A Taste of South India
South India Tour tour package of 15 days covering Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Pondicherry and Tamil Nadu - experience the beauty of some of the most popular tourist destinations in India and see beautiful beaches, waterfalls, temples, churches, local culture taking you to Goa, Udupi, Chikmagalur, Mysore, Mammallapuram, Pondicherry, Thanjavur, Karaikudi, Madurai, Periyar, Kerala Backwaters, Kochi. Get best holiday deals south India tour package. We provide the highest level of attention and detail for all travel arrangements in Southern India and Goa. Detailed Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrive Goa Welcome to the beach capital of India, Goa. On arrival our representative transfers you to the pre-booked hotel. Freshen up and relax at the hotel. Goa, a globally famous tourist’s destination of India and is famous for its natural scenic beauty, shine beaches, beautiful churches, awesome temples, feats and festival, evergreen hills and mountains. This small state of India blessed with a lot of beaches like, Baga Beach, Anjuna Beach, the Candolim Beach, Dona Paula Beach, Vagator and Chapora beach are famous for its stunning natural beauty with ever green trees. Also visit Old Goa, the most important Cathedrals and churches – namely Church of St. Francis Xavier, St. Catherine’s Church, and Arch of vice Roy of Goa. In the evening enjoy the Ayurveda massage and relaxing at beautiful beaches of Goa. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 2: Udupi - This morning fly to Udupi, on arrival at Udupi Airport our representative transfers you to the Hotel. After refreshment proceeds to local Sightseeing of the land of the “lord of the stars”. Udupi is a land of spiritual beauty, sandwiched between the verdant mountains of the Western Ghats on the east and tranquil Arabian Sea on the west. Udupi is well known for its religious passion and vividity to those who want to go on religious pilgrimage. The Sri Krishna Temple or Krishna dedicated to God Krishna famous for Navagraha Kitiki, a window with nine holes, from where the Lord is worshipped. Ambalpady holy place is famous for its complex of numerous temples. Also visit Kaup and Malpe beaches are major attraction of the town. More places to see in Udupi are Pajaka village, Balakrishna Temple and Indrani Panchadurga temple etc.Later evening returns to your hotel enjoy delicious meal overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 3: Chikmagalur - This morning derive to the hill station of Chikmagalur, Situated in the southern state of Karnataka. It is made of massive hills, deep valleys, silver-waterfalls, historical temples and the wildlife sanctuaries and beautiful coffee blossoms make this region a tourist paradise. Proceed to Mullayangiri for its breathtaking view; it is part of the Baba BudanGiri Hill Ranges which is highest peak in Karnataka. On the way there is a Sitalayanagiri where the water in the Shiva temple neither increases nor decreases. Visit Hebbe Falls, in this beautiful waterfall the water streams down from a height of 168 meters. This City also includes the famous Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary and Kudremukh National Park. In the evening Visit the Raj Bhavan for its unique sunset scenes, the numerous coffee area producing the world’s best coffee and the Rose Garden for its undiscovered varieties of roses. In evening returns to your hotel after dinner it’s time to relax. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 4: Mysore - After breakfasts proceed for Mysore by road en route Visit the Shravanabelagola temple is one of the major Jain shrines.mysore1 All around the temple there are several statues and one of most famous is the statue of Gommateshwara. It is surrounded by the Vindhyagiri and Chandragiri hills and with the swaying coconut trees and natural water bodies. On arrival at Mysore check in the hotel and take rest. After lunch ready for sightseeing of the ‘City Of Palaces’ Mysore, is defined by magnificent palaces, scenic gardens, fragrant sandalwood, luxurious silks and festivals. Visit The Palace of Mysore also known as the Amba Vilas Palace, is a splendid structure in the Indo-Saracenic Style. Visit Chamundi Hill, Brindavan Garden – the famous gardens at the Krishna Raja Sagar Dam. At the sunset return to your hotel enjoy the delicious food and stay overnight at hotel.
Day 5: Mysore - After breakfast start your day from the Chamundeshwari Temple located on the top of Chamundi Hills and the Lalitha Mahal is located near the Chamundi Hills, east of the city, Kukkarahalli Lake also called Kukkarhalli Kere, located in the heart of the Mysore. Also visit the art gallery of dayaganmohan Palace and the beautiful Karanji Lake is surrounded by a nature park consisting of a butterfly park. Now move to your hotel have meal and stay overnight.
