ItineraryDay 1 Chennai
Arrive Chennai and meet
our representative at the arrival hall. Upon arrival straight away transfer
to Mahabalipuram. Arrive Mahabalipuram and check in at hotel.
Day 2 Mahabalipuram
Morning visit the places to be visited in
Mahabalipuram are Arjunas Penance, Krishna Mandapam, Varaha Mandapam,
Five Rathas and Shore Temples. Later visit Kancheepuram, one of the seven
sacred cities of India and also home to the famous silk and cotton weaving
industry. Day 3 Pondicherry
Morning drive to
Pondicherry. Arrive Pondicherry and check in at hotel. Later visit
Sri Aurobindo Ashram, where Sri Aurobindo and the Mother lived for the most
parts of their lives, attracts tourists to this little city. The Pondicherry
Museum is home to some of the most exquisite collections on architecture and
sculpture. Day 4 Trichy
Morning drive to Trichy.
Arrive Trichy and check in at hotel. Later visit The Rock Fort
Temple, an enchanting temple unique in its own way makes a must visit site
of Trichi. The Tiruvanaikkaval Temple is famous for its Siva lingam.
Srirangam is an island on the river Cauvery. Day 5 Madurai
Morning drive to Madurai. Arrive Madurai and check in at hotel. Later
visit Meenakshi Temple, where the 1,000-pillared hall has stone figures
carved on the pillars, some of which sound like metal when hit with an
object. Also visit Tirumalai Nayaka Temple and the Temple Art Museum.
Day 6 Trivandrum
drive to Trivandrum. Arrive Trivandrum and check in at hotel.
Afternoon sightseeing tour of Trivandrum visiting The ancient temple of Sri
Padmanabhaswamy is one of the major attractions in the city of
Thiruvananthapuram. Napier Museum shows a harmonious blending of Kerala,
Mughal, Chinese and Italian architectural styles. Sri Chitra Art Gallery has
a good collection Tanjore, Mughal, and Rajput schools of art. The Zoo in
Thiruvananthapuram has many shady and delightful walks. Day 7
Day return excursion to Cape Comorin. Visit Swami Vivekananda
Rock Memorial. Kanyaumari is the only place in India where one can watch the
sunset and moon rise simultaneously on a full moon evening.
Day 8 Alappuzha
Morning drive a short distance before switching
over to a boat for a through many canals and waterways up to Alleppey. The
backwater cruise in a country boat is the best way to explore the villages
and rural life. In Alleppey you will be taken aboard your floating
houseboat, a different boat with a bedroom and en-suite rest room for your
comfort. Day 9 Cochin
Morning drive to Cochin.
Arrive Cochin and check in at hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour of
Chennai including Marina Beach, the second longest beach in the world. The
St. George Fort, built in 1653, is currently used as the state governments
secretariat. Santhome Cathedral was built around 14th/15th century and is
another colonial structure worth visiting. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the
Kapaleeshwar Temple is the oldest temple in Chennai. Another important
temple in the city dedicated to Lord Krishna is Parthsarthy Temple. The
Snake Park has a large collection of snakes and many other reptiles.
Day 10 Coimbatore
Morning drive to Coimbatore. Arrive
Coimbatore nd check in at hotel. Afternoon visit the VOC Park and Zoo
is an amusement park named after the famous freedom fighter V. O.
Chidambaram. The Perur Temple, situated about 6 km from Coimbatore, is one
of the seven Kongu Sivalayams. The Marudhamalai Temple, located on a
hillock, is dedicated to Lord Subramanya. Then there is the Forest College,
which is one of the oldest institutions of its kind in the country.
Day 11 Ooty
Morning drive to Ooty. Arrive Ooty and check in
at hotel. Day 12 Ooty
Full day sightseeing tour of
Ooty and surroundings. Visit The Botanical Garden an ideal tourist spot
besides being a source of information about the regions flora. Also
visit to the Ooty Lake. Besides these, there are various view points like
Lambs Rock (8 km away from Coonoor), Kodanadu (16 km from Kotagiri),
and Dodabetta Peak that offer fascinating views of the surrounding plains
and hills. Day 13 Mysore
Morning drive to Mysore.
Arrive Mysore and check in at hotel. Later visit Chamundi Hill. On
the top of the hill stands the temple dedicated to the Goddess
Chamundeshwari, the royal familys patron deity.
Day 14 Mysore
Morning sightseeing tour of Mysore including
Maharajas Palace built as recently as 1897, which is one of the
biggest in India; St Philomenas Church etc; Sri Jauyachamarajendra Art
Gallery housed in the Jagmohan Palace, which has a collection of exquisite
paintings, and, Brindavan Gardens, which are illuminated 3 days a week.