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Rajasthantrip

Grand South India Tour

  • Reviews 15
  • Trip Length 17 Days / 16 Nights
  • Travel Type Small Group Tour
  • Start Point Bangalore
  • End Point Chennai
  • Travel Theme Culture, Family

Grand South India Tour

The stunning backwaters, pristine beaches, serene nightlife, lush green environment and the rugged beauty of its mountains, the South Indian regions are always one of the most favoured destinations to relax ad unwind. South India’s charm and vibrancy are unmatchable and truly, you are going to fall in love with it. With its charisma capturing the attention of the travellers and the supremely scrumptious delicacies are a treat for the taste buds of the foodies. You are going to get highly attracted with its exquisite architectural temples accompanied with the surroundings having a colonial charm. 
The South Indian women traditionally draped in Silk sarees looking the most beautiful with wide smiles on their faces greeting and welcoming the tourists with utmost respect are truly mesmerizing. The destination is no less than a dream come true for its tourists and being here has always been a tranquillity as well as satisfaction filled time irrespective of the weather conditions, they are coming in. Indulge in the never-ending beauty of Southern India awaiting your glimpses and feel like never before! 


Tour Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrive Bangalore

Hey! Welcome to Bangalore. On your arrival here, our representative will be present at the airport to greet you in a traditional style. Later, you will be transferred to your pre-booked accommodation in Bangalore. Overnight stay at your pre-booked accommodation in Bangalore.

Included meals : no meal
Included entrances : no sightseeing trip

Day 02 : Bangalore

One of the most beautiful cities in South India, Bangalore has always been a heart stealing destination for its tourists. Wake up, enjoy the special breakfast at your hotel and then it’s the time for you to indulge in the beauty of Bangalore. Start your sightseeing tour by Tipu Sultan’s Palace and then visit the Bull Temple, Lalbagh’s Botanical Gardens and the very famous Vidhan Saudha. Overnight stay at your Bangalore’s pre-booked hotel.

Included meals : Breakfast
Included entrances : Tipu Sultan’s Palace

Day 03 : Bangalore to Hassan (183 KMS)

Today’s special since you are going to head towards the very beautiful town of Hassan on completing your breakfast for the day! While being on your journey, take a midway stoppage at Shravanabelagola that is the most important pilgrimage hub for the Jains and contains the tallest statue of Gomateshwara (approx. 17 metres). After its completion, continue your drive until you ultimately reach Hassan. Check-in at your pre-booked accommodation there. Stay overnight at you pre-booked property in Hassan.

Included meals : Breakfast
Included entrances : No Entrance

Day 04 : Hassan to Mysore (119 KMS)

Have some luxurious breakfast at your hotel and then start your sightseeing tour of the very famous Belur and Halebid. Apart from that, you are also going to pay a visit to the splendid Hoysala Temples situated in Halebid. Once done, start a scenic drive towards the breath-taking site Mysore! On arriving there, check into your pre-booked accommodation there. Overnight stay at your pre-booked hotel in Mysore.

Included meals : Breakfast
Included entrances : Belur temples, Halebid temple

Day 05 : Mysore to Ootacamund (Ooty) (126 KMS)

This day is going to be a highly fun filled one because this day is meant for exploring the wonders lying in Mysore. Enjoy some breakfast and then visit the Mysore Palace, the Nandi Bull statue, Chamundeshwari Temple and the summer Palace of Tipu Sultan. On its completion, you will be driven to the most beautiful Ooty. Ultimately arrive at Ooty and check in at a pre-booked accommodation there for relaxing amidst a soothing environment. Stay overnight at your pre-booked accommodation in Ooty.

Included meals : Breakfast
Included entrances : Mysore Palace

Day 06 : Ooty sightseeing.

Ooty is an attractive destination, also known as the gem of the mighty Nilgiri Hills. Today, you will be engaging your senses into the beauty of this place as you are going to visit its famous tourists’ attractions. Commence the fun by visiting the St. Stephen Church and later the Ooty Club, Ooty Lake as well as the Botanical Gardens of Ooty. Stay overnight at your pre-booked accommodation in Ooty.

Included meals : Breakfast
Included entrances : Botanical Gardens

Day 07 : Ooty to Kozhikode (Calicut) (158 KMS)

Once done with some amazing breakfast at your hotel, start your drive towards the ravishing Kozhikode. A very significant region lying in Malabar, Calicut has originally been a trading centre for the Arabs, Chinese as well as the East African traders. You are surely going to fall in love with the charming aura lying here. On arriving there, pay some visits to the Kappad Beach, Beypore Beach, Beypore Fort, Kadalundi Bird sanctuary and lastly the very interesting and engaging Archaeology Museum. Stay overnight at your pre-booked accommodation in Kozhikode.

Included meals : Breakfast
Included entrances : Beypore Fort, Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary, Museum

Day 08 : Kozhikode (Calicut) to Kochi (181 KMS)

Today’s dedicated to Kochi! Have some breakfast and later, be a part of a mesmerizing drive towards Kochi. On the way, give a halt at Guruvayur in order to explore the unbelievable beauty lying in the beautiful Guruvayurappan Temple, the Guruvayura Elephant Sanctuary and also the world’s largest elephant sanatorium. Once done, continue the journey and on ultimately arriving at Kochi, check in at your pre-booked accommodation. You are free to witness the south Indian culture by having some glimpses of the live Kathakali performances by the artists belonging to Kerala. Overnight stay at your pre-booked accommodation in Kochi.

