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*Note: Exact hotels of your tour will be confirmed 15-20 days prior to tour. Hotels mentioned are symbolic and can be changed to similar hotel. Unless mentioned: Base category room calculated.
The Leela Hotels
City Hotel
Mumbai The Leela Mumbai -Premiere Room
Bengaluru The Leela Palace Bengaluru- Royal Premiere
Chennai The Leela Palace Chennai - Deluxe Sea View
Kovalam The Leela Kovalam - Royal Club

Escape with Leela to South India

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Tour Start Location

Mumbai

Tour End Location

Trivandrum

General Inclusions

  • Accommodation in sharing Double or Twin room basis
  • Breakfasts in the residing hotels (starting from day 02)
  • All transfers, sightseeing & inter-city transfers as per program in private car with chauffeur
  • Local English-speaking guides for sightseeing as per program
  • Elephant ride at Amber Fort in Jaipur (uphill) & jeep ride for downhill
  • One-time entrances to monuments as per program
  • Complimentary wi-fi access
  • Presently applicable taxes
  • One wellness Spa at your choice of hotel
  • 20% savings on spa, in-room dining, laundry, car rentals and food and soft beverages
  • Cocktail hour at each hotel (5 pm - 6 pm)
  • Early arrival and late departure, subject to availability
  • Complimentary art tour of the palace followed by a glass of wine
  • Traditional welcome and ceremonial rituals in hotel
  • Daily yoga
  • Complimentary art tour of the palace followed by a glass of wine
  • The Leela Palace Service
  • Two Indian Dining Experientials at your choice of hotels

Note: The red-marked   inclusions are not valid in The Leela Mumbai.

General Exclusions

  • Any Airfare, insurance or visa fees
  • Major meals (lunch, dinner) unless specified
  • Camera or video fee
  • Tips or gratuity
  • Anything not mentioned in ‘Package Costs Includes’
  • Personal expenses of any nature

Compliments from Truly India

  • Warm welcome with fresh flower garlands on arrival
  • 02 water bottles per person in vehicle per day
  • Rickshaw ride in Old Delhi market
Itinerary

Day 1Arrive Mumbai

Arrive at ‘Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport’ Mumbai. Meet with our company representative, warm welcome with fresh flower garlands & then transfer to hotel in your private Vehicle.

On arrival, check-in. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2 Mumbai

Post breakfast, proceed on a city tour. Includes visit of Dhobi Ghat- a unique feature of Mumbai, the dhobi is a traditional laundryman, who will collect your dirty linen, wash it, and return it neatly pressed to your doorstep. All for a pittance. The “laundries” are called “Ghats”: row upon row of concrete wash pens, each fitted with its own flogging stone

Mani Bhavan,it is a simple old-style, two storied building. Whenever Gandhiji was in Mumbai between 1917 to 1934, he stayed here. It is now converted into a museum and research centre. Admire the collection of Indian paintings and sculptures at the Prince of Wales Museum, visit Jehangir Art Gallery. Later, drive past monuments built during the British era such as Gateway of India, Mumbai University, Rajabai Clock Tower, High Court and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (VT).

Also visit Crawford Market, in the evening, cruise past Marine Drive in your vehicle and reach Colaba.

Optionally explore Colaba on your foot. Overnight at hotel.

Day 3Mumbai – Bangalore

Breakfast at hotel. Check out from hotel and transfer to airport to board the flight to Bangalore.

Vistara UK-863 Mumbai (0905 hrs) Bangalore (1045 hrs) Daily

Air India AI-639 Mumbai (0930 hrs) Bangalore (1110 hrs) Daily

Upon arrival at Bangalore airport. Meet with our company representative & then transfer to hotel.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 4Bangalore

Early morning visit the Lalbagh Botanical Gardens. Return to hotel for breakfast & then proceed with an orientation tour of this Cosmopolitan city with its lovely parks, long avenues of blossomed trees and impressive Victorian-era architecture. Start with the visit of The Bangalore Palace – the private residence of the royal Wodeyar family. This quirky palace is filled with an interesting and eclectic collection of art and paraphernalia from a bygone era.

The elegant Tipu Sultan’s Palace – a fine specimen of military architecture from 18th century, notable for its teak pillars and ornamental frescoes. Continue to the Dravidian-style Bull Temple built in the 16th-century, and pass by, the Cubbon Park, a sprawling 120-hectare garden, surrounded by wonderful colonial architecture. Drive pass Vidhana Soudha-the largest Legislative building in India

Overnight at hotel.

Day 5Bangalore

Breakfast at hotel, Day free for leisure or spa activities.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 6Bangalore – Chennai

Post breakfast checkout from hotel and transfer to airport to take flight for Chennai.

Indigo 6E – 6212 Bangalore (1110 hrs) Chennai (1210 hrs) Daily

Upon arrival, transfer to hotel, overnight.

Day 7Chennai – Mahabalipuram – Chennai

After breakfast, you will be taken on a road trip to the seaside town of Mahabalipuram (60km/2h), Port of the Pallava kings in the 5th to 8th centuries. Along the shore lies a stunning series of temples and sculptures, carved from the living rock 1,200 years ago. Unlike many Hindu temples, the rocks show scenes of everyday life.

On arrival, visit with your guide, the magnificent Shore temple, symbolizing the heights of Pallava architecture and the maritime ambitions of their kings. Go explore the masterpiece of Mahabalipuram’s Rock cut caves representing the scenes of Hindu myths and finish by the site of the Five Rathas. Each of these temples was named after one of the Pandavas, the five hero-brothers of the epic Mahabharata.

Post Mahabalipuram visit return back to Chennai, overnight at your hotel.

Day 8Chennai

Breakfast at hotel, day free for leisure or spa activities.

Optional: Chennai Sightseeing

Explore the diverse neighbourhoods and sense its role as a keeper of South Indian artistic and religious traditions. Take a peek into colonial Madras though its majestic buildings such the excellent British-built Government Museum (closed on Friday), the Roman style San Thome Basilica and the majestic colonial Fort St George. Later you will be directed in the heart of the bustling Mylapore, where you will zigzag though the very beat and pulse of this neighbourhood, learn about Tamil Nadu myriad customs and Hindu tradition during a visit of the impressive Kapaleeshwarar temple, with its rainbow-coloured gopuram and pillared mandapas. Finally take a sunset walk along the long stretch of Marina Beach and barge into a cricket game or catch some families evenings gather.

Return & overnight at the hotel.

Day 9Chennai – Trivandrum – Kovalam

Post breakfast and checkout, drive to airport to take flight for Trivandrum.

Indigo 6E – 563 Chennai (1140 hrs) Trivandrum (1305 hrs) Daily

Upon arrival in Trivandrum, transfer to Kovalam, complete the check-in and spend the day at leisure.

Overnight stay at a resort.

Day 10Kovalam

Breakfast at resort, day free for leisure or spa activities.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 11Kovalam – Trivandrum Departure

This day brings the end of wonderful tour, post breakfast proceeds to Trivandrum International Airport to take your next flight to onwards destination.

Hotels

The Leela Palace Chennai

The Leela Kovalam, A Raviz Hotel

The Leela Palace Bengaluru

The Leela Mumbai

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