South India Temple, Hill Station & Palaces
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Product Code : AGORA378
Embark on a captivating journey through South India's rich heritage and natural beauty on the "South India Temple, Hill Station & Palaces" private tour. Explore magnificent temples in Bangalore, Vellore, Chennai, and Madurai. Delight in the serene hill stations of Ooty and Munnar, surrounded by lush tea plantations. Marvel at the grandeur of Mysore's palaces and soak in the cultural charm of the region. Immerse yourself in this enchanting blend of spirituality, scenic landscapes, and royal architecture.
Day 1: Arrive Bangalore
Upon arrival at Bangalore airport, you will be greeted by our representative who will assist you with the transfer to your hotel. Check-in at the hotel and enjoy some leisure time to relax and unwind.
Day 2: Bangalore City Tour
Embark on a city tour of Bangalore, exploring its famous attractions such as Lalbagh Botanical Garden, Cubbon Park, Bangalore Palace, and Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace. Discover the rich history and vibrant culture of this cosmopolitan city.
Day 3: Bangalore to Vellore (220kms)
After breakfast, drive to Vellore. Check-in at the hotel and visit the Sri Lakshmi Narayani Golden Temple, renowned for its magnificent architecture. Explore the historical Vellore Fort and the ancient Jalakandeswarar Temple.
Day 4: Vellore to Chennai (145kms)
Drive to Chennai, the capital city of Tamil Nadu. En route, visit the ancient city of Kanchipuram, famous for its temples and silk sarees. In Chennai, embark on a city tour, including attractions like Marina Beach, Kapaleeshwarar Temple, and Fort St. George.
Day 5: Chennai to Pondicherry (160kms)
Proceed to Pondicherry, known for its French influence and serene ambiance. En route, visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Mahabalipuram, including the Shore Temple and Arjuna's Penance. After reaching Pondicherry, enjoy a city tour, exploring Auroville, Aurobindo Ashram, and the charming French Quarter.
Day 6: Pondicherry to Thanjavur (180kms)
Drive to Thanjavur, renowned for its cultural heritage and ancient temples. Visit the Nataraja Temple and The Great Living Chola Temples at Gangaikonda Cholapuram and Darasuram, all UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Arrive in Thanjavur and check-in at the hotel.
Day 7: Thanjavur to Chettinad (140kms)
Explore the cultural landmarks of Thanjavur, including the Brihadeshwara Temple, Vijayanagar Fort, and the Thanjavur Art Gallery & Saraswathi Mahal Library. Later, 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.
Day 8: Chettinad to Madurai (90kms)
After breakfast, embark on a sightseeing tour of Chettinad, famous for its grand mansions and unique architecture. Experience the rich heritage and cultural traditions of this region. Later, drive to Madurai and check-in at the hotel.
Day 9: Madurai to Coimbatore (220kms)
Visit the iconic Meenakshi Amman Temple in Madurai, known for its stunning architecture and vibrant atmosphere. Explore the city's other attractions, including the Thirumalai Nayakkar Palace and Gandhi Memorial Museum. In the afternoon, drive to Coimbatore and check-in at the hotel.
Day 10: Coimbatore to Ooty (85kms)
Embark on a city tour of Coimbatore, discovering its highlights such as Marudamalai Temple, Dhyanalinga Temple, and Gass Forest Museum. Later, drive to the picturesque hill station of Ooty. Explore the scenic beauty of Ooty, visit the botanical gardens, and enjoy a joy ride on the Nilgiri Mountain Railway.
Day 11: Ooty to Mysore (210kms)
Drive to Mysore and check-in at the hotel. Explore the city's attractions, including the magnificent Mysore Palace, Chamundi Hills with its temple dedicated to Goddess Chamundeshwari, and St. Philomena's Church, known for its Neo-Gothic architecture. Immerse yourself in the royal heritage and cultural charm of Mysore.
Day 12: Mysore to Bangalore (140kms)
After breakfast, embark on a scenic drive from Mysore to Bangalore. Arrive in Bangalore and proceed to the airport for your onward journey. Take back beautiful memories of your South India temple and cultural tour.
- 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.