25 Days - South India Tour with Goa

Chennai – Mahabalipuram - Kanchipuram - Vellore - Tiruvannamalai - Pondicherry - Kumbhakonam - Tanjore - Trichy - Madurai - Munnar - Periyar - Cochin - Ooty - Mysore - Hassan - Hospet - Hampi - Pattadakal - Badami - Goa

Overview

Southern part of India has so much to offer its visitors. Plan your itinerary of 25 Days South India Tour and visit the well known temples in Tamilnadu, Kerala and Karnataka 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 25 days.

Highlights

  • Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Marina Beach and Bull Temple, Chennai
  • Mahabalipuram Temple, Caves Temple, Rathas at Mahabalipuram
  • Auroville township, Aurobindo Ashram at Pondicherry
  • Rock fort and Meenakshi Sundareswarar temple, Madurai
  • Tea Plantation, Tea Museum and Mattupetty Dam at Munnar
  • Boating and Wildlife Sanctuary at Periyar
  • Visit Palace, Chamundeshwari Temple in Mysore
  • Ruin heritage monuments at Hampi
  • Visit Caves at Badami
  • Basilica of Bom Jesus, Local Temples and Beaches of Goa

Day Wise Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival at Chennai

As you arrive Chennai airport , you would be welcomed by Travelogy India Representative. Check in formalities at hotel, Overnight Chennai.

Day 2 : Chennai Sightseeing

Post breakfast full day Chennai sightseeing. Visit Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Marina Beach, Fort st. George and Bull Temple, Evening Walk Through spice market of Chennai.

Day 3 : Chennai – Mahabalipuram - Kanchipuram (by surface approx 144 kms / 4 hrs)

Breakfast at Hotel in Chennai. Leave for Kanchipuram (75km/2hrs) Enroute visit to Mahabalipuram (56km/1hr from Chennai). Mahabalipuram sightseeing offers you Arjuna’s penance , Caves Temple, Rathas and shore Temple , Continue drive to Kanchipuram. On arrive  Kanchipuram sightseeing.

Kanchipurm has 1000 year old temples like Ekambareswarar Temple, Sri kamakshi temple and Varadarajaswamy temple.

Evening back to hotel, Overnight Kanchipuram.

Day 4 : Kanchipuram - Vellore - Tiruvannamalai (by surface approx 156 kms / 4 hrs)

Have you hot served breakfast then Leave for Tiruvannamalai (140km/2.5hrs) Enroute visit to Vellore (70km/1hr , 20mins from Kancheepuram) Vellore has Golden Temple and Vellore fort. Continue drive to Tiruvannamali. Spend night at Tiruvannamalai.

Day 5 : Tiruvannamalai - Gingee - Pondicherry (by surface approx 108 kms / 3 hrs)

After sumptuous breakfast proceed for Tiruvannamalai Annamalaiyar Temple and also visit Sri Ramana Ashram later Leave for Pondicherry (120km/2hrs) Enroute visit to Gingee Fort Continue drive to Pondicherry On arrive check in to hotel.

Overnight Pondicherry.

Day 6 : Pondicherry Sightseeing

Breakfast at Hotel,  Full day Pondicherry Sightseeing Visit Auroville township, Aurobindo Ashram, and other famous landmarks.

Evening relax at promenade beach. If time permits rickshaw ride to French colony.

Day 7 : Pondicherry - Chidambaram – Gangai Darasuram - Kumbhakonam (by surface approx 150 kms / 3 hrs)

Early morning leave for Kumbhakonam (128km/3hrs) Enroute visit to Chidambaram  Natraj Temple then  Gangaikonda cholapuram temple and Darasuram airavathiswara temple . Continue drive to Kumbhakonam.

Check in to hotel. Overnight  Kumbhakonam.

Day 8 : Kumbhakonam - Tanjore (by surface approx 42 kms / 1 hr)

Breakfast at Hotel. Proceed for Kumbhakonam, on arrive visit Kumbhakonam brass factory, Adi Kumbhakeshwar Temple. Later Continue drive to Tanjore check in to hotel. Later proceed to visit the Brihadeeswarar Temple. Night spend at Tanjore.

Day 9 : Tanjore - Trichy - Madurai (by surface approx 200 km / 4 hrs)

Breakfast at Hotel Leave for Madurai (195km/3hrs). Enroute visit to Trichy Temples like Ranganatha Temple, Rock fort and Jambukeswarar Temple. On arrive Madurai check in to hotel.

Continue drive to Madurai, Overnight at Madurai.

Day 10 : Madurai

Breakfast at Hotel Full day Madurai sightseeing, visit to Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple, Tirumala palace. Night ceremony at Madurai Temple.

Overnight at  Madurai.

Day 11 : Madurai - Munnar (by surface approx 154 km / 5 hrs)

Breakfast at Hotel. Leave for Munnar (153km/4hrs) On arrive check in to hotel. Rest of the day relax.

Overnight stay at Munnar.

Day 12 : Munnar

Breakfast at Hotel. Full day Munnar sightseeing (Tea Plantation, Tea Museum, Tea factory and Mattupetty Dam). Overnight stay at Munnar.

