The Great South of India (14 nights / 15 days)

You will be dazzled by the religious fervor of Tamil Nadu, its colorful temples and its Dravidian architecture. In Kerala, the lush nature is queen, between the mountain of Western ghats, the jungle and the sea, you will feel a breath of fresh air and a real moment of relaxation. Finally, Karnataka is home to many architectural treasures. A region where the beautiful Indian countryside contrasts between rice fields and pink granite blocks.
From Chennai to Cochin, dive into complete immersion on this itinerary in South India. Discover the cultural mix of the old colonial cities in Pondicherry and Kochi. Follow in the footsteps of ancient Tamil Nadu dynasties and visit UNESCO-listed temples. Explore the tea and spice plantations that make up Kerala's richness. Take a houseboat cruise on the Backwaters, beautiful canals and lagoons lined with exotic nature.

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$1,197

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Duration

15 days

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  • What's included :
    • 14x Breakfast
    • Accommodation included: 14 nights
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    What's excluded :

    • Day 1: Chennai

      Stop At: Chennai (Madras), Chennai (Madras), Chennai District, Tamil Nadu
      Visit Chennai, hectic metropolis, formerly named Madras, and capital of Tamil Na-du. The city has a rich heritage in the arts, sculpture and architecture.
      Discovery of a temple dedicated to Shiva, a church.
      Visit of the government museum (Bronze-gallery).
      Duration: 3 hours

      Stop At: Marina Beach Road, Chennai (Madras) 600005 India
      Discovery of Marina beach.
      Duration: 1 hour

      No meals included on this day.
      Accommodation included: Overnight at the hotel in Chennai.

      Day 2: Chennai / Mahabalipuram / Pondichery

      Stop At: Mahabalipuram, Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu
      Departure for Pondichery.
      Stop en route: visit Mahabalipuram, very old city famous for its temples by the sea, as well as for the manufacture of statuettes of deities: Panch Ratha (the five), monolithic monuments of different sizes and shapes excavated from a small hill, descending gently towards the south, south of the village.
      There are four other ratha elsewhere in Mahabalipuram. A large number of temples, often exca-vés, are also scattered on the territory of the village. Finally, there is also in the village a huge vaguely spherical rock called the ball of butter Krishna. The Mahabalipuram site is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
      Visit the Shore Temple.
      Duration: 3 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel Pondicherry.

      Day 3: Pondichery

      Stop At: Pondicherry, Pondicherry, Union Territory of Pondicherry
      Visit Pondicherry, its French Quarter, with its buildings with French architecture.
      Visit of the government museum.
      Duration: 3 hours

      Stop At: Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Rue de la Marine, Pondicherry India
      Visit Sri Aurobindo Ashram, museum become an integral yoga center and Ganesha temple.
      Duration: 2 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      Accommodation included: Overnight at the hotel in Pondicherry.

      Day 4: Pondichery / Tanjore / Trichy

      Stop At: Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India
      Departure for Trichy.
      On the way, visit Tanjore, the city of Chola kings. The magnificent temple of Brihadishvara, high place of Shaivism, will surprise you by the finesse of its realization and especially its bronze museum. Lunch at Tanjore, then drive to Trichy.
      Duration: 3 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      Accommodation included: Overnight at the hotel in Trichy.

      Day 5: Trichy

      Stop At: Tiruchirappalli, Tiruchirappalli, Tiruchirappalli District, Tamil Nadu
      Trichy Tour
      Duration: 1 hour

      Stop At: Srirangam Melur Ayyanar Temple, Melur village near Srirangam, Tiruchirappalli India
      Visit Tamil Srirangam temple.
      Duration: 1 hour

      Stop At: Rock Fort Temple, Rock Hills, Tiruchirappalli India
      Rock Fort Temple Tour
      Duration: 1 hour

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      Accommodation included: Overnight at the hotel in Trichy.

      Day 6: Trichy / Madurai

      Stop At: Madurai, Madurai, Madurai District, Tamil Nadu
      Departure for Madurai, religious capital of Tamil Nadu.
      Arrival and installation at the hotel.
      Duration: 1 hour

      Stop At: Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, Mahal Vadampokki St Near Meenakshi Temple, Madurai 625001 India
      Discovery of Tirumalai Nayak Palace
      Duration: 1 hour

      Stop At: Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, Venmani Rd, Sellur, Madurai 625002 India
      Visit the Temple of the goddess Meenakshi. The "Sanctum Santorium" of the temple is unfortunately not open to visitors.

