Spotlight on South India

Duration: 13 Nights / 14 Days

Destination Covered : Chennai | Pondicherry | Swamimalai | Tanjore | Madurai | Periyar | Kumarakom | Cochin | Bangalore | Mysore | Hassan

India is never same, If you want to have an idea how it was before the Muslin invasions. You must visit South India. A journey of ancient India , far from influences of the Islamic world , preserves the richest and most ancient Hindu traditions. Where Muslims invaders could not destroy the great Hindu shrines and temples as in Trichy, Kanchipuram, Madurai and Tanjore. Temples of Tamil Nadu, the lush and tropical Kerala , the splendor of the Dravidian Architecture in the temples of Karnataka. The nature is more benign, because it rains more, and there is the no phenomenon of desertification.This tour covers the major attractions of the South India and the states of Tamilnadu, Kerala & Karnataka.

Tour Highlight

  • Traditional welcome at the airport .
  • Visit of Badami Cave Temples.
  • Visit of Fascinating Temples of Aihole and Pattadakal
  • Visit of largest archaeological site of Hampi.
  • Coffe Plantation Visits.
  • Visit of Channekeshava Temple at Belur.
  • Hoshaleshwara Temple Visit or Halebidu.
  • Mysore Palace Visit.
  • Excursion to the Keshava temple of SomNathpur.
  • Ooty – the Most Visited Hill Station of South India.
  • Visit of  Jewish Synagouge.
  • Visit of  Tomb Of Vasco da gama.
  • Chinese Fishing Nets.

Possibilty of Lunch at Kumbalangini Village on Chargeable Basis

Spotlight of South India

2018-19 Season Tariff

  • Foreign Nationals can pay INR Tariff in equivalent foreign exchange, as per prevailing rate of exchange on www.xe.com
Number Of PersonsBudgetSilverGoldPlatinum
2 to 4₹ 33,865₹ 41,730₹ 52,260₹ 74,420
4 to 8₹ 30,420₹ 37,570₹ 46,995₹ 66,950
8 & More₹ 28,730₹ 36,660₹ 44,395₹ 63,245
NOTES :

  • To know more about the Discount & Prices, please write us on info@mytouradviser.com
  • Prices mentioned above are on per person basis in twin sharing room.
  • Single room supplement – 25% more of all the prices in different category.
  • Minimum No. of Participants – 02.
  • Add 20% Peak Season Surcharge for travelling dates between 20 December and 5 January.
  • Add Govt. Taxes Extra-as applicable on date of journey.
  • Children<5 years are Complimentary without bed.

HOTELS

CityBudgetSilverGoldPlatinum
ChennaiTreebo/SimilarKeys Hotel Katti Ma/SimilarAccord Hotels/The Park Chennai/SimilarTaj Coromandal/Courtyard By Marriott/Similar
ChennaiTreebo/SimilarKeys Hotel Katti Ma/SimilarAccord Hotels/The Park Chennai/SimilarTaj Coromandal/Courtyard By Marriott/Similar
PondicherryLe Mirage/SimilarPondicherry Executive Inn//SimilarAccord Hotels/SimilarMaison Perumal/La Pondy/Similar
TanjoreSivamurugan Hotels/SimilarHotel Gnanam/SimilarHotel Sangam/SimilarSwatma/Similar
TanjoreSivamurugan Hotels/SimilarHotel Gnanam/SimilarHotel Sangam/SimilarSwatma/Similar
MaduraiTreebo/SimilarRegency Madurai by GRT Hotels/SimilarCasino Hotel/SimilarHeritage Madurai/Gateway Hotel Madurai/Similar
PeriyarHotel Ambadi/SimilarWild Corridor Resort and Spa by Apodis/SimilarHotel Sangam/SimilarSpice Village/Similar
KumarkomBackwater Retreat Theme House/SimilarGreen Fields Kumarakom/SimilarLemon Tree/SimilarCoconut Lagoon CGH Earth/Similar
CochinTreebo/SimilarKeys Hotel Katti Ma/SimilarFragrant Nature/SimilarEighth Bastion/CGH Earth/Similar
CochinTreebo/SimilarKeys Hotel Katti Ma/SimilarFragrant Nature/SimilarEighth Bastion/CGH Earth/Similar
MysoreTreebo/SimilarLe Ruchi The Prince/SimilarFortune JP Palace/SimilarRadisson Blu/ Similar
HassanTreebo/SimilarThe Mallige ResidencyThe Ashokk Hassan/SimilarHoysala Village Resort/Similar
HassanTreebo/SimilarThe Mallige ResidencyThe Ashokk Hassan/SimilarHoysala Village Resort/Similar

* In Case of Non Availability of Above Mentioned Hotels, Similar Category Hotels would be Provided.

