gems of south tour



Duration: 7-10 Days

A journey through the less-traveled paths of South India, this tour takes you through a region rich in diverse cultures, ancient heritage, and stunning landscapes. A selection of South India’s hidden gems across various states, each place offers unique experiences from serene backwaters and historic ruins to vibrant local cultures and untouched natural beauty.

Highlights of the Tour

  • Badami, Karnataka: Marvel at the rock-cut cave temples and the stunning architecture of the ancient Chalukya dynasty. Its distinct reddish-orange sandstone cliffs has made the town popular among rock climbers and photographers.
  • Hampi, Karnataka: Explore the UNESCO World Heritage site of Hampi, known for its vast ruins of the Vijayanagara Empire and stunning boulder landscapes.

    – Visit the iconic Virupaksha Temple, a remarkable example of Vijayanagara architectural style.

    – The Stone Chariot in the Vittala Temple complex is a symbol of Hampi’s architectural excellence. It’s so iconic that it’s featured on the new 50 Rupee currency note of India.

  • Gokarna, Karnataka: Visit the less crowded and serene beaches of Gokarna, a perfect retreat for those seeking peace away from bustling tourist spots.
  • Tranquebar (Tharangambadi), Tamil Nadu: Walk through the serene Danish colonial town, known for its quaint charm and historic significance.
  • Auroville, Tamil Nadu: The Matrimandir, at the center of the town, is an architectural marvel. Its golden sphere is a symbol of peace and serenity and is used for meditation and quiet reflection.
  • Courtallam Waterfalls, Tamil Nadu: Enjoy the natural beauty and therapeutic properties of the waterfalls in Courtallam, known as the ‘Spa of South India’.


The vibrant heart of India, where contemporary dynamism harmoniously dances with ancient traditions. Amidst the bustling streets, discover historic treasures like the regal Red Fort and the soaring Qutub Minar. Wander through the labyrinthine alleys of Old Delhi, savoring the tantalizing symphony of its street cuisine.

Badami is famed for its spectacular rock-cut cave temples that date back to the 6th century. Once the capital of the Chalukya dynasty, it boasts ancient Indian architecture and sandstone cliffs. The Agastya Lake adds to the town’s scenic charm, surrounded by temples and fort ruins.

A laid-back coastal town, Gokarna is famous for its unspoiled and serene beaches like Om Beach and its ancient temples. It’s a quieter alternative to Goa, with a more relaxed vibe, spiritual atmosphere, and natural beauty.

A UNESCO World Heritage Site in Karnataka, Hampi is an open-air museum of history and architecture. Once the capital of the Vijayanagara Empire, it’s famed for its vast ruins, magnificent temples, and unique landscape full of boulders and palm trees.

Tranquebar is a peaceful retreat with well-preserved 16th-century architecture. The town’s history as a Danish trading post is evident in its fort and calm beaches, for a nice blend of culture and relaxation.

Auroville in Tamil Nadu is an international township dedicated to peace, sustainability, and human unity. The town is famous for its experimental living and the iconic Matrimandir at its center. During the inauguration of Auroville, soil from 124 countries was placed in a lotus-shaped urn to symbolize universal unity.

Known as the ‘Spa of South India,’ Courtallam boasts therapeutic waterfalls amidst a scenic landscape. The region’s numerous waterfalls are believed to have medicinal properties, for visitors seeking both leisure and natural healing.

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