Essence of South India

Enjoy best holiday services with our South India Travel Packages and take back home some of the beautiful memories that you can cherish for the rest of your life.

Day 01: Chennai

After you arrive at the Chennai Airport enjoy a warm welcome by our tour representative. He will then escort you to your pre-booked hotel in Chennai. Take rest for the day and stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 02: Chennai

Post breakfast in the morning our tour guide will take you on a lovely sightseeing tour of Chennai. Visit wonderful tourist places in the city which includes Fort St. George, St. Mary's Church and St. Thomas Cathedral. Afternoon is free for leisure. Later return back to your hotel on time for an overnight stay.

Day 03: Chennai - Mahabalipuram (60 kms/1.5 hr)

Enjoy delicious breakfast in the morning and check out from the hotel. Today we drive to Mahabalipuram, one of the best historical sites in India famous for its culture and religious heritage. You will spend your full day visiting popular attractions of this World Heritage Site. Visit the age old Krishna Mandapam temple which is dedicated to Lord Krishna and the rock cut temples called the Five Rathas. Also visit the Shore Temple and Arjuna’s Penance. All these ancient temples are adorned by exquisitely carved images of Hindu Gods and Goddesses, holy sages and various mythological figures of animals. You will stay overnight in Mahabalipuram.

Day 04: Mahabalipuram - Kanchipuram (26 kms/45 min)

Post breakfast we will take you on a sightseeing tour of Kanchipuram, another well known historical city in Tamil Nadu. Upon reaching here enjoy your trip to famous tourist attractions in the city like the Kailasanath Temple (dedicated to lord Shiva), Ekambaranatha temple, Vaikuntha Perumal temple, Varadaraja temple and Kamakshi Amman temple. Built in the Dravidian style of architecture, these age old temples are beautified by many pyramid shaped tower gateways called the ‘gopurams’. After this religious tour, you quickly return back to your hotel in Mahabalipuram for an overnight stay.

Day 05: Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry (168 kms/4 hrs)

Early morning after breakfast at the hotel restaurant, continue your onward trip all the way to Pondicherry. Pondicherry is a beautiful tourist destination in South India which was once ruled by the French colonial rulers. In fact there are many historical monuments here pertaining to the French period. The places of interest that you will visit here include the extensive Ashram of Sri Aurobindo, Gingee fort, the Pondicherry museum, Promenade beach, Bharti & Bhartisadan memorial museum and the Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. We will also take you to Auroville ( the city of dawn) where you will visit the Matri Mandir, the botanical garden, Villaiayanur temple and the Mansion of Ananda. Later get back to your hotel in Mahabalipuram on time for staying overnight.

Day 06: Pondicherry - Chidambaram (72 kms/1hr)

After an early breakfast check out from the hotel and head towards Chidambaram. Here you will visit the famous Chidambaram Temple to see the 10:30 Morning Prayer or worship ceremony. Later you will also visit the Nataraja Temple, which dates back to the 9th century AD and is dedicated to Lord Shiva, Gangaikondacholapuram temple, Mahamam Tank and Darasuram. Later in the day drive towards Tanjore where you will be staying for the night.

Day 07: Tanjore - Trichy (60 kms/2 hrs)

Enjoy healthy breakfast in the morning. Today we take you on a full day sightseeing tour of Tanjore where you will visit the beautiful Sri Brihadisvara Temple, the Palace, the Art Gallery, Sarasvati Mahal library, Hall of Music, Schwartz Church, Sivaganga tank, Thirukundiyur and Thiruvayairu. After the Tanjore tour is over you again drive further to Trichy. Upon reaching Trichy check in to your pre-booked hotel to stay overnight.

Day 08: Trichy Sightseeing

Morning after breakfast we go for a sightseeing tour of Ranganatha Vishnu Temple. Located on the banks of River Cauvery, the temple is famous for its various religious ceremonies performed on the River banks. Then you will visit the Rock Fort Temple. You will have to climb 437 steps to pay visit to this shrine. Apart from its religious significance, it is also famous for its stunningly beautiful views of the Srirangam Island and the Cauvery River delta. The view is awesome during sunset time. Spend overnight at your hotel in Trichy.

Day 09: Trichy - Pudukottai - Sittanavasal - Trichy (60 kms/2.5 hrs)

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel restaurant. Shortly we will take you to some of the ancient sites near Trichy like Moovar Koil Temple at Kodumbalur, ancient cave temples of the Jains at Sittannavasal, Narthamalai and Pudukottai . Stay overnight again at the hotel in Trichy.

Day 10: Trichy - Karaikudi - Madurai (142 kms/3 Hrs)

Post breakfast check out from the hotel and travel further to Madurai. Today you will visit the Chettiar Palace and Chettiar Museum in Karaikudi. Later on drive down to Madurai to visit the Madurai Meenakshi temple, Tirumalai Nayak Palace, the Mari Amman Tepakkulam Tank and the Temple art museum. Stay overnight at the hotel in Madurai.

Day 11: Madurai - Departure

Wake up and enjoy sumptuous breakfast at the hotel. Spend some time at leisure and after a while check out. Soon our tour representative will arrive and help you transfer you to Airport/Railway Station for your onward journey to Mumbai, Bangalore or Delhi. This way we end our holiday services hoping to see your happy faces again in near future.