Delhi is known to have been continuously inhabited since the 6th century BC. Through most of its history, Delhi has served as a capital of kingdoms and empires. It has been invaded, ransacked and rebuilt several times, particularly during the Medieval era, and therefore the modern city of Delhi is a cluster of many cities scattered across the metropolitan region. Delhi is also believed to have been the site of Indraprastha, the legendary capital of the Pandavas during the times of the Mahabharata.Delhi re-emerged as a major political, cultural and commercial city along the trade routes between northwest India and the Gangetic plain after the rise of the Delhi sultanates.It houses many ancient and medieval monuments, archaeological sites and remains. Now Delhi is announced world's no.1 green city
Day 1: Arrival Chennai
On arrival pick-up and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Chennai: The diverse population of Chennai (Madras) is reflected in its rich cultural scene. You’ll find serious theatre as well as the glitz and glamour of Kollywood. Chennai is also an important center for the Bharatanatyam, a local form of classical dance. Visit in January, for the festival of Pongal, or in April, when Chennai celebrates its new year
Day 2: Chennai
After breakfast at hotel full day sightseeing of Chennai. Overnight at hotel
Day 3: Chennai – Pondicherry drive 165km/4hrs
After breakfast at hotel drive to Mahabalipuram, sightseeing then drive to Pondicherry, transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Pondicherry: Pondicherry” is the French interpretation of the original name “Puducheri”. The word “Puducheri” means the new settlement. Many pilgrims have shared the town’s hospitality on their way to the temple town of Rameshwaram, thus enriching its culture. Pondicherry is the tiny union territory which covers an area of 494 square kms. Situated on the south coast of Madras, Pondicherry was a French town from 1674 to 1954 when it became part of India. Earlier Pondicherry was the major French trading post but later it became part of the Anglo-French hostilities. Today, it is a provincial town with a distinctive French character. The new city of Auroville, built by the followers of the 20th century saint Sri Aurobindo is located nearby Pondicherry. Tamil and French are the common languages which are spoken in Pondicherry.
Day 4: Pondicherry – Thanjavur drive 174km/4hrs
After breakfast sightseeing of Pondicherry then drive to Thanjavur, transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Thanjavur: Tanjore, now known as Thanjavur is situated only about 50 km. from Trichy. Thanjavur derives its name from Tanjan-an asura, a giant who devastated the neighbourhood and was killed by Sri Anandavalli Amman and Vishnu. Before his death, he requested the city to be named after him and thus the city was named as Tanjore. Thanjavur is also known as the granary of the South India and lies in the delta region of the famous Kaveri river and criss-crossed by lengthy network of irrigation canals. Thanjavur is also known as the "Rice bowl of Tamil Nadu" and famous for the Brihadeshwara Temple. This temple was constructed more than thousand years ago by the King Raja Raja and an architect's marvel. This temple and the other temples in Thanjavur are known all over the world. It is a flourishing centre of bronze sculpture and painting. The Tamil University has been set up recently in Thanjavur and devoted to the growth of Tamil literature and language. The best season to visit Thanjavur is throughout the year. Tamil, English and Marathi are the main languages which are spoken in Thanjavur.
Day 5: Thanjavur - Rameswaram drive 249km/5hrs
After breakfast at hotel sightseeing of Thanjavur then drive to Rameswaram, transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 6: Rameswaram
After breakfast full day sightseeing of temples and Adams Bridge. Overnight at hotel.
Day 7: Rameswaram – Kanyakumari drive 314km/6hrs
After breakfast at hotel drive to Kanyakumari , transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 8: Kanyakumari – Trivandrum drive 90km/2hrs
After breakfast at hotel full day sightseeing of Kanyakumari then drive to Trivandrum, transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 9: Trivandrum – Alleppey drive 151km/3hrs
After breakfast at hotel drive to Alleppey here embark the vehicle to house boat. Sightseeing by boat . Overnight House boat.
Alleppey: Referred to as the Venice of the East, Alappuzha has always enjoyed an important place in the maritime history of Kerala. Today, it is famous for its boat races, backwater holidays, beaches, marine products and coir industry. Alappuzha beach is a popular picnic spot. The pier, which extends into the sea here, is over 137 years old. Entertainment facilities at the Vijaya Beach Park add to the attraction of the beach. There is also an old lighthouse nearby which is greatly fascinating to visitors
Day 10: Kumarakom – Kochi drive 45km/1hrs
After breakfast embark from the House Boat and take same vehicle waiting at Kumarakom drive to Kochi, sightseeing then transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Kochi : Look for spicy dishes flavoured with tamarind and coconut in Kochi, and don’t be surprised if your dinner is served up on a banana leaf. The region is a major banana-growing area, and traditional Kochi cuisine employs the fruit in many dishes, both sweet and savoury. Coconut water provides a refreshing and sweet contrast to the piquant food.
Day 11: Departure
After breakfast at hotel on time departure transfer to airport/Railway Station