Breath of South India (TAM0161) - 11 Days, 10 Nights

Madurai – Tirupati – Pondicherry – Rameswaram – Kanyakumari - Kovalam

Itinerary

  • DAY01:MADURAI - TIRUPATI

    Pick up from Madurai airport/railway station. Check into the hotel at Tirupati, visit Venkateshwara temple, Kapileswaraswami temple, Kondandaramaswami temple. Overnight stay at the hotel.

  • DAY 02: TIRUPATI - CHENNAI

    Proceed to Chennai. Check into the hotel at Chennai, visit Fort St. George, Marina Beach, Anna Memorial, San Thoma Basilica. Overnight stay at the hotel.

  • DAY 03 : CHENNAI - PONDICHERRY

    Proceed to Pondicherry. Check in to the hotel. Visit botanical gardens, Bharathi Park, Museum, Shri Aurobindo Ashram. Overnight stay at the hotel.

  • DAY04: PONDICHERRY - PONDICHERRY

    After breakfast, visit Auroville, Villiayanur, Art Gallery. Overnight stay at the hotel.

  • DAY05: PONDICHERRY - RAMESWARAM

    Proceed to Rameshwaram. Check into the hotel. Visit Hanuman Temple, Pamban Bridge, Navpanigriham. Overnight stay at the hotel.

  • DAY 06: RAMESWARAM - MADURAI

    Proceed to Madurai, check into the hotel. Visit Meenakshi Temple, Tirumalia Nayak Mahal, The Gandhi Museum, Koodal Azhagar Temple. Overnight stay at Madurai.

  • DAY 07:MADURAI - KANYAKUMARI

    Proceed to Kanyakumari. Check into the hotel at Kanyakumari. See the sunset in the evening and relax on the beach. Overnight stay in the hotel at Kanyakumari.

  • DAY08:KANYAKUMARI - KOVALAM

    Proceed to Kovalam. Check into the Beach Resort. Local sightseeing in Kovalam. Relax on the beach in the evening. Overnight stay in Kovalam.

Madurai

Things to do - Nainital general

One of South India's great temple towns, Madurai is synonymous with the celebrated Meenakshi Temple. Situated on the banks of river Vaigai, Madurai has a rich cultural heritage passed on from the great Tamil era more than 2500 years old. Madurai was an important cultural and commercial centre even as early as 550 AD. It was the capital city for the great Pandya kings.

Tirupati

Things to do - KAUSANI general

Tirupati is famous for Venkateswara Swamy temple dedicated to Lord Venkateswara, located about 20 kilometres (12 mi) north west of Tirupati in the Tirumala hills at an elevation of 853 metres (2,799 ft). One of the most important pilgrimage centers in the world, the temple draws millions of pilgrims and is the busiest pilgrimage center in the world. Tirupati has several temples and is a major economical and educational hub in the southern region of the state.

Chennai

Things to do - CORBETT general

Chennai is the capital city of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Located on the Coromandel Coast off the Bay of Bengal, it is the biggest industrial and commercial centre in South India, and a major cultural, economic and educational centre.

Pondicherry

Things to do - MUSSOORIE general

Away from the hustle and bustle of big city, puducherry is a quiet little town on the southern coast. The unmistakable French connection,the tree lined boulevards,the quaint colonial heritage buildings, the spiritual scene, the endless stretches of unspoilt virgin beaches, backwater, a surprising choice of restaurants serving a melange of cuisines, provide a heady mix that draw travellers from near and far. It is the perfect place dto come to if you wants tko take the pace of life down a few notches.

Rameswaram

Things to do - MUSSOORIE general

The temple and the island of Rameswaram have acquired this name because, Lord Rama worshipped Lord Shiva, the God of Gods here on return from Sri Lanka. According to legend, after killing Ravana Lord Rama returned with his consort Goddess Seetha to India first stepping on the shores of Rameswaram. To expiate the "dosha" of killing a brahmin, Lord Rama wanted to offer worship to Lord Shiva. Since there was no shrine in the island had despatched Sri Hauman to Kailash to bring an idol of Lord Shiva.

