Temples & Backwaters Tour Package

Chennai (01 Night) > Pondicherry (02 Nights) > Chettinad (02 Nights) > Madurai (01 Night) > Periyar (02 Nights) > Kumarakom (02 Nights) > Cochin (02 Nights) > Departure

Durations:-

12 Nights & 13 Days
  • Cultural
  • Wildlife
  • Traveler
  • Food Lover
  • Beach

Overview

The Temples & Backwaters Tour Package from India By Car And Driver is designed to give you the best of Southern India in a 12-night tour of to exploreChennai, Mahabalipuram, Pondicherry, Chettinad, Madurai, Periyar, Kumarakom and Cochin. Contact us online to book this package.

Itinerary

Day
1

Chennai

  1. Hotel Stay

On arrival in Chennai, you will be met by our English-speaking representative who will take you to your chosen hotel in an air-conditioned car. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure and overnight stay in Chennai.

Day
2

Chennai – Mahabalipuram – Pondicherry

  1. Shore Temple
  2. Pancha Rathas
  3. Tiger’s Cave
  4. St. Philomena’s Church

Early morning breakfast at hotel before leaving with your driver to explore the temples of Mahabalipuram, including the Shore Temple, PanchaRathas and Tiger’s Cave, as well as Mahabalipuram Beach. On completion of sightseeing, continue to Pondicherry and on arrival, check into hotel for overnight stay.

Day
3

Pondicherry

  1. Sri Aurobindo Ashram
  2. Auroville
  3. Raj Niwas

After breakfast, you will have the chance to explore the former French colony of Pondicherry in your air-conditioned car and will also visit Sri Aurobindo Ashram and Auroville. Overnight stay Pondicherry.

Day
4

Pondicherry – Tanjore – Chettinad

  1. Brihadeeswar Temple
  2. Thanjavur Royal Palace
  3. Siva Ganga Garden

Breakfast at hotel before leaving for Chettinad with a stop en route to see the impressive sights of Tanjore, including the Brihadeeswar Temple, Thanjavur Royal Palace and Siva Ganga Garden. Later you will depart for Chettinad and on arrival, check in to your hotel for overnight stay.

Day
5

Chettinad

  1. Chettiar Palace
  2. Athmanathaswamy Temple
  3. Chettinad Museum

After breakfast, you will have a sightseeing tour of the city and visit Chettiar Palace, Athmanathaswamy Temple and Chettinad Museum. Overnight stay Chettinad.

Day
6

Chettinad – Madurai

  1. Hotel Stay

Breakfast at the hotel before leaving for Madurai. On arrival, check in at hotel and rest of day at leisure. Overnight stay Madurai.

Day
7

Madurai – Periyar

  1. Meenakshi Temple
  2. Thirumalai Nayak Palace

After breakfast visit Madurai’s impressive Meenakshi Temple and Thirumalai Nayak Palace. On completion of sightseeing, depart for Periyar and on arrival, check in to hotel for overnight stay.

Day
8

Periyar

  1. Hotel Stay

After breakfast, leave for a full-day’s sightseeing in Periyar National Park, where you will see elephants and many other animals, as well as birds. Also popular is the boat rafting on Periyar Lake. Overnight stay Periyar.

Day
9

Periyar – Kumarakom

  1. Periyar National Park
  2. Periyar Lake

After breakfast, your driver will take you to Kumarakom. On arrival check into your hotel and lateryou will visit Kumarakom Beach, Vembanad Lake and Aruvikkuzhi waterfalls., Overnight stay at Kumarakom.

Day
10

Kumarakom

  1. Kumarakom Beach
  2. Vembanad Lake
  3. Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls

Depart hotel after breakfast and your driver will take you to the boarding point for your houseboat – the beginning of a peaceful backwater journey, where life stands still. All meals will be served onboard and you will have the chance to relax as you cruise. Overnight on houseboat.

Day
11

Kumarakom – Cochin

  1. Hotel Stay

After breakfast on your houseboat, your driver will be waiting to drive you to Cochin. On arrival, check in to your hotel and spend rest of day at leisure. Overnight Cochin.

Day
12

Cochin

  1. Mattancherry Palace
  2. Chinese Fishing Nets
  3. Santa Cruz Basilica
  4. St. Francis Church

After breakfast you will visit Mattancherry Palace, Santa Cruz Basilica, the Chinese Fishing Nets, Fort Cochin, St. Francis Church and the Indo-Portuguese Museum – all part of Cochin’s rich history as a trading port. In the evening, you have to the opportunity to visit the Kathakali Center to enjoy traditional local dance. Overnight stay Cochin.

Day
13

Cochin and Departure

  1. Departure

After breakfast you will leave for Cochin to catch your flight to your next destination.

Tour Ends

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