MINCC12
Best of South India 12 Days
Overview:
  • India
  • Chennai– Mahabalipuram– Pondicherry– Trichy– Madurai – Thekkady– Kumarakom- Alleppey HB– Cochin
  • USD $1,435
  • DAILY DEPARTURE
  • 12 Days
  • 13
Tour Code: MINCC12
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Tour Highlights:
  • Kanchipuram Temple complex
  • Panch Rathas, Arjuna's Penance and the Shore Temple in Mahabalipuram
  • In Trichy, cover Rock Fort, Srirangam and Thiruvanaikkaval
  • Temple tour of Madurai
  • Visit to Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Boat Ride at Lake Periyar, Spice plantation tour & Kalari show
  • Stay in Alleppey backwater and cruise in Kerala backwaters
  • In Cochin, Kathakali Dance, Mattancherry palace & Jewish Synagogue
Itinerary in Brief:
City Nights Accomodation
Chennai 1 Savera Hotel or similar
Mahabalipuram 2 Chariot Beach Resort or similar
Pondicherry 1 Le Pondy Hotel or similar
Trichey 1 Sangam Hotel or similar
Madurai 2 Heritage Madurai Hotel or similar
Thekkady 1 Carmelia Haven Hotel or similar
Kumarakom 1 Aveda Kumarakom Resort or similar
Alleppey 1 Lakes & Lagoons Deluxe Houseboat
Cochin 1 8th Bastion Hotel
Prices & Dates
TOUR CODE: MINCC12
Daily Departure
Price USD$ Per Person *
Date Twin Share Single Supplement
Apr 01 2018 - Sep 31 2018 $1,435 $735
*Prices are based on minimum 2 person
Prices Include:
  • 11 night accommodation in well-appointed rooms as mentioned below hotels or equivalent
  • Assistance at the airport
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary by private tourist vehicle
  • Kathakali Show in Cochin
  • Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Boating at Periyar Lake, Spice plantation tour & Kalari show
  • Entry Fee at the Monuments
  • Services of English-speaking guide during sightseeing tours
  • Drivers allowances, toll taxes and Govt. Service Tax
Prices Exclude:
  • International airfare, taxes, fuel surcharges, tipping, personal expenditures, baggage handling and shipping, optional tours, drinks, camera / video camera fees applicable at monuments
Remark:
* Price are indicated in US dollars per person based on twin room sharing occupancy * All regulations are refer to Tai Pan Tours Terms and Conditions on Tai Pan Tours website. *Join-in transfers and tours (unless specified as private tour) *Price are indicated in US dollars per person based on twin room sharing occupancy *All regulations are refer to Tai Pan Tours Terms and Conditions on Tai Pan Tours website. *Join-in transfers and tours *CAD$ is acceptable base on current exchange rate . *Currency exchange rate are subject to change without prior notice due to fluctuation.
Itinerary
Legend: B=Breakfast / L=Lunch / D=Dinner
D1 Arrival Chennai
Meet our representative upon arrival in Chennai - the capital city of Tamil Nadu is sited on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal. It has played a very crucial role in the traditional, historical and academic growth of the country, representing the different elements of the highest variety of the Dravidian civilization. Also, considered as the cultural hub of South India which is famous for its affluent heritage in classical dance, music, architecture, sculpture, crafts, etc.

After reaching, proceed to hotel and check-in for overnight stay.

Accommodation in Savera Hotel,Chennai

D2 Chennai car Mahabalipuram
Drive to Mahabalipuram - the major seaport of the ancient Pallava kingdom based at Kanchipuram, and a wander round the town’s great, World Heritage–listed temples and carvings inflames the imagination, especially at sunset. Take an excursion to Kanchipuram - Visit the Ekambaranatha Temple, Vaishnavite Vicuna Perumal Temple, Varadharaja Perumal Temple, Kamakshi Temple, and Kailasanatha Temple.

Overnight in Chariot Beach Resort, Mahabalipuram

B
D3 Mahabalipuram
After breakfast proceed to explore highlights of Mahabalipuram – covering Panch Rathas, Arjuna's Penance and the Shore Temple.

