Best South Indian Tour (20 Days / 19 Nights)
Destination Covered: Bangalore – Mysore – Ooty – Coonoor – Kodaikanal – Munnar – Periyar – Kumarakom – Alleppey – Cochin – Chennai – Kanchipuram – Mahabalipuram – Pondicherry – Chennai
Day 01: Arrival at Bangalore
The moment you arrive at Bangalore International Airport, you’ll be welcomed and greeted by our tour representative who’ll transfer you to the hotel for a check-in. Later in the afternoon, you’ll be free to explore some highly frequented attractions with a half-day city tour. The major attractions covered will be Cubbon Park, Vidhana Soudha, Sri Krishna Temple, Iskcon Temple, Lal Bagh, Shiva Temple, Tipu’s Palace, Bull Temple, MG Road, Government Museum, Ulsoor Lake and Commercial Street. These attractions will provide you an insight of why this city is nicknames as the Garden City and Silicon City. Bangalore is one of the most well laid cities of India, comprising of various parks, gardens, long avenues of blossoming trees and followed by salubrious climate. In the evening you’ll be taken back to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 02: Bangalore – Mysore
After your morning meal, you’ll journey towards Mysore. En-route, a visit to Srirangapatna will be made. Srirangapatnam Fort, Gumbaz, Nimishambha Temple, Sangam, and Tipu Sultan’s Tomb are the major attractions here. Continue your drive to Mysore from here. The scenic natural beauty and cultural wonders of Mysore will extend a warm welcome to you. When you arrive at Mysore, a check-in at the hotel will be made. A half day tour of Mysore will follow next. Popular places of interest are Tipu Sultan’s Palace, Ranganathaswamy Temple, Temple of Goddess Chamundeshwari, Chamundi Hills, Mysore Zoo and Mysore Palace. A visit to Brindavan Gardens will be made in the evening to witness the ‘Musical Dancing Fountains’ show. Thereafter, you’ll come back to the hotel to spend the night.
Day 03: Mysore – Ooty
Appease your hunger with a relishing breakfast. Your journey to Ooty will begin thereafter. Bandipur and Mudumalai forests will accompany you with wonderful glimpses throughout the drive. On arriving at Ooty, the significant hill station of the Nilgris, you’ll be taken to the resort for a check-in. The rest of the day can be spent at leisure, in shopping or in various recreational activities at the resort. Overnight stay would be made in the resort.
Day 04: Ooty – Coonoor – Ooty
A full day sightseeing tour will follow after the morning breakfast. Major attractions covered will be Botanical Gardens, Ooty Lake, Doddabetta Peak, Rose Garden and Children’s Park. Later on, you’ll be driven to Coonoor. Popular places of interest are Sim’s Park, Ketti Valley and Dolphin’s Nose. In the evening, you’ll be taken back to Ooty for night’s rest.
Day 05: Ooty – Kodaikanal
Post morning meal, you’ll embark towards the next destination on the tour – Kodaikanal. When you reach, a check in at the hotel will be made. The remaining part of the day can be spent at leisure. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 06: Kodaikanal
After a flavorful breakfast, you’ll head for a full day local sightseeing tour. Bryant Park, Bear Shola Falls, Telescope House, Green Valley View, and Pillar Rock are the most visited places in Kodaikanal. Thereafter, you’ll have ample time at your disposal to explore the market for shopping. Return to the hotel to spend the night.
Day 07: Kodaikanal – Munnar
Day seven will begin with a delicious morning meal. Follow up with a drive to Munnar. A famous hill station, Munnar is also referred to as a nature lover’s paradise. This wonderland is an exotic getaway presenting a wide array of attractions to keep visitors turn up time and again. Surrounded by green hills, mist filled valleys, streams and blue sky, Munnar is sheer peace and pleasure. The rest of the day will be at your disposal. You’ll be accommodated at a hotel in Munnar for sleepover.
Day 08: Munnar
Post morning breakfast, an excursion of Munnar attractions will be organized. Popular places worth visiting like mesmerizing water falls, Pothamedu comprising of tea, coffee & cardamom plantation followed by breathtaking hills and mountains. Later in the evening you will be driven back to the hotel for your night stay.
