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Essence of South India

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Essence of South India - Peregrine Adventures
Essence of South India - Peregrine Adventures
Starts
Chennai (Madras)
+8 Destinations
Southern India
Ends
Kovalam
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Highlights

Start in Chennai (Madras) and end in Kovalam! With the in-depth cultural tour Essence of South India, you have a 14 day tour package taking you through Chennai (Madras), India and 9 other destinations in India. Essence of South India is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.
Age range
15 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Berth / Cabin, Houseboat
Max Group Size
12
Transportation
Boat, Private Vehicle
Travel style
In-depth Cultural, Adventure, Christmas & New Year
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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Chennai
  2. Day 2: Puducherry (Pondicherry)
  3. Day 3: Puducherry (Pondicherry)
  4. Day 4: Madurai
  5. Day 5: Madurai
  6. Day 6: Thekkady/Periyar National Park
  7. Day 7: Thekkady/Periyar National Park
  8. Day 8: Munnar
  9. Day 9: Munnar
  10. Day 10: Kochi (Cochin)
  11. Day 11: Kochi (Cochin)
  12. Day 12: Alappuzha (Alleppey) Kerala Backwaters
  13. Day 13: Kovalam
  14. Day 14: Kovalam

Travel guide

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  • Transport

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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 Kovalam is the endpoint.
Hold my space
TourRadar can request Peregrine Adventures to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
Deposit
TourRadar only requires a deposit of $600 to confirm this Peregrine Adventures booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 9 February 2019 the full payment of $2,194 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 $2194 for Essence of South India, but the deposit of $600 is non-refundable.
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Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 894 km.
  • Chennai (Madras) (India)
  • 49 km
  • Mamallapuram (India)
  • 89 km
  • Pondicherry (India)
  • 288 km
  • Madurai (India)
  • 119 km
  • Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary (India)
  • 70 km
  • Munnar (India)
  • 88 km
  • Kochi (Cochin) (India)
  • 49 km
  • Alleppey (India)
  • 127 km
  • Trivandrum (India)
  • 14 km
  • Kovalam (India)

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