Duration: 21 Nights / 22 Days.
Location: Kerala and South India
Best season:November to March
Category: Cultural, Heritage, and Nature Tour
Covering: Chennai > Mahabalipuram > Pondicherry> Tanjore, > Chettinadu Kanadukathan > Madurai,> Kovalam > Trivandrum > Varkala > Alleppey (Kerala backwaters on a house boat) > Thekkady > Munnar > Cochin > Ooty > Mysore> Bangalore
You can take it: As a private, personalized tour (tour dates would be of your choice).
Special about the tour:
This tour offers a chance to experience the most beautiful and lovely region of South India, while exploring the three different states Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnatak. You will experience the World heritage monuments, natural beauty, with a lifetime experience on the UNESCO Heritage site and the Steam engine Trainin India-- “The Nilgiri Mountain Railways of India” to the hill station tour to Ooty.
This exciting, Authentic India tour starts from the state of Tamil Nadu at Chennai to Mahabalipuram –famous for its rock cut monolith temples and is one of the 16 world heritage sights been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We will visit the Pondicherry also known as “The French Riviera of the East”, we will visit the exquisitely carved grand Hindu temples of Tanjore and Madurai– Some of these temples are the biggest Hindu temples in India and represent the ancient Dravidian cultures which flourished between 6th to 9th century. On the tour we continue to visit the Heritage village , with Bull cart ride and traditional Chettinad food at Kanadukathan.
Further the tour will take you to Kerala, well known as God’s own country and will visit the picturesque beautiful beaches of Kovalam and Varkala which are the most beautiful beaches of Kerala and is described as the ‘Paradise of the South India’. We will also visit Alleppey, known as the ‘Venice of the East’, famous for its backwaters full of immense natural beauty. The traditional wooden houseboats also enhance the beauty of these backwaters. Overnight experience on these houseboats will fascinate you and will provide you to see the local people from much closer.
A visit to the places like Thekkady ( Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary & Tiger Reserve) famous for its wildlife sanctuary & Tiger reserve and thick forests, with a boat tour to wildlife sanctuary, a visit to the elephant camp and spice plantation tour, tribal dance show will leave you with a lifetime memorable experience..!
We will also visit Munnar- the breathtakingly beautiful place with magnificent mountains, lakes, flora and fauna , tea gardens and Eravikulam national park famous for Nilgiri Tahr,we will also visit Fort Cochin – known as Queen of Arabian Sea, which is the vibrant city and considered as the most important city on the west coast, where we will attend the Kathakali classical art/dance performance .
We will also visit Ooty in the Nilgiri Hills (Karnataka) —where we will ride the World famous UNESCO Heritage — The Nilgiri Mountain Railways of India, still run with the help of steam engine, further visit to Mysore Palace and fly from Bangalore at the end.
Each day of this tour itinerary offers an opportunity to explore superb historic architecture, exquisitely carved temples, oldest churches and natural attractions including various kinds of wildlife, spice plantations, tea gardens, beautiful calm hill stations, picturesque beaches, lakes, back water canals, cultural diversity and much– much more. It also provides you a chance to meet the locals on the way and to enjoy the local exotic cuisine on Banana leaf, visit the local fruits, flowers and vegetable markets, a chance to enjoy the world famous Ayurveda body message therapies, traditional classical performing arts and folk dances, elephant rides, bull cart ride, bicycle rickshaw ride etc.
You travel at your own pace and will stop at villages and towns on the way to get an insight into the daily life of the people. Your knowledgeable guide/ tour escort is with you throughout the trip to all the famous sights and makes history and culture come alive through the stories that unfold throughout the journey and will make your tour a memorable tour in India which is unparalleled and unforgettable!
The same tour can be taken as the Honeymoon tour to South India, Mountain Railways of India tour, Kerala Backwater and Beach Holiday tour, South India Tour Package, Nilgiri Hill Railways Tours, wildlife and nature tour to Nilgiri, Spice plantation tour to Kerala, Private tour to South India, Private tour to Kerala and Nilgiri Mountain Railways, customized tour to Kerala and south India.
Mahabalipuram (02 Nights) > Pondicherry ( 02 Nights) > Tanjore, ( 01 night) > Chettinadu Kanadukathan ( 01 night) > Madurai ( 01 night) > Kovalam Beach ( 02 nights) > Varkala (01 Night) > Alleppey (Kerala backwaters on a house boat) –( 01 night) > Thekkady ( 02 night) > Munnar ( 02 night) > Cochin ( 02 night) > Ooty ( 02 night) > Mysore, ( 02 night) > Bangalore ( 01 night) .
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Please Note-: We can tailor this trip to suit your specific requirements and any aspect of the itinerary can be altered, from excursions to accommodation as per your available time.