Rating in India
$ 2153

COAST TO COAST ACROSS THE SOUTH

Culture
Culture
min $ 2153
Per person
Tour details
Destinations: Mahabalipuram, Madurai, Kochi
Guide language: English
Price: min $ 2153
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COAST TO COAST ACROSS THE SOUTH

An 18 DAY TOUR

MAHABALIPURAM – PONDICHERRY – TANJORE – CHETTINAD – MADURAI – PERIYAR – BACKWATERS – COCHIN

 


Tour Highlights:

  • The ancient shore temples at Mahabalipuram.
  • Pondicherry with its French and Tamil Influences and lazy Mediterranean feel.
  • The exquisite temples of Trichy, Tanjore & Madurai – unique in their architecture and atmosphere.
  • The trader’s mansions and excellent cuisine of Chettinad.
  • Periyar, known for it’s wildlife reserve and spice plantations.
  • Relax at the backwaters and be tempted to try an ayurvedic massage.
  • Discover the Old Fort Area in Cochin and its heritage and Chinese Fishing Nets.

Coast to coast, Chennai to Cochin  takes you through the  two most southern states of Incredible India. Two states that are vastly different, to the point where even the language and the alphabets are not the same!  Tamil Nadu is known for it’s extraordinary temples whose sculptures, colours,  and the numbers of devotees who still flock there daily make these living, breathing monuments. Each visit is different yet always fascinating, this is a cultural  immersion   like no other. Kerala is much more gentle, full of natural beauty and warm, heartfelt smiles, it is  laid back, warm, the food is delicious and a destination that invites you to relax, enjoy and want to come back for more.


ITINERARY OVERVIEW
Day
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ActivityLocation
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After you arrive at your hotel, the rest of the day will be at leisure.Mahabalipuram
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A full day sightseeing of MahabalipuramMahabalipuram
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Transfer by road to Pondicherry, rest of the day at leisurePondicherry
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Walking tour of Pondicherry, optional visit to Auroville.Pondicherry
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Transfer by road to Tanjavur, visit the temple in the eveningTanjavur
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A day visit to TrichyTanjavur
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A full day tour of TanjavurTanjavur
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Transfer by road to ChettinadChettinad
18
Sightseeing of ChettinadChettinad
Transfer by road to Madurai, evening visit of the Sri Meenakshi Temple.Madurai
Transfer by road to Periyar. Afternoon visit a spice plantation.Periyar
Bamboo rafting and walking in the reserve.Periyar
Transfer by road to the Backwaters. Rest of day at leisure.Backwaters
Day at leisureBackwaters
Optional day cruise on a houseboat or kayaking trip of the backwaters.Backwaters
Transfer by road to Cochin. Evening sunset cruise.Cochin
Full day sightseeing of Fort Cochin.Cochin
Transfer to the airport for the onward flight.

All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Bespoke India Travel
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