Duration : 15 Nights / 16 Days
Destinations : Chennai / Mahabalipuram / Pondicherry / Trichy /
Tanjore / Madurai / Periyar / Kovalam / Quilon / Alleppey /
On arrival at Chennai airport/railway station, traditional
welcome & transfer to hotel at Chennai (formerly known as
Madras) is the gateway to Southern India and the largest city in
southern India located on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of
Bengal, Overnight at hotel.
Day 02 Chennai-Kanchipuram-Mahabalipuram (76/1.5 65/1
breakfast half day city tour of Chennai visiting Sri Parsarthy
Temple, Luz church, Museum and Fort St. George. Later drive to
Mahabalipuram enroute visit Kanchipuram is one of the most
sacred towns of India and known as the city of thousand temples,
visit Kailashnath Temple, Sri Ekambaranathar Temple and Kamakshi
Temple. Continue on to Mahabalipuram, an important port and
capital of the Pallava Empire, Mahabalipuram, is known for its
Pallava temples and sculptures
Day 03 Mahabalipuram
breakfast half day sightseeing tour of Mahabalipuram - is famous
for its unique 7th-century Shore Temple, lovely beach and some
of the most beautiful rock-cut temples in the world. Situated on
the shore of the Bay of Bengal, Mahabalipuram was already a
famous seaport in the 1st century AD. This town was a workshop
for temple building. Visit the seven pagoda-style shore temples,
lashed by the waves of the sea and the seven rathas or temple
chariots, a group of monolithic monuments & animal figures
carved out of solid rock, the earliest known examples of
Dravidian architecture. Rest of the time free at leisure.
Overnight at hotel
Day 04 Mahabalipuram-Pondicherry (162/4 Kms/Hrs (Aprox.))
after breakfast, drive to Pondicherry. After we reach we embark
on half day city tour to Aurobindo Ashram, you will be
transported to a world of bliss and peace. Here the day starts
with meditation and visitors are allowed to take a look of Sri
Aurobindo and his chief disciple Mother's room. You will also
visit the Pondicherry beach and Pondicherry Museum where among
the artifacts you will see the discoveries of Arikamedu, Chola
bronze items. Overnight stay at hotel
Day 05 Pondicherry-Tanjore (231/6 Kms/Hrs (Aprox.))
breakfast drive to Thanjavur is famous today for its beautifully
architectured temples and the amazing bronze works it creates.
It is centre for the classical arts like dance and music. Upon
arrival check into hotel. In the afternoon city tour of Tanjore
covering Brihadishwara Temple, Thanjavur Palace & Museum.
Overnight at hotel
Day 06 Tanjore-Trichy (54/2 Kms/Hrs (Aprox.))
After breakfast drive to Trichy situated on the banks of River
Kaveri. Upon arrival check into hotel. In the afternoon visiting
Rock fort temple and Srirangam - the Sriranganathaswamy temple.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 07 Trichy-Madurai (128/3 Kms/Hrs (Aprox.))
After breakfast drive to Madurai, one of the most beautiful
cities of the state of Tamil Nadu. Upon arrival check into
hotel. Rest of the day free to relax. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 08 Madurai
enjoy sightseeing tour visiting Meenakshi Temple, Nayak Palace
and Museum. Rest of the time free at leisure. Overnight at
Day 09 Madurai-Periyar (134/3 Kms/Hrs (Aprox.))
breakfast drive to Periyar, Periyar wildlife sanctuary is home
to nomadic tribes of wild elephant boar, deer the great Indian
tiger and more upon arrival check in at hotel. Evening go for
boat ride in the lake to watch wild animals. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10 Periyar-Kovalam (280/6 Kms/Hrs (Aprox.))
Today after breakfast, drive to Kovalam. Kovalam in the local
language means, place fringed with coconut palms, and indeed it
is. Kovalam is full of coconut trees and soothing seashore, one
of the best in India for swimming and other water sports. Upon
arrival check into hotel. Rest of the time free at leisure.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 11 Kovalam
Full day free at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day 12 Kovalam-Kollam (76/2 Kms/Hrs (Aprox.))
After breakfast, we drive to Kollam one of the oldest ports of
the Malabar Coast and were once the centre of international
spice trade. Kollam is famous for its delicious Cashew and
Seafood. After checking in hotel we set out to see some historic
remains and the temples built in ornate style. We also visit
Kollam beach. Overnight at hotel.
Day 13 Kollam-Alleppey (84/2 O/n H.boat Kms/Hrs (Aprox.))
After breakfast drive to Alleppey & at 1200 hrs check into
a traditional houseboat of Kerala Style and go on a leisurely
backwater cruise along the lake on a thatched houseboat. The
houseboat with all modern comforts lets you discover the
countryside at your own pace. You will have lunch, dinner and
breakfast in the Houseboat. A ride on the houseboat is a
fabulous way to explore the fascinating beauty of the
backwaters. Overnight at Houseboat.
Day 14 Alleppey-Cochin (63/1.5 Kms/Hrs (Aprox.))
Today disembark from houseboat and drive to Cochin also famous
as Kochi, Cochin is one of the most famous historical cities of
Kerala. Cochin is also famous for its exceptionally beautiful
backwaters and beaches, meet and assistance at the airport by
our representative and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 15 Cochin
After breakfast half day city tour of Cochin visit the famous
Mattancherry Palace (Dutch Palace), St. Francis Church and the
Jewish Synagogue. Rest of the time free at leisure. Overnight at
Day 16 Cochin-Departure
Check out from hotel at 1200 hrs. Later drive to Cochin Airport
& free till connect flight to onward destination. (DEPART)