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Complete South India Tour

Duration : 29 Nights - 30 Days

Destination Coverd : Chennai - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry - Tanjore - Tiruchirappalli - Tranquebar - Chettinad - Madurai - Periyar - Munnar - Kumarakom - Alleppey - Cochin - Wayanad - Ooty - Coonoor - Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary - Mysore - Hassan - Belur - Halebid - Bengaluru


Day 01 : Day 01 : Arrival Chennai (By Flight)

Arrive Chennai - the gateway to southern India, established in 1639 by the East India Company, is one of the oldest cities of the country. Assistance and transfer to hotel. Upon arrival check at Hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Chennai - Full day Tour

After breakfast, proceed to Chennai Local Sightseeing – The Capital city of Tamilnadu and the main Centre of this region, visiting Gandhi Memorial, Fort St. George, Kapaleshwar temple, Parthasarthy Temple, Kala Kshetra, Mylapore temple Pantheon Museum & Art Gallery, Old Light house and Marina beach. Night halt at Chennai.

Day 03: Chennai - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram (150 kms - 04 hrs)

Morning After Breakfast Check out Hotel, later depart to Mahabalipuram. Enroute visit Kanchipuram the ancient capital of the Pallavas famous as a golden city of 1000 Temples and still has 124 shrines is one of the seven most sacred cities of India. Kanchipuram is also famous for its silks. Visit its famous temples, Kailash Nath temple, Ekambareshwaram temple, Sri Kamakshi temple etc. Thereafter continue your drive to Mamallapuram (Mahabalipuram). Upon arrival check in hotel, Rest of the day at leisure or free for your own activities, night halt at Mahabalipuram.

Day 04: Mahabalipuram

After breakfast, tour of this wonderful city, famously known as the second Pagodas. Tourist sites covered will be the mesmerizing monolithic monuments and stone sculptures. Among the monuments, the most significant ones are the five Rathas, Arjuna’s Penance, Mahishasura Mandapam and Shore Temple. You’ll return to the hotel in the evening to spend the night.


Day 05: Mahabalipuram - Pondichery (110 Kms-03 Hrs)

Morning after breakfast driven to Pondicherry. A check-in at the hotel will be followed by a sightseeing tour of Pondicherry. Famous tourist attractions are Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry Museum, Arikamedu, Auroville City, and Pondicherry Beach. Later in the evening free for leisure. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 06: Pondicherry - Tanjore (170 Kms - 04 Hrs)

Morning after breakfast you’ll be taken to the famous “the city of dawn” known as Aurbindo Ashram. The Ashram is emblematic in promoting Shri Aurbindo ideas to bring about a fusion of Yoga and modern science, thereby perfectly merging spirit and matter. Lunch will be organized at a local restaurant. From here, you’ll be transferred to Thanjavur. En-route, a visit to the brass factory at Kumbakonam will be made. When you reach Tanjore, a check in at the booked hotel will be followed by a drive to Brihadeeswarar Temple. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 07: Tanjore - Tiruchirappalli - Tranquebar (110 Kms - 03 Hrs)

After breakfast, towards Tranquebar, with a break at Trichy. Situated on the banks of Cauvery River, Trichy is a blend of history, tradition and religion. Sri Ranganatha temple is the most admired temple here. Post lunch at a neaby eatery, your journey to Trichy will continue. Upon arrival, you’ll be accommodated at a bungalow by the seaside. Witness the glory of the beachOvernight stay at the hotel.

Day 08: Tranquebar

After breakfast, Sea tides will welcome you on a fresh morning. Add an extra zing of flavor with a traditional South Indian breakfast. Soon after, a full day city tour will follow. The Danish Fort holds great significance in the history of Tranquebar with monuments dating back to the bygone era. Shore Temple, Dansborg, New Jerusalem Church, Naik House and Gate House are other attractions. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 09:Tranquebar - Chettinad - Madurai (300 kms - 5 hrs)

After breakfast, proceed forMadurai. A short halt at Chettinad will be made on the way. Famous for its saris and temples, Chettinad offers exemplary views of the ancient houses built from lime, sand and egg yolk. You’ll then proceed to the destination of the day, Madurai. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 10: Madurai

After breakfast a full day excursion of Madurai will be organized. The main attraction is the Meenakshi Amman Temple. The temple is an excellent example of the fine architecture, thereby attracting tourists in large numbers throughout the year. Thirumalai Nayakkar Mahal, Great Tank, Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam and Gandhi Museum are other places of interest. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 11: Madurai - Periyar (170 Kms - 04 Hrs

