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Tour duration: 11 Nights / 12 Days


Places Covered: Cochin / Kumarakom / Periyar / Trichy / Pondicherry / Mahabalipuram / Cochin

Tour Destination: Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5 | Day 6 | Day 7 | Day 8 | Day 9 | Day 10 | Day 11 | Day 12

Experience cosmopolitan cities, backwoods retreats and the best of India’s wildlife viewing with South India vacations planned and flawlessly executed for your enjoyment and comfort by Trans India Holidays representatives.



Day 01 – Arrive Cochin

South India Vacations, South India Travel PackagesArrival in Cochin gives you time to get registered and absorb the cultural heritage of this city dating back to 1341 when the Arabs arrived.

Day 02 – Cochin

You will visit the oldest European church in India—St Francis Church and the Jewish synagogue dating to 1568, as well as the Mattancherry Palace built by the Portuguese in 1557 as a gift to the Maharaja of Cochin.

Day 03 –Drive Cochin – Kumarakom (85 kms/02 hrs)

Your visit to the village of Kumarakom is one of those South India vacations that provide a total change of pace. Watch birds and wildlife in a tropical sanctuary while cruising through quiet waters.

Day 04 -Drive Kumarakom – Periyar (200 kms / 4 hrs)

Continue your enjoyment of scenic beauty and wildlife in its natural habitat with the stopover in Periyar.

Day 05 –In Periyar

You will have the opportunity to observe the herd of 700 awesome Asian elephants bathing and frolicking in the waters of Periyar Lake.  A visit to a spice plantation completes the day’s activities.

Day 06 –Drive Periyar –Madurai (160Kms/03 hours)

You can gain some perspective on the rich heritage of South India at the Meenakshi Temple of Madurai. The great hall with 1000 pillars carved with stone figures that give out musical sounds when struck is a must-see.

Day 07 –Drive Madurai – Trichy (140Kms/03 hours)

South India Vacation PackageSouth India vacations high points in Madurai include the palace of Tirumalai Nayakar and the Gandhi Museum. You will see the Koodal Azhagar Shrine that features sculptures of Vishnu before proceeding on to Trichy.

Day 08 –Drive Trichy- Pondicherry (255 Kms/05 hours)

Rock Fort Temple in Trichy marks the site of an 18th century battle between Britain and France. Nearby is Ranganathswamy Temple dedicated to the worship of Vishnu.  The next leg of your journey through South India takes you to the modern urban setting of Pondicherry.

Day 09 –Drive Pondicherry- Mahabalipuram (95 Kms/02 hours)

From Pondicherry, a drive to the seaside town of Mahabalipuram gives you the opportunity of seeing rock sculptures, temples and the largest stone bas relief in the world.

Day 10 –Mahabalipuram – Kanchipuram – Mahabalipuram (95 Kms/02 hours)

More sculptural marvels will be viewed at Kanchipuram, including scenes from Hindu mythology. The Kailashanathar and Ekambareshwar Temples both dedicated to Lord Shiva, are part of the Kanchipuram points of interest.

Day 11 –Drive Mahabalipuram- Chennai (60 Kms/01 hour)

No South India vacations would be complete without a visit to Chennai, the 4th largest metropolis in India. View the Fort of St George, St Mary’s Church and the Fort Museum. Santhome Cathedral is another popular stop on this tour.

Day 12 –Depart Chennai

The last day in South India provides time to reflect on all the sights and sounds of the country and to prepare for the trip to the airport and home.



Period / Category Standard Superior Deluxe Luxury
Valid from 01st June’09 to 30th Sept'09 Us$  525 per person Us$ 590 per person    Us$ 786 per person Us$ 1316per person
Valid from 01st Oct'09 to 15th April’10 Us$ 672 per person Us$ 801 per person Us$ 1206 per person Us$ 1850 per person


Cities Standard Superior Deluxe Luxury
Delhi Connaught Claridges / The Lalit Taj Palace Imperial
Agra Howard Park Plaza Taj Gateway Mughal Sheraton Amar Vilas
Jaipur Shahpura House / Alsisar Haveli Golden Tulip Jai Mahal Palace Raj Vilas

Small supplements may apply for travel between 20th December’09 and 05th January’2010 and during the month of February 2010.

Note: All the figures quoted above are net per person in US Dollars.

Inclusions:

  • Accommodation on twin sharing, bed & breakfast basis at the selected categories of hotels.
  • Ground transportation as mentioned in the itinerary using an air-conditioned car.
  • Sightseeing tours as per the above itinerary alongwith an English speaking guide and including entrance fees to the monuments.
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