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Cultural and wellness tour: South India

The highlights of this cultural and wellness tour in South India:

  • This trip to South-East India and Kerala is a journey of discovery and great moments of well-being thanks to the Ayurvedic massages offered to you in Kerala. A trip like no other, full of flavors and strength.
  • southeastern India and Kerala. Visits to temples, archaeological sites, abundant nature.
  • you return home full of vigor . In addition, memories of the splendor of palaces, temples and the magic of encounters will remain etched in your memory and your body.
  • ITINERARY : CHENNAI (2 NIGHTS) – MAHABALIPURAM (1 NIGHT) – PNDICHERRY (2 NIGHTS) – TANJORE (1 NIGHT) – MADURAI (1 NIGHT) – MUNNAR (1 NIGHT) – PERIYAR (1 NIGHT) – KUMARAKOM (1 NIGHT) – KOVALAM (4 NIGHTS)
  • DURATION: 17 DAYS of cultural and well-being tour in South India
  • DATES OF YOUR CHOICE: Departure from 2 people
  • PRICE: From 2460€/p. International flights included, full board and Ayurvedic treatments included.

Cultural and well-being tour in South-East India and Kerala.

WHY THIS TRIP WITH ATYPIC TRAVEL?

This cultural and well-being circuit trip in South-East India and Kerala is a journey of discovery and great moments of well-being thanks to the Ayurvedic massages offered to you in Kerala. A trip like no other, full of flavors and strength. Spicy. Both a journey through history and an expedition into the future. This circuit in India does not give in half measures. It offers you another view of the world and comes to pick you up deep in the guts.

On the program: South-East India and Kerala. Visits to temples, archaeological sites, abundant nature, and Ayurvedic massages.

Ayurvedic massages:

You feel rejuvenated and rebalanced thanks to the small Ayurvedic cure of 4 days in a specialized heavenly place. These 4 days of inner happiness, aim to detoxify you, in order to maintain the balance of body and mind, with Ayurvedic massages, while enjoying delicious cuisine. The logic is to eliminate the toxins encrusted deep within the cells by using sequential techniques that will first bring them to the surface and then eliminate them through the skin and the digestive system.

You return home full of vigor. In addition, memories of the splendor of palaces, temples and the magic of encounters will remain etched in your memory and your body.

TRAVEL ITINERARY:

CHENNAI (2 NIGHTS) – MAHABALIPURAM (1 NIGHT) – PNDICHERRY (2 NIGHTS) – TANJORE (1 NIGHT) – MADURAI (1 NIGHT) – MUNNAR (1 NIGHT) – PERIYAR (1 NIGHT) – KUMARAKOM (1 NIGHT) – KOVALAM ( 4 NIGHTS): 16 NIGHTS/ 17 DAYS

TOUR MAP:
International flight to Chennai.

hotel Meet your local French-speaking correspondent and transfer to the hotel. Free afternoon. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

2 nights in Chennai  

After breakfast, city tour: Maylapore temple, St. George fort , St. Mary’s church and “Marina beach”. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

French speaking local guide.

Host Radisson Blu Resort Temple Bay Mamallapuram After breakfast, drive to Kanchipuram . Kanchipuram. Visit the temples of Kailashanadhar, Ekambareshwar & VaradharajPerumal. Visit of the silk manufacturing factory. Road to Mahabalipuram,  one of the oldest temples in southern India. You then continue the visit of the “Five Ratas” , 5 different temples. The day ends with a visit to the sculpture museum. Relaxing evening. Dinner and night at the hotel.

French speaking local guide

After breakfast, drive to Pondicherry, the former capital of the French colonies in India. Afternoon, relax and free. Dinner and night in hotel.

3 hour drive  

After breakfast, visit Auroville 8km away. from Pondicherry. Then visit Sri Aurobindo Ashram. You continue the visit by the temple of Manakula Vinayagar and the basilica of the sacred heart. The rest of the day free. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.  

French speaking guide  

After breakfast, drive to Tanjore. On the way, stop at Chidambaram, visit the temple of Natraja. Then, visit Gangaikonda Cholapuram with the visit of the monuments classified by Unesco. Kumbakonam Temple Finally arrived in Tanjore. Dinner and night in hotel.  

4 hours drive. English speaking guide.

After breakfast, visit Tanjore: Brihadeeswara Temple, Tanjore Palace, Royal Palace Museum. Road to Trichy. Visit the Rock Fort temple, and Srirangam. Road to Madurai. Dinner and night in hotel.

English speaking local guide.

Visit of Madurai : the temple of Sri Meenakshi Amman. Then, visit the Thirumalai Nayak palace . In the early evening, attend the famous ceremony of the temple of Meenakshi Amman . Road to Munnar. Dinner on the way. hotel night

3 hours drive. French speaking local guide            

After breakfast, visit Eravikulam National Park . Afternoon, visit the tea museum. Dinner and night in hotel.  

English speaking local guide

After breakfast, drive through Periyar National Park, famous for its wild nature, its preserved natural sanctuary. Also its spice gardens and tea plantations. On arrival check-in at the hotel. Visit to the local spice garden. A guided walk through the gardens is planned. In the evening, take part in the Kalaripayattu show . Dinner and night in hotel.

English speaking local guide. Evening show

hotel After breakfast, drive to Kumarakom. 4-hour barge excursion and lunch on board on the backwaters. Transfer to the hotel and check-in. Dinner and night in hotel.

3 hours drive. Full board

Hotel After breakfast drive to Kovalam. Dinner and night in hotel.

4 hours drive.

Free day of relaxation and well-being with traditional Ayurvedic massages in the morning and evening. Full board at the hotel.

2 Ayurvedic massages. Full board

CHOICE OF DATES FROM 2 PEOPLE.

PRICE: From 2460€/p. International flights included, half board and Ayuredic treatments.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:

  • International flights from Brussels or Paris (ask for your quote if departing from another airport).
  • Accommodation with breakfast in hotels according to the program.
  • Full board for days 12, 14, 15, 16.
  • Half board for the other days of the program.
  • All transfers .
  • TRANSPORT S and driver: All transport, excursions. An excellent quality vehicle with air conditioning and Wi-Fi. Toyota Etios for 2 people, Micro Coach for 4 to 6 people. Large windows, garbage cans, paper towels, bottle of water, Wi-Fi, audio-visual. Vehicle less than 2 years old, experienced English speaking drivers.
  • Local guides according to program.
  • 1 bottle of water /p/day.
  • Cruise on the backwaters in Periyar.
  • Entrances to all monuments.
  • The Kathak Kali and Kalaripatu shows .
  • Authentic Ayurvedic massages according to the program.

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:

  • Personal expenses
  • Unforeseen expenses due to strikes, natural disasters, flight delays, flight cancellations.
  • Insurance
  • Drinks.
  • Prices for cameras and cameras in monuments.
  • Tips for drivers, guides and restaurants.
  • Baggage handling at hotels, airports.
  • Visa for India: (Atypic Travel can take care of this formality on request).
  • Optional: a guide from Atypic Travel