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.

Madurai
Chettinad
Puducherry
Mahabalipuram

Destinations Covered

Madurai
Chettinad
Puducherry
Mahabalipuram
Madurai
Madurai
Day 1

Arrive Madurai and check-in at hotel.

Take the temple tour of the historic Meenakshi Temple complex. Proceed for a visit to Madurai’s wholesale banana market ( Apparently, 16 varieties of bananas are sold there) followed by the Jasmine flower market. Madurai is famed for its jasmine plantation. An average of 2,000 farmers sell flowers daily at the flower market.

Overnight at hotel.

Morning breakfast.

Proceed by surface to Chettinad(Karaikudi).

Arrive Chettinad and check-in to your hotel.

Time at leisure.

Overnight at the hotel.

Morning breakfast

Proceed for a learning culinary experience with the chef. Chettinad cuisine is one of the most aromatic and yet healthiest cuisine 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.

Evening take a tour of the famous Chettinad Mansions.

Overnight at hotel.

Morning Breakfast.

Proceed by surface to Pondicherry. Along the way visit the Brihadeeswara Temple at Tanjore, one of the tallest in India. Study of Oriental history is incomplete without the inclusion of the Tanjore temples that resonate the rich legacy of the Chola Kings. Made in granite(which is not found in the area) a 100 years ago, one of the highlights is the depiction of the carved nartakis or dancers, as it was the melting point for dancers, musicians and artists who offered their talent to Shiva.

Arrive Pondicherry and check-in at your hotel.

Overnight at Hotel.

Morning breakfast.

Pondicherry is famous for doing nothing. But for art enthusiasts we recommend a relaxed walk around the French Quarter for the Art galleries, Boutique shops and cafes, which is straight out of a French Town.

After settling down go on a memorable trip to the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, the international city of Auroville, and the French boulevard town with its French heritage.

Overnight at the Hotel.

Puducherry - Mahabalipuram (269 km)
Day 6

Morning breakfast.

Proceed by surface to Mahabalipuram. Arrive and check into Hotel.

Proceed for a short visit to the age old temples ruins that are a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Evening relax around the beach.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Morning breakfast.

Day at leisure.

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

Mahabalipuram

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
58,750.00 $ 1,175.00
May - September
39,500.00 $ 790.00
Cost/Terms & Conditions
details...
X
  • Terms & Conditions

    All Prices are on twin sharing.

    Single Supplement : Rs 17,500/ USD 350 (May – Sept), Rs 27,500 / USD 550 (Oct – Apr) Please check with us for single supplement for add ons.

    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 20,000.00 / USD 500 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
    • 1 Dinner in Madurai
    • All meals in Chettinad
    • 2 Dinners in Pondicherry
    • 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 Meenakshi Temple.
    • Bullock cart ride in Chettinad.
    • Memories of a lifetime.
  • Itinerary Cost

    October - April(INR): 58,750.00

    May - September(INR): 39,500.00

    October - April(USD): 1,175.00

    May - September(USD): 790.00

Stay connected with beauty, happiness and adventure.

Subscribe to our stories from the little known lands and also
be the first to know of early bird offers and experiences of a lifetime.