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CLASSIC SOUTH
CHENNAI MAHABALIUPURAM - PONDICHERY - CHETTINADU - MADURAI - THEKKADY - KUMARAKOM -
HOUSEBOAT - MARARIKULAM - COCHIN
(14 NIGHTS - 15 DAYS)
 
 

Fort St. George
 
Day 01 : CHENNAI
 
Arrive Chennai and transfer to Hotel. Visit the Fort St. George, built by the East India Company in 1653 and St Mary's Church, the first English church in India. Over night stay at Taj Connemara
 
 
     
 

Mahabalipuram
 
Day 02 : CHENNAI - MAHABALIPURAM
 
Morning after breakfast drive to Mahabalipuram. Visit Arjuna’s Penance, Five Rathas and Shore Temple. Over night stay at Ideal Beach Resort
 
 
     

Mahabalipuram
 
Day 03 : MAHABALIPURAM
 
Pondichery Morning after breakfast drive to Pondichery. Raj Nivas, the former palace of Dupleix now the residence of Pudhucherry's Lieutenant Governor, Overnight stay at the Hotel.
 
 

Pondicherry
 
Day 04 : PONDICHERY
 
Morning after breakfast vist Botanical Gardens, Chunnambar boat house, Bharathi Park, Museum, Romain Rolland Library, Botanical Garden, Anglo-French textile mills, the 400-year old banyan tree at Keezhoor, and the coastal town of Marakanam that was a major port in the 1st Century AD, are all worth the visit. Overnight stay at the Maison Perumal
 
 

Pool - Visalam
 
Day 05 : PONDICHERY - KARAIKUDI (CHETTINADU)
 
Today we drive to the heritage town of Karaikudi, famous for its palatial limestone houses and its distinctive cuisine. The Journey takes us via the superbly ornate Bridhadeswara Temple in Thanjavur, one of india’s most prized architectural site. Part of the UNESCO World Heritage site “Great Living Chola Temples” the granite temple dates back to the early years of the 11th century and boasts an impressive list of statistics. its 66 metre high temple tower is amongst the tallest of its kind anywhere in the world, whilst the Kumbam (the apex at the top of the temple) is carved from a single stone and weighs in at a weighty 80 tons. Overnight at Chettinadu Vilasam
 

Chettinadu
 
Day 06 : IN AND AROUND CHETTINADU
 
Surrounded by traditional villages this region was once the homeland of the Nattukottai Chettiars, a prosperous banking and business community who left their stamp on the region in the form of a number of substantial mansions that still dot the landscape. We pay a visit to some of these 18th century palaces today, sumptuous creations in Italian marble and Burmese teak that were inspired by the grand houses of Europe. we also take time to explore a little of the traditional industry of the area, stopping to visit some Chettinadu hand –looms and take a tour of the Aathangudi tile factory, whose beautiful designs and colours still hark back to a bygone age. Overnight at Chettinadu Visalam
 
 

Madurai Meenakshi Temple
 
Day 07 : CHETTINADU – MADURAI
 
Morning after breakfast drive to Madurai and visit Azhagar Temple, Pazhamudir Cholai (Hills) Thirupparankundaram, Thirumalai Naicker Palace, Mariamman Temple, Gandhi Museum, Meenakshi Temple. Over night stay at Taj Gate Way.
 
 

Thekkady
 
Day 08 : MADURAI - THEKKADY
 
Today morning after Breakfast drive to Thekkady the famous wildlife sanctuary of South India, home to nomadic tribes of wild elephant, boar, deer, the great Indian tiger and more. On arrival check in to the hotel. Overnight at Spice Village
 
 

Thekkady
 
Day 09 : THEKKADY
 
Today morning after breakfast go to see the rare species of plants and animals. Afternoon Visit spice plantations like cardamom, cinnamon, pepper, coffee, tea estates etc. On your way back to the hotel, you could stop at the local market and pick up some fragrant spices. Overnight at Spice Village
 
 

Kumarakom
 
Day 10 : THEKKADY – KUMARAKOM
 
Morning drive to Kumarakom. On arrival check-into a beautiful backwater resort. Enjoy back water games like fishing, boating, sunset cruise etc {Optional}. Relax and overnight stay at Coconut Lagoon
 
 

Houseboat
 
Day 11 : KUMARAKOM - ALLEPPEY
 
Today morning after breakfast drive to Alleppey, Water locked place is endowed with immense natural beauty and array of rivers, canals and lakes ideal for boat cruise. On arrival check in to a traditional Kerala Style Houseboat and Cruise through the backwaters is the fabulous way to explore the fascinating beauty of the backwaters. Stay overnight in the Houseboat
 
 

Marari
 
Day 12 : ALLEPPEY - MARARI
 
Today morning after breakfast drive to Marari Beach Resort. Rest of the day free to relax in the beach and overnight in the Marari Beach Resort.
 
 

Marari
 
Day 13 : MARARI
 
Day free to relax in the beach and overnight in the Marari Beach Resort.
 
 

Marari
 
Day 14 : MARARI - COCHIN
 
Morning after breakfast sightseeing of Cochin. Here you can see the St Francis Church, the oldest Church in India, 500 year old Portuguese Houses, Cantilevered Chinese fishing nets, 16th century Synagogue, Jew Town and Mattancherry Palace, built by Portuguese, this Palace contains some of India’s most beautiful murals. Evening go for shopping. Overnight at Eighth Bastion
 
 

 
Day 15 : DEPARTURE
 
Morning after breakfast transfer with our representative to Cochin airport / railway station for your flight back home
 
Tour Cost for Two Persons in INR
VALIDITY PRICE
01 May 2016 to 30 Sep 2016 INR 1,63,500
 
 
For Booking - tour@ttpkerala.com
 
TOUR PACKAGE INCLUDES
  Accommodation with breakfast in a double room at listed hotels
Visit Grand Bazar at Pondicherry
Bicycle to ride at Pondicherry
Heritage walk by INTACH at Pondicherry
Bicycle Ride at Visalam
Interactive Kitchen at Visalam
Introduction to Spices at Thekkady
Eco activities at Thekkady
Yoga at Thekkady
Sunset Cruise at Kumarakom
Kalaripayattu Demonstration at Kumarakom
Indian Music and Yoga at Kumarakom
Birding at Kumarakom
Yoga & Meditation at Mararikulam
Village walk at Mararikulam
Bicycles to ride at Mararikulam
Butterfly garden visit at Mararikulam
Interative Cooking Class at Mararikulam
Transportation by AC car (Innova) as per itinerary
All applicable taxes (including service tax)
TOUR PACKAGE DOES NOT INCLUDE
  Lunch and dinner except those listed in above inclusions
Guide charges if any
Camera fees
Expenses of personal nature such as laundry, telephones, etc.
International / inland flight charges
All other than those listed in above inclusions
       
 
 
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