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South India Temple Trail Driving Tour From Bangalore to Madurai


8 Nights / 9 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people




South India Temple Trail Driving Tour will begin in Bangalore and include Vellore, Kanchipuram, Chennai, Mahabalipuram, Pondicherry, Chidambaram, Gangaikonda Cholapuram, Darasuram, Thanjavur, Trichy, Chettinad, Madurai. You will visit all destinations by private car which will remain with you from arrival in Bangalore till Departurein Cochin. You will visit few active, few non active small to largest temple complexes in India along with colonial settlement in Chennai & Pondicherry.


  • This is a private tour/activity only for your group.
  • Enhanced cleaning/ traveler safety.
  • In-depth cultural experience.
  • Flexible sightseeing & stopover.
  • Most travelers can participate.

Bulk discount (by Amount)

Bulk discount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 $ 2,420.00
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 $ 3,833.00
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 $ 5,992.00
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 $ 7,558.00
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 $ 9,634.00
6 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 $ 11,200.00
7 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 $ 13,620.00
8 Discount on 9-person group 9 9 $ 15,323.00
9 Discount on 10-person group 10 10 $ 17,025.00


Day 1: Arrive Bangalore

On arrival at Bangalore airport assistance & transfer to hotel (hotel check in/ out time 12pm). Rest time free to relax and personal activities. O/n at hotel.

Day 2: Bangalore

Breakfast at hotel. Visit Lal Bagh Garden, Cubbon Park, The Bangalore Fort, Tippus Summer Palace & The Bull Temple. Also drive pass Vidhana Soudha & the Secretariat. O/n at hotel.

Day 3: Bangalore - Vellore (220kms)

Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Vellore check in at hotel. Later visit Sri Lakshmi Narayani Golden Temple & Vellore Fort. O/n at hotel.

Day 4: Vellore - Chennai (145kms)

Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Chennai via visiting Kanchipuram an ancient city famous as city of thousands temple. On arrival check in at hotel. Later visit Fort St. George, St Mary Church inside the fortress, Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Vadapalani Murugan Temple, Government Museum, Dakshinachitra Museum, Santhome Cathedral & Marina Beach. O/n at hotel.

Day 5: Chennai - Pondicherry (160kms)

Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Pondicherry enroute visit Mahabalipuram, Monolithic Temples, Krishnas Butterball, Cave Temples, Shore Temple & The Arjuna Penance. On arrival check in at hotel. Later visit Aurovil & Pondicherry Museum. Drive pass or walk through French Quarters, which include French consulate, Raj Nivas, Government Square, Churches & French schools. O/n at hotel.

Day 6: Pondicherry - Thanjavur (180kms)

Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Thanjavur via visiting Chidambaram Nataraja Temple and The Great Living Chola Temples at Gangaikonda Cholapuram & Darasuram. Arrive Thanjavur check in at hotel. O/n at hotel.

Day 7: Thanjavur - Chettinad (140kms)

Breakfast at hotel. Visit Brihadeshwara Temple & Palace Complex built by great Chola king in the 10th century. Later drive to Chettinad via visiting Trichy Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Rock Fort Temple & Jambukeshwara temple. Arrive Chettinad check in at hotel. O/n at hotel.

Day 8: Chettinad - Madurai (90kms)

Breakfast at hotel. Visit few 19th-century mansions, whose wide courtyards and spacious rooms are embellished with marble and teak. Later drive to Madurai check in at hotel. O/n at hotel.

Day 9: Madurai - Bangalore (flight)

Breakfast at hotel. Visit Meenakshi Temple, Thirumalai Nayakar Palace, Alagar Koil, Tiruparankundram Murugan Temple & Palamuthirsolai Murugan Temple. Later as per flight schedule transfer to airport to board flight for Bangalore.


  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 8 Nights' accommodation in 4-star hotels.
  • Daily breakfast and meal as per day plan.
  • Private air-conditioned deluxe car for airport transfer, sightseeing and excursion as per program.
  • English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
  • Monument entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Bottled drinking water in car.
  • Government taxes.
  • Madurai - Bangalore flight fare approx. INR 5,500 per person in economy class.
  • Camera charges at monuments.
  • Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
  • Gratuities & optional activities.
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions.

Tour's Location


What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?

4-Star Hotels Used or Similar
Bangalore - Fortune Select JP Cosmos/ Lemon Tree Premier Ulsoor Lake
Vellore - Regency Sameera Vellore by GRT Hotels/ Fortune Park
Chennai - The Raintree/ Accord Metropolitan
Pondicherry - Le Pondy/ The Windflower Resort & Spa
Tanjore - Sangam Hotels/ Ideal River View Resort
Chettinad - Chidambara Vilas/ Chettinadu Mansion
Madurai - GRT Regency/ Fortune Pandiyan Hotel

Can travelers upgrade the accommodation to 5-star hotels?

Yes, travelers can upgrade the accommodation to 5-star hotels by paying the supplement. Please send inquiry for same from the booking page to get the price quote.


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