Best Of South India

Bangalore-Mysore-Ooty-Athirapally-Kochi-Munnar-Madurai-Thekkady-Kumarakom- Alleppey-Kovalam
19 Days Tour

Prices from £2284 per person based on 4 People

ITINERARY

Day 1: London Heathrow:

Depart from London Heathrow to Bengaluru.

Day 2: Bengaluru

Arrive Bengaluru. You will be met, assisted and transferred to your hotel. Overnight at The Park in Bengaluru.

Day 3: Bengaluru - Mysore

Proceed for a half-day tour of Bengaluru. Visit the Vidhana Soudha, the Legislative Chambers of the state government. Proceed to the famous Bull Temple, which houses a huge monolithic idol of Nandi. Conclude with a visit to Tipu Sultan’s Fort. The Palace inside is carved out of Teak wood with decorated pillars, concave arches, and balconies. Evening drive to Mysore (145 km / 3 hrs approx), en route visiting Srirangapatnam, an island fortress-city of great religious, cultural and historical importance. It was Tipu Sultan’s capital. Arrive Mysore and check in to the hotel. Overnight at Windflower in Mysore.

Day 4: Mysore

Proceed for Excursion to Somnathpur. Afternoon visit to Visit Mysore Palace. It is a treasure house of exquisite carvings and works of art from all over the world. Next, visit Chamundi Hill. Half-way up to the top is Nandi, Lord Shiva's Bull - a majestic monolith & Vrindavan Garden. Overnight at Windflower in Mysore.

Day 5: Mysore - Ooty

Drive to Ooty (127 km / 3 hrs approx), known as the ‘Queen of Hill Stations’. Nestled in the Nilgiri Hills, it is situated at an altitude of 2,240 meters above sea level. Arrive Ooty and check in to your hotel. Later proceed for a toy train ride. Overnight at Taj Savoy in Ooty.

Day 6: Ooty

Proceed for a full-day tour of Ooty, known as the ‘Queen of Hill Stations’. Ooty is a feast for the eyes, with its lofty, eucalyptus covered mountains, dense forests, and acres and acres of tea estates. Enjoy a stroll around the Botanical Gardens, covering an area of 22 acres. Visit Ooty Lake and Doddabetta Peak… the highest point (2623 meters) in the Nilgiris, at the junction of the Western and Eastern Ghats. To conclude your tour, explore Raj Bhavan, a sprawling mansion, overlooking the Botanical Gardens. Overnight at Taj Savoy in Ooty.

Day 7: Ooty - Athirapally

Drive to Athirapally (127 km / 3 hrs approx), Leisure at the hotel. Overnight at Rainforest in Athirapally.ar.

Day 8: Athirapally - Kochi

Visit of Athirapally - Athirapally Water Fall & Vashacal Water Fall. Afternoon drive to Cochin (85 km / 1.5 hrs approx). Overnight at Dream in Cochin.

Day 9: Kochi

Proceed for a half-day tour of Kochi. Visit Fort Kochi, walk to the church of St Francis, the oldest European- built church in the country. Continue with a visit to Mattancherry, where you will visit the historic synagogue in the Jewish Quarter. You will also visit the Mattancherry or Dutch Palace, with its fine collection of mural paintings depicting scenes from the Hindu epics. Thereafter, drive past the amazing Chinese Fishing Nets. In the evening, witness a Kathakali dance performance. Overnight at Dream in Cochin.

Day 10: Kochi - Munnar

Drive to Munnar (128 km / 3.5 hrs approx). Drive Munnar and check in to your hotel and relax. Overnight at Mountain Club in Munnar.

Day 11: Munnar

Proceed for a full-day tour of Munnar. In the morning, visit the Tea Museum of Tata Tea, which showcases some of the exquisite and interesting aspects of the genesis and growth of tea plantations in Munnar. Also visit Mattupetty, known for its dam and the beautiful lake. Later visit the Kundala tea plantations and the Kundala Lake, the mountain slopes here are thick with undulating, evergreen tea plantations. Here you can view the entire process of making tea, right from plucking of tea leaves to their processing. Overnight at Mountain Club in Munnar.

Day 12: Munnar - Madurai

Drive to Madurai (152 km / 3.5 hrs approx), Arrival & check in to your hotel. Proceed for a half-day tour of Madurai. Situated on the banks of river Vaigai, Madurai was the capital of the Pandya kings, and an important cultural and commercial center as early as 550 AD. Visit the Meenakshi Temple - the heart and lifeline of the 2500-year-old city of Madurai. The complex houses 14 magnificent Gopurams or towers, including two golden Gopurams for the main deities. Next, visit the Gandhi Memorial Museum at the Tamukkam Palace. The museum houses the history and relics of the freedom movement. Continue to the Koodal Azhagar Temple, one of the 108 temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Three separate altars feature three figures of Vishnu, in standing, sitting and reclining postures. Overnight at Heritage Madurai in Madurai.

