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starts on 23 Nov 2018
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Classic South India - Premium - Exodus Travels
Classic South India - Premium - Exodus Travels
Excellent
5 reviews
Starts
Chennai (Madras)
+9 Destinations
Southern India
Ends
Varkala
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Highlights

Start in Chennai (Madras) and end in Varkala! With the in-depth cultural tour Classic South India - Premium, you have a 14 day tour package taking you through Chennai (Madras), India and 9 other destinations in India. Classic South India - Premium is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.
Age range
16 to 80 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel
Max Group Size
16
Transportation
Coach / Bus
Travel style
In-depth Cultural

5 Reviews

  • Classic South India - Premium reviewer 1
    Written on March 14, 2013
    4.0 - Good

    My wife and I chose this premium trip because we thought it would be a gentle introduction to India.  We were not disappointed.  The hotels were very comfortable; the food was good; the travelling was not too hard; and the towns, while busy, were... Read more

  • Classic South India - Premium reviewer 2
    Written on February 26, 2013
    4.0 - Good

    4th trip to India, bit of a different world in the South, probably go back North next time.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?A Tiger, some happy!!! elephants, a remarkable encounter with a very sad!!! female elephant. A rarely seen event,... Read more

  • Classic South India - Premium reviewer 3
    Written on November 24, 2012
    5.0 - Excellent

    This trip offers a broad variety of experiences and a good introduction to the country for India virgins, without being too in your face or overwhelming.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?The experiences were so varied it's hard to pick out... Read more

  • Classic South India - Premium reviewer 4
    Written on November 7, 2012
    5.0 - Excellent

    We chose this trip because the itinerary was interesting and varied and it more than lived up to our expectations in every respect. We have been on lots of Exodus holidays and this was our first "Premium" holiday. It ranks as one of the best we've done.What... Read more

  • Classic South India - Premium reviewer 5
    Written on November 5, 2012
    5.0 - Excellent

    An amazing trip giving you a wonderful taste of South India at a leasurly space but managing to pack in a wealth of experiences.   The hotels were of very good standard and the choice of food available would cater for every palate.  Simply an excellent trip... Read more

Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Start Chennai; transfer to beachside town of Mahabalipuram.
  2. Day 2: Visit ancient Dravidian sites, including Shore Temple.
  3. Day 3: Return to Chennai via the temples at Kanchipuram.
  4. Day 4: Express train to Mysore; transfer to hotel.
  5. Day 5: Sightseeing including Mysore Palace and Srirangapatna.
  6. Day 6: Drive to Bandipur N.P.; afternoon jungle safari.
  7. Day 7: Drive to Coonoor via botanical gardens of Ooty.
  8. Day 8: Explore Coonoor; optional walk through tea plantations or 'Toy Train' ride.
  9. Day 9: Transfer from Coonoor to Cochin.
  10. Day 10: Boat tour of Cochin harbour; explore historic spice port.
  11. Day 11: Drive to Alleppey and board houseboat for backwater cruise.
  12. Day 12: Transfer to Varkala; free time to relax on beach.
  13. Day 13: Free day.
  14. Day 14: End Varkala.

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Questions & Answers

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  • Is it fine to combine this tour with another tour?

    Yes it would be possible to combine this trip with another tour, as long as you can get a flight or transport between Trivandrum and Cochin in time to join the second trip.

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    Amazing, prompt service--even when we are all in different time zones! Could not ask for more! Communication couldn't be better.

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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 Varkala is the endpoint.
Hold my space
TourRadar can request Exodus Travels to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
Deposit
TourRadar only requires a deposit of 20% to confirm this Exodus Travels booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 18 January 2019 the full payment of $2,805 is necessary.
Cancellation policy
No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $2805 for Classic South India - Premium, but the deposit of 20% is non-refundable.
Credit Cards
The following cards are accepted for Exodus Travels tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express

Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 983 km.
  • Chennai (Madras) (India)
  • 65 km
  • Kanchipuram (India)
  • 65 km
  • Chennai (Madras) (India)
  • 289 km
  • Bangalore (India)
  • 128 km
  • Mysore (India)
  • 63 km
  • Bandipur National Park (India)
  • 49 km
  • Ootacamund (India)
  • 13 km
  • Coonoor (India)
  • 168 km
  • Kochi (Cochin) (India)
  • 49 km
  • Alleppey (India)
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