Trip101
Planning your trip? Check out unbiased reviews from Travel bloggers
Loading . . .

Oops, no package matches your wish.

No worries, we have many other Travel Packages from Singapore , to Europe , to Hong Kong , To Bali

Create Custom Tour

Create
Give us the details of your perfect trip!
Contact
We send your trip to 5 professional agencies.
Get Quotes
Get back and compare no obligation quotes.
Leaving from
Days of Travel
Budget
Traveling with
Theme

Almost done...

We need your name and email for the agencies to contact you.

Name
Email

Phone
Enquiry

Thank You!

Your request has been sent to 5 professional agencies and they will contact you soon.


India Tour Packages & Travel Deals

{{numberOfPackages() | number}} Tour Packages {{getDestinationText()}} from {{numberOfAgencies() | number}} Agencies
Manage Filters {{ displaytext }} Budget
Delhi tours, sights and activities

9D8N Magnificent Rajasthan

Tour Package USD675

    Highlights

    Udaipur
    Ranakpur, Jain temple of “Adinath”, Oriental Venice, Pichola Lake
    Ghanerao
    Meherangarh Fort, Aravelli Mountains
    Jaipur
    Fatehpur Sikri, Pink City, Amber Fort, City Palace, Palace of Winds, Local Markets
    Jodhpur
    Clock Tower, Sardar Market
    Agra
    Red Fort, Taj Mahal
Travel Agency
Itinerary
Flight
Hotel
Similar Packages
  • Shanti Travel

    Shanti Travel

    An original travel agency which creates tailor-made tours focusing on quality and off the beaten tracks journeys.

  • Day 1: Arrival in Delhi
    Welcome at the airport and transfer to the hotel in the centre of Delhi. Night at the hotel.
    Day 2: Delhi-Agra
    Travel to Agra in the morning and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, visit the Red Fort and the Taj Mahal. Night at the hotel.
    Day 3: Agra - Jaipur
    Drive to Jaipur. En route stop at the ghost town of Fatehpur Sikri. Continue drive to Jaipur, the Pink City, and transfer to the hotel.
    Day 4: Jaipur
    In the morning, visit Amber Fort. In the afternoon visit the old pink city exploring the City Palace, Palace of Winds and Local Markets. Night at the Hotel.
    Day 5: Jaipur - Jodhpur
    Early morning departure for Jodhpur. Visit to the old town, beginning by the Clock Tower and the Sardar Market situated below the tower.
    Day 6: Jodhpur - Ghanerao
    Morning, visit to the Meherangarh Fort. Later drive to Ghanerao village, situated in the middle of the Aravelli Mountains. Overnight stay in the fort founded in 1606.
    Day 7: Ghanerao - Udaipur
    Enjoy the handicrafts of the village Ghanerao. Short travel to visit Ranakpur and its Jain temple of “Adinath”. Continue on your route up to Udaipur. Night at the hotel.
    Day 8: Udaipur
    Visit to the city of Udaipur also called « Oriental Venice », built around Pichola Lake. Night at the hotel.
    Day 9: Flight Udaipur - Delhi
    Free morning . Flight for Delhi (around 1 H 15) in the afternoon. Visit the city. Transfer to Delhi International airport in the evening.
More Details Less Details
Kochi tours, sights and activities

8D7N A Surreal Honeymoon in South India

Tour Package USD832

    Highlights

    Marari
    Marari Beach
    Kochi
    Spice Gardens, Vembanad Lake, Kerala, Houseboat, Canals, Lagoons
Travel Agency
Itinerary
Flight
Hotel
Similar Packages
  • Shanti Travel

    Shanti Travel

    An original travel agency which creates tailor-made tours focusing on quality and off the beaten tracks journeys.

