South India Tour

Duration : 12 Days / 11 Nights
Attractions : Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Pondicherry, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana

Day 01 : Hyderabad Arrival: Local Sightseeing On arrival at Hyderabad airport, meet our tour representative who will be there for your smooth transfer to your already booked hotel. Check in at the hotel and get ready for the half day local sightseeing tour of Hyderabad. In our half day tour, you will be visiting Mecca Masjid also known as Makkah Masjid. It is one of the oldest mosques in Hyderabad and the largest mosques in India. Afterwards, we will head towards Faluknuma Palace, which is regarded as one of the finest palaces in Hyderabad. Next, we will be visiting Salarjung Museum. It is an art museum located at Darushifa that is listed among one of the three National Museums of India. Thereafter, we will head towards Charminar, a famous monument and mosque located in Hyderabad constructed in 1591 CE. Later, we will return back to the hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 02 : Hyderabad - Srisailam In the morning after breakfast, we will go out for Srisailam temple tour. We will be visiting Bhrama Ramba Mallikarjun Temple (Jyothir lingam), Sikharam and Sakshi Ganapathi Temple. At Mallikarjuna, the shrine of Lord Mallikarjuna is beautifully located on a flat top of Nallamalai Hills, Srisailam. It is believed to be one of the most ancient kshetras in India. Nallamalai is also named as Srigiri, Siridhan, Srinagam and Sriparvatha. For centuries, it has been a popular centre of Saivite pilgrimage. The importance of this Divya Kshetram is noted by the fact that while performing our daily household rituals we specify place of location of our reality with reference to Srisailam. An overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 03 : Srisailam – Tirupati After breakfast proceed for sightseeing of TIRUPATI – visit TIRUPATI Temple, AGASTYASWAMY Temple, CHANDRAGIRI Town, KAILASAKONA Waterfalls and KALYANI Dam. Overnight stay at hotel in TIRUPATI.

Day 04 : Tirupati to Kalahasti to Bangalore Today,early breakfast at hotel, after breakfast checkout from the hotel drive to Kalahasti, reach at kalahasti dharsan to Rahu-Ketu temple, later proceed to Bangalore. Visit Ravishakar Guruji Ashrama, Later Drop To hotel.

Day 05 : Bangalore – Shravana Belagola – Belur – Halebidu – Hassan After breakfast, check out of the hotel and drive to Shravanabelagola, one of the most important pilgrimage destinations in Jainism. The 57 feet tall statue of Gommateshvara Bahubali is the main attraction of Shravanabelagola. Then drive to Belur and Halebid, two tiny but beautiful heritage towns located in Hassan district. Belur and Halebid are home to several exquisite temples which reveal the artistry of Indian sculptors and the mastery of the temple builders of yore. Return to Hassan and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 06 : Hassan – Dharmastala - Udupi Then drive to Dharmasthala, the holy abode for Hindus. On arrival at Dharmasthala, visit to the Lord Manjunathaswamy Temple, the main attraction of Dharmasthala and have darshan of Lord Manjunatha (Shiva) and lunch at Temple Dining hall. Then visit to Rathnagiri (statue of Bhagawan Bahubali or Gommateshwara), Bidinede (Annappa) Betta. (If time permits, visit Sri Rama Kshetra, on the banks of river Nethravathi). Night Stay at the hotel.

Day 07 : Udupi – Mangalore - Coorg After morning breakfast, checkout and proceed to Coorg. Enroute visit visit the famous Udupi Sri Krishna Temple, Malpe St. Mary’s Island. Post lunch Pajaka Madhwacharya Birth place, Kunjarugiri Sri Durgadevi Temple, Ambalpady Sri Mahakali and Janardhana Temple, Kadiyali Sri Mahisha Mardini Temple. Later proceed to Coorg. Evening visit Raja's seat. Overnight stay at Coorg.

Day 08 : Coorg Early morning proceed to Nagarahole for Safari. Later visit Iruppu Falls. Night stay in Coorg.

