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South India Holidays

South India Holidays

Duration: 10 Nights / 11 Days



DESTINATION COVERED: Pick up Chennai - 01Nts. Chennai - 01Nt. Mahabalipuram - 01Nt. Pondicherry - 02Nts. Tanjore - 01Nst. Madurai - 02Nts. Thekkady - 01Nt. Kumarakom - 01Nt. Kochi - Drop Kochi

Destination Covered

  • Pick up Chennai

  • 01Nts. Chennai

  • 01Nt. Mahabalipuram

  • 01Nt. Pondicherry

  • 02Nts. Tanjore

  • 01Nst. Madurai

  • 02Nts. Thekkady

  • 01Nt. Kumarakom

  • 01Nt. Kochi

  • Drop Kochi

Day 01 : Chennai
Upon arrival our representative will greet you at Chennai Airport/ Railway Station and then transfer to the hotel. Check-in and relax for a while amidst the comforts of your room. Chennai - the gateway to southern India, established in 1639 by the East India Company, is one of the oldest cities of the country. The major tourist attractions are Marina Beach, Fort St. George, San Thome Cathedral, Snake Park houses a variety of rare reptiles, different species, including deadly king cobras, vipers, pythons, adders, kraits, giant turtles and monitor lizards. Overnight stay at the Hotel/Resort.


Day 02 : Chennai – Mahabalipuram (58 kms. – 01½ hrs.)
Enjoy the sumptuous breakfast. Later proceed to Mahabalipuram. Reach & Check-in at the hotel and relax for a while amidst the comforts of your room. Mahabalipuram is globally renowned for the Shore Temples. The main tourist attraction of the town is the Varaha Cave, a small rock-cut mandapam (hall). Heinrich Zimmer, a leading expert on Mahabalipuram has described the famous Pallava doorkeepers' expression outside the cave as of "pious rapture”. Explore the rest of the day at your own leisure.Overnight stay at the Hotel/Resort.


Day 03 : Mahabalipuram
Enjoy the sumptuous breakfast. Later proceed for the sightseeing of Mahabalipuram. The major attractions are Arjuna's Penance The alluring Shore Temple towers over the waves, behind a protective breakwater, the two spires of the temples contain a shrine for Lord Vishnu and for Lord Shiva. Sixteen man-made caves in different stages of completion can also be seen here. Overnight stay at the Hotel/Resort.


Day 04 : Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry (130 kms. – 03½ hrs.)
Enjoy the sumptuous breakfast. Later proceed to Pondicherry. Reach & check-in at the hotel and relax relax for a while amidst the comforts of your room. Pondicherry offers a versatile choice ranging from historic buildings, museums, art galleries, meditation centers, scenic beauty to sun-kissed beaches. The trip to this magnificent destination is never complete without indulging in the culinary delights, indigenous to the region. The cuisines of Pondichery offer a unique blend of the culinary traditions of the Orient and the French.Overnight stay at the Hotel/Resort.


Day 05 : Pondicherry
Enjoy the sumptuous breakfast. Later proceed for the sightseeing Aaayi Mandappam which is also known as the park Monument, an attractive monument of Pondicherry government park (Bharathi Park). Sri Aurobindo Ashram which exhudes a spiritual aura. Sacred Heart Church which is built by French Missionaries in the 1700’s in a contrasting Neo – Gothic style with its towers. Chunnambar Beach & Backwater the tropical paradise flanked by a quiet flowing creek on one side. Matri Mandir which is not a temple but a place for individual silent concentration. Overnig
ht stay at the Hotel/Resort.


Day 06 : Pondicherry – Tanjore (180 kms. – 04½ hrs.)
Enjoy the sumptuous breakfast. Later proceed to Thanjavur/Tanjore which is like Rome in Europe or Egypt in Africa. Reach & check-in at the hotel and relax for a while amidst the comforts of your room. The major attractions of Tanjore are Sri Brihadeswara Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva with its architectural excellence. The Palace is a fascinating building with huge corridors, spacious halls, decorated rooms, having the amazing stucco work with wonderful fresco painted walls & ceilings, underground tunnel and intricate carvings. Art Gallery the place where you can find fabulous collection of bronze icons, stone sculpture and pieces of art. Saraswati Mahal Library is the most remarkable library in India. Royal Museum which displays rare antiques belonging to the Maratha Royal Family.Overnight stay at the Hotel/Resort.


