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DAY 1 : Depart UK.

DAY 2 : Arrive Chennai.

On arrival in Chennai you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Later in the afternoon enjoy an included city sight seeing tour of Chennai that includes the Mylapore Walk of the religious and cultural epicentre of the Tamil people. This evening enjoy a welcome dinner. Includes Dinner

DAY 3 : Chennai.

This morning, enjoy a cultural tour including a visit to Kalakshetra and Dakshinachitra. Continue to Mahabalipuram, the major seaport of the ancient Pallava kingdom. NOTE: Some sights are subject to days of operation Includes Breakfast

DAY 4 : Chennai - Kanchipuram - Pondicherry.

This morning travel to Pondicherry with a stop en-route at Kanchipuram for a visit to the city of 1,000 temples and also famous for its silk industry, with weavers making luxurious saris following designs which are hundreds of years old. Arrive in Pondicherry late this afternoon. Includes Breakfast

DAY 5 : Pondicherry.

This morning, visit the Auroville, a universal town where men and women of all countries are able to live in peace and progressive harmony above all creeds, all politics and all nationalities. The purpose of Auroville is to realise human unity. Later check at Pondicherry. In the afternoon, visit the Pondicherry Museum, an excellent gallery with sculptures and has archaeological findings from the Arikamedu Roman settlement. Later, this afternoon enjoy a 'Life of Pi' tour and heritage walk of the French quarters. Also visit the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, it is one of the major highlights of Pondicherry and is visited by thousands of people from all over the world. This evening spend time at leisure exploring Pondicherry independently. Includes Breakfast

DAY 6 : Darasuram - Swamimalai - Tanjore.

Continue to Tanjore in Tamil Nadu through the rich and varied countryside. En-route visit the temple towns of Swamimalai and the Darasuram Temple. The rest of the evening is at leisure. Includes Breakfast

DAY 7 : Tanjore.

Today, visit the famous Brihadeshwara Temple and Tanjore Palace. This evening, enjoy an introduction and interaction on Tanjore Paintings and Tamil cuisine followed by dinner. Includes Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8 : Chettinad - Madurai.

Continue the exploration of Southern India with a drive to Madurai via Chettinad. In Chettinad, enjoy visit to a village market and a traditional meal served on banana leaf. Includes Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 9 : Madurai.

In the morning, enjoy a tour of the local flower market, followed by a sightseeing tour of Madurai. This evening, witness a prayer ceremony at the Meenakshi temple. Includes Breakfast

DAY 10 : Thekkady - Kumarakom.

A long drive today to Kumarakom. Break the journey with a stop for a spice plantation visit and lunch in Thekkady. Includes Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 11 : Kumarakom - Backwaters of Kerala Cruise.

This morning, board a houseboat for an overnight cruise on the backwaters of Kerala. As your houseboat drifts along the shady canals, appreciate the scenic beauty, enjoy authentic local food, watch the villagers go about their local daily chores and marvel at the beauty of the backwaters. Lunch & dinner on board. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 12 : Kerala Backwaters Cruise - Kochi.

Today, continue to Kochi after disembarking your cruise continue with a visit to a local village. In the evening, enjoy a sunset harbour cruise on the Arabian Sea. Includes Breakfast

DAY 13 : Kochi.

This morning enjoy a sightseeing tour of Kochi that includes a heritage walk in Fort Kochi. This afternoon enjoy free time to explore or why not shop around with a coffee at an Art Café? Later, see a Kathakali dance performance. Includes Breakfast

DAY 14 : Kochi - UK.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK. Includes Breakfast

What's Included

• FREE VIP Home Chauffeur Service (Terms & Conditions apply)
• Flights UK - Chennai; Kochi - UK
• Accommodation on tour in a twin room with private facilities
• Services of a tour director on tour
• Porterage (for one suitcase per person)
• Transfers between the overseas airports and hotels
• All local and airport taxes/service charges


Holiday highlights

• Chennai
• Pondicherry
• Darasuram
• Tanjore
• Madurai
• Kumarakom
• Kochi