Luxury South India Tours

Situated along the Bay of Bengal in south India, Tamil Nadu is one of India's most well-known tourist destinations owing to its natural splendour, unique culture as well as religious significance. The state boasts of a plethora of religious sites that attract pilgrims, historical attractions, vast plantations, mesmerising hill stations, diverse wildlife, delicious cuisine and loads of festivities.

Tamil Nadu is said to have the oldest continuous culture in the world. Tamil Nadu has so many temples that you need to be selective or you may become ‘templed out’. There are beaches down the eastern coast and on the other side are the Western Ghat Mountains with hill stations and tea gardens.


If it’s culture that interests you a visit to Tamil Nadu is a must. The capital Chennai also known as the ‘cultural capital of India’ is the gateway to a treasure trove of world heritage monuments and timeless temples. It also offers a rich natural life with stunning mountains, fabulous wildlife, silver waterfalls and sandy beaches.

Chennai Private Tour

Chennai has so much to offer and is considered to be the cultural hub of Southern India for its classical dance, music, sculptures and crafts. Explore gorgeous architecture at Parthasarathy and Kapaleeswarar temples with its eye catching colours and designs. Another highlight of the city is the beautiful Fort St George, built by the British in 1644 as a trading post.

Pondicherry Private Tour

Pondicherry is a small city packed to the brim with unique experiences, from the famous Sri Aurobindo Ashram consisting of over 400 buildings across town to the gorgeous selection of white sandy beaches. The city earns its nickname ‘Paris of the East’ through White Town, the city’s historic French Quarter, with its distinct bougainvillea & grid of wide cobbled streets.

Mahabalipuram Private Tour

Mahabalipuram attracts visitors all year round to experience the combination of UNESCO World Heritage Sites landmarks and modern life. It has a collection of UNESCO World Heritage Site temples, rock-cut caves and one of the largest open air rock reliefs in the world. The intricately carved Shore Temple, which overlooks the Bay of Bengal, is a perfect place to watch the sunset.

Kanyakumari Private Tour

Bordered by the three seas - Arabian, Indian and the Bay of Bengal, Kanyakumari is the southernmost tip of the Indian Peninsula. A small coastal town, Kanyakumari was earlier known as Cape Comorin. The town is not only popular for its unique phenomenon but also its temples and the Vivekananda Rock Memorial among other iconic monuments.

Ooty Private Tour

Ooty is a hill resort and is also known as the “Queen of Hill Stations”. Established in the 19th Century as headquarters for the Madras government the picturesque location was given the nickname “Snooty Ooty”. With its rolling hills, tea gardens and scenery lined with trees and views described as similar in looks to the English countryside.

Tanjore Private Tour

Also known as Tanjore or the city of temples, Thanjavur has a lot of cultural value and is known for its famous Tanjore paintings, antiques and handicrafts, textiles and saris, its Carnatic music and musical instruments and of course the temples. There are many religious places in and around the district including Siva Ganga Garden, Art Gallery, Palace & Sangeetha Mahal.

Chettinad Private Tour

Chettinad is a region steeped in grandeur and history. It comprises of 75 villages, built in the 19th century by the Chettiar traders who spared no expense building mansions for their community boasting wide courtyards. It's also known for its ornate temples, each of which has its own oorani, a water tank where lilies are grown for holy rituals.

Madurai Private Tour

Tamil Nadu’s inland city of Madurai is a treasure trove of personality and unique sights. Evidence of the city’s ancient character can be found in the records of trade links with the Romans dating back to the 4th Century BC. Known locally as the city that doesn’t sleep it is also a shoppers paradise with bargains galore to be seized.

Private South India Tours

These are just a few of the Private South India tours available from Indus Bound.

For more options please see the India Private Tours or let us know for a Tailor-made India tour.

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Southern Splendour

14 Days

Chennai / Mahabalipuram / Pondicherry / Tanjore / Madurai /

Periyar / Houseboat /

Mararikulum / Cochin

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