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TOUR NAME:CLASSICAL SOUTH (Small Group - Guaranteed Departure)
TOUR DAYS: 16 Days Tour Programme
TOUR LODGING INFO:13 Nights Hotels

Note: All prices are in USD
 

Chennai – Mamallapuram – Bangalore – Mysore – Mudumalai – Coonoor Cochin – Alleppey (Backwaters) – Marari

GUARANTEED DEPARTURE DATES:
GROUP CODE
START DATE
END DATE
T3 - 001 08-SEP-2009 23-SEP-2009
T3 - 002 22-SEP-2009 07-OCT-2009
T3 - 003 06-OCT-2009 21-OCT-2009
T3 - 004 27-OCT-2009 11-NOV-2009
T3 - 005 01-DEC-2009 16-DEC-2009
T3 - 006 29-DEC-2009 13-JAN-2010
T3 - 007 19-JAN-2010 04-FEB-2010
T3 - 008 02-FEB-2010 17-FEB-2010
T3 - 009 23-FEB-2010 10-MAR-2010
T3 - 010 09-MAR-2010 24-MAR-2010
T3 - 011 23-MAR-2010 07-APR-2010
T3 - 012 06-APR-2010 21-APR-2010
 
TOUR PRICE:

Per Person on twin sharing: USD 1590.00 PER PERSON

Supplement for single room: USD 690.00 PER PERSON

TOUR LODGING INFO: 13 Nights Hotels

Accommodation will be provided on room with breakfast basis. Hotel list is as follows:

PLACES NIGHTS HOTELS
Chennai 01 Night Lemon Tree
Mamallapuram 02 Nights Chariot Beach Resort
Bangalore 01 Night Jayamahal Palace
Mysore 02 Nights Sandesh The Prince
Mudumalai 01 Night Casa Deep Woods
Coonoor 01 Night Kurumba Village
Cochin 02 Nights Abad Atrium
Alleppey 01 Night House Boat / NAC
Marari 02 Nights Turtle Beach Resort
TOUR PACKAGE INCLUDES:

13 Nights accommodation.
Daily Buffet Breakfast.
3 Lunches and 2 dinners.
Return airport transfers.
Demonstration of Stone craftsmanship in Mamallapuram
The colonial period toy Train journey for sector –“Ooty – Coonoor”
Kathakali dance performance in Cochin
One night House Boat on full board basis.
Alleppey Round Trip Backwater Cruise
Fare well dinner at Marari
Transportation by AC chauffeur driven vehicle.
Sightseeing as per package details.
Service of one English speaking local guide during all sightseeing tours.
Entrances at all sight seeing spots.
All applicable taxes.


TOUR PACKAGE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

Meals at hotels except those listed in above inclusions.
Still Camera/Video Camera charges
Expenses of personal nature such as tipping, porters, laundry etc.
Anything except those listed in above inclusions.
* Air taxes approx. USD 320 Per person

PRICE INFO AND VALIDITY:

If above listed hotels are not available we will provide similar hotel.
Land only tour starts from Day 2 in Chennai.

TOUR ITINERARY:

DAY 1: TUESDAY: DEPART NEW YORK
Start your tour at JFK. Your flight includes meals, drinks, and in-flight entertainment for your journey.

DAY 2: WEDNESDAY: ARR. CHENNAI TRANSFER TO HOTE
Evening: Late evening arrival in Chennai. Accommodation: Overnight at hotel.

DAY 3: THURSDAY: CHENNAI – VISITING CITY ON THE EAST COAST OF SOUTHERN INDIA
Breakfast: Hotel dining room.
Morning: Late morning departure to explore Chennai.
Afternoon: Drive to Mamallapuram and Check-in at hotel.
Evening: At leisure.
Accommodation: Overnight in Hotel.
Meals Included: Breakfast

DAY 4: FRIDAY: MAMALLAPURAM – HERITAGE WALK
Breakfast: Hotel dining room.
Morning: Interesting ‘History walk of Mamallapuram’ including snake charmer, Visit to sculpture studio.
Lunch: Local restaurant in Mamallapuram served in a traditional South Indian style.
Afternoon: Free for own activities.
Evening: At leisure.
Accommodation: Overnight in hotel.
Meals Included: Breakfast / Lunch

DAY 5: SATURDAY: KANCHEEPURAM - BANGALORE
Breakfast: Hotel dining room.
Morning: Travel to Bangalore. Enroute visit Kancheepuram - One of the seven sacred cities of India.
Lunch: Local restaurant in Kancheepuram.
Afternoon: Check-in at hotel in Bangalore..
Evening: At leisure
Accommodation: Overnight at hotel.
Meals Included: Breakfast / Lunch.

DAY 6: SUNDAY: BANGALORE - MYSORE
Breakfast: Hotel dining room.
Morning: Explore Bangalore – The Garden City of south India.
Afternoon: Travel to Mysore. Enroute visit to Channapatna - a small hamlet 46 kms from Bangalore on the Mysore highway, excels in lacquerware
Evening: Check-in at hotel in Mysore
Accommodation: Overnight at hotel.
Meals Included: Breakfast

DAY 7: MONDAY: MYSORE – SRIRANGAPATTINUM
Breakfast: Hotel dining room.
Morning: Explore Mysore - city of palaces, gardens, shady avenues and sacred temples and retains some of the charm of the old world with its many institutions that propagate Carnatic Classical music and dance.
Afternoon: An early afternoon excursion visit to Srirangapattinum - a place with Ancient history is an Island fortress town on the bank of river cauvery.
Evening: Visit to Chamundi Hill Temple - at a height of 1062mts. The 2000-year-old temple is dedicated to Goddess Chamundi. A seven storey, 40mts high tower, dominates the temple. A view of entire Mysore city from this hilltop is breath taking
Accommodation: Overnight at hotel.
Meals Included: Breakfastt.

