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Temple Towns and Tranquil Backwaters: A Southern Adventure



14 Nights / 15 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

8 people




Embark on a captivating journey through the heart of South India with our ‘Temple Towns and Tranquil Backwaters’ tour. Explore the rich cultural tapestry of Chennai, Thanjavur, and Madurai as you visit ancient temples, palaces, and historic sites. Then, unwind amidst the serene backwaters of Kumarakom and Alleppey, experiencing the beauty of Kerala’s landscapes. This Southern adventure offers a perfect blend of spirituality, heritage, and natural beauty.


  • Explore Bangalore's historic sites, including Lal Bagh Garden, Bangalore Fort, and Bull Temple.
  • Visit the stunning Sri Lakshmi Narayani Golden Temple in Vellore.
  • Discover the rich cultural heritage of Chennai, with a stop in Kanchipuram, the "City of Thousands of Temples."
  • Explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Mahabalipuram before heading to Pondicherry's Auroville and French Quarters.
  • Experience the architectural marvels of Chettinadu's 19th-century mansions and the religious heritage of Madurai's Meenakshi Temple.

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 42%
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 53%
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 51%
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 56%
6 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 54%
7 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 59%


Day 1: Arrive Bangalore
Arrival at Bangalore Airport, transfer to hotel, and check-in. Rest of the day free for personal activities. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Bangalore
After breakfast, visit Lal Bagh Garden, Cubbon Park, Bangalore Fort, Tippu Summer Palace, and Bull Temple. Drive past Vidhana Soudha & Secretariat. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Bangalore - Vellore (220kms)
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Vellore, check-in at the hotel, and later visit Sri Lakshmi Narayani Golden Temple & Vellore Fort. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 4: Vellore - Chennai (145kms)
After breakfast, drive to Chennai via Kanchipuram, known as the city of thousands of temples. On arrival in Chennai, check-in at the hotel, and later visit various attractions in the city. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 5: Chennai - Pondicherry (160kms)
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Pondicherry via Mahabalipuram, where you'll explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites. On arrival in Pondicherry, check-in at the hotel and visit Auroville and the French Quarters. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 6: Pondicherry - Thanjavur (180kms)
After breakfast, drive to Thanjavur via visiting Chidambaram Nataraja Temple and The Great Living Chola Temples at Gangaikonda Cholapuram & Darasuram. On arrival in Thanjavur, check-in at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 7: Thanjavur - Chettinadu (140kms)
Breakfast at the hotel. Visit a few 19th-century mansions in Chettinadu, known for their architecture. Later, drive to Chettinadu via Trichy, where you'll visit Ranganathaswamy Temple & Rock Fort Temple. Check-in at the hotel upon arrival. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 8: Chettinad - Madurai (90kms)
After breakfast, explore more of the heritage mansions in Chettinadu. Then, drive to Madurai and check-in at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 9: Madurai - Munnar (160kms)
Breakfast at the hotel. Visit Meenakshi Temple and other attractions in Madurai. Afterward, drive to Munnar and check-in at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 10: Munnar
Breakfast at the hotel. Explore Munnar's beautiful landscape and attractions. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 11: Munnar - Thekkady (110kms)
After breakfast, drive to Thekkady, known for its wildlife sanctuary. In the evening, enjoy a Martial Arts & Kathakali Dance show. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 12: Thekkady - Kumarakom (140kms)
Breakfast at the hotel. Explore Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary on a boat safari and visit a spice plantation. Later, drive to Kumarakom and check-in at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 13: Kumarakom - Alleppey
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Alleppey boat jetty to board a houseboat and sail through the backwaters. Overnight on the houseboat.
Day 14: Alleppey - Cochin (60kms)
After breakfast on the houseboat, drive to Cochin, check-in at the hotel, and visit various attractions in Fort Cochin. In the evening, watch a Kathakali Dance performance. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 15: Cochin - Departure
After breakfast, check-out from the hotel, and transfer to the airport for your departure.


  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 14 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
Bangalore - ITC Gardenia, a Luxury Collection/ ITC Windsor a Luxury Collection
Vellore - Regency Sameera Vellore by GRT Hotels/ Fortune Park
Chennai - ITC Grand Chola/ The Leela Palace
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
Thekkady - Spice Village/ Carmelia Haven Resort
Kumarakom - Coconut Lagoon/ The Zuri
Alleppey - Luxury Houseboat (Xandari Riverscapes/ Lakes & Lagoons)
Cochin - Xandari Harbour/ Le Meridien


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