South Indian Railway tour packages give you a mesmerizing look to the majestic southern part of India. The journey kick starts from Chennai (capital city of Tamil Nadu). The entire south India tour on Indian Railways would not only take you through the rich heritage of Southern parts of India but also through the religious landscape and exotic natural beauty. The best part of southern parts of India is that you get to cherish the beauties of the sea, hilly regions, Deccan plateau, lush green forests, and diverse beauties of nature.
South Indian Railway Tour Packages – At a Glance
To complete the entire itinerary of south Indian Railway tour package, it’ll take you 16 days and 15 nights. It all starts from Chennai, followed by kaleidoscopic Kanchipuram and Mahabalipuram. The ancient remains of the place will give a glimpse of the rich historical past of India. The next stop will be Madurai, which is well known for Meenakshi Temple, which is famous for its thousand Mandapas.
The best part of this South India train journey is that you get to cherish the Dravidian style of architecture, which definitely has its own roots and designs. Next destination of this journey is the southernmost touring point of India and that is the picturesque Kanyakumari. Once you relish the rising and setting of the sun at Kanyakumari, you head towards God’s Own Country – Kerala.
The first destination in Kerala is the relaxing beach resort of Kovalam. The other locations in the itinerary include amazing Keralite touring places such as Thiruvananthapuram, Thekkady, Kumarakom, Alleppey, and Cochin. Once touring the treasure troves of coastal Kerala, you can visit Bangalore’s idyllic gardens, followed by mesmerizing Mysore.
Few More Details of South Indian Railway Tour Packages
Days 1-2 – After staying for a night in Chennai, you start your day after breakfast with an excursion to the historically rich places of Kanchipuram and Mahabalipuram. The first place to visit is Kanchipuram, which is located 64 km’s away from Chennai. This place was the capital city of the ancient Pallava Dynasty. One of the most important aspects of this place is that it housed 1000 temples. Currently, you’ll find 124 preserved shrines, which are still left out of the thousand. The next spot is Mahabalipuram, a one hour drive from Kanchipuram (covering a distance of 58 km). One of the major spots to see in Mahabalipuram is the series of 7 pagodas. One of the must-see spots here is the series of ancient rock hewn temples, which comes with a distinctive Dravidian-style Architecture.
Days 3-5 – During this period you cruise through Chennai (local touring spots), Madurai and Kanyakumari. After leaving Chennai, you arrive early morning at Madurai and visit Meenakshi Temple, where people worship Lord Shiva’s consort. The next visit is at Tirumala Nayak Palace, where the arches and domes have distinct stucco work. Before traveling to Kanyakumari, you visit Alagar hills as well as Tirupara Kundran Rock temple.
Days 6-11 – During this period you visit God’s own place – Kerala. This trip takes you through lush green coconut plantation throughout the Kovalam sea beach, houseboats of Alleppey and Kumarakom, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, the Western Ghats at Thekkady, and Periyar National Park.
Days 12-16 – During the last phase of the South Indian Railway tour packages, you start to get back to where you started. This return journey takes you through Cochin, Bangalore, and Mysore.