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Classical South India Tour 14 Days / 13 Nights

Tour Code : From $748
Destination : Chennai-Mahabalipuram-Kanchipuram-Banglore-Mysore-Mudumalai-Ooty-Coonoor-Cochin-Alleppy-Marari
Rajasthan, the Land of the Kings, is India at its exotic and magical best, awash with searing, riotous colour, built on myths and the Rajput tenet of death before dishonour. Like a legend that has come to life, it has an incredible array of mighty forts, elaborate palaces and fanciful cities. The tour starts with the arrival in Delhi followed by Agra - home of the most appreciated monument of love "Taj Mahal"; Ranthambore famous for its Tigers ; Jaipur the seductive pink mayhem; enchanting Pushkar around its holy lake with temples, bathing ghats, onion domes and chalk - coloured buildings clustering around it; Udaipur's bone white buildings on shimmering lakes; Jodhpur - a luminescent blue patchwork; the honey-coloured magnificence of Jaisalmer, arising from the desert; Bikaner - the sprawling desert town with its fort and a bustling walled city encompassing dark red sandstone havelis; and finally ending the journey at the story book town of Mandawa with wildly colorful, beautifully and bizarrely painted havelis (traditional ornately decorated residences)

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Day 01: Arrive Chennai:

Namaste! We are warmly welcomed the traditional Indian way with hands clapped together. After immigration and custom formalities, we are transferred to our Hotel. Overnight: Hotel in Chennai (1 Night)

Day 02: Chennai - Mahabalipuram: (Drive: 60 Km)

Chennai, the capital of the state of Tamil Nadu and the cultural Gateway to South India. Our tour of Chennai starts with a visit to The National Art Gallery, Built before 1789,the museum was established in 1857 and contains on of the best collection in the country of bronzes, including the famous icon of Natraja. There are also sections devoted to geology and anthropology. The Museum with some beautiful temple prizes and the finest collection of South Indian bronzes are quite interesting. St. Mary's Church, St. Mary's Church-Built in 1680. This was first English Church in Chennai and is India' s oldest surviving British church. In the church there are reminders of Clive, who was married here in 1753, and Elihu Yale, The early governor of Madras. In the afternoon, we drive to Mahabalipuram. On arrival, we check in our Hotel. Overnight: Hotel in Mahabalipuram (2 Nights) (B)

Day 03: Mahabalipuram:

Today we visit Mahabalipuram- best known for its shore temples. A UNESCO World Heritage site, Mahabalipuram was the second capital of Pallava King of Kanchipuram. The 7th century town is famous for its rock-hewn temples, sculptures and the world's largest stone bas-relief. We also visit the "Five Rathas", a group of monolithic monuments and animal figures carved out of solid rock, almost like an artist's experiment in variety of form. Mamallapuram is a sculptors delight. Among the noteworthy sites in the vicinity of the town are Arjuna's Penance, Krishna Mandapam, Varaha Mandapam, and Mahishasurmardhini Caves. We take lunch at Local restaurant in Mahabalipuram served in a traditional South Indian style. Evening is a walking tour of the bazaars and narrow lanes to see the city's activities at dusk time. (B, L)

Day 04: Mahabalipuram - Kanchipuram - Bangalore: (Drive: 350 Km)

In the morning after breakfast we drive to Bangalore. En- route we visit Kanchipuram, the capital of the Pallava and dynasty is one of the seven sacred cities of India. Later we take lunch at local restaurant in Kanchipuram. After lunch we drive to Bangalore. On arrival, we check in our Hotel. Overnight: Hotel in Bangalore (1 Night) (B, L)

Day 05: Bangalore - Mysore: (Drive: 140 Km)

In the morning we take a half day city tour of Bangalore, visiting Vidhana Soudha: This imposing edifice built almost entirely of dressed Bangalore granite is a tribute to temple architecture. Housing the Legislative Chambers of the state government, this is Bangalore's best - known landmark. Cubbon Park: in 1864, Lord Cubbon, the then viceroy of India, laid out 3000 acres of verdant tranquility. Today, it is an oasis of greenery in the heart of Modern Bangalore, Tipu Sultan's Palace: Now a museum, this two- storied ornate wooden structure is a mine of information and is one of the most remarkable Islamic buildings in the city. We also visit Lal Bagh Gardens: this 240 acre expanse of greenery forms one of India's most beautiful botanical gardens, the credit of which goes to the rulers Hyder Ali and his son Tipu Sultan, who laid out an 18th century paradise with rare trees brought from far off Persia, Afghanistan and France. In the afternoon we drive to Mysore en -route visiting Channapatna - a small hamlet 46 kms from Bangalore on the Mysore highway, excels in lacquer ware. Overnight: Hotel in Mysore (2 Nights) (B)

Day 06: Mysore:

