South India is a paradise for travelers. Energetic beaches, beautiful landscapes, Verdant hills, tranquil backwaters, intensive forest, carved temples and wonderful architecture enhance the beauty of the South.
This 12 Days South-India tour covers the various remarkable cities like Chennai, Mahabalipuram, Pondicherry, Madurai, Periyar, Alleppey, Cochin. This tour includes the sight seeing of Mahabalipuram, Madurai, and Periyar. A leisure holiday in wonderful south is a treasured memory of enchanted hours spent close to nature. Carry with you the memories of hospitable people filled with zest for life.
DAY 01 : ARRIVAL - CHENNAI - MAHABALIPURAM EK 544/0740 hrs
- Arrive Chennai.Transfer to the hotel. Afternoon Proceed to the orientation tour of Chennai, visiting Fort St George - first British fortress in India & its Museum (closed on Fridays) housing rare bronzes.
- Later drive to Mahabalipuram and check in at Hotel. Evening at leisure to enjoy the beach on the Bay of Bengal. Overnight at the resort.
DAY 02 : MAHABALIPURAM
- After breakfast visit Kancheepuram Temples. Visit Silk Weaving Center at Kanchipuram.
- Afternoon return to Mahabalipuram followed by sightseeing of Shore Temple, majestic in its solitary splendour; Arjun's Penance, mammoth relief sculpture on living rock face & The Five Raths, caved out of a mountain, dedicated to heroes of India's most famous epics. Overnight at the resort.
DAY 03 : MAHABALIPURAM - PONDICHERRY
- After breakfast drive to Pondicherry. The former French colony of Pondicherry exudes a positively Mediterranean aura, thanks to its sunny coastal promenade and whitewashed residences.
- Check in at Hotel . Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 04 : PONDICHERRY
- After breakfast, enjoy the sights combined with a visit to the famous Sri Aurobindo Ashram, whose spiritual tenets combine yoga and modern science.
- Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 05 : PONDICHERRY - THANJAVUR
- After breakfast drive to Thanjavur. En route visit Gangaikondacholapuram & Darasuram Temples. Proceed to Thanjavur.
- Check in at Hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 06 : THANJAVUR
- After breakfast full day sightseeing of Trichy & Thanjavur. Visit Rock fort Temple, in the center of the city and Srirangam Temple at Trichy. At Thanjavur visit the enormous Brihadishwara Temple.
- This World Heritage protected temple has a dome weighing an estimated 80 tonnes which was hauled into place along an earth ramp in a manner similar to that used for the Egyptian pyramids. Also visit Thanjavur Palace & its Mesuem. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 07 : THANJAVUR - MADURAI
- After breakfast drive to Madurai. Check in at Hotel. Afternoon proceed to sightseeing of Sri Meenakshi Temple built in 1560 and the city's busy bazaars.
- Also visit Thirumalai Nayak Palace. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 08 : MADURAI - PERIYAR
- After breakfast drive to Periyar and check in at Hotel. Periyar which has south India's most popular wildlife sanctuary and home to sambar wild boar, elephant, bison, antelope, langur and a small tiger population.
- Kumily, close to the sanctuary, is a pretty town dotted with small spice and handicraft shops. Afternoon visit to a Spice Plantation. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 09 : PERIYAR
- Morning boat ride at Periyar Wildlife sanctuary. Or guided trekking at wildlife sanctuary.Rest of the day at leisure.
- Overnight at the resort.
DAY 10 : PERIYAR - ALLEPPEY - HOUSEBOAT
- After breakfast transfer to Alleppey (Nedumudy – 5 Kms beofre Alleppey) to board Houseboat.
- All meals will be served on the board. Overnight at the houseboat.
DAY 11 : HOUSEBOAT - COCHIN
- After breakfast disembark and drive to Cochin. At Cochin, check in at Hotel.
- In the evening enjoy the classical dance performance of Kathakali. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 12 : COCHIN
- Morning at leisure. Afternoon city tour of Cochin including the Dutch Palace (closed on Fridays) & Jewish Synagogue, St.Francis Church and the Santa Cruz Church. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 13 : DEPARTURE
- Accommodation with above mentioned hotels.
- Complimentary Breakfast all Hotels
- Accommodation in 01 Double Room.
- Transfers and sightseeing by A/c Sedan includes driver Bata, toll, parking, driver’s night halt, fuel charges
- All transfers and sightseeing as per the itinerary in a Private AC Car
- Kids Below 05 Years will be free on parent sharing basis
- Any Airfare
- Entrances fees
- Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, telephone, and laundry bills etc
- Tips and porter charges
- Any boating charges (motor boat / pedal boat).
- Any additional expenses incurred due to any flight delay or cancellation, weather conditions, political closures, technical faults etc
- Any other service/s not specified above
- 10% for cancellations made more than 45 days preceding your Tour Start Date.
- 25% for cancellations made 45 days to 30 days preceding your Tour Start Date.
- 50% for cancellations made 30 days to 15 days preceding your Tour Start Date.
- 100% for cancellations made less than 15 days preceding your Tour Start Date.
- Also be informed that Cancellation Requests have to be made to the corresponding Email ID’s that you receive the confirmation from. We do not accept cancellations over phone.
- In case of any increase in cost of Hotel, Airfare, Transport, Govt. Taxes, and Fuel Etc.., we are bound to augment the same.
- Any Hotel / Package Booking would be tentative unless you pay in advance and book on guaranteed basis.
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