,
situated at a distance of 7 km from Coonoor. Pomological Station - It is an institute
working as a research center of the State Agricultural Department for persimmon,
pomegranates and apricots. Overnight stay at the hotel. Day 20 - Conoor / Nagarhole
National Park Morning after breakfast at the hotel proceed to - Nagarhole National
park derives its name from the combination of two Kannada words. 'Nagar,' meaning
snake, and 'hole,' meaning streams. True to its name, quite a few serpentine streams
fork through the rich tropical forests of the park. Nagarhole Park was set up in 1955.
In 1975, its area was increased to include a greater expanse of forest reserve. The
original forest was once an exclusive hunting ground for the erstwhile Maharajas of
Mysore. The park has been recently renamed as Rajiv Gandhi National Park after the
late Prime Minister of India.
  Nagarhole National Park is counted among India 鈥檚 best wildlife parks. It has a
large elephant and bison population. It also hosts a variety of animal species along
with approximately 250 species of birds. On its northern confines is the Kabini River
and on its southern fringes is the Bandipur national park. A dam on the Kabini River
and its picturesque reservoir demarcates the two national parks. During the dry season
(February. June), this artificial lake attracts a large number of animals, making it an
ideal spot for sighting wildlife. The important predators and carnivora in the
Nagarhole National Park are tiger, leopard, wild dog (dhole or Cuon alpinus), sloth
bear and the hyena (Hyaena hyaena). The herbivores are spotted deer, sambar, barking
deer, four-horned antelope (Tetracerus quadricornis), gaur (Bos gaurus), wild boar
(Sus scrofa) and elephant. Nagarhole National Park provides an opportunity to see
some of the southern population of Gaur (jungle Bison). Also, this park in Karnataka
is a good place to see elephants in the luxuriant forests and bamboo thickets which
they most enjoy. Their total population in southern India is now about 6500, nearly all
living in the area where Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala adjoin in the shadow of
the Western Ghats. Other mammalian miscallany includes the common langur
(Presbytes entellus), Bonnet macaque (Macaca radiata), jungle cat, slender Loris
(Loris tadigradus), leopard-cat (Felis bengalensis), civet cat (Viverricula indica and
Paradoxurus hermaphroditus), mongoose (Herpestes fuscus and Herpestes vitticollis),
common otter (Lutra lutra), giant flying squirrel (Petaurista petaurista), giant squirrel
(Ratufa indica), porcupine, jackal, mouse-deer (Tragulus meminna), hare and
pangolin (Manis crassicaudata). Over 250 species of birds are found at Nagarhole
National Park. Besides the enormous variety of woodland birds, there are large
congregations of water fowl in the Kabini river. Birds range from blue-bearded
bee-eater, scarlet minivet and Malabar whistling thrush to the more common ospreys,
herons and ducks.
  Among reptiles, the marsh crocodile, monitor lizard, rock python and several other
species are represented. Aquatic and terrestrial tortoises, frogs, toads and tree frogs
and a myriad insects, including some very colourful butterflies, adorn this lovely
southern jungle of India. Afternoon jeep drive in the park for animal viewing Day 21 -
At nagarhole Morning elephant ride and a coracle ride. One can have good
photographic opportunities. Return to the resort for breakfast & lunch. One can walk
around the surroundings or bird-watch. Afternoon boat ride for bird watching and
animal viewing. Day 22 - Nagarhole to Mysore Morning after breakfast depart for
Nagarhole Mysore - Steeped in History Mysore, capital city of the Wodeyars. Adobe
of untold grandeur and glory, where the rich heritage of the Wodeyars is carefully
preserved to this day in its magnificent places, beautifully laid-out gardens, imposing
buildings, board shady avenues and sacred temples. Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight at the hotel. Day 23 - At Mysore Morning after breakfast at the hotel
proceed for full day leisurely visit to Mysore Palace : Where the Mharajas lived
鈥?You can't miss the Palace at Mysore, for all roads lead to the Maharaja's Palace.
Built in Indo-Saracenic style with domes, turrets, arches and colonnades, the Palace is
a treasure house of exquisite carvings and works of art from all over the world.
Intricately carved doors open on to luxuriously furnished rooms.
  The majestic Durbar Hall has an ornate ceiling and many sculpted pillars. See the
magnificent jewel studded golden throne, the pride of the Wodeyars and the symbol of
their sovereignty, displayed here during the Dasara. The palace, illuminated on
Sundays and Public Holidays, presents a spectacle of breathtaking beauty. Chamundi
Hills - Presiding deity; of Mysore. A well known 335 metres high landmark,
Chamundi Hill can be reached by a 13 km road or by climbing up the 1,000 steps laid
out by the Mysore Maharaja in the 17th century. Half-way up long the stone steps is
Nandi, Lord Shiva's bull, a majestic 4.8 metre monolith. At the top is the 12th century
temple of Chamundeshwari, the patron goddess of the Wodeyars. The summit offers a
panoramic view of Mysore's lakes, parks and palaces. MAHISHASURA 鈥?From
whom Mysore got its name Close to the temple is the gigantic stature of the demon
Mahishasura. St. Philomena's Church - Gothic art A beautiful Cathedral, reminiscent
of medieval architectural style. Stained glass windows and lofty towers make it an
imposing structure.
