Start in Chennai and end in Bangalore! With the discovery tour Secret South India, you have a 13 day tour package taking you through Chennai, India and 9 other destinations in India. Secret South India includes accommodation in a hotel as well as meals, transport and more.
Day 01: Arrive Chennai Meet our Driver upon arrival in Chennai and transferred to your hotel. A thriving modern Indian city, Chennai is the gateway to Tamil Nadu and holds an important place in the culture of the Tamil people. Our journey through Secret South India starts here. Later afternoon visit Kapaleeshwar temple and Fort George. Overnight stay at ChennaiStart point Chennai airport/hotels, Chennai Airport At Gate No 15, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India 05:00 - 09:00
Day 02: Chennai / Mahabalipuram by drive After breakfast get driven to Mahabalipuram. Visit the shore temples by the sea. These rockcut temples depict the ancient war saga on stone. relax by the quaint beach. (NO Swimming activites allowed due to religious area)
Day 03: Mahabalipuram ?/ Pondicherry by drive This day visit Pondicherry, a former French colony, is wellknown for its colonial heritage and secluded beaches. night stay at Pondicherry
In and around ThanjavurDay 04: Pondicherry ?/ Thanjavur by drive Also known as the Rice bowl of Tamil Nadu and the cultural capital of the country in the 18th century, Thanjavur rose to prominence during the Chola reign. Temple architecture was redefined during their rule, and a new paradigm of Dravidian architecture was set. The 11th century Big Temple or the Brihadeeswara Temple in the heart of the town stands testimony to such a tradition. The structure is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is unparalleled in terms of grandeur, scale and detailing. Conceived during the heyday of Chola rule by the great Rajaraja Chola I, the Brihadeeswara temple for centuries has attracted fascinated artists, curious historians, sociologists, and travelers who delight in its wealth of sculptures, beautiful calligraphy, frescoes, and over a hundred inscriptions on the walls. This artistic tradition was righteously carried forward by the Nayak and Maratha kings, and one can get a glimpse of it in monuments such as Serfoji Mahal Library and Tanjore Palace to name a few. night stay at Thnjavur
Day 05: Thanjavure / Madurai by drive Explore the by-lanes of Madurai with a walking tour created by local women. Discover the flower markets and vendors in the narrow and bustling streets, and see the city from the perspective of the women who live here. Afterwards, visit the Ghandi Museum and the city?s silk weavers colony ? where colourful fabrics are woven on traditional handlooms.
In and around OotyDay 06: Madurai ?/ Ooty by drive Ooty The Queen of Hill Stations. The hill station presents a picture of perfect vacation that we all all dream of. With mesmerising scenery, ?Ooty tour offers a refreshing setting to spend few special days of your life.? night stay at Ooty
Day 07: Ooty Find yourself in the midst of natural settings, breath taking tea gardens, fine pine and eucalyptus trees along with magnificent mountains around, taking tea gardens, fine pine and eucalyptus trees along with magnificent mountains around,You can all these and much more at Ooty, the "Queen of Hill Station"breath taking tea gardens, fine pine and eucalyptus trees along with magnificent mountains around,
In and around ThalasseryDay 08: Ooty / Thalassery by drive Uncover the secrets of this Former dutch colony. This place is also famous for its unique local cuisine Visit the local fish and vegetable market. Also meet an artist from a traditional dance form school "Thaiyyam". Night stay at Thalassery.
In and around CoorgDay 09: Thalassery / Coorg? depart by vehicle for Coorg. Dooted with former ?colonial bungalows surrounded by flower-filled and manicured gardens situated within a working coffee estate, green mountains is our secret for the next two nights. In the afternoon, a short plantation walk will reveal the art of coffee cultivation. Night stay at Coorg
Day 10: Coorg day free to explore local suuroundings, tea estates, mountains. Night stay at Coorg
In and around MysoreDay 11: Coorg / Mysore by drive Drive to Mysore, a captivating south Indian city famous for its palace. Immerse yourself in the city?s history and markets on this tour tour. Your senses will be brought to life by garlands of marigolds and roses, sandalwood incense and spices at the city market, and local delicacies like Mysore Pak and Masala dosa thronging along the way. Marvel at the Mysore palace. night stay at Mysore
In and around BangaloreDay 12: Bangalore Drive to Bangalore. highlights include The majestic Bangalore palace, enclosed by beautiful gardens, is a famous tourist attraction in Bangalore. It is now owned by the Mysore Royal family. "Botanical garden" This botanical garden is a haven for all nature lovers. It was commissioned by Hyder Ali in 1760 and completed by Tipu Sultan, with a spread of 240 acres. The garden features rare plants of French, Persian and Afghani origin and has attained status of a Government Botanical Garden. Night stay at Bangalore
Day 13: Bangalore Departure Get picked-up from your hotle and dropped to your hotle in BangaloreEnd point Bangalore Airport / Hotel, Kempegowda International Airport, Devanahalli, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India 20:00 - 23:00