• Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
    Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple

South India Tour – 16 Days from Chennai to Kochi

South India Tours and Travels welcomes you to experience this marvellous South India. Your South India Tour starts in the capital city of Tamil Nadu called Chennai. Have a quick view of this sprawling Metropolitan City. Then have an architectural tour to Mahabalipuram, which is famous for its UNESCO world heritage monuments. Your next stop will be at a French city, Pondicherry. Then moving on to the temple city Kumbakonam for spiritual trip.  Experience an architectural therapy with UNESCO monument of Thanjavur. You will now drive to the Central zone region of Tamil Nadu, Tiruchirapalli, known as Rock fort City. Have a divine trip in this city. Explore the taste of traditional tour in Chettinadu. Continue your journey to Madurai Heritage Tour, the city is one of the continuously inhabited cities in the world. Start your journey to ‘God’s own country’ – Kerala, explore the wildlife activities in Thekkady. Then proceed to the renowned backwaters of Kerala namely Alleppey. Relax in Mararikulam Beach Resorts. Your Tour ends up with City tour in Cochin.

Tamilnadu and Kerala Tour Package

Code : SITT 007

Tour Name : Tamil Nadu and Kerala Tour

Duration : 16 Days

Destination : Chennai, Mahabalipuram, Puducherry, Kumbakonam, Trichy, Chettinad, Madurai, Thekkady, Alappuzha, Mararikulam, Kochi



Day1- Arrival at Chennai International Airport

Arrival at Chennai International Airport

Arrival assistance at Chennai International Airport, then transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, start your Tamil Nadu Tour by visiting some of the important Sightseeing places of Chennai like Fort St. George, St. Mary's Church, St. Thomas Church, Marina Beach and Kapaleeswarar Temple dedicated for Lord Shiva, one among the three principal deities of Hindus. Overnight stay in Chennai


Day2- Chennai - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram

Chennai - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram

In the morning, drive to the Temple City Tour in the Silk city named "Kanchipuram", an ancient capital of the Pallava dynasty ruled between 7th and 8th centuries. Visit the Ekambareswarar Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva is the most famous one with tall towers, massive halls with sculptured pillars. Next, proceed to Kailasanathar Temple which is also meant for Lord Shiva is the finest specimen for Pallava architecture with beautifully carved sculptures built in 8th century. Have a lunch in the city. Drive to Mahabalipuram, an ancient port city of the Pallavas. Have a rest in the beach resort. Overnight stay in Mahabalipuram


Day3- Mahabalipuram


After the breakfast, have a short drive to have the most famous World Heritage UNESCO Monumental Tour. First, to the Sea Shore Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and Vishnu, and then to Five Rathas "Five Chariots", a monolithic structure, representing a unique style built by the pallavas, then finally to Arjuna's Penance, Varaha Cave and Krishna's Butter Ball. Have a walk in the artisan's streets who makes stone sculptures. Return back to the Hotel. One more night stay in Mahabalipuram


Day4- Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry

Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry

In the morning, drive to Pondicherry (Puducherry) "The French Colony". Check-in to the hotel. In the late afternoon, start your Pondicherry City tour by visiting Sri Aurobindo Ashram, an Ashram dedicated to Sri Aurobindo & "The Mother". Have a visit to "The Church of Sacred Heart" and "Notre dame des Anges", French Colony and markets. Have a rickshaw ride in the commercial streets. Have a rest in the hotel. Overnight stay in Puducherry


Day5- Pondicherry - Chidambaram - Gangaikondacholapuram - Darasuram - Kumbakonam

Pondicherry - Chidambaram - Gangaikondacholapuram - Darasuram - Kumbakonam

After the breakfast, drive to Kumbakonam for enjoying the Heritage Tour. Enroute visit the famous Nataraja temple dedicated to Lord Shiva at Chidhambaram. Then continue your drive to visit the famous Shiva Temple at Gangaikondacholapuram which was built in the 11th century by the Chola dynasty, one of the World Protected UNESCO Site. Have a lunch in Kumbakonam city. In the late afternoon, visit the 12th century Chola temple Airavatesvara Temple in a small village named Darasuram. Then proceed your drive to the Hotel. Overnight stay in Kumbakonam


