Best of South India

Place Covered

Arrive Chennai (Madras), Mahabalipurm, Thanjavur (Tanjore), Tiruchirapalli (Trichy), Madurai, Periyar (Thekkady), Alappuzha (Alleppey), Kochi (Cochin), Bengaluru (Bangalore), Mysore, Hassan, Bengaluru (Bangalore), Hyderabad, Nagarjunkonda, Hyderabad, Vishakapatnam, Departure

You will experience

  • Heritage
  • Adventure
  • Nature
  • Wellness
  • Relaxation
  • Education
  • Wildlife

Best of South India


Special Attraction

DAY PLACE HIGHLIGHTS
2 Kanchipuram Visit Famous temples of Kanchipuram
3 Mahabalipuram Shore temples
4 Thanjavur En–route Chidambaram, Darasuram.
5 Thanjavur Brihadeshwar Temple,
5 Madurai En–route Rock Fort Temple, Srirangam Temple. Nayakkar Palace, Gandhi Museum and Meenakshi Temple.
7 Periyar Spice plantation, enjoy boat ride on Lake Periyar to view wildlife.
8 Alappuzha Houseboat cruise
9 Cochin Fort Kochi, Mattancherry Palace & Kathakali dance performance.
10 – 11 Mysore Maharaja’s Palace, Chamundi Hills, Statue of Nandi Bull, Somnathpur (Keshava Temple) & Sri Rangapattanam.
12 Hassan En-route Sravanabelagola,
13 Belur Belur and Halebid.
15 Hyderabad Golconda Fort, Charminar, Botanical Gardens and Mecca Masjid.
16 Hyderabad Excursion tour of Nagarjunkonda visiting Buddhist temple
17 Vishakapatnam Rishikonda Beach.
18 Vishakapatnam Borra cavesorra, Araku Valley.

When To Go

Jan30%
Feb30%
Mar30%
Apr30%
May30%
Jun30%
Jul30%
Aug30%
Sep30%
Oct30%
Nov30%
Dec30%


Day 1 Arrival Chennai (Madras)

chennai

On arrival at Chennai airport, traditional welcome and transfer to hotel. Overnight at the hotel.


Day 2 Chennai – Kanchipuram – Mahabalipuram ( 140 Kms/ 4 Hrs.)

Kanchipuram

After breakfast drive to Mahabalipurm en-route visit of Kanchipuram. On arrival, check-in at hotel. Overnight at the hotel.


Day 3 Mahabalipurm

MAHABALIPURAM

After breakfast visit Shore temples. Overnight at the hotel.


Day 4 Mahabalipurm – Thanjavur (Tanjore) (300 Kms / 6 Hrs)

Thanjavur

After breakfast, drive to Thanjavur, enroute visiting temples at Chidambaram and Darasuram. On arrival at Thanjavur, check-in at hotel. Later visit Brihadeshware Temple. Overnight at the hotel.


Day 5 Thanjavur-Tiruchirapalli (Trichy) (54 Kms / 1 Hr) -Madurai (128 Kms / 3 Hrs)

madurai
After breakfast, drive to Madurai, enroute visiting Tiruchirapalli, famous for its Rock Fort Temple and Srirangam Temple. Continue drive to Madurai. On arrival, check-in at hotel. Later visit Nayak Palace, Gandhi Museum and Meenakshi Temple. Overnight at the hotel.


Day 6 Madurai – Periyar (Thekkady) (110 Kms / 4 Hrs)

Periyar2

After breakfast, drive to Periyar. On arrival, check-in at hotel. Overnight at hotel


Day 7 Periyar

Periyar
After breakfast, proceed for spice plantation visit and enjoy boat ride on Lake Periyar to view wildlife. Overnight at the hotel.
Optional activities: Elephant ride, Nature walk


Day 8 Periyar – Alappuzha (Alleppey) (155 Kms / 4 Hrs)

ALLEPPEY
After breakfast, drive to Alappuzha. On arrival at Alappuzha, at 1200 hrs board traditional houseboat for overnight cruise within Alappuzha backwaters. (No cruise during 1800 hrs to 0800 hrs). Overnight in houseboat


Day 9 Alappuzha – Kochi (Cochin) (66 Kms / 1.5 Hrs)

kochi

After breakfast, disembark from houseboat at 0900 hrs and drive to Kochi. On arrival, check-in at hotel. Later leave for sightseeing tour of Fort Kochi visiting Jew town & Mattancherry Palace. Evening watch Kathakali dance performance. Overnight at the hotel.


