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16 Days Itinerary - Classical South India

 
 
TOUR NAME: Classical South India
 
TOUR DAYS: 16 Days Tour Programme
 
CHENNAI (ARRIVAL) – MAMALLAPURAM – BANGALORE – MYSORE – MUDUMALAI – COONOOR – COCHIN – ALLEPPEY (BACKWATERS) – MARARI (DEPART)
 
 
PLACE NIGHTS HOTELS
Chennai 01 Lemon Tree
Mamallapuram 02 Chariot Beach Resort
Bangalore 01 Jayamahal Palace
Mysore 02 Sandesh The Prince
Mudumalai 01 Casa Deep Woods
Coonoor 01 Kurumba Village
Cochin 02 Abad Atrium
Alleppey 01 Houseboats / NAC
Marari 02 Turtle Beach Resort
 
 
     *If above listed hotels are not available we will provide similar hotel.
     *Land only tour starts from Day 2 in Chennai.
 
 
PRICES AND DATES : send query or call for more information.
 
 
TOUR ITINERARY:
DAY 1: DEPARTURE FROM US/CANADA
 
Assemble at Pearson International Airport to board your flight for Chennai.
 
DAY 2: ARR. CHENNAI TRANSFER TO HOTEL
 
Evening: Late evening arrival in Chennai.
Accommodation: Overnight at hotel.
 
DAY 3: CHENNAI - VISITING CITY ON THE EAST COAST OF SOUTHERN INDIA
 
Breakfast: : Hotel dining room.
Morning: Late morning departure to explore Chennai.
Afternoon: Drive to Mamallapuram and Check-in at hotel. Evening: At leisure. Accommodation: Overnight at hotel. Meals Included: Breakfast.
 
DAY 4: MAMALLAPURAM - HERITAGE WALK
 
Breakfast: Hotel dining room.
Morning: Interesting `History walk of Mamallapuram` including snake charmer, Visit to sculpture studio.
Lunch: Local restaurant in Mamallapuram served in a traditional South Indian style.
Afternoon: Free for own activities.
Evening: At leisure.
Accommodation: Overnight at hotel.
Meals Included: Breakfast/ Lunch
 
DAY 5: KANCHEEPURAM - BANGALORE
 
Breakfast: Hotel dining room.
Morning: Travel to Bangalore. Enroute visit Kancheepuram - One of the seven sacred cities of India.
Lunch: Local restaurant in Kancheepuram.
Afternoon: Check-in at hotel in Bangalore.
Evening: At leisure.
Accommodation: Overnight at hotel.
Meals Included: Breakfast / Lunch
 
DAY 6: BANGALORE - MYSORE
 
Breakfast: Hotel dining room.
Morning: Explore Bangalore - The Garden City of south India.
Afternoon: Travel to Mysore. Enroute visit to Channapatna - a small hamlet 46 kms from Bangalore on the Mysore highway, excels in lacquerware.
Evening: Check-in at hotel in Mysore.
Accommodation: Overnight at hotel.
Meals Included: Breakfast
 
DAY 7: MYSORE - SRIRANGAPATTINUM
 
Breakfast: Hotel dining room.
Morning: Explore Mysore - city of palaces, gardens, shady avenues and sacred temples and retains some of the charm of the old world with its many institutions that propagate Carnatic Classical music and dance.
Afternoon: An early afternoon excursion visit to Srirangapattinum - a place with Ancient history is an Island fortress town on the bank of river cauvery.
Evening: Visit to Chamundi Hill Temple - at a height of 1062mts. The 2000-year-old temple is dedicated to Goddess Chamundi. A seven storey, 40mts high tower, dominates the temple. A view of entire Mysore city from this hilltop is breath taking.
Accommodation: Overnight at hotel.
Meals Included: Breakfast
 
DAY 8: MYSORE - MUDUMALAI
 
Breakfast: Hotel dining room.
Morning: Travel to mudumalai - one of South India's largest wild life reserve.
Afternoon: Check-in to Hotel in Mudumalai and 04hrs Bush trek, in the jungle.
Lunch: Hotel in Mudumalai.
Evening: Visit to Elephant feeding in Mudumalai as a main attraction. (DEPENDING ON SEASON).
Accommodation: Overnight at hotel.
Meals Included: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
 
DAY 9: MUDUMALAI - COONOOR
 
Breakfast: Hotel dining room.
Morning: Early we go for jungle Safari. Later Travel to Coonoor, Enroute visit to Ooty(Udagamandalam) is the Queen of Hill Station.
Afternoon: 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.
Evening: Check-in to Hotel in Coonoor.
Accommodation: Overnight at hotel.
Meals Included: Breakfast
 
DAY 10: COONOOR - COCHIN
 
Breakfast: Hotel dining room.
Morning: Travel to Cochin.
Afternoon: Check-in to hotel in Cochin.
Evening: At leisure
Accommodation: Overnight at hotel.
Meals Included: Breakfast
 
