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South India Tour – 23 Days from Chennai to Goa

South India Tours and Travels welcomes you to experience this majestic subcontinent. South India Tour starts in the capital city of Tamil Nadu called Chennai. Have a quick glimpses of this sprawling Metropolitan City. Mahabalipuram, which is famous for its UNESCO world heritage monuments. Your next stop will be at a French city, Pondicherry. Experience an architectural therapy with UNESCO monument of Thanjavur. You will now drive to the Central zone region of Tamil Nadu, Tiruchirapalli, known as Rock fort City. Have a divine trip in this city. Continue your journey to Madurai Cultural Tour, the city is one of the continuously inhabited cities in the world. Start your drive to ‘God’s own country’ – Kerala, explore the wildlife activities in Thekkady. Then move on to the renowned backwaters of Kerala namely Kumarakom and Alleppey. Your drive in this paradise state then moves to Cochin for a City Tour. Take a long stride to Ooty, the famous hill station in the Western Ghats. Experience the rich heritage tour in Mysore. Karnataka welcomes you to experience the majestic Chalukya & Hoysala architectural kingdoms in Hampi. Aihole, Pattadakal and Badami are on par with Hampi with attractions galore. Your Tour ends up with a relax Beach Tour in Goa.

South India Tour Packages from Chennai to Goa

Code : SITT 005

Tour Name : South India Tour

Duration : 23 Days

Destination : Chennai, Mahabalipuram, Pondicherry, Thanjavur, Trichy, Madurai, Thekkady, Alappuzha, Kochi, Ooty, Mysuru, Hassan, Hospet, Badami, Goa



Day1- Arrival at Chennai International Airport

Arrival at Chennai International Airport

Arrival assistance at Chennai International Airport, then transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, start your South India Tour by visiting some of the important sightseeing places of Chennai like Fort St. George, St. Mary's Church, St. Thomas Church, Marina Beach and Kapaleeswarar Temple dedicated for Lord Shiva, one among the three principal deities of Hindus. Overnight stay in Chennai


Day2- Chennai - Mahabalipuram

Chennai - Mahabalipuram

In the Morning, start your drive to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites Tour in Mahabalipuram. Mahabalipuram, an ancient port city of the Pallavas. Visit the famous World Heritage UNESCO sites of Mahabalipuram. First, to the Sea Shore Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and Vishnu, and then to Five Rathas "Five Chariots", a monolithic structure, representing an unique style built by the Pallavas, then finally to Arjuna's Penance, Varaha Cave and Krishna's Butter Ball. Have a walk in the artisan's streets who makes stone sculptures. Have a rest in the beach resort. Overnight Stay in Mahabalipuram


Day3- Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry

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 Tour. Have a visit to 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. Return back to the Hotel. Overnight Stay in Puducherry


Day4- Pondicherry - Gangaikondacholapuram - Darasuram Temple - Tanjore

Pondicherry - Gangaikondacholapuram - Darasuram Temple - Tanjore

After the breakfast, start your Heritage Tour 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


Day5- Thanjavur - Trichy

Thanjavur - Trichy

In the morning, start your day to experience the Thanjavur Sculptural Tour. Visit the famous Brihadeeswara Temple also known as Big Temple which is one of the World Heritage Monument built by the chola dynasty in the 10th century. Have a short drive to visit the famous Thanjavur Art Gallery which houses the collection of sculptures and statues, Saraswati Mahal Library, Museum and then to Bronze Making Artisan's Village to see the Bronze Casting and Tanjore Paintings. Drive to Trichy. In the evening have a visit to the famous Rockfort Uchchipillayar Temple where you have a good panoramic view of the Trichy City. Have a rest in the hotel. Overnight stay in Trichy


Day6- Trichy - Madurai

Trichy - Madurai

In the morning, have a stop for Cultural Tour 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 your Srirangam Spiritual Tour to visit the famous Vishnu temple called Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple in Srirangam, the most important pilgrimage centre for the Hindus. Drive to Madurai. Visit the famous Gandhi Museum where you can have an idea about the life of Gandhi and his activities towards the freedom struggle. In the late afternoon, visit the famous Thirumalai Nayaka Palace built by the Nayaka Dynasty in the 18th century and Meenakshi Amman Temple dedicated to Goddess Parvati and a thousand pillared hall with eye-catching sculptures. Have a rest in the hotel. Overnight stay in Madurai


Day7- Madurai - Periyar (Thekkady)

Madurai - Periyar (Thekkady)

Today you are going to cross many villages. Enroute you can able to see many plantations like rice, sugarcane, cotton, papaya, grapes etc. In the afternoon after reaching Periyar "the frontier between Tamil Nadu and Kerala", start your Spice Plantation Tour. 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. If you feel free you can do the Elephant Ride and Traditional Ayurvedic Massage. Overnight stay in Thekkady


Day8- Thekkady - Alleppey Houseboat

Thekkady - Alleppey Houseboat

This is the day to enjoy the Alleppey House Boat Tour. 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


Day9- Alappuzha - Cochin

Alappuzha - Cochin

Drive to Cochin (Kochi). Explore the Kochi City Tour. Kochi is also known as the "Queen of the Arabian sea". 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 Cathedral Basilica, a catholic church and Chinese Fishing nets. Have a short drive to visit the Mattancherry Palace (Dutch Palace), Jewish Synagogue. Have a walk in the Jew town. In the evening attend the Kerala Traditional Dance Show named "KATHAKALI". Overnight stay in Kochi

