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15 Nights & 16 Days South India Exploration

from $1,130.00

Travel Duration : 15 Nights & 16 Days

Destination : Chennai – Mahabalipuram – Pondicherry – Thanjavur – Madurai – Periyar (Thekkady) – Kumarakom – Alleppey – Kochi

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All about the 15 Nights & 16 Days South India Exploration.

Tour Cost

1st Apr 2017 to 30th Sept 2017
 USD 1130 Per Adult
 USD 1420 Per Adult
 USD 1960 Per Adult
1st Oct 2017 to 19th Dec 2017
 USD 1290 Per Adult
 USD 1630 Per Adult
 USD 2360 Per Adult
20th Dec 2017 to 10th Jan 2018
 USD 1460 Per Adult
 USD 1840 Per Adult
 USD 2610 Per Adult
 11th Jan 2018 to 31st March 2018
 USD 1290 Per Adult
 USD 1630 Per Adult
 USD 2360 Per Adult

*Price quoted Per Person based on Double Occupancy

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Well Appointed accommodation in the selected Hotels / Resorts
  • Breakfast at Hotels
  • 1 Night Complimentary Dinner
  • A/C Beautiful House Boat for your Private Cruise
  • All Meals in the House Boat (Welcome Drink, Lunch, Fruits, Evening Tea / Coffee with snack , Dinner & Next Day Breakfast)
  • All transfers and sightseeing by using an A/C Car for Pickup, sightseeing & drop off with all expenses – 16 Days
  • All Toll, Parking, Driver Allowance including night halt charges, Fuel Cost etc.
  • All must see sightseeing at all quoted destinations
  • Well Experienced English Speaking Guide cum Driver Assistance till your trip end
  • All Applicable Taxes
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Items of Personal Nature
  • Other than all cost inclusions
  • Hotel / Resort Extras if any
  • Tips and porter charges
  • If any Entry Fee / Ticket Charges / Camera Charges at Sightseeing Locations / Monuments
  1. Day1 Arrive at Chennai International Airport - Chennai

    Today arrive at Chennai International Airport, meet and transfer to a nice hotel at Chennai. Chennai formerly known as Madras and blessed with a rich heritage of arts and culture. Chennai is known as the ‘Gateway to South India’. Leisure few hours at hotel. Later explore Chennai city. Visit St. George Fort, St Mary’s Church, Government Museum. Stay at Chennai.

  2. Day2 Chennai

    Today after breakfast visit Santhome Basilica (Where St.Thomas the Apostle tomb is situated), Kapaleeshwarar Temple. Visit T.Nagar – the famous shopping streets of Chennai, later visit Marina Beach. Stay at Chennai.

  3. Day3 Chennai - Mahabalipuram

    Today drive to Mahabalipuram. En-route you will head in land to Kanchipuram, where visit the spectacular medieval temples and famous Kanchipuram Silk sarees manufacturing units. On arrival transfer to a nice hotel at Mahabalipuram. 

  4. Day4 Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry

    Today after breakfast visit Shore Temple, Arjuna’s Penance, the Ratha rock temples and the Krishna cave temple. Thereafter drive to Pondicherry, it was once the largest French colony in India. Stay at Pondicherry.

  5. Day5 Pondicherry

    Today visit Sri Aurobindo Ashram where the practice of yoga and modern science meet, visit Pondicherry Museum which houses a selection of ancient artefact. Visit Auroville, it is a universal city in the making in south-India dedicated to the ideal of human unity based on the vision of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother. Visit Matrimandir. You can also shop for unique products manufactured in Auroville at the boutiques. Evening visit the beach. Stay at Pondicherry.

  6. Day6 Pondicherry - Kumbakonam - Thanjavur

    Morning drive to Thanjavur. On your way you will stop in Chidambaram, a town rich in culture and legends which is home to the colorful Nataraja temple. En-route you can visit Kumbakonam, a famous temple town of Tamil Nadu. On your arrival at Thanjavur transfer to a nice hotel. Later visit the famous Brihadeeshwara temple which is dedicated to the Hindu deity Shiva. Stay at Thanjavur.

  7. Day7 Thanjavur - Chettinad - Madurai

    Today morning drive to Madurai, en route stop in the beautiful Chettinad region, known for its ancient temples, its splendid European style 18th Century architecture and the renowned Chettinad cuisine. Later proceed to Madurai, the famous Temple city of Tamil Nadu. Stay at Madurai.

  8. Day8 Madurai

    Madurai is home to one of the most striking temples in India. Visit the famous Meenakshi Amman Temple. Explore local markets, visit to the Thirumalai Nayak palace. Visit local market streets. Stay at Madurai.

