Grand South India On arrival at Chennai airport/railway station, traditional welcome and transfer to hotel at Chennai (formerly known as Madras) is the gateway to Southern India and the largest city in southern India located on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal, Overnight at hotel.
Day 02 Chennai-Kanchipuram-Mahabalipuram (76/1.5 65/1 Kms/Hrs (Aprox.))
Grand South IndiaAfter breakfast half day city tour of Chennai visiting Sri Parsarthy Temple, Luz church, Museum and Fort St. George. Later drive to Mahabalipuram enroute visit Kanchipuram is one of the most sacred towns of India and known as the city of thousand temples, visit Kailashnath Temple, Sri Ekambaranathar Temple and Kamakshi Temple. Continue on to Mahabalipuram, an important port and capital of the Pallava Empire, Mahabalipuram, is known for its Pallava temples and sculptures
Grand South IndiaAfter breakfast half day sightseeing tour of Mahabalipuram - is famous for its unique 7th-century Shore Temple, lovely beach and some of the most beautiful rock-cut temples in the world. Situated on the shore of the Bay of Bengal, Mahabalipuram was already a famous seaport in the 1st century AD. This town was a workshop for temple building. Visit the seven pagoda-style shore temples, lashed by the waves of the sea and the seven rathas or temple chariots, a group of monolithic monuments and animal figures carved out of solid rock, the earliest known examples of Dravidian architecture. Rest of the time free at leisure. Overnight at hotel
Day 04 Mahabalipuram-Pondicherry (162/4 Kms/Hrs (Aprox.))
Grand South IndiaToday after breakfast, drive to Pondicherry. After we reach we embark on half day city tour to Aurobindo Ashram, you will be transported to a world of bliss and peace. Here the day starts with meditation and visitors are allowed to take a look of Sri Aurobindo and his chief disciple Mother's room. You will also visit the Pondicherry beach and Pondicherry Museum where among the artifacts you will see the discoveries of Arikamedu, Chola bronze items. Overnight stay at hotel
Day 05 Pondicherry-Tanjore (231/6 Kms/Hrs (Aprox.))
Brihadishwara TempleAfter breakfast drive to Thanjavur is famous today for its beautifully architectured temples and the amazing bronze works it creates. It is centre for the classical arts like dance and music. Upon arrival check into hotel. In the afternoon city tour of Tanjore covering Brihadishwara Temple, Thanjavur Palace and Museum. Overnight at hotel
After breakfast drive to Trichy situated on the banks of River Kaveri. Upon arrival check into hotel. In the afternoon visiting Rock fort temple and Srirangam - the Sriranganathaswamy temple. Overnight at hotel.
Grand South IndiaAfter breakfast drive to Periyar, Periyar wildlife sanctuary is home to nomadic tribes of wild elephant boar, deer the great Indian tiger and more upon arrival check in at hotel. Evening go for boat ride in the lake to watch wild animals. Overnight at hotel.
Today after breakfast, drive to Kovalam. Kovalam in the local language means, place fringed with coconut palms, and indeed it is. Kovalam is full of coconut trees and soothing seashore, one of the best in India for swimming and other water sports. Upon arrival check into hotel. Rest of the time free at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Alleppey After breakfast, we drive to Kollam one of the oldest ports of the Malabar Coast and were once the centre of international spice trade. Kollam is famous for its delicious Cashew and Seafood. After checking in hotel we set out to see some historic remains and the temples built in ornate style. We also visit Kollam beach. Overnight at hotel.
Day 13 Kollam-Alleppey (84/2 O/n H.boat Kms/Hrs (Aprox.))
After breakfast drive to Alleppey and at 1200 hrs check into a traditional houseboat of Kerala Style and go on a leisurely backwater cruise along the lake on a thatched houseboat. The houseboat with all modern comforts lets you discover the countryside at your own pace. You will have lunch, dinner and breakfast in the Houseboat. A ride on the houseboat is a fabulous way to explore the fascinating beauty of the backwaters. Overnight at Houseboat.
Today disembark from houseboat and drive to Cochin also famous as Kochi, Cochin is one of the most famous historical cities of Kerala. Cochin is also famous for its exceptionally beautiful backwaters and beaches, meet and assistance at the airport by our representative and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.