Best South India Tours in Tamil Nadu
Particularly known for its centuries old temples, market places, trade fair, and some brilliant architecture, Madurai is beautiful every inch of the way. Over 2.5 hours, experience a slice of history and heritage and get transported to a bygone civilization.
The guided tour in a cycle rickshaw begins 10am or 3pm from the famous Meenakshi Temple. You’ll have a short rendezvous with the temple, its architecture, and life at large as it happens around its narrow alleys. Next explore and unravel the city’s other traits such as banana and vegetable markets, bamboo bazaar, dhobi ghat, as well as seat of textile and brass industries to watch locals make metal pots on furnace and spinning yarns. As you end your ride around 5:30pm, you would’ve seen every nook and cranny of this simply gorgeous city.
Duration: Around 2.5 hours
The Mystical Walk is an extraordinary way to discover a city as vibrant and dynamic as Chennai. With the company of a guide, your walk will being around 8am and will take you through fascinating stories hidden behind some common beliefs and practices of the region. Explore questions behind Chennai’s mythical past, its monarchy, religious stamps and more.
Witness the diversity of the land that is evident in the harmonious co-existence of occult practices and supernatural beliefs alongside the modernism and technology found in its urban setting. Be enamored by a parrot fortune-teller throwing light on your planetary formations, have hair braided in a traditional manner and soak in the aroma of fresh jasmine and incense sticks around temples. The trail will also lead you to some of the popular eateries for a gastronomical experience. This tour is largely done on foot.
Duration: This one day tour will take around 2.5 hours
Treat yourself to an unforgettable amazement of authentic and regional road-side food in Madurai. Known as a city of temples, the ancient city also has noteworthy food courts, stalls and eateries.
Your sumptuous tour begins at 5.30 pm where you are taken to the city’s eating places. Along the way sample about fifteen dishes from 8 to 10 eateries. Sink your teeth deep into Kari Dosa - thick dosa topped with egg and crisp-fried mutton, Idiyappam - spring hoppers made from rice flour or ragi, eaten along with coconut milk or tomato chutney and Adirasam - doughnut shaped local sweet made from jaggery, spices and deep fried. Get refreshed with Paruthi Pal - a beverage unique to Madurai made from cotton seeds. Other items on the menu include Sambar Vada and Kothu Parotta. Also, get a true insight into the ambience and culture of the city that reverberates in an old world charm.
About the Activity:Experience
2 hours of wilderness fun with a jeep safari in Masinagudi; a forest region
located at the foothills of the Nilgiris. Organised
every early morning and late evening, this jeep safari will take you through
amazing forests and lush green thickets that provides refuge for many species
of animals. You
can opt for an early morning jeep safari starting at around 06:00 AM, 07:00 AM
or the late evening rides at 05:00 PM or 07:00 PM. Come
face-to-face with the rarely seen wildlife in their most natural form. Spot an
elephant herd freely roam in their own natural premise and hidden amongst
shrubs could be chitals and wild boars.
One of the oldest Indian cities, Madurai, has been an ancient metropolis with a vibrant trade history. Visitors have never been alien to this city, which is known to be the soul of Tamil Nadu. For around 10 hours, you’ll experience the popularity of this captivating place through its very many temples, other sanctums, historical monuments and much, much more.
You’ll begin the guided sightseeing tour at 8am. First stop is Meenakshi Amman Temple, a 2,000 year-old complex that is literally a city within the city. It’s also one of the greatest and largest temples in India. Undoubtedly this would take over two hours of your visit time. Next, drive to Thiruparankundram, one of the six residences of Lord Subramanya that is located in the city centre. After this tour, you’ll visit the secular, Dravidian-Islamic style Thirumalai Nayakkar Mahal, which is now only a quarter of its original size.
Post lunch in a restaurant, drive to Gandhi Museum, a 17th century palace with artifacts of Gandhian movement and highlights freedom struggle. The last leg of the tour takes you to Alagar Koil, a Vishnu Temple on a picturesque wooded hill. You’ll be transferred to the drop point around 6:30pm.
Duration: Around 10 hours
The First Wave surfing classes in Covelong, known for its pristine beaches, offers a wonderful opportunity to water sport enthusiasts to learn the thrilling sport of surfing within a short span of 4-8 days.
