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The Grand South India Tour - 10 Nights/11 Days



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Sameer Mathur

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The Grand South India Tour - 10 Nights/11 Days

The Grand South India offers you an insight into the historic, religious and urban realms of the beautiful cities in the south. You will get to unravel the historical facets of Chennai and take back some golden memories of the religious shrines in Kanchipuram, Chidambaram, Madurai and Trichy. Mahabalipuram and Tanjore will astonish you with its heritage sites just as Cochin will surprise you with its colonial edifices. Periyar will act as a kaleidosco


Arrive Chennai

Arrive Chennai meeting & assistance on arrival at Chennai airport and transfer to hotel. Chennai, India’s fourth largest city, is also called the Gateway to the South. From a tiny hamlet in 1639, it grew around the Fort St. George built by the British .A lush green city famed for its temples, silk, music and dance, Chennai gives a sense of serenity and spaciousness, enhanced by one of the world’s largest and most beautiful beaches, the Marina beach. Overnight stay at Chennai Read more


Chennai - Kanchipuram - Maha

Today day spent exploring the spectacular cult areas of Kanchipuram and Mahabalipuram moving from monolithic temples of extraordinary, unspoiled beauty, important monuments of Pallava era. Overnight stay at Chennai


Chennai - Pondicherry

Today Transfer to Pondicherry and visit the main attractions which includes Aurobindo Ashram & Auroville. Pondicherry, a former French colony, presents an unusual combination of European culture and Indian traditions. Its history can be traced back to Agastya, the revered sage of the south who built his hermitage here in 1500 BC. It became a part of India in 1954, but traces of its history as a French colony still remain in its churches, cuisine, grid-pattern streets and some colonial buildings. An added attraction is the town of Auroville, an oasis of peace and enlightenment Overnight stay at Pondicherry Read more


Pondicherry - Chidambaram -

Today visit Chidambaram Temple, dedicated to Shiva or Natraja (version of Cosmic Dancer) and Srirangam, one of the largest temple complexes in India. Proceed to Tanjore. The temple town of Chidambaram, 60 km south of Pondicherry, was the capital of the Chola dynasty from AD 907 to 1310.Lying on the Chennai-Trichy route; it is an important Shaivite pilgrim centre. The town was developed around the 40 acre Nataraja temple complex dedicated to the dancing Lord Shiva. The complex, with its many shrines and four large Gopurams (towers) with finely sculpted icons, is regarded as a prime example of Chola artistry. Flanking the temple are 108 sculpted illustrations of Bharat Natya Shastra. Overnight stay at Tanjore Read more


Tanjore - Trichy

Today Visit of Tanjore, the beautiful temples built between tenth and fourteen centuries. Transfer to Trichy, the name means “ Village of the Sacred Mountain” Located on the eastern coast of Tamil Nadu, Thanjavur has the distinction of having been the capital of the Cholas, one of the greatest dynasties of the south. The Cholas were great temple builders and Thanjavur bears witness to this, being dotted with no fewer than 74 temples, the most famous of which is the Brahadeeswara temple, a World Heritage Monument. The city is also known for its bronzes, silks and the famous Tanjore paintings. Overnight stay at Trichy Read more


Trichy - Madurai

Today visit “Rock Fort Temple”, a spectecular monument which is accessed by a steep stair case of 400 steps. Transfer to Madurai and witness Evening Aarti Ceremony in the light of torches and candles and sound of sacred music. Madurai, the second largest city of Tamil Nadu, is an important cultural and commercial center. With a history going back to the 6th century BC, it was once the seat of Tamil learning and still the place where the Tamil language is spoken in its purest form. The old city was planned in the shape of a lotus with the Meenakshi temple, the town’s main attraction, at the centre. Madurai has long been a center of learning and pilgrimage Overnight stay at Madurai Read more

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Madurai - Periyar

In the morning revisit the Meenakshi temple, Dravidian architecture classical monument dedicated to the goddess Shiva's wife. Later move to the beautiful palace Tirumala Nayak. Drive to Periyar and visit the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, situated between lush tea plantations and spices. Overnight stay at Periyar Read more

