Today visit Tanjore Big Temple, Palace and Museum and then drive to Karaikudi, the district where old merchants built their houses in traditional style. You can also visit theChettinad Palace which is best in Southern India Heritage Tour.
Overnight stay at The Bangala / Chettinadu Mansion.
After breakfast drive 3 hrs to Dindugal and check into Cardamom House, a little further to the Athoor village, set on the banks of the Kamaraj Lake at the foot of the Western Ghats. The nearby village offers the opportunity to see day to day life of Tamil people.
Next day of your South India heritage tours, Before check into your Kettuvallam houseboat; visit Krishnapuram Palace while driving from Kovalam. Travel through the lush green backwaters of Kerala with the crew attending to your need. Observe the traditional lifestyle of the Keralites. You will see Temples, fishing, people tending their crops and coconut plantations as you drift through the canals which is a unique and totally relaxing experience.
Post breakfast transfer by motor boat to Alleppey and then drive to Cochin. After lunch sightseeing of Fort Cochin, Jew town and Mattancherry Palace. In the evening enjoy Kathakali Dance Performance show.
In the morning after your breakfast visit the Hilltop Palace and have a traditional lunch at the home of Mrs. Nimmy Paul, the renowned Malabar Chef. Watch the demonstration of Kalaripayattu, the traditional Martial arts of Kerala in the evening.