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South Indian Delight

South Indian Delight

18 Nights/19 Days

Accommodation
Accommodation

5 STAR HOTELS

LUXURY HOUSEBOAT

Meals
Meals

18 breakfasts

Tour Guide
Tour Guide

English-speaking tour guide

Max Group Size
Max Group Size

Maximum 8 people

Attractions
Grand PalacesColourful CultureAncient TemplesUNESCO World Heritage Sites Tea EstatesKerala BackwatersHouseboat TourJungle SafarisSpice PlantationsKathakali DanceAyurvedic MassagesToy Train ride in Nilgiri HillsRain forests
Trip Route
Chennai Mahabalipuram Kanchipuram Pondicherry Tanjore Trichy Madurai Periyar Kumarakom (Houseboat) Cochin (Kochi)) Ooty Wayanad Mysore Bangalore
Itinerary
South Indian Delight  Route Map

Day 1: Chennai, Welcome To Incredible India!!

Our representative will welcome you at Chennai International Airport and assist you with your hotel transfer. Check-in at the hotel and you will have remaining time for leisure.

Day 2: Kanchipuram & Mahabalipuram, Ancient Cities

Have breakfast and check-out from the hotel to visit the ancient city of Kanchipuram - the ancient capital of the Pallavas, famous as a city of 1000 Temples and 124 shrines. A guided sightseeing tour through the city includes visit to popular shrines namely Ekambareshwara, Kailasanathar Temple and Kaanchi Kaamachi. Next on the list is Mahabalipuram, a popular UNESCO World Heritage Site located between Great Salt Lake and the Bay of Bengal. Mahabalipuram is famous for its rock carvings and the beautiful 7th century Shore Temple. Check-in at your beach resort and later explore the best of this ancient town at Pancha Pandava Rathas, Varaha Mandapa  and other structures that were built during 7th and 8th century. Stay overnight at your resort.

Day 3: Mahabalipuram – Pondicherry

Third day of the trip is all about adding French experience to your holiday in India. We will drive you to the Puducherry (formerly known as Pondicherry), an erstwhile French colony. Located along the Bay of Bengal, this Union Territory offers bewitching views of swaying palms dotting pristine beaches, fishing villages, great sea-food, quality wine and backwaters. Besides breathtaking nature, Pondicherry is also known for renowned attractions such as Auroville and Sri Aurobindo Ashram. Check-in to your beach resort and enjoy the rest of your day at leisure.

Day 4: Pondicherry, French Flavour

Pondicherry tour starts today. The French Quarter and Sri Aurobindo Ashram are first two attractions on the Day 4 itinerary. While exploring these sites, you can easily identify the French influence in Pondicherry’s culture and architecture.  Later in the day, the tour will take you to Auroville, the township established in 1968 to celebrate the unity among human beings. The world's largest solid crystal can be found in this township.

Day 5: Pondicherry – Tanjore

Have delicious breakfast and we will drive you to your next destination Tanjore, a city with 1500 years of impressive history. The city features 1000 year old Brihadishvara temple, one of the largest temples in South India.  The Sacred Bull made from a single piece of stone is one of the significant highlights in the temple. Stay overnight at your hotel.

Day 6: Tanjore – Madurai (Via Trichy)

The day kicks off with drive to Madurai via Trichy. Spend some time at notable Jambukeshwar and Srirangam temples in Trichy before driving further to Madurai. Check-in at your hotel. In the evening, you can plan to experience the night at popular Shree Meenakshi Temple. A procession takes place during the ceremony where the bronze idol of Lord Shiva is taken to the bedchamber of the Hindu deity, Parvati.  Return to your hotel and stay overnight.

Day 7: Madurai, Dravidian Architecture

After breakfast, visit Meenakshi Temple to admire the classic Dravidian architecture and find solace in its spiritual charm. The city tour starts in the afternoon and will take you to the city’s top rated attractions including Tirumal Nayak Palace and the Mariamman Teppakula. Head back to the hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 8: Madurai – Periyar, Wildlife Cruise

The day starts with a scenic drive to Periyar National Park, one of the prominent elephant and tiger reserves in India. Check-in at the hotel and relax for some time. Later be a part of wildlife cruise over the beautiful Periyar Lake and admire the gorgeous natural surroundings. You can explore various species of animals and birds and might get a glimpse of wild elephants, boars and bisons. In the evening return to the hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 9: Periyar, Ayurvedic Massage

Start a little early in the morning and visit the Thekkady for a spice plantation tour. Later in the afternoon, rejuvenate your mind and soul with a full body Ayurvedic massage at an eminent message center. Overnight stay at your hotel.

