South India Rail Tour
Imagine being able to experience the wonders of the South in the luxury of a train which can provide you the most unique experiences in the inimitable Indian style with no luxury spared. If you think this is only a dream, book yourself on a Luxury Rail Tour of South India. The Golden Chariot is a heritage train which combines the old charm of pampering guests to their heart’s content. In the lavish comfort that put palaces to shame, this is an exclusive chance to travel in the style of royalty.
All other train tours are comfortable, although less ostentatious. The beauty of train rides are that they allow you to be able to savour smaller nuances of the land as you go by, a privilege which cannot be afforded if you fly in and out of cities. This is a wonderful opportunity to acquaint yourself with the people and understand their culture and tradition. A generous mix of all these elements will give you a fuller understanding of the South and help you appreciate it better.
In its own style, India Tours combine experiences and Rail tours to bring to you a complete travel package which compels you to make India your home.
Places to See : Chennai - Madurai - Periyar - Trivandrum - Cochin - Bangalore - Mysore
Duration : 13 Nights / 14 Days
Day 01 : Chennai
Arrive Chennai. Transfer to Hotel. Overnight Chennai.
Day 02 : Chennai
After breakfast, full Day tour of Mahabalipuram & Kanchipuram.
Day 03 : Chennai
After breakfast, city tour of Chennai.
Check-out from the hotel. Late evening transfer to railway-station for overnight journey to Madurai.
Day 04 : Madurai
Morning arrive Madurai and transfer to hotel. Afternoon visit the great Meenakshi Temple dedicated to the consort of Lord Shiva. Later, visit the Tirumala Nayak Palace. Also visit the Alagar Hills and Tirupara Kundran Rock temple. Afternoon free. Overnight Madurai.
Day 05 : Madurai - Periyar
After breakfast, drive to Periyar National Park.
Day 06 : Periyar - Trivandrum
After breakfast, drive to Trivandrum viewing the scenic beauty enroute.Kerala is lush green and is full of lakes and water. Overnight Trivandrum.
Day 07 : Trivandrum
After breakfast, Day free in Trivandrum or optional tours to Cape Comorin or nearby places like Kovalam beach, etc. Overnight Trivandrum.
Day 08 : Trivandrum - Cochin
After breakfast, drive to Cochin visiting the Kerala villages enroute.
Day 09 : Cochin
After breakfast, city tour of Cochin. Transfer to railway-station for overnight journey to Bangalore.
Day 10 : Bangalore
Morning arrive Bangalore and transfer to hotel followed by breakfast. Afternoon tour of Bangalore city.
Day 11 : Bangalore - Mysore
Morning arrive Bangalore railway station and drive to Mysore. Arrive and transfer to hotel. Overnight Mysore.
Day 12 : Mysore
Morning visit the palace of the Maharaja.
Afternoon free. Overnight Mysore.
Day 13 : Mysore - Chennai
After breakfast, morning free. Transfer to rail-station to catch the train for Chennai. Arrive Chennai & transfer to hotel.
Day 14 : Chennai - Onward destination
Transfer to airport for onward destination.
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