Chennai Airport Arrival and Mamallapuram / Pondicherry /Tanjore (en route covers Chidambaram, Gangai konda Cholapuram & Darasuram) / Chettinad / Rameshwaram / Kanyakumari / Varkala / Alleppey / Thekkady / Munnar / Fort Cochin / Mettuppalayam / Ooty / Kodaikkanal / Madurai / Trichy/Kanchipuram / Chennai Airport departure.
Day 01: Chennai Arrival and drive to Mahabalipuram (Mamallapuram) - 70kms/1h30minutes drive:
Arrival at the Airport and drive to Mamallapuram, after your refresh and relax for the long travel.
Day 02 : Mahabalipuram (Mamallapuram):
Today Visits Mamallapuram Sea shore, Five Radha's, Arjuna Penance, Krishna Mandapam, Ganesha Radha, Krishna butter ball and old light house. Overnight stay
Day 03 : Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry (90kms/2hrs drive):
Drive to Pondicherry, en-route stop at Salt land where you can see, how the people make the salt in the field, Auroville (Matri Mandir), later visit Evening walk in the Colonial French Street and Seaside Promenade (Rock beach) Overnight stay.
Day 04 : Pondicherry stay.
Today visit Managula Vinayagar temple, Gandhi pottal, The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Paradise white sand beach by boat to reach this beach. Overnight stay.
Day 05 : Pondicherry-Chidambaram-Gangai-konda-cholapuram-Darasuram-Tanjore (220kms/5hrs drive)
Today morning you will have breakfast at your hotel and start around 08:00AM to covers Chidambaram (Dancing Siva Temple) as it will be closed between 12:00PM to 04:00PM), Gangaikondacholapuram, Darasuram, Tanjore Palace and Museum and Tanjore stay.
Day 06 : Tanjore - Chettinad (100kms/2hrs drive)
Morning visit Big temple at Tanjore (more than 1000 years old world heritage temple) and drive to Chettinad on the way visit Thirumayam Fort and upon arrival check in at your hotel. Evening walk in the Heritage and 100 years Old Village. Overnight stay.
Day 07 : Chettinad - Rameswharam (180kms/4hrs drive):
Post breakfast drive to Rameshwaram (Fisherman Island and Hindu's pilgrimage place), en-route stop at the Pampan bridge (UNESCO - world heritage wonder), Ramanathaswamy temple and Dhanuskodi (End of India border). Overnight stay
Day 08 : Rameshwaram-Kanyakumari (390kms/6hrs drive)
After breakfast drive to Kanyakumari, upon arrival check in at hotel and go for Vivekananda memory rock (In the sea) by boat, Thiruvalluvar huge statue, Three ocean joining place, Sun set point, Vattakottai watching fort (on seashore). Overnight stay.
Day 09 : Kanyakumari - Varkala beach (150kms/3hrs drive)
Today visit Thriumala Tirupati Devasthanam temple and Padmanabha Puram palace and Poovar island backwater visit. Further drive to Varkala and check in at your hotel. Overnight stay.
Day 10 : Varkala beach
Relax and stay at the beach. Overnight stay
Day 11 : Varkala - Alleppey backwater (130kms/3hrs drive)
Alleppey is the backwater destination and famous for its houseboat journey. The houseboat check in time is at 12:30PM, all your meals will be prepared in your houseboat. Overnight stay at your houseboat (You have to book the houseboat in advance).
Day 12 : Alleppey - Thekkady (150kms/5hrs drive)
Thekkady is a wildlife sanctuary where the River Periyar dam is located, it is also called “Kumuli” town. Here are activities available to do Boat ride in the Periyar lake up to the Dam (You have to book in advance), Elephant ride, Jeep safari, Spice plantation visits, Ayurveda Massage (Kerala’s oil massage), you can also watch Martial arts Kalaripayattu. Overnight stay.
Day 13 : Thekkady - Munnar (130kms/4hrs drive).
Start from Thekkady and drive to Munnar en route can stop for Valley view, tea planation field and photo point. Upon arrival check in at your hotel, evening walk in the Munnar town. Overnight stay.
Day 14 : Munnar stay.
Full day visits, Rajamalai forest (Eravikulam national park for Nilgiris Dhar (Goat), Top station, Echo point where you can watch the wild elephant sometimes on the cow form grass field, Mattuppatty dam, Tea Museum and walk in the Munnar town. Overnight stay
Day 15 : Munnar-Fort Cochin (140kms/4hrs drive)
Morning get start to Cochin en-route stop at Cheeyapara Water falls and Hill Museum and upon arrival check in at your hotel, later visit Laundry village (Manually clothes washing ). Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 16 : Fort Cochin
Today visits - Mattancherry palace (Dutch palace), Jewish synagogue, Chinese fishing net, Vasco-da-Cama squire, St. Franchise church, Indo- Portuguese Museum, evening watch Kerala’s cultural show Kathakali dance (You can buy the ticket directly at the ticket counter). Overnight stay
Day 17 : Fort-Cochin - Mettuppalayam stay for Ooty Mountain train journey (240kms/6hrs drive).
Mettuppalayam is the main destination for board Mountain train (Toy train). As the train will be departed at 07:10AM every day from Mettuppalayam. So, you must stay overnight at this place to board the train on next day. If you do not wise to travel by train to Ooty, then you shall go drive by Car to Ooty. Stay overnight either Mettuppalayam or Ooty hotel.
Day 18 : Journey to Ooty by Mountain train. Stay at Ooty (Need to book in Advance)
Board the train and reach at Ooty around 12:30PM, your driver will be waiting at the Railway Station to pick you up. Upon your arrival you shall proceed to check in at your hotel, later visit Elk Hill Murugan Temple, Rose Garden and DoddaPetta Peak. Overnight stay.
Day 19 : Ooty-Kodaikkanal
drive to Kodaikkanal in between, visit Murugan temple (Palani and lunch break). Then continue to Kodaikkanal and check in at hotel. Overnight stay.
Day 20 : Kodaikkanal stay
Visit Mannavanur, Lake view, pine forest, Perijam (by Forest department vehicle), Guna caves, Pillars rock, Green valley, Coakers walk and Lake. Overnight stay.
Day 21 : Kodaikkanal-Madurai
After breakfast and check out the hotel, further visit Kodaikkanal Gurunji Andavar temple and then
drive to Madurai en route stop at Thirumayam Fort, Flower market at Madurai. Check in at your hotel, later visit Gandhi Museum, Thirumalai Nayak Palace and Meenakshi Amman temple. Overnight stay
Day 22 : Madurai stay
visit Village tour (Specially organized for our guests only). Overnight stay.
Day 23 : Madurai-Trichy (130kms/2hrs drive).
Drive to Trichy, visits Sri Renganathaswamy temple, Sri Rangam, rock fort temple and Amma mandapam (Holy river bed). Overnight stay
Day 24 : Trichy-Kanchipuram-Chennai stay
Proceed to Kanchipuram and visits Kailasanathar temple, Ekambareshwarar Temple, Kanchi Kamatchi amman temple and Varatharaja Perumal Temple. After lunch, drive to Chennai and check in at your hotel. Overnight stay
Day 25 : Departure from Chennai International Airport.