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South Indian Tour (13 Nights / 14 Days)

Routing: Chennai | Mahabalipuram | Pondicherry | Kumbakonam | Tanjore | Madurai | Periyar | Kumarakom | Cochin

Package Price Per Person: INR 57,000 | USD 826

India is a land of contrasts and diversity. If you visit the north of the subcontinent, you’ll find the lofty mountains and the mighty plains. As you take a turn for the south, you’re greeted with mighty plateaus and gorgeous beaches. There are a lot of tourist places in South India that are left for you to discover.

If you look closely, you’ll find a fitting contrast in the ancient heritage in the pulsating cities of the South. Try the sophisticated Chennai, the tech-savvy Bangalore, or the humble Hyderabad, you will find the touch of modernity you’re looking for. Moreover, from Kerala to Ooty, there is no dearth for honeymoon packages in South India.All in all, your South India tour is surely going to be a mix of diverse experiences.

If you’re planning to book South India tour packages, then you should definitely check out the ones by Kerala Tour Packages. We have a wide range of South India holiday packages, for e.g. the South India temple tour packages or south indian village tours or honeymoon packages in South India. We have one of the best India travel packages that help you discover the true diversity of India. To meet the needs of all people, we have South India packages from Bangalore, from Chennai, and various other places.

There are a number of holiday destinations in South India and we cover several of them in our South India Tour.

So what are you waiting for? Let’s begin this beautiful journey of exploring South India.

Santhome Cathedral

SANTHOME CATHEDRAL

Day 01 - Chennai

Arrive at 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 resort Ambika Empire.

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 the 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.

Mahabalipuram

MAHABALIPURAM

Day 02 - Mahabalipuram

Drive to Mahabalipuram, the world heritage site famous for the monolith temples dating back to 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 Pallava Dynasty and other attractions of the region over two days will be a beautiful start to your South India trip. It’s definitely one of the famous spots on the South India tourist map.

Mahabalipuram Shore Temple

SHORE TEMPLE

Day 03 - Mahabalipuram

Spend the whole day in the sightseeing tour of Mahabalipuram visiting shore temple, Arjuna's Penance, Krishna Mandapam, Five Rathas and 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.

Sree Aurobindo Ashram

SREE AUROBINDO ASHRAM

Day 04 - Pondicherry

Morning drive to Pondicherry, covers an area of 480 sq.km. consisting of the four coastal regions of Pondicherry, Karakkal, Yanam and Mahe. These where 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 syle caving. Over night 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 savour the colonial ambience combined with the rich Tamil culture while being engaged in Katamaran (fishing-raft) rides, fishing, swimming, and sightseeing.

Kumbakonam

KUMBAKONAM

Day 05 - Kumbakonam

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 over night at Paradise Resort.

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, erstwhile capital of the majestic Chola Empire. It’s a heritage city echoing the might and grandeur of Chola architectural styles and culture.

Kumbakonam

KUMBAKONAM

Day 06 - Kumbakonam

Today Morning after breakfast visit temples. Stay over night at Paradise Resort.
A village walk with a village temple visit and village school visit are complimentary. A peeping into a village house seeing the hutment and trying out a kolam in a village house by a guests would be memorable experiences. Also a bullock cart ride around the village and a cooking demonstration in 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

TANJORE

Day 07 - Tanjore

Today Morning after breakfast proceed 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 Ideal.

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

MADURAI TEMPLE

Day 08 - Madurai

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 a number of 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.

Thekkady Lake

THEKKADY LAKE

Day 09- Periyar

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

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 Wesetrn Ghats. In olden days, it used to be the hunting ground for Travancore kings.

Spice Plantation

SPICE PLANTATION

Day 10 - pERIYAR

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

Periyar is home to some of the 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.

Houseboat

HOUSEBOAT

Day 11 - Kumarakom

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

Idyllically located on the Vembanad backwaters, Kumarakom 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. You can also taste some of the best seafood out there.

Cochin

COCHIN

Day 12 - Cochin

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 Portuguese, this Palace contains some of India’s most beautiful murals. Evening go for shopping. Overnight at Hotel Casino.

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.

Casino Hotel

CASINO HOTEL

Day 13 - Cochin

Relax in the hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel Casino.

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.

Casino Hotel

Day 14 - Departure

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.

