India has many religions, and people are getting more liberal about their faith. Therefore shrines of all faith hold equal importance in terms of historical and architectural reference in India. Due to the advent of British, Dutch, Italian, and Portuguese Christians during colonial rule, most of them settled across the South Indian states such as Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, and Tamilnadu. We do organize a Church tour of south India for the tourists arriving from Europe. Therefore Kerala and Tamilnadu are dotted with Churches throughout the cities of these two states the most. These Churches are not only famous for their symbolical and religious importance, but some of them are popular tourist destinations too. Churches mentioned in the itinerary are known for their historical significance and illustrating the impression of colonial architecture in their construction and design. So enjoy this unique and magnificent Church tour with us.
Duration : 08 Nights / 09 Days
Destination Covered : Cochin – Munnar – Thekkady - Velankanni - Trichy - Thanjavur - Trichy
DAY 01 : ARRIVE COCHIN - PARUMALA – COCHIN 92 KMS 03 HOURS DRIVE ONE WAY
Upon arrival at Cochin Airport, you are met and transferred to your pre-booked hotel. After freshen up, visit Parumala- St. Peter's and St. Paul's Orthodox Syrian Church, Parumala is also known as Parumala Pally, is a parish church of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church. After visiting the Churches, return to the hotel for an overnight stay. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 02 : COCHIN
Today full-day tour of Cochin. Visiting Chinese fishing nets along the Vasco Da Gama Square, Santa Cruz Basilica, St. Francis Church, VOC Gate, Bastion Bungalow, Jewish synagogue, and evening shopping at local Markets. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 03 : COCHIN – MUNNAR BY 135 ROAD 4 KMS HOURS DRIVE
After breakfast, drive to Munnar enjoying the scenic beauty & the marvelous waterfalls, high mountains with the low flying clouds passing by. On arrival in Munnar, check-in at your pre-booked hotel. In the evening you can go sightseeing in Munnar, which includes the Raja Malai - a top peak of Munnar where you can see Neel Thar (mountain goats). Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 04 : MUNNAR
After breakfast in the morning, visit Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church, CSI Chruch, tea plantations, Anamudi, Eravikulam National Park, Devikulam, Mattupetty, Pallivasal, Pothamedu, Attukal, etc. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 05 : MUNNAR – THEKKADY 110 KMS 3 HOURS DRIVE
After breakfast, drive to Periyar on the way to visiting the Idukki dam. Upon arrival in Thekkady, check-in at your pre-booked hotel. Periyar wildlife sanctuary is home to nomadic tribes of wild elephant, boar, deer, and more. In the evening goes for a boat cruise in the lake to watch wild animals and Spice Garden Visit. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 06 : THEKKADY - VELANKANNI 390 KMS 08 HOURS DRIVE
Early breakfast today and drive to Velankanni. On arrival in Velankanni, check-in at your pre-booked hotel. Evening prayer at the Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 07 : VELANKANNI - TRICHY 160 KMS 03 HOURS DRIVE
The morning after Prayer, drive to Trichy. On arrival in Trichy, check-in at your pre-booked hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour visiting Rock Fort, Srirangam, and Mandapam. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 08 : TRICHY – THANJAVUR – TRICHY SAME DAY TRIP 60 KMS 02 HOURS DRIVE ONE WAY
Morning same day return to Thanjavur and evening back to Trichy. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 09 : LEAVE TRICHY
Morning free for shopping and evening departure transfer to Airport to board flight for onward journey.