South India Tour Itineraries - Complete South India Tour

Enjoy the colorful destinations of South India. Be it a temple, monument, wonderful palaces or beautiful hill stations, you can enjoy all at one go when you choose the Complete South India Tour Package. The package includes a perfect blend of the destinations which you can relish and remember as each destination speaks volumes of the tradition, culture and heritage prevailing over centuries.

Complete South India Tour - ( 27 Days & 26 Nights )


Day 1 : Chennai

On arrival at Chennai International Airport you will be received by our Indian Panorama representative and transfer to the hotel for relax. If interested you can visit Marina beach on this day and have dinner at a seaside restaurant. Overnight stay at Chennai.


Day 2 : Chennai - Mahabalipuram

After breakfast start the guided city tour visiting Kapaleeswara Temple, Parthasarathy temple, St. George Fort, Government Museum, Theosophical Society and Kalakshetra school of art & dance. After completing the sightseeing, drive to Mahabalipuram which is famous for its unique temple architecture. Check into the resort and relax for the day in the beach. Overnight stay at Mahabalipuram.


Day 3 : Mahabalipuram - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram

Next day of South India Tour Packages, After breakfast drive to Kanchipuram and do the sightseeing There are some of the finest temples built during the Dravidian reign. Kanchipuram is also famous for its silk fabrics, so you can visit the silk weaving center and do some shopping. Later return to Mahabalipuram and visit Shore Temple, Arjuna's Penance, Five Ratha Temple and Krishna's Butter Ball which are the finest examples of the South Indian temple architecture. Overnight stay at Mahabalipuram


Day 4 : Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry

After breakfast drive to Pondicherry the former French colony, the centre of the town still retains a French atmosphere in its architecture and planning. On arrival check into the hotel and relax. Later visit the Aurobindo Ashram and Auroville founded by Sri Aurobindo Ghose, a Bengali philosopher in the early 20th century. In the evening walk through the town and experience the local culture in the period of South India tour packages. Overnight stay at Pondicherry


Day 5 : Pondicherry - Chidambaram - Gangaikondacholapuram - Kumbakonam

After breakfast drive to Kumbakonam enroute first stop will be Chidambaram, one of the main pilgrimage sites in India, a bustling temple, privately run and dedicated to the dancing Shiva, Nataraja. Continue to Gangaikondacholapuram now UNESCO protected is quiet away from the main tourist route with interesting architecture. Later drive to Kumbakonam, check into the hotel and relax. Overnight stay at Kumbakonam


Day 6 : Kumbakonam

Post breakfast full day visit the beautiful temples at Kumbakonam. Overnight stay at Kumbakonam


Day 7 : Kumbakonam - Tanjore

After breakfast drive to Tanjore and check into the hotel. Afternoon guided visit to Chola Temple of Brihadeshwara, the Palace and Art Gallery, you can also watch the artisans making Bronze Statues which this area is famous for. Overnight stay at Tanjore


Day 8 : Tanjore - Karaikudi

After breakfast drive to Karaikudi, the land of traditional bankers and traders who built spectacular bungalows and mansions all around this region. Karaikudi is not a pilgrim destination but will add your experience to the vast culture of South India. On arrival check into the traditionally built mansion and relax. Later visit Karaikudi Kanadukathan Palace, Chettinadu Museum and in the evening walk through the village to have a glimpse of the local life. Overnight stay at Karaikudi


Day 9 : Karaikudi - Madurai

After breakfast drive to Madurai and on arrival check into the hotel and relax. Afternoon visit Tirumala Nayak Palace - a gracious building in Indo Saracenic style famous for the Stucco work on its domes and arches. There is also an extensive museum dedicated to the life and work of Mahatma Gandhi and also visit Mariamman Teppakulam tank. In the evening visit the great Meenakshi Temple dedicated to the consort of Lord Shiva with its towering Gopurams (rising high above the surrounding country side) and attend the night prayer ceremony there. Overnight stay at Madurai


Day 10 : Madurai - Periyar

After breakfast drive to Periyar which is famous for its spice plantations and wildlife sanctuary. Check into the resort and later proceed for guided spice plantation tour followed by 2 hrs elephant package which includes 1hr ride and then bathing the elephant in the river, feeding it, watching the timber dragging process, command and communication, etc. In the evening, free time to explore the spice market. Overnight stay at Periyar.


Day 11 : Periyar – Munnar

Early morning enjoy boat ride in the lake to watch the panoramic view of the surroundings and if lucky you can site the wild animals in the reserve as they come near the lake to drink water and graze. After breakfast drive to Munnar which is the most beautiful hill station of Kerala filled with tea plantations and misty mountains. Check into the resort and later walk around the tea plantations and explore the hill station on your own. Overnight stay at Munnar.


