Tour Overview:

Day 1: Arrive at Chennai airport, transfer to hotel.
Day 2: Explore Chennai, visit Kanchipuram’s temples, then travel to Vellore.
Day 3: Visit Vellore’s Golden Temple, then proceed to Bangalore.
Day 4: Tour Bangalore’s landmarks, drive to Mysore for sightseeing.
Day 5: Explore Mysore’s attractions, including Chamundi Hills and Mysore Palace.
Day 6: Journey to Ooty, visit botanical garden and Doddabetta pass.
Day 7: Toy train to Coonoor, then drive to Cochin. Enjoy a Kathakali dance show.
Day 8: Discover Cochin’s highlights, then cruise to Alleppey for a houseboat stay.
Day 9: Cruise to Periyar, enjoy plantation visit and elephant ride.
Day 10: Boat ride on Lake Periyar, then travel to Madurai.
Day 11: Explore Madurai’s Meenakshi Temple and Thirumalai Nayak Palace.
Day 12: Drive to Tanjore, visit Brihadeeswarar Shiva Temple and art gallery.
Day 13: En route to Pondicherry, visit Nataraja Temple in Chidambaram.
Day 14: Explore Pondicherry and Mahabalipuram, then return to Chennai.

Day 1

Arrive in Chennai

On your arrival at Chennai airport, our representative will be waiting for you with a placard bearing your name. They will escort you to your hotel for an overnight stay at Chennai.

Day 2

Chennai – Kanchipuram – Vellore
140km

After breakfast, start your half-day city tour of Chennai. Begin with a visit to the Museum to explore its art and bronze gallery. Drive through the Flower & Fruit Market, High Court, Fort Museum, Marina Beach, and Saint Thomas Cathedral. Later, proceed to Kanchipuram, known as the temple town. Upon arrival, check into the hotel and visit the renowned Ekambareswara temple, known for its vast dimensions and towering south gopuram. Explore the ancient Kailasnathar Temple, constructed by the Pallava Dynasty in the eighth century. Continue your journey to Vellore for an overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 3

 Vellore – Bangalore
215km

After breakfast, explore the Golden Temple, an architectural wonder adorned with 1500kg of gold. Then, proceed to the garden city of Bangalore. Upon arrival, check in to the hotel. The remainder of the day is yours to relax or venture to MG Road, the bustling heart of Bangalore, to explore its vibrant markets.

Day 4

Bangalore – Mysore
140km

After breakfast, explore Bangalore city. Begin with a visit to Lal Bagh, a sprawling garden oasis spanning 240 acres, housing a rich variety of flora. Then, drive past Vidhana Soudha, the state assembly, and conclude with a tour of Bangalore Palace. Built by the Wodeyar King in 1887, it sprawls over 400 acres and is reminiscent of Windsor Castle, boasting Tudor-style architecture. In the afternoon, drive to Mysore and check in to the hotel. Enjoy the evening at leisure.

Day 5

Mysore

After breakfast, embark on a tour of Mysore city. Begin with a visit to Chamundi Hills, where you’ll explore the temple and marvel at the Nandi (Bull) statue, sculpted from a single block of stone. Return to the city to discover the majestic Mysore Palace, showcasing a blend of Dravidian, Indo-Saracenic, Oriental, and Roman architectural styles. Later, enjoy an excursion to Somanathapura Temple. In the evening, explore the vibrant Devraja fruits and flower market. Retreat to the hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 6

Mysore – Ooty
130km

After breakfast, head to the scenic hill station of Ooty. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel. Explore the botanical garden and consider visiting Doddabetta pass for stunning views of the hills and tea plantations. Rest at the hotel overnight.

Day 7

Ooty – Cochin
280km

Transfer to Ooty Railway Station in the morning for a delightful toy train journey to Coonoor. Upon arrival, your driver will greet you and take you to Cochin. Check in to your hotel upon arrival. Enjoy an evening Kathakali dance show and spend the night at your hotel in Cochin.

