South Tourism branch office set up is wide spread across South India.
Day 1: Chennai Arrival
On your arrival at Chennai International Airport you will be welcomed by our company tour executive of South India and introduced to your driver. Drive to your hotel, check in and relax. Rest of the day free for your own activities. Stay overnight at Chennai - Hotel Marina Towers / Ambica Empire
Day 2: Chennai - Mahabalipuram (70kms/2hrs)
Today visit Kapaleeswara Temple, Parthasarathy Temple, St. George Fort, Government Museum, Theosophical Society and drive to Mahabalipuram. With South India Tour Package helps you to visit Kalakshetra, the school of art and dance. Overnight stay at Radisson Resort Temple Bay / Ideal Beach Resort
Day 3: Mahabalipuram - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram (70kms/1.5hrs each way)
Post breakfast drive to Kanchipuram and visit some the finest temples built during the Dravidian reign. Kanchipuram is not only famous for temples but also for silk fabrics. You will have the opportunity to visit the silk weaving center and do some shopping. In the afternoon return to Mahabalipuram and do the sightseeing which includes Shore Temples, Arjuna's Penance, Five Rathas and Krishna's Butter Ball which are the finest examples of the South Indian temple architecture. Overnight stay at Mahabalipuram in Radisson Resort Temple Bay / Ideal Beach Resort during tour Packages to South India.
Day 4: Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry (100kms/2.5hrs)
2 hour drive down the coast to the former French colony of Pondicherry, a town unlike any other in India with its leafy avenues and colonial villas and unique blend of Gallic and Tamil influences. On arrival check into the hotel and later visit the Aurobindo Ashram and Auroville. In the evening venture across the canal to the Tamil Quarter which bustles with markets and some great boutique shops during South India tour package. Overnight stay at Pondicherry in Maison Perumal / Le Dupleix
Day 5: Pondicherry - Chidambaram - Gangaikondacholapuram - Kumbhakonam (250kms)
A fascinating day's journey of South India Tour Package through the temples of Tamil Nadu with several stops at small but important temples before reaching Kumbakonam. Temples includes Chidambaram Nataraja Temple, one of the main pilgrimage centre, Gangaikondacholapuram and Darasuam (UNESCO Temples). Overnight stay at Paradise Resort / Mantra Veppath
Day 6: Kumbhakonam
Kumbakonam is the also know as the Temple Town. Today you can visit many temples in and around Kumbakonam. You can also visit bronze statue making factory and also experience traditional crafts and pottery. Overnight stay at Paradise Resort / Mantra Veppathur during tour Packages of South India.
Day 7: Kumbhakonam - Tanjore (35kms/1hr)
Morning drive to Tanjore after your breakfast. The Brihadishwara Temple here is 1000 years old and represents the crowning achievement of Dravidian architecture. This is a living temple which attracts large crowds of worshippers daily. You can also visit the palace and the art gallery of South India Tourism Packages. Overnight stay at Tanjore in Hotel Sangam / Ideal River View
Day 8: Tanjore - Karaikudi (110kms/2.5hrs)
Depart Tanjore for a 90 minute drive to the Chettinad region and check in at your accommodation in the village of Kannudakathan. Chettinad is home to one of the most unexpected subcultures within Tamil Nadu. The Chettiars are merchants who, during the 19th and early 20th centuries accumulated significant wealth as a result of their role as bankers and traders for the British Raj and other empires both East and West. Many families built huge mansions with this wealth and a few of these are now operated as heritage hotels. The culture of the region is unique, the food is spectacular and the villages are perfect for low-key exploration either on foot or by car. Overnight at Chettinadu Mansion / The Bangala.
Day 9: Karaikudi - Madurai (120kms/2.5hrs)
Quite a contrast in store today as you journey is 2.5 hours from the slow pace of village life to the hubbub of Madurai, the second largest city in Tamil Nadu. Of all the great temples of Tamil Nadu, Madurai's Meenakshi is perhaps the most awe inspiring and certainly one of the most active- it is almost like a town in itself, within the heart of Madurai city. You'll probably spend most of the afternoon here but there are other places of interest in the city including the flower markets and Nayak Palace during South India tour package. Overnight stay at Madurai in Heritage Madurai / GRT Regency
Day 10: Madurai - Periyar (140kms/4.5hrs)
After breakfast depart Madurai and drive up to the steep road to Periyar which is famous for its spice plantations and wildlife sanctuary. Check into the resort and later do the guided spice plantation tour, enjoy the experience of bathing the elephant in the river, feeding it, watch the timber dragging process, command, communication etc. In the evening, you can explore the spice market of South India with Tour Packages. Overnight stay at Periyar Tree Top / Spice Village
Day 11: Periyar - Munnar (110kms/4hrs)
Today drive to Munnar, the most beautiful hill station of Kerala. Munnar is famous for tea plantations and misty mountains. Check into your hotel and the rest of the day free for your own activities. Overnight stay at Munnar in Windermere Estate / The Tall Trees during Tour Package to South India.
Day 12: Munnar
This day visit Eravikulam National Park and Rajamala peak home to endangered species of Nilgiri Thar (mountain goats), Tea Factory, Mattupetty Dam, Top Station and Echo Point. Relax for the rest of the day. Overnight stay at Munnar in Windermere Estate / The Tall Trees.
