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Splendid South India Tour 12 Days

 

Itinerary: ST6

Day 1 Arrive Chennai
Met on arrival and transfer to hotel.

Day 2 Chennai
Morning half day city tour visiting Gandhi Memorial, Kalakshetra, Mylapore Temple, St. Thomas Church etc. Afternoon at leisure.

Day 3 Chennai/Pondichery
Morning drive (160kms/6-7hrs) to Pondichery, en-route visiting Kanchipuram & Mahabalipuram. On arrival, transfer to hotel.

Day 4 Pondichery/Tanjore
Morning drive around the former French colony & visit Aurobindo Ashram, Botanical Gardens etc. Afternoon drive (215kms/6-7hrs) to Tanjavur, en-route visiting Chidambaram & Kumbakonam. On arrival transfer to hotel.

Day 5 Tanjore/Trichi
Morning after visiting the famous Brihadeeshwara Temple, drive (55kms/1½ hrs) to Tiruchirappalli and on arrival transfer to hotel. Later city tour visiting the Rock Fort, Srirangam Sri Ranganathanaswami Temple complex & St. Joseph Church.

Day 6 Trichi/Madurai
Morning drive (145kms/3½hrs) to Madurai. On arrival transfer to hotel. Afternoon visit Sri MeenakshiTemple, Thirumalai Nayak Palace etc.

Day 7 Madurai/Periyar
Morning drive (140kms/3½hrs) to Periyar. On arrival transfer to lodge in Thekkady. Afternoon game viewing by boat on Lake Periyar. Later visit the surrounding spice plantations.

Day 8 Periyar/Allepey/ Kumarakom
Morning drive (125kms/3hrs) to Alleppy for a backwaters cruise (approx.3hrs) to Kumarakom. On arrival transfer to hotel.

Day 9 Kumarakom
Day free for independent activities.

Day 10 Kumarakom/Munnar
Morning drive (145kms/3½hrs) to Munnar - a quiet hill station surrounded by rolling tea estates. On arrival transfer to hotel. Afternoon drive through the beautiful tea gardens to Mattupetty Dam & Lake.

Day 11 Munnar/Cochin
Morning drive (135kms/3hrs) to Cochin. On arrival transfer to hotel. Afternoon half day city tour visiting Jewish settlement & Synagogue, Dutch Palace etc. Evening witness a Kathakali Dance show.

Day 12 Cochin Departure
In time transfer to airport to connect homewards flight.

Tour Cost Includes:

  • Twin sharing ‘standard room’ accommodation for a total of 11 nights, based on the hotels and meal plan envisaged below.
  • All transfers, sightseeing and excursions as mentioned by an air condition Toyota Innova (2 to 4 pax) or Tempo Traveller micro bus (5 to 8 pax).
  • An English speaking local guide for the sightseeing in Chennai, Pondicherry, Tanjore, Trichi, Madurai and Cochin
  • Entrance fee to the places of interest, Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Kathakali show in Cochin.
  • One Boat cruise on sharing basis, each on Lake Periyar and from Alleppey to Kumarakom.
  • All presently prevailing taxes such as luxury tax on room, VAT on meals, road & toll tax on vehicle and 3.09% Govt. Service Tax (GST) on the total package cost.

Tour Cost Excludes:

  • Any airfare, airport tax, any meals, items of personal nature such as table drinks, laundry, telecom charges, still/video camera fee, personal insurance, tips etc.
  • Any unforeseen expenses to be incurred for the reasons beyond our control, like flight delay/cancellation, strikes/local unrest, vehicle breakdown, mishap/accident etc.

Hotels envisaged below or similar (3/4 star):

City

Hotel’s Name

Number of nights

Meal Plan

Website

Chennai

Ambassador Pallava

2

Bed & breakfast

www.ambassadorindia.com

Pondicherry

Le Duplex

1

Bed & breakfast

www.sarovarhotels.com

Tanjavur

Hotel Sangam

1

Bed & breakfast

www.hotelsangam.com

Trichi

Hotel Sangam

1

Bed & breakfast

www.hotelsangam.com

Madurai

Hotel Sangam

1

Bed & breakfast

www.hotelsangam.com

Periyar

Green Forest

1

All meals (AP)

www.abadhotels.com

Kumarakom

Whispering Palm

2

All meals (AP)

www.abadhotels.com

Munnar

Copper Castle

1

Bed & breakfast

www.abadhotels.com

Cochin

Grand Residencia

1

Bed & breakfast

www.abadhotels.com

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