18 Days $7895 per person

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South India Travel

Travel South India and Sri Lanka

Although both South India and Sri Lanka both have lots of oceanfront and beaches, grow tea in the highlands, and have a long history of trading and commerce, there are many differences between these two areas. This trip combines some of the hallmarks of both Sri Lanka and South India – visits to Hindu, Buddhist, Christian and Jewish sites from Polonnaruwa to the synagogue in Cochin, opportunities to see and actually practice local crafts, touring with some of the top country experts, a backwater cruise and time in national parks. When you finish this very special journey, you will have a good sense of two very special countries and their unique place in the world.


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Planning

Trip Dates & Pricing
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March 30, 2020 - April 16, 2020

August 31, 2020 - September 17, 2020

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Land Cost: Starting At $7895 per person*

*Based on 4-6 People (excluding international air)

Activities

Trip Overview
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Day 1

Arrive Colombo. Fast track clearance at Airport. Drive to Wallawwa.

Day 2

Drive cultural triangle and tour Sigiriya.

Day 3

AM visit to Polonnaruwa. Lunch at a local farmer’s house PM at Minneriya National Park.

Day 4

Kep Ela elephant experience. Drive Kandy via Dambulla Caves. Visit Ena De Silva’s estate. Moonrise over Hunas Mountain with the artist Raju.

Day 5

Visit Botanical Gardens with Professor. Cemetery, museum, Queen’s Hotel, Temple of the Tooth, market, Dalada Maligawa for puja.

Day 6

Drive Peradeniya to see station and catch train to Nawalapitiya. Afternoon to explore on foot or by bicycle

Day 7

Option 2: Visit Tea Factory continue to Nuwara Eliya for the day

Day 8

Drive Colombo. PM private tour of town with local resident. Dinner at Ministry of Crab

Day 9

Fast Track departure. Fly Chennai in India. PM Excursion to Mahabalipuram.

Day 10

Explore Chennai – Fort St. George, Kapaleeswarar Temple, Georgetown. March Arubathimoovar Festival

Day 11

Fly Madurai. Walk around town and market. PM visit to Minakshi Temple

Day 12

Early AM at temple. Drive Chettinadu to visit special mansions with special Chettinadu lunch.

Day 13

Drive Thekaddy. Boat ride in Periyar.

Day 14

AM jungle walk in buffer zone. PM visit to spice plantation

Day 15

Drive Alleppy and board houseboat to cruise backwaters. Overnight on the boat.

Day 16

Disembark. Drive Cochin. Evening Kathakali show.

Day 17

Tour Cochin – Synagogue, palace, Fort, Chinese Fishing Nets.

Day 18

Transfer to airport. Fly Mumbai. Met. Dinner on your own and then transfer to International Airport for flight out.

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