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Enchanting South - 2350 $ /person onwards

Enchanting South India Travel Package
Duration : 23 Nights / 24 Days

Nearly untouched by invasions throughout its history, the Indian heritage is more intact here than in any other region of the country. 

Day 1 : Mumbai
Arrive Mumbai in the evening. Welcome by our representative with flower garlands on arrival at the airport. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Mumbai

Day 2: Mumbai
India's foremost sea port, Mumbai is a commercial Centre and the hub of the world's largest film industry commonly called Bollywood. Start your tour visiting Gateway of India, the Hanging Gardens, and Marine Drive or "Queens Necklace", the street lights shining like jewels at night. After which enjoy a leisurely walk towards  Victoria station and the market of Colaba. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Mumbai

Day 3: Mumbai
Take a cruise in the Arabian Sea to see the famous the Elephanta Caves - Hewn out of a solid rock, the cave complex is a collection of shrines, courtyards, inner cells, grand halls and porticos arranged in the splendid symmetry of Indian rock-cut architecture with exquisite stone sculptures of Hindu Gods and Goddesses. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Mumbai

Day 4: Bombay / Bangalore
Morning at leisure in Mumbai. In the afternoon, leave for the airport to catch a flight for Bangalore. On arrival check-in at the hotel. Overnight in Bangalore

Day 5: Bangalore 
After breakfast, proceed for an orientation of the city. The visit Lal Bagh, the National Museum with painting and relics of the 5000 year old Mohaenjodaro Civilization. Vidhan Sauda, a magnificent post-independence. Later time free for shopping. Overnight in Bangalore.

Day 6: Bangalore / Mysore (3 ½ hrs)
Today, depart for Mysore - the capital of the erstwhile princely state, this quaint charming city has a profusion of palaces and museums.

En route, stop at Srirangapattanam, the summer Palace of Tipu Sultan, located on an island of Cauvery. In the afternoon, we visit the Brindavan Gardens one of the most beautifully terrace gardens in the world. Mysore is famous for its silk material, sandalwood and incense sticks. Overnight in Mysore.

Day 7: Mysore
Morning, visit the Mysore Palace built in Indo-Saracenic style with domes, arches and colonnades. It's a kaleidoscope of stained glass, beautiful carved wooden doors, mosaic floors, and exquisite paintings. Also visit Chamundi Hills - the temple of patron Goddess of Wodeyars, located 335 meters high which can be approached by 1000 steps. Half way towards the Temple is the giant monolith Nandi Bull. Overnight in Mysore.

Day 8: Mysore / Chennai (Train)
Enjoy the day at leisure and later transfer to the railway station to board a train to Chennai. Arrive Chennai. Overnight in Chennai.

Day 9: Chennai / Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram / Chennai
After breakfast depart for Mahabalipuram, was a port of the Pallava rulers of Kanchipuram. Famus for rock-cut temples.  Continue drive to Kanchipuram: famous for both its temples and its hand-woven silks. Later return to Chennai. Overnight in Chennai

Day 10: Chennai
Morning, proceed for the city tour of Chennai, - the gateway to south and one of the India's metropolitan cities located on the Coromandel Coast. Tour starts with a visit to Saint Mary's Church the oldest surviving building in the East. Visit the famous Museum that houses a fantastic collection of medieval artillery, regimental flags, weapons and armour. Also visit the St. George Fort built in the year1644. Drive along the Marina, one of the most beautiful marine promenades in the world. End the tour with a visit to the Kapaleeshwara Temple. Overnight in Chennai

Day 11: Chennai / Pondicherry (3 hrs)
Morning drive down to Pondicherry. In the afternoon visit the famous Aurobindo Ashram and visit the French quaters. Overnight in Pondicherry

DAY 12 : Pondicherry / Tanjore 
Leave for Chidambram. Visit the beautiful temple of Nataraja - dancing Shiva. Continue towards Tanjore, visit the Brihadeshwara temple, one of the finest examples of Dravidian art. Overnight in Tanjore

DAY 13 : Tanjore / Trichy / Madurai (195 km) 
Leave for Trichy. On arrival visit Srirangam Temple, the temple of Ranganath Swami dedicated to Vishnu with its 21 gopurams. Enjoy a short walk at the foot of the Fort of Rock. Depart for Madurai. Overnight in Madurai

Day 14: Madurai
In the morning, visit Madurai city. Visit the thousand-pillared Meenakshi Temple covered from top to bottom in a profusion of multi coloured images of Gods, Goddesses and mythical figures. In the afternoon, visit the Tirumalai Nayak Palace. In the evening, get a chance to attend the night ceremony at the Temple, with melodious music. Return to the hotel.

Day 15: Madurai / Kanyakumari
Spend the morning at leisure to visit the local market to shop for souvenirs. In the evening, depart for the railway station to catch a train for Kanyakumari. Night on board.

