Welcome to avail south india tour packages upon arrival at Chennai International Airport you will be welcomed by Vaibhav Tourism Services tour executive and drive to your hotel, check in and relax.overnight Stay at Chennai.
Day 3: Mahabalipuram - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram (70kms/1.5hrs each way)
Post breakfast tour to Kanchipuram and visit some famous temples built during the Dravidian reign. Kanchipuram famous for temples and for silk fabrics. You will have the opportunity to tour to the silk weaving center and if interested do some shopping. In the afternoon drive back to Mahabalipuram and do tour to the Shore Temples, Arjuna's Penance, Five Rathas and Krishna's Butter Ball which are the finest examples of the South Indian temple architecture. Overnight stay at Mahabalipuram .
Day 4: Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry (100kms/2.5hrs)
South india tourplan comprise two hour drive down the coast to the formerFrench colony of Pondicherry. On arrival check into the hotel and later visit the Aurobindo Ashram and Auroville. In the evening venture across the canal to the Tamil Quarter which bustles with markets and some great boutique shops duringSouth India tour package. Overnight stay at Pondicherry .
Day 5: Pondicherry - Chidambaram - Gangaikondacholapuram - Kumbhakonam (250kms)
A fascinating day's journey of South India through the temples of Tamil Nadu with several stops at small but important temples before reaching Kumbakonam. Temples includes Chidambaram Nataraja Temple, one of the main pilgrimage centre,. Overnight stay .
Kumbakonam is the also known as theTemple Town. Todaytour to templesin and around Kumbakonam. You can also tour tobronze statuemaking factory and also experience traditional crafts and pottery. Overnight stay
Morning breakfast and drive to Tanjore after. The Brihadishwara Temple here is 1000 years old and represents the crowning achievement of Dravidian architecture . This is a living temple which attracts large crowds of worshippers daily. You can also visit the palace and the art gallery . Overnight stay.
Have breakfast and proceed to Tanjore for a 90 minute drive to the Chettinad region and check in at your accommodation in the village of Kannudakathan. Chettinad is home to one of the most unexpected subcultures within Tamil Nadu. The Chettiars are merchants who, during the 19th and early 20th centuries accumulated significant wealth as a result of their role as bankers and traders for the British Raj and other empires both East and West.. The culture of the region is unique, the food is spectacular and the villages are perfect for low-key exploration either on foot or by car. Overnight at karaikudi.
After breakfast enjoy the journey of 2.5 hours from the slow pace of village life to the temple city of Madurai, the secondlargest city in Tamil Nadu. Of all the greattemples of Tamil Nadu , Madurai's Meenakshi is perhaps the most awe inspiring and certainly one of the most active- it is almost like a town in itself, within the heart of Madurai city. Overnight stay at Madurai.
After breakfast drive up to the steep road to Periyar is famous for its spice plantations andwildlife sanctuary. Check into the resort and later do the guidedspice plantation tour , enjoy the experience of bathing the elephant in the river, feeding it, watch the timber dragging process, command. In the evening, Overnight stay at Periyar.
After breakfast drive to Munnar, the most beautifulhill station of Kerala. Munnar is famous for tea plantations and misty mountains. Check into your hotel and the rest of the day free for your own activities. Overnight stay at Munnar.
To day Tour toEravikulam National Parkand Rajamala peak home to endangered species of Nilgiri Thar (mountain goats), Tea Factory, Mattupetty Dam, Top Station and Echo Point. Relax for the rest of the day. Overnight stay at Munnar.
Post breakfast drive to Kumarakom and check into the beautiful backwater resort . Your driver will drop you at the resort and return back. Enjoy the activities provided at the resort. Overnight stay at Coconut Lagoon and walk around the nearby village to mingle with the local people. Overnight stay at Kumarakom.
At 12.30pm your private houseboat will pick you up from the resort. Start your backwater cruise in the narrow canals towards Alleppey. You can visit ancient temples, churches, paddy fields and can watch the day to day activities of the local people who live nearby. In the evening, the boat will be anchored in a local village where you can go for a walk or do fishing. All meals are prepared freshly on board the boat by your crew. The boat will moor for the night shortly before dark. Overnight stay at the Houseboat
Disembark the houseboat at Alleppey by 9.30am and the driver will pick you up from the jetty. Drive to the heritage town of Fort Cochin. Check into the hotel and later explore the town. Overnight stay Cochin.
Morning sightseeing around Cochin with a guide taking in some of the cultural diversity of the busiest and most important port city in the south of India. During the last 5 centuries Cochin has been a base for Arab, Chinese, Portuguese, Dutch and British traders and bears the hallmark of all these diverse influences in its buildings, culture, cuisine and atmosphere. Later in the day take a cruise on Cochin Harbour and in the evening attend a performance of traditional Kathakali dance. Overnight in Cochin.
Day 18: Cochin - Bangalore (by flight) - Mysore (140kms/4hrs)
Today you will be transferred to the Cochin Airport for your flight to Bangalore. On arrival at Bangalore airport you will be met and received. Immediately drive to Mysore, the garden city during South India tour package. Overnight stay at Mysore
In the morning do the sightseeing of The Mysore Palace, Jaganmohan Palace, St. Philomena's Church, Chamundi temple on top of Chamundi Hills and the Brindavan Garden. In the evening, explore the colorful Devaraja vegetable and fruit market. Overnight stay at Mysore.
Drive to Hassan, enroute you can stop at Shravanabelagola to view the gigantic Jain statue of Gomteshwara which was built out of a single rock and visible from a distance of 25kms. Later visit the temples of Belur and Halebid. Overnight stay at Hassan .
Two full days in and around Hospet with sightseeing of Hampi on the first day, which includes some of the interesting remains of the Vijayanagar Empire ruins, Virupaksha, Vittala and Hazara Rama temples, huge Ganesha and Narasimha images, the elephant stables, the Queen's Bath, carvings on the Ramachandra temple and Lotus Mahal. After completing the
Drive to Badami after breakfast and check into the hotel. Badami is also known as Vatapi. It is rich with Hindu and Jain cave temples carved out of sand stone hills which dates back to the 6th Century. The Fort, on top of a hill encloses large granaries, treasury and a watch tower. The Malegitti Shivalaya temple, set on the summit of a hill is built of stones without mortar. Overnight stay at Badami.
Day 25: Excursion to Aihole and Pattadakal (88kms)
The temples are the architectural piece at Pattadakal, the word heritage site. There are about 125 temples at Aihole scattered all over the villages and the near by villages. You can visit the famous temples of Durga, Lad Khan, Huchimalli, Ravalphadi, Konti, Umamaheswari, Jain Meguti, and the Buddha.Overnight stay at Badami.