ROUND THE TRIP SOUTH INDIA TOUR
(22 Days/21 nights)
On To Mahabalipuram
Hearty welcome to Chennai.Our Representative will receive you at the Airport.
You will be transferred Directly to Mahabalipuram-The Historical Destination of the South.
Travelling time is 2 Hrs.
Check into the Hotel & relax
Overnight at the Hotel
At Mahabalipuram Sightseeing
In the morning after break fast, set out to enjoy the seventh century town, which has a vast beach line. On a sightseeing tour, marvel at the stone-made sculptures, caves, chariots and temples of the Pallava period.
You will also visit Arjuna's Penance - the largest bas-relief in the world.
Later You can have a Day excursion to Kancheepuram to visit the famous Temples.
Come back to your resort for a refreshing dinner.
Overnight stay at your resort.
Visit Chidambaram & Kumbhakonam
In the Morning check out the Resort & proceed to Tanjore.You can visit the cultural mouments (mainly Temples) at Chidambaram & Kumbhakonam enroute.
Reach Tanjore by evening
Check into the Hotel & overnight stay
Visit Brahadeswara temple
Today we take you on a tour of this historic town. Ancient capital of the Cholas - one of the greatest dynasties of South India - Tanjore is dotted with no fewer than seventy-four temples. Enjoy a sumptuous lunch at the resort.
In the evening, we visit the Brahadeswara Temple - a World Heritage Monument. Enjoy the architecture. Also be awed by the majesty of the palaces and art gallery attached to this temple.
Back to the Hotel by evening.
On to Madurai
Visit Trichy Enroute
After breakfast, Check out from the Hotel & Proceed to Madurai.
Enroute make a break at Trichy & visit Rock Fort temple - a boulder of giant proportions perched on top of a hill, with images carved into it. Take a deep breath and climb the 437 odd steps from the entrance to the summit.There after go to Sreranganm Temple ,which is also one of the most popualar pilgrim site
Reach Madurai by evening & overnight stay at the Hotel
Visit Meenakshi Temple
In the Morning visit the famous Madurai Meenakshi Temple. There are four entrances to this amazing temple complex set in six hectares. Marvel at the truly majestic towers, twelve of them, pointing skywards at 45 to 50 metres.
Beat some of the stone pillars in the complex with any hard object and feel incredible on hearing sweet metal sounds. You now know why they are called musical pillars. By the way, the total number of pillars in the temple is a staggering one thousand.
You can also visit the Market in the old town
Back to the Hotel
You had an exciting day. Go to bed early. Overnight at your hotel.
Proceed to Kovalam
Visit Cape Enroute
In the morning,check out from the Hotel & proceed to Kovalam .
It is full day Drive anmd enroute you can visit Kanyakumari to
visit Vivekananda Memmorial by boat & Sun set evening at Land's end!
Reach Kovalam bt late evening & check into the Resort.
The rest of the day is yours to chart an unforgettable beach holiday. Feel secure because Kovalam, because of its natural location, is considered one of the safest beaches in the world.
Enjoy overnight stay at your resort.
A Day at your disposal
Full day relaxation along the world famous beach.Merge with Sun surf & sand.
On to Alleppey in Houseboat
Enjoy Night in the backwaters
In the morning proceed to Alleppey (3.30 Hrs).Reach Alleppey by noon & check into the Houseboat for a Day Cruise & night stay to Kumarakom.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.
Reach Kumarakom-On to Periyar
Enjoy Lake Boating
In the morning the boat will reach at Kumarakom.Check out from the Houseboat & proceed to Periyar (3.30 Hrs).
Reach periyar by noon & check into the Resort & Relax.
Go for a Spice plantation Tour first.
In the afternoon 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.
Overnight at your hotel.
Trekking at Periyar-On to Munnar
In the morning Enjoy Jungle trekking at Periyar 7 then start your journey to
Later in the afternoon proceed to Munnar
Reach Munnar by afternoon.
Check into the Hotel & overnight stay.
Enjoy Hill Tour
Today Enjoy a Tour to Eravikulam National park to see the wild goat NILGIRI TAHR.
