Day 01: Arrive Chennai
On arrival, you will be received by our representatives. You will then be transferred to the pre-booked hotel. Dinner and over night stay at the hotel.
Day 02: Chennai-Mahabalipuram
Start your day with a delicious breakfast. After breakfast we drive you to Mahabalipuram via Kanchipuram, famous
for its hand woven silk fabrics. On arrival, you are to check into the hotel. After fresh-up we take you to visit the Shore Temple which is an impressive display of early temple construction in South India and Penance of Bhagirata, the world's largest bas relief also known as ‘Arjuna's Penance’. Other important temples of Kanchipuram include the 16th century Ekambasreshwar Temple, Kamakshi Temple, dedicated to Parvati-The goddess with the eyes of love, and Vaikunta Perumal Temple & then to Mahabalipuram. Rest of the day, you can relax on the beach. Over night stay at Mahabalipuram hotel.
Day 03: Mahabalipuram-Pondicherry
Morning, after breakfast, we drive you to Pondicherry. On arrival, you are to check into the hotel. Afternoon, we take you for a half day city tour to Aurobindo Ashram and Museum. Over night stay at Pondicherry.
Day 04: Pondicherry-Thanjavur
Morning after breakfast drive by surface to Thanjavur. On arrival check into hotel.
Afternoon proceed for half day sightseeing tour of the city - visit to Brihadeswara Temple also known as the 'Big Temple', built by the Chola dynasty. This massive temple is 216 Day 05feet high and the single spherical stone on top weighs 80 tons. Thanjavur is known for its rich architecture, exquisite handicrafts, paintings, bronzes and South Indian Musical instruments. The other tourist places in Tanjore are Nandi (Bull), the Royal palace complex, which houses library and museums. Rest of the day free for leisure activities. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05: Thanjavur-Trichy
Morning after breakfast drive by surface to Madurai. Enroute visit Tricy-the most famous landmark of this bustling
town is the Rock Fort Temple, a spectacular monument perched on a massive rocky outcrop which rises abruptly from the plain to tower over the old city. It is reached by a flight of steep steps cut into the rock and from its summit you get a fantastic view of the town plus its other main landmark, the Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple. This temple is one of the largest and most interesting temple complexes in India, built on an island in the middle of the Cauvery River and covering a staggering 2.5 sq km. On arrival check into hotel. Rest of the day free for leisure activities.
Overnight at hotel
Day 06: Trichy-Madurai
Begin your day with a scrumptious breakfast. Post breakfast, we drive you to Madurai. Rest of the day is for you to relax. Over night stay at Madurai.
Day 07: In Madurai
Morning after breakfast proceed for sightseeing of Madurai visiting the famous Meenakshi Temple city's main attraction. This temple is nearly 2000 years old placed in the heart of the old town - a splendid example of Dravidian architecture. Visit Tirumalai Nayak Mahal This Indo-Saracenic building was constructed in 1523 and was originally four times large are today.
Later visit the local shopping markets etc. Evening witness the pooja ceremony at Meenakshi temple.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 08: Madurai-Periyar
On arrival check into hotel. Afternoon visit Spice Village located in the Periyar wilderness, high in the western ghats of Kerala. Pepper and cardamom, cinnamon and ginger, nutmeg, mace and anise the Periyar hills became nature's taste factory in the 14th century, as Cochin became nature's harbour, the port of lading for a spice-hungry world. it's the rainforests, the animals and the vast silences that attract the modern visitor. On the road to Spice Village, it's easy to feel this centuries-old allure yourself. The earth boils in a fertile outpouring, every conceivable
shade of green, flecked with the crimson and gold of mountain flowers. This is a world of forests patterned in dappled sunlight. Plantations of rubber, coffee and spice. Rolling highlands and crisp, cool air. Rest of the day free for leisure activities.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 09: Periyar-Trivandrum-Kovalam
In the morning, after breakfast, we drive you to Kovalam enroute visit Trivandrum. Rest of the day is for you to take rest. Over night stay at Kovalam.
Day 10: In Kovalam
Wake up at your own gala time. This day is for you to relax or explore on your own. Evening, you are to return to the hotel for dinner and over night stay.
Day 11: Kovalam-Kumarakom
After a delicious breakfast we drive you to Kotayam. On arrival, you are to board a Houseboat in backwaters to Kumarakom. Here you will experience an incredibly different experience to cruise in the backwaters in the houseboats (modified rice boats of the past), absorbing the beauty of Kerala villages. Over night stay Kumarakom.
