Day 1: Arrive Chennai
Arrival at Chennai airport, transfer to the hotel. Explore Fort St. George, St. Mary Church, Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Vadapalani Murugan Temple, Government Museum, Dakshinachitra Museum, Santhome Cathedral, and Marina Beach. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Chennai - Mahabalipuram (120kms)
Drive to Mahabalipuram via Kanchipuram, known as the "City of Thousand Temples." Explore Monolithic Temples, Five Rathas, Krishnas Butterball, Cave Temples, Shore Temple, and The Arjuna Penance. Overnight in Mahabalipuram.
Day 3: Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry (120kms)
Drive to Pondicherry. Visit Auroville, Pondicherry Museum, and explore the charming French Quarters with its consulate, Raj Nivas, Government Square, churches, and French schools. Overnight in Pondicherry.
Day 4: Pondicherry - Thanjavur (180kms)
Drive to Thanjavur, visiting Chidambaram Nataraja Temple and The Great Living Chola Temples at Gangaikonda Cholapuram & Darasuram. Explore Brihadeshwara Temple & Palace Complex. Overnight in Thanjavur.
Day 5: Thanjavur - Chettinad (140kms)
Visit 19th-century mansions in Chettinad. Drive to Chettinad, passing through Trichy and visiting Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Rock Fort Temple & Jambukeshwara temple. Overnight in Chettinad.
Day 6: Chettinad - Madurai (90kms)
Explore more Chettinad mansions. Drive to Madurai and visit Meenakshi Temple, Thirumalai Nayakar Palace, Alagar Koil, Tiruparankundram Murugan Temple & Palamuthirsolai Murugan Temple. Overnight in Madurai.
Day 7: Madurai - Munnar (160kms)
Drive to Munnar and visit Pothamedu, Mattupetty dam, Rajamala hill, Eravikulam National Park, Mattupedi Dairy Farm, Echo Point & Tea Museum. Overnight in Munnar.
Day 8: Munnar - Alleppey (165kms)
Transfer to Alleppey boat jetty to board a houseboat. Cruise through enchanting backwaters. Enjoy lunch, dinner & overnight on the houseboat.
Day 9: Alleppey - Cochin (60kms)
Disembark from the houseboat and drive to Cochin. Explore Fort Cochin, St. Frances Church, Jewish Synagogue, Mattancherry Dutch Palace & Chinese fishing nets. Enjoy a Kathakali Dance show in the evening. Overnight in Cochin.
Day 10: Cochin - Departure
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure transfer to the airport as per your flight schedule.