In this 15 day incredible journey through the South Indian states of Tamil Nadu & Kerala, marvel at the grandeur of famous temples of Dravidian empire, explore the scenic landscapes in the Tea town of Munnar. Get acquainted to the colonial past of Cochin, experience time moving in slow motion during your lazy cruise through the Backwaters of Alleppey and finally relax at the most sought after beach of Kovalam
As you arrive in Chennai, our representative helps you with an assisted transfer to the hotel.If time permits, you may explore the most popular cosmopolitan cities of South India, Chennai. It’s an amalgam of age-old culture and modern-day nuances. The city has something to offer to every tourist.
Overnight stay in Chennai.
After breakfast today, get ready for a city tour of Chennai covering its prime attractions such as San Thome Cathedral, Fort St. George and some popular city museums housing an attractive collection of sculptures, paintings and other artifacts.
In the afternoon, hit the road to Mahabalipuram, also known as Mamallapura. As you reach, check into the hotel. If time and energy permits, you can explore the nearby surroundings on your own.
Overnight stay in Mahabalipuram
In the morning after you have your breakfast, embark on a guided tour of Mahabalipuram, including some of the prime structures of its Group of Monuments that are a part of UNESCO World Heritage site including the 7th century architectural wonders- Arjuna’s Penance , Five Rathas or Panch Rathas and Shore Temple . Back to the hotel for dinner
Overnight stay at Mahabalipuram.
After breakfast, you leave by road for Tanjore. We make stops at Gangai Konda Cholapuram & Darasuram
Arrive at Tanjore and check in to your hotel to relax in the noon hours. Late noon, visit to the Colossal Brigadeeshwara Temple
Stay overnight in Tanjore.
After breakfast, move to Trichy that has the popular Rock Fort Temple; the Srirangam temple complex located on an island in the River Cauvery and finally Sri Ranganathaswami Temple.
We later proceed to Chettinad from Trichy. On arrival, check-into your hotel. After lunch visit the popular attractions such as Athangudi, Chettiar Clan Temple, Athmanathaswamy Temple and more.
Stay overnight at Chettinad.
On this day, continue your road journey to the serene temple town of Madurai. On arrival, check into the hotel.
Later, embark on a guided temple tour of Madurai including the magnificent Meenakshi Amman Temple, a beautiful Dravidian-style temple and the Tirumal Naik Palace.
Overnight stay in Madurai.
Arrival in Munnar and complete the check-in formalities. You can now explore the place on-foot, enjoy long pleasurable walks.
Stay overnight in Munnar.
Today is for Munnar sightseeing tour covering the major attractions like the extremely popular Eravikulam National Park, home to the Nilgiri Tahr , Tea Museum, Mattupetty Dam, Echo Point etc.
Overnight stay at Munnar
Today we start driving to the south of Malabar Coast moving towards Cochin with a spice plantation visit en route where one can get acquainted with the cultivation and harvest of various spices.
On arrival, check-into the hotel. After completing the check-in formalities, the day is at leisure. You can indulge in the activities of your interest such as visiting the famous markets of Cochin or savoring the famous food items of the region.
Overnight stay at Cochin
Today, after breakfast, embark on a sightseeing tour of Cochin including famous tourist attractions such as the Jewish Synagogue , Dutch Palace and St. Francis Church . Do not miss visiting the very popular Chinese fishing nets that are found only in Cochin in India. Thereafter, enjoy a sunset cruise in the Cochin harbor area.
Stay overnight at Cochin.
In the morning, hit the road to Alleppey, which is just couple of hours’ drive away, south of Cochin.
Once you reach, check-in at the hotel.
Hop into a houseboat exploring the backwaters of Kerala. Treat your eyes to the lush views of the backwaters and spot colorful birds. In the evening, visit the Mararikulam beach to indulge in activities of your interest. Spend a memorable and peaceful day here. Lunch & Dinner will be served onboard.
Stay overnight at your houseboat.
After breakfast and a short cruise through the water world, disembark from the rice barge and proceed our journey to the much famed Kovalam Beach.
En route we will make short visits to Krishnapuram Palace and take lunch in a typical Kerala restaurant. On arrival check in to your resort for relaxing stay.
Days at leisure on the sandy beach of Kovalam.
Half Day Trivandrum city tour/ Full day Cape Comorin Tour.
Transfer to Trivandrum airport on time to board onward flight.