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BEST OF SOUTH INDIA

Explore some of the most admired tourist destinations on our South India tours. Our South India Tour Packages cover all the ancient temples, forts, palaces, beaches and wildlife sanctuaries located in South India.

Package Duration : 24 nights / 25 days
Desination Covered : Bangalore, Hassan, Mysore, Ooty, Munnar, Tekkeddy, Alleeppy, Cochin, Trivandrum (Kovalam) , Kanyakumari, Madurai, Trichy, Pondichery, Mahabalipuram, Chennai

DAY 01:
Arrival BANGALORE , assisted transfer to Pre – booked OVERNIGHT STAY HOTEL

DAY 02:
BANGALORE OVERNIGHT STAY 


Bangalore:-
Places to See : Bangalore : Lalbagh, Vidhana Soudha, Museum, Art Gallery, Cubbon Park and Radhakrishna Temple.

Tourists Highlight : Bangalore - Commercial Town And Capital City Of State Called Karnataka. The Cleanest City Of The Country. The City Has Two Beautiful Parks Called Lalbagh And Cuppon Park Occupy The Maximum Land Area Of The City. Radha Krishna Temple Is New Temple And Very Much Eye Catching, One Of The Clean, Modern Temple Of The Country. The Vidhana Saudha: Vidhana Soudha Houses The State Legislative Assembly And Part Of The Secretariat. The massive, granite, neo Dravidian style building. Lalbagh: This Botanical Garden, Spread Over 240 Acres. Cubbon Park: This 120 hectare park, laid out in 1864 is one of the main lungs of the city.

DAY 03:
HASSAN OVERNIGHT STAY HOTEL
Hassan
Dept :Bangalore
Arrival : Hassan Travelling time : 6 HRS By Road with deluxe tourists vehicle exclusive

Places to See : Hassan :
Tourists Highlight: With a good range of hotels, a railhead and other conveniences, Hassan is a handy base for exploring Belur, Halebid and Sravanabelagola.

Day 04:
Full day trip to Belur & halebid

DAY 05:
MYSORE OVERNIGHT STAY HOTEL REGAALIS
Mysore
Dept :Hassan
Arrival : Mysore Travelling time : 4 HRS By Road with deluxe tourists vehicle exclusively for your Group..

Places to See : Mysore : Chamundeeswri Temple, Brindavan Garden, Thippu's Summer Palace, Maharaja Palace.
Tourists Highlight : Mysore : Wonderful Historic Town And Evidence City To Exhibit The Oldest Indian Richest Economy. Brindavan Garden : These tranquil ornamental gardens, laid out below these immense Krishnaraja Sargar Dam, look like they belong in a tidy European spa resort rather than the south of India. The gardens are a popular picnic spot and crowds come each night to see the illuminated fountains. Mysore Palace : The beautiful profile of this walled Indo Saracenic palace, the seat of the Maharajahs of Mysore, graces, the city skyline. The Old Mysore Palace Still Has All Its Trappings Of Royalty. The Lalitha Mahal Palace, Built In The Impressive Indo-Sarcenic Style, Is Now A-5* Hotel.Chamundi Hills: Standing Up In A Little Hill, With A Commanding View Of The City, Is The Temple To Chamundeshwari, The Patron Deity Of The City. Srirangapatna It Is Historically A Great Battle Field For A Brave King Tipu Sultan. Stand the ruins of the capital from which Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan ruled much of southern India during the 18th century. In 1799, the British finally conquered them with the help of disgruntled local leaders. Tippus defeat marked the real beginning of British territorial expansion. Mosque : Attractive, but the mosque is often kept locked, so there little to see. Sri Ranganatha Temple : This wonderful old temple is dedicated to a form of Vishnu and the town is named after the deity. Water Gate : The small reinforced gate gives access to the riverside. It was near here that tipu met his death, and in addition to the small plaque on the gateway, theres also a simple stone slightly further to the east that marks the spot where he fell. Summer palace : Also known as the Daria Daulat Baugh. Every square centimetre of the inner walls s covered with murals depicting his armies and the splendour of his kingdom. Gumbos or Mausoleum Tipu sultan and his father, Hyder Ali was buried with full military honours.

