Introduction

This is a two-week itinerary that deep dives into the best of Tamil culture and Kerala landscape. Explore magnificent ancient temples, some UNESCO World Heritage Sites with architectural grandeur and quirky bougainvillea lined cobbled streets of a former French colony. Meet and spend time with members of the local communities, learning about the very distinct Tamil culture, its music and art, and also about spices which attracted the Romans and the Arabs to trade with India. Experience a slice of daily life of Kerala's backwaters (a maze of lagoons close to the Arabian Sea) and enjoy its food which is a delightful mix of Dutch, Portuguese, British and Jewish influences. Perfect for first timers to south India.

Day

Accommodation

Destination

Duration

Basis

Day 0

The Leela Palace Chennai Chennai

1 night

B&B

Day 1

Radisson Temple Bay Mahabalipuram

2 nights

B&B

Day 3

Palais de Mahe Puducherry

1 night

B&B

Day 4

Svatma Thanjavur

1 night

B&B

Day 5

CGH Earth Hotel Visalam Chettinad

2 nights

B&B

Day 7

The Gateway Hotel Pasumalai Madurai Madurai

1 night

B&B

Day 8

Spice Village Thekkady

2 nights

B&B

Day 10

Kumarakom Lake Resort Kumarakom

2 nights

B&B

Day 12

The Brunton Boatyard Kochi

2 nights

B&B

Key

B&B: Bed and Breakfast

 

Chennai : The Leela Palace Chennai

The Leela Palace Chennai The Leela Palace Chennai The Leela Palace Chennai

Mahabalipuram : Radisson Temple Bay

Puducherry : Palais de Mahe

Thanjavur : Svatma

Front Elevation Swimming pool Aaharam Restaurant

Chettinad : CGH Earth Hotel Visalam

Madurai : The Gateway Hotel Pasumalai Madurai

Thekkady : Spice Village

Spice Village Resort Spice Village Resort

Kumarakom : Kumarakom Lake Resort

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Kochi : The Brunton Boatyard

The Brunton Boatyard Hotel The Brunton Boatyard Hotel

Fast Facts

15 Days / 14 Nights

Reference Number: Custom Designed Program

Price

Prices for all of our services will be quoted upon request. This policy enables us to provide you with the most competitive quotes. We invite you to browse our website to select the travel style that meets your needs, our Custom Travel Advisors are only a call/email away ready to provide any assistance in designing  your custom itinerary.

Includes:

Typical inclusions:

All accommodation as listed 

All meals as listed

Airport transfers & transfers as listed throughout the itinerary

Activities listed

Service of  English speaking local guides as listed

Excludes:

Typical Exclusions:

International flights

Any meals not listed + beverages

Any activities not listed

Insurance

Gratuities

Personal items ( laundry ) 

Chennai : The Leela Palace Chennai

The Leela Palace Chennai The Leela Palace Chennai The Leela Palace Chennai

Mahabalipuram : Radisson Temple Bay

Puducherry : Palais de Mahe

Thanjavur : Svatma

Front Elevation Swimming pool Aaharam Restaurant

Chettinad : CGH Earth Hotel Visalam

Madurai : The Gateway Hotel Pasumalai Madurai

Thekkady : Spice Village

Spice Village Resort Spice Village Resort

Kumarakom : Kumarakom Lake Resort

Kumarakom Lake Resort Kumarakom Lake Resort Kumarakom Lake Resort

Kochi : The Brunton Boatyard

The Brunton Boatyard Hotel The Brunton Boatyard Hotel
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