Destinations Covered: Chennai - Kanchipuram – Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry - Thanjavur - Madurai- Kodaikanal - Munnar – Kochi - Mararikulam
Embark on an invigorating trip off Malabar Coast. This itinerary will take you to some of the most popular locations in South India including the picturesque hill station Kodaikanal and the enchanting beaches at Mararikulam. Behold some superb temples and forts that are a testimony of the rich Dravidian architecture. Savour the rich heritage and varied landscapes of Southern India in this enchanting journey.
Upon your arrival in Chennai, our tour representative will greet you at the airport and you will have an assisted transfer of the hotel. Complete the check-in formalities. The rest of the day is at your leisure. You can visit the beach or the nearby market. Savor the delicious local delicacies and enjoy the time here.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Chennai.
In the morning after breakfast, start driving towards Kanchipuram which is known as the city of thousand temples. The city is dotted with the innumerable ancient temples and boasts of South India architectural style which depicts the glorious traditions of South India. On reaching Kanchipuram, embark on the sightseeing tour and visit the significant temples of Kanchipuram including Kamakshi Amman Temple, Varadharaja Perumal Temple, Ekambareswarar Temple, Kanchi Kailasanatha Temple, and Devarajaswami Temple, etc.
In the afternoon, visit the market to buy some silk Sarees. The Kanchipuram Sarees are world-famous. After having lunch, drive straight to reach Mahabalipuram. Boasts of rock-cut temples, Mahabalipuram is very famous amongst the tourists. Upon your arrival in Mahabalipuram, you will assist transfer to one of our listed hotels. Relax for a while and then move out to visit the famous Shore Temple which is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Vishnu. It was built in the 7th century and one of the oldest South Indian temples. Situated on the shores of Bay of Bengal, Shore Temple offers the majestic view.
After enjoying the sightseeing tour of the city, return to the hotel in the evening. Overnight stay at the hotel in Mahabalipuram.
On the 3rd day of the tour, after enjoying a lavish breakfast drive straight to Pondicherry. En-route visit Tiruvannamalai which is an important pilgrim center dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is visited by a large number of devotees all around the world and an architectural marvel. After the visit resume your drive to Pondicherry. Enjoy the scenic view on the way.
On reaching Pondicherry, get accommodated at one of our listed hotels. The rest of the day is at your leisure. You can rest or explore the surroundings. Overnight stay at the hotel in Pondicherry.
After breakfast in the morning, a trip to the majestic Gingee Fort will be arranged. Later in the afternoon, you will visit the renowned Aurobindo Ashrama. This former French colony still has an aura of the French about it. Embark on a local sightseeing tour later in the evening. Return to your hotel in the evening for an overnight stay.
This morning following breakfast transfer to Thanjavur and visit the Chidambaram Temple en route. Upon your arrival check-in at your hotel for an overnight stay.
Visit the Brihadeeswara Temple, a true representation of Chola architecture in the morning. Later drive towards Trichy for a tour to Rock Fort Temple. Other attractions on the itinerary include the Srirangam temple complex and intricately carved Shri Ranganathaswami Temple. In the evening return to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Following breakfast in the morning take a drive to the temple town of Madurai which houses the famed Meenakshi Temple. Alternately you can choose to visit Chettinad which is home to the Nattukottai Chhetiars. This region abounds in Chola temples and is famous for its delectable cuisine. Return to your hotel in the evening for an overnight stay.
This morning following breakfast you will embark on a picturesque sojourn towards the Kodaikanal; a serene hill station situated 2100 metres above sea level. A magnificent view of the lush landscape en route will leave you captivated. Upon your arrival check-in at your hotel for an overnight stay.
This natural retreat is renowned for its lush landscape, placid lake and salubrious climate. Enjoy an awe inspiring view of the surroundings from Coaker's Walk and Pillar Rocks. In the evening return to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Explore the terrific beaches; savour the azure sky and the breathtaking vista of Arabian Sea. Kovalam is a popular tourist destination in India with panoramic sand beaches; the ideal place to unwind. In the evening return to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Renowned for its invigorating weather, Munnar offers a host of activities to tourists. Explore the breathtaking locales in and around Munnar. Later visit the Eravikulam National Park. In the evening return to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Steer along the Malabar Coast to arrive in Kochi. On arrival, check-in at your hotel, the rest of the evening is at your leisure, overnight stay at the hotel.
Embark on a local sightseeing tour of Kochi in the morning. The Jewish synagogue, Dutch Palace and St Francis Church and the Spice Market are some of the attractions you'll visit, which all resonate with a rich heritage of an ancient era. In the evening take a harbour cruise and visit the neighbouring islands and the spectacular Chinese fishing nets unique to Kochi. Return to your hotel upon completion for an overnight stay.
This morning following breakfast transfer onwards to your final destination on the itinerary, the amazing beaches of Mararikulam situated in the Alappuzha district. Check-in at your hotel for an overnight stay.
Alternatively you can take a two days retreat onboard a private houseboat in the backwaters.
Unwind in the soothing ambience of the spotless beaches at Mararikulam. Mararikulam offers a spectacular vista of spotless sandy beaches, spectacular waterfront and the coconut and the palm groves.
You will be transferred to Kochi (Cochin) airport for a flight to Chennai Airport. Assistance will be provided by our representative on your arrival and transfer to the international terminus for your return flight home.