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9N10D - Detailed Day Wise Itinerary
Southern India is a heavenly abode of magnificent monuments, standing majestically from ages. The architecture of the South Indian monuments is breathtakingly beautiful and grand. From Dravidian architecture to to Vijayanagara style of architecture, from elaborate pillars of Chalukyas to minute stone carvings by Krishnadevaraya, each monument has a different tale to tell.
From tall, intricately carved gopuram to majestic pillars and life-sized shrines, these South Indian temples are rich in legend and stunning in their grandeur. Considering the novelty and grandeur of these temples If you are planning to visit in South Indian State for at least 9 to 10 Days. we have suggest you the best Tourist places that we covered to Mahabalipuram, Pondicherry, Madhurai, Rameshwaram, kovalam, Kanyakumari & Kovalam.
Day 1 - Mahabalipuram (60 kms/ 1.5 hours drive):
Arrive in Chennai drive off to Mahabalipuram. On arrival, check-in to the hotel for a comfortable overnight stay.
Day 2 - Mahabalipuram | Sightseeing tour:
After breakfast, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Mahabalipuram including visits to Arjunas Penance, Five Rathas, Shore Temple, Tiger Cave and Krishna Butter Ball. Return to your hotel after the tour and enjoy a comfortable overnight stay.
Day 3 - Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry (160 kms/ 4 hours drive):
After breakfast check out from the hotel and proceed to Pondicherry, which is a former French colony. The town still retains a French influence in its architecture, surroundings and planning. On arrival, check-in to your hotel and enjoy a comfortable overnight stay.
Day 4 - Pondicherry | Sightseeing tour:
After breakfast, visit the Aurobindo Ashram founded by a Bengali philosopher, Aurobindo, in the early 20th century. In the afternoon, you will have the option to visit Auroville or relax on the beach. Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 5 - Pondicherry - Madurai (324 Kms/ 8 - 9 Hrs):
Today, early morning breakfast proceed to Madurai. On your arrival, check-in at the hotel. Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 6 – Madurai:
After breakfast, enjoy a sightseeing tour of this bustling pilgrimage city whose life revolves around the great Meenakshi Temple, which dominates the old city. This temple with its Gopurams (pyramidal gateway towers) is covered with a profusion of multi coloured images of mystical figures, animals and gods. Also visit Tirumalai Nayak Palace and the Gandhi Museum. Thereafter, return to the hotel for your overnight stay.
Day 7 - Madurai – Rameshwaram:
After breakfast, drive off to Rameshwaram. Upon arrival, check-in to your hotel and proceed for a local tour of the town. one of the 12 Jyotirlingas in India. Legend says that Ramanatha Swamy Temple stands where Lord Rama performed worship of a Sand Lingam made by Sita. Other places of interest in Rameshwaram are Ramanathaswamy Temple, Dhanushkodi, Agnitheertham Gandamadana Parvatham etc. Stay overnight at your hotel in Rameshwaram.
Day 8 - Rameshwaram – Kanyakumari:
After breakfast, proceed to Kanyakumari. The Arabian Sea, the Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal merge at Kanyakumari. It is an important pilgrimage center for Hindus. Upon arrival in Kanyakumari, check-in at the hotel and proceed on a visit to Vevakananda Rock, Gandhi Museum and Kumari Amman Temple. Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 9 - Drive from Kanyakumari to Kovalam (84 km/approx. 2.5 hours):
After breakfast return to Kovalam. Enjoy the leisure time at beach. Overnight at hotel
Day 10 - Drive from Kovalam Trivandrum (15 Kms/ 0.5 hrs):
breakfast proceeds to Trivandrum Airport to board the return flight.
5N 6D Detailed Day wise Itinerary
Day 1 Arrive Chennai
Arrive Chennai Airport / Railway station. Upon arrival, Our representative will meet you and transfer to the Hotel. Afternoon proceed on a sightseeing tour of the city, visiting Kapaleshwar Temple, Fort St. George, Government Museum and Marina Beach. Overnight Stay at Chennai
Day 2 Chennai - Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry – Tanjore
After breakfast, proceed to Tanjore (325 kms / 7 hrs), the capital of the Cholas who were great temple builders. Enroute visit Mahabalipuram (Pallavas Panch Rathas, Arjun Shilanyas) and Pondicherry (Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Ganesh Mandir). Upon arrival at Tanjore, Check into hotel. Evening visit the famous Brihadeshwara Shiva Temple (built by Chola Kings). Here you can see Giant Nandi carved in a single stone, which is considered to be the second largest in India. Overnight Stay at Tanjore
Day 3 Tanjore - Trichy - Rameswaram
After breakfast, proceed to Trichy (55 kms /1.5 hrs). Visit the largest temple of Lord Vishnu at Srirangam situated on a 600 acres island between the rivers Kaveri and Kolladam. Later depart to Rameswaram (226 kms / 5 hrs). Upon arrival at Rameswaram (Gateway to Srilanka), Check into hotel. Overnight Stay at Chennai Rameswaram
Day 4 Rameswaram - Kanyakumari
Early morning visit Ramanath Swamy Temple. Take a bath in 22 holy wells & visit Pamban bridge. After breakfast, proceed to Kanyakumari (395Kms/7.5 Hrs) the end of Land area of India, which is a meeting point of the great three seas (The Arabian Ocean, Bay of Bengal and Indian Ocean). The glory of Kanyakumari is its Sunrise and Sunset. Visit Vivekananda Rock. Overnight Stay at Chennai Kanyakumari
Day 5 Kanyakumari - Suchindram - Madurai
Morning enjoy Sunrise at Kanyakumari.After breakfast,proceed to Suchindram and visit Thanumalayam Temple which is unique as it is dedicated to Vishnu,Shive and Brahma.After lunch,proceed to Madurai (172 Kms/4 Hrs).Upon arrival,Check into the Hotel.Evening visit the famour Meenakshi Temple. Overnight Stay at Madurai
Day 6 Madurai – Chennai
Morning checkout from hotel and proceed to chennai (460 Kms / 8 Hrs).