Grand South India

Place Covered

Arrive Chennai (Madras), Mahabalipurm, Puducherry (Pondicherry), Thanjavur (Tanjore), Tiruchirapalli (Trichy), Madurai-Periyar-Kovalam-Kumarakom-Kochi (Cochin), Bengaluru (Bangalore), Mysore-Belur-Halebid-Hassan-Bengaluru (Bangalore), Departure

You will experience

  • Heritage
  • Adventure
  • Nature
  • Wellness
  • Relaxation
  • Education
  • Wildlife

Grand South India


Special Attraction

DAY PLACE HIGHLIGHTS
2 Chennai Fort St George and Museum.
3 Mahabalipuram Shore Temples (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
4 Puducherry French Quarter of Puducherry and Puducherry Museum
5 Puducherry – Thanjavur Temples at Chidambaram, Gangaikondacholapuram, Kumbakonam, Darasuram and Swamimalai
6 Thanjavur Brihadeshware Temple
7 Tiruchirapalli Tiruchirapalli Rock Fort Temple and Srirangam Temple.
8 Madurai Nayakkar Palace, Gandhi Museum and Meenakshi Temple.
9 Periyar Spice plantation visit, boat ride on Lake Periyar to wildlife.
12 Kumarakom Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary.
15 Cochin Jew town & Mattancherry Palace
17 Mysuru Mysore Palace, Chamundi Hills, Statue of Nandi Bull, Somnathpur and Vrindavan Garden.
19 Hassan Temples at Belur and Halebid
20 Bengaluru Vidhan Soudha, Tipu’s Palace, Government Museum, botanical garden, Bull temple

When To Go

Jan30%
Feb30%
Mar30%
Apr30%
May30%
Jun30%
Jul30%
Aug30%
Sep30%
Oct30%
Nov30%
Dec30%

Day 1 Arrival Chennai (Madras)

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On arrival at Chennai airport, traditional welcome and transfer to hotel. Overnight at the hotel


Day 2 Chennai – Mahabalipurm (65 Kms / 1.5 Hrs)

MAHABALIPURAM
After breakfast visit Fort St George and Museum. Later drive to Mahabalipuram. On arrival, check-in at hotel. Overnight at the hotel.


Day 3 Mahabalipurm

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After breakfast, visit Shore Temples. Overnight at the hotel


Day 4 Mahabalipurm – Puducherry (Pondicherry) (100 Kms / 2 Hrs)

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After breakfast, drive to Puducherry. On arrival, check-in at hotel. Later proceed for city tour covering the French Quarter of Puducherry and Museum. Overnight at the hotel


Day 5 Pondicherry – Thanjavur (Tanjore) (200 Kms / 8-09 Hrs including visits)

TANJORE
After breakfast, drive to Thanjavur enroute visiting temples at Chidambaram, Gangaikondacholapuram, Kumbakonam, Darasuram and Swamimalai. On arrival at Thanjavur, check-in at hotel. Overnight at the hotel


Day 6 Thanjavur-Tiruchirapalli (Trichy) (54 Kms / 1 Hr)

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Morning visit Brihadeshware Temple. Later drive to Tiruchirapalli. On arrival, check-in at hotel. Overnight at the hotel


Day 7 Tiruchirapalli-Madurai (128 Kms / 3 Hrs)

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After breakfast, drive to Madurai Enroute visiting Tiruchirapalli, famous for its Rock Fort Temple and Srirangam Temple. Continue drive to Madurai. On arrival, check-in at hotel. Later visit Nayak Palace, Gandhi Museum and Meenakshi Temple. Overnight at the hotel


Day8 Madurai

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After breakfast, visit Meenakshi Temple, Nayakkar Palace and Gandhi Museum. Overnight at the hotel


Day9 Madurai-Periyar (Thekkady) (135 kms / 3 hrs)

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After breakfast, drive to Periyar. On arrival, check-in at hotel. Later proceed for spice plantation visit and enjoy boat ride on Lake Periyar to wildlife. Overnight at the hotel


Day10 Periyar – Kovalam (290 kms / 8 hrs)

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After breakfast drive to Kovalam. On, check-in at hotel. Overnight at the hotel


Day11 Kovalam

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After breakfast, free to relax on the beach. Overnight at the hotel


Day12 Kovalam – Kumarakom (175 kms / 4 hrs)

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After breakfast, drive to Kumarakom. On arrival, check-in at resort. Visit Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. Overnight at resort


Day13 Kumarakom – Alappuzha (Alleppey) (In Houseboat)

ALLEPPEY

After breakfast, at 1200 hrs board traditional houseboat for overnight backwater cruise ending next day morning at Alappuzha. (No cruise during 1800 hrs to 0800 hrs). Overnight in houseboat


Day14 Alappuzha – Kochi (Cochin) (66 kms / 1.5 hrs)

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After breakfast, disembark from houseboat at 0900 hrs and drive to Kochi. On arrival at Kochi, check-in at hotel. Evening watch Kathakali Dance. Overnight at the hotel


Day15 Kochi

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After breakfast, leave for sightseeing tour of Fort Kochi visiting Jew town & Mattancherry Palace. Evening watch a demonstration of Kalaripayattu- traditional Kerala Martial Arts. Overnight at the hotel


Day16 Kochi – Bengaluru (Bangalore) (By Flight: 1 Hr 20 Mins) – Mysore (139 Kms/3 Hrs)

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Morning transfer to airport to board flight to Bengaluru. On arrival at Bengaluru, transfer to Mysore. On arrival at Mysore, check-in at hotel. Overnight at the hotel


Day17 Mysore

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After breakfast, proceed for city tour visiting the Mysore Palace, Chamundi Hills, Statue of Nandi Bull, Somnathpur (Keshava temple) and Vrindavan Garden. Overnight at the hotel


Day18 Mysore – Sravanabelagola – Hassan (170 Kms / 3.5 Hrs)

Sravanabelagola

After breakfast drive to Hassan enroute visiting Sravanabelagola. On arrival at Hassan, check-in at hotel. Overnight at the hotel


Day19Hassan – Belur – Halebid – Bengaluru (180 Kms / 4 Hrs)

BELUR

After breakfast, drive to Bengaluru enroute visiting temples at Belur and Halebid. On arrival at Bengaluru, check-in at hotel. Overnight at the hotel


Day20Bengaluru

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After breakfast take a half day city tour visiting Vidhan Soudha, Tipu’s Palace, Government Museum, Lall Bagh – the botanical garden, Bull temple. Overnight at the hotel


Day21Bengaluru (By flight)

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After breakfast, check-out and transfer to airport to board your return flight…..

Extension: – Bengaluru (Bangalore)-Spa & Wellness
Duration: – 04 Nights/05 Days.
Places Covered: – Bengaluru


Day19Bengaluru (Bangalore)

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On arrival at Bengaluru, check-in at Spa resort and avail spa and wellness treatment at the resort. Overnight at Spa resort


Day20-22 Bengaluru

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Avail spa and wellness treatment at the resort. Overnight at Spa resort


Day23 Bengaluru-Departure (By Flight)

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After breakfast, check-out and transfer to airport to board your return flight.

Note: These extensions can be included with many itineraries. Please check with us for details.

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