Along the Coastline

Who says you need to fly really far to experience a holiday to the French Riviera? Down in the warmer climes of India, lies a southern Riviera, with long expanses of blue-green coastline, quaint boulevards, cozy cafés, the arts, and charming outdoor markets. Be it the intricate and beautiful stone poetry of Mahabalipuram, the old colonial lifestyle and Aurobindo Ashram culture of Pondicherry or the stately mansions of Chettinad and the stunning temples of Madurai, get set for a definitive Riviera vacation you’d never have expected in India.

Since this a Taster, you would only be visiting places mentioned in the itinerary below.

The departure is guaranteed.
This would be a small group of diverse people (maximum 12) from across the world, bound by their interest in this tour.
For a tailor made version of this program, please email us info@rudraxp.com

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Departure Dates

Chettinad

Destinations Covered

Chettinad
Chettinad

Arrive Trichy airport. Pick up and proceed for a visit to the Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple (Srirangam), situated 6 km north of the city. It is among the most revered shrines dedicated to Lord Vishnu in South India, and one of the largest temple complexes in India.

Later proceed by surface to Chettinad(Karaikudi). Arrive Chettinad and check-in to your hotel.

Time at leisure.

Dinner and Overnight at the Visalam.

Morning breakfast.

Proceed for day trip to Thanjavur. Thanjavur has as many as 74 temples but the most superb is the Sri Brihadeswara temple. The temple dedicated to Nandi, the Bull is a masterpiece of the captivating Chola architecture. The Brihadeswara temple stands 216 ft. tall but it has been built in such a manner that throughout the day its shadow never falls on the ground ! If ever Art has ardently wooed Beauty, nowhere is it more evident than in the paintings of Thanjavur. Every creation is truly a celebration of the beautiful. Rich, full bodied colours vie with exquisite filigree work to overwhelm the eye. Visit the local craftsmen and the bazaars to view this special craft.

Dinner and Overnight at Visalam.

Morning breakfast.

Opt to play Pallanguli, a traditional board game of the Tamils. It is a fascinating number game. You can ask the staff members of the hotel to show you the rules and get started !

Proceed for an interactive learning culinary experience with the chef. Chettinad cuisine is one of the most aromatic and yet the healthiest cuisines in India. Shop for vegetable with the chef and come back to the kitchen to learn some of secrets of this cuisine in the traditional kitchen.

In the evening go for an old style ride on a bullock cart, around the beautiful countryside and view the other magnificent mansions of the Chettiars.

Dinner and Overnight at the Visalam.

Morning breakfast.

Day at leisure. In time transfer to airport to board flight for your onward journey.

End of the tour.

Chettinad

The tours offered are competitively priced base products. Extensive research, with the objective of creating extraordinary experiences, backs our product offering. While we are happy to upgrade these further per your standards, we will not downgrade any, in order to meet our own.

Itinerary Route
Routes and distances may vary.
Details
October - April
41,100.00 $ 822.00
May - September
28,400.00 $ 568.00
Cost/Terms & Conditions
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  • Terms & Conditions

    All Prices are on twin sharing.

    Single Supplement : Rs 21,200 / USD 425 (Oct-Apr) , Rs 12,500 / USD 250 (May-Sept).

    The prices mentioned are based on accommodations, handpicked to give the most fulfilling and enriching experience of a destination. These may change in relation with what gets added, upgraded or improved in a particular destination. We also choose the most valuable room in terms of experience in the chosen hotel, which is mostly a higher category, more private and truly represents the spirit of the place. We use Toyota Innovas, by default for all travel. Please check with us for upgrade to a Luxury SUV, or also for the option of the costs without transport. Foreign nationals are requested to bear in mind that there maybe some nominal cost additions owing to differences in entrances to monuments, wild life entry fees or other similar charges. The prices stated above are an estimate. Price is subject to change based on availability or any weekend, festival, holiday premiums, at the time of booking. Payment:

    • Booking Advance of INR 15,000.00 / USD 375 per person
    • Final Full Payment 60 days prior to arrival.

    Package doesn’t include:

    • All entrance / camera fees.
    • Tips & Gratuities & personal expenses
    • Visa Fees & Airport tax or Airport improvement fees.
    • Travel Insurance.
    • All Expenses other than mentioned in What Price Includes.

    Cancellation Policy

    • Booking advance non – refundable from the time of booking.
    • 75% of Package Cost non – refundable within 45 days before departure.
    • 100% of Package Cost non – refundable within 30 days before departure.
  • Itinerary Includes
    • Accommodation in hotel on twin sharing
    • Daily Breakfast
    • 3 Dinners
    • All prevailing taxes like Luxury tax in all hotels and Service tax wherever applicable.
    • All transfers to or from hotels, airport, railway station, sight seeing city tours, drives by air conditioned car with a Smart- driver.
    • Road tax, toll tax, driver’s allowance, parking etc.
    • Guided tour of the Temples.
    • Culinary experience with the chef in a traditional kitchen.
    • Bullock cart ride in Chettinad.
    • Memories of a lifetime.
  • Itinerary Cost

    October - April(INR): 41,100.00

    May - September(INR): 28,400.00

    October - April(USD): 822.00

    May - September(USD): 568.00

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