Day : 1
Arrival at Chennai Airport, where you will be met by Pals tours representative who give you a warm welcome by fresh flower garlands and transfer to air-conditioned Deluxe Car and check in to hotel. Chennai, the gateway to southern India, established in 1639 by the East India Company, is one of the oldest cities of the country. Day is free for rest and relaxes in the hotel. Over night stay at Chennai
Day : 2
After breakfast take a sight seeing tour of Chennai city, visiting, Egmore Museum, Marina Beach, the second longest beach in the world. The St. George Fort, built in 1653, is currently used as the state governments secretariat; Santhome Cathedral was built around the 14th-15th century and is another colonial structure worth visiting. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the Kabaleeswarar Temple is the oldest temple in Chennai. The Snake Park has a large collection of snakes and many other reptiles. Evening optional you can visit flower and fruit market. Over night stay at hotel
Day : 3
Chennai - Kanchipuram (70 Kms / 1.30 Hrs) – Mamallapuram
After breakfast, checkout the hotel and drive to drive to Kanchipuram (76 Kms - 1 ½ hours) to visit Ekambareshwar Temple, Kailashnath Temple, Kamakshi Temple, the Vaikunthaperumal Temple, all built in the 7th and 8th centuries. With a weaving tradition dating back to the Pallava era (when silk was the royal cloth), Kanchipuram is justly famous for its particularly fine silk saris, embellished with stunning patterns. On arrival transfer to the hotel at Mamallapuram -later take a sightseeing tour of the city built in the 7th century, this ancient city is said to be a sculptors delight, boasting of some of Indias most sublime rock-cut art, for which it is now a World Heritage site, visit the seven pagoda-style Shore temples, lashed by the waves of the sea and the seven Rathas or temple chariots, a group of monolithic monuments & animal figures carved out of solid rock, the earliest known examples of Dravidian architecture. They were constructed in a single century-long burst of creative enthusiasm later drive back to Mahabalipuram, Over night stay at hotel.
Day : 4
Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry (135 Kms – 2.30 Hrs)
After breakfast check out the hotel and drive to Pondicherry, on arrival transfer to the hotel. Pondicherry is the capital of the French colonies in India since the 17th century. Later take a sightseeing tour of Pondicherry, This former French enclave maintains its colonial charm and Gallic feel but is unmistakably Indian at the same time and you will visit Aurobindo Ashram am, Founded in 1926 by one of Indias famous sons, Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. It is a unique spiritual concept revolving around offering work as a Divine offering. There are no rituals, no compulsory meditation, and no practices. But it revolves around only one principle: One must surrender to the Divine principle and an opening to the Divine force. Then proceed to Auroville, the planned city of Dawn of the new world. Evening you can visit local market and colonies. Over night stay at hotel
Day : 5
Pondicherry - Trichy (203 Kms – 4.30 Hrs)
After breakfast check out the hotel and drive t to Trichy on arrival transfer to the hotel, Afternoon take a sightseeing tour of Trichy, was the citadel of the Chola dynasty in the medieval period. In the 18th century it witnessed the Carnatic wars fought between the French and the English. Lord Robert Clives house is still there to see and so is the Danish Church. The Rock-Fort is the landmark of Trichy. The Rock Fort Temple with 437 stone cut steps to the top for panoramic views is surrounded by a bustling local bazaar which you are free to explore, here the ancient temple of Ganapati on top and a further climb to a Shiva temple. Over night stay at Trichy
Day : 6
Trichy – Tanjore (65 Kms / 1.30 Hrs)
After breakfast drive to Tanjore, visit at the beautiful Chola Temple of Brihadeeshwara is capped by a monolithic cupola made of a single granite block weighing 80 tons which was taken to the top with the help of a 6 km long ramp, an old technique used by the Egyptians for building pyramids. Its bronzes and handicrafts make Tanjore one of the highlights of a visit to South India. The tower of the temple is an engineering marvel of the construction was made in such a way that the shadow of the Cupola never falls on the ground. Over night stay at Tanjore
Day : 7
Tanjore – Madurai (160 Kms / 03 hrs)
