Day 1: Arrive Bangalore
Arrive at Bangalore airport and transfer to your hotel (hotel check-in/out time: 12 pm). Enjoy free time for relaxation and personal activities. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Bangalore
After breakfast, explore Bangalore's attractions, including Lal Bagh Garden, Cubbon Park, Bangalore Fort, Tippu's Summer Palace, and the Bull Temple. You'll also drive past Vidhana Soudha and the Secretariat. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Bangalore - Vellore (220kms)
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and then embark on a drive to Vellore. Check in at your hotel and visit the Sri Lakshmi Narayani Golden Temple and Vellore Fort. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 4: Vellore - Chennai (145kms)
After breakfast, drive to Chennai with a visit to Kanchipuram, an ancient city known as the "City of a Thousand Temples." In Chennai, check in at your hotel and explore Fort St. George, St. Mary's Church, Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Vadapalani Murugan Temple, Government Museum, Dakshinachitra Museum, Santhome Cathedral, and Marina Beach. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 5: Chennai - Pondicherry (160kms)
Enjoy breakfast and drive to Pondicherry, stopping en route to explore Mahabalipuram's Monolithic Temples, Krishna's Butterball, Cave Temples, Shore Temple, and Arjuna's Penance. In Pondicherry, check in at your hotel, visit Auroville and Pondicherry Museum, and take a stroll through the French Quarters, including the French consulate, Raj Nivas, Government Square, churches, and French schools. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 6: Pondicherry - Thanjavur (180kms)
After breakfast, drive to Thanjavur, visiting Chidambaram Nataraja Temple and the Great Living Chola Temples at Gangaikonda Cholapuram and Darasuram en route. Check in at your Thanjavur hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 7: Thanjavur - Chettinad (140kms)
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, and then visit the Brihadeshwara Temple and Palace Complex, built by a great Chola king in the 10th century. Later, drive to Chettinad and check in at your hotel. Explore a few 19th-century mansions known for their spacious courtyards and rooms adorned with marble and teak. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 8: Chettinad - Madurai (90kms)
After breakfast, drive to Madurai. Check in at your hotel and explore the city, visiting Meenakshi Temple, Thirumalai Nayakar Palace, Alagar Koil, Tiruparankundram Murugan Temple, and Palamuthirsolai Murugan Temple. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 9: Madurai - Bangalore (flight)
After breakfast, visit any remaining sights in Madurai. Later, transfer to the airport for your flight back to Bangalore.