Vidhana Soudha, Bangalore

House Boat, Alleppey

Marina Beach, Chennai

Duration: 18 Days/ 17 Nights

Essence Of South India

Duration: 18 Days/ 17 Nights

Southern region of India is home to various wildlife reserves of the country with a variety of wildlife species. This 16 - day itinerary helps you explore wildlife of this region and treat your eyes to the surrounding lush greenery.

Tour Highlights

  • Vilacheri – Potters’ village in Madurai, where mud becomes God.
  • Rice houseboat in backwaters, Alleppey.
  • Kathakali dance drama show in Cochin.
  • Toy train ride from Connor to Ooty.

Destinations:

Chennai Puducherry Kumbakonam Madurai Munnar Cochin Ooty Bangalore


Itinerary

On arrival you will meet our Travel Executive after collecting your luggage & passing customs at arrival hall. Further he will assist you your transfer to hotel.
Accommodation
  • Overnight stay at your hotel.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Today you will be taken on a city tour of Chennai, visiting Fort St. George, San Thome Church and Kapaleeswarar Temple, the biggest temple in Chennai. Afterwards, you will be driven past Marina Beach, the second longest urban beach in the World.
Accommodation
  • Overnight stay in Chennai.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Drive to Pondicherry en route visiting Mahaballipuram. Continue your drive to Pondicherry and check in at hotel.
Accommodation
  • Overnight in Hotel.
Drive to Kumbakonam and check in at hotel. Afternoon mystical temple of Kumbakonam.
Accommodation
  • Overnight in Hotel.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
After breakfast, depart for Kumbakonam and check in at hotel. In the evening, you will witness closing ceremony at the famous Meenkashi Temple.
Accommodation
  • Overnight stay in Madurai.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
In the morning half day tour of Madurai, you will visit Meenakshi Temple, Thirumalai Nayak Palace and also visit the bustling market of Madurai outside the Meenakshi Temple. In the afternoon you will visit Vilacheri – Potters’ village in Madurai, where mud becomes God.
Accommodation
  • Overnight in Hotel.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Drive to Munnar and check in at hotel. Rest of the day is free to relax.
Accommodation
  • Overnight in Hotel.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
In the morning sightseeing tour of Munnar. A short break to enjoy nature at its best. Endless tea plantations, lush green valleys, beautiful mountains, intriguing flora and fauna, evergreen forests, aroma of spices in the air- all these make Munnar a traveler’s heaven of peace. Here, you will experience ultimate tranquility in God's Own Country.
Accommodation
  • Overnight in Hotel.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Today you will depart for Alleppey to board the Rice Houseboat. You will sail through the beautiful backwaters of Kerala. In the afternoon you will be sailing in the canals of the massive lake where you can see people doing their daily ritual. You will explore the riverside villages while enjoying the panoramic scenery
Accommodation
  • Overnight in Hotel.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Disembark the houseboat at drive to Cochin. Afternoon is free to relax. In the late evening you will witness the Kathakali dance drama.
Accommodation
  • Overnight in Kochi.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
After breakfast, tour Cochin visiting the Jewish Synagogue, Chinese Fishing nets and St. Francis Church.
Accommodation
  • Overnight in Hotel.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Drive to Ooty and check in at hotel. Rest of the day is free to relax.
Accommodation
  • Overnight in Hotel.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
In the morning you will visit Botanical Garden- the picturesque gardens with over 650 species of plants and trees, including a fossil of a tree, which is believed to be more than 20 million years old. Also you will visit the Ooty Lake. Afternoon enjoy the famous Toy train ride from Connor to Ooty on historical Nilgiri Mountain railway established in 1899.
Accommodation
  • Overnight in Hotel.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Drive to Bandipur and check in at hotel. In the late afternoon you will be taken into the park for jungle safari.
Accommodation
  • Overnight in Hotel.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Drive to Mysore and check in at hotel. Afternoon tour of Mysore and visit Mysore Palace – the Maharaja’s Palace with its works of art from the world over, see the magnificent crouching Nandi Bull & the Rajendra Art Gallery. Also visit Chamundi Hill to see the panoramic views of the city and in the evening visit Brindavan Gardens, famous for their spectacular musical fountains.
Accommodation
  • Overnight in Hotel.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Drive to Bangalore en route visiting Tipu Sultan’s second Palace at Srirangapatna. Continue your drive to Bangalore and check in at hotel.
Accommodation
  • Overnight in Hotel.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
In the morning you will visit Vidhan Soudha - The legislative House of the State of Karnataka, Bull Temple, carved out of a single granite rock. You will conclude the day by visit to Visvesvaraya Memorial Museum. Afternoon will be free to relax.
Accommodation
  • Overnight stay in Bangalore.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
You will be transferred to Chennai International airport in time to connect your onward flight to next destination.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast

HOTEL COST

Windflower
CityPremierLuxuryComfort
Winter US$ 3,595US$ 2,979 US$ 2,625
SummerUS$ 3,283US$ 2,745 US$ 2,497
Chennai ITC Grand CholaRaintree Radha Regent
Pondicherry Palsis De MaheMainsion Perumal The Promenade
Kumbakonam Mantra Koodam
Madurai Courtyard by MarriottHeritage Fortune Pandiyan
Munnar WindermereFrangnat Nature Abad Copper Castle
Alleyppey Premium Houseboat
Cochin Vivanta by TajCrown Plaza Holiday Inn
Ooty SavoySavoy Fortune Sullivan
Bandipur Jungle Safari Lodge
Mysore Windflower Sandesh the Prince
Banglore ITC WindsorThe Lalit ST.Marks
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Inclusions

  • Share twin accommodation with breakfast
  • Transfers & sightseeing by Air Conditioned vehicle
  • Services of English speaking local guides
  • Kathakali dance drama ticket in Cochin
  • One jeep safari in Bandipur
  • Lunch and dinner in Bandipur
  • Toy Train ride in Ooty
  • Entrance ticket to the monuments
  • Present applicable taxes as on 1st May 2019

Exclusions

  • International Airfare
  • Domestic Airfare
  • Visa fee & Insurance
  • Items of personal nature i.e. laundry, telephone, camera fee, drinks & tips etc.