Chennai &the temple towns of the Tamil dynasties, Pondy with its French quarter & Auroville. Serene and tranquil plantations of Kerala coupled with Thekkady / Periyar Game Reserve, Heritage hotels & Homestays with traditional hospitality, Houseboat cruise, Hill stations of Ooty and Coonoor coupled with Regal Mysore and Bangalore. Most certainly a relaxed yet in depth tour of the Southern region if one has more time at their disposal.
Day 00 Intl flight. UK / Europe to Chennai ( Madras )
Day 01 Arrive Chennai , meet and transfer to hotel / beach resort
Day 02 City sightseeing , visit museum & art galleries
Day 03 Depart for Pondy visiting Mammallapuram/ Kanchipuram.
Day 04 Pondy sightseeing, Aurobindo Ashram , Auroville .
Day 05 Depart for Chettinadu homestay taking in Tanjore enroute
Day 06 Day at leisure to take in localised sights and enjoy the
hospitality and traditional cuisine at this heritage mansion
Day 07 Depart for Madurai, sightseeing & temple ceremony eve
Day 08 Drive off to Munnar, serene and picturesque hill station
Day 09 Visit Tea factory & Museum, Ideal for walks or a round of Golf
can be organised at the Club.
Day 10 Depart for Thekkady / Periyar Game Reserve ( Asiatic Elephants )
Spectacular drive , Game viewing by boat in the evening
Day 11 At game reserve, elephant rides, trek & visit local tribes
Day 12 Depart to Cardomom Hills for your idyllic plantation homestay.
Day 13 Time to relax, learn more about the spices & cash crops grown here
Day 14 Depart to board houseboat for backwater cruise with crew and facilities. Cruise till sunset through the myriad of waterways.
Day 15 Disembark Houseboat late morning and drive off to Historic Cochin.
Day 16 City sightseeing , Kathakali dance performance eve
Day 17 Drive to the Nilgiris ( Coonoor / Ooty ) , picturesque hill stations
Day 18 Localised sightseeing or take a spectacular ride on the hill train
Day 19 Drive to Imperial Mysore and check into your resort
Day 20 City sightseeing, art gallery & museum
Day 21 Drive to Bangalore, visiting Srirangapatanam enroute
Day 22 Bangalore city sightseeing & shopping
Day 23 At leisure before connecting Intl flight back to UK / Europe