  • Day 1: Arrival at Kochi
    Reception at the airport and transfer to the island of Fort Cochin. Night in a charming hotel.
    Day 2: Kochi – Spice Gardens [ 90 km - 2 hour drive]
    Drive to the area of Spice Gardens through lush landscapes, between rice paddies and coconut trees. Check in to the hotel in the heart of the Kerala countryside. Overnight at hotel.
    Day 3: Garden of spices - "Backwaters " [ 60 km - 2 hrs drive]
    Departure to the shores of Vembanad Lake, in the middle of the plain of Palai, with its rice fields, coconut trees and peaceful villages . Most hotels offer you bicycles and a traditional boat, which allow you to explore the Kerala countryside and Vembanad Lake at a gentle pace. Overnight at hotel.
    Day 4: " Houseboat" on "Backwaters"
    By late morning, embark on a traditional " Houseboat ", hosted by a crew. Navigate the Canals and Lagoons and enjoy the serene ambience of these calm waters. You have to imagine a sort of Venice in the tropics, a city with liquid boulevards where the boats come and go constantly. On the banks, you cross the ancient houses made of teak, mahogany and rosewood; villages flowered with hibiscus, bougainvillea, on a shimmering green rice field. Meals and night on board (double room with bathroom). FULL BOARD.
    Day 5: " Backwaters " - Malabar Coast, Marari Beach [ 30 km - 1 hour drive]
    Disembark at Alleppey around 9:30am. Drive to one of the most beautiful beaches of the Malabar Coast: Marari Beach. Just 20 km from Alleppey, the beautiful white sand beach lined with coconut trees is still preserved. Due to the small number of places to stay, it is the ideal place to rest. Overnight at the hotel.
    Day 6: Malabar Coast, Marari Beach
    Relaxing day . Overnight at hotel .
    Day 7: Malabar Coast, Marari Beach
    Relax, swim and interact with many fishermen and their small boats. Overnight at hotel.
    Day 8: Malabar Coast - Airport Kochi [ 1:30 - 40 Km drive]
    Transfer to Kochi airport according to your flight schedule. End of our services.
More Details Less Details
Chennai tours, sights and activities

13D12N Explore Tamil Nadu to Kerala

Tour Package USD1102

    Highlights

    Madurai
    Brihadishwara, Chola Temple, Trichy, Rock Fort, Srirangam Temple, Tamul, Meenakshi, Nayaks
    Thanjavur
    Chidambaram, Nataraja, Dravidian architecture
    Malabar Coast
    Beaches, Flimsy Craft
    Kochi
    Fort Kochi, Medieval Portugal, Oldest Church, Kathakali Show
    Mahabalipuram
    Ganges, Magnificent Temples, French Trading, Pondicherry, French influence, French Quarter
    Periyar
    Periyar, National Park, Periyar Reserve, Bamboo Rafting, Ayurvedic Massage, Palai, Canals, Lagoons, Lake Vembanad, Lake Vembanad, Tropical Venice
    Kodaikanal
    Western Ghats, Elephant Valley, Eco-lodge
Travel Agency
Itinerary
Flight
Hotel
Similar Packages
  • Shanti Travel

    Shanti Travel

    An original travel agency which creates tailor-made tours focusing on quality and off the beaten tracks journeys.

  • Day 1: Chennai (Madras) - Mahabalipuram [60 km - 1 ½ hours by road]
    Arrive Chennai, usually during the night. Drive to Mahabalipuram. Check into and spend night in hotel.
    Day 2: Mahabalipuram-Pondicherry [100 km - 2 hours by road]
    En route see the relief carving depicting the descent of the Ganges and the Magnificent Temples on the edge of the sea. Opportunity to swim. Set off for the former French Trading post of Pondicherry. Check into and spend night in hotel.
    Day 3: Pondicherry
    Visit this town where the French influence is still apparent in its architecture, especially on the seafront and the French Quarter. Overnight in hotel.
    Day 4: Pondicherry - Thanjavur [210 km - 5-6 hours by road]
    Morning departure for Thanjavur. En route visit Chidambaram and the superb temple of Nataraja , one of the best examples of Dravidian architecture. Overnight in hotel in Thanjavur.
    Day 5: Thanjavur - Madurai [180 km - 5-6 hours by road]
    Morning visit of the temple of Brihadishwara, a masterpiece of Chola Temple architecture, and the Palace. Depart for Trichy, with its two extraordinary temples. Visit Rock Fort temple and Srirangam Temple. Moving south we come to the great holy city of Madurai in the early evening. Overnight in hotel.
    Day 6: Madurai
    Madurai is the cultural capital of the Tamul region and an important site in Hinduism. It is one of the oldest cities of southern India and also one of its holiest, as can be seen from the impressive number of devotees and sadhus. We shall visit the vast holy complex of Meenakshi, one of the most animated temples in Southern India as well as the palace of the Nayaks and the market, with its labyrinth of bustling lanes. Overnight in hotel.
    Day 7: Madurai - Kodaikanal (Elephant valley) [130 km -2-3 hours by road]
    We enter the mountainous region of the Western Ghats, driving until we reach a wild area, straight out of Paradise, called ’Elephant Valley’ with an eco-lodge surrounded by jungle, coffee plantations,waterfalls, traditional villages and wild animals, including elephants. Check into Eco-lodge. In the afternoon the eco-lodge offers a range of activities (to be arranged at the time with the hotel): walk through coffee plantations, hike to the waterfalls, horse riding, yoga and meditation. Night in eco-lodge
    Day 8: Kodaikanal (Elephant valley) - Periyar [120 km - 3-4 hours by road]
    We follow small winding mountain roads through beautiful lush countryside to the Periyar National Park, on the border between Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Check into hotel. Afternoon exploration of Periyar Reserve. A range of activities are possible: boat trips on the lake, elephant rides through the spice plantations, jeep tours or hiking in the jungle. Bamboo Rafting is available for the more adventurous or you can also relax with an Ayurvedic Massage in the hotel (not included in the price, to be arranged at the time with the hotel). Overnight in hotel.
    Day 9: Periyar - "Backwaters" [140 km - 4 hours by road]
    We leave for Palai with its paddy fields stretching to the horizon, endless coconut palms, tiny peaceful villages and its magnificent Canals and Lagoons, the backwaters. Check into the hotel on the edge of superb Lake Vembanad. Afternoon to relax and/or explore Palai. Overnight in hotel.
    Day 10: Houseboat on the "Backwaters"
    After a warm welcome on board by the crew, composed of captain, cook and cabin boy we set out on a traditional houseboat We explore the canals, lagoons and Lake Vembanad, enjoying the serenity of these peaceful waters. Imagine yourself in a Tropical Venice, where water takes the place of roads. Boats are constantly coming and going, propelled by the boatmen who push off from the bottom with long bamboo poles. On the banks you will see old houses made of teak, mahogany and rosewood and villages bright with hibiscus and bougainvillea as well as shimmering paddy fields and endless coconut palms. Meal and night afloat (double bedroom with bathroom). Full board.
    Day 11: "Backwaters" - Malabar Coast : Marari beach [30km - 1 hour by road]
    Land at Allepey at the end of the morning. Drive to one of the most beautiful Beaches on the Malabar coast. Check into hotel. Relax, swim and meet the many fishermen with their Flimsy Craft. Overnight in hotel.
    Day 12: Marari Beach - Kochi [60km - 1 hour by road]
    Travel to Fort Kochi and check into hotel. Visit the town which is an unlikey blend of Medieval Portugal, the Netherlands and an English country village, with the tropical Malabar coast as a backdrop. Discover the Oldest Church in the country, winding streets lined with mosques and old Portuguese houses dating back 500 years, Chinese fishing nets, a sixteenth century synagogue and a palace built by the Portuguese.This is also the ideal place to see a Kathakali Show. Overnight in hotel.
    Day 13: KochI - Airport.
    Airport transfer depending on your flight time. Shanti travel says ’au revoir’.
    Day 14:
More Details Less Details
Delhi tours, sights and activities

