South India Backwater Tour
Places Covered : Chennai – Mahabalipuram – Kanchipuram – Pondicherry – Swami Malai – Tanjore – Tirchy – Madurai – Rameshwaram – Kodaikanal – Kanya Kumari – Kovalam – Periyar – Kottaym – Alleppey – Ooty – Coonoor – Mysore – Srirangapatnam – Hassan – Belur – Bangalore – Sravanbelgola – Mumbai
Duration : 20 Nights / 21 Days
Day 1 : Chennai
Arrive Chennai Assistance and transfer to the hotel
Day 2 : Chennai – Mahabalipuram – Kanchipuram
Chennai Full day Mahabalipuram and Kanchipuram
Day 3 : Chennai – Pondicherry
Chennai-Pondicherry, 170 km Morning drive to Pondicherry. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Pondicherry
Day 4 : Pondicherry – Swami Mailer
Pondicherry-Swami Mailer, 166 km Drive to Swami Mailer ethnic Village Resort visiting en-route Chidambram and Gangaikonda Cholapuram
Day 5 : Swami Malai – Tanjore – Trichy
Swami Malai-Tanjore-Trichy, 91 km Morning drive to Trichy visiting en-route Tanjore Temple. Arrive Trichy, check-in at the hotel. Afternoon visit Srirangam and Rock Fort
Day 6 : Trichy – Madurai
Trichy-Madurai, 142 km Drive to Madurai and check-in at the hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Madurai.
Day 7 : Madurai – Rameshwaram or Kodaikanai
Madurai Day at leisure – optional Day trip to visit Rameshwaram or Kodaikanal
Day 8 : Madurai – Kanya Kumari – Kovalam
Madurai-Kanya Kumari-Kovalam, 285 km Morning drive to Kanya Kumari(Cape Comorin), the last end of India where three Oceans meet. Continue to Kovalam and on arrival, stay for overnight
Day 9: Kovalam
Kovalam Day at leisure.
Day 10: Kovalam – Periyar
Kovalam-Periyar, 276 km Morning drive to Periyar. Afternoon boat cruise on Lake Periyar to view wildlife
Day 11: Periyar – Kottayam
Periyar-Kottayam/backwaters, 115 km Drive to Kottayam and board Kettuvalom, the Houseboat. Sail through the day and spend night on boat.
Day 12: Alleppey – Cochin
Arrive Alleppey-Cochin At noon time, disembark Houseboat at Alleppey and proceed to Cochin, 56 km
Day 13: Cochin
Cochin Morning sightseeing tour Evening witness Kathakali Dance Show in a Theatre
Day 14: Cochin – Ooty
Cochin-Ooty, 280 km Drive to Ooty and check-in at the hotel.
Day 15: Ooty – Coonoor
Ooty Full day sightseeing of Ooty and Coonoor.
Day 16: Ooty – Mysore
Ooty-Mysore, 155 km Drive to Mysore and check-in at the hotel. Afternoon city sightseeing tour
Day 17: Mysore – Srirangapatnam
Mysore Morning visit Somnathpur Temple Afternoon visit Srirangapatnam.
Day 18: Mysore – Hassan
Mysore-Hassan, 150 km Drive to Hassan and check-in at the hotel Afternoon visit Belur and Halebid Temples.
Day 19: Hassan – Bangalore – Sravanbelgola
Hassan-Bangalore drive, 186 km Drive to Bangalore visiting en-route Sravanbelgola On arrival, check-in at the hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour
Day 20: Bangalore
Bangalore-Mumbai flight Transfer to airport for flight to Mumbai Afternoon city sightseeing tour
Day 21: Mumbai
Mumbai-Dep. Transfer to airport for onward flight OR Extend your stay in Goa.