Occupying around 19% of India's total area, South India comprises five Indian States of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and Telangana along with three Union Territories namely, Puducherry, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep. All you get explore with the lavishing South India Tour Package offered by Swan Tours include the rich cultural heritage, authentic food, scenic landscapes, wonderful wildlife, and calm pilgrimage sites.
|South India Tour Itinerary||No. of Days||Price*|
|South India Temple Tour||05 Days / 04 Nights||Rs. 12,500|
|South India Hill Station Tour||06 Days / 05 Nights||Rs. 13,400|
|8 Days South India Tour Packages||08 Days / 07 Nights||Rs. 16,899|
|South India Honeymoon Packages||08 Days / 07 Nights||Rs. 17,499|
|13 Nights 14 Days Tour Package||14 Days / 13 Nights||Rs. 29,999|
You are the sole proprietor of making your own plans and make your travel decisions. All year round, South India has a moderate temperature which means that it is not so hot in the summers, and not so cold in winters for it is a tropical part of India. With coastal areas surrounding the places, it welcomes its visitors in the less hot months unlike May to June where the average temperature goes up to 32 degrees, to enjoy the exclusive South India trip package to the fullest.
To catch the best insights for the upcoming holiday package for South India, read through the following to acknowledge what all will you be exploring throughout.
South India is one of the favorite destinations of tourists and travelers. There are many reasons that support this, from the utterly beautiful climatic conditions, and architectural discoveries to the serene beaches and stunning greenery captivating the visitors. Not only this, but South India is also a home to wildlife, coffee plantations, exquisite local cuisine, and pristine people one encounters.
When you are there for a holiday in South India, you get encompassed with classical dance and music like Carnatic music, classical dances like Bharat Natyam, Kuchipudi, Kathakali, and Mohiniattam. Apart from those, you will get a chance to enjoy several festivals like, Pongal, Onam, Hampi Utsav, Mysore Dasara, Natyanjali Dance Festival, Pongal or Thrissur Pooram which you enjoy at the fullest!
The beauty of South India lies in a lot of places which you cannot count on fingers! Commencing from Mahabalipuram, Ooty Hyderabad, Hampi, Mangalore, Udupi, Murudeshwar, Mysore, Coorg Hassan, Chikmagalur, Belur, Halebid, Shravanbelgola, Vizag, Araku Valley, and Borra Caves, you get to discover other places of importance namely, Trichy, Madurai, Rameshwaram, Thanjavur, Pondicherry, and Kanchipuram. Not only will you enjoy the places during a family trip, but also if you are out with your friends or spouse.
Pilgrimage points: Meenakshi Temple, Sri Venkateshwar Temple, Kumararama Bheemeshwara Swamy Temple, Mammiyoor Shiva Temple, Guruvayoor Temple, Kamakshi Amman Temple, Varadharaja Perumal Temple, Devarajaswami Temple and many others to mention.
Beaches: Om beach, Lighthouse beach, Varkala Beach, Rishikonda Beach, Marina Beach, Maravanthe Beach, Alappuzha Beach, Velankanni Beach, Tagore Beach, Half Moon Beach and other alike.
Tourist attractions: Nilgiri Mountain, Atukkad Waterfalls, Echo Point, Pothamedu Viewpoint, Ooty Rose Garden, Alleppey, Coorg, Pondicherry, Kanyakumari, Lotus Palace, Tirupati, Kodaikanal, and so on.
When it comes to exploring the whole Southern part of India, what must come into mind is the exploration of a plethora of dishes that are popular. The cuisine that you get to explore here include, steamed and coconut flavored dishes like dosa, idlis, upma, coffee (called kaapi in the local languages), vada, sambhar, chutney, authentic seafood, and meat dishes in abundance. Other than that the naturally produced coffee from fresh grown coffee beans in the Nilgiris of Tamil Nadu and the historic delicacy of Hyderabad that is Biryani makes its visitors seek more days to stay in the place for the food it has in store for the newcomers.
When you are traveling to South India from other parts of the country, then airways and railways seem to be the best modes of transportation with special weight on the former.
By Air: There are numerous airports which make the air conveyance smooth and convenient. Some of the domestic and international airports that connect you to the several states of South India are in, Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai and Tiruchirapalli international airports in Tamil Nadu, Cochin International Airport and Trivandrum International Airport in Kerala, Mysore airport in Bengaluru, Kempegowda International Airport, Vijayawada and Tirupati airports in Andhra Pradesh, and Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Telangana.
