Best time to visit: November to early April
Culture: South Indians respect the beauty of the body and motherhood as the embodiment of the eternal universe. Its dramatic dances, clothing and exquisite sculptures, all reflect this policy.
Food: South Indian cuisine is rice based. Rice is combined with lentils to make wonderful dosas, idlis, vadas and uttapams.
Highlights: Kerala Backwaters,,Charminar, Golconda Fort, Thousand Pillar Temple, Mysore Palace, Kerala Beaches, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary Top Hotels: Taj Krishna Hotel, Tulip Benz Park, Keraleeyam Heritage Home, Orange County Resort etc.
Shopping: You can buy Kanjeevaram Saris, Woodcraft etc.
Duration: 08 Days/07 Nights
Places to visit: Chennai - Mahabalipuram - Tiruchirapali -Thanjavur - Madurai - Chennai
Day 01 Chennai
On arrival at Chennai transfer to hotel and spend the night at Chennai Hotel.
Day 02 Chennai
After breakfast spend the day on sightseeing in Chennai and then visit Fort St. George, St. Thomas Mount, San Thome Cathedral, Kapaleeswar Temple and the National Art Gallery. Return back to hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 03 Chennai/Kanchipuram/Mahabalipuram
Drives from Chennai to Kanchipuram and visit the Kailasantha Temple, The Vardarajanperumal Temple and Sakiswarar Temple. In the afternoon drive to Mahabalipuram and transfer to hotel for dinner & overnight stay.
Day 04 Mahabalipuram/Pondicherry
Take a sightseeing trip of Mahabalipuram and visit the Shore Temple, the Five Raths, Arjuna's Penance and the Tiger cave. In the afternoon drive to Pondicherry and transfer to hotel for dinner & overnight stay.
Day 05 Pondicherry/Thanjavur
We will visit in Pondicherry including Vardaraja Perumal Temple, Vedapureeswarar Temple and Manakula Vinayagar Temple. Drive to Thanjavur and transfer to hotel for dinner & overnight stay.
Day 06 Thanjavur/Thiruchirapalli
Visit the famous Thanjavur temples including the Brahadeeswarar temple. In the afternoon drive to Thiruchirapalli and transfer to hotel for dinner & overnight stay.
Day 07 Thiruchirapalli/Madurai
Take a sightseeing tour of Thiruchirapalli that includes the Ranganathan Temple at Srirangam. In the afternoon drive to Madurai and transfer to hotel for dinner & overnight stay.
Day 08 Madurai/Chennai
Visit all the important temples of Madurai like the Meenakshi Sundareswara Temple and Tirumalai Nayak Palace and The Vandiyur Mariamman Tank. In the afternoon take the flight from Madurai to Chennai. On arrival at Chennai take the connecting flight for your onward journey.