14 Days of Royal South India Tour – Luxury Train + Land Journey

14 Days of Royal South India Tour – Luxury Train + Land Journey

Duration: 14 Days

Places: Bangalore-Chennai-Pondicherry-Thanjavur-Madurai-Kovalam-Houseboat-Thekkady-Cochin

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Tour Highlights

  • Stay in luxury south india train, the Golden Chariot and enjoy the royal Indian hospitality
  • Go for heritage sightseeing tour in Chennai, Mahabalipuram, Thanjavur and Madurai all known for its heritage temples
  • Spend blissful time in a luxury beach resort in Kovalam located on pristine beaches of kerala
  • Spend a night in a luxury Kerala houseboat – a once in a lifetime experience
  • Go for boat cruise in Thekkady and spot wild animals
  • Spend time with Elephants – bathing, feeding and riding
  • Places:
  • ABangalore
  • BChennai
  • CPondicherry
  • DThanjavur
  • EMadurai
  • FKovalam
  • GHouseboat
  • HThekkady
  • ICochin


  • Day 7 - 8 KOVALAM
  • Day 10 - 11 THEKKADY/ PERIYAR
  • Day 12 - 13 COCHIN

Welcome to Bangalore, Arrive and check-in for your Pride of South tour at the Taj West End where high tea is served before your briefing for the Golden Chariot tour. Spend some time shopping, have evening tea and visit the famous ISKON temple. Late evening board the luxury train and start your luxury adventure of the south India. Overnight stay and dinner in the train.

Arrive early morning in Chennai – After sumptuous breaksfast in the train proceed toward the UNESCO world heritage town Mahabalipuram – Visit places like the Shore Temple, Ganesha Temple, Krishna’s butter wall etc. Have lunch at Radisson Blu Temple Bay. In the evening depart to Pondicherry.

After breakfast go for sightseeing tour of Pondicherry and visit Auroville Ashram, Aurbindo Ashram. Lunch at Sarovar premiere hotel. Evening return to the train Overnight stay and dinner in Golden Chariot

After early morning breakfast in the train go for sightseeing tour of temple town of Thanjavur. Visit the magnificent UNESCO World heritage listed Brihedeshwara Temple. Go for shopping at a cultural and Handicraft store. Have lunch at Ideal River resort. Postlunch back to train and depart to Trichy. Go for sightseeing tour of Sri Rangam temple in Tiruchirapalli. Back to train and dinner on board the Golden Chariot

Early morning breakfast on board the Golden Chariot. Post breakfast go for sightseeing tour of Madurai and visit Meenakshi temple – known for its colourful and intricate sculptures and towers. Also visit 1000 pillar temple and museum. Lunch and relaxation on the train. Evening experience light and sound show at Thirumalai Nayak Palace for light and sound show. Dinner and stay on the luxurious golden chariot

Breakfast will be served on board. Arrive at Nagercoil station early in the morning and our tour manager escort you to the luxurious hotel in Kovalam, get transferred from Nagarcoil railway station to hotel by AC luxurious car.Leisure and overnight at hotel.

Spend time in Kovalam - Wonderful beaches, adventure sports and Ayurveda Spas are highlights of this town. Stay in one of these wonderful hotels and rejuvenate. Relax in salubrious climate and enjoy this unique flavor of Kerala. You may also use our vehicle to explore the nearby pristine beaches - a relaxing and blissful time after hectic luxury India train tour - the golden chariot

Travel to the backwater town of Alleppey – a town nestled in amidst coconut plantations and is a center of the houseboat Industry. The town is the cultural hub of Kerala. During the houseboat tour you can see the unique lifestyle of the people staying is small towns in islands. Even the day to day markets are floating and its interesting to see the people stay in such environment. On arrival board the Houseboat (Traditional kettuvalam), traverse through the canals. Enjoy the complimentary meals onboard – these are served in traditional Kerala style on-board.

Travel to Periyar/ Thekkady – popularly known as the southernmost tiger reserve of India – the national park is spread across 777 Sq. Km. and is more popularly known for Elephants. On arrival check-in to a nature/ wildlife resort. Periyar has got some unique resorts like Lake Palace, Cardamom County, Aanavilasam Luxury Plantation House etc. Go for a boat cruise in the Lake and spot animals frolicking in the waters of the Lake. Periyar is also known for Spices and Elephants. Go for Spice plantation tour, jungle trekking etc. People who love Elephants can spend time bathing, riding and feeding them.