DAY 06:
OOTY OVERNIGHT STAY HOTEL HOLIDAY INN
Ooty

Dept :Mysore
Arrival :Ooty Travelling time : 6 HRS

By Road with deluxe tourists vehicle exclusively for your .

Tourists Highlight : Ooty : The Queen Of Hill Stations, Is Situated In The Nilgiris At An Altitude Of 2,240 Mts. Udhagamandalam Or Ooty, As It Is Commonly Known, Is The Most Popular Hill Station In habitude by the Todas, the tribal people whose belief system and practices centre on the buffalo today only about 1500 Todas remain. Until about two decades ago, Ooty (altitude 2240m) resembled an unlikely combination of southern England Australia. The other main reminders of the British period are the stone churches, the private schools, the Ooty club, and the terraced botanical gardens. Maharaja summer palaces hark back to yet another time. Lake: The Beautiful Ooty Lake, Set Among Groves Of Eucalyptus Trees Is A Popular Spot With Its Facilities For Boating. Botanical Gardens.: The Lovely Landscaped Garden Has Rolling Lawns, Exotic Trees, Lily Pools, A Bandstand And Massed Flower Beds. Scenic Spots: A Lovely View Of Ooty Can Be Had From Its Highest Point, The Doddabetta Peak. Other Picturesque Spots In The Vicinity Are Mukurti Peak, The Pykara Dam And Reservoir, Wenlock Downs, Kalhatti Falls And Elk Hill.

DAY 07:
OOTY STAY

DAY 08:
COCHIN OVERNIGHT STAY
Cochin
Dept :Ooty
Arrival : Cochin Travelling time : 8 HRS
By Road with deluxe tourists vehicle exclusively for your Group.

Places to See : Sea Boat Ride To Visit Various Islands And Churches, Santa cruz Basilica, Mattancherry Palace, Jewish synagogue, Dutch palace, St. Franchis church.
Tourists Highlight : Cochin : Is The Palm-Green Commercial Town Of Kerala And One Of The Finest Natural Harbors In The World. Boat Tour Is Conducted To See Few Islands. Chances Are There To Witness “Kathakali” Dance, The Famous Classical Dance Of Kerala. In Kerala The Food Also Differ And Culture Too. Santa Cruz Basilica : This large impreseive church dates from 1902, and has a fantastical pastel - coloured interior. Chinese fishing Nets Strung out along the tip of Fort Cochin, these fixed, cantilevered fishing nets were introduced by traders from the court of Kublai khan.
Mattancherry Palace : Built by the Portuguese. More important are the astonishing Murals, depicting scenes from the Ramayana, Mahabaratha and puranic legends connected with shiva, Vishnu, Krishna Kumara and Durga. These beautiful murals rarely seem to be mentioned, although they are one of the wonders of India. Jewish Synagogue: In The Old Quarter At Mattancherry, Narrow Lanes Lined By Street Houses Lead To The Jewish Synagogue. This Simple Building Built In 1567, Has A Rich Interior With Gleaming Brass And Chandeliers In Colours Glass. The Floor Is Tiled With Blue Patterned Tiles Brought In The 18th Century From Canton. Dutch Palace: The Dutch Palace Of The Cochin Rajas. Exquisite Murals Depicting Scenes From The Ramayana And The Puranic Legends Decorate Some Of Its Rooms. St. Francis Church: Built In 1503 By The Portuguese, Franciscan Friars, It Is The Oldest European Church In The Subcontinent.

DAY 09:
COCHIN – MUNNAR.
AFTER BREAKFAST PROCEED TO MUNNAR , HILL STATION OF SOUTH. OVERNIGHT STAY

DAY 10:
MUNNAR STAY

DAY 11:
MUNNAR - THEKKADY OVERNIGHT STAY
Places to See : Thekkady : Periyar Wild life Sanctuary.