Overnight in Chariot Beach Resort, Mahabalipuram

B
D4 Mahabalipuram car Pondicherry
After breakfast check-out from the hotel and proceed to Pondicherry - the older part of this former French colony has a lot of quiet, clean, shady, cobbled streets, lined with mustard-yellow colonial townhouses numbered in an almost logical manner. You will probably spend most of your time in this part of town, old Pondicherry may well seem a sea of tranquility.

On arrival, check-in to your hotel.

Later, proceed to visit half-day sightseeing tour of Pondicherry covering Auroville, Aurobindo ashram, Museum and Church of sacred hearts of Jesus.

Overnight in Le Pondy Hotel, Pondicherry

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D5 Pondicherry car Trichy
After breakfast, check-out from the hotel and drive towards Trichey . Arrive Trichey and check-in at the hotel.

Later, proceed for the visit of visit Rock Fort, Srirangam and Thiruvanaikkaval.

Overnight stay in Sangam Hotel, Trichey

B
D6 Trichy car Madurai
After early breakfast, check-out from the hotel and drive to Madurai. Arrive and check-in at your hotel.

Overnight in Heritage Madurai Hotel, Madurai.

B
D7 Madurai
Visit the Meenakshi Temple, Gandhi Memorial Museum, Tirumalai Nayak and Koodal Azhagar Temple. In the evening, re-visit the Meenakshi Temple to witness the evening prayer ceremony at the temple.

Overnight Heritage Madurai Hotel, Madurai

B
D8 Madurai car Thekkady
After breakfast, drive to Thekkady (Periyar) and on arrival check-in at the hotel.

Enjoy a full day sightseeing tour of Periyar. Set high in the ranges of the Western Ghats in Kerala, is the Periyar National Park and Tiger Reserve. Periyar wildlife sanctuary has a picturesque lake at the heart of the sanctuary. Herds of playful wild elephants have made Periyar Lake their favorite haunt for frolicking in the water. They can be witnessed bathing and swimming here. Enjoy a boat ride on the lake to view the wildlife at close quarters. Other inhabitants of Periyar include the leopard, wild dog, barking deer, mouse deer, Nilgiri langur, bonnet macaque, sambhar, porcupines, squirrels, gaur (Indian bison), wild boar and sloth bear. Later, take a spice plantation tour. The aroma and pleasant ambiance of the spice and tea plantations of Periyar are fascinating. Spices found in Thekkady include pepper, clove, cardamom, nutmeg, ginger, turmeric, vanilla and curry leaves. In evening, watch traditional Kalari show.

(Optional) : You can also enjoy an elephant ride in Periyar.

Return to the hotel for overnight stay.

Overnight in Carmelia Haven Hotel, Thekkady

B
D9 Thekkady car Kumarakom
After breakfast, check-out and proceed to Kumarakom - a charming emerald peninsula jutting into the picturesque Vembanad Lake dotted with innumerable traditional country rafts, boats and canoes. The fresh water of the lake flows into the mainland, making a labyrinth of lagoons, canals and waterways. Spend the rest of the day at beautiful resort of Kumarakom.

(Optional) : Explore the Kerala Backwaters through sunset cruise at Vembanad Lake.

Overnight stay in Aveda Kumarakom Resort, Kumarakom

B
D10 Kumarakom car river cruise Alleppey
Proceed to Alleppey by road after breakfast.

After arrival, check-in at the houseboat in backwaters of Kerala. Alleppey is a charming emerald peninsula jutting into the picturesque Vembanad Lake dotted with innumerable traditional country rafts, boats and canoes. The fresh water of the lake flows into the mainland, making a labyrinth of lagoons, canals and waterways. Spend the rest of the day cruising through beautiful backwaters.

Overnight at the Lakes & Lagoons Deluxe Houseboat, Alleppey

B / L / D
D11 Alleppey car Cochin
After breakfast, proceed to Serene Cochin which is amalgam of medieval Portugal, Holland and an English village grafted onto the tropical Malabar Coast. Enjoy city tour covering Mattanchery Palace- gifted to the king of Cochin, by Portuguese in 1555, about 500 year old Jewish Synagogue, Chinese fishing nets, local spices market followed by colorful performing art – Kathakali Dance.

Later in the evening, return to the hotel for overnight stay.

Overnight in 8th Bastion Hotel, Cochin

B
D12 Cochin Departure
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Cochin airport for next destination.
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