South India Tour Package

   Breathtaking South India Tour Package

 

Breathtaking South India Tour Package brings your rich history, gorgeous architecture, and breathtaking imagery. An exploration of India’s greatest treasures. Orangetrips offers best South India tour package at reasonable prices. Whatever a visitor will wish for he will find it in south India tour. South India has natural beauties like sea shore, hill stations, templates, wildlife sanctuaries, etc. Also south Indian cities are more developed with modern architecture and good shopping facility.

From backwaters of Kerala to a pilgrimage tour, it covers all the prominent places of South India. Depending upon your taste and budget you can select your favorite vacation tour of south India. We also offer various combo travel packages depending upon your destination choice. Here we look at india holidays south india tour package itinerary details.

Package Overview

Total Days including Arrival & Departure : 15 days

Countries Covered : India

Places Covered : Chennai – Mahabalipurm (2N) – Puducherry (2N) – Tanjore (1N) – Karaikudi (1N) – Madurai (1N) – Munnar (2N) – Periyar (2N) – Houseboat (1N) – Cochin (2N)

Highlights of the places covered : Adventurer Hills Beach Tradition Relaxation Medical / Ayurvedic

Tour Start Location : Chennai Tour End Location : Cochin

Tour Type : Tailore Made
This tour is Tailer made / Customised itinerary based on your requirement & convenience. Dedicated private car will be provided to you / your family for the entire trip. If you are travelling as Single traveller then there is a Single Supplement charges applicable. We assure you that we offer you the comfortable stay and transport services.

Itinerary

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Day 01 : Chennai Airport to Mahabalipuram (1.5hrs)
Meet and greet on arrival at Chennai Airport.You will be received by our representative at the airport, who will take you to Mahabalipuram from Chennai by car. Enroute, you can see DakshinaChithra traditional houses and handicrafts of rural Tamil Nadu. Check-in at hotel.
Night Stay : Mahabalipuram

Day 02 : Mahabalipuram Sightseeing
After breakfast, visit the places like Arjuna’s Penance and Tiger Cave and relax on the beach in the evening.
Night Stay : Mahabalipuram

Day 03 : Mahabalipuram to Puducherry (2 hrs)
After breakfast, check out from hotel and travel to Puducherry, the French town. Check-in at the hotel and in the afternoon go to Paradise Beach and spend time till evening.
Night Stay : Puducherry

Day 04 : Puducherry Sightseeing
After breakfast, drive through the French colony (White town) and surrounding attractions. Visit Auroville, Aurobindo Ashram and Government Museum. Spend time in seaside promenade shopping and return back to hotel.
Night Stay : Puducherry

Day 05 : Puducherry to Tanjore (3.5 hrs)
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Tanjore by car. Check-in at the hotel and in the afternoon visit the famous places in the area. Tanjore is known for its architecture and paintings. Visit the magnificient Bragatheeswarar Temple which is known as Big Temple. This temple is special because the shade of the tower doesn’t fall on the ground.
Night Stay : Tanjore

Day 06 : Tanjore to Karaikudi (2 hrs)
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Karaikudi which is famous for its fortress-like homes and temples. Burma teak motif, handmade tiles, stained glass windows and intricate carpentry are all unique ingredients of Karaikudi. Every home is an architectural brilliance.
Night Stay : Karaikudi

Day 07 : Karaikudi to Madurai(2 hrs)
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and move to the flower town Madurai by car. Check-in at the hotel and in the afternoon visit Madurai Meenakshi Temple, Koodalazhagar temple, Sound and Light show in the evening at 17th century Nayak’s palace.
Night Stay : Madurai

Day 08 : Madurai to Munnar (3.5 hrs)
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Munnar. While driving through Munnar, enjoy the beautiful streams of small waters, Pepper cardamom and Tea plantations and thick forests. On arrival, check-in at the hotel.
Night Stay : Munnar

Day 09 : Munnar Sightseeing
After breakfast, we will take you for a full day sightseeing of Munnar, covering Mattupetty Lake & dam, Echo Point, Kundale Lake and Blossom garden. Eravikulam Wildlife sanctuary and Tea Plantation offer a spectacular view.
Night Stay : Munnar

Day 10 : Munnar to Periyar (2.5 hrs)
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and get ready to travel to Periyar by car. After a morning drive through the scenic beauty on the way to Periyar, check-in at the hotel there and in the afternoon roam freely in the wildlife sanctuary covering an area of 777 sq km.
Night Stay : Periyar