After breakfast drive to drive to Periyar will be embarked after the morning meal. The only perennial river in South India with clean water, Periyar occupies an important place in the history of Kerala. On reaching, a check-in at the hotel will be followed by a boat cruise in Periyar Lake. Lunch will be served onboard. Meanwhile, you can view the flora and fauna inhabiting the wildlife sanctuary. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 12: Periyar

Morning after breakfasta trekking tour will be organized. This will serve as the most exuberant activity for the day. A nature trek will be followed by a trip to the spice plantations. After lunch and relaxation at the hotel, you are free to visit the spice market and take a short cooking class from the chef. Overnight stay at hotel.
OPTIONAL Full day Jungle Jeep Safari:
Early morning get ready for full Jungle Jeep SafariThe program starts at 5.30am in the morning which our special Jeep will receive you from your accommodation area 40 kms scenic drive through the jungle. Then you will reach a place called there you can have your breakfast and you can start the jungle trekking with specially trained guides after 3hrs trekking you will reach the Green mansion and have Lunch. After that you can have canoeing in the Gavi Lake. Then have tea and snacks and proceeding to the cottage and drop.

Day 13: Periyar - Munnar (130 kms - 03 hrs)

After morning breakfast drive to Munnar. The entire journey will have your eyes glued on the scenic beauty and lush greenery. As you reach Munnar, take time to accommodate at the resort booked or you. Since no further activities will be arranged, you can opt for an Ayurvedic massage at the resort for a rejuvenating and refreshing experience. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.

Day 14: Munnar

Morning after breakfasta full day tourA sightseeing tour of Munnar will follow next. Tourist attractions are Christ Church, Devikulam - one of the most picturesque spots in the world, Kundale Tea Plantation, Neelakurinji flowers and Pothamedu. All these sites offer panoramic glimpses of supreme beauty to tourists residing in the plains. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 15: Munnar - Kumarakom - Allepey (160 kms - 04 hrs)

After breakfast drive to Kumarakom, after breakfast. Enjoy the fascinating views of the traditional Kerala houses, undulating tea gardens and striking rubber plantations on the way. When you reach Kumarakom, you’ll board a houseboat, which will serve as your abode for the night. The very sight of enthralling backwaters will induce you to plunge yourself and stay here for the rest of your life. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 16: Alleppey - Cochin (80 kms - 02 hrs)

Morning have your breakfast After breakfast onboard, disembark at Alleppey and drive to Cochin. Make a quick check-in at the hotel and proceed for a boat cruise in Kochi Harbour. Also, revitalize yourself with an entertaining of the Kathakali performance, a traditional dance form of Kerala. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 17: Cochin

Morning after breakfast sightseeing tour of St. Francis Church, Dutch Palace, Chinese fishing nets, Kochi backwaters, Marine Drive, Hill Palace and Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica. In the evening, you’ll attend an interesting performance of the traditional Kathakali dance. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 18: Cochin - Wayanad (270 Kms - 05 Hrs)

Morning after breakfast drive to Wayanad. By afternoon, you’ll reach Wayanad, wherein you’ll make a check-in to the eco- friendly lodge in the midst of the forest. The ideal location in proximity to Pookode Lake, with gushing waterfalls and gleaming rivulets in the backdrop, presents a perfect getaway from the hustling and bustling city life. Spend the rest of the time at leisure. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 19: Wayanad

After breakfast visit Lakkidi, the gateway to Wayanad, Pazhassiraja Museum and Art Gallery, Pookkot Lake & kuruvadeep where one would come across a variety of vegetation, some rare orchids and wild flowers. These are also haven for migratory birds. The avian life here includes hornbills, parrots and a host of butterfly species. Late in the evening return back to the hotel. Have a delicious dinner & over night relax at Hotel.

Day 20: Wayanad - Ooty (120 Kms - 03 Hrs)

Morning after breakfast to Ooty, a beautiful hill station nestled in the Nilgiri Hills. Upon arrival, a check-in at the hotel will be followed by a tour of Ooty - the Queen of Hill Stations. The stepped slopes of the Nilgiris, luxuriant tea gardens and towering hills are a treat to the eye. The fragrance of eucalyptus and sandalwood adds to the astounding hill experience. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 21: Ooty - Coonoor - Ooty

