Duration : 15 Nights / 16 Days
Destinations Covered : Chennai - Mahabalipuram (Mamallapuram) - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram - Tanjore (Thanjavur) - Madurai/Chettinad/Kodaikanal – Munnar - Cochin (Kochi) – Mararikulam – Chennai
Visit the stunning temples and the beautiful sites of the two wonderful states of India- Kerala and Chennai. Plan your trip with Travelsite India and make this journey to the south of India as one memorable journey you would add to your milestones. Have fun!!.
As you fly down to Chennai, you would be escorted by our representative to the hotel pre-booked for you. If there is time then you can visit the various attraction of this cosmopolitan city – Chennai. Stay at the hotel for the night.
Start your journey by going to places such as San Thome cathedral, Fort St. George and the famous museums situated in the city. Later, kick start your journey to Mahabalipuram, and then check into the hotel pre booked for you in Mahabalipuram. Stay at the hotel for the night.
Explore the landmarks of Mahabalipuram which include various wonders of the world also enlisted in UNESCO like the Arjuna’s Penance (monolith), Five Rathas or Panch Rathas – Temple dedicated to the Pandavas and the Shre Temple. Stay at the hotel for the night.
We move towards Tanjore by road which is going to be a 6 hours journey covering 300Kms. Upon arrival, check into the hotel. Explore the vicinity as you relax in the beauty of the place. Visit the various local markets of the place.
Explore Tanjore in all its grandeur and begin your temple tour visiting the Bihadeshwara temple and then visit the Rock Fort which is situated in Trichy, the Srirangam temple complex located on River Cauvery’s island and then the Sri Ranganathaswami Temple.
This day could be planned in two ways:
Proceed to your tour as you visit the grand temples of Madurai. Visit the picturesque temples of Madurai by visitingthe mesmerizing Meenakshi Amman temlple and the other temples in Dravidian style.
This is the second way in which this day is to be planned. Travel to Chettinad from Tanjore, by road. Check into the hotel and then visit the famous attractions such as Athangudi, Chettiar Clan Temple, Athmanathaswamy Temple etc. Stay at the hotel for the night.
We leave for Kodaikanal, today. As you reach there, check into the hotel booked for you. This day is at leisure to indulge in individual activities and then stay at the hotel for the night.
The day is completely dedicated to explore the various tourist hotspots of Kodaikanal such as the Coaker’s walk – a serene walk amongst the mountains, Kodaikanal Lake or Kopdai Lake and Pillar Rocks. Enjoy your stay and then later retire to the hotel for the night.
Enter into Kerala as you reach to Munnar by road. Munnar is characterized by the beautiful surroundings and the weather of the region. As you arrive to Munnar, check into the hotel booked for you. Visit the beautiful tea and coffee estates of the place and do not forget to visit the Christ Church. Stay at the hotel for the night.
Visit the famous Eravikulam National Park and witness the flora fauna of the Park which are exclusive to the place. This place is at a short drive which covers almost 15 kms. Stay at the hotel for the night.
Hit the road as you reach to Cochin. Upon arrival check into the hotel pre-booked for you. The rest of the day is at leisure. We suggest you to enjoy the local cuisine indigenous to Kerala. Stay at the hotel for the night.
This day would completely be dedicated to Cochin as we go on a sightseeing tour of major attractions such as the Jewish Synagogue and the Dutch palace. Our next halt would be at the Spice markets of India where you can enjoy the sight of spice production and breathe in the rich aroma. You can also cruise over to the islands in the vicinity. Stay at the hotel for the night.
Kick start your journey to Mararikulam and check into the hotel upon your arrival. Go on a houseboat cruise as you sway along the backwaters of the place. Visit the Mararikulam beach and spend the day at leisure. Stay in the hotel for the night.
Dedicate this day to leisure activities. You can indulge into various adventure activities like surfing, parasailing, wind surfing etc. Stay at the hotel for the night. Enjoy the beach.
This day is to be spent at leisure. Bask in the natural glory of the place by enjoying a leisurely walk to the beach. You can also visit the Mararikulam Shiva Temple, if you wish. Stay at the hotel for the night.
This is the last day of you ‘Tanjore Mararikulam Tour’. Board a flight to your home country. Have a safe flight.
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