South India Discovery - A Private Eight Day Tour From Cochin To Chennai

Duration: 8 days
Destination: India, Kerala, Kochi
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  • 8 days
  • Kochi
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Non-Cancellable

Overview

South India is known for wonderful lush hill towns, bustling attractive cities, mesmerizing backwaters, exotic wildlife and serene lake towns. This wonderful tour, spanning 7 nights and 8 days offers you a chance to explore and experience the states of Kerala & Tamil Nadu. During your travels you will experience popular attractions found in Cochin, Kumarakom, Periyar, Madurai and Chennai.

Highlights
• Chinese fishing nets.
• Backwaters Cruise of Kumarakom.
• Spice Plantations at Thekkady
• Meenakshi Temple at Madurai
• Temples of Kanchipuram

Itinerary

Day 1: Cochin Arrival

Pass By: Kochi (Cochin), Kochi (Cochin), Ernakulam District, Kerala
You will be met and brought to hotel.

Kindly Note : Hotel check in time 1400 Hours


No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight stay.

Day 2: Cochin / Kumarakom

Stop At: Church of Saint Francis, Old Kochi, Kochi (Cochin) India
Cochin tour will visit the church built by St. Francis
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Mattancherry Palace, Palace Road, Kochi (Cochin) India
the Jewish Synagogue, the Mattancherry Palace, and learn about Chinese fishing nets. Later depart for Kumarakom. (Synagogue is closed on Friday, Saturday and Jewish Holidays)
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight stay

Day 3: Backwaters Cruise

Stop At: Kerala Backwaters, India
This morning, cruise along the waterways on your Kerala Backwaters boat. Afternoon at leisure.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight stay.

Day 4: Kumarakom / Thekkady

Stop At: Periyar National Park, Banks Of Artificial Periyar Lake, Thekkady India
Leave for Thekkady and the Periyar National Park. This wildlife sanctuary is famous for its evergreen forests and grass lands. It is home to herds of elephants, sambar, tigers, and langurs.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Spice Walk, Spring Valley Murikkady, Thekkady 685536 India
Thekkady is home to natural spices such as black pepper, cardamom and clove. Walk through a spice plantation and learn about the spice farming culture.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight stay.

Day 5: Thekkady / Madurai

Stop At: Madurai, Madurai, Madurai District, Tamil Nadu
See the flora and fauna of Thekkady on your morning cruise of this ecological reserve. Later, drive to Madurai, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. This evening, watch the puja ceremony performed at the Meenakshi Temple.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight stay.

Day 6: Madurai / Chennai

Stop At: Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, Venmani Rd, Sellur, Madurai 625002 India
Visit the Meenakshi Temple. It forms the heart of the 2500 year old city. The Thirumalai Nayak Palace houses original portraits as well as unearthed stone carvings of the 17th century. In the palace of Rani Mangammal is the Gandhi Museum. Here, learn of his freedom struggle and see his bloodstained dhoti. Later, fly to Chennai.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight stay.

Day 7: Kanchipuram & Mahabalipuram Excursion

Stop At: Mahabalipuram, Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu
Travel to Kanchipuram to visit three temples that exemplify this sacred town: Kailasantha, dedicated to Lord Shiva, Ekambareshwara, which represents the earth form abode of Lord Shiva, and Vaikuntaperumal with its pillared corridors around the sanctum dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Then, gol to the ancient port of Mamallapuram. The temple structures are mostly carved out of granite and are among the oldest existing examples of Dravidian architecture.
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight stay.

Day 8: Chennai

Stop At: Fort St. George, St. George Street, Chennai (Madras) India
Explore Chennai, the fourth most populous city in India. Visit the Victoria Art Gallery, Chennai Museum, the Fort St. George, San Thome Cathedral and Kapaleeswarar Temple. This completes your tour. (B)

Kindly Note : Hotel check out time 1200 Hours
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Inclusions
  • 7x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 7 nights
  • 07 nights accommodation
  • Internal Airfare Madurai to Chennai
  • Visit to Spice Plantation at Thekkady
  • Professional English Speaking Guide
  • Transport by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pick up / drop off
  • 02 bottles of mineral water per person per day
  • Entry/Admission - Church of Saint Francis
  • Entry/Admission - Mattancherry Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Kerala Backwaters
  • Entry/Admission - Periyar National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Spice Walk
  • Entry/Admission - Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Fort St. George

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Pickup reconfirmation is required upon booking
  • Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Departure Point

Kochi (Cochin), Kochi (Cochin), Ernakulam District, Kerala

Traveler pickup is offered
We will pick up guests from the city center point only. Additional/extra cost shall apply in case of the pickup point is outside.

Ports

  • Cochin Port, Venkitaraman Rd, Willingdon Island, Kochi, Kerala 682009, India



Departure Time

12:00 PM


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

8 days

Package is not cancellable.

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