Morning after breakfast excursion will be made to Coonoor. The picturesque scenery and salubrious weather invite tourists in large numbers. Most visited tourist places include Sims Park - a park cum botanical garden, Pomological Station - one of the three experimental fruit gardens in the Nilgiri Hills maintained by the Horticultural Department, Lady Canning’s Seat and Silk Rearing Station. Coonoor is also home to some ideal picnic spots, some being The Droog and Law Falls. Dolphin’s Nose is a unique enormous rock formation resembling a dolphin. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 22: Ooty - Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary (40 Kms - 01 Hrs)

Morning after breakfast drive to Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary, the wild paradise. Views of fresh, crisp flora virgin valleys, along with loaf tigers, gaurs, deer and elephants, across vast acres of green land are sure to captivate you. The sanctuary has tiny streams and rivulets flowing along Kabini River, thus creating a nervous system for the sanctuary. The three Ghats enclosing the sanctuary offer a medley of deciduous trees and shrubs of different rare species. For the day, stroll through the sanctuary with a safari, Overnight at Hotel.

Day 23: Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary

Morning after breakfastThe entire day will be spent at the sanctuary. Your meals will be served in the park. Enjoy the nature with wildlife and flora to the fullest.Overnight at Hotel.

Day 24 : Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary - Mysore (110 Kms - 03 Hrs)

Morning after breafast drive to Mysore. After a three-hour journey, you’ll reach your destination. Make a quick check-in at the resort and head on for an excursion to Bandipur National Park. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 25: Mysore

After breakfast at the hotel, proceedfull day tour of Mysore will follow a sumptuous breakfast. Mysore is a mecca of historical tourist attractions. Chamundi Hills, 2000-year-old Brindavan Gardens, and Sri Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery – housed in Jaganmohan Palace, Mysore Palace, and St. Philomena’s Church are the highly visited placesOvernight at Hotel.

Day 26: Mysore - Hassan (120 Kms - 03 Hrs)

Morning after breakfast drive to Hassan. Proceed for a quick check-in and freshening up session at the hotel upon arrival. A city tour will fall in next. Blessed with several picturesque sightseeing destinations, Mysore is a perfect representation of the Ganga and Hoysala dynasties. The sculptural art work is preserved with utmost care and protective measures through these years. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 27: Hassan - Belur - Halebid - Hassan

Morning after breakfast day tour to Belur and Halebid will be made after breakfast. First, you’ll visit Belur, situated on the banks of Yagachi River. An erstwhile capital of the Hoysala Empire, this charming hamlet is admired for its exquisite collection of temples. Chennakesava Temple is one of the finest examples of Hoysala architecture since it took 103 years for completion and construction. The temple walls are decorated with beautiful sculptures of different tales from the Hindu epics. Later, you’ll be driven to Halebid. It is home to Hoysaleswara Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, dating back to the 12th century. The walls are enveloped with endless gods and goddesses, animals, birds and dancing girls. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 28: Hassan - Bengaluru (200 Kms - 04 Hrs)

Morning after breakfast drive to Bengaluru. On your way, a break will be made at Srirangapatna. Tipu’s Summer Palace, tomb at Darya Daulat Bagh and Sri Ranganatha Temple are the topmost tourist sites. You’ll then proceed to Bengaluru, upon arrival check in at hotel, evening free for leisure. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 29: Bengaluru

Morning after breakfast proceed for city tour of Bangalore as known as the “Garden City”, Bangalore has many gardens, like Lalbagh Botanical Gardens, Cubbon Park, and Cariappa Memorial Park. Government Museum is a special attraction for tourists and has antiquities from the Mohenjodaro period. Other attractions include Seshadri Iyer Memorial Hall, the High Court and Jawahar Bal Bhavan, Gandhi Bhavan, Ulsoor Lake, Vidhana Soubha, and Bangalore Palace and Fort. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 30: Bengalure - Departure

After breakfast check out on time departure transfer to Bangalore International Airport to connct flight for onwards destination.

!! Wishing you a happy journey with wonderful memories !!

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• Accommodation on twin sharing basis
• Breakfast at all Hotels
• All meals at the Houseboat - A/c Houseboat.
• Transportation using A/C Vehicle as per itinerary.
• Assistance on Arrival & Departure
• Service of an English speaking driver.
• Driver’s expense, Parking, Toll.
• All Taxes.

• Air Fare/Train fare.
• Personal Expenses such as Laundry, telephone calls, tips. Liquor, boating & joy rides.
• Any other item not specified in “Cost Includes”.
• Additional sightseeing or usages of vehicle not mention in the itinerary.
• Guide & Monuments Entrance Fees.
• Any cost arising due to natural calamities like, landslides, road blocks etc (to be borne by the clients directly on the spot).
• Govt. Service Tax. 3.50%

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