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♦ Kerala State Tourism Award for ‘Most Innovative use of Information Technology’

♦ 'Best Inbound Tour Operator Award' from Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India

♦ Approved by Ministry of Tourism & Accredited by Kerala Tourism

South India Nature Tour (12 Nights / 13 Days)

Routing: Bangalore | Mysore | Kabini | Wayanad | Calicut | Cochin | Houseboat - Alleppey | Kumarakom | Kovalam

Description

Our South India nature tour is that long overdue vacation from work you have been dreaming of. Starting off in the city of gardens, the trip is an experience that whispers folklore and engages you in a conversation with nature and covers extraordinary places of inspiration.

South India is a glorious and delightful heartland of the Indian subcontinent. Almost untouched by invasions throughout its history, the country’s culture and heritage are quite well-preserved in this region of the country. In your holidays in south India, you will discover magnificent relics, a myriad of temples, gorgeous hills, ruins of ancient dynasties, spectacular coastline, and a variety of culinary delights. Tourists travelling to the South also find themselves in awe of its spices, tea, and coffee estates as well as Ayurveda therapies.

Bangalore Vidhan Soudha

BANGALORE

Day 01 - Bangalore

The Travel Planners representatives will be greeting you upon arrival at Bangalore Airport. After which, you will be transferred to the hotel where you will be checking in. Your nature tour to India begins with a day’s worth sightseeing tour of the garden city of Bangalore and visits to beautiful buildings such as the Vidhan Soudha, Museum and Tipu’s Fort Palace.

Bangalore, the IT capital of India, is a vibrant city of the south. Blessed with a pleasant weather throughout the year, the city is loved for its beautiful parks and lakes all around. In Bangalore, you can take a stroll among the trees in the calm atmosphere of the Cubbon Park, hop into the malls or street-side markets for shopping, or visit a craft brewery for a drink. Be it anything you are looking for – street food corners, cafes, pubs, coffee roasters, buffets, brunches, or cuisines from all over the world; you name it, Bangalore has it. So, if you are looking for south Indian tour packages from Bangalore, this trip can offer you the best south India holiday experience.

Overnight stay will be at the hotel.

Brindavan Garden

MYSORE

Day 02 - Mysore

After breakfast, our cab services will drive you to Mysore, where you will check-in to the hotel. Mysore offers a plethora of options to its visitors for sightseeing. Some of the spectacular places that you can visit in Mysore include the Brindavan Gardens, Shivanasamudra Falls, Mysore Zoo, Karanji Lake, and the Chamundi Hills. Mysore is referred to as the cultural capital of Karnataka and is home to several lavish and royal palaces. Due to its vast reserves of the Sandalwood tree, it is also known by the name of Sandalwood city. The day will be complete with a visit to the gorgeous Brindavan Gardens. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.

Mysore Palace

MYSORE MAHARAJA PALACE

Day 03 - Mysore

This Karnataka Kerala tour lets you delve deeper into the art, culture and history of the old city of Mysore. After breakfast on the third day is another day of sightseeing that comprises the Maharaja Palace, Devaraja fruit and vegetable market and the Tipu Sultan Palace. The Maharaja Palace is a feast for the eyes. It was built in 1897 in Indo Saracenic style and is one of the largest palaces in India. The palace used to be the residence of the royal family of Wodayars. Tipu Sultan’s Palace is an equally magnificent accommodation that belonged to the valiant Tipu Sultan. It is a true mark of intricate craftsmanship and Indo-Islamic architecture. The palace was also called “Rash-e-Jannat” meaning “Envy of Heaven”. There’s a museum at the ground floor that showcases a portrait of the ruler, his clothes, swords, as well as the missiles used in the wars with the British.

The cosmopolitan nature of the city, people from all religions and facets of life, and a host of monuments, historic sites, and buildings all make it a fascinating city to visit and add to your India tour itinerary.

Overnight stay will be at the hotel.

Kabini Elephants

KABINI

Day 04 - Kabini

On the banks of the famous Kabini River is the Kabini Forest Reserve, an awe-inspiring ecosystem that is teeming with wildlife and was once the hunting grounds of erstwhile British rulers and King of Mysore. The reserve sprawls across 55 acres and is home to several bird species, wild animals, trekking and bird watching spots and lakes. The highlight of this South India tour is a trip to observe and soak in this wonderful coexistence of animal life.

