Duration:11 Nights & 12 Days
DESTINATION COVERED: 1N Chennai – 2N Mahabalipuram – 1N Pondicherry – 1N Chidambaram – 1N Tanjore – 1N Trichy – 1N Madurai – 1N Rameshwaram – 1N Kanyakumari – 1N Trivandrum

Explore the elegant architecture of South India’s magnificent temples with Greenedge Holidays’ 12-day pilgrimage tour. Visit temples like Kumarakottam, Kamakshi Amman, and Kailasanathar while enjoying a city tour of Chennai, and visiting Kanchipuram, Mahabalipuram, Pondicherry, Chidambaram, Tanjore, Trichy, and Madurai. Don’t miss out on this South India temple tour deal!


Feel delighted exploring the magnificent temples of South India popular for their elegant architecture and design. The pilgrimage tour creates a perfect ambience to help you connect with the God. The 12 days and 11 nights tour package takes you various South India temples like Kumarakottam Temple, Kamakshi Amman Temple, Ekambareswarar Temple, Varadharaja Perumal Temple, Kailasanathar Temple and many more…

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Day 1: Arrival Chennai

On arrival at Chennai airport/railway station in the morning, meet our representative and transfer to the hotel. Later proceed for a city tour of Chennai. Chennai, the capital city, popularly known as the ‘Gateway to the South’ represents a culture that differs from that of northern India. The places of interest are Kalakshetra, a school of art and music which encourages exponents of Bharatanatyam, Carnatic music, traditional weaving and designing. Fort St. George built in 1653 during the British reign in India, now houses the Secretariat and the Legislative Assembly of Tamil Nadu. Sri Parthasaratha Temple, built by the Pallavas in the eighth century AD. Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Mylapore also an 8th century Pallava Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Later back to hotel. Overnight stay at hotel in Chennai.

Day 2: Chennai – Kanchipuram – Mahabalipuram

After breakfast, drive to Kanchipuram, 70 km west of Mahabalipuram that is a town of thousand temples. Among the seven sacred cities of Hindus, it was the capital of the early Cholas as far back as the 2nd century BC. Beside from temples, the city is also renowned for its silk weavers, who settled here some 400 years back and have given it an enviable reputation. Later on we shall move at Mahabalipuram, driving south of Chennai on the shore which is the old port of Pallava. The pallavas have generated several marvellous monuments with sculptural buildings, temples, Monolithic Rathas and Temples. Overnight stay at hotel in Mahabalipuram.

Day 3: Mahabalipuram Sightseeing

After relishing morning breakfast, Proceed for sightseeing of Mahabalipuram. Krishna Mandapam has a bas relief, notable for its realistic representation. The world’s largest bass relief measuring 27m 9m contains figures of gods, guys beasts, birds and a representation of the whole creation. Shore Temple, one of the oldest in south dating back to eighth century AD is a fantastic example of the first phase of structural temples built in the Dravidian style. The five rathe are a set of five monolithic temples, each of which is created in various fashion. Later Check in at the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel at Mahabalipuram.

Day 4: Mahabalipuram – Pondicherry (100km-3hrs)

After breakfast, transfer to Pondicherry hotel. After lunch city tour of Pondicherry. Even though the French influence is progressively fading, Pondicherry retains some Gallic accents. Pondicherry’s main sightseeing places are the Rai Nivas, the Sacred Heart Church and the Sri Aurobindo Ashram. This ashram was founded in 1926 by Sri Aurobindo after whose death the spiritual authority passed to one of his disciples, a woman known as the Mother. The Mother was also instrumental in founding the city of Dawn Auroville, 10 km from Pondicherry main city. Its original charter aimed to create a town of the future where individuals from India and overseas could

Day 5: Pondicherry – Chidambaram (64 Km)
Morning after breakfast, transfer to Kumbakonam, en route visit Chidambaram, the seat of the Cosmic Dancer, dedicated to Lord Nataraja. Spread over a place of 40 acres with gopuram on every side, the temple is distinguished by the 5 sabhas or counts. The towering gopurams, the tallest one on the north would be 42.4 m have been carved on it with 108 dances presents of Bharatanatyam. Overnight stay at hotel at Kumbakonam.

Day 6: Kumbakonam – Tanjore (40km-1hr) Check out after an early breakfast and drive to Tanjore and check in at the hotel that is chosen for your stay. After resting for some time, head out for sightseeing areas such as Art Gallery, Brihadeeswara Temple, Saraswati Mahal Library and The Palace. Return to the hotel for your overnight stay at Tanjore.

Day 7: Tanjore – Trichy (60km-1.5hrs) After breakfast in the hotel in Tanjore. Head out for a complete day excursion to Trichy. In Trichy, you can visit the attractions such as Thiruvanaikaval Temple, Rock Fort Temple, Elakurichi and Valaloor. Following the visit, return to Tanjore. Overnight stay at at Hotel in Tanjore.

Day 8: Trichy – Madurai (165km-4hrs) After breakfast, checkout from the hotel from Tanjore hotel and drive down to Madurai. On arrival, check at the hotel that is chosen. At the late mid-day, you can tour around Madurai’s attractions such as Thirumalai Nayak Palace, Sri Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple, Thirupparankundram Temple, Alagar Koil and Gandhi Museum. Following the tour is finished, come back at the hotel for your overnight stay at Madurai.