Included meals : Breakfast
Included entrances : Guruvayoor Elephant Sanctuary, Kathakali Show

Day 09 : In Cochin

Once done with the tasty breakfast at your accommodation, get ready to experience the commendable vibrancy of Cochin. During your sightseeing trip of Cochin, you are going to visit the Mattancherry Dutch Palace, Jews Street and also the highly architectural St. Francis Church. Optional visits: - Hatha Yoga (Greenix Village): Join the amazing Hatha Yoga classes that is going to teach you the art of balancing your mind as well as body. - The Francis Residence Cooking Class for Lunch / Dinner- During this visit, you will be getting to know more about Cochin’s traditional recipes and also about its recipes brought to you by Mr Francis and his wife. - Kathakali Dance Show- Have a look at the most perfect fusion of music, culture and dance with the colourful Kathakali performances by the local artists. Overnight stay at your pre-booked accommodation in Cochin.

Included meals : Breakfast
Included entrances : Jewish Synagogue, Dutch Palace

Day 10 : Kochi to Alleppey (54 KMS)

No more being a part of a drive now! Since, it is the time for you to experience the ultimate serenity of the South Indian backwaters. Have some breakfast and on its completion, drive towards Alleppey. On ultimately reaching Alleppey, get ready to check in to your air conditioned as well as highly maintained houseboat. This backwater trip will be taking you to the utmost serenity and the lush-green beauty where you can feel alive yet again! Enjoy your meals and sip some tea/coffee while having a glimpse of the natural beauty in the surroundings as well as the mesmerizing sunset. Overnight stay in your houseboat.

Included meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included entrances : No

Day 11 : Alleppey to Periyar (140 KMS)

The villages on the other side of the bank are always intrigued in one activity or the other. You can enjoy the glimpses of the same from your houseboat. Enjoy some breakfast and later, deboard from your moving accommodation since you are going to head towards your next destination through a drive i.e. Periyar. Periyar is none other than a Wildlife sanctuary that is majorly prominent all across the world. While being here, you are going to be a part of the Spice Plantation Tour and also you are free to spend some time while boating in the lake lying inside this reserve. Overnight stay at your pre-booked accommodation in Periyar. Optional Visit: You can witness the very beautiful Kalaripayattu Show.

Included meals : Breakfast
Included entrances : Periyar Forest, Spice Plantation Tour

Day 12 : Periyar to Madurai (145 KMS)

On the completion of your breakfast, be a part of the enjoyment and the ultimate fun that the varied jungle activities in the Periyar Wildlife Reserve has to offer. Once done, it’s the time for you to move to Madurai that is considered to be one of the oldest as well as the most spiritual cities in South India. On reaching there, explore the Meenakshi Amman Temple and also the Tirumala Nayak temple. Stay overnight at your pre-booked accommodation in Madurai.

Included meals : Breakfast
Included entrances : Thirumalainayak Palace

Day 13 : Madurai to Tanjore (189 KMS)

Have some luxurious breakfast and move towards Tanjore. En-route, you can take a halt at Trichy in order to have a sight of the famous Rock Fort. On the completion of its exploration, continue your drive and on ultimately arriving at Tanjore, check in to your pre-booked accommodation. Freshen up and later, start the sightseeing of the beautiful Chola Temple of Brihadeshwara as well as the Thanjavur Palace & Museum. Stay overnight at your pre booked accommodation in Tanjore.

Included meals : Breakfast
Included entrances : Tanjore Art Gallery

Day 14 : Tanjore-Pondicherry (175 KMS)

Start your day with some tasty breakfast and then head towards the majorly favoured touristic destination Pondicherry. On reaching there, visit the Auroville ashram where you are going to see the most perfect blend of yoga and modern science. Overnight stay at your pre-booked accommodation in Pondicherry.

Included meals : Breakfast
Included entrances : No Entrance

Day 15 : Pondicherry – Mahabalipuram (100 KMS)

Today morning, have some breakfast and then be a part of a scenic drive to the amazing Mahabalipuram. Arrive there and check-in at your pre booked accommodation. Get ready and then explore the Shore Temple, Arjuna’s Penance as well as the Five Rathas. Optional Visits: - Salt Factory: While being on your way to Mahabalipuram from Pondicherry, you can visit the Salt Factory spotted en-route. - Handmade Paper Factory: Here, you can witness the activities of the artisans working in the Handmade Paper Factory. Overnight stay at your pre-booked accommodation in Mahabalipuram.

Included meals : Breakfast
Included entrances : Five Rathas & Shore Temple

Day 16 : Trip to Kanchipuram (65 Kms one way)

How about a same day trip to Kanchipuram? Well, yes you can experience the same today! Have some breakfast and then start a drive towards this region. On reaching there, pay a visit to the Kailasanatha Temple, Ekambaranatha and also the very beautiful Kamakshi Amman Temple. Once done, return to Mahabalipuram and spend some leisure time. Optional Visit: You can visit the very innovative movie theatre in Mahabalipuram that is considered to be the first archaeological 7DX movie theatre. Stay overnight at your pre-booked accommodation in Mahabalipuram.

Included meals : Breakfast
Included entrances : No Entrance Fees

Day 17 : Mahabalipuram – Chennai (65 KMS). Departure.

Today is the last day of your Grand South India Tour! Have some breakfast and on its completion indulge in a drive towards Chennai. On arriving there, be a part of its sightseeing tour by visiting the Government Museum, Fort St. George, Santhome Cathedral and lastly the Kapaleeshwarar temple. Once done with the exploration, our tour representative is going to provide you an assisted transfer to the airport for boarding your flight back to your home/onward destination.

Included meals : Breakfast
Included entrances : Fort St. George, Museum, Santhome Cathedral Church

Tour Map

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