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Detailed Itinerary

Meet upon arrival check-in at Hotel

Proceed with Chennai city tour including 16th Century Kapaleeshwarar temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, sacred to Tamil Shivaties. Non-Hindus are only allowed up to the outer courtyard. Drive past Fort St. George, Marina Beach and San Thome Cathedral. Later visit DakshinaChitra is a center for the living traditions of art, folk performing arts, craft and architecture of India.

Drive to Pondicherry & check-in at Hotel. Later proceed for city tour of Pondicherry. Visit Auroville, an 'Ashram' for peace and harmonious living, founded by saint-philosopher Sir Aurobindo. Enjoy walk in the French quarters of Pondicherry.

Drive to Trichy en-route visiting famous Brideshwara temple in Tanjore. Continue drive to Trichy and check-in at Hotel.

After breakfast proceed with sightseeing of Trichy visiting the Rock Fort Temple, dominating the city from atop a most ancient rock. In Srirangam visit the multi-tiered Sri Ranganathaswami Temple, the largest Hindu temple in India. Later drive to Madurai and check-in at your hotel

On a city tour of Madurai visit the Thirumalai Nayak Mahal built in 1523 and the Gandhi Museum, housed in a 300-year-old palace and dedicated to promoting the Mahatma’s teachings. Walk in the bazaar area for some shopping time before visiting the adjacent Meenakshi Temple complex.

After breakfast drive to Periyar and check-in at Hotel. Afternoon, enjoy a boat ride on lake at Periyar Wild Life Sanctuary with opportunity to view wild life specially elephants, wild boar, sambar, etc.

After breakfast Travel to Alleppey to board your kettuvalam, a traditional rice barge houseboat, for an overnight cruise on the tranquil, palm-fringed Kerala backwaters. An onboard chef is at your service preparing local cuisine.

Early in the morning you can have the panoramic view of sunrise from your houseboat. After breakfast dis-embark your houseboat and drive to Cochin. Evening enjoy a Kathakali dance Show

Proceed for sightseeing of Kochi visiting the Dutch Palace, the Jewish Synagogue, St. Francis Church and the Santa Cruz Basilica. Also view the unique and still-in-use "Chinese Fishing Nets" which were introduced by the Chinese traders in the 14th Century. Visit the historical Dutch and Portuguese buildings. Some parts of this nearly 500-year-old Fort are still amazingly well preserved.

Drive to Cochin airport to board flight for onward destination
Room till 1200 noon

Inclusions

Accommodation sharing twin on Bed & Breakfast Basis inclusive of taxes everywhere except Houseboat where all meals will be included.
All transfers, excursions and sightseeing tours to be by private air-conditioned vehicle
Monument entrance fees as per itinerary (1 visit per monument)
Service of Local stationed English Speaking Guide from 02-09 paying pax and accompanying English speaking guide from 10 paying pax onward
Assistance at airports by our company representatives
Boat ride in Lake Periyar
Kathakali dance show in Cochin
All presently applicable Governments taxes (GST)

With Best compliments
Two bottles of mineral water daily in the vehicle
Traditional Indian welcome by flower garlands on arrival

Exclusions

Any item of personal nature such as table drinks, Laundry, Telephone calls.
Camera fees (Still/video) at any monuments
Any tipping, gratuities or porterage anywhere
Lunches, Dinner unless specified
Any International airfare/Visa Fees
Any Domestic air fare
Any item not mentioned in above cost inclusions

Notes

Post tour accommodation rates on request

Price Not applicable from period 20 December till 10 January

Supplement for X’MAS eve dinner will be applicable for Christmas departure

HOTELS ENVISAGED (Failing shall provide similar or better alternate hotels)
Chennai - Crown Plaza
Pondicherry - Accord Pondicherry
Trichy - Sangam hotel
Madurai - Poppys
Periyar - Mountain Courtyard
Alleppey - Deluxe air-conditioned houseboat
Cochin - Radisson Blu

Trip Highlights

Chennai - Puducherry - Tiruchirappalli - Madurai - Thekkady - Alleppey - Cochin

Fixed-Departure

24 Sep, 2020
AUD 1,507 P P twin share
AUD 2,137 P P single

15 Oct, 2020
AUD 1,741 P P twin share
AUD 2,547 P P single

22 Oct, 2020
AUD 1,741 P P twin share
AUD 2,547 P P single

29 Oct, 2020
AUD 1,741 P P twin share
AUD 2,547 P P single

19 Nov, 2020
AUD 1,741 P P twin share
AUD 2,547 P P single

03 Dec, 2020
AUD 1,741 P P twin share
AUD 2,547 P P single

17 Dec, 2020
AUD 1,741 P P twin share
AUD 2,547 P P single

21 Jan, 2021
AUD 1,741 P P twin share
AUD 2,547 P P single

28 Jan, 2021
AUD 1,741 P P twin share
AUD 2,547 P P single

11 Feb, 2021
AUD 1,741 P P twin share
AUD 2,547 P P single

25 Feb, 2021
AUD 1,741 P P twin share
AUD 2,547 P P single

11 Mar, 2021
AUD 1,741 P P twin share
AUD 2,547 P P single

18 Mar, 2021
AUD 1,741 P P twin share
AUD 2,547 P P single

25 Mar, 2021
AUD 1,741 P P twin share
AUD 2,547 P P single

08 Apr, 2021
AUD 1,741 P P twin share
AUD 2,547 P P single

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