Kerala classic Indien

Kerala classic

  • Per Boot unterwegs auf Keralas verzweigten Wasserwegen
  • Wildbeobachtung im Periyar Nationalpark
  • Besuch des Küstentempels in Mamallapuram
  • Üppig grüne Teeplantagen von Munnar
  • Fort Kochi und spektakulärer Mattancherry Palast
  • Europäisches Flair von Pondicherry
  • Überblick
  • Leistungen
  • Reiseverlauf
  • Termine & Preise
  • Zusatzinformationen
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15 Tage Indien

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Das grüne und tropische Südindien ist Inspiration pur. Auf Ihrer Erkundungstour durch Chennai erwarten Sie pulsierende Märkte und der prächtige Kapileshwar Tempel, ehe Sie nach Mamallapuram reisen. Highlight des gemächlichen Fischerortes ist der Küstentempel über der malerischen Benaglischen Bucht. Lassen Sie sich vom europäischen Flair Pondicherrys gefangen nehmen und erforschen Sie den faszinierenden Tempelkomplex von Madurai. Schroffe Berggipfel, tropische Wälder und üppig grüne Teeplantagen heißen Sie in Munnar willkommen. Halten Sie im Periyar Wildschutzgebiet Ausschau nach Wildtieren und entdecken Sie per Boot die verzweigten Wasserwege von Kerala. Gehen Sie in Kochi auf Entdeckungsreise, bevor Sie Ihre Reise an den herrlichen Stränden des Arabischen Meeres ausklingen lassen. Entdecken Sie eine der schönsten Regionen Indiens ohne auf zu viel Komfort zu verzichten.

Tag 1-2: Chennai
Tag 3-4: Pondicherry
Tag 5-6: Madurai
Tag 7: Thekkady - Periyar Nationalpark
Tag 8: Periyar Nationalpark
Tag 9-10: Munnar
Tag 11-12: Kochi (Cochin)
Tag 13: Alleppey (Kerala Backwaters)
Tag 14: Trivandrum - Kovalam
Tag 15: Kovalam

Leistungen enthalten

Indien Rundreise wie angegeben, Transport, Unterkunft und Mahlzeiten gemäß Programm, Flughafentransfer bei Anreise, Sehenswürdigkeiten, Aktivitäten und Ausflüge wie im Tourverlauf angegeben:
  • Chennai: Regierungsmuseum, Kapileshwar Tempel
  • Küstentempel von Mamallapuram
  • Pondicherry: Rundgang und Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Besuch der Modellstadt Auroville
  • Madurai: Rundgang, Sri Meenakshi Tempel, Gandhi Museum
  • Munnar: Besuch Teegarten, Stadtrundgang, Mattupetty Damm
  • Periyar Nationalpark: Besuch einer Gewürzplantage inkl. Abendessen, Geführte Naturwanderung
  • Kochi: Fort Kochi, Mattancherry-Palast (Holländischer Palast), Jüdische, Kathakali Tanzaufführung, Vypeen Island
  • Kovalam: Attukal Tempel, Rundgang

Leistungen nicht enthalten

Internationale Flüge (gerne über uns buchbar), Visum Indien, Flughafentransfer bei Abreise, nicht genannte Mahlzeiten und Getränke, Visum, Reiseversicherung, persönliche Ausgaben, Trinkgeld, Vor-/Nachübernachtungen zur Tour, optionale Aktivitäten und Ausflüge, Flughafen- und Ausreisesteuern

Unterbringung

13x Hotel
1x Hausboot

Die Unterbringung erfolgt in Doppelzimmern. Alleinreisende werden zusammen mit Mitreisenden gleichen Geschlechts untergebracht. Gegen Aufpreis ist auch die Unterbringung im Einzelzimmer buchbar (vorbehaltlich Verfügbarkeit). EZ-Zuschlag bitte anfragen.

Verpflegung

14x Frühstück
1x Mittagessen
2x Abendessen

Weitere Mahlzeiten sind nicht enthalten. Dies soll Ihnen die größtmögliche Flexibilität bei der Wahl der Mahlzeiten und die Möglichkeit geben die einheimische Küche und kulinarischen Spezialitäten des jeweiligen Landes kennenzulernen. Planen Sie ca. USD225 für zusätzliche Mahlzeiten und Getränke ein.

Tourbegleitung

Englischsprachige Reiseleitung

Hinter jeder Reise steht ein großartiger Reiseleiter. Der Enthusiasmus und das fast unschlagbare Wissen unserer einheimischen und englischsprachigen Reiseleiter werden deine Reise unvergesslich machen. Mit Rat und Tat stehen sie den Reisenden zur Seite. Vom Anfang bis zum Ende der Tour sind sie vor Ort für die Gruppe da, wissen nicht nur, in welchen Restaurants man gut isst und wo die besten Shops zu finden sind, sondern zeigen dein Reisenden mit Kompetenz und voller Begeisterung ihre Heimat.

Transportarten

Boot, Privatfahrzeug

Zusätzliche Übernachtungen

Bitte kontaktieren Sie uns - wir beraten Sie gerne.

