Duration: 17 Nights / 18 Days
Location: South India – Kerala and Tamilnadu
Best season: November to February.
Category: Cultural, Heritage, Nature Tour.
Covering:Chennai (Madras) > Pondicherry > Madurai > Kerala > Kovalam > Varkala > Allepey – overnight on Houseboat > Thekkady > Munnar > Fort Cochin.
You can take it: As a private, personalised tour (tour dates would be of your choice).
Special about the tour:
The specially designed tour takes you on a incredible journey through south India and Kerala to experience the cities from colonial Chennai to French Influenced Pondicherry, heritage villages like Chettinadu , Grand Hindu temples at Tanjore & Madurai, beautiful beaches like Kovalam and Varkala, tea, coffee and spice plantations of hills in Kerala. We spend time relaxing on the beaches of Kerala, among the wildlife sanctuaries and rewarding experience to stay overnight on traditional houseboats in the backwaters of Vembanad Lake. This is a tour packed with cultural insight and natural beauty.
A luxury tour with an excellent introduction to Kerala, covering its major attractions; the vibrant port city of Cochin with its Dutch and Portuguese influences and the Jewish settlement at Mattancherry, the Kathakali classical dance performance with an opportunity to see the dancers preparing, enjoy overnight stay on houseboat in the palm-fringed backwaters of Kerala where cultivation is done below sea – level, a canoe ride through the picturesque canals of the Keralan backwaters, only accessible by smaller canoe boats, a bull cart ride in a local heritage village , bicycle ride in Madurai and spend your time relaxing on the beautiful beaches of Kovalam and Varkala in Kerala.
History of the area and the oldest temples, its varied culture, the greener landscapes and the beautiful coastline make any visit here a rich and diverse experience. Travel from eastern Chennai (formerly Madras) across the state of Tamil Nadu, through the inland waterways of Kerala to the charming city of Cochin. Explore the full majesty of the Southern Indian temples and discover its scenic splendour.
Chennai (Madras) > Mahabalipuram > Pondicherry > Tanjore > Chettinadu / Kanadukathan > Madura i > Kovalam Beach > Varkala Beach > Alleppey House boat > Thekkady > Munnar > Fort Cochin .