Enchanting South & Lakshadweep Tour
Group | 13 Days / 12 Nights
€ 3270 Onwards
Since ages, India has captured the vision of the traveller with its rich mosaic of religions, culture, legends and people. This classical tour unveils the mysteries and legends encircling the dramatic and varied settings of the British capital of Delhi; the holy city of Varanasi; the intricately carved temples of Khajuraho; the cool Taj Mahal in Agra.
Enchanting South & Lakshadweep Tour
*Chennai *Mamallapuram *Kanchipuram *Maduri *Periyar *Kumarakom *Back Water Cruise *Kochi * Lakshadweep
Dates & Prices
DAY 01 : CHENNAI – MAMALLAPURAM (55 KM - 1 HOUR)
Arrival at Chennai airport. Welcome at the airport and transfer to city for a short tour. After visiting Fort St.George, Anna Samadhi and Museum, drive to Mamallapuram. On arrival check in at the hotel. Overnight stay.
DAY 02 : MAMALLAPURAM – KANCHIPURAM – CHENNAI ( 145 KM, 3 HOURS )
Morning visit Shore Temple which includes many bas reliefs including one 100 ft. long and 45 ft. high carved out of granite. It was built in the early 8th century. Later depart for Kanchipuram. It was the historical capital of the Pallavas during the 7th - 9th centuries. Kanchipuram is one of the seven sacred cities of India. It is also famous for hand-woven silk fabrics and saris. Continue drive to Chennai city. Upon arrival check in at hotel for overnight stay.
DAY 03 : CHENNAI – MADURAI (BY AIR – 1 HOUR)
Morning transfer to Chennai airport for flight to Madurai. After arrival at Madurai airport, transfer to hotel. Afternoon city tour of Madurai covering the famous Meenakshi Temple, Tirumala Naik Palace and Gandhi Museum. The temple is famous for its gigantic gateway which is 49 mts. high. Overnight stay.
DAY 04 : MADURAI – PERIYAR (140 KM, 3 HOURS )
Morning leave for Periyar. On arrival check in at the hotel. Afternoon enjoy Boat cruise which is the best option to experience the wilds of Periyar Sanctuary. Enjoy wild life and watch the wild elephants in their natural habitat. Overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 05 : PERIYAR – KUMARAKOM (190 KM, 4 HOURS )
Morning leave for Kumarakom, the backwater region of Kerala. On arrival check in at the hotel. Afternoon free to relax on the lake side or if interested you can visit the bird sanctuary in Kumarakom and the local villages. Overnight stay at resort.
DAY 06 : KUMARAKOM – ALLEPPEY ( OVERNIGHT BACK WATER CRUISE IN HOUSE BOAT )
After breakfast board the houseboat. Enjoy a memorable day on enchanting backwaters in a houseboat to explore its breathtakingly beautiful surroundings and the fascinating Kerala countryside. Traveling along on a houseboat through palm-fringed narrow canals winding through the vast expanse of lush paddy fields and the unique tiny hamlets lined up all along on the edges of the waterways are sights one can never forget. All meals will be served on board. Overnight onboard the House boat.
DAY 07 : ALLEPPEY – KOCHI ( 65 KM, 1 ½ HOURS )
Disembark the house boat and then drive to Kochi. Upon arrival check in at the hotel. Kochi has one of the best natural harbours in the country. Afternoon city tour of Kochi covering Dutch Palace Museum, Jewish Synagogue, Francis Church and Chinese Fishing Net. Evening watch one of the classical dances of South India which is known as Kathakali. Overnight stay.
DAY 08: KOCHI – LAKSHADWEEP ( BY FLIGHT – 1 ½ HOURS + BOAT / HELECOPTER )
Transfer to Kochi airport to catch flight for Agatti. Upon arrival at Agatti airport, transfer to Bangaram Island Resort by boat or helicopter ( boats do not operate from June to September). Bangaram is 8 km from Agatti and it takes 1 ½ hours by boat. Overnight stay at Bagaram Island Resort. Bangaram presents a breathtaking spectacle of sparkling coral reefs, turquoise blue lagoons, silvery beaches and lush green coconut palms. Overnight stay.
