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24 Days South India Tour Package From Chennai to Bangalore

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DAY 1 : Embarking on Chennai's Rich Tapestry

Upon arrival at Chennai International Airport, you will receive prompt assistance for a seamless transfer to your hotel. After settling in, embark on an exciting Chennai Capital City tour. In the afternoon, explore some of the significant sightseeing places that Chennai has to offer. Begin with a visit to Fort St. George, followed by St. Mary's Church and St. Thomas Church. Take a leisurely stroll along the iconic Marina Beach and marvel at its beauty. Lastly, immerse yourself in the spiritual ambiance of Kapaleeswarar Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, one of the principal deities of Hindus. Enjoy an overnight stay in Chennai, embracing the city's rich cultural heritage.

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DAY 2 : Traversing Temples and Ancient Whispers

In the morning, prepare yourself for the Kanchipuram Temple Tour. Embark on a journey to the Silk City, known as "Kanchipuram", a historic capital of the Pallava dynasty that reigned between the 7th and 8th centuries. Explore the renowned Ekambareswarar Temple, which is dedicated to Lord Shiva and boasts towering structures and grand halls adorned with intricately carved pillars. Afterwards, proceed to the Kailasanathar Temple, a remarkable religious site dedicated to Lord Shiva and a remarkable example of Pallava architecture. This temple, constructed in the 8th century, showcases exquisitely carved sculptures. Enjoy a delightful lunch in the city before continuing your drive to Mahabalipuram, an ancient port city of the Pallavas. Unwind and relax at a beach resort, and spend the night in Mahabalipuram.

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DAY 3 : Mahabalipuram: Unveiling Ancient Marvels

In the morning, embark on a tour of the renowned World Heritage UNESCO Sites in Mahabalipuram. Begin by visiting the Sea Shore Temple, a sacred place dedicated to Lord Shiva and Vishnu. Next, explore the Five Rathas, an extraordinary monolithic structure showcasing the Pallavas' distinctive architectural style. Conclude your tour with visits to Arjuna's Penance, Varaha Cave, and Krishna's Butter Ball. Take a leisurely stroll through the streets where skilled artisans craft exquisite stone sculptures. Finally, return to your hotel for another night's stay in Mahabalipuram.

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DAY 4 : Expedition: Pondicherry Prowess

Drive to Pondicherry in the morning and proceed with the hotel check-in. Commence your Pondicherry City Tour in the late afternoon. Explore the renowned Sri Aurobindo Ashram, a spiritual retreat dedicated to Sri Aurobindo and "The Mother". Additionally, visit the iconic "Church of the Sacred Heart" and "Notre dame des Anges", as well as the vibrant French colony and local markets. Experience the bustling commercial streets on a rickshaw ride. Finally, unwind and relax at the hotel before enjoying an overnight stay in Puducherry.

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DAY 5 : Heritage Trail: Temples and Tales

After breakfast, embark on a heritage tour in Kumbakonam. Along the way, make a stop at the renowned Nataraja temple in Chidhambaram, dedicated to Lord Shiva. Continue your journey to explore the famous Shiva Temple in Gangai konda cholapuram, a remarkable architectural marvel constructed by the Chola dynasty in the 11th century. This temple holds the prestigious distinction of being a World-Protected UNESCO Site. Enjoy a delicious lunch in the city of Kumbakonam. In the late afternoon, pay a visit to the Airavatesvara Temple, a magnificent 12th-century Chola temple located in the quaint village of Darasuram. Finally, conclude your day by driving back to the hotel for an overnight stay in Kumbakonam.

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DAY 6 : Artistic Expedition: Sculpted Marvels and Rocking Views

Start your day by embarking on the Thanjavur Sculptural Tour. Explore the renowned Thanjavur Art Gallery, home to an impressive collection of sculptures and statues. Delve into the rich history and culture of the region at the Saraswati Mahal Library Museum. Marvel at the architectural marvel that is the Brihadeeswara Temple, also known as the Big Temple, a World Heritage Monument constructed by the Chola dynasty in the 10th century. In the afternoon, immerse yourself in the art of bronze casting and Tanjore paintings at the bronze-making artist's village. Afterwards, proceed to Trichy and ascend the Rockfort Uchchipillayar Temple, where you can pay homage to a small Ganesha Temple and enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of the city from the summit. Conclude your day with an overnight stay in Trichy.

