South India Explorer – Karnataka Kerala Pondicherry Tamilnadu

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Overview
Start in Bangalore and end in Chennai (Madras)! With the In-depth Cultural tour Amazing South India tour with Karnataka & Kerala & Pondicherry and Tamilnadu, you have a 14 days tour package taking you through Bangalore, India and 11 other destinations in India. Amazing South India tour with Karnataka & Kerala & Pondicherry and Tamilnadu includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
 
Itinerary

Day01Start of tour With Arrival in Bangalore & Overnight Stay

Description:
After you reach the IT hub of India – Bangalore, our chauffer will meet you and take you to your pre-booked hotel. All your booking formalities are done to offer you a relaxing overnight stay in hotel. Once you reach at hotel, get a warm welcome and then complete check in formalities. Spend some time as per your convenience or interest in hotel and then, our driver will take you for an exciting tour to Bangalore city.

The Bangalore sightseeing will take you to visit places like Lal Bagh, The Bull Temple, Tipu’s fort and palace, Cave Temple, Cubbon Park, Ulsoor Lake etc. Depending on time in hand, we will arrange visits to various tourists’ spots of the city. After that, you will be dropped to hotel where enjoy dinner and then, a great overnight stay.

Day02Depart From bangalore to mysore overnight stay in hotel

Description:
After having a lavish breakfast that to be served in hotel, get ready to check out from there. Your drive to next destination is all set and that is to Mysore. The city related to the great emperor Tipu Sultan has so much to offer to a history, heritage and culture lover. So, be ready to have a fantastic tour experience in Mysore.

Mysore is basically famous as the city of palaces that is situated near Chamundi Hills. The view of scenic gardens, ancient palaces, heritage centres, sacred temples of Mysore have a great power to surprise visitors.

In Mysore, you will first be dropped at your pre-booked hotel where settle down all your belongings and have some rest. After lunch, proceed for a happening sightseeing of the city.

Mysore sightseeing starts from the mesmerising Chamundi Hills excursion that takes you to an ancient Kali Maa temple. Also, see the beautiful Chamundi Mandir along with Mahabaleshwara Mandir. After that, you will be taken to the famous Mysore Palace and then, return to hotel where enjoy dinner and overnight stay.

Day03Leaving Mysore To Reach Coonoor & Overnight Stay In Hotel

Description:
Next morning, start your day with a delicious breakfast at hotel and then, be ready to depart Mysore with happy memories. Our driver will pick you up and take you on the exotic route to Coonoor. This ultimate destination is known as the second largest hilly areas around Nilgiris. For adventure activities like trekking, hiking etc., Coonoor is simply perfect. Here, you will see the exotic surroundings of beautiful tea gardens, lush greenery around hills, valleys, waterfalls and a lot more of the beauty of nature. Our driver will take you there very safely and drop you at a pre-booked hotel for a comfortable overnight stay.

Day04Coonoor Sightseeing & Overnight Stay In Hotel

Description:
In the morning, delight yourself with a delicious breakfast that to be served in hotel. After a hearty breakfast, get ready to check out various tourists’ spots of Coonoor. Our driver will provide you safe and convenient transportation to various attractions.

The Coonoor sightseeing offers you a chance to explore a number of Botanical gardens in which Sim’s Park is the best one. Also, see some beautiful picnic spots located nearby. The visit to spots like the Droog fort, Dolphin’s Nose viewpoint and Lamb’s Rock are the most enchanting in Coonoor sightseeing.

Lunch will be done outside in a restaurant and after sightseeing is done, you will be dropped at your hotel. Enjoy a tasty dinner and then, retire for the night in the comfort of your hotel.

Day05Depart form coonoor to cochin overnight stay in hotel

Description:
Post breakfast, get ready to leave hotel as our driver is ready to take you to your next exciting destination of tour that is Kochi or Cochin. It is going to be a great journey of merely 6 hours by road. The city located on India’s Western Coast facing the majestic Arabian Sea. By offering an exciting sightseeing experience, Kochi is one of the most desired tourists’ destination of South India. Here, you will love spending time amidst lush mangroves as well as coconut trees. The key attractions of Kochi include several churches, palaces and much more. Though this day of your tour is limited to your relaxation at a hotel in Kochi where your room is already booked. Complete check in formalities and spend a delighting overnight there.

