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South India Temple, Hill Station & Palaces

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Product Code : AGORA378

Embark on an enchanting expedition with our "South India Temple, Hill Station & Palaces" tour. Immerse yourself in the spiritual aura of Bangalore and Chennai, exploring ancient temples and French-inspired havens in Pondicherry. Traverse the verdant landscapes of Ooty, Coimbatore, and Mysore, where hill stations, royal palaces, and botanical wonders beckon. This 12-day journey promises a seamless fusion of cultural richness, natural splendor, and regal opulence, ensuring an unforgettable exploration of South India's diverse treasures.


Day 1: Arrive Bangalore

Upon your arrival at Bangalore airport, our representative will extend a warm welcome and assist you in a comfortable transfer to your hotel. Check-in and take some time to unwind, enjoying the luxurious amenities and ambiance of your accommodation.


Day 2: Bangalore City Tour

Embark on an enriching city tour of Bangalore, exploring its cultural and historical treasures. Visit the vibrant Lalbagh Botanical Garden, stroll through the expansive Cubbon Park, and marvel at the architectural splendor of Bangalore Palace. Dive into the rich history at Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace, immersing yourself in the cosmopolitan charm of the city.


Day 3: Bangalore to Vellore (220kms)

After a delightful breakfast, set forth on a scenic drive to Vellore. Check-in at the hotel and visit the resplendent Sri Lakshmi Narayani Golden Temple, an architectural marvel. Explore the historic Vellore Fort, dating back to the 16th century, and pay homage at the ancient Jalakandeswarar Temple, witnessing the cultural richness of the region.


Day 4: Vellore to Chennai (145kms)

Embark on a picturesque drive to Chennai, the capital city of Tamil Nadu. En route, explore the ancient city of Kanchipuram, renowned for its temples and silk sarees. Upon arrival in Chennai, indulge in a city tour that includes the expansive Marina Beach, the sacred Kapaleeshwarar Temple, and the historical Fort St. George.


Day 5: Chennai to Pondicherry (160kms)

Journey to the tranquil town of Pondicherry, absorbing the French-influenced atmosphere. En route, visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Mahabalipuram, marveling at the Shore Temple and Arjuna's Penance. Upon reaching Pondicherry, explore Auroville, Aurobindo Ashram, and the charming French Quarter in a city tour that unveils the unique cultural blend.


Day 6: Pondicherry to Thanjavur (180kms)

Drive to the cultural heartland of Thanjavur, home to ancient temples and cultural heritage. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Nataraja Temple and The Great Living Chola Temples at Gangaikonda Cholapuram and Darasuram. Check-in at the hotel and immerse yourself in the historical richness of Thanjavur.


Day 7: Thanjavur to Chettinad (140kms)

Discover the cultural landmarks of Thanjavur, including the Brihadeshwara Temple, Vijayanagar Fort, and the Thanjavur Art Gallery & Saraswathi Mahal Library. Later, embark on a scenic drive to Chettinad, stopping by Trichy to visit the Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Rock Fort Temple, and Jambukeswarar Temple. Check-in at the hotel in Chettinad and experience the unique architecture and culture of this region.


Day 8: Chettinad to Madurai (90kms)

After a delicious breakfast, delve into the cultural wonders of Chettinad, famous for its grand mansions and distinctive architecture. Experience the rich heritage and traditions of the region before driving to Madurai. Check-in at the hotel and explore the iconic Meenakshi Amman Temple, a masterpiece of Dravidian architecture. Dive into the cultural charm of Madurai, visiting Thirumalai Nayakkar Palace and the Gandhi Memorial Museum.


Day 9: Madurai to Coimbatore (220kms)

Begin your day with a visit to the Meenakshi Amman Temple, immersing yourself in its architectural beauty. Explore other attractions like the Thirumalai Nayakkar Palace and Gandhi Memorial Museum, then drive to Coimbatore. Check-in at the hotel and explore the city's highlights, including Marudamalai Temple, Dhyanalinga Temple, and Gass Forest Museum.


Day 10: Coimbatore to Ooty (85kms)

Embark on a city tour of Coimbatore, discovering its gems like Marudamalai Temple and Dhyanalinga Temple. Later, drive to the scenic hill station of Ooty. Explore the picturesque landscapes, visit the botanical gardens, and enjoy a delightful joy ride on the Nilgiri Mountain Railway.


Day 11: Ooty to Mysore (210kms)

Drive through the picturesque landscapes to the royal city of Mysore. Check-in at the hotel and embark on a city tour, exploring the magnificent Mysore Palace, Chamundi Hills with its temple dedicated to Goddess Chamundeshwari, and the Neo-Gothic architecture of St. Philomena's Church. Immerse yourself in the royal heritage and cultural allure of Mysore.


Day 12: Mysore to Bangalore (140kms)

After a hearty breakfast, embark on a scenic drive from Mysore to Bangalore. Arrive in Bangalore, where you'll proceed to the airport for your onward journey, concluding this enriching South India temple and cultural tour with cherished memories.

- Assistance on arrival at airport.

- 11 Nights' accommodation in selected price category hotels.

- Daily breakfast at hotels.

- Private AC car/van for airport transfers, sightseeing, and excursions as per the program.

- English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.

- Monument entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.

- Bottled drinking water in car.

- Government taxes.


Hotels used or similar for 11 nights accommodation

Bangalore x 2 nights
3* - Ramada/ The Rialto
4* - Fortune Select JP Cosmos/ Lemon Tree Premier Ulsoor Lake
5* - ITC Gardenia, a Luxury Collection/ ITC Windsor a Luxury Collection

Vellore x 1 night
3* - Hotel Khanna Fiesta/ POPPYS Anukula Residency
4* & 5* - Regency Sameera Vellore by GRT Hotels/ Fortune Park

Chennai x 1 night
3* - Raj Park/ MGM East Woods
4* - The  Raintree/ Accord Metropolitan
5* - ITC Grand Chola/ The Leela Palace

Pondicherry x 1 night
3* - Shenbaga Hotel/ Annamalai International
4* - Le Pondy/ The Windflower Resort & Spa
5* - Palais De Mahe/ La Villa

Thanjore x 1 night
3* - Grand Gardenia/ Oriental Towers 
4* - Sangam Hotels/ Ideal River View Resort
5* - Svatma

Chettinad x 1 night 
3* & 4*- Chidambara Vilas/ Chettinadu Mansion
5* - Visalam Cgh Earth

Madurai x 1 night
3* - Astoria by Sparsa/ Madurai’s Residency
4* - GRT Regency/ Fortune Pandiyan Hotel
5* - Heritage Madurai/ The Gateway Hotel Pasumalai

Coimbatore x 1 night
3* - Gokulam Park Hotel/ ZIBE Coimbatore by GRT Hotels
4* - Lemon Tree Hotel/The Residency Towers
5* - WelcomHotel Coimbatore/ Vivanta Coimbatore

Ooty x 1 nights
3* - Monarch Hotel/ Hotel Darshan
4* - Fortune Resort Sullivan Court/ Sinclairs Retreat
5* - Savoy - IHCL SeleQtions/ Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel

Mysore x 1 night
3* - Southern Star/Sandesh The Prince
4* - Fortune Park JP Palace/ Grand Mercure
5* - Royal Orchid Brindavan Garden/The Windflower Resort & Spa

- Any flight tickets.

- Camera charges at monuments if any.

- Meals other than mentioned in the inclusions.

- Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc. 

- Gratuities and optional activities.

- Anything not mentioned in inclusions.