Temples & Backwaters (12 nights/13 days)

Destinations Covered

Chennai
Mahabhalipuram
Tanjore
Chettinadu
Madurai
Periyar
Kumarakom
Cochin

Tour Itinerary

Day 01: Reach Chennai

Reach Chennai and our representative will meet you there. Leave for your hotel and rest for the night at the hotel. After having the breakfast at the hotel you will be leaving for exploring Chennai by afternoon.

Day 02: Chennai to Mahabhalipuram to Pondicherry

You will be leaving to visit Mahabhalipuram and its famous temples. The most attractive feature of the temples here is their rock carvings. They show elegance and are extremely artistic. From there you will be starting your journey for Pondicherry. Here will get to see the French Colony and will spend the rest of the night at your hotel.

Day 03: Explore Pondicherry

We will be discovering the French quarters of Pondicherry today. Along with this you will be also taken to the beaches here. Spend rest of the night at the hotel.

Day 04: Pondicherry to Tanjore to Chettinadu

You will be leaving for Tanjore after wrapping up your breakfast. On your way you will be also covering Gangaikondacholapuram. You might also be covering Brihideshwara temple along with the Bronze Museum which are located at Stanmore. After that you will be leaving for Chettinadu directly from there. Relax for rest of the night at the hotel.

Day 05: Explore Chettinadu

Today's day is entirely yours. Rest at leisure; explore the villages nearby or the excursions here. Spend the rest of night at your hotel.

Day 06: Chettinadu to Madurai

You will be leaving for Madurai after your breakfast. Today you will be covering Triumala Nayak Palace, Teppakulam Pond and also Sree Meenakshi Temple Complex.

Day 07: Madurai to Periyar

You will be leaving for Periyar Wildlife Sancturay by late morning. In the evening you rill enjoy elephant safari and methods of spice plantation here. Relax for the rest of the night at the resort.

Day 08: Discover Periyar

Visit the spice garden early in the morning. Later one you will be taken to a motor boat cruise on Lake Periyar. It is a 2 hour long drive. You will also spot wild animals.

Day 09: Periyar to Kumarakom

Start your drive for Kumarakom after you are done with your breakfast at the hotel. You will be taken to your backwater resort. You can have the best view for the Vembanad Lake from your resort. Relax for the rest of the day at your resort and spend your night there.

Day 10: Leisure at Houseboat

You will board your houseboat by the noon today in Vembanad Lake. Enjoy the day at leisure here. You will be served with lunch, Evening tea and also dinner on your house boat.

Day 11 Kumarakom to Cochin

You will start you journey for Cochin today. After your breakfast you will be taken to the Boat Jetty and from here you will leave for Cochin via boat. Reach there by afternoon and relax in your hotel. You might also leave to explore the old city. In evening you will be taken to see Kathakali Dance show, an ethnic dance form of Kerala. Stay at hotel for rest of the night.

Day 12: Explore Cochin

Today you will be covering major attractions of Cochin. You will be taken to Fort Cochin and even Mattanchery. After this you will be taken to the Jew street for shopping. This place is famous spices, jewelleries, traditional attire and even antiques. In the evening you will be taken for the sunset cruise covering Cochin Harbour. Spend the rest of the night at hotel.

Day 13: Leave Cochin

You will be taken to the Cochin International airport from where you can board your noon flight.