Inclusions:-

  • Accommodation (on a twin-sharing basis) in the preferred hotel category for .
  • Daily Breakfast.
  • All Airport and Hotel Transfers.
  • A well maintained air conditioned vehicle with a trusted chauffeur throughout the tour.
  • Local English Speaking Tour Guide for city sightseeing and monument visits.
  • Visit of Badami Cave Temples.
  • Visit of Fascinating Temples of Aihole and Pattadakal
  • Visit of largest archaeological site of Hampi.
  • Coffe Plantation Visits.
  • Visit of Channekeshava Temple at Belur.
  • Hoshaleshwara Temple Visit or Halebidu.
  • Mysore Palace Visit.
  • Excursion to the Keshava temple of SomNathpur.
  • Visit of Vasco da Gama’s Tomb
  • Kathakali dance show.
  • Possibility of Lunch at Kumbalangi Village in Kochin on Chargeable Basis.
  • Street Food Experience & Walking tours.
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting you during your trip.
  • Welcome kit including all important documents and information regarding your itinerary.
  • One Souvenir Photo as a memory of the Tour.

Exclusions:-

  • International flights, Domestic flights & Insurance (we can do the same on request).
  • Entry visa to India (Click Here to get informations, we can assist you to get the visa for India).
  • Entrance fees to museums, archaeological sites and parks.
  • Possible entrance fees for cameras and camcorders (to be regulated on site).
  • Meals, drinks, personal extras and anything not mentioned in the tour or in inclusions.
  • Tipping is an entirely personal gesture.
  • 5% Government Service Tax (GST).
  • Day 01: Arrival Chennai ( Madras )

    Departure from home country with a scheduled flight. Upon arrival to India, formalities at Airport and meeting with our representative at Airport. Transfer to hotel and overnight stay.
  • Day 02: Chennai – Kanchipuram – Chennai

    After breakfast visit the city of Chennai: the church of St. Thomas and the Bronze Museum. Drive along the marina beach. In the afternoon, excursion to Kanchipuram (70 km. 1 hour)- ancient capital of the Pallavas, famous as a city of 1000 temples that still has 124 shrines. Visit of ancient temples of Kailashanatha and Ekanbaranathar. Visit silk weaving factory. Return to Chennai and Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 03: Chennai – Mahabalipuram – Pondicherry (220 km. 5 hours)

    After Breakfast at the hotel, departure to Pondicherry by private car. Enroute stop at Mahabalipuram (90 km. 1 , 30 minutes) , to visit the 7th-century Shore temple which is surrounded by lush gardens. Later visit the 7th- century Five Rathas. These temples are considered as the very first example of the Hindu temple architecture. Then Continue to Pondicherry. Afternoon, visit to the ashram of Sri Aurobindo, founded in 1926 by Sri Aurobindo and a French woman known as ” The Mother”. The serene world of distinct spiritual vibration and thus renowned as Sacred Land. Inside you can visit their graves. It continues with a visit to the French School of the Far East. Evening walk in the busy market of Pondicherry. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 04: Pondicherry – Chidambram – Swamimalai – Tanjore (210 km. 5 hours)

    After breakfast drive to Tanjore, en-route visit Chidambaram and Swamimalai. (175 Kms / 04 Hrs) – The driving time does not include the stoppage a time at Chidambaram and Swamimalai. At Chidambaram visit Nataraja Temple a beautiful temple dedicated to Lord Shiva in the enthralling form of the Cosmic Dancer Nataraja. The peculiarity of the temple is its presiding deity – the Akasha Lingam or the ether lingam. The four tall entranceways have carvings of the famous South Indian dance, Bharatanatyam. Afternoon proceed to Tanjore, en-route visit Darasuram and Swamimalai Darasuram temple (built in memory of the White elephant – AIRAVATH from the gods family), the temple has its original name as “Airavatheshwar temple”. Visit the sculpture worship at Swamimalai to see how the craftsmen did their job through the traditional way of casting a sculpture. Later proceed to Tanjore and on arrival transfer to hotel.
  • Day 05: Tanjore – Trichy – Tanjore

