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Temples & Palaces of South India: Bangalore to Mysore



11 Nights / 12 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

8 people




Explore the rich heritage of South India on our “Temples & Palaces of South India” tour, starting from Bangalore and culminating in the royal city of Mysore. Delve into a journey that takes you through ancient temples adorned with intricate architecture, including the Brihadeshwara Temple and Meenakshi Temple. Marvel at the opulent palaces of Mysore and Mysore Palace, a masterpiece of Indo-Saracenic design. Enjoy picturesque landscapes, lush gardens, and the charming town of Ooty. Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and history of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu on this unforgettable expedition.


  • Garden City Beginnings: Start your journey in Bangalore, exploring beautiful gardens like Lal Bagh and Cubbon Park, along with historic sites like Bangalore Fort and Tippus Summer Palace.
  • Golden Temple Serenity: Visit the Sri Lakshmi Narayani Golden Temple in Vellore, a magnificent spiritual site, and explore the historic Vellore Fort.
  • Chennai Charm: Discover Chennai's vibrant culture as you explore Fort St. George, Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Vadapalani Murugan Temple, and more.
  • Coastal Heritage: Travel to Pondicherry via Mahabalipuram, exploring UNESCO World Heritage Sites and the unique blend of cultures in Auroville.
  • Temple Treasures: Explore Thanjavur's architectural marvels, including the Brihadeshwara Temple and the Great Living Chola Temples, before venturing into the heritage-rich Chettinad region.

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 52%
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 57%
6 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 55%
7 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 60%


Day 1: Arrive Bangalore
Arrival at Bangalore airport, transfer to the hotel. Rest and leisure time at the hotel. Overnight in Bangalore.

Day 2: Bangalore
Explore Lal Bagh Garden, Cubbon Park, Bangalore Fort, Tippus Summer Palace, and the Bull Temple. Drive past Vidhana Soudha & Secretariat. Overnight in Bangalore.

Day 3: Bangalore - Vellore (220kms)
Drive to Vellore and check in at the hotel. Visit Sri Lakshmi Narayani Golden Temple and Vellore Fort. Overnight in Vellore.

Day 4: Vellore - Chennai (145kms)
Drive to Chennai via Kanchipuram. Check in at the hotel and visit Fort St. George, Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Vadapalani Murugan Temple, and other attractions. Overnight in Chennai.

Day 5: Chennai - Pondicherry (160kms)
Drive to Pondicherry via Mahabalipuram. Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Mahabalipuram and explore Auroville, Pondicherry Museum, and the French Quarters. Overnight in Pondicherry.

Day 6: Pondicherry - Thanjavur (180kms)
Drive to Thanjavur via Chidambaram Nataraja Temple and the Great Living Chola Temples. Check in at the hotel. Overnight in Thanjavur.

Day 7: Thanjavur - Chettinad (140kms)
Visit Brihadeshwara Temple and Palace Complex, then drive to Chettinad. Check in at the hotel. Overnight in Chettinad.

Day 8: Chettinad - Madurai (90kms)
Explore 19th-century mansions in Chettinad. Drive to Madurai and check in at the hotel. Overnight in Madurai.

Day 9: Madurai - Coimbatore (220kms)
Visit Meenakshi Temple and other attractions in Madurai. Drive to Coimbatore and check in at the hotel. Overnight in Coimbatore.

Day 10: Coimbatore - Ooty (85kms)
Visit temples in Coimbatore, then drive to Ooty. Enjoy a ride on the Nilgiri Mountain Railway and visit botanical gardens. Overnight in Ooty.

Day 11: Ooty - Mysore (210kms)
Drive to Mysore and check in at the hotel. Visit Mysore Palace, Chamundeswari Temple, Nandi Bull Temple, and other attractions. Overnight in Mysore.

Day 12: Mysore - Bangalore (140kms)
Drive back to Bangalore and transfer to the airport for your onward flight.


  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 11 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
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
Coimbatore - WelcomHotel Coimbatore/ Vivanta Coimbatore
Ooty - Savoy - IHCL SeleQtions/ Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel
Mysore - Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel/ Royal Orchid Brindavan Garden


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