Flughafentransfer

Der Transfer vom Flughafen zum Hotel ist am Ankunftstag inklusive. Bitte infomieren Sie uns bei Buchung über Ihre Flugdetails.

Optionale Ausflüge / Zusatzleistungen

Kovalam:
Anchuthengu Fort - INR50
Koyikkal Palast - INR50
Day 1 Chennai
Welcome to Chennai, India. On arrival at the airport, head to the hotel via transfer. Your Indian adventure will begin with an important group meeting at 6 pm. Please look for a note in the hotel lobby or ask reception where it will take place. We'll be collecting insurance details and next of kin information at this meeting, so ensure you bring these details to provide to your leader. If you're going to be late, please inform the hotel reception. If you arrive in Chennai with free time to spare, wander around India’s fourth largest city and perhaps visit the local marketplaces and temples. In the evening, maybe head out for dinner with your fellow travellers.
Notes: If you can't arrange a flight that will arrive in time, you may wish to arrive a day early so you're able to attend. We'll be happy to book additional accommodation for you (subject to availability).

Included Activities

- Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer

Meals Included
1 Breakfast

Accommodation
Pride Hotel or similar (1 nt)

Day 2 Chennai
After breakfast head out for an included trip to Chennai’s Kapaleeshwarar Temple. With its multi-coloured gateway and pillared pavilions, this is one of India’s most impressive sights. Move onto the Government Museum to learn more about the history of Chennai. Perhaps head out for some delicious Chennai cuisine in the evening, such as Chettinad pepper chicken or ven pongal (spicy lentils and rice).

Included Activities
- Chennai - Kapileshwar Temple
- Chennai - Government Museum

Meals Included
1 Breakfast

Accommodation
Pride Hotel or similar (1 nt)

Day 3 Pondicherry
From Chennai, drive along the scenic East Coast Road to the fishing village of Mamallapuram. Take a guided tour around the town’s laidback beaches and temples, keeping an eye out for the sculptures and carvings dotted around the place. Visit the 8th-century Shore Temple and its mandapams (carved pillars) to pay your respects to the deity Shiva. Continue onto Puducherry in the afternoon where your evening is then free. Today's drive should take around three hours in total.

Included Activities
- Mamallapuram - Shore Temple

Accommodation

Hotel Atithi or similar (1 nt)

Day 4 Pondicherry

On the way to Puducherry, visit the living project of Auroville, dedicated to the concept of unity. With more than 80 rural settlements and home to over 1,500 residents, half of the town’s population are foreign nationals. Auroville is also home to the world’s largest solid crystal, which you can examine. Continue on your journey to reach the united territories of Puducherry. Upon arrival, take a walking tour to see local temples, the French Quarter and the spiritual community of Sri Aurobindo Ashram. You’ll see evidence of French colonial influence in Puducherry's architecture, sprawling town squares and even in the uniforms of the police. Puducherry is also a duty free zone, reputed for its quality leather and hand crafted paper products. You'll notice the French influence of the area extends to the European feel of the shopping. Today's driving will take around three hours.

Included Activities

- Pondicherry - Auroville
- Pondicherry - Walking Tour & Sri Aurobindo Ashram

Accommodation

Hotel Atithi or similar (1 nt)

Day 5 Madurai

Today take a six-hour afternoon train to Madurai. The train will be air-conditioned with comfortable chairs and western-style toilets. On arrival, head out on a guided walking tour to see ancient temples and heritage sights of the city. Madurai’s recorded history dates back to third-century BC and has a fascinating story, with your guide being able to help you understand it. Venture out in the evening for some authentic Indian food.

Included Activities
- Madurai - Walking tour

Accommodation

Germanus Hotel or similar (1 nt)

Day 6 Madurai

Wander through the markets and bazaars of Madurai before visiting the Sri Meenakshi Temple in the city’s centre. Still in use today, this ancient temple is a maze of lamp-lit corridors leading to shrines where traditional rituals take place. Explore the National Gandhi Museum, dedicated to the life and achievements of the 'Father of the Nation' and the leader of India's fight for independence. Your evening is then free to do as you wish.

Included Activities
- Madurai - Sri Meenakshi Temple
- Madurai - Gandhi Museum

Accommodation

Germanus Hotel or similar (1 nt)

Day 7 Thekkady - Periyar National Park

Today, take a four-hour drive to Thekkady through rubber and pineapple plantations. Thekkady is the gateway to Periyar National Park and Tiger Reserve, perched high in the ranges of the Western Ghats. The sanctuary surrounds a picturesque lake, which was formed as result of a dam that was built in 1895. It ambles through the contours of the wooded hills, and is a permanent source of water for local wildlife. This afternoon, take a tour of a local spice plantation before sitting down to a delicious meal prepared by the owner’s family. If you have time, perhaps attend a demonstration of Indian martial arts (kalaripayattu) at the Kadathanadan Kalari Centre.

