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Jewels of South

Bengaluru – Mysore – Hampi - Mahabalipuram – Thanjavur, and Chettinad Kumarakom – Cochin – Bengaluru
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5 Nights / 6 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour


The 5-night and 6-day tour Jewels of the South allows travelers to explore the cultural heritage and natural beauty of different cities in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala while experiencing a luxury train journey.

The journey commences in Bangalore and takes you to Mysore, where you will explore the majestic Mysore Palace before heading to the UNESCO world heritage site of Hampi. Then you will reach Tamil Nadu to explore the temples and mansions in Mahabalipuram, Thanjavur, and Chettinad. As your train runs to Kerala, you can explore the colonial city of Fort Kochi and enjoy cruising on the Kerala backwaters in Kumarakom.

The tour starts on Sunday in Garden City, Bangalore, and ends the following Saturday again in Bangalore. You can enjoy a hassle-free journey from one famous destination to another with excellent hospitality and comfortable interiors with modern amenities. Go through the detailed itinerary below to plan a hassle-free trip.

 Note: This is a suggested Karnataka tour itinerary. Contact our travel agent and plan your holiday in your way.

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  • Explore Mysore Palace's captivating charm.
  • Discover Hampi's rock-carved monolithic sculptures and monuments.
  • Check out the architecture of Shore Temple in Mahabalipuram.
  • Seek blessings at Brihadeshvara Temple in Thanjavur.
  • Visit Chettinad to see a historical place that reflects the glory of the Pandya dynasty.
  • Sail on the serene Kerala backwaters.


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Day 1: Bengaluru to Mysore
Day 1: Bengaluru to Mysore

  • Receive a warm welcome at Yesvantpur Railway Station at around 8:30 a.m.
  • Complete registration and briefing sessions on the train.
  • Enjoy lunch onboard.
  • Deboard the train at Mysore.
  • Visit Mysore Palace at around 3:00 p.m.
  • After the excursion, return to the train.
  • Complete your dinner on board.
  • Continue an overnight journey to reach Hampi.

Day 2: Kanchipuram-Mahabalipuram
Day 2: Kanchipuram-Mahabalipuram

  • Breakfast is served onboard as the train arrives at Chengalpattu Railway Station.
  • Kanchipuram optional excursion in the morning.
  • Lunch is served aboard.
  • Visit the monuments in Mahabalipuram.
  • A beachfront hotel for dinner.
  • Return to the train, which then heads to Thanjavur.

Day 3: Thanjavur-Chettinad/Karaikudi
Day 3: Thanjavur-Chettinad/Karaikudi

  • Onboard breakfast.
  • Deboard at 9:00 a.m.
  • As the train travels to Chettinad, lunch is served onboard.
  • Visit the Athnagudi tile factory and Chettinad mansions.
  • After dinner, board the train once more.
  • The train continues to Cochin.

Day 4: Cochin
Day 4: Cochin

  • Enjoy your delicious breakfast on board.
  • Explore Mattancherry Palace in Fort Kochi.
  • Witness traditional dance forms of Kerala at an exclusive venue.
  • Return to the train and have your lunch.
  • In the evening, go for an optional visit to Chinese Fishing
  • Nets and St. Francis Church.
  • Complete your dinner on board.
  • Continue an overnight journey to reach Kumarakom.

Day 5: Chertala/Maraikulam
Day 5: Chertala/Maraikulam

  • Breakfast is served on board.
  • With lunch on a houseboat at a posh location.
  • Back to the train by evening.
  • Onboard dining.

Day 6: Bengaluru
Day 6: Bengaluru

Bid farewell to your co-passengers and deboard the train as your Jewels of the South tour ends, offering you pure delight for the last 6 days.

  • Enjoy the breakfast.
  • Reach Yeshwanthpur Railway Station as this magical journey ends in Bangalore.

Price Table

Jewels of South Tariff for Session 2024-25

Occupancy Type

Prices (Per person per night)

Total (5 Nights)

Deluxe Cabin

USD 948

USD 4740

Single Supplement

USD 712

USD 3560


Jewels of South Schedule For Season 2024-25


Departure Dates

Oct, 2024

Sat , 5

Nov, 2024

Sat , 30

Dec, 2024

Sat , 21

Nov, 2024

Sat , 2

Jan, 2025

Sat , 18

Feb, 2025

Sat , 15

Mar, 2025

Sat , 15


  • Accommodation in double / twin bedded cabins with attached bathrooms
  • All meals, soft beverages, house brands of Indian wines, beer and spirits
  • Butler service, complimentary tea, coffee and mineral water on board
  • Guided off train tours as included in the journeys inclusive of entrance fees, still camera fee, transport and services of a guide
  • Porter charges at stations
  • Any optional tours as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Taxes, insurance, gratuities, telephone calls, laundry
  • Alcoholic beverages (apart from the house brands)
  • Video, film and professional still camera fees and arrival and departure transfers
  • International and domestic air tickets
  • Pre and post tour accommodation
  • Any tour extensions unless specifically mentioned as part of the journeys

Tour's Location

Bengaluru – Mysore – Hampi - Mahabalipuram – Thanjavur, and Chettinad Kumarakom – Cochin – Bengaluru
Starts From $712*
* Per Person Per Night

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