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SOUTH INDIA TRAIL

Destinations: Chennai - Knachipuram - Mahabalipurami - Pondicherry - Chidambaram - Tanjore - Tirchy - Madurai - Periyar National Park - Kumarakom - Kovalam - Trivandrum
Duration: 15 Nights / 16 Days
Day 1: Arrival Chennai

Upon arrival you will be welcomed by our representative at the airport and transferred to your Hotel.

Night stay in Chennai.

Day 2: Chennai -Kanchipuram – Mahaballipuram (By road/140 Kms/3 Hrs)
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After breakfast, drive to Mahaballipuram. En-route visit Kanchipuram, the city of a thousand temples and one of the seven sacred cities of Hindus. Later proceed to Mahaballipuram, on arrival check in to the hotel.

Night stay in Mahaballipuram.

Day 3: Mahaballipuram

After Breakfast, visit to Mahaballipuram, the city of temple (Earlier known as Mamallapuram). After breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour, where the Pallavas have created many monuments with sculptural panels, caves, monolithic Rathas (Chariot) and Temples. Rest of the evening is at leisure.

Night stay in Mahaballipuram.

Day 4: Mahaballipuram- Pondicherry (By road /100 Kms/2.5 Hrs)

After breakfast travel to Pondicherry, on arrival check in to the hotel. In this city, many battles were fought between British and French. Upon arrival, check in at Hotel.

Night stay in Pondicherry.

Day 5: Pondicherry

After Breakfast, visit to Sir Aurobindo's Ashram. The ashram was set up in the year 1926 by Sri Aurbindo Ghose. His philosophy is derived in a combination of yoga and modern science. Rest of the day is free to relax and pursue independent activities.

Night stay in Pondicherry.

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Day 6: Pondicherry-Chidambaram—Tanjore (By road 175Kms/04 Hrs)

After Breakfast, drive to Tanjore, en-route visit Chidambaram known for its beautiful temple dedicated to the Lord Nataraja. Later visit the Gangai Konda Cholapuram for its rich, beautiful and intricately carved Chola style sculptures on the walls.

Night stay in Tanjore.

Day 7: Tanjore

After breakfast, you have a sightseeing tour of the city which is also known as the Granary of the South India. Tanjore has a rich and varied heritage, which is renowned across the globe. It is also famous for its ancient handicrafts-making of bronze icons, Thanjavur art plates, bell-metal castings and bowls.

Night stay in Tanjore.

Day 8: Tanjore – Trichy - Madurai (By road /190 Kms/04 Hrs)
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After Breakfast, drive to Madurai .on the way enjoy visit to the historical city of Tiruchirappalli, popularly known as Trichy. Proceed for sightseeing tour of the city visiting Rock Fort, Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple and Sri Jambukeshwara Temple. Later drive to Madurai.

Night stay in Madurai.

Day 9: Madurai - Periyar National Park (By road /150 Kms/03 Hrs)

After breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour of Madurai.

Visit a magnificent Meenakshi Temple and experience stunning architecture.

Later drive to Periyar, forest of Thekkady is one of the finest wildlife reserves in. Check in the hotel.

Night stay in Periyar.

Day 10: Periyar National Park
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After breakfast explore the Periyar wildlife sanctuary on the boat.

This afternoon take a spice plantation tour to see crops of cardamom, cinnamon, pepper, coffee and tea estates. On your way back you could stop at the local market and pick up some fragrant spices.

Night stay in Periyar National Park.


Day 11: Periyar National Park – Kumarkam (By road/130 Kms/ 03Hrs)

After breakfast, you will be drive to Kumarkam. On arrival, check in at hotel. Kumarkam is also one of the enchanting backwater regions of Kerala. Visit Kumarkam bird sanctuary located on the banks of the backwaters.

Night stay in Kumarkam.

Day 12: Kumarkam
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Today you will board the houseboat, from Kumarkam to Kumarkam. While sailing down a maze of canals one sees different scenes from the villages, paddy fields, coconut palms, fisherman and local life.

Night stay in Kumarkam.

Day 13: Kumarkam – Kovalam (By road /180 Kms/04 Hours)

After breakfast drive to Kovalam. Upon arrival, check in to the resort with rest of the day free for your own activities. Walk along the beach to enjoy the scene of the waves.

Night stay in Kovalam.

Day 14-15: Kovalam

Day is free to relax or pursue independent activities. Night stay in Kovalam.

Day 16: Depart Kovalam - Trivandrum Connect onward fight from Trivandrum airport

Morning is at leisure. Later you will be transferred to the Trivandrum airport to catch your onward flight.

THE ABOVE TOUR PROGRAMME CAN BE MODIFIED AS PER YOUR SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS - (NO OF DAYS YOU HAVE FOR THE TRIP, YOUR BUDGET AND OTHER RELATED ASPECTS).