Itinerary

Day 01/ Arrival Chennai

Arrival Chennai, meet with our representative at the arrival lounge and transfer to hotel. In the evening walk around Marina Beach. Overnight stay in Chennai.

Day 02/ Chennai - Mahabalipuram (By drive approx 140kms/03hrs) en-route visit Kanchipuram

Breakfast at hotel and then proceed to visit Government Museum: it is recognized as second oldest museum of India. Valluvar Kottam: an iconic auditorium located near to city centre of Chennai. Later you can visit Ashtalakshmi Temple and Marundeeswarar Temple. Afternoon drive to Mahabalipuram en-route you can visit Kanchipuram temples. By evening you will reach Mahabalipuram and transfer to hotel. Overnight stay in Mahabalipuram.

Day 03/ Mahabalipuram Sightseeing

Breakfast at hotel and then proceed to visit Shore Temple: an extraordinary ancient temple overlooking Bay of Bangal. Arjuna’s Penance: the iconic tourist place set the perfect example of rock art. Although, it’s too old but still very attractive. Five Rathas: Significant rock temples showcase the remarkable art on hard rock stone. These temples are connected with the epic story of Mahabharat. Afternoon you can visit Tiger Caves and Krishna Caves Temple. In the evening, spend some relaxing time at Mahabalipuram Beach. Overnight stay in Mahabalipuram.

Day 04/ Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry (By drive approx 100kms/02hrs)

Breakfast at hotel. Later check-out from hotel and then drive to Pondicherry. Arrival Pondicherry and transfer to hotel. Afternoon you can visit Aurobindo Ashram: a well maintained peaceful place which constantly an ideal place to live with harmony and divine atmosphere. Auroville: the most peaceful place where humanity and unity promotes to live long peacefully. There is no restriction for anybody to visit Auroville. Evening you can enjoy the Hi-Tea followed by light snacks at local restaurants overlooking sea. Overnight stay in Pondicherry.

Day 05/ Pondicherry - Tanjore (By drive approx 210kms/04hrs)

Breakfast at hotel and then drive to Tanjore. Arrival Tanjore and transfer to your hotel. Evening you can explore the ancient and religious temples followed by other tourist attraction of Tanjore. Overnight stay in Tanjore.

Day 06/ Tanjore - Madurai (By drive approx 200kms/04hrs) en-route visit Trichy

Breakfast at hotel. Later check-out from hotel and then drive to another pilgrimage city Madurai en-route you can visit Trichy. By evening arrival Madurai and transfer to hotel. Evening free for explore local markets. Overnight stay in Madurai.

Day 07/ Madurai Sightseeing

Breakfast at the hotel. Later proceed to visit Meenakshi Temple: the popular Hindu temple dedicated to God Shiva and Goddess Parvati. The temple is widely following the high religious values from decades and the reason it is recognized as one of the Shakti Peeth. Koodal Azhagar Temple: beautiful temple close to the Meenakashi temple, dedicated to lord Vishnu. Iskcon Temple: worldwide popular temple of Lord Shree Krishna. Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal: 16th century palace holds the extraordinary architecture which represents the royalty of Madurai King. Gandhi Museum: the museum showcase the interesting facts relates to the father of nation. Don’t miss the night ceremony at famous Meenakshi Temple. Overnight stay in Madurai.

Day 08/ Madurai - Thekkady (By drive approx 150kms/03hrs 30 minutes)

Breakfast at hotel. Later check-out from hotel and then drive to Periyar. On arrival and transfer to hotel. Later you can proceed to visit Periyar Lake followed by boat ride. Periyar National Park– popular wildlife sanctuary of Kerala, popular for Tiger, Elephant, Leopards and Indian Bison. You may choose Bamboo Rafting which is the adventure activity to explore the nature by closely. Return to hotel. Overnight stay in Thekkady.

Day 09/ Thekkady - Munnar (By drive approx 100kms/02hrs 30 minutes)

Breakfast at hotel. Later check-out from hotel and then heading to next destination Munnar – a popular Hill station of Kerala, surrounding by lush green tea gardens, waterfalls, valleys and long pine trees. On arrival and transfer to hotel. Overnight stay in Munnar.            

Day 10/ Munnar Sightseeing

Breakfast at hotel and then proceed to visit Tea Museum: the place you will actually see the process to obtain tea from tea leafs or tea plantation. Echo Point: a scenic place of natural beauty lies in the mountain and lake. Photo Point: an ideal photography place surrounding by tea plantation and natural woods. Waterfall: enjoy the beauty of lush green forest range and the natural waterfall. Eravikulam National Park: the national park is spread in acres and offers you to experience the natural beauty of flora and fauna. Overnight stay in Munnar.

Day 11/ Munnar - Kumarakom (By drive approx 150kms/05hrs)

Breakfast at hotel. Later check-out from hotel and then transfer to Kumarakom. On arrival and transfer to Houseboat jetty point. The houseboat journey begins from Kumarakom and ends in Alleppey. Lunch and dinner will be served onboard Houseboat by dedicated chef. Overnight stay in Houseboat.

Day 12/ Alleppey - Cochin (By drive approx 60kms/02hrs)

Breakfast onboard Houseboat and then around 9’ O clock you will leave the Houseboat. Further you will drive to Cochin and transfer to hotel. In the evening walk through the iconic Fort Kochi which is famous for ancient building and for spice market. In the evening you can witness to traditional dance form of South India “Kathakali”. Overnight stay in Cochin.

Day 13/ Cochin Sightseeing - Departure

Breakfast at hotel and then proceeds to visit Chinese Fishing Nets: oldest and the unique way of fishing trap of Cochin fisherman’s. Mattancherry Palace: the palace was built by Portugese in 15th century and later it was renovated by Dutch, then the Palace is known as a Dutch Palace. Jewish Synagogue: the religious place of Jewish community located adjacent to Dutch Palace. This Synagogue is decorated with expensive chandeliers and colorful Chinese tiles. Santa Cruz Basilica Church: the church is famous for unmatched beauty and endless prosperity. Evening you will be transferred to Cochin airport to board flight for onward journey.

Note:

– Chennai and Cochin both are well connected by domestic and international airports.
– During Houseboat stay, please share us dietary request in advance.
– During temple/s visit please avoid shorts and without sleeves clothes.

Itinerary 1 - Treasures of India

Itinerary 2 - Heritage of India

Itinerary 3 - The Indian Panorama

Itinerary 4 - The Indian Splendour

Inclusions

  • All sightseeing and transfers as per the itinerary by air-conditioned private vehicle.
  • Tourist friendly and experienced chauffeur.
  • 12 nights accommodation as per the itinerary.
  • Breakfast will be served at hotel.
  • Houseboat from Kumarakom to Alleppey.
  • Complimentary WIFI at hotel.
  • English speaking private tour guide. 
  • Night ceremony in Madurai.
  • Bamboo Rafting in Thekkady.
  • Entry ticket of Kathakali dance show.
  • Hi-tea and snacks at Seaside restaurant in Pondicherry.
  • Tuk Tuk ride in Cochin.
  • Parking, toll taxes, fuel, driver night allowance.
  • Govt. taxes.

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