Duration: 13 Nights / 14 Days
Places Covered: Chennai - Madurai - Periyar - Trivandram - Cochin - Bangalore - Mysore
Day 1: Chennai
Arrive Chennai. Transfer to Hotel. Overnight Chennai
Day 2: Chennai
After breakfast, full Day tour of Mahabalipuram & Kanchipuram. The city of Mahabalipuram is famous for the seven pagodas. Here on the seashore is an interesting group of ancient rock hewn temples which are the examples of Dravidian style of Architecture.
Day 3: Chennai
After breakfast, city tour of Chennai. Visit the Museum to see the Art and Bronze Gallery. Drive through the Flower and Fruit market, High court, Fort museum, Marina Beach, Santhome Cathedral and snake park . Check-out at 1200 hrs from the hotel. Late evening transfer to railway-station for overnight journey to Madurai.
Day 4: Madurai
Morning arrive Madurai and transfer to hotel.
Day 5: Madurai - Periyar
After breakfast, drive to Periyar National Park. it extends to 777 square kms & forms part of the high mountain ranges, the Western Ghats. Wild life can be seen while cruising on Periyar Lake in a motor boat. Elephants, wild boar, sambar, tiger, leopard, wild dog, langur monkeys, etc. can be seen easily. Overnight Periyar.
Day 6: Periyar - Trivandrum
After breakfast, drive to Trivandrum viewing the scenic beauty enroute.
Day 7: Trivandrum
After breakfast, Day free in Trivandrum or optional tours to Cape Comorin (Kanya Kumari - the southern most part of India) or nearby places like Kovalam beach, etc.
Day 8: Trivandrum - Cochin
After breakfast, drive to Cochin visiting the Kerala villages enroute.
Day 9: Cochin
After breakfast, city tour of Cochin.
Transfer to railway-station for overnight journey to Bangalore.
Day 10: Bangalore
Morning arrive Bangalore and transfer to hotel followed by breakfast.
Day 11: Bangalore - Mysore
Morning arrive Bangalore railway station and drive to Mysore. Arrive and transfer to hotel. Overnight Mysore.
Day 12: Mysore
Morning visit the palace of the Maharaja built in 1911 - 1912. The palace is of harmonious syntheses of the Hindu and saracenic styles of architecture with archways, domes, turrets, colonnades and sculptures which are magnificent. Visit the Art Gallery; drive upto Chamundi hill to see Chamundeshwari Temple and a panoramic view of Mysore. On the way back, see the Nandi Bull. Afternoon free. Overnight Mysore.
Day 13: Mysore - Chennai
After breakfast, morning free. Transfer to rail-station to catch the train for Chennai. Arrive Chennai & transfer to hotel.
Day 14: Chennai
Transfer to airport for onward destination.