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Kodaikanal Holidays

Sample Itinerary - REF INDIA 1198

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Chennai Sadhu

Day 1: Chennai

Welcome to Chennai and the start of your India holiday with us. After you have passed through customs and baggage collection we will be there to meet you and transfer you to your hotel.

Chennai street

Day 2: Chennai - Madurai

A morning tour of the city includes a visit to St George Fort, built in 1653 and St Mary’s Church, the oldest British church in India. We will transfer you to the railway station for the overnight train to Madurai - Pandian Express departing at 21:15 and arriving at 06:15.

Local flower seller

Day 3: Madurai

Arrive Madurai early in the morning at 0615 hours. We will be there to meet you at the train station and we will transfer you to your hotel. Rest of the day is free.

Gandhi museum

Day 4: Madurai

Madurai is a bustling city jam-packed with rickshawallas, pilgrims and traders and resembling a seemingly continuous bazaar. This morning enjoy a sightseeing tour. Highlights include the Sri Meenakshi Temple built in 1560 and the city’s busy bazaars. The rest of the afternoon is free to explore the city further.

Tamil Nadu Cathedral

Day 5: Madurai - Kodaikanal

We will drive you to Kodaikanal today and check you into the hotel. rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 6: Kodaikanal

Free day for you to explore Kodaikanal.

Day 7: Kodaikanal - Periyar NP

We will drive you to Periyar National Park and check you into your hotel. Rest of the day is free.

Periyar birds

Day 8: Periyar NP

This morning you will enjoy a tranquil boat ride, drift silently along the water's of Lake Periyar, spotting wild elephent herds and many of the varied wildlife the park has to offer.


Day 9: Periyar NP - Munnar

We will drive you to Munnar today and check you into the hotel. Rest of the day is free.

Tea pickers

Day 10: Munnar

Free day.

Rolling plantation

Day 11: Munnar - Alleppey

Time to head onto Alleppey and check onto your houseboat - our driver will assist you with the check in.

Alleppey sunset

Day 12: Alleppey - Kumarakom

Crewed by a poler to push the rice boat through the water, a distance of some 20 kms will be covered, during which time the boat will glide past colourful local villages. You'll disembark and we will drive you to Kumarakom and check you into the hotel.

Sunrise boat trip

Day 13: Kumarakom - Kochi

We will drive you to Kochi and in the afternoon you will have a half day city tour. The touring today includes the visit to Dutch Palace built by the Portuguese for a local King in 1555 A.D. The famous Jew Street, a cul-de-sac leading to the beautiful Parsi Synagogue built in 1568. Fort Cochin streets are still graced with traces of Portuguese, Dutch & British colonial architecture, including a few old trading factories, the only ones still standing anywhere in the world.

Kathakali Dancer

Day 14: Kochi

We will transfer you to the airport in time for your departure flight.