Classical South India - 9 Days - 9 Nights Custom

kerala and south india

Start in Chennai (Madras) and end in Kochi (Cochin)! With the custom tour Classical South India - 9 Days, you have a 9 day tour package taking you through Chennai (Madras), India and 11 other destinations in India. Classical South India - 9 Days includes accommodation in a hotel as well as meals, transport and more.

Itinerary

  • ARRIVAL IN CHENNAI & SIGHT SEEING

    Arrival in Chennai, After the customs formalities, Meet with MTA Representative. Our Representative will be waiting for You Outside the exit gate of International Airport. Start Your Day with the panoramic tour of the city with the Marina Beach and the church of Saint Thomas, who came to India in 3rd century AD. Night in Chennai or Mahabalipuram. Inclusions : Accommodation, Transport, Tour Guide, Monument Entrances Tour Highlights : St Thomas Church, Marina Beach Please Note : The Tour Starts at 9 AM in the Morning, please plan your arrival accordingly. Hotel Checkin would be ?After the sightseeing.Start point Chennai International Airport, Chennai International Airport (MAA), Great Southern Trunk Rd, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

  • CHENNAI - MAHABALIPURAM - PONDICHERRY ( 220 KM ? 5 Hrs Approx, Excluding Stops)

    Drive to Pondicherry. Along the way, stop at Mahabalipuram to visit the famous seashore rock-cut and monolithic temples. A World Heritage site.? Visit the 7th-century Shore temple which is surrounded by lush gardens. Later visit the 7th- century Five Rathas and Arjuna Penance These temples are considered as the very first example of the Hindu temple architecture. Continue to Pondicherry. Arrival at Pondicherry and in the afternoon, visit the ancient French colony of Pondicherry with the visit of ashram of Sri Aurobindo, the great philosopher. Built by a disciple of Aurobindo in his memory, one of the most evocative active ashrams in India. Then take a walking tour in old city followed with the visit of ancient Portuguese and French churches. Inclusions : Accommodation, Breakfast , Transport, Tour Guide, Monument Entrances Tour Highlights : Seashore Temples of Mammalapuram, Aurobindo Ashram

  • PONDICHERRY ? GANGAIKONDACHOLPURAM ? DARASURAM - TANJORE ( 210 KM ? 5 Hrs Approx, Excluding Stops)

    In and around Tanjore, DarasuramTransfer to Tanjore with a stop to visit the temples of Gangaikondacholapuram and Darasuram and the village of silk weavers. The town of Darasuram is famous for the Airavateswara temple built by Rajaraja Chola II in the twelfth century. The temple is Unesco world heritage site and is a treasure trove of art and architecture. Arrival in Tanjore. Once the ancient capital of Cholas. Tanjore dates back its history to the ?time of emperors Rajaraja I and Rajendra I, protectors of the arts and brave conquerors, who ruled over the city in the 11th century. Visit the temple of Brihadeshwara, the symbol of the city of Tanjore and a world heritage temple complex, is surrounded by long walls, a cloister with columns and niches, and boasts two gopurams at the east entrance. It preserves the classical architecture of the Dravidian temples with a mandapa and a large room that leads to the central sanctorum, made from a single piece of granite weighing 80 tons. After visiting the temple, continue with a stop at "The Raja Museum and Art Gallery" to admire an interesting collection of artefacts and sculptures in bronze and granite in the Chola style. The Saraswati Mahal library contains over 40 thousand rare books and inscriptions on palm leaves in Indian and European languages. Inclusions : Accommodation, Breakfast , Transport, Tour Guide, Monument Entrances Tour Highlights : Darasuram Temple, Brihadeshwara Temple at Tanjore

  • TANJORE - TRICHY - CHETTINAD (100 KM ? 3 Hrs Approx, Excluding Stops)

