South India Tour Packages from Chennai to Goa (SITT 005)


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 - Mahabalipuram

Drive to 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

Hotels
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Mamalla Heritage Ideal Beach Resort Grande Bay Resort & Spa
Day3

Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry

In the morning, drive to Pondicherry (Puducherry) "The French Colony". 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
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Le Aham Shenbaga Accord
Day4

Pondicherry - Gangaikondacholapuram - Darasuram - Thanjavur

After the breakfast, drive to Thanjavur (Tanjore), en-route 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 Thanjavur. Have a rest in the hotel.

Overnight stay in Thanjavur

Hotels
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Gnanam Lakshmi Hotel Sangam Hotel
Day5

Thanjavur - Trichy

In the morning, visit the famous Brihadeeshwara 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 Tanjore 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 Ganesh Temple where you have a good panoramic view of the Trichy City. Have a rest in the hotel.

Overnight stay in Trichy

Hotels
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Apple Park Inn Le Temps Fort Sangam Hotel
Day6

Trichy - Madurai

In the morning, have a stop 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 to visit the famous Vishnu 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 Tirumalai Nayaka Palace built by the Nayaka Dynasty in the 18th century and Meenakshi Temple dedicated to Goddess Parvati and a thousand pillared hall with eye-catching sculptures. Have a rest in the hotel.

Overnight stay in Madurai

Hotels
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MMR Gardens Poppys Regency Madurai by GRT Hotels
Day7

Madurai - 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", 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

Hotels
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Grand Thekkady Hotel Treetop Greenwoods Resort
Day8

Thekkady - Alleppey

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 Alleppey

Hotels
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Kerala Cruise & Holidays Evergreen Tours Evergreen Tours
Day9

Alleppey - Cochin

Drive to Cochin (Kochi). 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 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 Cochin

Hotels
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Aiswarya Hotel Abaam Hotel Radisson Blu
Day10

Cochin - 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

Hotels
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Ponmari Residency Meadows Residency Gem Park
Day11

Ooty

In the morning 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

Hotels
Two Star Equivalent Three Star Equivalent Four Star Equivalent
Ponmari Residency Meadows Residency Gem Park
Day12

Ooty - Mysore

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 visit to the famous Chamundi Hills. There is one temple dedicated for goddess "Chamundeshwari" a principal deity of Wodeyar Dynasty.

Overnight stay in Mysore

Hotels
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Sunflower Hotel Sandesh The Prince Grand Mercure
Day13

Mysore

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 Mysore.

One more night stay in Mysore

Hotels
Two Star Equivalent Three Star Equivalent Four Star Equivalent
Sunflower Hotel Sandesh The Prince Grand Mercure
Day14

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. 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
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Hotel Raama Southern Star Hoysala Village Resort
Day15

Hassan - Halebid - Belur - Hassan

In the morning drive to a small village called Halebidu 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.

Overnight stay in Hassan

Hotels
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Hotel Raama Southern Star Hoysala Village Resort
Day16

Hassan - Hospet

In the morning have a long drive to reach Hospet. Enroute visit 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

Hotels
Two Star Equivalent Three Star Equivalent Four Star Equivalent
Hampi International Royal Orchid Central Keerti Heritage Resort
Day17

Hospet - Hampi - Hospet

After the breakfast, have a full day visit of Hampi "The capital of great Vijayanagara dynasty" which is situated 13km from Hospet. The interesting places are Ganesha Temple, Ukra Narasimha Temple, Krishna Temple, Hazara Rama Temple, Mahanavami Dibba, Stepped tank, Viruppaksha Temple (the only functioning temple) and Queens Bath. In the late afternoon, visit the remaining places like Underground Shiva Temple, Hampi like Zanana Enclosure, Lotus Mahal, Elephant Stable, Vittala temple and Stone Chariot (UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE). Then return back to the hotel.

One more night stay in Hospet

Hotels
Two Star Equivalent Three Star Equivalent Four Star Equivalent
Hampi International Royal Orchid Central Keerti Heritage Resort
Day18

Hospet - Badami

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

Hotels
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Heritage Resort Clarks Inn Krishna Heritage
Day19

Badami - Goa

Drive to Goa. Have a rest in the beach resort.

Overnight stay in Goa

Hotels
Two Star Equivalent Three Star Equivalent Four Star Equivalent
Coqueiral Boutique Lemon Tree Candolim Lemon Tree Amarante
Day20

Goa

Day free to relax in the beach resort.

One more night stay in Goa

Hotels
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Coqueiral Boutique Lemon Tree Candolim Lemon Tree Amarante
Day21

Goa

Visit the famous churches like Basilica of Bom Jesus, Se Cathedral 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

Hotels
Two Star Equivalent Three Star Equivalent Four Star Equivalent
Coqueiral Boutique Lemon Tree Candolim Lemon Tree Amarante
Day22

Goa

Day free to relax in the beach resort.

Three more night stay in Goa

Hotels
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Coqueiral Boutique Lemon Tree Candolim Lemon Tree Amarante
Day23

Departure from Goa

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

Tour ends with sweet memories!!

Show Map
Duration 23 Days
Location Chennai, Mahabalipuram, Pondicherry, Gangaikondacholapuram, Darasuram, Thanjavur, Trichy, Madurai, Thekkady, Alleppey, Cochin, Ooty, Mysore, Hassan, Halebidu, Belur, Hassan, Hospet, Hampi, Hospet, Badami, Goa


Tamilnadu, Kerala, Karnataka and Goa Tour Packages starting from 49600 INR for 23 Days per person


Group Size 2 Pax 4 Pax 6 Pax 8 Pax 10 Pax
Hotel Category Cost in INR Per Person
2* Equivalent 79500 63200 57700 52600 49600
3 * Equivalent 91200 74900 69300 64300 61300
4 * Equivalent 114700 98400 92900 87900 84900
Note:

The above rates are valid till 30th September 2018

Cost in INR Per Person
2 Star Equivalent Cost
2 Pax 79500
4 Pax 63200
6 Pax 57700
8 Pax 52600
10 Pax 49600
3 Star Equivalent Cost
2 Pax 91200
4 Pax 74900
6 Pax 69300
8 Pax 64300
10 Pax 61300
4 Star Equivalent Cost
2 Pax 114700
4 Pax 98400
6 Pax 92900
8 Pax 87900
10 Pax 84900
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