9D8N Magnificent Rajasthan

Tour Package USD675

    Highlights

    Jodhpur
    Meherangarh Fort, Ghanerao village
    Jaipur
    Amber Fort, pink city, City Palace, Palace of Winds, shopping, Clock Tower, Sardar Market
    Delhi
    Red fort, Taj Mahal
    Ghanerao
    Ghanerao, Jain temple, Adinath
    Udaipur
    Oriental Venice
    Agra
    Fatehpur Sikri

Highlights:

  • The discovery of one of the most charming provinces of India
  • An incredible cultural and natural heritage
  • The charm of the lodgings

This tour makes you feel like a Maharaja while you explore the different ancestral forts of Rajput lords in the state of Rajasthan. Enjoy living a life of luxury with accommodation in old forts converted into hotels, but still occupied by Rajput lords who welcome their hosts so warmly. Follow the roads and visit the most mythical places of Rajasthan: from the Taj Mahal to Udaipur, via the capital pink city of Jaipur and the blue city - Jodhpur. Also explore the small village fort of Ghanerao situated in the foothills of the Aravali range. Explore the hidden treasures of this desert land: Sunrise in the dry desert, lanes paved in stone and mud houses, women walking in the sand to the wells wearing their bright colored traditional clothes, village festivals and turbaned musicians, and temples of mysterious gods.

Travel Agency
Itinerary
Flight
Hotel
More Info
Similar Packages
  • Shanti Travel

    Shanti Travel

    An original travel agency which creates tailor-made tours focusing on quality and off the beaten tracks journeys.

