Introduction

22 Nov 2015 - 8 Dec 2015

About Chef Vinod: award winning Restaurateur,Ambassador of Indian cuisine, photographer and teacher has been pleasing the palates of Washingtonians for over a decade with his acclaimed restaurants Indique and Indique Heights, while receiving rave reviews from the Washingtonian Magazine, Washington Times and Washington Post. Chef Vinod has hosted many celebrities including the former President of India, Mr. K.R.Narayanan, the Secretary of State, Mrs. Hillary Clinton, Ms. Chelsea Clinton, Ms. Madeleine Albright, Ambassadors of many countries and other celebrity chefs that include the Club des Chefs des Chefs. Log in at www.chefvinod.com/

Once fought over by colonial powers for its exotic spices, South India still plays a vital role in today’s Spice Route. Blessed by two stunning coastlines, you will travel from East to West, from the Indian Ocean to the Arabian Sea. Along the way, our expert chefs will have you serving up spicy Chettinad seafood and vegetarian dishes enjoyed in Tamil Nadu, and delicious dosas and idlis, South India’s signature food. With a visit to spice and pepper plantations, ancient temples and forts, and cooking lessons at idyllic locations, this is a culinary experience like no other!

Start

Day

Accommodation

Destination

Duration

Basis

Start

23 Nov 2015

Day 0

Radisson Temple Bay Mahabalipuram

3 nights

B&B

23 Nov 2015

26 Nov 2015

Day 3

Palais de Mahe Puducherry

2 nights

B&B

26 Nov 2015

28 Nov 2015

Day 5

Ideal River View Resort Thanjavur

1 night

B&B

28 Nov 2015

29 Nov 2015

Day 6

Heritage Madurai Madurai

2 nights

B&B

29 Nov 2015

1 Dec 2015

Day 8

Spice Village Thekkady

3 nights

B&B

1 Dec 2015

4 Dec 2015

Day 11

Alleppey Backwaters Houseboats Alappuzha

1 night

FB

4 Dec 2015

5 Dec 2015

Day 12

The Zuri Kumarakom Kerala Resort & Spa Kumarakom

3 nights

B&B

5 Dec 2015

Key

B&B: Bed and Breakfast

FB: Full Board - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

Mahabalipuram : Radisson Temple Bay

Puducherry : Palais de Mahe

Thanjavur : Ideal River View Resort

Madurai : Heritage Madurai

Thekkady : Spice Village

Spice Village Resort Spice Village Resort

Alappuzha : Alleppey Backwaters Houseboats

Kumarakom : The Zuri Kumarakom Kerala Resort & Spa

Fast Facts

17 Days / 16 Nights

Reference Number: HTIND - 04

Special Interests: Traditional Welcome, Serne nature, Vivid Culture, Tranquil Backwaters, Plantation tours, Authentic South Indian Delicacies, Yoga & Ayurveda, Memories Unlimited

Price

Per person on twin sharing basis: USD 4275 + Taxes

Single Supplement:USD 1645

Includes:

Accommodation on twin sharing or single room with breakfast at listed hotels or equivalent

International Air from Washington DC

Transportation/Transfers by Air Conditioned Vehicle for entire tour as per itinerary

Meals as specified in the itinerary

Entrance fees as per sightseeing spots

Service of English speaking tour escort

Auto-rickshaw cycle tour in Mamallapuram.

Bicycle Rickshaw tour in Madurai

Yoga sessions as mentioned in Itinerary

Exclusive Cooking demo with dinner in Mamallapuram

Visit local family & cook with them in Mamallapuram

Visit local family & dine with them (Periyar)

Other Cooking Demo’s as mentioned in the Programme.

Guided Spice plantation tour and cooking lesson in Periyar

Boat ride tickets in Periyar (common boat)

Witness of Kalaripayattu show in Periyar

Stay a Night in Houseboat on Full board basis. Cruises : Alleppey Roundtrip

All applicable taxes

Excludes:

Meals at hotels other than those listed as included

Camera Fees at sites

Expenses of a personal nature such as porters, laundry, telephones, etc.

Tips and gratuities

International air taxes

Visa fees

Anything not listed as included

International air taxes

Mahabalipuram : Radisson Temple Bay

Puducherry : Palais de Mahe

Thanjavur : Ideal River View Resort

Madurai : Heritage Madurai

Thekkady : Spice Village

Spice Village Resort Spice Village Resort

Alappuzha : Alleppey Backwaters Houseboats

Kumarakom : The Zuri Kumarakom Kerala Resort & Spa

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