Discover on this tour, the rich temple history of the southern state of Tamil Nadu and the elaborate palaces of the Nizams of Hyderdabad. As you journey through the southern region of India you discover towering temples, colonial cities, art centres and imposing forts and palaces. You start your tour in Mahabalipuram as you explore its Shore Temples, a World Heritage site and capture the sunset along the shores of Bay of Bengal. Continue to the charming town of Pondicherry, which was a French colony until 1954. A walking tour of this colonial town is insightful. Proceed to Thanjavur – the arts and architecture centre of the region. You are on a temple discovery here. Continue your journey to the Chettinad region before proceeding to the temple town of Madurai. A short flight to Hyderabad takes you to a completely different region of South India to discover the Islamic settlement and the lifestyle of the Nizams in the bygone era.
The tour can be taken as is or discuss your preferences with us to create your tailor made holiday to South India. Consider an upgrade to the opulent Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad for a memorable luxurious stay. Or consider extending the holiday to Kerala- the neighbouring state.
Fly to Chennai.
Arrive at Chennai airport and transfer to Mahabalipuran. Rest of the day at leisure. First of two nights here
Morning sightseeing of Mahabalipuram includes a visit to the ancient Shore Temples and rock carvings. Afternoon at leisure or opt in for Chennai sightseeing tour
Drive to the former French colony of Pondicherry. The town still holds a strong French influence with cobbled streets and colonial style houses. Afternoon at leisure or consider a visit to Auroville, a centre promoting peace and harmony being run by like minded individuals coming from various parts of world. First of two nights here
Take a walking tour of this colonial town starting from the old sea front beach road enroute visiting the Catholic churches and the 19th century botanical gardens. Practice your french with local people. Choose from French and Vietnamese restaurants to dine
Drive to Tanjore, a centre for South Indian art, architecture and religion with a plethora of temples and a Royal Palace to explore. First of two nights here
Morning visit the UNESCO listed Brihadeeswara temple fliocked with Hindu worshippers making an offering colourful garlands and sweets. Afternoon drive to Chettinad. Arrive at your hotel for an overnight stay
Half day sightseeing tour of Chettinad exploring the region’s attractive houses with their colourful architectural style. Visit the antique market filled with wonderful antiques which once belonged to the Chettiars in their enormous mansions. Late afternoon, drive to Madurai. First of two nights here
A short flight to Hyderabad. Afternoon visit to the biggest one man collections at SalarJung Museum. First of two nights in Hyderabad
Sightseeing with your private guide visiting the majestic Golconda Fort and the royal Tombs. Afternoon visit to the Grand Chowmahalla Palace and a walking tour of the old city through the quaint Laad Bazaar and Charminar.
Fly back home.
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