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The Best of Tamil Nadu & Kerala

Price Starting at AUD 4150* PP USD 2670* PP 16 DAYS

The Best of Tamil Nadu & Kerala

Chennai – Mahabalipuram – Pondicherry – Tanjore – Chettinad – Madurai – Munnar – Periyar – Kumarakom – Mararikulam - Kochi

This tour offers a diverse and enriching experience, from exploring historical sites of Tamil Nadu to enjoying the natural beauty of Kerala. Begin in Chennai, immersing yourself in its vibrant culture. Discover Mahabalipuram’s UNESCO temples, then head to Pondicherry’s unique blend of French and Indian influences. Visit Tanjore’s architectural marvels and delve into Chettinad’s rich heritage. In Madurai, marvel at the Meenakshi Amman Temple. Explore Munnar’s lush tea plantations and Periyar’s wildlife. Cruise Kumarakom’s serene backwaters and unwind at Mararikulam’s pristine beaches. Conclude in Kochi, where history and culture intertwine. This tour offers a delightful blend of history, culture, natural beauty, and relaxation.

Arrive at Chennai and transfer to hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

Sightseeing of Chennai visiting Kapaleswarar Temple, St Thomas Church, Fort St George and Government Museum. Later travel to Mahabalipuram. Overnight stay at hotel.

Visit Five Raths, Krishna Mandapam, Mahishasura Mardhini Cave, Arjuna’s Penance, and the Shore Temple. Overnight stay at hotel.

Morning, travel to Pondicherry. Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel.

 

Visit Auroville City, Sri Aurobindo Ashram and Pondicherry Temple. Overnight stay at hotel.

 

Morning travel to Tanjore. Enroute visit Gangaikonda Cholapuram & Darasuram. Later, visit Thanjavur Royal Palace, Art Gallery and Saraswati Mahal Library. Overnight stay at hotel.

 

Morning visit to Brihadeshwara Temple. Later, travel to Chettinad. Evening enjoy Bullock Cart Ride in the nearby village. Overnight stay at hotel.

Sightseeing of Chettinad visiting heritage mansions, Chettinad Palace, Temples and local markets. Enjoy Cooking Demonstration in Chettinad. Overnight stay at hotel.

Morning travel to Madurai. Evening visit Sri Meenakshi Temple. Overnight stay at hotel.

Visit the Sri Meenakshi Temple and Madurai Palace. Later travel to Munnar. Overnight stay at hotel.

Morning, visit Eravikulam National Park. Later visit Tea Plantations and Factory. Overnight stay at hotel.

Morning travel to Periyar. Late afternoon visit to the Spice Plantation. Overnight stay at hotel.

Morning, enjoy a boat ride in Periyar National Park. Later, travel to Kumarakom. Overnight stay at hotel.

Morning, board a houseboat for a day cruise on Lake Vembanad. Overnight stay at hotel.

Morning travel to Mararikulam. Rest of the day is at leisure on the beach. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day at leisure on the beach. Overnight stay at hotel.

Morning travel to Kochi. Sightseeing of the Kochi including Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue, Heritage Zone and Chinese fishing Nets. Evening witness Kathakali dance performance. Overnight stay at hotel.

Morning transfer to Kochi airport for your flight to onward destination.

Your Journey

When to go

  • JAN
  • FEB
  • MAR
  • APR
  • MAY
  • JUN
  • JUL
  • AUG
  • SEP
  • OCT
  • NOV
  • DEC

Inclusions

Inclusions:

  • Cost is based on a private tour of 02 Pax;
  • 17 Nights Hotel Accommodation in 4 star hotels on Bed & Breakfast;
  • Services of English-speaking guide during the sightseeing;
  • All transfers, sightseeing & excursions will be by an Air-conditioned vehicle;
  • Monument entrance fees as per the travel program;
  • Day cruise in a houseboat on the Vembanad lake;
  • Travel Sapphire Representative for assistance upon arrival and departure at airport;
  • All currently applicable taxes.

Note:

TAC of 10% is applicable on the cost.

Cost is based on travel during the off season months.

All the programs can be tailor-made as per your client’s interest and budget.

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