South India Tour

Duration:

12 nights / 14 Days

Cities to visit:

Chennai - Mahabalipuram - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry - Tanjore - Trichy - Madurai - Periyar - Alleppey - Cochin

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1. Gün: Avrupa'dan Madras'a Gidiş (Chennai)

Delhi'ye uluslararası uçuş
 Uçuşta geceleyin.

Gün 02: Chennai - Mahabalipuram

Chennai'ye sabah erken varış, Güney Hindistan'ın kültür başkenti, geçmişin geleneklerine ve anılarına büyük önem verir.

Varışta Mahabalipuram'a (2 saatte araba ile gidilir) düz sürüş yapın ve otele vardıklarında önceden rezervasyon yaptırdığınız otele giriş yapın. Kahvaltı ve dinlenme.

 Sitenin sakin, kültürel zenginlikleri ve plaja olan yakınlığı Mahabalipuram'ı keyifli ve rahatlatıcı bir yer haline getirmektedir. Yerel esnaf çoğunlukla heykeltıraşlar ve meselede şehre şöhret getirdi. Okyanusa bakan, yükselen güneşin ışığı altında devasa bir kumsalın sonunda Mahabalipuram'ın ikonik görüntüsü olan Rivage tapınağı bulunur. 7. yüzyılda Palava Rajasimha tarafından granit olarak inşa edilmiştir. Pallava, Coronandel sahilinde, bir zamanlar yedinci yüzyılda olan ve Güney Asya'daki medeniyetlerinin radyasyonunun merkezi olan bu şehri kurdu. UNESCO Dünya Mirası Listesi olan Rivage'nın bu güzel tapınağı yedinci yüzyılda Pallava sanatının en yükseğinde inşa edilmiştir. İki kule, kutsal mekanlara ev sahipliği yapıyor. Biri Shiva, diğeri Vishnu'ya ithaf edilmiştir.

Deniz rüzgarları, tuzlu ve kumlu havada, tapınağı çevreleyen ve duvarları kaplayan, yumuşak ve yuvarlak bir görünüm kazanan hassas heykeller ciddi şekilde aşınmıştır. Burada bulunan kaya sanatı, "Gangsterlerin Türeyişi" adı altında daha iyi bilinen Arjuna küstahlığını tasvir eden dev kabartmada zirveye ulaşıyor.

Arjuna İftazı:

Bu muazzam ve görkemli bas kabartması (27x9 m) bir taş üzerinde oyulmuştu. Bazıları Ganjların efsanevi doğum yerini, diğerleri ise Arjuna'nın cezasını gösterir). Kaya üstten aşağıya doğru uzanan çatlağı akıllıca kullanan heykeltıraşlar, hepsi inanılmaz derecede hayatta olan tanrıları, tanrıçaları, hayvanları temsil ediyordu. Beş Rathas'ı ziyaret edin. Sağ tarafta bir fil ailesi ve Arjuna, çatlamanın hemen solundaki bir bacakta duruyor. Sonra beşinci Rathalar yedinci yüzyılda oyulmuş ve tek parçalı. Onların direkleri, stil heykelleri, bölgenin en önemli tapınaklarının inşası için benimsenen mimariyi oldukça iyi temsil ediyorlardı. Pandava kardeşleri, efsanevi karakterler Maharaja'nın vaftiz edildi. Draupadi Ratha (savaş arabası araçları), Arjuna Ratha, Brima Ratha, Dharmaraja Ratha ve Nakula Sahadeva Ratha. Onların yanında bir fil, bir boğa (Nandi) ve bir aslan, kendileri monolitik

Otelinizde geceleyin.

 

Gün 03: Mahabalipuram - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram

Otelde kahvaltı yapın ve Kanchipuram'u ziyaret etmek için gezi gezisine devam edin.

 Bin tapınak kenti olan Kanchipuram, Pallava hanedanının başkenti olan Hinduizm'in yedi kutsal kentinden biridir ve yüzyıllardır önemli bir sanatsal nüfuztur.

