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About South Tourism

Holiday travel to other countries was not always as straightforward to plan. Many people were looking for travel options to India online. Maybe people weren't sure whether they would receive all promised in the internet itineraries when they got to India. When they arrived in India for their much-deserved vacation, they were apprehensive about getting high-quality, dependable service.Even though the vacations were inexpensive and within their means, they continued to have doubts about the tour operators' reliability.

Pandian, the founder and chairman of South Tourism, felt very strongly that the tourist experience in India needed to be redefined. He has been working in this field since 1983 and is quite knowledgeable about all South Indian places. He founded South Tourism, a modest travel solutions business in South India, with two employees through perseverance and an optimistic outlook. He imparted to his people his vision, his expertise, and his own experience. His story later served as motivation for several individuals who joined South Tourism to support its expansion. People are the basis for any great workplace culture. The team at this organization has a can-do attitude, is continuously pushing themselves to be better, and is working tirelessly to advance the company’s travel care offerings.


Founder & Chairman
Pandian Director

Journey of South Tourism

Sep, 2022

Best Inbound Tour Operator Award" & "Best Domestic Tour Operator Award - 2022

National Tourism Award Winner 2016 - 2017 Cholan Tours is honoured to have won the "Best Inbound Tour Operator Award" and the "Best Domestic Tour Operator Award" from Tamilnadu Tourism, the state government of Tamil Nadu, in September 2022, the eve of World Tourism Day.

Sep, 2019

National Tourism Award Winner 2017-18

National Tourism Award Winner 2017-18 Presented by Shri. Prahalad Singh Patel, Former Minister of State for Culture and Tourism, Government of India, and Mr. Zurab Pololikashvili, Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

Sep, 2018

National Tourism Award Winner 2016 - 2017

National Tourism Award Winner 2016 - 2017 Presented by Shri. K.J. Alphons, Tourism Minister. Smt. Rashmi Verma, Secretary Tourism, is seen here

Dec, 2017

Top Service Provider in Southern Region (Gold) 2016 - 2017

Top Service Provider in Southern Region (Gold) 2016 - 2017 Presented by Shri Venkaiah Naidu - Vice President of India & Dr. A. Sakthivel, Southern Regional Chairman, FIEO. Shri. Banwarilal Purohit, Former Governor of Tamil Nadu is seen here.

Nov, 2016

Cholan Tours is one of the Top 25 Innovative Organizations in India, by CII.

Cholan Tours is one amongst the Top 25 Innovative Organisation in India by CII. CII chose Cholan Tours as an innovative organization in India. We also won the CII Industrial Innovation Awards 2016 in the category of "Service-Medium Enterprises."

Oct, 2016

Best Service Provider in Southern Region (Gold) Award 2014-15

Best Service Provider in Southern Region (Gold) Award 2014-15 Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, Former Minister of Commerce and Industry as Minister of State (Independent Charge) Government of India, honoured us with the Best Service Provider in the Southern Region (Gold) award. Dr. A. Sakthivel, Southern Regional Chairman, FIEO, is also seen here.

Sep, 2015

National Tourism Award Winner 2015 - 2016.

National Tourism Award Winner 2015 - 2016Presented by the late Shri. Pranab Mukherjee, the former President of India. Shri Mahesh Sharma, former Minister of Tourism and Culture (Independent Charge) is seen here.

Mar, 2011

National Tourism Award Winner 2009 - 2010

National Tourism Award Winner 2009 - 2010 Smt. Meira Kumar, the first woman Speaker of the Lok Sabha, and Shri. Subodh Kant Sahai, former Minister of Tourism, Government of India, presented the award.

Mar, 2009

National Tourism Award Winner 2008 - 2009

National Tourism Award Winner 2008 - 2009 Presented by the former Vice President of India, Shri Hamid Ansari, and Shri Kumari Selja, the former Tourism Minister and the former Tourism Secretary, they are seen here.

On February 14, 2023, South Tourism, a destination management company (DMC) in South India, began its successful 21st year of operation. By providing unmatched service along with the greatest standards and quality, it rose to astonishing heights. It proudly stands as one of the icons of South Indian travel now.

Although crises like COVID-19 have harmed the tourism industry, they have also inspired the South Tourism team to innovate and grow. We were motivated to change directions after COVID had a significant impact on the tourism industry. Instead of waiting for the tourism sector to bounce back, we creatively diversified our business in June 2020 and began producing UVC products with a small staff to make our environment virus-free and give everyone the opportunity to lead a healthy lifestyle. We realised when we started that we were taking a risk because we lacked any prior knowledge or expertise in this field. But we persisted, and thanks to the dedication of every employee and the ongoing support of friends and well-wishers, we were able to develop a line of UVC products under a brand-new industry segment called UVC Life Light.

We offer personalized services and have 20 years of experience in the service sector. Post Covid, we are now more than 200 people, which also includes our drivers, tour coordinators, guest relations managers, and IT specialists. They are all quite knowledgeable about every South Indian location. Our largest network of offices in South India includes those in Tamil Nadu (5 offices), Kerala (4 offices), Karnataka (Bangalore), Pondicherry and Mumbai.

Our fleet has over 100 vehicles, all of which are new models, and are viewed by our customers as being exceptional value for money because we provide them with much more than just transportation. The professional meet-and-greet service at the airport offered by our executives improves the whole experience, makes clients feel special, and is great for first-time visitors. Today, South Tourism's infrastructure, with its extensive network of offices backed by the best travel professionals and their personal touch, gives holidays a whole new meaning. By continually adding the newest vehicles to our fleet, we enhance client service. In fact, South Tourism is the only company in India that has the latest vehicles in its fleet. Our fleet of brand-new vehicles offers your clients the comfort they expect along with good value for money.

Why Choose South Tourism?


Strong Network

A strong network of own offices throughout South India to offer personalised service. Relationship with National Tourism bodies like IATO, TAAI, TAFI, ADTOI, KTM (Kerala Travel mart) & others.


Own Transport fleet

Competitive Pricing and transport allocation advantage. Own transport fleet with complete range of Cars to Coaches with drivers who have more than 10 years of employment.


Team of 200+

Team of over 200 people who offers expert guidance. Back up of Competent IT and Product development team.


Client Support Office

24 X 7 client support office. Personalized service throughout client's trip. Meet and greet service throughout South India by English speaking Tour Executives.


Airport Representative

Airport representative with valid airport passes. Traditional welcome by garlanding clients on arrival. Tour Executives are available for assistance at the airport, accompanies client till the Hotel to ensure smooth check in / out.


Tour Feedback Tracking System

Quality Assurance Cell maintains strict quality standards. We are the only company in the whole world to have real-time online client reviews with service ratings.

Meet Our Team

Team of over 200 people representing South Tourism throughout South India in 14 offices , offers personalized service and expert guidance.

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