DAY 11: COCHIN - "GOD'S OWN COUNTRY"
 
Breakfast: Hotel dining room.
Morning: Explore Cochin - the commercial hub of Kerala, is a town of great historical importance.
Afternoon: At leisure
Evening: visit the famous dance drama of Kerala, the "Kathakali"
Accommodation: Overnight at hotel.
Meals Included: Breakfast
 
DAY 12: COCHIN TO ALLEPPEY
 
Breakfast: Hotel dining room.
Morning: Travel to Alleppey - Land of Backwater and Check-in to House Boat
Lunch: In House Boat
Afternoon: Backwater Cruises.
Evening: At leisure.
Accommodation: Overnight on Board Houseboat
Meals Included: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
 
DAY 13: ALLEPPEY - MARARI
 
Breakfast: On Board Houseboat
Morning: Travel to Marari - The paradise of South India know for excellent beaches.
Afternoon: Check-in to Hotel in Marari.
Evening: At leisure.
Accommodation: Overnight at hotel.
Meals Included: Breakfast
 
DAY 14: 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 you unparalleled quite in astoundingly beautiful settings.
Accommodation: Overnight at hotel.
Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner
 
DAY 15: MARARI - COCHIN - DEPARTURE VIA MUMBAI
 
Breakfast: Hotel dining room.
Morning: At leisure
Meals Included: Breakfast
Evening: Transfer to Cochin airport to depart for Toronto via Mumbai
 
DAY 16: ARRIVAL US/CANADA
 
 
EXTENSION IDEAS: (Ask for more details)
 
Sri Lanka: Extend your tour by 5 days to include Sri Lanka (Cochin - Colombo flight not included)
 
Maldives: Extend your tour by 5 days to include Maldives (Cochin - Male flight not included)
 
TOUR PACKAGE INCLUDES:
-13 nights' accommodation.
-Return economy air fare is included
-Daily Buffet Breakfast.
-4 Lunches and 3 dinners.
-Return airport transfers.
-Demonstration of Stone craftsmanship in Mamallapuram
-The colonial period toy Train journey for sector -"Ooty Coonoor".
-Kathakali dance performance in Cochin
-One night House Boat on full board basis.
-Alleppey Round Trip Backwater Cruise
-Fare well dinner at Marari
-Transportation by AC chauffeur driven vehicle.
-Sightseeing as per package details.
-Service of one English speaking local guide during all sightseeing tours.
-Entrances at all sightseeing spots.
-All applicable taxes.
 
TOUR PACKAGE NOT INCLUDES:
-Meals at hotels except those listed in above inclusions.
-Still Camera/Video Camera charges.
-Expenses of personal nature such as tipping, porters, laundry etc.
-Anything except those listed in above inclusions.
 
TOUR CANCELLATION POLICY:
You may cancel your booking at any time prior to commencement of the tour by notifying us in writing, which must be signed by the person that signed the Reservation Form. If you cancel on or before 30 days before the first day of the tour, we will retain your deposit to cover our costs. In addition, if the cancellation notification is received less than 30 days prior to the first day of the tour, additional cancellation charges shall be as follows:
 
Amount of Cancellation Charges:
 
45-30 Days before the first day of the tour - 50%
29-15 Days before the first day of the tour - 75%
Less than 14 Days before arrival 100%
(Cancellation conditions for Maldives may differ)
 
CHANGES BY YOU:
If you request any changes to your travel arrangements once we have confirmed a booking, all out of pocket charges, including charges imposed by our suppliers, will be payable by you, plus an amendment fee of $50.00 per revision per booking. If after the commencement of your tour you request any changes to your travel arrangements, we will do our best to implement them, but we cannot guarantee that it will be possible. In the event of such change(s) being made, you will be liable for any cancellation charges that may be levied for the previously booked service and for any costs incurred by us and our suppliers in attempting to secure any revised arrangements. Any name changes must be provided to us in writing and are subject to any airline fees or penalties.
 
HOW TO BOOK:
If you are happy with the arrangements outlined within this itinerary and would like to book, please forward your completed booking form and the deposit. If you would like to revise the itinerary, feel free to contact us and we can prepare another version which will hopefully match your requirements. The deposit is 25% of the total cost, plus any applicable insurance premiums and can be paid by cheque, bank transfer or credit / debit card.
 
PAYMENT BY CREDIT CARD:
Please note, we do not charge a credit card fee on deposits, however, a credit card fee is charged on the balance of the price of your current trip or if full payment is made. Credit card fees are detailed within the enclosed information booklet. Please note we charge a credit card fee due to the high fees charged to tour operators by the credit card companies. We have chosen to make this transparent rather than including it within the trip price. You may therefore wish to pay the balance by bank transfer, debit card or personal cheque.
 
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