Best of Kerala & Tamil Nadu

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5 Based on 3 Reviews
  • duration 13 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 1-80 yrs
  • max group size 10
  • guiding method Partially guided
  • Tour Code BM-23740
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Kochi, India
  • Ends Chennai, India
  • Explore the historical town of Fort Kochi
  • Indulge in wildlife spotting at Periyar National Park
  • Stay in a houseboat in the backwaters of Alleppey
  • See the prime landmark of Madurai, the Meenakshi Amman Temple
From bustling cities to tranquil, picturesque backwaters and countryside rich in vegetation and wildlife, South India is a land of contrasts. Join us on this 13-day, private, guided tour of Kerala and Tamil Nadu and discovery the beautiful South India.

Explore the fort city of Kochi, known for its Dutch, Portuguese, and British colonial architecture. Unwind yourself in the picturesque backwaters of Kerala in a traditional houseboat, spot a variety of wildlife in Periyar National Park and see the landmark of Madurai, the Meenakshi Amman Temple. Go out on a sightseeing tour of Pondicherry, known as much for its French architectural style as for the famous Sri Aurobindo Ashram.

Please note that domestic airfare (if mentioned) and entrance fees to the monuments mentioned on the itinerary is not included in the tour price. For more details, please go through the itinerary below.
  • Day 1: Kochi arrival
  • Day 2: Kochi sightseeing tour
  • Day 3: Kochi – Alleppey
  • Day 4: Alleppey – Periyar
  • Day 5: Periyar – Madurai
  • Day 6: Madurai sightseeing tour
  • Day 7: Madurai – Trichy
  • Day 8: Trichy – Thanjavur
  • Day 9: Thanjavur – Pondicherry
  • Day 10: Pondicherry sightseeing tour
  • Day 11: Pondicherry – Mahabalipuram
  • Day 12: Mahabalipuram sightseeing tour
  • Day 13: Mahabalipuram – Chennai & departure
  • Meals: 12 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 1 dinner
  • Accommodation in a standard, 3-star hotel or similar and houseboat based on twin share
  • Pickup and drop-off. All transport and sightseeing by an air-conditioned vehicle with an English speaking driver
  • An English-speaking local guide in Cochin,Madurai, Thanjavur, Trichy, Pondicherry and Mahabalipuram
  • Included activities: Katthakali dance show in Cochin, spice plantation visit in Periyar, entrance tickets and boating in Periyar National Park
  • One mineral water bottle per person per day
  • All applicable taxes
  • International & domestic airfare
  • India visa charges
  • Entrance fees to the monuments mentioned on the itinerary
  • Any mandatory gala dinner on Christmas and New Year's Eve
  • Any expenses that are of personal nature, like phone calls and laundry
  • Anything mentioned optional on the itinerary
  • Meals other than those mentioned on the itinerary. All alcoholic/non-alcoholic drinks
  • Tipping is a common custom and we always suggest our travelers to give tips to the driver / guide if they like their service
5 - Excellent
Based on 3 reviews
  • Jose Luis Irigoyen
  • On Jun 15 2019
5 - Excellent
The services were excellent. Great hotels, the impeccable services from beginning to end and an excellent driver - reliable and very knowledgeable of the area.Bottom line, I was very happy with the services from this company.
  • Happy
  • From France
  • On May 12 2019
5 - Excellent
Everything met my expectations
Thank you for organizing quickly my trip as per my request. I really appreciated the fast and efficiency work in organizing this trip. Almost everything met my expectations. My friend who went to Kerala and Tamil Nadu few years... Read more
  • Derek Brown
  • On Apr 20 2019
5 - Excellent
A massive thank you
I would like to say an enormous thank you for organising an incredible tour of India for us to celebrate our Ruby wedding anniversary. We were extremely well looked after by everyone, guides, drivers and office staff, throughout... Read more
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40% Deposit payable upfront. Remaining balance payable 60 days prior to trip departure. Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, but the 40% deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applicable within 60 days of departure.


A deposit of 40% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 60 days prior departure. For any bookings within 60 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.

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Other Practical InformationOther Important Information: • Vaccinations: Ensure you are up to date on routine vaccinations and consider additional vaccines recommended for travel to India. (Including Covid Vaccines and Booster Dose) • Medications and Health Kit: Carry an adequate supply of any prescribed medications, along with a copy of the prescriptions. It's also helpful to have a basic travel health kit containing items like over-the-counter medications for pain relief, diarrhea, and allergies, as well as personal hygiene products. • Hygiene Practices: Maintain good hygiene by regularly washing your hands with soap and water, or using hand sanitizer when soap is not available. Carry hand sanitizer and wet wipes for use when necessary. • Emergency Contacts: Keep a list of important contact numbers, including local emergency services and the nearest embassy or consulate of your home country. • Temple Etiquette and Dress Code: When visiting temples in India, it is important to dress modestly and respect the religious customs. Both men and women should ensure their shoulders and legs are covered. It is recommended to wear loose-fitting clothing that covers the arms and legs. • Currency and Payments: Familiarize yourself with the local currency, the Indian Rupee (INR), and exchange some currency upon arrival. It is recommended to carry a mix of cash and internationally accepted debit or credit cards. COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • 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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