Southern Grandeur (16 nights/17 days)

Destinations Covered

Chennai
Mahabhalipuram
Pondicherry
Chettinad
Madurai
Periyar
Kumarakom
Cochin
Mysore
Banglore

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Chennai

After arriving Chennai, meet our representative and you will be transferred to the hotel. Once you check in the hotel get ready to visit some of the attractions of Chennai. Chennai sightseeing comprises of Fort St. George, St. Mary's Cathedral, Kapaleshwara Temple, San Thome Basilica, Egmore Government Museum as well as Marina Beach. Spend a night at Chennai Hotel.

Day 2: Chennai to Mahabhalipuram

In the morning after your breakfast your drive will be towards Mahabhalipuram. You will be taken to visit inspiring and striking coastal site of Mahabhalipuram. This was constructed around seventh to ninth century. You can see remarkable rock calving as well as relief of Mahabharata which is historical, mythological as well as philosophical Indian epic.

Day 3: Mahabhalipuram to Pondicherry

In the morning after your breakfast you need to leave for Pondicherry. Once you reach there you need to check in the hotel and then taken to visit French colony of Pondicherry. This place is very interesting as well as exciting as you can have a look at unique colonial buildings, statues as well as churches that create a good environment. Spend a night at the Pondicherry hotel.

Day 4: Pondicherry to Chettinad

Once you are done with your morning breakfast you will be taken to Chettinad. Your drive will be towards India's eastern coast as well as inland to Tanjore. You will go Tanjore through Darasuram which is the home of UNESCO World heritage Airavetisvara Temple. Once you reach Tanjore you will be taken to visit Brihadeeshwara Temple complex which is around sixty two meters high tower. This is the highest tower in India. After this drive your drive will be towards Chettinad. Your night stay at this place will be at colonial mansion.

Day 5: Chettinad sightseeing

The entire day will be spending exploring the village of Chettinad. This is an adobe for few fine mansions. These comprise of great compilation of art, furniture as well as antiques. Spend a night at colonial manion.

Day 6: Chettinad to Madurai

In the morning after your breakfast your drive will be towards Madurai which is adobe of Dravidian architecture. Once you reach there you need to check in the hotel. After this you will be taken to visit some of Madurai attractions which include Tiru Malai Nayak Palace, Meenakshi Temple Complex as well as Teppakulam Pond. Spend a night at Madurai hotel.

Day 7: Madurai to Periyar

Once you are done with your morning breakfast you will be driven to Periyar. Once you reach there, check in the hotel. After this you will be taken to visit Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. In the evening you can take the pleasure of visiting spice plantation as well as elephant safari along the spice plantation. Spend a night at Periyar hotel.

Day 8: Periyar

In the morning once you are done with your breakfast you will be taken to the national park to Periyar Lake for boat ride. While boating you can enjoy the view of wild elephants over the grassy banks.

Day 9: Periyar to Kumarakom

Once you are done with your morning breakfast your drive will be towards Kumarakom. This is basically a sleepy village over the shores of Lake Vembanad as well as Kerala's backwater canals. Check in the backwater resort. Spend a night at this resort.

Day 10: Kumarakom

Entire day you can spend it at your leisure. You can relax at the resort or there are other options. Close by there are paddy fields wherein you can take the pleasure of walking. Another option that you can opt for is boat trip on the backwaters. Spend a night at the resort. For spending a night you have one more option that is overnight cruise of backwater resort.

Day 11: Kumarakom to Cochin

Once you are done with your morning breakfast your drive will be towards Cochin. Once you reach there, check in the hotel and in the evening you will be taken for sunset cruise over the harbor. Spend a night at Cochin hotel.

Day 12: Cochin sightseeing

In the morning after your breakfast you will be taken to visit oem attractions of Cochin which includes St Francis Church, The Dutch Palace which is adobe of murals that depict Ramayana and Jewish Synagogue. Come back soon so that you can enjoy evening show of Kathakali dance. Spend a night at Cochin hotel.

Day 13: Cochin to Coonoor

Once you have your morning breakfast you will be taken to Coonoor which is an hill station. Spend a night at this hill station hotel.

Day 14: Coonoor to Mysore

Leave Coonoor and take the pleasure of Nilgiri toy train which moves towards Ooty which is a hill station. Some worth noticing points of the trip are quaint bridges as well as travesing small hillside tunnels. After Ooty your drive will be towards Mysore. This is the city which is located at the foot of Chamundi Hills. Check in the hotel and spend a night at the hotel.

Day 15: Mysore Sightseeing

In the morning you will be taken for sightseeing of Mysore. You will be taken to visit Mysore Palace. After this in the afternoon you will be taken to visit Srirangapattanam a Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu which is a pilgrimage temple.

After this your drive will be towards Chamundi Hills which reflects great views of the city. In the evening you can enjoy the market of Mysore. The people interested in photography would enjoy the most.

Day 16: Mysore to Banglore

After the morning breakfast your drive will be towards Banglore. Check in the hotel once you reach. In the evening you can explore the city. Spend a night at Banglore hotel. Spend a night at the hotel.

Day 17: Banglore Departure

You will then be transferred to the Banglore Airport for departure.