  • Day 1: Delhi
    Welcome at the airport and transfer to the hotel in the centre of Delhi. Night at the hotel.
    Day 2: Delhi - Agra [4 hrs-200 Km]
    Travel to Agra in the morning. In the afternoon, visit the Red fort and the Taj Mahal. Night at the hotel.
    Day 3: Agra - Jaipur [5 H - 230 Km]
    Drive to Jaipur and stop en route stop in Fatehpur Sikri. Continue drive to Jaipur, the pink city, and transfer to the hotel.
    Day 4: Jaipur
    Visit the Amber Fort in the morning. In the afternoon visit the old pink city and explore monuments such as the City Palace and the Palace of Winds. Enjoy some shopping in the local markets. Night at the Hotel.
    Day 5: Jaipur - Jodhpur [7 H - 340 Km]
    Early morning departure for Jodhpur. Visit the old town, beginning at the Clock Tower and the Sardar Market situated below the tower.
    Day 6: Jodhpur - Ghanerao [4 H - 150 km]
    In the morning, visit the magnificent Meherangarh Fort. Then drive to the Ghanerao village, situated in the middle of the Aravelli Mountains. Stay in a fort that was built in 1606.
    Day 7: Ghanerao - Udaipur [2/3 H - 100 km]
    Enjoy the handicrafts of the village of Ghanerao. Make a short trip to Ranakpur and its Jain temple of Adinath. Continue to Udaipur. Night at the hotel.
    Day 8: Udaipur
    Visit to the city of Udaipur, which carries the sobriquet of Oriental Venice. It is built around the Pichola Lake. Night at the hotel.
    Day 9: Flight Udaipur - Delhi [Flight : 1 H 15]
    Free morning . Fly to Delhi (around 1 H 15) in the afternoon and sightsee. Transfer to the International airport in the evening.
    Day 10:
  • Land Package only
    Package Inclusion:
    - Airport pick-up and briefing
    - Ground transfers and transportation in an air-conditioned private vehicle with an English speaking driver
    - Accommodation: Heritage, Boutique or 4+-star std. (twin room)
    - The Udaipur - Delhi flight (daily prices are subject to change at the time of booking depending on the availability)
    - Meals: The price includes only breakfast, leaving you with the freedom to choose your own selection of restaurants (cities) and menus
    Package Exclusion:
    -International flight tickets: Singapore – India – Singapore
    - Main meals (allow 10-20 S$ /meal/pax)
    - Entrance fees for the temples, monuments, and museums mentioned in the programme. This will provide you with the flexibility to choose the places you want to visit.
    - Repatriation assistance
    - Drinks and personal expenses
    - Tips
    Note:
    The vehicles are equipped with air-conditioning, radio, seat belts and fire extinguishers. The price includes gasoline, road taxes, parking, insurance for the vehicle and driver, accommodation and meals for the driver.
    Our drivers are at your disposal throughout your stay and will provide you with excellent service. Accustomed to travelling with foreign clients, they know the needs and preferences of our guests. Additionally, they remain in constant contact with our Delhi office, allowing us to help you at any moment, should the need arise.
    Meals: We will give you a document called ‘Our Recommendations’ once you arrive, which may complement your guide books. However, if you would like half-board (dinner at the hotel), then please let us know and we will modify your programme, but note that dinner will be a ‘buffet ‘.

More Details Less Details
Indore tours, sights and activities

5D4N An Escapade in Madhya Pradesh

Tour Package INR26350

    Highlights

    Mandu
    Royal Enclave Group, Mandu, Jama Masjid, ruins, Royal Enclave, Jama Masjid, temples, palaces
    Maheshwar
    Ujjain, The Mahakaleshwar Temple, The Chintaman Ganesha Mandir, The Vedha Shala
    Indore
    Lal Bagh Palace, ghost town
    Ujjain
    Mahakaleswhar Mandir, Harsiddi Mandir, Gopal Mandir, ghats

Highlights:

  • Appreciate the inspired architecture of Mandu, Maheswar & Ujjain
  • Meet manufacturers of silk & and cotton sarees

The Madhya Pradesh, or the heart of India, is still less touristic despite the beauty which it abounds. We offer a romantic few days in this unique region. Arrive Mandu which is 630 meters above sea level on a plateau. Cross the Delhi Darwaza, a magnificent Delhi Gate, entrance to the city. The Afghan style Jama Masjid mosque attract your attention as well as Hoshang Shah Mausoleum - one of the oldest buildings of marble in India. Finally open your eyes to contemplate the Jahaz Mahal "Palace of the boat" undoubtedly the city’s most endearing and most gracious palace. Great rather steep stairs here give access to the upper terrace which is adorned with an old pool for the ladies of the royal court. Enjoy a nice view of the lake, other buildings and gardens. Holy city, Maheshvar, is a small town of about twenty thousand people. You can find manufacturers of silk and cotton sarees recognized in India. Do not forget to rent a boat to see the temples along the river and watch the people down the ghats to bathe in the sacred waters. The main charm of your stay in Maheshwar is that of the court of the temple and the palace of the Queen Ahilya today transformed into an elegant hotel. Visit Ujjain, the holy city of Hindu pilgrimage. The city is a remarkable place and a variety of temples can be visited, you will be greeted warmly and around the temples will be the rare privilege to be invited into the inner sanctum of the deity, in honor uncommon India. Ujjain is primarily Mahakaleshvar, the holiest city, with its underground sanctuary protecting one of the twelve Jvotir Lingam, Lingam of Light.

