Pondicherry Holidays

Sample Itinerary - REF INDIA 1917

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Chennai Sadhu

Day 1: Chennai

Welcome to India! Upon arrival we will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to your hotel for the evening. Overnight GRT Grand Chennai (standard room).

Brightly clothed local women

Day 2: Chennai - Pondicherry

En route to Pondicherry visit Kanchipuram, one of sacred cities in India and the seaside town of Mahabalipuram, famous for its shore temple. The city is also famous for handwoven silk. In Mahabalipuram, the huge rock-cut sculptures and mandapams (pillared pavilions) date from the 5th to 8th centuries.

Clock Tower

Day 3: Pondicherry

Merry Christmas! Start the day with a sightseeing tour of Pondicherry which includes Auroville Ashram. This afternoon is free to enjoy.

Gandhi Statue

Day 4: Pondicherry

Today is a free day for you to relax or explore independantly.

Temple

Day 5: Pondicherry - Tanjore

Today is a free day for you to relax or explore independantly.

Tanjore street

Day 6: Tanjore - Madurai

Spend the morning on a sightseeing tour of Tanjore including Brihadeeshwara Temple and Tanjore Art Gallery before we travel approx. 6 hours to Madurai for the evening.

Darya Khan's tomb in Mandu. Photo credit varunshiv.

Day 7: Madurai

This morning enjoy a half day city tour of Mandurai including Thirumalai Nayak Palace,Mariamman Theppakulam, Meenakshi Temple, Local Bazaar and Taylor market.

Jahaz Mahal in Mandu. Photo credit mckaysavage.

Day 8: Madurai

Today is a free day for your to relax or explore independantly

Tea pickers

Day 9: Madurai - Munnar

Today we journey on approx. 4 hours to Munnar. The remainder of the day is free for you to look forward to the New Year!

Rolling plantation

Day 10: Munnar

Happy New Years! (Today you will need to change rooms to the Garden room.) This morning you can visit a tea plantation and museum (closed Monday). See how Assam tea is grown, hand-picked and processed and taste some of the best Assam tea there is. Later enjoy a trip to Eravikulam National Park with the remainder of the day free.

Day 11: Munnar - Kumarakom

Today we travel approx. 4.5 hours to Kumarakom with the remainder of the day free.

Sunrise boat trip

Day 12: Kumarakom

Today is a free day for you to relax or explore independantly.

Typical houseboat

Day 13: Kumarakom

Today is a free day for you to relax or explore independantly.

Local birdlife

Day 14: Kumarakom - Alleppey

Today you will be transferred to Kumarakom boat jetty to embark houseboat to enjoy the backwaters of Kerala.

Alleppey sunset

Day 15: Alleppey - Kochi

Disembarking the houseboat we travel onto Kochi with the remainder of the day free.

Kathakali Dancer

Day 16: Kochi

Today enjoy a half day tour of Old Kochi including Synagogue, Dutch Palace & St Francis Church and the Dutch Palace. Today you will need to change hotels and check-in to the Bruton Boatyard. This evening enjoy a kathakali dance performance!

Jewish Market

Day 17: Kochi

Today is a free day for you to relax or explore independantly.

Chinese nets at sunset

Day 18: Kochi

Today is a free day for you to relax or explore independantly.

Sunset at Fort Kochi

Day 19: Kochi

Sadly your last day with us with your departure transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

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last updated - 22 Oct 2014 2:51 AM