South India Holidays

Duration: 19 Days / 18 Nights

Destination Covered: Mumbai-Mysore-Nagarhole National park-Coonoor-Cochin-Periyar-Madurai-Karaikadi-Tanjore-Pondicherry-Fisherman’s Cove-Chennai


 Day 1: Mumbai On reaching Mumbai airport, meet representative who’ll escort you to one of our listed hotels. Check-in at the hotel to enjoy the cozy comfort of its room. After resting for a while, embark on a sightseeing tour of Mumbai. The major tourist attractions of Mumbai include Hazi Ali Dargah, Elephanta caves, Prince of wales museum, Aksa beach and the Mahalakshmi temple. Return to the hotel of dinner and overnight stay.


Day 2: Mumbai – Mysore Next morning after breakfast, board a flight to Bangalore from the Mumbai airport to reach Mysore. On reaching Bangalore, meet our representative who’ll arrange a smooth transfer for you to Mysore. Enjoy the drive to this second cleanest city in India.


On reaching Mysore check-in at one of our listed hotels. Rest and relax for the entire day in your hotel room. In the evening move out to explore the beautiful Brindavan Gardens. Also enjoy the “musical fountain” light and music show at the garden. In the evening return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.


Day 3: Mysore Post breakfast, embark on a sightseeing tour of Mysore. The major tourist attractions of Mysore scheduled for the day include Mysore Palace, Chamundi Hills,Jagmohan Palace and Art Gallery and the Lalit Mahal Palace. After lunch visit proceed to visit St. Philomenas Church. In the evening explore the Karanji Kere a small lake to enjoy a small trip of boating. After the boating excursion return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.


Day 4: Mysore – Nagarhole National park In the morning after breakfast, drive straight to Nagarhole National Park. Situated at a distance of 90 Kms in the southwest of Mysore the park is home to varied variety of wildlife. On reaching Nagarhole National Park, check-in at one of our listed wildlife resort.


After resting for a while, move out to explore the park on a private jeep /elephant safari. The park offers the opportunity to see elephants from close up in their natural habitat. Stay the night at the wildlife resort.


Day 5: Nagarhole National Park Next morning before dusk leave your wildlife resort for another round of jeep safari. Enjoy the company of a Forest Department guide who will help you exploring the park better. Later in the day visit the Irup falls. Trek for one kilometer to reach the fall. Spend the evening at leisure. Enjoy dinner and overnight stay at the resort.


Day 6: Nagarhole National Park – Coonoor Post breakfast in the morning leave for Coonoor. It is a popular tourist stop because of its impressive views of the lush green Nilgiri hills. On reaching Coonoor, get accommodated at one of our listed hotels. Rest and relax for the day in the cozy comfort of your hotel room.


In the evening you may enjoy a leisurely walk through the tea gardens, one of the major draws of the area. Enjoy dinner and overnight stay at the hotel room.


Day 7: Coonoor After breakfast, move out for a sightseeing tour of Coonoor. The major tourist attractions of Coonoor scheduled for the day include Droog Fort, Catherine Falls, Dolphin’s Nose, Hidden Valley and the Lamb’s rock. The area surrounding Coonoor offers the perfect landscape for activities like trekking and hiking. You may opt for trekking or hiking. Enjoy dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.


Day 8: Coonoor – Cochin In the morning after breakfast drive south to the Malabar Coast to reach Cochin. Over the centuries the Postuguese, Dutch and British have all influenced this fascinating city. On reaching Cochin, check-in at one of our listed hotels. After resting for a while embark on a sightseeing tour of Cochin. The major tourist attractions for the day include Mattancherry Palace, St. Francis Church and the Jewish Synagogue. Stay the night at the hotel.


