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South India Festival Tour: Temple Cities, Spice Country and Kerala Backwaters

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 21 day(s)
Group Size: 8 - 10 people
Destination(s): India  
Specialty Categories: Cultural Journey   Festival Tours  
Season: January
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 6600 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 6600 US Dollar (USD)

January is a wonderful month to tour South India – the scenery is lush green, the weather pleasant and our trip coincides with the harvest festival of Pongal.

Sacred multi-walled temple cities house gods and goddesses, bathing tanks, thousand-pillared dancing halls and we will have special access to the inner recessed one of the most incredible temples in South India.

We stay in a heritage lodge on the fascinating waterways of the Kerala backwaters and see village life on foot and on a houseboat cruise. In Periyar National Park we go boating on Periyar Lake and take jungle walks with knowledgeable tribal guides. Fort Cochin and the traditional towns of Chettinad open a window onto a life gone by. We’ll learn all about spices on a Kerala plantation and watch classical dance, Bharatnatyam, against the magnificent backdrop of the rock carvings of the ancient capital of Mamallapuram.

Tour Destinations:
– Chennai
– Mamallapuram
– Pondicherry
– Chidambaram
– Kumbakonam
– Thanjavur
– Chettinad
– Madurai
– Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
– Kerala Spice Plantation
– Kerala Backwaters
– Fort Cochin.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

$6600 per person (single supplement $1500)

Price Includes:
- all accommodation (a/c and with attached bath; but no a/c in Periyar in the Kerala mountains where the weather is cool)
- all meals, mineral water and soft drinks
- entrance fees
- land travel in a/c mini coach and luxury SUVs
- boat rides
- all airport transfers.

About This Supplier
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Location: India
Joined InfoHub: May 2007

Carol and Martin Noval have lived in India for more than 25 years and since 1998 have been leading small group North India, Central India, Himalayan and South India cultural tours, Himalayan adventure tours and treks in Ladakh and Zanskar. We speak Hindi and are knowledgeable about most things Indian: history,...

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