  9. Day9 Madurai - Periyar (Thekkady)
    Today morning drive to Periyar National Park (Thekkady). En-route visit Paddy & Vegetable farms at Tamil Nadu. On your arrival at Periyar transfer to a nice hotel. Periyar, one of the very beautiful tiger reserve of India, covered an area of 777 Sqr Kilometers.  Elephants, flora & fauna, unending chains of hills and spice scented plantations, the lakes attracts thousands of travelers every year. 
     
    Visit to a spice plantation, can experience an elephant safari. Shop some spices at Thekkady. Evening watch a Kalarippayattu & Kathakali dance performance. Stay at Thekkady. 
  10. Day10 Periyar

    Today morning you can go for a game viewing motor boat cruise along Lake Periyar and watch wild animals like elephants, sambars, deers, bisons etc. Afternoon go for a off-road jeep trek, local villages. Overnight at Thekkady.

  11. Day11 Periyar - Kumarakom

    Morning have breakfast thereafter proceed to Kumarakom. En-route visit Kottayam town. Kumarakom is the famous backwaters destination of Kerala. On your arrival transfer to a nice lake resort. Leisure at the resort and stay at Kumarakom.

  12. Day12 Kumarakom

    They day is set free at your leisure. Visit Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. Enjoy fishing in the lake. Can go for a  canoe ride / evening sunset cruise. Have an Ayurveda rejuvenation massage. Leisure at Resort and stay overnight at Kumarakom.

  13. Day13 Alleppey Backwaters Cruise in a House Boat

    Morning proceed to Alleppey to board your House Boat, upon arrival you are transfer to nice House Boat and sailing through the beautiful backwaters of Kerala. Cruise on the Backwaters beauty of Kerala – a must do and see activity while on a Person’s Kerala tour. Enjoy the ride watching the activities / village life. Cruise through Kerala’s largest Lake Vembanad, crisscrossing rivers, canals, waterways, Kuttanadu – the rice bowl of Kerala etc. Welcome Drink, Lunch & Evening Tea / Coffee will be served on board. Stay in the boat.

  14. Day14 Fort Kochi

    After a refreshing breakfast from house boat disembark and drive to Fort Kochi. Visit the Dutch Palace, Jews Synagogue, 16th Century St Francis Church, Jews Street, Chinese Fishing Net etc. Stay at For Kochi.

  15. Day15 Kochi Activities

    Today enjoy a motor boat cruise and can watch dolphins if you are lucky. Later visit Kochi city covering Marine Drive, MG Road, Edappally Church, Kerala Folklore Museum etc. You can also do shopping at Kochi city. Stay at Fort Kochi.

  16. Day16 Departure

    Today as per your departure time schedule we will drop you at Cochin International Airport. Take Home the long lasting travel memories of Kerala. Tour End.

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madurai
pondicherry
Hotel for Your Leisure Stay
Destination
 Deluxe Package
  Premium Package
  Luxury Package
Stay Nights
Chennai
 Accord Metropolitan
  The Rain Tree
  Park Hyatt
      2
Mahabalipuram
 Mamalla Heritage
 Grand Bay Resort
  Radisson Blu
      1
Pondicherry
 Du Parc
 Maison Perumal
  Palais De Mahe
      2
Thanjavur
 Star Residency
 Ideal River Resort
  Svatma
      1
Madurai
 Hotel Astoria 
  Fortune Pandiyan
 Heritage Hotel
      2
 Periyar (Thekkady)
 Coffee Routes
  Mountain Courtyard
 Spice Village
      2
Kumarakom
 Paradise Resort
 Lakesong Resort
 Zuri Kumarakom Spa
      2
Alleppey
 A/C Deluxe House Boat
 A/C Premium House Boat
 A/C Luxury House Boat
      1
Fort Kochi  
 Hotel Arches
 Eighth Bastion
 Vivanta By Taj Malabar
      2
The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
The tour package inclusions
  • Well Appointed accommodation in the selected Hotels / Resorts
  • Breakfast at Hotels
  • 1 Night Complimentary Dinner
  • A/C Beautiful House Boat for your Private Cruise
  • All Meals in the House Boat (Welcome Drink, Lunch, Fruits, Evening Tea / Coffee with snack , Dinner & Next Day Breakfast)
  • All transfers and sightseeing by using an A/C Car for Pickup, sightseeing & drop off with all expenses – 16 Days
  • All Toll, Parking, Driver Allowance including night halt charges, Fuel Cost etc.
  • All must see sightseeing at all quoted destinations
  • Well Experienced English Speaking Guide cum Driver Assistance till your trip end
  • All Applicable Taxes
The tour package exclusions
  • Items of Personal Nature
  • Other than all cost inclusions
  • Hotel / Resort Extras if any
  • Tips and porter charges
  • If any Entry Fee / Ticket Charges / Camera Charges at Sightseeing Locations / Monuments