Southern Discoveries
South India travel package
Tour Duration : 21 days / 20 nights
Tour Destination : Chennai / Mahabalipuram / Pondichery / Gangaikondacholapuram / Tanjore / Trichy / Chettinadu / Madurai / Munnar / Thekkady / Alleppey / Cochin / Coonoor / Ooty / Mysore / Hassan / Sravanbelgola / Bangalore
Destination Information

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  • Day 1 : Day 1 : Chennai: Arrival in day or in evening (according to your flight schedule).

    Chennai is capital city of Tamilnadu, which keeps its hustle bustle going on, and is among major metros of India. Major attractions of Chennai includes Fort William, Marina beach, and its National Museum. An evening stroll at Marina beach gives visitor real glimpse of South Indian culture, along with sea food delecacies.

  • Day 2 : Day 2 : Chennai / Kanchipuram/ Mahabalipuram:

    Drive to Mahabalipuram. On the way visit the temples of Kanchipuram. Check in to hotel in Mahabalipuram. Visit the shore temple, five Chariots "rathas" of Pandavas. The heroes of the epic Maha Bharat". In the evening, stroll on the beach of Mahabalipuram.
    Mahabalipuram is a sea shore city, about 60 kms from Chennai, famous for its Shore temples. It is a small excursion from Chennai, and one can easily take a break from busy metro life of Chennai, to seek break in some best leisure resorts of Mahabalipuram.

  • Day 3 : Day 3 : Mahabalipuram / Pondicherry:

    Visit Arjuna's Penance and departto Pondicherry. Check in to hotel in Pondicherry. Visit Auroville and Sri Aurobindo Ashram. In the evening, visit the city markets and the French colony.
    Pondicherry is first french settelement in India, which is also a major attraction of Tamilnadu. The city is divided into two parts, in which one is French colony, and another is Tamil colony. Some major attractions include Church of Notre dame de Angers, and Sacred heart cathederal. The beaches of Pondicherry are also very famous, and attracts large number of tourists from all over the world.

  • Day 4 : Day 4 : Pondicherry:

    Visit the Temple of Vinayaga and church Sacred Heart of Jesus and Notre-Dame-des-Anges. Visit the town of Pondicherry, MG road Market.

  • Day 5 : Day 5 : Pondicherry / Chidambaram / Gangaikondacholapuram / Darasuram / Tanjore :

    On the way visit the temples ofChidambaram,Gangaikondacholapuram, andDarasuram. Check in to hotel in Tanjore. In the evening, visit of the city of Tanjore. Tanjore is major temple town of Tamilnadu, which is known for its mighty Brihadeshwara temple, enlisted in Unesco’s world heritage monuments. Tanjore is known for its art and culture and its numerous boutiques selling brass and bronze wares and statues.

  • Day 6 : Day 6 : Tanjore / Trichy /Chettinadu:

    Visit the Temple of Tanjore and Brihideshwara Marata The Palace Museum. Drive to Kanadukatthan, on the way visit the temple of Srirangam and Rock Fort Trichy. Check in to hotel in Kanadukatthan village in the region of Chettinadu. In the evening visit of the village and its colorful Chettinadu houses.
    Chettinad is small town, mainly of Nattukotai Chettiars which is a prosperous banking and business community of South india, thus we find extraordinarily beautiful houses with some finest painting art in south India. Chettinadu Cuisine is also very famous for its finest delicacies including sambhar, payasam and paniyaram.

  • Day 7 : Day 7 : Chettinad / Madurai:

    Drive to Madurai. Check in to hotel in Madurai. Then visit of the Palace of TirumalaiNayaks and the Meenaskhi temple in the evening.
    Madurai is second largest city of Tamilnadu, famous for its Meenakshi temple. This is one of the ancient cities of India. The city is visited by numerous visitors from all around the world, to witness this city of ancient culture and civilisation. The evening ceremony at Meenakshi temple is worth watching and leaves an undying impression on the heart of visitor.

  • Day 8 : Day 8 : Madurai / Munnar:

    Drive to Munnar. Check in to Munnar. Visit Tata Tea Museum (Museum of tea). In the evening, walk through in the city of Munnar.
    Munnar is a small hill station, nestled among some beautiful tea gardens, unending nature and some breath taking springs, wild life makes Munnar a most favorable tourism spot and summer retreat of South india. It is one of the most Sought of Honeymoon destination of South India.

  • Day 9 : Day 9 : Munnar:

    Depart for a small trek to discover the tea plantations around the city of Munnar.

