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Discover Southern India and Kerala with Marari Beach (26472020)

Code: 2647-2020

A 15-Day Cosmos Tours tour starting from $1,979.00

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2020-01-12 2020-01-27 1,979.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
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2020-10-11 2020-10-26 1,989.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
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TRAVEL DOCUMENTS: Necessary Travel Documents such as Passports and Visas is the responsibility of the traveler. Passports must be valid six months from your return travel date.


Cosmos Disclaimer - Indicates that this departure and vacation is available for 2018 early booking. All tours will be open for 2018 bookings in the Fall of 2016. Vacation upgrades and/or additions will not be available for early booking, as well as, any extra pre- or post-night pricing until the Fall of 2017. With the exception of Journeys Club discounts, future travel promotions are not applicable and are not retroactive on early bookings. Offer reliant on space availability. Applies to new 2018 bookings only. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply.


All prices are per person, double occupancy, subject to availability and are quoted in U.S. Dollars. These pages are not endorsed or supported by the tour operator in any way. All information presented is based on promotional material provided by the tour operator. All prices, itineraries, accommodations and dates are subject to change without notice and at any time by the tour operators. Availability is limited and must be reconfirmed at time of booking. The prices on this website are not guaranteed. We are not responsible for errors, omissions, or changes in pricing. Please call us toll free at 1-888-942-3301 to confirm availability and pricing.

Escorted Tour Highlights

Countries Visited:

Asia, India

Cities Visited:

See Description


Sightseeing Highlights

City Highlights
CHENNAI
Visit Fort St. George, Mylapore Walk

PUDUCHERRY
Visit Auroville and Sri Aurobindo Ashram; Life of Pi tour; Heritage walk

TANJORE
Visit Brihadashwara Temple and Tanjore Palace; cooking demo and dinner

MADURAI
Tour local flower market; visit Thirumalai Nayak Palace and Gandhi Memorial Museum; evening prayer ceremony at Meenakshi Temple

THEKKADY
Witness a Kalaripayattu performance

LAKE VEMBANAD
Overnight houseboat cruise

COCHIN
Heritage walk in Fort Cochin; Kathakali dance performance

Overview

Title
Discover Southern India & Kerala with Marari Beach

Vacation Overview
This affordable vacation in India begins on the Bay of Bengal in Eastern India 's ancient city of Chennai. Guided sightseeing includes Fort St. George, built in 1644, and Dakshinachitra heritage center where fascinating history and sights bring Indian art and architecture to life. Continue to the historic port city of Mahabalipuram, take a Life of Pi tour in Puducherry, and explore the temple and palace of Tanjore. In Madurai, wander the flower market, visit the palace and temple, and explore the Gandhi Memorial Museum. Your inspiring tour of India also includes visits to Thekkady to visit a spice plantation and enjoy an ancient martial arts performance. Board a houseboat for an overnight cruise into the beautiful backwaters of Kerala. Your value-minded tour of India continues with two nights in Cochin—home of the traditional Chinese fishing nets and a colorful dance performance.

Conclude your time in India with a relaxing three-night stay on Marari Beach with free time to enjoy the lovely seaside village as you wish.


Year Round Offers

  • 10% Discount for Travelers under 18 yrs old
  • Pay $25 Less For Your 2nd & Subsequent Vacations
  • Vacations start as low as $130 a day
  • Lower prices during the low season (October–March)

Discover Southern India and Kerala with Marari Beach (26472020) Day 1:
CHENNAI, INDIA. Welcome to Chennai, India 's fourth largest metropolis. Hotel rooms are available for mid-afternoon check-in.

Day 2:
CHENNAI. Enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city. Visit FORT ST. GEORGE, built in 1644, and stroll through Mylapore, the cultural hotspot of Chennai. Your evening is free to explore at leisure. (B)

Day 3:
CHENNAI-MAHABALIPURAM-PUDUCHERRY. Start your day with a visit to DAKSHINACHITRA, a unique heritage center for the living traditions of Indian arts, crafts, and architecture. Later, journey to MAHABALIPURAM, once the main port of the Pallava Kingdom and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Arrive in Puducherry early this evening. (B)

Day 4:
PUDUCHERRY. A full day of sightseeing awaits you today. First, visit AUROVILLE, the city of dawn. This experimental township was established as a universal place where men and women of all countries could live in peace and harmony above all nationalities, politics, and religious beliefs. Then, enjoy a LIFE OF PI TOUR and HERITAGE WALK of the French Quarter. Visit the SRI AUROBINDO ASHRAM, one of the highlights of Puducherry, visited by thousands of people from all over the world. (B)

Day 5:
PUDUCHERRY-TANJORE. Travel through the rich and varied countryside to Tanjore in Tamil Nadu. Once there, visit the famous BRIHADESHWARA TEMPLE and TANJORE PALACE. This evening, enjoy a cooking demonstration and dinner. (B,D)

Day 6:
TANJORE-CHETTINAD-MADURAI. Continue exploring Southern India on the way to Madurai via Chettinad. Visit Chettinad Village Market where you can opt to try a traditional meal served on a banana leaf. Later, arrive in Madurai, one of southern India 's oldest towns. (B)

Day 7:
MADURAI. In the morning, enjoy a tour of the local FLOWER MARKET, followed by a visit to the THIRUMALAI NAYAK PALACE, built in 1636. Then, reflect on Mahatma Gandhi and his influence on India 's history at the GANDHI MEMORIAL MUSEUM. This evening, enjoy a glimpse of Madurai 's devout religious culture during a visit to the atmospheric MEENAKSHI TEMPLE at prayer time. (B)

Day 8:
MADURAI-THEKKADY. Admire the changing sights as you journey to Kumarakom. Along the way, stop for a visit to a SPICE PLANTATION. Later, enjoy a KALARIPAYATTU PERFORMANCE, one of the oldest martial arts forms in the world that developed in Kerala. (B)

Day 9:
THEKKADY-KERALA BACKWATERS CRUISE. Board your HOUSEBOAT for an overnight cruise on the backwaters of Kerala. As you drift along, enjoy authentic local food, watch the villagers go about their daily chores, and marvel at the beauty of southern India 's backwaters. Tonight, remain on board for a unique stay on Lake Vembanad. (B,L,D)

NOTE:
Due to space restrictions, please plan to pack a small overnight bag for the houseboat stay.

Day 10:
KERALA BACKWATERS CRUISE-COCHIN. Say goodbye to your houseboat and travel to Cochin, an important spice trading port since the 14th century and now a cosmopolitan business center. Along the way, enjoy lunch at a local village. (B,L)

Day 11:
COCHIN. Your tour of Cochin starts with the CHINESE FISHING NETS—the livelihood of many local fishermen—and a HERITAGE WALK in Fort Cochin. This afternoon, enjoy free time to explore, shop, or visit an art cafe. In the evening, celebrate the success of your tour at a spectacular show of KATHAKALI DANCE, a form of storytelling distinguished by the elaborately colorful costumes and face masks worn by the dancers. (B)

Day 12:
COCHIN-MARARI BEACH Today, a short drive takes you to the seaside village of Marari Beach. (B)

Day 13:
MARARI BEACH Enjoy your days doing as little or as much as you wish. (B daily)

Day 14:
MARARI BEACH Enjoy your days doing as little or as much as you wish. (B daily)

Day 15:
MARARI BEACH Your tour ends with breakfast this morning. (B)



All prices are per person, double occupancy, subject to availability and are quoted in U.S. Dollars. These pages are not endorsed or supported by the tour operator in any way. All information presented is based on promotional material provided by the tour operator. All prices, itineraries, accommodations and dates are subject to change without notice and at any time by the tour operators. Availability is limited and must be reconfirmed at time of booking. The prices on this website are not guaranteed. We are not responsible for errors, omissions, or changes in pricing. Please call us toll free at 1-888-942-3301 to confirm availability and pricing.

Cosmos Tours

Meals
14 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners

Transportation
Private, deluxe, air-conditioned motorcoach while touring



All prices are per person, double occupancy, subject to availability and are quoted in U.S. Dollars. These pages are not endorsed or supported by the tour operator in any way. All information presented is based on promotional material provided by the tour operator. All prices, itineraries, accommodations and dates are subject to change without notice and at any time by the tour operators. Availability is limited and must be reconfirmed at time of booking. The prices on this website are not guaranteed. We are not responsible for errors, omissions, or changes in pricing. Please call us toll free at 1-888-942-3301 to confirm availability and pricing.

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