Discovering the Charms of South India

7 Days


“Explore the enchanting tapestry of South India, where vibrant cultures, rich history, and breathtaking landscapes converge to create an unforgettable journey. Embark on a voyage through a land adorned with ancient temples, lush tea plantations, serene backwaters, and pristine beaches. Wander through bustling markets filled with aromatic spices, vibrant textiles, and intricate handicrafts, while savoring the tantalizing flavors of South Indian cuisine, renowned for its aromatic spices and delectable array of dishes.

Discover the architectural wonders of centuries-old temples adorned with intricate carvings and towering gopurams, each narrating stories of dynasties past. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of the backwaters of Kerala, where traditional houseboats glide effortlessly through a network of serene waterways, offering a glimpse into the unhurried pace of life along the coast.

Embark on a thrilling wildlife safari in the lush jungles of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, home to a diverse array of flora and fauna, including majestic elephants, elusive tigers, and colorful bird species.

Overview

  • Geographical Overview: South India comprises the states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and the union territories of Puducherry and Lakshadweep.
  • Cultural Diversity: Highlight the rich cultural heritage stemming from various ethnic groups, languages, and traditions.
  • Climate: Describe the climate variations across the region, from tropical to temperate, influencing the best times to visit.

Popular Destinations:

  • Historical Sites: Include famous historical landmarks such as Hampi, Mahabalipuram, and the ruins of ancient dynasties.
  • Religious Centers: Mention renowned temples like Meenakshi Temple in Madurai, Brihadeeswara Temple in Thanjavur, and Tirupati Balaji Temple in Andhra Pradesh.
  • Natural Wonders: Cover scenic spots like Kerala’s backwaters, hill stations like Ooty and Munnar, and wildlife sanctuaries such as Periyar National Park.
  • Beaches: Highlight picturesque beaches along the coasts of Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Andhra Pradesh like Kovalam, Varkala, and Marina Beach.

Trip Highlights

  • Madurai
  • Rameshwaram
  • Kanyakumari
  • Trivandrum

Itinerary

 Arrive at Madurai.
 ⁠Check in at hotel
 Darshan at Meenakshi temple.
 Dinner at Hotel
 ⁠Overnight at Madurai

 Breakfast at Hotel
 Checkout from Madurai Hotel proceed to Sri Ranganatha Swamy Temple, Srirangan.  After Darshan Head Towards the Rameshwaram
 In Evening Rameshwaram Temple darshan
 Dinner at Hotel
 Overnight at Rameshwaram

 Breakfast at Hotel
 Day Trip to Dhanush Kodi
 Dinner at Hotel
 Overnight at Rameshwaram

 Breakfast at Hotel
 Checkout from Rameshwaram Hotel proceed to Kanyakumari
 Arrive Kanyakumari Hotel, Check in at hotel
 Later go for local sightseeing such as Vivekananda Rock Memorial. Swami Vivekananda Memorial.
 Kumari Amman Temple. Ancient Holy Temple.
 Thiruvalluvar Statue. Picturesque Stone Statue.
 Our Lady of Ransom Church. Historic Catholic Church.
 Sunset Point Kanyakumari
 Mahatma Gandhi Memorial. Famous Gandhi Memorial.
 Dinner at Hotel
 Overnight at Kanyakumari

 Breakfast at Hotel
 Checkout from Kanyakumari Hotel proceed to Trivandrum
 Arrive Trivandrum Hotel, Check in at hotel
 Later go for local sightseeing such as Kovalam and Varkala Beach, Poovar Island etc.  Dinner at Hotel
 Overnight at Trivandrum

 Breakfast at Hotel
 Darshan at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
 Dinner at Hotel
 Overnight at Trivandrum

 Breakfast at Hotel, Check out from Trivandrum Hotel
 Transfer to Trivandrum International Airport
 Departure with Beautiful Memories

Cost

The Trip Cost Includes

  •  Airfare
  •  06 Nights’ Accommodation at Above Mentions Hotels.
  •  Daily Breakfast & Dinner at Hotel
  •  Vehicle: 01 Luxury Bus for the 07 Days (Madurai Airport to Trivandrum Airport)
  •  Fuel Charges.
  •  Complete Driver Expenses including driver Allowances.
  •  GST

The Trip Cost Excludes

  •  Meal other than specified in inclusion
  •  Anything which is not mention in inclusion

FAQ

What are the must-visit destinations in South India?

  • South India boasts a rich tapestry of attractions. Must-visit destinations include the backwaters of Kerala, the temples of Tamil Nadu (such as Meenakshi Temple in Madurai and Brihadeeswara Temple in Thanjavur), the beaches of Goa, the hill stations of Karnataka like Coorg and Ooty, and the historical sites of Hampi in Karnataka and Mahabalipuram in Tamil Nadu.

. When is the best time to visit South India?

The best time to visit South India varies depending on the specific region and activities you’re interested in. Generally, the winter months (November to February) offer pleasant weather across most parts of South India. However, hill stations like Ooty and Coorg are best visited in the summer months (March to May).

What are the transportation options for traveling within South India?

  • South India has a well-developed transportation network. Travelers can choose between buses, trains, and private taxis for inter-city travel. Additionally, renting a car or bike is a popular option for exploring specific regions or for greater flexibility. Domestic flights are also available between major cities.

What are some must-try South Indian dishes?

  • South Indian cuisine is diverse and delicious. Must-try dishes include dosa, idli, vada, sambar, rasam, biryani, Hyderabadi dum biryani, seafood delicacies in coastal areas, and filter coffee. Vegetarian and non-vegetarian options are abundant, catering to various preferences.

What are some popular festivals celebrated in South India?

  • South India is renowned for its vibrant festivals. Some popular ones include Pongal in Tamil Nadu, Onam in Kerala, Ugadi in Karnataka and Telangana, and Dussehra in Mysore. These festivals offer a glimpse into the region’s rich cultural heritage and are celebrated with fervor and joy.

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Travel Distance

Determining the “best” travel distance for South India can depend on various factors such as personal preferences, time available, budget, and specific interests. However, here’s a general itinerary covering some of the highlights of South India:

  1. Start in Chennai (formerly Madras), the capital of Tamil Nadu, and explore attractions like Marina Beach, Kapaleeshwarar Temple, and Fort St. George.
  2. Head to Mahabalipuram (Mamallapuram), known for its UNESCO World Heritage-listed temples and rock-cut sculptures.

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