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Kumbakonam Temple



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Santhome Cathedral

Arrive in Chennai and check into your hotel. After that Spend your day in local sightseeing of Chennai city, where you can visit the Santhome Cathedral, Birla Planetarium, Elliot Beach, Valluvar Kottam, National Art and Government Museum, Anna Zoological Park, Kalakshetra, and the Theosophical Society. Overnight stay at GRT Grande.

One of the best places to begin your journey, Chennai is the capital of Tamil Nadu and the sixth largest city in India. It’s one of the top tourist places in South India and the primary gateway for your South India trip. Formerly known as Madras, Chennai is a beautiful mix of the old and the young. Witness to a lot of historical kingdoms, today it’s a contemporary city with all amenities. If you’ve already covered the museums and temples, you can check out Marina Beach - the world’s second-longest city beach. Chennai is one of the best South tourist places and has several museums, zoos, and monuments.


Day two of the South India tour starts after breakfast. Then drive to Mahabalipuram, the world heritage site famous for the monolith temples dating back centuries. Also visit Kanchipuram, the city of temples enroute. Reach Mahabalipuram to have an overnight stay at Grand Bay.

The first major destination in the package is Mahabalipuram, one of the best tourist destinations in South India, famous for its edifices of Dravidian art and architecture. The guided tour of the rock-cut temples built by the Kings of the Pallava Dynasty and other attractions of the region over two days will be a beautiful start to your South India trip. It’s one of the famous spots on the South India tourist map.

Mahabalipuram Shore Temple

Day three of the South India holiday Package starts after breakfast. Spend the whole day on the sightseeing tour of Mahabalipuram visiting the shore temple, Arjuna's Penance, Krishna Mandapam, Five Rathas, and the beach. Overnight stay at hotel Grand Bay.

There are a lot of sightseeing spots in Mahabalipuram. One of the primary attractions is of course the Shore Temple, an 8th-century temple by the sea. You can also check out some other important monuments such as the Five Rathas and Arjuna’s Penance. A tour of the UNESCO World Heritage group of monuments is also a must. You can also relax on the beach if you want.

Puducherry Aurobindo Ashram

Day four of South India Travel starts after breakfast. Then drive to Pondicherry, which covers an area of 480 sq. km. consisting of the four coastal regions of Pondicherry, Karaikal, Yanam, and Mahe. These were former French possessions situated on the eastern coast. Visit:- Sree Aurobindo Ashram- The world famous Sree Aurobindo Ashram is situated here. Raj Nivas- The official residence of the Lieutenant Governor, now known as Raj Nivas, is a true specimen of the fusion of Indian and French cultures. The main building is 200 years old. The interiors, the sitting rooms, and the enclosing galleries have wooden furnishings which have a French base with Indian-style caving. Overnight at Hotel Atithi.

The next leg of the tour takes guests to the beach destination Pondicherry, the erstwhile French Colony of the region, which is a confluence of rich culture and grand architecture. Pondicherry is one of the best places to see in South India and you’ll get to savor the colonial ambiance combined with the rich Tamil culture while being engaged in Katamaran (fishing-raft) rides, fishing, swimming, and sightseeing.

Kumbakonam Temple

Day five of the South India tour starts after breakfast. Kumbakonam is a sacred spot known for its 4 large great temples dedicated to, 1) Sarangapani 2) Kumbeswarar 3) Brahma and 4) Nageswarar. Around Kumbakonam, there are all the Navagraha Temples (Planetary Temples). Visit temples and stay overnight at Mantra Koodam.

Kumbakonam, your next stop is a whirlwind collection of wonderful temples that’ll take you back to the time of the earliest dynasties of the South. It also has two World-Heritage listed temples and can be a peaceful addition to your South India Travel. You can move ahead to Tanjore, the erstwhile capital of the majestic Chola Empire. It’s a heritage city echoing the might and grandeur of Chola architectural styles and culture.