    Breakfast at hotel and visit of Brideshwarar Shiva Temple at Tanjore, built by King Raja Rajan from the year 985 AD – 1010 AD. This is one of the superb temple architects of the Chola dynasty. Later visit Raja Rajan art gallery which houses a precious collection of bronze of the Chola dynasty. Afternoon excursion to Trichy to visit the temple town of Srirangam . Arrive and visit Srirangam Vishnu temple. It has 21 gopurmas (towers); one of the gopurma is 73 meters, highest in India. Return to Tanjore for overnight stay at the hotel.
  • Day 06: Tanjore – Madurai (160 km. 5 hours)

    After breakfast at hotel checkout and proceed to Madurai (03 hours 30 mnts drive). Enroute visit coir making, pot making factories in the villages. On arrival at Madurai checkin at hotel. After lunch proceed on a guided tour of Madurai visiting The Meenakshi temple, Palace of tirumalai nayak, Gandhi museum. Return to hotel for dinner. After dinner walk through the busy bazaars of Madurai and reach Meenakshi temple in time to visit the night ceremony. Overnite at hotel.
  • Day 07: Madurai – Periyar (145 km. 4 hours )

    Breakfast at hotel and depart for Periyar. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel and check in. After lunch proceed to periyar wild life sanctuary for game viewing by boat on lake Periyar. This sanctuary is home to bisons, antelopes, sambar deers, wild boars, langoor monkeys, a variety of birds, 750 elephants and estimated 35 tigers. You must be really lucky to spot the tigers, otherwise you can see elephants and other animals. Return to hotel and Overnight at hotel in periyar.
  • Day 08: Periyar – Kumarakom (100 km. 3 hours)

    Breakfast at your hotel and transfer to Kumarakom , in the heart of the backwaters . Along the way, a brief tour of spice plantation and driving through the gardens of Tea, Coffee and cocoa. In the afternoon, excursion with the Houseboat in the backwaters , the series of canals , rivers and natural lakes that cross the region of Kerala like a spider web. Overnite at hotel in Kumarakom.
  • Day 09: Kumarakom – Cochin (65 km. 1:30 minutes)

    After breakfast at hotel departure by boat to allepey exploring the backwater life of Kerala cruising through the narrow canals. Arrive allepey and transfer by surface to Cochin. On arrival checkin at hotel. Overnite at hotel in Cochin.
  • Day 10: Cochin

    After breakfast in the morning, visit the most cosmopolitan city in South India : the Chinese nets , the Mattancherry Dutch Palace , the church of San Francesco which houses the tombstone of Vasco de Gama , the synagogue in the Jewish Quarter and the antique street . In the afternoon dance performance – Kathkali theater. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 11: Cochin – Bangalore – Mysore

    Breakfast in hotel and departure with flight to Bangalore. On arrival proceed to Mysore (140 km. Approximately 3 hours), stop and visit the famous temple of Somnathpur , a masterpiece of inlaid stone. Afternoon Mysore Palace, residence of the Maharajas. The current building, and Indian style buckwheat, was built after the destruction of the previous building following a devastating fire . The interior is beautifully decorated with mirrors, paintings and stained glass, the floors are mosaic and doors are finely carved. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 12: Mysore – Hassan (120 km. 3 hours)

    Breakfast at hotel and transfer to Hassan. Upon arrival transfer to hotel, afternoon excursion to visit the temples of Belur and Halebid , splendid examples of architectural star of the Hoysala dynasty . Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 13: Hassan – Sravanabelgola – Hassan

    After breakfast excursion to Sravanabelgola to visit the Jain temple located on an imposing hill that houses the gigantic monolithic statue of Bahubali. This is the oldest and most important jain pilgimage centres in india and the site of the huge 17 metres high naked statue of Gomatesvara. Back to Hassan. Overnight at hotel .
  • Day 14: Hassan – Bangalore – Airport (120 km. 3 hours)

    Transfer to Bangalore. Afternoon short tour of the city . Dinner at the restaurant located at the hotel taken in the airport. No overnight. Transfer to the international airport.

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