Later visit Top station,Tea Museum etc.
Back to the Hotel by Evening .
Arrive into Cochin
In the Morning Check out from the Resort & proceed to Cochin
Will reach Cochin with in 3.30 Hrs.
We welcome you to Cochin ï¿½ the tropical paradise of India.
Check into your hotel.
Till evening, the day is free for you to relax or Shopping.
In the evening, we take you to witness one of the most colourful and exquisite performing arts in the world ï¿½ Kathakali. After two hours of glorious entertainment, remember to get photographed with the Kathakali performer.
Enjoy your Kerala dinner on this tour and overnight stay at your hotel.
Sight seeing at Cochin
Country Craft Cruise as Special
After breakfast, proceed on a guided boat tour in and around Cochin. This is possible because our sights are all accessible by water.
See the historic Dutch Palace ï¿½ a tribute to the relationship between the two cultures during the previous centuries.
We will also see the only Jewish Synagogue in India at Mattancherry; only one direct descendant of the family that set up this shrine is now alive.
Reach back mainland Cochin by noon. Enjoy your lunch.
Next get ready for a too-good-to-believe experience ï¿½ 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.
We get back to your hotel by evening. You are free to explore the streets downtown on your own.
Enjoy dinner and overnight stay at your hotel.
On to Ootty
Enjoy Toy Train
In the Morning check out from the hotel at Cochin & Proceed to Ooty.
Reach Connore hill station by afternoon & continue the journey to ooty by TOY TRAIN.
Reach Ooty by evening
Overnight stay at the Resort
In and around Ooty
On to Mysore
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, Avmamore Palace, Govt. Museum and enjoy a boating through the enchanting 'Lake'. Inhale deeply to get the best of Eucalyptus-scented air.
In the afternoon proceed to Mysore.
Reach Mysore with in 3.30 Hrs.
Check into the Hotel & relax
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.
Visit Historical Sites
After breakfast, we check out of the hotel and drive to Hassan ï¿½ the gateway to explore the ancient culture sites of Belur and Halebid.
Enroute itself make a break to discover Halebid. Marvel at the fine architecture of the Hoysaleswara Temple, which bear testimony to the rich cultural heritage of Karnataka.
We then go one kilometre further to Basthali, famous for its Jain constructions. Admire the gleaming black stone pillars.
Arrive at Hassan by afternoon and check into your hotel.
Day Tour to Belur & sravanabelagola
Today embark on a journey centuries back in time. You are on to Belur ï¿½ a quaint hamlet about forty kilometres from Hassan.
Visit the Chennakeswara Temple, which is an exquisite example of Hoysala architecture. Don't shake your head in disbelief when your guide says it took 103 years to build the temple; it is true.
Also visit Sravanabelagola to view the Largest Monolithic statue in the world-THE GOMATHESWARA!
Back to Hassan & Overnight stay at the Hotel.
Overnight at your hotel.
Arrive into Bangalore
Enjoy City Tour/Shopping
After Break fast Proceed to Banglore.
We welcome you to the garden city of Bangalore and take you to the hotel.
The day is free to relax and explore Bangalore. Shall we go shopping or just a city Tour? Bangalore offers some of the best shopping in South India. You may visit some of the department stores and upscale exclusive outlets in Commercial Street.
Or otherwise you can go for an excursion which can cover Cubban park,Vidhan sabha,Lal bagh gardens etc
Get back to your hotel in time for dinner. Overnight at your hotel.
On to Chennai by Train
In the afternoon you will be transferred to the Railway station to catch the Train to Chennai(Madras)Shathabdi Express/Brindavan Express.
Reach Chenni by night & directly transfer to the Hotel
Today Morning get ready for a city tour in & around Madras - Visit Kabaleswar Temple, Santhome Cathedral, Marina Beach, Fort Museum, National Art gallery, St. Thomas mount, Little mount shrine .Later we will transfer you to the Airport in time to catch the Retun Flight.
END OF THE TOUR
Accommodation will be on Twin share in the Following Hotels & resorts.
