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SOUTH INDIA TOUR

TRAVELLING THROUGH THE DECCAN through the ancient temples of Tamil Nadu, through hills and waterbodies of Kerala and through Jungles and ancient ruins in Karnataka, provides a variety of experiences. You see the prized bronze collection at Chennai museum and visit the famous Shore Temple at Mahabalipuram; participate in evening prayers ceremony at the Meenakshi Temple in Madurai. Some of the best wildlife reserves of the south are included in this tour and, even if the tiger proves elusive, wild elephants are less modest and similarly remarkable.
This travel itinerary takes you through the vast variety that is encompassed by the South: Chennai, Madurai, Mysore, Kochi Ooty, Mysore, Hassan, Hospet and Badami each city distinct in terms of heritage, people, culture, ambiance; the ancient sites of belur and Halebid, the ruins which testify to a prospering, sophisticated kingdom under the Hoysala ruler. Cruising down the backwater, it shows you glimpses of a more intimate Kerala; brings you music and dance; and demonstration on the superb control inculcated by the ancient martial arts. It takes an acquaintance further so that next time, when you return, you incredible as companion.

ITINERARY

  1. Day 01 Arrival Chennai

    Today morning you will arrive at Chennai airport, after meet & greet transfer to the hotel. After wash and change you will be taken for half day city tour of Chennai visiting Government Museum, Fort St. George, St. Thomas Church, Marina Beach and Kapaleeswarar Temple. Overnight stay at hotel.

  2. Day 02 Chennai – Kanchipuram – Mahabalipuram

    In the morning drive to Kanchipuram which is known as a Silk city. Kanchipuram an ancient capital of Pallava dynasty ruled between 07th to 08th centuries. You will visit Kanchipuram Temple trip by visiting Ekambarewarar Temple, dedicated to lord Shiva next proceed to visit Kailasanthar Temple which is also dedicated to Lord Shiva is finest specimen for Pallava architecture with beautiful carved sculpture. After lunch continue drive to Heritage city Mahabalipuram visit to famous world heritage UNESCO site of Mahabalipuram visiting Sea shore temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and Vishnu, and then five Rathas. Overnight stay at hotel.

  3. Day 03 Mahabalipuram – Pondicherry

    After breakfast drive to Pondicherry, on arrival check-in into the hotel. In the late afternoon visit to Sri Aurobindo Ashram. Have a Rickshaw ride in the commercial street, French colony and markets. Overnight stay at hotel.

  4. Day 04 Pondicherry – Chindhambaram – Gangaikondacholapuram – Darasuram Temple – Kumbakonam

    After leisurely breakfast start drive to Kumbakonam, en-route visiting famous Natraj temple dedicated to Shiva at Chindhabaram. After visit drive to famous Shiva temple at Gangaikondacholapuram which is built in 11th century by the Chola dynasty, this is one of the protected UNESCO site. Later you will visit the 12th century Chola temple Airavatesvara temple in a small village at Darasuram, after that continue proceed to Kumbakonam for overnight stay.

  5. Day 05 Kumbakonam – Tanjore

    Morning drive to Tanjore, on arrival check-in into the hotel. Later you will be taken for city tour of Tanjore visiting Art Gallery, Saraswati Mahal, Library Museum, Brihadeeswara Temple also famous as big temple which is one of the World Heritage monument built by Chola dynasty in 10th century. After lunch visit the Bronze making artisan village and see the Tanjore painting. Overnight stay at hotel.

  6. Day 06 Tanjore – Trichy – Chettinadu

    Drive to Trichy en-route visiting Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu the important pilgrimage place for Hindu. Climb the Rock Fort where you can have a beautiful panoramic view of the city. Then start your journey beautiful village Chettinadu. Evening have a village walk see traditional houses and village life style. Overnight stay at hotel.

  7. Day 07 Chettinadu – Madurai

    Morning drive to Madurai famous for Meenakashi Temple. On arrival check-in into the hotel. Visit the famous Thirumalai Nayaka Palace built in 16th century with grand pillars. In the evening visit the Meenakashi Amman Temple dedicated to Goddess Parvati. Later evening have visit to the Meenakashi Temple once more to see night ceremony. Overnight stay at hotel.

  8. Day 08 Madurai – Thekkady

    Today you will enter another state Kerala, drive to Thekkady en-route you can see the different plantations like rice, cotton, Papaya, Grapes, Coconut etc. On arrival check-in into the hotel. Have a guided visit to the spice plantation to know about the medicinal about spices like Cardamom, Clove, Vanilla, Cinnamom, nutmeg, green chilly, black pepper, Bamboo etc. If you wish you can do Elephant ride and Ayurveda massage. Overnight stay at hotel.

  9. Day 09 Thekkady – Alleppey

    Today you will drive to Land of Backwater – Alleppey, on arrival check-in into the houseboat. Lunch on board. Dinner & overnight stay in the houseboat.

