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Deep South of India - Kerala and Tamil Nadul

South India It is a land with beautiful temples reflecting how strongly its religion has been interwoven into the life of its people.

Enjoy this Indian dreamscape surrounded with coconut palm trees, beaches, mesmerizing backwaters, and colourful traditions to make you live an unforgettable destination.

Visited cities: Cochin, Alleppey, Thekkady, Munnar, Madurai, Thanjour, Pondicherry, Mahabalipuram & Mumbai

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Duration

17 days

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  • What's included :
    • 16x Breakfast
    • 1x Dinner
    • 1x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 16 nights
    • Selected 16 night accommodation based on single/double occupancy in mentioned hotels
    • Flight Ticket from Cochin to Mumbai
    • All your meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) included during your stay
    • Live Performance of Kathakaly Dance in Thekaddy
    • Live Performance of “Kalari” an Ancient Fighting in Thekaddy
    • Bottled Water for the whole journey
    • WiFi on board
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Private transportation
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • English-Speaking Local Driver and Private Guide
    • Entry/Admission - Church of Saint Francis
    • Entry/Admission - Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica
    • Entry/Admission - Green Land Spice Garden
    • Entry/Admission - Periyar Lake
    • Entry/Admission - Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal
    • Entry/Admission - Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Swami Malai Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Airavatesvara Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Shore Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Pancha Rathas
    • Entry/Admission - Elephanta Caves
    • Entry/Admission - Dhobi Ghat
    What's excluded :

    • Day 1: Cochin - Called as the Queen of the Arabian Sea

      Stop At: Kochi (Cochin), Kochi (Cochin), Ernakulam District, Kerala
      You will be picked up from Cochin Airport with a signed board under your name, as per your flight details. Early arrivals have the possibility to explore Cochin, depending on your preferences. Some places would be visited according to your time and personal interests.
      Duration: 5 hours

      No meals included on this day.
      Accommodation included: Hotel Options Available:
      Affordable: Old Courtyard
      Semi Luxury: Trident
      Luxury: Grand Hayat

      Day 2: Cochin - Bustling commercial port city with a trading history that dates back to at least 600 years.

      Stop At: Fort Kochi, Fort Kochi, Kochi (Cochin), Ernakulam District, Kerala
      A charming seaside area, Fort Kochi is known for its Dutch, Portuguese, and British colonial architecture, and elaborate bamboo fishing nets at Fort Kochi Beach.
      Duration: 3 hours

      Stop At: Church of Saint Francis, Old Kochi, Kochi (Cochin) India
      Saint Francis Church, in Fort Kochi, Kochi, originally built in 1503, is one of the oldest European churches in India and has great historical significance as a mute witness to the European colonial struggle in the subcontinent.
      Duration: 1 hour

      Stop At: Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, Parade & KB Jacob Road Fort Cochin, Kochi (Cochin) 682001 India
      The Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica at Fort Kochi, Kochi is one of the nine Basilicas in Kerala. Counted as one of the heritage edifices of Kerala, this church is one of the finest and most impressive churches in India and visited by tourists the whole year round.
      Duration: 1 hour

      Stop At: Kochi (Cochin), Kochi (Cochin), Ernakulam District, Kerala
      Stroll around its picturesque beaches fill with peculiar fish nets and the fish market
      Duration: 2 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      Accommodation included: Hotel Options Available:
      Affordable: Old Courtyard
      Semi Luxury: Trident
      Luxury: Grand Hayat

      Day 3: Alleppey - From houseboat stays in to lazing around on pristine beaches, enjoy the wide range of memorable experiences.

      Stop At: Alappuzha, Alappuzha, Alappuzha District, Kerala
      Enjoy a Boat Ride at Vembananad Lake, which offers a fascinating insight into the life of Keralan Backwater. On the narrow strip of land you could appreciate the fishing fishermen, children swimming, and women doing their daily chores. Experience any place you find on the way, loose yourself and unravel the magic of the place.
      Duration: 5 hours

      Meals included:
      • Lunch
      • Breakfast
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Hotel Options Available:
      Houseboat in the Backwaters of Kerala

      Day 4: Thekkady - Experience the sight of majestic elephants, spice plantations, and beautiful hills.

      Stop At: Periyar, Kerala, India
      Boating on the Lake Periyar and witness the fascinating Wildlife and unique animal sanctuaries in India. Visit the fragrant spice plantations of cardamom, cinnamon, pepper, and coffee. Enjoy the Tea States as well. Shop in the local market for natural seasonings to take home.
      Duration: 4 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      Accommodation included: Hotel Options Available:
      Affordable: Tree Top
      Semi Luxury:Elephant Court
      Luxury: Naramaya Retreats

      Day 5: Thekkady

      Stop At: Green Land Spice Garden, Kottayam-Kumily Rd Springvalley, Periyar, Thekkady 685509 India
      Enjoy it´s vibrant smells and colors
      Duration: 2 hours

      Stop At: Periyar Lake, Thekkady India
      Enjoy a boat ride in the Periyar Lake to observe Wildlife

      Duration: 3 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      Accommodation included: Hotel Options Available:
      Affordable: Tree Top
      Semi Luxury:Elephant Court
      Luxury: Naramaya Retreats

      Day 6: Munnar - Popular hill-station perched at an altitude of 1600m in the Western Ghats, known as the Kashmir of South India.