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Periyar - Kumarakom

Today drive to Kumarakom. Rest of the day at leisure. The tourist village of Kumarakom lies in the scenic backwater area, on the shore of the pleasant Vembanad lake,16 km away from Kottayam. Here an old rubber plantation around the lake has been developed into a bird sanctuary. A path goes through the swamp to the main nesting area, while the island in the middle of the lake can be reached by boat. Overnight stay at Kumrakom Read more

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Kumarakom - Alleppey

Board houseboat in the afternoon and sail through the backwaters. All meals and overnight onboard houseboat. Overnight stay at House Boat

DAY 10

Alleppey - Cochin

Disembark the houseboat and drive to Cochin. Transfer to hotel and visit the city of Cochin characterized by a mix of races and culture. In the evening Kathakali Dance performance. Cochin (Kochi) is spread across islands and promontories in a stunning location between the Arabian Sea and the Backwaters. The city was founded in 1341 when a flood created a natural safe port which became the principal harbour for Malabar coast’s spice trade. Cochin was on the main trade route between Europe and China. The rulers invited people of various religions to settle here, attracting the Jews and the Christians who built places of worship and their own communities. Overnight stay at Cochin Read more

DAY 11

Depart Cochin

Today in time Transfer to airport to board flight back home


Day in trip
Day 1
Location Chennai
Hotel Accord
Day 3
Location Pondicherry
Hotel Whiteflower
Day 4
Location Tanjore
Hotel Sangam
Day 5
Location Trichy
Hotel Sangam
Day 6
Location Madurai
Hotel Fortune Madurai
Day 7
Location Periyar
Hotel Greenwoods
Day 8
Location Kumarakom
Hotel Eastend
Day 9
Location Alleppey
Hotel House Boat
Day 10
Location Cochin
Hotel Casino


Package includes

  • 10 nights of accommodation at the above mentioned hotels
  • Accommodation as 01 double/twin sharing bedroom
  • Meal Plan is on Bed and Breakfast Basis at all places except at House Boat where meal plan on full board basis.
  • Assistance on arrival and departure
  • Boat Ride at Lake Periyar
  • Kathakali Dance Performance , Cochin
  • Service of professional English speaking guide
  • All transfers, sightseeing tours and excursion by Air - Conditioned Car as per the itinerary
  • All expenses related to transport such as fuel, toll, parking and interstate taxes
  • All applicable Government taxes

Package excludes

  • Domestic Airfare (if any)
  • Expense of personal nature like tipping, laundry, telephone / fax calls, alcoholic beverages, camera/video camera fee at monuments, medical expenses, airport departure tax etc
  • Any other services not mentioned in the inclusions.

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  • The above given price is valid from October'17 – March'18 [ Except 20 December'17 - 10 January'18]


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Sabrina Mante, Spain

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Mohammed Atba , France

Bonjour Varun, ​ ​ Nous sommes arrivés tôt ce matin à Paris, mais avec des regrets , il faisait 9°.​ Nous ne vous remercierons jamais assez pour le séjour que vous nous avez organisé.​ Désormais, nous connaissons un peu l'Inde grâce au dévouement et à la gentillesse​ de toute l'équipe.​ Nous ne manquerons pas de proposer la destination Inde à nos connaissances et aux clients de l'agence.​ L'Inde est un pays qui mérite d'être visité par beaucoup de touristes de tous les pays du monde.​ ​ Votre initiative de concocter un programme pour les musulmans de l'Europe et d'ailleurs est positive, et attirera j'en suis​ convaincu beaucoup de touristes , et notre désir est d'en être une partie prenante.​ ​ Encore une fois je te prie de remercier tout le staff pour la qualité de l'accueil.​ ​ Le guide Amer et le chauffeur ont été remarquables , ce sont de vrais professionnels.​ ​ En espérant te voir à ta venue en France, je t'adresse mes remerciements les plus chaleureux.​ Read more

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