17 NIGHTS / 18 DAYS
Chennai – Mahabalipuram – Pondicherry – Tanjore – Trichy – Madurai – Periyar – Kumarakom – Alleppey – Kochi – Goa – Mumbai
Days 1-2 Chennai
Upon arrival transfer to your hotel in private car. You can arrive at any time on Day 1 as there are no activities planned until the important welcome meeting with your tour leader. Next day visit Kapleshwar Temple, St Thomas Church, St. George Fort, Government Museum and Marina Beach.
Day 3 Mahabalipuram
Post breakfast depart in Private Car for Mahabalipuram - UNESCO World Heritage. En route visit Vaikuntaperumal Temple, Ekambareeswarar and Varadarajar Temple at Kanchipuram. Arrive and transfer to hotel for overnight stay. Visit Five Rathas, Arjunas Penance, Shore Temple, Krishna Mandapam.
Day 4 Pondicherry
Depart by car to Pondicherry. Transfer to hotel and later visit Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Manakular Vinayakar Temple.
Day 5 Tanjore
Post breakfast depart by private car for Tanjore - one of the oldest cities in India. Visit Sri Brahadeeswara Temple and Nayak Palace. Overnight hotel stay in Tanjore.
Days 6 - 7 Madurai
Post breakfast depart for nature walk followed by car transfers to Madurai - oldest continuously inhabited city in the Indian peninsula. En route visit Trichy and Chetinad. Later visit Meenakshi Temple, Tirumala Nayak Palace. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 8 Thekkady
Car transfers to Thekkady. Thekkady is the location of the Periyar National Park - an important tourist attraction in Kerala. Later depart for Wild Plantation Tour and enjoy boat ride at Periyar Lake. Overnight stay in hotel.
Day 9 Alleppey
Post breakfast car transfers for Alleppey - "Venice of the east". Upon arrival, transfer to deluxe house boat for overnight stay. Enjoy the cruise of backwaters with the mind-blowing view of canal systems, endless lagoons, backwater birds, fishing by locals, paddy fields, small houses on small stretch of land - there are villages in all over these backwater.
Day 10 Kochi
Depart for Kochi by surface
This land of spices has attracted many European Traders and is a unique blend of the old and the new, the Indian and the Western. Visit Mattancherry Palace, St. Francis Church, Chinese Fishing Nets, Dutch Palace and Jewish Synagogue. Evening enjoy Kathakali Dances – Traditional dance of Kerala.
Days 11 – 15 Goa
Board flight for Goa – land of golden beaches. Stay in a Resort / hotel. Visit to Basilica of Bom Jesus, St Cathedral. Discover sandy beaches, spice markets, exotic cuisine, spa and long coast line, all at your own pace.
Days 16 – 17 Mumbai
Flight for Mumbai. Arrival and transfer to hotel. Visit Elephanta Caves, Prince of wales museum, Mani Bhavan, Victoria Terminus, Dhobi Ghat and rest of the day at leisure for independent activities.
Day 18 Mumbai –Depart
In time transfer International Airport to board flight for onward destination.