13 Days Best of South India Tour


Duration

12 Nights / 13 Days


Destinations

Chennai - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry - Tanjore - Trichey - Madurai - Periyar - Kumarakom - Alleppey - Cochin

Detailed Tour Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrive Chennai
Marina Beach

Marina Beach, Chennai

Arrive Chennai, meet and assistance on arrival & transfer to hotel. Later visit National Art Gallery, Museum, Fort St. George, St. Mary's Church, San Thome Cathedral & Marina Beach.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 02 : Chennai - Kanchipuram (76Kms / 2Hrs) - Mahabalipuram (66 Kms / 11.5 Hrs)

Morning after breakfast drive to Kanchipuram, the city of temples have more than 1000 temples. Visit famous Temples. Later drive to Mahabalipuram. In the evening visiting shore temple the standing testimonial to the rock cut art. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03 : Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry (168Kms / 4Hrs)

Morning after breakfast drive to Pondicherry. Upon arrival check-in to the hotel. In the afternoon visit Aurbindo Ashram, Pondicherry Museum and sculpture gallery with an outstanding collection of artifacts.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 04 : Pondicherry - Tanjore (177Kms / 5Hrs)

Morning after breakfast drive to Tanjore. Upon arrival check in to the hotel. In the afternoon visit Brahadeeswara Temple, Sculpture of Nandi (Bull) & Royal Palace Complex.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 05 : Tanjore - Trichy (58 Kms / 1.3Hrs)

Morning drive to Trichy. Upon arrival check in to the hotel. In the afternoon visit Lord Robert Clive's house, Srirangam Temple, Rock-Fort Temple & Temples.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 06 : Trichy - Madurai (128Kms / 3Hrs)

Morning after breakfast drive to Madurai. Upon arrival check in to the hotel. In the afternoon visit Thirumalai Nayak's Palace, Gandhi Museum and 1000-pillared Meenakshiamman Temple. In the evening you are also taken to the special religious night ceremony held in the temple.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 07 : Madurai - Periyar (130Kms / 3Hrs)

Morning after breakfast drive to Periyar. Upon arrival check in to the hotel. In the evening enjoy boat ride at Lake Periyar to explore the sanctuary.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 08 : Periyar - Kovalam (275Kms / 6Hrs)

Morning after breakfast drive to Kovalam. Upon arrival check in at hotel. Evening free at leisure on the beach.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 09 : Kovalam

Day free at leisure & own activities. Overnight at hotel.

Kathakali, Kerala

Kathakali Dance, Cochin

Day 10 : Kovalam - Alleppey (Houseboat)

Morning after breakfast drive to Alleppey. Upon arrival embark Houseboat. Your day is free to relax at the Houseboat. Overnight at Houseboat.

Day 11 : Alleppey (Houseboat)

Full day relax at Houseboat for leisure & own activities. Overnight at Houseboat.

Day 12 : Alleppey - Cochin (65Kms / 2Hrs)

Morning after breakfast disembark at houseboat & drive to Cochin. Later visit to Jewish Synagogue, St. Francis Church and the Dutch Palace. Evening one can see the Kathakali dance performance that gives you a taste of the traditions and folk art of Kerala.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 13 : Departure Kochi (Cochin)

On time transfer to International airport to board flight for onward destination.