Indulge in the essence of natural hospitality extended by the Malabar Coast. The Malabar Coast tour package is of 16 Nights and 17 Days, which makes you travel to the exotic locations of Chennai, Covelong, Pondicherry, Tanjore, Madurai, Kodaikanal, Munnar, Cochin, and Mararikulam. This single tour package is skillfully designed to meet various tourism themes like beach, nature trail, religious, adventure, etc. With this package you also get a chance to explore the architectural heritage housed in the southern regions of Malabar Coast.

7 Days from USD 795

Chennai | Mahabalipuram | Madurai | Periyar | Cochin


Day 1: Chennai

Chennai (or Madras as it was known earlier) is the capital of Tamil Nadu. It is also the third largest metropolis in India. Chennai has the different face of India - classical, ancient, gentle. Definitely touched by colonialism but not ravaged by wars and intensely aware of its roots and traditions. Chennai itself has largely remained a business city - the automobile industry, International giants included, has seen advancement in particular in the last few years.

Day 2: Excursion to Mahabalipuram Beach (1½ hrs. drive)

After breakfast full day excursion to Mahabalipuram sightseeing which includes the Thirukadalmallai, Shore Temple, Pancha Pandava Rathas, Arjuna's Penance, Caves, and Krishna's Butterball on the beach.

Day 3: Chennai/Madurai (by morning flight)

Later proceed on city tour visiting the temples which are a city within a city built in the Dravidian style, one for Shiva and other for spouse Meenakashi. Also visit Teepa Kulu, a tank with an island temple. Evening relish the glimpses of Indian classical dance performances over a sumptuous south indian dinner. Bharat Natyam, considered the oldest form of classical dance in lndia,is essentially a highly stylized solo feminine dance which combines movement, music and mime with "nritta" and "nritya", on the theme of spiritual love. Kathakali, originating from Kerala,in which the dancers appear rather strange and exaggerated with the highly elaborate make-up in green, red and white,with styled beards made of rice paste and head dress giving the expression of a mask. Mohiniyattam, a secular dance of an enchantress with combined elements of both Kathakali and Bharatnatyam. A typical Udipi meal served on green plantain leaf rounds off an enchanting evening. Overnight Madurai.

Day 4: Madurai/Periyar (3 hrs. drive)

Proceed by road to Periyar. Check into Spice Village, a beautiful resort situated amongst spice gardens and pepper vines. Rest of the day free to relax with a Ayurvedic massage carried out by expert masseurs and visit close by plantations. Ayurvedic medicine (science of life / health) is the ancient Hindu system of medicine - a naturalistic system depending on diagnosis of the body's 'humours' (wind, mucus, gall and sometime, blood) to achieve a balance. In the early form, Gods and demons were associated with cure and ailments,treatment was carried out by using herbs, minerals, formic acid (from and hills) and water, and hence was limited in scope. Ayurveda classified substances and chemical compounds in the theory of panchabhutas or five 'elements'. It also noted the action of food and drugs on the human body. Ayurvedic massage uses aromatic and medicinal oils to tone up the nervous system and has~been practiced in Kerala for centuries. Overnight Spice Village.

Day 5: Periyar

Tour of Periyar wildlife sanctuary by boats / elephants to view a rich variety of wildlife - Tiger, elephants, wild boar, deer and monkeys. Evening jungle theme dinner which requires the group to be dressed in jungle attire. The call of the wild and the sound of the jungle are complemented by folk dancers and singers. Exotic theme cocktails with bonfire and bar-be-cue rounds off a magnificent evening. Overnight Spice Village.

Day 6: Periyar/Cochin (4 hrs. drive)

After breakfast full day sight-seeing tour of Cochin. With its wealth of historical associations and its beautiful setting on a cluster of islands, it is one of India's most cosmopolitan cities. Cochin is famed for its natural harbour, one of the finest in the world. It is one of India's most interesting cities. Here you can see the oldest church in India. The Mattancherry Palace, Jewish Synagogue, Chinese fishing Nets etc. Evening view Kathakali dance or Kalaripayattu performance. Overnight in Cochin.

Day 7: Cochin

Departure transfer to connect the flight to international destination.


Room with breakfast + air-conditioned car with driver + English speaking/language guide/naturalist for all sightseeing & safari.