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Interline Deluxe Tour - Kerala, backwaters and South India - 12 Days


Call us at 1 – 800 – 554 – 6342 or 1 – 312 – 332 – 4722
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Chennai (Madras) - Mamallapuram - Pondicherry - Tanjore - Trichy - Periyar Wildlife Preserve - Kumarakom - Cochin - 12 Days

Operates with 2 people travelling together.

Days

Cities
Activities
Day 1 Chennai (Madras) Arrive Chennai (Madras). Meeting and transfer to hotel.
Ambassador
Day 2 Chennai / Mamallapuram
City tour of Chennai, visiting the Art Gallery, the Bronze Gallery, Fort St. George, St. Mary’s Church, San Thome Basilica and the Kapaleeswarar Temple. Early this afternoon, depart for Mamallapuram, formerly known as Mahabalipuram. Stop en route to visit Kanchipuram, the “ A City of Thousand Temples,” which is also renowned for its exquisite silks. (B, D)
MGM beach Resort
Day 3 Mamallapuram
This morning, visit the rock-cut shore temples and the magnificent bas-relief depicting the “Penance of Arjuna.” The afternoon is at leisure to relax by the beach and enjoy an invigorating swim in the Bay of Bengal. (B,L)
MGM beach Resort
Day 4 Pondicherry
Drive along the coast to the former French settlement of Pondicherry, which still bears testimony to 281 years of French Colonial influence. Visit the Aurobindo Ashram and Auroville, a community established to kindle a lasting kinship and exchange of ideas among the diverse citizens of the world. (B,D)
Maison De Perumal
Day 5 Chidambaram / Tanjore
Travel to Chidambaram. Visit Chidambaram Temple, with its fabulous sculpture of “Nataraja,” or Shiva as the Cosmic Dancer, is considered by Hindus to be the cosmic center of the universe. Continue on to Tanjore and visit the Brahadeeswarar Temple, whose central tower is considered a unique feat of architecture. (B,L)
Hotel Sangam
Day 6 Trichy
Continue your journey to Trichy. Visit the Rock Fort and the Srirangam Temple. Located on an island in the Cauvery River, Srirangam, with its seven enclosures, is the largest temple dedicated to Vishnu. (B,L)
Hotel Sangam
Day 7 Madurai
Proceed to Madurai, situated on the banks of the Vaigai River. Visit the celebrated Meenakshi temple, the Thirumalai Nayak Palace and Mariamman Teppakulam. Later this evening, return to the Meenakshi Temple to witness the celestial wedding of Lord Shiva and Meenakshi. (B,D)
Sangam
Day 8 Periyar
Drive to Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. This tranquil sanctuary located on the border of Tamilnadu and Kerala is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. This afternoon, enjoy a game-viewing cruise on the Periyar River. (B,L)
Spice Village
Day 9 Kumarakom
(Backwaters)
After an early morning game-viewing cruise, continue west to Kerala and the ecological backwater reserve of Kumarakom. The Kerala backwater system is considered among the most ecologically balanced regions on the planet. The afternoon is at leisure. (B,D)
Whispering Palms
Abad Lake Resort
Day 10 Kumarakom
(Backwaters)
This morning, enjoy a backwaters cruise, including a visit to the Vembanad Bird Sanctuary. The afternoon is at leisure. This is a great place to enjoy a relaxing Ayurvedic massage. (B,D)
Whispering Palms
Abad Lake Resort
Day 11 Cochin
Depart for Cochin in the morning. Visit the Portuguese-built St. Francis Church, the Jewish Synagogue, the famed Mattancherry Palace, and see the use of Chinese fishing nets - ingenious devices requiring little human attention. Tonight, enjoy a presentation of the colorful costumed Kathakali dance drama followed by a farewell dinner. (B,D)
Hotel Casino
Day 12 Cochin / Home
Depart Cochin today for home, bearing fond memories of the Temples & Traditions of South India.


 

Per Person Double Occupancy
Single Room Supplement
Tour Price
$ 2295.00
$ 990.00
Dates: 2017
Apr
May
Aug
Sept
Oct
Nov
Dec
8 , 22
6, 20
12, 26
2, 16, 30
14, 28
11, 25
2, 16, 30
Additional dates are avalable at same rate with six people travelling together.
How to book: Call 1-312-332- 4722 or click on ' Reservation Form' and print it. Return completed form with copy of photo ID and deposit of $ 350.00 per person. Balance will be due 75 days prior to departure. Industry ID required.
Airfare: Interliners may arrange their own passage through their Pass Bureau to Chennai and return from Cochin. Among others, Emirates, Etihad, Qatar, Air India, Singapore, Lufthansa and British Airways have regular services to Chennai (Madras).
Eligibility: Interliners, Spouses, Parents, Retirees and Companions.
General information, terms and conditions: Participants may obtain international passage on their own. Discounted group airfares are available upon request. Among others, Air India, Lufthansa, British and Singapore etc. have services to Chennai (Madras) and Cochin. Every confirmed booking is subject to $ 100.00 handling / change fee. Trip Cancellation Insurance required. Additional nights in Chennai are available for $ 165.00 per person double plus taxes. Average cost of lunch and dinner in above cities / hotels will be about $ 20.00 - 25.00 each. Itinerary remains subject to change. Prices are guaranteed at the time of booking. Prices reflect discount for check / cash payment. Credit Card payments will have foreign conversion / bank processing fee of 4.98%. Last minute bookings, till 14 days prior to departure, require full payment with rush fee of $ 35.00 per person.


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