Day 1: Arrive Mumbai
On arrival at Mumbai airport assistance & transfer to hotel (check in/out time 12pm). Mumbai is disciplined by no time frame neither day nor night. Dazzling shopping arcades, exciting sport activity, nightclubs & discotheques, theatre, music & gourmet restaurants offers visitors a heady mix of all this and more. O/n at hotel.
Day 2: Mumbai
Breakfast at hotel. Morning excursion to Elephant caves (Monday closed). Later city tour visiting CST, Prince of Wales Museum, Mani Bhawan & Dhobhi Ghat. O/n at hotel.
Day 3: Mumbai - Aurangabad
Breakfast at hotel. As per flight schedule transfer to airport to board flight for Aurangabad.
Arrival transfer to hotel. Later visit Bibi ka Maqbara, Panchakki & Aurangabad Caves. O/n at hotel.
Day 4: Aurangabad
Breakfast at hotel. Full day excursion to Ajanta which house 30 rock-cut cave from the 2nd century BCE to about 480 CE. Drive back to Aurangabad for overnight stay.
Day 5: Aurangabad - Hyderabad (flight)
Breakfast at hotel. Excursion to visit Ellora Caves, 34 monasteries and temples date back from 600 to 1000 AD. Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple & Daulatabad Fort.
Transfer to airport to board flight for Hyderabad. Arrival transfer to hotel check in. O/n at hotel.
Day 6: Hyderabad
Breakfast at hotel. Explore 400 year-old metropolitan city teeming with bustling-bazaars & Muslim monuments. Visit Golconda Fort Complex, Qutubshahi Tombs, Charminar, Mecca Mosque, Salarjung Museum & Chowmohalla Palace. O/n at hotel.
Day 7: Hyderabad - Chennai (flight)
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to airport to board flight for Chennai. Arrival transfer to hotel check.
Later city tour visit Fort St. George, St Mary's Church inside the fortress, Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Vadapalani Murugan Temple, Government Museum, Dakshinachitra Museum, Santhome Cathedral & Marina Beach. O/n at hotel.
Day 8: Chennai - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry (235kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Pondicherry via visiting Kanchipuram Kailasanathar temple, Ekambareswarar temple, Varadharaja temple, Vaikundhaperumal temple & Kamakshiamman temple. Further drive to Mahabalipuram and visit Monolithic Temples, Five Rathas, Krishna Butterball, Cave Temples, Shore Temple & The Arjuna Penance. Continue drive to Pondicherry check in at hotel. Rest time to relax on the beach. O/n at hotel.
Day 9: Pondicherry
Breakfast at hotel. Visit Aurovil & Pondicherry Museum. Drive pass or walk through stunning French Quarters, charming mustard streets and colonial villas which include French consulate, Raj Nivas, Government Square, Churches & French schools. Evening to relax on the beach. O/n at hotel.
Day 10: Pondicherry - Chidambaram - Gangai Konda Cholapuram - Darasuram - Thanjavur (185km)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Thanjavur. Enroute visit Chidambaram Nataraja Temple dedicated to the dancing posture of Lord Shiva. Gangaikonda Cholapuram, temple complex which includes Nandi Mandapa, Alankar Mandapa, Maha Mandapa, Mukha Mandapa and Ardha Mandapa. And Darasuram Airavateshwarar temple a storehouse of art and architecture. Arrive Thanjavur check in at hotel. Arrive Thanjavur check in & O/n at hotel.
Day 11: Thanjavur - Trichy (60km)
Breakfast at hotel. Visit Brihadeshwara Temple & Palace Complex built by great Chola king in the 10th century. Drive to Trichy check in at hotel. Later visit Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Rock Fort Temple & Jambukeshwara temple. O/n at hotel.
Day 12: Trichy - Madurai (135km)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Madurai check in at hotel. Later visit Meenakshi Temple, Thirumalai Nayakar Palace, Alagar Koil, Tiruparankundram Murugan Temple & Palamuthirsolai Murugan Temple. O/n at hotel.
Day 13: Madurai - Thekkady (160km)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Thekkady via Ramakkalmedu one of the windiest places in Asia and being so, one can find here a wind farm generating electricity. Visit Frog Rock, Turtle Rock and the highest twin-statue in Kerala called Kuravan & Kurathi. Evening watch Kalaripayattu (Martial Arts for self-defense) & Kathakali Dance show performance. O/n at hotel.
Day 14: Thekkady
Breakfast at hotel. Explore Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary on a boat. Sanctuary is home to tigers, elephant, rare lion-tailed macaques, sambar deer, leopards and Indian bison. Later spice plantation tour to see crops of cardamom, cinnamon, pepper, coffee etc. O/n at hotel.
Day 15: Thekaddy - Alleppey (135km)
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Alleppey boat jetty to board houseboat and sail through the tropical countryside enchanting backwaters. The Houseboats have generated electricity, sitting cum dining area, separate bedroom with attached English toilets, sun deck and fully loaded kitchen with a chef and driver. Lunch, dinner and o/n in houseboat.
Day 16: Alleppey - Cochin (60km)
After breakfast disembark from the houseboat and drive to Cochin. Visit Fort Cochin St. Frances Church, town of Vasco da Gama, Jewish Synagogue, Mattancherry Dutchs Palace & Chinese fishing nets.
Later transfer to airport to board flight for onward destination.
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