Day 12: In Kumarakom
Wake up afresh with a refreshing mind. Morning, we take you to visit the Bird Sanctuary. Rest of the day is for you to
spend in leisure. Experience the fascinating natural beauty of this destination. Over night stay at Kumarakom.
Day 13: Kumarakom-Cochin
Start your day with a healthy breakfast. Morning, you are to board a Houseboat in backwaters cruise to Alleppy. On arrival we will transfer you to Cochin. Rest of the day is for you to relax. Over night stay Cochin.
Day 14: In Cochin
Morning, after breakfast, we take you to explore the city of Cochin. We take you to visit The Dutch Palace, Portuguese Churches, Mosques, Hindu temples, Fort Cochin, still keeping alive its ancient Jew tradition, St. Francis Church, Jew’s street and the Chinese fishing nets at Fort Cochin. Evening enjoy Katthakali dance show-a traditional art form of Kerala. Over night stay at Cochin.
Day 15: Cochin-Bangalore-Mysore
After breakfast, we will transfer you to airport to connect flight for Bangalore. On arrival you would be met by our representatives and then will be driven to Mysore. On arrival, you are to check into the hotel. Over night stay at Mysore.
Day 16: In Mysore
In the morning, after breakfast, we take you for a sightseeing tour of Mysore city visiting Visit Maharaja’s Palace built in 1911-12. The palace is of harmonious syntheses of the hindu and saracenic styles of architecture with archways, domes, turrets, colonnades ands culptures which are magnificent. Visit the Art Gallery; drive upto
Chamundi hill to see Chamundeshwari Temple and a panoramic view of Mysore. On the way back, see the Nandi Bull. Rest of the day free for leisure activities.
Overnight at hotel Mysore.
Day 17: Mysore- Hassan
Morning after breakfast drive by surface to Hassan. On arrival check into hotel.
Afternoon proceed for sightseeing tour of Hassan. Visit Hasanamba Shrine- The shrine with an anthill that represents Hasanamba, the presiding deity, is opened only once a year for a week, during the month of October and big fair or 'Jatra' is held during this time. District Museum- The museum is a small one but has a decent collection of sculptures, paintings, weapons, coins and inscriptions. Rest of the day free for leisure activities.
Overnight at hotel
Day 18: Hassan -Belur- Halebid - Hasan
Morning after breakfast proceeds for full day excursion sightseeing tour of Belur & Halebid.
Belur- 40 km from Hassan, Belur was the erstwhile capital of Hoysala rulers 800 years ago and has beautiful temples and monuments built in ancient Hoysala architectural and sculptural style. Chennakesava temple of the 2nd century is an architectural wonder built on a star-shaped platform featuring bracket figures, intricate carvings on the stonewalls, the gravity pillar in the courtyard, exquisite panels and richly carved pillars, which are the masterpieces of craftsmanship. Another temple that is worth seeing here is Veeranarayana Temple with fine
sculpted figures of various Hindu gods.
Halebid- 39 km from Hassan, Halebid was formerly known as Dwarasamudra, the ancient capital of the Hoysala Empire. The highlights of the city are the 12th century Hoysaleswara temple with friezes and sculptures depicting scenes from Hindu mythology and the Archaeological Museum displaying 12th-13th century sculptures, woodcarvings, idols, coins and inscriptions. Rest of the day free for leisure activities.
Overnight at hotel
Day 19: Hassan-Shravanbelagola-Bangalore
Begin your day with a delicious breakfast. After breakfast we drive you to Bangalore en-route visit Shravanbelgola. Here you can take a glimpse of the 17m high monolith of Lord Bahubali - the world's tallest monolithic statue. On arrival, you are to check into the Bangalore Hotel. In the afternoon we take you for a sightseeing tour of Bangalore city. You may visit Vidhan Saudha, Nandi Temple - One of the oldest temples of Bangalore, popularly known as the Bull Temple, in Basavanagudi and Lal Bagh Botanical garden. Over night stay at Bangalore Hotel.
Day 20: Bangalore-Mumbai
Start your day with a hearty breakfast. After breakfast we transfer you to the airport to board a flight for Mumbai. On arrival, you are to check into the hotel. Over night stay at Mumbai.
Day 21: Departure Mumbai
This is the last day of your tour. Therefore start your day with a delicious breakfast. After breakfast we transfer you to the International Airport to connect flight for your onward destination.