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Heritage of South India

Heritage of South India

Duration: 16 Nights / 17 Days



DESTINATION COVERED: Chennai - Mahabalipuram - Kanchipuram - Pondicherry - Tanjore - Trichy - Madurai - Thekkady - Alleppey - Cochin (Kochi) - Bengaluru - Hassan - Mysore - Bangalore

Destination Covered

  • Chennai

  • Mahabalipuram

  • Kanchipuram

  • Pondicherry

  • Tanjore

  • Trichy

  • Madurai

  • Thekkady

  • Alleppey

  • Cochin (Kochi)

  • Bengaluru

  • Hassan

  • Mysore

  • Bangalore

Day 01: Arrival in Chennai

Welcome on South India Heritage Tour. You arrive at Chennai Airport in Chennai, the capital city of Tamil Nadu. You receive a warm welcome by Rover Holidays representative at airport. Get transferred to the pre-booked hotel in Chennai by our representative. Spend rest of the day at leisure. Enjoy sumptuous dinner and stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 02: Chennai

Take a very heart breakfast at the hotel. Later embark on very exciting and delightful Chennai tour. With its historic landmarks & buildings, beautiful beaches, cultural art centers, heritage sites, and amusement parks, the city of Chennai offers a wonderful tourism experience to cherish for lifetime. Sightseeing attractions in Chennai include Marina Beach (world’s second largest beach), Elliot’s Beach, Government Museum, Vivekanand House, Fort St George, Ripon Building, Victoria Public Hall, Vandalur Zoo, Parthasarathy Temple, St Thomas Mount, Santhome Basillica, Kapaleeshwarar Temple, and many more. There are several historical monuments and memorials at and around the famous Marina Beach in Chennai. After exploring some popular tourist spots and seeing some of famous tourist attraction, get back to the hotel on time. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.

Day 03: Chennai - Kanchipuram- Mahabalipuram

Take a very heart breakfast at the hotel. Then drive to Kanchipuram. Kanchipuram is a historic holy city in the state of Tamil Nadu. It is home to several ancient temples which are architecturally beautiful. Visit and explore the famous Kanchipuram temples like Kailasanathar Temple, Vaikunta Perumal Temple, Ekambareswarar Temple, Kumarakottam Temple, Varadharaja Perumal Temple, Ekambareswarar Temple, Muktheeswarar Temple, and Thiruparthikundram Jain temple. After lunch in Kanchipuram, drive to your next destination, Mahabalipuram, and check in at the hotel. Freshen up relax. In the evening enjoy sunset view over the sea from the beach at Mahabalipuram. Have dinner and stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 04: Mahabalipuram

Take a very hearty breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy sightseeing tours in Mahabalipuram exploring its heritage attractions and monuments. The Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram has been declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore architecturally beautiful group of temples, Rathas, mandapas, and the very famous Shore Temple. Spend rest of the day at leisure. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.

Day 05: Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry

Have a very hearty breakfast at the hotel in Mahabalipuram. Drive to Pondicherry, which is a city and Union Territory of India. Check in at the hotel upon arrival in Pondicherry. Freshen up and relax. Later proceed for sightseeing tour covering Aurobindo Ashram, Auroville, French War Memorial, Manakula Vinayagar Temple, and several other attractions. Get back to the hotel on time for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 06: Pondicherry - Tanjore

Take a very hearty breakfast at the hotel and then drive to Tanjore, a historic city in Tamil Nadu. On arrival at Tanjore check in at the pre-booked hotel. After some rest and having relax at the hotel, proceed for sightseeing tour in Tanjore. Explore Great Living Chola Temples, UNESCO World Heritage Monuments. Visit the very famous Brihadeeswara Temple, is located in the centre of the city. Visit the grand and historical Thanjavur Maratha Palace. Enjoy shopping a local markets. On time get back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 07: Tanjore - Trichy

After breakfast check out from the hotel in Tanjore. Later drive to Trichy in Tamil Nadu. Trichy is a historic city in the state of Tamil Nadu which is known for historical monuments and temples. Upon arrival in Trichy, check in at the pre-booked hotel. Later proceed for Trichy sightseeing. Major attractions include Rockfort, Srirangam Ranganathaswamy Temple, Thiruvanaikaval Jambukeswarar Temple, Our Lady of Lourdes Church, etc. Get back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 08: Trichy - Madurai