Pallava kralları tarafından yaptırılan Ekabaresvara Tapınağı'nı ziyaret edin, 9 ha'lık bir alanın en büyük yayılımını gerçekleştirin. Ve bin sütun ile güzel bir lobi var.

Ardından Dravidian tarzının mükemmel bir örneği olan Kailashanath'ı (yedinci yüzyıl) ziyaret edin, şehrin 70 tapınağı arasından en güzelidir. Kral Narasimha tarafından yaptırılmış ve oğlu Mahendra tarafından tamamlanmıştır. Bir duvarda, her pavyonda bir Nandi bulunan 58 küçük tapınak bulunmaktadır.

Built on the shores of Bay of Bengal , Mahabalipuram was the great port city of the Pallavas ( VVIIIème century). It draws its name from one of the Pallava kings , Mamalla . Compared to large cities, Mahabalipuram like a village ( 14 000 inhabitants). The city lies between the beach and a rocky promontory on which were built many small temples.

Overnight at your hotel.

 

 

Day 04: Mahabalipuram – Pondicherry

Breakfast at hotel and departure for Pondicherry. A very discreet charm of French sub-prefecture of the tropics which is overwhelmed by a flood of people came from the Tamil hinterland - the attractiveness of the city and its alleged facilities , this is the sketch portrait we could brush Pondicherry . Embedded in a Tamil population of a friendly exuberance appear those that give a unique cosmopolitan character Pondicherry in India , in a city of this size: Creole , French -born distant or Franco- Indian , who live in the "White City" the edge area meticulously clean seashore They live in houses buried deep in delightful gardens in high -ceilinged rooms and steeped in old-world charm , from old furniture . French intellectuals attending this wonderful instrument for the study of civilization and Indian languages ​​ what the French Institute of Indology . One still sees veterans survivors of Free France , quite distant souls seeking spiritual experiences that they do not think they can find in the West , but certainly to the Sri Aurobindo Ashram and Auroville , the City of a Dawn that never ceases to dawn . Pondicherry can not be described but must be experienced . It is a matter of time. Pondicherry , a former French colony . Visit the Sri Aurobindo Ashram and Cenotaph "Mother ." First discovery of the city by cyclo in the old French Quarter. Continuation of city tour on foot: the temple of Ganesh Manakular , the old place du Panthéon , Notre Dame des Anges , the school and the French Alliance , the center of religious embroidery located in Cluny the most beautiful colonial mansion in the city. Walk along the waterfront and free time to hunt in the best boutiques in town.

Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 05: Pondicherry – Tanjore

Breakfast. Departure to Tanjore . Thanjavur called TANJORE very old city, where a temple, which is one of  ‘the wonders of the country, recalls his past as capital of the powerful Chola empire . As now , this city is the musical metropolis of southern India , especially at the time of festival held in January .

Arrival at Tanjore , lunch . Visit the ancient temple of Brihadeshvara , one of the most beautiful wonders of Dravidian architecture. Amazing for its refined architectural details , it is the flagship of I'architecture chola both its beautiful gopurams , surprising by its monolithic dome by frescoes that adorn its interior courtyard . Then the Saraswati Mahal dating from the seventeenth century where you will see a superb collection of bronzes cholas . Installation at the hotel.

Overnight at hotel .

 

Day 06: Tanjore – Trichy

Breakfast. Starting TRICHY (55 Km) .

Visit Trichy . Visit the Temple of Brihadishwara , masterpiece of Chola temple architecture , and the Palace.                                                                                                                                                          

Then visit Srirangam , grandiose city on an island in the river Kaverey ; Ranganath Swami Temple with its 21 gopurams is extraordinary, and it is dedicated to Vishnu.
Overnight at your hotel.

 

Day 07: Tanjore – Madurai

Breakfast. Departure to Madurai . MADURAI , blessed by the nectar that dripped from the hair of Shiva is perhaps the most venerable and most ancient city of Tamil Nadu. It is also a great center of Tamil culture. Overnight at your hotel.