After breakfast drive to Madurai -This temple built in Dravidian style Architecture with colorful has rich cultural heritage and history. Madurai is a Tamil Nadu most happening cultural area. Madurai was an important cultural & commercial center even as early as 550 AD In the afternoon we will visit to Meenakshi Sundareshwar, one of the largest temple complex in India built between the 16th and 18th centuries. Apart from the estimated 33 million sculptures there, the temple is absolutely absorbing with the endless rounds of ceremonies, prostration of countless devotees and glittering market stalls, the opulent Nayak Palace and Thirupparan Kundram Temple with rock carvings, monkeys and peacocks. Later soak up the energy of the magnificent Meenakshi temple where we will witness the special daily closing ceremony. Over night stay at Madurai
Day : 8
Madurai - Periyar (140 Km - 4 hours)
After breakfast check out the hotel and drive to Periyar, on arrival check in to the hotel. Later in the evening take cruise in the Periyar Lake in the cool surroundings and the panorama spreads around tropical jungles, Wild elephants & birds of myriad varieties. In the evening you may visit to spice market to pick up some fragrant spices. Later return to the hotel. Evening is free for leisure at the jungle resort. Over night stay at Periyar
Day : 9
After breakfast visit at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary one of Indias biggest wildlife sanctuaries covering 777 sq. Km (300 Sq. miles) is a Tiger Reserve. Its centre piece, the man-made Periyar Lake at the height of 2000 ft. covers 26 sq. km, running through the forests of the Western Ghats in Kerala, discover the park, animals found here include elephant, sambar, gaur and wild boars and birds like ibis and grey heron. The visit is done in a boat to view animals with a bit of extra luck we may be able to see the rare tiger as well. Later in the evening take a spice plantation tour to see crops of cardamom, cinnamon, pepper, coffee, tea estates etc. on your way back to the hotel, you could stop at the local market and pick up some fragrant spices. Over night stay at Periyar.
Day : 10
Periyar – Kumarakom (145 Kms / 4 Hrs)
After breakfast check out of the hotel at 0900 Hrs and we drive down to Kumarakom (145 Kms / 4 Hrs). You will be passing through beautiful rubber and tea plantations. On arrival at Kumarakom visit the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary ( famous for migratory and local birds ) and later check in at hotel, Kumarakom is famous for endless view of calm clean backwater of Kerala with canals, paddy fields and fishing villages. Evening go for Sunset cruise (optional) or enjoy the beauty of backwater by just relaxing near Vembanadu Lake. Over night stay at Kumarakom
Day : 11
Kumarakom to Alleppey: Backwaters tours through sailing boat to Kumarakom
After breakfast checkout and drive for Alleppey, on arrival embark at the houseboat. The day for the journey of backwaters in the boat, through the tropical countryside enchanting backwaters of Alleppey by regattas (snake boats) for which Kerala is very famous, while sailing enjoy palm fringed narrow canals winding through the vast expanse of paddy fields and the neat tiny hamlets lined up along either side of the canals are panoramic sights one can never forget. The Chinese fishing nets, the reminiscent of our past trade links, are also found on the way. Flocks of duck swimming around the banks and tiny birds flying across the sky remains as enduring pictures reflecting the charm of this tourist land, you also enjoy fishing from the houseboats, evening enjoy sunset from the sun-deck of the houseboats, moving towards Alleppey. Over night stay at houseboat.
Day : 12
Alleppey – Mararikulam (Marari beach)
You Kerala beach vacations continue as you drive to yet another beautiful destination in Kerala- the Marari beach. After reaching there you will have leisure time to explore the beauty of the land. Over night stay at Mararikulam.
Day : 13
Mararikulam - Cochin
After breakfast, drive to Cochin is regally called the Queen of the Arabian Sea is a cluster of islands narrow peninsulas and a built of the mainland. On arrival, transfer to the hotel. After relaxation take a sightseeing of Cochin includes Jewish synagogue, which contains beautiful Belgian glass chandeliers and is paved with hand painted tiles from China. Visit the Dutch Palace with its wonderful murals depicting the entire story of the Ramayana on its walls. See St. Francis Church - the first European church built in India. In the afternoon take Backwaters cruise visiting the Bolghatty Palace the beautiful Dutch colonial mansion. We will pass islands with their traditional fishing hamlets and the fisher flock in their colourful costumes and the Chinese fishing nets are huge cantilevered fishing nets believed to have brought to Kochi by Chinese traders. Return to the hotel. In the evening visit to see Kathakali Dance Over night stay at Cochin.
Day : 14
Cochin onwards destination
Morning breakfast at hotel. . Our representative will transfer you to airport in time to connect flight for onward destination. Check out from hotel at 1200 noon.