Vibrant hill stations, beautiful beaches, vigorous cities endowed with exotic-style streets, ancient temples and ruins full of stories - the South India, embraced by the Indian Ocean, invites you to enjoy the best holidays. Taking a South India tour with us, you can soak in the breathtaking beauty of the nature in Munnar, take a peaceful cruise on the backwater in Kerala. Bangalore, Chennai, Kochi, Mysore, and Pondicherry bring you a collision of eastern and western architectural styles or the tranquil beaches. The mystery of old temples and ruins in Madurai and Tiruchirappalli is waiting to be unveiled. Enjoy your best-designed South India tour packages in budget prices!
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The South India is famous for the beautiful natural scenery, old temples and ruins as well as the various food that quite differs from the North. The pyramid-shaped Dravidian architecture with intricate stone statues is exclusive in the South India, while the foods here focus on rice and seafoods. Taking a houseboat cruise in Alleppey, the Venice of the East, is also a lifetime experience that you can’t miss in your South India tour.
What are the best places to visit in south India?
South India tours and travels cover a wide range of recreations. Here we list the must-go cities which are popular in our South India tour packages:
Bangalore - a capital famous for its rich monuments. The Tippu Sultan’s Fort exhibits a combination of Hinduism and Islamic culture, the 19th-century Bangalore Palace shows you the architectural marvel and the Nandi Hills call for the nature lovers.
Chennai - the capital of Tamil Nadu. You can enjoy a relaxing holiday with beach activities at the Marina beach, the second biggest beach in the world, or watch migration birds at the Huddleston Garden of Theisophical Society and the Pulicat Lake.
Kochi - a vibrant port city. The historic Fort Kochi, Dutch Palace, Hill palace, Bolgatty Palace give you a cultural tour, while the Marine drive, Kochi beach, and Willingdon Islands are good places for relaxation.
Madurai - one of the oldest city of India. Its rich history endowed the tourists with lots of ancient temples like Sree Meenakshi Amman Temple, Koodal Azhagar Temple and Thirupparankundram temple.
Mysore - the city of palaces. Besides the Mysore palace, the most popular attraction of South India, you will also see various palaces like Brindavan garden and St. Philomena Church.
Pondicherry - a small union territory full of French style. The French-style structures like Aurobindo Ashram and Auroville greet you in an entirely different atmosphere.
Alleppey (Alappuzha) - Venice of the East. A leisurely cruise by floating houseboat on the backwaters, or a nap in hammocks near the Kerala Water, will take your mind away from the bustling of busy cities.
Munnar - a romantic hill station and a tea plantation. Soaking in the aroma of tea, you can dive deep into the unspoiled forests and enjoy the serene green.
Goa - famous for abundant beaches. With lots of wonderful churches and forts, Goa is also the best place for the outdoor enthusiasts, as its rich terrains allow many choices of adventures like biking expeditions.
When is the best time to visit South India?
Most of the South India tours and travels are arranged in the winter with a better climate. Although the South India is in tropical monsoon climate, the weather differs among different areas. If you want to enjoy the cruise in Kerala, it is advisable to plan your South India tour package itinerary from December to February, when the climate is less humid and ranges from 22 to 30℃ (72 to 86 ℉). If your South India tour leads you to the beaches, December to February will be the best time.
Chelsea Rugen from ArgentinaPosted on April 15, 2021
The weather was comfortable when we visited India in January. The hotel we stayed in Bangalore was really luxury and the Cubbon Park was a good start for our 11-day South India tour! Itinerary- most of the attractions were visited and the time of resting & sightseeing was reasonably allocated. We were transferred to hotels without any wait at the airports and we had a good rest! Guide & Driver- all of the guides gave a detailed explanation about their cities and the local attractions. Local driver was always waiting for us patiently and I was very impressed with his driving skill around the chaotic traffic. Everything we expected was offered by them. Agate Travel- it’s absolutely a dependable and experienced company who will ensure you a perfect trip! And our consultant was competent in coordinating with the guide in time and dealing with our needs and suggestions....More
Douglas from NorwayPosted on January 10, 2021
This 11 days South India tour from Chennai to Kochi was satisfactory. The hotels and meals were well arranged! The local tour guides were quite professional, and their explanations were detailed and fascinating.
I was deeply impressed by the tour to Madurai, which was one of the seven holy cities of Hinduism. There the Meenakshi Temple with countless colorful statues on the exterior wall was quite eye-catching!
Samantha Toledo from New ZealandPosted on December 16, 2020
We had a great first visit to South India. It was so nice to have all the details arrangements from hotel reservations, meals, tickets to shows, airport pick-up services, and comfortable vehicles!
Eddy from USAPosted on October 27, 2020
We had a good time on our travel of South India to Bengaluru, Mysore, Hassan, Hospet, Hampi, Badami and Goa and we were very happy with all the arrangements. The culture, art and various buildings with a long history here were attractive. Hassan is the best place to visit the 13th-century Chennakeshava temple complex and the Hampi Ruins in Hospet was unmissable. We spent leisure time in Goa near the sea. The trip would be better if the transfer time to different cites would not be so long.
Sugimoto Reina from JapanPosted on August 13, 2020
The tour of South India was superb in terms of fancy attractions, nice drivers and guides and comfortable hotels. We will definitely travel with AgateTravel on our next trip to other countries!
Claudia from CanadaPosted on August 08, 2020
Very unique natural scenery, it was surprisingly charming! This South India tour covered most of attractions that I wanted to visit. My personal favorite was Kochi exploration to Jew Town, St Francis Church, Chinese Fishing Nets and a classical dance performance that telling Indian stories.
The guides were sincere, amiable and dedicated. My parents and I were very satisfied with their considerate service. Thanks a lot for leaving us a memorable experience!
Hylton Saechao from the United StatesPosted on July 11, 2020
All the guides and staff (drivers and consultant) were conscientious, attentive and we truly got a pleasing South India tour with Agate Travel for 10 days from Kochi to Trivandrum!
Adam L. Tew from AustraliaPosted on July 02, 2020
This was the second time I went to India. We visited some places on this South India tour. Arriving at Bangalore, the guide led us to check in the hotel and recommended some famous places for our free exploration. Later, we paid a visit to Lal Bagh, a botanical garden with over 1,800 species of plants. We visited Mysore Palace and immensely enjoyed the beautiful interior decoration. The Goa beach tour was also impressive where we joined some sports and tasted delicious seafood… Thanks for our guide’s enthusiastic service, we had a good vacation. Also thank the Agate, a trustworthy travel agency!...More
Tracy Clifford from the United KingdomPosted on June 16, 2020
Sincerely appreciated our guides for their thoughtful service and attractive introductions.
We enjoyed exceptional sea views and felt the special South Indian culture from Chennai to Kochi. The coconut milk was really sweet and delicious!
In general, the sights of north and south India were well worth visiting. We were extremely satisfied!
Raymond from PolandPosted on June 04, 2020
An experienced guide is very key to a perfect trip who can save lots of time and share many useful tips. We were so lucky to meet our professional and amiable guides who ensured us a smooth and safe South India tour. But there was a drawback on Day 4. The hotel couldn’t reach the international 4-star level and the beds were small and some facilities were old though it was relatively clean, providing a very good service attitude and delicious breakfast. Overall, this trip was fairly happy!