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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 Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-23740
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
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  • Starts Kochi, India
  • Ends Chennai, India
HIGHLIGHTS
  • 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.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • 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
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • 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
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • 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
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
5 - Excellent
Based on 3 reviews
  • Jose Luis Irigoyen
  • On Jun 15 2019
5 - Excellent
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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GOOD TO KNOW
CANCELLATION

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.

Payment

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.

Travel Insurance

We advise to take out Travel Insurance to cover for any unforeseen circumstances. Bookmundi recommends World Nomads' travel insurance.

Other Practical InformationHealth & Safety Measures: In the wake of the ensuing COVID crisis, we have re-invented our hygiene protocols and have taken concrete steps along with training our guides, drivers, representatives and other staff at our destinations’ offices. So, we are fully prepared for your safe travel. 1. Hotels will conduct thermal screening of guests, baggage screening, maintaining kitchen hygiene, smooth check-in and check-out process along with daily cleaning of rooms. 2. Our drivers/representatives will be wearing masks, using hand sanitizers & gloves, and undergoing thermal screening before every assignment. The vehicles too will be sanitized on a daily basis. 3. Our guides will be wearing masks and using hand sanitizers, gloves, and undergoing thermal screening before every assignment. 4. All public places at Airports/Railway Stations/Restaurants and other assisting staff therein shall be governed by the regulations laid down for the prevention of COVID 19. 5. Extensive COVID-19 Health & Safety guidelines recommended by the World Health Organisation shall be strictly adhered to. 6. All our partners will strictly follow the social distancing protocol as mandated by the Government. 7. Safety kits will be provided to all the guests, including a sanitizer, gloves, and a mask, before the commencement of the tour. 8. Our focus shall be on providing customized and private tours to ensure the safety and health of our guests. 9. E-Documents will be provided for the trip such as Confirmation Status/Hotel Vouchers/Itinerary/Invoice etc. Note: The prices will not be valid from 14 December - 10 January due to extra additional Christmas, New Year charges. We can customize your itinerary on the basis of 4 & 5 star category of hotels. 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.
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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