BEST OF SOUTH INDIA TOUR
BANGALORE – CHENNAI – MADURAI – PERIYAR – TRIVANDRAM – COCHIN / DEPARTURE
Duration : 10 NIGHTS / 11 DAYS
Suggested tour itinerary is a flexible tour proposal and can be change as per the guest requirement. We provide tailor made itinerary as per the need of the guest if you want to add or remove any of the destination please advise us for modification so that you can enjoy best of your holidays in India.
Day 01: ARRIVE BANGALORE
Arrive at Bangalore airport, Bangalore is the capital city of the Indian state Karnataka. This former “Garden city” of Bangalore is known today as the “computer city” of India.
On arrival meet and greet by ITM representative and transfer to hotel. Where our representative will assist you to check in at hotel and later explain the tour scheduled in detail and handover all the tour related documents to you. Rest of the day free to relax at hotel. Overnight Bangalore
Day 02: BANGALORE
After breakfast get ready for the city tour , we will drive through the garden city with its numerous avenues of Jacaranda, Gulmohar and Cassia. We will visit the Bull temple and the famous Gowda Fort. The Bull temple was built in the Dravidian style of architecture and has a huge Nandi Bull carved out of a single grey granite. The famous Gowda Fort was built by Tipu Sultan. We will also visit the Vidhana Saudha and downtown commercial centre. This Vidhana Saudha, which is built after independence, stands out by its imposing architecture in the neo Dravidian style. Overnight Bangalore.
Day 03: BANGALORE – CHENNAI
After breakfast drive to Chennai, Chennai is on the Bay of Bengal in eastern India, is the capital of the state of Tamil Nadu. The city is home to Fort St. George, built in 1644 and now a museum showcasing the city’s roots as a British military garrison and East India Company trading outpost, when it was called Madras. Religious sites include Kapaleeshwarar Temple, adorned with carved and painted gods, and St. Mary’s, a 17th-century Anglican church.on arrival check in at hotel. Overnight Chennai.
Day 04: CHENNAI
After healthy breakfast, proceed for Chennai sightseeing with Kapaleeshwarar Temple and Parthasarthy Temple. Later visit Fort st. George church, Kala Kshetra and National Art Gallery and Museum. Evening enjoy beach walk at Marina beach, Chennai. Overnight Chennai.
Day 05: CHENNAI – MADURAI (FLIGHT)
After having breakfast transfer to airport to board on flight to Madurai, Madurai, situated on the banks of river Vaigai is also referred as the Athens of the East. Madurai has the most outstanding examples of Vijayanagar temple architecture. On arrival meeting assistance and transfer to hotel. Overnight Madurai
Day 06: MADURAI
After breakfast visit Tirumalai Nayaka Palace which was built in the 1636 and represent the Indo-Mughal style. After visiting the palace we visit the Gandhi Museum. In Gandhi Museum we get the information about the life of Gandhi and freedom movement during the presence of British in India. After visiting the Museum we visit the Minakshi Temple, temple belonging to the 16th and 17th century. This temple is the most outstanding example of the Vijayanagar temple architecture. We will spend enough time in Meenakshi Temple and afterwards have a walk through the bazaars of this 2500 years old town. Overnight Madurai.
Day 07: MADURAI – PERIYAR
After breakfast we drive to Periyar. Periyar National Park is one of the India’s largest wildlife sanctuary. This sanctuary has a large variety of flora and fauna and is the ultimate place of many endangered species and a rich tribal culture. This sanctuary is spread over an area of 780 square kms, surrounded by an artificial lake over an area of 25 square kms. In 1978, this sanctuary was declared as Periyar Tiger Reserve, under the Project Tiger Scheme.
Day 08: PERIYAR – TRIVANDRUM
In the morning after breakfast, drive to Trivandrum. Trivandrum formerly known as Thiruvananthapuram is gateway to one of the most beautiful Indian states, Kerala. It is one of the most beautiful cities of India. On arrival, you will be transferred to hotel. Overnight in Trivandrum.
Day 09: TRIVANDRUM
In the morning proceed for a sightseeing of Trivandrum. We will visit Padmanabha Swamy Temple. This temple is devoted to Lord Vishnu who is depicted reclining on Sri Anantha, the hooded snake from which the city derives its name. Exquisite stone carvings and pavilions are worth admiring. We will also visit the Vettukad Church. This church is also known as The ‘Madre De Deus’ Church and attracts thousands of devotees from all religions. Today we will visit Varkala Beach. Varkala beach is a seaside resort, as well as an important Hindu centre of pilgrimage. High cliffs with rich mineral springs rise majestically from the coastline. Overnight Trivandrum.
Day 10: TRIVANDRUM – COCHIN
In the morning drive to Cochin. Cochin is the most interesting town in South India at Malabar Coast and is also known as Venice of South. In Cochin we visit St. Francis church, the oldest European church in India in which the grave of famous sailor Vasco da Gama can be visited. After the visit of St. Francis Church we have a walk through the Jewish area of Mattancherry. Overnight Cochin
Day 11: COCHIN
After breakfast drive to Delhi. On arrival transfer to airport or railway station for your onward destination with the happy memories of your tour and our services.