Day 9: Madurai – Rameswaram (170km-4hrs) After an early breakfast, check out from your hotel in Madurai and drive to Rameswaram, upon arrival, check at the hotel and rest. Afterwards, you can go for a tour in areas such as Ramanathaswamy temple, Agnitheertham, Tamjharoke Temple, Ramjharoka Temple, Dhanushkodi, and Adam’s Bridge. Return to the hotel after sightseeing for an overnight stay at Rameswaram.

Day 10: Rameswaram – Kanyakumari (320km-7hrs) Just after relishing breakfast, proceed to Kanyakumari. Kanyakumari is situated at the southern point of the Indian subcontinent and is significant as the place where the spiritual leader Swami Vivekananda spent time in meditation upon a rock off of the coast. On arrival at Kanyakumari, check-in to the hotel. Later proceed for sightseeing of Kanyakumari covering Devi Kanyakumari Temple, Suchithram Temple, Vivekananda Memorial, Gandhidham and Trivenisagam. A few of the sightseeing attractions in Kanyakumari. Enjoy the sunset and proceed back to the hotel in Kanyakumari.

Day 11: Kanyakumari – Trivandrum (100km-3hrs) View the early morning sunrise before enjoying a delicious breakfast. Then, embark on a scenic drive to Trivandrum with a visit to Padmanbhapuram Palace en route. Upon arrival in Trivandrum, check in to your Greenedge hotel and set out on a sightseeing tour of the city. Today’s itinerary includes visits to the famous Padmanabhaswami Temple, known for its towering gopuras, beautiful temple art, and paintings. You will also explore the Napier Museum and Zoological Park. After admiring the sunset at Shunmugam beach, return to your hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 12: Trivandrum Departure After a delicious breakfast, it’s time to say goodbye to Greenedge holidays and Trivandrum as you make your way to Trivandrum International airport for your flight back home. Take with you sweet memories of your wonderful holiday spent with your loved ones.

Inclusion & Exclusion

Greenedge Holidays offers well-appointed room accommodations at the base category hotel on a twin or triple sharing basis. Guests will enjoy a daily buffet or fixed menu breakfast at the hotel and delicious Kerala cuisine meals during their houseboat stay. A comfortable A/C Indigo or small sedan vehicle will be provided for all transfers and sightseeing to the listed destinations for 2-3 pax. All applicable hotel taxes are included.

Please note that the package cost excludes any meals apart from those mentioned, Christmas Eve Gala Dinner and Gala Dinner, airfare or train fare, mandatory Christmas and New Year Eve Gala Dinners (which will be charged extra), entrance fees to amusement parks and boating charges not included in the inclusions, portage at airports and hotels, tips, insurance, wine, mineral water, telephone charges, and all items of personal nature. Any services not specifically mentioned in the inclusions, and expenses caused by factors beyond our control like rail and flight delays, roadblocks, vehicle malfunctions, political disturbances, etc.

It’s important to note that the above package is only an offer and not a confirmation. We will proceed with the booking only after receiving confirmation from you. In case the hotels mentioned are unavailable, we will provide alternate hotels of a similar category. Check-in time at the hotel is 14.00 hrs, and check-out time is 11.00hrs. Booking confirmation is subject to availability, and the above rates are valid for the mentioned period only. The Eravikulam National Park, Munnar, will remain closed from 01 Feb to the first half of April every year.

For guests interested in Kerala Houseboat services, please note that the check-in time is 12.00 hrs, and check-out time is 09.00 hrs. Houseboats will be stationed at one place from 6:00 pm to 8:00 am the next day due to government restrictions. Each houseboat comes with a navigator, cook, and a helper. In Deluxe category Houseboats, A/C will be operational from 9.00 pm to 6.00 am the next day. In Premium Houseboats, A/C will be operational as per guest request anytime. No two houseboats are of the same size and quality, and the interiors of each houseboat vary. Houseboats are for exclusive use and are not shared by other guests unless specified. Guests are requested to carry mosquito and insect repellents since the boat is anchored along the waterway at night. Always keep the door of the bedroom and washroom closed to avoid mosquitoes and insects. The choice of food is limited, and mostly South Indian cuisine is served. The quality of the houseboat cannot be compared with that of hotels, where the guests were staying previously. Houseboat rooms are small in size and have basic amenities.

Terms & Conditions

Payment Terms for Greenedge Holidays:

For Normal Period:

  • 30 days or more before departure: 25% of total cost as advance booking fee.
  • 29-16 days before departure: 50% of total cost as advance booking fee.
  • Less than 15 days before departure: 100% of total cost as advance booking fee.

For Peak Period and Long Weekends (Please check with us):

  • At the time of booking/confirmation: 50% of total cost as advance booking fee.
  • After 05-07 days of booking/confirmation: 50% of total cost as advance booking fee.
  • Less than 15 days before departure: 100% of total cost as advance booking fee.

Cancellation Policy:

  • Package can be cancelled with written mail from the person making the booking.
  • The minimum cancellation (processing fees) is Rs. 1500.00 per head per tour.
  • For Normal Period:
    • 45-20 days prior to tour start date: 25% of full tour cost.
    • 19-10 days prior to tour start date: 50% of full tour cost.
    • 09-06 days prior to tour start date: 75% of full tour cost.
    • 05-00 days/No show: 100% of full tour cost.
  • Except for Peak Season and Long Weekends (Please check with us):
    • The minimum cancellation (processing fees) is Rs. 2000.00 per head per tour.
    • 45-30 days prior to tour start date: 50% of full tour cost.
    • 29-10 days prior to tour start date: 75% of full tour cost.
    • 09-00 days/No show: 100% of full tour cost.


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