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South Indian Tour - 16 Nights/17 Days – 1699 US$
 
Invigorating Southern Escapades
 
DAY 1 - Trivandrum - Kottarakkara

Our friendly local representative will cordially receive you at the Trivandrum Airport / Kollam Railway Station. Transfer to Highland Hotel & Resorts in Kottarakkara. It’s the birthplace of Kathakali, the Art form of Kerala. Visit the Kathakali Museum at Kottarakkara and relax in the hotel for next day’s tour. Stay overnight at Highland Hotel & Resorts.
 
DAY 2 - Thenmala

After breakfast, move on to Thenmala, India's first planned Eco tourism project & dam nearby. You can experience the ecofriendly facilities such as small nature trails, elevated walkways through canopies, mountain biking etc. Facilities include boating in the sanctuary reservoir, boardwalk, and sculpture garden, amphitheatre, musical dancing fountain, etc. Stay overnight at hotel.
 
DAY 3 - Kottarakkara

After breakfast, visit Kuriottumala Cattle, Goat & Rabbit Farm, and then check out the Rubber Plantations and the Rubber Sheet processing plant. After lunch and relaxation, in the evening, experience the complimentary traditional Indian Ayurvedic Relaxation Massage session by Professionals. Stay overnight at the hotel.
 
DAY 4 - Kottarakkara – Kumarakom

After breakfast, head towards Kumarakom / Alleppey and then, enjoy the famous Kerala House boat tour at Alleppey - Kumarakom Lake – Get on board a House boat to start the trip over Vembanad Lake - Backwater cruise that takes you through the Paddy fields, coconut lagoons, Narrow canals, Coir villages etc. Lunch in the House boat will comprise of traditional Kerala dishes. Spend entire day in the House boat. Stay overnight at Alleppey - Kumarakom Resorts / Transfer to Munnar.
 
DAY 5 - Munnar

After breakfast, proceed to Munnar (170 kms – 4 hrs). Munnar is 1800 Mts. above sea level and also South India’s highest peak (Anamudi–2695mts). Enroute, experience the breathtaking scenery with forests, waterfalls and tea gardens. Check into the resort. At noon set out for a heavenly sightseeing tour in and around Munnar’s magical hills. Overnight stay will be at the resort.
 
DAY 6 - Munnar, Marayoor & Mattupetty

After breakfast, enjoy the morning mist & feel awed by the sight of lush tea gardens. Visit famous tourist sites like Gundala Lake, Eravikulam National Park, Mattupetty Indo-Swiss project, Eco point. Also make a halt at the Dam & Eco Park. Post lunch; visit at Marayoor Sandalwood Forest. Stay overnight at the Munnar resort.
 
DAY 7 - Munnar – Thekkady

Have a hearty breakfast and head towards Thekkady Wild Life sanctuary. Go for a boat safari over the sanctuary lake. Then pay a visit to the renowned Tea-Cardamom plantations, Periyar Wildlife sanctuary, Spice plantations etc. Stay overnight at Thekkady Resort.
 
DAY 8 - Thekkady – Madurai

Drive to Madurai after breakfast. Enjoy the best ever natural greenery all the way until you reach Madurai. Upon arrival, check into the hotel. In the evening, proceed for a sightseeing tour of Madurai city. Visit the famous Meenakshi Temple complex to understand the ancient Indian architectural secrets and also check out the Thirumalai Nayak Palace. Stay overnight at the hotel in Madurai.
 
DAY 9 - Madurai – Thanjavur

Relish a tasty breakfast and then drive to Thanjavur – the Temple City. Thanjavur was the capital of ancient Indian architecture. In the evening, tour the famous tourist spots - The spectacular Rock Fort Temple. This temple is the city’s prominent landmark and is located on the shores of the river Kaveri. It is perched on a massive rocky outcrop at an altitude of 83mts above sea level. In the afternoon visit the Brihadeshwara Fort and Temple, Thanjavur Palace and Museum. Stay overnight at hotel in Thanjavur.
 
DAY 10 - Thanjavur - Chennai


Spend the morning absorbing the serenity and architectural beauty of Thanjavur. Have a sumptuous lunch then head off for Chennai. Relax in the evening. Stay overnight at the hotel in Chennai.

 
DAY 11 - Chennai-Mahabalipuram

Have your breakfast and then drive to Mahabalipuram via Kanchipuram, which is famous for its hand woven silk fabrics. Visit the world famous silk looms at Kanchipuram and the renowned Marina Beach (Second longest beach in the world). Stop to view the man made sculptures at Mahabalipuram and the Penance of Bhagirata, the world's largest bas relief, also known as 'Arjuna's Penance'.
 
DAY 12 - Chennai

Proceed for sight seeing around Chennai after breakfast. Indulge in your last minute shopping in the evening. Stay overnight at the hotel in Chennai.
 
DAY 13 - Chennai - Bangalore

Start early in the morning and drive towards Bangalore. On reaching Bangalore in the afternoon check into a hotel. Stay overnight at the hotel in Bangalore.
 
DAY 14 - Bangalore

After a wholesome breakfast, go for sightseeing in Bangalore. The Vidhan Soudha is one of the main tourist attractions in Bangalore. The building is a massive neo-Dravidian architecture presently functioning as the State Legislative Assembly. The Cubbon Park in the heart of the city, Lal Bagh (famous for its blooming red roses), and the Bangalore Palace are some of the other must see attractions of this Garden city. Make a trip to Tipu Sultan’s Palace and the adjoining fort. These landmarks are fine examples of Indo-Islamic architecture which also offer a glimpse into the Mughal lifestyle of that era. Stay overnight at the hotel in Bangalore.
 
DAY 15 - Bangalore – Mysore

After breakfast, drive to the Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary and the majestic Brindavan Gardens. Then set out on a thrilling wildlife adventure at the Bandipur National Park which is located at a distance of 80 kilometers from Mysore. Stay overnight at the hotel in Mysore.
 
DAY 16 - Mysore

After Breakfast, Drive to the Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary and the ethereal Brindavan Gardens before setting out on a thrilling wildlife adventure at the massive Bandipur National Park that is located at a distance of 80 kilometers from Mysore. Overnight Stay at Mysore Hotel.
 
DAY 17 - Mysore – Bangalore

It's departure time. Enjoy your breakfast and then drive back to Bangalore/Cochin and transfer to Bangalore Airport / Railway station. Our tour guide will assist you with all check in formalities.
 
Tour Ends.
 
 
 

Total Cost USD 1699 /- per person using standard double room on BB basis

Inclusion:

Transfers and Sightseeing using 1 a/c car.
Accommodation at 3 Star properties.
One night stay in House Boat on Full board Basis.
Chennai = Bangalore (Train Journey).
All Sightseeing, monuments and entrance fees.
Toll Parking, Drivers Bata.
All Applicable taxes.

 
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