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DAY 7 : Spiritual Exploration: Tranquil Rivers and Timeless Heritage

In the morning, explore the renowned sites such as 'Amma Mandapam' - the sacred banks of River Cauvery, where you can witness the Hindu customs performed after the cremation. It is fascinating to observe the rituals conducted by the Hindus under the guidance of the priest. Afterward, embark on a spiritual tour of Srirangam and visit the renowned Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, the most significant pilgrimage center for the Hindus. Proceed to Madurai and visit the famous Gandhi Museum, housed in a Queen's Summer Palace, showcasing the life of Gandhi through exhibits. Continue your journey with the Madurai Heritage Tour and visit the impressive Thirumalai Nayaka Palace, built in the 16th century with grand pillars. In the evening, visit the Meenakshi Amman Temple, dedicated to Goddess Parvati, and the thousand-pillared hall adorned with captivating sculptures. Enjoy an overnight stay in Madurai.

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DAY 8 : Tranquil Odyssey: Blossoming Beginnings and Coastal Marvels

Begin your day by exploring the flower market, where an array of beautiful flowers awaits you. Later, embark on a Kanyakumari City Trip and visit significant landmarks such as the Vivekananda Rock Memorial, accessible only by ferry, which houses a temple dedicated to the revered philosopher and saint Swami Vivekananda. While on the ferry, marvel at the colossal Thiruvalluvar Statue, a tribute to the great Tamil poet who authored 1330 verses on the morals of human life. Pay a visit to the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial and Kumari Amman Temple before witnessing the breathtaking sunset. Conclude your day with a relaxing stay at your hotel in Kanyakumari.

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DAY 9 : Retreat in Kovalam: Coastal Bliss

After enjoying breakfast, proceed to Kovalam and indulge in a serene beach resort. Spend the night in Kovalam for a rejuvenating experience.

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DAY 10 : Coastal Bliss: Seaside Serenity

You have a leisure day to unwind and rejuvenate. Additionally, you can extend your stay in Kovalam for another night.

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DAY 11 : Alleppey House Boat Tour: Floating Tranquility

Today is the perfect day to indulge in the Alleppey House Boat Tour. Following breakfast, make your way to Alleppey, also known as "the land of backwaters". Upon arrival, check in to your houseboat and savor a delectable lunch while cruising along the Vembanadu Lake for approximately 5 hours. As evening approaches, your boat will dock near a village where you can enjoy dinner on board. Rest comfortably in the houseboat, with air conditioning available from 8:30 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Your overnight stay will be in Alappuzha.

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DAY 12 : Thekkady Expedition: Spice Trails and Cultural Tales

Today, you have the opportunity to embark on a captivating Spice Plantation Tour. Begin your journey by driving to Thekkady, a region that marks the boundary between Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Upon arrival in Thekkady, partake in a guided visit to the enchanting Spice plantations, where you will gain insight into the medicinal properties of various spices such as cardamom, vanilla, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, green chilly, and pepper. Immerse yourself in the evening by attending the mesmerizing Kalaripayattu Martial Arts Show, performed in the Malayalam Language. Additionally, you have the option to indulge in an Elephant Ride and experience a rejuvenating Traditional Ayurvedic Massage. Conclude your day with an overnight stay in Thekkady.

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DAY 13 : Adventure in Thekkady, Retreat to Munnar: Wild Waters and Majestic Peaks

This day offers an opportunity to embark on an exhilarating Adventure Tour in Thekkady. Commence the day with a delightful boat ride in the serene Periyar Forest Lake. Following a satisfying breakfast, proceed towards the captivating Munnar Hill Station for a memorable tour. Take a moment to relax and rejuvenate in the tranquil hill resort before retiring for the night in Munnar.

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DAY 14 : Munnar to Cochin: Cultural Odyssey

After driving to Cochin (Kochi), embark on the Cochin City Tour. Later in the evening, partake in the captivating Kerala Traditional Dance Show known as "KATHAKALI". The makeup session for this enthralling performance commences at 05:30 PM, providing you with the opportunity to witness the artists' transformation and capture memorable photographs. Conclude the day with an overnight stay in Kochi.

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DAY 15 : Kochi Exploration: Historical Echoes and Architectural Marvels

After having breakfast, proceed to the Mattancherry Palace (Dutch Palace), Jewish Synagogue, and Jew Town. Return to Fort Cochin and explore significant monuments and churches dating back to the 15th and 16th centuries. Begin with a visit to St. Francis Church, the oldest Protestant church constructed by the Portuguese in 1510. Here, you will have the opportunity to view the tomb of the renowned Portuguese Sailor Vasco-da-Gama. Next, continue to Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, a Catholic Church, followed by the Dutch Cemetery and Chinese Fishing nets. Conclude the day with another overnight stay in Kochi.

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DAY 16 : Journey to Ooty: Hill Station Retreat

In the morning, embark on a scenic drive to explore another hill station destination in Ooty. Along the way, make a brief stop at Coonoor to board the renowned Nilgiri Mountain Train, which will transport you to Ooty (Udagamandalam). Your dedicated tour driver will conveniently drop you off at the railway junction and be ready to pick you up upon your arrival. Proceed to the hotel and indulge in a well-deserved rest at the hill resort. Enjoy an overnight stay in the picturesque surroundings of Ooty.

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DAY 17 : Ooty Exploration: Blooms and Aromas

Explore the renowned Botanical Garden and Rose Garden during the morning hours. Take a leisurely stroll through the spice markets. Unwind and relax at the hill resort. Extend your stay for another night in Ooty.

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DAY 18 : Adventure in Bandipur: Into the Wilderness

Today, you have the opportunity to embark on an adventurous trip in Bandipur. Explore the Elephant Camp and engage in various optional forest activities. Please note that activities such as bird watching and nature walks are not included in the package. For information regarding the cost of each activity, kindly reach out to the resort directly. Enjoy your pleasant stay at the Forest Resort and experience an overnight stay in Bandipur.

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DAY 19 : Mysore Heritage Tour: Regal Splendor and Cultural Odyssey

Mysore Heritage Tour. Begin the day by embarking on a drive to Mysore (Mysuru), also known as the "Silk City". Explore the significant landmarks of Mysore, starting with a visit to the magnificent Mysore Maharaja Palace. This grand complex, constructed in the 19th century, showcases the architectural brilliance of Italian architect Henry Irwin and was commissioned by the Wodeyars. Next, proceed to Chamundi Hills to witness the renowned Chamundeshwari Temple and Bull Temple. Afterward, take some time to relax at the hotel before enjoying an overnight stay in Mysuru.

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DAY 20 : Mysuru Exploration: Market Charms and Ancient Marvels

This day offers a wonderful opportunity to indulge in the In the morning, visit the Devarajah Market, an old market housed in a heritage building. In the afternoon, visit the Somnathpur Chenna Keshava Temple, which was built in the 12th century by the Hoysala Dynasty. This temple is very impressive, with beautiful sculptures and ornate pillars. Have a drive to Srirangapatna to visit the historical and capital city of the great Muslim warrior "Tipu Sultan". Return back to Mysore. Have a rest at the hotel. One more night in Mysuru.

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DAY 21 : Sculptural Tour in Hassan: Monolithic Marvels

Following breakfast, embark on a Sculptural Tour in Hassan with a stop at the renowned Jain pilgrimage center, "Shravanabelogola". Here, witness the impressive monolithic statue of Gomateshwara towering at a height of 17m atop a hill. For those unable to climb the 650 km ascent, DOLI services are available for hire. After the visit, resume your drive and take a break at a nearby hotel for an overnight stay in Hassan.

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DAY 22 : Architectural Trip in Hassan: Architectural Elegance

Today is the perfect occasion to indulge in an Architectural Trip in Hassan. Explore the Hoysaleshwara temple located in the quaint village of Halebid and the Chenna Kesava Temple in Belur. These magnificent temples, dating back to the 12th century, showcase the intricate architecture of the Hoysala dynasty. Conclude the day by returning to the hotel for another night's stay in Hassan.

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DAY 23 : Bengaluru Exploration: Garden City Charms

In the morning, embark on a scenic tour of Bangalore, also known as Bengaluru, exploring its renowned attractions such as the Lal Bagh Gardens and Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace. Proceed with your journey, taking a moment to relax and rejuvenate at a comfortable hotel. Enjoy an overnight stay in the vibrant city of Bengaluru.

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DAY 24 : Departure from Bengaluru: Homeward Bound

As per your flight itinerary, you will be relocated to Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru today for your journey back home.

Sightseeing Places to Visit in This Tour Package

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fort st. george

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St. Thomas Church

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Marina Beach Chennai

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Kapaleeswarar Temple

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Ekambareswarar Temple

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Mahabalipuram

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Chidambaram Nataraja Temple

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Gangai Konda Cholapuram

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Brihadeeswara Temple

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