Dotted with temples and dolled up with palm trees, Tamil Nadu is the finest reflection of age-old traditions of India and if that’s not enough an Indian air to take in, Kerala will enchant you with its pristine beaches and southern rustic charm.
Find yourself sipping in our descriptions and loving the taste? Well, the best has just begun.
Saunter in the streets and float through the greatness of Indian heritage in Chennai, Mahabalipuram, Pondicherry, Tanjore, and Madurai.
Later, find yourself unleashing the wild in you in Periyar. Explore the surprises that Kumarakomand Alleppeyhave on the platter for you and maybe.. just maybe empower yourself with the stories of bravado in Kochi.
Take a walk in the golden sands of Marina Beach, pray in the divine Kapaleeshwarar temple and later remind yourself of the history and art of the nation in the Government Museum of Chennai.
Breathe in the fresh air of Mahabalipuram and brace yourself to dive into the cultural past and proud heritage of India in the Shore temple, Ekambareswarar temple, and Five Rathas. Realign your chakras in the temples of Kanchipuram.
Let the southern breeze of Pondicherry sway you with its aura.
Discover South India and it’s opulence in gorgeous temples at Tanjore.
Go temple trailing in the best of temples that India offers at Madurai. Satiate your thirst for divinity in Meenakshi Amman Temple and Alagar Koyil. Also, travel back in time with the Mahatma in the prestigious Gandhi Museum.
Explore the wildling in you at the Periyar National Park.
Having traveled so much, bask in the glory of nature in the stunning houseboats of Alleppey.
Sing songs of bravery while sauntering in the fort of Kochi. Also, sink into the rhythm of breeze and coastal palm trees in your quest to discover South India
Detailed Day Wise Itinerary
Day 1 - Arrival at Chennai
You’ll be welcomed at the Chennai International Airport. Our private chauffeurs will take you to your hotel. We wish you a warm and cozy stay.
Day 2 - Visiting Kapaleeshwarar temple and the Government Museum of Chennai...
Visiting Kapaleeshwarar temple and the Government Museum of Chennai. Chilling at the Marina beach. Enroute to Mahabalipuram
1. ARALMIGU KAPALEESHWARAR TEMPLE
Get ready for some temple trailing on your travel to uncover Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Discover South India through the vast sea coast and stunning Aralmigu Kapaleeshwarar temple. This Iconic temple is dedicated to the divine Lord Shiva and his consort – Goddess Parvati. You’ll be swept off of your feet by the sheer magnificence of bronze statues of 63 Saivite saints. Attend the “Pooja “and the temple will grow on you.
2. GOVERNMENT’S MUSEUM
You’ll then be visiting the government’s museum where we promise you that you’ll be smitten by the archives and the rich cultural and historical treasure that India possesses. From vintage collection to artifacts of profound significance in archaeology you’ll find it all. Be ready to be effortlessly charmed by the second oldest museum in India. You know what makes it even more special? It possesses the largest collection of Roman antiquities outside Europe. Interesting, eh?
3. MARINA BEACH
Well, the day will bring you closer to letting go of all the restraint and to just be. Bask in the glory of nature and play splash in the Marina beach. Time to pamper yourself. There’s a treasure waiting for you by the beach? Confused? Well, it’s only fair to let you in on our little secret. Sunsets from the top of the famous Marina Beach lighthouse are spectacular. We insist you experience one. The moment will last forever in your heart. Having tasted the opulence of Chennai you’ll then be hitting the wheels to get on the road to Mahabalipuram.
Day 3 - Visiting Five Rathas and shore temple in Mahabalipuram and...
Visiting Five Rathas and shore temple in Mahabalipuram and Ekambareswarar temple in Kanchipuram
Tie your seatbelts for you are going to experience the very essence of incredible India. Your quest to discover south India is incomplete without praying in the temples and marveling at their beauty.
1. FIVE RATHAS
You’ll be visiting the five Rathas to begin the day with. The Dravidian architecture speaking volumes of the legend of “Pandavas” is an absolutely stunning edifice. These rock-cut chariots profoundly signify the good old 7th century paving way for an outstanding architectural style for the world to see. History has its own perks, doesn’t it?
2. SHORE TEMPLE
Long before you get out of the trance you’ll slip into another one at the shore temple. The sweet sound of waves crashing and bells ringing will make you never want to leave. The rock-cut edifice is the perfect example of superior architecture. Pray and remember Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu in this proud testimony of golden Indian Heritage. Look out for three shrines of the divine and you’ll be awed at the excellence of the sculpture and carvings on the same.
3. EKAMBARESWARAR TEMPLE
You’ll then be heading to the ever so popular Ekambareswarar temple in Kanchipuram. The holistic spread of 40 acres echoing the sound of prayers to Lord Shiva is one of the largest and most beautiful temples in India. Invading the skyline with its proud height this temple is a wonder in itself.
You’ll see why.
Day 4 - Enroute to Pondicherry. Relaxing in the Pondicherry beach
Get on the road to Pondicherry where your travel will become even better.
1. PONDICHERRY BEACH
Uncover Tamil Nadu and Kerala through the pristine beach of Pondicherry and thank the God for its incomparable serenity. Eat, chill and bask in the waves of this beautiful beach in the Auroville village. Take the evening to roam around on its golden sand and get the luxury to witness crimson sky and an even more stunning sunset. Could it get any better? Nope!
Day 5 - Visiting Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and...
