Grand South India Group Tour
Guaranteed Departure India Group Tour Packages 2017-2018
Travel through South India’s stunning architecture, wildlife and water world.
The coastal area of South India is surrounded by the Great Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal. Tourism in South India comprising of five states Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and the Union Territories of Puducherry (Pondicherry) and Lakshadweep. South India offers large no. of tourism possibilities from age old history, diversified culture, amazingly carved Hindu temples, Flora and Fauna, Backwaters of Kerala, Palaces and obviously gorgeous beaches. The Grand South India Group Tour designed by Max Holidays is an attempt to introduce the travellers to some of the most popular and some less visited tourist attractions of South India. Starting from the Silicon city of Bangalore the journey goes through the great heritage sites of Belur, Hassan, Helebidu, the great palace of Mysore, green mountains of Ooty , Portuguese and Dutch sites of Kozhikode(Calicut) and Kochi (Cochin), calm and quaint backwaters of Kerala, Tiger reserve of Periyar, Temples of Madurai, Trichy, Tanjore and Mahabalipuram, French colony of Puducherry (Pondicherry) and many other awe inspiring sites with will leave you stun and make these 17 days in India an everlasting travel experience you will cherish forever. Come, explore the grand south India group tour sites with people of similar interest and different region. Contact our travel expert now and check for the availability for your participation.
Day 01 Arrive Bangalore
Day 02 Bangalore
Day 03 Bangalore to Hassan
Day 04 Hassan to Mysore
Day 05 Mysore to Ootacamund (Ooty)
Day 06 Ooty
Day 07 Ooty to Kozhikode (Calicut)
Day 08 Calicut to Kochi
Day 09 Cochin
Day 10 Kochi to Alleppey
Day 11 Alleppey to Periyar
Day 12 Periyar to Madurai
Day 13 Madurai to Tanjore
Day 14 Tanjore-Pondicherry
Day 15 Pondicherry – Mahabalipuram
Day 16 Mahabalipuram – Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram
Day 17 Mahabalipuram – Chennai – Departure
Private air conditioned car with driver Company staff for airport assistance
15 nights in handpicked hotels, 01 night in AC Deluxe houseboat
16 Breakfasts, 01 Lunch, 01 Dinner
All ground transport for sightseeing trips
Monument and museum tickets
Guides / Escorts
Expert local tour guides for sightseeing tours
Boat Ride in Periyar, Kathakali Dance, Spice Plantation Visit
Govt of India taxes and Company service charges
What’s not included
International or domestic flights are not included
Please carry a valid travel insurance
Visa fee and charges
Video / still camera fees wherever it is applicable
Meals not specified
Any kind of personal expenses/bills
Grand South India tour package offers you ultimate mixture of accommodation style. 10 nights at modern city hotels, 02 nights in hill resort at Ooty, 01 night at Periyar in a wildlife lodge, 01 night in a beautiful floating houseboat of Kerala backwaters and 02 nights in a resort near beach at Mahabalipuram.
Kerala backwater houseboats are floating hotels with basic amenities for guests. The houseboats float during the daytime and are hooked near the beach for night stay.
To provide the most accurate and updated information most our tour itineraries are updated every year. We keep into consideration the reviews of our past travellers on such trips and if need be we incorporate immediate changes for betterment so that our future travellers can be benefitted from it. While booking a seat on our Grand South India Group Tour package of India with us, we recommend that you read reviews of our past travellers, trip notes on the page, FAQs and terms of bookings etc. and ensure that the same are meeting to your plans and satisfaction. If you are interested in our South India group tour package and have some queries before preceding the bookings, you can contact our team via email or phone. Our South India group tour experts will ensure that all your queries are answered with the best available information. The length of this South India group trip is 16 nights and 17 days and we have been operating such trips successfully with almost no interruption. However, it is to be noted that inclement weather conditions, flight delays, political reasons, social ceremonies and many other reasons may cause some changes in the itinerary. Such reasons may also cause changes in time, place and order of sightseeing trips of South India group tours.
All sightseeing points are mentioned in the itinerary and will be visited by our expert tour guides. Tickets to such monuments in India Group trip are included for the mentioned monuments and museums etc. For sightseeing trips other than the planed, the traveller must inform our office in advance or communicate to our staff or local tour guide. Such additional sightseeing trips will be subject to availability and can be booked at additional cost only. Our staff and guides work under the supervision of our local expert team in each city, to ensure your safety and minimize any sort of risk. Though we try to offer the travellers the lowest possible price for the trips, but sometimes our price may be slightly higher than our competitors since at Max Holidays there are a team of many local experts engaged in organisation and execution of your Grand South India Group tour. To ensure your safety and quality of services, we recommend that, in the event of any additional sightseeing trip, additional hotel bookings, flight tickets etc you contact our staff in Delhi head office, directly.
