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South India Cultural Expedition



18 Nights / 19 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

8 people




Embark on a captivating journey through the heart of South India with our “South India Cultural Expedition.” Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of traditions, from the ancient temples of Chennai and historic monuments of Madurai to the serene backwaters of Alleppey and the cultural heritage of Pondicherry. Explore vibrant markets, savor delectable cuisine, and witness enchanting dance performances. Discover the diverse landscapes, art, and history of South India on this unforgettable cultural odyssey.


  • Begin your journey in Chennai, exploring Fort St. George, Kapaleeshwarar Temple, and the serene Marina Beach.
  • Visit the stunning Sri Lakshmi Narayani Golden Temple and Vellore Fort in Vellore, with a stop at Kanchipuram's temples.
  • Discover the spiritual aura of Trichy, including the Ranganathaswamy Temple, after exploring Tiruvannamalai's Arunachaleswarar Temple.
  • Immerse yourself in Madurai's cultural heritage, featuring the magnificent Meenakshi Temple and Thirumalai Nayakar Palace.
  • Traverse the picturesque landscapes of Munnar, Thekkady, and Kumarakom, experiencing tea estates, wildlife safaris, and serene backwater cruises.

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 43%
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 54%
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 51%
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 56%
6 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 54%
7 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 59%


Day 1: Arrive Chennai
Arrive at Chennai airport, and transfer to your hotel. Explore Fort St. George, Kapaleeshwarar Temple, and Marina Beach. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Chennai - Vellore (140kms)
Drive to Vellore, visiting Kanchipuram's temples en route. Explore the Sri Lakshmi Narayani Golden Temple, Vellore Fort, and Jalakandeswarar Temple. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Vellore - Trichy (280kms)
Travel to Trichy via Tiruvannamalai, visiting Arunachaleswarar Temple. Check-in at your hotel and visit Ranganathaswamy Temple in the evening. Overnight stay.
Day 4: Trichy - Madurai (135kms)
Drive to Madurai, explore Meenakshi Temple, Thirumalai Nayakar Palace, and other landmarks. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 5: Madurai - Munnar (160kms)
Depart for Munnar and enjoy a tea estate visit. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 6: Munnar
Visit Pothamedu, Mattupetty dam, Rajamala hill, and more. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 7: Munnar - Thekkady (110kms)
Drive to Thekkady, attend a Martial Arts & Kathakali Dance show in the evening. Overnight stay.
Day 8: Thekkady - Kumarakom (140km) (B)
Explore Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary on a boat safari, followed by a spice plantation tour. Drive to Kumarakom for an overnight stay.
Day 9: Kumarakom - Alleppey
Embark on a houseboat cruise through the backwaters. Enjoy lunch and dinner on the houseboat. Overnight onboard.
Day 10: Alleppey - Cochin (60kms)
Disembark from the houseboat and drive to Cochin. Explore Fort Cochin, St. Frances Church, Jewish Synagogue, and watch a Kathakali Dance show. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 11: Cochin - Kovalam (200kms)
Drive to Kovalam, where you can relax on the beach. Overnight stay.
Day 12: Kovalam
Visit local attractions like Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Attukal Temple, and enjoy a drive along the beaches. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 13: Kovalam - Kanyakumari (85kms)
Drive to Kanyakumari and explore Kanyakumari Temple, Padmanabhapuram Palace, Vivekananda Rock Memorial, and Vattakottai Fort. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 14: Kanyakumari - Rameshwaram (325kms)
Drive to Rameshwaram, visit Ramanathaswamy Temple, Adams Bridge, and enjoy your overnight stay.
Day 15: Rameshwaram - Chettinad (150kms)
Drive to Chettinad, known for its historic mansions. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 16: Chettinad - Thanjavur (100kms)
Continue your journey to Thanjavur, where you'll visit the Brihadeshwara Temple and Thanjavur Palace. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 17: Thanjavur - Pondicherry (180kms)
Drive to Pondicherry via Darasuram Airavateshwarar temple and Gangaikonda Cholapuram. Explore Pondicherry's French Quarters. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 18: Pondicherry - Chennai (160kms)
Visit Auroville and Pondicherry Museum before driving to Chennai via Mahabalipuram's monuments. Overnight in Chennai.
Day 19: Chennai - Departure
After breakfast, transfer to Chennai airport for your onward journey.


  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 18 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 below mentioned hotels or similar
Chennai - ITC Grand Chola/ The Leela Palace
Vellore - Regency Sameera Vellore by GRT Hotels/ Fortune Park
Trichy - Sangam Hotels
Madurai - Courtyard by Marriott/ The Gateway Hotel Pasumalai
Munnar - Chandys Windy Woods/ Tea County
Thekkady - Spice Village/ Carmelia Haven Resort
Kumarakom - Coconut Lagoon/ The Zuri
Alleppey - Xandari Riverscapes/ Lakes & Lagoons/ Spice Route Premium
Cochin - Xandari Harbour/ Le Meridien
Kovalam - Raviz Kovalam/ Vivanta by Taj - Green Cove
Kanyakumari - Anantya Resorts/ Annai Resorts and Spa
Rameshwaram - Hyatt Place Rameswaram
Chettinad - Visalam Cgh Earth
Thanjore - Svatma
Pondicherry - Palais De Mahe/ La Villa


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