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Chennai| Madurai | Thekkady | Kumarakom | Alleppey | Kochi [09 N/10 D]

Through the ancient temples of Tamil Nadu, through hills and waterways of Kerala. You see the prized bronze collection at Chennai museum and visit Kanchipuram the famous Shore Temple at Mahabalipuram; take part in evening prayer ceremony at the Meenakshi Temple in Madurai. Pause at wildlife sanctuaries – at the Periyar National Park, in the shadow of the western Ghats, roam elephants, sambar, tigers, gaur, lion-tailed macaque and Nilgiri langurs. You can watch them frolic at the edge of the lake from the safety of a boat. Cruising down the backwaters, it shows you glimpses of a more intimate Kerala. The tour ends in cluster of islands, one of the finest natural harbors in the world. It used to be the major centre of trade with the British, Arabs, Chinese, Portuguese and Dutch. Even today it remains the main trading centre for spices and seafood. Last but not least a superb traditional dance drama of Kathakali.

Day 01 Arrive Chennai
On arrival you will be met and transferred to hotel.

Overnight at the hotel.

Fort St. George - Chennai
Day 02 Chennai
Morning at leisure.

Afternoon city tour.
Overnight at the hotel.

Ekambareswarar Temple at Kanchipuram
Day 03 Chennai - Madurai
Early morning drive to Kanchipuram for visits.

Afternoon continue to visit Mahabalipuram.
Return to Chennai airport for flight to Madurai.
Overnight at the hotel.

Shore Temple - Mahablipuram
Day 04 Madurai
Morning visits.

Afternoon shopping/ evening prayer ceremony at temple.
Overnight at the hotel.

Meenakshi Temple - Madurai
Day 05 Thekkady - Madurai
Morning drive to Thekkady.

On arrival check in at hotel.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 06 Thekkady
Morning boat ride for game viewing.

Followed by visit to spice plantations.
Afternoon at leisure.
Overnight at the hotel.

Boat Ride at Thekkady
Day 07 Thekkady - Kumarakom
Morning drive to Kumarakom.

On arrival check in at hotel.
Afternoon at leisure.
Evening sunset cruise.
Overnight at the hotel.

Backwaters - Kumarakom
Day 08 Kumarakom - Alleppey
Morning board Houseboat.

Cruise around backwaters.
Evening anchorage and overnight on board.

Houseboat - Alleppey
Day 09 Alleppey - Kochi
Morning alight and drive back to Kochi.

On arrival check in at hotel.
Afternoon city tour.
Evening witness Kathakali dance drama.
Overnight at the hotel.

St. Francis Church - Kochi
Day 10 Depart Kochi
Transfer to Nedumbassery airport for flight back home.
Kathakali Dance Drama
Check in/ Check out - 1200 noon

Rates - Per Person – USD (valid from 01 Oct 2010 to 30 Apr 2011*)

No. of Pax (room)

Standard

First Class

04 (two doubles)

0.00

0.00

03 (triple)

0.00

0.00

02 (double)

0.00

0.00

01 (single)

0.00

0.00

Airfare#

0.00 onwards


*These rates are not valid for the Xmas/ New year period from 20 Dec to 10 Jan. Kindly contact us for the exact prices during this period by advising us your travel dates. Contact Us for rates for 05 or more pax travelling together.

Hotels Envisaged

Day

City

Standard

Category

First Class

Category

01/03

Chennai

Radha Park Inn

3 star

Pride

4 star

03/05

Madurai

3 star

4 star

05/07

Thekkady

Cardamom County

3 star

Spice Village

4 star

07/08

Kumarakom

3 star

Coconut Lagoon

4 star

08/09

Alleppey

AC deluxe houseboat

2 star

AC deluxe houseboat

2 star

09/10

Kochi

Avenue Regent

3 star

Casino

3 star deluxe


Price Includes
  • Accommodation in standard single/double/ triple rooms for 09 nights.

  • If above hotels are not available, similar hotels will be provided.

  • Daily breakfast at coffee shop.

  • All meals on board houseboat.

  • Transport using private air-conditioned medium car with driver (1-3 pax), large car for 04 pax.

  • Fuel, driver's expenses, toll, tax, parking fees, porterage etc.

  • Services of local English speaking (qualified) guides.

  • Entrance fees.

  • Boat ride on Lake Periyar, Thekkady for game viewing.

  • Sunset cruise at Kumarakom.

  • Professional charges for execution of tour arrangements.

  • All applicable taxes.

Price Does not Include

Any international airfares, visa fees*, insurance, expenses of personal nature viz., tips, table drinks, camera fees, laundry charges etc.
*Tourist visa is mandatory and should be procured prior to arrival into India.

Payment

We would require deposit of 15% of the total tour cost to enable us to go ahead with the reservations. Balance can be made 15-30 days prior to the tour commencement, or on arrival in India.

Cancellation Policy
  • Upto 45 days prior to tour date - 25% of deposit.

  • Upto 30 days prior to tour date - 50% of deposit.

  • Upto 15 days prior to tour date - 75% of deposit

  • Upto 07 days prior to tour date - 100% of deposit. (No refund of deposit.)

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller
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