Chennai – Mahabalipuram – Pondicherry – Tenjore – Madurai – Munnar – Alleppey – Cochin
Arrival in Chennai, formerly known as Madras, the capital city of Tamil Nadu. Wander along Marina Beach to get a feel of South India.
Drive to Pondicherry en route visiting medieval Gingee Fort.In the evening take a walk alongside the Promenade beach and enjoy some relaxed time.
Head to Tiruchirappalli (Trichy); visit Rock Fort and Srirangam temple complex- a tremendous work of art and architecture. Move towardsMadurai, a spiritual center of pilgrimage and teaching for centuries. Visit the MeenakshiSundereshwar Temple, aDravidan masterpiece, and the Muslim palace of Tirumalai Nayak. You will be enamored by the intricate carvings and beautiful idols inside the temples.
Drive along the spice gardens to Kumarakom. Get onto a Kettuvalom, a traditional Bamboo-made rice boat converted into an intimate houseboat on sail. Cruise through coconut lagoons and narrow canals and savour some freshly cooked seafood right on the boat.