Chennai To Cochin Temple & Backwater 10 days

 
  • Covid-19 Safe
  • Private tour
  • Solo friendly
  • Family friendly

Arrive Chennai & explore the colonial town, fort & churches. Then proceed to Mahabalipuram known for its temples and monuments built by the Pallava dynasty in the 7th and 8th centuries via Kanchipuram the city of thousands temples. Walk in the street of French colony in Pondicherry and then proceed to visit The Great Living Chola Temples at Darasuram, Gangaikonda Cholapuram & Thanjavur. Then visit two largest and active temples in India at Trichy & Madurai. Enter in the lush green Kerala hill Munnar a Tea Estate then to Alleppey a Backwater resort. Tour will end in Cochin the coastal gateway city connected with international flights.


Day 1 Arrive Chennai

Arrival Chennai airport assistance & transfer to hotel. Later visit Fort St. George, St Mary Church inside the fortress, Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Vadapalani Murugan Temple, Government Museum, Dakshinachitra Museum, Santhome Cathedral & Marina Beach.

O/n at hotel.

Day 2 Chennai - Mahabalipuram (120kms)

Drive to Mahabalipuram via visiting Kanchipuram an ancient city famous as city of thousands temple. Arrive Mahabalipuram check in at hotel. Later visit Monolithic Temples, Five Rathas, Krishnas Butterball, Cave Temples, Shore Temple & The Arjuna Penance.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.

Day 3 Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry (120kms)

Drive to Pondicherry check in at hotel. Later Visit Aurovil & Pondicherry Museum. Drive pass or walk through stunning French Quarters, which include French consulate, Raj Nivas, Government Square, Churches & French schools.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.

Day 4 Pondicherry - Thanjavur (180kms)

Drive to Thanjavur via visiting Chidambaram Nataraja Temple and The Great Living Chola Temples at Gangaikonda Cholapuram & Darasuram. Arrive Thanjavur check in at hotel.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.

Day 5 Thanjavur - Chettinad (140kms)

Visit Brihadeshwara Temple & Palace Complex built by great Chola king in the 10th century. Later drive to Chettinad via visiting Trichy Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Rock Fort Temple & Jambukeshwara temple. Arrive Chettinad check in at hotel.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.

Day 6 Chettinad - Madurai (90kms)

Visit few 19th-century mansions, whose wide courtyards and spacious rooms are embellished with marble and teak. Drive to Madurai check in at hotel. Later visit Meenakshi Temple, Thirumalai Nayakar Palace, Alagar Koil, Tiruparankundram Murugan Temple & Palamuthirsolai Murugan Temple.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.

Day 7 Madurai - Munnar (160kms)

Drive to Munnar check in at hotel. Later Visit Pothamedu, Mattupetty dam, Rajamala hill, Eravikulam National Park, Mattupedi Dairy Farm, Echo Point & Tea Museum.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.

Day 8 Munnar - Alleppey (165kms)

Transfer to Alleppey boat jetty to board houseboat and sail through the tropical countryside enchanting backwaters.

O/n in houseboat. Meal plan: B,L,D.

Day 9 Alleppey - Cochin (60kms)

Disembark from the houseboat and drive to Cochin check in at hotel. Later visit Fort Cochin, St. Frances Church, Jewish Synagogue, Mattancherry Dutch Palace & Chinese fishing nets. Evening Kathakali Dance show.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.

Day 10 Cochin - Departure

As per flight schedule Departure transfer to airport.

Meal plan: B.

* Please check prices for full list of inclusions and exclusions


Inclusions and exclusions

  • Assistance on arrival at airport
  • 9 Nights accommodation in selected price category hotels
  • Daily breakfast & meal as per day plan (B- Breakfast, L- Lunch, D- Dinner)
  • Private air conditioned deluxe car for airport transfer, sightseeing and excursion as per program
  • English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program
  • Monuments entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary
  • Bottled drinking water in car
  • Government taxes
  • 5* - Xandari Harbour/ Le Meridien DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Alleppey x 1 night 3* - Deluxe Houseboat (ATDC Houseboat/ Dream Boats) DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Alleppey x 1 night 4* - Premium Houseboat (Abad Premium Houseboats/ Rainbow Premium Houseboats) DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Alleppey x 1 night 5* - Luxury Houseboat (Xandari Riverscapes/ Lakes & Lagoons) DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Chennai x 1 night 3* - Raj Park/ MGM East Woods DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Chennai x 1 night 4* - The Raintree/ Accord Metropolitan DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Chennai x 1 night 5* - ITC Grand Chola/ The Leela Palace DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Chettinad x 1 night 3* & 4*- Chidambara Vilas/ Chettinadu Mansion DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Chettinad x 1 night 5* - Visalam Cgh Earth DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Cochin x 1 nights DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Cochin x 1 nights 3* - The Dune Hotel/ Abad Plaza DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Cochin x 1 nights 4* - Casino Hotel/ The Avenue Regent DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Madurai x 1 night 3* - Astoria by Sparsa/ Madurai‚Äôs Residency DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Madurai x 1 night 4* - GRT Regency/ Fortune Pandiyan Hotel DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Madurai x 1 night 5* - Heritage Madurai/ The Gateway Hotel Pasumalai DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Mahabalipuram x 1 night 3* - INDeco Hotels/ Mamalla Beach Resort DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Mahabalipuram x 1 night 4* - Ideal Beach Resort/ Confluence The Banquet & Resort DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Mahabalipuram x 1 night 5* - Radisson BLU Resort Temple Bay/ Fisherman's Cove DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Munnar x 1 night 3* - Fort Munnar/ Abad Copper Castle DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Munnar x 1 night 4* - Nature Zone Jungle Resort/ Fragrant Nature Munnar DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Munnar x 1 night 5* - Chandys Windy Woods/ Tea County DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Pondicherry x 1 night 3* - Shenbaga Hotel/ Annamalai International DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Pondicherry x 1 night 4* - Le Pondy/ The Windflower Resort & Spa DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Pondicherry x 1 night 5* - Palais De Mahe/ La Villa DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Thnjore x 1 night 3* - Grand Gardenia/ Oriental Towers DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Thnjore x 1 night 4* - Sangam Hotels/ Ideal River View Resort DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Thnjore x 1 night 5* - Svatma DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Any flight tickets
  • Camera charges at monuments
  • Meals other than mentioned in day plan
  • Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc
  • Gratuities & optional activities
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

Available in

English
(Other than English guide subject to availability at additional cost)


Available for

Infants, Children, Students, Adults, Seniors



Departure & Return

Start city: Chennai , Tamil Nadu, India

Pick up times available: 09:00

Pick up location: Chennai Airport

Ends at: Cochin Airport

Nearest airport: Chennai International Airport (MAA)



Covid-19 measures

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Eco Features:

  • Licensed tour guide

Cancellation policy

0% cancellation fee - 15 days or more before the travel date
20% cancellation fee - between 7-14 days before the travel date
50% cancellation fee - between 3-6 days before the travel date
100% cancellation fee - between 0-2 days before the travel date

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from $1030 per person

* Minimum of 1 adults are required on this tour

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* Free cancellation until 15 days before departure