South India Tour Packages from Chennai to Bangalore (SITT 004)


Day1

Arrival at Chennai

Arrival assistance at Chennai International Airport, then transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, visit some of the important sightseeing places of Chennai like Fort St. George, St. Mary's Church, Santhome Church, Marina beach and Kapaleeshwara Temple dedicated for Lord Shiva, one among the three principal deities of Hindus.

Overnight stay in Chennai

Hotels
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Taz Kamar Inn La Woods Raintree, Anna Salai
Day2

Chennai - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram

In the morning, drive to the Silk city named "Kanchipuram", an ancient capital of the Pallava dynasty ruled between 7th and 8th centuries. Visit the Ekambareshwara temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva is the most famous one with tall towers, massive halls with sculptured pillars. Next, proceed to Kailasanatha temple which is also meant for Lord Shiva is the finest specimen for Pallava architecture with beautifully carved sculptures built in 8th century. Have a lunch in the city. Drive to Mahabalipuram, an ancient port city of the Pallavas. Have a rest in the beach resort.

Overnight stay in Mahabalipuram

Hotels
Two Star Equivalent Three Star Equivalent Four Star Equivalent
Mamalla Heritage Ideal Beach Resort Grande Bay Resort & Spa
Day3

Mahabalipuram

In the morning, 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. Return back to the Hotel.

One more night stay in Mahabalipuram

Hotels
Two Star Equivalent Three Star Equivalent Four Star Equivalent
Mamalla Heritage Ideal Beach Resort Grande Bay Resort & Spa
Day4

Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry

In the morning, drive to Pondicherry (Puducherry). Check-in to the hotel. In the late afternoon have a visit to Sri Aurobindo Ashram, an Ashram dedicated to Sri Aurobindo & "The Mother". Have a visit to "The Church of Sacred Heart""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 Pondicherry

Hotels
Two Star Equivalent Three Star Equivalent Four Star Equivalent
Le Aham Shenbaga Accord
Day5

Pondicherry - Chidhambaram - Gangaikonda Cholapuram - Darasuram - Kumbakonam

After the breakfast, drive to Kumbakonam. Enroute visit the famous Nataraja Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva at Chidhambaram. Then continue your drive to 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. Have a lunch in Kumbakonam city. In the late afternoon, visit the 12th century Chola temple Airavatesvara Temple in a small village named Darasuram. Then proceed your drive to the Hotel.

Overnight stay in Kumbakonam

Hotels
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DSR Madhanam Inn Quality Inn Viha Paradise Resorts
Day6

Kumbakonam - Thanjavur - Trichy

Drive to Thanjavur (Tanjore). Visit the famous Tanjore Art Gallery which houses the collection of sculptures and statues, Saraswati Mahal Library Museum, Brihadeeshwara 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 afternoon, visit the Bronze Making Artisan's Village to see the Bronze Casting and Tanjore Paintings. Then drive to Trichy. Climb the Rock Fort to visit a small Ganesha Temple at the top and also you can have a good panoramic view of the city from the rock.

Overnight stay in Trichy

Hotels
Two Star Equivalent Three Star Equivalent Four Star Equivalent
Apple Park Inn Le Temps Fort Sangam Hotel
Day7

Trichy - Madurai

In the morning, Visit the famous places like '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 to visit the famous Vishnu temple at Srirangam, the most important pilgrimage centre for the Hindus. Drive to Madurai. Visit the famous Gandhi Museum which was housed in a Queen's Summer Palace. You can see the exhibits showing the life of Gandhi. Then have a visit to the famous Tirumalainayak 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.

Overnight stay in Madurai

Hotels
Two Star Equivalent Three Star Equivalent Four Star Equivalent
MMR Gardens Poppys Regency Madurai by GRT Hotels
Day8

Madurai - Kanyakumari

In the morning visit the flower market where you can see huge varieties of flowers. Drive to Kanyakumari. In the afternoon visit the important places at Kanyakumari like Vivekananda Rock, where you can see a temple dedicated for great Philosopher and Saint Swami Vivekananda. You have to go this place by ferry. While you are in ferry, you can see a huge statue of Great Tamil Poet Tiruvalluvar who wrote 1330 verses preaching the morals of human life. Visit the Gandhi Memorial and Kanyakumari Amman Temple. In the evening see the Sunset. Have a rest in the hotel.

