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South India Cultural Tour
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South India Cultural Tour

Duration : 13 Nights & 14 Days
Destinations : Chennai – Kanchipuram – Mahabalipuram – Tanjore – Trichy – Madurai – Kanyakumari – Alleppey – Cochin – Ooty – Mysore – Belur – Halebid – Hassan – Bangalore – Chennai
South India is known for rich culture, tradition and cultural heritage. There are many ancient temples, magnificent monuments and heritage monuments in this region of India which are very popular among culture vultures. On your South India cultural tour planned by India Travel Partner you will have a brilliant opportunity to explore cultural heritage attractions of southern India. With this tour you will explore three states of southern India such as Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala. The highlights of this tour are Chennai, Kanchipuram, Mahabalipuram, Tanjore, Trichy, Madurai, Kanyakumari, Madurai, Kochi, Mysore, Hassan, Halebid, Belur, Bangalore, etc.
Travel Itinerary for South India Cultural Tour

Day 01 : Arrival in Chennai

India Travel Partner (ITP) representative greets you at Chennai Airport and transfer you to the hotel. Freshen up and relax. Later proceed on Chennai sightseeing tour. Chennai (formerly known as Madras) is the capital city of Tamil Nadu in South India. Established by East India Company, this historic city is the gateway to southern India. It is one of the oldest cities of the country. Enjoy sightseeing of Chennai visiting Gandhi Memorial, Kala Kshetra, Mylapore Temple, Art Gallery & Museum, etc. Spend evening at famous Marine Beach – one of the longest beaches in the world. Enjoy dinner and stay overnight at hotel.

Day 02 : Chennai – Kanchipuram –
Mahabalipuram

Take breakfast. Drive to Kanchipuram the City of Thousands Temples. Visit some of famous temples of this town. The town is also known for Silk Sarees. Continue your drive to Mahabalipuram. On arrival, ITP representative will transfer you to the hotel. Relax at beach and see breathtaking view of the sunset over the sea. Enjoy dinner and stay overnight at hotel.

Day 03 : Mahabalipuram – Tanjore
Have your breakfast at the hotel. See the spectacular sight of the sunrise over the sea at beach. Enjoy sightseeing tour of Mahabalipuram visiting the world famous Shore Temple and explore other historical monuments. In the afternoon drive to Tanjore. On arrival at Tanjore, ITP representative will transfer you to the hotel. Have dinner and stay overnight at hotel.

Day 04 : Tanjore – Trichy – Madurai
Have an early breakfast and then go for morning sightseeing tour of Tanjore. Visit the famous Brahadeswara Temple and other attractions of Tanjore. Later drive to Madurai visiting en route Ranganath temple and Rock Fort at Trichy. On arrival in Madurai, ITP representative will transfer you to a luxury hotel. Have dinner and stay overnight at hotel.

Day 05 : Madurai – Kanyakumari
Have a very hearty breakfast at the hotel. Visit the great Meenakshi Amman Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and his consort Parvati (Meenakshi). The temple is known for its magnificent towering gopurams. Also visit the King Tirumala's Palace, Great tank and Gandhi museum. Later, drive to Kanyakumari. Kanyakumari is a beach town and famous Hindu pilgrimage centre located in southernmost tip of India. On arrival at Kanyakumari, India Travel Partner representative will transfer you to the hotel. Visit the Kanyakumari Temple. Relax at beaches. Enjoy mesmerizing sunset view over the sea. Dinner and overnight will be at the hotel.

Day 06 : Kanyakumari – Alleppey
Take your breakfast at the hotel. See the spectacular view of sunrise at beach over the sea. Visit the Kanyakumari Temple. Also visit the Vivekananda Rock Memorial. Later drive to Alleppey. On arrival in Alleppey, ITP representative will assist you to transfer to a deluxe houseboat. Enjoy houseboat stay and backwater cruise. You will have a brilliant opportunity to explore superb nature beauty and experience amazing serenity. Houseboat stay is an unforgettable experience. Dinner and overnight stay will be onboard the houseboat.

Day 07 : Alleppey – Cochin
Take your breakfast on board the houseboat. Disembark the houseboat. Later, drive to Cochin (Kochi), the commercial capital of Indian state of Kerala. Upon arrival in Cochin (Kochi), ITP representative will transfer you to the hotel. Enjoy Kathkali dance show in the evening. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.

Day 08 : Cochin (Kochi)
Have a relaxed breakfast at the hotel. Embark on city tour of Kochi. Major attractions in this city include St Francis Church, Fort Kochi, Colonial Houses, Hill Palace Museum, Bolghatty Palace, Jewish Synagogue, Portuguese Churches, Mosques, Hindu Temples, Chinese Fishing Nets, etc. You may also enjoy boat cruise. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.

Day 09 : Cochin – Ooty
Have a relaxed breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, drive to Ooty, a picturesque hill town of southern India located in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Ooty is one of the most popular hill holiday resorts of India. It is a land of picturesque landscape gifted with endless natural beauty and scenic sites. Upon arrival at Ooty, ITP representative will transfer you to your pre-booked hotel. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.

Day 10 : Ooty
Have a very hearty breakfast at the hotel. Go for sightseeing in and around Ooty. Also known as Udhagamandalam, Ooty is one of the most popular hill holiday resorts of India. Copious nature beauty here will never fail to lure you. Located in the Blue Mountains of the Western Ghats, this picturesque hill station appeals a large number of tourists every year from all over the world. It has been very popular among nature lovers, families, fun seekers, and honeymooners. Towering mountains, lovely lakes, thick jungles, rambling grasslands, lush tea gardens, green plantations, forested hills, etc all are to fascinate tourists here. Major attractions in and around this picturesque hill town include Government Rose Garden, Ooty Lake, Stone House, Mountain Railway, Botanical Garden, Wax World Museum, St Stephen’s Church, Tribal Museum, etc. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.

Day 11 : Ooty – Mysore
Have a relaxed breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Mysore, a beautiful city located in Indian state of Karnataka. Upon arrival in Mysore, ITP representative will transfer you to the hotel. Freshen up and relax. In the afternoon, proceed for sightseeing tour Mysore visiting Mysore Palace, Chamundeshwari Temple, Nandi Bull, etc. In the evening, visit beautiful Brindavan Gardens known for exclusive lighting and colorful & musical water fountains. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.

Day 12 : Mysore – Belur – Halebid – Hassan
Take your breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Hassan in route visiting Belur and Halebid, the sister towns of Karnataka. Belur and Halebid are known for having many ancient temples with exquisite carving adorning their walls. Temples of Halebid and Belur are known as Architectural Wonders of South India. Upon arrival at Hassan, ITP representative will transfer you to the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.

Day 13 : Hassan – Shravanbelagola – Bangalore
After breakfast at the hotel, take excursion to Shravanbelagola – one of the most sacred pilgrimage centers for Jain devotees. Later, drive to Bangalore – the capital city of Indian state of Karnataka. On arrival in Bangalore, you will be transferred to the hotel pre-booked by India Travel Partner. Later proceed on city tour of Bangalore visiting Vidhan Soudha, Lalbagh Botanical Garden, Cubbon Park, Bull Temple, Tipu’s Sultan Palace, Bull Temple, MG Road, etc. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.

Day 14 : Bangalore – Chennai – Departure
India Travel Partner will provide you punctual transfer you Airport to board flight for Chennai. In Chennai, you will be assisted to transfer you to Chennai Airport to board flight back to your home/onward destination. South India Cultural tour ends.

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