Treasures of Tamil Nadu and Kerala

(11 nights 12 days)

Overview

Explore popular cities such as Chennai, Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram, Puducherry, Madurai, Thanjavur, Thekkady and Cochin with Treasures of Tamil Nadu and Kerala Tour. This trip will let you see some man- made marvels such as temples of Tamil Nadu and let you forget all the worries in Kerala.



Highlights

Trip will unfold as:

Day 1

Chennai

Arrive at Chennai Airport. The Cloud Itineraries representative escorts you to the pre-booked hotel for staying overnight. You would have the rest of the day free to explore the city or just relax at the hotel.

Day 2

Chennai

Start your day after breakfast with a visit to Koyambedu, flowers and vegetables market. Later visit Kapaleeshwarar Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, Santhome Church, Fort St. Geroge Museum and Theosophical Society

Day 3

Chennai- Kanchipuram- Mahabalipuram (60 kms/1-2 hrs)

In the morning leave for Mahabalipuram via Kanchipuram. This 7th century former port city is famous for its rock-cut shore temples. On arrival, check-in at the hotel. The rest of the day is free.

Day 4

Mahabalipuram

Spend the day in Mahabalipuram sightseeing. The major attractions to visit include the Shore and the Five Ratha temples, Mahishasuramardhini Mandapa, Krishna Mandapam, the largest cave cut Hindu temple, Arjuna’s Penance and the Tiger caves.

Day 5

Mahabalipuram- Puducherry (Pondicherry) (95 kms/ 1-2 hrs)

Post breakfast; set out to explore the Pondicherry for its diverse attractions like Sri Aurbindo Ashram, Pondicherry Museum, and French War Memorial. In the evening you may take a leisurely walk to the local market of Pondicherry. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 6

Puducherry (Pondicherry)- Chidabaram- Thanjavur (180 kms/3-4 hrs)

AAfter breakfast, drive to Thanjavur and halt midway to visit Chidambaram, a small town. On arrival in Thanjavur, check-in at the hotel. The rest of the day is free.

Day 7

Thanjavur

In the morning leave the hotel to visit Thanjavur Maratha Palace, Saraswathi Mahal Library, Vijayanagar Fort, Shiva Ganga Garden, Aalangudi temple, Brahadeshwara temple and the Chandra Bagawan Temple. In the evening return to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 8

Thanjavur- Madurai (190 kms/3-4 hrs)

Drive to Madurai in the morning. Arrive Madurai and visit the Gandhi Museum, Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, Thousand Pillar Museum and Madurai Meenakshi Temple along with evening aarti ceremony.

Day 9

Madurai- Thekkady (150 kms/ 3 hrs)

After breakfast, start your journey towards the Thekkady. On arrival, check-in at the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 10

Thekkady

Post breakfast, enjoy a plantation tour, and visit spice plantations like cardamom, cinnamon and pepper. You can shop at the local market. In afternoon go for a boat ride at Periyar National Park to view the wildlife in the sanctuary. The boat ride in the lake is delightful way of spotting Elephant and Avifauna, for which the park is well known.

Day 11

Thekkady- Alleppey (130 kms/ 3-4 hrs)

After breakfast leave for Alleppey, the Venice of the East. Spend the day on the houseboat enjoying the backwaters and the lovely surroundings. Overnight stay at houseboat.

Day 12

Alleppey- Cochin (55 kms/ 90 mins)

Have an appetising breakfast after which check out from the houseboat. Proceed to Cochin by road. On arrival, head straight to the airport to board the onward flight.

As at Cloud Itineraries we believe in letting you ‘live the journey’, please do not hesitate to speak to us to tweak your holiday or change the route. You could also ‘create your own experience’ with our expert help. So hop on and let’s build the most memorable trip together.

Without a doubt, your trip will give you a memory of a lifetime. In addition to a dedicated tour manager/coordinator, your holiday trip is laced by assistance on arrival and departure at the airport, soothing stays at suggested hotels, quick transfers with a driver, all government and road taxes paid for along with driver’s allowance, splendid sightseeing as mentioned, English speaking guides for tours in plan and delish meals as per your itinerary. Please note, that all applicable taxes and service charges will be included as well.


(Exclusions- international airfares, visa charges, meals outside of plan, monument fees, camera charges, insurance and personal expenses).

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