01 : Chennai
Arrive in Chennai and transfer to hotel.
Overnight at Chennai.
Day 02 : Chennai
Chennai city tour visiting Kabalishwara Temple,
Santhom Church, St. George Fort and Madras
(Chennai) Museum. Overnight at Chennai.
Day 03 : Chennai - Kanchipuram
Chennai to Kanchipuram. Visit Kailasanatha
Temple, Vaikunda Perumal Temple, Varatharaja
Temple and Ekambareswara Temple. Drive to
Mahabalipuram. Overnight at Mahabalipuram.
Day 04 : Mahabalipuram
Mahabalipuram full day sightseeing including
visit to Arjuna's Penance. Five Rathas, Shore
Temple, Tiger Cave and Krishna's Butter Ball.
Overnight at Mahabalipuram.
Day 05 : Pondicherry
Drive to Pondicherry, visiting Auroville en
route. Check in to hotel at Pondicherry. After
lunch visit Aurobindo Ashram. Overnight at
Day 06 : Chidambaram - Tanjore
Drive to Chidambaram - special ceremony at
Nataraja Temple. After lunch drive to Gangai
kondacholapuram, Kumbakonam, Darasuram.
Overnight at Tanjore.
Day 07 : Tanjore
Tanjore half day city tour - Bragadeeshwara
Temple, Art Gallery and Palace. Drive to Trichy.
Overnight at Trichy.
Day 08 : Trichy
Explore the city of Trichy including visits to
Srirangam Vishnu Temple and Rock Fort Temple.
After lunch drive to Madurai. Overnight at
Day 09 : Madurai
Madurai half day city tour that includes visits
to Mariamman Teppakulam, Meenakshi Temple and
Nayak Palace. Afternoon at leisure. Evening
option for witnessing night ceremony at
Meenakshi Temple. Overnight at Madurai.
Day 10 : Periyar
Drive to Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary through lush
green agricultural and hill areas. Check in to
hotel then take afternoon boat ride on Lake
Periyar. Overnight at Periyar.
Day 11 : Periyar - Kottayam
Option for boat ride and Spice Plantation tour.
Drive to Kottayam. After lunch take private boat
on the backwaters to Alleppey. Car will pick you
up in Alleppey and drive to Cochin. Overnight at
Day 12 : Cochin
Full day sightseeing of Fort Cochin. St Francis
Church, Chinese Fishing Nets, Spice Market,
Matancherry Palace, Antique Market and Jewish
Synagogue. Evening Kathakali dance program.
Overnight at Cochin.
Day 13 : Onward Journey
Transfer to railway station or airport for