Kumbakonam Temple

Today Morning after breakfast visit temples. Stay overnight at Mantra Koodam. A village walk with a village temple visit and a village school visit is complimentary. A peeping into a village house seeing the hutment and trying out a kolam in a village house by guests would be memorable experiences. A bullock cart ride around the village and a cooking demonstration on the property would also be something the guests would cherish.

The next day, you can check out some of the beautiful temples of Kumbakonam such as the Kumbeswara Temple, Sarangapani Temple, Chakrapani Temple, and the Ramaswamy Temple.

Tanjore Temple

Today Morning after breakfast proceeds to Tanjore. (Tanjore was once the capital of the Cholas, a destiny of temple builders who ruled south India between the 10th and 14th centuries). On arrival check-in at the hotel. Afternoon visit Sri Brahadeeswara Temple and Art Gallery. Evening free to relax and Stay overnight at Hotel Svatma.

Your next leg of the trip involves visiting another historic town - Tanjore. Also known as Thanjavur, it’s the ancient capital of the Chola kingdom. You can witness the grandeur of the Chola temple here. One of the best examples is the Brihadeeswara Temple, one of the most magnificent pieces of Chola architecture. Other things to see here are Airavatesvara Temple, Thanjavur Royal Palace, and Gangaikonda Temple.

Madurai Temple

Drive to Madurai in Tamilnadu, one of South India's greatest temple towns. Madurai has a rich cultural heritage passed on from the great Tamil era which is more than 2500 years old. In the evening, visit the Meenakshi Temple to attend the popular evening ceremony where the Hindu God Siva is taken in a palanquin. Overnight at hotel GRT.

Madurai is one of the top tourist places in South India. It was home to the Pandya dynasty and now consists of several historic temples. One of the most popular temples is the Meenakshi Amman Temple. Other renowned places are Koodal Alagar Temple, Thiruparankundram, Thirumalai Nayak Palace, Gandhi Museum, etc.


Today morning you can go to see the rare species of plantations and animals. Afternoon visit spice plantations like cardamom, Pepper, Coffee, tea estate, etc… On the way back to Hotel you could stop at the local market and pick up some fragrant spices. Overnight stay at hotel Cardamom County.

In the next leg of your journey, you move from temples to wildlife. One of the best holiday destinations in South India, Periyar is a wildlife enthusiast’s paradise. It’s located in Thekkady and is set in the lofty Western Ghats. In the olden days, it used to be the hunting ground for Travancore kings.

Thekkady Spice Plantation

Today morning you can go to see the rare species of plantations and animals. Afternoon visit spice plantations like cardamom, Pepper, Coffee, tea estate, etc… On the way back to Hotel you could stop at the local market and pick up some fragrant spices. Overnight stay at hotel Cardamom County.

Periyar is home to some prolific species of fauna. Some of the animals you can expect to see here are the Sambar, Gaur, Barking Deer, the tiger, and the Nilgiri Langur. You can also witness the beautiful Periyar Lake. A safari in the tropical forests of Periyar is sure to feed your wild side.


Today morning Drive to Alleppey and embark on your private houseboat and cruise. On arrival check into a Traditional Houseboat of Kerala Style and cruise through the backwaters is a fabulous way to explore the fascinating beauty of the backwaters. Stay overnight in Houseboat - Premium

Idyllically located on the Vembanad backwaters, Alleppey can be your gateway to experience the spectacular greenery of South India. You can spend some quiet, relaxed moments of repose while watching the paddy fields or the green foliage. Stay overnight at the Houseboat - Premium

Cochin - Fishing Nets

Today morning Drive to cochin. Here you can see the St Francis Church, the oldest Church in India, 500-year-old Portuguese Houses, Chinese fishing nets, 16th-century Synagogue, Jew Town, and Mattancherry Palace, built by the Portuguese, this Palace contains some of India’s most beautiful murals. The evening goes shopping. Overnight at Abad Dutch Bungalow.

In the final leg of the journey, you’ll be a part of the cosmopolitan culture of Cochin and an intermingling of the ancient and the contemporary. Here you will get to experience some of the oldest colonial houses, palaces, and the famous Chinese fishing nets.