Kanyakumari

Things to do - MUSSOORIE general

The southern most end of the mainland of Indian subcontinent, Kanyakumari is an indispensable part of any South India tour. Kanyakumari although a part of Tamilnadu is almost always included in a Kerala holiday package too!

Kanyakumari unique in itself for being amongst the very few places in the country where you could watch a sunrise and also a sunset sitting in the very same spot is also famous for the Kumari Amman temple!

Kovalam

Things to do - MUSSOORIE general

Kovalam is famous for its beaches, among the most pristine in India. Kovalam is extremely popular among westerners due to shallow waters and low tidal waves. It is also one of the oldest tourist enclave in India, which known among tourist circuit right in 1930s. Kovalam shot into limelight in the early seventies with arrivals of the masses of hippies. That started the transformation of a casual fishing village of Kerala into one of the most important tourist destinations in all India- the Kovalam beach.

Facilities

  • Kitchenette
  • Ironing board
  • Catering services
  • Beachfront
  • Hotspots
  • Exhibition/convention floor
  • Restaurant
  • Room service - full menu
  • Courtyard
  • Lounges/bars
  • Laundry/Valet service
  • Airport Shuttle Service
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Valet cleaning
  • Car hire

Activities

Tennis court, Sauna, Fitness centre, Massage

Internet

Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.

Parking

Private parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and costs USD 28.80 per day.

General

The Best Ipsum hotel features over 1,000 luxuriously appointed, individually styled rooms, suites and apartments, each containing unique works of art. Accommodation at the hotel includes air conditioning in all the rooms, private bathroom with heated mirrors, hair dryer, power shower, BT Openzone Wi-Fi, coffee and tea making facilities, complimentary toiletries, Egyptian linen, flat Screen LCD TV with free view, work desk, 24 hour room service.

Check-in

From 15:00 hours

Check-out

Untill 12:00 hours

Cancellation / Prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please check the room conditions when selecting your room.

Children and extra beds

Free! All children under 8 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
Free! All children under 2 years stay free of charge for children’s cots/cribs.

All older children or adults are charged USD 40 per person per night for extra beds.
The maximum number of extra beds/children’s cots permitted in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or child’s cot/crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately when checking out.

Pets

Pets are allowed. Charges may be applicable.

Accepted credit cards

American Express, Visa, Euro/Mastercard, Diners Club
The hotel reserves the right to pre-authorise credit cards prior to arrival.

Hotel Score and Score Breakdown

8 / 10

Based on 782 reviews

Guest reviews are written by our customers after their stay at Hotel Best Ipsum.

Clean
8   
Comfort
6   
Location
8   
Staff
10   
Services
7   
Value for money
9   

Guest reviews

  • avatar
    Anonymous
    Solo Traveller
    Norway
    22/06/2012

    It was a warm friendly hotel. Very easy access to shops and underground stations. Staff very welcoming.

    noisy neigbourghs spoilt the rather calm environment

  • avatar
    Anonymous
    Solo Traveller
    Norway
    22/06/2012

    It was a warm friendly hotel. Very easy access to shops and underground stations. Staff very welcoming.

    noisy neigbourghs spoilt the rather calm environment

  • avatar
    Anonymous
    Solo Traveller
    Norway
    22/06/2012

    It was a warm friendly hotel. Very easy access to shops and underground stations. Staff very welcoming.

    noisy neigbourghs spoilt the rather calm environment

  • avatar
    Anonymous
    Solo Traveller
    Norway
    22/06/2012

    It was a warm friendly hotel. Very easy access to shops and underground stations. Staff very welcoming.

    noisy neigbourghs spoilt the rather calm environment

  • avatar
    Anonymous
    Solo Traveller
    Norway
    22/06/2012

    It was a warm friendly hotel. Very easy access to shops and underground stations. Staff very welcoming.

    noisy neigbourghs spoilt the rather calm environment