The prices indicated with each trip are based on twin share basis. If you are a single traveller and wish to stay in a single room only, you must pay the single room supplement mentioned with each trip. If you are a single traveller booking the trip on twin share price we will be offering you accommodation with a traveller of same gender only. In the event we do not find any other single traveller willing to share the room, you will be offered a single room only with additional single room supplement cost. For more information in this connection you may also contact our South India group tour specialist in India.
For all our fixed departure South India Group Tour packages, the maximum size of the group is 24, but in the event of higher demand on any given date, it may increase upto 30 only.
Indian food is a sheer delight for the traveller. On our India Group Tour Packages mostly breakfasts are a part of the package. In addition to it we also include few lunches and dinners based on our experience for giving you a special local experience. For the rest of the meals, we prefer to offer the travellers flexibility and freedom of choosing meal and local restaurant of their choice. Our guides will suggest you restaurants you can try for a meal. This not only offers you budgeting flexibility but also keeps you free to try something apart from the group activities.
It is the responsibility of the traveller to respect the local culture, customs and nature. Keep the places you travel clean, do not encourage beggars by tipping them.
It is strongly recommended that while travelling in public areas and crowded streets or/and otherwise too, keep your passport, money etc in a neck wallet. Do not carry your valuable jewellery items etc during the trip as you will not require them for the trip. Many hotels also provide the facilities of safety lockers which can be used as per the hotel policy.
Though it is not mandatory for the travellers but in India tour guides, drivers, porters etc expect tips for their service. This is not included in our price and is totally at your own discretion.
How to Book
It is very easy and simple! To book yourself on one of our Grand South India Group tour packages you require selecting date of departure from the list. Please click on the button ‘2017–2018 Dates & Offers’, scroll the page to check all available dates and special offers, to view the offers click the date of your choice and if the dates, price etc are matching with your schedule and budget simply proceed with ‘Book Now’ option. This option will take you to an online form which you can fill and send our office to check availability of seats on the trip.
While browsing through the ‘Dates and Offers’ page, you will see icons showing ‘Early Bird Offers’ and ‘Last Minute Deal’, to know more just scroll the mouse on the icon. ‘Filling fast’ icon indicates the Grand South India group tour departures which are becoming favourites among the travellers. The red coloured button indicates the booking for the specific dates have been ‘closed’. If you are still interested in joining our group on such a date, we recommend that you immediately contact our India head office by phone or email. We shall try our best to accommodate your request and if not we will definitely offer you alternative trips.
Once your booking request for South India group tour package has been received by our team, they will communicate with you over the phone or email and upon receiving the booking amount from your side they will enrol you in the group departure.
For immediate assistance, you may contact our team at following contact addresses:
Phone : ++91 11 40504050 (board no.)
email : firstname.lastname@example.org
For our complete contact information, or to locate our local office near you, please visit our ‘contact us’ page.
How to Pay
For your bookings with us, you can make payments by any of the following methods:
1. Swift Bank Transfer / Telegraphic Transfer
2. Online Credit Card Payment using 'Secured Online Credit Card Payment Gateway' powered by Visa and MasterCard..
Visa & Insurance
It is compulsory that, on all Max Holidays trips including small group tour packages of India, you carry a valid travel insurance atleast covering your medical expenses in the event of health issues. It is also recommended strongly that the travel insurance you carry should cover additional expenses or loss due to any sudden cancellation, delay in the trip, flights rescheduling etc and other personal liabilities. It is required that on demand from our team you present them a copy of your valid travel insurance and visa for their records and booking requirements.
To visit India one must carry a valid Indian visa and the same can be obtained easily from Indian Embassy or Consulate near you. India offers the facilities of eTV or TVOA (Tourist Visa on Arrival) for travellers from about 150 countries listed herein below. E Tourist Visa is completely online service by Indian Govt. and no facilitation is required by any intermediary.
List of the countries approved under eTV scheme for VOA (India Visa on Arrival)
Albania, Andorra, Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Cape Verde, Cayman Island, Chile, China, China- SAR Hongkong, China- SAR Macau, Colombia, Comoros, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cote d'lvoire, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Laos, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niue Island, Norway, Oman, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Republic of Macedonia, Romania, Russia, Saint Christopher and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos Island, Tuvalu, UAE, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uruguay, USA, Vanuatu, Vatican City-Holy See, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Bus, Car, Rickshaw, River boat, Kerala Backwater Houseboat
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