Tourists Highlight : Thekkady : To See Wild Animals Particularly Elephant (Large Nos.) When You Go For Boat Ride In The Lake Around The Forest Area. Stay In The Jungle Is Very Adventuring And Very Interesting. Periyar is South India most popular wild life sanctuary
DAY 12:
THEKKADY STAY

DAY 13:
ALLEPPEY OVERNIGHT STAY HOUSE BOAT A/C

Alleppey
Places to See : Alleppey : Boating.
Tourists Highlight : Alleppey : The One Side Of Town Is Sea Other Side Nature - Agricultural Fields, Villages Etc., The House Boat Will Be Taken Into Ride By 2 Boat Man For About 20 Miles To Visit The Folks Of That Region. 

Fresh Cooked Food Is Served With A Help Of A Cook Accompanying The Boat. Stay over night House Boat or ride 2 hrs on a boat to explore Nature of Alleppey is quite interesty. Alappuzha Is Famous For The Boat Races Held Annually In August/September. The “ChundanVallams” Or Snake Boats, Over 30 Metres Long, With Their Raised Prows Are Beautifully Decorated. As They Glide Off Majestically, Their Crews Of A Hundred Or More Men Row In Perfect Time To The Rhythm Of Traditional Boat Songs.

DAY 14:
KOVALAM OVERNIGHT STAY

DAY 15:
KOVALAM OVERNIGHT STAY
Kovalam Dept : Alleppey
Arrival : Kovalam Travelling time : 1 HRS

By Road with deluxe tourists vehicle exclusively for your .

Places to See : Kovalam : A Fine Beach.
Tourists Highlight : Kovalam : is famous for its clean beach Peaceful & non polluted. Rest the mind and soul beyond your dream. A sheltered bay endowed with unusual beauty. This natural bay is a safe see-poll free from high waves and surges. The drive from Trivendrum to the beach through groves of palms is refreshing. Kovalam retains a certain charm and is still popular with backpacking travellers carving some rest and recreation on the long haul across the subcontinent

DAY 16:
FULL DAY TRIP TO KANYAKUMARI

Places to See : Tourists Places Covered : Kumari Amman Temple, Vivekananda Rock, Gandhi Mandapam, Beach, SunSet, SunRise, MoonRise And Suchindram Sthanumanalyan Temple.

Tourists Highlight :Kanyakumari : Kanyakumari Is The Southern - Most Tip Of The Indian. Lands End of the Indian subcontinent. The Spot Where Three Seas - Indian Ocean, The Bay Of Bengal And The Arabian Sea Meet. Kanyakumari Is Noted For Its Marvelous Beaches And Spectacular Sunrises And Sunsets.Kumari Amman Temple : Picturesquely situated overlooking the shore. Gandhi Memorial : Striking memorial stored the Mahatmas ashes until they were immersed into the sea. Suchindram: At Suchindram Is An Unusual Temple Dedicated To Shiva, Vishnu, And Brahma. The Temple Is Noted For Its Huge Hanuman Statue And Musical Pillars.
A fine example of late Dravidian architecture, this temple is most renowned for its four magnificent corridors lined with elaborately sculpted pillars. Construction began in the 12th century AD. Later additions included a 53m –high gopuram. The 22 theerthams within the complex are believed by devotees to have particular powers and you will often sww ritual bathings taking place. Pilgrims are expected to bathe in, and drink from the waters in each theertham. The number of theerthams is said to correspond with the number of arrows in rama’s quiver, which he used to generate water on the island.

