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Hidden Hideaways

Highlights

  1. Marvel at the stone carvings of Mahabillipuram

  2. Explore the tranquil backwaters by houseboat.

  3. Visit the historic city of Silk and Sandalwood - Mysore.

  4. Stay in a delightful eco lodge nestled in the Western Ghats.

  5. Unwind in style at the end of your trip in a tranquil cottage by the sea, where you can do yoga or simply relax

DEPART FOR CHENNAI 20th May

OVERNIGHT FLIGHT


DAY 01. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel.


Fisherman’s Cove, Covelong – 2 nights. 

Built on the ramparts of an old Dutch Fort and set amidst whispering casuarinas and palm trees, this beach hotel is within easy reach of Chennai, Kanchipuram and Mahabalipuram.  The hotel has well appointed rooms, good food and beautiful views. 








DAY 02

You will be met and escorted on a private sightseeing tour of Mahabillipuram.






DAY 03


You will be transferred to the train station early in the morning to get the train over the Deccan Plateau to Mysore.

Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel.


Windflower, Mysore, 2 Nights

A stylish and comfortable hotel with spacious rooms and a great base from which to explore Mysore



DAY 04

You will be taken on a private sightseeing tour of Mysore.


Mysore Palace




DAY 05

You will be transferred to your homestay in the Western Ghats.


Tranquil, Sultan’s Battery – 2 nights. A charming homestay property high up in the Western Ghats mountain range.


DAY 06 You will be taken on a private sightseeing tour of the local area or you can explore on your own at leisure.


DAY 07

You will be transferred to Neeleshwar Hermitage in Northern Kerala.


Neeleshwar Hermitage, 4 Nights,


DAY 11

You will be transferred to the airport for your flight home (arrive back in UK same day)





Price is subject to change & availability


Tour Includes:

  1. All transfers as per itinerary

  2. All sightseeing as per itinerary with an English speaking guide.

  3. Excursions as mentioned

  4. Transportation in private A/C vehicle

  5. Daily yoga session at Neeleshwar

  6. English speaking guide

  7. Meals as mentioned  - B&B basis, except Tranquil & Neeleshwar which are on a full board basis

  8. Public liability insurance

  9. All taxes




Tour Excludes:

  1. All International flights & Visa fees.

  2. Meals, unless mentioned differently

  3. Optional tours & activities mentioned in the itinerary.

  4. Beverages and personal expenses

  5. Other excursions and entrance fees

  6. Travel insurance (cover against all cancellation costs, medical expenses, including repatriation, in the event of accident of illness)



ACCOMMODATION.

Should you wish to change any of the accommodation used in this tour, just ask and we will be happy to recommend  suitable alternatives to suit your preferences.


Entry requirements

All UK passport holders and most other nationalities require a visa for India which is obtainable in advance from your nearest embassy. Typically 6 month multiple entry visas are usually sufficient. No vaccinations are mandatory for entry, however it is advisable to a be protected against TB, polio, typhoid, tetanus and hepatitus A and to take malaria prophylactics. Above all, it is essential to consult your GP about your individual requirements as soon as possible before traveling. In addition, the following website “National Travel Health Network and Centre” is useful in preparing for your trip: http://www.nathnac.org/ds/map_world.aspx



Explore the scenic coastline and culture of Mahabillipuram, meander through the city of Mysore, experience authentic India at its best at a homestay in the hills of the Western Ghats  - all before finally unwinding on an idyllic beach in a quiet region of north Kerala.