Included Activities
- Periyar - Spice farm tour & dinner

Accommodation
Rangerwood Hote or similar (1 nt)

Day 8 Periyar National Park

In the morning, take a guided nature walk in the acclaimed Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Encounters with animals in the wild are never guaranteed, but look out for tigers, spotted deer, Indian elephants or gaur - the world's largest species of buffalo. In the afternoon, unwind with an optional ayurvedic massage or just relax in this scenic setting.
Notes: Leech socks will provided for the nature walk around the wildlife sanctuary.

Included Activities
- Periyar - Guided Nature Walk

Accommodation
Rangerwood Hote or similar (1 nt)

Day 9 Munnar
In the morning drive to Munnar, which should take around four hours. Munnar is on an old British hill station cradled in a picturesque valley. At 1,525 metres above sea level, there’s likely to be dramatic drop in temperature here so be sure to pack warm clothing. Relax for the evening in your accommodation in the mountain resort.

Accommodation

Deshadan Mountain Resort or similar (1 nt)

Day 10 Munnar
This morning take a guided walk around the lush hills of Munnar, India’s largest tea-growing region. Indians are the highest consumers of tea in the world and the second highest exporters after China. Visit a nearby tea garden and the Tea Museum to get your fill of this delicacy. In the afternoon, journey out to the scenic Mattupetty Dam where you can take an optional motorboat ride. The town of Mattupetty is known for its Indo-Swiss livestock project devoted to cattle development. Your evening is then free.

Included Activities

- Munnar - Mattupetty Dam
- Munnar - Tea Garden visit
- Munnar - Town Walk

Accommodation
Deshadan Mountain Resort or similar (1 nt)

Day 11 Kochi (Cochin)
In the morning drive to Kochi, which should take around five hours. Cochin, as it’s more commonly known, is a melting pot of Portuguese, Dutch, Chinese and British influences. If you decide to island hop, the ferry network is the best way to get around the town’s numerous islands. On arrival, visit the region of Fort Kochi and explore its antique shops and spice bazaars. The Chinese fishing nets lining the coast can be seen in full operation early in the morning. Use your free evening to wander down the beach at sunset.

Included Activities

- Kochi - Fort Kochi sightseeing

Accommodation
The Grand or similar (1 nt)

Day 12 Kochi
In the morning visit the Dutch Palace (Mattancherry Palace), which was built in the 16th century by the Portuguese before the Dutch renovated it. Then check out the oldest functioning Jewish synagogue in India, the Paradesi Synagogue. There’s also time for an optional excursion to Vypeen Island, one of the most densely populated islands in Kochi. In the evening witness a classic Kathakali performance, a dramatic dance that combines storytelling with physical technique.

Included Activities
- Kochi - Dutch Palace
- Kochi - Jewish Synagogue
- Kochi - Kathakali performance
- Kochi - Vypeen Island

Accommodation

The Grand or similar (1 nt)

Day 13 Alleppey (Kerala Backwaters)
Drive to the backwaters of Kerala this morning and discover sleepy Alappuzha, which should take around three hours in total. Once a significant trading port, the town is now famed for the long ‘snake boats’ races that take place in August every year. Alappuzha is a common starting point for journeys through the backwaters. Tonight, you'll sleep on a traditional Kettuvallam (houseboat). These floating cottages have western toilets, private bedrooms, a dining area and sundeck for you to relax on.

Accommodation
Houseboat (1 nt)

Day 14 Trivandrum - Kovalam
In the morning, take a four-hour drive to Kovalam via Kerala’s capital, Trivandrum (Thiruvananthapuram). Kovalam was once a quiet coastal village known for its export of fresh fish and coconuts, but is now one of India’s more popular beach resorts. Visit the ancient temple of Attukal Bhagavathy in the afternoon. If you have free time, explore the old signalling station of Anchuthengu Fort or the 16th-century Koyikkal Palace. Your evening is then free to do as you wish. Perhaps head out with the group for a farewell meal.

Included Activities
- Kovalam - Attukal Bhagavathy Temple
- Kovalam - Walking Tour

Optional Activities
- Kovalam - Anchuthengu Fort - INR50
- Kovalam - Koyikkal Palace - INR50

Accommodation
Sagara Beach Resort or similar (1 nt)

Day 15 Kovalam
Today, your Classic South India adventure ends after breakfast and you’re free to leave the accommodation at any time. The nearest airport is Trivandrum - your tour leader can assist you in arranging a transfer. If you’d like to book a transfer before travelling to India, please let your agent know.
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    • 25.09.2017 - 09.10.2017 Ausgebucht 1.940 € 1.552 € -20% anfragen buchen
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TOURSTIL
Das Beste aus beiden Welten: Komfort und Abenteuer - ideal, wenn Sie es bequemer wünschen, ohne auf intensive Reiseerlebnisse verzichten zu müssen. Sie übernachten meist in Hotels (3-4 Sterne), zum Teil auch in Gästehäusern, Lodges etc. mit landestypischem Charme. Viele Mahlzeiten und Besichtigungen sind inklusive, Sie sind aber dennoch nah an Land und Leuten.