Duration : 14 Nights / 15 Days
Destinations Covered : Chennai - Kanchipuram - Mamallapuram - Pondicherry - Trichy -Thanjavur - Madurai - Rameshwaram - Coimbatore - Ooty - Nagarhole - Mysore - Hassan-Bangalore
Day 01/ Chennai
Arrive Chennai, meet assist and transfer to hotel. In the afternoon sightseeing tour of the city. Night stay in Chennai.
Day 02/ Chennai - Kanchipuram - Mamallapuram
Morning excursion to Kanchipuram. Proceed to Mamallapuram. Kanchipuram (64 kms from Chennai) is the ancient capital of the Pallavas famous as a city of 1000 Temples and still has 124 shrines. The first temple dedicated to Shiva was built in the 7th and 8th century and has paintings on the walls. Temples of Ekambaswara, Kailasanatha, Sri Kamakshi and Varadarajaswamy are of interest. Kanchipuram is also famous for its silks. 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.
On arrival transfer to hotel. Visit the Shore Temples and Arjuna's Penance, the world's biggest bas relief. Night stay in Mamallapuram.
Day 03/ Mamallapuram - Pondicherry
Morning leave for Pondicherry by road. On arrival transfer to hotel. Sightseeing of Pondicherry. Night stay in Pondicherry.
Day 04/ Pondicherry - Trichy
Morning leave for Trichy by road visiting en-route Chidambaram, Kumbakonam and Gangaikondacholapuram. On arrival transfer to hotel. Night stay in Trichy.
Day 05/ Trichy - Thanjavur - Trichy
Morning excursion to Thanjavur. Afternoon sightseeing of city visiting Srirangam and Jambukeshwara temple. Night stay in Trichy.
Day 06/ Trichy - Madurai
Leave for Madurai by road. On arrival check-in at the hotel. . In the evening visit the Meenakshi temple dedicated to the consort of Lord Shiva. Later, visit the Tirumala Nayak Palace - A gracious building in the Indo saracenic style, famous for the Stucco work on its domes & arches. Also visit the Alagar Hills and Tirupara Kundran Rock temple. Night stay in Madurai.
Day 07/ Madurai - Rameshwaram - Madurai
Morning excursion to Rameshwaram. Arrive & transfer to hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Night stay in Madurai.
Day 08/ Madurai - Coimbatore
Morning after breakfast drive to Combatore. On arrival transfer to hotel. Night stay in Coimbatore.
Day 09/ Coimbatore - Ooty
Morning after breakfast drive to Ooty. On arrival transfer to hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Night stay in Ooty.
Day 10/ Ooty - Nagarhole
Morning after breakfast drive to Nagarhole. On arrival transfer to Kabini river lodge. Rest of the day at leisure. Night stay in lodge.
Day 11/ Nagarhole
In the morning go on a Coracle Ride on Kabini river. The Coracle is a round native boat. In the afternoon go on a wildlife tour in the National park in jeeps / vans. Night stay at the lodge.
Day 12/ Nagarhole - Mysore
Morning after breakfast drive to Mysore. On arrival transfer to hotel. Afternoon sightseeing of Mysore visiting Mysore palace and Chamundi hill. Night stay in Mysore.
Day 13/ Mysore
Full day excursion to Srirangapattna and Somnathpur. Night stay in Mysore.
Day 14/ Mysore - Hassan
Morning after breakfast drive to Hassan. On arrival transfer to hotel. Afternoon visit Belur and Halebid. Night stay in Hassan.
Day 15/ Hassan – Bangalore
Morning after breakfast drive to Bangalore visitng Sravanbelgola en-route. On arrival transfer to the airport to connect flight for Chennai. Transfer to the international airport on arrival to connect flight for onward journey.