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Discover South India

Price $ 667 $ 1,068 /Person

Tour Overview

  • Price$ 1,068 /Person
  • ReferenceTZDII13D
  • TypeGuided Tours
  • LocationIndia
  • Contact nameTours Zoo
  • Contact phone+91-9132003500
  • Durations 13 days 12 nights
  • Start CityCHENNAI
  • End CityCOCHIN
  • LanguagesEnglish, French, German, Russian, spanish

Tour Description

If talking about India than the first thing that comes in our minds is its diversity along with unity. So here we are giving you an opportunity to explore entire South India in one trip. We can’t miss out Kerala which is also known to be as God’s own Country. Kerala is blended with different activities. On this tour, you will get a chance to enjoy the backwaters and experience houseboats.

Tour Highlights

Make this Adorable India a memorable India by exploring the different shades of India.

Know before you go

  • Your tour at Tours Zoo includes all airport to hotel to airport private transfers as per the itinerary with meeting and assistance by our representative
  • Welcome with garlands on arrival
  • Sightseeing services using air-conditioned transport with the driver as per the tour programme
  • Accommodation in deluxe hotels offering good 4-star facilities with breakfast in all the places. Double or twin sharing shall be provided as per your preference. Accommodation includes all applicable taxes.
  • All taxes are included
  • Parking fees, fuel charges, driver allowance are all included
  • Services of an English speaking local guide is included only during the sightseeing tour as per the programme.
  • Entrance fees to the monuments are not included
  • Any personal usage items at the hotel or on tour are not included.
  • Any domestic or International airfare or train fare is not included.

Tour Includes

  • Audio guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Pick-up and drop off
  • Private tour
  • Professional guide
  • Special activities
  • Transport by air-conditioned

Tour Program

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DAY 01: ARRIVAL DELHI

On Arrival in Delhi, you will be greeted & provided with warm assistance by our representatives to get transferred to the hotel. Check-in overnight at hotel and refresh yourself before a wonderful expedition in our able company.

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DAY 02: IN DELHI

After having breakfast proceed for a full day city tour of Delhi, the capital city of India. We’ll start the tour by going to Mughal Empire’s creation including Red Fort, Jama Masjid- the largest mosque in India. For getting the proper and true feel of Delhi the next place to hop at is Chandni Chowk, Delhi’s most crowded and chirping market. Followed by visiting Raj Ghat to pay tribute to the father of nation Mahatma Gandhi as it is the place where he was cremated. After this, we’ll head towards Laxmi Narayan Temple which is famous for its design and beauty. And this brings us to the pride of India- the India gate, 42 meters tall triumph is a war memorial, bearing the name of 85k soldiers who martyred in WW1. Drive past the palace of head of the nation the President’s home i.e. Rashtrapati Bhawan a mix of both Mughal and western architecture. Further, we’ll visit Qutub Minar- the tallest monument of India is actually 72.5 meters tall with measures as 2.75 m in diameter at its peak, to 14.32 m at its base. Back to your hotel for an overnight stay.

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DAY 03: DELHI – MATHURA – AGRA

Enjoy the breakfast in the hotel and leave by surface for Agra, home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World. En-route visiting Lord Krishna’s birthplace on the banks of River Yamuna before making your way to Agra. See the most revered Krishna Janam Bhoomi Mandir, the most revered temple of Lord Krishna. Continue to drive to Agra city of world-famous Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Sikandra tomb are now at touching distance awaiting your fervor. Check-in at Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.

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DAY 04: AGRA - FATEHPUR SIKRI - JAIPUR

Enjoy the breakfast in the hotel and start the sightseeing you have been waiting for. The tour to Agra starts conspicuously with a visit to the incomparable Taj Mahal. Get mesmerized by one of Seven Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal; an eternal symbol of love built by Shah Jahan in memory of his dearly loved wife Mumtaz Mahal. Agra Fort, the next stop that has haunting memory of Shah Jahan kept in captivity by his son Aurangzeb is a symbol of Mughal magnificence and grandeur. ( Taj Mahal remain closed on every Friday) Later depart by surface to Jaipur with visiting en-route the deserted red sandstone city of Fatehpur Sikri, built by Akbar. It’s also worth awhile to visit other historically significant monuments namely Buland Darwaza, Birbal’s House, Panch Mahal, and Jama Masjid. Proceed to Jaipur and on arrival check-in at Hotel. Pink city Jaipur, once the stronghold of Jaipur of a clan of rulers is now known as the majestic city that has earned the title of “Pink city” owing to the large use of pink marble. Chance upon buying exclusive pottery, embroidered leather shoes after catching a glimpse of several attractions. Overnight at Hotel.

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DAY 05: PINK CITY IN JAIPUR

Morning excursion in Amber fort which is located 11 km from Jaipur. The classic fort represents the Kachhwaha clan of Amber. The beauty of the fort grows manifold once its reflection falls on the Maota thereby making it a delightful hallucination for eyes. Afternoon tour starts with visiting City Palace, representation of mighty Mughal and Rajput legacy and extravagance; Jantar Mantar, the best-preserved observatory built by Sawai Jai Singh. Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds, Jaigarh fort, Birla mandir, and Sisodia Rani ka Bagh are the other major attractions. Overnight at Hotel.

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DAY 06: JAIPUR - CHENNAI

Board flight for Chennai in time, transport is available to the airport so you can reach the airport on time. When we arrive at the Chennai airport meet the professionals provided by Indian Travel Agent representatives. Overnight at Hotel.

