Highlights Of South India Tour

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India – South India Tour Highlights


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The entire tour of South India gets planned with an utter zeal to ‘Eat, Edifice and Enjoy the excellent ecological beauty’ of the place. South India is the perfect place for acknowledging the rich ethos of India. Here tradition lives in synchronization with the blend of greenery which emblazes it nothing less than bliss. It is blessed with everything that the best tour in India expects; varying from rich forests and Alleppey backwaters of Kerala to exotic lip-smacking cuisine along with the cultural heritage tour of more than 30,000 temples in Tamil Nadu to Bandhipur National park and beautifully carved palaces of Karnataka.

Eat – If you are a foodie, you just cannot afford to miss the typical traditional taste of luscious South Indian food tour. May it be any veg or non-veg delight, but when served on the banana leaf sensitizes your taste buds equally. Enjoy the South Indian spices in some top delights served on the big green leaf. Few delicacies to relish include Dosa and Vada Sambhar from Tamil Nadu, Kebabs and Biryanis from Telangana, Kaddala Curry and Uppam from Kerala and Rava Idli from Karnataka.

Edifice – If we talk about the edifice concept of South India, none can scale its level. Engraved with highly magnificent sculptures of art and models of Science, the unique architecture of South India is actually remarkable. Some of the best examples of this are the renowned Meenakshi Amman Temple of Madurai tour, best ancient Brihadisvara Temple in Thanjavur tour, the famous Ramnathaswamy temple of Rameshwaram tour and the historical Mysore Palace of Mysore tour and travel.

Ecology – South India is home to the largest flora and richest fauna in India. And of course, who doesn’t like natural beauty? We all do, isn’t it? A list of nature’s consecrations lies here in the form of Periyar National Park in Thekkady, wildlife sanctuary and Alleppey Backwaters of Kerala, botanical gardens of Ooty and much more. These ecological lures glue your interest during your visit to South India and keep your heart throbbing with their scenic beauty even after going back.

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Day 1: Greetings, On Arrival At Cochin

Namaskaram, and a hearty welcome from Cochin, the ‘land of port city’ of Kerala. After landing at Cochin International Airport, you will be greeted by our escort and driven to your hotel.

Hotel – Four-star or boutique hotel

Day 2: Exploring Cochin And Sightseeing

Good morning!! With a glowing sun, we wish to plan the best memorable holiday tour packages for you. Be ready to embark on your journey after breakfast. Your tour guide will take you to the Vypeen Island where the Vembanad Lake merges with the Arabian Sea. There are boats and jetties to give you thrill in water sashaying and morning breeze. Your afternoon will be decked with eco-tourist villages, the Kumbalangi integrated tourism village and Mastyafed Milky-way Aqua-Tourist village where you can explore rural culture work, enjoy fishing along with delicious coastal lunch.

Time to get connected with Almighty at The Roman Catholic Basilica of Santa Cruz at dusk and your night will be adorned with cultural performances of Kathakali along with its demonstration and narration in English at Cochin cultural centre. The show includes traditional dinner to give you the best feel of the place.


Day 3: Cochin To Alappuzha, Kerala (Houseboat)

You will be driven next day to Alappuzha, Kerala, which is 53kms away from Cochin. Alappuzha is a watery heaven of interlinking canals, where you can relish your best romantic tour outing at houseboats. You can even enjoy village tours, canoeing sessions, and fishing treks in the houseboat. Along with touring, Kerala’s customary fish dishes and rice are served on the houseboat to give you the asia taste of the state.

After reconnoitring the backwater during the day, you can esteem your night at houseboat too.

Day 4: Alappuzha Periyar

This morning, a car will take you to Periyar, which is 138kms from Alappuzha and will drop you at a boutique or a four-star hotel in Periyar.

Whitewater Rafting Trip

Day 5: Periyar Sightseeing

Next day after breakfast, you will be guided for local sightseeing of Periyar’s blessed natural beauty. The wildlife sanctuary is popularly known as ‘Tiger Reserve tour’, is the most known and enthralling sanctuaries of India, where you can enjoy the elephant’s frolicking in the water. Another engaging centre of attraction is Mangla Devi temple at the centre of the Tiger Reserve, where you can bow to take the blessings of the divine Goddess.

Awaited is your lunch in the spice belt of India ‘Spice Garden tour’, beautiful resorts built in spice garden that gives you homely feeling by its super delicious food. Later with the Sun going down, you will lush through the green bushy vegetation and widespread lawns of Pullumedu.

Day 6: Periyar - Munnar - Kerala (Sightseeing )

Hills of Munnar are calling you now!! On 6thday of your trip, a cab will pick you up from Periyar and drop you at Munnar, where our team members and guides will escort you to the hotel.

It’s time to verve self with the lip-smacking taste of complimentary breakfast and gets ready to acknowledge the glory of Munnar – “Kashmir of South India tour”. Our driver will take you to revitalize yourself in the morning bliss at the Elephant arrival spot where you can actually see Elephant’s frolicking with water. You further your journey to Kolukkumalai Tea Estate, to cherish various unique flavours of tea to tea lovers. You can soothe your craving appetite with the hot spicy food in the cold quakes near Teaate.