  10. Day 10 Alleppey – Kochi

    Leisurely breakfast in houseboat, you will disembark and drive to Kochi. The visit to Dutch Palace (Closed on Friday), Jewish Synagogue (Closed on Friday and Saturday), St. Francis Church the oldest protestant church built by Portuguese in 1510, and Chinese Fishing nets. In the evening you will enjoy the Kathkali Dance show. Overnight stay at hotel.

  11. Day 11 Kochi – Ooty (280 Kms / 06-07 Hrs)

    Today you have long drive to Ooty which also known as “Queen of hill station”. On arrival check-in into the hotel. Later you will visit to Botenical garden established in year of 1848. Overnight stay at hotel.

  12. Day 12 Ooty – Mysore

    After breakfast drive to Mysore, on arrival check-in into the hotel. Free time for personal activities. Overnight at hotel.

  13. Day 13 Mysore

    After breakfast, you will be taken for full day visit to Mysore visiting Mysore Palace a large complex belongs to 19th century designed by Italian architecture “Henry Irwin”. Next proceed to Chamundi hill visit famous Chamundeswari temple. Afternoon visit the Somnathpur Chenva Keshava Temple which is built in 12th century. After visit return back to hotel for overnight stay.

  14. Day 14 Mysore – Hassan

    After breakfast drive to Hassan en-route visiting most popular Jain pilgrimage canter called Sharavanabelagola you have to climb 650 steps. After visit continue drive to Hoysaleshwara temple is a small village called Halebid and Chena Keshava Temple at Belur. Both temple belongs to Hoysala dynasty of 12th century. Continue drive to Hassan. Overnight at hotel.

  15. Day 15 Hassan – Hospet

    Morning drive to Hospet en-route visiting Chitradurga Fort on the top of the granite hills. After visit continue drive to Hospet. Overnight.

  16. Day 16 Hospet – Hampi – Hospet

    After breakfast, a excursion to UNESCO World Heritage monumental trip to Hampi visiting Kadalekalu Ganesha Statue, Urga Narasimha Statue, Karishna Temple, Lotus Mahal, Virupaksha Temple, Vittala Temple etc. Return back to hotel.

  17. Day 17 Hospet – Badami

    After breakfast drive to Badami en-route visiting Aihole the 05th century Durga Temple built by Chalukyan dynasty and then proceed to Pattadakal. Drive continue to Badami. Evening visit to Badami caves which is also built by Chalukyan dynasty. This is also best sun setting point. Overnight at hotel.

  18. Day 18 Badami - Goa

    After breakfast drive to Goa, famous for its beaches. On arrival check-in into the hotel. Overnight at hotel.

  19. Day 19 Goa

    Day free for personal activities. Overnight at hotel.

  20. Day 20 Goa

    Day free for personal activities. Overnight at hotel.

  21. Day 21 Goa + Departure

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Valid from 01st Oct 2020 till 31st March 2021 (Not valid between 20 Dec till 5 Jan)
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Cost on twin sharing basis
US$ 3700
Private Single Room US$ 1550

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Accommodation

Check-in Time: 12:00
Check-out Time: 12:00
During the tour, you will stay in various accommodations
Chennai : Grand By GRT Hotels
Mahabalipuram : Grand Bay Resort & Spa
Pondicherry : Le Dupleix
Kumbakonam : Mantra Koodam – CGH
Thanjavur : Ideal River View Resort
Cheinnad : Bangala
Madurai : Courtyard By Marriot
Thekkady : Green Woods
Alleppey : Luxury Houseboat
Kochi : Fragrant Nature Kochi
Ooty : Sullivan Court
Mysore : Royal Orchid Metropole
Hassan : Hoysala Village
Hospet : Heritage Resort
Badami : Karishna Cottage
Goa : Coconut Groove
The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
Whats included in this tour Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.
  • Accommodation for 20 nights on twin sharing basis
  • Daily breakfast at all hotels except Alleppey Houeboat is on full board basis.
  • Surface Transportation in Deluxe Air-conditioned Toyota Cresta vehicle as per itinerary.
  • One bottle of mineral water per person per day.
  • Personal assistance by our representative on arrival & departure at airport
  • Entrance fee for monuments mentioned in the itinerary.
  • English speaking accompanying guide till day 18.
  • Monument fees as per itinerary (one time only)
  • Village walk at Chettinad.
  • Rickshaw ride at Madurai
  • Spice plantation tour with naturalist at Thekkady
  • Kathakali Dance show at Kochi.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
Whats not included in this tour Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.
  • Any Airfare or Train fare
  • Medical and insurance of any kind.
  • Any expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances like flight delay/cancellation/hike in fare, strike or any other natural calamities
  • Personal nature Expenses i.e. Telephone Calls, Laundry, Soft / Hard Drinks, Meals, Tipping etc

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