The Exotic South Tour



Duration 20 Nights / 21 Days
Destination Covered Bangalore, Mysore, Kumarakom, Kochi, Thekkady, Alleppey, Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Mamallapuram, Ooty, Thanjavur, Pondicherry
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  • The Exotic South Tour


Government service tax extra.
Any Air or train fare. Monument fee / Camera fee.
Kind of Personal Expenses or Optional Tours/Meals other than specified.
Cost does not include any other thing apart from the itinerary inclusions.
Transportation as per itinerary only (not available at disposal).
Surcharges applicable during Festival, Peak Season & Special Events.
Any Increase/Changes in the taxes levied by Govt.
Any cost arising due to natural calamities like, landslides, roadblocks etc (to be borne by the clients directly on the spot).

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Chennai

Meet and assist on arrival in Chennai. Later transfer to your pre-booked hotel. Overnight in Chennai.

Day 2: Chennai

Morning city tour of Chennai. Chennai is a vibrant and bustling city, where many interesting churches still remain from the first British settlements in India. Founded in 1639 by the English merchant, Francis Day, as Fort St George, the original fort still remains, as do many remnants of 'The Raj' including the Church of St Mary, the oldest Anglican Church east of Suez. This coastal city has a beautiful promenade and a string of waterfront Indo-Saracenic buildings. Overnight in Chennai.

Day 3: Chennai - Mammalapuram

Morning, drive to Mammalapuram en route visiting Kanchipuram which was the historical capital of the Pallavas during the 7th - 9th centuries. It is known as ‚Äėthe city of thousand temples‚Äô.
 
On arrival in Mammalapuram, you are checked into your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Mammalapuram.

Day 4: Mammalapuram

Full day sightseeing tour of Mammalapuram. Mammalapuram is believed to have been a thriving port back in the 7th century and is now famous for its rock cut temples and caves. The significance of the architecture here is that most of the work is monolith (carved out of a single stone) the five rathas (chariots) of the five Pandavas, the large open-air bas relief of Arjuna's penance (one single rock structure measuring 96 feet length by 43 feet height) and the magnificent shore temple are the highlights of Pallava architecture in Mammalapuram.
 
Overnight in Mammalapuram.

Day 5: Mammalapuram - Pondicherry

Morning, drive to Pondicherry. This former French colony and charming seaside town retains some enduring pockets of colonial culture. As well as the influence in the food, the town still boasts an 'Hotel de Ville' and the policemen wear kepis. Afternoon undertake a guided ‚ÄúHeritage Walk‚ÄĚ through this fascinating city, followed by a visit to Aurobindo Ashram. Overnight in Pondicherry.

Day 6: Pondicherry - Thanjavur

Morning, drive to Thanjavur en route visiting Tiruchirappalli (Trichy). The most famous land mark of this bustling town is the Rock fort Temple, a spectacular monument perched on a massive rocky out crop which rises abruptly from the plain to tower over the old city.
 
On arrival in Thanjavur, check in to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Thanjavur.

Day 7: Thanjavur - Madurai

Morning, sightseeing tour of Thanjavur. Thanjavur was the ancient capital of the Chola Empire which ruled from 850 to 1270. Thanjavur rose to glory during the later Chola reign between the 10th and the 14th centuries and became a centre of learning and culture. The Brihadishwara Temple was built by the greatest of the Chola emperors, Raja Raja. Completed at the turn of the first millennium, it remains the regional centre of social and religious life.
 
Afternoon drive to Madurai. Overnight in Madurai.

Day 8: Madurai

Full day sightseeing tour of Madurai. The ancient city of Madurai is one of India's most sacred pilgrimage centres. Originally designed in the shape of a lotus motif, the city has since spread into a colourful patchwork of temples, bazaars and narrow roads packed with shops, stalls, pilgrims and cows. The Sri Meenakshi Temple, a vast complex of chambers and courtyards built around nine towering gopurams (gateways), is renowned as the finest example of Dravidian architecture in southern India.
Overnight in Madurai.

Day 9: Madurai - Thekkady

Morning drive Thekkady. On arrival, check in to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Thekkady.

Day 10: Thekkady

Early morning ‚Äúboat-cruise‚ÄĚ on Periyar Lake to observe wildlife in Periyar Sanctuary. Afternoon guided tour of Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. The greatest attraction of Periyar remains the large herds of wild elephants that come down to the lake's edge. Overnight in Thekkady.

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Tour Detail

Inclusions :

  • Sightseeing
  • Transfers

Exclusions :

  • Government service tax extra.
  • Any Air or train fare. Monument fee / Camera fee.
  • Kind of Personal Expenses or Optional Tours/Meals other than specified.
  • Cost does not include any other thing apart from the itinerary inclusions.
  • Transportation as per itinerary only (not available at disposal).
  • Surcharges applicable during Festival, Peak Season & Special Events.
  • Any Increase/Changes in the taxes levied by Govt.
  • Any cost arising due to natural calamities like, landslides, roadblocks etc (to be borne by the clients directly on the spot).

Terms & Conditions :

* Some Advance Percentage of total booking amount * Airfare/Transport fare to be paid full at one time in advance.~^#^~* Upon cancellation, refund will be made after deducting the Retention Amount. * Retention Amount varies as per the number of days left before your package start date. ~^#^~