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 14nts Kerala + Tamilnadu Tour
Alleppey-2nts, Cochin-1nt, House Boat-1nt,
Periyar-2nts, Madurai-1nt, Trichy-2nt,Pondicherry-1nt,

Mahabalipuram-2nts Chennai-1nt, Kovalam-1nt

   
Day 01 : Cochin / Alleppey : On arrival, you will be met and transferred by road to Hotel in Alleppey, after check-in you are free for independent activities Overnight stay at the hotel.
   

Day 02 : Alleppey : You are free for independent activities. Overnight at  the hotel

   

Day 03 : Alleppey / Cochin : After breakfast drive to Cochin, on arrival check in at Hotel, after check-in you are free for  independent activities.Overnight at the hotel.After breakfast proceed half day tour of Cochin, city tour that includes the St. Francis's Church, Which is the oldest European church in India. Walk to the Chinese Fishing nets. Visit the Dutch Palace built by the Portuguese in 1557 and subsequently renovated by the Dutch after 1663.
Drive to the Jewish Synagogue built in 1568 and is the oldest in the Commonwealth. Walk around Jew town to see the antique shops. After city-tour back to hotel. And again, in the evening (Option to) visit local Cultural Centre for a performance of Kathakali, Kerala's traditional dance/art form. Overnight at the hotel.

   

Day 04 : Cochin / Alleppey : After breakfast you will be transferred to House boat, Alleppey. After check-in you are free for independent activities. Overnight stay at the HouseBoat.
Houseboat : Before the trucks became popular, the main cargo transportation was through backwaters by 'Kettuvalloms'. Kettuvallom means, 'stitched boat'. These Kettuvallom were converted to Houseboat and are designed for comfortable cruise and over night stay. The boat has one and two bath-attached rooms with modern comforts, a living cum dining room and a kitchen. A cook and two-member crew would be there to attend you. At night the boat is anchored at a beautiful part of the lake

   

Day 05 : Alleppey / Periyar : After breakfast you will be transferred by road to Periyar through the Weatern Ghats, where you can witness the Rubber and Spice plantation, which includes Coffee, Cocoa, Cinnamon, Pepper, and Clove.. After check-in at Hotel and after lunch proceed for plantation tour. Overnight at the hotel.

   

Day 06 : Periyar : Early morning embark on a boat ride for game viewing. Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary has very picturesque surrounding. The reservoir and the surrounding forest provide protection and a constant supply of water to the animals. The earliest sanctuary to be set up in 1934, it extents to 777 square Kms & forms part of the high mountain ranges, the Weatern Ghats. Wildlife can be seen while cruising on periyar Lake in a motorboat, amongst the animals that can be seen are Elephants, Wild Boar, Sambar, Wild dog, Languor monkeys, Wild buffalo's and occasionally Tiger, Leopard. After boating you in you are free for independent activities. Overnight at the hotel

   
Day 07: Periyar / Madurai : After breakfast drive to Madurai, the second largest city in Tamil Nadu and known as the Athens of the East. Situated on the banks of the river Vaigai, legend has it that this ancient city was built in the 6th century BC by the Pandyan King Kulasekara and was named 'the land of the nectar'.Overnight at the hotel
 
Day 08: Madurai / Tiruchirappalli (Trichi) : After breakfast drive to Trichi via Tanjavur, on arrival check in at Hotel. Tanjavur is known as rice bowl of Tamil Nadu,  and is a bustling country town, 55 km east of Trichy. This town rose to glory, during the later Chola reign, between the 10th and 14th centuries. This place is well known for its traditional handicrafts - art plates, bell metal castings, silk carpets, pith work, bronze icons, and classical Indian musical instruments. Out of the 74 temples, the finest is the Sri Brihadeswara temple, which is built by the great Chola king, Raja Raja I in the 10th century AD, this temple is an outstanding example of the Chola architecture.Guarding the inner shrine of the temple, is the gigantic statue of Nandi, the Bull, while the walls of the sanctum are covered with the wall paintings of Chola and Nayak periods, comparable to the famous Ajanta cave frescoes .The Palace, adjacent to the temple is a vast structure of fine masonry, built partly by the Nayaks around 1550 AD, and partly by the Marathas. Saraswathi Mahal Library has one of the most important oriental manuscripts collections, in India. Established around 1700 AD, the library contains a collection of over 44,000 palm leaf, and paper manuscripts in Indian and European languages. Over eighty per cent of its manuscripts are in Sanskrit, many on palm leaves, some very rare or even unique.Overnight at the hotel
   
