On the day of your arrival at Chennai, you will warmly welcome by representatives and they will drive you to your lodge. Spend rest of the day at Chennai hotel and stay for overnight.
Christian Pilgrimage - Churches of South India Tour
Since ages, pilgrimage has been a significant part of every religion. It conveys the desire and commitment of an individual to be converted into the vibes of a sanctified place. Alike all religions, Christianity is also deeply connected with the roots of India. Approximately 25 million Christians are living in India. Some destinations that are worth-mentioning while planning a Christian pilgrimage tour one must visit the holy churches that are mentioned below.
Places to be covered - Chennai (Madras) - Thanjavur- Velankanni- Madurai- Trivandrum- Kollam- Kottayam- Cochin- Kozhikode (Calicut) - Mumbai- Goa- Mumbai
Special features of tour
South India churches tour is especially made for Christian worshippers. This tour package include fascinating and most cherished destination of South India. During the itinerary, travelers will explore these striking churches in various cities like Chennai, Trivandrum, Kochi and so on.
Day 1 - Arrival at Chennai
Day 2 - Chennai - Thanjavur
Total Distance - 342 kms, Time Taken- 8 Hours
Morning embark on a complete touring of Chennai city and its numerous churches. The popular churches of this city are- St. Thomas, St. Mary’s, St. George and St. Thome Cathedral etc. In evening time you reach to railway station to board train to Thanjavur. Spend night on board.
Day 3 - Thanjavur - Velankanni
Reach to Velankanni and get into hotel selected by you. After this, take a ride to city Velankanni. The city was built to pay respect to Lady of Health, the Madonna of Velankanni. Cozy overnight stay at the lodge.
Day 4 - Velankanni - Madurai
Total Distance- 267 kms, Time Taken- 6 Hours
After early morning breakfast at the hotel, drive to Madurai and while travelling visit Trichy. Visit nearby churches or spend rest of the day at lodge. Overnight stay at accommodation place.
Day 5 - Madurai - Trivandrum
Total Distance- 267 kms, Time Taken- 5 Hours
Day 5 of itinerary starts with driving to Trivandrum. Clock in at your staying place. Afternoon sightseeing comprises visiting of nearby places. Stay for a night at the lodge.
Day 6 - Trivandrum - Kollam - Kottayam
Morning drive to Kollam, which is 71 kms and a journey of 2 hours only. Tour the area of Kollam. Later on, you are transferred to Kottayam via boat ride. On reaching there, get into your lodge. Spend rest of the day according to your choice and stay for a night at hotel.
Day 7 - Kottayam - Cochin
After early morning breakfast, take a half day tour of Kottayam and explore ancient churches like St. Mary’s church, Valia Palli, Cheria Palli and Syrian Christian Community. After that, you reach to Cochin after completing journey of 70 kms. Get in at lodge and spend rest of the day at leisure time. Overnight stay at inn.
Day 8 - In Cochin
A full day touring at Cochin City. Visit prominent churches of Cochin like St. Frances Church. In evening, enjoy a Kathakali Dance Show. Stay at hotel.
Day 9 - Cochin - Kozhikode (Calicut)
Total Distance- 224 kms, Time Taken- 5 Hours
Enjoy your morning breakfast in hotel. Then, drive to fascinating city of Kozhikode. Get in to your desired accommodation place. Spend rest of the day in your leisure activities. Overnight in lodge.
Day 10 - In Kozhikode
Half day tour of Kozhikode city and its awe-inspiring churches. Spend rest of the day in your personal activities. Comfortable overnight stay at your chosen lodge.
Day 11 - Kozhikode - Goa
Your healthy breakfast will be served at hotel, and then you are transferred to airport to catch the flight of Goa. You are free during afternoon, so take a break and enjoy some serene moments with your loved ones at beach.
Day 12 - In Goa
Half day tour to Old Goa and its marvelous churches. St. Francis Xavier, Basilica of born Jesus is some of the most popular churches in Goa. Also visit, St. Cajetan Church, St. Cathedral and Churches of St, Francis that was built on the pattern of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. All these holy churches are some of the biggest and beautiful churches of Goa. After taking an exciting tour to these churches, you are free for the rest of the day. Enjoy sumptuous dinner at lodge and stay there overnight.
Day 13 - In Goa
A full day for complete relaxation. Spend leisure time at inn or visit nearby beaches for some peaceful moments away from the chaotic life of city.
Day 14 - Goa - Mumbai
Drive to airport to board the flight for Mumbai. Arrival at Mumbai. Visit church in Central Mumbai. Enjoy your overnight stay at the desired inn.
Day 15 - Mumbai - Departure
Last day of itinerary begins with the tour of Mumbai city. In afternoon, drive to airport to board the flight for next destination.