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Christian Pilgrimage

DELHI - CHENNAI - PONDICHERRY - COCHIN - BANGALORE - GOA

Duration

12 Days

Tour Type

Pilgrimage Tour

Group Size

100 persons

Location

India

Overview

This pilgrimage tour package has a lot to offer. The religious destinations of beautiful south and north Indian states blended together will mesmerize anybody and leave you spiritually rejuvenated. From the church of our Lady of Health in Velankanni to the St. Mary's Church, one of the oldest surviving English churches in Chennai, to the aesthetically carved churches and bungalows of Goa; explore the heart of the nation.

Know before you go

  • Meeting and assistance by our representative, Airport to hotel & vice versa transfers as per the itinerary.
  • Welcome with garlands on arrival.
  • Sightseeing services using air-conditioned transport with the driver as per the tour programme.
  • Accommodation to choose from in standard hotels offering 3-star facilities or superior hotels offering good 4-star facilities or deluxe hotels offering 5-star standard facilities with breakfast in all the places. Double or twin sharing shall be provided as per your preference.
  • Parking fees, fuel charges, driver allowance are all included.
  • Services of an English speaking local guide is included only during the sightseeing tour as per the programme.
  • A small group size of a minimum of 4 people is required for any particular date and in case of fewer numbers on any particular date, we will give you the option of date change or still travel on the same date by paying a slight supplement.
  • Rates are based on using standard hotels offering 3-star facilities with the option of upgrading to superior and deluxe categories offering 4 star and 5-star facilities respectively at a slight supplement.
  • All taxes are included.

Included/Excluded

Return Airport transfers with Meeting and assistance

Hotel accommodation on twin sharing with breakfast

Airconditioned Transport with driver

One Lunch or dinner with our compliments

Guide services during sightseeing

All taxes, Toll, Parking Charges

Entrance fees to the Monuments

Any items of personal nature like laundry, Tips, Camera fees etc.