Day 09 : Tiruchirappalli (Trichi) : You are free for independent activities. Overnight stay at the Hotel
   
Day 10 : Pondicherry : After breakfast drive to Pondicherry and check-into Hotel.After lunch proceed for sight seeing of Pondicherry, which includes Sri Aurobindo Ashram, where Sri Aurobindo and the Mother lived for the most parts of their lives, attracts tourists to this little city. Pondicherry also has a pleasant beach alongside promenade and historical monuments.

The ashram was founded in 1920 when Sri Aurobindo reached Pondicherry, a French colony and put in place his ideas of peaceful community. The ashram for long was run by his French companion Mirra Alfassa, universally known as the Mother.
   
Day 11 : Pondicherry / Mahabalipuram : After breakfast drive to Mahabalipuram, On arrivel check in at Hotel. After check in you are free for independent activities. Overnight stay at the Hotel.
   
Day 12 : Mahabalipuram : You are free for independent activities, Overnight at the hotel.
   
Day 13 : Mahabalipuram / Chennai : After breakfast you will be transferred to Chennai. After check proceed for city tour. Once a fishing village, Chennai is now a sprawling metropolis, and the capital of Tamil Nadu.

Places to see include Fort St. George, a former bastion of the East India Company presently housing the Tamil Nadu State Legislature and the Secretariat; Marina, the second longest beach in the world, Anna and M.G.R. Memorials, Santhome Cathedral Basilica, a magnificent cathedral built over the tomb of St. Thomas; Planetarium & Theosophical Society. After dinner overnight stay at the Hotel.
   
Day 14 : Chennai / Kovalam : After breakfast you will be  transferred to airport for your flight to Trivandrum.On arrival you will be transferred to the Hotel in Kovalam.Overnight at the Hotel.
   
   
End of Tour  
   

   

  Hotels

 
Hotels Resort Board No of Nts
Kondailip Resort Alleppey HB 02
Abad Fort Fort Cochin BB 01
House Boat Alleppey BB 01
Hotel Ambadi Periyar BB 02
Park Plaza Madurai BB 01
Jenny's Residency Tiruchirapilly BB 02
Ashok Pondicherry BB 01
MGM Resort Mahabalipuram BB 02
Ambica Empire Chennai BB 01
Kovalam Beach Retreat Kovalam BB 01
FO = Flight Only | BB = Bed and breakfast | HB = Half Board | FB = Full Board | AI = All inclusive
Econ = Economy Class | Prem = Premium Economy | OW = One Way
Departures Price Discount Departures Price Discount
Please Call for Current Seasons Prices - - -
Above prices are based on twin share per person
Single and triple rooms rate as well as hotels upgrade supplements are available on request
Discount shown will be deducted from the prices at the time of booking and is applicable only for bookings done before 20 Jan 2010

Package Includes
Flight from Heathrow / Gatwick / Manchester / Birmingham / Glasgow to Trivandrum and return
Accommodation on twin share at the hotels listed above / similar for a total stay of 14 nights
All transfers for the first seven nights tour as per the itinerary in an exclusive Non Air-con Car with a Driver
Boating in Periyar & Sightseeing in Cochin
Departure transfer from Hotel to Trivandrum Airport 3 hours before the flight to UK

Package does not Include
Above mentioned price does not include any unspecified meals, table drinking, telephone call, laundry, camera fee, tips, insurance and any other expense of personal nature
Monument fees to be paid locally

Note
These packages are very flexible and one can fly from the UK to any International airport in India and return from Kerala or vice versa. ie Fly into Kerala and return from any international airport in India.
Price may vary. To get the revised price as per your requirement please call reservation on 02072587800.

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