Splendors of South India Tour

Splendors of South India Tour

Destinations :- Chennai - Pondicherry - Swamimalai - Tanjore - Trichy - Madurai - Thekkaddy - Munnar - Cochin - Mararikulam - Cochin

Durations :- Duration: 14 nights/15 days

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The Splendors of South India Tour is a spectacular 15 days journey across some of the finest destinations of South India. Southern India is famous for its pristine beaches, mangroves, coconut and palm trees, wildlife centuries, surprising architecture and many World Heritage sites.  The Splendors of South India tour is popular amongst guests not just for relaxing but it also offers an opportunity to witness the colorful and vibrant culture of South India. The Splendors of South India tour will surely surprise you with many fables which have been passed from generation to generation and have been kept alive even today.  South India is for sure an ideal destination for a quality holiday. The tour connects some of the exclusive and exhilarating destinations from several states of South India such as Chennai, Pondicherry, Swamimalai – Tanjore, Trichy, Madurai, Thekkaddy, Munnar, Cochin and Mararikulam.

Day 01: Arrival at Chennai (By flight)

Tour Highlights: Day is free for Leisure

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 successfully completed your first day of Splendors of South India 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 successfully completed your second day of Splendors of South India 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 successfully completed your third day of Splendors of South India Tour.

Evening is free for Leisure

Overnight at Pondicherry

 

Day 04: Pondicherry – Swamimalai (Approx 130 Kms)

Tour Highlights: Swamimalai, Chidambaram Temple and Gangai Konda Cholapuram

After Breakfast, check-out from the Hotel and drive to Swamimalai. The town Swamimalai is situated on the banks of river Cauvery. Swamimalai is the fourth amongst the six holy shrines dedicated to Lord Muruga.  The name of the town means `God`s mountain`.  On your arrival at Swamimalai, you will be taken to the Ashram, check-in at your room and relax.  Inside the Ashram you can take Yoga or meditation session which is very useful for peace of body, mind and soul. Later you will be escorted by our Tour Guide and will be taken on a local sightseeing and the attractions will be Chidambaram Temple and Gangai Konda Cholapuram. At the end of the tour, return to the Ashram and relax. Here you have successfully completed your fourth day of Splendors of South India Tour. 

Evening is free for Leisure.

Overnight at Ashram

 

Day 05: Swamimalai – Tanjore/Thanjavur – Trichy (Approx 100 Kms)

Tour Highlights: Sri Brihadeeswarar Temple, Thanjavur Royal Palace and Shopping

After Breakfast, check-out from the Ashram and further drive to Trichy.  En-route we will visit Thanjavur for the sightseeing of the local attractions such as Sri Brihadeeswarar Temple, Thanjavur Royal Palace.   Thanjavur has always been famous for its art and culture. Thanjavur is popular for beautiful silk weaves, woven in gorgeous colors and designs along with Thanjavur Paintings, Dancing Dolls and Traditional Crafts. In the afternoon, enjoy your Lunch at a nice Indian restaurant and continue to enjoy the beauty of Thanjavur.  After Thanjavur sightseeing, drive continuous to Trichy.  On your arrival at Trichy, check-in at your pre-booked Hotel and relax. Here you have successfully completed your fifth day of Splendors of South India Tour. 

Evening is free for Leisure

Overnight at Trichy

 

Day 06: Trichy Sightseeing

Tour Highlights: Sri Ranganatha Swami Temple, Tiruvanaikkaval Temple, Samayapuram Temple and Srirangam Island

After Breakfast you will be escorted by our Tour Guide and will be taken for Trichy sightseeing.  Trichy is situated on the banks of the River Kaveri and city is known for its educational institutions, industries, and temples. Today`s tour highlights will be Sri Ranganatha Swami Temple, Tiruvanaikkaval Temple, Samayapuram Temple and Srirangam Island. In the afternoon, enjoy your Lunch at a nice Indian restaurant and continue to enjoy the sightseeing.  At the end of the sightseeing, return to your hotel and relax. Here you have successfully completed your sixth day of Splendors of South India Tour.

Evening is free for Leisure.

Overnight at Trichy

 

Day 07: 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 successfully completed seventh first day of Splendors of South India Tour.

Evening is free for Leisure

Overnight at Madurai

 

Day 08: Madurai – Kodaikanal – Thekkaddy (Approx 265 Kms)

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 above sea level and is a relaxing and serene Hill station located in upper Palani hills of Western Ghats in Madurai. The cool and misty weather, the picturesque beauty, the wooded forest and its surroundings can surely fascinate any traveler.  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 continuous to Thekkaddy.  On your arrival in Thekkaddy, check-in at your pre-booked hotel and relax. Here you have successfully completed your eighth day of Splendors of South India Tour.

Evening is free for Leisure.

Overnight at Thekkaddy

 

Day 09: Thekkaddy Sightseeing

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

After Breakfast, you will be escorted by our Tour Guide and will be taken for the Thekkaddy 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 lush green beauty of Thekkaddy.  At the end of the tour, return to your Hotel and relax. Here you have successfully completed your ninth day of Splendors of South India Tour.

Evening is free for Leisure.

