South Indian Gateway

Duration: 10N / 11Days
Destinations: Chennai/Trupati - Mahabalipuram - Pondicheery - Trichy - Madurai -Rameshwaram - Kodaikanal - Kanyakumari

DAY 01: Arrive Chennai

Arrive Chennai, the present gateway to the South of India, transfer to your hotel Afternoon proceed on a sightseeing tour of the city visiting the Kapaleshwar Temple, Fort St. George and the Government Museum. The rest of the evening is at leisure or optionally you may visit 'Dakshinchitra'. Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 02: Chennai–Tirupati-Chennai (150 Kms/2–2.5 Hrs)

After Breakfast you will proceed to Trupati northwest of Chennai and well known as Kaliyuga Vaikuntam by its devotees.Tirupati or Aadhi Varaha Kshetra, as it is described in the Puranas, is dedicated to Vishnu. Vishnu is considered as the second deity of the Hindu Holy Trinity, who assumes the role of preserver of the universe. Tirupati is famous for the sacred temple of Lord Shi Venkateswara (the Lord of Seven Hills), situated on the adjoining Tirumala Hill back to Chennai Over night At Hotel

DAY 03: Chennai–Mahabalipuram–Kanchipuram (64 kms / 1-1.5 hrs)

After breakfast proceed to a full day sightseeing & visit Eco Point, Kundalaya Lake, Power house Water Fall, Mattupetty Dam, Evening return to Resort Dinner & Overnight at Resort.

Day 04: Mahabalipuram – Pondicheery :

After Breakfast you will be driven to Pondicherry, a quiet little town on the southern coast. Arrive and proceed to your hotel. Afternoon visit Aurobindo Ashram, that has been a seat of learning and Vedic cultures since ancient times. Move on to the Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, noted for its Gothic architecture and stained glass panels and depict the entire life of Jesus Christ. Lastly visit Auroville, the planned city of Dawn of the new world located 20 kms north of Pondicherry town. Rest of the evening is at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 05: Pondicheery–Trichy (220 Kms / 4.5 Hrs)

After Breakfast day at Leisure in the afternoon leave for Trichy by road visiting en-route Chidambaram, Kumbakonam and Gangaikondacholapuram. On arrival check-in at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 06: Trichy-Madurai (140 Kms / 3 Hrs)

After Breakfast transfer to Madurai en-route visit Rock Fort at Trichy (Tiruchirappalli) . Over Night At Madurai.

DAY 07: Madurai–Rameshwaram–Madurai (154 Kms / 04 Hrs)

Madurai, the "city of nectar", is ancient city of Tamil Nadu which was the home to the ancient Tamil Sangam, the literary session that produced the first epic, Silappathikaram Morning excursion to Rameshwaram. In the evening visit the Meenakshi temple to view the Aarti done at the particular time. Overnight at hotel.

DAY 08: Madurai-Kodaokanal (120 Kms / 04 Hrs)

After Breakfast travel by road to Kodaikanal Better known as Kodai, is on the Palani Hills of Tamil Nadu in South India, an eastern off-shoot of the Western Ghats Flowers of varied colour grow here. Overnight At Hotel

DAY 09: Kodaikanal

After breakfast visit Kodaikanal Lake , Coaker’sWalk, Bryant Park, Green Valley View and Kurinji Andavar Temple . Overnight stay at Kodaikanal

DAY 10: Kodaikanal–Kanyakumari (390 Kms / 7.5 Hrs )

After Breakfast proceed to Kanyakumari, Visit Kumari Amman Temple reach the place which is considered as the extreme end of India and view the Vivekananda Memorial. Overnight at Kanyakumari Hotel.

DAY 11: Kanyakumari-Trivandrum (75 Kms / 01 Hrs)

After b/f travel by road to Thiruvanathapuram ( Trivandrum ) railway station/airport. Tour Concludes.