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South India Tour Visiting Active Temples & Kerala Backwater



14 Nights / 15 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people




South India Tour Visiting Active Temples & Kerala Backwater tour will begin with pickup from Chennai airport, and include Kanchipuram, Mahabalipuram, Pondicherry, Chidambaram, Gangaikonda Cholapuram, Darasuram, Thanjore, Trichy, Chettinad, Madurai, Thekkady, Alleppey, Marari & Cochin in its itinerary. Visit all major active & inactive temples, monuments & museums in Tamil Nadu. Then enter Kerala, known for its coffee and spice plantations, network of canals backwaters & palm-lined beaches. Enjoy boat safari & learn about spice plantation in Thekkady, cruise along backwaters in Alleppey & unwind on the sun-kissed beaches of Marari. Tour will end with drop off at Cochin Airport


  • This is a private tour/activity only for your group.
  • Enhanced cleaning/ traveler safety.
  • In-depth cultural experience.
  • Flexible sightseeing & stopover.
  • Most travelers can participate.

Bulk discount (by percent)

Bulk diccount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 47.2%
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 44.4%
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 54.0%
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 53.0%
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 58.0%
7 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 56.7%
8 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 61.4%


Day 1: Arrive Chennai
On arrival at Chennai airport assistance & transfer to hotel. Rest time free to relax and personal activities. O/n at hotel.
Day 2: Chennai
Breakfast at hotel. 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 3: Chennai - Pondicherry (160kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Pondicherry via visiting Kanchipuram an ancient city famous as city of thousands temple. And Mahabalipuram UNESCO WHS monuments Monolithic Temples, Krishnas Butterball, Cave Temples, Shore Temple & The Arjuna Penance. On arrival check in & o/n at hotel.
Day 4: Pondicherry
Breakfast at hotel. Breakfast at hotel. Visit Aurovil & Pondicherry Museum. Drive pass through stunning French Quarters, which include French consulate, Raj Nivas, Government Square, Churches & French schools. Rest time to relax on the beach. O/n at hotel.
Day 5: Pondicherry - Thanjore (220kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Thanjavur via visiting Chidambaram Nataraja Temple and The Great Living Chola Temples at Gangaikonda Cholapuram & Darasuram. Arrive Thanjavur check in & o/n at hotel.
Day 6: Thanjore
Breakfast at hotel. Visit Brihadeshwara Temple & Palace Complex built by great Chola king in the 10th century. Rest time to explore the villages nearby. O/n at hotel.
Day 7: Thanjore - Trichy - Chettinad (145kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Chettinad via visiting Trichy Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple the largest functional temple in the world, Jambukeswarar Temple & The Rock Fort the oldest rock in the world 230 crore years old. O/n at hotel.
Day 8: Chettinad - Madurai (90kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Visit few 19th-century mansions, whose wide courtyards and spacious rooms are embellished with marble & teak. Drive to Madurai check in & o/n at hotel.
Day 9: Madurai - Thekkady (160kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Visit Meenakshi Temple, Thirumalai Nayakar Palace, Alagar Koil, Tiruparankundram Murugan Temple & Palamuthirsolai Murugan Temple. Drive to Thekkady via Ramakkalmedu the windiest places in Asia. On arrival check in at hotel. O/n at hotel.
Day 10: 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 11: Thekkady - Alleppey (140kms)
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 & driver. O/n in houseboat.
Day 12: Alleppey - Marari (20kms)
After breakfast disembark from houseboat and transfer to Marari beach, check in at hotel. Rest day free and easy to relax on the beach. O/n at hotel.
Day 13: Marari
Breakfast at hotel. Day free and easy to relax on the beach. O/n at hotel.
Day 14: Marari
Breakfast at hotel. Day free and easy to relax on the beach. O/n at hotel.
Day 15: Marari - Cochin/ Departure (Flight)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Cochin, meet your guide and 3/4 hours city tour. Fort Cochin, St. Frances Church, Jewish Synagogue, Mattancherry Palace & Chinese fishing nets. Later in the evening transfer to Cochin airport to board flight for onward destination.


  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 14 Nights' accommodation in 4-star hotels.
  • Daily breakfast and meal as per day plan.
  • Private air-conditioned deluxe car for airport transfer, sightseeing and excursion as per program.
  • English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
  • Monument entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Bottled drinking water in car.
  • Government taxes.
  • Any flight tickets.
  • Camera charges at monuments.
  • Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
  • Gratuities & optional activities.
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions.

Tour's Location


What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?
4 Star hotels
Chennai - The Raintree/ Accord Metropolitan
Pondicherry - Le Pondy/ The Windflower Resort & Spa
Tanjore - Sangam Hotels/ Ideal River View Resort
Chettinad - Chidambara Vilas/ Chettinadu Mansion
Madurai - GRT Regency/ Fortune Pandiyan Hotel
Thekkady - The Elephant Court/ Cardamom County
Alleppey - Preminum Houseboat (Abad Premium Houseboats/ Rainbow Premium Houseboats)
Marari - Abad Turtle Beach Resort/ Marari Sands Beach Resort
Can travelers upgrade the accommodation to 5-star hotels?
Yes, travelers can upgrade the accommodation to 5-star hotels by paying the supplement. Please send inquiry for same from the booking page to get the price quote.


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