Are you looking to cleanse your Body and calm your mind? The Body, Mind and Soul unite to give harmony in life getting rid of stress to calm your soul. Learn Hatha Yoga from your teacher to build a strong temple in your body. In the living Temples, experience Bhakti Yoga by watching the Devotion of the pilgrims, reflect on the vast differences of culture and the ways of living with a non discriminating mind to enter the world of Janaya Yoga. Do not look at your actions but your reactions that come alive when not surrounded by the familiar and deal with Karma Yoga. Cumulate these four principles and plunge into the depths of your soul, your true self and begin your journey on the path of Raja Yoga. And you can begin this fantastic journey of the five senses while doing a tour with Maavalan. This is one of our signature tours in India of yoga, ayurveda. Our wellness tours are limited and are of very high quality.
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Day 1 | Arrival in Madras-Mahabalipuram
Waking up in this city of 11 million people, get a glimpse of seemingly chaotic traffic as we honk our way through to Kalakshetra Dance School. Baratha Natyam the oldest classical dance form is some times considered a form of yoga. A traditional South Indian lunch served on banana leaf at a pleasant restaurant named after a great lover of India “KIPLING” Having left the bustle of the city get over your jet lag at the sea or swimming pool ending your day with your first yoga session in the land that gave birth to this universal path to well being and spirituality beyond all religion. You may enjoy this South India Tours itinerary as Tamil Nadu and Kerala holidays. But this is a special spiritual journey that you begin in our South India tours
Visiting places: Kalakshetra.
You may change some amount of currency in Indian Rupees before coming out of the Airport at the banks at the Airport which remain open 24×7 The best way to overcome Jet leg is to adjust yourself with the new destination; if you arrive during the day, do not rest, enjoy the day (pool or massage) or if you arrive at night, then try to catch some sleep immediately.
Day 2 | Mahabalipuram
This is one of the best Yoga tours that you will get in India. Start your day with a yoga class or just sit on the beach and meditate with the sun rising over the Bay of Bengal. Before it gets warm, visit a part of the world heritage site of Mahabalipuram, one of the most prominent visits in South India tours, with its magnificent bas reliefs, cave temples and monolithic temples of granite. Return to the hotel to cool yourself at the poolside and contemplate on your day’s discovery. Later in the afternoon, finish your visit of Mahabalipuram with the five rathas and the shore temple. Finish your day with another yoga session before a sumptuous dinner.
Visiting places: Arjunas Penance, Krishna Mandapa, Varaha Mandapa, Maheshashuramardhani Mandapa , Pancha Ratha, and Shore Temple
After your visits, enjoy the beach!
Day 3 | Mahabalipuram-Thiruvanamalai
After a restful sleep and invigorating morning yoga to get yourself prepared for a new day and a drive to Thiruvanamalai, a small town that is visited by thousands of pilgrims during the festival of “Karthikai Deepam”, dominated by the sacred hill and the vibrant Shiva temple. It also houses the ashram of Shri Ramanarishi. Before reaching Thiruvanamalai, a stop will be made to visit the Gingi Fort.
Visiting places: Gingi Fort
Wear Sports shoes for hiking at Gingi Fort
Day 4 | Thiruvanamalai-Trichy
During a yoga tour, a good night’s sleep is essential. Rise and shine to morning yoga and meditation and contemplation of the sacred hill of Thiruvanamalai. Soon you would be driving through paddy fields to reach the industrial town of Trichy situated on the banks of the Kaveri River. At this point of the river, there is an island called “Srirangam” with the biggest temple of measuring 60 hectares and the tallest “Gopuram” or temple entrance
Visiting places: Srirangam
Day 5 | Trichy-Chettinad
Drive to the phantom town of Kanadikathan in the region of the erstwhile Teak merchants the Chettyars. If you like cycling, here is your opportunity to discovering the beautiful mansions of the merchants on a bicycle. And if bicycle is not your cup of tea, you can think about a bullock cart ride which would be an authentic way to relive the life of the bygone era of the Chetiyars.
Visiting places: Chettinad Houses
Day 6 | Chettinad
Refreshing Yoga in the morning and then go back to your childhood days as you would be taken to participate in the morning assembly of a local school. Then discover a temple typical of the Tamil Nadu region. Visit a local weekly market and the famed cement tile workshop that manufactures the roof tiles of the Chettinad mansions.
Visiting places: School visit, Local Temple, Tile making
Day 7 | Chettinad-Madurai
If you are visiting between December and February and the monsoons have been generous and abundant, stop on the way at a bird sanctuary. Meenakshi Amman Koil draws thousands of pilgrims a day. Words cannot describe the energy felt in this temple. In the evening, take a break from yoga and indulge yourself in some shopping! Otherwise Madurai has spiritual depth. And if you start exploring then there is never a dearth of places to visit in Madurai. This is a day when you take a break from your Yoga tour!
Visiting places: Meenakshi Temple
Evening temple visit is recommended. Cameras not allowed.
Day 8 | Madurai-Periyar
With a break from yoga this morning, head to the coolness of the hilly tracts of the Western Ghats towards Kerala at 900 meaters above sea level visit a spice plantation, have a ayurvedic massage and indulge in yoga surrounded by the lushness of nature. Ayurveda is an integral part of a wellness tour in South India.
Visiting places: Market, Spice Gardens
Day 9 | Periyar
After the morning yoga, plan out your own day with options varying from treks in the forest, ayurvedic massage, culinary classes, bamboo rafting and many more to choose according to your wishes.
Visiting places: Options: Elephant Ride, Bamboo Rafting, Yoga, Culinary classes
Day 10 | Periyar-Kumarakom
Going down the winding roads of the Western Ghats, enjoy the beautiful sights of tea, coffee, spice and rubber plantations. Discover a simple but fabulous lunch of Kerala paronthas at a road side restaurant before reaching the humid plains on the shores of the Vembanad lake. And finish the day with yoga in the midst of paddy fields on the banks of the Vembanad Lake.
Visiting places: Yoga, Massage and Kalari
Day 11 | Kumarakom
For early birds, watch Kalaripayat, arguably the oldest martial art form and mother of most martial arts in the world. Later in the morning go on to a Kettuvellam or House Boat Tour for a cruise along the back waters lunch onboard returning to your hotel in the evening.
Visiting places: Houseboat cruise
Day 12 | Kumarakom-Cochin
Enjoy your last few moments of this South India Tours in the calm of nature before returning to the quotidian of honking traffic as you travel to Cochin. In the afternoon walk around Fort Cochin to see the Chinese Fishing Nets and the St Francis Church. A short drive will take you to the Dutch Palace and Synagogue. Dutch palace kochi is an interesting visit and we are sure you will enjoy it a lot!
Visiting places: Chinese fishing nets, St Francis Church, Dutch Palace, Synagogue
Day 13 | Cochin