      Stop At: Munnar, Munnar, Idukki District, Kerala
      One of the highest Tea growing lands in the world. Visit Eravikulam National Park, home of the endangered Nilgiri Thar (Ibex). Experience Mattupetty Dam, the Indo Swiss Dairy farm and
      the Kundala Lake.
      Duration: 5 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      Accommodation included: Hotel Options Available:
      Affordable: Cooper Castle
      Semi Luxury: Tea County Resort
      Luxury: Panaromic Gateway

      Day 7: Munnar

      Stop At: Munnar, Munnar, Idukki District, Kerala
      Enjoy the natural beauty of Tea States

      Duration: 6 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      Accommodation included: Hotel Options Available:
      Affordable: Cooper Castle
      Semi Luxury: Tea County Resort
      Luxury: Panaromic Gateway

      Day 8: Madurai - The holy city famous for its towering Hindu shrines and the most iconic pilgrimage destinations in India.

      Stop At: Madurai, Madurai, Madurai District, Tamil Nadu
      Visit and witness one of the architectural dreams of all times created, the famous Meenakshi Amman Temple (The Goddess of Wealth). Experience a walking tour through the flower market in the city’s Mattuthavani district. Enjoy how raw fragrance is being made at Raja Palaniswamy’s facility.
      Duration: 5 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      Accommodation included: Hotel Options Available:
      Affordable: Madurai Residency
      Semi Luxury: Fortune Pandiyan
      Luxury: Heritage Madurai

      Day 9: Madurai

      Stop At: Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, Mahal Vadampokki St Near Meenakshi Temple, Madurai 625001 India
      Thirumalai Nayak Palace is a 17th-century palace erected in 1636 AD by King Tirumala Nayaka. This Palace is a classic fusion of Dravidian and Rajput styles.
      Duration: 3 hours

      Stop At: Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, Venmani Rd, Sellur, Madurai 625002 India
      Temple is dedicated to goddess Meenakshi, the consort of lord Shiva. It has long been the focus of both Indian and international tourist attraction as well as one of the most important places of Hindu pilgrimage.
      Duration: 2 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      Accommodation included: Hotel Options Available:
      Affordable: Madurai Residency
      Semi Luxury: Fortune Pandiyan
      Luxury: Heritage Madurai

      Day 10: Thanjavur

      Stop At: Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India
      Visit the celebrated temple Brihadeshra built by the Chola King during the 11th century. Experience the Saraswati Mahal library, containing a rare collection of books and manuscripts on paper and palm leaves.
      Duration: 5 hours

      Stop At: Swami Malai Temple, Kumbakonam Town 5 Km from Kumbakonam Town, Thanjavur India
      Swamimalai Swaminathaswamy Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to god Murugan.
      Duration: 1 hour

      Stop At: Airavatesvara Temple, Thanjavur Darasuram, Kumbakonam 612001 India
      UNESCO World Heritage Site
      The Airavatesvarar temple is one among a cluster of eighteen medieval era large Hindu temples in the Kumbakonam area. The temple is dedicated to Shiva. It also reverentially displays Vaishnavism and Shaktism traditions of Hinduism,
      Duration: 4 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      Accommodation included: Hotel Options Available:
      Affordable: Hotel Parisutham
      Semi Luxury: Hotel Sangam
      Luxury: Hotel Mantra Koodam

      Day 11: Pondicherry - The perfect amalgamation of the traditional Indian sensibilities and French architecture

      Stop At: Pondicherry, Pondicherry, Union Territory of Pondicherry
      Enjoy the serene aura and cuisine of this Union territory of India. Visit the Navagraha Temple where all the nine planets are worshipped and known for their influence in our lives.

      Experience Auroville city known as the City of Dawn, is where people from different nationalities, beliefs and traditions live together in harmony.
      Duration: 7 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      Accommodation included: Hotel Options Available:
      Affordable: La Chateau
      Semi Luxury: Hotel De L’Orient
      Luxury: La Villa

      Day 12: Pondicherry - A dreamy escape that offers the best of both worlds. A fairytale charmed city.

