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South India with Goa Tour - 12 Days

Rajputana Tours
South India with Goa Tour
Starts From INR 44500 Each (Min. 02 Pax)

South India really has a distinct culture that sets it apart from rest of the country. Every region of state has managed to retain its own distinct identity. South India is actually a full-fledged package of beauty, serenity and mystery, dotted with amazing summer and winter destinations. It is in fact, a year round tourist destination that offers everything to its visitors that a tourist can ask for. It has so many amazing places that are perfect for family holidays, honeymoon holiday, etc. In our 12 Days/ 11 Nights South India with Goa Tour package gives you an opportunity to not only explore the beauty of South India but Western India too. From the backwaters in South India to stunning beaches of Goa you will explore the real beauty of Incredible India. This tour package is perfect for family holiday or friend groups. You will explore the top destinations of South India like Chennai, Mahabalipuram, Madurai, Tanjore, Cochin, Periyar National Park and Goa in Western India. Goa with plenty of stunning and magnificent beaches is one of the best and top holiday destinations in India.

  • Explore historical and cultural monuments in Chennai.
  • Visit Shore Temple in Mahabalipuram.
  • Visit Ekambaranatha and Kamakshi Amman in Kanchipuram.
  • Visit Trichy en-route to Madurai.
  • Meenakshi Sundareshwar Temple in Madurai.
  • Boat ride on Periyar Lake and excursion of wildlife sanctuary.
  • Enjoy Kathakali performance in Cochin.
  • Full-day sightseeing tour of Goa.

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Day 1: Arrival in Chennai

Upon arrival in Chennai, the capital city of Indian state of Tamil Nadu, a representative from RAJPUTANA TOURS will meet you at airport and then transfer you to the pre-booked hotel. Freshen up and relax. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel. Enquire Now

Day 2: Chennai Sightseeing - Mahabalipuram (approx. 55 km / 1 hr.)

Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu is the biggest cultural, economic and education center of South India. It is a historic city and among the most visited cities in the country by foreign tourists. The city is very popular among tourists because of its historic landmarks & buildings, long sandy beaches, parks, and cultural & art centers.

Enjoy delicious South Indian breakfast at the hotel and then proceed for Chennai sightseeing tour. Visit the Government Museum located in Egmore neighborhood of Chennai. It is a museum that consists of six buildings and 46 galleries covering an area of around 16.25 acres. The museum complex also houses National Art Gallery and Connemara Public Library. The building of National Art Gallery is one of the finest Indo-sarcenic type of architectures in the country.

Visit Fort St. George (also called White Town) which is the first British Fortress in India. The fort complex also houses a museum that contains several relics of the British Raj. Also visit St. Mary’s Church and Wellesley House within the fort complex. Visit the 7th century Kapaleeshwarar Temple in Mylapore which is one of the most visited religious places in the city. Visit the 16th century Santhome Basilica which is a Roman Catholic minor basilica built by Portuguese explorers. Visit the 8th century Parthasarathy Temple in Triplicane, a Hindu temple dedicated to the God Krishna. It is one of the oldest structures in the city.

Thereafter, also visit other attractions like Saint Thomas Mount, Spencer Plaza, VGP Universal Kingdom, Tamilnadu Science & Technology Center and Marina Beach.

After Chennai city tour, proceed to Mahabalipuram (Mamallapuram), a historic town and heritage site in Tamil Nadu, 55 km from Chennai. On arrival in Mahabalipuram, check in to your pre-booked hotel. Have dinner and stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 3: Mahabalipuram Sightseeing - Excursion to Kanchipuram (approx. 65 km / 1.30 hrs.)

Take your breakfast at then proceed for Mahabalipuram sightseeing. Mahabalipuram is a historic and heritage site that comprises of 7th- and 8th-century CE religious monuments. Collectively, the Group of Monuments is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are 400 ancient monuments and Tamil religious temples at Mahabalipuram. Built during Pallava dynasty, Mahabalipuram monuments or temples are best known for their spectacular architectural styles. Rathas (chariot shaped temples), Cave temples, structural temples, and rock relieves are key attractions here. The Shore Temple is one of the structural temples here that will impress you significantly.

Later in the afternoon take an excursion to Kanchipuram. Located at the distance of approx. 65 km from Mahabalipuram is a city in Tamil Nadu that is known for architecturally beautiful temples and structures. It is also famous for silk weaving and handloom industries. And, hence it is often described as the Temple City and Silk City. Visit the Ekambareswarar Temple (the largest temple in the city, dedicated to Lord Shiva), Kailasanathar Temple dedicate to Lord Shiva, Kumarakottam Temple dedicated to Muruga, Kamakshi Amman Temple dedicated to Goddess Parvati, and Varadharaja Perumal Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. There are several other temples and structures you may visit in Kanchipuram. You may also shopping for famous Kanchipuram Sarees. On time return to hotel in Mahabalipuram for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 4: Mahabalipuram - Tanjore (approx. 300 km / 5-6 hrs.)