  Sri Jayachmarajendra Art Gallery - A treasure house of masterpieces The
Jaganmohan Palace was converted into an art gallery in 1875 and exhibits paintings
which date back to that period. The artists of that time used natural vegetable and
mineral dyes. The famous traditional Mysore 'gold leaf' paintings are also exhibited in
the gallery, as are oil paintings of contemporary Svetoslav Roerich. Overnight at the
hotel. Day 24 - Mysore to Hassan Morning after breakfast at the hotel proceed to
Hassan enroute visiting Srirangapatna - The Tiger's Lair Take yourself back to another
spot, another, time. 16 kms away from Mysore is the island fortress of Tipu Sultan,
the legendary Tiger of Mysore who put up a valiant fight against British domination.
The high stone walls and moats enclose palaces, temples and a great mosque. Tipu's
summer Palace, with its beautiful frescoes, the tombs of Tipu and Hyder Ali at
Gumbaz, Royal Mosque, Wellesley Bridge and the celebrated Sri Ranganatha Temple
are other monuments from its chequered past.
  Check into the hotel on arrival. Afternoon excursion to visit Belur - situated around
38 km from Hassan. The Channekeshava Temple at Belur is the only one of the three
major Hoysala sites still in use. The construction of this temple started in AD 1116 to
commemorate the victory of the Hoysalas over the Cholas at Talakad. It took around
hundred years to complete the work. It is said that every Hindu deity has been
represented at this temple. Guides can be hired to explain the detailed sculptural work.
Other Hoysala temples at Belur are the Chennigaraya and the Viranarayana and
Halebid - Situated around 33 km from Hassan is Halebid, famous for its
Hoyasaleswara temple. The construction of the Hoyasaleswara Temple was started in
AD 1121 and continued for around 90 years, but never completed. Nevertheless, even
in its incomplete form, this temple is the most outstanding example of Hoysala art and
architecture. Every part of the walls of this temple is covered by an endless variety of
Hindu deities, sages, stylized animals, birds, and many other art forms. The temple is
enclosed by a garden and there is a museum also nearby.
  Day 25 - Hassan to Bangalore Morning after breakfast at the hotel drive to
Bangalore via Sravanabelgola. Shravanbelgola is located around 48 km off Hassan
and is famous for the statue of Lord Bahubali (Gomateshwar). The place is an
important Jain pilgrimage center with an ancient history. The 17-m-high statue of
Bahubali is said to be the tallest monolithic structure in the world. It overlooks the
small town of Shravanbelgola from top of the rocky hill known as Indragiri. One can
reach this hill after covering 614 rock-cut steps. Overnight at the hotel.
  Day 26 鈥?Bangalore to Chennai - Train Morning tour of Bangalore city. Late
afternoon transfer to the Railway Station to board day train for Chennai. Meeting on
arrival and transfer to the hotel for overnight stay.
  Day 27 鈥?At Chennai Morning after breakfast at the hotel proceed for full day
excursion to Mahabalipurm via visiting Kanchipuram. Kanchipuram is one of the
seven sacred cities of India. It is most famous for its exquisitely woven handloom silk
saris. It has some very famous temples like the Kamakshi Temple and the
Ekambareshwar Temple. Mahabalipuram is famous for its shore temples. Most of the
temples and rock carvings were completed around 630 - 660 AD and are notable for
their folk- art origins.
  Day 28 鈥?Depart Chennai Morning after breakfast at the hotel sightseeing tour of
Madras city. Chennai - the capital of Tamil Nadu, popularly regarded as the 'Gateway
to the South' represents a culture that is distinctly different from that of northern India.
During your sightseeing tour you will vist Kalakshetra, a school of art and music that
encourages exponents of Bharatnatyam, Carnatic music, traditional weaving and
designing, Fort St. George - built in 1653 during British reign in India, - now houses
the Secretariat and Legislative Assembly of Tamil Nadu; St. Mary's Church, the oldest
Anglican Church in India with its premises, Sri Parthasarathy Temple built by
Pallavas in the 8th century AD; Kapaliswara Temple, Mylapore also an eighth century
Pallava Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, San Thomas Cathedral Basilica rebuilt in
1606 as a cathedral and in 1896 it was made a basilica; and Theosophical Society - the
world headquarters of the Theosophical Society formed to encourage the study of
comparative religion, philosophy and science. Evening transfer to the airport to board
flight for onward destination.
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