Duration : 16 Nights / 17 Days
Destination Covered :
Bangalore - Mumbai - Chennai - Mahabalipuram - Kanchipuram - Trichy - Madurai - Periyar - Kumarakom - Alleppey
Southern part of India has so much to offer its visitors. You can visit the well known temples having exquisite architectural style; enjoy the exotic backwaters and lush greenery along with stretches of palm. The beaches of South India to spend time leisurely and opportunities to get rejuvenated in the Spas and Ayurvedic Centers draw numerous tourists every year. Explore the scenic beauty and rich heritage of South India with Travelogy India in 17 days.
On arriving at Mumbai international airport, you will be received by our executive and will get a warm welcome. He will take you to the pre-booked hotel and will assist you in the check in process. He will give you the tour documents and a small introduction about your tour program. There you will relax amidst comfort or you can take a city tour. You will spend your night in the hotel.
After breakfast in the morning, you will go for a city tour of Mumbai which will include visiting Gateway of India, the Prince of Wales Museum, Flora Fountain, Victoria Terminus, St. Thomas Cathedral, Crawford Market, Malabar Hill, the Hanging Gardens and Dhobi Ghat. You will return back to hotel for an overnight stay.
Post breakfast, you will check out of the hotel and leave for Chennai. Our representative will meet you at the airport and will assist you to the hotel. After checking in, you will relax for the rest of the day. Next day, go for city tour after breakfast. Half day’s sightseeing including visits to Cochin Harbour Terminus, Mattancherry Dutch Palace, the Jewish Synagogue, St. Francis Church and the Hill Palace. In the evening you will witness a Kathakali Dance Show.
Chennai - Mahabalipuram (70 km - 02 hr) A half day’s city tour post breakfast will be on the cards for you. Drive towards Mahabalipuram, which is famous for various historic monuments under UNESCO World Heritage Site. On your arrival at Mahabalipuram, you will check into a hotel pre booked for you. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.
You will drive to Kanchipuram after breakfast where you will visit to temples of Kailasnathar, Vaikuntaperumal, Ekambareshwara and Sakiswarar. You will also pay a visit to Kamakshi Amman Temple (known as Parabrahmaroonpini). The silk cloth market and weavers homes can be visited for shopping. Go back to Mahabalipuram for a night stay.
You will proceed towards Tanjore (also known as Rice Bowl of Tamil Nadu). On reaching there, you will check into the pre-booked hotel. You will visit Brihadeshwara temple there.
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Move towards Madurai after breakfast. Where you will check in to a hotel and stay there for the whole night.
Post breakfast, you will take a half day tour to Meenakshi Sundareshwar. Your overnight stay in the hotel is scheduled.
You will visit to Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary after breakfast on the ninth day of your tour. You can enjoy viewing wildlife, while cruising across the lake. You can see tigers, elephants, antelopes, leopards, wild boar, bison, sambhar, monkey along with a variety of birds. You will go to the nearby places like Coffee Plantations & villages on safari. On arriving Periyar, you will check into the pre-booked hotel.
Early in the morning, at the time of sunrise, you will take a boat to cruise across Lake Periyar, watching wildlife in the sanctuary. Return back to hotel for breakfast. In the afternoon, you will proceed for Kumarakom, where you will see the backwaters, huge Vembanad Lake & the famous Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. You will stay in a hotel at night.
In the morning, a trip to Kumarakom Bird sanctuary is scheduled for you, post breakfast. You will see cormorants, teals, egrets, Siberian storks, golden backed woodpecker, white-breasted water hen and many more. You will board the houseboat to sail across the beautiful backwaters of Kumarakom to reach Alleppey. You can observe & experience the lifestyle of the villagers. Overnight stay at the Hotel.
On the twelfth day, you will board a boat at Alleppey to reach Cochin. Visit to the major attractions of Cochin including Jew Town, synagogue, the spice market and Chinese fishing nets, (Cheenavala). You will enjoy the classical dance of Kerala Kathakali, in the evening. Relax in the hotel whole night.
Take a seven hours drive to Ooty. It is one of the most popular tourist resorts in India. You will enjoy a journey through the mountain train from Kallar. Dinner and overnight stay is arranged for you at the hotel.
On the fourteenth day of the tour, you can relax or go for city tour. You will stay in the Ooty hotel at night.
A drive to Mysore after breakfast is on the cards for you. Our representative will assist you to the pre-booked hotel. Go for sightseeing after checking in at the hotel in the afternoon. You will visit the Mysore palace and the Chamundeshwari. Nandi Bull can also be visited and then return back to hotel for an overnight stay.
The sixteenth day of the tour will include city tour of Mysore. Pay a visit to Brindavan Gardens, dancing musical fountains of Krishnarajasagar Dam. You will also visit the magnificent monuments of Srirangapatnam. The Shri Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery and St. Philomena's Church will also be visited by you. Your night stay in the hotel is scheduled.
Have your breakfast in the hotel and leave for Bangalore-the garden city. A half day’s tour will be there for you including the major attractions of Bangalore such as High Court, Lal Bagh Garden, Vidhan Soudha, Cubbon Park and MG Road. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel. The Nrityagram Dance Village, the town of Ramanagaram, the village of Ramohalli, and Shivaganga are the places you will visit around Bangalore.
You will then drive towards the airport to board a flight to go back home.