    In and around TrichyTransfer to Chettinad, enroute stop at Srirangam to visit the Sri Ranganathaswamy temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu, considered as the most important of the 108 temples dedicated to the deity. Its foundation dates back to the fourteenth century: the complex consists of seven concentric walls, called prakara. with entrances to the four cardinal points, surmounted by high gopurams, for a total of twenty-one towers. At the center of the island the sancta santorum with the main image of Vishnu Ranganatha. Crossing the Indian countryside rich in banana plantations, sugar cane and paddy fields. Continue to the zone called Chettinad from the name of the ancient rich merchants who lived there. In the afternoon, walk in the village to admire the ancient buildings, visit a cotton weaving center and a factory for the manual manufacturing of the tiles. Inclusions : Accommodation, Breakfast , Transport, Tour Guide , Monument Entrances Tour Highlights : Sri Ranganathswamy Temple at Trichy, Chettinad Village

  • CHETTINAD - MADURAI ( 100 KM ? 2 Hrs Excluding Stops)

    Drive to Madurai. Arrive to Madurai and visit the Meenakshi Amman Temple. Dedicated to Meenakshi (Goddess Parvati) and Sundareshwar (Lord Shiva). The main Attraction of temple are its colourful towers. Later proceed to take a Rikshaw Ride in the old city. This Rikshaw ride is a different experience everyone should take. This longest Rikshaw Ride in Asia will take you in a journey of old time. Visit the Spice Market, Banana Market, Onion Market, Textile Market, Residential areas and local small scale factories. Evening pay an another visit to the Meenakshi Temple to participate in the evening ceremony.? Inclusions : Accommodation, Breakfast, Transport, Tour Guide, Monument Entrances? Tour Highlights : Meenakshi Temple, Rikshaw Ride, Evening Ceremony

  • MADURAI - PERIYAR (145 KM ? 4 Hrs Excluding Stops)

    In and around PeriyarContinue in the direction of Periyar, located at 900 meters on the Western Ghats, in a splendid scenery of tea and spice plantations. The Periyar National Park is one of the most important and ancient projects to protect the Indian tiger. Arrival and hotel accommodation in the area of Thekkady. In the afternoon take a Jeep Safari in Mountains. Along the way, a brief tour of spice plantation and driving through the gardens of Tea, Coffee and cocoal. Inclusions : Accommodation, Train, Breakfast , Transport, Tour Guide, Monument Entrances Tour Highlights : Jeep Ride, Spice Plantations

  • PERIYAR - KUMARAKOM (170 Km ? 4 Hrs Excluding Stops)

    In and around KumarakomDrive to Kumarakom. Arrive Arrive and checkin to the Hotel. Afternoon free for leisure, relax, Ayurvedic treatments and to admire the nature of Kerala.? Inclusions : Accommodation, Breakfast, Transport Tour Highlights : Backwaters of Kerala and Life in Kumarakom

  • KUMARAKOM - HOUSEBOAT TOUR - COCHIN ( 260 KM ? 5 HRS Excluding Stops)

    Morning free for leisure, Ayurvedic Treatments or relax. Later, checkout from the hotel and proceed to Cochin. Enroute excursion with the Houseboat in the backwaters , the series of canals , rivers and natural lakes that cross the region of Kerala like a spider web. Lunch in Houseboat. Disembark from Houseboat and proceed to Cochin. Inclusions : Accommodation, Breakfast , Transport Tour Highlights : Houseboat Excursion followed by Lunch & Backwaters of Kerala

  • COCHIN - INTERNATIONAL DEPARTURE

    Visit the most cosmopolitan city in South India: the Chinese nets , the Mattancherry Dutch Palace , the church of San Francesco which houses the tombstone of Vasco de Gama , the synagogue in the Jewish area. Afternoon enjoy the dance show of Kathakali.? Transfer to the Airport and international departure. No Accomodation.? Inclusions : Breakfast , Transport, Tour Guide, Monument Entrance Tour Highlights : Chinese Fishing Net, Fort Cochin.End point Cochin International Airport, Cochin International Airport (COK), Nedumbassery, Alwaye, Kerala, India

Inclusion

  • GST on total package
  • Accomodation in a well appointed room
  • Meals as per hotel plan and ones mentioned in itinerary
  • All transfers and sightseeing as per the itinerary in an air-conditioned vehicle (except in the hills when the air-conditioner will be switched off)
  • All toll taxes, parking fees and driver allowances
  • All applicable hotel taxes

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  • All personal expenses, optional tours and extra meals
  • Camera fees, alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages
  • Vehicle service on leisure days for sightseeing not included in the itinerary
  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Tips, laundry and phone calls

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