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We enjoyed the trip and the program was well organised.

George Williams

Chennai-Mahabalipuram-Pondychery-Thanjavur-Madurai-Thekkady-Kumarakom-Alleppey(Houseboat)-Kovalam-Trivandrum / GSP 100013   Days / 12 Nights

    Day 01: Chennai

As you arrive at Chennai, proceed to your hotel. In the evening proceed to visit Marina beach. Overnight stay at Chennai.

kathakali kerala dance

  Day 02: Chennai

After breakfast, city tour of Chennai. Visit the museum to see the Art and Bronze Gallery. Drive through the flower and fruit market, high court, fort museum, Kapaleeshwar temple, Santhome Cathedral and snake park. Overnight stay at Chennai.

thiruvathira kali dance of kerala

  Day 03: Mahabalipuram

Proceed to full   Day tour of Mahabalipuram & Kanchipuram. The city of Mahabalipuram is famous for the seven pagodas. Here on the seashore is an interesting group of ancient rock hewn temples which are the examples of Dravidian style of architecture. Mahabalipuram. Overnight stay at Mahabalipuram.


theyyam kerala cultural dance

  Day 04: Mahabalipuram -Pondichery


Proceed to Pondicherry; visit Shri Aurobindo Ashram, Auroville, Pondichery beach etc. Overnight stay at Pondichery.



  Day 05: Pondichery-Thanjavur

Transfer to Thanjavur. Tanjore, the home of Carnatic music, musical instruments, dance and traditional handicrafts. Afternoon city tour, covering Brahadeeswarar Temple, Tanjavur palace and museum. At Tanjore you will visit temples built during the 10th and 14th centuries. Overnight stay at Thanjavur.

margam kali

  Day 06: Thanjavur - Trichy - Madurai

Transfer to Madurai, en route visiting Rock Fort Temple Trichy. Proceed for sightseeing tour of Madurai. The Meenakshi Temple is a shining example of Dravidian architecture at its best. The afternoon is free for independent activities. In the evening witness a pooja ceremony at Meenakshi temple. Witness the Aarti ceremony at the beautiful Meenakshi temple in the evening. Overnight stay at Madurai.

  Day 07: Madurai-Thekkady
Transfer to Thekkady, proceed for elephant ride, spice plantation tour. Overnight stay at Thekkady.
  Day 08: Thekkady
Boating in the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary which is situated on the banks of the Periyar lake. Periyar Wildlife sanctuary covers 777 sq km, of which 360 sq km are thick evergreen forest. Overnight stay at Thekkady.
Kalamezhuthu Pattu
  Day 09: Thekkady-Kumarakom

After breakfast drive to Kumarakom, a paradise of mangrove forests, emerald green paddy fields and coconut groves, waterways and canals. Proceed for village tour to visit temples, Kumarakom bird sanctuary. Return to the hotel and the rest of the time is free to relax. Overnight stay at Kumarakom.
  Day 10: Houseboat
Transfer to houseboat for 22 hrs journey on a houseboat in the backwaters of Alleppey & Kumarakom which will show the natural beauty of Kerala and core village life. Sightseeing includes toddy tapping etc. Overnight stay on the houseboat.
  Day 11: Kumarakom-Kovalam
Depart to the world-renowned beach getaway Kovalam. The   Day is at leisure in Kovalam. In the evening visit Kovalam Beach. Overnight stay at Kovalam.
    Day 12: Kovalam
Start the sightseeing tour to Kovalam. Explore the capital city Trivandrum, visit Trivandrum Zoo, Museum and Padmanabha Swami Temple. Overnight stay at Kovalam.