South India & Andaman Islands

“Who said you can not enjoy the beach in India? The East coast and the Andaman Islands are real small havens of peace, away from the noise of large cities. This journey can also be a complement to a trip in Tamil Nadu.” Saurabh

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ARRIVAL AT CHENNAI

Chennai or Madras? Until 1996, the city of Tamil Nadu was called Madras. It was renamed Chennai to remove British colonial name. “Chenni” means “face” in Tamil, the local language.

CHENNAI – MAHABALIPURAM

The Temples of Mahabalipuram Rivage dedicated to Shiva are standing since the 7th century and survived a tsunami! They are very strong these Indian!

PONDICHERRY

Relaxing time: enjoy an ayurvedic massage for only 500 Indian rupees to 18 Diagou Mudaliar Street (between Nehru Street and Nilgiris). Establishment run by a French guy: tested and approved!

PONDICHERRY – CHENNAI – PORT BLAIR

Port Blair: immediate boarding for the Andaman Islands by ferry. Watch your step and bon voyage!

HAVELOCK
In Havelock, a single watchword: RE-LAX!

HAVELOCK – PORT BLAIR

Peckish: go to the restaurant Gita, one of the best places in town to sample local specialties at less than €1. It is recognizable by its cabin made of green wood and red roof.

PORT BLAIR – CHENNAI AIPORT – RETURN FLIGHT

See you soon my friends!

DAY 1

Trip India : Flight

ARRIVAL AT CHENNAI AIRPORT

 

  • Flight London – Chennai
  • Personalized welcome at the airport by your local office
  • Transfer to your hotel
  • Registration and check in at hotel

Overnight at Deccan Plaza (or similar)

DAY 2

Mahabalipuram Temple

CHENNAI – MAHABALIPURAM

 

  • Route from Chennai to Mahabalipuram
  • On the way, stop at Kancheepuram: the “golden city”, one of the seven sacred cities of India
  • Registration at your hotel in Mahabalipuram
  • Visit temples world heritage of UNESCO: the Descent of the Ganges, Temples du Rivage, the Five Ratha

Overnight at Hotel MGM beach (or similar)

DAY 3

Travel India : Elephant Pondicherry

PONDICHERRY

 

The White City | Former French counter

 

  • Road from Mahabalipuram to Pondicherry
  • Pondicherry: walk in the streets of the old French Quarter
  • Visit to the Sacred Heart Church
  • Visit the Sri Aurobindo Ashram: Hermitage collection
  • Registration and check in at your hotel

Overnight at Athithi Hotel (or similar)

DAY 4

Travel South India : Port Blair Tamil Nadu

PONDICHERRY – CHENNAI – PORT BLAIR

 

  • Road from Pondicherry to Chennai
  • Transfer to Port Blair airport in the morning
  • Meet your local office at Port Blair airport
  • Transfer from the airport to the port and boarding on the ferry
  • Arrival in Havelock late afternoon

Nb: depending flight schedules and ferry schedules, it is possible that you spend an extra night in Chennai

Overnight in Port-Blair or Chennai

DAYS 5 to 10

Travel South Indial : Andaman Islands Havelock

HAVELOCK

 

Andaman Islands: their name comes from the Hindu god Hanuman

 

  • 5 days to enjoy the beautiful beaches of Havelock
  • Possible activities: kayaking in the mangroves, snorkeling, boat trips, diving, day with an elephant, jungle trekking, bike ride (supplements activities)
  • Discover authentic villages

Overnights at Munjoh Ocean Resort (or similar)

DAY 10

Travel India : Mountains Kashmir

HAVELOCK – PORT BLAIR

 

  • Breakfast at the hotel in Havelock
  • Free morning to explore the area
  • Early afternoon, transfer to the pier to take the ferry to Port Blair
  • Transfer and registration to Port Blair hotel

Overnight at Peerless Resort (or similar)

DAY 11

Trip Mountains India : Monastery Lamayuru

PORT BLAIR – CHENNAI AIRPORT – RETURN FLIGHT

 

  • Breakfast at your hotel in Port Blair
  • Transfer to Port Blair airport
  • Port Blair flying to Chennai
  • Chennai: welcome by your local office
  • City tour of Chennai in late morning
  • Transfer to Chennai airport in the early afternoon
  • Registration and formalities accompaniment by your local officer
  • Return flight Chennai – Paris
  • Night on the plane
The price includes
  • Airport transfers on arrival/departure and 24/7 assistance
  • Transport in an air-conditioned vehicle for airport transfers, for the tour itself and the visit of sites with an English-speaking driver guide. This is a private tour so you will be on your own (as a couple, a family or a group of friends, etc.) and your driver guide will escort you for the duration of your stay
  • Hotel accommodation as stated in the itinerary (half board basis, except the last day)
  • Flight from Chennai to Port Blair
  • Entrance fees for the sites mentioned in the tour notes
The price doesn't include
  • International flights
  • Excursions and visits not mentioned in the tour notes
  • Personal spending money  and incidental expenditure
  • Insurance

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