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Sat, 21 Jul 2018      
 
Tamilnadu & Kerala
Duration : 11 Nights / 12 Days
Itinerary : Chennai - Mammallapuram - Pondicherry - Tanjore - Chettinad - Madurai- Periyar/Thekkady - Aleppey - Cochin.
Minimum Persons : 2
Tamilnadu & Kerala
Day 1 Chennai

Upon arrival check in to Hotel.

Take city tour of chennai covering : Marina beach,St.Thomas Cathedral, Kapaleshwarar Temple & drive through the IT hub.

If time permits stop for shopping in a mall or Local Market.

Overnight stay in Chennai .
Day 2 Mamallapuram (60 kms 1.5 hrs)

After breakfast, check out the Hotel & drive to Mamallapuram, the ancient port of Pallava and one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Visit Seashore Temple, five rathas, Arjuna Penance and other sculptures of Mamallapuram.

Overnight stay in Mamallapuram.
Day 3 Pondicherry (100 kms 2 hrs)

After Breakfast drive to Pondicherry, the former French Colony.

Take a heritage walk or drive to visit Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Manakula Vinayakar Temple, beautiful churches, beach promenade & well maintained colonial houses.

After lunch, visit the international township of Aurovilleone of the UNESCO project for human unity.

Overnight stay in Pondicherry .
Day 4 Day free on your own :

Take Yoga or Ayurvedhic Massage or spend time on the beach front & enjoy the French/ creole/ Indian or Join with local family for a dinner or enjoy shopping handmade paper products, terracotta etc

Overnight stay in Pondicherry.
Day 5 Tanjore (170 kms 4 hrs)

After breakfast check out & depart to Tanjore, the ancient capital of chola Dynasty.

Enroute stop at Chidambaram ( 70 kms - 2 hours) to visit the temple with golden roof dedicated to Lord Shiva (Natraja).

Upon arrival at Tanjore, check-in at the hotel. Visit Temple of Brahadeeswarar ( Big Temple) , Saraswathi Mahal Palace which today houses a Library.

Overnight stay in Tanjore.
Day 6 Chettinad (100 kms 2 hrs)

Depart to Chettinad (Karaikudi), the town of the rich Chettiyars Merchant Community. Chettinad cuisine is very popluar for rich spicy masalas.

Visit big chettinad houses, extensive antique shops, weekly shandy [village market]; also have a visit to Craftsmen working with wood and metal, silversmiths and goldsmiths.

Overnight stay in Chettinad.
Day 7 Madurai (120 kms 2 hrs)

Depart to Madurai, ancient capital of the Pandiya Kingdom. This temple town is around 2500 years old & recorded as Asia's biggest village. Local people captions that this town never sleeps.

Visit Meenaskhi amman temple and the market around this structure, which reflects the concept of temple town.

Overnight stay in Madurai.
Day 8 Periyar (150 kms 3 hrs)

After breakfast depart to Periyar(Thekkady) , the home to an amazing richness of wildlife, and is considered one of the finest in the country for observing and photographing animal life, especially the wild Asiatic elephant.

Upon Arrival check-in & take a boat ride along the lake periyar, if you are lucky a tiger or group of elephants can surpirse you.

Overnight stay in Periyar.
Day 9 Periyar

Breakfast at hotel. Take guided walk through the spice plantations.

Visit elephant training school & experience the commands, bathing, feeding of elephants.

In the evening visit to Kathakali dance show or Kalaripayattu Martial art show, the traditional folk forms of Kerala.

Overnight stay in Periyar.
Day 10 Alleppey (140 kms 3 hrs )

After early breakfast drive to Alleppey.

Embark the house boat at Alleppey and cruise through the backwaters. It will be a real experience of kerala.

Overnight stay in Alleppey Houe boat.
Day 11 Cochin (60 kms 1 hr)

After breakfast disembark from house boat and depart to Cochin

Visit Fort Cochin, Chinese fish net, Mattancherry Palace which is also known as Dutch Palace.

Overnight stay in Cochin.
Day 12 Departure

Check- out at drop at International Airport.

Tour Price Per Person starts from Indian Rupees US$
Budget ( 2 star Hotels) 53000 810
Business ( 3 star Hotels) 66500 1005
Includes :
  11 Nights accommodation with breakfast.
  Air Conditioned car as per the itinerary. ( Incl. Fuel, Toll, parking, driver allowance etc.)
  House Boat at Aleppey with breakfast+ lunch + dinner.
  Guided Spice walk, Kathakali show, boating at periyar lake & elephant school
  All Taxes.
Excludes :
  Entrance fee at the monuments
  Professional Guide
  Lunch & dinner
  Camera fee
  Tips, Porterage, laundry & any other items of personal nature.
  Any other services not mentioned in includes column.

    Kindly contact us for any additional information or services.
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