South India: From The Temples of Tamil Nadu to Kerala - Chennai - Up to -70% | Voyage Privé

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  • India is one of the world's greatest destinations with its array of cultures, religions and ethnicities.
  • Experience the spiritual side of India with this incredible tour across the backwaters!
  • You'll be taken to numerous temples along the way, which have been elaborately constructed.
  • Our members will be fascinating historical monuments and will stay in lovely accommodation.

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Your Destination

Without question, India is the most engaging, colourful, chaotic, spiritual and life-affirming country in the world. It is an assault on the senses – all of them, nearly all of the time.

The Telegraph Travel

Travelling from The Temples of Tamil Nadu to Kerala you will enjoy unique geographical features that have made it one of the most sought after tourist destinations in Asia.

Enjoy an equable climate, a long shoreline with serene beaches, tranquil stretches of emerald backwaters, lush hill stations, exotic wildlife, waterfalls, sprawling plantations, paddy fields, enchanting art forms, magical festivals, historic monuments and an exotic cuisine - all of which offer you a unique experience.

Your Itinerary In Brief

Day 1 - Chennai
Day 2 - Chennai - Hennai - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram 
Day 3 - Mahabalipuram 
Day 4 - Mahabalipuram  - Madurai
Day 5 - Madurai
Day 6 - Madurai - Periyar (Kerala) 
Day 7 - Periyar - Kumarakom (Kerala) 
Day 8 - Kumarakom - Alleppy - Cochin 
Day 9 - Cochin
Day 10 - Cochin - Depart

Your Itinerary

Days 1 - 2:  Chennai
Upon arrival in Chennai, you will be met by your driver and transferred to your hotel where you will stay overnight.

Use your time in Chennai to visit the impressive temple of Kapaleeswarar - a colourful Hindu temple which towers over the surrounding neighbourhood. It's won't be the size of this temple which will make you stop and stare but rather the temple's incredible facade which depicts Hindu legend to passersby in all its vibrancy.

After visiting the temple, you will be taken to the Fort Saint George, to visit the British Colonial Time Museum and the East India company, and the Saint Thomas Basilica.  

On day 2, guests will travel from Chennai, through Kanchipuram, to Mahabalipuram  (approx. transfer time: 4 hours)

Kanchipuram was the capital of the Pallavas dynasty. Here, you can spend some time exploring 'the 1000 temples city' where you will find plenty of temples, each more ornate than the last, dotted throughout this typically hectic modern Indian Town. Highlights include the temples of Kailasanatha, Ekambaneshwaram, Kamakshi and Varadarajaswam. Continue to Mahabalipuram & settle into your hotel.
Days  3 -  4: Mahabalipuram
Your third day in, will be devoted to seeing the Pancha Rathas, also known as The Five Rathas. Each of these 7th Century temples is carved from large, single rocks... its a sight to behold.

After breakfast on day four, you will leave this region and will be transferred to Chennai Airport for your flight to Madurai. You will be met by your driver upon arrival & transferred to your hotel.
Day 5: Madurai
After breakfast, you will visit Madurai's Flower Market, followed by a tour through Tamil Nadu's spiritual capital and one of the oldest cities in India. Highlights include a visit to Tirumalai Nayak Palace, known for it ornate throne room, and Tiruparankidram temple, which is said to be built on the site of a legendary battle.
Days 6 - 7: Periyar 
Leave Madurai on the morning of day 6 and Head for Periyar. This is one of Idia's most beautiful nature reserves!

Take a stroll along Lake Periyar at midday, this is the perfect opportunity to seek out the park's abundance of wildlife from the elusive tiger to elephants, bison and a variety of deer, from a new perspective.  

The following day will be a travel day where guests will journey from Periyar to Kumarakom. 

Day 8: Kumarakom - Alleppy - Cochin
Kumarakom is Kerala's beguiling backwaters area, which you will be able to explore more on day seven. On this day, guests will cruise along the backwaters of this stunning region after breakfast where they will coast past small villages and along the canals. Enjoy the paradisaical landscapes - making a stop in Alleppy, before continuing on to Cochin, where you can explore Kerala's great harbour.
Day 9: Cochin
Spend the day exploring this old colonial city and visit highlights such as Mattancherry Palace – gifted to the king of Cochin, by the Portuguese in 1555, St Francis Church (the oldest European church in India) and a Jewish Synagogue which is 500 years old. Return to your Hotel.

Day 10: Departure
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport in time for your flight home.

Your Hotels

Our members will stay at the following accommodation with this offer.

4 & 5* Category Hotels

Stay at the below hotels in Standard Rooms on a half board basis. Our members can upgrade to full board for an additional fee at the next stage of the booking process.

Chennai - 1 night at Rain Tree 5* / GRT Grand 5*

Mahabalipuram -  2 nights at Radisson Temple Bay 5*

Madurai - 2 nights at Heritage 4*

Periyar - 1 night at Spice Village 4*

Kumarakom - 1 night at Coconut Lagoon 5*

Cochin - 2 night at Crowne Plaza 5*

Sleeps up to

Adults Adults
2 Adults

Please note: the bed for the 3rd/4th guest sharing is likely to be a sofa bed or camp style bed. If any of these hotels are not available, hotels of a similar standard will be found.

Your Journey

Flights: You may choose from Economy, Premium or Business class flights on sectors that they operate, at the next stage of the booking process.

The flights included are with either a scheduled or no-frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.

Transfers: Private / shared transfers are included throughout. 

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In More Detail

Please find practical information about the property and your trip: 

Generally, these properties may not accessible to people with reduced mobility. 
General check-in time: 3 pm
General check-out time: before 12 pm

Our price doesn’t include a city/accommodation/tourism tax which may be payable locally (price is subject to change without prior notification).

Please Note: 
Check-in outside the hotel's standard times may incur additional fees. Check out times are subject to change, please check these with the hotel upon arrival.
Schedules and prices are subject to change. 
If the property is accessible to people with reduced mobility, this is subject to availability. To book a room for reduced mobility, please contact our Customer Services Team. 

What's Included

  • Domestic flights between Chennai and Madurai
  • Transfers in/out
  • 4*/5* hotels according to Indian valuations
  • Half board in scheduled hotels (breakfast and dinner)
  • Visits and tickets to specified monuments
  • One mineral water bottle per person and day
  • Transfers in touristic vehicle with AC

Not Included

  • Drinks and other meals not clearly mentioned
  • Surcharge for special requests on food, and meals.
  • Entrance fees, permits and guide service during free time.
  • Insurance, gratuities and personal expenses
  • Surcharge for public holidays
  • Visa

Your Contract

If you book a package which includes flights, your contract will be with Voyage Privé. The air holiday package(s) shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10170.

If you book a package which does not include flights, then ATOL protection does not apply. Your contract will be with the provider of the accommodation and not Voyage Privé. Voyage Privé acts only as agent for the accommodation provider.

Please read our booking conditions before confirming your holiday.

Important Information

If booking as a single traveller, room occupancy is not guaranteed. You may be placed in either a single, double or twin room, based on the availability of the property at the time. 

The location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ.

Your contact details may be passed on to the hotel so that they can make contact with you to discuss your booking in advance of your arrival.

You may be asked to provide a credit/debit card deposit on arrival to cover any purchases made in the hotel.

Although we endeavour to provide up to date information we cannot guarantee that all hotel facilities and services will be available during your stay, especially when travelling out of the main holiday periods.

Star rating standards may differ to that of the UK, depending on the country of travel.

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