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South India Trip to Hill Stations - Temples - Tour Packages

Code : SITT 006

Tour Name : South India Tour

Duration : 22 Days

Destination : Chennai, Mahabalipuram, Pondicherry, Thanjavur, Trichy, Chettinad, Madurai, Thekkady, Alappuzha, Kochi, Ooty, Mysuru, Hassan, Bengaluru


Tour Cost

Group Size2 Pax4 Pax6 Pax8 Pax10 Pax
A/C Vehicle TypeSmall CarMedium CarVanVanVan
Hotel CategoryCost in INR Per Person
2* Equivalent75700
61400
56400
51500
48600
3* Equivalent90300
76000
71000
66200
63200
4* Equivalent115400
101000
96100
91200
88300
The above rates are valid till 31st March 2019

South India Trip Itinerary from Chennai to Bangalore


Day 01: Arrival at Chennai International Airport

Arrival assistance at Chennai International Airport for your South India Trip, then transfer to the hotel. Have a rest in the hotel. Overnight stay in Chennai

Hotels
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Taz Kamar InnLa WoodsRaintree, Anna Salai

Day 02: Chennai

After the breakfast start your Chennai Metropolitan City Trip by visiting some of the important sightseeing places of Chennai like Fort St. George, St. Mary's Church, Santhome Church, Marina beach and Kapaleeshwara Temple. One more night stay in Chennai

Hotels
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Taz Kamar InnLa WoodsRaintree, Anna Salai


Day 03: Chennai - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram

In the morning, Start your journey to have a Temple Trip in Kanchipuram. Kanchipuram , the capital city of Pallava Dynasty. Visit the important temples like Ekambareshwara Temple dedicated for Lord Shiva, One of the three principal deities of Hindus. Then have a short drive to Kailasanatha Temple, One of the ancient temple with beautiful sculptures and stone carvings. Have a lunch in the city. Have a visit to the Silk Weaving Centre where you can have a demonstration of weaving process. Drive to Mahabalipuram, a seaport city of Pallava Dynasty. Have a relax in the beach resort. Overnight stay in Mahabalipuram

Hotels
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Mamalla HeritageIdeal Beach ResortGrande Bay Resort & Spa


Day 04: Mahabalipuram

After the breakfast, have a short drive to enjoy the UNESCO World Heritage Monumental Trip. First, to the Sea Shore temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and Vishnu, and then to Five Rathas "Five Chariots", a monolithic structure, representing a unique style built by the pallavas, then finally to Arjuna's Penance. Have a relax in the beach resort. One more night stay in Mahabalipuram

Hotels
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Mamalla HeritageIdeal Beach ResortGrande Bay Resort & Spa


Day 05: Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry

In the morning, drive to Pondicherry (Puducherry) "The French Colony". Check-in to the hotel. In the late afternoon start your Pondicherry City Trip by visiting Sri Aurobindo Ashram, an Ashram dedicated to Sri Aurobindo & "The Mother". Have a visit to "The Church of Sacred Heart" and "Notre dame des Anges", French Colony and markets. Have a rickshaw ride in the commercial streets. Have a rest in the hotel. Overnight stay in Puducherry

Hotels
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Le AhamShenbagaAccord


Day 06: Pondicherry - Gangaikondacholapuram - Darasuram Temple - Tanjore

After the breakfast, drive to have a Heritage Trip on the way to Tanjore. Enroute visit the famous Shiva Temple at Gangaikondacholapuram which was built in the 11th century by the chola dynasty, one of the World Protected UNESCO Site. In the late afternoon, visit the 12th century Chola temple Airavatesvara Temple in a small village named Darasuram and then proceed your drive to Tanjore (Thanjavur). Have a rest in the hotel. Overnight Stay in Thanjavur

Hotels
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Grand AshokLakshmi HotelSangam Hotel

Day 07: Thanjavur

In the morning start your Sculptural Trip in Tanjore. Visit the famous Tanjore Art Gallery which houses the collection of sculptures and statues, Saraswati Mahal Library Museum, Brihadeeswara Temple also known as Big Temple which is one of the World Heritage Monument built by the chola dynasty in the 10th century. In the late afternoon, visit the Bronze Making Artisan's Village to see the Bronze Casting and Tanjore Paintings. One more night Stay in Thanjavur

Hotels
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Grand AshokLakshmi HotelSangam Hotel

Day 08: Thanjavur - Trichy

In the morning drive to Trichy. Have a stop for cultural Trip at 'Amma Mandapam' - the holy banks of River Cauvery, where you can see the Hindu rituals after the cremation. It's quite interesting to see the rituals performed by the Hindus with the help of the priest. Then proceed for Srirangam Spiritual Trip to the famous Vishnu temple in Srirangam, the most important pilgrimage centre for the Hindus. In the evening, climb the Rock Fort, where you can have a good panoramic view of the city. Overnight stay in Trichy

Hotels
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Apple Park InnLe Temps FortSangam Hotel

Day 09: Trichy - Chettinadu

After the breakfast, drive to have a traditional Trip in Chettinadu. Chettinadu also known as Kanadukathan. Have a village walk to see the traditional houses of Chettiars. Have a rest in the hotel. Overnight stay in Chettinadu

Hotels
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Chettinaadu Narayana VillasChettinadu MansionChidambara Vilas