DAY 17:
MADURAI OVERNIGHT STAY
Kovalam – Madurai : 280 kms Madurai
Places to See : Meenakshi Amman Temple, Thirumalay Nayakkar Mahal, Palamuthir Solai, Thiruparamkundram, Rakhee Amman temple, Kalalakar temple

Tourists Highlight : Madurai - Madurai Is Another one Of the Tamil Nadu’s Ancient Cities, Situated On The Vaigai River. Two Thousand Years Ago, Madurai Was The Great Capital Of The Pandya Kings And A Center Of Tamil Culture And Learning. Today, It Is A Lively Bustling City And A Commercial Center. Sri Meenakshi - Temple in the heart of the old town, a riotously baroque example of Dravidian architecture with Gopuram covered from top to bottom in a breathtaking profusion of multicoloured images of gods, goddesses, animals and mythical figures. Madurai is an ancient city. Tamil and Greek documents record its existence from the 4th Century BC. Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple: This Temple Has Numerous Mandapas, Immense Gopuram Crowded With Painted Figures, And A Set Of Pillars That Emit Musical Notes When Tapped. Tirumalai Nayak Palace: A gracious building in the Indo saracenic style famous for the stude work on its domes and arches.

Day 18:
madurai sightseeing.

DAY 19:
TRICHY OVERNIGHT STAY
Trichy Dept : Madurai
Arrival : Trichy Travelling time : 4 HRS
By Road with deluxe tourists vehicle exclusively for your Group.

Places to See : Trichy : Sri Rangam Ranganatha Samy Temple, Uchipillayar Temple/ Rock fort, Samayapuram Mariamman temple.
Tourists Highlight : Trichy : Dominating The City Of Thiruchirapalli, Is The Magnificent Fort, Built On An Immense Rock Formation Over 84m High. Trichy, An Ancient Town In The Cauvery Delta, Was A Chola Citadel In 2bc. Rock fort ; A spectacular monument perched 83 m high was first hewn by the pallavas who cut small cave temples into the southern face, but it was the nayaks who made use of its naturally fortified position. Sri Ranganthahtswamy temple : The superb temple complex at Srirangam about 3 km north of the Rock fort is situated on an island formed by two arms of the Cauvery River. Sri Jambukeshwara Temple : Temple has five concentric walls and seven Gopuram, with the customary decrease unsize towards the sanctum sanctorium.

DAY 20:
TANJORE / PONDICHERRY OVERNIGHT STAY
Tanjore

Dept : Trichy
Arrival : Tanjore Travelling time : 2 HRS
By Road with deluxe tourists vehicle exclusively for your .

Places to See : Big Temple, Saraswathi Mahal Library.

Tourists Highlight : Tanjore - The Big temple is big in all aspects. Here the Sculptor himself has played with Art. Nobody can even imagine to build such a massive structure even today.
Thanjavur was once the great capital of the cholas. It was Raja raja chola, the empire builder, who erected the most spectacular Thanjavur temples.Whole structure is a tribute to the genius of Chola architects and builders. Brihadishware Temple & fort : Brihadishware Temple is the crowning glory of Chola temple architecture. The superb and fascinating monument is one of only a handful in India with world Heritage listing and is worth a couple of visits. Saraswathi Mahal Library : Established around 170 AD the library contains a collection of over 30,000 palm leaf, and paper manuscripts in Indian and European languages. Pondicherry

Dept : Tanjore
Arrival : Pondicherry Travelling time :4 HRS
By Road with deluxe tourists vehicle exclusively for your .
Places to See : Aurovile, Arabindo Asharamam, Beach.
Tourists Highlight : Pondicherry : - Living Monument of French Culture in India. The French Influence Is Still To Be Seen In The Red Kepis Of The Policemen, And In The Marvelous White Buildings In The Old Section Of The Town. Sri Aurobindo Asharamam : Founded y Sri Arabindo in 1926 this ashram is one of the most popular in India with westerners, and also one of the affluent. It spiritual tenets represent a synthesis of yoga and modern science. Aurovile : Just over the border in Tamil Nadu, Aurovile is the brain child of the Mother and was designed by French architect Roger Anger. It was conceived as an experiment in international living, where men and women could live in peace and progressive harmony with each other above all creeds, politics and nationalities.

