Discovering South India either for the first time or all over again is memorable. The journey will enrich you with facts of history which differ completely from the rest of the world. Ranging from food to places to visit, everything is different in southern India. You will see women wearing flowers in their hair, eating food on a banana leaf, visiting temples and much more. It’s a splendid experience in each possible manner. A rendezvous with southern India should be done once in life.
Experiencing South India all over again
Places Covered: Chennai (Madras) – Trichy (Tiruchirappalli) – Madurai – Periyar (Thekkady) -Cochin (Kochi) -Bangalore – Mysore – Chennai (Madras)
Destinations Covered:Chennai (Madras) – Trichy (Tiruchirappalli) – Madurai – Periyar (Thekkady) -Cochin (Kochi) -Bangalore – Mysore – Chennai (Madras)
Arrive in Chennai
After arrival in Chennai, the guests will be taken to the hotel where they can relax after their long journey. They will have the rest of the day to themselves and they can visit the nearby markets for shopping and can explore the cafes surrounding the hotel.
Starting by seeking the deity’s blessings at ESCKON, Sri Krishna Temple followed by major tourist attractions like Commercial street, Cubbon park, Lalbagh Botanical Gardens, Tipu’s palace, Bull temple, Vidhana Soudha, M G Road, Bangalore Museum and Ulsoor lake. Overnight stay at hotel.
We begin our day from Trichy
The beautiful city of Trichy is famous for Mahabalipuram & Kanchipuram. The former is known for its enriching history. Both the places are known for their beautiful architecture of the ancient age. Kanchipuram is the capital of Pallava’s city of temple and shrines. Kanchipuram is also famous for its silk attires.
Mahabalipuram is built in Dravidian architecture. The ancient city remains can still be viewed on the sea-shore. Seven pagodas is a popular site there.
The next day begins by exploring the city where Chola dynasty was built. The city has many historical landmarks. Visiting rock fort based 434 steps in the hills to seek blessings of Ganpati in the temple and a little further from Shiva in his temple is another landmark. After the long day of experiencing Trichy, guests return to the hotel.
A rendezvous with Trichy Madurai
Madurai is one of the most beautiful cities to visit anytime of the year. The guests will be taken there through Tanjore, an enriching experience for the guests. Tanjore is another place where Chola dynasty has its roots. The beautiful Chola temple of Brihadeshwara is a must visit. It exhibits uniqueness and beauty. Tourists from across the world visit Tanjore to experience the amicable culture.
Beautiful temples in Madurai
The city is of great significance as it has been ruled by different dynasties over a period of time and hence offers a range of places to see, such as Meenakshi temple dedicated to lord Shiva, Tirumalanayak palace, which has a breath-taking architecture and Tiruparakundran rock temple. The rest of the afternoon will be given to the guests who wish to explore the nearby places. Our guides can also accompany them in their quest to explore the places. You will have an overnight stay in the city itself and move to our next destination the following morning.
adventure day in Madurai Periyar (Thekkady)
No trip is complete without having a safari experience. While visiting Periyar national park in the morning, you can catch a glimpse of various animals. There is a small lake in the vicinity called Periyar Lake where guests can take a boat ride and enjoy the serene beauty. The park is surrounded by beautiful mountain ranges in the backdrop. Guests can capture these moments forever and make it a memorable day. For the night, guests will stay in the resort in Periyar.
Periyar Cochin (Kochi)
The entire day will be spent in travelling; guides will discuss about Cochin and the places which you will cross in the way.
Arriving in Cochin
One of the most beautiful cities of India, It lies amidst lush green meadows. The morning tour begins with touring Cochin. The guests will be taken to Vasco-de-Gama to see Jewish synagogue, Portuguese churches, mosques, temples. The rest of the day is for the guests to explore Cochin and then spend the night in hotel and start for the next destination following morning.
Cochin Bangalore Mysore
The entire day will be devoted to travelling. You shall reach Bangalore by flight and spend the day undertaking a road trip to Mysore where we shall stay overnight.
Cochin Bangalore Mysore
Located 200 km away from Bangalore, Belur and Halebid are historical palaces built with lot of attention to details. Belur and Halebid are 16 km away from each other and each has a set of temples within their own respective complex. Each has beautiful wall portraits of various gods exhibiting beautiful art of Hoysala dynasty.
Cochin Bangalore Mysore
The city will leave an indelible mark in the minds of people, exhibiting panoramic view from the top of Chamundi hill which is a home to Chamundeshwari temple. The day will begin by visiting palace of maharaja constructed in the year 1911. The architecture of the palace is built in ancient style, having several domes, archways, turrets and beautiful sculptures and artefacts which make it look magnificent. Other places to see are Nandi hill and art gallery.