South Indian Temple Tour

South Indian Temple Tour

Destinations :- Chennai - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry - Thanjavur - Trichy - Madurai – Rameshwaram - Kanyakumari – Kovalam - Periyar - Kumarakom - Cochin - Mumbai/Chennai

Durations :- 12 Nights/ 13 Days

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South India is famous for most of the Temple Tour in India. South India is also well-known for pilgrimage tour. This trip brings a tranquil feeling of the nature and backwater of South India. Some states that include in South India Packages are Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. This tour package includes some major attraction places including Chennai, Kanchipuram, Mahabalipuram, Pondicherry, Tanjore, Trichy, Madurai, Kanyakumari, Kovalam, Periyar, Kumarakom, and Cochin. If you choose this tour, you can complete half of the South Indian tourist places. Famous Temples in this tour will cover the Mahabalipuram, Kamakshi, Sri Brihadeeswarar Temple and Meenakshi Temple.

Day 01: Arrive in Chennai (By flight)

On your arrival at Chennai Airport, our representative will traditionally welcome (Swagat) you and assist you in check-in to your pre booked hotel. Relax for a day after a long flight and prepare for the further trip.  Here you have completed your first day of South India Temple Tour.

Evening is free for leisure
Overnight at Chennai

 

Day 02: Chennai – Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram (Approx 140 Kms)

Tour Highlights: Ekambareswarar Temple, Kailashnath Temple, Kamakshi Temple, Vaikunta Perumal temple and Shore Temple

After breakfast, check-out from the Hotel and drive to Mahabalipuram.  En-route we will visit Kanchipuram which is best known as Golden city of Thousand Temples and also one of the oldest towns in India.  Here we would visit Ekambareswarar Temple, Kailashnath Temple, Kamakshi Temple and Vaikunta Perumal temple. Later drive continues towards Mahabalipuram. In the afternoon, enjoy your Lunch with regional cuisine at a nice South Indian restaurant. On your arrival at Mahabalipuram, check-in at your Hotel and freshen-up.  Later you will be escorted by our Tour Guide and will be taken for sightseeing of group of monuments at Mahabalipuram which have been classified as UNESCO world Heritage site. At the end of the tour, return to your Hotel and relax. Here you have completed your second day of South India Temple Tour.

Evening is free for Leisure.
Overnight at Mahabalipuram

 

Day 03: Mahabalipuram – Pondicherry/Puducherry (Approx 100 Kms)

Tour Highlights: Auroville, Sri Aurbindo Ashram, French War Memorial, Mankula Vinayaka, Sri Vedapuriswar, and Kamatchiamman and Promenade Beach

After Breakfast, check-out from the Hotel and drive towards Pondicherry. Pondicherry/Puducherry is a calm little city located on the south coast of India. The dominance of French, the tree lined avenues, the attractive colonial structures, the spiritual landscapes and numerous un-spoilt beaches and backwaters are some of the prominence of this small town. On your arrival at Pondicherry/Puducherry, check-in at your pre-booked Hotel and freshen-up.  Later you will be escorted by our Tour Guide and will take you for local sightseeing of Pondicherry/Puducherry.  Today’s tour highlights will be Auroville, Sri Aurbindo Ashram, French War Memorial, Mankula Vinayaka, Sri Vedapuriswar, and Kamatchiamman and Promenade Beach. In the afternoon, enjoy your Lunch in a nice restaurant.  Pondicherry has an array of decent restaurant which offers blend of cuisines. At the end of the tour, return to your Hotel and relax. Here you have completed your third day of South India Temple Tour.

Evening is free for Leisure.
Overnight at Pondicherry

 

Day 04: Pondicherry - Thanjavur – Trichy (Approx 225 Kms)

Tour Highlights: Gangai Konda Cholapuram, Sri Brihadeeswarar Temple, Thanjavur Royal Palace, Sri Ranganatha Swami Temple, Tiruvanaikkaval Temple and Samayapuram Temple

After Breakfast, check-out from the Hotel and continue drive to Trichy.  En-route we will visit Thanjavur for the sightseeing of the local attractions such as Gangai Konda Cholapuram, Sri Brihadeeswarar Temple, Thanjavur Royal Palace.   In the afternoon, enjoy your Lunch at a nice Indian restaurant and drive continue to Trichy.  On your arrival at Trichy, check-in at your pre-booked Hotel and rest.  Later you will be escorted by our Tour Guide and will be taken for local sightseeing of Trichy and the highlights will be Sri Ranganatha Swami Temple, Tiruvanaikkaval Temple and Samayapuram Temple.  At the end of the tour, return to your Hotel and relax. Here you have completed your fourth day of South India Temple Tour.

