Best Connection Travel Inc ~ since 1988

Spiritual Tour of 
Southern India 

February 16 to March 4, 2018
Best Connection Travel recommends the use of travel insurance!

Follow this link to the CDC to see their recommended inoculations for visiting India. These are recommended ONLY, not mandatory. There are no mandatory inoculations for travelers from the U.S.

The 4 most important precautions one can take when visiting ANY country in the world, is to 1. make sure you are current on your routine vaccinations, 2. drink bottled water 3. don't have sex with locals and 4. protect yourself against mosquito bites. This is for travel ANYWHERE.

On the CDC linked page, there is also a link on the right called the Healthy Travel Packing List which suggests several over-the-counter meds you should take with you to India, such as immodium, etc. I recommend taking every one of these! I take them with me whenever I leave the US for more than a couple of days.

  • Thanks to our small group size, we can get to the heart of our destination, visit places that other tours miss, and get to know the locals
  • Travel to the cross-cultural village of DakshinaChitra, an open-air museum and treasure chest of art
  • Visit the UNESCO site of Mahabalipuram, an ancient archaeological wonder rising on a rocky outcrop
  • In Kanchipuram, "City of a Thousand Temples", tour the Ekambareswarar and Kailasanathar Temples
  • Exclusive visit to a traditional silk weaving factory - meet with artists and learn how to drape and wear a sari
  • Journey to enchanting Pondicherry, a former French settlement that retains its carefree French atmosphere
  • At serene Auroville, visit the Meditation Center inspired by the teachings of the Indian yogi Sri Aurobindo
  • Witness pilgrims immersing themselves in a ritual bath at Amma Mandapam on the banks of the river
  • Tour the spectacular Maratha Palace with its priceless collections of Chola bronzes and stone carvings
  • View the impressive UNESCO listed Lord Brihadeeswarer Temple, a magnificent architectural achievement
  • In vibrant Madurai on the banks of the Vaigai River, view the 1,000 year old Meenakshi Temple
  • Visit the Ghandi Museum dedicated to this remarkable man lovingly called the "Father of the Nation"
  • Join throngs of people at the spectacular candlelit Aarti Prayer Ceremony at the Meenakshi Amman Temple
  • Enjoy two nights at Periyar National Park, the best known sanctuary in South India, home to Bengal tigers
  • Attend a colorful Kathakali Dance performance that combines storytelling with music and physical strength
  • Visit the Paradesi Synagogue in Koci, the oldest existing Jewish synagogue in India
  • A specially arranged cooking class in Kochi reveals some of the secrets of Indian cuisine
  • In Alleppey, board a houseboat that cruises along the intricate network of canals, lakes, lagoons and river.
$2,990 per person, based on double occupancy

This price includes roundtrip economy air from IAD on Qatar Airways, the tour, including 14 nights accommodations, hotel porterage, airport transfers in India, 14 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 8 dinners with wine, bottled water while sightseeing, guided sightseeing and entrance fees, with wireless earphones, program fees.
Does not include travel insurance or tips for local guides.

14 Nights Accommodations

All hotels include breakfast and wifi is available at each one.
INDIA VISA REQUIRED- Passengers who enter India only once may utilize India's recently introduced online visa application process. Single entry visas may ONLY be obtained using the Online Visa process. Passengers may complete their application online for a $60 fee at Indian Visa Online.
Visa applicants must provide a local reference, including address and phone number. Please use the following:
Local Contact Arrival Hotel
Gate 1 India Crowne Plaza Chennai Adyar Park
Unit #403, SSR Corporate Park       132 TTK Road
13/6 Mathura Road, NH-2 Chennai, 600018
Faridabad, 121003 Phone: 91-044-2499-4101
Haryana, India
Phone: 91-98-1090-6608

Do not apply for your visa prior to September 17, 2017 as they expire in 120 days, but allow at least 30 days for the visa process.