Day 10: Chettinadu - Madurai

This day is to joy yourself with Madurai Heritage Trip. Drive to Madurai. Visit the famous Tirumalai Nayaka Palace built in 16th century with grand pillars is the most attractive one. In the evening, visit the Meenakshi temple dedicated to Goddess Parvati and a thousand pillared hall with eye-catching sculptures. In the evening, have a visit to the Meenakshi temple again to see the night ceremony inside the temple. Have a relax in the hotel. Overnight stay in Madurai

Hotels
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MMR GardensPoppysRegency Madurai by GRT Hotels

Day 11: Madurai - Periyar (Thekkady)

Drive to Periyar (Thekkady). In the afternoon after reaching Thekkady "the frontier between Tamil Nadu and Kerala", Start your Spice Plantation Trip. Have a guided visit to the Spice Plantations to know about the medicinal values about the spices like cardamom, vanilla, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, green chilly, pepper etc. In the evening, attend the Martial Arts Show called Kalaripayattu in Malayalam Language. Overnight stay in Thekkady

Hotels
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Grand ThekkadyHotel TreetopGreenwoods Resort

Day 12: Thekkady

In the morning, you can experience the Adventure Trip in Thekkady by having a boat ride in Periyar Forest Lake. Have some activities which are optional like Elephant Safari, Traditional Ayurvedic Massage, Trekking etc. One more night stay in Thekkady

Hotels
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Grand ThekkadyHotel TreetopGreenwoods Resort

Day 13: Thekkady - Alleppey Houseboat

This is the day to enjoy the Alleppey House Boat Trip. Drive to Alleppey (Alappuzha) "the land of backwaters". Enroute you can see the tea plantations that serve as the natural greenish carpets. In the afternoon check in the houseboat and have a delicious lunch and enjoy the cruise in the Vembanadu Lake by passing through its canals for about 5 hours. Your boat will be stopped at one place. Have a nice dinner and comfortable stay in the houseboat. Overnight stay in Alappuzha

Houseboat
DeluxeDeluxePremium
Kerala Cruise & HolidaysEvergreen ToursEvergreen Tours

Day 14: Alappuzha - Cochin

In the morning, after the check out from the houseboat, drive to Cochin (Kochi). Start your Kochi City Trip. Kochi is also known as the "Queen of the Arabian sea". In the late afternoon have a visit to some important monuments and churches belongs to 15th and 16th centuries. First visit the St. Francis Church, the oldest protestant church built by the Portuguese in 1510, where you can see the tomb of a Portuguese Sailor Vasco-da-gama. Then to Santa Cruz Basilica, a catholic church and Chinese Fishing nets. In the evening attend the Kerala Traditional Dance Show named "KATHAKALI". Overnight stay in Kochi

Hotels
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Aiswarya HotelAbaam HotelRadisson Blu

Day 15: Kochi

In the morning, visit the Mattancherry Palace (Dutch Palace), Jewish Synagogue. Have a short drive to visit the Marine Drive. One more night stay in Kochi

Hotels
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Aiswarya HotelAbaam HotelRadisson Blu

Day 16: Kochi - Ooty

In the morning drive to have a Hill Station Trip in Ooty, the queen of hill stations. Have a visit to the famous Botanical Garden and Rose Garden. Have a rest in the hotel. Overnight stay in Ooty

Hotels
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Ponmari ResidencyMeadows ResidencyGem Park Hotel

Day 17: Ooty

Full day relax in the resort. Have a walk to the spice markets. One more night stay in Ooty

Hotels
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Ponmari ResidencyMeadows ResidencyGem Park Hotel

Day 18: Ooty - Mysore

In the morning have a Adventure Trip on the way to Mysore (Mysuru). Today you are going to cross two wildlife reserves namely Mudumalai Forest and Bandipur National Park. You can able to see some animals while you are in travelling. Continue your drive. Have a rest in the hotel. Overnight stay in Mysuru

Hotels
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Sunflower HotelSandesh The PrinceGrand Mercure

Day 19: Mysuru

In the morning, you can set yourself for a Heritage Trip in Mysore. Have a visit to the Mysore Maharaja Palace, a huge complex belongs to 19th century designed by an Italian architect "Henry Irwin" and built by the Wodeyars. Then have a drive to Chamundi Hills to visit the famous Chamundeshwari Temple. In the afternoon have a drive to visit the famous historical city "Srirangapatna", the capital city of great muslim warrior Tipu Sultan. One more night stay in Mysuru

Hotels
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Sunflower HotelSandesh The PrinceGrand Mercure

Day 20: Mysuru - Hassan

After the breakfast, drive for a sculptural Trip in Hassan. Enroute visit the most popular Jain pilgrimage centre called "Shravanabelogola". This place is known for its Colossal monolithic statue of Gomateshwara. If you are not able to climb 650 km, you can hire DOLI service and pay directly. Then continue your drive. In the late afternoon have a short drive to visit the Hoysaleshwara temple in a small village called Halebidu and Chenna Kesava Temple at Belur. Both the temples belong to the Hoysala dynasty of 12th century depicts the detailed architecture of Hoysala dynasty. Drive back to the hotel. Have a rest in the hotel. Overnight stay in Hassan

Hotels
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Hotel RaamaSouthern StarHoysala Village Resort

Day 21: Hassan - Bangalore

In the morning, drive to Bangalore (Bengaluru) for the Garden City Trip. Visit the famous Lal Bagh Garden and Tipu Palace in the City. Have a rest in the hotel. Overnight stay in Bengaluru

Hotels
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Sanman GardeniaMonarch LuxurSouthern Star

Day 22: Departure from Bengaluru

This day you will be ended up with the South India Trip Memories. You will be transferred to Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru as per your flight schedule back to home!

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