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South India Discovery: From Chennai to Cochin



9 Nights / 10 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

8 people




Embark on an enchanting journey through South India, from the vibrant metropolis of Chennai to the charming coastal city of Cochin. Explore ancient temples, majestic palaces, and cultural landmarks in Chennai, Mahabalipuram, and Pondicherry. Delve into the rich history of Thanjavur and Chettinad, admire the architectural marvels of Madurai, and experience the lush tea plantations of Munnar. Cruise through the tranquil backwaters of Alleppey on a houseboat and discover the cultural melting pot of Cochin. This South India Discovery promises a diverse and immersive experience of this culturally vibrant region.


  • Explore Chennai's historical and cultural treasures, including Fort St. George, Kapaleeshwarar Temple, and Marina Beach.
  • Journey through the "City of Thousand Temples," Kanchipuram, before discovering Mahabalipuram's iconic monuments like the Shore Temple and Arjuna's Penance.
  • Immerse yourself in the charm of Pondicherry's French Quarters, Auroville, and its colonial heritage.
  • Witness the architectural splendor of Thanjavur's Brihadeshwara Temple and explore the opulent Chettinad mansions.
  • Discover the cultural richness of Madurai, home to the magnificent Meenakshi Temple, and continue your journey through the scenic landscapes of Munnar and Alleppey in Kerala.

Bulk discount (by percent)

Bulk diccount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 43%
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 43%
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 54%
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 51%
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 57%
6 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 55%
7 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 60%


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.


  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 9 Nights' accommodation in 5-star hotels.
  • Daily breakfast and meal as per day plan.
  • Private air-conditioned deluxe car for airport transfer, sightseeing and excursion as per program.
  • English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
  • Monument entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Bottled drinking water in car.
  • Government taxes.
  • Any flight tickets.
  • Camera charges at monuments.
  • Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
  • Gratuities & optional activities.
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions.

Tour's Location


What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?
5-Star Hotels Used or Similar
Chennai - ITC Grand Chola/ The Leela Palace
Mahabalipuram - Radisson BLU Resort Temple Bay/ Fisherman's Cove
Pondicherry - Palais De Mahe/ La Villa
Thnjore - Svatma
Chettinad - Visalam Cgh Earth
Madurai - Courtyard by Marriott/ The Gateway Hotel Pasumalai
Munnar - Chandys Windy Woods/ Tea County
Alleppey - Luxury Houseboat (Xandari Riverscapes/ Lakes & Lagoons)
Cochin - Xandari Harbour/ Le Meridien
From which city will my tour start?
The tour will start from Chennai and end in Cochin. Alternatively, it could start in Cochin and end in Chennai.


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