Kabini is a must-visit destination for tourists who are looking for a perfect holiday spent among the lush green forests and breathtaking waterfalls. At Kabini, take a break from your busy and hectic schedule and indulge in nature. You can trek in the forest and connect with the surroundings and nature or boat down the Kabini river for an exhilarating experience. As you can also find a large number of Asiatic elephants in the Kabini forest reserve, taking up a Jungle Safari can be a great way to get closer to the wildlife.

Overnight stay will be at the hotel.

Edakkal Caves

WAYANAD

Day 05 - Wayanad

The 5th day of this South India travel package starts with a post-breakfast drive to Wayanad. Popularly called the land of the paddy fields, Wayanad is one among Kerala’s popular hill stations. It is also the largest producer of Pepper in India. With spice trails, plantations, lush hills and wildlife, it is one of the most decorated districts in the state. On route to Wayanad, you will be visiting Banasura dam, which is the second largest dam in Asia and the Bhagavathi temple. The Banasura dam lies in the Banasura foothills and is built across the Karamanathodu river. The dam gets its name from ‘Banasura’, the son of Mahabali, the famous ruler of Kerala. Here, you can trek through the forests to the Banasura Peak or take a boating trip in the lake. There’s a small nature park near the boating place as well with traditional tree swings for the kids to enjoy. The best time to visit the dam is from November to May. In addition to visiting the Bhagavathi temple, you can also go to other nearby temples, such as the Shri Ayyappa Mandir, Nirur Shiva Mandir, and Shri Nath Mandir.

You will be checking in to the hotel on arrival.
Overnight stay will be at the hotel.

Calicut Muzhappilangad Driving Beach

CALICUT BEACH

Day 06 - Wayanad - Calicut

After breakfast, you will be visiting Lakkidi, which is also called the Gateway to Wayanad, Pazhassiraja Museum and Art Gallery, Pookott Lake and Kuruva Dweep. Kuruva Dweep is a fascinating and complex chain of small islands comprising a wide variety of flora and migratory birds. After these visits, you will be proceeding to Calicut and checking in to the hotel upon arrival. In the late 14th century, Vasco Da Gama set foot on Calicut’s beloved Kappad Beach, opening the door for spice trade from India to the rest of the world. To commemorate the event, a small stone monument was built at the beach.

Calicut is home to some prehistoric rock-cut caves. During the time of Chera administration, the region was a major trade centre, but the city didn’t come into existence until the thirteenth century when King Udaiyavar conquered the area around Ponninankar and built a fort in Velapuram, now called Calicut. Other popular attractions that you can plan to visit in and around Calicut are Dolphin’s point, the Science Planetarium at Jaffarkhan Colony, Mananchira, Thusharagiri, Vadakara, Beypore, Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary and many more.

Calicut is also known for its kind and hospitable people, sumptuous food and an aura of happiness that drenches its visitors.

Cochin Fishing Nets

COCHIN

Day 07 - Cochin

With beautiful urban forests and towering cityscapes, Cochin city awaits your presence, a week into your 13-day tour. Cochin is one of the most important shipping ports in Asia for spice, coffee, tea and other goods. The fast paced metropolis is a growing hub for technology, art, culture, music and sport.

For centuries, Cochin has been the trading spot for merchants and tourists across countries, predominantly the Portuguese, Arabs and British, who left their imprints and legacies behind. Travelling in Cochin will mesmerise you with its backwaters, beaches, hill stations, and staggering palm trees. Tourists who have been awestruck with the rich flora and fauna of Cochin often describe the place as bountiful and beautiful.

You can catch a glimpse of the intriguing mixed culture of Cochin with the architecture, museums, European-built churches, and the tiny historical towns. When in Cochin, also experience the Kerala Folklore Theatre and witness the treasure of the region’s numerous art and dance forms. Overnight stay will be in Cochin.

Jewish Synagogue

COCHIN - JEWISH SYNAGOGUE

Day 08 - Cochin

After breakfast, your tour of Cochin starts, with sightseeing around town. This will include visits to St. Francis Church, 500 year old Portuguese houses, Chinese fishing nets, 16th century synagogue, Jew Town and Mattancherry Palace, which was built by the Portuguese and houses some very interesting and notable mural paintings. Mattancherry gets its name from the popular Brahmin house named, “Ancherry Mattam”. It came to be called as Mattancherry because the foreign traders pronounced it as “Matt-Ancherry”.

