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Tamil Nadu And Kerala

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5 Based on 1 Review
  • duration 11 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 10-99 yrs
  • max group size 15
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-32769
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
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  • Starts Chennai, India
  • Ends Chennai, India
TOUR OVERVIEW
The "Tamil Nadu And Kerala" tour starts from and ends in Chennai. It is an art and architecture trip that takes 11 days taking you through Madurai, Alleppey, Gangaikonda Cholapuram and 10 other destinations in India. "Tamil Nadu And Kerala" is a guided small group tour that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

India is more than a country – it’s a multicultural subcontinent with dozens of languages and religions, and nowhere is this diversity more evident than in the exotic south. Join our 11-day tour and become a part of the expedition to discover gems of South India. The architectural beauty of Kanchipuram, Hindu temples of Mahabalipuram and Darasuram temple will amaze your sight and the tranquility of Periyar’s wildlife will keep you thrilled while sailing down Kerala´s backwaters. This tour will expose the best treasures of South India and will fulfill your expectations and inspire your senses.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Chennai: The capital of the south, known for the warmth of its people and the hustle and bustle of its streets

Mahabalipuram: Its famous Hindu temples on the seashore are an excellent example of Dravidian culture

Pondicherry: This city offers a unique experience with a mixture of modern heritage and spiritual culture

Thanjavur: Famous for the UNESCO-listed Brihadishvara temple, dedicated to Shiva. It is also an important Hindu pilgrimage center

Madurai: Renowned for its temples, Madurai is synonymous with the famous Meenakshi temple

Periyar: Known both for its national park and for its varieties of spices

Houseboat: A traditional boat floating on the canals of the Keralan backwaters

Kochi:A vibrant city located on the southwestern coast of the Indian peninsula in the state of Kerala, ‘Land of the Gods'
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Arrival Chennai
  • Day 2: Chennai – Kanchipuram – Chennai (150 Km – 3 Hrs)
  • Day 3: Chennai – Mahabalipuram – Pondicherry (155 Km – 3.5 Hrs)
  • Day 4: Pondicherry – Chidambaram – Gangaikondacholapuram – Darasuram – Kumbakonam (130 Kms – 3 Hrs)
  • Day 5: Kumbakonam – Tanjore (40 Km – 1 Hrs)
  • Day 6: Tanjore – Trichy – Tanjore (60 Km – 2 Hrs)
  • Day 7: Tanjore – Madurai (190 Km – 3 Hrs)
  • Day 8: Madurai – Periyar (150 Km – 3.5 Hrs)
  • Day 9: Periyar – Alleppey (130 Km – 3.5 Hrs)
  • Day 10: Alleppey – Kochi (55 Km – 1 Hrs)
  • Day 11: Depart Kochi
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Standard Hotel Category = The Residency or similar 3*
  • Superior hotel Category = Accord Metropolitan or similar 4*
  • Standard Hotel Category = Hotel Athithi or similar 3*
  • Superior Hotel Category = Hotel Athithi or similar 3*
  • Standard Hotel Category = Paradise Resort or similar 3*
  • Superior Hotel Category = Paradise Resort or similar 4*
  • Standard Hotel Category = Sangam Hotel or similar 3*
  • Superior Hotel Category = Parisutham or similar 4*
  • Standard Hotel Category = Hotel Germanus or similar 3*
  • Superior Hotel Category = Hotel Heritage Madura or similar 4*
  • Comfort Hotel Category = Abad Green Forest or similar 3*
  • Superior Hotel Category = Elephant Court or similar 4*
  • Standard Hotel Category = Houseboat (Kettuvallam) or similar
  • Standard Hotel Category = Holiday Inn or similar 4*
  • 10 nights' accommodation
Meals
  • 10 Breakfasts
  • 1 Lunch (Day 9)
  • 1 Dinner (Day 9)
Transport
  • Air-conditioned transportation on a shared basis
  • Inbound airport transfer from Chennai International Airport on a shared basis
  • Outbound airport transfer to Kochi (Cochin) Airport on a shared basis
Guide
  • Operated with accompanied Italian- English speaking guide
Others
  • Chennai:
  • Day 3 Pondicherry (Puducherry):
  • Thanjavur:
  • All monuments as indicated in the program: Excursion to Kanchipuran, sightseeing tour of Chennai (Day 2); Hindu temples of Mahabalipuram (Day 3); Nataraja Temple, Temples of Darasuram (Day 4); Brihadeeswara Temple (Day 5); Excursion to Trichy and Srirangam (Day 6); sightseeing tour of Madurai, Sri Meenakshi night ceremony (Day 7); boat ride on Periyar Lake, martial art performance Kalaripatitty (Day 8); walking tour of Kochi, Kathakali dance performance (Day 10)
  • Meet & Greet (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 (as recommended/suggested) in the itinerary.
  • Any airfare, airport taxes, a supplement for which are quoted separately if applicable
  • Tips to drivers, local guides, and hotel staff
  • Indian tourist visa fees
  • Any service not listed above
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
5 - Excellent
Based on 1 review
  • Anonymous
  • On May 08 2019
5 - Excellent
Excellent
The Indian company was very professional and courteous in delivering the services. Garzie!
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 Tamil Nadu And Kerala tour. You can cancel the tour up to 35 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 34 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 02 January 2023, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 02 January 2023, a deposit of 25% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 34 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Tamil Nadu And Kerala tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Tamil Nadu And Kerala 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.

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.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • Is Asia open for tourists?

    Despite the initial fears of the Covid-19 pandemic, most Asian countries have managed to mitigate its effects. As such, many popular destinations throughout the continent are currently open for travelers with precautionary measures like mandatory vaccinations. A few countries, however, require newly arrived travelers to spend a couple of days in quarantine.

    As of February 2022, countries like Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia are officially open for vaccinated tourists without the need for quarantine. Meanwhile, India and Indonesia are two of the countries that may require you to quarantine for up to a week on arrival. However, Japan, Vietnam, and Myanmar are yet to open their doors to visitors.

     

  • What are some of the most popular tourist destinations in India?

    India is a veritable treasure trove of incredible places, but the most popular tourist destinations include the Taj Mahal in Agra, the Holy City of Varanasi, and Harmandir Sahib: the Golden City in Jaisalmer, the Red fort in New Delhi, and the Mecca Masjid in Hyderbad.

  • How many days are sufficient for an India tour?

    There are so many things to see and experience in India. You could spend six months exploring India and still feel like you have not seen it all. To experience India and its culture in a practical amount of time, you would need at least three weeks.

  • What are some of the tourist scams that I need to know about before visiting India?

    Unfortunately, India is known for having some unscrupulous people who scam tourists. Some common swindles include the 'fake' tourist office, the hotel switch, inflated taxi fares, and switching money for counterfeit notes. Keep your wits about yourself, and you should be fine.

  • Is India a safe place for tourists?

    India is generally safe for tourists. However, petty crimes, such as pickpocketing and purse snatching, are common. Tourists tend to be targeted in busy tourist areas, and petty crime frequently occurs on public transportation and overnight trains. Be aware of your surroundings and take care to avoid potentially risky situations.

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