Day 1: Chennai. Arrival around midnight, meet and greet at the airport and transfer to hotel.
Day 2: Chennai - Mahabalipuram. Morning after breakfast city sightseeing in Chennai. Sightseeing to include Fort St. George built in 1653 by the British, Kalakshetra - the dance academy, St. Thomas Cathedral and drive along the Marina. Afternoon drive to Mahabalipuram.
Day 3: Mahabalipuram. Morning excursion to Kanchipuram - another holiest city for Hindus. Visit the major temples like Ekambareswara temple with thousand pillars, Kailasnath temple dedicated to Shiva, believed to be 1200 years old, Vaikunteswara temple and traditional method of silk weaving. Afternoon sightseeing in Mahabalipurm. Mahabalipuram is known world wide for its Shore temple, a relic of Pallava art, the temple is a world Heritage site. Overnight at hotel.
Day 4: Mahabalipuram - Tanjore. Morning drive to Tanjore, en route visit Chidambaram - the Nataraja Temple which is famous for its dancing figures and Kumbakonam. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 5: Tanjore - Trichy. Morning sightseeing in Tanjore. The Cholas were great temple builder and Thanjvur bear witness to this, being dotted with no fewer than 74 temples - the most famous of which is the Brahadeeswarar, later drive to Trichy. Afternoon excursion to Srirangam, this is well known for its Vaishnavite temple dedicated to Lord Ranganathaswamy, evening visit Rock fort temple during sun set. You will see a very beautiful view of the sunset in the Cauvery valley. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 6: Trichy - Madurai. Morning drive to Madurai, afternoon city sightseeing. Madurai is synonymous with the Sri Meenakshi temple, dedicated to Sri Meenakshi, the consort of Lord Shiva. The temple complex is one of the biggest in India also visit palace, old city and temple tank. Evening again visit temple to attend temple ceremony. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 7: Madurai - Periyar. Morning drive to Periyar, afternoon at 4 pm boat ride on the Peryiar Lake to view wildlife. Evening visit spice market.
Day 8: Periyar - Kottyam - House Boat - Alleppey. Morning 2 hours trekking into NP, later drive to kottyam en route visit tea plantation and tea factory. Noon check-in Houseboat (Kettuvalom) and ride in the direction to Alleppey. Overnight on board.
Day 9: Houseboat - Alleppey - Cochin. Explore rural life in the Backwaters. Later disembark at Alleppey and drive to Cochin, evening watch Kathakali Dance performance. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 10: Cochin. Morning after breakfast start city tour which include the Dutch Palace, with its murals from the Ramayana, the Jewish Synagogue in Mattancherry and St. Francis church in Fort Cochin. Evening sunset at the Chinese Fishing nets. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 11: Cochin - Ooty. Morning drive to Ooty, afternoon visit bazaar. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 12: Ooty - Mysore. Morning enjoy toy train ride and proceed by car to Mysore, afternoon visit to Chamundishree temple, evening visit Devraja Flower market. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 13: Mysore - Hassan. Morning city sightseeing including Mysore Palace, later drive to Hassan en route visit Srirangapatnam - Tipu Sultan`s 18th century summer palace. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 14: Hassan - Bangalore. Morning excursion to the 11th century temples on Belur and Halebid. Afternoon drive to Bangalore en route visit Shranvanabelgola. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 15: Bangalore Departure. Early morning transfer to airport for your onward flight.
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