Overnight stay in Kanyakumari

Hotels
Two Star Equivalent Three Star Equivalent Four Star Equivalent
Temple Citi Seashore Hotel Sparsa Resort
Day9

Kanyakumari - Kovalam

After the breakfast, drive to Kovalam. Have a relax in the beach resort.

Overnight stay in Kovalam

Hotels
Two Star Equivalent Three Star Equivalent Four Star Equivalent
Sagara Beach Resort Uday Samudra Leisure Turtle on the Beach
Day10

Kovalam

Day free to relax.

One more night stay in Kovalam

Hotels
Two Star Equivalent Three Star Equivalent Four Star Equivalent
Sagara Beach Resort Uday Samudra Leisure Turtle on the Beach
Day11

Kovalam - Alleppey

After the breakfast, drive to Alleppey "the land of backwaters". In the afternoon check in the houseboat and have a delicious lunch and enjoy the cruise in the Vembanadu Lake for about 5 hours. In the evening, your boat will be stopped nearby one village and take your dinner in the boat itself. Have a comfortable stay in the houseboat. The A/c will be switched on between 8:30 PM and 06:00 AM.

Overnight stay in Alleppey

Hotels
Two Star Equivalent Three Star Equivalent Four Star Equivalent
Kerala Cruise & Holidays Evergreen Tours Evergreen Tours
Day12

Alleppey - Thekkady

Drive to Thekkady. In the afternoon after reaching Thekkady "the frontier between Tamil Nadu and Kerala", 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. You can do Elephant Ride and Traditional Ayurvedic Massage which are optional.

Overnight stay in Thekkady

Hotels
Two Star Equivalent Three Star Equivalent Four Star Equivalent
Grand Thekkady Hotel Treetop Greenwoods Resort
Day13

Thekkady - Munnar

In the morning have a boat ride in Periyar Forest Lake. After the breakfast, drive to Munnar. Have a rest in the hill resort.

Overnight stay in Munnar

Hotels
Two Star Equivalent Three Star Equivalent Four Star Equivalent
C7 Hotel Clouds Valley Leisure Hotel Blanket Hotel & Spa
Day14

Munnar - Cochin

Drive to Cochin (Kochi). In the evening attend the Kerala Traditional Dance Show named "KATHAKALI". For this dance performance, the makeup starts at 05:30 PM. You can also see the makeup of dance artists and can take photos.

Overnight stay in Cochin

Hotels
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Aiswarya Hotel Abaam Hotel Radisson Blu
Day15

Cochin

After the Breakfast, visit the Mattancherry Palace (Dutch Palace), Jewish Synagogue and Jew Town. Return Back to Fort Cochin. Have a visit to some important monuments and churches belong 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, Catholic Church, Dutch Cemetery and Chinese Fishing nets.

One more night stay in Cochin

Hotels
Two Star Equivalent Three Star Equivalent Four Star Equivalent
Aiswarya Hotel Abaam Hotel Radisson Blu
Day16

Cochin - Ooty

In the morning drive to Ooty. Enroute have a stop at Coonoor to board a Nilgiri Mountain Train to leave for Ooty (Udagamandalam). Your tour driver will drop and Pick you from the Railway Junction. Drive to the Hotel. Have a rest in the hill resort.

Overnight stay in Ooty

Hotels
Two Star Equivalent Three Star Equivalent Four Star Equivalent
Ponmari Residency Meadows Residency Gem Park
Day17

Ooty

In the morning, visit the famous Botanical Garden and Rose Garden. Have a walk in the spice markets. Have a rest in the hill resort.

One more night stay in Ooty

Hotels
Two Star Equivalent Three Star Equivalent Four Star Equivalent
Ponmari Residency Meadows Residency Gem Park
Day18

Ooty - Bandipur

In the morning drive to Bandipur. Have a visit to the Elephant Camp. Do some forest activities which are optional. Some activities like Bird Watching, Nature walk are not complimentary. Please contact the resort directly about the tariff of each activity which are chargeable. Have a nice stay in a Forest resort.

