- The ancient shore temples at Mahabalipuram.
- Pondicherry with its French and Tamil Influences and lazy Mediterranean feel.
- The exquisite temples of Trichy, Tanjore & Madurai – unique in their architecture and atmosphere.
- The trader’s mansions and excellent cuisine of Chettinad.
- Periyar, known for it’s wildlife reserve and spice plantations.
- Relax at the backwaters and be tempted to try an ayurvedic massage.
- Discover the Old Fort Area in Cochin and its heritage and Chinese Fishing Nets.
Coast to coast, Chennai to Cochin takes you through the two most southern states of Incredible India. Two states that are vastly different, to the point where even the language and the alphabets are not the same! Tamil Nadu is known for it’s extraordinary temples whose sculptures, colours, and the numbers of devotees who still flock there daily make these living, breathing monuments. Each visit is different yet always fascinating, this is a cultural immersion like no other. Kerala is much more gentle, full of natural beauty and warm, heartfelt smiles, it is laid back, warm, the food is delicious and a destination that invites you to relax, enjoy and want to come back for more.
|1||After you arrive at your hotel, the rest of the day will be at leisure.||Mahabalipuram||GRT Temple Bay|
|2||A full day sightseeing of Mahabalipuram||Mahabalipuram||GRT Temple Bay|
|3||Transfer by road to Pondicherry, rest of the day at leisure||Pondicherry||Palais du Mahe|
|4||Walking tour of Pondicherry, optional visit to Auroville.||Pondicherry||Palais du Mahe|
|5||Transfer by road to Tanjavur, visit the temple in the evening||Tanjavur||Svatma|
|6||A day visit to Trichy||Tanjavur||Svatma|
|7||A full day tour of Tanjavur||Tanjavur||Svatma|
|8||Transfer by road to Chettinad||Chettinad||Visalam|
|9||Sightseeing of Chettinad||Chettinad||Visalam|
|10||Transfer by road to Madurai, evening visit of the Sri Meenakshi Temple.||Madurai||The Heritance|
|11||Transfer by road to Periyar. Afternoon visit a spice plantation.||Periyar||Spice Village|
|12||Bamboo rafting and walking in the reserve.||Periyar||Spice Village|
|13||Transfer by road to the Backwaters. Rest of day at leisure.||Backwaters||Coconut Lagoon|
|14||Day at leisure||Backwaters||Coconut Lagoon|
|15||Optional day cruise on a houseboat or kayaking trip of the backwaters.||Backwaters||Coconut Lagoon|
|16||Transfer by road to Cochin. Evening sunset cruise.||Cochin||Brunton’s Boat Yard|
|17||Full day sightseeing of Fort Cochin.||Cochin||Brunton’s Boat Yard|
|18||Transfer to the airport for the onward flight.|