After a heavy and satiating lunch, you will get slower and move towards a less trekking yet knowledgeable point of Mattupetty Dam. Here you will see the most revenue generating dam from hydroelectricity and bid cheerio to the Sun.

Hotel – Four-star or boutique hotel

Day 7: Munnar To Madurai, Tamilnadu

The morning glory is calling for a religious movement; you will be taken to best Madurai tour packages, the cultural heritage of South from Munnar. Our comforting vehicle will assist you in covering a 153kms journey without any discomfort.

Hotel – Four-star or boutique hotel

Day 8: Sightseeing In Madurai

Start your day at 5 am by revering at the famous historic Meenakshi Temple situated at the southern bank of the river Vaigai. By the time you leave from Meenakshi temple, your hunger would probably start scalding your intestine, so let’s pacify it with Madurai’s special breakfast Kothu Parotha. Once you feel revitalized; we will start for a distant sight situated on the hills of Alagar known as Alagar Koil temple in the northeast of Madurai. Devotees offer their sacred prayer in the holy environments of the halls. You might feel tired by now so nothing can be better than cool breeze of Manmade Vaigai Dam to give you a calming sensation in the evening.

South India Tour

Day 9: Madurai - Thanjavur (Sightseeing)

Pack your bag for the 189.3kms journey to the ancient capital of the Chola kingdom and Rice bowl of India ‘Thanjavur’. Our associates will welcome you there and succour you in settling down at the hotel.

After an appealing complimentary breakfast at the hotel, ‘Get set go’ to the intricate cultural heritage ‘The Barahdeswara Temple tour’, from the time of Raja Raja Chola-I. Followed by this, will be the visit to Thanjavur Royal Palace, where you can enjoy the artefacts of the Chola Dynasty. Next head to explore the beautifully carved Gangaikonda Temple and Thirumananjeri Temple. After a jiggling yet much erudite outing, you will love to have Thanjavur’s Elai Virundu served on the large leaf with utter delicacy.

Hotel – Four-star or boutique hotel


Day 10: Thanjavur To puducherry

Beach calling again!! You will be dropped at the railway station to catch your train to Puducherry at 6:40 am. From Puducherry railway station, you will be driven to your hotel. The day is for you to be spent at your leisure.

Hotel – Four-stars or boutique hotel


Day 11: Puducherry (Sightseeing)

You need to fasten up a bit with your breakfast to tour the famous Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple that closes at 12:30 pm. You may not be willing to lose the opportunity of manifestation of the divine. Done with the sight, you may also visit the Basilica of the sacred heart of Jesus Church yet another 1.8kms away.

By this time, you must be exhausted so why not have the best dining experience now somewhere nearby. Later, the evening tides of Rock beach are eagerly waiting for you at the time of dusk.

Day 12: Puducherry - Mahabalipuram (Sightseeing)

The day begins with a visit to the coast. Later you will travel for around 99.1kms more to reach Mahabalipuram from Puducherry.

Our colleague will make you comfortable there with easy check-in. Finish your daily calls and get ready for best Mahabalipuram beach tour with us. It is undoubtedly beautiful and rich in history too. At 3 mins walking distance on the beach itself is the famous and ancient Shore temple in front of Bay of Bengal built way back in 8 century A.D. Adjoining at a distance of 1.3kms is one of the best examples of Dravidian sculpture, ‘Five Rathas’.

Along with these, you will also like the World’s largest Rock cut relief ‘The Arjuna’s Penance’. Done with the sights, you may be alacritous to eat something. Well! For non-vegetarians, Mahabalipuram has a range of options varying from Prawns, lobsters, crab to a variety of fishes whereas for vegetarians, the typical South Indian dishes are common.

Hotel – Four-star or boutique hotel

Day 13: Mahabalipuram To Channai(Sightseeing)

By road, it takes only 1 hour 15 minutes to cover 57.2kms to reach your last destination ‘Chennai’ from Mahabalipuram. No worries, we will still be there for you.

Start your day with the customary Rasam, Dosa and Sambhar in breakfast and join us to see the sights of famous Urban Marina Beach tour which is 13kms long and gets connected to the Fort St. George, an English fortress of India. Thus, enjoy two sites in one go…Hurray!!

Why miss visiting the famous Kapaleshwar temple and Government Museum of Chennai when around?
A common approach says that a trip is only half done without shopping. Tour the best and the cheapest market of Chennai, T Nagaror Pondy Bazaar to buy and take along some memories of South India with you.

Hotel – Four-star or boutique hotel

Day 14: Departure From Channai

Hope you enjoyed your visit to South India and our company too!! Now, it’s time to say Goodbye!! Pack your bags, check your belongings and leave on time for Chennai International Airport.

Wish you a happy and safe journey!!!

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