Destinations Covered: Chennai - Kancheepuram - Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry - Tanjore - Trichy - Madurai - Periyar - Kumarakom - Houseboat - Alleppey - Cochin
DAY 01: CHENNAI
On arrival you are met and transferred to hotel. Check in and proceed to visit Fort St. George and Marina Beach. Overnight stay.
DAY 02: CHENNAI – KANCHEEPURAM – MAHABALIPURAM
Breakfast and drive to Mahabalipuram. Enroute visit Kancheepuram the land of thousand temples, also renowned for world famous silk saris. Mahabalipuram was the second capital of the Pallava kings of Kancheepuram. Visit shore temple and Arjuna’s penance. Overnight stay.
DAY 03: MAHABALIPURAM- PONDICHERRY
After breakfast drive to Pondicherry. Visit Sri Aurobindo Ashram and Auroville. Walk through the alleyways of the erstwhile colony. Overnight stay.
DAY 04: PONDICHERRY – TANJORE
After breakfast drive to Tanjore. Tanjore is the “Rice bowl of Tamil Nadu” and famous for the Brahadeeshwara Temple. Also visit The Palace and the Art Gallery, Overnight stay.
DAY 05: TANJORE – TRICHY
After breakfast drive to Trichy. Trichy was a citadel of the early Cholas which later fell to the Pallava’s. The most famous land mark of this bustling town is the Rockfort Temple and Srirangam Temple. Overnight stay.
DAY 06: TRICHY-MADURAI
Breakfast and drive to Madurai. Visit Meenakshi Temple and Tirumalai Nayak Mahal. In the evening visit the temple to watch the night ceremony. Overnight stay.
DAY 07: MADURAI- PERIYAR
After breakfast drive to Periyar. Thekkady is one of the finest wildlife reserves in India and spread across the entire district are picturesque plantations and hill towns that hold great opportunities for treks and mountain walks. Proceed for boating at Lake Periyar to watch the wild life. Overnight stay
DAY 08: PERIYAR – KUMARAKOM – HOUSEBOAT
After breakfast drive to Kumarakom -The most interesting area in the backwaters. After check in the houseboat will start sailing towards Alleppey and it will be anchored on the lake by evening as the backwater will be closed for fishing. Overnight stay
DAY 09: ALLEPPEY – COCHIN
Breakfast and disembark at Alleppey. Drive to Cochin. Arrive and check in at your hotel. Kochi has one of the finest harbors of Kerala Visit Jewish Synagogue, Dutch Palace, St.Francis Church, and Chinese Fishing Nets. Overnight stay
DAY 10: DEPARTURE
After breakfast you are transferred to airport for your flight for onwards journey.
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