South India Kerala Highlight Tours

Destinations: Chennai - Mahabalipuram - Kanchipuram - Trichy - Tanjore - Madurai - Thekkady - Kumarakom - Backwaters - Alleppey - Cochin - Mumbai

Duration: 14 Nights / 15 Days

Day One: Arrival Chennai

Compass Representative will receive and help you on your arrival at the Chennai International Airport.

You will transfer and check in at the hotel in Chennai.

Overnight stay will be at Chennai.

Day Two: Chennai - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram

Breakfast will be provided at the hotel.

You will check out and proceed for the sightseeing tour of Chennai.

You will visit the Museum, Flower and Fruit Market, High Court, Fort Museum, Marina Beach, San Thom Cathedral and Snake Park.

From there you will proceed for Mahabalipuram.

En-route, you will visit Kanchipuram to see the 124 temples built by the Pallava Kings.

Kanchipuram is also very famous for silk.

You will continue for Mahabalipuram and on arrival you will check in at the hotel.

Overnight stay will be in Mahabalipuram.

Day Three: Mahabalipuram

Breakfast will be provided at the hotel.

You will proceed for the sightseeing tour of Mahabalipuram.

You will explore the Arjuna's Penance, Rathas, Krishna's Mandapam, Caves and Shore Temple.

You may spend the rest of the Day at the beach.

Overnight stay will be at the hotel.

Day Four: Mahabalipuram - Trichy

Breakfast will be provided at the hotel.

You will check out and proceed for Trichy, which is a 5-hour drive from Mahabalipuram.

Check in a hotel after you arrive.

Overnight stay will be at Trichy.

Day Five: Trichy - Tanjore - Madurai

Breakfast will be provided at the hotel.

You will check out of hotel and proceed for sightseeing of Trichy.

You will visit the ancient Lord Ganapathi Temple, Srirangam and its Bazaar.

After having lunch, you will proceed to Tanjore, also known as Thanjavur, 260 km's from Trichy.

You will visit the famous Chola Temple of Brihadeeshwara. It is also famous for its silk.

Later you will proceed for Madurai. En-route you will visit Karaikudi or Chettinad.

You will check into a hotel when you arrive

Overnight stay will be at Madurai.

Day Six: Madurai

Breakfast will be provided at the hotel. You will proceed for sightseeing tour of Madurai.

You will visit the famous Meenakshi Temple and spend the day exploring the town. You can relax in the evening.

Overnight stay will be in Madurai.

Day Seven: Madurai - Thekkady (Periyar)

Breakfast will be provided at the hotel.

You will check out of hotel and then proceed to Thekkady.

You will check into the hotel after reaching.

You will visit Spice Plantations of cardamom, cinnamon and pepper and Coffee and Tea Gardens on cycle. You may explore the local market of Kumily and purchase some fresh and fragrant spices.

Overnight will be spent at Thekkady.

Day Eight: Thekkady

You will have an early breakfast at the hotel. From there you proceed to the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.

You will go for the Nature Trek into the forest.

After lunch, you will proceed for the boat ride at Periyar Lake to watch rare species of plants and animals.

You will take a jungle walk to appreciate the nature.

You will also take an Elephant Ride.

In the evening you may relax at the resort.

Overnight stay will be in Thekkady.

Day Nine: Thekkady - Kumarakom

Breakfast will be provided at the hotel.

You will check out of the hotel and proceed to Kumarakom, which is a 5-hour trip from Thekkady

On your arrival at Kumarakom, you will visit the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary.

You will check in at the hotel to spend the night.

Day Ten: Houseboat Cruise

Breakfast would be provided at the resort. You can relax in the morning at the resort with a Rejuvenation Massage.

You will board the houseboat in the afternoon for a cruise in the backwaters. Lunch will be served on board freshly prepared by the crew.

The boat will anchor by the lush paddy fields in the evening. The dinner would be laid out in the boat.

You will spend the night on houseboat.

Day Eleven: Kumarakom - Alleppey - Cochin

The Breakfast will be provided on the boat. From there you will proceed to Alleppey.

You will have to disembark from the boat and proceed to Cochin.

On arrival at Cochin, check in at the hotel.

In the evening you will proceed for a private harbor cruise to watch the Dolphins, Fishing Island and Bolghatty Palace. You will cruise till the mouth of the sea and enjoy the sunset.

Overnight stay will be at Cochin.

Day Twelve: Cochin

The breakfast will be provided at the hotel. You will proceed for sightseeing tour of Cochin.

You will visit the Fort Cochin, Chinese Fishing Nets, Vasco Da Gama Square, Santa Cruz Basilica, St. Francis Church, VOC Gate, Bastion Bungalow, Jewish Synagogue and Mattancherry Palace.

You may learn the operation of the Chinese Fishing Nets erected on teak wood and bamboo poles, which work on the principle of balance.

You will spend your evening liking the Kathakali Dance Presentation followed by the dinner.

Overnight stay will be at Cochin.

Day Thirteen: Cochin - Mumbai

Breakfast will be provided at the hotel. You will check out of the hotel and transfer to the airport to catch a flight for Mumbai.

On arrival you will check in to the hotel.from there you proceed for sightseeing tour of Mumbai.

You will visit Mahalakshmi Temple, Hanging Garden, Tower Of Silence, Chowpatty Beach and Prince Of Wales Museum.

Overnight stay will be in Mumbai.

Day Fourteen:

Breakfast will be provided at the hotel. You may spend the Day in l shopping or relaxing at the famous hotel.

Overnight stay will be in Mumbai.

Day Fifteen: Mumbai - Home

You will check out and transfer to the airport early in the morning for your flight back home.

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