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Tour Cost PER PERSON (Valid from 01 Oct 2019 - 31 Mar 2020)

NUMBER OF PERSONS PRICE PER PERSON TRANSPORTATION
If 02 persons travelling together INR 74,500* USD 1080* A/C Innova
If 04 persons travelling together INR 60,400* USD 875* A/C Innova
If 08 - 14 persons travelling together INR 57,000* USD 826* A/C Tempo Traveller
If 16 - 26 persons travelling together INR 57,200* USD 830* A/C Benz Bus
* Above price is not valid from 20 Dec 2019 to 20 Jan 2020

 

Cost Includes & Excludes

COST INCLUDES COST EXCLUDES
  • Accommodation in mentioned Hotels in double Rooms
  • Breakfast at all hotels
  • All meals at the Houseboat A/c Premium
  • Transportation using A/C vehicle as per itinerary
  • 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


When should I plan my trip to Kerala?

Kerala has three peak seasons, also known as tourist-friendly seasons; they range from September to March, April to May, and June to August. There are categorized as Peak season, Off-season, and Monsoon season. If you want to avoid the humidity and the monsoons, then you can plan your trip between September and March. This is because holiday destinations in south India have a comfortable climate, and there is little to no humidity. If you’re planning a family holiday as a part of a South India package, then ensure that you book it between September to March for the best experience.

Are cameras allowed inside the temples in South India?

When you take on the South India temple tour packages, especially temples, it’s a standard rule in most Hindu temples, which states that cameras are prohibited in the main prayer area. The temple authorities have the right to grant permits for photographs who want to take pictures on special occasions. You’re free to take pictures outside the main sanctum, but if you’re found clicking pictures inside the main sanctum, your device will be confiscated. Always ask the concerned authorities

Will language be a barrier if I travel to South India?

Some of the most famous places in south India do have a language barrier, and even though it has reduced over the years, it still exists. However, if you plan to visit the top tourist places in South India, then you can converse with English and basic Hindi phrases to get your point through.

How to pack for my South India tour?

As you travel towards the beauty of South India, you will start experiencing a rise in temperatures and humidity. When you plan a holiday to South India, it’s important that you keep three components in mind and they are:

  • Weather
  • Culture
  • Location

India is a tropical country, and the South can be way more humid and hot than the north. So, if you’re planning to visit Kerala or Tamil Nadu during the peak seasons, then go for cotton clothes, which are comfortable. Even though the cities are more tolerant of western wear, it’s better that you pack clothes that are respectful of the state’s culture.

Here are some of the essentials you have to pack for tourist places to visit in South India:

  • Long dresses or skirts
  • Shorts
  • Flip flops
  • Towels
  • Caps or hats
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Mosquito repellant
  • A hand towel

Is it safe for a woman to travel solo in South India?

As a solo female traveler, it’s always best to keep your guard up and do your research before visiting any place in South India. When traveling in states like Kerala, it’s best to go for public transport systems. If traveling by public trains and buses is not your cup of tea, then you can hire a reputed taxi service to take you from one place to another. Most parts of South India have good cell service unless you stay at hill stations. Ensure that you visit popular tourist destinations with the help of a reputed tourist guide.

Which is the most beautiful place in South India?

The South India travel guide will take you to many beautiful locations, but the most wonderful of them all is Coorg, Karnataka; it’s also known as the Scotland of India. Coorg is supposed to be the best holiday location in South India because it’s located amidst the mountains in Kerala. The misty landscape is the perfect getaway from busy city life and for nature lovers as well.

What are the best places to visit in South India?

Some of the best places you can visit when travelling in South India are:

  • Coorg- for the waterfalls, elephants, and ultralight flying
  • Kodaikanal- for the lakes, lush greenery, and a beautiful view of Palani Hills
  • Thekaddy- for the massive Pariyar National Park
  • Andaman and Nicobar Islands- for the amazing scuba diving and snorkeling experience
  • Gokarna- for the sun, sand, and tan
  • Pondicherry- for the French architecture and relaxed environment
  • Ooty- for the romantic ambiance and tea gardens.

Which are the places along the sea coast of South India?

While planning your South India itinerary, you can visit the following places that are located along the sea coast of South India:

  • Om beach, Gokarna, Karnataka
  • Varkala Beach, Kerala
  • Andaman and Nicobar Islands
  • Marina Beach, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
  • Velankanni Beach, Tamil Nadu
  • Poovar Island, Kerala

What is South India famous for?

South India is renowned for a plethora of reasons, which include:

  • Respect for culture and traditional values
  • Huge importance to art
  • Delicious cuisine
  • Rich language
  • Rich flora and fauna
  • Beautiful beaches
  • Historical architecture
  • Tropical weather
  • Gorgeous temples
  • Tea and Coffee plantations

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