South India Holidays - Holiday in South India is indeed a spectacular travel experience that will exhilarate your senses and stimulate your mind.
Welcome to India.
You will be received at International Airport and immediately transferred to your hotel for rest.
Overnight at Mumbai. Mumbai - Chennai
Transfer to airport after breakfast for flight to Chennai. Transfer to your hotel. Check in at hotel in Chennai.
Relax in the evening. Overnight at Chennai. Chennai - Mahabalipuram - Chennai Excursion
By road full day excursion
Breakfast at hotel. Proceed for Mahabalipuram by surface. Proceed for sight seeing of Mahabalipuram - famous for the seven pagodas. Visit Kanchipuram. Return to Chennai and relax at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel. Chennai - Tirupati
By road covering 140 km in approx. 3 hr.
Breakfast at hotel.
Transfer to Tirupati. Tirupati - A temple and pilgrim town. Located at the foot of the Tirumala Hills on which the ancient and beautiful temple of Lord Venkateshwara stands. Spread over seven hills, this township is the most picturesque pilgrimage centre in the south.
Overnight at Tirupati. Tirupati - Bangalore
By road covering 250 km in approx. 5 hr.
Start after breakfast and proceed for Bangalore. Bangalore-- where every season carries a holiday mood, a city called the Garden City of India, a city which has identified it self as the Manhattan of India, a city which keeps pace with the latest trends and fashion.
Overnight at Bangalore. Bangalore - Mysore
By road covering 140 km in approx. 3 hr.
Breakfast at hotel. Proceed for city tour of Bangalore in the morning. Sightseeing of PALACE and the temples. Overnight at Mysore. Mysore - Kodaikanal
By road covering 312 km in approx. 6 hr.
After breakfast visit The Palace, Chamundi Hill, Art Galleries & Devraj Urs market. Return to hotel. Proceed to Kodaikanal. Reach in the evening.
Kurinji andavar Temple (3.2 kms.) : The presiding deity of the temple is Lord Murugan. From this point, one can get a beautiful view of the northern plains and Plaani Hills.
Overnight at the hotel. Kodaikanal - Trichy
By road covering 180 km in approx. 4 hr.
Proceed to Trichy after breakfast. Reach and proceed for Full day excursion to the city of Trichy. Visit the ancient temples dedicated to Lord Ganapathi, 434 steps cut out into the rock side and interspersed with shrines, lead to the temple.
Return to hotel and relax. Trichy - Tanjore
By road covering 55 km in approx. 1 hr.
Breakfast at hotel. In the morning drive to Tanjore also known as Thanjavur (The rice bowl of TAMIL NADU). Proceed for sight seeing of Tanjore.
Overnight at Tanjore. Tanjore - Madurai
By road covering 170 km in approx. 4 hr. (Via PADUKOTTA)
Breakfast at hotel. Later leave for Madurai by surface and en route visit Karaikudi (Chettinad).
Check into the hotel by noon. Overnight at Madurai. Madurai - Rameshwaram - Madurai excursion
Breakfast at hotel. Full day excursion to Rameshwaram, a city of swell and gentle sand dunes, embellished with the delicacy of casurina trees and stark palms. Return to Madurai by evening. Overnight at hotel. Madurai - Trivandrum
By road covering 264 km in approx. 6 hr.
Breakfast at hotel. Proceed to Kanyakumari - the southern tip where the Indian subcontinent meets the sea.
Relax at hotel. Overnight at Trivandrum. Trivandrum - Alleppy - Houseboat
By road covering 200 km in approx. 5 hr.
Breakfast at hotel. Start tour in the morning visiting the Sree Padmanabha Swami Temple and Kanakakunnu Palace.
Overnight on board the houseboat. Cochin
Proceed to Cochin through the heartland of South Kerala. Experience the backwater views and pass through the choir villages and the rice bowl of Kerala - Alleppy.
Overnight at Cochin. Cochin - Mumbai
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to airport for flight to Mumbai. Reach and transfer to hotel. Relax in the evening. Overnight at Mumbai. Mumbai - Home
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to GATEWAY OF INDIA and proceed to harbor for ferry to ELEPHANTA CAVES. Sightseeing and return by afternoon.
Proceed to hotel and relax in the evening. Check out late and transfer to airport at 2200 hr. Mumbai - Home
Early morning flight back home with sweet memories of India.
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The tour would include:
· Twin sharing accommodation at mentioned hotels,
· Sightseeing tours as mentioned in the itinerary,
· Air-conditioned car with driver at disposal,
· English speaking guide for all tours,
· Meet and assist services on arrival / departure,
· Daily american buffet or a la carte breakfast as per the hotel policy,
· All applicable taxes and service charges,
· All meals on houseboat at cochin,
· Sunset harbour cruise at cochin,
· Dinner at kodai hotel,
· Mumbai half day city tour,
· Full day elephanta caves excursion with entrances,
· Launch ferry to elephanta,
· Air-conditioned car and driver from airport to airport at mumbai and
· All parking with road taxes and driver allowances.
The above are per person rates and only lunches and dinners (NOT MENTIONED) are not included along with personal expenses and camera, etc. fees at places where applicable.
1. All rates are on per person basis.
2. Budget Tour Option is also available.
3. Can be extended to or combined with NORTH INDIA.
4. Extension to GOA is possible.