Discover South India

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Discover South India

Duration : 15 nights / 16 days

Route : Chennai » Mahabalipuram » Pondicherry » Thanjavur » Madurai » Kanyakumari » Kovalam » Alleppey » Kumarakom » Periyar Tiger Reserve » Munnar » Cochin

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Tour Itinerary

Day 01: Chennai

Morning arrival at airport. Welcome aboard to South India Temple Tour. Our company representative will receive you at airport and assist you to your hotel. In hotel our representative will hand over your travel documents regarding tour. Get ready for Chennai day tour. Visit Santhom Church, Kabalishwara Temple, St. George Fort and Madras (Chennai) Museum, where you will experience a peaceful atmosphere. Overnight stay in hotel.

Day 02: Mahabalipuram (enroute visit Kanchipuram)

Start your tour of ancient temples of India. Drive to Mahabalipuram. Enroute visit Kanchipuram is one of India's holiest sites, also known as the city of thousand temples. In south India temple tour visit Kailasanatha Temple, Vaikunda Perumal Temple, Varatharaja Temple and Ekambareswara Temple. Drive to Mahabalipuram. Overnight stay in hotel.

Day 03: Mahabalipuram

After breakfast get ready for Mahabalipuram day tour. A visit to Mahabalipuram for admiring Arjuna's Penance, Five Rathas, Shore Temple, Tiger Cave and Krishna's Butter Ball. Overnight stay in hotel.

Day 04: Pondicherry

Drive to Pondicherry to visit Auroville and check in at the hotel in Pondicherry. After lunch a peaceful visit to Aurobindo Ashram. In evening take a walk on the streets of Pondicherry. Overnight stay in hotel.

Day 05: Thanjavur (enroute visit Chidambaram)

Early morning drive to Thanjavur. Enroute visit Chidambaram. In south India temple tour witness the special ceremony at Nataraja Temple, Gangai kondacholapuram, Kumbakonam, Darasuram. Continue your drive Thanjavur. Overnight stay in hotel.

Day 06: Madurai (enroute visit Tiruchirapalli)

After breakfast drive to Madurai. Enroute visit ancient temples of Tiruchirapalli. Visit Srirangam Vishnu Temple and Rock Fort. On arrival to Madurai, check in to the hotel. Relax in leisure. Overnight in hotel.

Day 07: Madurai

Early morning get ready for Guided Early Morning Madurai City Walk, witness the early morning local life of the city. Come back to hotel. After breakfast get ready to visit wonderful architectures at Madurai in Mariamman Teppakulam, Meenakshi Temple and Nayak Palace. In evening get ready for Madurai Food Safari. Overnight stay in hotel.

Day 08: Kanyakumari

Early morning drive to Kanyakumari. Check in to the hotel. In south India temple tour, visit Vivekananda rock memorial – where Spiritual leader “Swamy Vivekananda” meditated in this rock surrounded by water. Visit the most famous Kumari Amman Temple which is dedicated to goddess Parvathi. In the evening, you can enjoy the sunset and walk along the beach. Overnight stay in hotel.

Day 09: Kovalam

Early morning drive to Kovalam. Check in to the resort. Option of having a body-soothing, relaxing Ayurvedic massage. Overnight stay in Resort.

Day 10: Kovalam

Relax in Leisure. Visit nearby places, witness the local life, enjoy body-soothing and relaxing Ayurvedic massage etc. Overnight stay in Resort.

Day 11: Alleppey (Luxury Houseboat stay)

After breakfast drive to Alleppey. En route visit the coastal areas with the coconut trees and a view of lagoons and palm-fringed Arabian Sea. On arrival, check into houseboat and spend the day at leisure. Houseboat cruise is the best way to explore the beauty of backwaters. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Enjoy lunch, evening tea/coffee with snacks and dinner on it. Overnight stay in houseboat.

Day 12: Kumarakom

After breakfast drive to Kumarakom. On arrival check in to the hotel. Later visit the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary (famous for migratory and local birds). Later, check into hotel. In the evening, enjoy a sunset cruise (optional) or relax near the Venbanad Lake. Overnight stay in Resort.

Day 13: Thekkedy (Periyar Tiger Reserve)

After breakfast drive to Thekkady. On arrival check in to the hotel. Later proceed for boating on the Periyar Lake (optional) and experience a view of calm crystal clear Periyar Lake and sanctuary. Watch different wild animals while boating. Overnight stay in Resort.

Day 14: Munnar

After breakfast drive to Munnar. En route visit the panoramic Western Ghat hills covered with spice plantations and an occasional view of waterfalls and streams, several types of spice plantations like cardamom, vanilla, pepper, cinnamon and clove. On arrival check in to the hotel. Later proceed for a sightseeing tour of Munnar covering Mattupetty Lake & Dam, Echo Point, Kundale Lake, Blossom Garden, Rajamalai and Eravikulam Wildlife Sanctuary famous for the Nilgiri Tahr and tea gardens. Overnight stay in hotel.

Day 15: Cochin

After breakfast drive to Cochin. En route enjoy beautiful streams, small waterfalls, rubber, pepper, cardamom and tea plantations and thick forests. On arrival check in to the hotel. Later, proceed for a sightseeing of Cochin, covering places of interest, including Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue, Jews Street, St. Francis Church, Chinese Fishing Net and Indo-Portuguese Museum. Overnight stay in Resort.

Day 16: Cochin - Departure

After breakfast check out from hotel. Visit local market. Transfer to Airport according to your departure schedule on day 16.

 

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Services Included

TOUR PRICE INCLUDES WITH FOLLOWING SERVICES:-
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This package tour is personalized & individual and can be started at any time of the year. This tour is based on private departures, where you are benefit from having a private executive car and freedom to stop en-route for breaks or for photographic opportunities.

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Air-conditioned car with driver, all inclusive. Fuel for car, Insurance, Road and State taxes, Toll taxes, Parking fees and all transport related expense including Driver's food and lodging.

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Driver with excellent skills and record, a good knowledge of the area you are visiting and sufficient English to communicate with you.

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The car will be with you from your arrival to departure with as many stops to sightseeing as you want enroute.

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Double bed room with breakfast and all taxes included.

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Accommodation in Double Rooms on twin sharing basis.

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Transfers and land transportation according to proposed itinerary.

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Meeting and assistance on arrival/departure at airports, hotels by our company representative.

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All meals (breakfast, lunch dinner) during your stay at houseboat.

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Complementary tea/coffee with cookies during your houseboat tour.

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Live Kathakali dance performance at Thekkady.

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A typical Kerala Ayurvedic massage for rejuvenation therapy.

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Live performance of Kalaripayattu martial art from ancient time at Thekkady.

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Excursion to a spice garden with naturalist/guide to explain about all the spices.

 

Services Not Included

FOLLOWING SERVICES ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICES:-
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Tips, laundry, telephone bills, portage and Beverages.

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Meals unless specified.

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Entrances to Monuments and other specified destination.

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Movie / video camera fee at monuments.

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Domestic or International airfare unless specified.

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Medical or baggage insurance.

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Airport Departure taxes, Visa Charges.

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Tips and gratuities.

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Any other service that has not been specified

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Your game safaris in the National Parks unless specified above.

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New Year, Christmas, festivals & Events Period (supplements to be advised, if required)

 

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