South India Rich Temples, Tea Estate And Culture Tour From Chennai 15 days

 
  • Covid-19 Safe
  • Private tour
  • Solo friendly
  • Family friendly

Chennai to Bangalore South India Rich Temples, Tea Estate & Palaces private tour will begin in Chennai and include Mahabalipuram, Pondicherry, Chidambaram, Gangaikonda Cholapuram, Darasuram, Thanjavur, Trichy, Chettinad, Madurai, Munnar, Ooty, Mysore, Hassan, Belur & Halebeedu and Bangalore in its itinerary. You will visit active, inactive, small to largest temple complexes, tea estate, historical palace and the royal residences. Also Joy Ride in a Toy Train on Nilgiri Mountain Railway. Private transport, sightseeing with English speaking local guide and entrances to monuments are well included in the package price.


Day 1 Arrive Chennai

Arrival transfer to hotel (check in/out time 12pm). Visit Fort St. George, St Mary Church inside the fortress, Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Vadapalani Murugan Temple, Government Museum, Dakshinachitra Museum, Santhome Cathedral & Marina Beach. O/n at hotel.

Day 2 Chennai - Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry (150kms) (B)

Drive to Pondicherry enroute stop at Mahabalipuram to visit UNESCO WHS monuments Monolithic Temples, Krishnas Butterball, Cave Temples, Shore Temple & The Arjuna Penance. On arrival check in at hotel. Visit Aurovil & Pondicherry Museum. Drive pass or walk through stunning French Quarters, charming mustard streets and colonial villas which include French consulate, Raj Nivas, Government Square, Churches & French schools. O/n at hotel.

Day 3 Pondicherry - Chidambaram - Gangaikonda Cholapuram - Darasuram - Thanjore (180kms) (B)

Drive to Thanjavur via visiting Chidambaram Nataraja Temple and The Great Living Chola Temples at Gangaikonda Cholapuram & Darasuram. Arrive Thanjavur check in & o/n at hotel.

Day 4 Thanjavur - Trichy (60kms) (B)

Visit Brihadeshwara Temple & Palace Complex built by great Chola king in the 10th century. Drive to Trichy check in at hotel. Later visit Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Rock Fort Temple & Jambukeshwara temple. O/n at hotel.

Day 5 Trichy - Madurai (140kms) (B)

Drive to Madurai check in at hotel. Later visit Meenakshi Temple, Thirumalai Nayakar Palace, Alagar Koil, Tiruparankundram Murugan Temple & Palamuthirsolai Murugan Temple. O/n at hotel.

Day 6 Madurai - Munnar (160km) (B)

Drive to Munnar, check in at hotel. Later tea estate visit & tea testing tour. O/n at hotel.

Day 7 Munnar (B)

Visit Pothamedu, Mattupetty dam, Rajamala hill, Eravikulam National Park, Mattupedi Dairy Farm, Echo Point & Tea Museum. O/n at hotel.

Day 8 Munnar - Ooty (250kms) (B)

Drive to Ooty check in at hotel. Rest time to explore the colonial city with your driver. O/n at hotel.

Day 9 Ooty (B)

Visit botanical gardens followed by a ride on the famous Nilgiri Mountain Railway. Boat ride in Ooty Lake. O/n at hotel.

Day 10 Ooty - Mysore (150kms) (B)

Drive to Mysore check in at hotel. Later visit Mysore Palace, jagan Mohan Palace, Chamundeswari Temple, Nandi Bull Temple, City Palace & St. Philomenas Church. O/n at hotel.

Day 11 Mysore - Somanathapura - Srirangapatna - Shravanbela Gola - Hassan (135kms) (B)

Drive to Hassan via visiting Somanathapura Chennakesava Temple, Srirangapatna Ranganathaswamy Temple & Shravanbelagla Gommateshwara Temple. Arrive Hassan, check in & o/n at hotel.

Day 12 Hassan - Belur - Halebeedu - Bangalore (250kms) (B)

Excursion visit Chennakeshava Temple in Belur & Hoysaleshwara Temple in Halebidu. After sightseeing drive to Bangalore check in & o/n at hotel.

Day 13 Bangalore - Vellore (220kms) (B)

Visit Lal Bagh Garden, Cubbon Park, Bangalore Fort, Tippu Summer Palace & Bull Temple. Drive pass Vidhana Soudha & Secretariat. Drive to Vellore check in at hotel. O/n at hotel.

Day 14 Vellore - Chennai (150kms) (B)

Later visit Sri Lakshmi Narayani Golden Temple gilded with 1500kg of pure gold. Also visit Vellore Fort & Jalakandeswarar Temple inside the fort. Drive to Chennai via visiting Kanchipuram an ancient city famous as city of thousands temple. On arrival check in & o/n at hotel.

