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Charming South India Discovery



8 Nights / 9 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

8 people




Embark on our ‘Charming South India Discovery’ tour and immerse yourself in the rich cultural tapestry of the southern region of India. Explore vibrant cities like Bangalore, Chennai, and Pondicherry, each with its unique blend of modernity and tradition. Visit historic temples, architectural marvels, and centuries-old forts. Discover the culinary delights of Chettinad, and witness the grandeur of the Brihadeshwara Temple in Thanjavur. From the bustling streets of Madurai to the serene beauty of Vellore, this journey unveils the charm and diversity of South India.


  • Arrive in Bangalore and check into your hotel, with free time for relaxation.
  • Explore Bangalore's attractions, including Lal Bagh Garden, Cubbon Park, Bangalore Fort, Tippu's Summer Palace, and the Bull Temple.
  • Drive to Vellore and visit the Sri Lakshmi Narayani Golden Temple and Vellore Fort.
  • Travel to Chennai via Kanchipuram, visiting Fort St. George, Kapaleeshwarar Temple, and more.
  • Explore Mahabalipuram's Monolithic Temples, Pondicherry's French Quarters, Thanjavur's temples, Chettinad's mansions, and Madurai's cultural landmarks before returning to Bangalore.

Bulk discount (by percent)

Bulk diccount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 43%
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 44%
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 54%
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 53%
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 57%
6 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 56%
7 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 60%


Day 1: Arrive Bangalore
Arrive at Bangalore airport and transfer to your hotel (hotel check-in/out time: 12 pm). Enjoy free time for relaxation and personal activities. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2: Bangalore
After breakfast, explore Bangalore's attractions, including Lal Bagh Garden, Cubbon Park, Bangalore Fort, Tippu's Summer Palace, and the Bull Temple. You'll also drive past Vidhana Soudha and the Secretariat. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3: Bangalore - Vellore (220kms)
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and then embark on a drive to Vellore. Check in at your hotel and visit the Sri Lakshmi Narayani Golden Temple and Vellore Fort. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4: Vellore - Chennai (145kms)
After breakfast, drive to Chennai with a visit to Kanchipuram, an ancient city known as the "City of a Thousand Temples." In Chennai, check in at your hotel and explore Fort St. George, St. Mary's Church, Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Vadapalani Murugan Temple, Government Museum, Dakshinachitra Museum, Santhome Cathedral, and Marina Beach. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5: Chennai - Pondicherry (160kms)
Enjoy breakfast and drive to Pondicherry, stopping en route to explore Mahabalipuram's Monolithic Temples, Krishna's Butterball, Cave Temples, Shore Temple, and Arjuna's Penance. In Pondicherry, check in at your hotel, visit Auroville and Pondicherry Museum, and take a stroll through the French Quarters, including the French consulate, Raj Nivas, Government Square, churches, and French schools. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 6: Pondicherry - Thanjavur (180kms)
After breakfast, drive to Thanjavur, visiting Chidambaram Nataraja Temple and the Great Living Chola Temples at Gangaikonda Cholapuram and Darasuram en route. Check in at your Thanjavur hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 7: Thanjavur - Chettinad (140kms)
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, and then visit the Brihadeshwara Temple and Palace Complex, built by a great Chola king in the 10th century. Later, drive to Chettinad and check in at your hotel. Explore a few 19th-century mansions known for their spacious courtyards and rooms adorned with marble and teak. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 8: Chettinad - Madurai (90kms)
After breakfast, drive to Madurai. Check in at your hotel and explore the city, visiting Meenakshi Temple, Thirumalai Nayakar Palace, Alagar Koil, Tiruparankundram Murugan Temple, and Palamuthirsolai Murugan Temple. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 9: Madurai - Bangalore (flight)
After breakfast, visit any remaining sights in Madurai. Later, transfer to the airport for your flight back to Bangalore.


  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 8 Nights' accommodation in 5-star hotels.
  • Daily breakfast and meal as per day plan.
  • Private air-conditioned deluxe car for airport transfer, sightseeing and excursion as per program.
  • English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
  • Monument entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Bottled drinking water in car.
  • Government taxes.
  • Madurai - Bangalore flight fare approx. INR 5,500 per person in economy class.
  • Camera charges at monuments.
  • Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
  • Gratuities & optional activities.
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions.

Tour's Location


What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?
4-Star Hotels Used or Similar
Bangalore - ITC Gardenia, a Luxury Collection/ ITC Windsor a Luxury Collection
Vellore - Regency Sameera Vellore by GRT Hotels/ Fortune Park
Chennai - ITC Grand Chola/ The Leela Palace
Pondicherry - Palais De Mahe/ La Villa
Thanjore - Svatma
Chettinad - Visalam Cgh Earth
Madurai - Courtyard by Marriott/ The Gateway Hotel Pasumalai


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