Day 11 : Periyar Sightseeing
After breakfast, visit the wonderful places in Periyar. In Periyar, there is a 26 sq km. artificial lake. It serves as natural habitat for wild boars, elephants and antelopes. Watch them on the banks of the river during a boat cruise.
Night Stay : Periyar

Day 12 : Houseboat
After taking, breakfast travel to houseboat from Periyar .A houseboat cruise in these backwaters is a delightful experience. Enjoy the evening in the sun deck.
Night Stay : House Boat

Day 13 : Houseboat to Cochin.
After breakfast, drive to Cochin from houseboat. Check-in at hotel and spend the evening by visiting the attractions in Cochin which include Mattanchery Palace, St Francis Church and Jewish Synagogue.
Night Stay : Cochin

Day 14 : Cochin Sightseeing
After breakfast, get ready to explore the nature of Cochin. Main attractions of Cochin are natural harbour, cruise through the back waters. Relax in the afternoon, Spend the evening by enjoying the Kathakali dance show in an auditorium before you get back to the hotel.
Night Stay : Cochin

Day 15 : Drop to Cochin Airport
After breakfast, check out from hotel and drive to Cochin Airport to board the flight to your onward destination.Tour ends.

Place Details

Mahabalipuram

Thousands of years before the British first landed on the Coromandel Coast, merchants ships were setting sail from a city south of Chennai to ports as far afield as the Malacca Straits. Known as Mamallapuram (or Mahabalipuram), the town was praised by both Periplus and Ptolemy for its wealth and sophistication. Marco Polo enthused about the Seven Great Pagodas that rose from its shore, a skyline hewn from solid granite by the Pallava Dynasty in the 7th century AD.
Numerous vestiges of this golden era survive amid the giant humpback boulders looming above the modern village. Rangingfrom shrines sculpted in the form of rathas (temple chariots), to mandapas (cave sanctuaries) and giant open-air reliefs, they include the world-famous Shore Temple. As well as being filled with superb antiquities, Mamallapuram is also a great place to unwind. A string of small resort hotels facing the beach make the most of their breezy location under the palms, while local restaurants do a brisk trade in fresh lobster, tiger prawns and other fresh seafood.

 

Puducherry

A welcome respite from the citys frenzied streets is the exquisite tomb of Akbar, on the northern outskirts, which rises from parkland grazed by gazelles and black-faced langur monkeys – like a picture from a Mughal miniature. The ghostly ruins of the palace complex the great Mughal emperor built, after his conquest of Gujarat, on a ridge 28 miles (45 km) southwest at Fatehpur Sikri is Agras other obligatory day trip.

 

Tanjore

The Kaveri (Cauvery) Delta of central Tamil Nadu was the heartland of the mighty Chola Dynasty, whose towering temples stand as south Indias defining monuments. One of the greatest of these giant shrines is Brihadwshwara in the town of Thanjavur (Tanjore) a soaring pyramid of granite, exquisitely constructed and embellished with inscriptions and carvings of deities which look almost as fresh today as they must have during the reign of Rajaraja I, who commissioned them. Elsewhere in this bustling Tamil town, the impressive Durbar Hall of the Royal Palace Complex stands as a reminder of the glory days of the Nayak Kings of the 16th and 18th centuries, while in the same compound, the towns Art Gallery holds an extraordinary collection of Chola bronzes.

 

Madurai

For sheer visual impact, no Hindu temple in South India can match the magnificence of the Meenakshi Sundareswarar in Madurai. The gigantic, multi-colored gopuram towers of the Fish-Eyed Goddess rise 151 ft (46 m) above the citys streets, writhing in stucco figures of gods, saints, demons and mythical monsters. The great pyramids, however, are merely an overture to the wonders enclosed below, where a labyrinth of richly carved pillared halls, colonnaded walkways and interlocking courtyards host a never-ending round of rituals. Although now a sprawling modern city with a population of over one million, this atmospheric town, with its lively covered bazaars area and traditional udipi restaurants, remains one of the Indias undisputed highlights.

 

Munnar

Munnar, in east-central Kerala, is the epicenter of the states tea industry. Plantations of neatly manicured bushes cloak the slopes soaring above this ramshackle town, overshadowed by south Indias highest peaks. Visits to tea gardens are popular daytrips, and the more energetic may trek to the high, grassy ridges overlooking the valley for a glimpse of a Nilgiri tahr, a rare mountain goat endemic to this area.

