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Day 01: Arrival / Cochin

At the Cochin airport, you will see that our representative is waiting to give a warm welcome and later he will escort you to your hotel, previously reserved.

After upon arrival in Hotel discuss your tour itinerary with our representative in Lobby and after that our representative will help you to check into formalities.

Overnight at Hotel

Day 02: Cochin

Morning proceed for the half day Cochin city sight seeing which includes Fort Kochi Chinese Fishing Nets,St. Francis Church, Santa Cruz Basilica,Jewish Synagogue and the Mattanchery Dutch Palace

Evening we will visit the Kathkali Dance.

Overnight at Hotel

Day 03: Cochin / Munnar (130 Kms) (03 Hrs)

Morning drive to Munnar. Your eyes will have little time to rest while in Munnar. Everywhere you look there is another natural wonder to behold. The luscious greens of the dense mountain foliage provide the perfect backdrop for the endless wonders that can be seen in the area. Waterfalls, local plantations and European architecture provide a textured sightseeing wonderland like few others.

Upon arrival check into hotel.

Overnight at Hotel

Day 04: Munnar (130 Kms) (03 Hrs)

After breakfast proceed for a morning sight seeing trip of Munnar. We will explore Eravikulam National Park, Mattupetty Dam, Kundala Dam, Echo Point, View Point and the Tea Garden

Overnight at Hotel

Day 05: Munnar / Alleppey / Houseboat

Morning drive to Alleppey to board the houseboat. Houseboat is the only medium to explore the scenic beauty of the backwaters, which are mesmerizing and offers you treat to the eyes. The houseboat in Alleppey slowly floating over the scenic backwater takes you to the world of wonderments passing through the scintillating natural beauty, terrific churches and emerald green paddy fields that offers sight that one can hardly forget.

Overnight at Houseboat

Day 06: Houseboat / Alleppey / Periyar

Morning disembark from houseboat and drive to Periyar. Upon arrival check into Hotel.

Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary lies in the picturesque locales of the Western Ghats in the Idukki district of Kerala. The Periyar Lake, an artificial lake formed due to construction of a dam in 1895 AD adds to the beauty of the park. The lake is a permanent source of water for the wildlife.

Here the high ranges of the Western Ghats are clothed in dense evergreen, moist deciduous forests and savannah grass lands. Below this thick green canopy roam herds of elephants, sambars, tigers, gaurs, lion tailed macaques and Nilgiri langurs.

Afternoon Spice Plantation tour.

Overnight at Hotel

Day 07: Periyar – Madurai (150 Kms) (04 Hrs)

Morning elephant ride. Later drive to Madurai. Upon arrival check into hotel.

Evening witness the closing ceremony at Meenakshi Temple.

Overnight at Hotel

Day 08: Madurai

Morning proceed for sightseeing of Madurai – visit Sri.Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple, Thirumalai Nayak Palace, Thirupparankundram Temple, Alagar Koil and Gandhi Museum

Rest of the day is at leisure for independent activities.

Day 09: Madurai – Trichy – Tanjore (140 Kms) (03 Hrs)

Morning drive to Tanjore Enroute visit to Trichy. Tiruchirappalli is one of the oldest inhabited cities in Tamil Nadu, its earliest settlements dating back to the second millennium BC. Uraiyur, which served as the capital of the Early Cholas from the third century BC to the third century AD. Trichy situated on the banks of river Kaveri and fourth largest city in the state was a citadel of the early Cholas, which later fell to Pallavas.

Upon arrival check into hotel.

Overnight at Hotel

Day 10: Tanjore – Mahabalipuram (290 Kms) (05 Hrs)

Morning proceed for the city tour of Tanjore. Tanjore is an important center of South Indian art and architecture. Most of the Great Living Chola Temples which are UNESCO World Heritage Monuments are located in and around Thanjavur. The foremost among the Great Living Chola temples, the Brihadeeswara Temple, is located in the center of the city. Thanjavur is also the home of the Tanjore painting, a painting style unique to the region. The city is an important agricultural center located at the heart of the region, known as the Rice bowl of Tamil Nadu.

Following the tour drive to Pondicherry. Upon arrival check into hotel

Overnight at Hotel

Day 11: Mahablipuram

Mahabalipuram was a 7th century port city of the South Indian dynasty of the Pallavas, around 60 km south from the city of Chennai in Tamil Nadu. The name Mamallapuram is believed to have been given after the Pallava king Narasimhavarman I, who took on the epithet Maha-malla (great wrestler), as the favourite sport of the Pallavas was wrestling.

Today full day we will explore this amazing city. We will start the tour from to visit the Caves. There are nine rock – cut temples. Later we will visit the Arjuna's Penane & Five Rathas – There are five monolithic temples, each created in a different style.

Overnight at Hotel

Day 12: Mahablipuram / Kanchipuram / Chennai (165 Kms) (03 Hrs)

Morning drive to Chennai enroute visit to Kanchipuram.

Kanchipuram is the famous temple city in the Indian state of Tamilnadu. It is also known by its former names Kanchiampathi, Conjeevaram, and the nick name 'the city of Thousand Temples'. Kanchipuram is considered one of the seven holiest cities to the Hindus of India. In Hinduism, a kṣetra is a sacred ground, a field of active power, a place where moksha, final release can be obtained. We will explore some famous Temple of Kanchipuram. If you are interested in shopping then you will get one of the best silk sari in Kanchipuram.

Upon arrival check into hotel. Located on the Coromandel Coast off the Bay of Bengal, it is a major commercial, cultural, and educational centre in South India, while the port of Chennai is the second largest port in India.

Overnight at Hotel

Day 13: Chennai

Morning proceed for sightseeing of Chennai – visit Kapaleeshwar Temple, Santhome Cathedral, Parthsarthy Temple, Marina Beach andNational Art Gallery.

Overnight at Hotel

Day 14: Chennai / Departure

Morning transfer to airport to board the flight to onward destinations