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Grand Tour of Southern India
Duration: 20 Nights / 21 Days
Destinations: Chennai - Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry - Thanjavur - Trichy - Madurai - Periyar - Kovalam - Kumarakom - Cochin - Bangalore - Mysore - Hassan - Halebid – Belur


Church, PondicherryLush greenery, exotic beaches, mighty temples and churches, the refreshing environments, the delicious breakfast, and the breath taking breakfast – book your Grand Tour of Southern India and experience the best vacation ever. Southern India is the country's Dravidian heartland where great civilizations, from the ancient Chola Dynasty to the British Raj, have left a legacy of temples, palaces and graceful cities. Explore the tranquil beauty of the Kerala backwaters, the elegant Palace of Mysore, the peaceful Hoysala temples, and the bustling bazaars of Madurai and Cochin. Book your Grand Tour of Southern India right away and watch your dreams coming true.

Day 01: Arrive Chennai
On arrival, you will be received by our representatives. You will then be transferred to the pre-booked hotel. Dinner and over night stay at the hotel.

Day 02: Chennai – Mahabalipuram
Start your day with a delicious breakfast. After breakfast we drive you to Mahabalipuram via Kanchipuram, famous for its hand woven silk fabrics. On arrival, you are to check into the hotel. After fresh-up we take you to visit the Shore Temple which is an impressive display of early temple construction in South India and Penance of Bhagirata, the world's largest bas relief also known as ‘Arjuna's Penance’. Other important temples of Kanchipuram include the 16th century Ekambasreshwar Temple, Kamakshi Temple, dedicated to Parvati – The goddess with the eyes of love, and Vaikunta Perumal Temple & then to Mahabalipuram. Rest of the day, you can relax on the beach. Over night stay at Mahabalipuram hotel.

Day 03: Mahabalipuram – Pondicherry
Morning, after breakfast, we drive you to Pondicherry. On arrival, you are to check into the hotel. Afternoon, we take you for a half day city tour to Aurobindo Ashram and Museum. Over night stay at Pondicherry.

Day 04: Pondicherry – Thanjavur
In the morning, after breakfast, we drive you to Thanjavur. On arrival, you are to check into the hotel. Afternoon we again take you for a half day city tour to Brihadeshwara Fort & Temple, Thanjavur Palace & Museum. Over night stay at Thanjavur.

Day 05: Thanjavur – Trichy
After breakfast, we drive you to Trichy. On arrival, you are to check into the hotel. Afternoon, we take you for a half day city tour to Srirangam Temple & Jambukeshwara Temple Over night stay at Trichy.

Day 06: Trichy – Madurai
Begin your day with a scrumptious breakfast. Post breakfast, we drive you to Madurai. Rest of the day is for you to relax. Over night stay at Madurai.

Day 07: In Madurai
Start your day with a hearty breakfast. After breakfast we take you for a half day city tour of Madurai City visiting Famous Meenakshi Temple & Tirumalai Nayak Palace. Over night stay at Madurai.

Day 08: Madurai – Periyar
Morning, after breakfast, we will drive you to Periyar. On arrival, you are to check into the hotel. In the afternoon we take you to enjoy a boat ride at The Periyar Lake. Over night stay at Periyar.

Day 09: Periyar – Trivandrum – Kovalam
In the morning, after breakfast, we drive you to Kovalam enroute visit Trivandrum. Rest of the day is for you to take rest. Over night stay at Kovalam.

Mahabalipuram Temple, South India Day 10: In Kovalam
Wake up at your own gala time. This day is for you to relax or explore on your own. Evening, you are to return to the hotel for dinner and over night stay.

Day 11: Kovalam – Kumarakom
After a delicious breakfast we drive you to Kotayam. On arrival, you are to board a Houseboat in backwaters to Kumarakom. Here you will experience an incredibly different experience to cruise in the backwaters in the houseboats (modified rice boats of the past), absorbing the beauty of Kerala villages. Over night stay Kumarakom.