Day 13: Madurai - Thekkady

Drive to Thekkady (168 km / 4 hrs approx). Arrive Thekkady and check in to your hotel. Proceed for a full- day tour of Thekkady. Visit Periyar wildlife sanctuary, where herds of wild elephants have made Periyar Lake their favorite haunt for frolicking in the water. Later, take a spice plantation tour. Spices found in here include pepper, clove, cardamom, nutmeg, ginger, turmeric, vanilla and curry leaves. Enjoy an elephant ride in Periyar. Overnight at Elephant Court in Thekkady.

Day 14: Thekkady - Kumarakom

Drive to Kumarakom (120 km / 3 hrs approx). Proceed for a tour of Kumarakom bird sanctuary. An ornithologist's paradise, the sanctuary is spread over 14 acres and is the favorite’s haunt of local birds like Waterfowl, Cuckoo, Owls, Egrets, and Wood Beetle. In the evening, unwind and relax. Overnight at Zuri in Kumarakom.

Day 15: Kumarakom - Alleppey

Drive to Alleppey (35 km / 1 hrs approx). Arrive Alleppey and board your houseboat. Alleppey, "Venice of the East" has a large network of backwater canals that meander through the town and surrounding villages. Overnight on Deluxe Houseboat.

Alleppey - Kovalam

Drive to Kovalam (159 km / 3.5 hrs). Arrive Kovalam and check in to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure on the beaches of Kovalam. Overnight at The Leela in Kovalam.

Day 17: Kovalam

The day at leisure on the beaches of Kovalam. Overnight at The Leela in Kovalam.

Day 18: Kovalam

Proceed to a full-day excursion of Trivandrum (11 km / 30 min approx). Visit the Napier Museum, which houses a rare collection of archaeological and historic artifacts. Visit the Kuthiramalika Palace, built by the King of Travancore. The palace museum displays paintings and various priceless collections of the royal family. End your tour with the Veli Tourist Village, a beautiful picnic spot where the Veli Lake merges with the Arabian Sea. Overnight at The Leela in Kovalam.

Day 19: Onwards

Proceed to Trivandrum airport (11 Km / 30 Min Approx) to board your flight to London Heathrow.

 

Cost Proposal:

Hotel Envisaged in the Program:

Price Details
TOUR PRICE PER PERSON IN £ STERLING

Hotel supplements may apply at certain times of the year

CityNightsHotelsRoom CategoryMeal Plan
Bangalore 01 The Park Deluxe Room BB
Mysore 02 The Windflower Resorts & Spa Studio Room BB
Ooty 02 Savoy Hotel Standard Room BB
Athirapally 01 Rainforest Luxury Room BB
Cochin 02 Radisson Blu Superior Room BB
Munnar 02 Blanket Hotel & Spa Blanket Camellia BB
Madurai 01 Heritage Madurai Deluxe Club Room BB
Thekkady 01 Greenwoods Resort Standard Room BB
Kumarakom 01 The Zuri Kumarakom Resort and Spa Zuri Lagoon Room  BB
Alleppey 01 Lakes and Lagoons Standard Houseboat BB
Kovalam 03 The Leela Kovalam Beach View Room BB



Validity: Jan 2018 - Mar 2019

Price Slab
Pax traveling togetherMay - Sep 2018Oct 2018 - Mar 2019
02 paying pax traveling on twin sharing  Fr. £2534.00  Fr. £2892.00
04 paying pax on Twin sharing basis  Fr. £2284.00  Fr. £2644.00
06 to 10 paying pax on Twin sharing basis  Fr. £2116.00  Fr. £2483.00
Single room supplement  Fr. £1024.00  Fr. £1340.00

High season supplements (July - August) may apply. Above prices are based on lowest current fares.

QUOTE INCLUDES: 

• Return flight
•Hotel accommodation on twin sharing basis inclusive of breakfast at all the places except during stay at Overnight Houseboat, Alleppey where it will be on Full board basis.
• Meet & Greet services by representatives upon arrival and departure.
• Arrival and departure transfers by air-conditioned vehicle as per the itinerary
• Local English Speaking guide for sightseeing as per the itinerary.
• Single entry to the monuments
• Mineral water + Wet tissues in the vehicle for the complete trip.
• All applicable Government taxes

QUOTE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

• Any additional meal.
• Any item of personal nature like telephone calls, room services, laundry, drinks etc.
• Any additional sightseeing/transport requirements.
• Transport during the day’s on leisure in Kovalam.

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