Discovering the natural beauties of South India and its various cultural aspects

Duration
15 Days
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South India is one of the most popular destinations in Asia. Through this budget tour in India, you will travel in places unknown in India. Get ready for a brand new travel experience that will mark you for sure. Various sensational activities also await you in this part of India. For example, you will board a train to Alleppey. You will discover a beautiful sunset during a boat ride through the Backwaters, Kerala. Full of other surprises await you on site through this tour in South India which lasts 15 days.

ARRIVAL IN TRIVANDRUM - TRANSFERT TO KOVALAM        

Arrival at Trivandrum International Airport. Once there, you will be greeted by our representative. You will be accompanied to your hotel in Kovalam. Kovalam is on the coast of Malabar. The area is famous for its beautiful beaches and coves lined with palm and coconut palms. Night at the hotel

TRANSFER BY LOCAL TRAIN

After your breakfast at the hotel during your trip to South India, you will board the train to Alleppey for a unique day 2 experiences. Enjoy the beautiful scenery that unfolds before your eyes when you travel and tours in South India. You will take the train "Nathravathi Express", departure: 9:50, arrival: 12:45.

Upon arrival in Alleppey, you will be greeted by a car that will then drop you off at your inn on a backwater island. On this India trip, you will dive into Indo-Kerala culture. Your host will guide you when discovering the village. This is the perfect opportunity to discover the habits and customs of the local population. After dark, you will taste the tasty home-made cuisine of your host who will cook three times a day!

ALLEPPEY NIGHT ON HOUSEBOAT ON THE BLACKWATERS

After breakfast, you will embark aboard one of the magnificent local houseboats (typical boat of the region). It is an experience to live absolutely from any trip to India  to the heart of the Backwaters. The boat will take you on a tour of the splendid Backwaters through the canals and lakes. Discover the many faces of this beautiful region of the country by browsing in the waters lined with palm trees, floating plants and rice paddies. Night on the floating house!

CULTURAL  AND HISTORIC WALK IN COCHIN

After having breakfast, you will take the road to Cochin. It is a colonial port city that deserves a visit. Portuguese, Dutch and British left their mark. In the evening, you will attend a typical dance show called Kathakali. This highly expressive art form is accentuated by beautiful costumes and an impressive make-up, specific to this type of dance. Night at the hotel.

VISIT OF COCHIN, THE OLD CITY

After a good night's rest and a rejuvenating breakfast, our travel agency in India invites you to explore Fort Kochi. You will stroll through the alleys of the old city and the neighborhoods of Mattancherry and Fort Kochi. Enjoy the architectural beauty of the city. You will then visit the Paradesi synagogue in the Jew Town district. In the evening, you will discover the port of Cochin aboard a motorboat. Admire the beautiful sunset from your boat. Night in Cochin

MUNNAR – WALK IN TEA PLANTATIONS              

Today, after breakfast, you go to Munnar during your trip to India. It is a famous unmissable destination to discover for its tea plantations. You will discover on the spot beautiful tea hills as far as the eye can see, beautiful landscapes, beautiful waterfalls, etc. Also visit the tea museum and Munnar local market. Overnight in Munnar

ATHOOR - Bird watching and meeting with locals

After breakfast, go to the village of Athoor! Kamarajar Dam is one of the "must" spots west of Athoor village, KamarajarLake. It is a beautiful lake that is worth visiting during your Budget tour in India. Note that this is the ideal place for bird watching. Our guide will then take you to discover the village and its many faces. Night in Athoor

RICKSHAW RIDE IN MADURAI                  

On the way to Madurai the day 8. It is one of the oldest cities in South India to discover with your personalized travel specialist. Know that it is 2500 years old. It is located along the Vaigai River. You walk the crowded streets of the city, admiring its unique architecture. After lunch, you will take a rickshaw that will make you discover the city of Madurai and its attractions. Night in Madurai

MADURAI, a great place of Hindu pilgrimage

After breakfast, you will discover the most beautiful areas of the city. You will also tour the bazaars before heading to Sri Meenakshi Temple. In the evening, you will go to the heart of a new temple to attend a ceremony in honor of the god Shiva. Night in Madurai

KARAIKUDI – discovery of palatial houses and arrival in Tanjore

After taking your first meal of the day, depart for Tanjore, on the road, you will stop at Karaikudi, Chettinadu, cradle of Nattukottai Chettiars. It is a community of bankers and traders, many of whom emigrated to Southeast Asia in the nineteenth century. Arriving in Tanjore, get ready to discover a lively and charming city. Many temples are to discover on the spot. Overnight in Tanjore

TANJORE – discovering the largest UNESCO heritage listed temple

Breakfast at the hotel. You will start your day with the discovery of the Brihadeshvara temple. This magnificent temple, built over 1000 years ago, has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. You will then stop at the Thanjavur Art Gallery. You will discover sculptures and paintings and South India. You will then visit a village to discover typical paintings and bronze casts of the Tanjore region. Free evening. Overnight in Tanjore

PONDICHÉRY – One of the most important old French counters

After breakfast, depart for Pondicherry for a trip to India off the beaten path. It has a lot of beautiful beaches. During this visit, retrace the fascinating history of the city through your visits. Go back to the time when it was a French enclave. Today, the city presents a mix of French and Tamil culture. In the evening, you will explore the city by bike. Overnight in Pondicherry

Auroville – UNIVERSAL CITY                  

Breakfast at the hotel, then towards Mamallapuram. En route, you will stop on the way to visit the community of Auroville. You will then go to Mamallapuram (Mahabalipuram). Among the unmissable are the temples carved in the rock, the beautiful caves, etc. Overnight at Mamallapuram

MAMALLAPURAM – the capital of the Pallavas and fishing village visit

In the morning at Mamallapuram, after breakfast, you will make a tour of the village by rickshaw. Browse the villages and discover the cultural wealth of the city. In the afternoon, it's a free afternoon. Overnight at Mamallapuram

Departure

After breakfast, depart for Chennai Airport! Once there, you will take the return flight!

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