Beautiful South India
South India tour is made up of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. They lie in the southern part of the Indian Peninsula. South India is famous for its natural beauty and a rich cultural heritage thus providing visitors a stimulating experience. In the South India Tour Packages you will visit some of the best and finest temples of South India in the cities of Mahabalipuram and Madurai and also enjoy the vivid tropical vegetation as well as the boat trips on the backwaters of Kumarakom. Accommodations as indicated in the itinerary or similar Meals as indicated in the itinerary. Arrival and departure transfers ,all transfers during the trip All sightseeing as shown, including entrance fees Services of professional guides. All gratuities, except to your escort
Tour Duration: 12 days
Season: Jan - Dec
Tour Customizable: Yes
Number of Participants: Minimum: 2; Maximum: 22
All This Included
Our 10-day South- India itinerary takes you through spectacular history and a kaleidoscope of cultures, religions and landscapes. It is an introduction to the varied splendors of India on an itinerary planned to show you only the best.
Not included: International airfare, Personal expenses such as laundry; travel insurance; excess baggage fees; communication charges; cost of obtaining passport or visas; meals, beverages or sightseeing not included in the itinerary; any airfares; gratuities to your escort.
Tour Highlights Peace of mind with Advent Journeys providing support 24/7 Your comfort is always in our thoughts. Itineraries designed and timed with your comfort in mind and to avoid the crowds The 'rarely seen' and the 'must see' sights, including sunrise or sunset visits to the Taj Mahal. Unrushed, in-depth travel led by Advent Journeys's superior Tour Director that fully captures the essence of your explorations in India The most sought after rooms in the finest hotels in India.
Notes All prices and itineraries subject to change. Other dates and prices may apply. If you would like to extend your stay with a pre- or post-tour extension, please contact our Vacations travel counselor.
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|Day 1||Chennai||Chennai (Madras): Assistance on arrival at the airport and transfer to Hotel .Overnight at the Hotel.|
|Day 2||Chennai||Chennai: Morning sightseeing tour of Chennai. Santhome Cathedral ,St. Thomas ,Fort St. George .Overnight-Chennai.|
|Day 3||Pondicherry||Chennai - Pondicherry: En-route Morning excursion to Mahabalipuram & Kanchipuram.|
Later drive to Pondichery (160 kms/4 hrs approx) and upon arrival check-in at the hotel. Overnight-Pondicherry
|Day 4||Tanjore||Pondicherry - Tanjore: Morning sightseeing tour of Pondichery. Afternoon depart by surface to Tanjore en route visiting Chidambaram & Kumbakonam.|
Visit the Kumbeshwaran Temple.Upon arrival check-in at the hotel. Overnight - Tanjore
|Day 5||Madurai||Tanjore - Madurai: Morning after breakfast, depart by surface to Madurai (201 kms/4.5 hrs approx) and upon arrival check-in at the hotel.|
Afternoon sightseeing tour of Madurai city. Visit the great Meenakshi Temple.Evening witness the night ceremony at the Meenakshi Temple.Overnight at the Hotel in Madurai
|Day 6||Periyar||Madurai - Periyar: Morning depart by surface to Periyar (137 kms/4 hrs) .Upon arrival check-in at the hotel.|
The Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary offers a fairly good chance of seeing the great Indian tiger in its natural habitat.
Afternoon take game viewing boat-ride on the Artificial Periyar Lake. Dinner and overnight - Periyar
|Day 7||Kumarakam||Periyar-Kumarakam: Morning after breakfast, depart by surface to Kumarakom en route visiting Valiyapally and Cheriyapally Upon arrival check-in at the hotel.|
Evening take an Optional sunset Cruise .Overnight in Kumarakom.
|Day 8||Alleppy ||Kerala Backwaters - Alleppy: Morning after breakfast, depart by surface to Alleppy .This morning, you'll board a traditional Keralan rice boat for a journey through the backwaters in and around Allapuzha (Alleppey). Lunch, dinner & overnight - House Boat|
|Day 9||Kochi||Backwaters - Kochi: Disembarking at Allapuzha, enjoy a short drive to Kochi (Cochin). Afternoon half day sightseeing tour of Kochi (Cochin) - famous Jewish settlement and Synagogue, the Dutch Palace, the Chinese Nets, the Church of St Francis and the Tomb of Vasco da Gama.|
Evening witness a Kathakali Dance drama performance at one of the auditoriums. Overnight - Kochi
|Day 10||Chennai||Kochi -Chennai ( By Air): This morning enjoy a sightseeing tour,including a walking tour of Fort Cochin. With the afternoon fly to Chennai for your onward flight to your country.|
|Total meals - 13||Breakfasts - 11|
|Lunches - 1||Dinners - 1|
|Terms and Conditions|
* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices per person. Prices quoted for land arrangements based on Group Size & Season are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land prices are guaranteed. Airfares included as part of air-inclusive tour prices are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. International customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the tour origination city, we are able to offer the land portion of the package or tour, at the price quoted.