Soul of India: The Colorful Varanasi & South India

Delhi . Varanasi . Tiruvannamalai . Kumbakonam . Chettinadu . Rameshwaram . Kanayakumari . Trivandrum

Itinerary Overview

Join us on an amazing journey to South India. Walk in the footsteps of ancient sages. Trace the path of Rama in the Ramayana. Visit two of the twelve jyoterlinga. Visit special temples devoted to the 9 planets. Participate in a South Indian Yagya (fire ritual). Have your horoscope interpreted by a famous South Indian Jyotishi. Visit the ashram of Ramana Maharishi. Meditate on the beach and see the Sun set from the southern tip of India. Take a boat ride in the magical Kerala Backwaters. 

Soul of India: The Colorful Varanasi & South India
Day Wise Itinerary
  • 17 FEB, 2018: ARRIVAL DELHI
  • 18 FEB, 2018: DELHI - VARANASI
  • 19 FEB, 2018: VARANASI - VINDHYACHAL - VARANASI
  • 20 FEB, 2018: VARANASI
  • 21 FEB, 2018: VARANASI - DELHI
  • 22 FEB, 2018: DELHI - CHENNAI - TIRUVANNAMALAI
  • 23 FEB, 2018: TIRUVANNAMALAI
  • 24 FEB, 2018: TIRUVANNAMALAI–KUMBAKONAM
  • 25 FEB, 2018: KUMBAKONAM
  • 26 FEB, 2018: KUMBAKONAM
  • 27 FEB, 2018: KUMBAKONAM – CHETTINADU
  • 28 FEB, 2018: CHETTINADU – RAMESWARAM
  • 01 MAR, 2018: RAMESHWARAM
  • 02 MAR, 2018: RAMESHWARAM – KANYAKUMARI
  • 03 MAR, 2018: KANYAKUMARI – TRIVANDRUM – DELHI

Arrival at the Delhi airport. You will be picked-up and transferred to the hotel. In the evening we will explore the narrow lanes and exotic markets. Night stay in Delhi.

Meal: Dinner

In the morning we will fly from Delhi to Varanasi. In the evening we will experience the spectacular Aarti (fire offering) on the Ganges.   Flight: Delhi - Varanasi 

Meals: Breakfast + Dinner                    

After breakfast we will leave for Vindhyachal (approx 60 km, 1-2 hrs) to meet Devraha Hans Baba, one of India’s greatest yogis. (Subject to availability).

Meals: Breakfast + Dinner

In the morning we will take a boat ride on Ganges and visit the Kashi Vishwanath Jyotirlinga temple. In the afternoon, we will go to Sarnath, the site of Buddha’s first sermon. In the evening we will wander the ancient narrow lanes and browse the markets of old Varanasi.

Meals: Breakfast + Dinner

After breakfast, we will board a flight for Delhi. When we arrive, you can either rest at the hotel or do some shopping at one of Delhi’s best and most colorful markets.   Flight: Varanasi – Delhi

Meals: Breakfast + Dinner

After breakfast, we will board a flight for Chennai and from there take a beautiful drive to Tiruvannamalai (approx 180 km, 3-4 hrs)   In the evening we can relax in our hotel or explore Tiruvannamalai.  Flight: Delhi – Chennai

Meals: Breakfast + Dinner

Here we will visit The Annamalaiyar Temple, which is dedicated to Agni, the fire element. In the evening we will visit the ashram of Ramana Maharishi, one of India’s greatest saints from the last century. 

Meals: Breakfast + Dinner

After breakfast, we will take a beautiful bus ride through rural Tamil Nadu, to Kumbakonam, ‘The City of Temples’. In the evening we can relax in the hotel, explore the night life in the markets, or attend Aarti (fire offering ritual) at one of the many temples.

Meals: Breakfast + Dinner

Today we will visit several important temples in Kumbakonam, as well as explore the old markets and night life in the city.