Overnight stay in Bandipur

Hotels
Two Star Equivalent Three Star Equivalent Four Star Equivalent
Dhole's Den Windflower Resort & Spa The Serai
Day19

Bandipur - Mysore

In the morning drive to Mysore (Mysuru) "Silk City". Visit the important places of Mysore. Have a visit to Mysore Maharajah 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 and Bull Temple. Have a rest in the hotel.

Overnight stay in Mysore

Hotels
Two Star Equivalent Three Star Equivalent Four Star Equivalent
Sunflower Hotel Sandesh The Prince Grand Mercure
Day20

Mysore

In the morning visit the Devarajah Market, an old market housed in a heritage building. In the afternoon visit the Somnathpur Chenna Keshava Temple which was built in 12th century by the Hoysala Dynasty. This temple is very impressive with beautiful sculptures and ornated pillars. Have a drive to Srirangapatna to visit the historical and capital city of great Muslim Warrior "Tipu Sultan". Return back to Mysore. Have a rest in the hotel.

One more night stay in Mysore

Hotels
Two Star Equivalent Three Star Equivalent Four Star Equivalent
Sunflower Hotel Sandesh The Prince Grand Mercure
Day21

Mysore - Hassan

After the breakfast, drive to Hassan. Enroute visit the most popular Jain pilgrimage centre called "Shravanabelogola". This place is known for its Colossal monolithic statue of Gomateshwara. You can able to see a huge statue of 17m high in the hilltop. 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

Hotels
Two Star Equivalent Three Star Equivalent Four Star Equivalent
Hotel Raama Southern Star Hoysala Village Resort
Day22

Hassan

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.

One more night stay in Hassan

Hotels
Two Star Equivalent Three Star Equivalent Four Star Equivalent
Hotel Raama Southern Star Hoysala Village Resort
Day23

Hassan - Bangalore

In the morning drive to Bangalore (Bengaluru) "Garden City" Visit the famous places like Lal Bagh Garden and Tipu Summer Palace. Continue your drive. Have a rest in the hotel.

Overnight stay in Bangalore

Hotels
Two Star Equivalent Three Star Equivalent Four Star Equivalent
Sanman Gardenia Monarch Luxur Southern Star
Day24

Departure from Bangalore

This day you will be transferred to Kempegowda International Airport, Bangalore as per your flight schedule back to home!

Tour ends with sweet memories!!

Show Map
Duration 24 Days
Location Chennai, Mahabalipuram, Pondicherry, Kumbakonam, Trichy, Madurai, Kovalam, Alleppey, Thekkady, Munnar, Cochin, Ooty, Bandipur, Mysore, Hassan, Bangalore


Tamilnadu, Kerala and Karnataka Tour Packages starting from 54300 INR for 24 Days per person


Group Size 2 Pax 4 Pax 6 Pax 8 Pax 10 Pax
Hotel Category Cost in INR Per Person
2* Equivalent 84700 68200 62500 57400 54300
3 * Equivalent 99900 83300 77600 72500 69500
4 * Equivalent 126600 110100 104400 99300 96200
Note:

The above rates are valid till 30th September 2018

Cost in INR Per Person
2 Star Equivalent Cost
2 Pax 84700
4 Pax 68200
6 Pax 62500
8 Pax 57400
10 Pax 54300
3 Star Equivalent Cost
2 Pax 99900
4 Pax 83300
6 Pax 77600
8 Pax 72500
10 Pax 69500
4 Star Equivalent Cost
2 Pax 126600
4 Pax 110100
6 Pax 104400
8 Pax 99300
10 Pax 96200
Note:

The above rates are valid till 30th September 2018



INCLUDED

Transport by AC Vehicle with an experienced Tour Driver

The cost of the fuel toll & parking charges
Airport Arrival and Departure transfers
AC Rooms with breakfast

EXCLUDED

Camera - Video fee and guide charges

Personal Nature Expenses like telephone calls - Laundry - Soft/Hard drinks/Meals - Tipping etc
Lunch and Dinner Expenses
Entry to the Monuments Temples and Sightseeing Places

OTHER EXPENSES