Evening is free for Leisure.
Overnight at Trichy

 

Day 05: Trichy - Madurai (Approx 135 Kms)

Tour Highlights: Meenakshi Temple, Thirumalai Nayakkar Mahal and Gandhi Memorial

After Breakfast, check-out from the Hotel and further drive to Madurai (The City of Divine Nectar). Madurai is 2600 years old historical city which is surrounded by graceful natural plantation and located on the banks of River Vaigai.  On your arrival at Madurai, check-in at your pre-booked Hotel and relax.  After Lunch, you will be escorted by our Tour Guide and will take you for Madurai sightseeing.  Today’s tour highlights will be Meenakshi Temple, Thirumalai Nayakkar Mahal and Gandhi Memorial. At the end of the tour, return to your Hotel and relax. Here you have completed your fifth day of South India Temple Tour.

Evening is free for Leisure.
Overnight at Madurai

 

Day 06: Madurai – Kodaikanal – Madurai (Excursion Tour)

Tour Highlights: Kodaikanal Lake, Bear Shola Falls, Palni Hills and Solar Observatory

After Breakfast, you will be escorted by our Tour Guide and will be taken on an excursion tour to Kodaikanal which is a popular Hill station in South India. Kodaikanal is elevated approximately 7000 ft from above sea level and is a relaxing and serene Hill station.  Today’s tour highlights will be Kodaikanal Lake, Bear Shola Falls, Palni Hills and Solar Observatory.  In the afternoon, enjoy your Lunch at a nice valley restaurant and continue with the sightseeing.  In the evening, drive back to Madurai and relax. Here you have completed your sixth day of South India Temple Tour.

Evening is free for Leisure.
Overnight at Madurai

 

Day 07: Madurai – Rameshwaram (Approx 170 Kms)

Tour Highlights: Ramanathaswamy Temple, Pamban Bridge, Agni Tirtham and Pamban Island

After Breakfast, check-out from the Hotel and drive to Rameshwaram.  Rameshwaram is popular pilgrimage tourist destinations in India and is famous worldwide for the Ramanathaswamy Temple. On your arrival at Rameshwaram, check-in at your pre-booked Hotel and relax.  After Lunch, you will be escorted by our Tour Guide and will be taken for local sightseeing of Rameshwaram. Today’s tour highlights will be Ramanathaswamy Temple, Pamban Bridge, Agni Tirtham and Pamban Island. At the end of the tour, return to your Hotel and relax. Here you have completed your seventh day of South India Temple Tour.

Evening is free for Leisure.
Overnight at Rameshwaram

 

Day 08: Rameshwaram - Kanyakumari (Approx 300 Kms)

Tour Highlights: Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Thanumalayan Temple, Vattakottai Fort, Our Lady of Ransom Church and Swamithope Pathi

Early morning check-out from the Hotel and further drive to Kanyakumari. On your arrival at Kanyakumari, check-in to your pre-booked Hotel and relax. Kanyakumari is one of the most beautiful cities of Southern India and is surrounded by Indian Ocean, Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea. The beaches of Kanyakumari are amongst the top beaches of India. After Lunch, you will be escorted by our Tour Guide and will be taken for local sightseeing and the tour highlights will be Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Thanumalayan Temple, Vattakottai Fort, Our Lady of Ransom Church and Swamithope Pathi. At the end of the tour, return to your Hotel and relax. Here you have completed your eighth day of South India Temple Tour.

Evening is free for Leisure.
Overnight at Kanyakumari

 

Day 09: Kanyakumari - Kovalam (85 Kms)

Tour Highlights: Kovalam Beach, the Light House, Karamana River, Valiyathura Pier and Edakallu

After Breakfast, check out from the Hotel and drive to Kovalam which is famous for one of the India’s best beaches.  On your arrival at Kovalam, check-in at your pre-booked Hotel and freshen-up.  After freshen-up, you will be escorted by our Tour Guide and will be taken for Kovalam sightseeing.  Today’s tour highlights will be Kovalam Beach, the Light House, Karamana River, Valiyathura Pier and Edakallu. In the afternoon, enjoy your Lunch in a nice beach facing restaurant and continue with the sightseeing.  At the end of the tour, return to your Hotel and relax. Here you have completed your ninth day of South India Temple Tour.

Evening is free for leisure.
Overnight at Kovalam

 

Day 10: Kovalam –Thekkaddy/Periyar (Approx 230 Kms)

Tour Highlights: Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, World Spice and Ayurvedic Garden and Mullaperiyar Dam

After Breakfast, check-out from the Hotel and drive to Periyar/Thekkaddy.  The journey from Kovalam to Thekkaddy offers diverse attractions like Mountain Treks, Dams and Spice Plantation etc. On your arrival in Thekkaddy, check-in at your pre-booked Hotel and freshen-up.  After freshen-up, you will be escorted by our Tour Guide and will be taken for the local sightseeing.  Today’s tour highlights will be Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, World Spice and Ayurvedic Garden and Mullaperiyar Dam. In the afternoon, take your Lunch in a nice Jungle Restaurant and enjoy the greenery of Thekkaddy.  After Lunch, continue with the sightseeing.  At the end of the tour, return to your Hotel and relax. Here you have completed your tenth day of South India Temple Tour.

