South of India

South India is the area encompassing the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Telangana as well as the union territories of Andaman and Nicobar, Lakshadweep and Puducherry, occupying 19.31% of India's area

Covering the southern part of the peninsular Deccan Plateau, South India is bounded by the Bay of Bengal in the east, the Arabian Sea in the west and the Indian Ocean in the south. The geography of the region is diverse with two mountain ranges - the Western and Eastern Ghats, bordering the plateau heartland. Godavari, Krishna, Kaveri, Tungabhadra and Vaigai rivers are important non-perennial sources of water. Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Coimbatore and Kochi are the largest urban areas.
Majority of the people in South India speak one of the four major Dravidian languages: Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam. During its history, a number of dynastic kingdoms ruled over parts of South India whose invasions across southern and southeastern Asia impacted the history and culture in those regions. Major dynasties that were established in South India include the Cheras, Cholas, Pandyas, Pallavas, Satavahanas, Chalukyas, Rashtrakutas and Vijayanagara. European countries entered India through Kerala and the region was colonised by Britain and other nations.


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English speaking guide
13 night hotel accomodation

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Rickshaw tour in Madurai
Kathakali danse in Cochin
Cruise on the Backwaters of Kerala
All inclusive night on house boat

MEALS

10 Breakfasts included
House boat lunch and dinner included

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DAYS LOCATION HOTELS
1-2 Welcome to India/Chennai Crowne Plaza The Pride
3 Chennai - Mahabalipuram - Kanchipuram Intercontinental Resort
MGM Beach Resort
4 Mahabalipuram / Pondicherry Shenbaga Le Pondy
5 Pondicherry - Tanjore Sangam Tanjore Hi
6 Thanjavur - Trichy - Madurai
7 Madurai Sangam Tanjore Hi
8 Madurai - Periyar Spice Village Greenwoo
9-11 Periyar - Kumarakom-Alleppey
12 Alleppey - Mararikulam Coconut Lagoon Lake Song
13-14 Mararikulam Crowne Plaza Casino
15 Kochi - Mumbai Trident Nariman Point Fariyas

  1. Day 1: Montreal & arrival in Chennai

    Montreal & arrival in Chennai

  2. Day 2: Welcome to India!

    Welcome to India! Arrive at night and transfer to the hotel.

  3. Day 3: Chennai - Mahabalipuram - Kanchipuram

    Breakfast at the hotel, followed by a tour of Chennai, Fruit and Flower Market, the High Court, the Marina Beach. Visit the Fort Saint George and the St. Thomas Cathedral. Departure to Mahabalipuram with a stop at DakshinaChitra: center of artistic traditions, popular shows, crafts and architecture of South India. Arrive at Mahabalipuram, visiting shrines carved into the rock of the seventh and eighth as the five Rathas (temples formed like chariots) mandapas, giant open-air reliefs - Descent of the Ganges and the shore temple. Visit the Temple of Kailasanathar: dedicated to Shiva and reputed to be the most beautiful temple in Kanchipuram. Ekambareshvara visit with it’s colossal 59m tall gopuram and the temple of Varadaraja Swami Temple & Vaikuntha Perumal dedicated to Vishnu.

  4. Day 4: Mahabalipuram / Pondicherry

    Breakfast at the hotel. In the afternoon, en route to Pondicherry. Arrival and check-in at the hotel. Visit Auroville.

  5. Day 5: Pondicherry - Tanjore

    Breakfast at the hotel. Discovery of Pondicherry, the former French colony. Arrive Tanjore in the late afternoon.

  6. Day 6: Thanjavur - Trichy - Madurai

    Breakfast at the hotel. Morning to discover the city with the temple of Brihadiswara. Drive to Madurai.

  7. Day 7: Madurai

    Breakfast at the hotel. Visit Madurai, discover the fascinating Temple of Minakshi-Sundareshvara Vijayanagar style. In the evening you will take a tuk tuk ride to the Meenakshi Temple for the ceremony of "Sunset Shiva".