DAY 10

Day10- Kochi - Ooty

Kochi - Ooty

In the morning drive to Ooty also called as Nilgiris "The Queen of hill stations". Enroute you can able to see beautiful landscapes, vegetation, misty mountains and the houses. Have a rest in the hill resort. Overnight stay in Ooty

DAY 11

Day11- Ooty


In the morning, start your drive enjoy the Hill station Tour in Ooty. Have a Nilgiri Mountain toy train ride from Ooty to Coonoor. This train was declared as a World Heritage UNESCO Site. In the late afternoon visit the famous Botanical Garden, Rose Garden and Spice Markets. One more night stay in Ooty

DAY 12

Day12- Ooty - Mysore (Mysuru)

Ooty - Mysore (Mysuru)

In the morning drive to Mysore. Today you are going to cross two wildlife forests namely Mudumalai belongs to Tamil Nadu and Bandipur National Park belongs to Karnataka State. There is a chance of spotting some animals roaming in the nature while you are travelling. In the evening have a spitritual tour to the famous Chamundi Hills. There is one temple dedicated for goddess "Chamundeshwari" a principal deity of Wodeyar Dynasty. Overnight stay in Mysuru

DAY 13

Day13- Mysuru


This is the day to joy yourself with Mysore Heritage Tour. In the morning have a visit to Devarajah Market which was housed in an old building. Then have a short drive to visit the famous Mysore Maharaja Palace, a huge complex belongs to 19th century designed by an Italian architect "Henry Irwin" and built by the Wodeyars. In the afternoon visit the Somnathpur Chennakeshava Temple which was built in 12th century. Then return back to Mysore. Have a pleasant stay. Have a drive to visit an historial city "Srirangapatna" which was the great capital of Muslim Warrior Tipu Sultan. Visit the famous Srirangapatna Vishnu Temple and Tipu Summer Palace. Then return back to Mysuru. One more night stay in Mysuru

DAY 14

Day14- Mysuru - Hassan

Mysuru - Hassan

After the breakfast, drive to Hassan for an Sculptural Tour. 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 kms, you can hire DOLI service and pay directly. Then continue your drive. Have a rest in the hotel. Overnight stay in Hassan

DAY 15

Day15- Hassan - Halebid - Belur - Hassan

Hassan - Halebid - Belur - Hassan

This is the day to feast your eyes with an Architectural Tour in Hassan. In the morning drive to a small village called Halebid to visit the Hoysaleshwara temple built in 12th century by the Hoysala Dynasty. Then have a drive to Belur to visit the Chennakesava Temple which was built in the same period. Both the above said temple depicts the detailed architecture of Hoysala dynasty. Drive back to the hotel. One more night stay in Hassan

DAY 16

Day16- Hassan - Hospet

Hassan - Hospet

In the morning have a long drive to reach Hospet. Enroute have a stop for Historical Tour at the grand fortress named "Chitradurga" on the top of the granite hills that raises from the ground. This fort was used by different rulers like Rashtrakutas, Chalukyas, Hoysalas, Vijayanagara, Nayakas, Tipusultan and finally by the British between 18th and 19th centuries. Continue your drive. Have a rest in the hotel. Overnight stay in Hospet

DAY 17

Day17- Hospet - Hampi - Hospet

Hospet - Hampi - Hospet

After the breakfast, have a full day visit of UNESCO World Heritage Monumental Tour in Hampi "The capital of great Vijayanagara dynasty" which is situated 13km from Hospet. The interesting places are Kadalekalu Ganesha Statue, Ugra Narasimha Statue, Krishna Temple, Hazara Rama Temple, Mahanavami Dibba, Stepped tank, Virupaksha Temple (the only functioning temple), Queen's Bath. In the late afternoon, visit the remaining places like Underground Shiva Temple, Hampi like Zanana Enclosure, Lotus Mahal, Elephant Stables, Vittala Temple, Stone Chariot (UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE). Then return back to the hotel. One more night stay in Hospet

DAY 18

Day18- Hospet - Badami

Hospet - Badami

Start your journey to have Sculptural Tour. In the morning drive to Aihole, the 5th century Durga Temple built by the Chalukyan dynasty and then proceed your drive to Pattadakal, a huge temple complex which houses seven Shiva temples. In the evening have a visit to Badami Caves which is also built by the Chalukyas. The surrounding areas are covered by massive rocks with red stones gives an impressive outlook of the caves and offers a good sun setting point. Overnight stay in Badami

DAY 19

Day19- Badami - Goa

Badami - Goa

Drive to Goa. Relax and enjoy the Goa Beach Tour in beach resort. Overnight stay in Goa

DAY 20

Day20- Goa


Relax and enjoy the Goa Beach Tour in beach resort. One more night stay in Goa

DAY 21

Day21- Goa


Start your Goa City Tour. Visit the famous churches like Basilica of Bom Jesus, Se Cathedral Church and Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception. Have a walk in the Goan streets, markets etc. Return back to the Hotel. Two more night stay in Goa

DAY 22

Day22- Goa


Relax and enjoy the Goa Beach Tour in beach resort. Three more night stay in Goa

DAY 23

Day23- Departure from Goa

Departure from Goa

This day you will be ended with South India Tour Memories. You will be transferred to Dabolim International Airport, Goa as per your flight schedule back to home!

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