Day 10: Kumarakom, Luxury Houseboat

After having breakfast, proceed to Kumarakom boat jetty point and enjoy the time of your life at a beautifully decorated houseboat, Kettuvallam. Sail through the gorgeous backwaters and experience the best of the God’s Own Country while admiring the captivating sceneries of Kumarakom/Alleppey. Overnight stay at the luxury houseboat.

Day 11: Cochin (Kochi), Antiques Shopping & Kathakali Dance

Enjoy healthy breakfast and drive to Cochin. Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel. Guided sightseeing tour of the city is the highlight of Day 11. Our sightseeing tour has some of the most renowned heritage sites in Fort Kochi and other parts of the city on its list. Also, you get an opportunity to explore St. Francis Church- the oldest church in India and explore the imposing Santa Cruz basilica built by the Portuguese. Explore the heritage sites of Fort Kochi and shop for antiques and spices. Chinese fishing nets, the Dutch Palace and Jewish Synagogue are other highlights of the tour. You can several opportunities to find prized souvenirs such as spices and antiques while shopping at Jew Street. Add a cultural tinge to the evening with a Kathakali dance performance at a popular cultural centre in Fort Kochi. Kathakali is a classical dance form which was originated in Kerala in 17th century. This colourful dance is not merely a dance. It is an art form that comprises powerful storytelling with ritual, drama and music. Return to the hotel and stay overnight.

Day 12: Cochin – Ooty, Queen Of Hill Stations

Have breakfast and check-out from the hotel. Drive to Ooty, the queen of hill stations. Check-in at the hotel and later explore the popular attractions such as Dodda Betta, Ooty Lake and botanical gardens. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 13: Ooty – Coonoor, Toy Train

Start your day with a delicious breakfast and head to Ooty Railway station. Embark on a memorable journey to Coonoor on a toy train. Below is the train schedule: Toy Train, UAM – ONR, Train# 56137, 09:15 - Departs from Ooty, 10:25 - Arrival at Coonoor The train journey passes through the mesmerizing Nilgiri Hills and shutterbugs will find amazing photography opportunities. Our driver will receive you at Coonoor Railway Station and you will visit Sim’s Park, Tea Gardens and Dolphin’s Nose. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 14: Ooty – Wayanad, Green Paradise Of Kerala

Check-out from the hotel post breakfast and we will drive you to the Green Paradise of Kerala – Wayanad, one of the best rain forests in the world. Upon arrival, get transferred to a serene nature resort. Rest of the day is at your leisure. Overnight stay at the nature resort.

Day 15: Wayanad, Waterfalls

Our sightseeing tour of Wayanad allows you to experience and explore the serene beauty of the bio-diverse region located on the southern tip of the Deccan plateau. The tour starts from Eddakal cave and will take you to other top-rated attractions such as Chembra Peak (mesmerising view of valley & forest) and Soochipara Falls (spectacular three-tiered waterfall, bordered by deep dense forests). Sentinel Rock Waterfalls is sure to entice thrill seekers with its rock climbing facilities. Return during late afternoon and enjoy an overnight stay in your resort.

Day 16: Wayanad – Mysore

Start your day with a healthy breakfast and later drive to the legendary city of Palaces, Perfumes, Sandalwood and Handicrafts – Mysore. Check-in at your hotel and relax for some time. In the evening, visit Brindavan Gardens and Chamundi Hills. Enjoy overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 17: Mysore, City Of Palaces

Visit ‘Devraja Flower Market’ early in the morning and your Mysore city sightseeing tour kicks off after breakfast. Mysore Zoo and Mysore Palace are two of the many attractions you are going to visit today.

Day 18: Mysore – Bangalore

Today you will drive to Bangalore after having breakfast. Arrive in Bangalore and check-in at your hotel. In the afternoon, visit notable Bangalore attractions such as Cubbon Park, Lalbagh Garden, and Bull Temple. Overnight stay at your hotel.

