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Temples, Treasures & Tea Gardens: An East-South Sojourn



25 Nights/ 26 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

8 people




Embark on an enchanting journey through India’s rich heritage with our ‘Temples, Treasures & Tea Gardens: An East-South Sojourn’ tour. Discover the cultural treasures of Kolkata, explore the majestic temples of the South, and savor the tranquil beauty of tea gardens. Immerse yourself in the spiritual aura, historical grandeur, and natural splendor of this captivating East to South Indian odyssey.


  • Delve into Kolkata's history with visits to iconic landmarks like Fort William, Victoria Memorial, and Howrah Bridge.
  • Witness the breathtaking sunrise over Mt. Kangchenjunga from Tiger Hill in Darjeeling.
  • Explore the tranquil beauty of Pelling and its cultural treasures, including Pemayangtse Monastery and Rabdentse Ruins.
  • Immerse yourself in the charm of Gangtok and discover its attractions, from Do Drul Chorten to the Himalayan Zoological Park.
  • Embark on a fascinating journey through the historic and architectural wonders of Hyderabad, Warangal, Hampi, and Badami, uncovering centuries-old temples and forts.

Bulk discount (by percent)

Bulk diccount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 44%
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 42%
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 51%
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 52%
7 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 58%


Day 1: Arrive Kolkata
Arrival at Kolkata Airport, transfer to hotel (standard check-in time is 12 PM). Rest and relaxation at the hotel. Overnight stay.
Day 2: Kolkata
Explore the historic landmarks of Kolkata, including Fort William, Victoria Memorial, Netaji Bhawan, Howrah Bridge, and Dakshineswar Kali Temple. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Kolkata - Bagdogra (Flight)/ Darjeeling (75kms)
Transfer to Bagdogra Airport, flight to Bagdogra, then drive to Darjeeling. Enjoy the old-world charm of Darjeeling, surrounded by tea gardens. Relax and explore The Mall. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 4: Darjeeling
Early morning excursion to Tiger Hill for a stunning sunrise view over Mt. Kangchenjunga. Visit Ghoom Monastery and Batasia Loop. Explore the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Zoological Park, Tenzing Rock, and more. Enjoy a toy train ride on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway. Evening free time to explore the local market. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 5: Darjeeling - Pelling (72kms)
Drive to Pelling and check in at the hotel. Visit Pemayangtse Monastery, Rabdentse Ruins, Tashiding Monastery, and Rimbi Waterfalls. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 6: Pelling - Gangtok (130kms)
Drive to Gangtok, passing through picturesque landscapes. Visit Do Drul Chorten, Himalayan Zoological Park, Directorate of Handicraft, Lal Bazaar, and The Mall in Gangtok. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 7: Gangtok
Excursion to Tsongo Lake and visits to Rumtek Monastery, Bakthang Waterfall, Tashi Viewpoint, and Enchey Monastery. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 8: Gangtok - Kalimpong - Bagdogra (60kms)/ Hyderabad (Flight)
Drive to Bagdogra Airport via Kalimpong. Explore Kalimpong's colonial-era buildings and monasteries. Continue to Bagdogra Airport for a flight to Hyderabad. Check in at the hotel upon arrival.
Day 9: Hyderabad
Discover Hyderabad's historical and cultural treasures, including Golconda Fort, Qutubshahi Tombs, Charminar, Mecca Mosque, Salarjung Museum, and Chowmohalla Palace. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 10: Hyderabad - Visit Warangal Unesco World Heritage Sites (300kms round)
Full-day excursion to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Warangal, including the Thousand Pillar Rudreswara Temple, Warangal Fort, Kakatiya Kala Thoranam, and Ramappa Temple. Return to Hyderabad for the night.
Day 11: Hyderabad - Hampi (flight)
Transfer to the airport and fly to Hampi. Check in at the hotel and relax. Overnight stay in Hampi.
Day 12: Hampi
Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Hampi, including Hazara Rama Temple, Kings Balance, Mahanavami Dibba, Royal Enclosures, Statue of Ugra Narasimha, Virupaksha Temple, and more. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 13: Hampi - Lakkundi - Gadag - Badami (150kms)
Drive to Badami via visiting the temples in Lakkundi and Gadag. Explore Mallikarjuna, Virabhadra, Manikeshwara, Nanneshwara, Lakshminarayana, Someshwara, Nilakanteshwara temples. Check in at the hotel in Badami.
Day 14: Badami, Aihole & Pattadakkal
Excursion to Aihole and Pattadakal, known for their historical and architectural significance. Return to Badami and visit cave temples, Badami Fort, and Agastya Lake. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 15: Badami - Hubli (110kms)/ Cochin (Flight)
Morning city tour of Cochin, visiting St. Frances Church, Jewish Synagogue, Dutch Palace, and Chinese fishing nets. Transfer to Alleppey and board a houseboat for a backwater cruise. Overnight on the houseboat.
Day 16: Cochin - Alleppey (60kms)
Morning city tour of Cochin, visiting St. Frances Church, Jewish Synagogue, Dutch Palace, and Chinese fishing nets. Transfer to Alleppey and board a houseboat for a backwater cruise. Overnight on the houseboat.
Day 17: Alleppey - Thekkady (160kms)
Disembark from the houseboat and drive to Thekkady. Enjoy a Martial Arts & Kathakali Dance show in the evening. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 18: Thekkady
Explore the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary on a boat and take a spice plantation tour. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 19: Thekkady - Munnar (100kms)
Drive to Munnar via Ramakkalmedu. Enjoy the scenic beauty and visit Frog Rock, Turtle Rock, and tea plantations. Check in at the hotel in Munnar.
Day 20: Munnar
Explore Munnar's attractions, including Pothamedu, Mattupetty Dam, Rajamala Hill, Eravikulam National Park, and the Tea Museum. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 21: Munnar - Madurai (160kms)
Drive to Madurai and check in at the hotel. Visit Meenakshi Temple, Thirumalai Nayakar Palace, Alagar Koil, and other landmarks. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 22: Madurai - Trichy - Thanjavur (190kms)
Drive to Thanjavur, visiting Trichy's Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple and Rock Fort Temple en route. Explore Brihadeshwara Temple, Thanjavur Palace, and Museum. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 23: Thanjavur - Darasuram - Gangaikondacholapuram - Chidambaram - Pondicherry (180kms)
Drive to Pondicherry via UNESCO World Heritage Sites at Darasuram and Gangaikondacholapuram. Visit Chidambaram Nataraja Temple. Check in at the hotel in Pondicherry.
Day 24: Pondicherry
Explore Auroville, Pondicherry Museum, and the charming French Quarters. Enjoy leisure time on the beach. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 25: Pondicherry - Mahabalipuram - Kanchipuram - Chennai (240kms)
Drive to Chennai via Mahabalipuram's monolithic temples and Kanchipuram's temples. Overnight at the hotel in Chennai.
Day 26: Chennai - Departure (Flight)
Explore Chennai's landmarks, including Fort St. George, Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Government Museum, and more. Departure from Chennai Airport.


  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 25 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.
  • Kolkata - Bagdogra - Hyderabad - Hampi & Hubli - Cochin flight tickets approx ₹20500 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 below mentioned hotels or similar
Kolkata - ITC Sonar, a Luxury Collection/ The Lalit Great Eastern
Darjeeling - Mayfair/ Windamere Hotel
Pelling - The Elgin Mount Pandim/ Sinclairs Retreat
Gangtok - Mayfair Spa Resort & Casino/ WelcomHeritage Denzong Regency
Hyderabad - ITC Kakatiya, a Luxury Collection/ Trident Hotel
Hampi - Hyatt Place/ Hampi Boulders
Badami - Badami Court/ Krishna Heritage
Cochin - Xandari Harbour/ Le Meridien
Alleppey - Luxury Houseboat (Xandari Riverscapes/ Lakes & Lagoons)
Thekkady - Spice Village/ Carmelia Haven Resort
Munnar - Chandys Windy Woods/ Tea County
Madurai - Courtyard by Marriott/ The Gateway Hotel Pasumalai
Thanjavur - Svatma
Pondicherry - Palais De Mahe/ La Villa
Chennai - ITC Grand Chola/ The Leela Palace


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