Day 13 : Munnar - Periyar (by surface approx 94 kms / 3 hrs)

Breakfast at Hotel. Leave for Periyar (95km/3hrs). Boat ride at Periyar Lake, visit Periyar wildlife sanctuary. Then head back to hotel. Overnight  stay at Periyar.

Day 14 : Periyar - Cochin (by surface approx 160 kms / 5 hrs)

Breakfast at Hotel. Leave for Cochin (156km/4hrs). On arrive check in to hotel. Half day Cochin sightseeing visit prominent places like Jewish synagogue, Dutch Palace, Chinese fishing net and Wellington island. Evening Kathakali dance show at Cochin.

Overnight  Cochin.

Day 15 : Cochin - Ooty (by surface approx 274 kms / 7 hrs)

Breakfast at Hotel. Leave for Ooty (300km/7hrs). On arrive relax at hotel. Overnight  at Ooty.

Day 16 : Ooty

Breakfast at Hotel. Full day Ooty Sightseeing included visit of Ooty Lake, Rose garden, Dodabetta peak, etc . Later board on Toy Train to take scenic train ride Ooty to Coonoor. Evening drop back to hotel in Ooty,

Overnight at Ooty.

Day 17 : Ooty - Mysore (by surface approx 125 kms / 3.5 hrs)

Breakfast at Hotel Leave for Mysore (125km/3hrs20min)On arrive check in to hotel. Enjoy Light and sound show at Vrindavan Garden.

Overnight  Mysore.

Day 18 : Mysore

Breakfast at Hotel , Full day Mysore sightseeing visit Mysore palace, Chamundeshwari Temple, Also visit lesser know monuments like Jaganmohan Palace.

Overnight spend at Mysore.

Day 19 : Mysore – Srirangapattanam - Somanthpur - Hassan (by surface approx 184 kms / 4 hrs)

Breakfast at Hotel Leave for Hassan. Enroute visit to Srirangapattanam & Somanthpuram. Continue drive to Hassan. Check in to hotel.

Overnight stay at Hassan.


Day 20 : Hassan – Halebid - Belur & Hassan (by surface approx 79 kms / 2 hrs)

Breakfast at Hotel. Excursion of Halebid and Belur. Both places located within 50kms of distance. Drop back to Hassan.

Overnight Hassan.

Day 21 : Hassan - Shravanbelgola - Hospet (by surface approx 312 kms / 7 hrs)

Breakfast at Hotel, Leave for Hospet. Enroute visit to Shravanbelgola which is most important pilgrimage destination in Jainish. Continue drive to Hospet. Check in to hotel.

Overnight at Hospet.

Day 22 : Hospet-Hampi-Hospet

Post breakfast proceed for Full day Hampi Excursion Hampi ruins are a UNESCO World Heritage Site, listed as the Group of Monuments at Hampi . Located in 12kms of distance. Evening back to Hospet.

Overnight at Hospet.

Day 23 : Hospet - Aihole - Pattadakal - Badami (by surface approx 128 kms / 3 hrs)

Breakfast at Hotel, Leave for Badami(140km/2.5hrs) En route visit to Aihole & Pattadakal group of monuments. Continue drive to Badami, Check in to hotel. Overnight at Badami.

Day 24 : Badami

Breakfast at Hotel, Full day Badami cave Temples visit. Check in to hotel.

Overnight at Badami.

Day 25 : Badami - Goa (by surface approx 250 kms / 6 hrs)

Breakfast at Hotel. Leave for Goa which is Hardly 250kms from Badami.

On arrive check in to hotel and relax, Overnight at Goa.

Day 26 : Goa Sightseeing

Breakfast at hotel later proceed for full day Goa sightseeing Se Cathedral church, Basilica of Bom Jesus, Local village temple, walking tour of village plantation followed by Goan buffet lunch, Panjim bazaar, Miramar beach. Drop back to hotel.

Day 27 : Goa

Day at leisure for independent activities.

Day 28 : Goa (Departure)

Post breakfast drop to Goa airport to board on flight to onward journey, Tour Terminates Here.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation in standard category of rooms at all hotels
  • Meal Plan on Bed & Breakfast at all places accordingly meeting and assistance upon arrival / departure by Travelogy India representative.
  • English speaking guide as per places mentioned in itinerary.
  • All transfers & sightseeing by air-conditioned private vehicle including fuel, Toll Taxes, Road Taxes, Driver’s Allowance.
  • All applicable current taxes for hotels and transport

Exclusions

  • Any Flights/India VISA/Medical Insurance.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as laundry / tips / shopping / telephones / Medical etc.
  • Any other expenses not mentioned in the inclusions mentioned above
  • Photography and video making fees at the sites
  • Personal expense such as use of mini bar, mineral water, laundry, telephone etc. at the hotels. All such expenses will have to be paid directly.
  • Meals that are not mentioned in the inclusions & Tips.
  • Extra cost due to strike, political problem, flight delay & cancel.
  • Monuments Entrance Fees that has to be paid directly at time of arrival at Monuments.
  • Any other thing that has not been mentioned in the "Cost Inclusions".