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Upon arrival at Chennai International Airport, you will receive prompt assistance for a seamless transfer to your hotel. After settling in, embark on an exciting Chennai Capital City tour. In the afternoon, explore some of the significant sightseeing places that Chennai has to offer. Begin with a visit to Fort St. George, followed by St. Mary's Church and St. Thomas Church. Take a leisurely stroll along the iconic Marina Beach and marvel at its beauty. Lastly, immerse yourself in the spiritual ambiance of Kapaleeswarar Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, one of the principal deities of Hindus. Enjoy an overnight stay in Chennai, embracing the city's rich cultural heritage.
Commence your journey in the morning towards the UNESCO World Heritage Sites Tour located in Mahabalipuram, an ancient port city of the Pallavas. Explore the renowned World Heritage UNESCO sites of Mahabalipuram, starting with the Sea Shore Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and Vishnu, followed by the Five Rathas "Five Chariots", a monolithic structure that showcases a unique style built by the Pallavas, and concluding with Arjuna's Penance, Varaha Cave, and Krishna's Butter Ball. Take a stroll through the artisan's streets where stone sculptures are crafted and unwind at the beach resort. Spend the night in Mahabalipuram.
Commence your day by journeying to Pondicherry, affectionately known as "The French Colony." Upon your arrival, proceed to complete the check-in process at your chosen hotel. As the afternoon unfolds, partake in an enchanting Pondicherry City Tour. Delve into the spiritual ambiance of the renowned Sri Aurobindo Ashram, a retreat devoted to Sri Aurobindo and "The Mother." Extend your exploration to the exquisite "Church of Sacred Heart" and "Notre dame des Anges," both nestled in the picturesque French Colony. Immerse yourself in the lively local markets, and navigate the bustling commercial streets via a delightful rickshaw ride. Conclude your day's adventures by returning to your hotel, where a tranquil overnight stay in Puducherry awaits.
Begin your heritage tour to Tanjore after enjoying a delicious breakfast. Along the way, make a stop at the renowned Shiva Temple in Gangaikondacholapuram, a magnificent structure constructed by the Chola dynasty in the 11th century. This temple holds the prestigious title of being a World-Protected UNESCO Site. Later in the afternoon, explore the Airavatesvara Temple, a 12th-century Chola temple located in the quaint village of Darasuram. Afterward, continue your journey to Tanjore (Thanjavur) and check into your hotel for a well-deserved rest. Enjoy an overnight stay in Thanjavur.
Commence your day by embarking on the Thanjavur Sculptural Tour in the morning. Explore the renowned Brihadeeswara Temple, also known as the Big Temple, which was constructed by the Chola dynasty in the 10th century and is now a World Heritage Monument. Take a brief drive to the Thanjavur Art Gallery, which houses a collection of sculptures and statues, as well as the Saraswati Mahal Library and Museum, before proceeding to the Bronze Making Artisan's Village to witness the bronze casting and Tanjore paintings. Later, drive to Trichy, and in the evening, visit the famous Rockfort Uchchipillayar Temple, which offers a stunning panoramic view of Trichy City. Finally, retire to your hotel for a good night's rest.
Begin your day with a cultural tour at 'Amma Mandapam' on the holy banks of the River Cauvery, where you can witness the Hindu rituals performed after cremation. The rituals are quite fascinating and are conducted by the priest. After that, continue your spiritual tour of Srirangam by visiting the renowned Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, which is the most significant pilgrimage center for Hindus. Drive to Madurai and visit the Gandhi Museum, which provides insight into the life and activities of Gandhi during the freedom struggle. In the late afternoon, explore the Thirumalai Nayaka Palace, built by the Nayaka Dynasty in the 18th century, and the Meenakshi Amman Temple, which is dedicated to Goddess Parvati and features a thousand-pillared hall with stunning sculptures. Finally, relax in your hotel and enjoy an overnight stay in Madurai.
Today's journey will take you through several villages where you can witness various plantations such as rice, sugarcane, cotton, papaya, grapes, and more. Upon reaching Periyar, the border between Tamil Nadu and Kerala, embark on a guided tour of the Spice Plantations to learn about the medicinal properties of spices like cardamom, vanilla, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, green chilly, pepper, and more. In the evening, enjoy the Kalaripayattu Martial Arts Show in Malayalam Language. If you have time, indulge in an Elephant Ride and Traditional Ayurvedic Massage. Spend the night in Thekkady.
Today is the perfect day to indulge in the Alleppey House Boat Tour. Embark on a scenic drive to Alleppey, also known as Alappuzha, which is renowned for its backwaters. Along the way, you will be treated to breathtaking views of tea plantations that resemble lush green carpets. Upon arrival, check-in to the houseboat and savor a delectable lunch before embarking on a delightful cruise along the enchanting Vembanadu Lake. Traverse through its intricate network of canals for approximately 5 hours, taking in the serene surroundings. Eventually, your boat will anchor at a picturesque spot. Enjoy a delightful dinner and a comfortable overnight stay aboard the houseboat, creating lasting memories of your time in Alappuzha.
Embark on a journey to Cochin (Kochi) and immerse yourself in the wonders of the Kochi City Tour. Distinguished as the "Queen of the Arabian Sea," Kochi presents a myriad of captivating attractions for visitors to explore. Begin your exploration by visiting St. Francis Church, a historic Protestant church constructed by the Portuguese in 1510. Marvel at the tomb of the renowned Portuguese sailor Vasco da Gama within its walls. Continue your expedition to the Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, an exquisite Catholic church, and witness the iconic Chinese fishing nets. Embark on a brief journey to visit the Mattancherry Palace, recognized as the Dutch Palace, and the Jewish Synagogue. Indulge in a leisurely stroll through the vibrant Jewish town. In the evening, treat yourself to the mesmerizing Kerala Traditional Dance Show, "KATHAKALI." Conclude your day with an overnight stay in the enchanting city of Kochi.
