South India Temples & Ayurveda Treatment
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Embark on a mesmerizing journey through South India's rich cultural and spiritual heritage with the "South India Temples & Ayurveda Treatment" private tour. Explore magnificent ancient temples in cities like Chennai, Madurai, and Thanjavur, witnessing their architectural splendor and spiritual significance. Immerse yourself in the traditional healing practices of Ayurveda with rejuvenating treatments and therapies at renowned Ayurvedic retreats in tranquil settings. Discover the perfect balance of cultural exploration and wellness as you delve into the vibrant traditions and ancient wisdom of South India.
Day 1: Arrive Chennai
Upon arrival at Chennai airport, you will be greeted by our representative and transferred to your 5* luxury hotel, such as The Leela Palace Chennai or Taj Coromandel. After check-in, embark on a city tour of Chennai, exploring its rich cultural and historical landmarks. Visit attractions like Fort St. George, Kapaleeshwarar Temple, and Marina Beach. Enjoy a leisurely walk on the sandy shores of Marina Beach, one of the longest urban beaches in the world.
Day 2: Chennai - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram (120km/3hrs approx)
After breakfast, drive to Mahabalipuram, with a stop in Kanchipuram, known for its ancient temples and silk sarees. Visit the Ekambareswarar Temple, Kamakshi Amman Temple, and Kailasanathar Temple. Continue your journey to Mahabalipuram and check in at the beautiful Radisson Blu Resort Temple Bay. In Mahabalipuram, explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site, which features magnificent rock-cut temples and sculptures. Visit famous attractions like the Shore Temple, Arjuna's Penance, and the Pancha Rathas.
Day 3: Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry (120km/3hrs approx)
Drive to Pondicherry and check in at the charming Palais de Mahe, a 5* luxury hotel. Begin your city tour of Pondicherry, exploring the French Quarter with its colonial architecture and quaint streets. Visit Sri Aurobindo Ashram, a spiritual community founded by Sri Aurobindo and The Mother. Explore the Auroville township, known for its futuristic design and peaceful ambiance. Enjoy a stroll along the Promenade Beach and immerse yourself in the unique blend of French and Indian cultures.
Day 4: Pondicherry - Chidambaram - Gangaikonda Cholapuram - Darasuram - Thanjavur (180km/4hrs approx)
After breakfast, drive to Thanjavur, making stops at significant sites along the way. Visit the Nataraja Temple in Chidambaram, dedicated to Lord Shiva in his dancing form. Continue to Gangaikonda Cholapuram, a temple built by the Chola dynasty, and Darasuram, home to the Airavatesvara Temple. Arrive in Thanjavur and check in at the luxurious Svatma hotel. Explore the Brihadeeswarar Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for its architectural brilliance and intricate stone carvings.
Day 5: Thanjavur - Trichy - Chettinad (140km/3hrs approx)
After breakfast, visit the magnificent Brihadeeswarar Temple in Thanjavur, marveling at its towering gopuram and detailed sculptures. Continue your journey to Trichy (Tiruchirappalli), where you will explore the famous Rock Fort Temple, perched on a rocky outcrop. Visit the Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, one of the largest Hindu temples in India. Afterward, drive to Chettinad and check in at the elegant Visalam hotel. Discover the unique heritage of the Chettinad region by visiting grand mansions and temples, including the Vairavan Kovil Temple and Karpaga Vinayakar temple.
Day 6: Chettinad - Madurai (90km/2hrs approx)
After breakfast, explore the architectural gems of Chettinad, including the stunning Chettinad Palace and various temples like Kundrakudi Murugan Temple and Kottaiyur Sivan Temple. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage and traditional lifestyle of the Chettinad region. In the afternoon, drive to Madurai and check in at the luxurious Gateway Hotel Pasumalai, overlooking the city. In the evening, visit the iconic Meenakshi Amman Temple and witness its magnificent evening ceremony.
Day 7: Madurai - Kalari Kovilakom (225km/5hrs approx)
After breakfast, enjoy a city tour of Madurai, visiting attractions like the Thirumalai Nayakkar Palace, Gandhi Memorial Museum, and local markets. Experience the vibrant atmosphere and bustling streets of this ancient city. Later, embark on a scenic drive to Kalari Kovilakom, where you will check in at the Ayurvedic Retreat for the next five nights. Kalari Kovilakom offers a unique wellness experience with its traditional Keralan Ayurvedic treatments and therapies.
Day 8 - 12: Kalari Kovilakom
Indulge in a comprehensive program of Ayurvedic treatments at Kalari Kovilakom. Experience personalized therapies, massages, and herbal treatments that are designed to rejuvenate and restore balance to your body and mind. Enjoy the serene surroundings of the retreat and savor healthy vegetarian meals prepared according to Ayurvedic principles. Engage in yoga and meditation sessions, and immerse yourself in the tranquil ambiance of this Ayurvedic haven.
Day 13: Kalari Kovilakom - Cochin (255km/5hrs approx)
After breakfast, bid farewell to Kalari Kovilakom and embark on a scenic drive to Cochin (Kochi). Check in at a 5* luxury hotel, such as Taj Malabar Resort & Spa or Brunton Boatyard, located in the heart of Fort Kochi. In the evening, explore the charming streets of Fort Kochi, known for its colonial architecture, Chinese fishing nets, and cultural performances. Witness a Kathakali dance performance, showcasing the vibrant traditions of Kerala.
Day 14: Cochin - Departure
After breakfast, embark on a sightseeing tour of Cochin, visiting the Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue, St. Francis Church, and the famous Mattancherry Spice Market. Explore the historic Fort Kochi area and its bustling streets lined with art galleries and cafes. In the evening, transfer to either Cochin or Coimbatore airport as per your departure schedule, marking the end of your unforgettable journey through South India.
- Assistance on arrival at airport.
- 13 Nights' accommodation in mentioned hotels or similar.
- Daily breakfast at hotels.
- Private AC car/van for airport transfers, sightseeing, and excursions as per the program.
- English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
- Monument entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
- Bottled drinking water in car.
- Government taxes.
- Any flight tickets.
- Camera charges at monuments if any.
- Meals other than mentioned in the inclusions.
- Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
- Gratuities and optional activities.
- Anything not mentioned in inclusions.