Day 10 Kochi-Bengaluru (Bangalore) (By Flight: 1 Hr 20 Mins)-Mysore (139 kms / 3 hrs)

bangalore

After breakfast, transfer to airport to board flight to Bengaluru. On arrival, transfer to Mysore. Check-in at hotel. Overnight at the hotel.


Day 11 Mysore

mysore

After breakfast, proceed for sightseeing tour visiting Maharaja’s Palace, Chamundi Hills, Statue of Nandi Bull, Somnathpur (Keshava Temple) & Sri Rangapattanam. Overnight at the hotel.


Day 12 Mysore-Sravanabelagola-Hassan (170 Kms / 3.5 Hrs)

Sravanabelagola

After breakfast drive to Hassan enroute visiting Sravanabelagola. On arrival at Hassan, check-in at hotel. Overnight at the hotel.


Day 13Hassan-Belur-Halebid-Bengaluru (180 Kms / 4 Hrs)

BELUR

After breakfast, drive to Bengaluru en route visiting temples at Belur and Halebid. On arrival at Bengaluru, check-in at hotel. Overnight at the hotel.


Day 14 Bengaluru-Hyderabad (By Flight: 1 Hr 30 Mins)

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After breakfast, transfer to airport to board flight to Hyderabad. On arrival, check-in at hotel. Overnight at the hotel.


Day 15 Hyderabad

HYDERABAD

After breakfast, proceed for sightseeing tour visiting Golconda Fort, Charminar, Botanical Gardens and Mecca Masjid. Overnight at the hotel.


Day 16 Hyderabad-Nagarjunkonda-Hyderabad (150 Kms / 3 Hrs per way)

nagarjunakonda

After breakfast, proceed for a full day excursion tour of Nagarjunkonda visiting Buddhist temple remains as well as a museum. Overnight at the hotel.


Day 17 Hyderabad- Vishakapatnam (By Flight: 1 Hr)

HYDERABAD2

After breakfast, transfer to airport to board flight to Vishakapatnam. On arrival, check-in at hotel. Visit Rishikonda Beach. Overnight at the hotel.


Day 18 Vishakapatnam – Araku Valley – Vishakapatnam (120 Kms / 3 Hrs per way)

Araku-Valley

After breakfast, proceed to Borra caves. They cover interesting attractions like the Tyada Railway Tunnel, Damuku View Point, Ananthagiri Coffee Plantation, Padmapuram Gardens and the Araku Valley. A walk around the caves provides an impressive view of the mountainous area which is rich in flora and fauna.

Araku Valley is a Hill station in Visakhapatnam district in the state of Andhra Pradesh in India. It is a valley in the Eastern Ghats inhabited by different tribes. Araku Valley is one of the least polluted and less commercialized tourist destinations in South India.

After the visit, return to Vishakapatnam for Overnight stay at hotel


Day 19 Vishakapatnam

visakhapatnam

After breakfast, free to relax on the beach. Overnight at the hotel.


Day 20 Vishakapatnam – Departure

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After breakfast, check-out from hotel and in time transfer to airport to board flight to your onward destination.


Tour cost for SUMMER 2017 on per person basis:

All below mentioned cost is in USD, Inclusive of all applicable taxes, nett payable to us & valid from 01 June 2017 till 30 September 2017 (All our services should finish on 30 September 2017).

