DAY 01 : CHENNAI – MAMALLAPURAM (55 KM - 1 HOUR)
Arrival at Chennai airport. Welcome at the airport and transfer to city for a short tour. After visiting Fort St.George, Anna Samadhi and Museum, drive to Mamallapuram. On arrival check in at the hotel. Overnight stay.
DAY 02 : MAMALLAPURAM – KANCHIPURAM – MAMALLAPURAM ( 160 KM, 4 HOURS )
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 Mallalapuram. 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 KM – 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 (170 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 on 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, 4 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, 3 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, 4 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 – ALLEPPEY ( 130 KM, 4 HOURS )
After early breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Alleppey. On arrival embark the house boat.
Enjoy a memorable houseboat ride on enchanting backwaters of Alappuzha 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 09 : ALLEPPEY – KOCHI (65 KM, 1 ½ 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.
DAY 10 : KOCHI - CALICUT - VYTHIRI ( BY TRAIN – 4 HOURS + 90 KM, 2 HOURS )
Breakfast at the hotel and then transfer to Ernakulam station to catch the train for Calicut. On arrival transfer to Vythiri which is a picturesque place located in the
northern high ranges of Kerala in Wayandu district. Refreshing, pollution free and inspiring acres and acres of lush green land interspersed with perennial streams and rolling hills at Vythiri. Afternoon visit Chembra Peak, Bhramagiri hills and Tea & Coffee Plantations. Overnight stay.
DAY 11 : VYTHIRI – MYSORE ( 275 KM, 6 HOURS )
Morning departure for Mysore. Arrival and check in at the hotel. Afternoon city tour of Mysore visiting City Palace, Beautiful Vrindavan Gardens and Chamundi Temple. Overnight stay.
DAY 12 : MYSORE – HASSAN ( 150 KM, 3 HOURS )
Morning departure for Hassan. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel. Afternoon visit Cheenakeshawa temple at Belur which dates back to 13th century and then the Hoysaleswara temple at Halebidu which is known for its carvings. Overnight stay at Hassan.
DAY 13 : HASSAN – HOSPET ( 360 KM, 7 HOURS )
After breakfast, check out and drive to Hospet. Hospet was a satellite town built during the reign of Krishnadevaraja. This is a typical town of Karnataka situated 13 kms from Hampi. Overnight stay in Hospet.
DAY 14 : HOSPET – HAMPI – HOSPET
After breakfast drive to Hampi. It is located on the banks of the Tungabhadra River with a backdrop of majestic rock boulders and was the capital of the Vijayanagara Kingdom. The 15th century Chandramauleshwar Temple is centrally located in Hampi and is one of the site’s most prominent architectural buildings. Vithala Temple is noted for its extraordinary pillars with the animated carvings on it. A set of pillars, known as ‘musical pillars,’ resonates when tapped. Also visit Virupaksha Temple, Lotus Mahal, Sule Bazaar, Achutaraya Temple, Queen’s bath and Elephant Stables. Return to Hospet for overnight stay.
DAY 15 : HOSPET – BANGALORE ( 340 KM, 7 HOURS )
Morning depart for Bangalore. Upon arrival visit Lalbagh Gardens, Cubban Park & Museum. Evening transfer to airport to catch flight for onward destination.