Best Of South Indian Holidays

Package Overview

Total Days including Arrival & Departure : 13 days

Tour Start Location : Chennai

Countries Covered : India

Tour End Location : Cochin

Itinerary

Day 1 :   Chennai Airport to Mahabalipuram (1.5hrs)

Meet and greet on arrival at Chennai Airport.You will be received by our representative at the airport, who will take you to Mahabalipuram from Chennai by car. Enroute you can see DakshinaChithra traditional houses and handicrafts of rural Tamil Nadu. Check-in at hotel.

Day 2 :   Mahabalipuram Sightseeing

After breakfast, visit the places like Arjunas Penance and Tiger Cave and relax on the beach in the evening.

Day 3 :   Mahabalipuram to Puducherry (2 hrs)

After breakfast, check out from hotel and travel to Puducherry, the French town. Check-in at the hotel and in the afternoon go to Paradise Beach and spend time till evening.

Night Stay: Puducherry

Day 4 :   Puducherry Sightseeing

After breakfast, drive through the French colony (White town) and surrounding attractions. Visit Auroville, Aurobindo Ashram and Government Museum. Spend time in seaside promenade shopping and return back to hotel.

Night Stay: Puducherry

Day 5 :   Puducherry to Tanjore (3.5 hrs)

After breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Tanjore by car. Check-in at the hotel and in the afternoon visit the famous places in the area. Tanjore is known for its architecture and paintings. Visit the magnificient Bragatheeswarar Temple which is known as Big Temple. This temple is special because the shade of the tower doesn?t fall on the ground.

Night Stay: Tanjore

Day 6 :   Tanjore to Karaikudi (2 hrs)

After breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Karaikudi which is famous for its fortress-like homes and temples. Burma teak motif, handmade tiles, stained glass windows and intricate carpentry are all unique ingredients of Karaikudi. Every home is an architectural brilliance.

Night Stay: Karikudi

Day 7 :   Karaikudi to Madurai(2 hrs)

After breakfast, check out from the hotel and move to the flower town Madurai by car. Check-in at the hotel and in the afternoon visit Madurai Meenakshi Temple, Koodalazhagar temple, Sound and Light show in the evening at 17th century Nayaks palace.

Night Stay: Madurai

Day 8 :   Madurai to Munnar (3.5 hrs)

After breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Munnar. While driving through Munnar, enjoy the beautiful streams of small waters, Pepper cardamom and Tea plantations and thick forests. On arrival, check-in at the hotel.

Night Stay: Munnar

Day 9 :   Munnar Sightseeing

After breakfast, we will take you for a full day sightseeing of Munnar covering Mattupetty Lake & dam, Echo Point, Kundale Lake and Blossom garden. Eravikulam Wildlife sanctuary and Tea Plantation offer a spectacular view.

Night Stay: Munnar

Day 10 :   Munnar to Periyar (2.5 hrs

After breakfast, check out from the hotel and get ready to travel to Periyar by car. After a morning drive through the scenic beauty on the way to Periyar, check-in at the hotel there and in the afternoon roam freely in the wildlife sanctuary covering an area of 777 sq km.

Night Stay: Periyar

Day 11 :   Periyar Sightseeing

After breakfast, visit the wonderful places in the area. In Periyar, there is a 26 sq km. artificial lake. It serves as natural habitat for wild boars, elephants and antelopes. Watch them on the banks of the river during a boat cruise.

Night Stay: Periyar

Day 12 :   Houseboat

After breakfast, travel to houseboat from Periyar. A houseboat cruise in these backwaters is a delightful experience. Enjoy the evening in the sun deck.

Night Stay: Alleppey Houseboat

Day 13 :   Houseboat to Cochin. Drop to Airport

After breakfast, check out from hotel and drive to Cochin Airport to board the flight to your onward destination.Tour ends.

Place Details

Munnar

Munnar, in east-central Kerala, is the epicenter of the states tea industry. Plantations of neatly manicured bushes cloak the slopes soaring above this ramshackle town, overshadowed by south Indias highest peaks. Visits to tea gardens are popular daytrips, and the more energetic may trek to the high, grassy ridges overlooking the valley for a glimpse of a Nilgiri tahr, a rare mountain goat endemic to this area.