Travel Agency
Itinerary
Flight
Hotel
More Info
Similar Packages
  • Shanti Travel

    Shanti Travel

    An original travel agency which creates tailor-made tours focusing on quality and off the beaten tracks journeys.

  • Day 1: New Delhi – Indore – Mandu [1H30 flight – 2H30 drive – 100 Km]
    Flight to Indore. Welcome at Indore Airport. You discover Indore, including the Lal Bagh Palace, real mix of various European styles. Then you take the road to Mandu "ghost town" surrounded by ramparts and perched atop a hill. Overnight at hotel.
    Day 2: Mandu
    Mandu, the former capital of the Sultans of Malwa, is one of the most picturesque and romantic India. The city covers a 20 km2, but the main monuments are grouped into two sets: the Royal Enclave Group and Mandu. The city has one of the finest examples of Afghan architecture India: Jama Masjid. Possibility to rent bicycles to visit the site. Overnight at hotel.
    Day 3: Mandu – Maheshwar (80 km – 2 hours drive)
    Visit the ghost town of Mandu, surrounded by ramparts and clinging to the top of a hill. Tour the ruins which bear witness to the reputation and refinement of this former capital of Malwa before it was abandoned: the Royal Enclave, Jama Masjid with its Afghan architecture, the remains of temples and palaces which line the roads. Then leave for Maheshwar. Overnight in the hotel.
    Day 4: Maheshwar – Indore – Ujjain [150 Km – 4 H]
    Ujjain to Maheshwar departure via the city of Indore. Ujjain is one of the seven sacred cities of Hinduism. You will discover among other The Mahakaleshwar Temple, The Chintaman Ganesha Mandir, The Vedha Shala. Overnight at hotel.
    Day 5: Ujjain - Indore - Delhi [2H drive - 55 Km & 1H30 flight]
    Free to visit the temples: Mahakaleswhar Mandir which houses another 12 jyoti linga (Shiva shrine) of India, Harsiddi Mandir, Gopal Mandir. Opportunity to stroll along the ghats, preferably at dawn or dusk to observe Hindu rituals. Then transfer to the airport for flight to Delhi. End of our services.
  • Land Package only

    Package Inclusion:
    - Airport pick-up and briefing
    - Ground transfers and transportation in an air-conditioned private vehicle with an English speaking driver
    - Accommodation: Heritage, Boutique or 4+-star std. (twin room)
    - The Delhi – Indore – Delhi flight (daily prices are subject to change at the time of booking depending on the availability)
    - Meals: The price includes only breakfast, leaving you with the freedom to choose your own selection of restaurants (cities) and menus.

    Package Exclusion:
    - International flight tickets: Singapore – India – Singapore
    - Main meals (allow 10-20 S$ /meal/pax)
    - Entrance fees for the temples, monuments, and museums mentioned in the programme. This will provide you with the flexibility to choose the places you want to visit.
    - Repatriation assistance
    - Drinks and personal expenses
    - Tips

    Note:
    The vehicles are equipped with air conditioning, radio, seat belts and fire extinguishers. The price includes gasoline, road taxes, parking, insurance for the vehicle and driver, accommodation and meals for the driver. Our drivers are at your disposal throughout your stay and will provide you with excellent service. Accustomed to travelling with foreign clients, they know the needs and preferences of our guests. Additionally, they remain in constant contact with our Delhi office, allowing us to help you at any moment, should the need arise.
    Meals: We will give you a document called ‘Our Recommendations’ once you arrive, which may complement your guide books. However, if you would like half-board (dinner at the hotel), then please let us know and we will modify your programme, but note that dinner will be a ‘buffet ‘.

    NB : The visits mentioned above are optional. The only imperative is to follow the steps. Your chauffeur is at your disposal throughout the day (07.00 to 22.00 hrs).

More Details Less Details
Kochi tours, sights and activities

8D7N Magical Honeymoon Along the Water

Tour Package USD832

    Highlights

    Kerala
    spice gardens, Vembanad Lake, rice fields, coconut trees, peaceful villages, bicycles, traditional boat, traditional "houseboat", canals, lagoons, on board, Marari Beach, Relax, swim
    Kochi
    Fort Cochin

Highlights:

  • A gentle and peaceful vision of India
  • An amazing cultural and natural heritage
  • The charm and the comfort of the lodging places

