Mahabalipuram , Pondicherry , Tanjore , Trichi , Madurai ,Thekkady, Kumarakom, Alleppey Houseboat, Trivandrum
Day - 1 Arrival Chennai transfer to Mahabalipuram(60Kms /2 Hrs)
Arrival at Chennai International Airport. Drive to Mahabalipuram – an ancient port city in the Coromandel Coast built by the Pallava Dynasty in the 7th century. Check – into a hotel. A day at leisure. Overnight in the hotel.
Day - 2 Mahabalipuram
Sightseeing of the ancient city and rock temples. Overnight at the hotel.
Day - 3 Mahabalipuram
Enjoy the soothing touch of the placid waves on the beach at your leisure. Overnight in the hotel.
Day - 4 Transfer to Pondicherry(165 kms/4 hours)
Drive to Pondicherry, an old French settlement in the southern coast. Check – into a hotel. The day at leisure. Experience the charm of the Pondicherry beaches. Overnight in the hotel.
Day - 5 Pondicherry
Local sightseeing of the city. Places of interest include Sri Aurobindo Ashram, The French War Memorial, 19th Century Light House and Arikamedu. Overnight in the hotel.
Day - 6 Transfer to Tanjore (150kms/4hours)
Journey to the rice bowl of Tamil Nadu – Tanjore. Experience the artistic brilliance of the Tanjore Paintings and architectural splendor of the Brihadishwara Temple.
Day - 7 Transfer to Trichi (48kms/1.5hours)
Drive to Trichy. Check – into a hotel. Visit the Rock Fort Temple, Ranganathaswamy Temple, and Jambukeshwara Temple. Overnight in the hotel.
Day - 8 Transfer to Madurai (120kms/3hours)
Drive to Madurai. Check – into a hotel. Visit the light and sound show. Overnight in the hotel.
Day - 9 Transfer to Thekkady(140kms/3hours)
Visit the famous Madurai Meenakshi temple in the morning. Later, you will be transported to Thekkady. Check – into a hotel. Overnight in the hotel.
Day - 10 Transfer to Kumarakom (130kms/4 hours)
Visit the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Boating at Periyar Lake (Permitted only for limited persons a day and prior booking is not allowed), plantation tour and spice market visit. Drive to Kumarakom. Check – into a hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day - 11 Transfer to Alleppey((35KM/ 1 hr)
After breakfast visits Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary later transfer to Alleppey. Guests can check- in at houseboat at 12:00 hrs from Aleppey they will welcome you and start a cruise, relax and enjoy the canals, rivers, and backwaters. The boat will anchor at 6:00 PM as per the laws of the Government of Kerala. Evening enjoys your dinner and leave all worlds behind you and have a good sleep in your floating paradise. Overnight in the houseboat.
Day - 12 Transfer to Kochi (85kms/2hours)
After breakfast check out at 9:30 AM in Alleppey end of services in the houseboat and drive to Cochin. Check – into a hotel. The day at leisure. Overnight in the hotel.
Day - 13 Kochi
Enjoy the day with local sightseeing of Kochi. Places of interest include St. Francis Church, Dutch Palace (closed on Fridays), Jewish Synagogue (closed on Fridays and Saturdays) etc. Also, you can have glimpses of Chinese fishing nets and stroll through the fragrant streets of the spice market. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day - 14 Kochi to Trivandrum (240kms/5hours)
After breakfast transfer to Kovalam near Trivandrum. On an Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.
Day - 15 Trivandrum
Local sightseeing of the city. Places of interest include the Padmanabha Swamy temple, Kanakakunnu Palace, Napier Museum and Art Gallery. If interested, you can also join for an Ayurvedic rejuvenation programme (additional cost). Overnight in the hotel.
Day - 16 Kovalam
Escape into the charms of the serene Kovalam Beach. Enjoy the sun and the sands and the exotic cuisine. Fill your days with fun.
Day - 17 Departure
You will be dropped at the Trivandrum International Airport for onward journey. End of the tour.
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