DAY 01 : CHENNAI – MAMALLAPURAM (55 KM – 1 HOUR)
Arrival at Chennai airport. Welcome at the airport and transfer to city for a short city tour. After visiting Fort St.George, Anna Samadhi and Museum, drive to Mamallapuram. Upon arrival check in at the hotel. Overnight stay.
DAY 02 : MAMALLAPURAM – KANCHIPURAM – MAMALLAPURAM
Morning depart for Kanchipuram. It was the historical capital of the Pallavas during the 7th - 9th centuries. Kanchipuram is one of the seven sacred cities of India. It is also famous for hand-woven silk fabrics and saris. Return to Mamallapuram. Visit the Shore Temple which includes many bas reliefs including one 100 ft. long and 45 ft. high carved out of granite. It was built in the early 8th century. Evening relax on the beach. Overnight stay.
DAY 03 : MAMALLAPURAM – PONDICHERRY (155 kms – 3 HOURS )
After breakfast drive to Pondicherry. After arrival check in at the hotel. In this city, many battles were fought between British and French. Pondicherry is synonymous with French Heritage in India and understandably so as it served as the capital of the French Colonies in India. Afternoon visit Sir Aurobindo's Ashram. The ashram was set up in the year 1926 by Sri Aurbindo Ghose. His philosophy is derived in a combination of yoga and modern science. After visiting Ashram, return to hotel for overnight stay.
DAY 04 : PONDICHERRY - CHIDAMBARAM - TANJORE (172 KM – 4 HOURS )
Morning leave for Chidambaram. Visit Nataraja temple in Chidambaram. The magnificent Temple was guilt in 7th century A.D. Its beautiful polygonal dome enshrines Lord Vishnu and Shiva. Continue drive to Tanjore and upon arrival check in at the hotel. Afternoon visit Brihadeshwara Temple which was built in the 10th century. This is the crowning glory of Chola temple architecture. The dome on top of the apex of the 63 metre high temple, is a single piece of granite weighing an estimated 81 tons which was put in place by hauling it along an earthwork ramp six km long in a similar manner to which the Egyptian pyramids were built. Overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 05 : TANJORE - TRICHY – TANJORE ( 120 KM, 3 HOURS )
Morning excursion to Trichy. The city is a fine blend of tradition and modernity built around the Rock Fort. Visit The most famous land mark of this bustling town, Rockfort Temple, a spectacular monument perched on a massive rocky out crop which rises abruptly from the plain to tower over the old city. Also visit Srirangam Temple which consists of 7 concentric walls and 21 towers or gopurams. Drive back to Tanjore for overnight Stay at hotel.
DAY 06 : TANJORE – MADURAI ( 130 KM, 4 HOURS )
Morning drive to Madurai. After arrival check in at the hotel. Afternoon city tour of Madurai covering the famous Meenakshi Temple, Tirumala Naik Palace and Gandhi Museum. The temple is famous for its gigantic gateway which is 49 mts. high. Overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 07 : MADURAI – PERIYAR (140 KM, 3 HOURS )
Morning leave for Periyar. On arrival check in at the hotel. Afternoon enjoy Boat cruise which is the best option to experience the wilds of Periyar Sanctuary. Enjoy wild life and watch the wild elephants in their natural habitat. Overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 08 : PERIYAR - KOCHI (190 KM, 5 HOURS)
Morning leave for Kochi. Upon arrival check in at the hotel. Kochi has one of the best natural harbours in the country. Afternoon city tour of Kochi covering Dutch Palace Museum, Jewish Synagogue, Francis Church and Chinese Fishing Net. Evening enjoy one of the classical dances of South India, known as Kathakali. Overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 09 : KOCHI - ALLEPPEY (65 KM, 1 ½ HOURS )
OVERNIGHT BACKWATER CRUISE IN HOUSEBOAT
After early breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Alleppey. On arrival embark the house boat.
Enjoy a memorable houseboat ride on enchanting backwaters to explore its breathtakingly beautiful surroundings and the fascinating Kerala countryside. Traveling along on a houseboat through palm-fringed narrow canals winding through the vast expanse of lush paddy fields and the unique tiny hamlets lined up all along on the edges of the waterways are sights one can never forget. All meals will be served on board. Overnight onboard the House boat.
DAY 10 : ALLEPPEY - KOVALAM (170 KM, 4 HOURS )
Disembark the house boat and then drive to Kovalam. On arrival check in at the resort. The boundless blue waters of the Arabian Sea and miles of white sands washed away by the surf at the feet of the stalwart palms and the rocky promontories, makes Kovalam a beach paradise. Rest of the day is free to relax on beach. Overnight stay.
DAY 11 : KOVALAM – TRIVANDRUM – KOVALAM
Morning city tour of Trivandrum visiting Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Puthenmalika Palace, The Napier Museum and Sri Chitra Art Gallery. Return to Kovalam for spending rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay.
DAY 12 : KOVALAM
Full day is at leisure to relax on beach or you can explore the ayurvedic facilities at the resort. Overnight stay.
DAY 13 : DEPARTURE
Morning transfer to Trivandrum airport to catch the flight for onward destination.