Cultural Round trip - Southern India

Beyond Kerala to the South Indian Cape.

Besides the highlights of Kerala, you will also experience the green forests and cultural heritage of Tamil Nadu on this round trip. A sunset with a view of the Kanyakumari Temple at the southernmost tip of India makes this round trip a unique India experience.

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Cultural Roundtrip - South India - Standard Hotels

4 nights, double room, Breakfast

£488

  • 4 nights including breakfast in standard hotels 
  • Air-conditioned vehicles or TukTuks
  • Kathakali Dance Show in Cochin
  • Entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Local English speaking guides

The itinerary is subject to changes due to flight schedules and weather conditiones.

Day 1: Cochin:
Reception at the airport of Cochin & transfer to the hotel. Sightseeing tour including the Dutch Palace at Mattancherry, the Jewish Synagogue, the St Francis Church and the Santa Cruz Basilica. In the evening traditional Kathakali Dance Show. Overnight in Cochin.

Day 2: Cochin – Periyar:
Drive to the nature reservoir Periyar, well known for ist elephants. Boat-trip across Lake Periyar. Overnight in Periyar.

Day 3: Periyar – Madurai (Tamil Nadu)
Trip to Madurai. Guided tour including the Thirumalai Nayak Palace and Sree Meenakshi Temple. Overnight in Madurai.

Day 4: Madurai – Kanyakumari:
Drive to the southernmost point of the Indian Peninsula, where the Arabic Sea meets the Indian Ocean. The most southern temple – Kanayakumari – located at the shore is known for breathtaking sunrises and sunsets. Overnight in Kanyakumari.

Day 5: Kanyakumari – Kovalam:
Drive to your Ayurveda Resort in Kovalam. Enrout visit of the Suchindram Temple and the Padmanabhapuram Palace. Alternatively directly to Trivandrum airport (in that case included).

Not Included: Tips, personal expences for drinks, souviniers or fotographie permits

  • Rebook and cancel free of charge up to 14 days before arrival with the Flex Upgrade
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Telephone booking code: 73XP3

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Cultural Roundtrip - South India - Deluxe Hotels

4 nights, double room, Breakfast

£561

  • 4 nights including breakfast in deluxe hotels
  • Air-conditioned vehicles or TukTuks
  • Kathakali Dance Show in Cochin
  • Entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Local English speaking guides

The itinerary is subject to changes due to flight schedules and weather conditiones.

Day 1: Cochin:
Reception at the airport of Cochin & transfer to the hotel. Sightseeing tour including the Dutch Palace at Mattancherry, the Jewish Synagogue, the St Francis Church and the Santa Cruz Basilica. In the evening traditional Kathakali Dance Show. Overnight in Cochin.

Day 2: Cochin – Periyar:
Drive to the nature reservoir Periyar, well known for ist elephants. Boat-trip across Lake Periyar. Overnight in Periyar.

Day 3: Periyar – Madurai (Tamil Nadu):
Trip to Madurai. Guided tour including the Thirumalai Nayak Palace and Sree Meenakshi Temple. Overnight in Madurai.

Day 4: Madurai – Kanyakumari:
Drive to the southernmost point of the Indian Peninsula, where the Arabic Sea meets the Indian Ocean. The most southern temple – Kanayakumari – located at the shore is known for breathtaking sunrises and sunsets. Overnight in Kanyakumari.

Day 5: Kanyakumari – Kovalam:
Drive to your Ayurveda Resort in Kovalam. Enrout visit of the Suchindram Temple and the Padmanabhapuram Palace. Alternatively directly to Trivandrum airport (in that case included).

Not Included: Tips, personal expences for drinks, souviniers or fotographie permits

  • Rebook and cancel free of charge up to 14 days before arrival with the Flex Upgrade
  • For all details see Flex Upgrade

Telephone booking code: 73XP4

Personalise your stay

Cultural Round trip - Southern India in Detail

Round trip 5 days/4 nights

☀ Day 1: Kochi

Reception at Cochin airport and transfer to hotel. The picturesque port city was founded in 1341 and stretches over islands and coastal headlands between the Arabian Sea and the backwaters. It was once an important stop on the trade route between Europe and China. Afternoon city tour via Mattancherry "Dutch" Palace, Jewish Synagogue, St. Francis Church and Santa Cruz Basilica. The city tour highlights Cochin's varied colonial history. In the evening traditional Kathakali dance performance. Overnight stay in Cochin.

Day 2: Cochin - Periyar

After breakfast, drive to Periyar wildlife sanctuary, famous for its elephants and tigers, established in 1973. Boat ride across the Periyar lake. Overnight stay in Periyar.

Day 3: Periyar - Madurai (Tamil Nadu)

Drive to the 2,500-year-old Madurai, which was laid out in a lotus shape. The modern, lively city has preserved its rich tradition. City tour with visit to Thirumalai Nayak Palace and Sree Meenakshi Temple, and evening temple ceremony. Overnight stay in Madurai.

Day 4: Madurai - Kanyakumari

Drive to the southern tip of the Indian mainland. Here the Arabian Sea meets the Indian Ocean. The southernmost temple of India - Kanyakumari (also Cape Comorin) is famous for its spectacular sunrises and sunsets. Overnight stay in Kanyakumari.

Day 5: Kanyakumari - Kovalam

Continue to Kovalam to your Ayurveda resort. On the way visit the Suchindram Temple and Padmanabhapuram Palace. Alternatively directly to Trivandrum airport (then included).

Remark:

Itinerary is subject to arrival in Cochin and is subject to change.

The Mattancherry "Dutch" Palace is closed on Fridays and the Jewish Synagogue on Saturdays.

Double room from 2 pers.

Room code for telephone bookings: 73XD1

Single room from 2 pers.

Room code for telephone bookings: 73XE1

Single room from 1 pers.

Room code for telephone bookings: 73XE2

Getting There

Transfer Airport TRV depending on schedule included or FIT 73XT1 € 33/car.

Nearby Airports
Cochin International Airport (COK) : (approx. 37 km / 70 minutes)

Additional information

Surcharges for Christmas and New Year's Eve on request.
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