DELUXE TOURS| INDIA

EJIG's South India - 18 Days

Hyderabad Bangalore Mysore Hassan Belure and Halebid Temples Chennai (Madras) Madurai Tiruchirapalli Periyar National Park Kumarakom Cochin

DAY 1 - Hyderabad

Arrive Hyderabad. A representative of EJI Group will meet you outside the Immigration & Custom / Baggage claim/ arrival lounge area and will escort you to your hotel.

Balance of the day at leisure.

Overnight at:
Taj Krishna, Hyderabad or Trident Hyderabad

DAY 2 - Hyderabad

Full day city tour. Hyderabad is gifted with many beautiful monuments including Char Minar, Mecca Masjid, Salar Jung Museum and Falaknuma Palace.

Overnight at:
Taj Krishna, Hyderabad or Trident Hyderabad

DAY 3 - Bengaluru (Bangalore)

Fly to Bangalore - the city of lakes, gardens, tree-lined avenues, Nandi Bull temple, and the gardens of Lal Bagh and Cubbon Park.

City tour visiting the historical monuments and driving thru the India's IT capital.

Overnight at:
Taj Bangalore or Oberoi Bangalore

DAY 4 - Mysore

Transfer to Mysore. The drive through the picturesque evergreen hills and beautiful natural landscaped plains takes you to the Mysore Palace.

En-route visit Palace of Tipu Sultan and Brindavan gardens with its magnificent fountains.

Overnight at:
Fortune JP Palace, Mysore

DAY 5 - Belure and Halebid

Lord Fergusson, an authority on Indian architecture, observes “There are many buildings in India which are unsurpassed for delicacy of detail by any in the world, but the temple of Belure surpasses even these for freedom of handling and virtuosity of Indian sculptors reached its peak at the temples of Belure and Halebid.

This morning we explore these majestic monuments.

Overnight at:
Hoyshala Village

DAY 6- Hassan - Chennai (Madras)

Drive to Bangalore and fly to Chennai. Chennai is the Gateway to a voyage of discovery of an ancient temple-studded state.

Overnight at:
Taj Coromandal, Chennai

DAY 7 - Chennai / Mahabalipuram

Sightseeing includes Mylapore Temple, St. Thomas Cathedral, St. George Fort, and National art Museum.

After city tour, transfer to Mahabalipuram.

Overnight at:
Vivanta by Taj - Fisherman's Cove

DAY 8 - Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram famous for its rocks cut shore temples and monolithic figures in Dravidian architecture. After touring the Five Rathas, Mahisaura and Krishna Mandapams we will proceed to Kanchipuram, the city of woven silk and temples.

Overnight at:
Vivanta by Taj - Fisherman's Cove

DAY 9 - Madurai

Fly to Madurai. The city was planned as a lotus flower with Meenakshi Temple and its court of thousand beautifully carved pillars at its center. We will explore this jewel of a temple city.

Overnight at:
The Gateway Hotel Pasumalai, Madurai

DAY 10 - Tiruchirapalli

Drive to Trichy. Full day excursion to Trichy and visit Rock Fort and Srirangam temples.

Overnight at:
Hotel Sangam, Trichy

DAY 11 - Periyar National Park

Drive to Periyar known for fair population of tigers, herons, leopards, sambers, boars, darters, white-necked storks, kingfishers, osprey, and woodpeckers but is best known for its wild elephants. View wildlife while cruising on Lake Periyar.

Overnight at:
Spice Village, Periyar

DAY 12 - Kovalam

Drive to the sea resort of Kovalam, Kerala. The ice blue sea and a backdrop of gently swaying coconut trees make this a paradise for seaside holidays.

Overnight at:
Vivanta by Taj, Kovalam

DAY 13 - Alleppey - Backwaters of Kerala

Drive to Alleppey ‘Venice of the East’. Board a houseboat and cruise the backwaters. Waterways and lagoons covered with canopies of lush green foliage meander their way past the fishing villages, dense coconut groves and rice paddies.

Overnight at:
Deluxe House Boat, Backwaters

DAY 14 - Kumarakom

Visit lush green villages and Vembanad Lake, home to thousands of migrating birds as you float on the houseboat.

Overnight at:
Vivanta by Taj, Kumarakom

DAY 15 - Cochin

Disembark the houseboat and you will be driven to Cochin, the picturesque seaport on the palm fringed coast of Arabian Sea, laced with inland waterways and tropical lagoons. Sightseeing includes Cochin Fort and the Jewish Synagogues.

Overnight at:
Vivanta by Taj Malabar, Cochin

DAY 16 - Cochin

City tour visiting Dutch Fort, Mattancherry Palace, St. Francis Church-the oldest church in India and Bolghatty Palace.

Overnight at:
Vivanta by Taj Malabar, Cochin

DAY 17 - Cochin

Morning at leisure.
Transfer to airport. Depart on your homeward journey

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Itineraries are designed with current flight schedules and remain subject to adjustment / change.

HIGHLIGHTES

Departure Dates - 2018
January 5 12 19 26
February 2 9 16 23 30
March 2 9 16 23 30
April 6 13 20 27
September 7 14 21 28
October 5 12 19 26
November 2 9 16 23 30
December 7 14 21 28
Departure Dates - 2019
January 4 11 18 25
February 1 8 15 22 -
March 1 8 15 22 29
April 5 12 19 26
September 6 13 20 27
October 4 11 18 25
November 1 8 15 22 29
December 6 13 20 27

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South India - 18 Days Price Per Person
Double Occupancy $ 3190.00
Airfare - Tour Itinerary
Hyderabad - Bangalore - Chennai - Trichy - Madurai - Cochin
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$ 560.00
Meal Supplement $ 850.00
Single Room Supp. $ 2185.00
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Business Class: From $ 3590.00
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Economy Class: From $ 980.00
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