Cultural South India Tour

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Duration

9 Days

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14 Days/13 Nights
Bangalore-Mysore-Ootty-Cochin-Periyar-Kumarakom-Houseboat-Kovalam-Trivandrum

DAY 1
Start from Bangalore,On to Mysore(140 kms-3 Hrs),
Visit Sreerangapattanam
Hearty wecome to our Tour programme.We will receive you by our representative at Bangalore.
Then proceed to Mysore – the princely city of South India.(3 Hrs).

it is time to make an enroute break at the  historic hamlet of Sree Rangapattanam. Visit Tippu Sultan’s summer palace. Stroll around the different monuments contemplating the daily life here many centuries ago.

Proceed to Mysore ,Check into the Hotel & Overnight stay.

DAY 2
At Mysore
Full Day Excursion
 

After breakfast, we proceed on a city tour of Mysore. Enjoy the royal streets with broad tree-lined avenues. View of Mysore Palace in the night when it is illuminated is unforgettable.

Visit Chama Rajendra Art Gallery to marvel at some famous paintings.

Next take the road to Chamundi Hills, 1062 metres above MSL. Have a panoramic view of Mysore city below.
Get down to the city to visit the zoo. Take snaps.
Get back to the city – now resplendent in glorious illumination.
Back to your hotel. Relax and enjoy overnight stay.

 

DAY 3
On To Ooty(160 Kms-4 Hrs)
Via Bandipur Forests,Enjoy Toy train

After an early breakfast, we leave the City of Palaces for cool Ootty – ‘the Queen of Hill Stations’.

Part of your journey to Ootty is through the Bandipur Forests.
Reach Connore –the nearby hill station of ootty & from their you can catch the Mountain train  for the rest of the trip to Ootty.
Reach ootty by late evening.
The fresh mountain air soon lulls you to sleep.
Overnight at your hotel.

DAY 4
In and around Ooty
Full day Tour

After breakfast, we drive you in and around Ootty on a sight seeing tour. Take snaps of the picture postcard views. Visit the botanical gardens, Rose Garden, Avmamore Palace, Govt. Museum and enjoy a boating through the enchanting ‘Lake’. Inhale deeply to get the best of Eucalyptus-scented air.

Get back to your hotel in the evening
Enjoy dinner. Overnight at the hotel

DAY 5
On to Cochin(295 Kms-7 Hrs)
Experience Kathakali Show

In the morning proceed to Cochin, the Queen of Arabian Sea.

You can reach Cochin by late afternoon only.Check into the hotel & relax.

Rest of the day for shopping or at leisure.
By evening go for a Kathakali show in an amphi theatre with Mudras and Make up Demonstration.The programme comes to an end by 8 P.M
Back to the hotel.
Overnight Stay

DAY 6
In & Around Cochin
Historical  Tour & craft Cruise
Breakfast, and get ready for full day trip in and around Cochin that takes you to Fort Cochin and Mattancherry where you can trace the past of Cochin.

Visit the Jewish Synagogue at Mattancherry, considered to be the oldest in India. At Fort Cochin see the historic St. Francis Church built in 1510 by Portuguese priests. You can also visit the Dutch palace & Santhacruz Baselica  in Mattancherry & fort Cochin respectively.

Back to the mainland by noon. After lunch get ready for your final, and perhaps the most unforgettable, experience at Cochin. Set out on a country craft canal cruise. Amaze at life’s pace (or lack of it) in rural Kerala. Get a closer look at coir processing, duck farming and the tapping of toddy (country liquor from coconut palms). Drink tender coconut water – perhaps the world’s healthiest and sweetest natural drink. Or, get tipsy with a bottle of toddy.

After four hours of enchantment, it is time to get back to your hotel.
Enjoy dinner and overnight stay.

DAY 7
On To Periyar (190 Kms-4.30 Hrs)
Boat ride at Periyar

After an early breakfast, we drive you to the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.
Arrive at the Sanctuary by noon and check into your hotel.

Enjoy your lunch.

A little later, we take you on a memorable boat ride through Lake Periyar in the heart of the sanctuary. Come across elephants and bison grazing on the banks.
You can also opt for an Elephant safari through the forest, if you are interested.

Enjoy your dinner at the hotel. Overnight at your hotel.

DAY 8
In & around Periyar
Spice Tour & Jungle Safari
 

A pleasure tour day at Thekkady
Enjoy a spice Tour near Thekkady to familiarise with the great spices of Kerala.
In the afternoon enjoy a jungle safari with an expert guide in the forest ranges of Periyar
Back to the resort by evening
Overnight stay.

DAY 9
Proceed to Kumarakom (125 Kms-3.30 Hrs)
Check into the Houseboat

In the morning proceed to Kumarakom for starting a memorable Houseboat cruise. Your houseboat is a typically huge traditional boat made of Anjili wood. It has two attached bedrooms, sitting room, kitchen, toilet, and balcony.

On board, enjoy the scenery and serenity around.

Glide through dreamy landscapes till nightfall. Then, the boat casts anchor right in the middle of the romantic waterway. It goes without saying that you overnight on the boat.

DAY-10
Check out from the Houseboat
Proceed to Kovalam
 
Awake early to experience a magical backwater morning. Shortly you’ll resume your journey .Check out from the House boat and proceed to Kovalam beach.

Reach Kovalam by afternoon.
The rest of the day is yours to chart an unforgettable beach holiday. Feel secure because Kovalam, because of its natural location, is considered one of the safest beaches in the world.
Enjoy overnight stay at your resort.

Day 11
A Full Day Excursion
Onto Kanyakumari(80 Kms-3.30 Hrs)

After breakfast, we drive to Kanyakumari – the confluence of three oceans and the land’s end of India.

Arrive at Kanyakumari by afternoon. Later, we take you to the ferry for the short crossing to the giant rock formation on which stands the Vivekananda Memorial. It is 200 metres above the shoreline. See the spot where Vivekananda – the great Indian philosopher – sat in deep meditation in the late nineteenth century.

In the evening, we take you to the seashore to witness an ethereally beautiful sunset.
Back to Kovalam by night &Enjoy overnight stay at your hotel.

Day 12
Leisurely At Kovalam
A Relaxing Day
A full day at your disposal.Overnight at the Resort

Day 13
Leisurely At Kovalam
A Relaxing Day
A full day at your disposal.Overnight at the Resort
 
Day 14
Onto Trivandrum
Return home with wonderful memories
It is the Time for return. After breakfast, we drive to Trivandrum. It is time to say goodbye to a once-in-a-lifetime holiday.

We take you to the airport in time to catch your flight. Hope you would come again for another Languid Lagoona experience!

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