Great South India Tour

Duration: 19 Nights / 20 Days

Destination Covered: Cochin - Thekkady - Kumarakom - Mysore - Chennai - Mamallapuram - Pondicherry - Swamimalai - Thanjavur - Madurai - Cheruthuruthi - Kozhikode - Vythiri - Sultan Bathery - Nagarhole - Hassan - Bengaluru -

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Overview

With lots of coast, an eclectic mix of culture from Tamil to colonial, and mountains and rain forest, South India sizzles with so many flavors it can almost be overpowering. Our South India highlights offer a bigger picture of this region that includes the states of Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. It’s the perfect beach reward at the end of a tour of, for example, the temples of Mysore or Madurai. South India is famous for its vibrant culture, delectable food, among other man made marvels.


Tour Highlights

  • Jewish Synagogue, Visit the Dutch Palace, Indian Portugese Museum, Chinese Fishing Nets, Cochin
  • Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Spice Garden, Periyar lake, Elephant Ride, Thekkady
  • Beauty of birds at Kumarakom Bird Sancturay, Enjoy the South Indian Filter Coffee, Hosuboat, Kumarakom
  • Visit Palace, Chamundeshwari Temple in Mysore
  • Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Marina Beach and Bull Temple, Chennai
  • Mahabalipuram Temple, Caves Temple, Rathas at Mahabalipuram
  • Auroville township, Aurobindo Ashram at Pondicherry
  • Arulmigu Swaminatha Swami Temple,  Uppiliappan Temple, Adi Kumbeswarar Temple, Swamimalai Murugan Temple, Swamimalai
  • Thiruvarur city garden, Agnipureeswarar Temple, Kothanda Ramar Temple, Neelamegha Perumal Temple, Rajagopalaswamy Temple, Thyagaraja Swamy Temple, Thanjavur
  • Rock fort and Meenakshi Sundareshwarar temple, Madurai
  • Cheruthuruthy Eco garden, River, Cheruthuruthy temple, Cheruthuruthy
  • Kozhikode beach, Aripara Falls, Vellarimala, Tali temple, Hilite mall, Vayalada, Tusharagiri falls, Kozhikode
  • Vythiri Tree House, Edakkal Caves, Chembra peak, Vythiri
  • Chethalayam Falls, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Kalpetta. Sulthan-Bathery
  • Safaris into the National Park, Srirangapatnam, famous for the Tipu Sultan’s former capital, Nagarhole
  • Ruin heritage monuments at Hampi
  • Bangalore is called “The Green City”, Vidhana Soudha, Lal Bagh botanical garden, Bull Temple, Cubbon park, Bangalore

Itinerary

Arrive in Chennai from Delhi/Mumbai by flight & meet with our representative with garland welcome. Later proceed to Hotel and check into the hotel & relax. Later visit tourist places in & around Mahabalipuram. Overnight stay in Mahabalipura.

After breakfast drive to excursion to Kanchipuram, a beautiful town famous for its old temples.  Visit Kailasanatha Temple, Vaikundaperumal Temple, Kamakshiamman Temple, Ekambaranatha Temple, Varadarajaswami Temple. Later back to Mahabalipuram & check into the hotel. Evening free for leisure activities. Overnight stay in Mahabalipuram.

After breakfast drive to Pondicherry, Away from the hustle and bustle of big city, puducherry is a quiet little town on the southern coast. The unmistakable French connection,the tree lined boulevards,the quaint colonial heritage buildings, the spiritual scene, the endless stretches of unspoilt virgin beaches, backwater, a surprising choice of restaurants serving a melange of cuisines. Enjoy beautiful beaches of Pondicherry & other sightseeing. Overnight in Pondicherry.

After breakfast drive to Chidambaram (80 km/ 2 hrs), Chidambaram is famous for Dancing arts & very famous for its Nataraj Temple in which you will see 108 different postures of classical dances, done by God Shiva & see stone carvings on 1000 pillars in hall.

After drive to Gangaikondacholapuram (45 km/ 1 hr), a beautiful sight of architectural brilliance made by Cholas. Later drive to Swamimalai (50 km/ 1 Hr) for your overnight stay in Swamimalai.

After breakfast drive to Darasuram & Kumbakonam, both towns are very famous for its heritage temples. These towns are really admire by everyone for its architectural beauty.
Later return back to your hotel and enjoy nearby area of your hotel. We will give you a very beautiful heritage hotel that will be admired. Overnight in heritage hotel in Swamimalai.

After breakfast drive to Tanjore (50 Km) & visit Sri Brahadeswara Temple. Tower of temple capped with around monolithic cupola. You can see dozen Shiv-lingas in a row. Visit Art Gallery & Saraswathy Mahal Library that keeps 30,000 palmleaf & paper manuscripts in Indian & European languages.