Overnight at Thekkaddy

 

Day 10: Thekkaddy – Munnar (Approx 90 Kms)

Tour Highlights: Mattupetty Dam and Dairy Farms, Echo Point, Kundala Lake, Tea Gardens

After Breakfast, check-out from the Hotel and drive to Munnar.  The journey from Thekkaddy to Munnar is an amazing one, the panoramic view of the misty hills and the landscapes which gradually changes from plain to hilly terrain.  You will be welcomed by Lush Green plantations on the hills while entering Munnar.  On your arrival at Munnar, 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 Munnar sightseeing.  Today`s tour highlights will be Mattupetty Dam and Dairy Farms, Echo Point, Kundala Lake, Tea Gardens (along with the beautiful picturesque landscapes of Munnar). In the afternoon, enjoy your lunch at a nice hillside restaurant. At the end of the tour, return to your Hotel and relax. Here you have successfully completed your tenth day of Splendors of South India Tour.

Evening is free for Leisure.

Overnight at Munnar

 

Day 11: Munnar – Kottayam (Approx 130 Kms)

Tour Highlights: Thirunakkara Mahadev Temple, Cheriyapally Ettumanoor, Vaikom Temples and Kumaranalloor Devi Temple

After Breakfast, check-out from the Hotel and drive to Kottayam. On your arrival at Kottayam, check-in at your pre-booked Hotel and freshen-up.  Later you will be escorted by our Tour Guide and will be taken for Kottayam sightseeing.  Today`s tour highlights will be Thirunakkara Mahadev Temple, Cheriyapally Ettumanoor, Vaikom Temples and Kumaranalloor Devi Temple. In the afternoon, enjoy your Lunch at a nice village restaurant and continue with the sightseeing. At the end of the tour, return to your Hotel and relax. Here you have successfully completed your eleventh day of Splendors of South India Tour.

Evening is free for Leisure.

Overnight at Kottayam

 

Day 12: Kottayam – Alleppey (Approx 50 Kms)

Tour Highlights: Houseboat

After Breakfast, check-out from the hotel and drive to Alleppey.  On your arrival at Alleppey, our representative will assist you for your check-in at the House Boat. Day is free for leisure.  You will cruise in and around Alleppey and will witness the daily life of village surrounding Alleppey.  All your meals will be served on Board. Here you have successfully completed your twelfth day of Splendors of South India Tour.

Evening is free for Leisure.

Overnight at Houseboat

 

Day 13: Alleppey – Mararikulam (Approx 20 Kms)

Tour Highlights: Mararikulam Beach, Mararikulam Shiva Temple, St. Andrews Church, Cherthala and Velorvattom Mahadev Temple

After Breakfast, check-out from the House boat and drive to Mararikulam. Mararikulam is a beach village in the Alleppey and is famous for the clean sandy beach in the Kerala and has always been a fresh holiday experience in all aspects. One can enjoy the activities in Mararikulam such as lazing in the Sun, enjoying exciting water sports like surfing or parasailing. On your arrival in Mararikulam, 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 Mararikulam sightseeing.  Today`s tour highlights will be Mararikulam Beach, Mararikulam Shiva Temple, St. Andrews Church, Cherthala and Velorvattom Mahadev Temple. In the afternoon, enjoy your lunch at a nice beach restaurant and continue to enjoy the sightseeing.  At the end of the tour, return to your hotel and relax. Here you have successfully completed your thirteenth day of Splendors of South India Tour.

Evening is free for Leisure.

Overnight at Mararikulam

 

Day 14: Mararikulam - Kochi/Cochin (Approx 50 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. On your arrival at Kochi, 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, treat yourself with a regional cuisine at a nice restaurant in Kochi and continue to enjoy the sightseeing tour.  At the end of the sightseeing, return to your Hotel and relax. Here you have successfully completed your fourteenth day of Splendors of South India Tour.

Evening is free for Leisure.

Overnight at Kochi/ Cochin

 

Day 15: Kochi/Cochin (Departure)

After Breakfast, check-out from the Hotel and transfers to Kochi Airport for your onward flight to your country or for next destination

Here you have successfully completed your Splendors of India 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 Ambica Palace/Similar Aloft/Similar The Accord Metropolitan/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
Swamimalai INDeco Hotel / Similar INDeco Hotel / Similar INDeco Hotel / Similar
Trichy Hotel Grand Gardenia / Similar SRM Hotel / Similar Sangam Hotel / Similar
Madurai The Madurai Residency / Single Hotel Fortune Pandiyan / Similar Heritage Madurai / Similar
Thekkaddy Hotel Grand Thekkaddy / Similar Cardamom County Resort / Similar Hotel Holiday Vista / Similar
Munnar Clouds Valley Leisure Hotel / Similar Tea County Resort / Similar Mountain Club Resort /Similar
Kottayam Hotel Windsor Castle / Similar Hotel Pearl Regency / Similar Hotel Pearl Regency / Similar
Alleppey Deluxe House Boat Deluxe House Boat Deluxe House Boat
Mararikulam Hotel Royal Palace/Similar Hotel Royal Palace/Similar Hotel Royal Palace/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 Duration: 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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