In the morning, embark on a scenic drive to Ooty, also known as Nilgiris, renowned as "The Queen of Hill Stations." Along the way, you will be treated to breathtaking landscapes, lush vegetation, mist-covered mountains, and charming houses. Take a break at a hill resort and enjoy a relaxing overnight stay in Ooty.
Begin your day by embarking on a delightful journey through the picturesque Hill station Tour in Ooty. Experience the enchantment of the Nilgiri Mountain toy train as you traverse from Ooty to Coonoor, a route that has been recognized as a World Heritage UNESCO Site. Later in the afternoon, explore the renowned Botanical Garden, Rose Garden, and Spice Markets, immersing yourself in their beauty and vibrant atmosphere. Conclude your day with another night's stay in the captivating town of Ooty.
Start your day by embarking on a journey to Mysore in the morning. During this scenic drive, you will have the opportunity to traverse two magnificent wildlife forests, namely Mudumalai in Tamil Nadu and Bandipur National Park in Karnataka State. As you make your way through these natural habitats, keep an eye out for the enchanting sight of various animals roaming freely in their natural surroundings. In the evening, indulge in a spiritual tour of the renowned Chamundi Hills. Here, you will find a temple dedicated to the revered goddess "Chamundeshwari," who holds great significance as the principal deity of the esteemed Wodeyar Dynasty. Conclude your day with an overnight stay in the captivating city of Mysuru.
Today is the perfect day to indulge in the Mysore Heritage Tour. Begin your morning by exploring the Devarajah Market, housed in a charming old building. Afterward, take a short drive to the magnificent Mysore Maharaja Palace, a vast complex dating back to the 19th century, designed by Italian architect Henry Irwin and built by the Wodeyars. In the afternoon, visit the stunning Somnathpur Chennakeshava Temple, constructed in the 12th century. Return to Mysore and enjoy your stay. Take a drive to the historic city of Srirangapatna, once the capital of Muslim warrior Tipu Sultan. Visit the renowned Srirangapatna Vishnu Temple and Tipu Summer Palace before returning to Mysuru for one more night.
Embark on a Sculptural Tour in Hassan after breakfast and make a stop at the renowned Jain pilgrimage center, "Shravanabelogola", to witness the impressive monolithic statue of Gomateshwara. If climbing 650 kilometers seems daunting, opt for the DOLI service and pay directly. Afterwards, proceed with your drive and take a break at the hotel before settling in for an overnight stay in Hassan.
Today is the perfect opportunity to indulge in an Architectural Tour in Hassan. Begin your day by embarking on a journey to a quaint village named Halebid, where you will have the chance to explore the magnificent Hoysaleshwara temple. This awe-inspiring temple was constructed in the 12th century by the Hoysala Dynasty, showcasing their remarkable architectural prowess. Afterward, continue your drive to Belur, where you can marvel at the exquisite Chennakesava Temple, also built during the same period. Both of these temples offer a glimpse into the intricate architectural style of the Hoysala dynasty. Conclude your day by returning to the hotel in Hassan, where you will enjoy another night of comfortable accommodation.
Begin your day with a lengthy drive towards Hospet, but make sure to take a break along the way for a historical tour of the magnificent fortress, "Chitradurga," situated atop the granite hills that emerge from the ground. This fort has been utilized by various rulers throughout history, including Rashtrakutas, Chalukyas, Hoysalas, Vijayanagara, Nayakas, Tipusultan, and finally, the British during the 18th and 19th centuries. After the tour, continue your journey and rest at the hotel before spending the night in Hospet.
After enjoying a delicious breakfast, embark on a comprehensive tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Monumental Tour in Hampi, known as "The capital of the great Vijayanagara dynasty." This historical site is located just 13km away from Hospet. Explore fascinating attractions such as the Kadalekalu Ganesha Statue, Ugra Narasimha Statue, Krishna Temple, Hazara Rama Temple, Mahanavami Dibba, Stepped tank, and the Virupaksha Temple, which is the only functioning temple in the area. In the late afternoon, continue your exploration by visiting other notable sites like the Underground Shiva Temple, Zanana Enclosure, Lotus Mahal, Elephant Stables, Vittala Temple, and the Stone Chariot, which is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. After a fulfilling day, return to your hotel in Hospet for another night's stay.
Embark on a Sculptural Tour by beginning your journey in the morning with a drive to Aihole, where you can explore the 5th century Durga Temple built by the Chalukyan dynasty. Afterwards, continue your drive to Pattadakal, a vast temple complex that boasts seven Shiva temples. In the evening, visit the Badami Caves, another architectural marvel built by the Chalukyas. The caves are surrounded by massive rocks with red stones, providing a stunning view of the sunset. Spend the night in Badami for a truly immersive experience.
Embark on a drive to Goa, where you can unwind, relish the coastal vibes, and indulge in a captivating Goa Beach Tour at a beach resort, concluding the day with a peaceful overnight stay.
Unwind and savor the Goa Beach Tour experience at a beachfront resort. Extend your stay in Goa for an additional night.
Commence your tour of Goa City by exploring renowned churches such as the Basilica of Bom Jesus, Se Cathedral Church, and Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception. Take a leisurely stroll through the vibrant streets and bustling markets of Goa. Finally, return to your hotel for a two-night stay in this captivating city.
Experience ultimate relaxation and indulge in the serenity of the Goa Beach Tour at our exquisite beach resort. Extend your stay for an additional three nights in the captivating destination of Goa.
The South India Tour comes to an end today, leaving you with memorable experiences. Following your flight itinerary, you will be escorted to Dabolim International Airport in Goa for your homeward journey.