Day 1: Arrival Chennai:
On your arrival at Chennai International Airport you will be welcomed by your tour escort. You can find him easily as he will be there at the arrival lounge holding a placard of your name. After meet & greet transfer to your pre booked hotel. The rest of the day, if any, is at leisure to settle in, and recuperate from your international journey. Overnight stay in Chennai.
Day 2: Chennai – Mamallapuram – Chennai:
Early breakfast, and then drive along the scenic East Coast Road to the fishing village of Mamallapuram. Take a guided tour around the town’s laidback beaches and temples, keeping an eye out for the sculptures and carvings dotted around the place. Visit the incredible 8th-century Shore Temple and its mandapams (carved pillars) to pay your respects to the deity Shiva. Return to Chennai for a comfortable overnight stay.
Day 3: Chennai – Bangalore:
Early breakfast and proceed to board the direct flight to Bangalore. On arrival, begin your city tour of Bangalore – a metropolitan city that offers a beautiful amalgamation of the present and past heritage. Visit the Bull temple, Tippu’s Palace, Vishweshwaraiah Museum, Utility Building, Lalbaug, Ulsoor Lake, and also the Venkatappa Art Gallery. Overnight stay in Bangalore.
Day 4: Bangalore – Mysore:
After breakfast depart by road to Mysore en-route, visit the Ranganatha Swamy Temple, Channapatna Toys Centre, and Sri Rangapatna besides of course Tippu’s Summer Palace. On arrival check-in to your hotel and rest for a while. Later in the evening get ready to visit the Vrindavan Gardens. The musical fountains of the garden coupled with the light and sound show make for an unforgettable experience. Overnight stay in Mysore.
Day 5: Mysore – Mudumalai – Ooty:
After breakfast continue your journey to Mudumalai Wildlife Sactuary, located in the foothills of the Nilgiri Mountains. The sanctuary is home to a variety of animals including elephants, tigers, leopards, bison and birds. Here you will explore the jungle on elephant back for an unforgettable safari! Also visit the elephant training camp, where you will see the elephants being bathed and fed – the calves are always a hit with the visitors as they play. Drive to Ooty and check-in to your hotel for a comfortable overnight stay.
Day 6: Ooty:
Early breakfast and begin your sightseeing tour of Ooty – also known as the queen of the hill stations in India. Experience this picturesque town with its grasslands, tall mountains and extended tea plantations. While here, visit Dodda Betta, Conoor tea plantations, Sim’s Park, and Dolphin’s Nose. Overnight stay in Ooty.
Day 7: Ooty – Cochin:
After breakfast depart by road to Cochin – one of the finest harbors on the Arabian coastline. This place is a veritable melting pot of Portuguese, Dutch, Chinese and British influences. Use your free time to get out on the water by local ferry, or wander down the beach at sunset. Overnight stay in Cochin.
Day 8: Cochin:
After breakfast embark on a sightseeing tour of Cochin covering the famous Mattancherry Palace, St. Francis Church, and the Jewish Synagogue. Enjoy the spectacular view of giant Chinese Fishing Nets being lowered on the famous Vasco-da-Gama Square. In the evening watch the Kathakali dance performance by trained dancers. Overnight stay in Kochi.
Day 9: Cochin – Kumarakom (Kerala Backwaters):
After breakfast drive to Kumarakom riverside resort. Discover sleepy Kumarakom in the backwaters of Kerala by taking a short cruise before heading out on a village walk. This is a great chance to meet and talk with the people who live in the backwaters, stroll under palm trees and weave in between the rice fields in this tranquil landscape. Overnight stay in Kumarakom.
Day 10: Kumarakom – Kovalam:
After breakfast drive to Kovalam via Kerala’s capital, Trivandrum (Thiruvananthapuram). Kovalam was once a quiet coastal village known for its export of fresh fish and coconuts, but is now one of India’s more popular beach resorts. Spend the day relaxing on the beach and indulge in an Ayurveda massage. Overnight stay in Kovalam.
Day 11: Kovalam – Trivandrum – Back Home:
After breakfast transfer to Trivandrum Airport for your flight to back home.