Tour ID : BT001
Destination Covered : Chennai - Kanchipuram- Mamallapuram - Puducherry- Chidambaram - Thanjavur - Trichy -Madurai - Thekkady - Kumarakom - Alleppey - Trivandrum - Kovalam - Cochin
Tamil Nadu & Kerala Tour
A journey that takes you to the temples, tranquility, tigers and tempting beaches.
Day 01: Chennai:
Arrive in Chennai and transfer to hotel. Later sightseeing tour covering Museum, Snake Park, Kapaleeswarar Temple, Marina Beach and Santhome Basilica. Overnight Hotel in Chennai.
DAY 02: Chennai - Kancheepuram – Mammallapuram
AM: Drive to Kanchipuram and visit Kailasanathar and Vaikunda Perumal Temple. It is here the first typical South Indian type of Temple Architecture started. Also visit the Silk Weaving Centers. PM: Drive to Mamallapuram and visit Arjuna’s Penance, the Five Rathas dedicated to the five Pandava brothers of Mahabarath fame, Craftsmen centers and Shore temple.
Overnight hotel in Mammallapuram.
Day 03: Mamallapuram - Puducherry:
Drive to Puducherry and check into hotel. Later visit Aurobindo Ashram, Auroville, Matrimandir, a beautifully designed hall for meditation. Overnight Hotel in Puducherry.
Day 04: Puducherry - Chidambaram - Thanjavur:
Drive to Thanjavur and check into hotel. Enroute visit the famous Nataraja Temple, known for Lord Shiva's cosmic dance, at Chidambaram and the Chola Temple at Gangaikondachola- puram, known for its architecture. Overnight Hotel in Thanjavur.
Day 05: Thanjavur - Trichy:
AM: After breakfast visit Brihadeswara Temple also known as The Big Temple. Built by the great Raja Raja Chola, this temple is again an architectural masterpiece. Also visit Tanjore Art Gallery and Saraswatji Mahal Library. PM: Drive to Trichy and check into hotel. Overnight hotel in Trichy.
Day 06: Trichy - Madurai:
Drive to Srirangam, after early breakfast and visit the famous Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple. This temple has the tallest Gopuram (Tower) in the world for a typical South Indian temple. Also visit the Rock fort Temple better known as Uchi Pillayar Koil. Later in the evening drive to Madurai and check into hotel. Overnight Hotel in Madurai
Day 07: Madurai:
Visit the most famous Meenakshi Amman Temple, Mariamman Teppakulam and Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal. Overnight Hotel in Madurai
Day 08: Madurai - Thekkady:
Drive to Thekkady and upon arrival check into hotel. Later visit Periyar Game Sanctuary by
motorized boat of the Government forest department. If you are lucky, you can spot a tiger or an elephant. Overnight Hotel in Thekkady
Day 09: Thekkady - Kumarakom:
Drive to Kumarakom and on arrival, board Houseboat. Cruise till twilight getting into smaller canals and seeing some interesting villages. Overnight at the Houseboat.
Day 10 : Alleppey - Kovalam:
After breakfast at the houseboat, disembark at Alleppey and drive to Kovalam to check into beach resort. Rest of the day relax at the beach resort. Overnight Beach Resort in Kovalam
Day 11: Kovalam - Kochi:
Wake up at leisure and after breakfast drive to Kochi to check into hotel. Later in the evening witness a Katha Kali Dance show. Overnight Hotel in Kochi
Day 12: Kochi:
After breakfast visit Jewish Synagogue, Dutch Palace, with its wonderful murals, St.Francis Church and Chinese fishing net. Afternoon free for shopping. Overnight Hotel in Kochi
Day 13: Kochi:
Departure transfer to the board flight for onward destination