A liquid world, as light and steamy as a dream : that is Kerala. From the mountains to the coast, thousands of waterways skimming and crossing each other, to draw a sumptuous aquatic net... This incredible labyrinth of lagoons, rivers and canals is a fabulous ecological sanctuary sailed by some traditional barges, the "kettuvalom", which sometimes are transformed into "house-boats". Water, being the main theme, this itinerary has been specially conceived for you to travel in some exceptional places while discovering Kerala’s marvels, in order that your honeymoon travel remain unforgettable. From Kochi (Cochin), we first go to Theekoy, a village next to the Meenachil river source, in the mountainous area of the western Ghats. The natural environment alternate between tropical forest that inspired Rudyard Kipling “The Jungle Book.”, and the vast spices plantations that smell like thousands perfumes. On foot, we explore the spices plantations before discovering the jungle, riding on an elephant and swimming in natural pools. Then, we will go in direction of Kumarakom, located in the great plain of Palai, with its endless rice fields. Villages visits and boat tour on the “backwaters”. Embarkation on a house boat, combining charm and comfort, perfect to melt into the natural beauty of the lagoons and canals. We discover the Malabar coast and its white sand beaches where we will meet fishermen on their frail boats. Finally, back to Kochi (Cochin), attractive town with its harbour, which is enriched from its historical past which perfectly reflect Kerala’s eclecticism..

Travel Agency
Itinerary
Flight
Hotel
More Info
Similar Packages
  • Shanti Travel

    Shanti Travel

    An original travel agency which creates tailor-made tours focusing on quality and off the beaten tracks journeys.

  • Day 1: Arrival at Kochi (Cochin)
    Reception at the airport and transfer to the island of Fort Cochin. Night in a charming hotel.
    Day 2: Kochi – Spice Gardens [90 km - 2 hour drive]
    Drive to the area of spice gardens through lush landscapes, between rice paddies and coconut trees. Check in to the hotel in the heart of the Kerala countryside. Overnight at hotel.
    Day 3: Garden of spices - "Backwaters" [60 km - 2 hrs drive]
    Departure to the shores of Vembanad Lake, in the middle of the plain of Palai, with its rice fields, coconut trees and peaceful villages. Most hotels offer you bicycles and a traditional boat, which allow you to explore the Kerala countryside and Vembanad Lake at a gentle pace. Overnight at hotel.
    Day 4: "Houseboat" on "Backwaters" (B/L/D)
    By late morning, embark on a traditional "houseboat", hosted by a crew. Navigate the canals and lagoons and enjoy the serene ambiance of these calm waters. You have to imagine a sort of Venice in the tropics, a city with liquid boulevards where the boats come and go constantly. On the banks, you cross the ancient houses made of teak, mahogany and rosewood; villages flowered with hibiscus, bougainvillea, on a shimmering green rice field. Meals and night on board (double room with bathroom). Full Board.
    Day 5: "Backwaters" - Malabar Coast : Marari Beach [30 km - 1 hour drive]
    Disembark at Alleppey around 9:30am. Drive to one of the most beautiful beaches of the Malabar Coast: Marari Beach. Just 20 km from Alleppey, the beautiful white sand beach lined with coconut trees is still preserved. Due to the small number of places to stay, it is the ideal place to rest. Overnight at the hotel.
    Day 6: Malabar Coast : Marari Beach
    Relaxing day. Overnight at hotel.
    Day 7: Malabar Coast : Marari Beach
    Relax, swim and interact with many fishermen and their small boats. Overnight at hotel.
    Day 8: Malabar Coast - Airport Kochi [1:30 - 40 Km drive]
    Transfer to Kochi airport according to your flight schedule. End of our services.
  • Land Package only
    Package Inclusion:
    - Airport pick-up and briefing
    - Ground transfers and transportation in an air-conditioned private vehicle with an English speaking driver
    - Accommodation: Heritage, Boutique or 4+-star (twin room)
    - Meals: The price includes only breakfast (except in the houseboat, where all the meals are included), leaving you with the freedom to choose your own selection of restaurants (cities) and menus.
    Package Exclusion:
    International flight tickets: Singapore – India – Singapore
    - Main meals (allow 10-20 S$/meal/pax)
    - Entrance fees for the temples, monuments, and museums mentioned in the programme. This will provide you with the flexibility to choose the places you want to visit.
    - Repatriation assistance - Drinks and personal expenses - Tips
    Note:
    The vehicles are equipped with air conditioning, radio, seat belts and fire extinguishers. The price includes gasoline, road taxes, parking, insurance for the vehicle and driver, accommodation and meals for the driver.
    Our drivers are at your disposal throughout your stay and will provide you with excellent service. Accustomed to travelling with foreign clients, they know the needs and preferences of our guests. Additionally, they remain in constant contact with our Delhi office, allowing us to help you at any moment, should the need arise.
    Meals: We will give you a document called ‘Our Recommendations’ once you arrive, which may complement your guide books. However, if you would like half-board (dinner at the hotel), then please let us know and we will modify your programme, but note that dinner will be a ‘buffet ‘.

