Budget Tour of South India
South India lies in the peninsular Deccan Plateau and is bounded by the Arabian Sea in the west, the Indian Ocean in the south and the Bay of Bengal in the east. There is a wide diversity of plants and animals in South India, resulting from its varied climates and geography which attracts crowd from different places of world. Lots of people come to visit this point to get the real life amusement. So come and enjoy this astonishing tour.
This Tour Itinerary can be customized according to your travel needs & requirement.
Duration of Tour : 17 Nights / 18 Days
Day 01: Arrive Mumbai
Destination Covered : Mumbai - Bangalore - Mysore - Hassan - Coorg - Calicut - Cochin - Kottayam - Kovalam - Periyar - Maduri - Thanjavur - Pondicherry - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram - Chennai.
On arrival at the Mumbai airport, you will be welcome by our tour operators. After that they will transfer you to the hotel. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 02: Mumbai (Bombay)
In the morning, get ready for the full day tour of Mumbai which includes Elephanta caves, St. Thomas Cathedral, fashion street, Marine Drive, juhu chaupati, Hanging Gardens, etc. places
which are really attractive and natural. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 03: Bangalore
Maharaja's Palace - Mysore
In the morning, we will move for the Bangalore by Flight. On arrival there, check-in at your hotel. In the afternoon, we visit the Vidhan Sudha, Government Secretariat, The Lal Bagh, botanical Garden opposite the Vidhan Sudha etc. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 04: Bangalore - Mysore
In the morning, we will drive to Mysore, enroute visiting Srirangapatnam; the Summer Palace of Tipu Sultan built in 1784 AD. Arrival at Mysore, check in at hotel. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 05: Mysore
After having breakfast, get ready to visit Mysore Palace. In the evening, we will take you to explore the Chamudi hills to visit Sri Chamundeswari Temple. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 06: Mysore - Hassan
On this day, we will drive to Hassan, enroute visiting Shravanabelagola. Then continue drive to Hassan. After reaching Hassan, you will be transfer to the hotel. Relax for a while. Then in the afternoon, visit Belur and Halebid temple complexes. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 07: Hassan - Coorg
In the morning, after having breakfast, we will drive to Coorg which is also known as the Scotland of India, where you can visit a coffee plantation area. Also enjoy sightseeing. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 08: Coorg - Calicut
After having breakfast, we will drive through the thickest rainforest of India to Calicut (Kozhikode). Arrival in Calicut, check in at hotel. Evening will be at leisure. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Kathakali Dance - Cochin
Evening at leisure.
Day 09: Calicut - Cochin
On the 9th day, after having breakfast, we will drive to Kochi, enroute visiting the construction of DHOW, a typical Kerala hand made boat. Then continue drive towards Kochi along the coast line and cross various water streams running into the ocean and the back waters coming into the land. That drive will be very adventurous. Arrival at Kochi, then take some rest in your hotel. Evening will be at leisure. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 10: Cochin
Get ready for the morning tour of Cochin. Roman Catholic Santa Cruz cathedral is one of the attractions of Kochi. The illuminated port town is a beautiful sight in the night. You will surely enjoy the climate and places of visits. Overnight stay will be at the hotel in Cochin.
Day 11: Cochin - Kottayam- Rice Boat
On this great day, we will drive through the countryside to a jetty near Kottayam to board the Rice boat which is very famous. Overnight stay will be on traditional Kerala rice boat.
Day 12: Kottayam - Kovalam
After having breakfast on rice boat, we will drive further on to Kovalam. After arriving at Kovalam, you will be transfer to the hotel. Afternoon & evening will be at leisure to enjoy one of the finest beaches in the area. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 13: Kovalam - Periyar
On this day, we will drive to Periyar, the most famous wild life sanctuary of South India. As you drive through the Blue Hills you will see thick rubber plantations, tea plantations, and cardamom & pepper growing all along the road side. Enjoy the winding roads and the landscape. Enjoy the sightseeing. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 14: Madurai
In the early morning, get ready to enjoy the famous jungle safari. After having breakfast, we will drive to Madurai. Arrival at Madurai, you will be transfer to the hotel. Relax for a while. In the afternoon, enjoy visiting the Sri Meenakshi Temple built in the Dravidian architecture form of temple architecture. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 15: Madurai - Thanjavur - Pondicherry
Shore Temple - Mahabalipuram
In the morning, we will depart for Thanjavur to visit the famous Brihadeshwar temple. We will also visit the Museum which has one of the finest Bronze collections. We continue drive onward to Pondicherry. Overnight stay will be at the Pondicherry hotel.
Day 16: Pondicherry - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram
After having breakfast, we will drive to Kanchipuram which is the erstwhile capital of the Pallava and Chola rulers. Later we will drive to Mahabalipuram. We will reach there in the late evening. Check in at hotel after arrival. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 17: Mahabalipuram
Get ready to explore the famous town Mahabalipuram. Enjoy visiting the Group of five Rathas Temples, rock-cut monoliths named after the heroes of the Epic - Mahabharata. The rock carving depicting the penance of Shiva is one of the finest peaces of stone carving and end the visit at the Shore Temple. Afternoon will be free for your independent activities. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 18: Chennai
This will be the last day of our tour. Morning will be free to relax or you can enjoy the beaches. After having lunch, we will drive to Chennai and visit the Saint Thomas Cathedral, Fort St. George (now the secretariat), etc. We will end our tour at one of the best hotels of the state for a farewell dinner. Later you will be transfer to the international airport for flight home.
Hope you will remember the tour always in your life.