Periyar

The pride of Kerala and a testimony to natures splendour and human innovation, the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is situated on the banks of the Periyar Lake – an artificial lake, at Thekkady. Here the high ranges of the Western Ghats are clothed in dense evergreen, moist deciduous forests and savannah grasslands. Below this thick green canopy roam herds of elephants, sambars, tigers, gaurs, lion tailed macaques and Nilgiri langurs.

Madurai

One of South India’s great temple towns, Madurai is synonymous with the celebrated Meenakshi Temple. Situated on the banks of river Vaigai, Madurai has a rich cultural heritage passed on from the great Tamil era more than 2500 years old. Madurai was an important cultural and commercial centre even as early as 550 AD.Chennai may be the capital of Tamil Nadu, but Madurai claims its soul. Madurai is Tamil-born and Tamil-rooted, one of the oldest cities in India, a metropolis that traded with ancient Rome and was a great capital long before Chennai was even dreamed of.Tourists, Indian and foreign, come here for the celebrated Meenakshi Amman Temple, a dazzling maze-like structure ranking among India's greatest

Alleppey Houseboat

A house boat is about 67 feet in length and has a width of around 13 feet in the middle. The materials that go into the making are all local and Eco friendly bamboo poles, coconut fiber ropes, bamboo mats, coir carpets etc. The main wood used is Anjili. The house boats have fully furnished single and double rooms with sundeck, private balcony with comfortable chairs, kitchen and toilet with WC.

Tanjore

Tanjore is a city in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu.It is an important center of South Indian religion, art, and architecture. Most of the great living Chola temples, which are UNESCO World Heritage Monument, are located in and around Thanjavur. The most popular among those are Brihadeswara Temple which is located in the centre of the city.Thanjavur is also famous for its local paintings.There are many places, structures and ancient establishments developed with Vedic engineering that are considered mysterious.The Tanjore big temple contains more than 100 underground passages to various places.

Puducherry

A welcome respite from the citys frenzied streets is the exquisite tomb of Akbar, on the northern outskirts, which rises from parkland grazed by gazelles and black-faced langur monkeys – like a picture from a Mughal miniature. The ghostly ruins of the palace complex the great Mughal emperor built, after his conquest of Gujarat, on a ridge 28 miles (45 km) southwest at Fatehpur Sikri is Agras other obligatory day trip.

Karikudi

Karaikudi is a municipal town positioned in Sivagangai district of the country of Tamil Nadu. The area is the maximumfamous inside the whole municipality due to the fact it is also the biggest metropolis within the district. it's far a part of the Chettinad vicinity that consists of a complete of seventy five villages. The town is at the highway that connects Trichy and Rameshwaram.

Hotel Details

City Premium Luxury Once In A Life Time
Munnar Aranyaka Resorts Munnar Parakkat Nature Resort Luxury Hotel
Periyar The Mountain Courtyard (4 Star) Green Woods Nature Resorts (5 Star) Luxury Hotel
Madurai Fortune Pandiyan Heritage Madurai Luxury Hotel
Alleppey Houseboat Allappey Houseboat Allappey Houseboat Allappey Houseboat
Tanjore Lakshmi Hotel Sangam Hotel Tanjore Luxury Hotel
Puducherry
Karikudi

Inclusion

  • 12 nights stay at well furnished room
  • 12 days breakfast at the Hotel.
  • Transfers from airport to hotel & back to airport whenever required.
  • Sightseeing coverage as per the tour itinerary.
  • Car toll gate charges, Car Parking Charges & fuel charges.
  • Driver allowances for the entire trip.
  • Luxury & service taxes at the hotel.
  • Service taxes for all the transport arrangements.

Exclusion

  • Visa fee or charges , Flight ticket charges.
  • Personal guide.
  • Tips, personal expenses.
  • Items which are not mentioned in the inclusion

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