More Details Less Details
Chennai tours, sights and activities

13D12N Explore Tamil Nadu to Kerala

Tour Package USD1102

    Highlights

    Puducherry
    French Quarter, Chidambaram, temple of Nataraja
    Madurai
    Madurai, Meenakshi, palace of the Nayaks, market, Western Ghats, Elephant Valley, jungle, coffee plantations, waterfalls, traditional villages, wild animals
    Vembanad Lake
    Malabar coast, Relax, swim
    Kerala
    on board, traditional houseboat, Lake Vembanad
    Thanjavur
    temple of Brihadishwara, Chola temple, Palace, Trichy, Rock Fort temple, Srirangam Temple
    Mahabalipuram
    Ganges, temples, swim, Pondicherry
    Marari
    Fort Kochi, country village, oldest church, mosques, old Portuguese houses, palace, Kathakali show
    Periyar
    Lake Vembanad
    Kodaikanal
    Periyar National Park, Periyar reserve, boat trips, elephant rides, jeep tours, hiking

Highlights:

  • Experience the gentle laid-back side to India
  • Marvel at the cultural sights and scenery
  • Stay in places with charm and character

Visit South India on this mammoth journey. We start off by exploring Tamil Nadu, where the focus will be on culture, visiting temples (such as the famed Meenakshi Temple) and Indian bazaars. We will also have the opportunity to explore Pondicherry, the former French trading post of the East Indies, with its old world charm as well as the fishing villages and magnificent beaches of Mahabalipuram. We then move on to god’s own destination of Kerala. At the crossroads of myriad ancient maritime trading routes, Kerala boasts great cultural wealth. Egyptians, Phoenicians, Chinese, Arabs, Portuguese and Dutch have successively called in at its ports. Their influences are particularly noticeable in Kochi, a port built on the islands in the Arabian Sea which face the rugged coast of the continent. But Kerala is not just about history. The immense variety of its natural scenery (mountainous jungle, tea farms, flooded paddy fields, coconut plantation, spice gardens, rugged Malabar coast, its extremely rich fauna and flora, and its hospitable inhabitants all combine to make this one of the most appealing parts of India. After exploring Periyar National Park, we take a well deserved rest, first on the backwaters, where the charm and comfort of the houseboats and the natural beauty of the area, with its canals, lakes and lagoons make for a perfect combination, and then on the superb beach at Marari. To culminate this wonderful tour in South India, we end up in Kochi (Cochin), a captivating port with a rich past which symbolises to perfection the eclecticism of Kerala. Design your tailor made tour of South India with Shanti Travel and live out your dream holiday!

Travel Agency
Itinerary
Flight
Hotel
More Info
Similar Packages
  • Shanti Travel

    Shanti Travel

    An original travel agency which creates tailor-made tours focusing on quality and off the beaten tracks journeys.

