Best of South India
Duration: 10 Nights / 11 Days
Places Covered: Chennai - Kancheepuram - Mamallapuram - Chennai -
Kodaikanal - Thekkady - Kottayam - Cochin - Trivandrum - Kovalam - Trivandrum
Day 01: Chennai
Arrive Madras. Transfer to hotel. Day at leisure/ independent activities.
Overnight at Hotel
Day 02: Chennai - Kancheepuram - Mamallapuram
Forenoon sight see places of interesting Madras - Fort St. George, Govt.
Museum, Valluvar Kottam, Snake park, Kapaleeswarar Temple, Santhome Cathedral,
and drive along the marina Beach.
After lunch proceed to Kancheepuram to visit ekambaranatha Temple, Kamatchi
Amman Temple and shop for the world famous Kancheepuram Silks. Proceed
to Mamallapuram. Check in Beach Resort for overnight stay.
Day 03: Mamallapuram - Chennai - Overnight Train
Sight see the 7th century pallavan monuments in the forenoon. Relax
in the beach. Depart Mamallapuram in the evening to reach Madras. Proceed
to EGMORE rly. Station to board pandiyan Express - overnight train journey.
Day 04: Kodaikanal
Reach Kodai Road rly. Station in the early hours and thereafter proceed
to Kodaikanal, on road. Check in hotel. Day at leisure. Enjoy boating in
the lake in the evening.
Day 05: Kodaikanal
Sight see Coakers Walk, Pillar Rocks, Bryant park, Kurinji Andavar Temple
in the forenoon. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at Hotel
Day 06: Kodaikanal - Thekkady (periyar)
Depart from Kodaikanal after breakfast to reach Thekkady for lunch.
Check in hotel. Take the launch trip in the lake in the evening to view
Wild animals. Overnight at Hotel
Day 07: Thekkady
Can avail the launch trip again, if interested, (Optional) at dawn.
Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at Hotel
Day 08: Thekkady - Kottayam - Cochin
Leave Thekkady after breakfast to reach Kottayam. Take a boat cruise
in the palm fringed scenic back waters. Reach Cochin in the evening. Check
in hotel and stay overnight.
Day 09: Cochin - Trivandrum - Kovalam
Sight see the places of interest in Cochin - Bolghatty Palace, Chinese
Fishing Nets, Mattancherry, Dutch Palace, Temple, Art Gallery and reach
Kovalam. Check in beach resort and stay overnight.
Day 10: Kovalam
Relax on the Beach during the day, in Kovalam. Overnight at Hotel
Day 11: Kovalam - Trivandrum - Back Home
Depart Kovalam and proceed to Trivandrum in time to board conveyance
Back Home with Pleasant Memories.