South India is dotted with some of the most prominent temples and buildings which make it one of the best parts of India. Bejeweled with awe inspiring structures, incredibly auspicious places of worship, an omnipresent feeling of peace and spirituality and the beautiful lush landscape makes for the perfect holiday getaway with your family and loved ones. The aim of this 14 days and 13 nights of south India tour package offered by IRCTC enables you to experience the best of this part of our varied sub-continent that we are blessed with.
- Complete day excursions in Mahabalipuram and Kanchipuram
- Chennai city sightseeing with visit to top tourist destinations
- Exploration and temple visit in Madurai
- Feel closer to nature by going for visit to Thekkady or Periyar
- Houseboat ride and stay in Alleppey
- Spend peaceful time by the serene beaches of Kovalam
- Temple visit to Trivandrum
- Sightseeing of the garden city, Bangalore
- Visit to the beautiful island of Srirangapatna along with temple visits here
|Tour Name:||South India Tour Package by IRCTC|
|Tour Duration:||14 Day / 13 Nights|
|Destination Covered:||Chennai – Kanchipuram – Mahabalipuram – Madurai – Thekkady – Alleppey – Kovalam – Trivandrum – Bangalore – Mysore|
|Tour Price:||On Request/- Enquire Now|
Day 1: Arrival in Chennai
Upon your arrival in Chennai you will be greeted by our tour representative at your point of arrival. He will assist you and get you checked in to your allotted hotel here fir an overnight stay.
Day 2: Chennai – Kanchipuram – Mahabalipuram – Chennai
After a delicious breakfast in the morning you will be taken for a guided full day excursion tour of Kanchipuram and Mahabalipuram which is also referred as the city of a thousand temples. In Kanchipuram you will be taken for visit to the iconic structures located here whereas in Mahabalipuram you will be taken for a visit to the famous temples here. These 2 towns are considered to be one of the holiest places of worship in India. Later on after taking in some beautifully created architectural masterpieces you will be assisted back to your hotel in Chennai for an overnight stay.
Day 3: Chennai – Madurai (Overnight in Train)
Post breakfast meal in the morning you will be taken for a half a day tour of Chennai city. This will include visit to the famous museums and art and bronze gallery along with flower, fruit market, forts, marina beach etc.
Later on by late evening / night you will be assisted to the railway station where you will be boarding the train headed for Madurai. This will be an overnight journey.
Day 4: Madurai
Our tour representative will meet and greet you at the Madurai railway station upon your arrival. After getting checked in to your hotel here and freshening up you will be taken for a complete day of sightseeing tour in Madurai. Its sightseeing includes visit to the popular tourist destinations here like Meenakshi Sundareswarar temple. It would take almost the whole day to take a look at the whole magnificent place. By evening time you shall be transferred back to your hotel where you shall be staying for the night.
Day 5: Madurai – Thekkady
After breakfast in the morning your wildlife exploration of south India will commence where you will be transferred to the famous wildlife destination of Periyar or Thekkady. You can go on a soothing boat ride on the Periyar River located here or go on jeep safaris to spot some interesting birds, animals and insects. You will also get the opportunity to meet and interact with the local tribes and sub tribes residing here. By evening time your drive back to your hotel in Thekkady will begin marking an end to your adventurous day.
Day 6: Thekkady – Alleppey
After a delicious breakfast in the morning you will be transferred to your next destination of Alleppey. On reaching you shall be taken on your home here which will be a houseboat. You shall be staying for the night inside this houseboat.
Day 7: Alleppey – Kovalam
After having your breakfast in the morning and disembarking from the houseboat you shall be assisted for a transfer to your next destination of Kovalam which is a paradise for beach and nature lovers. On reaching you shall be duly checked in to your hotel for an overnight stay. The remainder of your day will be spent in leisure.
Day 8: Kovalam
This will be your day of leisure where you will be free to do anything. After breakfast in the morning you will be free to indulge in some quality leisure time by yourself at the beaches or some other scenic spots that adorn this region. You will be spending the night at your accommodation in Kovalam.
Day 9: Kovalam – Trivandrum – Bangalore
After having your breakfast in the morning you will be taken on a half day tour of Trivandrum which is also referred to as one of the most pious temple city of India. Here you will be made to visit the iconic temple of Padmanabhaswamy. Later on during afternoon you will be assisted to the railway station where you shall be made to board the train headed for Bangalore. This will be an overnight journey on the train.
Day 10: Arrival in Bangalore
By morning you will be reaching Bangalore where our tour representative will be present to greet you and transfer you to your hotel here from the railway station. After getting checked in to your hotel and freshening up you will be taken for a half day sightseeing tour of this garden city which will include visit to places like Lal Bagh, lotus pools, maharaja’s palace, government buildings, terraces, lush greenery and much more. After this you will be headed back to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 11: Bangalore – Mysore
After a delicious breakfast meal in the morning you shall be taken for a day trip to the historical and beautiful city of Mysore. On reaching you will get checked in to your hotel here after visiting the famous Srirangapatna Island en route. This place holds special significance in the history of India for being the former capital of Tipu Sultan. You shall be staying the night at the hotel in Mysore.
Day 12: Mysore
After having your breakfast in the morning you will be taken for a complete day of sightseeing of this ancient princely city. This sightseeing expedition will also include visit to places like the art gallery and the famous Chamundeshwari temple dedicated to Kali Maa and is located on the chandi hills. Finally you will be made to visit Somanathapura before heading back to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 13: Mysore – Chennai
After having breakfast in the morning the remainder of the time until your departure will be free for you to spend in leisure. By afternoon or evening you will proceed on to the railway station where you will be made to board the train headed for Chennai. This will be an overnight journey.
Day 14: Chennai Departure
On reaching Chennai railway station our tour representative will greet you and transfer you to the airport which will mark the end of your south India tour package with us. You will then be free to go to your desired destination along with a lifetime worth of memories.
- Complimentary breakfast meals as mentioned in the itinerary
- Pick up and drop off services
- Accommodation services for the said number of days as mentioned in the itinerary
- Transfer through private transportation
- Sightseeing in different places as mentioned above
- Train tickets
- Any extra charges or taxes
- Entrance fees if required to be paid while entering somewhere
- Anything not mentioned in the inclusions section above
- Any sort of personal expenses incurred
- Tipping, services of persona type like water bottles, meals, snacks etc.