Day 13: Munnar - Kumarakom (190kms/5hrs)
Post breakfast drive to Kumarakom and check into the beautiful backwater resort. Your driver will drop you at the resort and return back. Enjoy the activities provided at the resort. Overnight stay at Coconut Lagoon / Kumarakom Lake Resortu have the option for ayurvedic massage and walk around the nearby village to mingle with the local people. Overnight stay at Kumarakom
Day 14: Free day at Kumarakom
You have the option for Ayurvedic massage and you can also visit the nearby village and mingle with the local people. Overnight stay at Coconut Lagoon / Kumarakom Lake Resort.
Day 15: Kumarakom to Alleppey by Houseboat
At 12.30pm your private houseboat will pick you up from the resort. Start your backwater cruise in the narrow canals towards Alleppey. Through the South India tour package journey you can visit ancient temples, churches, paddy fields and can watch the day to day activities of the local people who live nearby. In the evening, the boat will be anchored in a local village where you can go for a walk or do fishing. All meals are prepared freshly on board the boat by your crew. The boat will moor for the night shortly before dark. Overnight stay at the Houseboat
Day 16: Alleppey - Cochin (70kms/1.5hrs)
Next day of your tour packages to South India, Disembark the houseboat at Alleppey by 9.30am and the driver will pick you up from the jetty. Drive to the heritage town of Fort Cochin. Check into the hotel and later explore the town. Overnight stay at Fort Cochin at Hotel Arches / Tower House.
Day 17: Cochin sightseeing
Morning sightseeing around Cochin with a guide taking in some of the cultural diversity of the busiest and most important port city in the south of India. During the last 5 centuries Cochin has been a base for Arab, Chinese, Portuguese, Dutch and British traders and bears the hallmark of all these diverse influences in its buildings, culture, cuisine and atmosphere. Later in the day take a cruise on Cochin Harbour and in the evening attend a performance of traditional Kathakali dance. Overnight in Fort Cochin at Hotel Arches / Tower House
Day 18: Cochin - Bangalore (by flight) - Mysore (140kms/4hrs)
Today you will be transferred to the Cochin Airport for your flight to Bangalore. On arrival at Bangalore airport you will be met and received. Immediately drive to Mysore, the garden city during South India tour package. Overnight stay at Mysore in Hotel Regaalis / The Green Hotel
Day 19: Mysore
In the morning do the sightseeing of The Mysore Palace, Jaganmohan Palace, St. Philomena's Church, Chamundi temple on top of Chamundi Hills and the Brindavan Garden. In the evening, explore the colorful Devaraja vegetable and fruit market. Overnight stay at Mysore in Hotel Regaalis / The Green Hotel
Day 20: Mysore - Hassan (140kms/4hrs)
Drive to Hassan, enroute you can stop at Shravanabelagola to view the gigantic Jain statue of Gomteshwara which was built out of a single rock and visible from a distance of 25kms. Later visit the temples of Belur and Halebid. Overnight stay at Hassan in The Ashhok / Hotel Southern Star
Day 21: Hassan - Hospet (330kms/7hrs)
Depart Hassan and go for a long drive to Hospet. On arrival, check into the hotel and relax for the day. Overnight at Hospet in Royal Orchid Central Kireeti / Hotel Malligi during Tourism Packages to South India.
Day 22 & 23: Hospet
Two full days in and around Hospet with sightseeing of Hampi on the first day, which includes some of the interesting remains of the Vijayanagar Empire ruins, Virupaksha, Vittala and Hazara Rama temples, huge Ganesha and Narasimha images, the elephant stables, the Queen's Bath, carvings on the Ramachandra temple and Lotus Mahal. After completing the Hampi tour drive back to the hotel. On the next day of South India tour package explore the town with the vehicle or on foot. Overnight stay at Hospet in Royal Orchid Central Kireeti / Hotel Malligi
Day 24: Hospet - Badami (200kms/5hrs)
Drive to Badami after breakfast and check into the hotel. Badami is also known as Vatapi. It is rich with Hindu and Jain cave temples carved out of sand stone hills which dates back to the 6th Century. The Fort, on top of a hill encloses large granaries, treasury and a watch tower. The Malegitti Shivalaya temple, set on the summit of a hill is built of stones without mortar. Overnight stay at Badami in Badami Court
Day 25: Excursion to Aihole and Pattadakal (88kms)
The temples are the architectural piece at Pattadakal, the word heritage site. There are about 125 temples at Aihole scattered all over the villages and the near by villages. You can visit the famous temples of Durga, Lad Khan, Huchimalli, Ravalphadi, Konti, Umamaheswari, Jain Meguti, and the Buddha. Overnight stay at Badami in Badami Court
Day 26: Badami - Goa (350kms/8hrs)
Today drive a long way to Goa, the beach destination. Overnight stay at Goa in The Retreat by Zuri / Casa De Goa in South India Travel Packages.
Day 27 till 29: Goa
Relaxation at the beach and explore North and South Goa. Overnight stay at Goa in The Retreat by Zuri / Casa De Goa
Day 30: Goa - Mumbai Departure (by flight)
Today you will be transferred to the airport for your connecting flight to Mumbai from Goa to your country