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South India Tour Packages

(Bangalore – Hassan – Coorg – Mysore – Madumalai – Ooty – Coonoor – Cochin – Kumarakom – Periyar – Madurai – Kanyakumari – Kovalam – Trivandrum)

South India tour packages

Day 01 – Arrive Bangalore

Meeting & Greeting on arrival and transfer you to Bangalore hotel.
Afternoon visit of Bangalore city.


Bangalore: – is India’s 5th largest city and the capital of Karnataka State. This bustling metropolis is also widely known as India’s Silicon Valley. The city is also referred to as Garden city, airconditioned city, Pub hopper’s paradise, Shopper’s hotspot and so on. The city boasts of several historic monuments, sprawling gardens, bungalows and avenues reminiscent of the Raj era, coupled with contemporary shopping malls, chic boutiques and handicraft stores. A racecourse, golf courses bowling alleys, multiplexes, theme parks, etc. add to the city’s charm.


Day 02 -Bangalore to Hassan – 4 hrs drive

Morning transfer you to Hassan hotel.
Afternoon visit of Belur & Halebid


Belur: is known as Dakshina Varanasi or South Banaras for its temples. The serenity of Belur is attributed to the celebrated temple of Channakeshava, built by the Hoysala King Vishnuvardhana in 117 A. D.
Halebid: is also called as Dwara Samudra, the wealthy capital of the Hoysala Kingdom. Halebid has several striking beautiful Hoysala temples and Jain Shrines.The Hoysaleshwara temple, standing on platform like a casket, is a sculptural extravaganza, richly endowed with most finely detailed scroll work in stone. Sculptor’s virtuosity seems to have surpassed even the goldsmith’s skill in its sheer intricacy.


Day 03 – Hassan to Coorg – 4 hrs drive

After the breakfast transfer to Coorg hotel.


Day 04 – Coorg

Morning visit of Coorg


Day 05 – Coorg to Mysore – 3.30 hrs drive

After the breakfast transfer to Mysore hotel.
Afternoon visit of Mysore:


Mysore: is a city of palaces, gardens, shady avenues and sacred temples and retains some of the charm of the old world with its many institutions that propagate Carnatic Classical music and dance.


Day 06 – Mysore to Madumalai – 3 hrs drive

After the breakfast transfer to Madumalai hotel.
Afternoon visit of National Park


Day 07 – Madumalai – Ooty – Coonoor (3 hrs drive)

After the breakfast transfer to Coonoor hotel, enroute visit of Ooty.
Afternoon visit around Coonoor


Day 08 – Coonoor to Cochin (5 hrs drive)

After the breakfast transfer you to Cochin
Afternoon visit of Cochin


Kochi – the palm green commercial town of Kerala has one of the finest natural harbours in the world. A town with a hoary past, Cochin is the gateway to Kerala. The Jewish Synagogue – built in 1568 AD contains Grand Scrolls of the Old Testament and the copper plates containing the privileges granted to the Jews by the Cochin rulers. The floor of the synagogue is paved with exquisite Chinese hand painted tiles. The Dutch Palace was built by the Portuguese and presented to the Cochin Raja in 1555 AD. 17th century murals depicting scenes from the Indian epic, the Ramayana can be seen here. St. Francis Church, built originally by the Portuguese in 1510 AD is believed to be the first church built by Europeans in India. Vasco da Gama was originally buried here. The Chinese fishing nets can be seen at the entrance of the harbour. The Chinese through trade contact taught this technique of catching fish.


Day 09 – Kochi to Kumarakom Backwaters – 2.30 hrs drive

After the breakfast transfer you to Kumarakom hotel

Kumarakom, a beautiful paradise of mangrove forests, emerald green paddies and coconut groves interspersed with enchanting waterways and canals adorned with white lilies situated by Vembanad Lake.


Afternoon you can do 2 hours backwater cruise.

Backwaters of Kerala: The essence of Kerala is its backwaters. It is the name given to a unique geographical formation comprising a network of innumerable lagoons, lakes, canals, estuaries and the deltas of 44 rivers that flow into the Arabian Sea. Over 900 kms of this intricate network of backwaters is navigable and a cruise along these palm-shaded waterways is the most popular holiday experience.


Day 10 – Kumarakom to Thekkady (Periyar) – 4.30 hrs drive

After the breakfast ransfer to Thekkady hotel.

Afternoon you can go for different activites in Thekkady, like spice plantation visit, elephant ride, boat ride or jungle walk (on your direct payment basis). Some of the activities can be done next day early morning also.


Periyar Tiger Reserve, 777 sq km. in area is set in a rich, mixed deciduous forest, interspersed with open areas of tall grass. Periyar has a splendid artificial lake dotted with snags of dead wood, which provide a perch for water birds; darter, grey heron, egret and kingfisher. It is one of the finest habitats for the Asiatic elephant. These enormous mammals swim in the waters and streams and usually they can be observed during the boat ride. Periyar also holds, apart from Tiger, leopards, sambar, wild dog, barking deer, the lion tailed macaque, the Nilgiri langur. The forest harbours a variety of woodland birds.


Day 11 – Thekkady to Madurai – 4.30 hrs drive

After the breakfast ransfer to Madurai hotel.


Afternoon visit of Madurai Meenakshi Temple & Thirumalai Nayaka Palace
Madurai is synonymous with the Sri Meenakshi temple, dedicated to Sri Meenakshi, the consort of Lord Shiva. The temple complex is one of the biggest in India. It has gopurams covered from top to bottom with a breathless profusion of multi-coloured images of gods, goddesses, animals and mythical figures. The temple seethes with activities from dawn till dusk and its many shrines attract pilgrims from all over India.


Day 12 – Madurai – Kanyakumari – Kovalam Beach (7.30 hrs drive)

After the breakfast transfer to Kovalam, enroute visit of Kanyakumari


Kanyakumari – is the land’s end of India where 3 oceans meet (Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal and Indian Ocean). An important pilgrim centre of India, it is famous for the Amman Temples – a symbol of unity and sanctity – dedicated to the virgin Goddess, Kanya Kumari.
Then proceed to Kovalam hotel.


Day 13 – Kovalam Beach

Day free at the beach or optional ayurveda massage


Day 14 – Kovalam to Trivandrum airport drop

Transfer to Thiruvanathapuram Airport in time to board your flight.

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