Day 19: Departure Bangalore Airport

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and check-out at the scheduled time. Get transferred to Bangalore Airport for your onward journey. Tour ends.
Dates & Prices
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Mon 13 Jan 2020

Fri 31 Jan 2020

$3,670 per person / twin share

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Mon 10 Feb 2020

Fri 28 Feb 2020

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Fri 20 Mar 2020

Tue 07 Apr 2020

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Fri 17 Apr 2020

Tue 05 May 2020

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Fri 15 May 2020

Tue 02 Jun 2020

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Fri 12 Jun 2020

Tue 30 Jun 2020

$3,360 per person / twin share

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Fri 25 Sep 2020

Tue 13 Oct 2020

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Fri 23 Oct 2020

Tue 10 Nov 2020

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Thu 26 Nov 2020

Mon 14 Dec 2020

$3,940 per person / twin share

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Wed 13 Jan 2021

Sun 31 Jan 2021

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Wed 10 Feb 2021

Sun 28 Feb 2021

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Tue 09 Mar 2021

Sat 27 Mar 2021

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Sat 17 Apr 2021

Wed 05 May 2021

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Sat 15 May 2021

Wed 02 Jun 2021

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Sat 12 Jun 2021

Wed 30 Jun 2021

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Tue 14 Sep 2021

Sat 02 Oct 2021

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Tue 12 Oct 2021

Sat 30 Oct 2021

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Tue 16 Nov 2021

Sat 04 Dec 2021

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Accommodations

Accommodations
  • Chennai Crowne Plaza - 5 Star
  • Mahabalipuram - Radisson Blu Resort Temple Bay - 4 Star
  • Pondicherry - Le Pondy - 4 Star
  • Tanjore - Ideal River view Resort - 4 Star
  • Madurai - Courtyard by Marriott - 4 Star
  • Periyar - The Elephant Court - 5 Star
  • Kumarakom - Luxury AC Houseboat
  • Cochin - Le Meridian - 5 Star
  • Ooty - Savoy Hotel - 5 Star
  • Wayanad – The Windflower Resort & Spa - 5 Star
  • Mysore - Radisson Blu Plaza - 5 Star
  • Bangalore - Le Meridian - 5 Star
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Tour Highlights

Kanchipuram & Mahabalipuram:

  • Kaanchi, Kaamachi, Kailasanatha & Ekambareshwara temples
  • rock carvings
  • 7th century Shore Temple
  • UNESCO world heritage sites

Pondicherry:

  • Sri Aurobindo Ashram
  • The French Quarter
  • Auroville- A unique township

Tanjore:

  • World heritage Brihadishvara temple

Trichy:

  • Rock fort
  • Srirangam & Jambukeshwar Temple.

Madurai:

  • Meenakshi temple 
  • Tirumal Nayak Palace

Periyar:

  • Ayurvedic massage
  • Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Spice Plantations
  • Wildlife cruise over Periyar Lake

Kumarakom:

  • Luxury Houseboat

Cochin:

  • Francis Church- The oldest church in India
  • Santa Cruz basilica
  • Chinese fishing nets
  • Antiques Bazaar
  • Jewish Synagogue
  • Dutch Palace
  • Kathakali Dance

Ooty:

  • Toy Train ride
  • Tea Gardens
  • Sim’s Park
  • Dolphin’s Nose

Wayanad:

  • Eddakal cave
  • Chembra Peak.
  • Soochipara Falls
  • Sentinel Rock Waterfalls

Mysore:

  • Chamundi Hills
  • Brindavan Gardens
  • Devraja Flower Market
  • Mysore Palace
  • Mysore Zoo

Bangalore:

  • Lalbagh Garden
  • Cubbon Park
  • Government Museum
  • Bull Temple
  • G. Road & Brigade Road

Inclusions

Inclusions
  • Accommodation at the specified hotels.
  • Daily breakfast during your stay at all proposed destinations.
  • Services of English speaking tour guide during all sightseeing tours.
  • Trip to Spice plantations in Thekkady.
  • Boat safari trip to Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • Entrances to Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • Full body Ayurvedic massage.
  • Toy Train ticket in Ooty.
  • Kathakali dance show tickets.
  • All Entrance fees to the monuments. 
  • Camera fees.
  • All arrival and departure transfers, sightseeing by an exclusive deluxe air-conditioned Toyota Eitios Car (for 2 persons), Toyota Innova Car (for 4 persons), Tempo Traveller (for 6/8 persons).
  • Airport pickup and transfers.
  • State tax, toll taxes and driver allowances.
  • Assistance at all pickup and departure points.
  • All applicable taxes.

Non-Inclusions

  • Any kind of personal expenses such as tips, laundry, telephone bills and beverages. 
  • It also does not include meals not specified. 
  • International airfares.
  • Visa Cost.
  • Optional, suggested or unspecified activities. 
  • Insurance and Medi claim.