Day06Kochi Sightseeing & Overnight In Hotel

Description:

Wake up in the morning and start your day by tasting a variety of tasty cuisines served in the breakfast in hotel. After you are full with a tasty breakfast, get ready to explore the stunning sites of Kochi. Our driver will be there to help you have a smooth and quality transportation to various sites. Kochi sightseeing will move across St. Francis Xavier’s Church, Kochi Fort, Pareekshith Thampuran Museum, Jewish Synagogue, Mattancherry Palace, Shiva Temple etc. Enjoy the world famous Kathakali Dance Show in the evening and have a delicious dinner. After that, you will be dropped to hotel where spend a rejuvenating overnight in the comfort of your room.

Day07Depart Form cochin to Alleppey overnight stay in hotel

Description:
Next morning, enjoy having a delicious breakfast in hotel and then, pack your bag and baggage as you have to check out from hotel and proceed on next destination of your tour that is to Alleppey. Alleppey is an exotic small town which is more like a mini island. It falls between a group of several rivers and the sea. Whether you seek a romantic getaway or a peaceful holiday in the natural surroundings, Alleppey tour is brilliant. The view of fresh water lakes, lagoons, canals, backwaters, beaches etc. is something that you cannot find anywhere easily. But, our tour allows you to spend a fantastic time in this place.

To offer you a chance to feel the best of Alleppey, we arrange your accommodation in a traditional hotel . This stay would be mind blowing when you move in the backwaters of Alleppey observing the serenity around. Have lunch and enjoy a great stay in the boat. You can move around the nearby villages in the evening time and spend overnight in the hotel only.

Day08Depart from alleppey To Thekkady overnight stay in hotel

Description:

In the morning, you will be provided with a delicious breakfast in the houseboat. After having your meal, proceed on a happening cruise to Thekkady where you will love rubber plantations, tea gardens etc. For accommodation, here you will be taken to a resort. The heavenly beauty of Thekkady is truly magical that turns every visitor into its lover. The line of beautiful coconut trees, paddy fields, backwaters, winding lagoons are those aspect that make Thekkady a real heaven of South India. So, you are going to love this excursion for sure.

In the resort, you will be provided lunch and then, proceed on exploring Thekkady Wildlife Sanctuary. The presence of numerous wild species and birds in this sanctuary will surprise you to the fullest. The entire sanctuary is surrounded with a man-made lake and hence, a magical place for anyone. After exploring wildlife in the sanctuary, you can have a small visit to the Spice Market of Thekkady. Spend a comfortable night at resort where you will be provided your dinner as well.

Day9Depart Form thekkady to Madurai overnight stay in hotel

Description:
Next morning, enjoy your breakfast and then, check out as your drive to Madurai is already scheduled. Madurai is another famous and temple city of South India. The entire region around Madurai is hilly as several mountains have engraved this city from all sides. This place holds a great value in terms of culture, architecture, heritage etc.

After you reach here, first get your check in formalities in a pre-booked hotel done and then, rest for some time. Enjoy lunch and get ready for an exciting sightseeing of Madurai. The city is built as a lotus flower and the sightseeing allows you to tour around Sri Meenakshi Amman Mandir, Badri Narayan Mandir, Gandhi Museum, Koodal Azhagar Kovil Mandir, Thirumalai Nayak Palace etc. After that, you will be dropped back to hotel where spend overnight.

Day10Depart Form madurai to Trichy overnight stay in hotel

Description:

Post breakfast, check out from hotel and you will be taken to your next destination – Trichy by our driver. In Trichy you will first be dropped at hotel where you can spend some time in relaxation and after lunch, proceed on sightseeing. In this sightseeing, you will get a chance to visit places like Rockfort, Tiruvanaikaval, Samayapuram and Ranganathasamy Mandir. After spending your day in Trichy sightseeing, return to hotel where enjoy dinner and then, a delighting overnight stay.

