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17 Days India Drávida (India Dravid) - Indian Escape
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Jose "The tour was beautifully put together, everyday was a fantastic discovery of inimaginable places. South India is really something worth discovering, some adjustments can be done to the itinerary to balance 2 or 3 days which were too charged with activities, but other than that I enjoyed all aspects of the tour. The tour organizer was constantly in touch with me to ensure that everything worked wel..."
Excellent
5 reviews
Starts
Chennai (Madras)
+23 Destinations
Southern India
Ends
Mumbai
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Highlights

  • Marvel at the exquisite Palace of the Maharaja in Mysore
  • Keep your eyes peeled for elephants and tigers in Periyar
  • Be amazed by the UNESCO temples of Mahabalipuram
Age range
10 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel
Max Group Size
12
Transportation
Train & Rail, Mini-coach
Travel style
Discovery
Operator
Indian Escape
Start in Chennai (Madras) and end in Mumbai! With the discovery tour 17 Days India Drávida (India Dravid), you have a 17 day tour package taking you through Chennai (Madras), India and 21 other destinations in India. 17 Days India Drávida (India Dravid) is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: ARRIVAL CHENNAI
  2. Day 2: CHENNAI:SIGHTSEEING TOUR
  3. Day 3: CHENNAI – KANCHIPURAM – MAHABALIPURAM (60km – 1 hr)
  4. Day 4: MAHABALIPURAM – PUDUCHERRY (105km – 3 hrs)
  5. Day 5: PUDUCHERRY – CHIDAMBARAM – GANGAIKONDACHOLAPURAM – SWAMIMALAI – THANJAVUR (200 km – 5 hrs)
  6. Day 6: THANJAVUR – TRICHY – MADURAI (200km – 5.5 hrs)
  7. Day 7: MADURAI
  8. Day 8: MADURAI – PERIYAR (145km – 4 hrs.)
  9. Day 9: PERIYAR – KOCHI (150km – 4 hrs)
  10. Day 10: KOCHI: DAY AT LEISURE
  11. Day 11: KOCHI – CONOOR / CONOOR -OOTY BY TRAIN (280 km – 5.5 hrs)
  12. Day 12: OOTY – MYSORE (140 km – 3.5 hrs)
  13. Day 13: MYSORE – BELUR Y HALEBIDU – MYSORE (150 km – 3.5 hrs)
  14. Day 14: MYSORE – BANGALORE( 150km, 3hrs) / BANGALORE – MUMBAI ( FLIGHT: 2hrs) / MUMBAI -AURANGABAD (FLIGHT:1 hr)
  15. Day 15: AURANGABAD – ELLORA - AURANGABAD (35km – 1 hr)
  16. Day 16: AURANGABAD – AJANTA CAVES (105km – 2 hrs) / AURANGABAD – MUMBAI (FLIGHT: 1.5 hrs)
  17. Day 17: DEPART MUMBAI

Travel guide

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What's included

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Additional Services

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  • Flights

  • Insurance

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  • J(
    Written on August 27, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    Experiencing South India was an entirely UNIQUE experience, especially, WHEN we recall our past tours TO Rajasthan AND Bengal. I am simply amazed BY India's vast array of cultural diversity. Thanks Nishant and Subramaniyam!!!

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  • M(
    Written on August 27, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    There are no words to define the wonderful experience of our elaborate tour - visiting South Indian temples, caves and of course, the spicy culinary treats. Thanks Swami, for all those comfortable transfers!!

    Review collected by Indian Escape
  • A(
    Written on August 27, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    We had an excellent tour. In fact, 17 days seemed too less to visit all the temples and experience India's culture, cuisine AND various other wonderful aspects!! Muchas Gracias, Indian Escape.

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  • S
    Written on May 17, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    All the travel arrangements worked very well and it was good to be met at the airports and taken back to various airports. The driving under all conditions were perfect and we felt safe always. The program was well knit and we would definitely recommend... Read more

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  • 17 Days India Drávida (India Dravid) reviewer 5
    Written on March 28, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    The tour was beautifully put together, everyday was a fantastic discovery of inimaginable places. South India is really something worth discovering, some adjustments can be done to the itinerary to balance 2 or 3 days which were too charged with activities,... Read more

    Indian Escape commented on this review
    Dear Jose, Thank you for your excellent feedback and it is a pleasure to learn that you enjoyed the tour thoroughly. We look forward to welcoming you on your next trip to India soon. Have a wonderful time. Best regards - Deepak
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    About the countries

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    Visa

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    Vaccinations

    These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    Typhoid
    Recommended for India. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Hepatitis A
    Recommended for India. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Cholera
    Recommended for India. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Tuberculosis
    Recommended for India. Ideally 3 months before travel.
    Hepatitis B
    Recommended for India. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    Yellow fever
    Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for India. Ideally 10 days before travel.
    Japanese B encephalitis
    Recommended for India. Ideally 1 month before travel.

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    Location
    Chennai (Madras) is the starting point and Mumbai is the endpoint.
    Trusted
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    Payment(s)
    For any tour departing before 16 February 2020 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 16 February 2020, a minimum payment of 20% is required to confirm your booking with Indian Escape. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 90 days days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
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    Availability
    Some departure dates and prices may vary and Indian Escape will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 2,938 km.
    • Chennai (Madras) (India)
    • 65 km
    • Kanchipuram (India)
    • 58 km
    • Mahabalipuram (India)
    • 89 km
    • Puducherry (India)
    • 59 km
    • Chidambaram (India)
    • 35 km
    • Gangai Konda Cholapuram (India)
    • 30 km
    • Swamimalai (India)
    • 29 km
    • Thanjavur (India)
    • 48 km
    • Trichy (India)
    • 116 km
    • Madurai (India)
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