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South India Tour

Chennai, Mahabalipuram, Tiruvannamalai, Pondicherry, Tanjore, Madurai, Thekkady, Kumarakom, Cochin

14 Days/13 Nights

Tour Description

In this tour you will explore the highlights of Tamilnadu & Kerala - you will visit the stone carvings and magnificent temples,


Jai Varadaraj


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

tranquil surroundings.

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.

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