Day 12: In Kumarakom
Wake up afresh with a refreshing mind. Morning, we take you to visit the Bird Sanctuary. Rest of the day is for you to spend in leisure. Experience the fascinating natural beauty of this destination. Over night stay at Kumarakom.

Day 13: Kumarakom – Cochin
Start your day with a healthy breakfast. Morning, you are to board a Houseboat in backwaters cruise to Alleppy. On arrival we will transfer you to Cochin. Rest of the day is for you to relax. Over night stay Cochin.

Day 14: In Cochin
Morning, after breakfast, we take you to explore the city of Cochin. We take you to visit Fort Cochin, St. Francis Church and the huge, elegant Chinese fishing nets. Over night stay at Cochin.

Day 15: Cochin – Bangalore – Mysore
After breakfast, we will transfer you to airport to connect flight for Bangalore. On arrival you would be met by our representatives and then will be driven to Mysore. On arrival, you are to check into the hotel. Over night stay at Mysore.

Day 16: In Mysore
In the morning, after breakfast, we take you for a sightseeing tour of Mysore city visiting Maharaja's Palaces, Chamundi Hills & Somnathpur. Evening, we take you to visit Brindavan Gardens, the musical fountains & colorful lights. Over night stay at Mysore.

Day 17: Mysore – Belur – Halebid – Hassan
Wake up with a refreshing breakfast. After breakfast, we drive you to Hassan enroute Belur and Halebid. On arrival, you are to check into the hotel. Over night stay at Hassan.

Day 18: Hassan – Shravanbelagola – Bangalore
Begin your day with a delicious breakfast. After breakfast we drive you to Bangalore en-route visit Shravanbelgola. Here you can take a glimpse of the 17m high monolith of Lord Bahubali - the world's tallest monolithic statue. On arrival, you are to check into the Bangalore Hotel. In the afternoon we take you for a sightseeing tour of Bangalore city. You may visit Vidhan Saudha, Nandi Temple - One of the oldest temples of Bangalore, popularly known as the Bull Temple, in Basavanagudi and Lal Bagh Botanical garden. Over night stay at Bangalore Hotel.

Day 19: Bangalore – Mumbai
Start your day with a hearty breakfast. After breakfast we transfer you to the airport to board a flight for Mumbai. On arrival, you are to check into the hotel. Over night stay at Mumbai.

Day 20: Departure Mumbai
This is the last day of your tour. Therefore start your day with a delicious breakfast. After breakfast we transfer you to the International Airport to connect flight for your onward destination.





Extension Tour-1, Ajanta & Ellora Tour
2 Nights - 3 Days , Mumbai - Aurangabad - Mumbai

Day 01 : Mumbai - Aurangabadp
Morning after breakfast transfer to the airport to board flight to Aurangabad. On arrival Indian Horizons representative would meet you at the arrival hall and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at Aurangabad

Goa Tours Day 02 : In Aurangabad
Morning after breakfast Indian Horizons guide would take you for a full day excursion to Ajanta Caves which dates around 200 BC to AD 650. Overnight at Aurangabad

Day 03 : Aurangabad - Mumbai
After breakfast visit with the Indian Horizons guide for a half day excursion to Ellora Caves listed in the World Heritage Site. Later transfer to the airport in time to catch the flight to Mumbai. On arrival Indian Horizons representative would meet you and transfer to International airport for the flight to the onward destination



Extension Tour-2, Goa Holidays
3 Nights-4 Days , Mumbai-Goa-Mumbai

Day 01 : Mumbai - Goa
Church in GoaMorning after breakfast transfer to the airport to board flight to Goa. On arrival Indian Horizons representative would meet you and transfer to the beach resort. Overnight at Goa

Day 02 : In Goa
Day at leisure. Overnight at Goa

Day 03 : Goa
Day at leisure. Overnight at Goa

Day 04 : Goa - Mumbai - Flight Back Home
Morning after breakfast transfer to the airport in time to catch the flight to Mumbai. On arrival Indian Horizons representative would meet you and transfer to International airport for the flight to the onward destination

 
 
 

 
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