Day6- Kumbakonam - Thanjavur - Trichy

Kumbakonam - Thanjavur - Trichy

After the breakfast, drive to experience the Sculptural Tour in Tanjore (Thanjavur). Thanjavur Art Gallery which houses the collection of sculptures and statues, Saraswati Mahal Library Museum, Brihadeeswara Temple also known as Big Temple which is one of the World Heritage Monument built by the chola dynasty in the 10th century. In the late afternoon, visit the Bronze Making Artisan's Village to see the Bronze Casting and Tanjore Paintings. Then drive to Trichy. Climb the Rockfort Uchchipillayar Temple to visit a small Ganesha Temple at the top and also you can have a good panoramic view of the city from the rock. Overnight stay in Trichy


Day7- Trichy - Chettinadu

Trichy - Chettinadu

In the morning, have a start with Cultural tour at 'Amma Mandapam' - the holy banks of River Cauvery, where you can see the Hindu rituals after the cremation. It's quite interesting to see the rituals performed by the Hindus with the help of the priest. Then proceed for Srirangam Spiritual Tour to visit the famous Vishnu temple called Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple in Srirangam, the most important pilgrimage centre for the Hindus. Drive to Chettinadu. In the evening have a village walk and see beautiful houses resemble like Palace. Have a rest in the hotel. Overnight stay in Chettinadu


Day8- Chettinadu - Madurai

Chettinadu - Madurai

This is the day to joy yourself with Madurai Heritage Tour. Drive to Madurai. Visit the famous Gandhi Museum which was housed in a Queen's Summer Palace. You can see the exhibits showing the life of Gandhi. Then have a visit to the famous Thirumalai Nayaka Palace built in 16th century with grand pillars is the most attractive one. In the evening, visit the Meenakshi Amman Temple dedicated to Goddess Parvati and a thousand pillared hall with eye-catching sculptures. Overnight stay in Madurai


Day9- Madurai - Thekkady

Madurai - Thekkady

This is the day to start your Kerala Tour. Drive to Periyar (Thekkady). In the afternoon after reaching Thekkady "the frontier between Tamil Nadu and Kerala", start your Spice Plantation Tour. Have a guided visit to the Spice Plantations to know about the medicinal values about the spices like cardamom, vanilla, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, green chilly, pepper etc. In the evening, attend the Martial Arts Show called Kalaripayattu in Malayalam Language. Overnight stay in Thekkady

DAY 10

Day10- Thekkady


In the morning, have an Adventure Tour in Thekkady with a boat ride in Periyar Forest Lake. Have some activities which are optional like Elephant Safari, Traditional Ayurvedic Massage, Trekking etc. One more night stay in Thekkady

DAY 11

Day11- Thekkady - Alleppey Houseboat

Thekkady - Alleppey Houseboat

This is the day to enjoy yourself with Alleppey House Boat Tour. After the breakfast, drive to Alleppey (Alappuzha) "the land of backwaters". In the afternoon check in the houseboat and have a delicious lunch and enjoy the cruise in the Vembanadu Lake for about 5 hours. In the evening, your boat will be stopped nearby one village and take your dinner in the boat itself. Have a comfortable stay in the houseboat. The A/C will be switched on between 8:30 PM and 06:00 AM. Overnight stay in Alappuzha

DAY 12

Day12- Alappuzha - Mararikulam

Alappuzha - Mararikulam

Have a drive to Marari (Mararikulam) for enjoying Marari Beach Tour. Have a relax in the beach homestay. Overnight stay in Mararikulam.

DAY 13

Day13- Mararikulam


Enjoy the Marari Beach Tour in the beach shores. One more night stay in Mararikulam.

DAY 14

Day14- Mararikulam - Cochin

Mararikulam - Cochin

In the morning, drive to Cochin (Kochi). In the evening attend the Kerala Traditional Dance Show named "KATHAKALI". For this dance performance, the makeup starts at 05:30 PM. You can also see the makeup of dance artists and can take photos. Overnight stay in Cochin

DAY 15

Day15- Cochin


After the Breakfast, start your Cochin City Tour by having a visit to the Mattancherry Palace (Dutch Palace), Jewish Synagogue and Jew Town. Return Back to Fort Cochin. Have a visit to some important monuments and churches belong to 15th and 16th centuries. First visit the St. Francis Church, the oldest protestant church built by the Portuguese in 1510, where you can see the tomb of a Portuguese Sailor Vasco-da-gama. Then to Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, a catholic church and Chinese Fishing nets. One more night stay in Cochin

DAY 16

Day16- Departure from Cochin

Departure from Cochin

This day you will be ended up with Tamil Nadu and Kerala Tour Memories. You will be transferred to Cochin International Airport as per your flight schedule back to home!

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