South India Tours

Duration : 20 Nights / 21 Days
Destinations : Madras, Mahabalipuram, Tanjore, Madurai, Periyar, Cochin, Mysore, Badami, Bijapur, Goa, Mumbai

Day 01 : Madras(Chennai) - Mahabalipuram

Arrive Madras and drive to Mahabalipuram On arrival check-in at beach resort for overnight stay. Afternoon visit the famous sea shore temple. Mahabalipuram, Mahabalipuram is located about 61 kms from the city of Chennai and is one of history's intriguing enigmas. It was a flourishing port of the Pallava rulers who chiselled in stone a fabulous museum of sculptures under tyhe open sky.Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 02 :Mahabalipuram-Kanchipuram

Morning breakfast at the hotel and excursion to Kanchipuram. Famous for ancient temples and silk works Kanchipuram is also known as "Land of Thousand Temples". The golden city of temples, is one of the seven most famous holy cities of Hindu mythology. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 03 : Mahabalipuram-Tanjore

After breakfast drive to Tanjore… famous for temples and culture. It is the home of Carnatic music, musical instruments, dance and traditional handicrafts. Exquisite handicrafts and bronze statues were part of the lifestyle in the past and in the present they are the identity of this place. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 04 : Tanjore-Trichy-Madurai

After breakfast drive to Madurai - on the banks of the River Vaigai, is believed to be one of the most ancient towns of India, with a history dating back to the 6th century BC. En route visit Tiruchirapalli - visit Srirangam Temple and the Rock-Fort. On arrival in Madurai check in at Hotel. Madurai - Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 05 : Madurai

Morning after breakfast proceed for half day city tour visit famous Meenakshi Temple - a magnificently carved temple is the main attraction of Madurai and the holiest place of worship in South India, drawing thousands of devotees everyday. and other temples. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 06 : Madurai-Periyar

Morning after the breakfast drive to Periyar - a wildlife sanctuary with beautiful lake. It is situated in lush green forest. The sanctuary offers a different yet comfortable way of seeing animals via boat rides on the man-made lake, which the wildlife areas encircle. On arrival check-in at hotel for Afternoon enjoy a cruise at lake to view the Wild like of Periyar. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 07 : Periyar-Cochin

Morning breakfast at the hotel and drive to Cochin or Kochi, set in the midst of an island studded harbour, has a modern bustling town on the main land called Ernakulam which is a commercial hub for merchants dealing in cashew-nuts, coir, seafood, timber, tea, coffee, rubber and spices.

Enroute enjoy backwater cruise between Kottayam to Alleppy (one of the finest backwater crusie). On arrival check-in at hotel. O/night Hotel.


Day 08 : Cochin

Cochin is one of the biggest harbors of India. Full day free for independent activities. Interesting places to visit and see includes, Jewish Synagogue, Dutch Palace and Chinese fishing nets. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 09 : Cochin-Ooty

After breakfast drive to Ooty - One of the most popular hill resort of India. It is known for its salubrious climate and scenic beauty, with breathtaking views of tea-plantations and undisturbed grassy meadows. For the more adventurous, facilities for trekking and hang-gliding are available. .On arrival check-in at hotel. Afternoon free to relax and unwind. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 10 : Ooty

After breakfast, the day is free to enjoy as you like. You can have a boat ride in the Ooty Lake or go to the Ooty Botanical Gardens to see thousands of exotic and indigenous species of plants, shrubs, trees and herbal. Return to the hotel for the night.

Day 11 : Ooty-Madumalai-Mysore

After breakfast, depart from the hotel and have a wildlife tour inside the Mudumalai National Park. Afterwards, proceed to Mysore. On arrival, move into the hotel to unwind yourself. Spend the night in the hotel.

Day 12 : Mysore

The day after breakfast is reserved for a full-day sightseeing tour of Mysore. Visit the famous Mysore Palace, Brindavan Gardens and Jaganmohan Palace. Evening is for shopping and other leisure activities.

Day 13 : Mysore-Hassan

You will be driven to Hassan in the morning (2-hour drive). On arrival, check-in at the hotel for relaxing. Now visit the famous temples in Bilur (38 km) and Halebid (27 Km). These temples are the finest example of artistic genius of the Hoysala style. Dinner will be in the hotel.

Day 14 : Hasan-Hospet

Transfer to Hospet in the morning. Hospet serves as a base to visit the ruins of Hampi. It is a World Heritage Site marked by UNESCO. There are many beautiful temples and monuments within the ruin city belonging to the Vijayanagar Empire. Return to the hotel in the evening.

Day 15 : Hospet-Badami

Drive to Badami in the morning which is just 2 hours away from Hospet. Badami is famous for its rock-cut cave and other structural temples. Tourist hotspots include Badami Caves and Badami Fort. There are over 125 old temples located at different locations around Badami.

Day 16 : Badami-Bijapur

Now proceed to Bijapur after the breakfast. Bijapur has many important historical monuments that include Gol Gumbaz, Jumma Masjid mosque, Ibrahim Rauza and Malik-e-Maidan. Dinner will be at the hotel.


Day 17 : Bijapur - Belgaum

Now proceed to Belgaum by surface. Check-in at the hotel on arrival. You can visit Belgaum Fort and Jamboti on a day tour. Return to the hotel for dinner and spending the night.

Day 18 : Belgam-Goa

The next stop is Goa and is just 3-hour away from Belgam. Goa is the most famous tourist destination of India. The beauty of Goa is in its beaches and the 365 days-a-year holiday environment.

Day 19 : Goa

On a half-day tour of Goa, you can visit the Bom Jesus Basilica (World Heritage Site) and Fort Aguada. You are free to enjoy the evening at leisure. Return to the hotel for the night.

Day 20 : Goa

The day is free for exploring Goa on your own. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.

Day 21 : Goa-Bombay

On the last day of the tour, check-out from the hotel and transfer to the airport to board a flight to Mumbai. From Mumbai board a connect flight to your home country. Thank you and best wishes from Erco Travels, travel agent in India for the journey ahead.


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