Day 09 : Coorg – Mysore After morning breakfast, check out and proceed to Mysore. En route visit Srirangapatna. Here you will come across the entire town as an island enclosed by River Kaveri. Srirangapatna is also called Goutama Kshetram. The temple is one of the most important Vaishnavite shrines in South India,the Little Island Fortress Of Tipu Sultan. On arrival check in to hotel. After fresh up proceed to visit Maharaja’s Palace. The Palace of Mysore (also known as the Amba Vilas Palace) is a historical palace in the city of Mysore. It is the official residence and seat of the Wodeyars — the Maharajas of Mysore. Mysore Palace is now one of the most famous tourist attractions in India, after the Taj Mahal. Later evening visit Brindavan garden. It lies adjoining the Krishnarajasagara dam which is built across the river Kaveri. Overnight stay at Mysore.

Day 10 : Mysore - Guruvyur After breakfast drive to Guruvayoor. Visit Sri Krishna Temple. Night stay at hotel.

Day 11 : Gurvayur - Cochin After breakfast visit Sri Krishna Temple. Later go to Cochin for Cochin city tour. The sightseeing shows you the famous Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue, Jews Street, St. Francis church, Chinese fishing net, etc. Overnight stay at Kochi.

Day 12 : Cochin - Alleppy After breakfast proceed to Alleppy. Stay in Houseboat at back water Ride.

Day 13 : Alleppy – Trivandrum After breakfast proceed to Trivandrum. Later go for temple visit tour of Trivandrum city visiting the Padmanabhaswamy temple, Attukal Devi Temple, Pazhavangadi Ganapathi Temple, if time allows visit Napier Museum, Sri Chithira Art Gallery. Overnight stay at the resort in Trivendrum.

Day 14 : Trivandrum - Kanyakumari Post breakfast drive to Kanyakumari, the southernmost point of India, enroute visit Suchindram Temple. Kanyakumari is famous for its spectacular sunset and moonrise views in three seas sangam, and the fascinating temples and monuments. Arrive at Kanyakumari and visit the famous Kumari Amman Temple, Vivekananda and Gandhi Memorial, and the beautiful statue of Tiruvalluvar. In the evening enjoy a breathtaking view of sunset over the Indian Ocean at Kanyakumari and after sunset back to hotel. Overnight Stay At the Kanyakumari.

Day 15 : Kanyakumari – Rameshwaram After early breakfast check out from hotel and drive to RAMESHWARAM, on arrival check into hotel. Afternoon proceed for sightseeing of RAMESHWARAM – visit RAMANATHASWAMY Temple, AGNITHEERTHAM, RAMJHAROKA Temple, DHANUSHKODI and ADAM’S Bridge. Overnight stay at the hotel in RAMESHWARAM.

Day 16 : Rameshwaram - Madurai After breakfast proceed for sightseeing of MADURAI– visit THIRUMALAI NAYAK Palace, THIRUPPARANKUNDRAM temple, ALAGAR Koil and GANDHI Museum. Overnight stay at the Hotel in MADURAI.

Day 17 : Madurai - Tanjore – Tiruvanamalai In the morning drive to Chidambaram (Thillai) full of temples, the most famous being the Nataraja temple that covers an area of 40 acres. After lunch, drive towards Thanjavur visiting the Brass factory at Kumbakonam enroute. The Brahadeswara temple at Tanjore is another tourist attraction. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Tiruvanamalai. Visit Aruna Hall in Thiruvannamalai.

Day 18 : Tiruvannamalai – PondicherryVisit Aurobindo ashram and French colony.

Day 19 : Pondicherry – Kanchipuram – Chennai: After breakfast, Bhavnagar To Lothal ( Visit Indus Valley Civilization ) & then drive to Ahmedabad & then drop at Ahmedabad Airport to catch the flight for Delhi . [ 250 Kms / 5 Hrs ]