The Scrumptious Southern Treat - 14N/15D


Trip at a Glance
Day 1: Chennai
Day 2: Chennai - Mahabalipuram - Chennai
Day 3: Chennai - Kancheepuram - Chennai
Day 4: Chennai -Mysore
Day 5: Mysore - Sravanabelagola - Hassan
Day 6: Hassan - Belur - Halibedu
Day 7: Hassan - Kabini
Day 8: Kabini
Day 9: Kabini - Calicut
Day 10: Calicut - Cochin
Day 11: Cochin
Day 12: Cochin - Alleppey
Day 13: Alleppey - Kovalam
Day 14: Kovalam
Day 15: Departure

End of Services


Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Chennai

Visit Chennai, one of the busiest and most vibrant cities of South India. You will be greeted by our representative at the airport and will be taken to the hotel. In the afternoon, you will get the chance to visit the unique city of Chennai. While in Chennai, visit the Fort St George finished in 1653 by the East India Company. It contains interesting memorabilia from the old times. The Fort is open from 9am to 5.30 pm on all days. Next visit the San Thome Cathedral, a soaring Roman Catholic cathedral, was founded by the Portuguese in the 16th century and was re-built in neo Gothic style in the 1890s. In the evening take a comfortable stroll along the lazy sands of the Marina beach.


Overnight stay at Hotel


Day 2 Mahabalipuram - Chennai

Next visit the town of Mahabalipuram, which was the major sea-port of the ancient Pallava Kingdom based at Kanchipuram. There visit the Five Rathas, which huddled together look like buildings but astonishingly are carved from a single rock. Next visit the crowning masterpiece of Mahabalipuram’s stonework, the Arjuna penance, a giant relief carving that is one of the greatest works of ancient art in India.


After an eventful day, spend a peaceful night at your hotel in Chennai.


Day 3 Kacheepuram - Chennai

In Kanchipuram, visit the Sri Ekambareshwara temple, which Of the five South Indian Shiva temples associated with the five elements, this 12-hectare precinct is the shrine of earth. According to legend, the goddess Kamakshi (She Whose Eyes Awaken Desire; a form of Parvati, Shiva's consort) worshipped Shiva under a mango tree here. The temple's name means 'Lord of the Mango Tree' and in one courtyard behind the inner sanctum you can see a mango tree said to be 3500 years old, with four branches representing the four Vedas. Next visit the oldest and the most impressive temple of Kanchipuram, the Kailasanatha temple. The Pallav king Narsimhavarman II built this temple dedicated to Lord Shiva in the 8th century. Also take a tour of the silk saree weaving center and purchase an authentic silk saree for yourself.


Overnight stay at Hotel


Day 4 Mysore

Mysore is an ancient city with an extremely rich cultural and historical legacy. It is known for its glittering royal heritage, vibrant market places and magnificent monuments. A trip to South India is incomplete without traveling to Mysore. Take a trip to the Mysore Palace, one of the grandest buildings in India, which was also the former seat of the Wodeyar Mahrajas. Mysore is a house to some of the most exquisite examples of colonial architecture such as the Government House, Silver Jubilee clock tower and the St Philomena cathedral, Mysore Palace.


Overnight at Hotel.


Day 5 Sravanbelagola - Hassan

Next on your way to Hassan, visit the famous spot of Sravanbelagola, the spiritual town wedged between two rocky hills- Vindhyagiri and Chandragiri. While at Sravanbelagola, climb the rocky hill of Vindhyagiri to witness the massive and sturdy 58ft high monolithic stone statue of Lord Gommateshwara, an eminent God in the Jain culture. This place is dotted with beautiful temples depicting the Jain culture in full earnestness.


Overnight stay at Hotel


Day 6 Belur - Halibedu

After breakfast visit the temples of Belur and Halibedu temple. The Chennakesava Temple was built on the banks of the Yagachi River in Belur, by the Hoysala Empire King Vishnuvardhana. Belur, which was an early Hoysala capital, is in the Hassan district of Karnataka state, India. It is 40 km from Hassan city and 220 km from Bangalore. Chennakesava (lit, "handsome Kesava") is a form of the Hindu god Vishnu. Belur is well known for its marvelous temples built during the rule of the Hoysala dynasty, making it and nearby Halebidu favored tourist destinations in Karnataka state.

Halebidu (literally "old city") is located in Hassan District, Karnataka, India. Halebidu (which was previously called Dorasamudra or Dwarasamudra) was the regal capital of the Hoysala Empire in the 12th century. It is home to some of the best examples ofHoysala architecture. Most notable are the ornate Hoysaleswara and Kedareswara temples. The city got the name "Halebidu" because it was ransacked two times during the invasion of Mallik Kafur.

 Halebidu was the 12th-13th century capital of the Hoysalas. The Hoysaleswara temple was built during this time by Ketamala and attributed to King Vishnuvardhana,[1] the Hoysala ruler. It enshrines Hoysaleswara and Shantaleswara, named after King Vishnuvardhana Hoysala and his Queen Shantala Devi.


Overnight Stay at Hotel


Day 7 Kabani

En route to Kabani visit the Tibetan Golden temple of Kusalnagar. This Tibetan settlement at Bailkoppa or Baylkuppe is the the second largest Tibetan settlement outside Tibet. There are over 7,000 monks and students at the Tibetan monastery. The 40 ft tall golden Buddha statues are the major attractions of this temple. The statues of Buddha, Padmasambhava, and Amitayus are the notable ones.


