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Kerala And Tamil Nadu Tour – 15 Nights/ 16 Days 

Cochin – Alleppey- Thekaddy- Munnar- Madurai – Tanjore- Pondicherry- Mahabalipuram- Chennai

Personalized tours and itineraries tailor-made precisely to your preference.

Guided Heritage tours to the old quarters of Cochin. 

The best Ayurveda Spa Retreats in Kerala.

The perfect beach holiday in Pondicherry.

Exclusive arrangements to enjoy a memorable backwater experience in the Alleppey.

Details of this tour

Duration: 16 days
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Highlights Of “Kerala & Tamil Nadu” 

Duration: 16 days

Itinerary: Cochin- Alleppey- Thekaddy- Munnar- Madurai – Tanjore- Pondicherry- Mahabalipuram- Chennai

Note – This is a sample itinerary for ideas on travel routes in the region, it can be customized as per your requirements.

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Overview & Tour At Glance
itineraries
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The coastal Southern region of India is one of India’s most beautiful parts to visit. It has everything you need for a memorable holiday.

A long clear coastline dotted with gorgeous beaches, welcoming people, heartwarming hospitality, excellent food, great tourism infrastructure, scenic hill stations, tea and coffee plantations, and exotic wildlife parks.

Kerala is known for its pristine beaches, enchanting backwaters, spice and tea plantation tours, and Ayurveda-inspired retreats.

Tamil Nadu is a land of ancient culture and heritage. This underexplored part of India is famous for its majestic and ornate temples, archeological landmarks, palaces, hill stations, and coffee plantations.

While Kerala is the most popular and visited region in South India, Tamil Nadu often gets overlooked and slips under the radar.

Our 15-night Kerala & Tamil Nadu Tour combines the best of what these two splendid sister states have to offer.

Resplendent Travel has a team of a team of experienced travel advisors, guides and experts well-versed in providing customized bespoke experiences.

With decades of experience in the luxury hospitality niche in the South Indian region, we are your one-stop solution for a perfect holiday.

Itinerary at a Glance

01
Day
Arrival in Cochin | Start of Tour
02
Day
Cochin | Portuguese & Dutch Legacy
03
Day
Alleppey | Serene Backwaters
04
Day
Alleppey | Houseboat Cruise
5 & 6
Day
Thekaddy | Hill Station Tranquility
7 & 8
Day
Munnar | Picturesque hills & Tea plantations
9 & 10
Day
Madurai | Holiest City in South India
11 & 12
Day
Tanjore | Great Living Temples of Chola
13 & 14
Day
Pondicherry | The French Capital of India
15
Day
Mahabalipuram | Grandeur of the Shore Temple
16
Day
Flying out From Chennai | End of Tour

Itineraries

01
Day

Cochin, Kerala | Arrival

Your tour will begin in Cochin. On arrival, you’ll be greeted by representatives of Resplendent Travel at the airport and transported to your accommodation.

02
Day

Cochin, Kerala | Maritime Trade and Ancient Spice Trail

Cochin, the ancient spice trade port is a history hub of maritime trade and history.

You’ll go on a sightseeing tour of the key landmarks of Cochin like Mattancherry Palace, Santa Cruz Cathedral, Marine Drive, and Kerala Folklore Museum.

03
Day

Alleppey, Kerala | Houseboat Cruise Experience

The next day, you will go on a houseboat tour of the backwaters of Alleppey in a traditional Keralan houseboat equipped with all the amenities you get from a reasonable hotel.

Your houseboat will wade through a world of sleepy fishing villages, fluttering palm trees, lush green landscapes, and chirping birds.

An onboard chef will serve you delicious Keralan cuisine sourced from local organic sources.

04
Day

Thekkady, Kerala | Hill Station Tranquility

The tea plantation town on the Tamil Nadu-Karnataka border, Thekkady in the Idukki region of Kerala will be your next stop. (3.5 hours)

It is famous for its evergreen meadows, roll green tea hills, the famous Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and the Periyar Tiger Reserve.

Activities on days 5 & 6: spice plantation tour in Thekkady, boat safari in the Periyar Lake, rides on elephants, and a visit to the Periyar Tiger Reserve (optional).

5 & 6 
Day

Thekkady, Kerala | Hill Station Tranquility

The tea plantation town on the Tamil Nadu-Karnataka border, Thekkady in the Idukki region of Kerala will be your next stop. (3.5 hours)

It is famous for its evergreen meadows, roll green tea hills, the famous Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and the Periyar Tiger Reserve.

Activities on days 5 & 6: spice plantation tour in Thekkady, boat safari in the Periyar Lake, rides on elephants, and a visit to the Periyar Tiger Reserve (optional).

7 & 8
Day

Munnar, Kerala | “Kashmir of South India”

Munnar is one of South India’s most visited hill stations. It is popularly known as the “Kashmir of South India” due to its perfect climate, scenic hills, lakes, waterfalls, and natural landscapes.

Activities in Munnar on days 7 and 8: tea plantation tour, visits to the Pothamedu View Point and the Mattupetty Dam, and wildlife safaris at Eravikulam National Park (optional).


9 & 10
Day

Madurai, Tamil Nadu | Holiest City in South India

The Karnataka leg of your tour will begin in Madurai, the oldest and holiest city in South India (3.5 hours).

It is the site of the Meenakshi Amman Temple, one of the most important sites of pilgrimage in the Hindu tradition—visited every year by millions of devotees and tourists.

Activities/visits on 9 & 10: Meenakshi Amman Temple, St. Mary’s Cathedral, Thirumalai Nayakkar Palace, Shri Koodal Azhagar Temple, Gandhi Memorial Musem and temple tour of other ancient holy sites.


11 & 12
Day

Tanjore, Tamil Nadu | Great Living Temples of Chola

Also known as Thanjavur, the ancient town of Tanjore (3 hours drive) will be your next stop.

Tanjore is where most of the Great Living Chola Temples (UNESCO World Heritage Monuments) are located. The most important among them are the Brihadeeswara Temples and the Kamakshi Amman Temple.

You will spend days 11 and 12 exploring these amazing ancient sites.

13 & 14
Day

Pondicherry | The French Capital of India

The former French coastal trading enclave of Pondicherry (3.5 hours drive) is famous for its stunning beaches, resorts, fusion cuisine, Ashrams (spiritual communes), the bird-watching heaven Ousteri Lake, and French colonial heritage.

The beach town is a great off-beat alternative to the busy and crowded beaches of Goa and Kerala.

15
Day

Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu | Grandeur of the Shore Temple

Your next stop the holy town of Mahabalipuram (1.5 hours drive) is the site of the 7th and 8th century UNESCO World Heritage Site “Mahabalipuram Group of Monuments.”

Millions of tourists visit its iconic monuments: the Descent of the Ganges, the Shore temple, and Mandapas (cave sanctuaries).

16
Day

Chennai, Kerala | Flying Out. End of Tour

1.5 hour drive to Chennai Airport. Fly out/end of Tour. 

Resplendent Travel Value Includes

A well-rounded itinerary that covers all the must-see destinations in Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

Personalized Houseboat cruises and stays in the backwaters of Alleppey.

A wide variety of destinations in both states spanning mountains, backwaters, beach towns, and temple towns. 

Private spice, coffee, and tea plantation tours. 

Exclusivity and unparalleled luxury.

Heritage tours to Kochi (Cochin). 

24/7 guidance and support.

Ethical environmentally-sustainable tourism practices.

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