Cultural Karnataka & Tamilnadu Tour

Destination Covered
Bangalore – Mysore – Ooty – Coimbatore – Kodaikanal – Madurai – Trichy – Tanjore – Pondicherry – Mahabalipuram – Kanchipuram – Chennai
Tour Duration
14 Nights / 15 Days

Overview

The state's glorious past and rich history are reflected in the archaic monuments, temples, and forts. Karnataka welcomes you to explore its lush green landscape, rich heritage, culture, wildlife, beaches, and a variety of tourist destinations located throughout the state. Tourist attractions in Tamil Nadu include, but are not limited to, picturesque valleys, stunning beaches, tranquil hill stations, wildlife parks, beautiful temples, and scenic mountains.

Tour Highlights

Itinerary
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Day 01: Bangalore (Arrival) 

Arrive at Mumbai International Airport and take a flight to Bangalore. When you arrive at Bangalore International Airport, our company representative will greet you and transport you to your hotel. Bangalore is the capital city of Karnataka state, also known as Garden City or India's Silicon Valley. Check in at the hotel. Stay at the hotel for the night.

Day 02: Bangalore Sightseeing

After breakfast, take a sightseeing tour of Bangalore, stopping at Lalbagh Botanical Gardens, Vidhana Soudha and Attara Kacheri, Cubbon Park, Bangalore Fort, and ISKCON Temple. After finishing the full-day sightseeing tour, return to the hotel in the evening. Hotel stay for the night

Day 03: Bangalore – Mysore (155 km/ 3½ hrs)

After breakfast, check out of the hotel and drive to Mysore, stopping in Srirangapatna, a historical site along the way. Check-in at the hotel upon arrival.

In the afternoon, take a sightseeing tour of Mysore, visiting Mysore Palace, Shivanasamudra Waterfalls, Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Garden, St. Philomena's Church, railway museums, and Vrindavan Garden. In the evening, attend the light and sound show before returning to the hotel. Stay at the hotel for the night.

Day 04:  Mysore – Ooty (130 km/ 3 hrs)

Early in the morning, drive to Chamundi Hills and visit Chamundeshwari Temple. Later, after breakfast, check-out from the hotel, drive to Ooty, stopping en route to visit Mudumalai Forest. Check-in at the hotel upon arrival, free day for leisure/shopping in local markets, overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 05: Ooty Sightseeing

After breakfast, enjoy a toy train ride from Ooty to Connor and ride the Nilgiri Mountain Railway. It will be an unforgettable experience for you. Later, go to the Botanical Garden, Doddabetta Peak, Nilgiri Mountain Railway, Pykara Lake, Ooty Lake, and other attractions. Stay at the hotel for the night.

Day 06: Ooty – Coimbatore (95 km/ 2 hrs)

After breakfast, we will drive  to Coimbatore. Once there, you will enjoy sightseeing at Marudamalai Temple, Dhyanalinga Temple, Adiyogi Shiva, and Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy Temple. Check into the hotel and spend the night at leisure.

Coimbatore, often called Kovai, is a significant Tamil Nadu Indian city. It is a major textile, industries, commerce, education, information technology, healthcare, and manufacturing hub in South India, located on the banks of the Noyyal River and surrounded by the Western Ghats. Because of its cotton and textile industries, it is often referred to as the "Manchester of South India."

Day 07: Coimbatore – Kodaikanal (180 km/ 5 hrs)

Get ready for the long journey to Kodaikanal today after breakfast. Check into the hotel and arrive there. Relax. Relax.

Subsequently, visit Kodaikanal's Princess of Hills. Visit Kodaikanal Lake, Mannavanur Lake and Lake View Point. Stay in the hotel overnight.

Kodaikanal is one of India's most popular hill resorts. The gift of the forest is called kodaikanal. It is true to its name, because the place is blessed by various green, luscious trees, huge, beautiful rock formations and pleasant waterfalls. Wonderful mountain spiralling Ghats with views over the greenery of this hill resort is the ideal place to enjoy the beauty of nature and peace.

