India Dravida

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 11 days
  • tour type Group Request as private
  • age requirement 10-99 yrs
  • max group size 30
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-33390
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in Spanish, English
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  • Starts Chennai, India
  • Ends Chennai, India
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Chennai:The capital of Tamil Nadu is considered the most important cultural and economic center of southern India
  • Mahabalipuram:The sand-colored temples of this area are on the Unesco World Heritage list and represent a glorious past of the Pallava dynasty
  • Thanjavur:Visit the best example of Chola architecture in Tamil Nadu with the Brihadeshwara temple on the outskirts of Thanjavur
  • Madurai:The great Hindu temple of Meenakshi and its more than 30,000 figures
  • Periyar:One of the most famous nature reserves in the country where, with a bit of luck, you will see elephants, a variety of birds and even wild tigers
  • Kochi:This coastal town boasts a lot of history and European influence that is perceived throughout the City
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Starting and ending in Chennai, the "India Dravida" trip is a guided art and architecture tour that takes 11 days. You will travel through Madurai, Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Chennai and 7 other destinations in India. "India Dravida" is a group trip which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Join this elen-day tour and discover the mysteries of some of the India Dravid´s most enigmatic cities. Get the first insight into the Indian vibrant culture and delightful food in the charming capital of Tamil Nadu, Chennai. Admire the “City of Thousands of Temples”, Kachipuram, located on the voluptuous banks of the river Vegavathy and get amazed by the astonishing architecture of The Great Living Chola Temples in Darasurum. Be taught about the glorious history of Madurai, one of the ancient cities of South India and get to know the mythology and legends of the Minakshi-Sundareshwara Temple. This trip will fill all your senses and will leave great memories for the lifetime.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Arrival Chennai
  • Day 2: Chennai
  • Day 3: Chennai – Kanchipuram – Mahabalipuram (125 Km – 4.5 H)
  • Day 4: Mahabalipuram – Chidambaram – Darasuram – Thanjavur (270 Km – 6 Hrs)
  • Day 5: Thanjavur – Trichy – Thanjavur (60 Km - 2 Hrs)
  • Day 6: Thanjavur – Madurai (200 Km – 5.5 Hrs)
  • Day 7: Madurai – Periyar (145 Km – 4 Hrs)
  • Day 8: Periyar – Alleppey (150 Km – 5 Hrs)
  • Day 9: Alleppey – Kochi (60 Km – 1.5 Hrs)
  • Day 10: Kochi
  • Day 11: Depart Kochi
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Standard Hotel Category = The Residency Tower or similar 4*
  • Superior Hotel Category = Hyatt Regency or similar 5*
  • Standard Hotel Category = Grand Bay Resort or similar 4*
  • Superior Hotel Category = Radisson Temple Bay Resort or similar 5*
  • Standard Hotel Category = Great Trails River Resort or similar 3*
  • Superior Hotel Category = Svatma or similar 5*
  • Standard Hotel Category = Regency Madurai or similar 3*
  • Superior Hotel Category = Heritage or similar 5*
  • Standard Hotel Category = Peppervine or similar 4*
  • Superior Hotel Category = Elephant Court or similar 5*
  • Standard & Superior Hotel Category = Deluxe Houseboat
  • Standard Hotel Category = Casino Hotel or similar 4*
  • Superior Hotel Category = Le Meridien or similar 5*
  • 10 nights accommodation
Meals
  • 10 Breakfasts
  • 1 Lunch (Day 8)
  • 1 Dinner (Day 8)
Transport
  • Arrival transfer from Chennai International Airport to the hotel
  • Departure transfer from the hotel to Kochi International Airport
  • Air-conditioned transportation on a shared basis
Guide
  • Operated with local English or Spanish-speaking guides
Others
  • Thanjavur:
  • 0 Kochi (Cochin):
  • All monuments and parks as indicated: Government museum and fort in Chennai, Temples of Mahabalipuram, temples, and palace in Madurai, a sanctuary in Periyar, palace / Srirangapatnam in Mysore
  • Meet & Greet on day 1
  • Porterage only in the airport
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Expenditures of a personal nature, drinks, and meals if not stated explicitly in the program
  • Optional excursions
  • Any airfare, airport taxes, a supplement for which are quoted separately if applicable
  • Tips to drivers, local guides, and hotel staff
  • International or domestic flight tickets and airport taxes or visa fees.
  • Any service not listed above
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REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
  • Personal Itinerary can be tweaked and customized.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this India Dravida tour. You can cancel the tour up to 22 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 21 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 11 June 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 11 June 2024, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 21 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

India Dravida tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.

Visa

For this India Dravida tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

Know Before You Go

Hotel early check-out, early check-in, late check-in, connecting or adjoining rooms are all subject to availability and not guaranteed In many hotels in India, the triple rooms are a double room with an additional bed or sofa bed. Their comfort conditions are lower than international standards of triple room Please note that hotel classification is as per Indian standards. Temples in Kanchipuram closed from 12:00-16:00 and visiting hours are only until 12:00 No refunds for unused services. Splitting the package is not allowed. The distances and travel times described in the itinerary may vary.  Please note that local conditions prevalent at the time of travel may result in modifications to the contents of the tour without prior notice, including possible changes of hotels and/or itinerary Please note we are able to accept clients' requests for Vegan meals.  

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has implemented smaller group sizes than normal, allowing for more personal space on the vehicles, sights visited, hotels and restaurants.
  • Hygiene protocols have been adopted on this trip. Wearing a mask, hand washing and general sanitizing has been implemented on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are furthermore regularly disinfected.
  • Distancing measures have been implemented to safeguard against COVID-19.
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