Explore India’s Southern Peninsular region ,home to World famous temples ,lush green forests and pristine beaches,besides coastal cuisine ,this tours has it all ,we will see top cities in the regions and will have chance to see the local culture on 2 of southern states ,Tamil Nadu & Kerala ,and finally flying back home after relaxing at beach in Kovalam.

Tour details

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14 Nights 15 Days Visitng : Chennai / Mamlapuram / Trichy / Thanjavur / Madurai / Periyar / Cochin / Kovalam / Kanya Kumari

Day 01 :Arrive (Chennai) : Namaste! Welcome to the city of Chennai, formerly known as Madras. After clearing immigration and customs transferred to your hotel. Stay overnight at Hotel.

Day 02 : Chennai – : Today take an excursion to the World Heritage Site of Mahabalipuram. This group of sanctuaries, founded by the Pallava kings, was carved out of rock along the Coromandel Coast in the 7th and 8th centuries. It is known especially for its rathas (temples in the form of chariots), mandapas (cave sanctuaries), giant open-air reliefs such as the famous ‘Descent of the Ganges’, and the temple of Rivage, with thousands of sculptures to the glory of Shiva. On our return we tour Chennai, culturally one of the richest cities of South India. Visit the Kapaleeswarar, the ancient Shiva Temple, Santhome Church and the bazaar. Stay overnight at Hotel.

Day 03 : Chennai – Tiruchirapalli (Trichy) (flight) : A short flight gets you to Tiruchirapalli – Trichy, a town deeply immersed in Hindu religion and home to some outstanding Dravidian temple architecture. Here start your tour with a visit to the Rock Fort Temple, the maze of the Mathurubhuteshwar Shrine and other local temples after which visit some local villages and see the rural life of Southern India. Stay overnight at Hotel. Tiruchirapalli (2 nights) .

Day 04 : Thanjavur (Tanjore) : Enjoy a day trip to Thanjavur, to visit the Brihadisvara Temple, a World Heritage Site, which was built between 1003 A.D. and 1010 A.D. in the reign of the great King Rajaraja, founder of the Chola Empire that stretched over all of South India and neighbouring islands in South East Asia. Surrounded by two rectangular enclosures, Brihadisvar is crowned with a 13-storey pyramidal tower that stands 61m / 67yards high and is topped with a bulb-shaped monolith. The walls of the temple are covered with rich sculptural decorations. Evening, enjoy a treat with a typical South Indian dinner and a Bharat Natyam show. Stay overnight at Hotel.

Day 05 : Trichy – Madurai (Drive 128kms / 79miles) : Today drive to Madurai, one of the oldest cities in the South. En route stop to enjoy a traditional Puppet show. The life of Madurai revolves around the Sri Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple. This magnificently carved temple is the main attraction of Madurai and its huge Gopurams tower over the city. The Meenakshi Temple has a thousand pillared ‘Mandapam’. There are precisely 985 pillars and each of them is delicately and exquisitely carved. Among these are the musical pillars that produce music when tapped. Surprisingly, these musical pillars are carved of a single granite rock. The temple has been a hub of Tamil culture and has sponsored the creation of great literature, art, music, and dance in the region for a long time. The city, apart from temple, is crammed with shops, street markets, pilgrims, hotels and restaurants. This is certainly a lively and culturally rich city! Stay overnight at Hotel.

Day 06 : Madurai – Kodaikanal (Drive 166kms /102 miles) : A scenic and refreshing drive to the peaceful hill station of Kodaikanal located at the top of the Palini Hills. Upon arrival we take a boat ride on the Kodaikanal Lake giving us a unique opportunity to experience the landscape. Evening, we spend time with the local people. Stay overnight at Hotel.

