From Tamil Nadu to Kerala Tours

13 Days
From 895 $ per person
Discovery | Honeymoon | Trekking
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  • A complete holiday program to make you explore on one part the culture, heritage and tradition of south India and on the other part giving you the relaxing and rejuvenating experiences of backwaters and beach. In the beginning you will discover Tamil Nadu which is famous for its Shiva temples, monuments and cinema and then Kerala which is more known for its nature, beaches, festivity and wellness treatment. It is an ideal program for the travelers who are looking for a combination of cultural and relaxing holidays in India.

    Chennai –> Mahabalipuram –> Pondicherry –> Thanjavur -> Madurai –> Periyar -> Houseboat -> Marari -> Cochin

  • Day 1 Arrival in Chennai

    Our representative stood at the airport with placard showing your name. Meet and greet at the airport and then will take you to hotel prearranged for your stay. Chennai is the capital city of Tamilnadu. Located on the Southeast Coast off Bay of Bengal. Chennai is the largest business & commercial hub for south India.
    Highlights: Culture, Heritage Sites, colonial architecture.
    Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 2 Chennai – Mahabalipuram [1hr 30mins drive 55Km]

    Commence toward heritage city Mahabalipuram. On arrival check in to the hotel prearranged for your stay. Mahabalipuram is famous for rock carving Son temple, Pancha Pandava Rathas, balancing rock & Caves. Splendid beaches with temple in its background mesmerize you.
    Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 3 Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry [2 hrs drive 100Km]

    After your breakfast check out from the hotel and road to Pondicherry, on arrival check into the hotel prearranged for your stay. Pondichery is the largest French colony in India. Most of the houses of French colony built in Colonial architecture style.
    Special Recommendation: Heritage walk, wide beaches & ancient temple.
    Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 4 Full Day visit of Pondicherry

    Start your day exploring Auroveile, known for its Matri temple. For worshipping appointment has to take one day prior. Later in the afternoon proceed to the beaches for leisure. Evening is free to march beside the sea.
    Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 5 Pondicherry - Thanjavur [3hrs30mins drive 155Km]

    Road to the fascinating city, Thanjavur, known for south Indian religions, architecture and art work. En route visit Kumbakonam, indulge history, culture and religions. Kumbakonam is an ideal place for art lover, historian. After visit proceed to Thanjavur city of Temple. On arrival check into the hotel prearranged for your stay. Later evening proceed for the visit of Temple.
    Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 6 Thanjavur - Chettinad [2 hrs drive 100Km]

    Proceed to the fascinating city, Chettinad, known for local cuisine, architecture and temples. The word Chettinad derives from community specialization in the preparation of food. Chettinad was for the home of Nattukottai Chettiars, a banking and business community.
    Special Recommendation: Village tour on the Bullock cart and Chettinad cuisine cooking demonstration.
    Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 7 Chettinad - Madurai [2 hrs drive 85Km]

    Morning head toward temple town Madurai, 3rd largest city of South Indian state Tamilnadu. Madurai is well known for its history, architecture and culture heritage for past year ago.
    Special Recommendation: Culture Heritage, Kapil Temple & jasmine flowers.
    Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 8 Madurai - Periyar [3hrs 30 mins drive 150Km]

    Today we are entering from Tamilnadu to Kerala. Proceed after breakfast city known for its spices and tiger reserve, Periyar. Guided tour of garden of spices and experience how spices produced. Late afternoon visit elephant village and enjoy bathing, feeding and ride of the elephant.
    Special Recommendation: Spice Plantation guided tour, Elephant ride, Jeep Jungle safari, night hiking and boating on the River.
    Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 9 Periyar - Houseboat [3hrs 30 mins drive 140Km]

    Early morning visit of Periyar Reserve Park. Proceed toward the city of backwaters, Alleppey. On arrival board houseboat and discover backwater life. Nehru boat race is the key highlight of this city happening annually during August month.
    Special Recommendation: Canoeing narrow canal, Fishing & Interact local people.
    Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 10 Houseboat – Marari Beach [30 Min drive 15Km]

    Pick you from the jetty dropping point for houseboat. Approach your coming destination, known for its stunning beaches. On arrival check in to the hotel prearranged for your stay. Evening is free to chill and relax on the beaches.
    Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 11 Free Day in Marari

    Day is free to chill and relax by your own. Interact local people and experience their livelihood.
    Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 12 Marari - Cochin [1hr 30 mins drive 60Km]

    Road to Cochin, largest city of Kerala, known for business bustling port. Its culture heritage mesmerizes you. Suggested Sightseeing: City Palace, Museum, Fort Cochin.
    Suggested activity:
    - Crab farm visit
    - Bicycle ride
    Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 13 Visit and Depart Cochin

    Discover city on the bicycle, starting from fort Cochin. It covers hidden jam of the city and cross through villages. Cochin is an ideal place for shopping and for street food. Drive toward Cochin airport or railways station for connecting your flight/train back to your onward destination.

  • Start from 895 $ per person

    Accommodations for 12 nights (on a twin-sharing basis)
    Meals: Breakfast in all destinations except houseboat Full board
    All airport and hotel transfers
    An air conditioned Innova with English speaking chauffeur throughout your travel in India
    You’re Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting during your trip
    Fees and taxes

    Non Inclusions:
    International flight ticket
    All standard and special activities mentioned above.
    Personal expenses
    Travel insurance

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