Deluxe class Hotels
First class Hotels
Le Meridean/Taj Gateway/Ramada Resort
Abad plaza/Travancore Court
Club Mahindra/Tea County (deluxe)/Mountain Club Resort
Sienna village/Blackberry hills/T & U resort
Spice village/Tusker Trails Elephant court
Cardomom county/Green woods/Wild corridor
House Boat(01 N)
A/C Luxury House boat with Golden flag category
A/C Deluxe House boat with Silver flag category
Ideal Beach resort/Sterling Resort
Tanjore (02 N)
Hotel Ideal River view
Taj Gateway/Hotel Heritage
GRT Regency/Hotel Pandyan
Ooty (01 N)
Taj Savoy/Gems park Holiday Inn
Mysore (02 N)
HotelUsha luxus Regallis
Santhesh the prince/Wind flower spa
Hoysala village/Hassan ashok
St.Marks Hotel /Hotel Atria/Royal Orchid plaza
Museum Inn/Infantry court/Bangalore I.N
GRT Grand days/Residency tower
Quality Inn Sabari /Radha park Inn
Kovalam (02 N)
Travancore Heritage/coconut bay Resort (Deluxe)
Nikkis nest/Hotel Udaya Samudra
N.B-Deluxe class includes 4/5 star or Eqv Heritage/nature Resorts & Hotels
First class includes 3 star or Eqv category hotels & Resorts
A/C Toyotta Innova/
A/C Indica/Indigo car
-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 will be appointed for the Tour. who can also act as an Escort.
- If there is no Land journey break in the Tour, One Driver, One Vehicle will be allotted for the entire Tour . The same Driver & Vehicle will be along with the guests for the entire journey
Train journey from Bangalore to Chennai in A/C Chair car in Shathabdi Express/Brindavan express is included
In all Hotels & Resorts Food will be on Bed & Breakfast Basis ( CP) unless specified .But 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
Cultural Temple Tour at
Kancheepuram,Mahabalipuram,Chidambaram,Tanjore & Trichy
Hisorical Tour ,Country Craft Cruise & Kathakali show at Cochin
Full day Tea Garden Tour with Tea Museum visit At Munnar
Boat Tour, Spice Tour & Jungle Safari at Periyar
Houseboat Cruise & night stay in Houseboat from Alleppey to Kumarakom.
Toy train journey from Mettupalayam to ooty
Sightseeing Tour at Ooty,Mysore ,Hassan,Belur,halebid & sravanabelagola
City Tour at Bangalore & Chennai
Entry Fees, Service & other Taxes, Toll Charges ,Bata & Night halting Charges ,Local Guides at Selected locations
Airport tax, Air fares, Food cost other than specified, Phone call charges & other personnel expenses of the Guests.
Package Price/ Person based on Twin sharing
from 01st oct to 19th Dec' & from 16th jan ' to to 30th april'
Price/Person in EURO
Price/person in INR
SUPPLIMENTARY ATTRACTION COSTS/PERSON
Half Day Cookery Demonstration Tour to a traditional home with lunch or Dinner
Half day Kalaripayattu programme
Full day Jeep safari to the Forests of Periyar with Lunch
Full day Bamboo rafting with lUnch
Half day Bullock cart Drive
Periyar Tiger trail (with 01 overnight stay)
Half day Elephant safari with Pachy derm moments
Backwater historical Tour At Cochin with Guide service(3 Hr)
1. The enrite Itinerary can be reversed viz.Chennai-Bangalore-Hassan-Mysore-ootty-Cochin-Munnar-Periyar -House boat-Kovalam-Madurai-Tanjore-Mahabalipuram-Chennai at no extra cost.
2.If you reach Chennai late,you can skip 01 night at Mahabalipuram by adding 01 night at Chennai at no extra cost.
3.You can skip 01 night at Tanjore & can add 01 night at Pondicherry at no extra cost
4.You can skip 01 night at Munnar & can add 01 more night at Periyar at no extra cost
5.You can skip 01 night at Hassan & can add 01 mnore night at ooty at no extra cost