Best of South India Tour with Karnataka


Duration

14 Nights / 15 Days


Destinations

Chennai - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry - Tanjore - Trichey - Madurai - Periyar - Kumarakom - Alleppey - Cochin - Ooty - Mysore - Srirangapatnam - Bangalore

Detailed Tour Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrive Chennai

Arrive Chennai, meet and assistance on arrival & transfer to hotel. Later visit National Art Gallery, Museum, Fort St. George, St. Mary's Church, San Thome Cathedral & Marina Beach.
Overnight at hotel.

Kanchipuram Temple

Kanchipuram Temple

Day 02 : Chennai - Kanchipuram (76Kms / 2Hrs) - Mahabalipuram (66 Kms / 11.5 Hrs)

Morning after breakfast drive to Kanchipuram, the city of temples have more than 1000 temples. Visit famous Temples. Later drive to Mahabalipuram. In the evening visiting shore temple the standing testimonial to the rock cut art. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03 : Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry (168Kms / 4Hrs)

Morning after breakfast drive to Pondicherry. Upon arrival check-in to the hotel. In the afternoon visit Aurbindo Ashram, Pondicherry Museum and sculpture gallery with an outstanding collection of artifacts.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 04 : Pondicherry - Tanjore (177Kms / 5Hrs)

Morning after breakfast drive to Tanjore. Upon arrival check in to the hotel. In the afternoon visit Brahadeeswara Temple, Sculpture of Nandi (Bull) & Royal Palace Complex.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 05 : Tanjore - Trichy (58 Kms / 1.3Hrs)

Morning drive to Trichy. Upon arrival check in to the hotel. In the afternoon visit Lord Robert Clive's house, Srirangam Temple, Rock-Fort Temple & Temples.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 06 : Trichy - Madurai (128Kms / 3Hrs)

Morning after breakfast drive to Madurai. Upon arrival check in to the hotel. In the afternoon visit Thirumalai Nayak's Palace, Gandhi Museum and 1000-pillared Meenakshiamman Temple. In the evening you are also taken to the special religious night ceremony held in the temple.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 07 : Madurai - Periyar (130Kms / 3Hrs)

Morning after breakfast drive to Periyar. Upon arrival check in the hotel. In the evening enjoy boat ride at Lake Periyar to explore the sanctuary.
Overnight at hotel.

Mysore Palace

Mysore Palace

Day 08 : Periyar - Kumarakom (200Kms / 5Hrs)

Morning after breakfast drive to Kumarakom. Upon arrival check in to the hotel. Afternoon visit Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary with a variety of bird species. The breathtaking view of the lake during the dawn and dusk leaves you spellbound.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 09 : Kumarkom - Alleppey (Alappuzha) Houseboat

Morning after breakfast free for independent activities. Afternoon embark houseboat and cruise towards Alleppey through Vembanad Lake. Enjoy your day in swimming or for massage. Rest of day free to relax at the Houseboat.
Overnight at houseboat.

Day 10 : Alleppey - Kochi (Cochin) (65Kms /1.5Hrs)

Morning after breakfast disembark Houseboat & drive to Kochi. Upon arrival check in to the hotel. Later visit to Jewish synagogue - The Dutch Palace, Portuguese Churches, Hindu temples and Chinese Fishing Nets. In the evening attend the traditional "Kathakali Dance Show".
Overnight at hotel.

Day 11 : Kochi (Cochin) - Ooty (280Kms/ 7Hrs)

Morning afterbreakfast drive to Ooty - 'the queen of hill stations'. Upon arrival check in at hotel. Rest of the day free for independent activities.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 12 : Ooty (Toy Train) – Coonoor - Ooty

Morning after breakfast visit Botanical Gardens, the Ooty Lake, Dodabetta peak offering you panoramic views of the Nilgiri Mountains. Later excursion to Coonoor, a popular hill resort where you can opt for a toy train tour to enjoy the scenic surroundings. Evening return to hotel.
Overnight at hotel.

Mysore Palace

Mysore Temple

Day 13 : Ooty - Mysore (158Kms/ 5Hrs)

Morning after breakfast drive to Mysore, upon arrival check in to the hotel. In the afternoon visit Mysore Palace, Bull Temple, Art Gallery and evening visit Brindavan Gardens.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 14 : Mysore - Srirangapatnam - Bangalore (140Kms / 4Hrs)

Morning after breakfast drive to Bangalore en-route visit Srirangapatnam - The capital of Tipu Sultan's empire visiting The Ranganatha Swamy Temple, Tipu's Summer Palace known as the Daria Daulat Bagh. Upon arrival check in to the hotel. In the evening visit Vidhan Sabha, The Wellesley Bridge and Tipu's Palace.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 15 : Departure Bangalore

On time transfer to International airport to board on flight for onward destination.