Coast to coast – From Coromandel to Malabar 14 Days / 13 Nights

Chennai, Kanchipuram, Pondicherry, Kumbakonam, Thanjavur, Madurai, Munnar, Kumarakom, Kochi

Traversing the peninsula of southern India from its east coast to the west, this tour goes via the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Western Ghats and showcases the varied attractions of the area. Some of the many highlights are the ancient rock-cut temples on Tamil Nadu’s beaches; the Fort and other colonial architecture from Chennai’s glorious past; a cruise on the backwaters of Kerala; and a visit to the Queen of the Arabian Sea, the city of Kochi.

  • Day 1 – Chennai Arrive and transfer to the hotel for a stay of 2 nights. Afternoon tour of Chennai.
  • Day 2 – Kanchipuram Visit to the temple town of Kanchipuram.
  • Day 3 – To Puducherry (Pondicherry) Drive to Puducherry, via Mahabalipuram. Stay 2 nights at the hotel.
  • Day 4 – Puducherry Tour of Puducherry, including a visit to the Sri Aurobindo ashram.
  • Day 5 – To Kumbakonam Drive to Kumbakonam and stay for 2 nights at the hotel.
  • Day 6 – Thanjavur (Tanjore) Visit the Brihadeeswara Temple and Chola Museum.
  • Day 7 – To Madurai Drive to Madurai via Trichy. Stay 2 nights at the Heritage Madurai.
  • Day 8 – Madurai Visit to the Thirumalai Nayaka Palace and the Meenakshi Temple.
  • Day 9 – To Munnar Drive to Munnar. Take a guided walk through the plantation. Stay overnight at the Windermere Estate.
  • Day 10 – To Kumarakom Drive to Kumarakom for a 2 night stay.
  • Day 11 – Kumarakom Backwaters cruise through narrow canals.
  • Day 12 – To Kochi Drive to Kochi for a 2 night stay.
  • Day 13 – Kochi Tour of Kochi, including Jew Town and St Francis Church.
  • Day 14 – Departurefrom Kochi for onward journey.