Any Domestic or International Airfare

Travel Insurance

Any item not mentioned in Inclusion

Itinerary

DAY 01 : ARRIVE DELHI
Welcome. On arrival you will be greeted & provided with warm assistance by our representatives to get transferred to the hotel. Check in at the hotel. This is the capital city of India, and can be called as a major gateway to India. Delhi is one of the most important metropolitan in India, as it is the city of power. It has a very good combination of both modern, as well as ancient culture. In these 3000 years of its existence, there has been the origin of seven more cities, where the traditional Indian capital is. Strategic location, mixture of modern and Indian culture, rich history, medieval market, beside the modern ones etc are the main reasons for choosing it, as the seat of power. Delhi is a city waiting to be explored. It is also known as the Headquarters of Indian politics, as most of the heads of the Indian government and other political parties; reside here, including the Prime Minister, and President of the country. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 02 : IN DELHI
After breakfast combined full day city tour of Old & New Delhi visiting Raj Ghat, where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated Red Fort, Made by Mughal Empror Shahjahan, Jama Masjid, The largest in India, It has three great gateways, four angle towers and two minarets constructed of alternating vertical strips of red sandstone and white marble. Chandni Chowk , this main street of Old Delhi is the colorful shopping bazaar, known as Chandni Chowk. It has very sharp contrast to the open, spacious streets of Delhi. Laxmi Narayan Temple, dedicated to Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity and good fortune. India Gate, this 42ms high stone of triumph is a war memorial. It bears the names of 85,000 Indian army soldiers, who died in the campaigns of WWI. Rashtrapati Bhawan - This palace-like building is the official residence of the President of India and an interesting blend of Mughal and western architectural styles . Bahai Temple, or the Lotus Temple is a marvel of modern architecture. Set among pools and gardens, adherents of any faith can visit, pray or meditate. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 03 : DELHI - CHENNAI
In time transfer to airport to board flight for Chennai, On arrival meeting and assistance by our representative, welcome and escort you by a private transport and then transfer to Hotel and assist with check in Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 04 : IN CHENNAI
Morning sightseeing tour of Chennai, the Capital city of Tamil Nadu state, Chennai is India's Southern Gateway city and one of the biggest centres of trade, and communications. Santhome Cathedral Church - Santhome Cathedral Basilica is situated on the southern tip of Marina in Chennai. It is a towering basilica built on the spot where St. Thomas (an apostle of Jesus Christ) was buried. It is the church of the Archbishop of Chennai - pastoral head of the Catholic community in the region. St. Thomas Mount - St. Thomas Mount church is located near Meenambakkam airport in Chennai. The Portuguese built it in 1523. It is a small relic-filled church, which stands at the summit of the 300 foot high St. Thomas Mount. Fort St. George - Fort St. George is located on the Rajaji Salai road in Chennai. The fort was one among the first few bastions that were built by the East India Company in 1640 to protect its interests in India from rival companies. This fortification also marks the making of Madras (Chennai) as a modern city. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 05 : CHENNAI - PONDICHERRY (152 Km, 3 Hrs 27 Min)
After breakfast depart by surface to Pondichery. Upon arrival check-in at the hotel. Pondichery - a former French colony oozes a Mediterranean aura with classy streets, stylish houses and ornamental gardens, is famous for pleasant weather and easy paced life. Visit the serene atmosphere of Aurobindo Ashram, which was founded by Sri Aurobindo in 1926 and has attained international reputation for its spiritual tenets including yoga and modern science of living. The Botanical Gardens, conceived in 1826, boast a variety of rare and exotic plants from India and abroad, and take a stroll on the beaches of Pondichery. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 06 : PONDICHERRY - CHENNAI - COCHIN
In time transfer to airport to board flight for Cochin, On arrival meeting and assistance by our representative, welcome and escort you by a private transport and then transfer to Hotel and assist. Afternoon half day sightseeing tour of Kochi (Cochin) - an important port city with a famous Jewish settlement and Synagogue, the Dutch Palace, the Chinese Nets, the Church of St Francis and the Tomb of Vasco da Gama. We will also include a visit to a School in Cochin during your sightseeing tour to show you and explain how the education system prevails in India. Evening witness a Kathakali Dance drama performance at one of the auditoriums. This is an age old traditional art form of Kerala, where the artists paint their faces with colours and narrate the story of the Indian epics such as Ramayana or Mahabarat by way of their actions. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 07 : IN COCHIN
Morning after breakfast full day excursion to Kodungallore, where St. Thomas has landed first. Later visit the Church at Mylattur, where there are two churches - the one on top of the hill was where he meditated and his footsteps are there on the rock over there. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 08 : COCHIN - BANGALORE
In time transfer to airport to board flight for Bangalore, On arrival meeting and assistance by our representative, welcome and escort you by a private transport and then transfer to Hotel and assist. Bangalore : Known as the garden city of India , Bangalore is one of the most visited destinations of southern India . There are many stories and legends related to the city. However the present look of the garden city was given to it in the 16th century. Because of the initiative, it took in the wake of the Information Technology revolution in the country, Bangalore has been nicknamed as the Silicon City of India. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 09 : IN BANGALORE
After breakfast city tour visiting the Vidhan Soudha - The building is a massive neo-Dravidian architecture presently functioning as the state legislative assembly , Cubbon Park in the heart of the city, Lal Bagh which is famous for the wonderfully bloomed red roses, and the Bangalore Palace are some of the other must-sees of this garden city. Afternoon free at leisure. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 10 : BANGALORE - GOA
In time transfer to airport to board flight for Goa, On arrival meeting and assistance by our representative, welcome and escort you by a private car and then transfer to Hotel. and assist with check-in Hotel. Goa: located in the west coast of India is one of the most popular tourist destinations of India. Blessed with a coastal climate, the best time to visit Goa is from mid July to September end or November end to mid February. Goa referred as the ‘Pearl of the Orient” personifies sun kissed beaches, lofty palms, majestic churches and spectacular monuments. Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary located at island of Chorao, is a delightful retreat for the bird watchers. The warmhearted joyous Goans celebrate the festival of Carnival with gay abandon. The huge parades are organized in Panjim the capital city accompanied with bands, floats and dances, and balls during evenings. The fair concludes with the famous Red-and-Black dance on behalf of the Clube Nacional in the capital of Goa. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 11 : IN GOA
Full day city tour of North Goa. Day to visiting Catholic Churches in north Goa. North Goa has churches, markets and beaches teeming with people. Goa’s Catholic Church is taking note of this significant section that makes up a chunk of migrants and has set up special counseling services for seamen and their families. “These are to be organized from various points in Goa, from various parishes and institutions,” said an announcement from the Church. The counseling could focus on anything, from personal family problems to health and religious issues. For the moment, churches at Mapusa in north Goa, Chinchinim, Mormugao and Bom Jesus (around central coastal Goa) will be taking up the challenge. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 12 : DEPARTURE GOA
Meeting and assistance for your departure transfer to the airport for your flight to your onward journey.

