Tour Type
Day Tours

A 12-Day South India Odyssey: Exploring the Rich Cultural Tapestry

10 Days 9 Nights

Tour Details

Embark on a mesmerizing 12-day journey through the enchanting landscapes and vibrant cultures of South India. This carefully planned itinerary will take you through the diverse states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh, offering a blend of history, spirituality, natural beauty, and culinary delights.

  • Fort St. George: Explore the historic fort and the Museum showcasing colonial artifacts.
  • Marina Beach: Stroll along one of the longest urban beaches in the world.
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site: Discover the stunning rock-cut monuments and Shore Temple.
  • French Quarter: Wander through streets with colonial architecture and vibrant colors.
  • Brihadeeswarar Temple: Witness the grandeur of this UNESCO-listed architectural marvel.
  • Meenakshi Amman Temple: Marvel at the intricate Dravidian architecture and vibrant markets.
  • Tea Plantations: Wander through the lush greenery of Munnar's renowned tea estates.
  • Eravikulam National Park: Discover diverse flora and fauna in the Western Ghats.
  • Houseboat Cruise: Experience the unique charm of Kerala's backwaters.
  • Kerala Cuisine: Savor delicious regional dishes on the houseboat.
Basic Information
South India
Departure Time
07.30 AM GMT
Return Time
17.00 PM GMT
English, Hindi
  • Parking and Toll tax
  • Pick and Drop at time of arrival/departure
  • English-Speaking Guide: Knowledgeable guides to accompany you throughout the tour, providing valuable insights and assistance.
  • All tours and transfers by Personal Car is included
Not Included
  • Camera fee
  • Travel Insurance: Participants are encouraged to arrange their travel insurance to cover unforeseen events and emergencies.
  • Meals and Beverages: Meals and beverages not specified in the itinerary are not included in the tour package.
  • Personal Expenses: Expenses such as souvenirs, laundry, telephone calls, and additional activities beyond the itinerary are not covered.
  • Gratuities: Tipping for guides, drivers, and hotel staff is not included and is at the discretion of the traveler.
  • Optional Activities: Costs associated with optional activities and excursions not mentioned in the itinerary are the responsibility of the traveler.

Tour Plans

  • Day 1-3Chennai - The Gateway to South India

    Begin your journey in Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu. Explore the historic Fort St. George, stroll along Marina Beach, and visit the vibrant Kapaleeshwarar Temple. Indulge in the local cuisine with a visit to Mylapore and sample traditional dishes like dosa and filter coffee. On day 3, take a day trip to Mahabalipuram to witness its UNESCO World Heritage Site monuments and relax by the Shore Temple.

  • Day 4-6Pondicherry - A Glimpse of French Influence

    Travel to Pondicherry, a charming town with a French flair. Explore the French Quarter with its colonial architecture, visit Auroville, and experience the unique blend of Indian and French cultures. Relax on the serene beaches and savor French and South Indian cuisines at local cafes. Don't miss the spiritual ambiance at the Aurobindo Ashram.

  • Day 7-8Thekkady - Wildlife Safari and Spice Plantations:

    Head to Thanjavur to witness the Brihadeeswarar Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the Tanjore Palace and visit local art and craft workshops. Continue to Trichy, where the Rock Fort Temple offers panoramic views of the city. Dive into the cultural richness with a visit to Srirangam, one of the largest functioning temples in the world.

  • Day 9-10Madurai - City of Temples

    Madurai beckons with its iconic Meenakshi Amman Temple. Marvel at its intricate architecture and vibrant markets in the surrounding area. Explore the historic Thirumalai Nayak Palace and take a boat ride in the Vaigai River. Immerse yourself in the local flavors by trying the famous Madurai street food.

  • Day 11-12Munnar and Alleppey - Nature's Bounty

    Depart for Munnar, nestled in the Western Ghats, famous for its tea plantations and lush greenery. Explore the tea estates, visit the Eravikulam National Park, and breathe in the fresh mountain air. On the final day, head to Alleppey, known for its enchanting backwaters. Enjoy a houseboat cruise, witness village life, and savor delicious Kerala cuisine.


Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the best time to visit South India?

    South India is best visited from October to March when the weather is more pleasant and suitable for exploring the diverse landscapes.

  • What should I pack for the trip?

    Pack comfortable clothing, sunscreen, a hat, and comfortable walking shoes. Don't forget essentials like a camera, chargers, and any specific medications.

  • Are meals included in the tour package?

    The tour includes some meals, but not all. Participants will have the opportunity to explore local cuisines at recommended restaurants.

  • Are English-speaking guides provided at each destination?

    Yes, knowledgeable and English-speaking guides will accompany the group at key attractions to provide insights and enhance the overall experience.

  • Can special dietary requirements be accommodated?

    The tour operator can accommodate special dietary requirements with advance notice. Participants are encouraged to communicate any dietary restrictions during the booking process.

  • Can I try local Kerala cuisine, and is it suitable for vegetarians?

    Yes, Kerala offers a rich variety of cuisine. You can try local dishes like dosa, idli, appam, and seafood specialties. Kerala cuisine caters to vegetarians with a range of delicious vegetarian options.

  • How can I book the tour?

    Booking can be done through the official website of the tour operator or through authorized travel agencies. Ensure to check the availability of slots and make reservations in advance.

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