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South India Temples, Tea Estate & Grand Palaces Driving Tour From Chennai to Bangalore



12 Nights / 13 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people




South India Temples, Tea Estate & Grand Palaces Driving Tour from Chennai to Bangalore private tour will begin in Chennai and include Mahabalipuram, Pondicherry, Chidambaram, Gangaikonda Cholapuram, Darasuram, Thanjavur, Trichy, Chettinad, Madurai, Munnar, Ooty, Mysore, Hassan, Belur & Halebeedu and Bangalore in its itinerary. You will visit active, inactive, small to largest temple complexes, tea estate, historical palace and the royal residences. Also, Joy Ride in a Toy Train on Nilgiri Mountain Railway.


  • This is a private tour/activity only for your group.
  • Enhanced cleaning/ traveler safety.
  • In-depth cultural experience.
  • Flexible sightseeing & stopover.
  • Most travelers can participate.

Bulk discount (by percent)

Bulk diccount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 45.5%
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 44.1%
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 52.9%
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 52.6%
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 57.0%
6 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 56.2%
7 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 60.5%


Day 1: Arrive Chennai
Arrival transfer to hotel (check in/out time 12pm). Visit Fort St. George, St Mary Church inside the fortress, Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Vadapalani Murugan Temple, Government Museum, Dakshinachitra Museum, Santhome Cathedral & Marina Beach. O/n at hotel.
Day 2: Chennai - Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry (150kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Pondicherry enroute stop at Mahabalipuram to visit UNESCO WHS monuments Monolithic Temples, Krishnas Butterball, Cave Temples, Shore Temple & The Arjuna Penance. On arrival check in at hotel. Visit Aurovil & Pondicherry Museum. Drive pass or walk through stunning French Quarters, charming mustard streets and colonial villas which include French consulate, Raj Nivas, Government Square, Churches & French schools. O/n at hotel.
Day 3: Pondicherry - Chidambaram - Gangaikonda Cholapuram - Darasuram - Thanjore (180kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Thanjavur via visiting Chidambaram Nataraja Temple and The Great Living Chola Temples at Gangaikonda Cholapuram & Darasuram. Arrive Thanjavur check in & o/n at hotel.
Day 4: Thanjavur - Trichy (60kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Visit Brihadeshwara Temple & Palace Complex built by great Chola king in the 10th century. Drive to Trichy check in at hotel. Later visit Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Rock Fort Temple & Jambukeshwara temple. O/n at hotel.
Day 5: Trichy - Madurai (140kms)
Drive to Madurai check in at hotel. Later visit Meenakshi Temple, Thirumalai Nayakar Palace, Alagar Koil, Tiruparankundram Murugan Temple & Palamuthirsolai Murugan Temple. O/n at hotel.
Day 6: Madurai - Munnar (160km)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Munnar, check in at hotel. Later tea estate visit & tea testing tour. O/n at hotel.
Day 7: Munnar
Breakfast at hotel. Visit Pothamedu, Mattupetty dam, Rajamala hill, Eravikulam National Park, Mattupedi Dairy Farm, Echo Point & Tea Museum. O/n at hotel.
Day 8: Munnar - Ooty (250kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Ooty check in at hotel. Rest time to explore the colonial city with your driver. O/n at hotel.
Day 9: Ooty
Breakfast at hotel. Visit botanical gardens followed by a ride on the famous Nilgiri Mountain Railway. Boat ride in Ooty Lake. O/n at hotel.
Day 10: Ooty - Mysore (150kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Mysore check in at hotel. Later visit Mysore Palace, jagan Mohan Palace, Chamundeswari Temple, Nandi Bull Temple, City Palace & St. Philomenas Church. O/n at hotel.
Day 11: Mysore - Somanathapura - Srirangapatna - Shravanbela Gola - Hassan (135kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Hassan via visiting Somanathapura Chennakesava Temple, Srirangapatna Ranganathaswamy Temple & Shravanbelagla Gommateshwara Temple. Arrive Hassan, check in & o/n at hotel.
Day 12: Hassan - Belur - Halebeedu - Bangalore (250kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Excursion visit Chennakeshava Temple in Belur & Hoysaleshwara Temple in Halebidu. After sightseeing drive to Bangalore check in and o/n at hotel.
Day 13: Bangalore - Departure (flight)
Breakfast at hotel. Visit Lal Bagh Garden, Cubbon Park, Bangalore Fort, Tippu Summer Palace & Bull Temple. Drive pass Vidhana Soudha & Secretariat. Later in evening transfer to airport to board flight for onward destination.


  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 12 Nights' accommodation in 4-star hotels.
  • Daily breakfast and meal as per day plan.
  • Private air-conditioned deluxe car for airport transfer, sightseeing and excursion as per program.
  • English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
  • Monument entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Bottled drinking water in car.
  • Government taxes.
  • Any flight tickets.
  • Camera charges at monuments.
  • Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
  • Gratuities & optional activities.
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions.

Tour's Location


Can travelers upgrade the accommodation to 5-star hotels?
Yes, travelers can upgrade the accommodation to 5-star hotels by paying the supplement. Please send inquiry for same from the booking page to get the price quote.


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