In this tour you will explore the highlights of Tamilnadu & Kerala - you will visit the stone carvings and magnificent temples,
Day 1: Arrival Chennai. Depending on arrival time, city tour of Chennai.
Day 2: Drive to Mahabalipuram to visit the 6th & 7th century shore temples and
stone carvings. After lunch at a beach resort, return to Chennai.
Day 3: Morning drive to Tiruvannamalai (3 1/2 hours). Afternoon visit
Sri Ramana Maharishi Ashram for meditation and evening chanting.
Day 4: After breakfast climb the Arunachala Hill to visit the Virupaksha cave
and meditate in Sri Ramana’s hermitage.
Afternoon visit to Sri Arunachala Temple.
Day 5: Early morning walk around the holy Arunachala Hill.
Participate in a private homam. Afternoon drive to Pondicherry (2 hours)
Day 6: Visit Sri Aurobindo Ashram and shop at the local markets and boutiques.
Afternoon visit Auroville and Matrimandir.
Day 7: Drive to Swamimalai (3 1/2 hours). Lunch and visit the bronze making
factory. Continue drive to Tanjore (1 hour).
Day 8: Morning visit to the spectacular Brihadishwara Temple, world’s first
complete granite temple. Later visit to the Museum.
After lunch drive to Madurai (3 ½ hours).
Day 9: Morning visit the beautifully decorated and multicolored Sri Meenakshi
temple and shopping. After lunch drive to Thekkady (3 to 4 hours).
Day 10: Rest and relax at the resort or enjoy optional massages,
walks through the jungle or spice plantations.
Day 11: Drive to Kumarakom. Afternoon at leisure.
Day 12: Enjoy ayurvedic massages, backwater cruises or just relax in the
Day 13: Drive to Cochin (2 hours). Visit Jewish Synagogue, Jew Town and
Chinese Fishing nets at Fort Cochin
Day 14: Morning time for shopping. Evening departure.