Later drive to Trichi (64 km/ 2 hrs) and visit Rock fort temple situated inside the city. You will see panoramic view of city from top of the hill. Return back to your hotel. Overnight stay in Trichi.

After breakfast drive to Madurai & onarrival check into the hotel & relax. Alter in the afternoon visit World’s famous Meenakshi Temple. 1000 pillars beautifully carved on stone is perfection of art & architecture. Overnight stay in Madurai.

After breakfast Proceed to Thekkady and check into the hotel.  Thekkady is considered a heaven for natural spices such as black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon and clove.  The main attraction in thekkady is boating on the lake and the Mullai Periyar Dam. Boating will take approximate 2 hours and you can also get rare glimpses of wild animals. Enjoy sunset boat ride in the lake. Overnight stay in Thekkady.

After breakfast drive to Kumarakom, Kumarakom is a serenely beautiful and scenic backwater destination, a charming peninsula jutting into the ever-effervescent Vembanad Lake that is dotted with plenty of traditional rice boats and canoes, leaving a scene that is immensely pleasing to the eye. Overnight stay in Kumarakom.

After breakfast drive to Alleppey as part of your Kerala tour. A perfect destination for a memorable trip in Kerala. Check into a houseboat that will take you through the sleepy backwaters of Kerala. Enjoy nature from your beautiful houseboat passes by charming villages, lush green paddy fields and other scenic delights. Stay overnight in your houseboat besides enjoying the best food in a traditional way.

After breakfast drive to Cochin, Kochi (old name Cochin) is a vibrant city situated on the south-west coast of the Indian peninsula in the breathtaking scenic and prosperous state of Kerala, known as ‘God’s Own Country’. Later in the afternoon visit half day Sightseeing include Fort Cochin Beach, Willingdon Island, Mattancherry Palace, Chinese Fishing Net, Church of Saint. Francis, Paradesi Synagogue. Over night in Cochin.

After breakfast drive to Guruvayur (85 km) and visit elephant camp (Punnathur Kotta) where you can see a big herd of elephans at a time. Increase you knowledge about elephants & their caretaker.

Later drive to Cheruthuruthy (60 km), on arrival check into the hotel & relax. Eveing free for your own activities. Overnight stay in Cheruthuruthy.

After breakfast drive to Calicut, on arrival check into the hotel & relax. Visit Beypore Port, where the traditional Building can be seen. Here boats are made as per order received from other countries. Later visit Kappad Beach. Overnight in Calicut.

After breakfast drive first Wayanad city, where you can see typical Kerala city & its people in their daily life. Wayanad is one of the prominent places in Malabar, which promises a variety of wildlife, ayurveda, plantation resorts and spas with a distinct culture and a tradition of its own, is a perfect get away place for you and you family for a unforgettable perfect holiday. Overnight stay in Vythiri Resort.

Today are free to explore this resort & nearby area, although our vehicle is ready to take you as per you desire. Overnight stay in beautiful resort Vythiri Resort.

After breakfast drive to Karapur (Nagarhole Wildlife Sanctuary) & check into your best hotel near Kabini River. Later visit Sanctuary with Elephant ride. Nagarhole national park (NNP), the enchanting 247 square-mile park in Karnataka has an astonishing abundance of wildlife including large mammals such as tiger, leopard, wild elephant, Indian wild dog, and gaur (Indian bison). Other species present are chital spotted deer, barking deer, mouse deer, four-horned antelope, wild boar, sloth bear, hyena, mongoose, civet, otter, and more. The landscape is one of gentle slopes and shallow valleys. Overnight stay in finest resort near River.

Enjoy morning & evening visit to this beautiful Wildlife Sanctuary. Explore nearby area near River. Overnight in resort near river.

After breakfast drive to Mysore, a historical city of India & famous for its magnificent buildings. On arrival check into the hotel & relax. Later visit famous Tipu’s Summer Palace, the Maharaja’s Palace and Chamundi Hill. Later visit Brindavan Gardens that attracts thousands of visitors every day. Overnight stay in Mysore.

After breakfast drive to Hassan, on arrival check into the hotel & relax. Later in the afternoon visit Belur & Halebid temples. Overnight stay in Hassan.

After breakfast drive to Bangalore, on arrival check into the hotel for fresh up & lunch. Later you will be transferred to airport for your onward flight.

Note: This is just a suggested itinerary indicative of what could be possible. We tailor holidays for your specific needs. Contact us if you want modifications so that we could tailor a holiday to suit your need for an unforgettable India trip.
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