Visiting Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Pondicherry Museum. Enroute to Tanjore
1. BASILICA OF THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS
Are you a fan of gothic architecture? Well, this one is it for you. Spiritually packed and artistic in its own, Basilica of the sacred heart of Jesus is a beautiful church in the southern part of Pondicherry beckoning you to pay a visit to. Get mesmerized by the stunning edifice and pray for the goodwill in its tranquil aura.
Now, isn’t that something to check off of your bucket list?
2. PONDICHERRY MUSEUM
History buffs are in for a treat at this one. Pondicherry museum takes you back in time with its spectacular bronze sculptures and tree trunks in the yard. If you are someone who appreciates art then this is hands down, your go-to place. With handicrafts so beautiful, one is bound to get enchanted, isn’t it?
As the day nears, you’ll be on the road again to Tanjore.
Day 6 - Visiting Brihadeeshwara temple and Swami Malai Temple. Enroute to Madurai via Trichy
1. BRIHADEESHWARA TEMPLE
You’ll be led to see the famous Brihadeeshwara temple. Let the magic of this extremely gorgeous and superior architecture seep into your blood and bones. And while you’re at it go ahead and pray to the god at this UNESCO world heritage site. The temple boasts of having the largest temple tower in the world. Isn’t that amazing? Are you an art fanatic? This place is for you. The frescoes on the wall depicting the life of Lord Shiva are intricate and so beautifully done.
Check them out yourself.
2. SWAMI MALAI TEMPLE
Uncover Tamil Nadu and Kerela more in this obscure Swami Malai temple lying in the banks of river Cauvery. Climb the stairs and get to the top to see the perfect lord Muruga. The efforts are surely going to be worth it all. This 5 storied wonder of a temple will make you swoon with ecstasy.
3. ENROUTE TO MADURAI VIA TRICHY
Slide behind the wheels for you’ll be taken to the next stop on your mission to uncover Tamil Nadu and Kerala. While you’re on your way to Madurai you’ll find a glimpse of Trichy.
Can’t wait to know why? It preserves Buddhist legacy standing proudly on a barren and cold desert. And if that’s not enough, the charming weather and robust mountains will only add up to the charm. Meditate a little and let your inner self-find a way to contentment on your Spiti road trip.
Day 7 - Visiting Meenakshi Amman temple, Alagar koyil and the Gandhi Museum. Enroute to Periyar
1. MEENAKSHI AMMAN TEMPLE
You’ll be heading to one of the most important and oldest temples in India. Basically, your day is going, to begin with, lots of positivity and blessings from Lord Shiva and goddess Parvati at the Meenakshi Amman temple. Be prepared to be enchanted by the charm of the rich Dravidian architecture of this temple.
2. ALAGAR KOYIL
It doesn’t end there. You’ll then be heading on to pray in the cradle of Alagar Koyil. The Kallazhagar temple is a breathtakingly beautiful example of Dravidian architecture. Reflecting faith in god and wonders of art and sculptures, this temple sets example of the glory of spirituality and belief.
3. THE GANDHI MUSEUM
We won’t be leaving you so easily. You’ll then be a witness to some of the historically profound possessions of the father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi at the Gandhi Museum. The only museum to tell tales of Gandhi through his bearings serves as an ultimate and unforgettable destination on your Journey to discover south India.
By the dawn, our chauffeurs will take you back on the road to Periyar.
Day 8 - Visiting Periyar National Park
Our private chauffeurs will take you to Periyar where you’ll be letting out the little wildling in you. Hit the Periyar national park and marvel at the wonders of nature. Squeal with joy and take a daytime safari.
As soon as you hit Kumarakom you’ll be taken further to Alleppey for an overnight stay in the world famous houseboats of Kerala. The long snake-like boats floating in the backwaters surrounded by the lush green aura of nature are an absolute treat for the traveler on some soul search. Float in the water and gaze at the palm trees lined up to welcome you.
Get hypnotized by the sheer magic of nature and South Indian rustic charm.
Day 11 - Enroute to Kochi. Visiting Kochi Fort
You’ll be on the road to the famous town of Kochi. Brace yourself for an epic travel tale. Hit India’s first European township and get smitten by the tales of bravery during the war at Fort Kochi.
Get to see the Portuguese architecture and Dutch cemetery and let these destinations create visual memories for a lifetime.
Day 12 - Departure from Kochi International Airport
We hope we’ll have made your travel to India to uncover Tamil Nadu and Kerala an unforgettable one. Your quest to discover south India will be fulfilled by then and we can’t thank you enough for being our incredible guests.
With a bagful of memories, we await your next travel to India. CIAO ADIOS!
Accommodation on Double share basis for 11 nights
Bed and Breakfast plan in New Delhi and Chandigarh
Half Board (Breakfast and Dinner) in rest of the destinations
The Grand Indian Guide (English Speaking) from Day 4 until Day 12
Homestay at Langza, a unique experience of living with the family
Camps at Chandra Taal Lake
Premium MUV for the entire itinerary
Monument fee wherever applicable as per the Itinerary
Traditional dinner at Kaza for one night
Meals Not Mentioned In the Itinerary
Any expenses of personal nature such as tips, telephone bills, laundry etc.
Any alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
Insurance and medi-claim.
Porterage At Hotels And Airports, Tips, Insurance, Laundry, Liquors, Wine, Etc
All Items Of Personal Nature
Any unspecified, optional and suggested activities.
Any Cost Arising Due To Natural Calamities Like Landslides, Roadblocks, Etc
Any Increase in Taxes or Fuel Leading To an Increase in Surface Transport
Any thing, which is not mentioned in the list of inclusions.
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