- Witness the temple architecture of South India with visiting great temples like Meenakshi temple in Madurai
- Explore the historical French colony- Pondicherry
- Experience the local life in Bakckwater villages
- Venture through wildlife encounters in Periyar National Park
- Experience the cultural shows like Kathakali
- Explore the Portuguese historical town of Cochin
The cultural diversity of India is visible from one place to another with change of language, clothing, architecture, landscape and climate in mere distance of few kilometers. During this trip you can explore these diversities while visiting different towns. The change of architecture from Chennai to Pondicherry to Tanjore to Madurai is easily visible even though being in the same state of Tamilandu. Kerala has completely different ways of life being located on the Western Ghats. The language, beliefs and landscape are quite unique. The vast spread of backwaters and stay at the houseboats meandering through small canals attract thousands of visitors to explore this small state.
Day 1: Arrive in Chennai
Day 2: Chennai – Mahabalipuram – Pondicherry [160 km / 3 ½ H drive]
Day 3: Pondicherry
Day 4: Pondicherry – Tanjore [210 km / 5-6 H drive]
Day 5: Tanjore – Madurai [180 km / 4-5 H drive]
Day 6: Madurai – Periyar [120 km / 3-4 H drive]
Day 7: Periyar National Park
Day 8: Periyar – Backwaters [140 km / 4 H drive]
Day 9: Backwaters – Houseboat
Day 10: Houseboat – Marari Beach [30km /1 H drive]
Day 11: Marari Beach
Day 12 Marari Beach– Cochin [60km / 1 H drive]
Day 13: Cochin – Depart
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ACTIVITIES: Temple visits, Heritage walks, French town Pondicherry walk, Wildlife / National Park visit, Elephant activity In Periyar, Cycling in Backwaters, Houseboat stay in Backwaters, Beach stay in Marari, Heritage town visit in Fort Cochin, Kathakali , Kalaripayattu show.
INCLUSION IN THE PRICE: Private chauffeur with car, Services of Travel Expert to help during the trip.
SUGGESTED EXPERT DRIVERS: check chauffeur section.