Duration: 15 Nights / 16 Days
Destinations: Chennai – Mahabalipuram – Kanchipuram – Pondicherry – Trichy – Tanjore – Madurai – Periyar – Kumarakom – Houseboat – Trivandrum
Day 01: Chennai
Morning arrive Chennai airport, meet and assist, transfer to the hotel and relax. Afternoon city tour of Chennai visiting St. Thomas Church, Kapaleshwar Temple, Fort St. George and a drive past the Marina Beach. Overnight in hotel.
Day 02: Chennai – Kanchipuram – Mahabalipuram
This morning after breakfast drive to Kanchipuram famous for its temples,silk dress material & silk sarees. Later drive to Mahabalipuram. Visit the famous Sun Temple there, later proceed to see the rock cut temples and Arjuna’s penance. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 03: Mahabalipuram
After breakfast, day is free to relax by the beach and explore by the beach. Overnight in hotel.
Day 04: Mahabalipuram – Pondicherry
Drive to Pondicherry after an early breakfast. Arrive check in and relax. Afternoon visit Auroville and Pondicherry Museum or just relax by the beautiful beaches that run along the city. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05: Pondicherry – Trichy
This morning after breakfast visit Pondicherry city and drive to Trichy, enroute visiting Gangaikondcholapuram and Chidambaram. Arrive Trichy check in and relax. Overnight in hotel.
Day 06: Trichy – Tanjore
Morning after breakfast visit the famous Rock Fort temple and Sri Ranganathswamy temple. Later drive to Tanjore. Arrive Tanjore check in. Later visit to the Thanjavur ( Tanjore ) Palace and the Brihadeeshwara Temples. Return to the hotel and relax. Overnight stay in hotel.
Day 07: Tanjore – Madurai
After breakfast drive to Madurai this morning. Arrive and check in. This afternoon visit the Palace and Meenakshi Temple . Return to the hotel, relax a while and proceed to the Meenakshi Temple once again to witness the night temple ceremony. Overnight stay in hotel.
Day 08: Madurai – Peryiar
This morning after breakfast drive to Periyar. Arrive Periyar in the afternoon, check in and relax. The afternoon is free for independent activities. Overnight in hotel.
Day 09: Periyar
After breakfast take a boat ride on Lake Periyar this morning. Witness the wildlife that surrounds the lake. Afternoon walk in Periyar town and shop for some fresh spices which produced in abundance in the region. Overnight in hotel.
Day 10: Periyar – Cochin
After relaxed breakfast this morning drive to Cochin . Arrive Cochin and relax. Afternoon city tour of Cochin visiting the Dutch Palace , Jew Town , Chinese fishing nets and St. Francis Xavier’s Church. Overnight in Cochin hotel.
Day 11: Cochin – Kumarakom
Morning after breakfast drive to Kumarakom. Arrive at the hotel check in and relax. Afternoon is set aside to relax or walk in the paddy fields that surround this beautiful lake island town – KUMARAKOM. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 12: Houseboat
This morning after breakfast board the houseboat and get ready for an experience of a life time. As the boat cruises along the backwaters, one can get to see the rural and urban life that lives around the Backwaters of Kerala. Overnight in hotel.
Day 13: Houseboat – Kovalam / Trivandrum
After breakfast drive to Kovalam. Arrive, check in and relax. Overnight in hotel.
Day 14: Trivandrum
This morning after breakfast visit the capital city of Kerala this morning or just relax by the beach. Overnight stay in hotel.
Day 15: Kovalam
After breakfast, full days free to relax in Kovala beach or excursion to Kanyakumari. Overnight stay in hotel/ resorts.
Day 16: Onward destination
This morning after breakfast get transferred to Trivandrum International airport for journey to onward destination.