These 3-hour long classes, conducted on weekends, have two time slots of 7-10 am and 2:30 – 5:30 pm. You can also choose between a 4 day and 8 day course during which you would be provided with life jackets, soft top surfboards and related course material.
The content covered include understanding the ocean and its waves, the weather, surfing equipment and gear, and rip and current. You will be trained in ocean safety, surfing skills and methodology, how to enter and exit water safely, and surf etiquette. You will get to practice on soft top boards and gain mastery over surfing in the ocean waters under the able guidance of a professional surfer. On completing the course, you would also be given a certificate.
Duration: 3 hours each for 4 days
The around 2.5 hour guided walk takes you through the various streets of one of the most famous markets of Chennai. Roam around the oldest area of the historic city, unfold its history and amble through the colourful bazaars.
The walk starts around 4 pm with a rendezvous outside the Anderson Church opposite to the Madras High Court and takes you directly into the heart of George Town, formerly known as the Black Town. Feel the spirit of the market as you encounter the hustle and bustle of the narrow roads, noise of the hawkers on the old streets and the crowded market.
Witness the majestic buildings on either side as you walk down the streets. An expert guide will give the history of the area while also introducing you to the various markets. You have the opportunity to shop here as well.
This walk will introduce you to the true flavours of a city-market. The streets are full of life and exuberance making it a trip worth remembering.
Duration: This one day activity would take around 2.5 hours
On this one-of-a-kind trail to the Potter Village at Vilacheri, you are part of a transformation journey as you watch mud go from the mundane to the sublime. Over 5 hours, get to walk through an entire village dedicated to making Navratri Kollu dolls and paper mache dolls, have intimate conversations with generations of potters, listen to innumerable mythical stories, and even get your hands soiled in making a toy or two.
This one day guided tour begins post lunch around 2:30pm. A short drive on an AC coach leads you to a village that takes pride in playing host to many gods. Upon reaching here, discover this fascinating little village create handmade mud dolls that ornate traditional Hindu households during Navratri. Witness their dexterity as they gently pack hundreds of dolls into a fire to bake them and observe their skill as they wield paintbrushes to bring a blush on an earthen cheek.
If interested, you can get into the shoes of a potter and take on the wheel for some quick lessons on creating your very own fashionable idols. Also get the chance to unwind by the lotus pond, which holds many unsaid stories. The stories connected to this place run the gamut of mythology, fantasy, history, and tradition. By the end of the trail you will have your own rendition, adding yet another facet to one’s notion of Madurai. Arrive back at Madurai by 7pm.
Duration: This one day tour will take around 5 hours
Masinagudi is a part of the Mudumalai National Park in Tamil Nadu. The Mudumalai National Park is a large wildlife sanctuary which has been declared as Tiger Reserve and extends into the states of Karnataka and Kerala. Masinagudi is noted for its rich forests and abundant flora and fauna.
About the activity:
Irrespective of the reason or the season, a combined Ooty-Coonoor day tour package always proves to be the best option to get swayed along with the enchanting beauty of Mother Nature! Two of the jewels of the fascinating Nilgiri Hills; these two hill stations are located merely 19km from each other and can be visited within the same day.
With this Ooty-Coonoor package, you will get ample opportunity to get close to the untouched beauty of these two hilly retreats. Originating from the bucolic locales of Ooty at around 09:00AM, this lively tour will make its way towards Coonoor along with taking you to some of the most popular tourist spots and landmarks of both the hill stations. Continuing for around 10 hours, this Ooty Coonoor day tour package will come to an end by around 07:00 in the evening.
About the Destination:
Situated in Pamban of Rameshwaram, Kathadi is home to Tamil Nadu’s most exotic waters, therefore, making it an ideal destination for water lovers! Not only for water sport enthusiasts, but the beach and temple lovers can also enjoy splendid moments in the town within Rameshwaram tour. Camping on the shores of the Palk Strait is an affair by itself – after all, what can top crystalline blue waters, the starry night sky and the quietude of the surroundings. There’s also excellent food to be had in these areas.