No. of Pax Tour cost on THREE STAR Tour cost on FOUR STAR Tour cost on FIVE STAR Supplement for local guide Supplement for entrance fee
02 Pax USD 1355 USD 1549 USD 1859 USD 182 USD 66
03 Pax USD 1196 USD 1393 USD 1701 USD 122 USD 66
04 Pax USD 1070 USD 1267 USD 1575 USD 91 USD 66
05 – 06 Pax USD 1164 USD 1361 USD 1669 USD 92 USD 66
07 – 08 Pax USD 962 USD 1158 USD 1467 USD 58 USD 66
Single room Supplement USD 545 USD 711 USD 1086 -NA- -NA-

Tour cost for WINTER 2017 – 18 on per person basis:

All below mentioned cost is in USD, Inclusive of all applicable taxes, nett payable to us & valid from 01 October 2017 till 31 March 2018 (Except peak period i.e. 20 Dec 2017 till 10 Jan 2018).

No. of Pax Tour cost on THREE STAR Tour cost on FOUR STAR Tour cost on FIVE STAR Supplement for local guide Supplement for entrance fee
02 Pax USD 1478 USD 1776 USD 2384 USD 181 USD 105
03 Pax USD 1341 USD 1639 USD 2248 USD 121 USD 105
04 Pax USD 1209 USD 1587 USD 2116 USD 90 USD 105
05 – 06 Pax USD 1289 USD 1636 USD 2195 USD 92 USD 105
07 – 08 Pax USD 1110 USD 1408 USD 2017 USD 58 USD 105
Single room Supplement USD 643 USD 912 USD 1580 -NA- -NA-

Airfare Supplement (Special fare): USD 221 per person in Economy Class (As on date & subject to availability)

Sector: Cochin – Bangalore, Bangalore – Hyderabad and Hyderabad – Vizag.

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Sectors                                  Flight no               Dep / Arr             Operation            Airfare (Per person in Economy Class)

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Cochin / Bangalore          9W 2614               1115 / 1235         Daily (except Tuesday)    USD 61

 

Bangalore / Hyderabad  9W 2819               1020 / 1145         Daily                                     USD 94

 

Hyderabad / Vizag          SG 421                  0710 / 0820         Daily                                     USD 66

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Important Note:  Please note the above airfares & schedules are as on date & subject change.  If there will be any change in fares & schedules at the time of operations the same will be informed to you as & when finalize, which is directly controlled by the airlines & there is no liability of TSI for any such changes.  In condition of change in the schedules the best possible alternate will be provided to the clients & if there will be any supplements involved, the same has to be paid by the clients.

Above tour cost includes:

  • - Accommodation on twin/double share on BB basis for 19 nights /20 day basis as per the program.
  • - All meals are included during your stay in houseboat.
  • - All arrival/ departure transfers and all surface arrangements by Ac Tata Indigo for 02 Pax, Toyota Innova for 03 – 04 Pax and Tempo Traveler for 05 to 08 Pax as per the itinerary above.
  • - Kathakkali Dance Show in Cochin.
  • - Spice Plantation visit in Periyar.
  • - Boat ride in Periyar.
  • - All present applicable taxes.

Above mentioned supplement for local includes:

  • - English speaking local guide during city tour in Mahabalipuram, Tanjore, Trichy, Madurai, Periyar, Cochin, Mysore, Hyderabad & Vizag as per program.

Above mentioned supplement for entrance fee includes:

  • - Entrance fees at following monuments for one visit only:
CITY Monuments
Mahabalipuram Shore Temples
Tanjore Brideshwar Temple
Trichy Rock fort Temple & Srirangam Temple
Madurai Nayak Palace, Gandhi Museum & Meenakshi Temple .
Periyar Spice Plantation & National Park
Cochin Fishing Net, Fort Cochin, Dutch Palace & Mattancherry Palace
Mysore  Chamundi Hills, Maharaja’s Palace, Statue of Nandi Bull & Somnathpur
Hyderabad Golconda Fort, Charminar, Botanical Garden, Mecca Masjid & Nagarjunkonda

Above cost does not include:

  • All Airfares quoted separately.
  • Any airport taxes or Visa fee.
  • Personal nature Expenses i.e. Telephone calls, Laundry, meals, soft / harddrinks, tipping etc.
  • Camera Fee at monuments.
  • All supplement quoted separately.
  • Any Porterage services at Apt/ Rly Stn.
  • Any other item not mentioned above.