Day 9: Cochin Next morning after breakfast, enjoy a full day excursion to Cochin tourist attractions. The attractions scheduled for the day include Cochin Fort, Paliam Palace, Parishath Thampuran Museum and the Tripunithura Hill Palace. Also see the giant Chinese Fishing Nets being lowered on the famous Vasco-da-Gama Square, offering a spectacular view to its visitors. In the evening take a leisurely walk to the spice market of Cochin. After a sumptuous dinner retire for the night in the hotel.


Day 10: Cochin – Periyar In the morning post breakfast, drive to Periyar. While on drive to Periyar enjoy the drive as the road winds through the thick jungles and rich plantations. Upon arrival, check-in at one of our enlisted hotels in the city. In the afternoon proceed to Periyar Wildlife Tiger Reserve to enjoy the jeep safari. Later in the evening you may enjoy boat ride at Periyar Lake. Enjoy an overnight stay at the hotel.


Day 11: Periyar In the morning enjoy a full day game viewing at the Periyar Wildlife Tiger Reserve. After enjoying the game viewing, return to the hotel for lunch. After lunch explore the Periyar Wildlife Tiger Reserve for its rich flora and fauna. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.


Day 12: Periyar – Madurai Early in the morning transfer to Madurai. The city is situated at the bank of river Vaigai and has rich cultural heritage. On reaching Madurai, get accommodated at one of our listed hotels. After relaxing for a while in the cozy comfort of your hotel room, proceed to visit the major tourist attractions of Madurai covering Gandhi museum, Thirumalai Nayak Mahal, and the Meenakshi Amman temple. In the evening return to the hotel to enjoy sumptuous dinner and overnight stay in the hotel.


Day 13: Madurai – Karaikadi Post breakfast, drive straight to Karaikadi. Tourists like to visit this area for the old historic buildings that are there, the excellent shopping, and the outstanding local cuisine. On reaching Karaikadi, check-in at one of our listed hotels. Rest and relax for the day in the hotel room. In the evening take a leisurely walk to explore the ancestral home of the Chettiyars. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.


Day 14: Karaikudi Next day try Chettinad cuisine in the breakfast. It is spicy, original, and extremely tasty. After the breakfast move out to explore the Karaikudi market, overflowing with excellent antique shops. From this market one can acquire numerous impressive and even exotic items for reasonable price. Also visit the rock-cut temple of Pilaiyarpatti. After the visit return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.


Day 15: Karaikudi – Tanjore Post breakfast, drive towards Tanjore. As you reach Tanjore, check-in at one of our listed hotels. After resting for a while proceed on a sightseeing tour of Tanjore. The major tourist attractions of Tanjore include Vijayanagar fort, Siva Ganga Garden, Aalangudi temple, Brahadeshwara temple and the Lord Murugan temple. After the visit return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.


Day 16: Tanjore In the morning after breakfast, leave hotel to visit the other major attractions of Tanjore. Visit the Thirunallar temple, famous for the Maragathalingam idol made from precious green stone and also attend the special poojas that are performed twice a day. Also visit the Thiruvanajozhi temple and the Vellai Puliar temple. Enjoy a sumptuous dinner and overnight stay in the hotel.


Day 17: Tanjore – Pondicherry Next morning after breakfast, drive towards Pondicherry. As you reach Pondicherry, check-in at one of our listed hotels. After resting for a while, embark on a sightseeing tour of Pondicherry. The attractions scheduled for the day include Aurbindo Ashram, Pondicherry Museum, Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Nineteenth Century Light House. In the evening return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay in the hotel.


Day 18: Pondicherry – Fisherman’s Cove Post breakfast, drive to Fisherman’s Cove a luxury beach resort located near the coast of the Bay of Bengal in Chennai. This resort is built on the ramparts of a ruined 18th century Dutch castle. On reaching Fisherman’s Cove, get accommodated in this luxury resort. After resting for a while, you may explore Covelong Beach and the temple towns of Mahabalipuram and Kanchipuram. Stay the night at the Fisherman’s Cove.


Day 19: Fisherman’s Cove – Chennai In the morning after breakfast, transfer to Chennai airport to board a flight for onward journey.