So, be it kayaking, snorkelling, swimming, camping, relaxing, honeymooning or visiting temples, Kathadi and Rameshwaram tour package provides the perfect tour for you to explore the magic of the places, and take back some warm memories.
About the Activity:
To enjoy what Kathadi has to offer, the tour starts off with a few water adventure sports such as sea kayaking and stand up paddle boating. This is followed by a more relaxed evening in Rameshwaram, with a visit to the main temple and then soaking your feet in the cool, Dhanushkodi Beach. Back at the campsite, a BBQ dinner and a night under the stars awaits you! The Kathadi and Rameshwaram tour package ends with a snorkeling activity in the midst of the ocean and leisure, which you can use to swim or nap or just take in the natural beauty.
Depth of Water: Shallow
About the activity :
Beat the blistering heat
of the city with a pleasant day tour in Ooty and explore the different wonders
of this beautiful hill station on your next holiday! There are beautiful sights
for you to explore on your next visit here, some which will leave you
mesmerized and in complete awe of this serene and lovely hill station! Pack
your bags, get your cameras and get going to one of the most amazing hill
stations in South India! Begin your adventure with an early morning pick up
around 09:00AM and depart for your sightseeing tour.
Enjoy the beauty of the Rose Garden and
breathe in the fresh air that surrounds you! Adventurers and trekkers can head
to the Doddabetta peak and the Botanical gardens as well. Take in the sun
setting beneath the beautiful trees and hills all around. See the work of
craftsmen in Wax world and Thread garden. Click photos at the deer park and
discover the different types of tea in the tea factory and tea museum. You can
collect souvenirs and go shopping in the marketplace as well, to mark the end
of your fun day tour in Ooty.
About the Activity:An assured beautiful package is here before you. It is nothing but a camping and trekking experience in Kodaikkanal, Tamil Nadu.This is a 2 day 1 night package with some exciting activities as deep forest camping, visiting the natural falls and water bodies.Partake in morning exercise sessions, listen to the nature talks by experts, indulge in bird watching, star gazing, enjoy the camp fire, get a dip in the water falls, enjoy the musical nights, adventure games, environmental talks and debates and share your real life adventure stories.The package includes food, accommodation in 2/3/4 sharing tents and transportation from Kodai lake to the activity point and return.The trip starts at around 10:00 AM from Kodaikanal Lake and ends at around 06:00 PM, the following day.
About the activity :
Have you ever wondered what
it would feel like to live amongst the trees and enjoy the serenity of nature
that surrounds you on all sides? If you love basking in the middle of nature,
then you need to head on to Mudumalai for an exciting tree house stay! Sleep in
the luxury of tree houses built to suit your needs and ensuring that you enjoy
every second that you spend in the tree house!
Mudumalai lies at the foot of
the Nilgiris and gives you the best opportunity to enjoy the special feeling of
being in the middle of the forest, surrounded by the sound of the waterfalls
and the humming of the birds, as you zoom in and out of your camera lens,
making some of the best memories simply freeze into your frame! A tree house
stay in Mudumalai is all you need to enjoy the glory of this serene land, and
from the best view.Accommodation
Types: Tree House Cottage
Waterfall Visit, Tree House StayDifficulty
About the Activity :
Birding in Ooty gives the photographer and wildlife lover in you a treat of a lifetime! The vivid colours, the tranquil and dim music in the air from the beautiful birds as they circle above your head around the trees, will give your soul the peace it deserves!
If discovering exotic wildlife in the hills enthrals you, then this near to 4 hours’ birding in Ooty is the right activity for you this long weekend! With over 200 different varieties of birds, the hill station has offered refuge to rare, precious species of the winged beauties!
Bird watching in Ooty lets you explore the different hues, sounds and activities of the tiny chirping marvels, hidden comfortably in the thickets of bottle green trees, singing along with nature.
On your visit to the different botanical Gardens and wildlife sanctuaries, be sure to whip your camera out and zoom in, tread lightly and patiently wait for the perfect click of the boisterous rainbow families to spread their wings and pose for you! During your four hour bird watching activity, you will have seen and rediscovered bird species like the Nilgiri Flycatcher, Nilgiri Wood Pigeon, Kashmir Flycatcher, White-bellied Shortwing and the Painted Bushquail among others.