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South India Heritage

Price $ 545 $ 879

Tour Overview

  • Price$ 879
  • ReferenceTZESI8D
  • TypeGuided Tours
  • LocationIndia
  • Durations 7 days 6 nights
  • Start CityCHENNAI
  • End CityBANGALORE
  • LanguagesEnglish, French, German, Russian, spanish

Tour Description

Southern parts of India make it a point to visit some of the finest tourist destinations like Chennai visiting its museum, Vandalur zoo, St. Basilica’s church, marina beach, Vivekananda house, lighthouse and other places. There are lots of interesting spots like Auroville, Aurobindo Ashram, Temples, park, French museum and expansive beach which will keep the tourists happy round the clock. People who stay in Pondy will love the peaceful atmosphere and aura that is prevailing in this city. Mysore is a wonderful district, which has Mysore maharaja palace and other interesting tourist spots. Palaces of Mysore and Bangalore are the unique treasures of the South India tour.

A vast spread of culture and heritage is found in India. The best presentation can be seen in the South Indian states. There are colourful and magnificent monuments built by the rulers of that area. The people are well educated as the literacy rate is high. You can see local women wearing colourful sari and men draping lungi. These are traditional dresses of the region.

Luxury Escapes Vacations By Tours Zoo will allow you to enjoy modern cities and hill stations with modern facilities alike. Though there are many local languages you do not have to worry, there will be an English speaking guide with you wherever needed. You can enjoy the tea gardens in Ooty and see tea being made right from a leaf to your cup, only it is not Darjeeling tea, it is Nilgiri tea. The environment is so romantic, have some quality time with your loved ones. The route to Mysuru and Bangaluru are also worth remembering. The landscape is amazing it has a hint of blue to the greenery around.

When you book one of the Luxury South India tour Packages, it will include visiting places like Vivekananda house in Chennai along with beaches and Basilica. In the tour, you will be visiting temples as well as Churches. The southern part of India was ruled by the Britishers for quite some time so there are many English style Basilicas. There are devotees at both temples and churches.

The Bangaluru palace and Mysuru palace are unique in the designing and architecture form the rest of the country. These were built by the ruler Tipu Sultan, native of that place. Also in the close vicinity, there are famous temples, sacred to Indians. You can also visit them and feel enlightened and see the beautiful paintings and statues of gods and goddesses.

While in Puducherry you will feel the french architecture almost influencing each part of the city. It was a dutch and french colony for a long time. You can still get good bakeries around the corner. Also, one special place you must visit is Auro Villa, a golden globe. A place for meditation and spirituality; built by the Sri Aurobindo Society. All these places will be covered in your South India Holidays. So go on and book one for yourself and family.

Tour Highlights

Southern heritage tour covers most of the popular places in South India and gets you to visit temples, beaches, culturally rich places, palaces, gardens and enough time for shopping.

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 to choose from in superior hotels offering good 4-star facilities or deluxe hotels offering 5 star standard 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 CHENNAI

On your arrival in Chennai airport our representatives will welcome you cordially and then you will be taken to the respective hotels which are selected in your travelling package. Further, you will be guided for the next day’s sightseeing and locations hopping. Places where you are supposed to spend a day and the thrill to begin your trip will give you a wonderful stay at your hotel overnight.

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DAY 02 : IN CHENNAI

Yes the day to start your journey has come. After being served breakfast at your hotel we will begin the trip to Southern Beauty Chennai where we’ll spend a full day. We’ll begin the trip by a morning drive through the leisurely city Chennai then we’ll visit the famous Fort St. George located at the seashore which was designed by East India Co. in 1960 AD. Chennai is famous for its long sandy beaches, historical places and cultural and architectural diversity with different parks and art centres. Then we’ll go to 100 years old National Art gallery and Government museum. Later we’ll head towards the masterpiece of Dravidian art in Chennai i.e. the famous lord Shiva temple Kapaleeshwar Temple. Further, we will enjoy at the Marina Beach: 2nd largest beach in the world. And as the day comes to an end we’ll go to Fort Museum, St. Mary’s Church and Little Mount Shrine. Then you will be taken back to the hotel by our representative and you can relax there overnight and be ready for next day’s adventure.