Overnight stay at Hotel


Day 8 Kabani

Kabani is an ideal place for nature and wildlife lovers as it features lush green surroundings and varied flora and fauna. Here, one can have a voyage in the basket boat (kutta vanchi) to Gandathoor, and enjoy the simple joys bestowed on us by nature.


Stay overnight at the enchanting village of Kabani.


Day 9 Kabani - Calicut

The next day, you will be taken to Kozhikode from Kabani.
In the afternoon, visit Beypore, a small coastal town in the Kozhikode district in the state of Kerela. It has a small port and a beautiful beach. Beypore is also famous for building Urus or wooden ships, which were usually bought by Arab merchants for trading. Spend your entire evening exploring this serene place, and also purchase a small model Uru as a souvenir.


Overnight stay at Hotel


Day 10 Cochin

Next morning leave for Cochin and once you have reached there, you will be taken to the exciting Kodanad Elephant Centre and Athirapally Falls. Here, you can enjoy watching the majestic elephants bathing and playing with each other. You can even touch and caress them. Next visit the Athirapally Falls. The Athirappilly Falls are situated on the Chalakudy river, which originates in the upper reaches of the Western Ghats. The Athirapilly-Vazhachal area is a virgin rainforest, with many endangered and endemic species of flora and fauna.


After an eventful day, spend a peaceful night in the hotel at Cochin.


Day 11 Cochin

Cochin, a bustling cosmopolitan city in Kerela with a busy port. Kochi’s existence can be summed up in the phrase “A city born in storm, nurtured in rivalry and established as battling ground for European empires.” Spend an entire day in this beautiful city immersing in the surprises it has to offer. Visit the Mattancherry Palace, that was presented as a gift to the Raja of Kochi as a gesture of goodwill by the Portuguese. This place houses some of the most fascinating Hindu murals, depicting scenes from the Ramayana, Mahabharata and other Puranic legends in intricate details. Next visit the Pardesi Synagogue, which eatures an ornate gold pulpit and elaborate hand-painted, willow-pattern floor tiles from Canton, China. Finish your day with a scrumptious meal at the Malabar junction.
Mattancherry Palace: open on all days except Friday

Pardesi synagogue: Open on all days except Friday, Saturday and Jewish holidays.


Overnight Stay at Hotel


Day 12 Alleppey

After breakfast drive to the jetty to board House boat (Kettuvallom) on the World famous Backwaters of Kerala.
"Kettu" literally means to tie up and "Velum" means “boats". The boats played a major role in the economic development of ancient Kerala, moving cargo and men from the very nook and corner of otherwise unreachable area, cutting across the length and breadth of the land


Enjoy your overnight stay in Kettuvallom.


Day 13 Kovalam

The quaint town of Kovalam has experienced the transition from a sleepy fishing village to Kerela’s most developed resort. The main stretch, Lighthouse beach is a heaven for the tourists as it features a number of hotels and restaurants along the shore.


Overnight stay at Hotel


Day 14 Full day leisure at beach destination.

Full day leisure at beach destination. Enjoy the beach & resort activities.


Overnight at hotel.


Day 15 Departure

Transfer to international airport for flight to onward destination.

End of our services.

****************************************Tour Ends******************************************


Inclusions

Accommodation in well-appointed rooms with TWN/DBL room basis.
Transport services as per itinerary by A/C Medium Car for Package .
Daily Breakfast in Hotels
All Meals in House Boat
Assistance, toll, taxes & interstate permits

Exclusions

Train/Flight Fares.
Guides / Entrances
Extra Supplements from Hotels.
Meals other than specified.
Items of personal nature viz. telephone calls, drinks, laundry bills, etc.
Anything which is not mentioned under “INCLUDES” header
05% Government Service Tax.

Additional Information

Above rates are net and non-commissionable to you.
Cost is based on 02 passengers travelling. Extra person will be accommodated in same room with an extra bed
Check in 1400 hrs. and check out 1200hrs
Rooms in Munnar and Thekkady are Non Air Conditioned due to their High Altitude.
All meals inclusive for 1 night on the houseboat.
Air Conditioning operational times in AC Deluxe Houseboat will be from 09:00 pm to 06:00 am.
Air Conditioning operational times in AC Premium Houseboat will be from check in to check out.
Houseboat cruising time will be from 12:30 - 05:00 pm and 08:00 am to 09:00 am.
Rooms are subject to available at the time of booking.
Keeping with the heightened security procedures at all hotels and House boat/Day cruise we request all guests to carry a photo-identity with address proof to present at check-in. Foreign nationals are required to present their Passport and valid visa. Indian nationals can present any one of the following: Passport, Driving License, Voter ID card, Aadhaar Card or Bank Pass Book with Photograph. Pan cards are not allowed.
Air - condition is switched off in hilly regions.
Early check-ins or late check-outs will be subject to availability and charged as per hotel policy.
The rates are valid for the dates of travel and hotels as indicated.
In case of any change in the dates of travel, amendment or rerouting of itinerary, change in hotels/room types, the costs will vary accordingly.
In the event of circumstances/situations such as road blockage due to strike/agitation, natural calamities, sickness evacuation, delay/cancellation of train/flight etc. Also, due to monsoon rains and extreme weather patterns journey time can vary enormously at all times of year, which is beyond our control
5 % GST to be paid extra on top of package cost
Validity: From 01st October to March 31st.
Diwali & Christmas Peak season supplementary hike as per actual basis

The Scrumptious Southern Treat - 14N/15D


Trip at a Glance
Day 1: Chennai
Day 2: Chennai - Mahabalipuram - Chennai
Day 3: Chennai - Kancheepuram - Chennai
Day 4: Chennai -Mysore
Day 5: Mysore - Sravanabelagola - Hassan
Day 6: Hassan - Belur - Halibedu
Day 7: Hassan - Kabini
Day 8: Kabini
Day 9: Kabini - Calicut
Day 10: Calicut - Cochin
Day 11: Cochin
Day 12: Cochin - Alleppey
Day 13: Alleppey - Kovalam
Day 14: Kovalam
Day 15: Departure

End of Services


Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Chennai

Visit Chennai, one of the busiest and most vibrant cities of South India. You will be greeted by our representative at the airport and will be taken to the hotel. In the afternoon, you will get the chance to visit the unique city of Chennai. While in Chennai, visit the Fort St George finished in 1653 by the East India Company. It contains interesting memorabilia from the old times. The Fort is open from 9am to 5.30 pm on all days. Next visit the San Thome Cathedral, a soaring Roman Catholic cathedral, was founded by the Portuguese in the 16th century and was re-built in neo Gothic style in the 1890s. In the evening take a comfortable stroll along the lazy sands of the Marina beach.


Overnight stay at Hotel


Day 2 Mahabalipuram - Chennai

Next visit the town of Mahabalipuram, which was the major sea-port of the ancient Pallava Kingdom based at Kanchipuram. There visit the Five Rathas, which huddled together look like buildings but astonishingly are carved from a single rock. Next visit the crowning masterpiece of Mahabalipuram’s stonework, the Arjuna penance, a giant relief carving that is one of the greatest works of ancient art in India.


After an eventful day, spend a peaceful night at your hotel in Chennai.


Day 3 Kacheepuram - Chennai

In Kanchipuram, visit the Sri Ekambareshwara temple, which Of the five South Indian Shiva temples associated with the five elements, this 12-hectare precinct is the shrine of earth. According to legend, the goddess Kamakshi (She Whose Eyes Awaken Desire; a form of Parvati, Shiva's consort) worshipped Shiva under a mango tree here. The temple's name means 'Lord of the Mango Tree' and in one courtyard behind the inner sanctum you can see a mango tree said to be 3500 years old, with four branches representing the four Vedas. Next visit the oldest and the most impressive temple of Kanchipuram, the Kailasanatha temple. The Pallav king Narsimhavarman II built this temple dedicated to Lord Shiva in the 8th century. Also take a tour of the silk saree weaving center and purchase an authentic silk saree for yourself.


Overnight stay at Hotel


Day 4 Mysore

Mysore is an ancient city with an extremely rich cultural and historical legacy. It is known for its glittering royal heritage, vibrant market places and magnificent monuments. A trip to South India is incomplete without traveling to Mysore. Take a trip to the Mysore Palace, one of the grandest buildings in India, which was also the former seat of the Wodeyar Mahrajas. Mysore is a house to some of the most exquisite examples of colonial architecture such as the Government House, Silver Jubilee clock tower and the St Philomena cathedral, Mysore Palace.


Overnight at Hotel.


Day 5 Sravanbelagola - Hassan

Next on your way to Hassan, visit the famous spot of Sravanbelagola, the spiritual town wedged between two rocky hills- Vindhyagiri and Chandragiri. While at Sravanbelagola, climb the rocky hill of Vindhyagiri to witness the massive and sturdy 58ft high monolithic stone statue of Lord Gommateshwara, an eminent God in the Jain culture. This place is dotted with beautiful temples depicting the Jain culture in full earnestness.


Overnight stay at Hotel


Day 6 Belur - Halibedu

After breakfast visit the temples of Belur and Halibedu temple. The Chennakesava Temple was built on the banks of the Yagachi River in Belur, by the Hoysala Empire King Vishnuvardhana. Belur, which was an early Hoysala capital, is in the Hassan district of Karnataka state, India. It is 40 km from Hassan city and 220 km from Bangalore. Chennakesava (lit, "handsome Kesava") is a form of the Hindu god Vishnu. Belur is well known for its marvelous temples built during the rule of the Hoysala dynasty, making it and nearby Halebidu favored tourist destinations in Karnataka state.

Halebidu (literally "old city") is located in Hassan District, Karnataka, India. Halebidu (which was previously called Dorasamudra or Dwarasamudra) was the regal capital of the Hoysala Empire in the 12th century. It is home to some of the best examples ofHoysala architecture. Most notable are the ornate Hoysaleswara and Kedareswara temples. The city got the name "Halebidu" because it was ransacked two times during the invasion of Mallik Kafur.

 Halebidu was the 12th-13th century capital of the Hoysalas. The Hoysaleswara temple was built during this time by Ketamala and attributed to King Vishnuvardhana,[1] the Hoysala ruler. It enshrines Hoysaleswara and Shantaleswara, named after King Vishnuvardhana Hoysala and his Queen Shantala Devi.


Overnight Stay at Hotel


Day 7 Kabani

En route to Kabani visit the Tibetan Golden temple of Kusalnagar. This Tibetan settlement at Bailkoppa or Baylkuppe is the the second largest Tibetan settlement outside Tibet. There are over 7,000 monks and students at the Tibetan monastery. The 40 ft tall golden Buddha statues are the major attractions of this temple. The statues of Buddha, Padmasambhava, and Amitayus are the notable ones.


Overnight stay at Hotel


Day 8 Kabani

Kabani is an ideal place for nature and wildlife lovers as it features lush green surroundings and varied flora and fauna. Here, one can have a voyage in the basket boat (kutta vanchi) to Gandathoor, and enjoy the simple joys bestowed on us by nature.


Stay overnight at the enchanting village of Kabani.


Day 9 Kabani - Calicut

The next day, you will be taken to Kozhikode from Kabani.
In the afternoon, visit Beypore, a small coastal town in the Kozhikode district in the state of Kerela. It has a small port and a beautiful beach. Beypore is also famous for building Urus or wooden ships, which were usually bought by Arab merchants for trading. Spend your entire evening exploring this serene place, and also purchase a small model Uru as a souvenir.


Overnight stay at Hotel


Day 10 Cochin

Next morning leave for Cochin and once you have reached there, you will be taken to the exciting Kodanad Elephant Centre and Athirapally Falls. Here, you can enjoy watching the majestic elephants bathing and playing with each other. You can even touch and caress them. Next visit the Athirapally Falls. The Athirappilly Falls are situated on the Chalakudy river, which originates in the upper reaches of the Western Ghats. The Athirapilly-Vazhachal area is a virgin rainforest, with many endangered and endemic species of flora and fauna.


After an eventful day, spend a peaceful night in the hotel at Cochin.


Day 11 Cochin

Cochin, a bustling cosmopolitan city in Kerela with a busy port. Kochi’s existence can be summed up in the phrase “A city born in storm, nurtured in rivalry and established as battling ground for European empires.” Spend an entire day in this beautiful city immersing in the surprises it has to offer. Visit the Mattancherry Palace, that was presented as a gift to the Raja of Kochi as a gesture of goodwill by the Portuguese. This place houses some of the most fascinating Hindu murals, depicting scenes from the Ramayana, Mahabharata and other Puranic legends in intricate details. Next visit the Pardesi Synagogue, which eatures an ornate gold pulpit and elaborate hand-painted, willow-pattern floor tiles from Canton, China. Finish your day with a scrumptious meal at the Malabar junction.
Mattancherry Palace: open on all days except Friday

Pardesi synagogue: Open on all days except Friday, Saturday and Jewish holidays.


Overnight Stay at Hotel


Day 12 Alleppey

After breakfast drive to the jetty to board House boat (Kettuvallom) on the World famous Backwaters of Kerala.
"Kettu" literally means to tie up and "Velum" means “boats". The boats played a major role in the economic development of ancient Kerala, moving cargo and men from the very nook and corner of otherwise unreachable area, cutting across the length and breadth of the land


Enjoy your overnight stay in Kettuvallom.


Day 13 Kovalam

The quaint town of Kovalam has experienced the transition from a sleepy fishing village to Kerela’s most developed resort. The main stretch, Lighthouse beach is a heaven for the tourists as it features a number of hotels and restaurants along the shore.


Overnight stay at Hotel


Day 14 Full day leisure at beach destination.

Full day leisure at beach destination. Enjoy the beach & resort activities.


Overnight at hotel.


Day 15 Departure

Transfer to international airport for flight to onward destination.

End of our services.

****************************************Tour Ends******************************************


Inclusions

Accommodation in well-appointed rooms with TWN/DBL room basis.
Transport services as per itinerary by A/C Medium Car for Package .
Daily Breakfast in Hotels
All Meals in House Boat
Assistance, toll, taxes & interstate permits

Exclusions

Train/Flight Fares.
Guides / Entrances
Extra Supplements from Hotels.
Meals other than specified.
Items of personal nature viz. telephone calls, drinks, laundry bills, etc.
Anything which is not mentioned under “INCLUDES” header
05% Government Service Tax.

Additional Information

Above rates are net and non-commissionable to you.
Cost is based on 02 passengers travelling. Extra person will be accommodated in same room with an extra bed
Check in 1400 hrs. and check out 1200hrs
Rooms in Munnar and Thekkady are Non Air Conditioned due to their High Altitude.
All meals inclusive for 1 night on the houseboat.
Air Conditioning operational times in AC Deluxe Houseboat will be from 09:00 pm to 06:00 am.
Air Conditioning operational times in AC Premium Houseboat will be from check in to check out.
Houseboat cruising time will be from 12:30 - 05:00 pm and 08:00 am to 09:00 am.
Rooms are subject to available at the time of booking.
Keeping with the heightened security procedures at all hotels and House boat/Day cruise we request all guests to carry a photo-identity with address proof to present at check-in. Foreign nationals are required to present their Passport and valid visa. Indian nationals can present any one of the following: Passport, Driving License, Voter ID card, Aadhaar Card or Bank Pass Book with Photograph. Pan cards are not allowed.
Air - condition is switched off in hilly regions.
Early check-ins or late check-outs will be subject to availability and charged as per hotel policy.
The rates are valid for the dates of travel and hotels as indicated.
In case of any change in the dates of travel, amendment or rerouting of itinerary, change in hotels/room types, the costs will vary accordingly.
In the event of circumstances/situations such as road blockage due to strike/agitation, natural calamities, sickness evacuation, delay/cancellation of train/flight etc. Also, due to monsoon rains and extreme weather patterns journey time can vary enormously at all times of year, which is beyond our control
5 % GST to be paid extra on top of package cost
Validity: From 01st October to March 31st.
Diwali & Christmas Peak season supplementary hike as per actual basis

The Scrumptious Southern Treat - 14N/15D


Trip at a Glance
Day 1: Chennai
Day 2: Chennai - Mahabalipuram - Chennai
Day 3: Chennai - Kancheepuram - Chennai
Day 4: Chennai -Mysore
Day 5: Mysore - Sravanabelagola - Hassan
Day 6: Hassan - Belur - Halibedu
Day 7: Hassan - Kabini
Day 8: Kabini
Day 9: Kabini - Calicut
Day 10: Calicut - Cochin
Day 11: Cochin
Day 12: Cochin - Alleppey
Day 13: Alleppey - Kovalam
Day 14: Kovalam
Day 15: Departure

End of Services


Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Chennai

Visit Chennai, one of the busiest and most vibrant cities of South India. You will be greeted by our representative at the airport and will be taken to the hotel. In the afternoon, you will get the chance to visit the unique city of Chennai. While in Chennai, visit the Fort St George finished in 1653 by the East India Company. It contains interesting memorabilia from the old times. The Fort is open from 9am to 5.30 pm on all days. Next visit the San Thome Cathedral, a soaring Roman Catholic cathedral, was founded by the Portuguese in the 16th century and was re-built in neo Gothic style in the 1890s. In the evening take a comfortable stroll along the lazy sands of the Marina beach.


Overnight stay at Hotel


Day 2 Mahabalipuram - Chennai

Next visit the town of Mahabalipuram, which was the major sea-port of the ancient Pallava Kingdom based at Kanchipuram. There visit the Five Rathas, which huddled together look like buildings but astonishingly are carved from a single rock. Next visit the crowning masterpiece of Mahabalipuram’s stonework, the Arjuna penance, a giant relief carving that is one of the greatest works of ancient art in India.


After an eventful day, spend a peaceful night at your hotel in Chennai.


Day 3 Kacheepuram - Chennai

In Kanchipuram, visit the Sri Ekambareshwara temple, which Of the five South Indian Shiva temples associated with the five elements, this 12-hectare precinct is the shrine of earth. According to legend, the goddess Kamakshi (She Whose Eyes Awaken Desire; a form of Parvati, Shiva's consort) worshipped Shiva under a mango tree here. The temple's name means 'Lord of the Mango Tree' and in one courtyard behind the inner sanctum you can see a mango tree said to be 3500 years old, with four branches representing the four Vedas. Next visit the oldest and the most impressive temple of Kanchipuram, the Kailasanatha temple. The Pallav king Narsimhavarman II built this temple dedicated to Lord Shiva in the 8th century. Also take a tour of the silk saree weaving center and purchase an authentic silk saree for yourself.


Overnight stay at Hotel


Day 4 Mysore

Mysore is an ancient city with an extremely rich cultural and historical legacy. It is known for its glittering royal heritage, vibrant market places and magnificent monuments. A trip to South India is incomplete without traveling to Mysore. Take a trip to the Mysore Palace, one of the grandest buildings in India, which was also the former seat of the Wodeyar Mahrajas. Mysore is a house to some of the most exquisite examples of colonial architecture such as the Government House, Silver Jubilee clock tower and the St Philomena cathedral, Mysore Palace.


Overnight at Hotel.


Day 5 Sravanbelagola - Hassan

Next on your way to Hassan, visit the famous spot of Sravanbelagola, the spiritual town wedged between two rocky hills- Vindhyagiri and Chandragiri. While at Sravanbelagola, climb the rocky hill of Vindhyagiri to witness the massive and sturdy 58ft high monolithic stone statue of Lord Gommateshwara, an eminent God in the Jain culture. This place is dotted with beautiful temples depicting the Jain culture in full earnestness.


Overnight stay at Hotel


Day 6 Belur - Halibedu

After breakfast visit the temples of Belur and Halibedu temple. The Chennakesava Temple was built on the banks of the Yagachi River in Belur, by the Hoysala Empire King Vishnuvardhana. Belur, which was an early Hoysala capital, is in the Hassan district of Karnataka state, India. It is 40 km from Hassan city and 220 km from Bangalore. Chennakesava (lit, "handsome Kesava") is a form of the Hindu god Vishnu. Belur is well known for its marvelous temples built during the rule of the Hoysala dynasty, making it and nearby Halebidu favored tourist destinations in Karnataka state.

Halebidu (literally "old city") is located in Hassan District, Karnataka, India. Halebidu (which was previously called Dorasamudra or Dwarasamudra) was the regal capital of the Hoysala Empire in the 12th century. It is home to some of the best examples ofHoysala architecture. Most notable are the ornate Hoysaleswara and Kedareswara temples. The city got the name "Halebidu" because it was ransacked two times during the invasion of Mallik Kafur.

 Halebidu was the 12th-13th century capital of the Hoysalas. The Hoysaleswara temple was built during this time by Ketamala and attributed to King Vishnuvardhana,[1] the Hoysala ruler. It enshrines Hoysaleswara and Shantaleswara, named after King Vishnuvardhana Hoysala and his Queen Shantala Devi.


Overnight Stay at Hotel


Day 7 Kabani

En route to Kabani visit the Tibetan Golden temple of Kusalnagar. This Tibetan settlement at Bailkoppa or Baylkuppe is the the second largest Tibetan settlement outside Tibet. There are over 7,000 monks and students at the Tibetan monastery. The 40 ft tall golden Buddha statues are the major attractions of this temple. The statues of Buddha, Padmasambhava, and Amitayus are the notable ones.


Overnight stay at Hotel


Day 8 Kabani

Kabani is an ideal place for nature and wildlife lovers as it features lush green surroundings and varied flora and fauna. Here, one can have a voyage in the basket boat (kutta vanchi) to Gandathoor, and enjoy the simple joys bestowed on us by nature.


Stay overnight at the enchanting village of Kabani.


Day 9 Kabani - Calicut

The next day, you will be taken to Kozhikode from Kabani.
In the afternoon, visit Beypore, a small coastal town in the Kozhikode district in the state of Kerela. It has a small port and a beautiful beach. Beypore is also famous for building Urus or wooden ships, which were usually bought by Arab merchants for trading. Spend your entire evening exploring this serene place, and also purchase a small model Uru as a souvenir.


Overnight stay at Hotel


Day 10 Cochin

Next morning leave for Cochin and once you have reached there, you will be taken to the exciting Kodanad Elephant Centre and Athirapally Falls. Here, you can enjoy watching the majestic elephants bathing and playing with each other. You can even touch and caress them. Next visit the Athirapally Falls. The Athirappilly Falls are situated on the Chalakudy river, which originates in the upper reaches of the Western Ghats. The Athirapilly-Vazhachal area is a virgin rainforest, with many endangered and endemic species of flora and fauna.


After an eventful day, spend a peaceful night in the hotel at Cochin.


Day 11 Cochin

Cochin, a bustling cosmopolitan city in Kerela with a busy port. Kochi’s existence can be summed up in the phrase “A city born in storm, nurtured in rivalry and established as battling ground for European empires.” Spend an entire day in this beautiful city immersing in the surprises it has to offer. Visit the Mattancherry Palace, that was presented as a gift to the Raja of Kochi as a gesture of goodwill by the Portuguese. This place houses some of the most fascinating Hindu murals, depicting scenes from the Ramayana, Mahabharata and other Puranic legends in intricate details. Next visit the Pardesi Synagogue, which eatures an ornate gold pulpit and elaborate hand-painted, willow-pattern floor tiles from Canton, China. Finish your day with a scrumptious meal at the Malabar junction.
Mattancherry Palace: open on all days except Friday

Pardesi synagogue: Open on all days except Friday, Saturday and Jewish holidays.


Overnight Stay at Hotel


Day 12 Alleppey

After breakfast drive to the jetty to board House boat (Kettuvallom) on the World famous Backwaters of Kerala.
"Kettu" literally means to tie up and "Velum" means “boats". The boats played a major role in the economic development of ancient Kerala, moving cargo and men from the very nook and corner of otherwise unreachable area, cutting across the length and breadth of the land


Enjoy your overnight stay in Kettuvallom.


Day 13 Kovalam

The quaint town of Kovalam has experienced the transition from a sleepy fishing village to Kerela’s most developed resort. The main stretch, Lighthouse beach is a heaven for the tourists as it features a number of hotels and restaurants along the shore.


Overnight stay at Hotel


Day 14 Full day leisure at beach destination.

Full day leisure at beach destination. Enjoy the beach & resort activities.


Overnight at hotel.


Day 15 Departure

Transfer to international airport for flight to onward destination.

End of our services.

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Inclusions

Accommodation in well-appointed rooms with TWN/DBL room basis.
Transport services as per itinerary by A/C Medium Car for Package .
Daily Breakfast in Hotels
All Meals in House Boat
Assistance, toll, taxes & interstate permits

Exclusions

Train/Flight Fares.
Guides / Entrances
Extra Supplements from Hotels.
Meals other than specified.
Items of personal nature viz. telephone calls, drinks, laundry bills, etc.
Anything which is not mentioned under “INCLUDES” header
05% Government Service Tax.

Additional Information

Above rates are net and non-commissionable to you.
Cost is based on 02 passengers travelling. Extra person will be accommodated in same room with an extra bed
Check in 1400 hrs. and check out 1200hrs
Rooms in Munnar and Thekkady are Non Air Conditioned due to their High Altitude.
All meals inclusive for 1 night on the houseboat.
Air Conditioning operational times in AC Deluxe Houseboat will be from 09:00 pm to 06:00 am.
Air Conditioning operational times in AC Premium Houseboat will be from check in to check out.
Houseboat cruising time will be from 12:30 - 05:00 pm and 08:00 am to 09:00 am.
Rooms are subject to available at the time of booking.
Keeping with the heightened security procedures at all hotels and House boat/Day cruise we request all guests to carry a photo-identity with address proof to present at check-in. Foreign nationals are required to present their Passport and valid visa. Indian nationals can present any one of the following: Passport, Driving License, Voter ID card, Aadhaar Card or Bank Pass Book with Photograph. Pan cards are not allowed.
Air - condition is switched off in hilly regions.
Early check-ins or late check-outs will be subject to availability and charged as per hotel policy.
The rates are valid for the dates of travel and hotels as indicated.
In case of any change in the dates of travel, amendment or rerouting of itinerary, change in hotels/room types, the costs will vary accordingly.
In the event of circumstances/situations such as road blockage due to strike/agitation, natural calamities, sickness evacuation, delay/cancellation of train/flight etc. Also, due to monsoon rains and extreme weather patterns journey time can vary enormously at all times of year, which is beyond our control
5 % GST to be paid extra on top of package cost
Validity: From 01st October to March 31st.
Diwali & Christmas Peak season supplementary hike as per actual basis

The Scrumptious Southern Treat - 14N/15D


Trip at a Glance
Day 1: Chennai
Day 2: Chennai - Mahabalipuram - Chennai
Day 3: Chennai - Kancheepuram - Chennai
Day 4: Chennai -Mysore
Day 5: Mysore - Sravanabelagola - Hassan
Day 6: Hassan - Belur - Halibedu
Day 7: Hassan - Kabini
Day 8: Kabini
Day 9: Kabini - Calicut
Day 10: Calicut - Cochin
Day 11: Cochin
Day 12: Cochin - Alleppey
Day 13: Alleppey - Kovalam
Day 14: Kovalam
Day 15: Departure

End of Services


Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Chennai

Visit Chennai, one of the busiest and most vibrant cities of South India. You will be greeted by our representative at the airport and will be taken to the hotel. In the afternoon, you will get the chance to visit the unique city of Chennai. While in Chennai, visit the Fort St George finished in 1653 by the East India Company. It contains interesting memorabilia from the old times. The Fort is open from 9am to 5.30 pm on all days. Next visit the San Thome Cathedral, a soaring Roman Catholic cathedral, was founded by the Portuguese in the 16th century and was re-built in neo Gothic style in the 1890s. In the evening take a comfortable stroll along the lazy sands of the Marina beach.


Overnight stay at Hotel

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Day 2 Mahabalipuram - Chennai

Next visit the town of Mahabalipuram, which was the major sea-port of the ancient Pallava Kingdom based at Kanchipuram. There visit the Five Rathas, which huddled together look like buildings but astonishingly are carved from a single rock. Next visit the crowning masterpiece of Mahabalipuram’s stonework, the Arjuna penance, a giant relief carving that is one of the greatest works of ancient art in India.


After an eventful day, spend a peaceful night at your hotel in Chennai.

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Day 3 Kacheepuram - Chennai

In Kanchipuram, visit the Sri Ekambareshwara temple, which Of the five South Indian Shiva temples associated with the five elements, this 12-hectare precinct is the shrine of earth. According to legend, the goddess Kamakshi (She Whose Eyes Awaken Desire; a form of Parvati, Shiva's consort) worshipped Shiva under a mango tree here. The temple's name means 'Lord of the Mango Tree' and in one courtyard behind the inner sanctum you can see a mango tree said to be 3500 years old, with four branches representing the four Vedas. Next visit the oldest and the most impressive temple of Kanchipuram, the Kailasanatha temple. The Pallav king Narsimhavarman II built this temple dedicated to Lord Shiva in the 8th century. Also take a tour of the silk saree weaving center and purchase an authentic silk saree for yourself.


Overnight stay at Hotel

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Day 4 Mysore

Mysore is an ancient city with an extremely rich cultural and historical legacy. It is known for its glittering royal heritage, vibrant market places and magnificent monuments. A trip to South India is incomplete without traveling to Mysore. Take a trip to the Mysore Palace, one of the grandest buildings in India, which was also the former seat of the Wodeyar Mahrajas. Mysore is a house to some of the most exquisite examples of colonial architecture such as the Government House, Silver Jubilee clock tower and the St Philomena cathedral, Mysore Palace.


Overnight at Hotel.

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Day 5 Sravanbelagola - Hassan

Next on your way to Hassan, visit the famous spot of Sravanbelagola, the spiritual town wedged between two rocky hills- Vindhyagiri and Chandragiri. While at Sravanbelagola, climb the rocky hill of Vindhyagiri to witness the massive and sturdy 58ft high monolithic stone statue of Lord Gommateshwara, an eminent God in the Jain culture. This place is dotted with beautiful temples depicting the Jain culture in full earnestness.


Overnight stay at Hotel

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Day 6 Belur - Halibedu

After breakfast visit the temples of Belur and Halibedu temple. The Chennakesava Temple was built on the banks of the Yagachi River in Belur, by the Hoysala Empire King Vishnuvardhana. Belur, which was an early Hoysala capital, is in the Hassan district of Karnataka state, India. It is 40 km from Hassan city and 220 km from Bangalore. Chennakesava (lit, "handsome Kesava") is a form of the Hindu god Vishnu. Belur is well known for its marvelous temples built during the rule of the Hoysala dynasty, making it and nearby Halebidu favored tourist destinations in Karnataka state.

Halebidu (literally "old city") is located in Hassan District, Karnataka, India. Halebidu (which was previously called Dorasamudra or Dwarasamudra) was the regal capital of the Hoysala Empire in the 12th century. It is home to some of the best examples ofHoysala architecture. Most notable are the ornate Hoysaleswara and Kedareswara temples. The city got the name "Halebidu" because it was ransacked two times during the invasion of Mallik Kafur.

 Halebidu was the 12th-13th century capital of the Hoysalas. The Hoysaleswara temple was built during this time by Ketamala and attributed to King Vishnuvardhana,[1] the Hoysala ruler. It enshrines Hoysaleswara and Shantaleswara, named after King Vishnuvardhana Hoysala and his Queen Shantala Devi.


Overnight Stay at Hotel

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Day 7 Kabani

En route to Kabani visit the Tibetan Golden temple of Kusalnagar. This Tibetan settlement at Bailkoppa or Baylkuppe is the the second largest Tibetan settlement outside Tibet. There are over 7,000 monks and students at the Tibetan monastery. The 40 ft tall golden Buddha statues are the major attractions of this temple. The statues of Buddha, Padmasambhava, and Amitayus are the notable ones.


