• Best South Indian Tour
    • Curated Tour
    • Heritage
    • Experiential
    • Offbeat

About the Tour

Make your South Indian Tour memorable. Travel with TreeMonks Best South Indian Tour. Experience the heritage and culture of South India in this Curated Tour. Discover the stories of love for history and heritage in Mahabalipuram, Chidambaram, Trichy and Fort Kochi, experience the magical temple towns in Madurai, Fall in love with the off-beat beauty of Pondicherry. In Munnar, Thekkady and Kumarakom, connect back with nature. 

Experience the mixture of various flavours of South India in TreeMonks Best South Indian Tour - get a fine blend of Kerala Tours, Tamilnadu Tours and Karnataka Tours all in this South Indian Tour. From Chennai to Fort Kochi, TreeMonks Best South Indian Tour engages you with exciting stories, tourist attractions, personalized service, and more. In this, two weeks long curated tour, one can easily connect with the essence of South India. Storyteller accompanied experiences provide a personal touch to each of the items included in the itinerary. TreeMonks crafts each tour after consultation with the guest, to match your interests and expectations, to make this your best South Indian Tour. 

TreeMonks have specially added curated tour avenues for our best South Indian Tour. It provides an exciting experience of South Indian Culture, Tradition and Heritage in a single trip. Most of the destinations included in this South India Tour are rich with stories. Guests can experience the best presentation of South Indian Heritage and History through special stories told by our English speaking native storytellers. Learn about the stories of temples, traditions, ancient festivals, local food, etc. Visit off-beat locations and unexplored tourist gems of South India. Beach, Hill stations, Backwaters, Heritage Streets. Experiential Stays, Houseboats, Storytelling Experiences, Curated Tours. This Best South Indian Tour has a lot to offer for enthusiastic travellers. If you are booking this tour, you have the added advantage of experiencing the major elements of Kerala Tours, Karnataka Tours and Tamilnadu Tours in a whole. 

South India is the cradle of Dravidian Culture. This South Indian Tour beautifully unravels the rich heritage and culture of this South Indian History. Food, Culture and Cultural Interactions, Stories, Festivals, Leisure, etc. are only a few words to tag the elements of this South Indian Tour. French Heritage of Pondicherry, Dutch Heritage of Fort Kochi and Traditional South Indian Heritage in Mahabalipuram or Chidambaram are true contrasts of blended South Indian Heritage. TreeMonks provides this Curated Tour by default with destinations including Chennai, Mahabalipuram, Pondicherry, Chidambaram, Madurai, Trichy, Munnar, Thekkady, Kumarakom and Fort Kochi. This South Indian Tour includes attractions of heritage temples, beaches, backwaters, hill station, tea plantations, wildlife, houseboat, etc. Guests can speak to us and request for customization in the itinerary as per the choice of destinations, activities and accommodation.

TreeMonks Best South Indian Tour is ideal for Honeymoon Couples, Couple Travellers, Heritage Lovers and Family Vacations. It is best to BOOK this South Indian tour between late September and early May, which is the ideal time to visit South India. For Enquiries, contact TreeMonks Travel Coordinators at marketing@treemonks.com.

Itinerary

Arrival at Chennai International Airport

Arrive at Chennai Airport. TreeMonks travel team welcomes you. Get in AC Cab with special amenities and English speaking driver. From the Airport, TreeMonks Best South Indian Tour takes you to Mahabalipuram. Overnight stay at a resort in Mahabalipuram. 

Mahabalipuram to Pondicherry

Explore the heritage and history of Mahabalipuram with TreeMonks storytelling tour. Visit the major tourist attractions, heritage streets, temple towns, etc. in Mahabalipuram. By afternoon, drive to Pondicherry.

Pondicherry Experience 

Experience the heritage and history of Pondicherry. Walkthrough the French streets and beautiful alleyways of Pondicherry. Celebrate the activities and experiences of the lively town. Spend time at leisure at Pondicherry Beach. 

Pondicherry to Chidambaram

Discover the heritage of Chidambaram. Explore the beauty of temple structures, heritage streets, etc. One can feel the essence of South Indian heritage in Chidambaram. 

Chidambaram to Trichy

From Chidambaram, arrive at Trichy. Explore the marketplaces of Trichy. 

Trichy Experience

Trichy has a lot of local experiences. Go for storytelling tours through the marketplaces of Trichy. Experience the top tourist activities to do in Trichy.

Trichy to Madurai

Reach Madurai from Trichy. Explore the heritage town of Madurai. Visit the famous Madurai Meenakshi temple for an evenin experience. 

