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South India and Kovalam Beach - 14 Days

South India and Kovalam Beach

India · Private Tour · 14 Days
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Take a south India tour through Mahabalipuram, Chidambaram, Thanjavur, Trichy, Chettinad, Madurai and relax at Kovalam beach resort. Experience southern indian cultural as well as the beauty of Indian ocean.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Chennai → Mahabalipuram
Day 2 - Mahabalipuram
Day 3 - Kanchipuram
Day 4 - Mahabalipuram → Chidambaram → Thanjavur
Day 5 - Thanjavur → Trichy → Chettinad
Day 6 - Chettinad
Day 7 - Chettinad → Madurai
Day 8 - Madurai
Day 9 - Madurai → Kovalam
Day 10-13 - Kovalam
Day 14 - Kovalam

What is included

  • Airport transfers in Chennai and Kovalam
  • All transports in private air-conditioning car with English speaking chauffeur guide
  • 13 nights accommodation at luxury 5* hotels with breakfast
  • Meals as mentioned in this itinerary
  • One time monument entrance fees during visits

What is NOT included

  • International flight
  • Local guide for sightseeing (Approx. USD 455 per group)
  • Camera fees during visits
  • Christmas and New Year supplements at hotels
Did you know you can make this trip even better? Customize this tour

day
1
Chennai → Mahabalipuram

On arrival in Chennai airport, you will be provided assistance followed by drive to Mahabalipuram.

Overnight at the hotel.

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Chennai → Mahabalipuram50 km 1h
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Radisson Temple Bay Hotel

Chalet Pool View Mahabalipuram

day
2
Mahabalipuram

After breakfast, visit Mahabalipuram. It was the second capital and seaport of the Pallava kings of Kanchipuram the first Tamil dynasty of any real consequence to emerge after the fall of the Gupta Empire. Temples to visit includes Shore temple and Rath temple.

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Radisson Temple Bay Hotel

Chalet Pool View Mahabalipuram

day
3
Kanchipuram

After breakfast, drive to Kanchipuram. This is one of the seven sacred cities of India, its temples are spectacular and the gopurams can be seen from miles away. Temples to visit include Varadaraja Perumal temple, Kailasanatha temple and Ekambareshwara Temple.

Late afternoon, return back to Mahabalipuram. Rest of the day is free to enjoy the leisure activities.

Overnight at the hotel.

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Mahabalipuram → Kanchipuram26 km 45min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Radisson Temple Bay Hotel

Chalet Pool View Mahabalipuram

day
4
Mahabalipuram → Chidambaram → Thanjavur

After breakfast drive to Thanjavur. En route, visit Chidambaram.

Though the history of Thanjavur dates back to the Sangam age, it was between the 10th and 14th centuries that Thanjavur reached its zenith becoming the centre of Tamil learning and culture.  

Upon arrival to Tanjavur, check in the hotel. 

Overnight at the hotel.

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Mahabalipuram → Chidambaram160 km 3h
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Chidambaram → Thanjavur125 km 2h 30min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Ideal River View

River View Room Thanjavur

day
5
Thanjavur → Trichy → Chettinad

After breakfast, visit Brihadeeshwara temple, Palace and Schwartz church.

After having visit, drive to Chettinad. En route, visit of Trichy, which has always been a seat of power in south India and it bears the scars of wars fought to control it. Places to visit include Rock Fort temple, Srirangam temple and China Bazaar.

Continue drive to Chettinad, known for its houses. Upon arrival, check in the hotel. 

Overnight at the hotel.

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Thanjavur → Trichy57 km 1h 20min
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Trichy → Chettinad84 km 3h
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Chidambara Vilas Luxury Heritage Resort

Heritage Room Chettinad

day
6
Chettinad

After breakfast, visit the huge country homes of the Chettiars and the Chettinad museum.

Evening is free to explore to the local market with car and driver.

Overnight in the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Chidambara Vilas Luxury Heritage Resort

Heritage Room Chettinad

day
7
Chettinad → Madurai

After breakfast, drive to Madurai, situated on the banks of Vaigai River. This city is more than 2500 years old and was an important cultural and commercial centre even as early as 550 A. D. when the Pandvas made it their capital. Upon arrival, check in to the hotel. 

Evening is free to explore the city. 

Overnight at the hotel.

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Chettinad → Madurai93 km 2h
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Heritage Madurai Resort

Deluxe Club Madurai

day
8
Madurai

After breakfast, have a city tour of Madurai, visiting Meenakshi temple, Thirumalai Nayak palace, Teppakulam.

At late evening, attend the evening ceremony at Meenakshi Temple.

Overnight in the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
]

Heritage Madurai Resort

Deluxe Club Madurai

day
9
Madurai → Kovalam

After breakfast commence to drive to Kovalam. Upon arrival check in the hotel.

Evening is free for leisure without car and driver. 

Overnight in the hotel.

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Madurai → Kovlam300 km 2h
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Turtle on the Beach Resort

Arabian Sea View Room Kovalam

day
10-13
Kovalam

After breakfast, free day for leisure without car and driver.

Overnight in the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
]

Turtle on the Beach Resort

Arabian Sea View Room Kovalam

day
14
Kovalam

After breakfast, transfer to the Trivandrum airport to connect the flight for onward destination.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodations

Mahabalipuram
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Radisson Temple Bay Hotel

Chalet Pool View
Thanjavur
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Ideal River View

River View Room
Chettinad
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Chidambara Vilas Luxury Heritage Resort

Heritage Room
Madurai
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Heritage Madurai Resort

Deluxe Club
Kovalam
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Turtle on the Beach Resort

Arabian Sea View Room

Price for luxury experience

Customizable private tour
Prices per person2 pax
Double Sharing
3-4 pax
Double Sharing
16 Apr 2018 - 30 Sep 2018$1780$1612
1 Oct 2018 - 15 Apr 2019$2139$1963

Photos

Mahabalipuram
Bhima Ratha
Dosa
Chidambaram Temple
Spices
Brihadeeswarar Temple
Srirangam Temple, Trichy
Teppakulam, Madurai
Menakshi Temple, Madurai
Kovalam Beach
Kovalam Beach
Kovalam Beach

Map

What travelers say

  • Marty S. from USA

    We had a great trip, thank you all for the attention to detail. We had a small group that you took great care to assure our experience was 5* and first rate. The entire journey was a vibrant assault to the senses throughout. We will definitely recommend your services to our friends and fellow travelers.

  • Jose Miguel from Girona, Spain

    Everything has been excellent. It is one of our best trips. If we come back we will be with you.

  • Jessica K. from UK

    Everything was excellent. The staff was professional. It was an amazing experience. The level of details was exceptional. I will ""with pleasure"" be a reference. Thank you for creating a memorable experience. I will be back.

  • Michael B. and Jan P. from USA and Georgia

    It was a first class experience, truly exceptional service, always great. The tour briefing was thorough and very helpful. Staff was very professional, efficient and courteous. Thanks for arranging Glutton free meals for us.

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