Day 07 : Kodaikanal – Periyar (Drive 150kms / 90 miles) :An interesting day ahead as you drive through beautiful spice and tea gardens. Stop to see the tea estates and learn about the process of growing tea. Later drive to the Wildlife Sanctuary of Periyar where experience of the wildlife of India begins. Afternoon, start with a boat tour for a first-class game viewing experience. The forest here slopes into the manmade lake at the bottom of the hill and the lake serves as the waterhole / swimming hole for the animals. Elephants, Gaur, Sambhar and even tigers can be spotted. The reserve is famous for the Indian elephants, gaur and a host of water birds. Stay overnight at Hotel.

Day 08 : Periyar : A full day at Periyar sanctuary game viewing. One of the well-known wildlife sanctuaries in the south, Periyar sanctuary attracts a large number of nature lovers every year. Also called the Thekkady Wildlife Sanctuary, this place is ideal for watching the animals in their natural habitat. Evening is at your leisure. Stay overnight at Hotel. [/acc_item]

Day 09 : Periyar – Cochin (Drive 185kms / 114 miles) : After short drive to Changanacherry take a small cruise through the famous backwaters of Kerala. Fringing the coast of Kerala and winding far inland is an intricate network of innumerable Lagoons, Lakes, Canals, Estuaries and the Deltas of forty-four rivers that drain into the Arabian Sea. These Backwaters are both the basis of a distinct lifestyle and a fascinating thoroughfare and traveling by boat along the Backwaters is one of the highlights of tour. This afternoon arrive in Cochin. Stay overnight at Hotel.

Day 10 : Cochin : Today explore Cochin, the commercial capital of Kerala, with one of the finest natural harbours in the world. Ancient mariners from Arabia, China, Holland, Britain and Portugal have all left their mark on this beautiful island city, often referred to as the Venice of the East. Here tour the Dutch Palace, St. Francis Church, the Jewish Quarter with its old synagogue and take a boat tour to visit the Bolghatty Palace and observe the fascinating Chinese fishing nets in action. Stay overnight at Hotel.

Day 11 : Cochin – Kovalam (Drive 250kms – 154miles): A scenic and easy drive gets you to the beautiful Kovalam Beach on the Malabar Coast near Trivandrum. The palm-fringed bays and secluded coconut groves, promise a relaxed stay. The boundless blue waters of the Arabian Sea and miles of white sands washed away by the surf at the feet of the stalwart palms and the rocky promontories make this beach an incredible paradise. Arrive in the afternoon and take the rest of the day off to enjoy our beautiful surroundings. Stay overnight at Hotel.

Day 12 : Kovalam : Today enjoy a visit to the “Lands End” of India: Kanya Kumari is the southernmost tip of peninsular India where the waters of the Bay of Bengal, the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea meet. A place from where one can see spectacular sunrises and also colourful sunsets. On balmy evenings, one can watch the sun set while the full moon is rising in another part of the sky! Stay overnight at Hotel.

Day 13 : Trivandrum : Day at Thiruvananthapuram, earlier known as Trivandrum, is the capital city of Kerala. The name literally splits into “Tiru”, “Anantha” and “puram” meaning “the town of Lord Anantha”. The temple of Lord Anantha is at the heart of the town and for generations, the kings have called themselves “Padmanabha-Dasa” or the “servants of Lord Ananthapadmanabha”, and ruled the state as the representatives of Lord Anantha-Padmanabha. Visit the beautiful Temple of Padmanabhaswamy, the Chitra Art Gallery, Napier Museum and the local market. Stay overnight at Hotel.

Day 14 : Kovalam : At the end of the tour, an amazing treat! You will be driven to Somatheeram, a resort specialising in world-renowned Indian Ayurvedic massages. Here you can enjoy the many ayurvedic treatments, including a rejuvenating massage.

Day 15 : Kovalam – Departure (flight) : Day at leisure to explore on your own this typically styled Kerala resort. An ideal opportunity to enjoy the other amenities at this health resort including yoga. After an interesting insight into the colourful and mystical Dravidian India, bid farewell to Your journey of South India Spices and are transferred for Your flight back home.