Day 01: Chennai (Arrival): On arrival at Chennai international airport you will be welcomed by our representative and transferred to check in at your hotel. Later in the day enjoy half-day sightseeing tour of Chennai which include your visit to Fort St. George and George Town area. Evening is free to walk over Marina beach – the longest urban beach of India. Stay overnight at your hotel.
Day 02: Chennai: During the day enjoy second half-day sightseeing tour of Chennai which include your visit to Kapaleeswara Temple, Parthasarthy Temple and other places of tourist attractions. You may visit Kalakshetra, the world famous cultural centre founded by Rukmini Devi Arundale (subject to the permission by the management) and Theosophical Society with its huge Banyan tree.
Day 03: Mahabalipuram: Drive through the fertile coastline and reach Mahabalipuram (Mammalapuram) – famous for its shore temples and other monuments which are in a form of epic recreated on stone. Evening walk over the seashore and explore the temples on own.
Day 04: Mahabalipuram: During the day enjoy sightseeing tour of Mahabalipuram visit the Pancha Pandava Rathas and Varaha Mandapa along with other places of tourist attractions. If time allows, you may take an excursion to Pondicherry.
Day 05: Kumbakonam: After breakfast check out from your hotel and drive towards Kumbakonam. On arrival, check in at your hotel. Many of superb Chola Temples are located around this town and it’s a good base to explore few of the temples. Also visit the Kumbheshwara temple. Evening will be free at leisure.
Day 06: Madurai: After breakfast drive towards Madurai. En-route visit Tanjore’s World heritage Brihadishvara temple – simply unparalleled! The temple tower rises to a height of 15 meters from a square base of 29 meters and then tapers off, making a total of 66 meters. On arrival at Madurai, check in at your hotel. Evening you may attend the very special “night ceremony” at Shree Meenakshi Temple. The ceremony takes place every evening at 9 PM, when the temple bronze of Lord Shiva is carried to the bedchamber of Parvati. The procession is accompanied by religious prayer and enchanting temple music. Stay overnight at your hotel.
Day 07: Madurai: Morning after breakfast enjoy sightseeing tour in Madurai, visit the unique Meenakshi temple – a superb example of Dravidian architecture and sculpture, the focal point around which the city has developed. Later visit Tirumal Nayak Palace constructed in the Indo-Saracenic style in 1639 AD. The curved dome, standing without the support of a girder or rafter, is an architectural feat Pass by the Mariamman Teppakulam – the tank with mandapam in the centre. Stay overnight at your hotel.
Day 08: Periyar: After a picturesque drive reach Periyar National Park – one of the best jungles in India to see wild elephants. On arrival you will be transferred to check-in at your hotel. Rest of the time is free at leisure. Stay overnight stay at hotel.
Day 09: Periyar: Morning you will be taken for a boat ride on Periyar Lake for wildlife viewing. Later enjoy Elephant ride in spice plantations tour where a detailed demonstration about the cultivation of some of the exotic spices of the world will be given to you. In the afternoon, have another boat ride trip on Periyar Lake for wildlife viewing.
Day 10: Houseboat: Drive further through beautiful spice and rubber plantations and reach Alleppey – the backwaters capital of Kerala. On arrival, you will be welcomed and served with the welcome drink of tender coconut water in a nice Indian tradition before boarding the houseboat. Embark in your exclusive Houseboat with fully furnished bedroom, attached bathroom, living room, etc. You will have your exclusive chef who will prepare tasty meals and seafood for you.
Day 11: Kovalam: After breakfast check-out from your houseboat and you will be transferred to Kovalam through an exclusive car. On arrival, check in your beach resort. Rest of time is free at leisure. You may walk at excellent beaches of Kovalam. Stay overnight at your beach resort.
Day 12: Kovalam: Day is at your own discretion. Stay overnight at your beach resort.
Day 13: Trivandrum (Departure): At appropriate time, you will be transferred to Trivandrum airport to board the flight back to home destination. The tour ends.