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South India Dravidian Tours - 1213 $ /person onwards

India Dravidian - To Malabar and Kerala
Duration: 10 Nights / 11 Days
The delightful south; nearly untouched by invasions throughout its history, the Indian heritage is more intact here than in other regions of the country.  

DAY 1 : Depart for Chennai 
Night in the plane.

DAY 2 : Chennai 
Arrive Chennai in the morning...! Welcome and transfer to the hotel. Chennai is the gateway to south India and also an important harbour. Afternoon, visit the St. George Fort built in 1640 A.D now the Tamil Nadu State Legislature, San Thomas Cathedral, and the famous bronze Museum. Overnight in Chennai

DAY 3 : Chennai / Mahabalipuram
Depart for Kanchipuram, one of India's seven sacred Hindu cities. It is also known as the city of thousand temples. Kanchipuram is also famous for its silk saris. Thereafter, proceed to Mahaballipuram, the ancient seaport city of Pallavas, known for its rock hewn temples. Overnight in Mahabalipuram.

DAY 4 : Mahabalipuram / Pondicherry (130 km) 
Leave for Pondicherry; the erstwhile capital of French India. A part of India since 1954, it still retains its French character. In the afternoon visit the famous Aurobindo Ashram and visit the French quaters. Overnight in Pondicherry.

DAY 5 : 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 6 : 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 7 :  Madurai 
Madurai the cultural capital of the South India. It has been a centre of learning for centuries. Visit The Meenakshi temple. Afternoon, visit the city beginning with 15TH Century Tirumalai Nayak Palace. In the evening, attend the night ceremony at Meenakshi Temple. Overnight in Madurai. 

DAY 8 : Madurai / Periyar 
Morning, drive to Periyar in Kerala. In the afternoon 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. Overnight in Periyar.

DAY 9 : Periyar / Cochin 
In the morning, depart for Kottayam from where enjoy a "backwaters cruise", which will take you through the tropical countryside, Palm fringed narrow canals, the vast expanse of paddy fields and the neat tiny hamlets. Later proceed to Cochin. Cochin, is Kerala's center of trade for innumerable centuries. Cochin boasts of one of the oldest churches in India, cantilevered Chinese fishing nets, the historical Palace built by the Portuguese, Jewtown, complete with an immaculately preserved synagogues. Witness a spectacle of the Kathakali dances. Overnight in Cochin.

DAY 10 : Cochin / Mumbai (Flight) 
Morning  transfer to airport to take a flight to Mumbai. Arrive Mumbai and depart for sightseeing, 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. Overnight in Mumbai.

DAY 11 : Mumbai / departure
Depart for airport to take flight to your destination.


South India Dravidian Tours Package
Duration:- 11 Days / 10 Nights
DAY 1 : Depart for Chennai 
DAY 2 : Chennai 
DAY 3 : Chennai / Mahabalipuram
DAY 4 : Mahabalipuram / Pondicherry (130 km) 
DAY 5 : Pondicherry / Tanjore 
DAY 6 : Tanjore / Trichy / Madurai (195 km) 
DAY 7 :  Madurai 
DAY 8 : Madurai / Periyar 
DAY 9 : Periyar / Cochin 
DAY 10 : Cochin / Mumbai (Flight) 
DAY 11 : Mumbai / departure


PRICE DETAIL

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • First class hotels
  • Accommodation in Twin / Double Sharing Room
  • Stay bed & breakfast basis.
  • Traditional welcome with Flower Garlands on arrival at the airport
  • Transfers Airport / Hotel / Airport with Assistance
  • Air-conditioned transport
  • Visits & Excursions as per the details mentioned in the programme
  • 1 time entrance fees to all Monuments as per the itinerary included the entrance fees to UNESCO monuments and sites
  • Services of local English speaking guide wherever possible or English speaking Local Guides (or Language Guides) for the visits
  • 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 and dinners
  • International flights and Departure Airport Taxes from India (this is generally included in your ticket)
  • Air / train fare (if any)
  • 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 as cost includes

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