Day 6: Mammallapuram - This Morning drive to Pondicherry en route Visit Mamallapuram, a UNESCO World Heritage site is an architectural wonder of Dravidian style include Buddhist elements. Today’s Mamallapuram is absolutely a tourist town and one of the major attractions around Mammallapuram, like the Shore Temple, as its name suggests, the Shore Temple overlooks the Bay of Bengal. Arjuna’s Penance filled with detailed carvings, including a family of elephants and monkeys, Varaha Cave Temple, an example of Indian rock-cut architecture. The entire trip of Mammallapuram mess with restaurants, resorts and entertainment parks. On arrival at Pondicherry check in the hotel e evening is at leisure to explore city, enjoy delicious meal overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 7: Pondicherry Puducherry is a beautiful and well planned city also known as “The French Riviera of the East” -Puducherry, now recognize as Pondicherry used to be a French colony. The French element is remarkable everywhere in the city, and gives a unique look. The colonial government buildings, the beautiful avenues and the old cottages make this modern city as a colonial charm. The major tourist spots to be visited during the tours of Pondicherry include the beach, Auriobindo ashram, Auroville, the museum, botanical gardens, and the French Quarter on a walking tour of the town. Paradise beach is renowned for dolphins and beautiful half moon shaped beach. In the evening just revive your spirit for full day fun and relaxation. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 8: Thanjavur - This Early morning Travel by road to Thanjavur, also called Tanjore is on the eastern coast of Tamil Nadu. On arrival check in hotel. Tanjore known as’ the rice bowl of Tamil Nadu’, is famous for its arts and architecture since the time of the Cholas. The Cholas built most of the 93 odd temples here. The most famous Brahadeeswarar Temple is one of India’s most prized architectural sites. The temple was constructed more than thousand years ago by the King Rajarajan. Thanjavur is a flourishing centre for bronze sculpture and painting. The uniqueness of the Tanjore paintings is their awesome gold leaf work, attractive jewellery with stones, dazzling color design, and eye catching carve glasses. These paintings will illuminate in the dark room. The Shrine of Sri Subramanya, Thanjavur Royal Palace, the Art Gallery and Museum, Schwartz Church and the Saraswati Mahal Library are some other places to visit in Tanjore. Later evening returns to your hotel have meal and stay overnight there.
Day 9: Karaikudi - This Early morning Travel to Karaikudi by car on arrival check in hotel. After breakfast explore one of the biggest cities in the district of Sivaganga, in the state of Tamil Nadu between two famous place of Trichy and Rameshwaram. A great place of worship, it is famous for the temples dedicated to Ganesha or Pillaiyar, the elephant god. Karaikudi is famous for the Chettinad House, which accommodates a number of peoples for gathering and celebrations, now it is converted into a magnificent museum. Major tourist Attractions of Karaikudi are Kamban Mani Mandapam, Pillaiyar Patti Lord Ganesha Temple, Athangudi tiles factories, famous for handmade tiles, The Meenakshi-Sundareswarar temple is an attraction which the tourist never forget to visit on their tour to Karaikudi.Now return back to your hotel enjoy dinner and stay overnight.
Day 10: Madurai - This morning arrive Madurai and check in to hotel. The temple city of Madurai means “sweetness” is an ancient city, situated on the banks of the river Vaigai and surrounded by several mountains and 3 hills as its city boundary. Due to its rich cultural heritage and architectural magnificence, the city is often referred to as the ‘Athens of the East’. It is famous for Jasmine Flowers. After breakfast explore the city of Madurai, Full of lively bazaars, pilgrims and rickshaws that attracts thousands of pilgrims and visitors for its magnificent monuments as the Gandhi Museum, constructed in the loving memory of the Father of the Nation and the Thirumalai Nayak Palace is an example of architectural splendor, the airy corridors of the Sri Meenakshi Amman Temple dedicated to goddess Parvati, Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam is the pond located near to Vandiyur Mariamman Temple.In the evening visit Athisayam park popular for its water rides, recreating the experience waterfalls and return to your hotel for dinner and stay overnight.
