Southern Splendour Guaranteed Departures
Day 1 : Arrive Chennai and Chennai Sightseeing
Arrive Chennai in the morning. Afternoon sightseeing including Kapaleeshwarar Temple, St. Thomas Cathedral Basilica & Marina beach. Overnight at Hotel Raintree Ana Salai or similar.
Day 2 : To Pondicherry Mahabalipuram
Morning drive to Pondicherry via the World Heritage site of Mahabalipuram, with its delicate Shore Temples, graceful Rathas and Arjuna’s Penance. Two nights at Palais de Mahe or similar. BAccommodation: Palais De Mahe – Pondicherry
Day 3 : Pondicherry Sightseeing
Morning sightseeing of Pondicherry visiting the French and Tamil quarters, the Sri Aurobindo Ashram and international township of Auroville. Afternoon at leisure. B
Day 4 : To Kumbakonam Gangaikondacholapuram & Darasuram
Morning drive to Kumbakonam en-route visit Gangaikondacholapuram Temple and Darasuram – a UNESCO World Heritage monument. Overnight at Mantra Koodam or similar. BAccommodation: Mantra Koodam – Kumbakonam
Day 5 : To Chettinadu via Tanjore
Morning drive to Chettinadu - famed for its culinary delicacies and rich cultural heritage. Visit the superb Chola Brihadeeshwara Temple in Tanjore. Overnight at The Bangala or similar. BAccommodation: The Bangala – Chettinadu
Day 6 : To Madurai Evening Ceremony at Meenakshi Temple
Morning visit the Kings Palace and local market. Afternoon drive to Madurai. Evening visit the Meenakshi Temple to watch the “going to bed ceremony”. Two nights at GRT Regency or similar. BAccommodation: GRT Regency – Madurai
Day 7 : Madurai Sightseeing
Morning sightseeing of Madurai city including Gandhi Museum. Afternoon at leisure. B
Day 8 : To Munnar
Morning drive to Munnar- a breathtakingly beautiful, picture-postcard hill station. Two nights at Tea Harvester or similar. BAccommodation: Tea Harvester – Munnar
Day 9 : Plantation Walking Tour
Morning guided walking tour to tea plantations followed by a visit to a Tea Museum, to learn about the history of the traditional ‘cuppa’. B
Day 10 : To Periyar Spice Walk
Morning drive to Periyar. Afternoon spice plantation walk with an experienced naturalist. Two nights at Cardamom County or similar. BAccommodation: Cardamom County Resort – Periyar
Day 11 : Boat Ride on Lake Periyar
Morning boat ride on the Lake Periyar to watch the wildlife come to the shore to drink. Afternoon at leisure. B
Day 12 : To Houseboat
Early morning drive to Alleppey to board the converted traditional rice boat -Kettuvalam. Overnight on an air-conditioned houseboat. B, L, DAccommodation: Houseboat
Day 13 : To Kochi
Disembark at Alleppey and drive to Kochi. Watch a pulsating evening Kathakali dance performance. Two nights at Casino Hotel or similar. BAccommodation: Casino Hotel – Kochi
Day 14 : Kochi Sightseeing Mattancherry Palace, Chinese Fishing Nets
Morning sightseeing of this beautiful port city which also includes the Jewish Synagogue and Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica. Afternoon at leisure. B
Day 15 : Depart Cochin
Drive to Cochin and fly back home.
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|Price per person
|Single room supplement|
- Accommodation with en-suite facilities.
- Daily breakfast throughout. Houseboat on Full Board.
- Transfers as per the itinerary by air-conditioned vehicles.
- Excursions, sightseeing and entrance fees as per the itinerary.
- Services of English speaking guide during sightseeing.
- Full ATOL Bonding
- International Flights
- Visa Fee.
- Any expenses of a personal nature.
- Any optional Excursions.
- Travel Insurance*
It is essential to have adequate insurance in place before your departure. This should be appropriate for your age, health and destination you are visiting.
• Make sure it includes comprehensive medical and repatriation cover.
• Make sure it provides cover for your whole trip (whether one day or over a year).
• Make sure it covers you for all activities.
• Disclose pre-existing medical conditions.
• Take your policy number and the 24-hour emergency contact numbers with you.
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