In the evening you will be attending a “Kathakali” event, which is a traditional Malayali dance-form that depicts stories from Hindu mythology.The great food, authentic shopping, soothing massages, temples, and the amazing beach holidays in India that it offers, all make Cochin a great travel destination.
Overnight stay will be at the hotel.

Houseboat

HOUSEBOAT

Day 09 - Alleppey - House Boat Tour

Your trip continues with a post-breakfast drive to Alleppey. Alleppey is a beautiful state in Kerala often referred to as the “Venice of the East” by many tourists enchanted by its beauty. On arrival, you will be boarding a traditional Kerala houseboat which will cruise through Alleppey’s winding waterways, providing an insight into the lifestyle, culture and unrelenting beauty of small fishing villages. The houseboat ride is the perfect escape for travelers looking to witness a different side of Indian tourism. In addition to admiring the picturesque and poetic beauty of backwaters, you can also savour Kerala delicacies and cuisines on the houseboat.
Overnight stay will be in the Premium A/C Houseboat.

Kumarakom

KUMARAKOM

Day 10 - Kumarakom

After breakfast you will disembark the houseboat at Kumarakom. Consisting of a settlement of villages on the Vembanad lake, Kumarakom is also home to an extensive 14 acre bird sanctuary serving a treat to bird lovers and ornithologists. The Kumarakom is visited by flocks of Darters, Teals, Egrets, Herons, Cuckoo, Wild Duck, and migratory birds like the Siberian Stork. It is also extremely popular for its prawns, tiger prawns, and the “Karimeen” fish. Other attractions around Kumarakom

Meandering waterways, canopies of coconut trees and many other sights make this a memorable destination for most visitors. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.

Kovalam Beach

KOVALAM

Day 11 - Kovalam Beach

In the morning, you will be proceeding to Kovalam Beach, checking in at the hotel upon arrival. Kovalam beach is rated among the top 100 beaches in the world. With inviting blue waters and an exotic crescent shape, Kovalam is Kerala’s coastal paradise and the goto destination for those on South Indian holidays. After checking in, the rest of the day is to stroll through the sands and witness the sundown on Kovalam’s scenic horizon.

You can find a variety of leisure options at the beach, such as swimming, sunbathing, herbal massages, catamaran cruising, and cultural programmes as well. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.

Kovalam Beach

KOVALAM

Day 12 - Kovalam Beach

This will be a day for rest and rejuvenation with an option for Ayurvedic massages and treatment. There are plenty of resorts and centres near the Kovalam beach that offer attractive packages for Ayurvedic massages. You can go for the one that suits your needs and budget. Due to the proven benefits of Ayurveda on the mind and the body, these massages and treatment methods are quite popular among the local and foreign tourists as well. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.

Day 13 - Departure

Our airport services will transfer you to Trivandrum Airport.

* * Tour Ends * *

Tour Cost FOR TWO personS

VALIDITY PREMIUM LUXURY
01 Oct 2019 - 20 Dec 2019 USD 2575 USD 3410
INR 1,77,500 INR 2,35,000

 

Accommodation

DESTINATION PREMIUM LUXURY
Bangalore Royal Orchid Hotel Vivanta By Taj, M.G Road
Mysore JP Palace Royal Orchid Metro Pole
Kabani Kaav Safari Lodge The Serai Resorts
Wayanad Meenmutty Heights Vythiri Resorts
Calicut Kadavu Kadavu
Cochin Koder House Fragrant Nature
Alleppey Houseboat - Xandari River Escapes Houseboat - Xandari River Escapes
Kumarakom Lake Song Coconut Lagoon
Kovalam Travancore Heritage Leela Hotel

Cost Includes & Excludes

COST INCLUDES COST EXCLUDES
  • Accommodation in mentioned Hotels in a double bed room on twin share basis
  • Breakfast at all hotels
  • Breakfast and dinner at Kabini and Wayanad
  • All Meals at House Boat-Premium 1 Bed room
  • Safari to Nagarahole National park at Kabini resort
  • Coracle ride at Kabini resort
  • One half day Guided tour at Cochin
  • Evening cultural dance show at Cochin
  • Transportation using A/C car [Innova]
  • All sightseeing at all places in our car
  • Driver’s expense, parking, toll
  • All Taxes
  • Flight / Train tickets
  • Services / facilities not mentioned in cost includes
  • Extra meals or Drinks
  • Tips
  • Telephone charges
  • Laundry & other expenses of personal nature
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