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DAY 03 : CHENNAI – PONDICHERRY

After having breakfast at the respective hotel your journey to the beautiful Pondicherry aka Puducherry begins which is actually a french settlement. After reaching there you will check-in to the hotel. And after having rest for a while we’ll begin the sightseeing of the Southern historically unique city Pondicherry. Pondicherry (Puducherry) is a French settlement of Karaikal, Mahe and Yanam with Pondicherry. Just like India, it is a perfect example of unity in diversity. As it is a combo of different states as Yanam is a part of Andhra Pradesh, Mahe is in Kerala and Karaikal is in Tamil Nadu. At a distance of 200 km in the south from Chennai, Pondicherry is union territory and the relations of French-Pondicherry are perfectly imprinted even after ages in the form of french architecture, culture and art. We’ll begin our trip from Shri Aurobindo Ashram –the home to the saint, philosopher, and guide Aurobindo Ghosh who founded it in 1920 and spent his almost whole life there. The Ashram offers a deep sense of peace and harmony and the beautiful architecture design makes it the best place to visit. After that, we’ll go to Pondicherry Museum, where you’ll find different bronze art and sculptures, glimpses of French heritage, traditional paintings, and handicrafts carved designs overall it’s a treat for everyone who loves art and sculpture. Further, we’ll go to sacred heart church of Jesus, Bharti, Bharthidasan Memorial museums and Botanical Garden which is famous for its varied kind of flora and as the day comes to end you’ll head to your hotel where you’ll stay overnight.

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DAY 04 : PONDICHERRY – OOTY

Good morning! after having breakfast you’ll head towards Southern Beauty Ooty by travelling through the picturesque view of Nilgiri Hills. After reaching there you’ll check in the specific hotel and then we’ll start the trip to see the beauty of the town completely immersed in the beauty of Nilgiri Hills’s blue colour. Firstly we’ll go to Ooty’s highest peaks of Nilgiri Range that are Botanical Garden and Doddabetta. Then we’ll visit the lakes: Ooty lake and Emerald lake the latter is located in a region called silent valley. There are various gardens and parks, lakes and dams, reserve forests, tribal huts and museum, Nilgiri mountain railway and historical buildings which will add a sense of pleasure to your trip. After seeing all this you’ll be taken to your hotel where you’ll stay overnight.

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DAY 05 : OOTY – MYSORE

A new day begins and after having your breakfast you’ll move forward to reach our next destination Mysore. The city that is so close to metropolitan city Bangalore even after being so close Mysore still prevails its old serene world. After reaching there check into a hotel and further we’ll begin our afternoon sightseeing session in Mysore. You as a visitor we’ll be touched by its never ending charm, differently beautiful heritage, magnificent palaces, awestruck gardens, lavishing buildings, shady & broad avenues and peaceful & architecturally best temples. Historically Mysore’s ruler Wodeyar’s regime is visible in the city’s precise designing. The city is famous for its art, literature, music and dance. We’ll begin our Southern journey by visiting Brindavan Gardens which are located across the river Kaveri. Then we’ll go to Chamundeshwari Temple situated over Chamundi Hills is famous for its sacred beliefs and architectural designs. The other attractive places there we’ll spend our day include Karanji Lake, Railway museum, Mysore Zoo, Jaganmohan Palace and St. Philomena’s Cathedral church. Then you will be taken back to your hotel where you’ll stay overnight.

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DAY 06 : MYSORE – BANGALORE

After having your breakfast you will go to the silicon valley of Southern India, Bangalore. After reaching there you’ll check in to the hotel and we’ll start the sightseeing in Bangalore from visiting the famous Cubbon Park- named after Britisher, Lord Cubbon. Situated in the heart of the Southern city it is the lung of Bengaluru. Then we’ll move to see the magnificent building of state legislature and secretariat, Vidhana Soudha. Further, we’ll move forward to see the best botanical Gardens of the country Lag Bagh having a varied variety of flora. After that, we’ll go to the Tipu Sultan’s summer Palace a perfect example of Indo-Islamic Architecture. Later we’ll go to The Bull Temple showcasing the Dravidian Style of architecture which has a famous Nandi Bull designed on the grey granite and we’ll end our day by visiting Iskcon Temple depicting the love of Radha Krishna. Then you’ll head back to the hotel for overnight stay.

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DAY 07 : DEPART BANGALORE

The six days must have felt like a dream come true to you and we are grateful to have clients like you who make the most of a place and enjoy to the fullest and our dreamy journey comes to an end but our services are still going on and you’ll be taken to the airport to ensure your comfortable journey back to your place.

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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