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South Indian Trip Package

11 Days / 10 Nights
Private Tour

Its high time we hit the South of India for an adventure that will take you through the backwaters of Kerela and deeper into the heart of the south. Then dive into an explosion of aromatic smells of various spices in the spice plantations of Thekkady around the Streets of Madurai, aka the Lotus City. So join us as you uncover the secrets of India that are known only to those who can truly call it home. 

Visited Locations
  • Mattancherry Palace
  • The Dutch Palace
  • Backwaters of Kerala
  • Kettuvallom Housboat
  • Periyar Wild Life Sanctuary
  • Thekkady Spice plantations
  • Madurai city
  • Meenakshi Temple
Included
  • Facilitator for assistance on initial arrival and final departure
  • Accommodation at listed hotels in Twin / Double sharing basis
  • 2 Nights accommodation in Kochi at the listed hotel on Bed and Breakfast basis
  • 1 Night accommodation in Houseboat -Alleppy at the listed hotel on full board basis
  • 2 Nights accommodation in Thekkady at the listed hotel on Bed and Breakfast basis
  • 2 Nights accommodation in Madurai at the listed hotel on Bed and Breakfast basis
  • 1 Night accommodation in Thanjavur at the listed hotel on Bed and Breakfast basis
  • 2 Nights accommodation in Mahabalipuram at the listed hotel on bed & breakfast basis
  • Enjoy the world-famous Backwaters of Kerala
  • Experience the spice plantation tour, Thekkady
  • English speaking local guides as per the program
  • 01 Bottled mineral  water during long drives
  • Monument entrance fees and permits
  • Garlanding upon arrival in India
  • Taxes
Excluded
  • International Airfare
  • Entry visa to India
  • Any optional tours
  • Personal spendings
  • Tipping

Itinerary

  1. 1
    Arrival in Kochi

    Once you've landed at the airport our representative will meet and assist you. Then you will be transferred to your hotel in Kochi.

  2. 2
    Kochi City Tour

    Our first stop for the day will be the Jewish Synagogue which is closed on Fridays & Sundays, followed by the Mattancherry palace, built by the Portuguese back in 1555 and then gifted to the Raja of Cochin as a sign of goodwill.  

    While visiting the church otherwise known as the Dutch church you'll get a chance to marvel at the wide Chinese styled fish nets exclusive to the region.

     

    Meals: Breakfast

  3. 3
    Alleppey Houseboat

    Once you've had a chance to enjoy your breakfast, you will check out from the hotel and be driven down to Alleppey onboard the famous Houseboat through the even more famous backwaters of Kerala, spending the night on board the exquisite houseboat.

     

    Meals: Breakfast

  4. 4
    Thekkady Wildlife Tour

    You will disembark the houseboat and proceed to Thekkady.  Once you've arrived at Thekkady you will be transferred to your hotel for a later trip to Periyar Wild Life Sanctuary, one of the sixteen tiger reserves in India.

    You will navigate the sanctuary by boat, which will allow you to really experience the wilderness. You will be able to watch the elephants in there natural habitat while enjoying absolute comfort and safety. 

     

    Meals: Breakfast

  5. 5
    Thekkady Wildlife Tour

    Today we will be visiting the spice plantations of Thekkady. While going through the plantation, your guide will explain how the different spices are used in Indian cuisine.  

     

    Meals: Breakfast

  6. 6
    Madurai Tour

    You will be taken to Madurai, the lotus-shaped city making it a sought out destination by may pilgrims.

    Once you've arrived you will be checking in at your hotel.  

    For the evening we will be visiting the Meenakshi temple to witness the evening prayer ceremony.

     

    Meals: Breakfast

  7. 7
    Madurai

    We will be visiting the beautiful Meenakshi Temple with its enormous domes covered with a gaily coloured statue as the domes dominate the landscape, visible from all over Madurai. The temple has 4 entrances, 12 towers and a 100 pillar corridor. 

    The day ends with a paddle rickshaw ride through the Bylanes temple.

     

    Meals: Breakfast

     

  8. 8
    Thanjavur Tour

    Once you've had your breakfast we will take a drive to Tanjore, where upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel for check-In. 

    Then you will visit the Brihadeshwara temple, built by the great Chola King in the 1oth century. The temple is a great example of architecture done right and is listed as a world heritage site by the UNESCO.

     

    Meals: Breakfast

  9. 9
    Mahabalipuram

    Drive to Tanjore. 

    Once you've arrived you will be transported to the hotel for check-In. 

    We will visit the Siri Brihadeshwara Temple, built by Chola King. 

    Next you will be taken to Mahabalipuram, a tiny seaside village set in a boulder-strewn backdrop. .

     

    Meals: Breakfast

     

  10. 10
    Mahabalipuram Tour

    Visit to the Fice Rathas aka ceremonial chariots of the Five Pandavi heroes of the Mahabharata saga and Draupadi, their wife.

    Then we will proceed to the seaside temple, where you will be surrounded by gardens designed to match the original ancient layout. 

    The next visit for the day will be the Bhagirathas Peance, sculptured on the faces of the huge opposite rocks. 

    Enjoy the rest of the day as you'd like. 

     

    Meals: Breakfast

  11. 11
    Chennai | Final Departure

    The day is at leisure. 

    Later, you will meet our  representative and be transferred to the airport to catch your flight back home. 

     

    Meals: Breakfast

Hotels

Prices

April to September
  • 1230$ Per Person in Triple
  • 1425$ Per Person in Double
  • 2670$ Per Person travelling alone
October to November
  • 1585$ Per Person in Triple
  • 1780$ Per Person in Double
  • 3380$ Per Person travelling alone

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