Destinations Covered: Bangalore - Mysore - Ooty - Coimbatore - Cochin - Periyar - Kumarakom - Kovalam - Madurai - Thanjavur - Pondicherry - Chennai - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram
This itinerary takes you through the cultural and historical milestones of South India that shaped the course of its history and formed the contemporary beliefs and lifestyle. Witness some majestic structures of artistic brilliance dotted through the varied landscapes of South India. While witnessing these stunning structures permeated by the history and beliefs of Indian heritage you’ll be able to truly appreciate the endeavour of human creativity and sheer perfectionism.
Upon your arrival at the Bangalore Airport you will be transferred to your hotel for check-in and an overnight stay.
Post-breakfast; undertake a trip of the 'Garden City' where you will visit Vidhan Sabha, Tipu's Palace and Bangalore Palace. Later in the afternoon transfer to Mysore where you will be checked-in at your hotel for an overnight stay.
Today following your breakfast you will visit the majestic Mysore Palace. Some of today's attractions include Golden Royal Elephant Throne, Durbar Hall, Kalyana Mandap and the Gallery. In the evening return to your hotel for an overnight stay.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the picturesque Ooty. After your arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. Later go on a sightseeing tour of the enchanting landscape of Ooty. Return to your hotel in the evening for an overnight stay.
After your morning breakfast, you will leave for Coimbatore airport where you will check-in and board the connecting flight to Kochi. On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel for an overnight stay.
After breakfast today you do some local sightseeing. The attractions include artistic colonial structures like Jewish Synagogue, St. Francis Church and the Dutch Palace. In the evening return to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Drive towards Periyar after your morning breakfast. You will be transferred to the hotel upon your arrival in Periyar. Go for a boat ride on the lake to relax later in the afternoon. The rest of the day you can do some local exploration at your leisure. Return to your hotel in the evening for your overnight stay.
Early morning on the 8th day of the tour itinerary, you will be taken to a visit of the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Thereafter depart for Kumarakom and check-in at your hotel. Again go for a boat ride in the afternoon and return to your hotel in the evening for an overnight stay.
After a leisurely breakfast, you will leave for Kovalam in the morning. Upon arrival in Kovalam, you will be transferred to the hotel. Kovalam is famous for its crescent shaped beaches dotted with coconut trees. Today's free time you can spend at your own leisure. Return to your hotel in the evening for an overnight stay.
After breakfast in the morning spend the day at your leisure on the picture perfect beaches of Kovalam. In the evening return to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Post-breakfast; you will leave for Madurai by surface. Madurai is often referred to as the cultural capital of Tamil Nadu. Madurai is famous for Meenakshi-Sundareswar Temple. Upon your arrival check-in at your hotel and you will be taken to the temple in the evening. Return to your hotel for an overnights stay.
Post-breakfast; depart for Thanjavur. You will be transferred to your hotel upon arrival in Thanjavur. Later in the afternoon embark on a sightseeing tour of Thanjavur. Today's attractions include the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Brihadeeswara Temple and the Thanjavur Palace and Museum. Return to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Leave for Pondicherry after your morning breakfast. You will be visiting the famous Chidambaram Temple en route. Check-in at your hotel upon arrival in Pondicherry for your overnight stay.
After breakfast in the morning, go on an excursion of the Aurobindo Ashram and the Auroville. Later explore the locales of Pondicherry which still reverberates with its colonial charm. Depart for Chennai later in the day where you will check-in to your hotel upon arrival for an overnight stay.
Following breakfast this morning you will go on an expedition to the temples of Kanchipuram and the Mahabalipuram group of monuments which are the tour de force of Dravidian architecture. Return to your hotel in the evening for an overnight stay.
Today, our representative will accompany you in your transfer to the airport for your return journey home.