  • Day 1: Chennai (Madras) - Mahabalipuram [60 km - 1 ½ hours by road]
    Arrive Chennai, usually during the night. Drive to Mahabalipuram. Check into and spend night in hotel.
    Day 2: Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry [100 km - 2 hours by road]
    En route see the relief carving depicting the descent of the Ganges and the magnificent temples on the edge of the sea. Opportunity to swim. Set off for the former French trading post of Pondicherry. Check into and spend night in hotel.
    Day 3: Pondicherry
    Visit this town where the French influence is still apparent in its architecture, especially on the seafront and the French Quarter. Overnight in hotel.
    Day 4: Pondicherry - Thanjavur [210 km - 5-6 hours by road]
    Morning departure for Thanjavur. En route visit Chidambaram and the superb temple of Nataraja , one of the best examples of Dravidian architecture. Overnight in hotel in Thanjavur.
    Day 5: Thanjavur - Madurai [180 km - 5-6 hours by road]
    Morning visit of the temple of Brihadishwara, a masterpiece of Chola temple architecture, and the Palace. Depart for Trichy, with its two extraordinary temples. Visit Rock Fort temple and Srirangam Temple. Moving south we come to the great holy city of Madurai in the early evening. Overnight in hotel.
    Day 6: Madurai
    Madurai is the cultural capital of the Tamul region and an important site in Hinduism. It is one of the oldest cities of southern India and also one of its holiest, as can be seen from the impressive number of devotees and sadhus. We shall visit the vast holy complex of Meenakshi, one of the most animated temples in Southern India as well as the palace of the Nayaks and the market, with its labyrinth of bustling lanes. Overnight in hotel.
    Day 7: Madurai - Kodaikanal (Elephant valley) [130 km -2-3 hours by road]
    From Madurai, we drive on and land in the mountainous region of the Western Ghats. We carry on till the ’Elephant Valley’, where you will stay in an eco-lodge surrounded by jungle, coffee plantations, waterfalls, traditional villages and wild animals, including elephants. This eco-lodge offers several adventure and spiritual activities.
    Day 8: Kodaikanal (Elephant valley) - Periyar [120 km - 3-4 hours by road]
    We follow small winding mountain roads through beautiful lush countryside to the Periyar National Park, on the border between Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Check into hotel. Afternoon exploration of Periyar reserve. A range of activities are possible: boat trips on the lake, elephant rides through the spice plantations, jeep tours or hiking in the jungle. Bamboo rafting is available for the more adventurous or you can also relax with an ayurvedic massage in the hotel (not included in the price, to be arranged at the time with the hotel). Overnight in hotel.
    Day 9: Periyar - "Backwaters" [140 km - 4 hours by road]
    We leave for Palai with its paddy fields stretching to the horizon, endless coconut palms, tiny peaceful villages and its magnificent canals and lagoons, the backwaters. Check into the hotel on the edge of superb Lake Vembanad. Afternoon to relax and/or explore Palai. Overnight in hotel.
    Day 10: Houseboat on the "Backwaters" (B/L/D)
    After a warm welcome on board by the crew, composed of captain, cook and cabin boy we set out on a traditional houseboat. We explore the canals, lagoons and Lake Vembanad, enjoying the serenity of these peaceful waters. Imagine yourself in a tropical Venice, where water takes the place of roads. Boats are constantly coming and going, propelled by the boatmen who push off from the bottom with long bamboo poles. On the banks you will see old houses made of teak, mahogany and rosewood and villages bright with hibiscus and bougainvillea as well as shimmering paddy fields and endless coconut palms. Meal and night afloat (double bedroom with bathroom). Full board.
    Day 11: "Backwaters" - Malabar Coast : Marari beach [30km - 1 hour by road]
    Land at Allepey at the end of the morning. Drive to one of the most beautiful beaches on the Malabar coast. Check into hotel. Relax, swim and meet the many fishermen with their flimsy craft. Overnight in hotel.
    Day 12: Marari Beach - Kochi [60km - 1 hour by road]
    Travel to Fort Kochi and check into hotel. Visit the town which is an unlikely blend of medieval Portugal, the Netherlands and an English country village, with the tropical Malabar coast as a backdrop. Discover the oldest church in the country, winding streets lined with mosques and old Portuguese houses dating back 500 years, Chinese fishing nets, a sixteenth century synagogue and a palace built by the Portuguese.This is also the ideal place to see a Kathakali show. Overnight in hotel.
    Day 13: Kochi - Airport
    Airport transfer depending on your flight time. Shanti travel says ’au revoir’.
    Day 14:
  • Land Package only
    Package Inclusion :
    - Airport pick-up and briefing
    - Ground transfers and transportation in an air-conditioned private vehicle with an English speaking driver
    - Accommodation: Heritage, Boutique or 4+-star (twin room)
    - Meals : The price includes only breakfast (except in the houseboat, where all the meals are included), leaving you with the freedom to choose your own selection of restaurants (cities) and menus
    Package Exclusion :
    -International flight tickets: Singapore – India – Singapore
    - Main meals (allow 10-20 S$/meal/pax)
    - Entrance fees for the temples, monuments, and museums mentioned in the programme. This will provide you with the flexibility to choose the places you want to visit.
    - Repatriation assistance
    - Drinks and personal expenses
    - Tips
    Note:
    The vehicles are equipped with air conditioning, radio, seat belts and fire extinguishers. The price includes gasoline, road taxes, parking, insurance for the vehicle and driver, accommodation and meals for the driver.
    Our drivers are at your disposal throughout your stay and will provide you with excellent service. Accustomed to travelling with foreign clients, they know the needs and preferences of our guests. Additionally, they remain in constant contact with our Delhi office, allowing us to help you at any moment, should the need arise.
    Meals: We will give you a document called ‘Our Recommendations’ once you arrive, which may complement your guide books. However, if you would like half-board (dinner at the hotel), then please let us know and we will modify your programme, but note that dinner will be a ‘buffet ‘.

More Details Less Details
First « Page 3 of 3
×
Create
Give us the details of your perfect trip!
Contact
We send your trip to 5 professional agencies.
Get Quotes
Get back and compare no obligation quotes.
Leaving from
Days of Travel
Budget
Traveling with
Theme

Almost done...

We need your name and email for the agencies to contact you.

Name
Email

Phone
Enquiry

Thank You!

Your request has been sent to 5 professional agencies and they will contact you soon.

×
Create an account to receive travel deals. You can unsubscribe anytime.
Hide me