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Experience a taste of India on this outstanding introductory tour.
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Travel across southern India savouring the flamboyant temples of Tamil Nadu, the Keralan backwaters and charming Kochi.
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Transfer to the LaLit, Bengaluru for
immediate occupancy. After breakfast, travel
to Mysore, visiting Srirangapatna en route.
Stay 2 nights at the Radisson. (B)
Morning visit to the Nandi Bull and the
Maharaja’s Palace. Afternoon at leisure. (B)
Drive to the hill station of Ooty. Afternoon
tour of Ooty botanical gardens. Continue to
Coonoor and stay 2 nights at the Gateway
Hotel Coonoor. (B)
Scenic narrow gauge train trip to Ooty. (B)
Full-day drive to Kochi (Cochin). Stay 2 nights
at the Forte Kochi. (B)
Morning cruise in scenic Kochi harbour,
followed by a visit to Jew Town. In the
evening, visit a Kalaripayattu studio. (B)
Morning visit to Mattancherry Palace. Drive to
Alleppey for a cruise through the backwaters.
Transfer to Aveda Kumarakom for 2 nights.
Evening sunset boat trip on Lake Vembanad.
Following day at leisure. (B)
Morning transfer to Thekkady. After lunch,
visit a spice garden. Overnight at the
Shalimar Spice Garden. (B)
Drive to Madurai. Visit the Meenakshi
Temple. Stay overnight at the Heritage
Morning drive to Tiruchchirappalli to visit the
imposing Rock Fort Temple. Continue to the
nearby town of Thanjavur for a 2-night stay at
Morning visit to Brihadeeswara Temple in
Thanjavur (Tanjore) and Darasuram, a temple
noted for its fine sculpture. Continue to a
bronze-casting centre. (B)
Full-day drive to Chennai (Madras). Stay
at Trident Chennai until departure to the
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
Available on request.
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ISG2020: 13 Nights
Kochi (Cochin), overlooking the Arabian Sea and once a strategic port on the spice route, is an enchanting blend of east meets west...
Madurai, formerly the seat of power for the Pandya dynasty, is one of the oldest cities...
An island on Vembanad Lake, Kumarakom is just 16 km west of Kottayam and only 1 hour 30...
Chennai (Madras), offers pre-colonial highlights including the Kapaleeswarar Temple and...
The palaces and royal gardens of Mysore, ‘the jewel of Karnataka’, provide glimpses of...
Thekkady is set among the endless green slopes of the Cardamom Hills in the spice-growin...