GATEWAY OF SOUTH INDIA TRIP

Tour Plan

Duration : 16 Nights / 17 Days
Places Covered : Bangalore - Mysore - Ooty - Kodaikanal - Munnar - Thekkady - Cochin - Houseboat - Kovalam - Kanyakumari

Tour Briefs (daywise tour plan)

Day - 1 : Arrival Bangalore
Day - 2 : Sightseeing of Bangalore
Day - 3 : Visit Srirangapatnam and Mysore
Day - 4 : Sightseeing of Mysore
Day - 5 : Drive to Ooty
Day - 6 : Visit Conoor Tea Gardens and Ooty
Day - 7 : Visit Temples of Kodaikanal
Day - 8 : Visit other attractions of Kodaikanal
Day - 9 : Sightseeing of Munnar
Day - 10 : Visit Eravikulam National Park
Day - 11 : Visit Wildlife sanctuary at Periyar
Day - 12 : Sightseeing tour of Cochin
Day - 13 : Alleppey Houseboat
Day - 14 : Sightseeing of Thiruvanthapuram
Day - 15 : Visit Temples of Kanyakumari
Day - 16 : Leisure at Kovalam Beach
Day - 17 : Board flight for onward journey


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Day 1 - Arrival Bangalore

Arrival Bangalore Morning / Evening . Pick up from the Airport, Railway Station. Transfer to Hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at Bangalore.


Day 2 - Bangalore

After breakfast proceed for the tour of Bangalore which includes a visit to the 240 - acre Lalbagh Botanical Gardens , Tippu's palace, Bull Temple, Ulsoor Lake, Cubbon Park, Vidhana Soudha, Venkatappa Art Gallery, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Vishwesharaiah Museum. Overnight stay at Bangalore


Day 3 - Bangalore - Mysore(140 kms - 4 hrs)

Leave Bangalore in the morning for Mysore enroute visit the spectacular island fortress of Srirangapatnam, the capital of Hyder Ali and his son Tippu Sultan. Tippu's Palace, Gumbaz, Tippu's Summer Palace. Reach Mysore and settle down in hotel. Visit illuminated Brindavan Gardens and Krishnarajasagar Dam in the evening. Overnight stay at Mysore.


Day 4 - Mysore

This morning visit the sprawling Maharaja's Palace with its outstanding treasures and ivory inlaid doors. The interior is also lavishly decorated with stained glass, mirrors, pillars, paintings and jewels. Later drive outside the city to Chamundi Hill and the huge Nandi Bull statue. St. Philomena's Church and Mysore Zoo. Overnight stay at Mysore.


Day 5 - Mysore - Ooty (160 kms - 5 hrs)

Early morning after breakfast we proceed to Ooty enroute visit Bandipur and Madumallai Wild Life Sanctuary and also fresh tea gardens, reach Ooty and check in at Hotel. Later proceed for sight seeing which include Ooty lake, Botanical Gardens, Dodda Betta, etc. Overnight stay at Ooty.


Day 6 - Ooty

Today you will proceed to Conoor to look from close quarter the Tea Gardens , Sim's Park, Dolphin's Nose later back to Ooty visiting Film shooting points. Overnight stay at Ooty.


Day 7 - Ooty - Kodaikanal (260 kms - 6.5 hrs)

After early morning breakfast proceed to Kodaikanal enroute visit Palani Temple, Arrive at Kodaikanal and check -in- at the Hotel. Evening free of leisure . Overnight stay at Kodaikanal.


Day 8 - Kodaikanal

Today the whole day is free. You may choose to visit the Kodaikanal Lake, over an area of 60 acres and surrounded by wooded slopes. The attractive walk around the lake lakes between one and a half hours. Additionally, you have the option of boating or fishing. In and around Kodaikanal to visit Cocker's Walk, Golf Links, Green Valley View, Pillar Rocks, Silver Cascade Falls, Bear Shola Falls and the Lake etc. Overnight stay at Kodaikanal


Day 9 - Kodaikanal - Munnar (120 kms - 4hrs)

After an early morning breakfast, check out from the hotel and embark on a fascinating journey to Munnar enjoying the stunning panoramic view of the Cardamom hills and green carpets of tea plantations enroute. On arrival, check in at Hotel / Resort . Spend the rest of the day at leisure trekking around the estate. Overnight stay at Munnar.


Day 10 - Munnar

A morning sight seeing trip of Munnar; visiting the Eravikulam National Park where you can see the very rare mountain goats locally called the Nilgiri Tahr, the Mattupetty Dam and Dairy Farm, Old Munnar Town, the town market etc...Rest of the day at leisure and enjoy another overnight stay at your hotel.


Day 11 - Munnar - Thekkady (120 kms - 4 hrs)

After an early breakfast, check out from the Hotel and proceed to the wildlife sanctuary at Periyar / Thekkady and check in at the Hotel / Resort. Go on an evening game viewing cruise on the Periyar Lake. Here you will be able to see a large variety of wildlife, which include elephants, monkeys, deer, wild boar etc, and quite a lot of unique birds can also be spotted. Later, come back to the hotel : relax and enjoy your stay overnight.


Day 12 - Thekkady - Cochin (160 kms - 5 hrs)

After breakfast check out of the resort and proceed to Cochin. Check in at the hotel, after lunch at 1330 hrs go on a pleasant boat ride across the Cochin Harbour, which takes you to the gateway of the Arabian Sea. On arrival at Fort Cochin, proceed on a sight seeing tour, which includes a visit to the Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue, St. Francis Church, Chinese Fishing nets, etc. After the thrilling boat ride, go on a shopping spree of the city center before returning to your hotel.


Day 13 - Cochin - Alleppey - Houseboat (120 kms - 3 hrs)

Enjoy the magic of Kumarakom - Alleppey by going on a Houseboat (Kettuvallam) cruise across the backwaters. Spend the next 24 hours in your floating villa. Enjoy the backwaters of Kerala by getting a glimpse of the village life at close quarters, a unique and unforgettable experience. Enjoy the sunset and stay overnight on the houseboat.


Day 14 - Alleppey - Kovalam (160 kms - 4 hrs)

Checkout of the houseboat and proceed to Kovalam. Enroute you can see many romantic beauty of the nature which will remind you that you are in the "God's Own Country". You can view coconut palm fringed roads. Check -in at the Hotel. Later proceed for a sight seeing of Thiruvanthapuram covering Museum complex, Padmanabha Swamy Temple, Science and Technology museum, Veli tourist village, Aakulam Boat Club, Shangmugham Beach. Over night stay at Kovalam.


Day 15 - Kovalam - Kanyakumari (120 kms - 4 hrs)

After breakfast proceed for Kanyakumari- is the land's end of India where the water of the Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean meet. An important pilgrim centre of India, it is famous for the Amman Temples- a symbol of unity and sanctity - dedicated to the virgin Goddess, Kanya Kumari. To its South- East lies the famous Vivekananda Rock Memorial , a blend of all the architectural styles of India. Evening enjoy the beautiful sun set. Overnight stay at hotel in Kanyakumari.


Day 16 - Kanyakumari - Kovalam (120 kms - 4hrs)

After watching sunrise proceed to Kovalam. Full day at leisure at Kovalam Beach. Overnight at Kovalam Beach hotel.


Day 17 - Departure Kovalam - Trivandrum (35 kms - 1 hr)

Depart as per schedule to the Airport / Railway Station to Trivandrum connect onto your flight back home.




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