Classics of South India

Valid from : 01-Aug-2016
Valid till: 31-Dec-2016
Duration: 7 N/ 8D
Price Onwards: GBP 375
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Classics of South India


Classics of South India Tour Highlights

7 nights accommodation, daily breakfast on fixed menu, exclusive air-conditioned transfers and sightseeing as per the itinerary, entrance fees, private services of an English speaking guide during sightseeing.

Cost Includes:

    • Accommodation for 7 nights / 8 days on twin sharing basis.
    • Daily fixed menu / buffet breakfast.
    • Exclusive A/C vehicle for your transfers and sightseeing. Vehicle will not be at disposal but will be available as per itinerary only.
    • All applicable taxes.

Cost Excludes:

    • Air / Train fare.
    • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, tips, liquor, boating & joy rides.
    • Any other item not specified in "Cost Includes".
    • Additional adventure activities other than mentioned in the itinerary.
    • Any cost arising due to natural calamities like landslides, roadblocks, etc. (to be borne by the clients directly on the spot).
    • Government Service Tax @ 4.50% would be extra.
    • Visa fees.
    • Insurance.
    • Tourist visa is mandatory and should be procured prior to arrival into India.
Destination
No. of Nights
Standard Hotels
Deluxe Hotels
Chennai
01
Hotel Savera / Similar
The Accord Metropolitan / Similar
Mahabalipuram
01
Mamallaa Heritage / Similar
Esthell The Village Resort / Similar
Pondicherry
01
Accord Puducheyry / Similar
The Sunway GRT / Similar
Tanjore
01
Hotel Star Residency / Similar
Sangam / Similar
Trichy
01
Grand Gardenia / Similar
Sangam / Similar
Madurai
02
JC Residency / Similar
Sangam / Similar
Hotel Category
02 Adults
04 Adults
Standard
GBP 375
GBP 287
Deluxe
GBP 450
GBP 337
Important Note: The above rates are not valid during Diwali, Christmas and New Year Period. Peak Season surcharge would be applicable for the same.

Classics of South India Tour Details


DAY 1: ARRIVE IN CHENNAI

Upon arrival at Chennai airport, you will be received by our representative and transferred to your hotel. Chennai (formerly known as Madras) is your gateway to the sunny south and the capital of Tamil Nadu, a state known for grandiose temple sculptures and architecture. In the afternoon, proceed for a guided city tour, visiting the National Art Gallery and Museum, Fort St.George, Marina Beach and San Thome Cathedral. Rest of the evening, you are free to explore the city on your own.

Overnight at Chennai.

DAY 2: CHENNAI TO MAHABALIPURAM VIA KANCHIPURAM

We drive to Mahabalipuram stopping at Kanchipuram enroute - Kanchipuram being one of the seven sacred cities of India and the former capital of several dynasties. Visit three of the best temples - Kailasanatha and Ekambareshwara (dedicated to Lord Shiva) and Vaikuntaperumal (dedicated to Lord Vishnu). Then proceed to the ancient Pallavan port of Mamallapuram, where we get to visit 7th century rock-carved monuments, including the famous shore temple, the only surviving one of the seven. The evening is yours to explore the town on your own like catching the sunset as you laze on the beach.

Overnight is in Mahabalipuram.

DAY 3: MAHABALIPURAM - PONDICHERRY

Post breakfast, we drive to the former French colony of Pondicherry where the architecture and culture of the waterfront settelment has strong European undertones. In the afternoon, we visit the Botanical Gardens, Eglise De Sacre Coeur De Jesus, the Promenade, Government Park, Manakula Vinayagar Temple, Roman Rolland Library, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, French Institute and other museums and art galleries. Rest of the evening you are free to explore the city on your own.

Overnight is in Pondicherry.

DAY 4: PONDICHERRY - TANJORE

We drive to Tanjore via Chidambaram, home of the famous Nataraja temple where the roof of the inner sanctum is plated in pure gold. Once in Tanjore, set amidst the lush green rice fields of the Cauvery delta, you are free to explore the former capital of the powerful Chola Dynasty on your own.

Overnight is in Tanjore

DAY 5: TANJORE - TRICHY

We set out on a guided tour of Tanjore, visiting Brihadeeswara Temple, the Palace, Sangeetha Mahal, Saraswati Mahal, the Library, Raja Museum Temple Museum and Schwarz Church... Yes, the splendor of Chola architecture is still very much around to see and appreciate. Later on, drive to Trichy. Situated on the banks of the river Cauvery, Trichy is the fourth largest city in Tamil Nadu. In the Citadel of the early Cholas which later fell to the Pallavas, visit the Rock Fort, Sri Jambukeshwara Temple, Tiruvannaikaval, Srirangam and other museums and art galleries.

Overnight is in Trichy.

DAY 6: TRICHY - MADURAI

Post breakfast, drive to Madurai, one of the oldest cities in South India and a center of learning and pilgrimage for centuries. In the afternoon, visit Meenakshi Temple, Tirumalai Nayak Palace, Mariamman Tank and Koodal Alagar Temple. In the evening, visit Meenakshi Temple again for the evening prayer ceremony.

Overnight is in Madurai

DAY 7: MADURAI - RAMESHWARAM - MADURAI

After an early breakfast, we proceed on a day trip to Rameshwaram - one of the most sacred pilgrimage destinations in India. And understandably so, for this holy city is bejewelled with many temples; magnificent monuments which are poetry in stone. Most renowned of all is the Ramanathaswamy Temple situated right in the center of the pilgrim town. In the evening, drive back to Madurai.

Overnight is in Madurai

DAY 8: DEPARTURE

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Madurai airport / station for your onward journey where this amazing Holiday Package is complete.

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    • Prices are based on a minimum of 2 adults traveling together.
    • Prices are based on accommodation in Standard category rooms at all hotels.
    • Surcharge is applicable for a passenger traveling alone.
    • 'Child Rate' applies to children, between the ages of 2 to 12 years.
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