Day 16: Kanyakumari
Arrive Kanyakumari. In the afternoon, start a tour of Kanyakumari with a visit to the Kumari Amman Temple, the Vivekananda Rock which has two Mandaps. Visit the Holy Foot is a foot shaped carving found on the rock and is believed to be the footprint of Goddess Kumari who stood on this rock on one leg and performed the Tapasya (penance). Experience the magnificient Kanyakumari sunset near the sea. Overnight in Kanyakumari.

Day 17: Kanyakumari / Kovalam
Start your journey to Kovalam with sandy beaches, a cool breeze that silently ruffles the coconut lagoons. The exotic beach resort in Kerala has its history blended into the warm sands of time. Overnight in Kovalm

Day 18: Kovalam
Enjoy the entire day at leisure to maybe catch up on a little sun bathing on the warm and sandy beach or just simply enjoy a relaxing Ayurveda Massage at a Spa. Overnight in Kovalm

Day 19: Kovalam / Periyar 
Morning, drive to Periyar in Kerala. In the afternoon visit the spice garden and spice market. Overnight in Periyar.

Day 20: Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
Morning, enjoy a boat cruise to discover the park. Animals found here include elephant, sambar, gaur and wild boars and birds like ibis and grey heron. Afternoon free to relax. Overnight in Periyar

Day 21: Pariyar / Alleppey (4 hrs)
After breakfast depart for Alleppey, this region is especially famous for the Backwaters.
Upon arrival board the House Boat called Kettuvallam. Navigate through the tropical countryside, enchanting backwaters of Alleppey to Palm fringed narrow canals winding through the vast expanse of paddy fields and the neat tiny hamlets, typical villages and regattas (snake boats). Meals cooked and served on board. Overnight on bord.

Day 22: Alleppey / Cochin
Morning depart for Cochin now called 'Kochi' is the commercial hub of Kerala and a town of great historical importance. It has one of the finest natural harbours and is called the "Queen of the Arabian Sea". Cochin also boasts of one of the oldest churches in India. In the afternoon, visit the Fort area including the Dutch Palace, the Church of St. Frances and the Jewish Synagogue. Overnight in Cochin 

Day 23: Cochin / Departure
After breakfast transfer to Cochin airport to board your homebound flight.


Enchanting South India Travel Package
Duration : 23 Nights / 24 Days

This itinerary covers the following destinations : Mumbai - Bangalore - Mysore - Chennai - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry - Madurai - Kanyakumari - Kovalam - Periyar - Cochin -
Elephanta Cave, Mumbai Tours & Travels

Day 1 : Mumbai
Day 2: Mumbai
Day 3: Mumbai
Day 4: Bombay / Bangalore
Day 5: Bangalore 
Day 6: Bangalore / Mysore (3 ½ hrs)
Day 7: Mysore
Day 8: Mysore / Chennai (Train)
Day 9: Chennai / Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram / Chennai
Day 10: Chennai
Day 11: Chennai / Pondicherry (3 hrs)
DAY 12 : Pondicherry / Tanjore 
DAY 13 : Tanjore / Trichy / Madurai (195 km) 
Day 14: Madurai
Day 15: Madurai / Kanyakumari
Day 16: Kanyakumari
Day 17: Kanyakumari / Kovalam
Day 18: Kovalam
Day 19: Kovalam / Periyar 
Day 20: Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
Day 21: Pariyar / Alleppey (4 hrs)
Day 22: Alleppey / Cochin
Day 23: Cochin / Departure


PRICE DETAIL: US$ 2350 PER PERSON 

THE ABOVE IS INDICATIVE COST BASED ON 02 PERSONS TRAVELING TOGETHER AND VALID FROM 01 OCT’17 TILL 31 MARCH’18. THE INDICATIVE COST INCLUDES:

  • Accommodation in Twin / Double Sharing Room for 23 nights/24 days at 3-4 star Hotels on bed & breakfast basis except one night on House Boat on full board basis.
  • Traditional welcome with Flower Garlands on arrival at the airport
  • Transfers, sightseeing/excursions by an air conditioned car as per the itinerary. 
  • Train ticket (2 tier air conditioned class) for travel from Mysore to Chennai. 
  • 1 time entrance fees to all Monuments during the sightseeing.
  • Services of English speaking local guide during the sightseeing.
  • 02 bottles of mineral water (500 Mg per bottle) per person per day during transfer from one city to another city. 
  • Assistance of our local representative offices
  • Presently applicable Government Taxes except the GST (applicable on total cost of package is @ 5% and is subject to change).

 PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • GST (will be extra @ 5% on the total cost) and is subject to change.
  • Lunches, dinners and any mandatory meals. 
  • International flights and Airport departure Taxes from India (this is generally included in your ticket)
  • Any domestic air fare.
  • Visa fees (compulsory : to be obtained from the Indian Consulate of your country of residence ; passport valid 6 months after return date)
  • Any expenses of personal nature such as food, beverages, Ayurveda massages & Spa, laundry, telephone calls, tips, photography and video fees, etc.
  • Any new taxes / fees imposed by the Government.
  • Any other thing not mentioned above as cost includes


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