ITINERARY
DAY 1 CHENNAI

On arrival at Chennai International airport (MAA) you are met and assisted by our representative. Transferred to city hotel and immediate check in

Time for acclimatization

DAY 2 KANCHEEPURAM MAHABALIPURAM

Post breakfast, drive to Mahabalipuram. En route visit Kancheepuram the land of thousand temples, also renowned for world famous silk saris. In Kancheepuram you will visit Sri Ekambareswara temple, Sri Kailasanathar temple, Sri Vardaraja Perumal temple. Finally visit a saree weaving centre Arrive Mahabalipuram in the late afternoon and check in the hotel. Mahabalipuram (also known as Mamallapuram) was the second capital of the Pallava kings of Kancheepuram. Relax & overnight stay

DAY 3 MAHABALIPURAM SIGHTSEEING

Post breakfast Mahabalipuram sightseeing, visit, Arjuna’s penance, Five Rathas, Dakshin Chitra & Shore Temple.

Rest of the free at your leisure / own activities. Relax by the facilities provided by the hotel. Overnight stay

DAY 4 MAHABALIPURAM PONDICHERRY

Post breakfast drive to Pondicherry

Pondicherry, the former French colony settled in the early 18th century. Arrive & check in to the hotel. Afternoon enjoy a half day tour of Pondicherry Visit Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Auroville & Puducherry museum Overnight stay

DAY 5 PONDICHERRY TANJORE

Post breakfast drive to Tanjore. Tanjore is famous for its distinctive art style which is usually a combination of raised and painted surfaces. En route visit the temples in Darasuram, Chidambaram, Gangaikondacholapuram & Kumbakonam Arrive Tanjore & check in to the hotel Relax & overnight stay

DAY 6 TANJORE TRICHY

Post breakfast enjoy a tour of Tanjore Visit Sri Brihadeeswarar Temple, The Palace, Art Gallery, Hall of music & Royal museum Afternoon check out drive to Trichy. Arrive Trichy and check in to the hotel Trichy has a long history going back to the centuries before the Christian era when it was a Chola citadel. Post lunch enjoy a city tour of Trichy Visit, The Rock Fort temple, Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple Overnight stay

DAY 7 TRICHY MADURAI

Post breakfast drive to Madurai Arrive Madurai & check in to the hotel. Madurai is an ancient city. Tamil and Greek documents record its existence from the 4th century BC. Afternoon enjoy a city tour of Madurai Visit Meenakshi Amman Temple, Thirumalai Nayak Mahal, Vanditur Mariamman Teppakulam, Thirupparankundram Late evening visit the temple again for watching the night ceremony Overnight stay

DAY 8 MADURAI THEKKADY

Post breakfast, drive to Periyar A popular wild life centre (Tiger Reserve) in South India Enjoy a spice plantation tour in the evening Overnight stay

DAY 9 THEKKADY SIGHTSEEING

Early morning enjoy a boat safari at Lake Periyar through the game park for 2 hrs.  Return to the hotel for breakfast. Afternoon enjoy a special programme called ‘Elephant Package” Late evening watch the ‘Kalaripayattu show’ (a traditional martial arts of Kerala) in a local non air-conditioned theatre. Overnight stay

DAY 10 THEKKADY ALLEPPEY

Post breakfast drive down to Alleppey for boarding the houseboat Alleppey the backwater resort town in Kerala. Houseboat and backwaters are the major attractions here. The highlight of your tour will be this. Overnight on board

DAY 11 ALLEPPEY – KOCHI

Disembark and drive down to Kochi. Arrive and check in

Then proceed for a walking tour through the old colonial streets and rich culture of Kochi. This strolling tour will take out the photography skills in you.

Overnight stay

DAY 12 KOCHI

Post breakfast enjoy a half day city tour of Kochi, visit Mattancherry Palace / Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue, St. Francis church, Chinese fishing nets and The Indo Portuguese Museum.

Evening watch the Kathakali dance show in a local air conditioned theatre

DAY 13 KOCHI – HOME

In time transfer to Kochi international airport for connecting with your flight back home

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