  • Day 10 : Day 10 : Munnar / Thekkady:

    Drive to Thekkady, a small village in the Periyar Reserve. In the late afternoon, visit the plantation of spices at Manayath Heritage.
    Periyar is located in the Thekkady district of Kerala, and known for its famous Periyar reserve where we can find still wild elephants in all nature. Boat safaris are conducted by forest department with which one can experience Flora and Fauna of this beautiful region.

  • Day 11 : Day 11 : Thekkady:

    Boat safari in the Periyar Reserve with a professional English-speaking guide. By late afternoon, 30-minute ride on an elephant in the forest.

  • Day 12 : Day 12 : Thekkady / Alleppey:

    Drive to Alleppey. Check into a houseboat. Navigation throughbackwater channels and discovers the surrounding villages.
    Alleppey or Allapuzha is world famous backwaters where large number of tourists come to witness the backwaters of Kerala. There are large number of Ayurveda resorts and Heath centres, which offer different rejuvenation therapies to remove stress and depression. One can also experience staying in Houseboats and travel around backwaters of Kerala.

  • Day 13 : Day 13 : Alleppey / Cochin:

    Drive to Cochin. Check in to hotel in Cochin. In the afternoon, visit the synagogue and the Jewish Quarter. The evening Kathakali dance show, free time to walk around the Fort Cochin.

  • Day 14 : Day 14 : Cochin:

    Departure to visit the Dutch Palace, St. Francis Church, Santa Cruz Basilica, then visit Fort Kochi and the Chinese fishing nets.
    Cochin is famous port town of Kerala, known for its famous 15th century monuments including Jewish Synagogue, and Jewish colony. It was once a major centre of Spice trade between western countries and India. While going through the streets of Fort Cochin, one can still see the Chinese fishing nets and some old buildings of British times in India.

  • Day 15 : Day 15 : Cochin /Coonoor

    Departure for Coonoor. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel and Evening free in the city of Coonoor.

  • Day 16 : Day 16 : Coonoor / Ooty (train):

    By this unusual travel of toy train you will discover the breathtaking Ketti Valley. Early morning transfer to the Mattupalayam station to takeyour train to Ooty. On arrival transfer to hotel and check-in. Visit of Botanical Gardens, and St. Stephen's Church.
    Ooty is small hill station nestled in Nilgiri hills of Tamilnadu. It was a summer retreat for British officials, who during scortching summers of south india, came to Ooty, to get some escape from the Heat. The Toy Train of Ooty is also very famous, and several tourists each year come to experience the beautiful train journey from Mettupalayam to Ooty. It is also known as Nilgiri Mountain railway or Darjeeling Himalayan railway. It is also declared as world heritage site from UNESCO.

  • Day 17 : Day 17 : Ooty / Mysore:

    Drive to Mysore. Check in to hotel in Mysore. Visit the Temple of Chamundi. In the evening, ayurvedic massage and relaxation.
    Mysore is major town in Karnataka state, and located at distance of 140 kms from Bangalore, the capital city. Mysore has several charms to attract a visitor namely Mysore Palace, Chamundi hill and temple. Mysore is also known for its Dusshera Festival organised before 20 days of Diwali festival in India. Each year large number of visitors visit Mysore to experience this centuries old city of Karnataka.

  • Day 18 : Day 18 : Mysore:

    Visit the city and its monuments: Tour of Mysore Palace, the Devraja market Jayachamarajendra art gallery.

  • Day 19 : Day 19 : Mysore / Hassan:

    Drive to Hassan. Check in to hotel in Hassan. Visit sites of Belur and Halebid. Halebid is located in Hassan district of Karnataka, and was ancient capital of Hoysala Empire in 12th Century. It was annexed by Malik Kafur in 14th century, who was general of Allauddin Khilji , then ruler of Delhi. It is known for its famous temple of Hoysaleshwara temple.

  • Day 20 : Day 20 : Hassan/ Sravanbelgola / Bangalore

    Early morning departure for Bangalore. En route visit the monolithic statue Gometeswara, visible from 12 km away. Check in to hotel in Bangalore, and then visit the temple bull market and the MG road.
    Sravanbelgola is a city located near Hassan, which is famous for its statue of Gomteshwara and a major Jain pilgrim centre.

  • Day 21 : Day 21 : Bangalore / Return :

    Transfer to the Bangalore international airport for the return flight.
    Bangalore is capital city of Karnataka, which is also third largest city of India. It is also known as Silicon valley of India, being major exporter of software products used in IT sector. Major tourist spots of Bangalore include Lalbagh, Vidhan souda and St. Mary’s Basilica.

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