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DAY 07: IN CHENNAI

Enjoy the breakfast in the hotel and start the sightseeing Chennai is one of the gracious city that has a clear skyline, long sandy beaches, parks, historic landmarks. The tour of Chennai city starts with a morning drive to Fort St. George, the biggest landmark of the city that continues to be the representation of the East India Company’s stronghold in India since its inception in 1653. Next is St. Mary’s Church that has earned the distinction as an Anglican church in the country. The art appreciating site of you gets to visit the National Art Gallery that has been the center of fine arts exhibition down south. Explore art further in the places of religious interests as well. The tour now takes you to Kapaleeshwar temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, a structure that personifies Dravidian architecture and bears the fragments of inscription that goes back to 1250 AD. Chennai is also known for the famous Parthasarathy temple built by the Pallavas in honor of their ruler Krishna. The temple stands out for housing the five avatars of Lord Vishnu including Krishna. Overnight at Hotel.

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DAY 08: CHENNAI - BANGALORE

Board flight for Bangalore in time, transport is available to the airport so you can reach the airport on time. When we arrive at the Bangalore airport meet the professionals provided by Indian Travel Agent representatives. Overnight at Hotel.

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DAY 09: IN BANGALORE

Enjoy the breakfast in the hotel and start the sightseeing Bangalore also known as the Garden city of India. During your sightseeing tour of Bangalore, you will be visiting the Lalbagh Gardens, Cubbon Park, ISKCON Temple, Vidhana Soudha and finally at Commercial Street for a bit of shopping. Travel around through the bustling Krishnarajendra Market in the heart of the city’s busy commercial district. See the Ganesh statue outside the 16th century Dodda Ganesha Temple – or the nearby Bull Temple, built in the Dravidian style. Overnight at Hotel.

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DAY 10: BANGALORE - COCHIN

Board flight for Cochin in time, transport is available to the airport so you can reach the airport on time. When we arrive at the Cochin airport meet the professionals provided by Indian Travel Agent representatives. Overnight at Hotel.

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DAY 11: COCHIN - ALLEPPEY/HOUSEBOAT - COCHIN

Departure by surface to Alleppey or Alappuzha; also known as Venice of East and a perfect excursion spot. A 137 years old pier stretching the out the ocean with added fun facilities makes it an intriguing experience coupled with AC houseboat to experience true Kerala lunch cruise. Allepey is in the heart of coconut plantation and supplies, a city that also boasts of neat marketplace and canals that serve to the coir industry of backwaters. All said and done, the surprise basically lies on the AC houseboat that cruises to get an authentic taste of Kerala.

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DAY 12: IN COCHIN

Enjoy the breakfast in the hotel and start the city tour takes you to visit the Dutch Palace. St. Francis church, the oldest to be built is your starting point of the tour to a city that has preserved the grunge and magnificence of the Portuguese and Dutch colonial rule. Santa Cruz Basilica with a consummated rooftop; Chinese fishing nets close to the harbor’s passage to Cochin and Synagogue that has Hebrew scripts inscribed on copper plates; Paintings of Ramayana and Mahabharata, palanquins of erstwhile Cochin rulers as well. The murals depicting the events of Ramayana and Mahabharata in the city built and developed by the Portuguese is definitely a different site if not rare. Another thing to watch out for has to be the Kurishu shrine, a small chapel that has garnered the attention of international tourists over the years. Overnight at Hotel.

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DAY 13: DEPART COCHIN

After having breakfast you’ll proceed to the airport for your onward travel destination. A 13 days beautiful long journey to all the glamorous and wonderful cities of the country has brought us to our final destination of this trip. But We assure you our services will make every possible step to reach your home safely and comfortably hence our representative will make sure to take you to the airport in time for your flight. Keep traveling keep exploring!!

General FAQs

  • How many people will be on my trip?

    Good things come in small packages, which is why we keep our group sizes down. This means we’re small enough to remain flexible as we thread our way through communities without intimidating the locals. On most of our trips you’ll be part of an intimate group of 12-16 people, though our group sizes are on average 10 people. Our Overland trips are in purpose-built vehicles that can carry up to 24 travellers. Group sizes are displayed on each trip’s overview page on our website.

  • Can I just do part of the trip?

    Although you won’t be reimbursed for any portion of the trip unused, you can opt to sign off the trip if you need to leave a day or so earlier. If you let us know before travel that you’ll be arriving late or need to leave before the trips ends, we will notify our team on the ground to best accommodate your requirements.

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  • Damian and Teresa says:   

    When travelling to a country such as India it is very important to have a reliable and professional company taking care of you. Tours Zoo has been excellent and our guide has been exceptional. The itinerary has been brilliant allowing travel and sightseeing at a good pace.

  • Darryl Jones says:   

    Tours are always very intensive but a good team makes everything run smoothly. This holiday was as good as it could be. The driver was highly competent, his colleague supplied plenty of refreshments and helped us on and off the bus, and Our guides looked after us like a father or brother with his family.

  • James and Kerrie says:   

    Brilliant trip, saw so much in a very short time. People are so friendly. Tour leader and Drivers were excellent. Wealth of knowledge and happy to assist with everything. Definitely recommend a trip to India

  • Kate Goldstein says:   

    Tours Zoo is a great agency that provided us with an amazing one of a kind experience during our Journey. They organized our entire trip perfectly. Our Driver s and guides were very professional and even drove everywhere without gps but never missed a turn! The hotels were all great choices as well. I would highly recommend Tours Zoo and we will be utilizing their services the next time we come to India.

  • Pat and David says:   

    We were apprehensive before our arrival, but from the moment we were met at the airport we were in safe hands. Thoroughly enjoyed our Holiday.

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