      Stop At: White Town, Pondicherry India
      Charming White Town is known for the French colonial-era villas lining its leafy streets. Eateries from quirky cafes to upscale courtyard restaurants serve French, Indian, and Franco-Tamil cuisine, while small crafts shops dot cobbled lanes. The beachfront promenade is popular for evening strolls.
      Duration: 4 hours

      Stop At: Auroville, Auroville, Viluppuram District, Tamil Nadu
      Auroville is a universal city in the making in south-India dedicated to the ideal of human unity based on the vision of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother.
      Duration: 2 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      Accommodation included: Hotel Options Available:
      Affordable: La Chateau
      Semi Luxury: Hotel De L’Orient
      Luxury: La Villa

      Day 13: Mahabalipuram - Famous for its intricately carved temples and rock-cut caves

      Stop At: Mahabalipuram, Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu
      Visit the second pagodas, a wonderful monolithic monuments and stone sculptures to be seen.

      Experience the Pallava architecture expressed at Five Rathas, the bas-relief on a huge rock popularly known as Arjuna’s penance; Mahisasura Madapam and the Shore Temple overlooking the sea, surrounded by gardens and ruined courts
      Duration: 5 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      Accommodation included: Hotel Options Available:
      Affordable: Mammala Heritage
      Semi Luxury: Ideal Beach Resort
      Luxury: GRT Radisson Temple Bay

      Day 14: Mahabalipuram

      Stop At: Shore Temple Rd, Mahabalipuram 603104 India
      As one of the Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, it has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1984.[2] It is one of the oldest structural (versus rock-cut) stone temples of South India
      Duration: 4 hours

      Stop At: Pancha Rathas, Kancheepuram District, Mahabalipuram 603104 India
      Pancha Rathas is a monument complex at Mahabalipuram, on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal. Pancha Rathas is an example of monolithic Indian rock-cut architecture.
      Duration: 2 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      Accommodation included: Hotel Options Available:
      Affordable: Mammala Heritage
      Semi Luxury: Ideal Beach Resort
      Luxury: GRT Radisson Temple Bay

      Day 15: Mumbai

      Stop At: Elephanta Caves, Mumbai India
      Elephanta Caves are a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a collection of cave temples predominantly dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. They are on Elephanta Island, or Gharapuri, in Mumbai.
      Duration: 5 hours

      Stop At: Gateway of India, Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai 400001 India
      The Gateway of India is an arch-monument built in the early twentieth century in the city of Mumbai.

      It was erected to commemorate the landing in December 1911 at Apollo Bunder, Mumbai of King-Emperor George V and Queen-Empress Mary, the first British monarch to visit India.
      Duration: 50 minutes

      Stop At: Dharavi, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
      Dharavi is Mumbai’s largest slum (and the third-largest in the world) made famous by the film Slumdog Millionaire.
      Duration: 2 hours

      Stop At: Dhobi Ghat, Dr. E. Moses Rd. near Mahalakshmi Station, Mumbai India
      Dhobi Ghat is an open air laundromat. The washers, known as dhobis, work in the open to clean clothes and linens from Mumbai's hotels and hospitals.
      Duration: 1 hour

      Stop At: Colaba Market, Hormusji Road, Mumbai India
      The everyday carnival of the Colaba Causeway market is a shopping experience like no other in Mumbai. That infamous Indian saying of "sab kuch milega" (everything is possible) certainly applies at this market.
      Duration: 2 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      Accommodation included: Hotel Options Available:
      Affordable: Fort Residency
      Semi Luxury: Suba Palace
      Luxury: Taj Mahal Tower

      Day 16: Mumbai

      Stop At: Mumbai, Mumbai, Maharashtra
      Feel the energy of this impressive city and live the Elephanta Caves. Experience as well Dharavi, the area where Bollywood movie and Oscar Winner, “Slumdog Millionaire” has been shot.
      Duration: 6 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      Accommodation included: Hotel Options Available:
      Affordable: Fort Residency
      Semi Luxury: Suba Palace
      Luxury: Taj Mahal Tower

      Day 17: Mumbai - Departure

      Stop At: Mumbai, Mumbai, Maharashtra
      Relaxed and ready for travelling back home, your driver will take you to the airport as per your flight schedule.
      Duration: 3 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      No accommodation included on this day.
    • Departure Point :
      Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
      • Kochi Airport, Kochi (Cochin) India
      Departure Time :
      Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. Deep South of India - Kerala and Tamil Nadul 6/12/2020 - 7/26/2022
      Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
      Luxury Accommodation 6/12/2020 - 7/26/2022
      Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
      Semi Luxury Accommodation 6/12/2020 - 7/26/2022
      Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
      Return Detail :
      -
      Hotel Pickup :
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Most travelers can participate
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
      If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
      If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

    Language

    English

    Age Req.

    -

    Fitness Req.

    None

    Group Size

    15

    Organised by Incredible Real India Tours & Travels

    Activity ID: V-51374P12

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