Day 15 Chennai - Departure (flight) (B)

Visit Fort St. George, St Mary Church inside the fortress, Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Vadapalani Murugan Temple, Government Museum, Dakshinachitra Museum, Santhome Cathedral & Marina Beach. Later as per flight schedule transfer to airport to board flight for onward destination.

* Please check prices for full list of inclusions and exclusions


Inclusions and exclusions

  • Assistance on arrival at airport
  • 14 Nights accommodation in selected price category hotels
  • Meal as per day plan (B- Breakfast, L- Lunch, D- Dinner)
  • 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
  • Bangalore x 1 night 3* - Ramada/ The Rialto DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Bangalore x 1 night 4* - Fortune Select JP Cosmos/ Lemon Tree Premier Ulsoor Lake DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Bangalore x 1 night 5* - ITC Gardenia, a Luxury Collection/ ITC Windsor a Luxury Collection DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Chennai x 2 night 3* - Raj Park/ MGM East Woods DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Chennai x 2 night 4* - The Raintree/ Accord Metropolitan DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Chennai x 2 night 5* - ITC Grand Chola/ The Leela Palace DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Hassan x 1 night 3* - Candy Southern Star/ Pavanputra Resort & Spa DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Hassan x 1 night 3* - Candy Southern Star/ Pavanputra Resort & Spa 4* - Hosyala Village Resort/ The Ashok DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Hassan x 1 night 4* - Hosyala Village Resort/ The Ashok DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Madurai x 1 night 3* - Astoria by Sparsa/ Madurai‚Äôs Residency DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Madurai x 1 night 4* - GRT Regency/ Fortune Pandiyan Hotel DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Madurai x 1 night 5* - Heritage Madurai/ The Gateway Hotel Pasumalai DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Munnar x 2 nights 3* - Fort Munnar/ Abad Copper Castle DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Munnar x 2 nights 4* - Nature Zone Jungle Resort/ Fragrant Nature Munnar DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Munnar x 2 nights 5* - Chandys Windy Woods/ Tea County DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Mysore x 1 night 3* - Southern Star/Sandesh The Prince DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Mysore x 1 night 4* - Fortune Park JP Palace/ Grand Mercure DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Mysore x 1 night 5* - Royal Orchid Brindavan Garden/The Windflower Resort & Spa DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Ooty x 2 nights 3* - Monarch Hotel/ Hotel Darshan DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Ooty x 2 nights 4* - Fortune Resort Sullivan Court/ Sinclairs Retreat DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Ooty x 2 nights 5* - Savoy - IHCL SeleQtions/ Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Pondicherry x 1 night 3* - Shenbaga Hotel/ Annamalai International DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Pondicherry x 1 night 4* - Le Pondy/ The Windflower Resort & Spa DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Pondicherry x 1 night 5* - Palais De Mahe/ La Villa DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Thanjavur x 1 night 3* - Grand Gardenia/ Oriental Towers DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Thanjavur x 1 night 4* - Sangam Hotels/ Ideal River View Resort DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Thanjavur x 1 night 5* - Svatma DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Trichy x 1 night 3* - Red Fox Hotel/ Grand Gardenia DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Trichy x 1 night 4* - Sangam Hotels/ Ideal River View Resort DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Vellore x 1 night 3* - Hotel Khanna Fiesta/ POPPYS Anukula Residency DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Vellore x 1 night 4* - Regency Sameera Vellore by GRT Hotels/ Fortune Park DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Any flight tickets
  • Camera charges at monuments
  • Meals other than mentioned in day plan
  • Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc
  • Gratuities & optional activities
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

Available in

English, French, German, Russian, Spanish, Italian
(Other than English guide subject to availability and at additional cost)


Available for

Infants, Children, Students, Adults, Seniors



Departure & Return

Start city: Chennai , Tamil Nadu, India

Pick up times available: 09:00

Pick up location: Chennai Airport

Ends at: Chennai Airport

Nearest airport: Chennai International Airport (MAA)



Covid-19 measures

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Eco Features:

  • Education & exploration
    Education & exploration
    The product is educational rather than entertainment focused - it respects and gives insight into local traditions and/or environment
  • Licensed tour guide
  • Local or indigenous tour guide(s)

Cancellation policy

0% cancellation fee - 15 days or more before the travel date
20% cancellation fee - between 7-14 days before the travel date
50% cancellation fee - between 3-6 days before the travel date
100% cancellation fee - between 0-2 days before the travel date

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from $1502 per person

* Minimum of 1 adults are required on this tour

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* Free cancellation until 15 days before departure