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Mystical South India: Temples, Tea, and Tranquility



12 Nights / 13 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

8 people




Explore the enchanting beauty and rich heritage of South India on our “Mystical South India: Temples, Tea, and Tranquility” tour. Journey through historic Chennai, ancient temples in Thanjavur, and vibrant Madurai. Experience the serene tea gardens of Munnar, the colonial charm of Ooty, and the cultural gems of Mysore. Immerse yourself in a world of spirituality, lush landscapes, and tranquility on this mystical adventure through South India.


  • Discover Chennai's cultural and historical treasures, from Fort St. George to Marina Beach.
  • Explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Mahabalipuram, including the Shore Temple and Arjuna's Penance.
  • Journey through South India's temple towns, visiting Chidambaram, Gangaikonda Cholapuram, and Darasuram.
  • Explore the religious and architectural wonders of Thanjavur and Trichy, including Brihadeshwara Temple and Rock Fort Temple.
  • Experience the rich heritage of Madurai, known for the Meenakshi Temple and Thirumalai Nayakar Palace, before heading to the picturesque hill stations of Munnar and Ooty.

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 41%
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 52%
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 49%
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 55%
6 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 53%
7 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 58%


Day 1: Arrive Chennai
Arrive in Chennai and check-in to your hotel (check-in/out time 12 pm). Visit Fort St. George, St. Mary Church, Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Vadapalani Murugan Temple, Government Museum, Dakshinachitra Museum, Santhome Cathedral, and Marina Beach. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Chennai - Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry (150kms)
After breakfast, drive to Pondicherry with a stop at Mahabalipuram to visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including Monolithic Temples, Krishnas Butterball, Cave Temples, Shore Temple, and The Arjuna Penance. Upon arrival in Pondicherry, check in at the hotel and visit Auroville and Pondicherry Museum. Explore the charming French Quarters in the evening. Overnight in Pondicherry.
Day 3: Pondicherry - Chidambaram - Gangaikonda Cholapuram - Darasuram - Thanjore (180kms)
After breakfast, drive to Thanjavur via Chidambaram to visit the Nataraja Temple and The Great Living Chola Temples at Gangaikonda Cholapuram and Darasuram. Check in at the hotel in Thanjavur for an overnight stay.
Day 4: Thanjavur - Trichy (60kms)
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and visit Brihadeshwara Temple and the Palace Complex. Then, drive to Trichy, check in at the hotel, and visit Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Rock Fort Temple, and Jambukeshwara Temple. Overnight in Trichy.
Day 5: Trichy - Madurai (140kms)
Drive to Madurai, check in at the hotel, and visit Meenakshi Temple, Thirumalai Nayakar Palace, Alagar Koil, Tiruparankundram Murugan Temple, and Palamuthirsolai Murugan Temple. Overnight in Madurai.
Day 6: Madurai - Munnar (160km)
After breakfast, drive to Munnar, check in at the hotel, and enjoy a tea estate visit and tea tasting tour. Overnight in Munnar.
Day 7: Munnar
Explore Munnar after breakfast with visits to Pothamedu, Mattupetty Dam, Rajamala Hill, Eravikulam National Park, Mattupedi Dairy Farm, Echo Point, and Tea Museum. Overnight in Munnar.
Day 8: Munnar - Ooty (250kms)
After breakfast, drive to Ooty and check in at the hotel. Spend the rest of the day exploring the colonial city at your own pace. Overnight in Ooty.
Day 9: Ooty
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and visit the Botanical Gardens. Take a ride on the famous Nilgiri Mountain Railway and enjoy a boat ride in Ooty Lake. Overnight in Ooty.
Day 10: Ooty - Mysore (150kms)
After breakfast, drive to Mysore and check in at the hotel. Visit Mysore Palace, Jagan Mohan Palace, Chamundeswari Temple, Nandi Bull Temple, City Palace, and St. Philomena's Church. Overnight in Mysore.
Day 11: Mysore - Somanathapura - Srirangapatna - Shravanbela Gola - Hassan (135kms)
After breakfast, drive to Hassan with excursions to Somanathapura Chennakesava Temple, Srirangapatna Ranganathaswamy Temple, and Shravanbelagla Gommateshwara Temple. Check in at the hotel in Hassan for an overnight stay.
Day 12: Hassan - Belur - Halebeedu - Bangalore (250kms)
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and embark on an excursion to visit Chennakeshava Temple in Belur and Hoysaleshwara Temple in Halebidu. After sightseeing, drive to Bangalore, check in at the hotel, and overnight in Bangalore.
Day 13: Bangalore - Departure (flight)
After breakfast, explore Lal Bagh Garden, Cubbon Park, Bangalore Fort, Tippu Summer Palace, Bull Temple, Vidhana Soudha, and Secretariat. Later in the evening, transfer to the airport for your onward flight.


  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 12 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.
  • Any flight tickets.
  • 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?
5-Star Hotels Used or Similar
Chennai - ITC Grand Chola/ The Leela Palace
Pondicherry - Palais De Mahe/ La Villa
Thanjavur - Svatma
Trichy - Sangam Hotels
Madurai - Courtyard by Marriott/ The Gateway Hotel Pasumalai
Munnar - Chandys Windy Woods/ Tea County
Ooty - Taj Savoy Hotel/ Fern Hill A Sterling Holidays Resort
Mysore - Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel/ Royal Orchid Brindavan Garden
Hassan - Hosyala Village Resort
Bangalore - ITC Gardenia, a Luxury Collection/ ITC Windsor a Luxury Collection


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