Churches Tour Of India (14 Nights / 15 Days)
Destinations: Chennai (Madras) – Thanjavur – Velankanni – Madurai – Trivandrum – Kollam (Quilon)- Kottayam – Cochin – Kozhikode (Calicut) – Mumbai (Bombay) – Goa – Mumbai
Day 01 : Arrive Chennai
On arrival you are transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02 : Chennai – Thanjavur (342 kms/ 8 hrs)
Morning embark on a full day tour of Chennai City and (its various Churches). The famous church are St. Mary’s Church, St. George, St. Thomas, San Thome Cathedral etc. Evening you are transferred to the railway station to board overnight train to Thanjavur. Overnight on board. (about 8 hrs journey)
Day 03 : Thanjavur – Velankanni
On arrival at the railway station you are transferred to your hotel. Later excursion to Velankanni – made in honour of Our Lady of Health the Madonna of Velankanni. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04 : Velankanni – Madurai
Morning drive to Madurai (267 kms/ 6 hrs) en route visiting Trichy. Rest of the day is at leisure or you can visit near by churches. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05 : Madurai – Trivandrum
Morning drive to Trivandrum (254 kms / 5 hrs) and check into your hotel. Afternoon visit one of the famous churches and offer prayer. Overnight at hotel
Day 06 : Trivandrum – Kollam – Kottayam
Morning drive to Kollam (71 kms / 2 hrs) and tour the area. Later you are transferred to Kottayam by boat. On arrival you are transferred to your hotel. Rest the day is at leisure. Overnight at hotel
St. Mary’s church
Day 07 : Kottayam – Cochin
Morning a half-day tour of Kottayam visiting Syrian Christian Community and ancient Churches like the Valia Palli, the Cheria Palli and St. Mary’s Church. Later drive to Cochin (70 kms / 2 hrs) and check into your hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day 08 : In Cochin
Morning a full day tour of Cochin city and the famous St. Franes Church. Evening enjoy a Kathakali Dance show. Overnight at hotel.
Day 09 : Cochin – Kozikode (Calicut) (224 kms / 5 hrs)
Morning drive to Kozhikode 224 kms / 5 hrs, and check into you hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight at hotel
Day 10 : In Kozhikode
Morning a half- day tour of Kozhikode City and its Churches. Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day 11 : Kozhikode – Goa
Morning you are transferred to the airport to board flight to Goa. Afternoon free to relax on the beach.
Day 12 : In Goa
Morning a halfday tour Old Goa and its churches. Basilica of born Jesus, the body of St. Francis Xavier, the most famous and popular of all churches in Goa. Also visit Se Cathedral, the biggest in Goa, Churches of St. Francis of Assiss St. Cajetan Church, built in the style of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
St. Thomas church
Day 13 : In Goa
Day free to relax on the beach.
Day 14 : Goa – Mumbai
Transfer to airport to connect flight for Mumbai. Afternoon visit Mahim Church in central Mumbai. Overnight at hotel.
Day 15 : Mumbai – Out
Morning city tour of Mumbai. Afternoon transfer to airport to connect flight for onward destinations.