Mysore, The city of Dusserah, palaces and parks, is one of the few places in India, which still breathes the air of medieval country splendor. In addition to its beauty, quietude and equable climate. Mysore offers a convenient base for a number of interesting excursions, making it a very popular resort. Our tour of Mysore starts with a visit to Mysore Palace - Once the capital, seat of power of the ruling Wodeyars, is one of the largest of its kind in India and one of the most splendid. This Indo-Saracenic building has among other things stained glass chamber ceilings, a carved silver door, a solid gold throne and a gallery of exquisite paintings. 13 kms off Mysore city are the Chamundi Hills; halfway up is the Nandi Bull, a 4.8 metre monolith. Right on top is the 2000 -year old Chamundeswar Temple, dedicated to the patron goddess of the royal family. 19 km north -west is the Krishna Raja Sagar Dam and the Brindavan Gardens famous for its dancing musical fountains. 14 km northeast of Mysore on the Bangalore-Mysore Highway is Srirangapatnam, the island fortress that was once the capital of the warrior -kings Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan, the Tiger of Mysore. (B)

Day 07: Mysore - Mudumalai: (Drive: 95 Km)

In the morning after breakfast we drive to Mudumalai -one of South India's largest wild life reserve. On arrival, we check in our Hotel and 04 Hrs Bush trek in the jungle. In the evening we Visit to Elephant feeding in Mudumalai. (Depending on season). Overnight: Hotel in Mudumalai (1 Night) (B, L, D)

Day 08: Mudumalai - Ooty - Coonoor:

Early morning we go for jungle Safari. Later we drive to Ooty. We visit to Ooty (Udagamandalam) - the Queen of Hill Station. Later we board the steam train to enjoy a trip from Ooty to Coonoor affording some spectacular views of the precipitous eastern slopes of the rain-forested Nilgiris. On arrival, we are transferred to our Hotel. Overnight: Hotel in Coonoor (1 Night) (B)

Day 09: Coonoor - Cochin: (Drive: 260 Km / 6.5 Hrs)

In the morning after breakfast we drive to Cochin. On arrival we check in our Hotel. Rest of the day is free. Overnight: Hotel in Cochin (2 Nights) (B)

Day 10: Cochin:

Today we explore Cochin, the commercial capital of Kerala, with one of the finest natural harbours in the world. Ancient mariners from Arabia, China, Holland, Britain and Portugal have all left their mark on this beautiful island city, often referred to as the Venice of the East. We also take a boat tour to visit the Bolghatty Palace and observe the fascinating Chinese fishing nets in action. In the evening we enjoy Kathakali Dance Performance. (B)

Day 11: Cochin - Alleppey:

Today we drive to Alleppey. In the afternoon we board the traditional rice boats - "Ketuvallam" and begin our journey through the picturesque backwaters and small lakes relaxing in the tranquility of Kerala's beautiful scenery -Experience the way of life and activity of the local people. Overnight: House Boat (1 night) (B, L, D)

Day 12: Alleppey - Marari:

Breakfast on board. Sail to Alleppey & disembark at Puthenagady Jetty. A scenic comfortable drive conveys us to Marari - The paradise of South India know for excellent beaches. Rest of day is free. Overnight: Hotel in Marari (1 Night) (B)

Day 13: Marari:

Leisure on the beach. Tucked away inside quiet and lush coconut groves the resorts set by the pristine white sand beaches of the Marari offer unparalleled quite in astoundingly beautiful settings. In the evening we enjoy Farewell Dinner at Hotel. (B, D)

Day 14: Marari - Cochin - Home:

Today we drive to Cochin airport in time to catch our flight to onward destination. (B)

(B) = Breakfast, (L) = Lunch, (D) = Dinner
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  * Accommodation on twin share basis in the mentioned hotels with buffet breakfast as per the itinerary.
  * Transport in air conditioned vehicle for all sightseeing tours, arrival and departure transfers as per the itinerary.
  * Assistance on arrival / departure and Porter's fee at the airport and railway station only.
  * 3 Lunches and 2 Dinners
  * Demonstration of Stone craftsmanship in Mamallapuram.
  * The colonial period toy Train journey for sector -"Ooty - Coonoor".
  * Kathakali dance performance in Cochin.
  * Fare well dinner at Marari
  * Backwater Cruise at Alleppey
  * Boat ride at Cochin
  * Services of local English speaking guide for the sight seeing as per the itinerary at each city.
  * All currently applicable taxes, including service tax @ 2.58 %


  * Any personal expenses such as laundry bills, telephone bills, alcoholic beverages and airport tax.
  * Tips and other such cost which is to be paid to the drivers, guides, porters etc.
  * Visa fees or International flight tickets and insurance.
  * Any other services not mentioned in the cost inclusions.
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