Day 11Depart from trichy To Thanjore overnight stay in hotel

Description:
Next morning, have a tasty breakfast in hotel and then, check out. Your drive you next destination – Thanjore is already awaiting. Our driver will transfer you to Thanjore safely. In Thanjore, first complete check in formalities in your pre-booked hotel and then, enjoy having lunch and then rest for some time. Get ready for sightseeing which includes places like Brahadeeswarar Mandir, Museum and Thanjore Palace. Overnight stay and dinner in hotel

Day 12Depart from thanjore To Pondicherry overnight stay in hotel

Description:
Next morning, have a hearty breakfast that to be served in hotel and then, pack your bags as you have check out from the hotel and leave for next exciting destination – Pondicherry. It is a beach city in South India where you will love exploring its coastlines, backwaters, fishing villages, ashrams and spiritual centres.

On reaching there, first complete check in procedure in a pre-booked hotel and settle down in the room with your belongings. After lunch, proceed on exploring Pondicherry attractions. In the evening, walk around the local market of Pondicherry and try out sea food or any other stuff of your interest. End this sightseeing by getting dropped at hotel where have dinner and overnight stay.

Day 13Depart from pondicherry to Kanchipuram Via Mahabalipuram overnight stay in hotel

Description:
After enjoying a delectable south Indian breakfast in hotel, it is time to leave Pondicherry. After check out, our driver will take you to the routes to Mahabalipuram. On reaching Mahabalipuram, you can explore a queue of famous sites like the Tiger Caves, Arjuna’s Penance Caves, Temples of Five Rathas etc. After you are done with this excursion, get dropped to your hotel in Kanchipuram where first have some meal and rest for some time. This city comprises of several tourists’ attractions and hence, the sightseeing of Kanchipuram will be exciting.

Check out places like the Sakkiswarar Mandir, the Kailasanthar Temple, the Vardarajanperumal Mandir etc. Spend a comfortable night in the hotel room where enjoy a delicious dinner as well.

Day 14Move To Chennai & Tour Ends

Description:
Next morning, enjoy a delicious breakfast in hotel and then, check out. Our driver will drop you at Chennai railway station or airport for your further journey to home as here our tour comes to a happy end.

Inclusions

Price Includes

  • Accommodation we are using standard Room in (3 *)Star category hotel. we request all our hotels Partner to prepare room in time as per arrival our guest .espercially when you are reaching the hotel prior to normal check- in time is at 12:00hrs, and checkout  time is 11:00hrs. this may not be always possible to manage early check-in for you,in that case you won’t be able to cheak-in immediately on arrival at same hotels. instead, you can store your luggage at the hotel.

    ( please note that hotel name are subject to availability as per your booked dates but the alternate hotel which will be provided in case of non availability of above hotels, that will be of similar category.)

  • we are uasing a  Professionalal & knowledgeable local tour guide  during  your sightseeing  and he know about history in good english speeking
  •  14 breakfast Only
  • Assistance on Arrival and departure
  • Accommodation in standard category of room in hotel
  • Welcome drink while checking in hotel
  • Breakfast in the hotel
  • Moument entrance tickets included
  • English speaking local guide
  • One mineral water bottle per person
  • Driver with car
  •  All government tex included
  • All transfer or sightseeing by air conditioned car with driver. our driver is very knowledge of road conditions and well trained. the type of car provided are as follows.

    passenger                                       car type

    . 1 – 2 persons                       air -conditioned medium car such as dzire / or etios car

    . 3 -4 persons                       air – conditioned large car such as toyota innova or similar

    . 5 -10 persons                    air -conditioned mini-van such as tempo traveler or similar

    . 10-15 persons                    air- conditioned coach or Bus

Price Excludes

  • Flights

  • Meals

  • Personal Expenses

  • Optional activities

  • Travel insurance / Visa

  • Tips

Tour Information
Tour Start Tour End Country
Bangalore 
Chennai 
India
Flights
  • Arrival: Day01 before 2pm 
Fly IN Airport: Kempegowda Intl. airport (India)
  • Return: Day14 after 4pm 
Fly OUT Airport: Chennai Intl. airport (India)

 

Meeting Point
  • The group meets at the arrival airport or at the hotel on Day01.
  • More details will be provided via group chat on WhatsApp
* Minimum number of members requires for all group tour. Please confirm with the organizer before any flight booking!
Route
FAQ

I'm a solo traveler, can I still join the tour?