Day 09: Munnar – Periyar
Start your day with a sumptuous breakfast at the hotel. Soon after, you’ll leave for Periyar. A quick check-in and freshening up session will be made at the hotel. A local tour of Periyar will follow in. Blessed with mesmerizing endowments like wild creatures, flora and fauna, Periyar is a natural paradise. The most enchanting sights will be the wild animals, such as tigers, elephants, bison, gaur, barking deer, mouse deer, foxes, mongoose, Nilgiri tahr, Dholes, Nilgiri langur, bonnet macaque, and lion-tailed macaque. You’ll have the option of spending the evening at boating in Periyar Lake. You’ll come back to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 10: Periyar – Kumarakom
Post morning meal, a journey to Kumarakom, another spectacular paradise known for Kerala backwaters, will be made. The ideal location, beauty and attractions have termed Kumarakom as an emerging honeymoon paradise. When you reach, local sightseeing will follow a check-in at the backwater resort. Night stay will be in the resort amidst calm waters, cool breeze and incredible beauty.
Day 11: Kumarakom – Houseboat
After a quick breakfast, you’ll be transferred to the houseboat. The houseboat will pick you up from your resort and travel you through the streams. Spend the night in the houseboat.
Day 12: Houseboat – Alleppey
By the time you complete your breakfast, you’ll be at Alleppey. You’ll then be driven to a beach hotel for one night stay. The entire day can be spent at the beach relaxing on the white sands or engaging in water sports like swimming, parasailing, surfing, sailing, catamaran sailing, and canoeing. Besides, you can pamper yourself with an Ayurvedic massage at the hotel. To spend the night, come back to the hotel.
Day 13: Alleppey – Cochin
Morning breakfast will be followed by a drive to Cochin. Make a check in at the hotel and proceed for a local city tour. Various attractions that you’ll be visiting include Jewish Synagogue, Parishath Taampuran Museum, Dutch Palace, St. Francis Church, Kerala History Museum, Willingdon Islands, Hill Palace Museum, Chinese Fishing Nets, Church, Bolgatty Palace, and Santa Cruz Cathedral (Basilica). Drive to the hotel for night’s rest.
Day 14: Cochin – Chennai
You’ll be dropped at the airport to board the flight to Chennai, post breakfast. Our tour executive will receive you and transfer you to the hotel. The second half of the day will be free for shopping and retreating back at the hotel. Return back to the hotel for dinner and sleepover.
Day 15: Chennai
Popular for its ancient temples, Chennai is a famous landmark in South India for mesmerizing tourist attractions. Post breakfast, you’ll set out for a full day city tour. Popular places of interest include Anna Salai, Marina Beach, Gandhi Memorial, Kapaleeswarar Temple, Mylapore Temple and Kalakshetra. In the evening, you’ll be driven back to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 16: Chennai – Kanchipuram – Mahabalipuram
After a quick morning breakfast, you’ll leave for Kanchipuram, famously known as the City of Thousand Temples and considered as one of the seven sacred pilgrim centers for Hindus. Visits will be made to the temples of Ekambareswarar, Varadaraja Swamy, Kamakshi Amman and Kailasanathar. Later on, you’ll be driven to Mahabalipuram. Bid adieu to the day after making a check-in at the beach resort.
Day 17: Mahabalipuram
Indulge in a lavish traditional breakfast at the hotel. You’ll then be taken for a sightseeing tour of Mahabalipuram. Also known as Mamallapuram, this ideally situated town is blessed with splendid monuments and sunny beach resorts. Moreover, the rocky outcrop locale makes it one of the sought-after destinations in South India. The major attractions include Krishna Mandapam, Shore Temple, Arjuna’s Penance, Covelong Beach, Crocodile Bank. Later in the evening, you’ll be driven back to the hotel to spend the night.
Day 18: Mahabalipuram – Pondicherry
An early morning breakfast will be followed by a drive to Pondicherry – the next destination in-line. Upon arrival, make a check in at the hotel. The entire day will be at your disposal; spend it the way you want it. You can keep yourself busy at various recreational activities or move out for shopping. Night accommodation will be at the hotel.
Day 19: Pondicherry
Morning meal will follow up with a tour of Pondicherry. The major enthralling and scintillating attractions covered will be Aurobindo Ashram, Arikamedu, Auroville City, Pondicherry Museum, Bharathidasan Museum, Thiruvakkarai, Botanical Garden and Aquarium, Eglise De Sacre Coeur De Jesus and Pondicherry Beach. End the day with a gorgeous supper and restful sleep at the hotel.
Day 20: Pondicherry – Chennai
Add more flavors to your holiday with a delicious breakfast. Henceforth, you’ll be accompanied to Chennai. Soon after you reach Chennai, you’ll be dropped at the airport to catch your flight back home. Wishing you a happy journey!
Arrival at Bangalore
Bangalore – Mysore
The scenic natural beauty and cultural wonders of Mysore will extend a warm welcome to you.When you arrive at Mysore, a check-in at the hotel will be made. A half day tour of Mysore will follow next.
Thereafter, you’ll come back to the hotel to spend the night.