Day 07 : Tanjore – Madurai (170 kms. – 04½ hrs.)
Enjoy the sumptuous breakfast. Later proceed to Madurai which is called the `Athens of the East' because of the way myth meets life here. Reach & check-in at the hotel and relax for a while amidst the comforts of your room. Madurai is almost synonymous with the famed Meenakshi Temple the nucleus of the temple is older than the Madurai city. The Meenakshi temple complex at Madurai is not only an architectural marvel but also the epitome of Indian culture and civilization. Explore the rest of the day at your own.
Overnight stay at the Hotel/Resort.

Day 08 : Madurai
Enjoy the sumptuous breakfast. Later proceed to see the other attractions of Madurai. Thirumalai Nayak Palace, the main Palace where the king lived. Vandiyur Mariamman the area of the tank, and the island pavilion with a garden in the center. Thirupparankunram, one of the six houses of Lord Subramanya, the second son of Lord Siva, is located here. Subramanya is said to have married Indra's daughter, Deivanai, on this hill. The rock-cut temple of Subramanya here is thronged with pilgrims on all days of special worship.Overnight stay at the Hotel/Resort.


Day 09 : Madurai - Thekkady (155 kms – 05 hrs.)
Enjoy the sumptuous breakfast. Later proceed to Thekkady which offers diverse attractions like Wildlife Sanctuary, Hill Station and Spice Plantation. Natures own little hideout nestled in the hills of Thekkady. Reach & check-in at the hotel and relax for a while amidst the comforts of your room. Visit the local spice market for some garden fresh spices and handicrafts.Overnight stay at the Hotel/Resort.


Day 10 : Thekkady
Enjoy the sumptuous breakfast. Later proceed to the most attractive feature of Thekkady i.e. Periyar Wild life Sanctuary. The place where one can go for a Wildlife cruise to view a large variety of wildlife like Wild Elephants, Nilgiri Langur, Sambar Deer, Wild Bison, Wild Boar etc, and quite a lot of unique birds can also be spotted. You can recreate yourself by having Optional activities like spice plantation Tour, Bamboo Rafting, Trekking and Elephant ride.Overnight stay at the Hotel/Resort.


Day 11 : Thekkady – Kochi (195 kms – 06 hrs.)
Enjoy the breakfast. Later pack your baggages with a promise to return once again to this part of the world.... Proceed on time to board your flight/train with sweet memories of your holidays. We await for your next visit ... Bon Voyage. Service ends.

Package Cost Includes:

·         Well appointed above mentioned/base category room accommodation on twin/Triple sharing basis.

·         Daily Buffet/Fixed breakfast & Dinner at the hotel.

·         AC vehicle for all surface transfers & sightseeing for the above mentioned places.

·         GST 5% Extra.

 

Package Cost Excludes:

·         Any meals other than those mentioned above.

·         Any Airfare / Train fare.

·         Entrance fees to Amusement parks & Boating charges other than that which is mentioned in the includes.

·         Any portage at airports and hotels, tips, insurance, wine, mineral water, telephone charges, and all items of personal nature.

·         Any services not specifically mentioned in the inclusions.

·         Expenses caused by factors beyond our control like rail and flight delays, roadblocks, vehicle mal-functions, political disturbances etc.

 

Note:

·         The above package is only an offer and not a confirmation. We shall proceed with the booking only after we receive confirmation your end.

·         In case of non-availability of rooms at the hotels mentioned, we shall provide you alternate hotels of similar category.

·         Check-in time at the hotel is 14.00 hrs.

·         Check-out time is 11.00hrs

·         Booking confirmation is subject to availability. 

·         The above rates are valid for the mentioned period only.

 

Advance Booking Fee for Normal Period (01 Oct – 31 Mar)

30 days or more before departure:                                 25% of total cost

29-16 days before departure:                          50% of total cost

Less than 15- 0 days before departure:          100% of total cost

 

Advance Booking Fee for peak period (20 Oct – 20 Nov. 2015 & 20 Dec – 10 Jan))

At the time of booking/confirmation:              50 % of total cost

After 05 - 07 days of booking/confirmation: 50% of total cost

Less than 15 days before departure:               100% of total cost

 

Cancellation Policy

 

If You Cancel Your Holiday:

 

You or any member of your party may cancel their travel arrangements at any time. Written notification or an e-mail to that effect from the person who made the booking must be received at our office. The cancellation charges applicable are as per the published cancellation policy below:
 

Cancellation charges per person

 

30 days or more before departure                  25% of total cost

29-20 days before departure                            50% of total cost

Less than 19 days before departure                                100% of total cost

 

 

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