Yes of course, As all our tours are for solo travelers. You will travel with like-minded and fun-loving people who like to explore new destinations and activities like yourself.

I want to join with my partner or friends; is it possible?

No condition for fun! You can always join the group tours with anyone by your side either your partner or a group of crazy friends. We make sure to arrange accommodation and all other activities accordingly. Do you want to know the lined-up list of tours; please check our tour finder section for more details.

I am travelling solo, do I have to pay single supplement?

No. All trip prices are based on double occupancy rooms. You will be paired with another solo traveler of the same gender to share the accommodation. If you enrolled with another person, you’ll room with that person. Although single supplement option is available if you prefer a room for yourself. If you are interested in a single room please select the single supplement package while booking.

What are the accommodation options?

We offer luxurious hotels, budgeted motels, spontaneous camps, handy lodges and every other possibility at your destination.

What is cancellation policy?

If you cancel your booking cancellation fees could apply. A cancellation will only be effective when we receive written confirmation of the cancellation. If you cancel a trip:

More than 60 days prior to departure you will receive a full refund less deposit amount
Between 45 to 60 days prior to departure we will retain the deposit or 50% of the amount paid (whichever is greater)
Less than 45 days prior to departure we receive the right to not refund any of the costs paid

Do I need a Travel Medical insurance?

Yes, Travel insurance is required for all international trips. Insurance covers (and reimburses you) for things like trip cancellation, trip interruption, and trip delay, lost or delayed baggage, medical coverage, medical evacuation, etc.

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Ann
Ann
09:44 14 Jul 22
Just finished 7 day hike to Mont Blanc. What a trip!! Great combination of wonderful hike and gorgeous scenery!! We... met in Geneva and started hike from Les Houches, France and finished at Le Tour. Went through France, Italy and Swiss portions of Alps. We have seen and crossed Glaciers, Rocky mountains, lush green valleys and peaks!! The weather was absolutely gorgeous except one day it rained with pea size hail for about 7 minutes which made it more interesting. Spent nights in Refugio, hotels and hostels. Food was very good with varieties. I had Veal steak, Raclette, Scalopini, Chicken Cacciatore, Fondue. Phillipe, our Mont Blanc trekking guide was very passionate and knowledgeable about Alps including every peak, plants, trees. He was very intuitive of people's level and helped us pace so we all finished trekking safely. Couldn't have ask for a better guide. The trip was excellent and the price was even better 👌read more
Christine Popowski
Christine Popowski
20:42 30 May 22
I had a wonderful time and meet some wonderful people. Everyone was so nice and patient with me while I was bringing... up the rear. I would like to personally thank David and Phil our guide for all their help and patience. Everyone was so patient and wonderful and gave me great memories. I will for sure plan another bucket-list tour in the future. Miss you all. Christineread more
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Maria Guran
16:51 11 May 22
My Hawaii trip was above and beyond my expectations! The views were breathtaking and the landscape was absolutely... gorgeous. The experience overall was amazing and Judy, our tour leader, was professional, knowledgeable and lots of fun! The small group made a huge difference and everybody was friendly and easygoing. If you are a solo traveler and would like to have the experience of a lifetime, this tour is for you. Thanks again Himanshu and Bucket List Group Travel! Mahalo! 🤙read more
Christopher Tucciarone
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21:48 30 Mar 22
This is definitely my most preferred travel group. Each trip is such a fun experience. The tour guides are very... well-organized, and make the most of every trip. You meet so many amazing people, and visit new and exciting places. The perfect travel group for individuals, friends, and families alike.read more
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13:40 26 Mar 22
It was a wonderful experience. Thank you Himanshu.Alaska beautiful state
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22:06 28 Feb 22
We had the best time in the trip. Himanshu is a great host. I throughly recommend others to join his trips.
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00:24 07 Nov 19
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