Day 08: Kodaikanal – Madurai (120 km/ 3 hrs)

Get ready to explore Madurai after breakfast and then visit Temple Shri Meenahshi and Thiruparankundram. The temple city of Madurai, known as East Athens, is 2500 years old. The town is called Nectar (Mathuram), who came to bless his citizens for building a temple for him and fell from Shiva's locks. 12 Gopuram temple in Meenakshi-Sundareswarar (gateways to the temple with pyramid-like structures). The outer walls of the temple feature four of its highest gopurams. South of the temple there are more than 1500 sculptures in its 48.8 m high gopuram. The sculptural pillars tell the tale of the Princess of Madurai in Ashta Shakthi Mandapam in Meenakshi temple, and her marriage to Shiva Lord.

Day 09: Madurai – Trichy – Tanjore (250 km/ 4-5 hrs)

Drive to Trichy temples, Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, and rock fort after breakfast. It's a 5 km drive to an island named Srirangam from Trichy. There is both a temple and the fort. This temple, which is housed within the seven walls, has 22 gopurams (ports with pyramids, the largest of which is) (72 m high 13 storied). Check into the hotel in the evening. Stay overnight. Stay overnight.

Day 10: Tanjore Sightseeing

Following breakfast, drive to Tanjore and visit the Temple of Brihadeshwara. Stay in a hotel in Tanjore overnight.

Day 11: Tanjore – Pondicherry (170 km/ 4 – 5 hrs)

Every morning, after breakfast. check out from the hotel and drive to Pondicherry. After arrival, check-in at the hotel, have a refreshing drink, prepare yourself to enjoy the tour of Pondicherry, after completing the evening tour, visit the Pondicherry Botanic Garden, the Pondicherry Temples, the museum of Pondicherry etc. Stay in the hotel overnight at leisure.

Day 12: Pondicherry – Mahabalipuram (120 km/ 3½ hrs)

Drive to Mahabalipuram after breakfast. Check-in at the hotel upon arrival. Later on you can discover the relics of the oldest harbour, the ruins of the City, as well as the monumental remains of an ancient Pallava temples featuring sculptural panels, cellars, chariot temples, Krishna Mandapam, the world largest low relief measuring 27m x 9m, whale-back rock shaped with decay figures of the gods, demigods and men beasts. Coastal Temple, a Dravidian-style early phase of a temple architect, is one of the oldest in the south dating to the eighth century AD. Stay in a Mahabalipuram hotel overnight.

Day 13: Mahabalipuram  – Kanchipuram – Chennai (200 km/ 3-4 hrs)

After breakfast, depart for Chennai, stopping in Kanchipuram to see the Kamakshi Amman Temple, Varadharaja Perumal Temple, Vaikunda Perumal Temple, and Kailasanathar Temple.

Arrive at your pre-booked hotel and check in. Relax and rejuvenate at the hotel. Following that, enjoy a temple tour of Chennai, which includes Ashtalakshmi Temple, Shri Parthasarathy Temple, built by Pallavas in the 8th century AD, and Kapaleeswarar Temple in Mylapore (Eighth century Pallava Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva). The afternoon is free for you to explore and relax. Stay the night in a hotel in Chennai.

Day 14: Chennai Sightseeing   

After breakfast, prepare to visit some beautiful palaces such as Kapaleeshwar Temple and Fort St. George (the oldest fort in Chennai). After that, visit Santhome Cathedral, the National Art Gallery, St. Mary's Church, Anna Zoological Park, the Birla Planetarium, and People's Park. Stop briefly at Kalakshetra and the Theosophical Society. Later in the evening, go to the well-known Marina Beach (the second largest in the world). Check in at the hotel. Stay in Chennai for the night.

Day 15: Chennai departure

As you fly early in the morning on your flight schedule, drive to Chennai airport with beautiful memories of incredible India on a return flight to your home town.

  • 14 Nights accommodation in the listed hotels/similar
  • Assistance by our company representative on arrival
  • All accommodation will be in Double Rooms (King size bed) in every hotel
  • Daily Breakfast in all above mentioned hotels
  • All transfers and sightseeing by AC Toyota Innova Car as per itinerary
  • Professionally General English speaking Driver with uniform
  • Toy train ride in Ooty
  • All fuel, parking, toll, state taxes & driver allowances of the car.
  • 5 % GST included in the above package.
  • Meals specified other than itinerary
  • International & Domestic flight cost
  • Laundry fee, Camera fee
  • Entrance fee can be paid directly. If any
  • Items of Personal Nature, Porterage
  • Guiding and any personal expense will be paid by you.
  • All other items and services not specified above
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