Best of South India Tour

Best of South India Tour

Destinations :- Chennai – Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry - Swami Malai - Tanjore - Trichy - Madurai - Kodaikanal - Rameshwaram - Kanyakumari - Kovalam – Alleppey – Kottayam - Kochi – Thekkaddy/Periyar - Munnar - Ooty - Coonoor - Mysore - Srirangapatna - Hassan - Belur - Bangalore - Sravanbelgola – Bangalore

Durations :- 23 Nights / 24 Days

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Best of South India Tour makes you explore the vibrant colors of South India that includes the monuments, palaces, forts, temples, emerald backwaters with sun-kissed beaches of Kovalam. To discover and explore South India, this tour package will be the right choice for the tourists who are visiting South India for the first time. With this, never forget to explore the exquisite handicrafts, paintings, bronzes and South Indian Musical instruments which allure the interest of the tourist’s mind.

Day 01: Arrive in Chennai (By flight)

Tour Highlights: Surrounding Places

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. You may choose the visit the surrounding places. Here you have successfully completed your first day of Best 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, Shore Temple, Pancha Rathas, Descent of the Ganges and Tiger Cave

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 Best 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 Best 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 Best of South India Tour.

Evening is free for Leisure.
Overnight at Ashram

 

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

Tour Highlights: Sri Brihadeeswarar Temple, Thanjavur Royal Palace, Sri Ranganatha Swami Temple, Tiruvanaikkaval Temple, Samayapuram Temple and Srirangam Island

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.   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, Samayapuram Temple and Srirangam Island.  At the end of the tour, return to your Hotel and relax. Here you have successfully completed your fifth day of Best of South India Tour.

Evening is free for Leisure.
Overnight at Trichy

 

Day 06: 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. Here you have successfully completed your sixth day of Best of South India Tour.

Evening is free for Leisure.
Overnight at Madurai

 

Day 07: 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 successfully completed your seventh day of Best of South India Tour.

Evening is free for Leisure.
Overnight at Madurai

 

Day 08: 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 successfully completed your eighth day of Best of South India Tour.

Evening is free for Leisure.
Overnight at Rameshwaram

 

Day 09: 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 successfully completed your ninth day of Best of South India Tour.

Evening is free for Leisure.
Overnight at Kanyakumari

 

Day 10: 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 successfully completed your tenth day of Best of South India Tour.

Evening is free for leisure.
Overnight at Kovalam

 

Day 11: Kovalam –Alleppey (Approx 160 Kms)

Tour Highlights: Houseboat

Early morning check-out from the hotel and further 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 eleventh day of Best of South India Tour.

Evening is free for Leisure.
Overnight at Houseboat

 

Day 12: Alleppey – Kottayam (Approx 50 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 twelfth day of Best of South India Tour.

Evening is free for Leisure.
Overnight at Kottayam

 

Day 13: Kottayam – Cochin/Kochi (Approx 70 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 successfully completed your thirteenth day of Best of South India Tour.

Evening is free for Leisure.
Overnight at Kochi

 

Day 15: Thekkaddy/Periyar – Munnar (Approx 85 Kms)

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

After Breakfast, check-out from the Hotel and drive to Munnar.  The journey from Thekkaddy to Munnar is 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-reserved 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, Kundala Lake and Tea Estates. In the afternoon, take your Lunch at a nice hill side restaurant and enjoy the beautiful picturesque landscapes of Munnar.  After Lunch, continue with the sightseeing.  At the end of the tour, return to your Hotel and relax. Here you have successfully completed your fifteenth day of Best of South India Tour.

Evening is free for leisure.
Overnight at Munnar

 

Day 16: Munnar – Ooty (Approx 250 Kms)

Tour Highlights: Day is kept free for travelling and relax.

After Breakfast, check-out from the Hotel and further drive to Ooty.  On your arrival at Ooty, check-in to your pre-booked Hotel and relax. Ooty is called the Queen of Hill Stations in Southern India and the capital of Nilgiris District. Likewise other hill station, Ooty was also discovered by Britishers in early 1800’s. Britishers also spread the first Railway track in the area and made Ooty to be well connected to the other cities. Ooty had been a summer capital of the Madras Presidency. Here you have successfully completed your sixteenth day of Best of South India Tour.

Evening is free for Leisure (You may choose to take a short walk in the evening to explore the surroundings places)
Overnight at Ooty

 

Day 17: Ooty Sightseeing

Tour Highlights: Doddabetta, Ooty Lake, Rose Garden, Botanical Gardens and Stone House

After Breakfast, you will be escorted by our Tour Guide and will take you for Ooty Sightseeing. Today’s tour highlights will be Doddabetta, Ooty Lake, Rose Garden, Botanical Gardens and Stone House. In the afternoon, enjoy your Lunch at a nice valley restaurant and continue with the sightseeing. At the end of the tour, return to your Hotel and relax.  Here you have successfully completed your seventeenth day of Best of South India Tour.

