- View exquisite rockcut monuments
- Bas reliefs at Mahabalipuram
- Ancient Temple of Lord Ganapathi
- 9th century Chola Temple at Tanjore
- Meenakshi Temple of Lord Shiva.
- Visit the Periyar reserve
- Natural wildlife sanctuaries
Departure from home Country
Day 2 : Chennai (Madras)
Arrive Chennai (Madras). Transfer to hotel.
Day 3 : Chennai (Madras) - Mahabalipuram - Kanchipuram - Trichy
Full day tour of Mahabalipuram and Kanchipuram. The former was the main port of Pallava dynasty & has exquisite rock-cut monuments, monolithic structures and bas reliefs. It is also a beach resort. Kanchipuram is famed for it's hand - woven cottons and kanjivaram silk.
Evening transfer to railway station for Trichy night train.
Day 4 : Trichy
Morning arrive Trichy & transfer to hotel.
Afternoon tour of Trichy visiting the ancient temples dedicated to Lord Ganapathi - 434 steps cut out into the rock side and interspersed with shrines, lead to the temple, yet another flight leads to the temple of Lord Shiva. The ascend is climaxed by magnificient view of the sacred Kaveri river. Visit Srirangam a massive temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu which contains within its walls a bazzar.
Day 5 : Trichy - Tanjore - Madurai
Morning drive to Madurai enroute visiting the famous 9th century Chola Temple Brihodeswara at Tanjore. Check in at hotel.
Day 6 : Madurai
Morning half day sightseeing tour. Visit the great Meenakshi Temple dedicated to the consort of Lord Shiva with its towering Gopurams (rising high above the surrounding country side). Later visit the Tirumala Nayak Palace - a gracious building in the Indo Saracenic style, famous for the stucco work on its domes and arches. Afternoon free.
Day 7 : Madurai - Periyar
Morning drive to Periyar National Park.
This is one of the most prestigious regions on the high ranges of the western ghats. One of the world's most fascinating natural wildlife sanctuaries, the Periyar reserve is noted for its geomorphology, diverse wildlife and beautiful landscape. The drive to Thekkady itself is enchanting as the road winds through Tranquil countryside, rich plantations and thick jungles. The sanctuary, declared a tiger reserve in 1978 under the project tiger scheme, attracts travellers from all over the world. This is the only sanctuary in India where the wild elephant can be observed and photographed at close quarters. There are two watch towers in the Periyar forest.
Day 8 : Periyar - Cochin
Morning drive to Cochin. Check in at hotel.
Day 9 : Cochin
Morning half day tour to visit the Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue , Chinese fishing nets, & St.Francis Church . Afternoon free.
Day 10 : Cochin - Ooty
After breakfast drive to Ooty - One of the most popular hill resort of India. .On arrival check-in at hotel. Afternoon free to relax and unwind. Overnight at hotel.
Day 11 : Ooty - Mysore
After breakfast depart for Mysore. On arrival check-in at hotel. Afternoon free to relax and unwind. Overnight at hotel.
Day 12 : Mysore
After breakfast half day city tour visit mysore palace, chamundi hills and brindaban gardens.
Day 13 : Mysore - Chennai (Madras)
Transfer to railway station for Chennai (Madras) train. Arrive & transfer to hotel.
Day 14 : Mysore