You will be met on arrival at Bangalore airport and introduced to your driver. Depart immediately to Mysore to spend your Holidays in South India, check in to your hotel and relax for the rest of the day. Overnight stay at Sandesh The Prince / Windflower.
A full day city tour Mysore including the Mysore Palace, Chamundi Hill, the vegetable and flower markets famous for South india Holidays packages. You can also visit Srirangapatnam and Somnathpur. Overnight stay at Sandesh The Prince/Windflower.
Depart Mysore after breakfast and head towards Nagarhole National park, the home of tigers, leopards, elephants and over 250 species of birds. Have your lunch and make your first safari into the park in the afternoon during your South India holidays.
Overnight stay at The Serai / Orange County Resort.
After a final safari at dawn, return to the resort for a breakfast and then depart for Ooty. Ooty popularly known as Queen of Hills, is a famous hill station in the Nilgiri Hills. The Nilgiri hills are well known for tea production.
You will have the full day to enjoy the natural environment of Periyar by taking a guided nature walk. This is an interpretive programme offering opportunity to watch birds and wildlife. Later visit a local tribal village.
Post breakfast drive to Chettinad Region, which is the home to the Nattukottai Chettiars, a banking and merchant sub-caste who, over several centuries, made their fortunes trading with empires to the east and west. This is a superb place to explore the large village at a relaxed pace. Chettinad cuisine is sought after around the world and you will enjoy the traditional dinner at this property.
Overnight stay at The Bangala / Chettinadu Mansion.
This morning travel to Tanjore and visit Brihadeeswara Temple, one of the magnificent Chola Temples, the Art Gallery located in Tanjore Palace and the Saraswati Mahal Library which is the home for ancient palm leaf manuscripts.
Overnight stay in Tanjore at Ideal River View / Hotel Sangam
After breakfast drive to Pondicherry to celebrate your holidays. Enroute you can visit the UNESCO temples Darasuram and Gangaikonda Cholapuram.and the Chidambaram Temple in South India. Pondicherry is a former French colony and you can take a stroll along the seafront promenade.
In the morning, drive to Kanchipuram and visit Kailasanatha Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and Vaikuntaperumal Temple dedicated to Vishnu. Kanchipuram is also famous for Silk weaving. Later in the afternoon proceed to Chennai Airport for your onward journey