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Explore South India with this package tour that is tailored-made exquisitely to cater all the travel needs and interests you might have. This holiday trip to South India will take you across the shores of the Bay of Bengal with some great art, exhibits, and monolithic temples; pristine beaches and reminiscent of the French colonial rule, help you admire the amazing Tanjore Paintings, unique classical dance form- Bharatnatyam and the witness many other attractions. The tour enables you to have a sightseeing tour of Chennai like Fort St. George, Fort Museum, St. Mary’s Church and visit the ancient port of Pallavas at Mahabalipuram, Arjuna’s Penance. Visit the Raj Niwas, Sacred Heart Church and the Sri Aurobindo Ashram via Pondicherry and then move to the IT hub Bangalore ending at the spectacular beaches of Goa. The magnificent part of this holiday package trip to South India and Goa is that you get all the fascinations in one basket. Now that is where you get the utmost beauty and joy with loads of fun.
Experience the rich cultural heritage and world famous temple architecture of Chennai
Exploring the UNESCO World Heritage site, Mahabalipuram
Visiting ‘The French Riviera of the East’, Pondicherry
Roaming in the Silicon Valley of India, Bangalore
Enjoying the nightlife of Goa
Welcome India, on your arrival at the Chennai airport, you will be received by our executive and will be transferred to your pre-booked hotel. Post getting fresh, in the afternoon you can start by taking a sightseeing tour of Chennai. Chennai is well-known for its rich cultural heritage and world famous temple architecture that is spread all over the state. The region was served as an important administrative, military, and economic centre, it was also called “the capital city.” Overnight at a hotel in Chennai.
This morning post breakfast, your tour will begin with Chennai sightseeing, a seaside destination and a buzzing place with colorful shops. You can visit Kapaleeshwar Temple which is one of the most famous landmarks of Chennai followed by Sri Parthasarathy Temple and one of the world’s longest beaches Marina Beach. You can continue to visit Fort St. George, National Art Gallery. Apart from these, you can drive past the finest examples of architecture i.e Rippon building. In the evening an aromatic walk through spice markets where you learn all about India spices. Overnight stay at the hotel in Chennai.
In the morning, post having a scrumptious breakfast, start your south India tour by driving to Mahabalipuram which lies on the Coromandel coast that faces the Bay of Bengal. All the monuments that are present at Mahabalipuram are classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site. On your arrival at, check in to your hotel, fresh up visit the local market around your hotel if you wish to. Rest of the day at leisure for you to rejuvenate yourself for the trip ahead. Overnight stay at the hotel in Mahabalipuram.
Today, following an early morning breakfast embark on an exciting sightseeing tour of Mahabalipuram. The town is famous for its stone carvings and is situated in the south of Chennai. Mahabalipuram once was a thriving port city under the Pallava Empire. The town has many rock-cut monuments dating from 7th – 9th century AD. Start by visiting the rathas, a temple in form of Chariot, you can also visit Mandapas which are cave temples, giant open air rock relief and Shore Temple. You can also visit Arjuna’s Penance, Krishna Mandapam, Crocodile Farm, Covelong beach, and Thirukazhukundram. Return for an overnight at the hotel in Mahabalipuram.
Depart for Pondicherry after the morning breakfast. On your arrival check-in into hotel. Rest of the day is at your disposal to enjoy at leisure or explore the heritage streets of Pondicherry. Overnight stay at the hotel in Pondicherry.
After a refreshing breakfast proceed for a day-long sightseeing tour of Pondicherry. Pondicherry was known as ‘The French Riviera of the East’ and was a French colony until it was integrated into India as a Union territory in 1954. The town has rich French heritage which is prevalent and visible in its colonial monuments, cuisine, language and customs. Pondicherry is a place which is nestled by the lapping waves of the Bay of Bengal and amazing beaches silently unfolding with the sun while hitting the sands. When in Pondicherry you can visit Aurobindo Ashram, Auroville township, The French Institute, French war memorial and Promenade beach and the Raj Nivas. In the evening enjoy a rickshaw ride through the French colony. Return for an overnight at the hotel in Pondicherry.
After breakfast, check-out from the hotel and start your drive to Bangalore. On your arrival, check-in to your hotel in Bangalore. In the afternoon, after getting fresh, you can start with a local sightseeing tour of the city. Bangalore is popularly known as the city of Gardens. It is also the Silicon Valley of India apart from being the principal administrative, commercial and industrial hub of Karnataka. You can start your tour by visiting, the Lalbagh Gardens, Cubban Park and Museum, The Govt. Museum, Cariappa Memorial Park, Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, and Tippu’s Palace. Keep your evening free to visit the Fort, Bull Temple and Venkatappa Art Gallery. Return to your hotel for an overnight stay at the hotel and rejuvenate yourself with a nice spa at hotel. Overnight stay at hotel in Bangalore.
This morning, after a nice breakfast at the hotel, you can take a flight from Bangalore to Goa. On your arrival at Goa Airport, you will be transferred to the hotel by our representative. After checking into the hotel to relax for some time. Rest of the day is kept at leisure for you to explore the local areas nearby. You can choose to visit the beaches nearby or the markets. Experience the vibrant nightlife of Goa if your wish to. Overnight stay at the hotel in Goa.
This holiday package trip to South India and Goa has something for everyone, right from splendid churches to lazy beaches to pubs and casinos. The strong Portuguese influence is visible in Goa’s architecture and lifestyle. Goa is divided into two parts, North Goa and South Goa. The North of Goa is house of various markets, eateries, and water sports, and the South of Goa is famous for its magnificent yet serene beaches. you can start by visiting the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier, kept in a silver casket, Sri Mangeshi Temple and the rolling green hills dedicated to Lord Shiva. Overnight stay at the hotel in Goa.
On this day, find exquisite leisure. Enjoy the golden beaches and watch dolphins dancing in the sea waves. Explore the beaches Goa have in stock for you. Start by visiting Coco Beach, Calangute Annexe, Calangute Beach, Baga Beach and Anjuna Beach. You can also visit the luxurious casinos in Goa. You can also visit the Basilica of Bom Jesus and Se Cathedral dating back to Portuguese Era. Spend some time at the Dona Paula Bay and enjoy a serene view of the Panjim City. Overnight stay at the hotel in Goa.
Post breakfast, check out from the hotel and get transferred to the Goa airport. Board your flight to Mumbai from where you will have a connecting flight to your onward destination as your tour of south India comes to an end today.
End of Holiday package trip to South India and Goa.