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Southern Heritage Escapade: Bangalore to Madurai

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Duration

9 Nights / 10 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

8 people

Languages

English

Overview

Embark on a captivating journey through the heart of Southern India with our “Southern Heritage Escapade.” From the vibrant streets of Bangalore to the enchanting temples of Madurai, this cultural odyssey takes you through a tapestry of history and traditions. Explore the grandeur of ancient temples, witness the architectural mar vels of Chettinad, and experience the rich heritage of Madurai. Join us on this unforgettable expedition into the soul of Southern India.

Highlights

  • Begin your journey with a relaxing stay in Bangalore, enjoying leisure time upon arrival.
  • Explore the garden city's lush treasures, including Lal Bagh Garden, Cubbon Park, and historic sites like Tippu's Summer Palace.
  • Embark on a cultural odyssey, visiting Vellore's Sri Lakshmi Narayani Golden Temple and Vellore Fort.
  • Immerse yourself in Chennai's rich heritage with visits to Fort St. George, Kapaleeshwarar Temple, and the Dakshinachitra Museum.
  • Continue your exploration through South India, uncovering the charm of Pondicherry, the grandeur of Thanjavur, the unique architecture of Chettinad, and the cultural tapestry of Madurai before concluding your journey in Bangalore.

Bulk discount (by Percent)

Bulk discount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 42.9%
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 43.4%
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 53.7%
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 51.9%
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 57.1%
6 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 55.3%
7 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 60.2%

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Bangalore

Arrival at Bangalore airport and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2: Bangalore

Explore Lal Bagh Garden, Cubbon Park, Bangalore Fort, Tippu's Summer Palace, Bangalore Palace, Bull Temple, and more. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3: Bangalore - Vellore (220kms)

Drive to Vellore and visit Sri Lakshmi Narayani Golden Temple, Vellore Fort, and Jalakandeswarar Temple. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4: Vellore - Chennai (145kms)

Drive to Chennai via Kanchipuram. Visit Fort St. George, Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Vadapalani Murugan Temple, Government Museum, Dakshinachitra Museum, Santhome Cathedral, and more. Overnight in Chennai.

Day 5: Chennai - Pondicherry (160kms)

Drive to Pondicherry via Mahabalipuram. Visit Monolithic Temples, Krishna's Butterball, Cave Temples, Shore Temple, Aurovil, Pondicherry Museum, and French Quarters. Overnight in Pondicherry.

Day 6: Pondicherry - Thanjavur (180kms)

Drive to Thanjavur via Chidambaram, Gangaikonda Cholapuram, and Darasuram Temple. Visit Brihadeshwara Temple, Vijayanagar Fort, Thanjavur Art Gallery, and Saraswathi Mahal Library. Overnight in Thanjavur.

Day 7: Thanjavur - Chettinad (140kms)

Explore Brihadeshwara Temple, Rock Fort Temple, and Jambukeswarar Temple in Trichy. Drive to Chettinad and explore the unique mansions of the region. Overnight in Chettinad.

Day 8: Chettinad - Madurai (90kms)

Visit Chettinad's heritage mansions. Drive to Madurai and visit Meenakshi Temple, Thirumalai Nayakar Palace, Alagar Koil, Tiruparankundram Murugan Temple, and Palamuthirsolai Murugan Temple. Overnight in Madurai.

Day 9: Madurai - Yercaud (250kms)

Visit more attractions in Madurai, including Meenakshi Temple. Drive to Salem/Yercaud, visit Sugavaneswarar Temple, Christ Church, Kiliyur Falls, and Japanese Garden. Overnight in Yercaud.

Day 10: Yercaud - Bangalore (235kms)

Explore Yercaud's attractions and then drive back to Bangalore. Drop-off at the airport.

Included/Excluded

  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 9 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

FAQs

What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?

5 Star hotels 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 Thnjore - Svatma Chettinad - Visalam Cgh Earth Madurai - Courtyard by Marriott/ The Gateway Hotel Pasumalai Salem/ Yercaud - Great Trails Yercaud by GRT Hotels/ Radisson Salem

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