Luxury Tour of South India


Duration

11 Nights / 12 Days


Destinations

Chennai - Mamallapuram - Pondicherry - Thanjavur - Madurai - Munnar - Cochin - Alleppey - Kumarakom - Cochin

Detailed Tour Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrive Chennai - Drive Mamallapuram (58 kms/01 hrs)

Upon Arrival at Chennai airport, You will be received by our representative and direct drive to Manallapuram. Upon arrival check-in in to the hotel. Day free for leisure & own activities.
Overnight at hotel

Shore Temple

Shore Temple, Mamallapuram

Day 02 : Mamallapuram

Morning after breakfast start the tour with local guide visiting the stunning Shore temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. the temple of Anantasayana or 'reclining Vishnu';Arjuna's Penance, Pancha Pandava Rathas, the Varaha Cave, Krishna's Butterball; relax by the beach.
Overnight at hotel

Day 03 : Mamallapuram - Pondicherry (130 Kms/2.5 hrs)

After breakfast drive to Pondicherry. Upon arrival check-in to the hotel. Later explore this quaint French town, its colonial buildings and its most popular edifice – the Aurobindo Ashram; visit the famous temples of Vedapureswarar, Varadaraja Perumal and Manakula Vinayakar.
Overnight at hotel

Day 04 : Pondicherry - Thanjavur (190 Kms/ 05 hrs)

After breakfast drive to Thanjavur. Upon arrival check-in to the hotel. Later visit the famous UNESCO World Heritage site of the Brihadeshvara Temple or Bull Temple – home to India's largest lingam; enjoy the natural splendor that surrounds the Panchanatheesvarar Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Overnight at hotel

Day 05 : Thanjavur - Madurai (180 Kms/ 05 hrs)

After breakfast drive to Madurai. Upon arrival check-in to the hotel. Day free for leisure and own activities.
Overnight at hotel

Day 06 : Madurai

Morning after breakfast visiting the thousand pillared Madurai Meenakshi Temple; the Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple; Koodal Alagar Temple; Thirumalai Nayak Mahal; Vandiyur Kanmoy Tourist Complex; Gandhi Museum.
Overnight at hotel

Munnar

Tea Gardens, Munnar

Day 07 : Madurai - Munnar (175 Kms/4.5 hrs)

After breakfast drive to Madurai. Upon arrival check-in to the hotel. Day free for leisure and own activities.

Munnar : A haven of peace and tranquility! This picturesque scope of the lofty Western Ghats first came into prominence as a favorite summer resort of the British government. The town of stands at the confluence of three mountain streams. Enjoy trekking, boating, riding, angling or just laze about and fill your soul with peace.
Overnight at hotel

Day 08 : Munnar

Morning after breakfast enjoy tea, coffee and cardamom estates in Pothamedu; go on long mountain walks or even trekking in the glorious natural expanse of the hills and mountains here.
Overnight at hotel

Day 09 : Munnar - Cochin (160 Kms/4.5 hrs)

After breakfast drive to Cochin. Upon arrival check-in to the hotel. Day free for leisure and own activities.
Optional: Evening you can enjoy a traditional Kathakali dance performances or a kaleidoscope of martial arts and traditional dance forms.

Cochin: Queen of the Arabian Sea Cochin (Kochi), is a commercial town comprising mainland Ernakulam, Willingdon Island, Mattancherry, Fort Cochin, Vypeen and Bolghatty Island. Chinese fishing nets, a Jewish Synagogue, a Dutch Palace, Portuguese architecture and Bolghatty Palace enrich Kerala's heritage.
Overnight at hotel

Day 10 : Cochin

Morning after breakfast, enjoy murals and antiquities at the Dutch Palace & Cemetery; appreciate the stunning views of the harbour at Fort Kochi; explore Matancherry, the Pardesi Synagogue, Jewish town, St. Francis Church with the grave of Vasco da Gama; stroll through the spice and antique markets and see the Chinese fishing nets. Enjoy a sunset cruise;
Overnight at hotel

Day 11 : Cochin - Alleppey (65 Kms/1.5 hrs)

After breakfast drive to Alleppey. Upon arrival check-in to the DLX Houseboat. Enjoy your Sunset & Sunrise with traditional food & local culture.

Alleppey / Kumarakom : Emerald backwater paradise Here you have the unique opportunity to view typical Kerala lifestyle. Alleppey, rightfully stakes claim to its nickname 'Venice of the East', with its network of inland canals and houseboat cruises along the tranquil backwaters.Kumarakom enchants with viewing Kerala at work and at play.

Day 12 : Alleppey - Cochin (65 Kms/1.5 hrs)- Departure

After breakfast drive to Cochin and on time transfer you to the airport for departure back to home