Inclusions: The above tour includes accommodation on double sharing at hotels as specified. Daily breakfast on buffet basis to be served, one lunch in Chennai, one lunch Munnar at Tea Farm, one lunch at Philip Kutty;s Farm , services of Govt. approved licensed guide cum tour escort throughout itinerary, sightseeing & excursions by chauffeur driven luxurious air-conditioned Innova car, Cycle ride in Munnar, Kathakali Dance show in Kochi, Services of representative on arrival at departure airports, monument entry tickets, non-alcoholic drinks & refreshments available in car during the journey.
Our representative will greet you at Chennai Airport. Transfer to pre-booked hotel. Chennai is capital of Tamil Nadu & the fourth largest metropolis in India, regarded as ‘Gateway of South’.This afternoon is at leisure to get settled from international journey. Depending on your time of arrival, if you wish to start exploring this afternoon, our car & driver is available at your service. We are just a call away from you (mobile phone given to you on arrival).Overnight stay in Chennai.
Today morning we have arranged a private guided tour of countryside organic farm where you will get to see the farms, houses of the villagers & experiences their warm hospitality. Return to Chennai by evening & spend the remaining time at hotel. Optional – You can embark on a guided tour of Chennai which include the visit to Fort St.George built during British rule & now serves as the legislative assembly. The complex also houses St Mary’s Church the oldest surviving church in India. Also visit Kapaleshwar Temple, is the ancient temple of Lord Shiva in Dravidian style. Near to temple there is a San Thome Cathedral. Later take a guided walk in local bazaars of Chennai. Roam in the oldest areas of Chennai & unfold the history with our expert. You will witness the majestic buildings & can collect the spices. In the evening visit Marina Beach & stay overnight at hotel.
This morning start to Mahabalipuram en-route we will visit the city of thousand temples known as Kanchipuram also famous for its silk. Visit Ekambareswarar Temple & Kailasanthar Temple.Later drive to Mahabalipuram & check in at hotel. Overnight in Mahablipuram.
Mahablipuram famous for its shore temples are recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage Site. Meet our guide & see the Arjuna’s Penance, Five Rathas, Shore Temple, Tiger Cave and Krishna’s Butter Ball.Remaining time to spend at the beaches of Mahabalipuram.Or you can opt for Tuk Tuk ride to Kadumbadi Village to escape from hustle & bustle of city life.
This morning drive to Pondicherry, a slice of France in South India. On arrival, check in at your pre-booked hotel.Afternoon take a guide tour of Aurobindo Ashram, the prime attraction of little city which was home to Sri Aurobindo & his mother for most of the life. Later visit Auroville – the perfect place for everyone which teaches the people to live in harmony. Take a guided walk with our expert guide to explore the colonial buildings of French era.
This morning after breakfast drive to Tranquebar en-route visit Chidambaram, the city is known for Nataraja Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is one of the oldest & magnificent temples of South. Sculptures depicted of Lord Shiva in form of Cosmic dance.Later drive to Tranquebar, the former Danish Colony on Tamil Nadu coast established in 1620 as a trading port for Danish East India company to strengthen their pepper trade, later sold over to East India Company when they were unable to afford it. Tharangambadi or Tranquebar has the thickest ozone layer in India & the most peaceful location to enjoy the singing sea waves. Check in at your hotel located a stone throw from beach & enjoy the remaining day at leisure.
Morning after breakfast visit The Danish Fort, 14th century Pandya Temple. Have a walking tour of Tranquebar & drive to Tanjore on the way stop at Kumbakonam to see the famous temple of Lord Shiva & Brass Factory. Also visit the temples of Darasuram & Gangaikondacholapuram. Check in at hotel in Tanjore. Overnight stay.
Morning after breakfast check out from hotel & visit the beautiful Chola Temple of Brihadeeshwara the technique is used here same as building pyramids by Egyptians. Later drive to Trichy, was important town for Cholas, Nayakas & British East India Company. It houses many historic temples, churches & monuments. Trichy or Tiruchirapalli is situated on the banks of river Kaveri, truly a gift for who have interest in history, architecture & culture. Visit Rock Fort Temple perched on 83m high rock. The rock is to be said to be the oldest in the world. Visit the historical fort & temple of Lord Vinayaka. On arrival in Madurai, check in at your pre-booked boutique hotel.
Madurai is one of the oldest city in India which has the strong past dates back to 3rd century, it is famous for its Meenakshi Temple which is the greatest example of Dravidian architecture & attracts millions of people every year. Start your tour with visit to Thirumalai Nayakar Palace & in afternoon visit Meenakshi Temple & experiences the evening Aarti ceremony followed by overnight stay at hotel.
This morning drive to Munnar, the only hill station of Kerala offers tranquility & heaven of peace. Munnar is located Western ghats & surrounded by sprawling tea plantations. Your hotel, Windermere Estate is perched on a hill offering 360° views of Palani Hills, tea gardens, spice & coffee plantations. Windermere Estate is a delightful retreat settled in 60 acre of working cardamom estate. On your arrival, check in at the hotel for overnight stay.
Take a guided tour of Munnar which includes the visit to famous Tata tea musem, tea plantations, coffee estates & excursion to Mattupetty Dam, is the perfect place for nature lovers. Overnight in Munnar.
Today take a cycling tour of Munnar with our expert guide who will take you through the rolling hills & Talayar Bungalow, a private tea estate where you will have the garden tour & learning to pick the tea leaves. Have lunch in garden & drive back to hotel.
After breakfast leave for Kumarakom a tiny town located on Vembanad Lake & connected through waterways & canals. Check in at your luxurious resort & relax for the day.
Morning after breakfast you will be transferred by motorboat to charming homestay located on the shore. Visit the island & learn the organic & sustainable farming methods used to grow vegetables & spices. Post lunch return back to your resort. Or take a houseboat cruise for half day passing the backwaters & various villages to see the local life of villagers.
Afternoon drive to Kochi, the Queen of the Arabian Sea, it was the main trading point due to its ideal location & was first settlement for Europeans in India. Check in at hotel located on former boatyard of Kochi few minutes away from Fort Kochi. In the evening enjoy world famous Kathakali Dance show at renowned theater. See the artists at backstage preparing for show followed by a lively dance performance.
Post breakfast join our tour guide for extensive tour of Kochi begins with a walking tour of Fort Kochi area which is enough to make you feel in another world. The region was under possession of British, Portugese & Dutch in different times. It still boasts the influence of European architectures. Visit St.Francis Church is the oldest European Church in India built in 1503. Afterwards visit Dutch Palace, Chinese Fishing Nets also famous as Cheena Vala, the fixed installations which are used for unique method of fishing. Later visit Jewish Synagogue is the oldest synagogue in Commonwealth Nations & the most famous tourist spot in Kochi. In the evening join cooking demonstration at your hotel followed by dinner.
Transfer to Kochi Airport to fly back to home or for onward destination.