Take your breakfast and then checkout form the hotel in Trichy. Later drive to Madurai. Madurai is a holy city in the state of Tamil Nadu. It is very famous for Meenakshi Amman Temple. On arrival in Madurai, check in at the pre-booked hotel. Later proceed for sightseeing tour of Madurai. Major attractions include Meenakshi Amman Temple, Thirumalai Nayakkar Palace, Koodal Azhagar Temple, Kazimar Big Mosque, and Gandhi Memorial Museum. Get back to the hotel on time for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 09: Madurai - Thekkady

Take breakfast and check out from the hotel in Madurai. Leave for Thekkady in Kerala. Thekkady is a best known for its natural heritage inform of spice plantations and wildlife sanctuary. Periyar National Park & Wildlife Sanctuary at Thekkady is India’s one of finest tiger reserves and elephant reserves. Check in at the hotel upon arrival in Thekkady. Freshen up and relax. Enjoy boat ride on the Periyar Lake for wildlife viewing and birding. Later, visit to the spice plantations. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.

Day 10: Thekkady - Kumarakom - Alleppey

Check out from the hotel in Thekkady after breakfast. Later, drive to Alleppey en route visiting at Kumarakom, a popular backwater destination in the state of Kerala. Embark on exciting boat ride at Vembanad Lake at Kumarakom and enjoy birding exploring the famous Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. After boating at Kumarakom, drive to Alleppey. Alleppey is a beautiful town in Kerala which is known for backwaters, lakes, houseboats, and beaches. On arrival in Alleppey, check in at the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.

Day 11: Alleppey

Have a leisurely breakfast at the hotel. Explore the nearby backwater villages by country boat. On time get back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 12: Alleppey - Cochin (Kochi)

Check out from the hotel in Alleppey after the breakfast and drive towards Kochi (formerly called Cochin), lovingly called the Queen of the Arabian Sea. Kochi in Kerala offers rich tourism experience in form of its picturesque landscapes, historical monuments and heritage sites. Upon arrival in Kochi check in at the pre-booked hotel. Later proceed for Kochi sightseeing. Key attractions include Fort Kochi, St Francis Church, Jewish Synagogue, Jews Street, Spice Markets, Mattancherry Dutch Palace, Colonial Buildings, and Chinese Fishing Nets. In the evening witness Kathakali Dance Performance, the living heritage of Kerala. Get back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 13: Kochi - Bangalore

Check out form the hotel in Kochi after breakfast. Get transferred to Kochi Airport to board flight for Bangalore, the capital city of Indian state of Karnataka. On arrival at Bangalore Airport, our representative will transfer you to the pre-booked hotel. Freshen up and relax. Later proceed for Bangalore sightseeing covering Lal Bag Botanical Garden, Cubbon Park, Bull Temple, Vidhana Soudha, etc. Engage yourself in shopping at very famous MG Road of Bangalore. Get back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 14: Bangalore - Hassan

Have a very hearty breakfast at the hotel and then drive to historical and heritage city of Hassan, Karnataka, en route stopping at Shravanabelagola town, one of the most important pilgrimage destinations for Jains. Visit the 58 feet tall monolithic Gommateshwara Statue, considered to be the world’s largest monolithic statue. Continue your journey to Hassan and check in at the hotel upon arrival. Freshen up and relax. Later proceed for sightseeing tour of Hassan covering attractions like Hasanamba Temple (Hassan), Chennakesava Temple (Belur), and Hoysaleswara Temple (Halebidu). On time get back to the hotel in Hassan for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 15: Hassan - Mysore

Take breakfast and then check out from the hotel in Hassan. Leave for Mysore, a beautiful city known as the City of Palace, in the state of Karnataka. On arrival in Mysore, check in at the pre-booked hotel. Freshen up and relax. Later, visit the very famous Mysore Palace (Maharaja Palace). Later visit the Chamundi Hills and Chamundi Temple. On time get back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 16: Mysore

Have a very hearty breakfast at the hotel. Embark on sightseeing tour in Mysore covering Mysore Palace, Jaganmohana Palace, Sand Sculpture Museum, Lalitha Mahal, St Philomena's Cathedral Church, Mysore Zoo, Later in the evening visit to the very famous Brindavan Gardens. It is exceptionally beautiful. Several colorful fountains enhance the beauty of the garden. Enjoy musical fountain show at the gardens. On time get back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 17: Mysore - Bangalore - Departure

Have a leisurely breakfast at the hotel. On time Rover Holidays representative will transfer you to the Bangalore Airport. Board flight for your home/onward destination with sweet memories of South India heritage tour.

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