Arrive in Cochin. Cochin – the melting pot of various cultures like Christianity, Jewism and Hinduism is one of the important cities of Kerala and South India. It is one of the fastest growing cities of Kerala with main income coming from service, tourism and inward remittances. Stay in a Wonderful resort in Kochi and have a relaxing time here. Go for local bespoke Kerala tour and explore various historical monuments considered to be architectural marvels like churches, Jewish Synagogues, Jewish streets etc. See the Chinese nets and enjoy the Kathakali dance show in Cultural center.

After sumptuous breakfast, you will be dropped at international airport to board your onward flight.

Tour ends with sweet memories!


  • Opulent
  • Luxury
  • Economy
  • Bangalore-Chennai-Pondicherry-Thanjavur-Madurai – Golden Chariot - Southern Splendour
  • Kovalam – The Leela Kempinski
  • Houseboat – Muthoot Luxury Houseboat
  • Periyar – Aanavilasam
  • Cochin – Brunton Boatyard

Bangalore-Chennai-Pondicherry-Thanjavur-Madurai – Golden Chariot - Southern Splendour

Travel in luxury through the states of South India – Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala and experience the rich culture and heritage of India. This luxury train is the best way to cover South India is short duration. The detailed royal interiors, impeccable royal service makes the experience of travelling through South India the best and unique.

Kovalam – The Leela Kempinski

Experience an out of the world with a stay in Leela. Leela is located on the pristine beaches of Kovalam. Since it located on the beach, one should certainly go for the seafood in leela Kovalam beachside restaurant.it serves you the most amazing and delicious food in Munnar.From the great delicacies to great services The Leela definitely offers all that you need. Leela Kovalam is truly a heaven at the tip of gods own city.

Houseboat – Muthoot Luxury Houseboat

A traditional houseboat built by one of the most respected hospitality groups of South India - The houseboat is a wonderful amalgamation of old and new - It has luxury interiors merged with traditional outside. The houseboat will be docked to the jetty in the evening and only does a day tour through backwaters.

Periyar – Aanavilasam

Aanavilasam offers its guests a refreshing time far away from the bustle of the city life. It creates a sensation in you to see the Cardamom and Pepper plantation along with greenery all around you. Aanavilasam redefines luxury with its well-designed urbane rooms to suit the classy guests. So if you are planning to visit Periyar, just stay in this private estate for a stylish stay.

Cochin – Brunton Boatyard

Brunton Boaryard hotel is a perfect start to our holiday in Kerala. With its blend of Portuguese, Dutch and English design and architectural influence, you travel back to 19th century architectural history of Fort Kochi. Don’t forget to check out the famous tea bar known for serving six different kinds of tea. Uniqueness of this tea is that inside of keeping in tea bags, they are preserved as tea leaves kept in air-tight jars to maintain the authentic taste of Kerala tea! It would be wrong to call Brunton Boatyard “Boutique” Hotel of choice for a modern, sophisticated traveler, with an interest in history, culture and local cuisine. Hotel Category: 5 Star

  • Bangalore-Chennai-Pondicherry-Thanjavur-Madurai – Luxurious Golden Chariot
  • Kovalam – Turtle on the beach
  • Houseboat – Luxurious Muthoot Houseboat
  • Periyar – Cardamom County
  • Cochin – Old Harbour

Bangalore-Chennai-Pondicherry-Thanjavur-Madurai – Luxurious Golden Chariot

The best luxury train in south India that takes you through multiple cities and experiences - one of the best ways to explore the vast Southern India in a shorter duration. The luxurious interiors, attentive and courteous staff, great food make it the best Indian Royal experience

Kovalam – Turtle on the beach

By blending the finest of art with the most sophisticated luxury, Turtle on the beach brings about a new grammar in holidaying in this part of the world. You will find it unique in every way you look at it, either as a whole or in parts that make it a whole. And that makes Turtle on the beach a one-of-a-kind boutique hotel. Turtle on the Beach is a 5-star property that offers visitors to Kovalam a tranquil and exciting time surrounded by beautiful beaches and serene landscaped gardens. Along with comfortable accommodation, guests can also enjoy a broad range of modern facilities and efficient services.

Houseboat – Luxurious Muthoot Houseboat

Stay in a traditional yet luxurious Muthoot Houseboat - traditionally called Kettuvullam - the houseboats are a wonderful combination of luxury and traditional architecture. The interiors are good with amenities like AC and TV (no cable television). The meals are traditional, the cruise happens in the morning and late evening, during the night it is docked to Kumarakom/ Alleppey boat jetty.

Periyar – Cardamom County

Get indulged in the beauty of Periyar Tiger Reserve and the natural landscapes all around Cardamom Country. The front desk staffs are really helpful for organizing trips and even arrange for local sightseeing. Whether it is your private vacation or business meeting, every occasion is made special and celebrated with the warmness and amazing services offered by the staff of Cardamom Country. Stay so close to nature with Cardamom Country.

