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Of temples and Kerala backwaters

Chennai ● Mahabalipuram ● Pondicherry ● Trichy ● Madurai ● Periyar ● Kumarakom ● Kovalam

Of temples and Kerala backwaters Of temples and Kerala backwaters

12 Days Itinerary

The South is relatively different from the north in terms of not only geographic variations but also in terms of what it has to offer. Here the entire state resounds with the ringing of temple bells. Temples with size and grandeur of forts of North India abound in South. The temples depict tales of dynasties besides tales of Gods & Goddesses. Drift past villages, temples & churches and thr... Read More

Itinerary

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Day  01
Arrive Chennai
Day  02
Chennai - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram (140 Kms & 4 Hrs)
Day  03
Mahabalipuram
Day  04
Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry (134 Kms & 3 Hrs)
Day  05
Pondicherry - Chidambaram - Darasuram - Trichy
Day  06
Trichy - Tanjore - Trichy
Day  07
Tanjore - Chitinad - Madurai (160 Kms & 5 Hrs)
Day  08
Madurai - Periyar
Day  09
Periyar - Kumarakom(132 Kms & 4 Hrs)
Day  10
Allepey - Kovalam
Day  11
Kovalam
Day  12
Kovalam - Trivandrum / Chennai / Depart

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The Leela Palace

The Leela Palace

Chennai,India

The Leela Palace Chennai is a sea-facing modern palace hotel. Built on 4.8 acres of land, the hotel offers panoramic views of the Bay of Bengal. The hotel offers a luxurious experience evoking the rich heritage of the palaces of Tamil Nadu in terms of grandness and space. The opulent interiors of the hotel blends effortlessly wi...
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Vivanta by Taj - Fisherman's Cove

Vivanta by Taj - Fisherman's Cove

Mahabalipuram,India

Nestled in a Bay thats surrounded by 40 acres of Casuarina trees, Vivanta by Taj - Fisherman's Cove, built on the ramparts of an old Dutch fort, remains the charming beach resort that's almost one with the Bay of Bengal. Modern European and Scandinavian architecture marks the stylish cottages and villas. Relax in leisu...
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Hotel de l'orient

Hotel de l'orient

Pondicherry,India

The colonial mansion of De L'orient, Pondicherry has been carefully restored into a luxury hotel, keeping intact its quintessential old world charm, supplementing that with modern comforts and luxuries. One of the best known Heritage Hotels in Pondicherry – Hotel De L’orient captures the essence of coastal Pondi...
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Hotel Sangam

Hotel Sangam

Trichy,India

With its central location Sangam Hotel, Tiruchirapalli is 3 miles from Rock Fort Temple and 3.5 miles from Tiruchirapalli Airport. Srirangam Temple, Vayaloor Temple and Tiruyanaikkayal Temple are 6 miles away. It is 9 miles from Samavapuram Temple. The Hotels offers 90 spacious rooms in 6 formats and a choice of 6 halls for conf...
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Hotel Sangam
Heritage Madurai

Heritage Madurai

Madurai,India

Heritage Madurai comprises 72 rooms including 35 villas. The old colonial bungalows have been refurbished maintaining that traditional South Indian flavor, only found in Madurai. Spacious, airy rooms with detailed sitting areas, luxurious bedrooms and unbelievably vast bathrooms, all decorated with understated elegance. A throwb...
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Spice Village

Spice Village

Periyar,India

Spread over a large areaaround a network of pathways and intersections, the whitewashed bungalow cottages are all topped with thatch. The private deluxe guest units have a direct excess to a private patio and garden, separate shower cubicle in the bathroom, and even a small kitchenette....
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Spice Village
The Zuri Kumarakom

The Zuri Kumarakom

Kumarakom,India

Set in 18 verdant acres on the shores of the Vembanad Lake, The Zuri Kumarakom is a five star deluxe spa resort in Kumarakom. The resort offers spacious living–dining rooms, traditional Indian–style bedrooms and individual gardens with private plunge pools.This Kumarakom resort offers 72 rooms including 18 Zuri Rooms...
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Niraamaya Retreats

Niraamaya Retreats

Kovalam,India

Niraamaya Retreats (Surya Samudra Private Retreats) is just on the same stretch as Kovalam but tucked away from the bustle. Among the 31 rooms, 22 are traditional Kerala styled a ccommodations with a verandah and spacious open-air bathrooms which are scattered throughout a palm grove, interconnected by pathways. All the rooms ar...
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The South is relatively different from the north in terms of not only geographic variations but also in terms of what it has to offer. Here the entire state resounds with the ringing of temple bells. Temples with size and grandeur of forts of North India abound in South. The temples depict tales of dynasties besides tales of Gods & Goddesses. Drift past villages, temples & churches and through the picturesque and lush backwaters of Kerala on a luxurious cruise.


Weather & Climate
Jan

Max: 31

Min: 21

Jan
Feb

Max: 32

Min: 22

Feb
Mar

Max: 31

Min: 23

Mar
Apr

Max: 32

Min: 25

Apr
May

Max: 31

Min: 24

May
Jun

Max: 30

Min: 23

Jun
Jul

Max: 29

Min: 22

Jul
Aug

Max: 29

Min: 23

Aug
Sep

Max: 30

Min: 23

Sep
Oct

Max: 30

Min: 23

Oct
Nov

Max: 30

Min: 23

Nov
Dec

Max: 31

Min: 22

Dec

  Best Time To Visit        

  Value for money        

  Off Season 


Guest Speak

"It was very much appreciated by all 3 participants : we enjoyed the area and our expectations were fulfilled.we enjoyed the beauty of the nature, the Buddhist temples and the kindness of the local people." - Mr/s Fritz & Mr. A. Perriolat, France (2013)

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