Accommodation would be in below mentioned Hotels or Similar:

CITY 3* Hotels 4* Hotels 5* Hotels
Chennai Chariot Savera Rain Tree
Mahabalipuram Mamalla Beach MGM Beach Radisson Temple Bay
Tanjore The Retreat Clarks Shiraz ITC Mughal
Madurai Gnanam Ideal View Resort Ideal View Resort
Periyar Royal Court GRT Regency Heritage
Alleppey Deluxe Houseboat Deluxe Houseboat Deluxe Houseboat
Cochin Abad Atrium Tea Bunglow Brunton Boat Yard
Mysore Sandesh The Prince Regalis Lalitha Mahal
Hassan Hoysala Village Hoysala Village Hoysala Village
Bangalore MGM White Field Regalis The Park
Hyderabad Greenpark Greenpark The Park
Vizag Greenpark Greenpark The Park


Terms & Conditions:

All correspondence respect to Tours/Travel Services and bookings should be addressed to Travel Spirit International Pvt. Ltd. or you local tour operator in your country.

Most of the Trip prices do not include the following:

• Personal travel insurance both Emergency medical and evacuation
• Visa, passport and vaccination charges
• International flight to/from India and to our destinations of operation, and departure airport taxes to the respective countries.
• Laundry, postage, Personal clothing (unless provided in itinerary), medical expense and items of a personal nature
• Emergency evacuation and/or searches, and
• Not mentioned in the itinerary.
• Tips and excess baggage charge

Bookings:

  • - To make online booking one has to pay the mandatory token advance of USD 200 and once the Token advance is paid you will get the receipt of such amount and then booking stands confirmed. Kindly note that due to any reason if the hotels mentioned are sold out the equivalent standard alternate hotel will be booked.
  • - Upon receipt of booking we would require your international flight details & dates of arrival & departure in India.
  • - We would require payment 3 weeks prior to your travel in our account. The bank details are as follows.

Please find below our bank accounts for making payment. For foreign currency:

AccountName Travel Spirit International Pvt. Ltd.
AccountNo. 0 0 0 0 1 8 6 2 9 3 5 0 0 1 9
SwiftCode D E U T I N B B P B C
BankName Deutsche Bank
BankAddress 28 KG Marg, ECE House, New Delhi-110024

• You must carry proof of insurance (e.g. your insurance certificate) with you on the holiday; if you cannot provide this at the start of the holiday, you will be required to take out a suitable policy at that time. If this is not done or impossible for practical reasons, then you will not be allowed to continue with your trip and will not be entitled to any refund for services not provide.

Cancellation / No Show / Early Departure:

In case of cancellation of tour due to any avoidable/unavoidable reason/s. We must be informed in advance in writing. Cancellation charges would be effective from the date we receive in writing and cancellation charges would be as follows:

• 45 days & prior to arrival – 10% of the total tour cost.
• 44 days to 30 days prior to arrival – 25% of the total tour cost
• 29 days to 21 days prior to arrival – 50% of the total tour cost
• 19 days to 15 days prior to arrival – 75% of the total tour cost
• 14 days & less, prior to arrival or no show and early departures – NO REFUND

Refund:

No refund for unused/unutilized services. However, please note that the refund process may take 2 – 4 weeks due to banking procedures. If the refund is made to the credit card account OR to Bank account, the bank charges would be debited from the refund amount.

Arrival and Departure Policy:

Check-In Timings: 1200 – 1500 Hours

Early arrival is subject to availability. For guaranteed early check-in, reservation needs to be made starting from the previous night.

Check-Out Timings: 1000 – 1200 Hours

Late check-outs are available on request and subject to availability / Payment

Extra Usage of Vehicle:

Please note that the cost of extra usage of vehicle (cars/coaches with the driver) is not included in the services and hence extra usage of Vehicle after transfer or after sightseeing is not allowed until unless it is mentioned in the detailed itinerary/services.


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