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Splendor of the South

Destination: Bangalore - Chennai - Mahabalipuram - Chennai - Pondicherry - Trichy - Madurai - Thiruvananthapuram - Poovar - Allepey - Bangalore

Duration: 7 Nights & 8 Days

 Highlights
Visit the Shore Temple | Visit Aurobindo Ashram | Napier Museum | Island of Poovar | Boat Cruise on Backwaters | Kathakali Dance

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Platinum $3,036.00-$4,643.00 CAN
($3,187.80-$4,875.15 USD)

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Prices are per person based on double occupancy - single occupancy prices available on request.

Tour Summary

Day 1: Chennai - Mahabalipuram - Chennai

 On arrival to Chennai, you will depart for your excursion to Mahabalipuram, famous for its shore temple and monolithic shrines. You will then proceed to Chennai for sightseeing, visiting St. Mary’s Church, St. Thomas Cathedral, Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Sri Parathasarathy Temple, and the National Art Gallery and Museum, just to name a few.

Day 2: Bangalore

 Today you will begin with sightseeing of the metropolitan city of Bangalore. You will then board the magnificent Splendor of the South train and be on your way to Chennai!

Day 3: Pondicherry

 Today you will visit Auroville and the Aurobindo Ashram (known around the World as the ‘Centre of Integral Yoga’).

Day 4: Trichy

 Today’s filled with more exciting sightseeing, followed by a tour of Tanjore where you will visit temples built during the 10th and 14th centuries.

Day 5: Madurai

 Today you will visit Madurai, one of South India’s oldest cities. The sightseeing includes Meenakshi Temple, Thirumalai Nayak Palace and Thiruparangundram Temple.

Day 6: Thiruvananthapuram - Poovar

 The tour begins with the Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then visit Napier Museum and Sri Chitra Art Gallery. You will then visit Poovar, a beautiful island off the coast of the Arabian Sea, where you will also have a Gala Dinner with music and dance.

Day 7: Allepey

 On arrival in Allepey you will board your traditional boat for a cruise on the Backwaters. You will reach Kumarakom from where you will drive to Cochin. In Cochin you will visit the Dutch Palace, the Jewish Synagogue (closed on Fri/Sat) and St. Francis Church (closed on Sun). You will also have a tour of the harbour area today before enjoying a Kathakali Dance in the evening.

Day 8: Bangalore

 Today you will arrive to Bangalore Railway Station to conclude your unforgettable journey aboard the Splendor of the South!

Additional Tour Info

Package includes travel/catering/conducted sightseeing/entrance fee to monuments-parks-palaces-cultural programs/boat ride, daily morning breakfast/lunch//dinner, Kathakali dance show in Cochin, Gala Dinner in Poovar, Accompanying English speaking guides. Package does not include liquor, tips, telephone calls, laundry and other items of personal nature. Prices subject to change without notice. Prices dependent on single, double or triple occupancy. Surcharge applicable on departures during Christmas and New Year season. 2.58% service tax extra. For updated 2015 pricing please call.

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Please Select Your Tour Package

Platinum $3,036.00-$4,643.00 CAN
($3,187.80-$4,875.15 USD)

Price varies based on Hotels and Vehicles. See Below for details

Prices are per person based on double occupancy - single occupancy prices available on request.