By Train: No matter where you commute from, trains from every corner of India get you at your selected destination at South. The popular junctions in South India include, Bengaluru Mysore (or Mysuru) and Hampi in Karnataka, Kozhikode and Alleppey in Kerala, Chennai, Madurai and Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu.
Chennai: Silk Kanjeevaram Sarees T. Nagar, handicrafts from Tirunelveli, jewelry from Kumbakonam, metal works from Thanjavur.
Mysore: Sandalwood products, essential oils, boxes and figurines, face packs and powders of sandalwood, Mysore Silk Sarees.
Kerala: Connemara Market spices and clothes, MG Road for tea and coffee, Kathakali masks, nuts, and banana chips.
Madurai: Cotton and silk fabrics, bell metal products like lamps, bronze images, wood and stone carvings and Sungudi Sarees.
Ooty: You can find chocolates, cookies and vanilla fudge and spices, essential oils, face packs, lotions and creams, tea and organic honey, embroidered dresses, handkerchiefs, napkins and coasters.
Must see places and things to do on your South India vacation
From houseboat tours in the backwaters of Kerala, the French colonies of Pondicherry to the beautiful hill stations of Coorg - a trip to South India will mesmerize you. There’s something in store here for all kinds of travelers. Here’s an overview of all the things you must experience on your South India trip for a memorable vacation.
1. Stay in a houseboat in Kerala
Kerala is known for its beautiful landscapes, serene backwaters, palm trees, and exotic beaches. On your trip to Kerala, experience the magic of staying in a houseboat. The stillness and soothing effects of backwaters will transport you into a different world altogether. Enjoy the ride down the backwater of Alleppey, Kumarakom and Kollam soak in the gorgeous views of villages.
Of the many reasons that Kerala is renowned for, it is well known for its ayurvedic treatment. The good climate of the state makes it one of the best places to enjoy Ayurveda therapies in India.
2. Explore the alluring hill stations
South India is blessed with the most attractive hill stations. They have been captivating tourists since forever with their unmatched beauty. From the majestic Queen of the Hills to spice tours in Munnar, these hill stations in South India are nothing less than the paradise on Earth. These hill stations also make the perfect choice for honeymooners who want to spend some time together peacefully and relax. Thus, if you too are looking for the gorgeous hill destinations in South India - then these places should definitely be on your list - Ooty, Munnar, Kodaikanal, Coorg, Yercaud and Wayanad.
3. Wildlife tourism in South India
Nothing can be more exciting than the thrill of spotting wildlife in their own natural habitat. If you are a wildlife lover and love spotting animals, then you must definitely not miss visiting the countless number of wildlife sanctuaries and national parks in South India. Be it the picturesque surroundings of the Western Ghats or the prominent Nilgiris, each place is known for its overwhelming beauty and diverse and abundant wildlife. South India boasts numerous wildlife destinations in South India that are blessed with safari rides and some amazing trek opportunities giving wildlife lovers a unique experience.
Take a safari ride during the daytime in the wild and spend your evenings around bonfires at safari lodges. Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Bandipur National Park, Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary are some of the best places to indulge in wildlife spotting in South India!
4. Pristine beaches of South India
The beaches in South India offer scenic panoramas and are perfect to witness the vastness of the oceans. Sunny skies, golden sand and azure waters perfectly describe the beaches. Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala and Pondicherry have some of the best beaches in India. Kerala’s famous Marari Beach and Gokarna in Karnataka are the quieter alternatives to beaches in Goa. Plan your trip to the wonderful South Indian beaches that offer a perfect blend of leisurely vacation and umpteen opportunities for exciting water sports activities.
Plan your South India tour with Swan tours
With so much to see and do in south India, planning a perfect itinerary can be quite confusing. Well, fret not, that’s why we are here. Known to be the leading travel agents in India, we will plan the entire trip for you - temple tours, leisure vacations, offbeat hill stations and beach holidays. We offer the widest range of options to choose one that fits your needs. Scroll through our website and click to book the best South India tour packages that fulfills all your requirements and get exciting deals on a South India vacation. Be it an adventure holiday or a relaxing tour, whatever your travel preference be, we have got you covered. Also, get exclusive deals on theme packages like South India honeymoon packages, South India family packages and so on.