Day : 1
Arrive Chennai. The Cosmopolitan City and capital of Tamil Nadu is the main gateway for travelers to South India. Upon arrival, you will be met by our representative and transferred to the hotel. Over night stay at Chennai.
Day : 2
Chennai - Mahabalipuram
The whole day is at leisure, Today drive through the coastal route to Mahabalipuram (64 kms). In Mahabalipuram you will visit some of the 14 cave temples and 9 monolithic Rathas (temple chariots). Pallavamala was the ruler who made the port famous in the 7th century and was largely responsible for building the temples. In the afternoon visit the St George Fort. This fort is near the harbor area of Chennai and was built by the British during the 17th century Over night stay at Chennai.
Day : 3
Chennai - Bangalore
In the morning drive to Bangalore (288 kms / 6 Hrs drive). You may alternatively travel by train. Bangalore is the capital city of the Indian state Karnataka. This former "Garden city" Bangalore is known today as “Computer City” of India. In the afternoon drive through the garden city with its numerous avenues of Jacaranda, Gulmohar and Cassia, visit the Bull temple, which is built in the Dravidian style of architecture. This temple has a huge Nandi Bull carved out of a single grey granite and famous Gowda Fort, which was built by Tipu Sultan. Also visit the Vidhan Sabha and downtown commercial centre. This Vidhana Sabha, which is built after independence, stands out by its imposing architecture in the neo Dravidian style. Over night stay at Bangalore.
Day : 4
Leave Bangalore in the morning for Mysore 140 kms -4 hrs) enroute visit the spectacular island fortress of Srirangapatnam, the capital of Hyder Ali and his son Tippu Sultan. Tippu Sultan Palace, Gumbaz, Tippus Summer Palace. Reach Mysore and settle down in hotel. Visit illuminated Brindavan Gardens and Krishnarajasagar Dam in the evening. Over night stay at Mysore.
Day : 5
This morning visit the sprawling Maharajas Palace with its outstanding treasures and ivory inlaid doors. The interior is also lavishly decorated with stained glass, mirrors, pillars, paintings and jewels. Later drive outside the city to Chamundi Hill and the huge Nandi Bull statue. St. Philomenas Church & Mysore Zoo. Over night stay at Mysore.
Day : 6
Mysore - Ooty (160 kms -5 hrs)
Early morning after breakfast we proceed to Ooty enroute visit Bandipur & Madumallai Wild Life Sanctuary and also fresh tea gardens, reach Ooty and check in at Hotel. Later proceed for sight seeing which include Ooty lake, Botanical Gardens, Dodda Betta, etc. Over night stay at Ooty.
Day : 7
Today you will proceed to Conoor to look from close quarter the Tea Gardens, Sims Park, Dolphins Nose later back to Ooty visiting Film shooting points. Over night stay at Ooty.
Day : 8
Ooty. -Kodaikanal (260 kms -6.5 hrs)
After early morning breakfast proceed to Kodaikanal enroute visit Palani Temple, Arrive at Kodaikanal and check -in- at the Hotel. Evening is free for leisure. Over night stay at Kodaikanal.
Day : 9
Today the whole day is free. You may choose to visit the Kodaikanal Lake, over an area of 60 acres and surrounded by wooded slopes. Have an attractive walk around the lake lakes between one and a half hours. Additionally, you have the option of boating or fishing. In and around Kodaikanal to visit Cockers Walk, Golf Links, Green Valley View, Pillar Rocks, Silver Cascade Falls, Bear Shola Falls & the Lake etc. Over night stay at Kodaikanal.
Day : 10
Kodaikanal- Munnar (120 kms -4hrs)
After an early morning breakfast, check out from the hotel & embark on a fascinating journey to Munnar enjoying the stunning panoramic view of the Cardamom hills & green carpets of tea plantation enroute. On arrival, check in at Hotel/Resort. Spend the rest of the day at leisure trekking around the estate. Over night stay at Munnar.
Day : 11
A morning sight seeing trip of Munnar; visiting the Eravikulam National Park where you can see the very rare mountain goats locally called the Nilgiri Tahr, the Mattupetty Dam & Dairy Farm, Old Munnar Town, the town market etc...Rest of the day at leisure and enjoy another. Over night stay at Munnar.
Day : 12
Munnar -Thekkady (Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary) (120 kms -4 hrs)
After Breakfast, check out from the Hotel & proceed to the wildlife sanctuary at Periyar/ Thekkady and check in at the Hotel / Resort. Go on an evening game viewing cruise on the Periyar Lake. Here you will be able to see a large variety of wildlife, which include elephants, monkeys, deer, wild boar etc, and quite a lot of unique birds can also be spotted. Later, come back to the hotel. Over night stay at Thekkady.
Day : 13
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary Kumarakom
In the morning visit wildlife sanctuary again and in the afternoon drive through the mountains, which are full of Cardamom and pass through the tea and coffee plantations and proceed to Kumarakom (130 kms / 3 Hrs drive). In Kumarakom enjoy Boat ride trip through the tropical vegetation on the backwaters. Over night stay at Kumarakom.
Day : 14
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
In the morning visit Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. Earlier an old rubber plantation, Kumarakom was developed into a bird sanctuary on the bank of Vembanadu Lake spreading over 14 acres of land. It is now a leisure retreat very popular with foreigners. This Sanctuary is on the southern bank of Kavanar River opposite the Coconut Lagoon. Kumarakom is home to numerous species of birds, such as Darters, Bitterns, Teal, Waterfowl, Cuckoo, Wild Ducks, Brahminy Kites, Marsh Harries, Teals and Herons and Siberian Storks. Visit the Sanctuary by having a boat ride. Over night stay at Kumarakom.
Day : 15
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary - Cochin
In the morning drive (3 hrs) to Kochi (Cochin). This drives gives again an impression of the beautiful landscaping of this region. After arrival in Cochin get refresh and depart to the airport.