Trivandrum - Mumbai - Aurangabad : Breakfast. Morning free to spend time on the beach. Afternoon transfer to the airport to catch a flight to Mumbai and an evening flight to Aurangabad. Overnight at hotel.
Pondicherry - Madurai : Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Madurai. On arrival, check into hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Madurai - Trivandrum : Breakfast followed by a half day guided program of Meenakshi temple built in the Dravidian style and Teppa Kulu, a tank with an island temple and Tirumalai Nayak Palace. Afternoon, drive to Trivandrum. Check into a beach resort. Overnight at resort.
Pondicherry : Breakfast at hotel. Proceed for a half-day sightseeing tour visiting Auroville and Aurobindo Ashram. Overnight at hotel.
Chennai - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram : After breakfast, drive to Kanchipuram (1 hr.) the erstwhile capital of the Pallavas and Cholas. Visit the temples dedicated to various gods and goddesses. Also visit the shopping area, as it is also home of weavers of the famed Kanchipuram silks. Lunch at Kanchipuram. Evening drive to Mahabalipuram (Mamallapuram), a World Heritage Site and check into the hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry : Breakfast at hotel. Mahabalipuam, too was part of the Pallavas dynasty and exhibits some of the most outstanding examples of the Dravidian style of art and architecture. A full day guided tour of Arjuna’s Penance, the rock cut caves, the Krishna Mandapam, the famous rathas and the Shore Temple. Afternoon drive to Pondicherry and enjoy this quaint French town. Evening free on own to explore the city on your own. Overnight at hotel.
Chennai : Breakfast at hotel. Then a full day guided visit to Fort St. George, War memorial, St. Mary's Church, the Basilica of Saint Thomas, believed to have been built by St. Thomas, the apostle, Snake Park ending the day on Marina Beach. Overnight at hotel.
Kolkata - Chennai : Breakfast followed by a full-day guided tour of Kolkata visiting the Victoria Memorial, Indian Museum, Fort William, Kali Mandir and Belur Math, in the evening transfer to the airport to catch a flight to Chennai. On arrival, check into hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Patna - Kolkata : Breakfast. In the afternoon transfer to the airport to catch a flight to Kolkata. On arrival, check into hotel. In the evening, drive around this once colonial city built in the 18th century. Like Mumbai and Chennai, which we later visit, Kolkata originated largely due to the expansionist ambitions of the European powers, especially the British Raj. Little wonder, Kolkata has some of the finest Raj edifices built in a variety of styles. Overnight at hotel.
Varanasi - Patna : Breakfast. Transfer to the railway station to catch a train to Patna. Arrive Patna in the evening, check into hotel. Evening free. Overnight at hotel.
DO’s and Don’ts
Always choose your companions carefully while on a trip.
Wear comfortable clothing.
Carry medications with valid prescriptions in their original containers.
Mark the bags carefully with your details including name and address.
Reach the airport, theatre, public halls, events, and railway station on time.
Don’t flaunt your money in public.
Don’t establish close connections with strangers on a tour.
Don’t leave any of you expensive items unattended.
Avoid hitchhiking at all costs. It can put you into serious legal problems
Don’t accept food from strangers.