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Southern Splendors: Heritage and Wildlife Expedition



15 Nights / 16 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

8 people




Embark on an unforgettable journey through India’s Southern Splendors: Heritage and Wildlife Expedition. Explore the vibrant city of Mumbai, venture into the heart of the wild at Kaziranga National Park, and soak in the cultural richness of Hyderabad and Chennai. Visit ancient temples, historical landmarks, and UNESCO World Heritage Sites, all while enjoying the region’s diverse wildlife. This expedition promises a captivating blend of heritage, nature, and adventure.


  • Begin your journey in Mumbai, soaking in the city's vibrant culture and nightlife.
  • Explore Mumbai's iconic landmarks, including Elephanta Caves, CST, and more on a city tour.
  • Discover Aurangabad's heritage at Bibi ka Maqbara, Panchakki, and Aurangabad Caves.
  • Marvel at the ancient sculptures and paintings in the Ajanta Caves on a full-day excursion.
  • Immerse yourself in history with visits to Golconda Fort, Charminar, and other cultural sites in Hyderabad, Chennai, Pondicherry, and South India's historical gems.

Bulk discount (by percent)

Bulk diccount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 42%
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 41%
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 52%
4 Discount on 8-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 Mumbai
Arrive in Mumbai and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy the city's vibrant culture and nightlife. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2: Mumbai
Explore Mumbai's iconic landmarks, including the Elephanta Caves (closed on Mondays), CST, Prince of Wales Museum, Mani Bhawan, and Dhobhi Ghat. Overnight at hotel.

Day 3: Mumbai - Aurangabad
Fly to Aurangabad and visit Bibi ka Maqbara, Panchakki, and Aurangabad Caves. Overnight at hotel.

Day 4: Aurangabad
Full-day excursion to the Ajanta Caves, home to ancient rock-cut caves with stunning sculptures and paintings. Return to Aurangabad for the night.

Day 5: Aurangabad - Hyderabad (flight)
Explore the Ellora Caves, Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple, and Daulatabad Fort. Then, catch a flight to Hyderabad and check-in to your hotel.

Day 6: Hyderabad
Discover Hyderabad's rich history with visits to Golconda Fort, Qutub Shahi Tombs, Charminar, Salar Jung Museum, Chowmohalla Palace, and more. Overnight in Hyderabad.

Day 7: Hyderabad - Chennai (flight)
Fly to Chennai and explore the city's highlights, including Fort St. George, Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Government Museum, and Marina Beach. Overnight in Chennai.

Day 8: Chennai - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry (235kms)
Drive to Pondicherry, stopping at Kanchipuram and Mahabalipuram to see their temples and historical sites. Relax on the beach in Pondicherry. Overnight in Pondicherry.

Day 9: Pondicherry
Visit Auroville, Pondicherry Museum, and explore the charming French Quarters. Enjoy an evening on the beach. Overnight in Pondicherry.

Day 10: Pondicherry - Chidambaram - Gangai Konda Cholapuram - Darasuram - Thanjavur (185km)
Drive to Thanjavur, visiting Chidambaram, Gangai Konda Cholapuram, and Darasuram en route. Explore these historical sites. Overnight in Thanjavur.

Day 11: Thanjavur - Trichy (60km)
Visit the Brihadeshwara Temple and Palace Complex in Thanjavur. Then, drive to Trichy and explore Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Rock Fort Temple, and Jambukeshwara Temple. Overnight in Trichy.

Day 12: Trichy - Madurai (135km)
Drive to Madurai and visit Meenakshi Temple, Thirumalai Nayakar Palace, Alagar Koil, Tiruparankundram Murugan Temple, and Palamuthirsolai Murugan Temple. Overnight in Madurai.

Day 13: Madurai - Thekkady (160km)
Drive to Thekkady, passing through Ramakkalmedu and watching a Kalaripayattu martial arts and Kathakali dance performance in the evening. Overnight in Thekkady.

Day 14: Thekkady
Explore Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary on a boat and take a spice plantation tour. Overnight in Thekkady.

Day 15: Thekaddy - Alleppey (135km)
Transfer to Alleppey and board a houseboat for a serene cruise through the backwaters. Overnight on the houseboat.

Day 16: Alleppey - Cochin (60km)
Disembark from the houseboat and drive to Cochin. Explore Fort Cochin, St. Frances Church, Jewish Synagogue, Mattancherry Dutch Palace, and Chinese fishing nets. Transfer to the airport for your onward journey.


  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 14 Night's 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.
  • Monuments entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Bottled drinking water in car.
  • Government taxes.
  • Mumbai - Aurangabad - Hyderabad - Chennai flight fare approx INR 15,500 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?
5-Star Hotels Used or Similar
Mumbai - Trident Hotel/ ITC Grand Central
Aurangabad - WelcomHotel Rama International/ Lemon Tree Hotel
Hyderabad - ITC Kakatiya, a Luxury Collection/ Trident Hotel
Chennai - ITC Grand Chola/ The Leela Palace
Pondicherry - Palais De Mahe/ La Villa
Tanjore - Svatma
Trichy - Sangam Hotels
Madurai - Courtyard by Marriott/ The Gateway Hotel Pasumalai
Thekkady - Spice Village/ Carmelia Haven Resort
Alleppey - Luxury Houseboat (Xandari Riverscapes/ Lakes & Lagoons)


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