Arrive Delhi International airport. Meet, assist and transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon proceed on a half day tour of Old Delhi including the Red Fort & the Jama Masjid. Overnight in Delhi.
Day 02 : Chennai
In the morning, proceed on a half day tour of New Delhi, the capital designed by Lutyens and characterised by wide tree-lined avenues and magnificient colonial buildings. Drive past India Gate, the President's Palace and visit the Qutub Minar. In the afternoon drive to Jaipur(5.5 hours drive). On arrival check into your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Jaipur.
Day 03 : Thanjavur
This morning drive to Amber where you will ride on elephant back to the Fort. En-route you will see the Palace of The Winds(Hawa Mahal). In the afternoon visit the splendid City Palace and Jantar Mantar - the astronomical observatory. Overnight in Jaipur.
Day 04 : Thanjavur
Drive to Agra (5 hours drive) via Fatehpur Sikri, the deserted red sandstone city which Mughal Emperor Akbar built as his capital in the 16th century and abandoned just 15 years later. On arrival in Agra check into your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05 : Madurai
In the morning visit the Taj Mahal, the massive Agra Fort and the tomb of Itmad-ud-daulah. Overnight in Agra.
Day 06 : Thekkady
In the morning drive to Delhi(4.5 hours drive). On arrival check into your hotel. Day at leisure. Overnight in Delhi.
Day 07 : Thekkady
Transfer to the airport to board your flight to Chennai. On arrival Chennai, meet assist and transfer to hotel. This afternoon you will tour Chennai visiting some of India's oldest British monuments including Fort St. George and the Garrison Church of St. Mary's, the oldest Anglican Church in India. Overnight in Chennai.
Day 08 : Kumarakom
Full day excursion to Kanchipuram and Mahabalipuram. Visit Kanchipuram, one of the most sacred cities in India. Later proceed to Mahabalipuram, once capital of the Pallava kings to see the fascinating temples. Return to Chennai in the evening. Overnight in Chennai.
Day 09 : Kovalam
In the morning transfer to Chennai airport for your flight to Tiruchirappalli (Trichy). On arrival, visit the Rock Fort Temple and St. Joseph's college in Trichy, before driving onward to Thanjavur(2 hours drive). Arrive Thanjavur and check into your hotel. Overnight in Thanjavur.
Day 10 : Kovalam
In this Capital of the Chola kings, you will visit the O'Big Temple'. Outside Tanjore we will travel to the magnificient temple complexes of Gangaikondacholapuram and Darasuram. Overnight in Thanjavur.
Day 11 : Kovalam
In the morning drive to Madurai(4.5 hours drive). On arrival in Madurai, check into your hotel. In the evening visit the Meenakshi temple, the Teppakkulam Tank and the ancient Tirumala Nayak Palace. Overnight in Madurai.
Day 12 : Mumbai
Early morning drive to Thekkady(9.5 hours drive), through the rice paddies and tea plantations. Arrive Thekkady and check into your hotel. Overnight in Thekkady.