Abad Dutch Bungalow

Relax in the hotel. Overnight stay at Abad Dutch Bungalow.

To fully enjoy the wonders of Kochi, you must spend one more day here. Some of the best sightseeing options are the Chinese Fishing Nets, Hill Palace Museum, Santa Cruz Basilica Church, Dutch Palace, and a string of museums and galleries.

The morning after breakfast departure transfer to Cochin Airport for your onward journey.

With this, the grand South Indian tour comes to an end. You can book your South India holiday today with Kerala Tour Packages and explore our South India holiday packages.

Tour Cost per person (01 Apr 2024 – 30 Sep 2024)

Validity Price per person Price per person
If 02 persons travelling together INR 1,21,000 USD 1,510
If 04 persons travelling together INR 91,000 USD 1,135

Tour Cost per person (01 Oct 2024 – 31 Mar 2024)

Validity Price per person Price per person
If 02 persons travelling together INR 1,42,000* USD 1,775*
If 04 persons travelling together INR 1,11,000* USD 1,385*

* Above price is not valid from 15 Dec 2024 to 15 Jan 2025 and 1 to 28 Feb 2025

Cost Includes & Excludes

    • Accommodation in mentioned Hotels in 01 Double Room
    • Breakfast at all hotels
    • All meals at the Houseboat A/c Premium
    • Transportation using A/C vehicle as per itinerary
    • Half day English speaking guide service during the sightseeing in Chennai, Mahabalipuram, Pondicherry, Kumbakonam, Tanjore, Madurai, Cochin
    • Bullock Cart ride at Mantra Koodam
    • Bicycle tour through the Village at Kumbakonam
    • 3 hrs wildlife Trekking in Thekkady
    • Wildlife Boating in Thekkady
    • Spice Plantation visit at Thekkady
    • Kalari Martial Arts show at Thekkady
    • Kathakali Dance show in Thekkady
    • Arrival assistance
    • Service of an English speaking driver
    • Parking, Toll
    • All Taxes
  • Flight / Train tickets
  • Services / facilities not mentioned in cost includes
  • Extra meals or Drinks
  • Tips
  • Telephone charges
  • Laundry & other expenses of personal nature

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The cost of the trip to south India will change depending on several factors, including the number of days you wish to visit, the travel agency you choose, the place you visit, etc.

South India is a major tourist destination for travelers from around the world. First, you need to decide your time and duration to go on vacation to South India. The longer the time, the better the experience. Second, know your budget. Based on that, decide on the places you want to visit. Third, choose a route. There are different routes to tour South India

South India is rich in culture, and it has varying weather conditions. If you’re a summer person, visit South India from March to May. If you like rain, then go to South India in the months of June and July, or you can choose the time between November and February when it is winter in South India.

There are different routes you can choose to cover your visit to South India. You can choose the Chennai to Kochi route for going deep into the south; select the Mumbai to Goa route if you’re a fan of forts and ruins, for a spiritual journey by visiting the temples of the South, select the Chennai to Kanyakumari route. When you choose to travel from Mumbai to Kerala, you can enjoy everything about the south.

South India is full of beautiful places. In popular opinion, Kerala is the prettiest place in South India, with its cultural divinity, beautiful backwaters, greenest high-range areas, forests, and forts.

South India has many beautiful locations. Some of them are Coorg, Mysore, Hampi, Ooty, Kodaikanal, Madurai, Munnar, Tekkady, Chikmagalur, Kanyakumari, Wayanad, Alappuzha, and so on. You can also refer to our blog – ‘15 places to visit in South India’ for more information.

Kerala, Chennai, and Bangalore are the safest places to live in south India. These cities have high safety standards. The people in these cities are very friendly by nature, which makes it even better to stay here.

Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala and Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu are the cheapest places to live in South India, with a comparatively low cost of living.

South Indian cities have the best and coolest weather in India. The cities include Munnar, Ooty, and Coorg.

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