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The Great Living South India Temples and Beach Private Tour

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Duration

10 Nights / 11 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

8 people

Languages

English

Overview

Arrive Chennai and explore the colonial town, fort & churches. Then proceed to Mahabalipuram known for its temples and monuments built by the Pallava dynasty in the 7th and 8th centuries via visiting Kanchipuram, the city of thousands temples. Walk in the street of French colony at Pondicherry and then proceed to visit the UNESCO World Heritage listed The Great Living Chola Temples at Thanjavur, at Gangaikonda Cholapuram & at Darasuram. Continue your temple discovery and visit the active large temples at Trichy, Madurai, Rameshwaran & Trivandrum.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Any flight tickets.
  • Camera charges at monuments.
  • Meals other than mentioned in day plan.
  • Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
  • Gratuities & optional activities.
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions.

Bulk discount (by percent)

Bulk diccount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 46%
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 44%
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 54%
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 51%
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 57%
6 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 55%
7 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 60%

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Chennai
On arrival at Chennai airport assistance & transfer to hotel (hotel check in/ out time 12pm). Later visit Fort St. George, Kapaleeshwarar & Vadapalani Murugan Temple, Dakshinachitra Museum, Santhome Cathedral & Marina Beach. O/n at hotel.
Day 2: Chennai - Mahabalipuram (120kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Mahabalipuram via visiting Kanchipuram an ancient city famous as city of thousands temple. On arrival check in at hotel. Later visit Mahabalipuram UNESCO WHS monuments Monolithic Temples, Krishnas Butterball, Cave Temples, Shore Temple & The Arjuna Penance. O/n at hotel.
Day 3: Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry (120kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Pondicherry check in at hotel. Later visit Aurovil & Pondicherry Museum. Drive pass or walk through stunning French Quarters, charming mustard streets and colonial villas which include French consulate, Raj Nivas, Government Square, Churches & French schools. O/n at hotel.
Day 4: Pondicherry - Thanjavur (180kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Thanjavur via visiting Chidambaram Nataraja Temple and The Great Living Chola Temples at Gangaikonda Cholapuram & Darasuram. On arrival check in at hotel. O/n at hotel.
Day 5: Thanjavur - Trichy (60kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Visit Brihadeshwara Temple & Palace Complex built by great Chola king in the 10th century. Drive to Trichy check in at hotel. Later visit Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple the largest functional temple in the world and The Rock Fort the oldest rock in the world 230 crore years old. O/n at hotel.
Day 6: Trichy - Madurai (135kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Madurai check in at hotel. Later visit Meenakshi Temple, Thirumalai Nayakar Palace, Alagar Koil, Tiruparankundram Murugan Temple & Palamuthirsolai Murugan Temple. O/n at hotel.
Day 7: Madurai - Rameshwaram (170kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Rameshwaram, check in at hotel. Later visit Ramanathaswamy Jyotirlinga Temple with world longest corridor and immaculate carvings on pillars. Also visit to Adams Bridge the chain of reefs, sandbanks and islets that almost connects Sri Lanka with India. O/n at hotel.
Day 8: Rameshwaram - Kanyakumari (320kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Kanyakumari check in at hotel. Rest time to relax on the beach and watch sunset. O/n at hotel.
Day 9: Kanyakumari - Kovalam (80kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Visit Kanyakumari Temple, Padmanabhapuram Palace, Vivekananda Rock Memorial & Vattakottai Fort. Later drive to Kovalam check in at hotel. Rest time free to relax. O/n at hotel.
Day 10: Kovalam
Breakfast at hotel. Visit Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Attukal Temple, Napier Museum, Kuthira Malika & Sri Chitra Art Gallery. Drive through famous beaches Shankumugham Beach, Kovalam Beach & Vizhinjam lighthouse. O/n at hotel.
Day 11: Kovalam - Departure
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Trivandrum airport to board flight for onward destination.

Included/Excluded

  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 10 Nights' accommodation in 5-star hotels.
  • Daily breakfast and meal as per day plan.
  • Private air-conditioned deluxe car for airport transfer, sightseeing and excursion as per program.
  • English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
  • Monument entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Bottled drinking water in car.
  • Government taxes.
  • Any flight tickets.
  • Camera charges at monuments.
  • Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
  • Gratuities & optional activities.
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions.

Tour's Location

FAQs

What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?
5-Star Hotels Used or Similar
Chennai - ITC Grand Chola/ The Leela Palace
Mahabalipuram - Radisson BLU Resort Temple Bay/ Fisherman's Cove
Pondicherry - Palais De Mahe/ La Villa
Thanjore - Svatma
Trichy - Sangam Hotels
Madurai - Courtyard by Marriott/ The Gateway Hotel Pasumalai
Rameshwaram - Hyatt Place Rameswaram
Kanyakumari - Anantya Resorts/ Annai Resorts and Spa
Kovalam - Raviz Kovalam/ Vivanta by Taj - Green Cove

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