DAY 8: TUESDAY: MYSORE - MUDUMALA
Breakfast: Hotel dining room.
Morning: Travel to mudumalai - one of South India’s largest wild life reserve.
Afternoon: Check-in to Hotel in Mudumalai and 04hrs Bush trek, in the jungle.
Lunch: Hotel in Mudumalai.
Evening: Visit to Elephant feeding in Mudumalai as a main attraction. (DEPENDING ON SEASON)
Accommodation: Overnight at hotel.
Meals Included: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

DAY 9: WEDNESDAY: MUDUMALAI - COONOOR
Breakfast: Hotel dining room.
Morning: Early we go for jungle Safari. Later Travel to Coonoor, Enroute visit to Ooty(Udagamandalam) is the Queen of Hill Station
Afternoon: Board the steam train to enjoy a trip from Ooty to Coonoor affording some spectacular views of the precipitous eastern slopes of the rain-forested Nilgiris.
Evening: Check-in to Hotel in Coonoor
Accommodation: Overnight at hotel.
Meals Included: Breakfast


DAY 10: THURSDAY: COONOOR - COCHIN
Breakfast: Hotel dining room.
Morning: Travel to Cochin.
Afternoon: Check-in to hotel in Cochin
Evening: At leisure
Accommodation: Overnight at hotel.
Meals Included: Breakfast

DAY 11: FRIDAY: OCHIN – "God's Own Country"
Breakfast: Hotel dining room.
Morning: Explore Cochin - the commercial hub of Kerala, is a town of great historical importance.
Afternoon: At leisure
Evening: visit the famous dance drama of Kerala, the "Kathakali"
Accommodation: Overnight at hotel.
Meals Included: Breakfast

DAY 12: SATURDAY: COCHIN TO ALLEPPEY
Breakfast: Hotel dining room.
Morning: Travel to Alleppey – Land of Backwater and Check-in to House Boat
Lunch: In House Boat
Afternoon: Backwater Cruises.
Evening: At leisure
Accommodation: Overnight on Board Houseboat
Meals Included: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

DAY 13: SUNDAY: ALLEPPEY - MARARI
Breakfast: On Board Houseboat
Morning: Travel to Marari – The paradise of South India know for excellent beaches.
Afternoon: Check-in to Hotel in Marari
Evening: At leisure
Accommodation: Overnight at hotel.
Meals Included: Breakfast

DAY 14: SUNDAY: MARARI
Leisure on the beach. Tucked away inside quiet and lush coconut groves the resorts set by the pristine white sand beaches of the Marari offer you unparalleled quite in astoundingly beautiful settings.
Accommodation: Overnight at hotel.
Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 15: TUESDAY: MARARI - COCHIN – DEPARTURE VIA MUMBAI
Breakfast: Hotel dining room.
Morning: At leisure
Meals Included: Breakfast
Evening: Transfer to Cochin airport

DAY 16: WEDNESDAY: NEW YORK
Arrival into JFK in the morning.

TOUR CANCELLATION POLICY:
You may cancel your booking at any time prior to commencement of the tour by notifying us in writing, which must be signed by the person that signed the Reservation Form. If you cancel on or before 30 days before the first day of the tour, we will retain your deposit to cover our costs. In addition, if the cancellation notification is received less than 30 days prior to the first day of the tour, additional cancellation charges shall be as follows:

Amount of Cancellation Charges:

45-30 Days before the first day of the tour - 50%
29-15 Days before the first day of the tour - 75%
Less than 14 Days before arrival 100%
(Cancellation conditions for Maldives may differ)

CHANGES BY YOU:
If you request any changes to your travel arrangements once we have confirmed a booking, all out of pocket charges, including charges imposed by our suppliers, will be payable by you, plus an amendment fee of $50.00 per revision per booking. If after the commencement of your tour you request any changes to your travel arrangements, we will do our best to implement them, but we cannot guarantee that it will be possible. In the event of such change(s) being made, you will be liable for any cancellation charges that may be levied for the previously booked service and for any costs incurred by us and our suppliers in attempting to secure any revised arrangements. Any name changes must be provided to us in writing and are subject to any airline fees or penalties.

HOW TO BOOK:
If you are happy with the arrangements outlined within this itinerary and would like to book, please forward your completed booking form and the deposit. If you would like to revise the itinerary, feel free to contact us and we can prepare another version which will hopefully match your requirements. The deposit is 25% of the total cost, plus any applicable insurance premiums and can be paid by cheque, bank transfer or credit / debit card.

PAYMENT BY CREDIT CARD:
Please note, we do not charge a credit card fee on deposits, however, a credit card fee is charged on the balance of the price of your current trip or if full payment is made. Credit card fees are detailed within the enclosed information booklet. Please note we charge a credit card fee due to the high fees charged to tour operators by the credit card companies. We have chosen to make this transparent rather than including it within the trip price. You may therefore wish to pay the balance by bank transfer, debit card or personal cheque.