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The Southern Splendour Tour

Southern India's history, varied culture, green landscapes and beautiful coastline make any visit a rich and diverse experience. Start in eastern Chennai, formerly Madras, where the British East India Company started trading and travel across the region of Tamil Nadu, viewing its majestic temples, through hills and tea plantations to the lush Kerala region with its inland waterways and charming Fort Cochin.

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Day 01 - Arrive Chennai

Arrival in Chennai and transferred to your hotel

Day 02 - Drive to Mahabalipuram

Half Day tour of Chennai. Later, drive to Mahabalipuram visiting Kanchipuram enroute

Day 03 - In Mahabalipuram

Full day tour visiting Shore Temple, Arjuna's Penance, Five Rathas and Krishna Mandapam

Day 04 - Drive to Pondicherry

Drive to Pondicherry. Later visit Auroville, Sri Aurobindo Ashram & the Museum

Day 05 - Drive to Tanjore

Drive to Tanjore visiting Gangaikondacholapuram temple enroute

Day 06 - Drive to Madurai

Visit Brihadeshwara Temple. Later, drive to Madurai visting temple complex of Srirangam and Rock Fort in Trichy enroute

Day 07 - In Madurai

Full Day tour of Madurai visiting Thirumalai Nayak Palace, Gandhi Memorial & Meenakshi Temple. Evening attend the Prayer ceremony at the temple

Day 08 - Drive to Periyar

Drive to Periyar. Afternoon enjoy a boat ride in Lake Periyar

Day 09 - Drive to Alleppey

Drive to Alleppey and board your houseboat for an overnight stay

Day 10 - Drive to Mararikulum

Disembark your houseboat and drive to Mararikulum

Day 11 - In Mararikulum

Day at Leisure. Enjoy the spa facilities or spend some time at the beach

Day 12 - Drive to Cochin

Drive to Cochin. Afternoon cooking class with a celebrity chef

Day 13 - In Cochin

Full Day tour of Cochin. Evening attend a Kathakali Dance performance

Day 14 - Departure Transfer

Transferred to Cochin International Airport for flight back home or continue your onwards journey with us

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