South India Tour Packages
Arrival at the Chennai Airport
From Delhi, you will be arriving at Chennai airport for the start of your sacred tour. You will be received by the representative of Swan Tours who will further guide you to the hotel for accommodation and food. After check-in at the hotel, you are expected to freshen up, have food and take a quick nap (at your wish and will) for you will be commencing with the Chennai tour right away! Before starting off, you must be acquainted with the most popular spots in Chennai that include, Fort St. George, St. Thomas Mount, San Thome Cathedral, Kapaleeswar Temple and the National Art Gallery to just name a few. In the evening, you are free to visit the peaceful Marina Beach (you are advised not to swim for it has strong currents which have no rescue equipment or arrangements). Later, stay overnight at the hotel!
Chennai - Kanchipuram- Mahabalipuram
Post breakfast, you will be leaving for Kanchipuram which is known as the city of the thousand temples and en-route you will also be counting on Mahabalipuram (also known as Mamallapuram) which are the spiritual spots of South India. The major attractions at Kanchipuram include Kailasanthar temple, Ekambareshwarar Temple, The Vardarajanperumal Temple, and the Sakkiswarar Temple. Later, you will be visiting Mahabalipuram which is one of the oldest cities in India holding the famous temple of Lord Vishnu. After visiting the temples, you can transfer to the hotel to stay overnight!
Tour from Mahabalipuram to Puducherry
After breakfast, you will dedicate your day to the spiritual establishments of Mahabalipuram (Mamallapuram) and Puducherry. You will be visiting some of the most popular places namely, Shore and the Five Ratha temples, Arjuna’s Penance and the Tiger caves at Mahabalipuram and later take a visit to Puducherry, take a leisurely walk amidst the land of palm trees, fishing villages, and backwaters. At the end of the day, reach the destined hotel for an overnight stay.
Puducherry to Swamimalai Tour
Post breakfast, you will get a chance to realize that Puducherry is no less in making you surprised with its pilgrimage spots. Visit the Aurobindo Ashram and Auroville followed by a drive to Swamimalai, which is a panchayat town in the Thanjavur district in the state of Tamil Nadu. En-route you will be exploring Gangaikonda Cholapuram (it was the capital of the Cholas and popular for having biggest Shivalingam in South India) and Chidambaram. After you reach Swamimalai, you will be dropped to the hotel where you will stay overnight!
Tour from Swamimalai to Tanjore
After breakfast in the hotel of Swamimalai, you will straight away have a visit to Tanjore which is a renowned city for all the famous temples it has. You will first check-in at the hotel and, then penetrate across the Navagraha temples out there along with Shiva Ganga Garden, Aalangudi temple, Brahadeshwara temple and the Chandra Bagawan Temple in the list. After all the visits, return back in the hotel and stay overnight!
Tanjore - Departure from Madurai
After breakfast, you will head to Madurai (city in Tamil Nadu) from where you will be boarding your flight for Delhi thus, ending the pilgrimage tour holding historical significance and utmost pleasant weather.
Overview of South India tour packages from Delhi: Constituting around 19% of India’s area, South India is comprised of many magnificent pilgrimage places to roam around for both mental and physical peace. If you want to spend quality time spiritually, then which place can be better than South India which is world-famous for the temple establishments adding value to the several states and Union Territories of South India. Get a glimpse of the Delhi to South India tour below:
The states/ Union Territories in which the pilgrimage places that you will be visiting are: