Day 1 – Chennai – Kanchipuram – Mahabalipuram (60 kms)
On arrive in Chennai Airport / Railway Station meet and greet and proceed to visit Temples names are Varatharaja Temple, Vaikunda Perumal Temple, Kailasanatha Temple and Ekambareswara Temple at Kanchipuram. After temple visits, drive to Mahabalipuram. On arrival, check in to the hotel. After lunch, go for a sightseeing tour of Mahabalipuram including visits to Five Rathas, Arjuna’s Penance, Shore Temple, Tiger Cave and Krishna’s Butter Ball. Return to and overnight stay at hotel.
Day 2 – Mahabalipuram – Pondicherry (160 Kms)
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and proceed to Pondicherry, an older French colony. On arrival, check in to your hotel and have a comfortable night stay.
Day 3 – Pondicherry Sightseeing
After breakfast, visit the Aurobindo Ashram, founded by a Bengali philosopher named Aurobindo in the early 20th century. In the afternoon, you will have the option to visit Auroville or relax on the beach. Return to hotel and have a comfortable night stay.
Day 4 – Pondicherry – Madurai (325 Kms)
Today, have an early breakfast and proceed to Madurai. On arrival at Madurai, check in at the hotel and have a comfortable night stay.
Day 5 – Madurai Sightseeing
After breakfast, enjoy a sightseeing tour of this fond pilgrimage city where lives revolve around the great Meenakshi Temple. This temple with its pyramidal gateway towers is covered with a great quantity of multi-coloured images of mythological figures, animals and gods. Also visit Tirumalai Nayak Palace and the Gandhi Museum. Thereafter, return to the hotel and have a comfortable night stay.
Day 6 – Madurai – Rameshwaram
After breakfast, proceed to Rameshwaram. On arrival at Rameshwaram check in to your hotel and after taking some rest, go for a local tour of the town. It is said that Ramanathaswamy Temple stands where Lord Rama performed worship of a sand lingam made by Sita. Other places of interest in Rameshwaram are Dhanushkodi, Agnitheertham Gandamadana Parvatham etc. Stay overnight at your hotel in Rameshwaram.
Day 7 – Rameshwaram – Kanyakumari
After breakfast, transfer to Kanyakumari. Kanyakumari is the meeting point of Arabian Sea, the Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal and is also an important pilgrimage place for Hindus. Upon arrival in Kanyakumari, check in at the hotel and proceed on a visit to Vivekananda Rock, Gandhi Museum and Kumari Amman Temple. Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 8 – Kanyakumari – Thiruvananthapuram Drop
After breakfast, drive from Kanyakumari to Thiruvananthapuram. Drop at Airport Railway Station. With the dropping the tour ends with sweet Festal memories.
Hotel accommodation on a twin sharing basis.
Breakfast as per hotels’ menu.
All transfers and sightseeing as per the itinerary in a non air-conditioned vehicle.
All toll tax, parking fees and driver’s allowances.
All applicable hotel taxes.
Anything not mentioned under ‘Package Inclusions’
All personal expenses, optional tours and extra meals.
Camera fees, alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages and starters.
Vehicle service on leisure days for sightseeing not included in the itinerary.
Medical and travel insurance.
For all the services contracted, minimum 10% advance payment should be made to hold the booking, on confirmed basis & the balance amount can be paid before 30 days from commencement of the services. However Festal Tours have right to amend advance amount and payment of balance amount and time of payment
In the event of cancellation of tour / services due to any reason/s we must be informed of the same in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive advice in writing, and cancellation charges would be as follows:
60 days prior to arrival: 10% of the Total Package cost
45 days prior to arrival: 15% of the Total Package cost
15 days prior to arrival: 25% of the Total Package cost
07 days prior to arrival: 50% of the Total Package cost
Less than 7 days from start of service or No Show: No Refund
Some cancellation and refund policies are out of our tender:
Refund for hotel payment will follow the hotel’s cancellation policy
Train tickets cancellations will follow the Railway’s policy
Flight tickets cancellations will follow the airlines company policy
In case of Special Trains Journeys and peak season hotel bookings a separate cancellation policy is applicable (which can be advised as and when required).
In case you cancel the trip after commencement, refund would be restricted to a limited amount only which too would depend on the amount that we would be able to recover from the hoteliers/ contractors we patronize. For unused hotel accommodation, chartered transportation & missed meals etc. we do not bear any responsibility to refund.
Our Liabilities & Limitations:
Please note that after the finalization of the Tour/ service Cost, if there are any Hike in entrance fees of monuments / museums, Taxes, fuel cost or guide charges – by Govt of India, the same would be charged as extra.
Law & Jurisdiction
For all complaints, suits, claims or disputes of whatsoever nature relating to any products offered by Festal Tours, will be under the exclusive jurisdiction of Court of Bilaspur (CG).