|THE SOUTHERN SPLENDOR WITH EXOTIC BACKWATER
|Trivandrum - Kovalam - Alleppey - Thekkady - Munnar - Cochin - Ooty - Mysore - Bangalore
(13 Nights / 14 Days)
Day 1 : Arrive Trivandrum - Kovalam
Welcome to India! Arrive Trivandrum. Upon arrival meet assist at the airport and transfer to Kovalam. Upon arrival checkin at hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Kovalam: This enchanting strip of golden sands is laced with the rich greenery of coconut palms. A former fishing village, Kovalam is just 16 kms away from Trivandrum.
An evergreen and pleasant climatic beach resort. It is a dreamy place for tourists. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2 : Kovalam
Breakfast at hotel. Day at leisure. Laze around the beaches of Kovalam. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 3 :Kovalam - Alleppey ( 160 Kms / 3-4 Hrs)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Alleppey- situated in south of Cochin, is the centre for backwater cruises in Kerala. It has a large network of canals which passes through the town, provices its lifeline & has a long sandy beach. It is also the centre of the famous coir products of Kerala. Arrive and board House boat. Cruise through the backwaters of Kerala. O/night House boat.
Day 4 : Alleppey - Thekkady ( 110 Kms / 2-3 Hrs)
Morning breakfast at hotel followed by drive to Thekkady. On arrival checkin at hotel. Afternoon visit to Periyar wildlife. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 5 : Thekkady - Munnar ( 160 Kms / 3-4 Hrs)
Morning breakfast at hotel. Drive to Munnar. On arrival checkin at hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 6 : Munnar
Morning breakfast at hotel. Plan you own day, see the scenic beauty of Munnar. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 7 : Munnar - Cochin ( 153 Kms / 3-4 Hrs)
Breakfast at hotel followed by drive to Cochin- with its wealth of historical associations ans its setting on a cluster of islands and narrow peninsulas, the city of Cochin perfectly reflects the eclecticism of Kerala. Upon arrival checkin at hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 8 : Cochin
Breakfast at hotel. Depart for half day sightseeing visiting Synagogue, Dutch Palace & St. Francis Church, Jewish Synagogue.The Synagogue is next to the Mattancherry Palace. It is possible to see the Great Scrolls of the Old Testament and the copper plates on which privileges were granted to the Jewish community by the Kochi rulers.
Afternoon free. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 9 : Cochin - Ooty (280 Kms / 7-8 Hrs)
Breakfast at hotel followed by drive to Ooty. Upon arrival checkin at hotel. Overnight stay at hotel. Ooty: The 'Queen of southern hill resorts', is a hill station situated at a height of 7349 feet above sea level in the Nilgiri mountain ranges in Tamil Nadu. Also known as Udhagamandalam, it is known for its salubrious climate and scenic beauty, with breathtaking views of tea-plantations and undisturbed grassy meadows. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 10 : Ooty
Breakfast at hotel. Day free to explore Ooty on your own. Visit the Tea plantations and cherish the scenic beauty of Ooty "The Queen of southern hill resorts". Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 11 : Ooty - Mysore ( 159 Kms / 4-5 Hrs)
Breakfast at hotel followed by drive to Mysore. Upon arrival checkin at hotel. Afternoon
depart for half-day city tour, visit the Maharaja's Palace, the lush Brindavan Gardens with its dancing fountains built on the terraces of Krishnarajasagar Dam, St.Philomena's Church built in an imposing Gothic style, the Jaganmohan Palace which was converted into an art gallery in 1875 and the Chamundi Hills. Mysore: Also called the city of Palaces, Mysore combines traditional grandeur with modernity and emerges as one of the most beautiful and best planned cities in India.
Day 12 : Mysore - Bangalore ( 140 Kms / 3-4 Hrs)
Breakfast at hotel followed by drive to Bangalore. Upon arrival checkin at hotel. Overnight stay at hotel. Bangalore: This bustling capital city of Karnataka has a perpetual holiday atmosphere. It is multifaceted: modern marvels, historical monuments, bustling shopping plazas, a golf course and a race course. A trip here can be truly delightful. Bangalore is known as the city of draught beer. It is also known as the 'garden city' and the 'silicon valley' of India since it is the 'IT' capital of India.
Day 13 : Bangalore
Breakfast at hotel. AM depart for half-day city tour. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 14 : Depart Bangalore
Breakfast at hotel. Checkout hotel at 1200 hrs followed by intime transfer to airport to connect flight to onward destination.
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