19 Days South India Tour

South Indian Tour 19 Days/ 18 Nights
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Package Overview

South India is a  treasure of nature & Heritage. It has beautiful beaches, hill stations, backwaters, wildlife sancturies, water falls, historical monuments, old temples. This tour starts from Chennai to Goa passing through south Indian states

Destination Covered :- Chennai (Madras) - Trichy - Madurai - Periyar - Kochi (Cochin) - Bangalore - Mysore - Hassan - Hospet - Badami - Goa



Itinerary

Day 01  :- Welcome to India- Arrive Chennai
Reception at Chennai airport, transfer to Hotel Rajpark, relax, evening local sightseeing optional

Day 02 :- Mahabalipuram & Kanjipuram - Pondicherry

After breakfast move to visit Kanchipuram (64kms from Chennai (Madras)), this was the capital of the Pallava dynasty and has about 1000 temples and many of them are in use to this day. Some important temples include Ekambaswara, Kailasanatha, Sri Kamakshi and Varadarajaswamy. Knachipuram is well known for its silks. The travel to the city of Mahabalipuram is famous for its rock cut temples and the Seashore temple these are excellent examples of Dravidian Style of Architecture. 

Day 03 :-  Pondicherry

In the evening transfer to the railway station to board the night train to Trichy. Spend the night on the train.

Day 04 :- Pondicherry - Tanjaore
Move to Tanjaore. Spend the night at Tanjore. he Brihadeeshwara temple, which is an example of the excellent Chola architecture. Tanjore is famous for its bronzes and handicrafts as well

Day 05 :-  Madurai
Drive to Madurai and on the way visit Trichy. Visit visit Lord Robert Clive's house and visit the Rock Fort Temple that has 434 steps to the Lord Ganapathy temple on the top and you can climb further to the Shiva templethe Brihadeeshwara temple, which is an example of the excellent Chola architecture 

Day 06 :- Madurai
In the morning visit the famous Meenakshi Temple, Tirumala Nayak Palace, the Alagar Hills and Tirupara Kundran Rock temple. The afternoon is at your leisure. Spend the night at the Madurai. 

Day 07 :- Periyar
In the morning drive to Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Visit the sanctuary and take a ride on the Periyar Lake and observe the wildlife. Spend the night in Periyar.


Day 08 :- Cochin
In the morning drive to Cochin. On arrival transfer to the hotel and spend the night in Kochi.



Day 09 :- Cochin
In the morning take a sightseeing tour of the city. Visit the Jewish Synagogue, Portuguese Churches, Dutch Palace and the Chinese Fishing Nets etc. The afternoon is at your leisure. Spend the night at Kochi.



Day 10 :- Bangalore
Catch the morning flight to Bangalore. On arrival drive straight to Mysore. Spend the night at Mysore.


Day 11 :- Mysore

Take a city tour of Mysore. Visit the Mysore Palace, Art Gallery, and Chamundi Hills and on the way back from these hills visit Nandi Bull. The afternoon is at your leisure. Overnight stay at Mysore.


Day 12 :- Belur/ Halebid
Visit the famous temples of Belur and Halebid built by the Hoysala dynasty. The Chennakesava temple in Belur and Hoysaleswara temple at Halebid are exquisite examples of Hoysala architecture. On the way back visit Sravanabelagola that has a monolith of Lord Gomateshwara, which is visible from a distance of 25kms.



Day 13 :- Hospet/ Hampi
In the morning drive to Hospet and visit Hampi. Hampi was the capital of the famous Vijayanagar Empire that was well known world over for its palaces, temples and sculptures. This city was burnt down by the Sultanates of the South. Visit the remains of the Virupaksha temple, Vittala temple and Hazara Rama temple, the huge and imposing sculptures of Ganesha and Narasimha, the Queen's Bath, Ramachandra temple and Lotus Mahal.

Day 14 :- Badami
In the morning drive to Badami, on the way stop at Aihole and Pattadakal. Aihole is heart of the stone temple architecture and is the most important center of the Dravidian School of Architecture. There are about 70 temples here the oldest is the Lad Khan built in the 5th century AD. The Ravanaphadi Cave has some fine carvings. Pattadakal reached its zenith during the reign of the Chalukya kings between the 7th-9th centuries. Visit the Sanghameswara temple and the Mallikarjuna Temple, Virupaksha temple and Papanatha temple.

Day 15 :- Badami
In the morning visit Badami. Badami is also known as Vatapi has richly carved Hindu and Jain temples made out of sand stone. Visit the Fort on top of the hill and the Malegitti Shivalaya on top of another hill. 

Day 16 :- Goa
In the morning drive to Goa. On arrival transfer to hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

Day 17 :- Goa
Day is at your leisure.

Day 18 :- Goa
Day is at your leisure 

Day 19 :- Departure
Transfer to airport to board your flight for onward journey. 


 
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South India Tourist Destinations
 
  Bangalore
  Mysore
  Chennai
  Kochi ( Cochin)
  Aleppey 
  Madurai
  Goa 
  Hyderabad
  Lakhamdeep
  Pondicheri
  Rameshwaram
  Mahabalipuram
  Kovalam
  Coorg
  Wayanad
  Hampi
 
  Kumarakom 
  Munnar
  Thekkady 
  Varkala
  Thiruvandhapuram 
  Kannyakumari
  Neelgiries- Ootty
  Palani
  Kodaikanal
  Thanjaore

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