Evening is free for Leisure

Overnight at Ooty

 

Day 18: Ooty – Coonoor – Ooty (Excursion tour)

Tour Highlights: Sim`s Park, Dolphin`s Nose Viewpoint, Droog Fort, St. George`s Church, Catherine Falls and Hidden Valley

After Breakfast, you will be escorted by our Tour Guide and will take you on an excursion tour to Coonoor.  It is the second biggest Hill Station of Nilgiris. Coonoor has always been a popular weekend destination for Coimbatore natives.  Coonoor is rich with extensive species of birds and attracts people who love bird watching. Today’s tour highlights will be Sim`s Park, Dolphin`s Nose Viewpoint, Droog Fort, St. George`s Church, Catherine Falls and Hidden Valley. In the afternoon, enjoy your lunch at a nice valley restaurant and continue with the sightseeing. At the end of the tour, drive back to Ooty. Here you have successfully completed your eighteenth day of Best of South India Tour.

Evening is free for Leisure

Overnight at Ooty

 

Day 19: Ooty – Mysore (Approx 130 Kms)

Tour Highlights: Mysore Palace, Brindavan Gardens, Jaganmohan Palace, Lalitha Mahal, Jaya Laxmi Vilas, Karanji and Kukkarahalli Lake

After Breakfast, check-out from the Hotel and further drive to Mysore. On your arrival at Mysore, check-in at your pre-booked Hotel and freshen-up.  Later you will be escorted by our Tour Guide and will be taken for Mysore sightseeing.  Today’s tour highlights will be Mysore Palace, Brindavan Gardens, Jaganmohan Palace, Lalitha Mahal, Jaya Laxmi Vilas, Karanji and Kukkarahalli Lake. In the afternoon, enjoy your Lunch at a nice restaurant and continue with the sightseeing. At the end of the tour, return to your Hotel and relax. Here you have successfully completed your nineteenth day of Best of South India Tour.

Evening is free for Leisure

Overnight at Mysore

 

Day 20: Mysore – Srirangapatna – Mysore (Excursion tour)

Tour Highlights: Srirangapatna, Ranganatha Swami Temple, Captain Bailey Dungeon, Dariya Daulat Bagh, the Obelisk, Tipu Sultan Tomb and Sri Nimishamba temple

After Breakfast, you will be escorted by our Tour Guide and will be taken on an excursion tour to Srirangapatna. Today’s tour highlights will be Srirangapatna, Ranganatha Swami Temple, Captain Bailey Dungeon, Dariya Daulat Bagh, The Obelisk, Tipu Sultan Tomb and Sri Nimishamba temple.  In the afternoon, enjoy your Lunch at a nice countryside restaurant and continue with the sightseeing.  At the end of the tour, return to your Hotel and relax. Here you have successfully completed your twentieth day of Best of South India Tour.

Evening is free for Leisure

Overnight at Mysore

 

Day 21: Mysore – Hassan (Approx 120 Kms)

Tour Highlights: Haasanamba Temple, Mosale Hoysala Temples, Koravangala Shiva Temple and Lakshmidevi Temple

After Breakfast, check-out from the Hotel and drive to Hassan.  On your arrival at Hassan, check-in to your pre-booked Hotel and freshen-up.  Later you will be escorted by our Tour Guide and will be taken for Local sightseeing of Hassan.  Today’s tour highlights will be Haasanamba Temple, Mosale Hoysala Temples, Koravangala Shiva Temple and Lakshmidevi Temple. In the afternoon, enjoy your Lunch at a nice Indian restaurant and continue with the sightseeing.  At the end of the tour, return to your Hotel and relax. Here you have successfully completed your twenty-first day of Best of South India Tour.

Evening is free for Leisure

Overnight at Hassan

 

Day 22: Hassan – Sravanbelgola - Bangalore (Approx 236 Kms)

Tour Highlights: Vindhyagiri, Chandragiri, Odegal Basadi, Mahamasthakabhisheka and Kattlae Basadi

After Breakfast, check-out from the hotel and drive to Bangalore. En-route we will visit Sravanbelgola for the sightseeing and the highlights will be Vindhyagiri, Chandragiri, Odegal Basadi, Mahamasthakabhisheka and Kattlae Basadi.  Sravanbelgola is famous for the statue of Gommateshvara Bahubali and is amongst the popular pilgrimage destinations in Jain religion. Jainism at this place is considered to be more than 2000 years old. In the afternoon, enjoy your Lunch at a nice countryside restaurant and continue drive to Bangalore. On your arrival at Bangalore, check-in at your pre-reserved Hotel and relax. Here you have successfully completed your twenty-second day of Best of South India Tour.

Evening is free for Leisure

Overnight at Bangalore

 

Day 23: Bangalore Sightseeing

Tour Highlights: Tipu Sultan`s summer Palace, Bangalore Palace, Dodda Ganeshana Gudi, ISKCON Temple, Lalbagh Botanical Garden and Cubbon Park

After breakfast, you will be escorted by our Tour Guide and will be taken for local sightseeing of Bangalore.  Today’s tour highlights will be Tipu Sultan`s summer Palace, Bangalore Palace, Dodda Ganeshana Gudi, ISKCON Temple, Lalbagh Botanical Garden and Cubbon Park. In the afternoon, enjoy your lunch at a nice restaurant and continue with the sightseeing. At the end of the tour, return to your Hotel and relax. Here you have successfully completed your twenty-third day of Best of South India Tour.

Evening is free for Leisure

Overnight at Bangalore

 

Day 24: Bangalore (Departure)

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

Here you have successfully completed your Best of South 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

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 23 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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