Evening is free for leisure.
Overnight at Thekkaddy

 

Day 11: Thekkaddy (Periyar) - Kumarakom (130 Kms)

Tour Highlights: Subrahmanya Temple and Sri Dharma Sastha Temple, Kumarakom Backwater, Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls and Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary

After Breakfast, check-out from your Hotel and further drive to Kumarakom. On your arrival at Kumarakom, check-in at your pre-booked Hotel and freshen-up.  Later you will be escorted by our Tour Guide and will be taken for Kumarakom sightseeing.  Today’s tour highlights will be Subrahmanya Temple and Sri Dharma Sastha Temple, Kumarakom Backwater, Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls and Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. The stretch of backwaters in Kumarakom is spread over 900 sq. Kms.  You may also choose to hire a motor boat or a house boat to experience the beauty of this backwater glory.  In the afternoon, take your lunch in a nice restaurant facing backwaters and continue for the rest of the sightseeing.  At the end of the tour, return to your Hotel and relax. Here you have completed your eleventh day of South India Temple Tour.

Evening is free for leisure
Overnight at Kumarakom

 

Day 12: Kumarakom – Cochin (Approx 55 Kms)

Tour Highlights: Kochi Fort, Jew Synagogue, Dutch Palace, Marine Drive and Chinese Fishing Nets

After Breakfast, check-out from the Hotel and drive to Kochi/Cochin. On your arrival at Kochi/Cochin, check-in at your pre-booked Hotel and freshen-up. After freshen-up, you will be escorted by our Tour Guide and will be taken for Kochi sightseeing. Today’s tour highlights will be Kochi Fort, Jew Synagogue, Dutch Palace, Marine Drive and Chinese Fishing Nets. In the afternoon, enjoy your Lunch in a nice restaurant and continue with the sightseeing. At the end of the tour, return to your Hotel and relax.  Here you have completed your twelfth day of South India Temple Tour.

Evening is free for Leisure.
Overnight at Kochi

 

Day 13: Departure Cochin (By flight)

After Breakfast, check-out from the Hotel and transfers to Kochi/Cochin Airport to board your flight to onward destination.

Here you have successfully completed your South Indian Temple Tour.  We sincerely thank you for choosing Trip India for your travel arrangements and we appreciate your patronage and wish you for a safe journey.

 

Hotels Accommodations Envisaged:-

Subject to availability at the time of booking or else similar hotels will be suggested:-

Destinations  Deluxe  Hotel    Premium Hotel Luxury Hotel
Chennai Hotel Emerald Chennai /Similar Hotel Lemontree Chennai / Similar Hotel Hilton Chennai / Similar
Mahabalipuram Blue Bay Beach Resort / Similar Chariot Beach Resort / Similar Chariot Beach Resort / Similar
Pondicherry Hotel Mass / Similar Welcome Heritage Le Pondy / Similar Hotel Ocean Spray Pondicherry / Similar
Trichy Hotel Grand Gardenia / Similar SRM Hotel / Similar Sangam Hotel / Similar
Madurai The Madurai Residency / Single Hotel Fortune Pandiyan / Similar Heritage Madurai / Similar
Rameshwaram Hotel Vinayaga / Similar Hotel Daiwik / Similar Hotel Daiwik / Similar
Kanyakumari Hotel Sea View / Similar Anantya Resort / Similar Anantya Resort / Similar
Kovalam Sagra Beach Resort/ Similar Estuary Island Resort / Similar Turtle on The Beach / Similar
Periyar Hotel Grand Thekkaddy / Similar Cardamom County Resort / Similar Hotel Holiday Vista / Similar
Kumarakom A/c Deluxe House Boat / Similar A/c Luxury House Boat / Similar A/c Luxury House Boat/ Similar
Cochin Hotel Marrios Cochin/ Similar Hotel Holiday Inn / Similar Hotel Crown Plaza Cochin / Similar

Note:

  1. Group rates are available on request. contact
  2. Above mentioned package cost is valid on minimum Two Person Basic.
  3. High Season – Any Fair / Festival / New Year / Christmas surcharge are additional

Cost Includes:

  1. Accommodation for 12 Nights/ on twin / double sharing basis.
  2. Daily buffet breakfast at all hotels.
  3. Transportation by private air-conditioned car with driver for all arrivals, All arrivals, departures, sightseeing and inter-city drive as per the itinerary.
  4. Services of English speaking guide as per the itinerary above.
  5. Services of Trip India representative on all arrivals and departures.
  6. Escorted Evening Sightseeing at Ganga River Boating in Kolkata
  7. Fuel charges, toll tax, state tax & parking charge
  8. All presently applicable luxury taxes.

Cost does not Includes:

  1. Entrance fees at monuments/parks/museums.
  2. Items of personal nature like drinks on table, laundry, telephone bills etc.
  3. Meals other than mentioned above.
  4. Indian visa fees or international airfare / domestic flight fare / train ticket
  5. Still Camera or video charges levied by some monuments.
  6. Any other shopping and personal purchase.
  7. Medical Requirements on request.
  8. Service Tax as per government.
  9. Any other services not mentioned in the inclusions.

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