Chennai – Pondicherry – Pitchavaram – Chidambaram
Arrival at Chennai Airport/Railway Station and departure to Pondicherry (162 kms / 3.5 hrs), visit Aurobindo Ashram, Ganesh Mandir, Beach. After lunch, proceed to Pitchavaram (70 kms) a place of rare scenic beauty with its serene Back Waters and later proceed to Chidambaram (15 kms / 1 hr), visit Lord Nataraja Temple,The cosmic dancer (Lord Siva). Overnight stay.
Chidambaram – Vaitheeswaran Kovil – Nagore – Velankanni – Tanjore
After breakfast, proceed to Tanjore (130 kms) enroute visit Vaitheeswaran Kovil, an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Visit Nagore (Dargah), Velankanni (Roman Catholic Church). Upon arrival at Tanjore, check into hotel. Evening visit the famous Brihadeshwara Temple (built by Chola Kings). Here you can see Giant Nandi carved in a single stone, which is considered to be the second largest Nandi in India. Overnight stay.
Tanjore – Rameswaram
After breakfast, proceed to Rameswaram (250 kms / 6 hrs). Visit Ramanathaswamy Temple, take bath in 22 holy wells and visit Pamban bridge. Overnight stay
Rameswaram – Kanyakumari
After breakfast, proceed to Kanyakumari (325 kms / 7.5 hrs) the end of land area of India, which is a meeting point of the great three Oceans ( The Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal and Indian Ocean ). The glory of Kanyakumari is its “Sunrise” and “Sunset”. Also, visit Vivekananda Rock. Overnight stay
Kanyakumari – Suchindram – Madurai
Morning enjoy Sunrise at Kanyakumari. After breakfast, proceed to Suchindram and visit Thanumalayan Temple which is unique as it is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, Lord Shiva and Lord Brahma. After lunch, proceed to Madurai. (250kms / 6 hrs). Upon arrival, check into hotel. Evening visit the famous Meenakshi Temple. Overnight stay.
Madurai – Kodaikanal
Morning you may revisit Meenakshi Temple (if not visited the previous day). After breakfast, visit Thirumalai Nayak Mahal and later proceed to Kodaikanal (115 kms / 4 hrs). Upon arrival, check into hotel. Kodaikanal is one of India’s most beautiful and charming hill stations. Evening at leisure. Overnight stay.
After breakfast, visit Shenbaganur Museum, Coaker’s walk, Telescope house and Kodai Lake. Evening proceed to Trichy (195 kms / 5 hrs). Upon arrival, check into hotel. Overnight stay.
Trichy is also known as “Rock City” situated on the banks of River Cauveri. After breakfast, visit Rock Fort Temple and later proceed to Srirangam (7 kms). Visit Sri Ranganathan Swamy Temple-tallest temple in India. Later proceed to Chennai
Afternoon proceed on a sightseeing tour of the city visiting Kapaleshwar Temple, Fort St. George, Government Museum and Marina Beach- second largest beach in the world.
Transfer to Chennai Airport / Railway station for return journey.