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16N-17D South India Tour with Taj-1 ( Chennai - Madurai - Periyar - Kumarakom - House boat - Cochin - ooty - Mysore - Bangalore )
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                        SOUTH INDIA WITH TAJ-1


Chennai-Madurai –Periyar –Kumarakom –Houseboat –Cochin -Ooty/Connor –Mysore –Bangalore


16 Nights & 17 Days



Arrive at Chennai

Our friendly Local Representative will be waiting for you at the Airport

With a traditional 'Namasthe'- he will take you to the hotel at the city of Madras.

After taking rest get ready for a city tour in & around Madras.

Stay Overnight in Hotel.


 Day 2:

Chennai city tour


Visit Kabaleswar Temple, Santhome Cathedral, , Fort Museum, National Art gallery,  St. Thomas mount, Little mount shrine, Valluvarkottam, sittrarengam etc. –

Back to the hotel by evening –


Enjoy the night stay in the hotel





          After breakfast, we set out to Madurai.. You are about to enter a very special city. Madurai is over 2500 years old and is the second largest city of Tamil Nadu. Ancient seat of learning, the city is planned in theshape of a lotus.
(You can  catch Flight to travel to Madurai)
Check in to your hotel at Madurai by afternoon .

After lunch, in the afternoon, enjoy the facilities offered in the resort.


Over night stay at the resort.





          The Divine day start with visiting famous Madurai Meenakshi Temple. There are four entrances for this temple complex set in six hectors .The Meenakshi temple is the city's main attraction and is placed in the heart of the old town. Temple gives a splendid example of Dravidian architecture and is famous for Jasmine Flowers. Enjoy light and sound spectacle and back to hotel


Overnight stay at the hotel.



Onto Periyar


After an early breakfast, we take you to the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Arrive at the Sanctuary by fore noon and check into your hotel.Enjoy your lunch.
 A little later, we take you on a memorable boat ride through Lake Periyar in the heart of the sanctuary. Come across elephants and bison grazing on the banks. You can also opt for an elephant safari through the forest, if you are interested.
Enjoy your dinner at the hotel. Overnight at your hotel.



After break fast we will proceed to the Periyar wild life Sanctuary. There you can see a variety of rare animals. Enjoy the full day in the mid of thick forest. Take snaps of the beautiful forest.Back to the hotel

Stay Overnight in Resort


On to Kumarakom

Visit Bird sanctuary

 After back breakfast we set out to Kumarakom, the dream backwater destination of Kerala..Reach Kumarakom by noon.

We now take you to view the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary located in an island in the backwaters. Watch exotic birds, the migratory Siberian Stork among them, lead their normal lives unaware of you or your binoculars.


Enjoy dinner and overnight stay at your resort.



Board a Houseboat

Enjoy Backwaters

   After breakfast  we set out on a memorable day & night houseboat cruise, which will eventually take us to Alleppey


See some of the most spectacular backwater scenery in the world. Enjoy the excellent amenities of your boat.

Feel enchanted by the waterways and the charming views.


We continue our journey to Alleppey .In the night, the boat drops anchor in the backwaters, signalling the beginning of a once-in-a-lifetime experience for you. Enjoy the fabulous sensations of mysterious night sounds.


Enjoy a sumptuous dinner and overnight stay on board.


 DAY 9

Arrive at Alleppey

Proceed to Cochin


Awake early to experience a magical backwater morning. Shortly you'll resume your journey to Cochin  – 'the Queen of the Arabian Sea'.

Reach Cochin before noon.Check in to the resort. In the afternoon proceed for a halfday sightseeing tour in Cochi. First, you board a luxury boat that takes you to Fort Cochin and Mattancherry where you can trace the past of Cochin.


Visit the Jewish Synagogue at Mattancherry, considered to be the oldest in India. At Fort Cochin see the historic St. Francis Church built in 1510 by Portuguese priests.


Dinner and Overnight stay at the Resort


DAY 10

At Cochin

Experience Kathakali


After breakfast,  get ready for a too-good-to-believe experience – a country craft canal cruise out of suburban Cochin to the interiors. In course of your expedition, peep at the rural Kerala life from close quarters. Enjoy the peace.


In the evening, visit a Kathakali centre to experience the most popular performing art of Kerala. There is an enlightening 'Mudra (gestures) & Make-up' demonstration too.


