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South India Tour From Chennai Visiting Great Temples & Backwater

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Duration

14 Nights/ 15 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English

Overview

On this South India Tour from Chennai Visiting Great Temples & Backwater you will visit the two states of India. Tamil Nadu famous for its exquisite temples of which some are UNESCO World Heritage sites. See the largest & oldest active temples of Hindus in Thanjavur, Trichy & Madurai. Explore Tea-growing region of Munnar & picturesque Periyar National Park. Learn about spice plantation & cruise along backwaters, before ending the tour at world famous Kovalam beach.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • This is a private tour/activity only for your group.
  • Enhanced cleaning/ traveler safety.
  • In-depth cultural experience.
  • Flexible sightseeing & stopover.
  • Most travelers can participate.

Bulk discount (by percent)

Bulk diccount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 47.0%
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 44.0%
4 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 54.7%
5 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 53.3%
6 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 58.4%
7 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 56.8%
8 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 61.5%

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Chennai
Arrival transfer to hotel (check in/out time 12pm). Visit Fort St. George, St Mary Church inside the fortress, Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Vadapalani Murugan Temple, Government Museum, Dakshinachitra Museum, Santhome Cathedral & Marina Beach. O/n at hotel.
Day 2: Chennai - Mahabalipuram (120kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Mahabalipuram via visiting Kanchipuram an ancient city famous as city of thousands temple. On arrival check in at hotel. Later visit UNESCO WHS monuments Monolithic Temples, Krishnas Butterball, Cave Temples, Shore Temple & The Arjuna Penance. O/n at hotel.
Day 3: Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry (120kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Pondicherry check in at hotel. Visit Aurovil & Pondicherry Museum. Drive pass or walk through stunning French Quarters, charming mustard streets and colonial villas which include French consulate, Raj Nivas, Government Square, Churches & French schools. O/n at hotel.
Day 4: Pondicherry - Thanjavur (180kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Thanjavur via visiting Chidambaram Nataraja Temple and The Great Living Chola Temples at Gangaikonda Cholapuram & Darasuram. On arrival check in. O/n at hotel.
Day 5: Thanjavur - Trichy (60kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Visit Brihadeshwara Temple & Palace Complex built by great Chola king in the 10th century. Drive to Trichy check in at hotel. Visit Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple the largest functional temple in the world and The Rock Fort the oldest rock in the world 230 crore years old. O/n at hotel.
Day 6: Trichy - Madurai (135kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Madurai check in at hotel. Visit Meenakshi Temple, Thirumalai Nayakar Palace, Alagar Koil, Tiruparankundram Murugan Temple & Palamuthirsolai Murugan Temple. O/n at hotel.
Day 7: Madurai - Munnar (160kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Munnar, check in at hotel. Later tea estate visit & tea testing. O/n at hotel.
Day 8: Munnar
Breakfast at hotel. Visit Pothamedu, Mattupetty dam, Rajamala hill, Eravikulam National Park, Mattupedi Dairy Farm, Echo Point & Tea Museum. O/n at hotel.
Day 9: Munnar - Thekkady (110kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Thekkady via Ramakkalmedu the windiest places in Asia. Evening watch Martial Arts & Kathakali Dance show. O/n at hotel.
Day 10: Thekkady
Breakfast at hotel. Explore Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary on boat safari followed by spice plantation tour. Drive to Kumarakom check in. O/n at hotel.
Day 11: Thekaddy - Alleppey (135kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Alleppey boat jetty to board houseboat & sail through the tropical countryside enchanting backwaters. Lunch, dinner & o/n on board in houseboat.
Day 12: Alleppey - Cochin (60kms)
After breakfast disembark from houseboat, drive to Cochin check in at hotel. Visit Fort Cochin, St. Frances Church, Jewish Synagogue, Mattancherry Palace & Chinese fishing nets. Evening watch Kathakali Dance. O/n at hotel.
Day 13: Cochin - Kovalam (200kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Kovalam check in at hotel. Rest day free and easy for personal activities & relax on the beach. O/n at hotel.
Day 14: Kovalam
Breakfast at hotel. Visit Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Attukal Temple, Napier Museum, Kuthira Malika & Sri Chitra Art Gallery. Drive through popular beaches. O/n at hotel.
Day 15: Kovalam - Departure
Breakfast at hotel. Departure transfer to airport.

Included/Excluded

  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 14 Night's accommodation in 4-star hotels.
  • Daily breakfast & meal as per day plan (B- Breakfast, L- Lunch, D- Dinner)
  • Private air-conditioned deluxe car for airport transfer, sightseeing and excursion as per program.
  • English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
  • Monument entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Bottled drinking water in car.
  • Government taxes.
  • Any flight tickets.
  • Camera charges at monuments.
  • Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
  • Gratuities & optional activities.
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions.

Tour's Location

FAQs

What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?
4-Star Hotels Used or Similar
Chennai - The Raintree/ Accord Metropolitan
Mahabalipuram - Ideal Beach Resort/ Confluence The Banquet & Resort
Pondicherry - Le Pondy/ The Windflower Resort & Spa
Thanjore - Sangam Hotels/ Ideal River View Resort
Trichy - Sangam Hotels
Madurai - GRT Regency/ Fortune Pandiyan Hotel
Munnar - Nature Zone Jungle Resort/ Fragrant Nature Munnar
Pariyar (Thekkady) - The Elephant Court/ Cardamom County
Alleppey - Preminum Houseboat
Cochin - Casino Hotel/ Le Maritime
Kovalam - Esturay Island Resort/Uday Samudra Leisure Beach Hotel
Can travelers upgrade the accommodation to 5-star hotels?
Yes, travelers can upgrade the accommodation to 5-star hotels by paying the supplement. Please send inquiry for same from the booking page to get the price quote.

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