Travel Styles

Cultural
Nature & Adventure
Meeting & Assistance
Independent
Activities
Festival & Events
Special Interest
Sightseeing

Facilities

Wifi
Gymnasium
Restaurant
Reception
Room Service
Dinning & Bar
Experiential Options
Activities

FAQs & Important Travel and Package Info

What are Important Travel & Package Info

Exclusions

  • Return international flights, Visas, Insurance and items of personal nature.

Age restrictions

  • This visit is focused on guests aged 18 years or more seasoned For youngsters and child accompanied by the adults.

Tour occupancy

  • Minimum number for any tour date is 2 persons travelling together.
  • For solo travellers a single occupancy room is allocated.

Passport and Visa Requirements

  • All guests require a visa with a minimum validity of 6 months which should be beyond your return travel date is required for all passengers.
  • All Guests need visa and same should be applied in advance, do contact us for any assistance you may need.
  • It is the visitors responsibility to ensure they are holding the correct and current visa for the countries they are visiting.
  • Important: We suggest to arrange your visa at least 2-8 weeks prior to departure just incase for any delays due to consulate operating hours and processing times.

Travel Insurance

  • We recommend you purchase travel insurance as soon as possible after purchasing this package.

Health & vaccination

  • Travellers are advised to check with their local health professional at least 45 days prior to departure, as some vaccinations require 30 days or more to be effective.
    Health care such as a doctor’s surgery, dentist and optometrists may not always be accessible on this tour. It is advised that you ensure you have adequate health insurance cover as part of your travel insurance.

Tipping

  • Tipping or porterages are not included and are entirely on your discretion while on tour.

Fitness requirements

  • Travellers should have a good level of physical fitness and mobility. They must be able to partake unaided in their chosen activities/package tours/cruise etc. as outlined in the itinerary.

Dietary Requirements

  • Any dietary necessities should be received by ToursZoo atleast 7 days prior your scheduled departure date. Failure to provide these details by this date may result in an inability to cater for your requirements.
  • By and large ToursZoo tries to cater for your pre booked dietary requirements but please note that on occasion, this may not be possible due to location, lack of availability of ingredients, and other extenuating circumstances. It is always advised to carry supplies with you.

Transfers

  • All airport and hotel transfers are included in the tour from the day of your arrival as per the package.

Documentation

  • Any applicable pre trip or tour documentation will be emailed to you prior to travelling. Should you have any queries regarding this please feel free to contact us directly via email at [email protected].
TZ savings
  • The value and comparative savings have been determined based on published rack rates and the value of inclusions. Please be advised that rack rates may not be reflective of actual rates being charged, dependent on the timing and manner of your booking and therefore are only indicative of the level of saving.

Itinerary amendments & changes

  • Occasionally our itineraries are updated prior to departure to incorporate improvements stemming from past travellers’ feedback as well as updates from our ground operators. Please note that while we operate successful tours in this region throughout the year, some changes may be necessary due to inclement weather, public holidays, common seasonal changes to timetables and transport routes, and unforeseen circumstances. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for modifications to the route. The order and timing of included activities may also vary from time to time.

Availability

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  • If you have not received your confirmation within 2 business days of payment confirmation please contact us immediately by email at [email protected].
  • In the event that your trip is unavailable for the dates you have chosen we will contact you by telephone to advise the next available dates.

Surcharges

  • Any prices quoted exclude specific costs/measures which may be introduced at a later stage as a result of Government changes due to COVID-19 health and safety restrictions. ToursZoo will inform its guests of these changes as soon as possible, these additional charges will be passed on by ToursZoo to the guest.

Name change or corrections

  • Name corrections or corrections may incur a fee.
  • After bookings are fully paid, any amendment has to be requested in writing and may incur a fee per person plus any additional costs and administrative expenses incurred in arranging the amendment.

Date changes

  • Date changes perhaps allowed at a slight fees.

Refunds

  • Kindly refer to our booking conditions for all information on refunds.
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