Chennai To Kovalam Temple & Beach Tour 11 days

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

Arrive Chennai and 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 visiting Kanchipuram the city of thousands temples. Walk in the street of French colony at Pondicherry and then proceed to visit the UNESCO World Heritage listed The Great Living Chola Temples at Thanjavur, at Gangaikonda Cholapuram & at Darasuram. Continue your temple discovery and visit the active large temples at Trichy, Madurai, Rameshwaran & Trivandrum.


Day 1 Arrive Chennai

On arrival at Chennai airport assistance & transfer to hotel (hotel check in/ out time 12pm). Later visit Fort St. George, Kapaleeshwarar & Vadapalani Murugan Temple, 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. On arrival check in at hotel. Later visit Mahabalipuram UNESCO WHS monuments Monolithic Temples, 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, charming mustard streets and colonial villas 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. On arrival check in at hotel.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.

Day 5 Thanjavur - Trichy (60kms)

Visit Brihadeshwara Temple & Palace Complex built by great Chola king in the 10th century. Drive to Trichy check in at hotel. Later visit Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple the largest functional temple in the world and The Rock Fort the oldest rock in the world 230 crore years old.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.

Day 6 Trichy - Madurai (135kms)

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 - Rameshwaram (170kms)

Drive to Rameshwaram, check in at hotel. Later visit Ramanathaswamy Jyotirlinga Temple with world longest corridor and immaculate carvings on pillars. Also visit to Adams Bridge the chain of reefs, sandbanks and islets that almost connects Sri Lanka with India.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.

Day 8 Rameshwaram - Kanyakumari (320kms)

Drive to Kanyakumari check in at hotel. Rest time to relax on the beach and watch sunset.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.

Day 9 Kanyakumari - Kovalam (80kms)

Visit Kanyakumari Temple, Padmanabhapuram Palace, Vivekananda Rock Memorial & Vattakottai Fort. Later drive to Kovalam check in at hotel. Rest time free to relax.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.

Day 10 Kovalam

Visit Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Attukal Temple, Napier Museum, Kuthira Malika & Sri Chitra Art Gallery. Drive through famous beaches Shankumugham Beach, Kovalam Beach & Vizhinjam lighthouse.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.

Day 11 Kovalam - Trivandrum Airport

Transfer to Trivandrum airport to board flight for onward destination.

Meal plan: B.

* Please check prices for full list of inclusions and exclusions


Inclusions and exclusions

  • Assistance on arrival at airport
  • 10 Nights accommodation in selected price category hotels
  • 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
  • Chennai x 1 night ITC Grand Chola/ The Leela Palace DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Chennai x 1 night Raj Park/ MGM East Woods DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Chennai x 1 night The Raintree/ Accord Metropolitan DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Kanyakumari x 1 night Anantya Resorts/ Annai Resorts and Spa DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Kanyakumari x 1 night Sea Shore/ Hotel Seaface DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Kovalam x 2 nights Estuary Island Resort/Uday Samudra Leisure Beach Hotel DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Kovalam x 2 nights Harmonia Beach Resort/ Sagara Beach Resort DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Kovalam x 2 nights Vivanta by Taj - Green Cove/ The Leela Kovalam Beach DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Madurai x 1 night Astoria by Sparsa/ Madurai‚Äôs Residency DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Madurai x 1 night GRT Regency/ Fortune Pandiyan Hotel DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Madurai x 1 night Heritage Madurai/ The Gateway Hotel Pasumalai DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Mahabalipuram x 1 night Ideal Beach Resort/ Confluence The Banquet & Resort DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Mahabalipuram x 1 night INDeco Hotels/ Mamalla Beach Resort DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Mahabalipuram x 1 night Radisson BLU Resort Temple Bay/ Fisherman's Cove DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Pondicherry x 1 night Le Pondy/ The Windflower Resort & Spa DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Pondicherry x 1 night Palais De Mahe/ La Villa DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Pondicherry x 1 night Shenbaga Hotel/ Annamalai International DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Rameshwaram x 1 night Daiwik Hotel DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Rameshwaram x 1 night Daiwik Hotel, Hyatt Place Rameswaram DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Rameshwaram x 1 night Hyatt Place Rameswaram DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Thanjore x 1 night Grand Gardenia/ Oriental Towers DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Thanjore x 1 night Sangam Hotels/ Ideal River View Resort DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Thanjore x 1 night 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: Trivandrum Airport

Nearest airport: Chennai International Airport (MAA)



Covid-19 measures

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced

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 $1011 per person

* Minimum of 1 adults are required on this tour

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* Free cancellation until 15 days before departure