Day 1 – Pick up at Chennai airport and transfer straight to Mamallapuram for 3 night stay.
Day 2 – Visit Dashina Chitra – heritage village and Kanchipuram for temples and silk.
Day 3 – Full day at Mamallapuram – Unesco Site – rock cliffs caves & monolithic shrines across a boulder strewn landscape.
Day 4 – Travel to Tiruvanaamalai for temples. 1 night in area.
Day 5 – Travel to Pondicherry – French town. Stopping at Gingee Fort on route. 2 nights at Pondicherry.
Day 6 – At leisure sightseeing in and around Pondicherry, including a short drive to Marrakkanam to see salt fields if possible.
Day 7 – Travel down the coast, towards Tranquebar stopping at Chidamburam to view famous Nataraja temple. 1 night Tranquebar.
Day 8 – Morning looking around Tranquebar old Dutch town and then drive on towards Nagappattinam to view coastline, ports etc. Arriving at Thanjavur for 3 night stay.
Day 9 – Sightseeing in Kumbakonam – temples and brass factory
Day 10 – Sightseeing around Thanjavar including temples and royal palace.
Day 11 – Travel to Trichy for temples, Lord Robert Clive house, Rock fort Temple, Ganapati temple and Srirangem Temple, 1 nights stay
Day 12 – Morning visit to old city, especially Big Bazaar Street, Chinna Bazaar and Ghandi fruit & Vegetable market.
Afternoon travel to Chettinad area for 2 nights stay
Day 13 – Visit merchants houses etc with a local guide for viewing of houses.
Day 14 – Travel to Dingual area for homestay in Athoor Village for 3 nights.
Days 15/16 – Driving into country around local area to view scenery, towns etc and local walks from homestay and visit local village with guide from the homestay.
Day 17 – Transfer to Madurai for an evening view of the main temple. 2 nights stay
Day 18 – Around Madurai, including morning visit to main temple, Alagar Hills etc
Day 19 – Transfer to Kumily for 3 nights
Days 20/21 – In and around Kumily
Day 22 – Transfer to Munnar for 3 nights
Day 23 – Long drive out towards Chinnar wildlife sanctuary ? (Hari drove up this way from Coimbatore, the first time we came to Sth India, but the hills were covered in mist).
Day 24 – Morning Trekking from hotel, late afternoon in and around Munnar.
Day 25 – Transfer to Cochin 1 night
Day 26 – Transfer to airport 6th March 2012 Emirates flight EK 531 Depart 09.30.
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|Raddison Temple Bay or 2nd choice Ideal Beach Resort (Sea Facing deluxe cottage)|
|Hotel De La Orient, Maison Perumal or similar heritage type|
|the Gate House” Tranquebar in preference to “The Bungalow”|
|Ideal River View Resort|
|Chettinad Mansion ,Kanadukathan, India or similar Heritage type ***
|“CARDAMOM HOUSE” ATHOOR VILLAGE
DINDIGUL DISTRICT – 624701. TAMILNADU ***
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|Aranyaka Resort Pallivasal Tea Estate(P.O) Munnar, 685612|
|Casino Hotel , Willingdon Island|