Meals: Breakfast + Dinner

After breakfast, we will drive the very rural and exotic route to visit one of the Navagraha (9 planets) temples, located outside of the city.  We will return by dinner time and you will have the option of relaxing in hotel, exploring the colorful evening markets.

Meals: Breakfast + Dinner

After breakfast we will leave for Chettinadu. On the way, we will visit Yogi Rambhau Swami, (subject to availability) the Fire Yogi. Our lodging will be at the unique and historic palace of the Chettinad royal family. In the evening we will visit an ancient rock temple of Lord Vinayaga.

Melas: Breakfast + Dinner

After breakfast we will leave for Rameshwaram, which is the place where the Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal meet. In the Ramayana, Lord Rama came here after defeating Ravana. After check-in to our hotel, we will visit the Rameshwaram Temple, one of the most powerful Shiva temples in India.

Melas: Breakfast + Dinner

After breakfast we will participate in a ritual Pooja at the Rameshwaram temple.  In the evening, we will visit some temples and go to Dhanushkodi, a pilgrim spot on Rameshwaram Island, where Lord Ram built a famous bridge with floating stones.

Melas: Breakfast + Dinner

After breakfast we will leave for Kanayakumari, one of the most beautiful places in South India, located at the southernmost tip of the Indian subcontinent.  It is the place at which three major oceans (Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean and Bay of Bengal) meet.  After we check-in to our hotel, we will visit Vivekananda Rock Memorial situated on a small island.

Melas: Breakfast + Dinner

In the morning we will leave for Trivandrum airport (approx 90 km, 2-3 hrs) to board the flight for Delhi. When we arrive you will transferred to Delhi International airport to board the flight for onward destination…  Flight:  Trivandrum – Delhi  

Mela: Breakfast

Tour Terminates...

Soul of India: The Colorful Varanasi & South India

Duration: 14 Nights/15 days

What’s included?

  • Accommodations on double/twin sharing basis.
  • Meals: Breakfast & Dinner per person as per itinerary.
  • Airport/hotel transfers by air-conditioned vehicles by Car & Bus.
  • Entire tour is escorted.
  • Private air-conditioned vehicles for land travel as per itinerary.
  • Exclusive services of resident representatives at all transfer.
  • Exclusive services of Local English Speaking Guides on sightseeing tours.
  • All Monument entrances.
  • 01 Boat rides in Varanasi.
  • Domestic flights:    Delhi  – Varanasi
  •                                  Varanasi – Delhi   
  •                                  Delhi – Chennai
  • All interstate taxes, gasoline, parking, toll taxes and driver allowances.
  • GST (Goods & Services Tax)

What’s excluded?

  • Departure taxes and visa handling fees (Visa is required to visit India).
  • Any beverages (hard & soft)/Table Drinks, items of personal nature such as laundry, telephone calls, travel or any kind of insurance etc.
  • Any video or camera fees at monuments.
  • Any international airfares.
  • Flight: Trivandrum – Delhi 
  • Any loss resulting from unforeseen circumstances such as flight delays, road blockage etc. Or anything which does not comes under our responsibilities.
  • Consultation/astrological reading charges.
  • Charity & Donations at Temples, Hawan, Ashrams and astrological centers.
  • Emergency evacuation cost.
  • Tips and gratitude to drivers, bellboys, representatives, guides and escorts.
  • Any other services not mentioned above.

 

For more details and best price contact:

Rajiv Tomar: india@mji.co.in | +91-9810038037, 

Mon - Fri: 10:30 am - 06:30 pm (IST)

Dates & Prices

If a month says Not Available (N/A), we do not offer the trip during this time. If single space availability is zero for your desired travel month, give us a call and our Travel Counselors will work with you to find available space.


Per Person cost: Double/Twin Room Sharing Basis $ 4500.00
Single Supplement: Single Room Sharing $ 1190.00
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+91-9810038037

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