      Duration: 1 hour

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel in Madurai.

      Day 7: Madurai

      Stop At: Madurai, Madurai, Madurai District, Tamil Nadu
      Free day to visit the city.
      Duration: 5 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel in Madurai.

      Day 8: Madurai / Periyar

      Stop At: Thekkady, Thekkady, Idukki District, Kerala
      Departure for Periyar / Thekkady.
      Arrival and installation at the hotel.
      Relaxation. Ayurveda massage offers Ayurveda Ayurveda Ayurvedic massages, a unique traditional massage technique practiced by Indians for millennia. These benefits are many, and you will mainly relax and give a beautiful luster to your skin.
      Duration: 5 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      Accommodation included: Overnight at the hotel in Periyar.

      Day 9: Periyar

      Stop At: Periyar Lake, Thekkady India
      Walk on the lake of Periyar.
      Discovery of the garden of spices and coffee.
      In the evening, free time. Periyar is the right place to buy spices, coffee or tea ...
      Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
      Duration: 1 hour

      Stop At: Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Kumily, Thekkady India
      Crossing the Periyar Nature Reserve where live elephants, tigers, ga-zelles, rhinos and other animals.
      Duration: 1 hour

      Stop At: Periyar Spice & Ayurvedic Garden, Munnar Thekkady Road, Kumily, Thekkady 685551 India
      Discovery of the garden of spices.
      Duration: 1 minute

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      Accommodation included: Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Periyar.

      Day 10: Periyar / Alleppey (night on boat)

      Stop At: Alappuzha, Kerala, India
      Departure for Alleppey; Alleppey is one of the most important tourist centers of the state, with an extensive network of inland channels earning it the nickname "Venice of the East". This vast channel network of approximately 800 km provides Alleppey with its lifeline. Alleppey is one of the main trading centers in the past with one of the best known ports along the Mala-bar coast. Even today, it retains its charm as a center for the coconut carpet and shrimp farming industries.
      Duration: 4 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      Accommodation included: Dinner and overnight aboard the houseboat. For total peace of mind, the boat will stay at the dock during the night.

      Day 11: Alleppey / Cochin

      Stop At: Kochi (Cochin), Kochi (Cochin), Ernakulam District, Kerala
      Departure for Cochin.
      Arrival in Cochin.
      Visit the oldest and most picturesque city of Kerala: the palace of the râja (or Dutch palace); Departure for Cochin.
      Arrival in Cochin.
      Visit the oldest and most picturesque city of Kerala: the palace of the râja (or Dutch palace), 'St Francis church (built by the Portuguese), and the' Chinese fishing nets'. Aligned at the end of Cochin Fort, Chinese fishing nets were introduced to Kerala by merchants from the Kubilay Khan court.
      Discovery of a huge market near the hotel; buying jewelry, clothes, etc ...
      Duration: 4 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      Accommodation included: Overnight at the hotel in Cochin.

      Day 12: Cochin

      Stop At: Kochi (Cochin), Kochi (Cochin), Ernakulam District, Kerala
      Free day.
      Duration: 6 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      Accommodation included: Overnight at the hotel in Cochin.

      Day 13: Cochin / Chennai (by plane)

      Stop At: Kochi (Cochin), Kochi (Cochin), Ernakulam District, Kerala
      Free morning for shopping.
      Departure to the airport in the early afternoon.
      Flight to Chennai.
      Arrive in Chennai, check in and overnight at the hotel.
      Duration: 3 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      Accommodation included: Arrive in Chennai, check in and overnight at the hotel.

      Day 14: Chennai

      Stop At: Chennai (Madras), Chennai (Madras), Chennai District, Tamil Nadu
      Free day.

      Duration: 6 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      Accommodation included: Overnight at the hotel in Chennai.

      Day 15: Chennai - airport return flight

      Stop At: Chennai (Madras), Chennai (Madras), Chennai District, Tamil Nadu
      Transfer to the airport.
      Duration: 1 hour

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      No accommodation included on this day.
    • Departure Point :
      Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
      • Chennai Airport, Chennai (Madras) India
      Departure Time :
      Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 9/18/2019 - 11/4/2021
      Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
      Return Detail :
      -
      Hotel Pickup :
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Stroller accessible
      • Near public transportation
      • Infant seats available
      • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
      • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
      • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
      • Most travelers can participate
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
      • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

    Language

    English - Guide

    Age Req.

    -

    Fitness Req.

    None

    Group Size

    15

    Organised by Voyasia

    Activity ID: V-199124P1

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