Southern India at Christmas Tours & Travel | December 2018

17 Days
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Blue Dot Travel is offering its first-ever tour specially timed to take you away over Christmas and New Year. We’ve come to learn that for many reasons, a sizeable number of people would like to head out of town at this time of year. After all, it’s not called the silly season for nothing!   There are so many reasons to visit Southern India – there is so much to see and do. Even though it is a relatively small it packs a lot of punch for the travellers. The indigenous and colonial history is fascinating. The food is fabulous. The scenery is spectacular. Plus, the abundance of wildlife — one of the draw-cards for travellers — will take you by surprise. It’s no wonder that in 2013, Lonely Planet rated it the ”hottest travel destination on the planet”, and they didn’t mean the weather!  Join us on one of our Southern India tours.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Your houseboat stay on the backwaters of Kerala
  2. Kochi’s famous sunset through the Chinese fishing nets
  3. The amazing Nagahole wildlife park
  4. Mysore’s palaces and colourful markets
  5. Kumarkom’s peace and serenity
  6. Nilgiri Mountain Railway – a world heritage site
DEPARTURE DATE
21 December 2018
DURATION 17 days
TOUR COST $9,990
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
$1,850 Additional
INCLUDED
Economy international airfares ex Syd/Mel
Internal flights as per itinerary
All transportation as per itinerary
Twin-share accommodation
Transfers to and from hotels as per itinerary
Meals as listed on the itinerary
Entry fees to places of interest as per itinerary
Experienced English speaking local tour guide
Escorted by an Australian host (subject to minimum number of 10 clients)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Tours depart with minimum of 4 clients
  • No more than 16 clients on any trip
  • Land only packages available
  • Tour extensions – before or after tour extensions can be arranged on your behalf
  • Business or premium economy flights can be arranged at an additional cost if available
  • To book and reserve your place on a tour, a deposit of $250 and a completed booking form is required

Note:  Sharing may be necessary on the houseboat for 2 nights

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India is the world’s largest democracy and has a population second only to China. It is often described as a multitude of countries in one.  There are many different peoples and many different cultures that make up its  29 states.

Put aside any pre-conceived ideas you may have about Southern India. Firstly, it is dramatically different to the North. While it still has some sizeable cities, there is far less crowding and far less poverty.  It has wide-open spaces and is generally very green and very fertile. There are mountains, plains, jungles, farmland and vast waterways. The people are generally warm and friendly.

On our small group tour, you’ll learn about the region’s ancient, medieval and more recent colonial history. You will visit small villages, larger townships and even larger cities and observe the locals go about their day. In the villages you’ll be greeted with wonderful smiles from children and adults alike.

You’ll also see a plethora of wildlife in world class national parks. India’s South has healthy wildlife reserves and nation al parks. It is not uncommon to spot tigers, leopards, elephants,  sloth bears, dear, jackal and a whole lot more. In fact, at times, you can feel like you are on a safari in Africa, not India!

If you appreciate your food, you may feel you have arrived in heaven. The dishes from this part of the world are outstanding. It’s hard to believe how good, simple vegetables can be when you are in this part of the world and on tour, you’ll have the opportunity to try the different cuisines from the many regions that Southern India offers.

There are many highlights on this tour and in fact, every day has something new and different. The surreal, house boat experience on the tranquil backwaters of Kerala will stay with you forever. The sun set will blow your mind away!

You may never want to leave the tranquillity of Kumarkom. Indulge yourself in a local style massage and then "float"away.  Cochi’s Chinese fishing port and the overall buzz of this wonderful colonial city is a great place to stroll. People watch and soak up the atmosphere. Nagahole National Park is world class. You’ll be stunned at the abundance of wildlife.

Finally, Mysore’s markets are so amazingly bright and colourful, your photos will look fake - and then there are her Palaces.  Enough said – go see them for yourself!

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

    1. Your houseboat stay on the backwaters of Kerala
    2. Kochi’s famous sunset through the Chinese fishing nets
    3. The amazing Nagahole wildlife park
    4. Mysore’s palaces and colourful markets
    5. Kumarkom’s peace and serenity
    6. Nilgiri Mountain Railway - a world heritage site

Next Steps

If you would like to speak to us regarding this tour please call (02) 9906-5770
If you would like to email please send to [email protected]
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