Have a very hearty breakfast at the hotel. Later depart for Tanjore (Thanjavur), a historic city and important centre of South Indian religion, art and architecture. Upon arrival in Tanjore, you would be transferred to your pre-booked hotel. Freshen up and relax, and then proceed for Tanjore sightseeing.

Tanjore Sightseeing will provide you a wonderful opportunity to explore the most of the Great Chola Temples (UNESCO World Heritage Monuments) which are located in and around Tanjore city. Visit the Brihadeeswara Temple which is located in the centre of the city, and the foremost among the Great Living Chola Temples. It is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is one of the largest South Indian temples. It is best known for its spectacular Dravidian architecture.

If time permits, you may also visit Thanjavur Maratha Palace, Saraswathi Mahal Library and other attractions. On time return to hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 5: Tanjore - Trichy (55km / 1hr.) - Madurai (135 km / 2 hrs.)

Post breakfast drive to Madurai en route sightseeing at Trichy (also called Tiruchirappalli). Trichy is a historic city and popular tourist destination in the state of Tamil Nadu. Once a part of Chola Kingdom, Trichy is best-known for a number of exquisitely sculptured temples and fortresses.

Trichy Sightseeing: Visit the Rockfort which is considered the symbol of Tiruchirappalli. Standing atop a 273-foot high rock it is a fortress that consists of a set of monolithic rocks accommodating many rock-cut cave temples. Also visit the Ranganathaswamy Temple located on an Island of Srirangam. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the temple is often regarded as the largest functioning Hindu temple in the world. Depending upon your time you may also visit other temples and attractions at Trichy.

After sightseeing tour in Trichy, continue your drive to reach Madurai. Madurai is a holy city in the state of Tamil Nadu. It is often described as the Varanasi of South India. It is the cultural capital of Tamil Nadu state. There are several religious sites in the city. Upon arrival in Madurai, our representative will transfer you to the pre-booked hotel. Freshen up and relax. Dinner and overnight state will be at the hotel.

Day 6: Madurai Sightseeing - Periyar (115 km / 2 hrs.)

In the early morning visit to the famous Meenakshi Amman Temple. It is historic Hindu temple complex dedicated to Meenakshi (the incarnation of Parvati) and her consort Sundareshwara (the incarnation of Lord Shiva). Located on the south side of the Vaigai River in Madurai it is one of the most prominent landmarks of the city. The entire temple complex is known for beautiful architecture and sculptures. There are 14 gopurams (gateway towers), and estimated 33,000 sculptures in the temple complex. Witness morning Aarti and explore the temple complex.

Return to hotel for breakfast. Later proceed to see other attractions of Madurai covering Thirumalai Nayak Palace (a 17th-century palace, a classic fusion of Dravidian and Rajput styles, situated 2 km south east of the Meenakshi Amman Temple) Koodal Azhagar Temple (dedicated to Lord Vishnu), and Kazimar Big Mosque (the oldest Islamic place for worship in the city).

After sightseeing in Madurai, drive to Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary & National Park, Thekkady in Kerala. On arrival in Periyar, you would be transferred to your pre-booked hotel. Freshen up and relax. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel. Enquire Now

Day 7: Periyar - Cochin (156 km / 3 -4 hrs.)

Located in Thekkady in Kerala, Periyar is a popular wildlife sanctuary, national park and tiger reserve. It is famous for Periyar Lake, Wildlife Viewing and Spice Plantations. In the early morning enjoy boat ride on Periyar Lake that runs through the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. While on boat cruise on Periyar Lake, you may spot some animals even tigers coming to the site of the lake to drink water. Return to hotel for breakfast. Thereafter proceed for wildlife safari to explore the rich flora and fauna of Periyar. If time permits, you may also proceed to see nearby spice plantations. On time return to hotel and then drive to Cochin (also called Kochi). Freshen up and relax. In the evening, enjoy Kathakali dance performance. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.

