South India Road Trip

#1 Sep 2nd, 2014, 12:33
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Hello All,

I am listing below the South India Road Trip plan we have. Can you please review and let me know your thoughts. I would like your expert suggestions specifically on
1> which is a good route to take where road conditions are good
2> Suggestions for Home stays as we are two families and we have a driver who is almost part of the family and we all would like to stay in a good family guest house or homestay.


Pondicherry 25th night and 26th night (From Bangalore 302 Kms ~6hours)
o Aurobindo Ashram, French Institute of Pondicherry, Bharti Park, Pondicherry Beach, Manakula
Vinayagar Temple, Vedapureeswarar Temple, Varadaraja Perumal Temple, Kamakshi Amman
Temple, Thirukameswarar Temple, Villiyanur Moolanathaswamy Temple, Bahour Navagraha
Temple (15 ft high Navagrahas)
 Tanjore - 27th night (From Pondi 167 Kms ~3hours)
o Brihadeshwara temple, 10th century CE temple, is a brilliant example of the Dravidian style of
temple architecture. The beautiful Chola Fresco paintings on the inner walls of the temple are no
way less than Ajanta paintings.
o Vijayanagar Fort, Navagraha temples, Shiva Ganga Garden
 Trichy - 28th night (From Tanjore 57Kms ~1hour)
o Srirangam Temple, surrounded by the waters of the River Kaveri on one side & its tributary
Kollidam on the other is a 600-acre island-town enclosed within the seven walls of the gigantic Sri
Ranganathaswamy Temple. There are not less than 21 Gopuram here in this temple, one of which
is the tallest in South India.
o Rockfort most famed landmark is an 83 m high rock which is the only outcrop in the otherwise
flat land of the city. The most amazing fact about the rock is that it is one of the oldest in the world
approximately 3,800 million years, which makes it as old as the rocks of Greenland & older than
the Himalayas.
 Rameshwaram - 29th night (From Tiruchi 233 Kms ~5hours)
o Ramanatha Swamy Temple, Legend has it that Lord Rama along with Sita offered prayer to
Lord Shiva after defeating Ravana, by praying to a sand Lingam made by Sita on this island. And
at this very spot is located the temple.
o Early morning take Shpatik linga Darshan at the famous Ramanathan temple
o Dhanushkodi
 Trivandrum / Kanyakumari - 30th & 31st night
o Kanyakumari (From Rameshwaram 290 Kms ~5hours)
 Gandhi Memorial, Vivekananda rock Memorial, Kumari Amman temple, Mathoor
hanging trough
 Sunrise, Sunset
o Trivandrum (From Kanyakumari 84 Kms ~1hr)
 Sripadmanabhaswamy Temple, Kovalam Beach, Padmanabhapuram palace, meenumutti
 Calicut - 1st night (From Trivandrum 370 Kms ~8 hours)
o Guruvayur Temple, Punnathur Kota
 Mangalore - 2nd Night (From Calicut 230 Kms ~5 hours)
o Bekal Fort, Pilikula nisarga dhama
 Bangalore - 3rd Night (From Mangalore 350 Kms ~5 hours)

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