 

Day 08: Madurai

Breakfast. Departure to visit Madurai

The Meenakshi temple - Sundareshvara .

It is a masterpiece of Dravidian architecture overrun columns, long corridors populated countless statues , new " gopurams " towers overloaded multicolored sculptures. Of all the temples of the south, this is the most extraordinary , lively from dawn to sunset a crowd full of life and faithful faith.

In the evening , visit a Kathakali dance school , where you can watch the preparation of masks, makeup artists and show Kathakali dance theater of Kerala . Overnight at hotel .

The temple Tirumalay Nayak Palace, one of the most imposing monuments of this set , large rooms surrounded by tall pillars , built in Indo Moorish style .

 In the evening , visit the temple to attend the ceremony chairs at bedtime Shiva in the sanctuary of the Meenakshi temple .
Overnight at hotel .

 

Day 09: Madurai – Periyar

Breakfast at the hotel.

Departure by road to PERIYAR

On arrival, transfer to hotel .

Afternoon free ( car provided ) opportunity to enjoy Ayurvedic massages ( not included).
Overnight at hotel .

Day 10: Periyar

Breakfast at the hotel and visit the garden of spices. It is in this area that you can provision spices that grow in the gardens on the hills.

Afternoon departure for a boat ride on Lake Periyar Reserve , where you get a chance to see wild elephants come to drink . The lucky ones can expect to see one of the 50 tigers still live in the reserve.

 Overnight at hotel .

 

Day 11: Periyar – Alleppey (Backwater)

Breakfast at the hotel. Then depart by road to Kottayam . Before you leave taken for a ride ! First take a look at this bustling town before boarding elegant edge Rice- boats to cross the maze of rivers and canals that make up the backwaters, where land and water mix constantly . These old rice barges converted into small floating hotels will lead you to the scull to Alleppey . In this and there is joyous and magical , full of rice or mangroves , ducks and birds, children spotless and cheerful clusters. Twenty-four hours of wonder over water through canals and lagoons that flood rice fields of sight .
Lunch, dinner and overnight on board.

 Day 12: Alleppey – Cochin

Breakfast on board . On arrival at Alleppey , landing and departure by road to Cochin .

 Upon arrival , transfer to your hotel in Cochin .

Day 13: Cochin

Breakfast at hotel in Cochin. In the afternoon city tour of Cochin, colonial houses , the Jewish Quarter and pepper wholesalers around the only synagogue in gold in India, the amazing Chinese fishing nets etc. . His reputation as a commercial fishing town was of such a nature that Nicolas Conti , an Italian traveler of the Middle Ages remarked " If this was in China that you make a fortune , then this is surely Cochin you need to spend it. "

The city was developed by the Portuguese, the Dutch and then the English. The fruits of these intercultural encounters are visible in the remains of the Indo-European architecture that still exist.

 Then visit the island where you will see the Mattancherry Dutch Palace which houses some of the finest paintings of India. On the first floor , the Coronation Hall contains objects that belonged to the sovereign of Cochin, Veera Kerala Varma Raja ( 1537-1561 ) . Overnight at hotel .

Synagogue dating from 1568 , the oldest in the Commonwealth. Strolling through the antiques district . Visit the Santa Cruz Basilica , this historic church was built by the Portuguese and then elevated to a Cathedral by Pope Paul IV in 1558. Church was proclaimed Basilica in 1984 by Pope John Paul II.

Then the church of St. Francis is the oldest European church in the country . Vasco da Gama died with the title of the Portuguese Viceroy of India. His grave is there, but the body was in fact reduced to Lisbon. The tradition is that the apostle Thomas preaches the gospel.

Pazarlar boyunca dolaşırken veya Ayurveda masajlarının keyfini çıkarmak için öğleden sonra ücretsiz (dahil değil). Araba elinizin altında.

14. Gün: Cochin - Avrupa

Otelde kahvaltı ve gezi harika anıları ile Avrupa'ya geri uçmak için havaalanına sonraki transferler ....

 

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