Cochin – Old Harbour

Old Harbour is absolutely perfect whether you rate it on its elegancy, relaxation, stunning location. With the belief that “Customer is the king “Old Harbour has ensured that they the friendly and the trained staffs who satisfies all your needs right at your doorstep! To add to this it’s a great place to relax with a drink or perhaps a light lunch, and a romantic spot for dinner with your special ones along with the live Indian music playing around you. Old Harbour Hotel makes you stay truly in a different league! Hotel Category: Luxury Heritage

  • Bangalore-Chennai-Pondicherry-Thanjavur-Madurai – Luxury Golden Chariot
  • Kovalam – Travencore Heritage
  • Houseboat – Economy: Muthoot Luxury Houseboat
  • Periyar – Periyar Meadows
  • Cochin – Fort House

Bangalore-Chennai-Pondicherry-Thanjavur-Madurai – Luxury Golden Chariot

Golden Chariot - one of the new train introduced in South India for the discerning luxury traveller covers the state of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. A mix of Heritage, wildlife and nature experiences await to thrill you. Plush interiors, great staff and host of other amenities will spoil you and make the journey a truly memorable one - a remarkable way to go on a south India tour

Kovalam – Travencore Heritage

Travancore Heritage hotel has brought alive the rich and the age-old tradition and culture of kerala with its rich architectural and sculptures used in designing the hotel. You can stay in 'Nalukettus' or timber houses which allows the guests to have a close connect with the nature. The visit to the beach is not only extremely clean, but beach visits in the morning can also reward you with the sights of local fishermen drawing the fishing nets with the catch of the day!

Houseboat – Economy: Muthoot Luxury Houseboat

A houseboat for a premier company in Kerala - the houseboat is made in a traditional style and has amenities like AC, TV and good interiors. Please do not expect a super luxury housboat with immaculate interiors as the houseboat is prepared for providing a unique insight into Kerala culture.

Periyar – Periyar Meadows

If Periyar Tiger Reserve which is on visit list then undoubtedly you’re perfect and closest stay would be Periyar Meadows.it offers you spacious rooms with all the privacy for you and your family. You can enhance your taste buds by trying out various regional specialties to various renowned chefs specialty. Don’t miss this opportunity in Periyar Meadows where you can come relax in the lap of nature.

Cochin – Fort House

For a cozy and relaxing stay, Fort house ranks as the one of the best hotels in Kerala. The suits are very spacious designed to exhibit the true heritage and culture of Kerala along with all the necessary amenities to ensure a complete comfortable and peaceful stay. The beautiful view of the backwaters from the balcony of your suits adds more glimpse to it. Expect beyond your expectation with a stay in Fort House!

Pricing And Availability

  • Opulent
  • Luxury
  • Economy
Place Hotel
Bangalore-Chennai-Pondicherry-Thanjavur-Madurai Golden Chariot - Southern Splendour
Kovalam The Leela Kempinski
Houseboat Muthoot Luxury Houseboat
Periyar Aanavilasam
Cochin Brunton Boatyard
Period - Opulent Price per person
10 May 2016 – 30 Jun 2016 For prices contact us
1 Oct 2016 – 31 Mar 2017 For prices contact us
Place Hotel
Bangalore-Chennai-Pondicherry-Thanjavur-Madurai Luxurious Golden Chariot
Kovalam Turtle on the beach
Houseboat Luxurious Muthoot Houseboat
Periyar Cardamom County
Cochin Old Harbour
Place Hotel
Bangalore-Chennai-Pondicherry-Thanjavur-Madurai Luxury Golden Chariot
Kovalam Travencore Heritage
Houseboat Economy: Muthoot Luxury Houseboat
Periyar Periyar – Periyar Meadows
Cochin Cochin – Fort House

Bespoke India Holidays Value Includes

  • Accommodation in above mentioned hotels with daily breakfast
  • All entrances charges in monuments
  • All transfers including airport transfers by an AC Car (For Opulent and Luxury option large car)
  • All meals in Houseboat
  • All meals and sightseeing as per itinerary for 5 Nights
  • Kathakali dance in Cochin
  • Spice Garden Visit in Periyar
  • Boat Cruise in Periyar
  • Elephant Ride/ Bathing in Periyar.
  • 2 Mineral Water bottles per person per day
  • All taxes

Bespoke India Holidays Specials

Travelling with Bespoke India Holidays ensures a memorable and hassle free experience with following specials

  • One Special lunch in Cochin
  • Highly responsive 24x7 support during the tour
  • High quality personally handpicked local guides at all places that are government approved
  • Courteous chauffeur at your service for the tour.
  • Special assistance in each city for smooth check-ins

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