Overnight stay at Hotel

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Day 8 Kabani

Kabani is an ideal place for nature and wildlife lovers as it features lush green surroundings and varied flora and fauna. Here, one can have a voyage in the basket boat (kutta vanchi) to Gandathoor, and enjoy the simple joys bestowed on us by nature.


Stay overnight at the enchanting village of Kabani.

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Day 9 Kabani - Calicut

The next day, you will be taken to Kozhikode from Kabani.
In the afternoon, visit Beypore, a small coastal town in the Kozhikode district in the state of Kerela. It has a small port and a beautiful beach. Beypore is also famous for building Urus or wooden ships, which were usually bought by Arab merchants for trading. Spend your entire evening exploring this serene place, and also purchase a small model Uru as a souvenir.


Overnight stay at Hotel

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Day 10 Cochin

Next morning leave for Cochin and once you have reached there, you will be taken to the exciting Kodanad Elephant Centre and Athirapally Falls. Here, you can enjoy watching the majestic elephants bathing and playing with each other. You can even touch and caress them. Next visit the Athirapally Falls. The Athirappilly Falls are situated on the Chalakudy river, which originates in the upper reaches of the Western Ghats. The Athirapilly-Vazhachal area is a virgin rainforest, with many endangered and endemic species of flora and fauna.


After an eventful day, spend a peaceful night in the hotel at Cochin.

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Day 11 Cochin

Cochin, a bustling cosmopolitan city in Kerela with a busy port. Kochi’s existence can be summed up in the phrase “A city born in storm, nurtured in rivalry and established as battling ground for European empires.” Spend an entire day in this beautiful city immersing in the surprises it has to offer. Visit the Mattancherry Palace, that was presented as a gift to the Raja of Kochi as a gesture of goodwill by the Portuguese. This place houses some of the most fascinating Hindu murals, depicting scenes from the Ramayana, Mahabharata and other Puranic legends in intricate details. Next visit the Pardesi Synagogue, which eatures an ornate gold pulpit and elaborate hand-painted, willow-pattern floor tiles from Canton, China. Finish your day with a scrumptious meal at the Malabar junction.
Mattancherry Palace: open on all days except Friday

Pardesi synagogue: Open on all days except Friday, Saturday and Jewish holidays.


Overnight Stay at Hotel

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Day 12 Alleppey

After breakfast drive to the jetty to board House boat (Kettuvallom) on the World famous Backwaters of Kerala.
"Kettu" literally means to tie up and "Velum" means “boats". The boats played a major role in the economic development of ancient Kerala, moving cargo and men from the very nook and corner of otherwise unreachable area, cutting across the length and breadth of the land


Enjoy your overnight stay in Kettuvallom.

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Day 13 Kovalam

The quaint town of Kovalam has experienced the transition from a sleepy fishing village to Kerela’s most developed resort. The main stretch, Lighthouse beach is a heaven for the tourists as it features a number of hotels and restaurants along the shore.


Overnight stay at Hotel

.

Day 14 Full day leisure at beach destination.

Full day leisure at beach destination. Enjoy the beach & resort activities.


Overnight at hotel.

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Day 15 Departure

Transfer to international airport for flight to onward destination.

End of our services.

****************************************Tour Ends******************************************

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Inclusions

Accommodation in well-appointed rooms with TWN/DBL room basis.
Transport services as per itinerary by A/C Medium Car for Package .
Daily Breakfast in Hotels
All Meals in House Boat
Assistance, toll, taxes & interstate permits

Exclusions

Train/Flight Fares.
Guides / Entrances
Extra Supplements from Hotels.
Meals other than specified.
Items of personal nature viz. telephone calls, drinks, laundry bills, etc.
Anything which is not mentioned under “INCLUDES” header
05% Government Service Tax.

Additional Information

Above rates are net and non-commissionable to you.
Cost is based on 02 passengers travelling. Extra person will be accommodated in same room with an extra bed
Check in 1400 hrs. and check out 1200hrs
Rooms in Munnar and Thekkady are Non Air Conditioned due to their High Altitude.
All meals inclusive for 1 night on the houseboat.
Air Conditioning operational times in AC Deluxe Houseboat will be from 09:00 pm to 06:00 am.
Air Conditioning operational times in AC Premium Houseboat will be from check in to check out.
Houseboat cruising time will be from 12:30 - 05:00 pm and 08:00 am to 09:00 am.
Rooms are subject to available at the time of booking.
Keeping with the heightened security procedures at all hotels and House boat/Day cruise we request all guests to carry a photo-identity with address proof to present at check-in. Foreign nationals are required to present their Passport and valid visa. Indian nationals can present any one of the following: Passport, Driving License, Voter ID card, Aadhaar Card or Bank Pass Book with Photograph. Pan cards are not allowed.
Air - condition is switched off in hilly regions.
Early check-ins or late check-outs will be subject to availability and charged as per hotel policy.
The rates are valid for the dates of travel and hotels as indicated.
In case of any change in the dates of travel, amendment or rerouting of itinerary, change in hotels/room types, the costs will vary accordingly.
In the event of circumstances/situations such as road blockage due to strike/agitation, natural calamities, sickness evacuation, delay/cancellation of train/flight etc. Also, due to monsoon rains and extreme weather patterns journey time can vary enormously at all times of year, which is beyond our control
5 % GST to be paid extra on top of package cost
Validity: From 01st October to March 31st.
Diwali & Christmas Peak season supplementary hike as per actual basis