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Essence of South India Tour Package

Duration

12 Nights & 13 Days

Tour Type

South India Tour

Language

English

Explore the charm of South India with our 12 nights 13 days Essence of South India Tour Package. This comprehensive tour takes you on a journey through the religious sites of Tamil Nadu and the natural wonders of Kerala. Starting from Chennai, you’ll visit popular destinations like Pondicherry, Chettinad, Madurai, Periyar, Kumarakom, and conclude your trip in Cochin. Immerse yourself in the captivating beauty of South India with this well-crafted itinerary. 

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Itinerary

DAY 1 - CHENNAI ARRIVAL
  • Arrive at Chennai Airport and be greeted by our experienced tour manager, who will provide you with an assisted transfer to your pre-booked hotel in Chennai. During the drive, our manager will provide you with a brief overview of your tour. Take some time to relax and settle in at the hotel. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy at your leisure. Experience a comfortable overnight stay in Chennai.
DAY 2 - CHENNAI-MAHABALIPURAM-PONDICHERRY
  • Embark on a temple tour of Mahabalipuram before continuing your journey to Pondicherry. After enjoying breakfast at the hotel, check out and meet our helpful chauffeur who will drive you to Mahabalipuram. This sacred destination in South India is known for its spiritual significance and features attractions such as the Shore Temple, PanchaRathas, Tiger’s Cave, and Mahabalipuram Beach. After exploring these sights, proceed to Pondicherry, often referred to as the French Riviera of the East. Upon arrival, our escort will guide you to the hotel where you will spend the night in Pondicherry.

DAY 3 - IN PONDICHERRY
  • Prepare for an exhilarating day in Pondicherry, also known as Puducherry, after enjoying a delicious breakfast. This former French colony showcases a unique blend of Indian traditions and French architectural style. During the sightseeing tour of Pondicherry, you will have the opportunity to visit the renowned Sri Aurobindo Ashram and Auroville. Indulge your taste buds with delectable French cuisine offerings in this charming city. Rest and recharge overnight in Puducherry.
DAY 4 - PONDICHERRY-TANJORE-CHETTINAD
  • Embark on a journey to Chettinad in Tamil Nadu after a delicious breakfast. This region is renowned for its opulent heritage, remarkable art, and magnificent architecture. Along the way, make a stop at the awe-inspiring religious attractions in Tanjore, including the Brihadeeswara Temple, Thanjavur Royal Palace, and Siva Ganga Garden. After exploring these sights, proceed to Chettinad, where you will be greeted by our team and escorted to your hotel for an enjoyable overnight stay in Chettinad.
DAY 5 - IN CHETTINAD
  • Embark on a day filled with exploration and immerse yourself in the captivating cultural wonders of Chettinad. Begin your journey by visiting the magnificent Chettiar Palace, renowned for its elaborate architecture and rich heritage. Next, pay a visit to the sacred Padmanabhaswamy Temple, where you can experience spiritual serenity. Lastly, indulge in the cultural heritage of Chettinad at the Chettinad Museum, where you can admire its unique artifacts and learn about the local traditions. Enjoy an overnight stay in Chettinad, cherishing the memories of this enriching experience.

DAY 6 - CHETTINAD-MADURAI
  • Start your day with a delicious breakfast at the hotel before embarking on your journey to Madurai, known as the Lotus City and the capital city of Tamil Nadu. Upon arrival, check-in to your comfortable hotel and take some time to relax and rejuvenate. The remainder of the day is yours to enjoy at your leisure, indulging in activities that pique your interest. Enjoy a peaceful overnight stay in Madurai, preparing for the adventures that lie ahead.
DAY 7 - MADURAI-PERIYAR
  • Begin your day with a visit to the renowned religious landmarks of Madurai, including the Meenakshi Temple and Thirumalai Nayak Palace. These iconic sites showcase the rich cultural heritage of the city. Afterward, embark on your journey to Thekkady, also known as “Periyar,” famous for its captivating Periyar Tiger Reserve. Upon arrival, our team will escort you to your hotel for a seamless check-in process and a chance to freshen up. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy at your leisure, allowing you to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the region. Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay in Thekkady, preparing for the exciting adventures ahead.
DAY 8 - IN PERIYAR
  • Embark on an exciting adventure today as you explore the untamed wilderness of Periyar National Park, the main attraction of Thekkady. This captivating park offers a myriad of thrilling activities, including hiking, elephant rides, and the opportunity to spot tigers and other fascinating wildlife species. For bird enthusiasts, this park is a paradise, offering a chance to witness a variety of exotic bird species in their natural habitat. In the evening, indulge in a scenic boat ride on the tranquil waters of Periyar Lake, where you can soak in the breathtaking views of the sunset. Rest and rejuvenate with an overnight stay in Thekkady, preparing for more memorable experiences ahead.
DAY 9 - PERIYAR - KUMARAKOM
  • After enjoying a delicious breakfast at the hotel, it’s time to check-out and continue your journey to the enchanting destination of Kumarakom, often referred to as the “Little Venice of Backwaters” due to its picturesque canals and charming small islands. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by our team who will assist you with a comfortable transfer to your hotel, allowing you to relax and rejuvenate. The remainder of the day is yours to unwind and explore at your own pace. Experience the tranquility of Kumarakom and enjoy a restful overnight stay, preparing for more delightful adventures in the days ahead.
DAY 10 - IN KUMARAKOM
  • Indulge in a delightful breakfast at the hotel before checking out and embarking on your journey to the captivating destination of Kumarakom. Known as the “Little Venice of Backwaters” and adorned with charming small islands, Kumarakom promises a picturesque experience. Upon arrival, our team will be there to assist you, ensuring a seamless transfer to your hotel where you can relax and freshen up. The remainder of the day is yours to enjoy at your leisure, allowing you to unwind and explore the beauty of Kumarakom at your own pace. Prepare for a restful overnight stay in Kumarakom, cherishing the memories of your adventures.
DAY 11 - KUMARAKOM-COCHIN

Start your day with a delightful breakfast on board as you sail towards the enchanting city of Cochin. Upon arrival, our driver will be there to provide you with assistance and ensure a smooth transfer to your hotel. Take some time to relax and refresh yourself after completing the check-in process. The rest of the day is yours to explore as you please, allowing you the freedom to engage in activities that pique your interest. Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay in Cochin, cherishing the memories of your day’s adventures.

DAY 12 - IN COCHIN
  • After enjoying a delicious breakfast at the hotel, get ready for an exciting day of sightseeing. Our knowledgeable guide will be there to accompany you as you explore the iconic tourist attractions of the region. Begin your journey with a visit to the splendid Santa Cruz Basilica, one of Kerala’s nine beautiful basilicas. Next, immerse yourself in the charm of Fort Kochi, the historic neighborhood known for its captivating blend of cultures.

  • Continue your exploration with a visit to the renowned Mattancherry Palace, also known as the Dutch Palace, which showcases exquisite murals and artifacts. Marvel at the architectural grandeur of St. Francis Church, one of the oldest European churches in India. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage at the Indo-Portuguese Museum, where you can admire the fascinating artifacts and learn about the region’s colonial history.

  • In the evening, prepare to be enthralled by a captivating performance of the classical South Indian dance form, Kathakali, at the esteemed Kathakali Center. Witness the mesmerizing storytelling through intricate dance movements, elaborate makeup, traditional costumes, and expressive face masks.

  • After a day filled with exploration and cultural experiences, retreat to your comfortable accommodation in Kochi for a restful overnight stay.

DAY 13 - DEPARTURE FROM COCHIN
  • Wrap up your tour by boarding a convenient flight that will connect you to your onward journey.

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