Madurai to Thekkady 

In the morning, explore the flower markets of Madurai. Engage with exciting stories of Madurai in TreeMonks Madurai Storytelling tour. Later, head from Madurai to Thekkady. 

Thekkady to Kumarakom 

After morning sightseeing tour in Thekkady, head to Kumarakom. Stay in backwater resort in Kumarakom.

 

Kumarakom Experience 

Go for a traditional Kerala houseboat cruise in Kumarakom. Experience village activities, Food experience, birding, etc. with a storyteller. 

Kumarakom to Fort Kochi

Checkout from houseboat and drive from Kumarakom to Fort Kochi. Spend time at leisure in Fort Kochi beach. 

Fort Kochi Experience 

Experience the rich heritage and history of Fort Kochi. Hear engaging stories of Fort Kochi from TreeMonks storyteller. Visit top tourist places in Kochi with TreeMonks Fort Kochi Tuk Tuk Tour. 

Fort Kochi to Kochi Airport

Checkout from Fort Kochi stay and head to Kochi International Airport for departure. Tour Ends. 


Main Attractions

    • Curated Tour
    • South Indian Tour
    • Best of South India
    • Heritage & Culture
    • Plantation Walks
    • Offbeat Stays
    • Best South Indian Tour
    • Curated Tour with Interstate Permit
    • Hotel Accommodation – 13 Days/ 12 Nights
    • 1 Night Stay in Mahabalipuram
    • 2 Nights Stay in Pondicherry
    • 1 Night Stay in Chidambaram
    • 2 Nights Stay in Trichy
    • 1 Night Stay in Madurai
    • 1 Night Stay in Thekkady
    • 2 Nights Stay in Kumarakom
    • 2 Nights Stay in Fort Kochi
    • Daily Breakfast 
    • A/C Car with all State Tax for scheduled transfers
    • Expert and English Speaking Cab Drivers
    • English Speaking Storyteller
    • Airport Pick and Drop
    • Heritage Walks, Temple Tours, etc.
    • Houseboat Cruise
    • All Entrance fees
    • TreeMonks Activities and Experiences
    • GST applicable as per Indian Government Rules.
    • Bus/ Flight/ Train Tickets
    • Lunch or additional Food (other than Breakfast/ Dinner)
    • Shopping Expenses/ Tipping
    • Other Personal Expenses
    • Travel Insurance
    • Any additional expenses incurred due to any flight delay or cancellation, weather conditions, political closures, technical faults etc. is not included in this South Indian Tour. 
    • Sun Glasses
    • Umbrellas
    • Medicines
    • Sunscreen Creams 
    • Cotton Outfits 
    • Travel Shoes
    • TreeMonks best South Indian Tour has a mix of different weather (Hills, Beach, Tropical climate, etc.) Hence, carry clothes accordingly. 
    • Carry Cotton outfits; hats, sunglasses, sunscreen lotion, etc. and footwear that is appropriate to both the climate and the activities you have planned.
    • Major Hotels, Restaurants, and Shopping Centers honour Debit/ Credit Cards. Don’t carry too much cash. Banks are open for transaction from 10:00 AM to 15:30 PM IST on weekdays.
    • South Indian Food is medium spicy and it may take some time for your taste buds to get adjusted. Check with your resort/ chef/ waiter about the spices and other ingredients in the food you want to order.
    • If you want to drive a vehicle in Kerala and you are a foreign citizen, carry your international driving license.
    • South Indian has good law and order and is generally a peaceful region. However, don’t travel to remote areas in night hours. This South Indian Tour is designed to stay the night in a better hotel or resort and continue the journey in the early morning than travelling at night.
    • Always stick to the guidelines of the Storyteller/ TreeMonks Tour Coordinator.

    The General Terms and conditions of TreeMonks are listed below:

    • Stays listed in TreeMonks Best South Indian Tour Package/ offered in the quotation to you is subjected to availability after the realization of your initial payment
    • The Accommodations will be confirmed only after getting the initial payment from the guest.
    • If offered hotels are not available at that time, TreeMonks will book and give almost similar category hotels with prior consent from the guest.
    • This package is a blend of Kerala Tour, Karnataka Tour and Tamilnadu Tour.
    • Hotels once booked can be changed only as per the cancellation policy of hotels. All such cancellation charges will be charged to the guest directly.
    • Normally, Cabs/ Tour Vehicles is operational from 8.30 am to 6.30 pm. We never recommend night driving as per the safety concerns.
    • On emergency situations, we provide early/ late driving. This shall be decided by the TreeMonks Tour Coordinator.
    • Cancellation of all packages with the panel hotels (listed in our websites) is subjected to the cancellation policy of TreeMonks.

FAQ

    Which is the Best time to visit South India?

