London - Chennai - Mysore - (Ooty) -Coonoor - Cochin - Kumarakom - Periyar - Madurai - (Chettinadu)- Tanjore - (Trichy) - Pondicherry - (Mahabalipuram) - Chennai - London
This tour is popular with visitors who have been to India before - often North India - and now wish to see a very different part of this diverse country. Yet many first-time visitors choose to do the South first, perhaps combining it with the Delhi Option that enables them to see the Taj Mahal. There is the option of staying on at a quiet beach resort in Covelong. The tour covers some of the finest sights in the South and highlights the region's great diversity - Tamil Nadu's huge and colourful temples, the vast palace and atmospheric markets of Mysore, Coonoor's tranquil tea plantations, the cosmopolitan background of the port city of Cochin, Kerala's stunning tropical backwaters, Periyar's wild elephants and perhaps the tempting beach at Covelong.
We have used top of the range accommodation with a combination of heritage and quality period hotels along with some modern ones that are among the best in each town.
Internal travel is by coach or car (with air-conditioning when required) and a daytime train journey. International flights are on direct (non-stop) services of British Airways from Heathrow; flying time to Chennai is around 10 hours.
You travel with a small group, accompanied by one of our excellent hand-picked tour escorts.
Day 1 London
Day 2 Chennai (Madras)
Day 3 Mysore
Day 4 Mysore
Day 5 Coonoor
Day 6 Cochin
Day 7 Cochin
Day 8 Kumarakom
Day 9 Periyar
Day 10 Periyar
Day 11 Madurai
Day 12 Tanjore
Day 13 Tanjore
Day 14 Pondicherry
Day 15 Chennai
Day 16 London
Suggested Tour Extensions
Covelong Beach (3 days) - On day 15 disembark at Covelong, on your drive from Pondicherry to Chennai, and check-in at the Fisherman's Cove for 4 nights. At leisure until day 19 when you transfer to Chennai airport to board the return flight, arriving the same afternoon. Meal Plan: Bed & Breakfast (last night room only)
Delhi Option (4 days) - On day 16 fly from Chennai to Delhi in the morning (or evening) and transfer to The Oberoi Hotel for 2 nights. Visit the sights of Delhi the next day. On day 18 travel to Agra by the morning Shatabdi Express and transfer to the Mughal Sheraton for one night. Enjoy a city sightseeing, including the Taj Mahal and an excursion to Fatehpur Sikri. On day 19 return by car to Delhi where a room for day use will be provided. Later transfer to the airport to board your London flight just past midnight. Arrive back on the morning of day 20. Meal Plan: Bed & breakfast
Hyderabad (3 days) - On day 16 morning fly from Chennai to Hyderabad and transfer to the luxury Taj Krishna for 2 nights. Visit the sights including the Salar Jung Museum and Golconda Fort. On day 18 take an evening flight to Mumbai to connect with your London flight, just after midnight, arriving back on the morning of day 19. Meal Plan: Bed & breakfast
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To check availability and make a booking please call us on 0845 003 2211 or 01543 258631.
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