Heritage & Tranquility: A Journey Through South India

Discovering Ancient Temples, Tea Estates, and Coastal Charms

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Southern Splendor: Unveiling South India's Cultural and Natural Treasures

Discover the rich tapestry of South India's heritage and landscapes on an unforgettable journey through Chennai, Mahabalipuram, Pondicherry, Thanjavur, Trichy, Madurai, Periyar, Munnar, Cochin, and Mararikulam. Experience the essence of South Indian culture, from ancient temples to vibrant cities, lush tea plantations to serene backwaters. Set off on an adventure that promises to enchant and inspire at every turn.

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Day by Day

Begin a journey through South India's cultural and natural treasures, starting from Chennai and venturing to Mahabalipuram, known for its UNESCO World Heritage Site with ancient rock-cut monuments and coastal beauty. Explore Pondicherry's French colonial charm, visit sacred temples in Thanjavur and Trichy, and discover Madurai's cultural landmarks. Immerse yourself in wildlife adventures in Periyar National Park, experience Munnar's tea plantations, and explore Cochin's multicultural heritage sites. Relax on the tranquil beaches of Mararikulam before departing for Chennai.

Day 01: Chennai Arrival, Transfer to Mahabalipuram

Upon arrival at Chennai airport, our representative will greet and assist you as you begin your journey to Mahabalipuram, a 7th-century coastal town known for its UNESCO World Heritage monuments and stunning coastal beauty. Check into your hotel and relax. Later, explore Mahabalipuram's iconic attractions, including Arjuna's Penance, Five Rathas, Mandapams, Shore Temple, and the Sea Shell Museum. Conclude the day with a visit to Krishna's Butter Ball and Crocodile Park before retiring at your hotel.

Day 02: Mahabalipuram to Pondicherry via Auroville

After breakfast, embark on a scenic drive to Pondicherry. En route, visit Auroville, the "City of Tomorrow," dedicated to human unity and transformation. Continue to Pondicherry, a former French colony known for its rich architectural heritage. Explore the French Quarter on a heritage walk, visiting landmarks like the French War Memorial, Gandhi Statue, and Manakula Vinayagar Temple. Enjoy a leisurely evening at the Beach Promenade.

Day 03: Pondicherry to Thanjavur via Chidambaram

Depart Pondicherry after breakfast and drive to Thanjavur. En route, visit the Chidambaram Nataraja Temple and explore its unique architectural styles. Outside visits to Gangaikondacholapuram and Darasuram Airavateshwara Temple are also included. Arrive in Thanjavur, known for its rich cultural heritage, and check into your hotel.

Day 04: Thanjavur to Tiruchirappalli

After breakfast, visit the Brihadeshwara Temple and Fort in Thanjavur, marveling at its impressive Chola architecture. Explore the Art Gallery before driving to Tiruchirappalli, known for its historical monuments like the Sri Rangnathaswamy Temple and Rock Fort Temple. Check into your hotel and enjoy visits to these iconic sites.

Day 05: Tiruchirappalli to Madurai

Drive to Madurai after breakfast, known as the Temple City for its ancient temples and rich cultural heritage. Visit Tirumalai Nayak Mahal and the iconic Meenakshi Temple, witnessing its magnificent Dravidian architecture. Experience the evening ceremony at the temple before retiring at your hotel.

Day 06: Madurai to Periyar

After breakfast, journey to Periyar National Park, renowned for its wildlife and scenic beauty. Enjoy a boat ride on Periyar Lake, offering opportunities to spot wildlife. Experience a Kathakali performance in the evening.

Day 07: Periyar Exploration

Explore Periyar after breakfast with a spice plantation tour and a thrilling jeep ride in the Western Ghats. Visit an elephant camp for bathing and feeding elephants before enjoying a Kalaripayattu performance in the evening.

Day 08: Periyar to Munnar

Depart Periyar after breakfast and drive to Munnar, the queen of hill stations known for its tea plantations and scenic beauty. Check into your hotel and relax.

Day 09: Munnar Exploration

Explore Munnar after breakfast with visits to a tea factory and museum, gaining insights into tea processing. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure amidst Munnar's picturesque landscapes.

Day 10: Munnar to Cochin

After breakfast, drive to Cochin, a historic port city known for its blend of Indian and foreign architecture. Visit the Jewish Synagogue, Dutch Palace, and Chinese Fishing Nets upon arrival. Overnight in Cochin.

Day 11: Cochin to Mararikulam

Drive to Mararikulam after breakfast, a serene coastal village known for its tranquil beaches and backwaters. Check into your hotel and unwind.

Day 12: Mararikulam Relaxation

Enjoy a leisurely day in Mararikulam without any scheduled activities, allowing you to relax and soak in the serene ambiance.

Day 13: Departure from Cochin to Chennai

After breakfast, drive back to Cochin and transfer to the airport for your flight to Chennai, marking the end of your memorable journey through South India.

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