The Southern Odyssey
| Best among the South India Luxury Tours |
16 Nights & 17 Days Destinations : Chennai – Mahabalipuram – Tanjore – Madurai – Periyar – Kumarakom – Alleppey – Kochi – Bangalore – Mysore – Bangalore
This luxury South India tour offered by Alluring India, encompass a very distinct experience as compared to North India’s tours. It is almost like visiting another country altogether. The temple trails from Chennai to Mahabalipuram, Tanjore, Trichy and Madurai would fascinate those interested in vivid architectures, heritage and cultural aspects of these temple towns. This is undoubtedly one of the best south India tour packages, as one gets to visit all the major 3 states in south – Tamil Nadu, Karnataka & God’s own country – Kerala!
Major attractions of this south India luxury tour packages are exploring the various temple architecture, wildlife, beaches & culture of South India. Explore the French Quarter in Pondicherry, the stunning yellow buildings with white outlines. Since Pondicherry was a French colony till 1954 its influence had a long-lasting impression in its building architecture. Beaches of Mahabalipuram offer a fine blend of historical significance & natural beauty to the visitors. Another attraction of this south India luxury tour is a visit to the Periyar spice garden. You get brief information about different Indian spices & its use in Ayurvedic medicines. Witness the ‘Kalaripatthu’ dance presentation- Kerala’s local dance art form. The backwater cruise in Kerala will provide a lifetime memorable experience.
- One of the most popular south India luxury tours, this tour showcases a mesmerizing architectural extravaganza.
- The French Quarters and a modern Ashram in Pondicherry.
- Beaches at Mahabalipuram and Chennai.
- A short Jungle trek and exploring the spice gardens in Periyar.
- Witness a ‘Kalaripatthu’ dance presentation depicting the local dance art form of Kerala.
- Cruise the serene backwaters of Kerala in our exclusive and luxurious houseboats.
Program SummaryLike most tour packages in south India, this tour also commences at Chennai, followed by a drive to Mahabalipuramon the third day to visit Arjuna Penance, The five Rathas&The Shore Temple. You will then drive to Trichy and do some local sightseeing. On the sixth and seventh day you visit Tanjore and Madurai. Ninth day will be the drive to Periyar where you will visit the Spice Gardens& enjoy a short jungle trek. After spending some leisurely time on the serene backwaters of Kumarakom, you will proceed to Kochi. On the 13th day, you will fly from Kochi to Bengaluru and after spending 2 nights here, you will drive to Mysore. On the last day of your luxury south India tour, you will drive back to Bengaluru Airport for further flight connection. Undoubtedly, this is one of the best south India tour packages covered in a leisurely manner.
ExclusionsPersonal expenses such as cold drinks, laundry charges, telephone calls, portrage, excess luggage charges, tips, mineral water & all other items of personal nature & also food & drinks not forming part of itinerary | Airfare from home country to India| Any other item which is not included in tour land price includes section..
For the most comfortable and enjoyable South India tour experience, the best time to travel is from October to March as it is winter season in India. As these places lie on the coastal belt its quite hot and humid here in other months. This south India tour package ensures a smooth journey from one state to another and minimum flight travel. There are direct flights from Kochi to Bengaluru. Mysore, however, does not have an airport and hence one has to travel back to Bengaluru for further flight connectivity. To get the best value for money, booking the tour 6 months prior is recommended. Traveling from April to September is not recommended during the summer season as the temperature is very hot & humid. Also during the rainy season, south India receives more rainfall. Hence, it is advisable to travel during the winter in India.