Day 11: Periyar - After breakfast start for Periyar drive through paddy fields and vast spice plantation. On arrival check in hotel. Periyar is famous for its wildlife sanctuary owns a beautiful and peaceful lake at its center it is a permanent source of water for the local wildlife to drink or take a dip that attracts a large number of nature lovers every year. Also called the Thekkady Wildlife Sanctuary, this place is ideal for watching the animals in their natural habitat and mainly known for its tiger reserve though many tourists come here to see the Indian elephants, Tigers, Leopards, Malabar Flying Squirrels etc. In addition to elephant rides, sail on the lake and trip to the ruined Mangaladevi temple – an attarctive old stone temple situated in the heart of the Thekkady forest. Now return back to the hotel to fresh n’ up and then enjoy delicious meal and stay overnight.
Day 12: Periyar - Morning, after breakfast, see the magnificent view of sunrise through Boat riding on Lake Periyar, which offer a superb chance to view the Flora and Fauna of the Sanctuary and spice plantations like cardamom, cinnamon, pepper, coffee, tea estates, coconut plantation and elephants, deer and maybe tigers and leopards, offers lots of photo opportunities. This afternoon Bamboo rafting and trekking is another unique activity in the Periyar National Park, where you can take a hiking and rafting trip through the deep jungles of the Periyar Tiger Reserve and also visit Periyar National Park, situated in the hills of the Western Ghats. On your way back to the hotel; you could stop at the local market and pick up some fragrant spices and get practical experience in Pollachi cooking techniques. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 13: Kerala Backwaters - This morning start your Journey to the rich beauty of coastal Kerala. On arrival check in houseboats hotels equipped with all modern facilities. Kerala backwaters are unique natures and are found nowhere else in the world. Backwaters are a network of lakes, canals and deltas of forty-four rivers that drain into the Arabian Sea. Backwaters of Kerala are popular for water sports; traditional boat racing and the forests with coconut trees allure many people all over the world. Place to visit in Kerala Alappuzha backwater, Kuttanadu , Ambablapuzha Shreekrishana Temple, Pathiramanal, a small island,favorite place of hundreds of rare migratory birds. And also visit Guruvayur temple, dedicated to Balagopalan, the child form of Lord Krishna situated at Guruvayur popularly called the Dwarka of the South. In the evening return to your houseboats hotel and watch the romantic view of the sunset, enjoy meal and stay overnight in the middle of the water.
Day 14: Kochi - This Morning proceeds to Kochi, on arrival transfer to your hotel. Kochi is modern city also known as the heart of Kerala. It is the breathtaking picturesque and prosperous state of Kerala, known as ‘God’s Own Country’ and also one of the finest natural harbours of the world and was the centre of the world spice trade for many centuries. On this sightseeing tour of Kochi, walk along its streets and explore all its highlights, ancient churches, and Dutch buildings, Portuguese artistic and British monuments. Interesting places in Kochi are the Cochin Fort, The splendid Bolghatty Palace and The Chinese fishing nets at Fort Kochi, which uses a mechanical method to catch fishes. At the sunset return to your hotel and enjoy the dinner.
Day 15: Kochi - This last day of your tour after breakfast in this morning enter to the heart of earth by the medium of Kochi backwaters and coconut trees lining the glassy lake waters. Continue your stroll down to Marine Drive is a beautiful passageway in Kochi, The Willington Island, an artificial man-made island, Cherai Beach, ideal for swimming, Munambam Beach, Parikshith Thampuran Museum and the Museum of Kerala. At the evening walk through the shopping area of kochi includes handicrafts, spices and nuts and also enjoy a Kathakali dance performance. Now move to your hotel have meal and stay overnight. Next morning check-out from the hotel and transfer to railway-station/airport for back to your home station.
Get best deals on A taste of South India Tour of Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Pondicherry and Tamil Nadu. Let us organize your south India Holiday Package of Goa, Udupi, Chikmagalur, Mysore, Mammallapuram, Pondicherry, Thanjavur, Karaikudi, Madurai, Periyar, Kerala Backwaters, Kochi or prepare a custom tour for you.