Day 12 : Munnar

After breakfast do the sightseeing tour of Munnar visiting Eravikulam National Park and Rajamala peak home to endangered species of Nilgiri Thar (mountain goats), Tea Factory, Mattupetty Dam (where speed boating can be done), Top Station and Echo Point. Later walk around the town and free for own activities. Overnight stay at Munnar


Day 13 : Munnar - Kumarakom

After late breakfast, drive to Kumarakom and check into the beautiful backwater resort where the driver will drop you and return. You have the option for ayurvedic massage and walk around the nearby village to mingle with the local people. Overnight stay at Kumarakom


Day 14 : Kumarakom

Day free to relax overlooking the backwater and engage in your own activities. Overnight stay at Kumarakom (no transport).


Day 15 : Kumarakom - Alleppey

Leisurely morning in the resort and at 12.30pm your private houseboat will reach the resort to pick you and start your backwater cruise in the narrow canals towards Alleppey. During the South India tour journey 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. Your crew will prepare delicious Kerala food on board and will take good care of you. Overnight stay at the Houseboat.


Day 16 : Alleppey - Cochin

After breakfast disembark the houseboat at Alleppey by 9.30am, from where you will be transferred to the lovely heritage town of Fort Cochin. Check into the hotel and later part of the day free to explore the town on your own. Overnight stay at Fort Cochin.


Day 17 : Cochin

After breakfast start the guided city tour visiting Jewish Synagogue, Dutch Palace, St. Francis Church, Santa Cruz Basilica, Indo - Portuguese Museum and the Chinese Fishing Nets. In the late afternoon visit the Greenix cultural village and watch Kalaripayattu and Kathakali show. Overnight stay at Fort Cochin


Day 18 : Cochin - Bangalore - Mysore

After breakfast drive to Cochin airport to board the flight to Bangalore. On reaching Bangalore you will be received and transferred to the lovely heritage town of Mysore. Relax for the day and explore the town by walk. Overnight stay at Mysore


Day 19 : Mysore

After breakfast start the guided tour visiting The Mysore Palace, Jaganmohan Palace, St. Philomena's Church, Chamundi temple on top of Chamundi Hills and the Brindavan Garden. In the evening, free time to explore the colorful Devaraja vegetable and fruit market. Overnight stay at Mysore


Day 20 : Mysore - Hassan

After breakfast drive to Hassan, enroute you can stop at Shravanabelagola to visit the gigantic statue of Gommateshwara built out of a single rock and visible from a distance of 25kms. Later at Hassan do the guided tour of Belur and Halebid. The Chennakesava temple of Belur and the Hoysaleswara and Kedareswara temples of Halebid are master pieces of Hindu art. Overnight stay at Hassan


Day 21 : Hassan - Hospet

After breakfast, drive to Hospet which is a long drive and you will be given proper stops for wash room and refreshment enroute. On arrival, check into the hotel and relax for the day. Overnight in Hospet


Day 22 : Hospet – Hampi - Hospet

This day, do the guided city tour to Hampi, the once beautiful capital city of Vijayanagar Empire - greater than Rome, had palaces, temples and sculptures, spread all over. The city was razed to the ground by the Sultanates of South in 1565. Some of the interesting ruins remaining are the Virupaksha, Vittala and Hazara Rama temples, huge Ganesha and Narasimha statues, the elephant stables, the Queen's Bath, carvings on the Ramachandra temple and Lotus Mahal. After completing the Hampi tour drive back to the hotel. Overnight stay at Hospet.


Day 23 : Hospet - Badami

After breakfast drive to Badami and check into the hotel, later do the sightseeing. Badami also known as Vatapi is rich with Hindu and Jain cave temples carved out of sand stone hills. The carved temples date back to the 6th century. Of these, three are Hindu and one Jain temples out of solid rock they are adorned with carvings. 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 24 : Badami - Pattadakal - Aihole - Badami

After breakfast excursion trip to Pattadakal and Aihole to visit the great temple sites there. Pattadakal is a world heritage site with a cluster of 10 major temples, each displaying interesting architectural features. Aihole has about 125 temples divided into 22 groups scattered all over the villages and the near by fields. Here visit some of the major temples like Durga temple, Lad Khan temple, Huchimalli temple, Ravalphadi Cave temple, Konti temple, Umamaheswari temple, Jain Meguti temple and the Buddhist temple. Evening return to the hotel and relax. Overnight stay at Badami


Day 25 : Badami - Goa

After breakfast drive to the lovely beach destination called Goa. This is also a long drive and you will be given proper stops for wash room and refreshment. On reaching Goa, check into the beach resort and relax for the day. Overnight stay at Goa


Day 26 : Goa

This day relax in the beach and explore the North & South Goa temples and churches. Overnight stay at Goa


Day 27 : Goa - Mumbai

On this day depending upon your international flight schedule, you will be boarding the connecting flight from Goa to Mumbai

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