Reach back your hotel by 8 p.m. Enjoy dinner and overnight stay.


DAY 11


On to Ooty


After an early breakfast, we leave for cool Ootty - 'the Queen of Hill Stations'.

Enjoy your dinner.

The fresh mountain air soon lulls you to sleep.

Overnight at your hotel.


DAY  12

In and around Ooty

Full day Tour

After breakfast, we drive you in and around Ootty on a sight seeing tour. Take snaps of the picture postcard views. Visit the botanical gardens, Rose Garden, and enjoy a boating through the enchanting 'Lake'. Inhale deeply to get the best of Eucalyptus-scented air.

Later you can enjoy a Toy train journey from Ooty to Connore or in reverse direction.
Get back to your hotel in the evening, you would have shed an year or two.
Enjoy dinner. Overnight at the hotel

DAY 13

On to Mysore

Local Tour

In the morning proceed to Mysore - the princely city of South India..


The Travel is through Bandipur wild life sanctuary.

Reach Mysore by afternoon-Check into the Hotel

Rest of the day for Local Tour & relaxation.

DAY1 4

At Mysore

Full Day Excursion


After breakfast, we proceed on a city tour of Mysore. Enjoy the royal streets with broad tree-lined avenues. View of Mysore Palace in the night when it is illuminated is unforgettable. Visit Chama Rajendra Art Gallery to marvel at some famous paintings. Next take the road to Chamundi Hills, 1062 metres above MSL. Have a panoramic view of Mysore city below. Get down to the city to visit the zoo. Take snaps.  Get back to the city - now resplendent in glorious illumination.
Back to your hotel. Relax and enjoy overnight stay.

DAY 15


After an early Breakfast we proceed to Bangalore.Check in to the Hotel and relax.After Lunch we set out to enjoy the city tour..

Back to the hotel by evening.


Overnight stay.


DAY 16


In and around Bangalore

After breakfast proceed for a sightseeing tour in and around Bangalore.

Visit the  Cubbon Park and Museum, Government Museum, Tippu's Palace, The Fort, Bull temples, Vankappa Art Gallery.


Back to the hotel by evening.


Overnight at your hotel.


DAY 17


Return home with wonderful memories


Hope you would come again for another Languid Lagoona experience!




                              PACKAGE HIGHLIGHTS







Vivanta By Taj,Connemara



Taj Gateway



Niramaya Resort  (Non Taj Property)



Vivanta By Taj,Kumarakom



A/C Luxury Golden flag House boat



Vivanta By Taj,Malabar



Taj Savoy



Radison Blue plazaNon Taj Property)



Taj Gateway



          Transport(Up to 02-04 Pax)

Deluxe Class

A/C toyotta innova


-The Vehicle will be with the guests through out the Tour. They can make it use round the Clock if needed.

- Well experienced English speaking Driver cum Guide will be appointed for the Tour.who can also act as an Escort.

-One Driver,One Vehicle for the entire Tour .If there is no Land jouney break in the Tour,the same Driver & Vehicle will be with the guests for the entire journey.



In all the Hotels & Resorts Food will be on bed &breakfast basis. As Houseboat is included in the Tour,three times Meals will be served onboard as there is no chance to get Food from elsewhere.

The Guests have to specify the Type of Food they need before they check into the Houseboat.


Tours & Cruises

Sightseeing programme in and around Chennai.

Toy Train journey from Ooty to Connore

Madurai Meenakshi Temle visit

Boat tour at periyar

Sightseeing tour at Bangalore.

House Boat Cruise cum Night stay

Kumarakom Bird sanctuary visit



Entry Fees,  Service & other Taxes, Toll Charges,Bata & Nighthalting Charges,Local Guides at Selected locations

Not Included

Airport tax, Air fares, Food cost other than specified, Phone call charges & other personel expenses of the Guests.


Package price/Person in EURO & INR


Period of Validity



16th April' to 30th Sept'








1st Oct' to 15th April




Flexi Offer

1)You can Down grade the Hotel at Cochin to Taj Gateway with a reduction in cost .

2) You can chose Taj garden Retreat at Connoor instead of Taj Savoy at Ooty at no extra cost

3) You can choose Taj Residency/Taj West End  at Bangalore instead of Taj Gateway with extra cost.

2) You can Enjoy this full package in reverse order with out any extra cost


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