 

Periyar

The pride of Kerala and a testimony to natures splendour and human innovation, the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is situated on the banks of the Periyar Lake – an artificial lake, at Thekkady. Here the high ranges of the Western Ghats are clothed in dense evergreen, moist deciduous forests and savannah grasslands. Below this thick green canopy roam herds of elephants, sambars, tigers, gaurs, lion tailed macaques and Nilgiri langurs.
In addition to elephant rides, cruises on the lake and treks to the ruined Mangaladevi temple – a beautiful old stone temple situated in the heart of the Thekkady forest; this sanctuary offers the unique opportunity to watch and photograph wild elephants at close quarters.
Lake Palace and Aranya Nivas are two idyllic accommodation options set in the sylvan lake side background. The romantic Lake Palace, formerly a summer retreat of the Maharaja of Travancore, is built on a small island accessible only by boat. Aranya Nivas (Jungle Retreat) a stone lodge with rubble masonry and colonial style of architecture at the head of the lake is a premium property of the Kerala Tourism Development Corporation (KTDC) Hotels Resorts.

 

House Boat

A house boat is about 67 feet in length and has a width of around 13 feet in the middle. The materials that go into the making are all local and Eco friendly bamboo poles, coconut fiber ropes, bamboo mats, coir carpets etc. The main wood used is Anjili. The house boats have fully furnished single and double rooms with sundeck, private balcony with comfortable chairs, kitchen and toilet with WC. In addition there is also separate rest room for the crew. Traditional lanterns are used as lights. The crew includes a chef and two oarsmen. The cuisine is traditional Kerala flavour with the local specialities; delicious fish and prawns. There are single bedroom houseboats for two people and two bedroom houseboats for four people.

 

Cochin

For centuries the hub of Indias spice and tea trade, Fort Cochin occupies the northern tip of a peninsula dividing the mouth of the Vembanad Lake from the Arabian Sea. Its low-rise, red-tiled skyline bears the imprint of its former colonial residents: Lusitanian chapels, Jewish synagogues, Dutch burghers houses, Armenian mansions, and British bungalows and godowns (warehouses) all survive in the Forts grid of narrow lanes the largest collection of early colonial buildings in Asia. Visitors can savour the atmosphere of bygone eras by staying in one of the beautiful heritage hotels that have opened around the waterfront.
The mountains of inland Kerala, which run the entire length of the state, are one of the worlds biodiversity hotspots. Tea, coffee and spice plantations dominate many areas, but abundant forest also survives, and the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary encompasses one of the most easily accessible of these. Centered on a flooded valley system, the park is among the largest in India, famous first and foremost for its herds of wild elephant, which can routinely be spotted from the water. A fleet of boats set out on safaris at dawn, but visitors can increase their chances of sightings by opting for less intrusive rafting trips, or treks on foot through the forest to remote viewing platforms.

 

Hotel & Price Options

About the Hotel selections
We have spent lot of time in inspecting the hotels in every place and based on ISO Quality standards and various parameters such as location, cleanliness, staff service quality, facilities in the hotel & etc… We got the very strong positive feedback from our previous clients about the hotels we offer. You can sit back and relax. We are happy to make your trip more memorable.

 

Place Name Premium Hotel Luxury Hotel
Mahabalipuram Ideal Beach Resort (4 Star)
Food Plan : Bed & Breakfast
Radisson Blu Resort Temple Bay (5 Star)
Food Plan : Bed & Breakfast
Puducherry The Windflower Resorts and Spa-Pondicherry (4 Star)
Food Plan : Bed & Breakfast
Ocean Spray (4 Star)
Food Plan : Bed & Breakfast
Tanjore Ideal River View Resort (4 Star)
Food Plan : Bed & Breakfast
Hotel Sangam (4 Star)
Food Plan : Bed & Breakfast
Karaikudi ()
Food Plan :
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Food Plan :
Madurai GRT Regency (4 Star)
Food Plan : Bed & Breakfast
The Taj Gateway Hotel Pasumalai (5 Star)
Food Plan : Bed & Breakfast
Munnar The Wind Munnar (4 Star)
Food Plan : Bed & Breakfast
Tall Trees (4 Star Resort)
Food Plan : Bed & Breakfast
Periyar Carmelia Heaven (4 Star Resort)
Food Plan : Bed & Breakfast
Green Woods Resort (4 Star Resort)
Food Plan : Bed & Breakfast
House Boat Premium A/c houseboat (4 Star)
Food Plan : Full Board
Luxury A/c Houseboat (4 Star)
Food Plan : Full Board
Cochin Old courtyard Hotel (4 Star)
Food Plan : Bed & Breakfast
Old Harbour Hotel (4 Star)
Food Plan : Bed & Breakfast

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