Day 8: Sightseeing in Cochin

Have a very hearty breakfast at the hotel and then proceed for Cochin sightseeing. Popularly known as the Queen of the Arabian Sea, Cochin is a major tourist destination in the state of Kerala. It is famous for historical monuments, colonial buildings, churches, and backwaters. Major attractions you may visit in this city include Mattancherry Dutch Palace (featuring Kerala murals depicting Hindu temple art, portraits and exhibits of the Rajas of Kochi), Fort Kochi, Hill Palace (the largest archaeological museum in Kerala), Jewish Synagogue (the oldest synagogue in the Commonwealth of Nations), Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica (a church built originally by the Portuguese), Kerala History Museum, Spice Market, St. Francis Church (the oldest European church in India), Marine Drive and Chinese Fishing Nets. On time return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 9: Cochin - Goa (by flight)

Take breakfast at the hotel. On time you would be transferred to Cochin Airport to board flight for Goa. On arrival in Goa, our representative will meet and transfer you to the pre-booked hotel. Spend rest of the day at leisure enjoying amenities and facilities at your hotel. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.

Day 10: Goa Beaches

Goa is a small state located on the Southwestern Coast of India. It is one of the most sought after holiday destinations in India. It is visited by a large number of international as well as domestic tourists every year. The state is best known for its palm-fringed beautiful sandy beaches, distinctive culture, churches & convents, temples, Portuguese buildings, nightlife, and world heritage listed architecture.

After hearty breakfast at the hotel, proceed to explore Goa beaches and some key attractions of the state. There are a number of beaches in Goa which are popular among tourists. Visit the Baga Beach that is apt for swimming due to its clean, white sands. Enjoy the fun rides at the beach. Enjoy water activities and sports such as water surfing, parasailing and fishing. Visit the Colva Beach, the Queen of All Beaches in Goa. Dotted with palm trees, the Colva Beach is perfect for having a perfect sunbath. Visit Dona Paula Beach where you may enjoy boating on speedboats and paddlers, or visit the beautiful Palolem Beach to have some quiet moments and see the spectacular sunset view over the sea. On time return to hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 11: Goa Sightseeing

Have a relaxed breakfast at the hotel. Later proceed for Goa sightseeing. Goa is not only known for beaches and water sports activities, but also for heritage monuments and architecture. There are numerous churches and convents in the state. Visit Bom Jesus Basilica Church (a part of Churches and Convents of Goa, declared as UNESCO World Heritage Site), Se Cathedral, Goa State Museum, Temples, Church of St. Francis of Assisi, and other attractions. Later, visit the Anjuna Beach which is famous for trance parties and Wednesday flea markets. Sit and relax. Enjoy spectacular sunset view over the azure water of sea. Do some shopping in local markets. On time return to hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 12: Goa - Mumbai - Departure

Have breakfast at the hotel. On time, RAJPUTANA TOURS will transfer you to Goa Airport to board flight to Mumbai for connecting flight to your home or onward destination. Tour ends. Enquire Now

  • Accommodation on Twin Sharing in 3* Hotels
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Air-Conditioned Car with English Speaking Driver
  • Sightseeing Tour with an English Speaking Guide

  1. International/Domestic flight tickets and visas
  2. Entrance Fees Approx INR 700 per person per Monument
  1. Tip for your tour guide. We recommend you allow INR 500 per person per day. Tipping the tour guide is your personal gesture
  2. Tip for your driver. We recommend you allow INR 500 per person per day.

Trip Facts

  • TRIP TYPE
    Customised Tours
  • STARTS
    Chennai
  • ENDS
    Mumbai
  • DEPARTS
    As per your Arrival Date
  • TRAVEL MODE
    By Road
  • GROUP SIZE
    Min 2 / Max 35
  • HOTEL RATING
    Customised
  • TOUR GUIDE
    Yes – English speaking guide during sightseeing trips
  • MEALS
    Breakfast or Customised
  • VISITING
    Chennai(01Nt) - Mahabalipuram(02Nts) - Tanjore(01Nt) - Madurai(01Nt) - Periyar(01Nt) - Kochi(02Nts) - Goa(03Nts)

Client Reviewed on TripAdvisor

Great trip

My friend and I had a great tour of Rajasthan and I was very impressed with the service provided by Rajaputana tours. They were very efficient and professional throughout and our driver Sathi was so attentive and helpful as well as being a very good careful driver.

I can thoroughly recommend Rajputana and hope I can use them again on another trip.

Date: February 2019
Name: Wendy

Fantastic !

I can not recommend Rajputana tours highly enough . From start to finish they provided a very professional service . The tour was arranged by Shakti the owner his advice was amazing and we spoke several times during the booking and his recommendations were amazing

When we arrived in India we had a 5 STAR treatment the whole time his drivers were fantastic not only did they drive us to the different destinations they remained with us and suggested restaurants , took us shopping arranged massages even took charge of our laundry !!!!

Shakti kept in contact with us the whole time we were in India . The tour guides were also very knowledgeable and we had some wonderful days

If u want a fantastic holiday in India look no further !

Date: January 2019
Name: Chuckies

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