DAY 09 : LAKSHWADEEP
Day is at leisure to relax on beach or you can explore the various activities. Apart from diving, you can try your hand at a host of activities, ranging from the interesting to the exhilerating. Night fishing on the deep sea can be the experience of a lifetime. You can also go kayaking, windboarding, surfing and more. Overnight stay at resort.
DAY 10 : LAKSHWADEEP
Day at leisure to relax on beach or you can explore the various activities in andaround the island. Overnight stay at resort.
DAY 11 : LAKSHWADEEP
Day at leisure to relax on beach or you can explore the various activities in and around the island. Overnight stay at resort.
DAY 12: LAKSHWADEEP – KOCHI ( BY BOAT / HELECOPTER + BY FLIGHT – 1 ½ HOURS )
Transfer to Agatti airport to catch aircraft for Kochi. Upon arrival transfer to hotel. Evening is free for last minute shopping and other activities. Overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 13: DEPARTURE
Transfer to airport to catch flight for onward destination.
Guaranteed departures from 02 pax onwards with local guides.
Tour Type: Individual Tour (Special rates available for Group Tours)
Code: TCTNI 2014
The cost includes:
The cost does not includes:
Per person Net Cost
1 May 2014 to 30 September 2014
1 May 2014 to 30 September 2014
€ 510 per person
€ 190 net
€ 105 per person
€ 105 per person
€ 485 per person
€ 170 net
Minimum 02 pax
Supplement for accompanied language speaking Guide till Agra
Airfare Khajuraho – Varanasi – Delhi
Request Tariff for 1 October 2014 onwards
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TRAVEL BY ROAD
AIRFARES AND TRAVELLING BY AIR
NOTE: The following are the allowances permitted for the baggage checked-in of Indian domestic flights.
All airlines (except SpiceJet which allows 20kg) allow a baggage of the weight indicated below. Please check the airline website for any last minute changes.
Economic class (check), maximum weight allowed 15kg. Any additional kg should be set up in ` per passenger immediately at check price ` 250/kg .This policy is in effect on the following companies:
* Go Air follows a different policy for 03 Sectors [Leh / Jammu / Srinagar] because they are highly sensitive Areas & airport there are not as well equipped as the metro cities in India:
Delhi / Leh / Delhi
Hand baggage of maximum weight of 10 Kgs + Check-in Baggage Maximum of 15 Kgs is allowed.
Only Valuables [Purse / Jewelry / Camera / Laptop / Coat / Mobile] are allowed in Hand luggage & rest all items be should be in the Check-in Baggage (even shoes ) .
Please note that you can carry electronic items like camera etc. but without the batteries. Batteries should be taken out and placed in the check- in baggage. Otherwise the security personnel at the airport shall remove the batteries and throw them away.
We recommend the following:
ACTIVITIES (Wildlife Safari/ Boat ride/ Desert & Rural Safari/ Bicycle & Rickshaw Ride/ Animal Rides)
In order not to encourage begging, we suggest that you should not distribute anything during your visits (candy, money, toys, pens etc.).
Should you wish to made donations in cash or kind, please consult your guide who would provide you with the best advice.
We suggest that you spend your money to buy locally produced things made my local craftsmen and take them to the country of your origin and contribute to the local economy thus providing work to those in need.
PRICE AND OTHER CONDITION OF SALE
(Indicative only because it is at the discretion of each / not to spare but only tickets ) :
• 10% of the total amount of the invoice/meals in restaurants, hotels
• 20 ` (Indian Rupees `) / porterage at hotels
• PP 03 € per day for guide escort (to be submitted in an envelope at the end of the stay)
• PP 02 € per day for the driver (to be submitted in an envelope at the end of the stay)
• PP 01 € 01 per day for the assistant driver (to be submitted in an envelope at the end of the stay)
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