Day 1: Arrival Chennai
Meet and greet on arrive at Airport / Railway Station Chennai. Pick up and proceed to hotel. Check into the hotel. After some rest enjoy visiting places such as Kabalishwara Temple, Santhom Church, St. George Fort and Madras Museum. In the evening you are free for your engagements like shopping, dinner etc. Return to hotel and stay at night in hotel.
Day 2: Chennai – Pondicherry (150 Kms)
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and proceed to Pondicherry, an older French colony. On arrival, check in to your hotel. After some rest visit the Aurobindo Ashram, founded by a Bengali philosopher named Aurobindo in the early 20th century. In evening, you will have the option to visit Auroville or relax on the beach. Return to hotel and have a comfortable night stay.
Day 3: Pondicherry – Tanjavur (165 Kms)
After breakfast check out from the hotel and proceed to Tanjavur. On arrival Tanjavur check into hotel. The famous world Heritage monument of Tanjore is the Bragatheeswarar Temple, built by Raja Chola King, with its lush green stretches of cultivated lands. Stay at night in hotel, Tanjavur.
Day 4: Tanjavur – Trichy (55 Kms)
After breakfast proceed to Trichy, on arrival Trichy check in to your hotel. Afternoon go for visiting Rock Fort Temple, situated on the banks of the Kaveri river, also visiting Jambukeshwar temple, Mariamman Temple, Sri Ragna Swami Temple etc. Return to hotel and stay at night in the hotel
Day 5: Trichy – Madurai (135 Kms)
After breakfast proceed to Madurai, known as the Nectar city, is the oldest city in Tamilnadu. On arrival Madurai check into hotel. Afternoon enjoy city sightseeing of Madurai covering Meenakshi Amman Temple and Thiruparakundram Murugan Temple. Return to hotel overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 6: Madurai – Periyar (140 Kms)
After breakfast drive to Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, also known as Thekkady. Spread out in an area of 925 sq kms, this sanctuary is home to a variety of wildlife. On arrival, check into resort. Rest of the day you are at leisure to enjoy walking in the esteemed surrounding lush greenery; enjoy a boat ride in the Periyar Lake. Return to resort and stay overnight in the resort.
Day 7: Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
After breakfast proceed for whole day wildlife safari in the park. During the safari, you can experience several animal and bird species such as tigers, elephants, barking deer, mouse deer, Dholes, mongoose, foxes, Bonnet Macaque, leopards, the rare lion-tailed macaque, darters, cormorants, kingfishers and the great Malabar Pied Hornbill etc. In the evening return to the resort and stay at night in Periyar.
Day 8 Thekkady – Munnar (100 kms)
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive on for a charming journey to Munnar covered with eternal area of tea plantation. The landscape view of the Cardamom hills and green carpets of tea plantation is an unforgettable memory. On arrival at Munnar check into resort or hotel and rest of the day is at leisure and over night stay at resort / hotel.
Day 9 – Munnar – Alleppey (55 Kms)
Today morning after breakfast drive to Alleppey, Water locked place is endowed with immense natural beauty and array of rivers, canals and lakes ideal for boat cruise. On arrival check into houseboat and also enjoy cruise / boat riding through the backwaters is the fabulous way to explore the fascinating beauty of the backwaters. Stay overnight in the Houseboat.
Day 10: Munnar – Cochin (125 Kms)
After breakfast, begin driving to Cochin. On arrival, check into hotel. The afternoon is scheduled for a city tour that may include attractions like Mattancherry Palace, Santa Cruz Basilica, St. Francis Church and Paradise Synagogue. Stay overnight.
Day 11: Cochin – Ooty (260 Kms)
After breakfast check out hotel and proceed for Ooty, popular as ‘Queen of Hill Stations’. On arrival Ooty check into hotel. The rest of the day is free for leisure activities- interact with the locals, take a stroll around the tea gardens, treat your eyes to the surrounding scenic beauty and shop for memento at the local market etc. Stay overnight.
Day 12: Ooty
After breakfast explore the attractions of hill town of South India. Visit the Ooty Lake, Botanical Garden, Dodabetta Peak, Tea Gardens, Lamb’s Rock, Sim’s Park, and Dolphin’s Nose etc. Esteem the surrounding lush greenery and snow covered mountain peaks. Return to the hotel and stay overnight.
Day 13: Ooty – Bandipur (50Kms)
After breakfast drive to Bandipur National Park, famous for a rich population of the big cats. On reaching Bandipur check into jungle resort. The afternoon is free. In the evening, participate in jungle activities- tiger tracking, bird watching, trekking or a nature walk. Return to resort and stay overnight.
Day 14: Bandipur
After breakfast go for jungle safari. The day is totally scheduled for two wildlife safaris into the park. During the safari, you can spot animal species like chital, gray languor, Indian giant squirrels, elephants, Spectacled cobra, Indian rock python, vipers, rat snake and around 200 species of birds including honey buzzards, red-headed vultures, Indian vultures, flower peckers, hoopoes and Indian rollers. In the evening return to the resort and stay overnight.
Day 15: Bandipur – Mysore (75 Kms)
After breakfast check out resort and drive to Mysore. On arrival check into hotel and after some rest enjoy Mysore sightseeing covering Mysore st. Philomena’s Church, Chamundi Hill, Bull, Zoo, Maharaja’s Palace and Art Gallery. In the evening return to hotel and stay at night in Mysore
Day 16: Mysore – Bangalore (150 Kms)
After breakfast check out hotel and leave Banglore. On arrival Banglore check into hotel. Afternoon enjoy city sightseeing tour including visits of Channapatna Toys Centre, Srirangapatna, Ranganathaswamy Temple, Tippu’s Palace, Fort, Gumbaz and Tippu’s Summer Palace. Return to hotel and stay at night in Banglore.
Day 17: Bangalore – Drop
After breakfast check out hotel. Drop at Airport Railway Station Banglore. 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.
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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).