Day 8

Cochin – Alleppey
60km

After breakfast, explore Cochin, visiting The Dutch Palace in Mattancherry, known for its stunning wall murals depicting scenes from the Ramayana. Also, visit the Jewish Synagogue in the heart of Jew Town and the historic St. Francis Church. Later, proceed to Alleppey. Upon arrival, check in to a traditional Kerala houseboat for a scenic cruise. Glide through palm-fringed canals, observe village life, and savor freshly cooked local cuisine onboard. Enjoy dinner and overnight stay on the houseboat (air-conditioning operates from 9pm to 7am).

Day 9

Alleppey – Periyar
150km

Enjoy breakfast aboard the houseboat before heading to Periyar. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel. Explore a plantation garden showcasing various spices. Later, enjoy a 30-minute elephant ride through the plantations. The rest of the day is yours to relax or indulge in a body massage at an Ayurvedic center. Spend the night at the hotel in Periyar.

Day 10

Periyar – Madurai
145 km

Start your day with a boat ride on Lake Periyar, observing animals in their natural habitat along the water’s edge, such as wild boars, sambars, wild dogs, Langur monkeys, and wild elephants. Afterwards, drive to Madurai, where you’ll check in to your hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 11

 Madurai

After breakfast at the hotel, explore Madurai city. Begin with a visit to the Meenakshi Temple, renowned for its 1000-pillared hall adorned with exquisite sculptures from the seventeenth century. Then, proceed to Thirumalai Nayak Palace, constructed in 1636 by King Thirumalai Nayak with Italian architectural assistance. The palace, once the king’s residence, originally spanned four times its present size, featuring two main sections: Swargavilasa and Rangavilasa. Don’t miss the Gandhi museum. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel in Madurai.

Madurai Temple, Tamil Nadu

Day 12

Madurai – Tanjore
200 km

After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Tanjore. On arrival, check in to your hotel. Begin your sightseeing by visiting the Brihadeeswarar Shiva Temple, constructed by King Raja Rajan between 985 AD and 1010 AD, showcasing superb temple architecture of the Chola dynasty. Later, explore the Raja Rajan art gallery, displaying bronze statues dating from the 9th to 16th centuries. Enjoy an overnight stay at your hotel in Tanjore.

Day 13

Tanjore – Chidambaram – Pondicherry
180km

After breakfast, drive to Pondicherry. En route, explore The Nataraja Temple in Chidambaram, featuring a golden-roofed sanctum. It symbolizes air as Akasa Lingam. On arrival in Pondicherry, check in at your hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 14

Day 14 – Pondicherry – Mahabalipuram – Chennai
160km

After breakfast, explore Pondicherry, including the serene Sri Aurobindo Ashram and the unique community of Auroville. Then, proceed to Mahabalipuram to visit the ancient Shore Temple and the Five Rathas. Finally, drive to Chennai for your flight back home. Depending on your flight schedule, an additional night’s stay can be arranged.

We understand that every traveler is unique. That’s why all our sample tours are fully customizable to match your personal preferences. Alternatively, create your own dream itinerary with our assistance, tailored to any destination of your choice.

Cost for Your Tour:

For a personalized quotation, please contact us. The cost varies depending on factors such as travel dates, hotel preferences, group size, meal plans, and transportation choices.

Cost Includes:

  • Comfortable hotel accommodation
  • Daily breakfast at all hotels
  • Private airport transfers with a chauffeured vehicle
  • Guided tours and sightseeing in a private vehicle throughout the trip
  • All vehicles related expenses including fuel, tolls, and parking
  • Dedicated tour guide for the duration of your journey
  • Meals and accommodation allowances for the driver and guide
  • A memorable cycle rickshaw ride through the charming streets

Cost Does Not Include:

  • Entrance fees to monuments and attractions
  • Fees for additional activities not listed in the inclusions
  • Lunches and dinners
  • International flights, travel insurance, and visa fees
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Any other expenses not explicitly mentioned

Please Note:

  • The itinerary provided is flexible, and the order of visits can be adjusted.
  • Driving times are approximate and subject to change.
  • Special considerations apply during peak travel periods.
  • Weather conditions may affect certain activities.
  • Your tour driver or guide will tailor the sightseeing experience to your preferences.
  • You have the flexibility to customize your itinerary during your journey.
  • If you choose not to have a tour guide, your driver will assist with ticket purchases and provide relevant information.
  • Transportation is available as per your convenience, including evening outings.

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