Day 01: Arrive Chennai
On arrival to Chennai and transfer to the hotel. Half a day Chennai sightseeing and overnight stay in Chennai.
Day 02: Chennai – Tirupati (150 km)
Morning after breakfast, proceed to Tirupati famous for the ancient temple of Lord Venkateswara. Darshan and overnight stay at Tirupati.
Day 03: Tirupati – Kanchipuram (110 km) – Mahabalipuram (70 km)
Morning after breakfast drive to Mahabalipuram enroute visit Kanchipuram the ancient capital of the Pallavas famous as a city of 1000 Temples and still has 124 shrines. On arrival check-into the hotel. Afternoon visit Shore Temple, Five Rathas, Arjuna’s Penace, etc. Overnight at Mahabalipuram.
Day 04: Mahabalipuram – Tiruvannamalai (170 km) – Pondicherry (100 km)
Morning after breakfast drive to Pondicherry. Enroute visit to Tiruvannamalai temple of Lord Shiva. After lunch proceed to Pondicherry, which carries a strong whiff of the French presence in India. Overnight at Pondicherry.
Day 05: Pondicherry
After breakfast proceed for a full day sightseeing tour of Pondicherry covering Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Matrimandir at Auroville, Botanical Gardens and Chunnambar backwaters. Overnight at Pondicherry.
Day 06: Pondicherry – Chidambaram (65 km) – Tanjore (105 km)
After breakfast drive to Chidambaram, which has the famous Nataraja temple. Nataraja is Lord Shiva as a cosmic dancer. After lunch, drive to Thanjavur or Tanjore. Tanjore once the capital of the Chola Kings, has the Brahadeswara temple (or the big temple of God). Overnight at Tanjore.
Day 07: Tanjore/Thanjavur – Trichy/Thiruchirapalli (60 km)
After breakfast leave for Trichy, situated on the banks of the Caveri River and famous for the Ranganath temple at Srirangam. Check into the hotel. After lunch take a city tour visiting Rock fort and its temple at a height of over 23mts. Also visit Srirangam and Jambukeshwar Temple. Overnight at Trichy.
Day 08: Trichy – Madurai (140 km)
After breakfast proceed to Madurai and check into the hotel. After lunch take a city tour visiting - Meenakshi temple, King Tirumala's Palace, Great tank and Gandhi museum. Overnight at Madurai.
Day 09: Madurai – Rameswaram (175 km)
After breakfast proceed to Rameswaram. Lord Rama is said to have visited Rameswaram before going into battle with Lanka. One of the twelve Jyotirlingam shrines is also well known for its magnificent corridors and the massive sculptured pillars lining them. Overnight at Rameswaram.
Day 10: Rameswaram – Kanyakumari (300 km)
After breakfast drive to Kanyakumari and check into the hotel on arrival. Evening visit Vivekananda Rock Memorial and enjoy the beautiful sunset. Overnight stay at Kanyakumari.
Day 11: Kanyakumari – Trivandrum (85 km)
Morning visit Amman Temples and proceed to Trivandrum. On arrival check into the hotel. Evening visit Napier museum, Padmanabhapuram palace and Padmanabha swami temple. Overnight stay at Trivandrum.
Day 12: Trivandrum Departure
Morning after breakfast transfer to the airport / Railway station for onward journey.