  8. Day 8: Madurai - Periyar

    Breakfast at the hotel and then drive to Periyar in the heart of the mountains. One of the best reserves of India. This park covers an area of 777 km² in a part of the Western Ghats (high mountain). The road passes through the beautiful landscape of mountains covered with hevea, coffee and tea as far as the eye can see.

  9. Day 9: Arrival and check-in at the hotel

    Departure for a boat safari to better see wild elephants, bison, antelopes and monkeys. Look up and take the time to watch one of the 320 species of birds and observe the wealth of tropical vegetation such as orchids, succulents, palms, etc.

  10. Day 10: Periyar - Kumarakom

    Breakfast at the hotel. OPTIONAL - 1: CAD $35 Per Person for Elephant safari.

    Then depart for Kumarakom. Kerala which is nicknamed "God's own Country"! This charming village is made up of several towns on Lake Vembanad. With its beautiful mangroves, clear waters, emerald fields, canals lined with coconut palms and white lilies. Arrival at the hotel. Afternoon free for your personal discovery.

  11. Day 11: Kumarakom - Alleppey

    After breakfast, drive to Alleppey. Upon arrival, board your houseboat on Lake Vendembanad. Home on the boat (houseboat) with coconut and flower necklace. The backwaters are a unique natural environment. This is a network of lakes, canals, estuaries and deltas of 44 rivers. The canals connect the villages together. About 900 km inland, traffic is on small motor boats, traditional boats or houseboats. Afternoon navigation in the Backwaters.

  12. Day 12: Alleppey - Mararikulam

    Breakfast in house boat then drive to Mararikulam. Check-in to your seaside hotel for a 2-night stay.

  13. Day 13: Mararikulam

    Breakfast at the hotel. Free day for individual activities and Ayurvedic massages. Night at hotel.

  14. Day 14: Mararikulam - Kochi

    Breakfast at the hotel, depart for Kochi. Arrive Kochi and transfer to hotel. Free time to visit Kochi and its port: the Dutch palace. The evening show of Kathakali, Kerala Theatre, which dates back to the seventeenth century (without guide).

  15. Day 15: Kochi - Mumbai

    Breakfast at the hotel. Then transfer to the airport of Mumbai. On arrival, check-in to hotel.

  16. Day 16: Mumbai

    After breakfast, visit the Elephant island by boat and see the Hindu mythology rock sculptures. In the afternoon, City Discovery and points of interest, Dhobi Gaths, open air laundry, Malabar Hill, luxurious residential area, hanging gardens. Also, visit Collaba and Prince of Wales Museum. Free time to explore and Marine Drive Chowpatthy Beach sunset

    Transfer to the airport of Mumbai where you will board your flight to MONTREAL


SUGGESTED HOTELS

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Crowne Plaza The Pride
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Intercontinental Resort
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MGM Beach Resort
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Shenbaga Le Pondy
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Sangam Tanjore Hi
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Sangam Tanjore Hi
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Spice Village Greenwoo
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Coconut Lagoon Lake Song
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Pricing

Hotel Options - Hotel Options - Price per person in double occupancy
Cities Hotels 5* Hotels 4* Nights
Chennai Crowne Plaza The Pride 1
Mahabalipuram Intercontinental Resort MGM Beach Resort 1
Pondicherry Shenbaga Le Pondy 1
Tanjore Sangam Tanjore Hi 2
Madurai Heritage Madurai GRT Regency 1
Periyar Spice Village Greenwoo 1
Kumarakom Coconut Lagoon Lake Song 1
Alleppey Deluxe House Boat Deluxe House Boat 1
Marari Marari Beach Resort Marari Sand Tree Leaf 2
Cochin Crowne Plaza Casino 1
Mumbai Trident Nariman Point Fariyas 1

PER PERSON Hotels 4* winter Hotels 5* winter
2 Pax CAD 2137 CAD 2867
4 pax CAD 1927 CAD 2667
Single addition CAD 1037 CAD 1807
interior flights CAD 125

PER PERSON Hotels 4* summer Hotels 5*summer
2 Pax CAD 1967 CAD 2267
4 pax CAD 1747 CAD 2147
Single addition CAD 947 CAD 1147
interior flights CAD 125

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