Easy South India Tour
Duration: 12 Days / 11 Nights
Destination Covered: Bangalore – Mysore – Ooty – Cochin – Alleppey –Periyar wild life park- Kovalam – Mumbai
Day 01: Arrive Bangalore Arrive Bangalore “The garden city” where you are greeted with a traditional Indian welcome on arrival at the airport and escorted to the hotel. After check in at hotel our representative will explain you the travel plan and hand over the essential travel documents to you. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Bangalore Morning visit Lalbagh. Lal Bagh has rare collection of tropical and sub-tropical trees, plants and herbs. Tippu’s Summer Palace. It is one of several beautiful palaces they built all over the state. Tipu Sultan used it as his summer residence and named it Tashk-e-Jannat meaning the envy of heaven. Vidhan Soudh-The granite building towering over Cubbon park houses the Secretariat and the Legislative Assembly. Built in a Neo-Dravidian style, this is one of India’s most magnificent public buildings. Bull Temple -a typical example of the Dravidian-style temple. Usoor Lake – it was a place of prominence in the early years of last century. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Bangalore –Sravanbelgola – Mysore ( 140Kms) Morning drive to Mysore visiting en route Sravanbelgola which is said to be the world’s tallest monolithic statue raises 17 meter high of Bahubali (Gomateshvara).The statue was built in 981 AD and is most sacred to the Jain Community. On arrival check in at hotel. In the afternoon visit KRS Dam and the ornamental Brindavan Gardens. The musical fountains and colourful lights transform this place into a fairly land in the evenings. Evening transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Mysore – Ooty (150Kms) Morning visit most famous for the imposing Royal Palace with a magnificent Durbar Hall, particularly splendid during the Dussehra Festival when the Maharaja’s jewelry, studded gold throne (weighing 200 kgs) is on display. Chamundeshwari temple perched on a hilltop is 2000 years old, Nandi Bull half way to the hill is a 4.8 meter monolith. Later drive to Ooty. On arrival check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05: Ooty Morning sightseeing tour of Ooty. Located at 2240 m above sea level. The places of interest in Ooty include Botanical Gardens where “summer Festival” is held each during the month of May: the artificial lake and Dodabetta Peak which is the highest point in the district at a height of 2623mRest of day free. Overnight at hotel.
Day 06: Ooty – Cochin (280Kms) Morning drive to Cochin. On arrival check in at hotel. Evening show witness the Kathakali Dance Show in an auditorium. as it enacts episodes from great Indian epics. The extremely stylized gestures, the elaborate make-up, the masks and the splendid costumes of these all-male dancers, recreates an incomparable sense of pageantry. Overnight at hotel.
Day 07: Cochin – Alleppey (56 Kms) (Overnight at Houseboat) Morning visit Fort Cochin.This part of the city reflects an unusual blend of medieval Portugal, Dutch and English country life grafted on to the tropical Malabar Coast Also visit Chinese Fishing nets. Visit the 16th century Mattancherry Palace, also known as the Dutch Palace. St. Francis Church, and Jewish Synagogue. Later drive to Alleppey and embark on deluxe Houseboat “Kettuvalam” for backwater cruise. Sail along the winding network of Kerala backwaters, see the unique water world and experience its myriad charms. Spot colorful insects and butterflies flitting over flower bunch that adorn the lush green vegetation on the banks of the Kerala backwaters. Cruise through the unique web of lakes, lagoons, canals and rivers. Enjoy an overnight leisure stay in a houseboat also enjoy lavish lunch & Dinner at Houseboat.
Day 08: Alleppey – Periyar Wild Life Park (170kms) Morning disembark from houseboat to Alleppey boat jetty and drive to Periyar National Park. Periyar, spread over an area of 777 sq km, has about 35 tigers and leopards. The park encompasses a 26 sq km artificial lake and is the home of sambars, wild boars, elephants and antelopes which can be occasionally seen on the banks of the river during a boat cruise. In the afternoon we shall take a boat safari on Lake Periyar to view wildlife. Evening free. Overnight at hotel.
Day 09: Periyar Wild life Park – Kovalam (280Kms) Morning drive to Kovalam beach. The Kovalam beach in Kerala offers the best of facilities to its visitors like sunbathing, swimming, Ayurvedic massages and plenty of other options. Day relax on beach. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10 : Kovalam – Trivandraum – Mumbai (By Flight) Morning free. In time transfer to Trivandraum airport to board on flight to Mumbai. On arrival transfer to hotel. Evening free. Overnight at hotel.
Day 11: Mumbai Morning visit Gateway of India & Elephanta caves by cruise. Located about 10 Kms. from the Gateway of India or 9 nautical miles into the sea. Later visit Prince on Wales Museum- The museum was set up in the beginning of the 20th century to honor the visit of King George V’s to India, while he was still the Prince of Wales. Mani Bhawan- Mani Bhavan is a veritable memoir of Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation. Also known as Gandhi Museum, Mani Bhavan served as the residence of the great freedom fighter of India between 1917 and 1934. Dhobi Ghat- Dhobi Ghat is among the exciting places to see in Mumbai. It is 136-year old Dhobi Ghat and may be called the biggest human powered washing machine. Evening free. Overnight at hotel.