Grand South India Tours
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Duration: 19 Nights/20 Days
Destinations Covered: Chennai - Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry - Thanjavur - Trichy - Madurai - Periyar - Kovalam - Kumarakom - Cochin - Bangalore - Mysore - Hassan - Halebid Belur
Day 01: Chennai Arrival
Star your Grand South India Tours with arrival at Chennai airport where our representative meets you and escorts you to the hotel for overnight stay
Day 02: Chennai - Mahabalipuram
Check out from hotel in the morning and transfer to Mahabalipuram by road. (40 km/1 hr). Stop en route for sightseeing at the famous temple town of Kanchipuram that is a must visit in tours to South India. Visit the magnificent Shore Temple, Penance of Bhagirata or Arjuna's Penance, Ekambasreshwar Temple, Kamakshi Temple and Vaikunta Perumal Temple. Continue drive to Mahabalipuram and check in to hotel on arrival. Proceed to the picturesque beach in the evening and then retire to the hotel for night stay.
Day 03: Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry
Grand South India Tours today proceed to Pondicherry. Check out from hotel in the morning and transfer to Pondicherry by road (162 km/4 hrs). Upon arrival, lunch at hotel and then proceed for a visit to Aurobindo Ashram and Museum. Stay for the night at the hotel.
Day 04: Pondicherry - Thanjavur
After breakfast at hotel, depart for Thanjavur (231 km/6 hrs), another must visit temple town in tours to South India. Check in to hotel on arrival and after lunch, half-day city sightseeing tour covering Brihadeshwara Fort & Temple and Thanjavur Palace & Museum. Night stay at hotel.
Day 05: Thanjavur - Trichy
The next destination in South India tours is Trichy (Tiruchirapalli). Check out fro hotel in the morning and transfer to Trichy by road (54 km/2 hrs). Arrive at noon and later proceed for sightseeing at Srirangam Temple and Jambukeshwara Temple that are largely visited as part of South India tour packages. Spend the night at the hotel.
Day 06: Trichy - Madurai
Drive to Madurai (128 km/3 hrs) in the morning, the majestic temple town of South India. Check in to hotel on arrival for night stay.
Day 07: Madurai
Leave for a post breakfast temple tour covering the exquisite Meenakshi Temple and Tirumalai Nayak Palace. Retire to the hotel for the night.
Day 08: Madurai - Periyar
Grand South India Tours today proceed to Kerala. Check out from hotel in the morning and transfer to Periyar by road. Upon arrival, freshen up at your hotel and then leave for a pleasant boat ride along the serene Periyar Lake at noon. Spend the night at the hotel.
Day 09: Periyar - Trivandrum - Kovalam
The picturesque beach town of Kovalam is the next stopover in your travel to South India. Depart for Kovalam after breakfast at hotel. Halt midway at Trivandrum for sightseeing. Check in to hotel on arrival and stay for the night at the hotel.
Day 10: Kovalam
You have the entire day to spend at leisure on the golden Kovalam beach. Stay for another night at the hotel.
Day 11: Kovalam Kumarakom
Check out from hotel and transfer to Kottayam by road. Embark on the houseboat upon arrival and get ready for an unforgettable backwater cruise to Kumarakom. Transfer to hotel on arrival for overnight stay.
Day 12: Kumarakom
Early morning visit to Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. Return to the hotel and spend the remaining day at leisure. Stay for the night at the hotel.
Day 13: Kumarakom Cochin
The port city Cochin is the next stopover in South India tour plan. Check out from hotel in the morning and take a backwater cruise to Alleppey on board the houseboat. Upon arrival at Alleppey, drive to Cochin (60 km/1.5 hrs) and then check in to hotel for night stay.
Day 14: Cochin
After breakfast at hotel, leave for a city sightseeing tour covering Fort Cochin, St. Francis Church and Chinese fishing nets. Spend the night at the hotel.
Day 15: Cochin Bangalore Mysore
Grand South India Tours today take you to the state of Karnataka. Check out from hotel in the morning and proceed to the airport to board onward flight to Bangalore. Our representative meets you on arrival and transfers you to Mysore, the next destination in your tour package for South India. Transfer to hotel upon arrival for the night.
Day 16: Mysore
Breakfast at hotel and then proceed for a city sightseeing tour covering the majestic Maharaja's Palace, Chamundi Hills and a visit to Somnathpur. Later in the evening, we take you to the beautiful Brindavan Gardens that turn spectacular at night adorned with musical fountains and colorful lights. Retire to the hotel for the night.
Day 17: Mysore - Belur - Halebid - Hassan
Depart for Hassan by road (130 km/3 hrs) in the morning. Halt midway at Belur and Halebid for sightseeing and then continue drive to Hassan. Check in to hotel on arrival for overnight stay.
Day 18: Hassan - Shravanbelgola - Bangalore
Bangalore is the next stop in South India travel. Check out from hotel in the morning and transfer to Bangalore by road (150 km/3 hrs). Sightseeing at Shravanbelgola that lies on the way, around 51 km southeast of Hassan, and is a popular Jain shrine. Continue drive to Bangalore and check in to hotel on arrival. After lunch, leave for a city sightseeing tour of Vidhan Saudha, Nandi Temple and Lal Bagh Botanical Gardens. Night stay at hotel.
Day 19: Bangalore Mumbai
Check out from hotel in the morning and proceed to the airport to board onward flight to Mumbai. Transfer to hotel on arrival for overnight stay.
Day 20: Mumbai Departure
Grand South India Tours end today and you check out from hotel to proceed to the airport to board scheduled flight back home.