12 Days Taste of South
Come and enjoy the trail of South India. This trip includes visit to Bangalore, Mysore, Ooty, Munnar, Cochin, Alleppey and Trivandrum.
Bangalore - Mysore - Ooty - Munnar - Cochin - Alleppey - Kovalam - Trivandrum
Bangalore is the Capital of Indian state Karnatka. The city is known for its park and night life. Mysore is known for its glittering royal heritage magnificent monuments and buildings.
Ooty and Munnar are the famous hill stations and they hold the natural beauty. You will enjoy the backwater in Alleppey and the beach destination - Kovalam.
Upon arrival, meet and get transfer to the hotel for check-in.
Afternoon leave for half day city tour of Bangalore. In this Garden City - visit the Lal Bagh with a variety of old trees, fountains, lotus pools, terraces & an assortment of tropical and sub-tropical herbs. Also see the Maharaja’s Palace & Government Buildings.
Afternoon at leisure. Overnight stay.
This morning leave for Mysore (03 hrs approx), upon arrival check-in to the hotel.
Later visit the palace of the Maharaja built in 1911-12. The palace is of harmonious syntheses of the Hindu and saracenic styles of architecture with archways, domes, turrets, colonnades and sculptures which are magnificent. Visit the Art Gallery; drive upto Chamundi hill to see Chamundeshwari temple and a panoramic view of Mysore
Overnight at the hotel.
This day you will be driven (4 hrs approx) to Ooty, upon arrival check-in to the hotel.
Ooty: Ooty also known as Udhagamandalam is the "Queen of hill stations" and the capital of Nilgiris district. It is one of the most popular tourist resorts in India. Nilgiris means "Blue Mountains". It is a land of picturesque picnic spots. Used to be popular summer and weekend getaway for the Britishers during the colonial days. It is situated at an altitude of 2,240 meters above sea level.
Overnight stay at hotel.
This day you will visit Botanical Garden, Lake Park, Ooty Lake, Deer Park, rose garden.
After breakfast leave for Munnar (07 hrs approx drive), arrive & check-in to hotel.
Munnar: Breathtakingly beautiful - a heaven of peace and tranquility - the idyllic tourist destination in God's own country. Munnar is situated at the confluence of three mountain streams - Mudrapuzha, Nallathani & Kundala. 1600 meter above sea level this hill station was once "The summer resort" of the erstwhile British Government in South India.
Overnight stay at hotel.
After breakfast lave for sightseeing tour of Munnar. Munnar is a beautiful hill station and is worth visiting, not just for unwinding and complete relaxation, but also for the various tourist attractions in Munnar. Anaimudi Peak - While in Munnar, visit the Anaimudi Peak, which is considered to be the highest peak in southern India. One can set up tents for camping and trekking at an altitude of about 2700 meters and enjoy the tranquil mountain atmosphere. It is a feast for nature lovers and enthusiasts. This peak provides the ultimate high and holiday experience.
Echo Point - Echo point gets its name from the natural occurrence of echo here. It is a popular place in Munnar and many people come here to listen to their echoes. It is said that if you can hear your echo calling back at you three times, it is a sign of good luck. Overnights stay at hotel.
Today you will depart (05 hrs approx) for Cochin and upon arrival check-in to the hotel.
After breakfast start your city tour with Mattancherry Palace also known as the Dutch Palace, check out the interiors of the palace that are decorated with the mural's from Ramayana and there are some lively displays of royal costumes and palanquins. Then proceed to the St. Francis Church built by the Portuguese in 1510 AD and is believed to be the oldest church built by the Europeans in India. Later visit Bolghatty Palace and Jewish Synagogue.
Afternoon at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast at hotel you will be driven (2 hrs approx) to Alleppey. Upon arrival board the beautifully decorated houseboats to Alleppey.
Aleeppey: The coastal town of Alleppey on the Arabian Sea is the Venice of the east, for the numerous canals that meander through the town. Bathing in the backwaters on the Vemband Lake is refreshing. This town holds a thrilling event of snake-boat race every year in August. It is also known for its cashew nuts, coir trade, rice pepper crops & coconuts.
After breakfast leave for Kovalam (05 hrs drive approx), located in south of Trivandrum.
Kovalam: Kovalam is one of the most beautiful beaches of the world. The surf here is ideal for surf-riding and the water invites the visitor to ride the Catamaran or Log, with the fisherman, or to take a cool swim. Nearby is the Beach Centre of aquatic sports. At the yoga and health centre, Yoga classes and transcendental meditation are held. Ayurvedic oil massages and oil bath are given by experts.
There are two main beaches at Kovalam, separated by a high cliff. It is finding a new significance in the light of several Ayurvedic salons, recuperation & regeneration resorts which provide a slew of Ayurveda. Upon arrival in Kovalam check-in to the hotel.
Overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast at hotel full day free at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel.
Today get transfer to Trivandrum airport (20 minutes approx) to board on flight for onward destination.
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