South India Tour

  • Destination: Allepey, Chennai, Cochin, Madurai, Mahabalipuram, Periyar, Pondicherry, Tanjore, Trichy
  • Duration: 14 Nights / 15 Days
  • Price : From GBP £ 1390 Per person twin on sharing basis.
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Day 1

Arrive Chennai

Arrival at Chennai airport meet and assist by our representative transfer to the hotel for check in. Rest of the day will be free for leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 2

Chennai

After breakfast leave for city tour of Madras visiting the Museum to see the Art and Bronze Gallery (Closed on Fridays and Public holidays). Drive through the Flower and Fruit market, High court, Fort museum, Marina Beach, Santhome Cathedral and snake park. Overnight at hotel.

Day 3

Chennai – Kanchipuram – Mahabalipuram

138 Kms / 2½ Hrs

After breakfast drive to Mahabalipuram enroute visiting Kanchipuram – it is the ancient capital of the Pallavas famous as a city of 1000 Temples and still has 124 shrines. Temples of Ekambaswara, Kailasanatha, Sri Kamakshi and Varadarajaswamy are of interest. Kanchipuram is also famous for its silks. On arrival, check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 4

Mahabalipuram

After breakfast visit Mahabalipuram – it is famous for the seven pagodas. Here on the seashore is an interesting group of ancient rock hewn temples which are the examples of Dravidian style of Architecture. Overnight at hotel.

Day 5

Mahabalipuram – Pondicherry

106 Kms / 1 ½ hrs

After breakfast drive to Pondicherry this erstwhile French colony on the east coast of South India merged with the rest of the country in 1954. Legend says that Pondicherry is the place where St. Agasthaya settled down. On arrival, check in at hotel. Later you will visit Auroville – a unique experiment in international living and in creating a new environment. Where men and women of all nationalities live together in harmony. Overnight at hotel.

Day 6

Pondicherry – Tanjore

196 Kms / 5 hrs

After breakfast  drive to Tanjore via Chidambaram. On arrival, check in at hotel. Afternoon visit Tanjore, once the capital of Chola Kings, has the Brahadeswara temple (or the big temple of God). Overnight at hotel.

Day 7

Tanjore – Trichy

60 Kms / 1½  hrs

After breakfast   drive to Trichy. Upon arrival check in at hotel. Afternoon visit the Trichy city, shortname of Trichurapalli, situated on the banks of KaveriRiver is a blend of history and tradition as well as pilgrim centre. Visit the famous Rock fort and its temple at a height of over 23mts. Also visit Srirangam and JambukeshwarTemple. Overnight at hotel.

Day 8
Trichy – Madurai

142 Kms / 4 hrs

After breakfast drive to Madurai. Later check in at hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at hotel.

Day 9

Madurai

After breakfast proceed for city tour with visit to SriMeenakshiTemple for which Madurai is synonymous with. Later visit Thirumala’s Nayakr Mahal, GandhiMuseum and Thiruparangundram. Overnight in Madurai.

(Non Hindus are not allowed in the temple where the main deities are placed).

Day 10

Madurai – Periyar

160 Kms / 3-4 hrs drive

Morning drive to Periyar . On arrival transfer to Hotel. In the afternoon, enjoy a boat ride on the lake to view game, you will see elephants, tiger, sambar, barking deer, lion tailed macaque and and a rich birdlife on a government run boat ride. Overnight in Periyar.

Day 11

Periyar

After breakfast spice plantations tour. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 12

Periyar – Alleppey

90 Kms / 02 hrs

After breakfast proceed to Alleppey. Check in to the house boat in Alleppey by noon for cruising through legendary backwaters of Kerala. On the way you will witness a full range of lives and activities and some mind boggling sceneries. Overnight in the house boat. House boat is a private boat with fully furnished spacious bath attached bed rooms, hygiene kitchen, dining area and private front deck to capture the beauty of the back waters.

Day 13

Allepey – Cochin

53 Kms / 01 hr

After breakfast in the houseboat disembark at Alleppey, later leave for Cochin & rest of the day at leisure. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 14

Cochin

After breakfast proceed for city tour of Cochin. Cochin is the natural harbour created by the famed underwater Malabar mud-banks whose quality ensures that the rougher the seas are outside the calmer the waters are within the Harbour. Vasco-de-Gama placed it on the world map. It has a Jewish synagogue, Portuguese churches, Mosques & Hindu temples, Mattancherry Palace etc. Watch the Chinese Fishing Nets. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 15

Cochin – Out

After breakfast on time transfer to Airport to connect flight for onward destination.

 

Hotels Used Will Be As Under Or Equivalent Category

City 04 Star Hotels 05 Star Hotels No. Of Nights
Chennai The Pride Accord Metropolitan / Fortune Select Palms 02
Mahabalipuram Hotel Chariot Beach Resort Radisson Resort Temple Bay 02
Pondicherry Sunway GRT Grand Le Duplex / Promenade 01
Tanjore Hotel Sangam Hotel Sangam 01
Trichy Hotel Sangam Hotel Sangam 01
Madurai GRT Regency/ Fortune Pandiyan Hotel Sangam 02
Periyar Green Woods / Wild Corridor Cardamom County 02
Allepey AC Deluxe Houseboat AC Deluxe Houseboat 01
Cochin Casino Le Meridien 02
 TOTAL NUMBER OF NIGHTS 14

 

Kindly note:

  •  Supplement may applicable by the hotels using rooms between Christmas & New Year period . Also if there will be any Mandatory Gala Dinner on Christmas or New Year Eve at any of the hotel, then the same will be payable directly by the guests.

 

Included Services

  • Accommodation: On Double/Twin sharing basis for 08 Nights as per the room category mentioned below at all the hotels. (Hotel Check-in time 14:00 Hours and check-out time 12:00 Noon).
  • Meals: On breakfast basis.  Except in houseboat where all meals (breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) will be served
  • Transport: All transport services including all arrival/departure transfers at the Airport, sightseeing and all excursions as per the above program by using 01 Air Conditioned vehicle as per the itinerary.
  • Guide: (02 to 05 paying persons)Local English Speaking Guide  at each place during sightseeing tour as per itinerary.. (06 to 14 Paying persons) Accompanying English Speaking Guide will be provided from arrival till departure.

 

 

Excluded Services

  • Any expenses of personal nature such as telephone, laundry, alcohol etc.
  • Any Airfare.
  • Airport tax, if any.
  • Any extra meals other than breakfast as specified.
  • Camera / Video fee at the monuments or any expenses not mentioned above.
  • Any Monument Entrances. (Same will be settled directly by the guests at the monuments.) Please find below list.
  • Visa, insurance etc.
  • Tips & porterage at the Hotels/Restaurants, Driver & Guide.

 

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