DAY 21:
MAHABALIPURAM OVERNIGHT STAY HOTEL GRT
Mahapalipuram
Dept :Pondicherry
Arrival : Mahabalipuram Travelling time : 1 HRS
By Road with deluxe tourists vehicle exclusively for your .

Places to See : Mahapalipuram : Five Rathas, Arjuna Penance, Krishna Mandapam, Shore Temple, and Beach.

Tourists Highlight : The rock carvings at Mamallapuram are notable for the delightful freshness and simplicity of their folk art origins. The shore temple in particular strikes a very romantic theme and is one of the most photographed monuments in India. The sculpture here is particularly interesting because it shows scenes of day to day life - Women milking buffaloes, pompous city dignitaries, young girls primping and posing at street corners or swinging their hips in artful come-ons. Stone carving is still very much a living craft in Mamallapuram. Five rathas : (The five rathas are 1. Draupadi ratha, 2. Arjuna Ratha, 3. Bhima Ratha, 4. Dharmaraja Ratha, 5. Nakula Sahadeva Ratha. ) The five rathas are sculptured temples in the style of chariots(Rathas). Set close by the Sea they are carved from Solid rock. Popular belief is that the chariots depict the story of the pandava brothers, heroes of the Mahabharata. Krishna Mandapam : It features carvings of a pastoral scene. Shore Temple : This beautiful and romantic temple ravaged by wind and sea, represents the final phase of Pallava art. Arjuna Penance : Carved in relief on the face of a huge rock. The panel (27m by 9m) depicst animals deities and other semi divine creatures, fables from the Panchantantra and Arjuna doing a penance to obtain a boon from Shiva. Ganesh Ratha, Mahishamardhini Mandapam & Olakkaneswvara Temple, Dharmaraja Mandap are also worth to see in mahapalipuram.

DAY 22:
CHENNAI OVERNIGHT STAY
Chennai
Mahabalipuram – Chennai 1 hrs Places to See: CHENNAI : Marina Beach, Kapaleeswarar Temple, Fort St. George, St mary church, Govt Museum, St. Thomas Church, santhome cathedral and St Thomas mount.

Tourists Highlight: Chennai, The Largest City In Southern India Located On The Coromandel Coast Of The Bay Of Bengal, Developed After 1639 When The British East India Company Established A Fort And Trading Port At The Small Fishing Village Of Chennai. Therefore Chennai Is Again Renamed As Chennai. Fort St. George: Built By The East India Company In 1639-1640, The Fort Marks The Beginning Of Chennai As A Modern City. The fort Presently houses the Secretariat and Legislative Assembly cabinet and chief minister’s office.Fort Museum: This Museum Contains Many Relics Pertaining To The Tenure Of The East India Company And British India. St. Mary’s Church: This Is The Oldest Anglican Church In Asia. The first English church in Chennai and is the oldest surviving British church in India National Art Gallery And Government Museum: Well worth to visit. The buildings originally belonged to a group of eminent British citizens, known as the Pantheon Committee. The main building has an excellent archaeological section also houses a good ethnology collection and Chola Bronze. The Marina Beach : This Is Supposed To Be The Second Longest Beach In The World And Runs To A Length Of 12 Km. Kapaleeswarar temple : This ancient Shiva temple, was constructed in pure Dravidian style. Santhome Cathedral : Roman Catholic church is said to house the remains of St. Thomas the Apostle (Doubting Thomas). St. Thomas Mount : The Small Hillock Is Believed To Be The Place Where The Apostle St. Thomas Was Killed By His Assassins.

DAY 23:
CHENNAI OVERNIGHT STAY

DAY 24:
FULL DAY AT LEISURE FOR FINAL SHOPPING AND PACKING. 

DAY 25:
TRANSFER TO THE FOR ONWARD JOURNEY. 

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