    The period from late September to Early May is considered to be the tourist season in South India. However, the best time to visit falls between the months of October to April. This is the time of Festivals and Celebration in the region- with suitable climatic conditions during the summer. It is the best time for a Kerala Tour - with Theyyam and Poorams are held during this period. 

     

    What is the Alcohol Availability in South India for tourists? 

    Bar facilities are available in almost all major towns and cities in South India. Some of the resorts and hotels also provide alcohol. Further, each state has Beverage Outlets. Tourists taking Karnataka Tour, Tamilnadu Tour or Kerala Tour with this South India Tour package can buy Alcohol from such outlets. 

     

    Which are the top tourist places to visit in the first visit to Kerala?

    Kerala can be divided into three sections - North Kerala, Central Kerala and South Kerala. Each of these three regions has its own peculiarities. Kerala Tourist Places have abundant natural beauty. Top Tourist Places in Kerala, for your first visit, however, should be the following. Munnar Tea Gardens, Eravikulam National Park, Thekkady Spice Museum, Periyar Wildlife Reserve, Kerala Houseboat Cruise in Alleppey Backwaters, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Cochin Backwaters, Fort Kochi Heritage Streets, Mattancherry Dutch Palace, Fort Kochi Beach, etc. The above mentioned are covered in TreeMonks Best South Indian Tour Package. However, places like Shanghumugham, Varkala, Kovalam, Mararikulam, Kumarakom, Thottada, Calicut, Athirappally, Wayanad, etc. are also top tourist places of Kerala to visit. 

     

    How many days should I plan my South Indian Tour for? 

    To experience the Best South Indian Tour, at least 13-15 days should be the minimum number of days to plan for your South Indian tour. However, tourists also prefer short vacations and weekend getaways limited to only a particular destination - hill stations, backwaters or beaches of South India. 

     

    Is Kerala Houseboat Cruise safe? Is there availability of Private Houseboats? 

    Kerala Houseboats are absolutely safe to cruise on. Each houseboat is provided with a registration number after doing the security examinations by the Government of Kerala. Further, every houseboat is equipped with emergency facilities and safety equipment like Life Jackets. 

    Tourists can also book private houseboats with luxury air-conditioned rooms and decks. Different houseboat cruise plans are also available. 

     

    What is the availability of Zoom Car Rental, Uber and Ola Taxis, etc in South India?

    Zoom Car Rental and similar car and bike rental facilities are available in all major cities of South India like Madurai, Chennai, Trichy, Pondicherry, Trivandrum, Kochi, Calicut, etc. 

    Top Cities of South India like Chennai, Trichy, Pondicherry, Bangalore, Trivandrum, Calicut, Kochi, Thrissur, etc. also have Online Cab Facilities like Uber Taxi and Ola Cabs. 

     

    Where to buy good spices in Kerala? 

    Kerala is an abode to extremely pure spices. However, there can also be fake and low-quality sales as well. Tourists arriving in Kerala can manage to buy the best quality spices from reliable markets in Kochi, Munnar, Wayanad or Thekkady. Even though private shops are available, it is better to rely on Government-owned spice boards outlets available in all major tourist places in Kerala. 

     

    What is the availability of foods without Coconut Oil?

    Almost all hotels and restaurants in South India make use of Coconut Oil as the Cooking oil. However, in top hotels and resorts, food made in alternative cooking oil like Sunflower Oil, Olive Oil, etc. are available. Also, if you make a request before booking of TreeMonks Best South Indian Tour, hotels do make necessary arrangements to provide food prepared in alternative cooking oils. 

     

    Can I get Vegetarian Food in South India?

    Yes, South India is known for vegetarian foods- it has a wide range of healthy and delicious vegetarian cuisine. All hotels and restaurants serve vegetarian food, however, if you are travelling on your own, it is best to check with the local taxi drivers or resort staff for the nearby best vegetarian hotels. 

     

    Is South India safe to travel for Solo Women?

    Yes, South India is safe for Solo Women Travel. The south Indian states are among the top-ranked states in the women safety index in India. Further, South India also has high law and order maintenance and is safe to travel for Solo Women. However, every tourist is advised to take necessary precautions and stick to the safety guidelines instructed by the Tourism Departments of various states to avoid mishappenings.  

     

    Does TreeMonks Best South Indian Tour Package include Child-friendly resorts with activities/play area?

    All our South Indian Tour Packages are Curated Tours. They offer various choices for Accommodation Facilities. As per customer requirement, TreeMonks Best South Indian Tour Packages are flexible for customization. Options for Child-friendly resorts with play areas, Resorts with Swimming Pool, etc. are available.

    For South Indian Tour Package Customization, kindly Get in Touch with us. 

     

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