BEST OF SOUTH INDIA
15 days / 14 nights
Bangalore - Mysore - Ooty - Cochin - Alleppy - Munnar - Thekkady - Madurai - Trichy - Puducherry - Mahabalipuram - Chennai
DAY 01: ARRIVE IN BANGALORE
Day 1 : Bangalore Arrival at Bangalore airport/ railway station. Then proceed to the hotel. Bangalore is the capital city of Karnataka state which is well known as Garden city. Afternoon proceed for a half day city tour covering Lal bagh, Cubbon park, Iskon Srikrishna Temple, Vidhan soudha and finally at Commercial Street for a bit of shopping. Over night stay at Bangalore
￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼DAY 02: BANGALORE - MYSORE (B)
After breakfast proceed to Mysore. On the way visit Srirangapatana which was the capital of King Hyder Ali and his son Tippu Sultan. By noon at Mysore. Check in at the hotel. Afternoon visit Mysore Palace which is one of the major attractions of Mysore. Then to Mysore Zoo where you can see some of the rare species of wildlife.Evening proceed to world famous Brindavan garden extended over 150 acres. The musical fountain and light show adds attraction to the garden. Then return back to the hotel and over night stay at Mysore..
￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼DAY 03: MYSORE - OOTY (B)
After breakfast check out from the hotel and proceed to Ooty. On the way visit Mudumalai forest and Bandipur forest. Check in to the hotel as you arrive in Ooty. Evening free for shopping and other activities and over night stay at Ooty
￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼DAY 04: OOTY (B)
After breakfast proceed for a site seeing tour of Ooty. Visit the Doddabeta Peak which is the highest peak of Ooty. From here you will get a very panoramic view of the neighboring regions. By noon back at Ooty town. Afternoon visit the famous Botanical garden built in 1847 and the Ooty Lake were boating facility is available. Horse-back riding around the lake also is available. Overnight at Ooty.
￼DAY 05: OOTY - COCHIN (B)
Morning after breakfast proceed to Cochin. Check into the hotel. Evening a city tour. Overnight at Cochin.
￼￼￼￼￼￼￼DAY 06: COCHIN - ALLEPPY (B,L,D)
Morning after breakfast proceed to Alleppey. By noon check in at the house boat in Alleppey for a 20 hour house boating through the legendary backwaters of Kerala. On the way you will witness a full range of lifes and activities and some mind boggling sceneries. Overnight in the house boat. House boat is a private boat with fully furnished spacious bath attached bed rooms, hygiene kitchen ,dining area and private front deck to capture the beauty of the back waters.
￼DAY 07: ALLEPPY - MUNNAR (B)
Morning after breakfast check out from the houseboat and proceed to Munnar. This beautiful hill station was once the summer capital of the British Government in India. The never ending vast expanse of tea plantations and the round the year moderate climate makes it a little haven for visitors. Then to Rajamala- house of the highly endangered mountain goats - the Nilgiri Thars. Then to Lakkam water falls which is accessible by a short trek through the forest. Overnight in Munnar.
DAY 08: MUNNAR (B)
Munnar Morning to Echo point and Mattupetty Dam. Speed boating facilities are available here. The dam is flanked by forests and vast expanse of grass land on one side and the Kundala tea plantation on the other. Afternoon visit pothamedu view point and blossom park. Overnight in Munnar.
DAY 09: MUNNAR - THEKKADY (B)
(wild life sanctuary & Spice plantation)(120Km). Morning proceed to Thekkady. By noon at Thekkady. Afternoon at Periyar lake around which the sanctuary is built, for boating. This is the only sanctuary in India where you can have the unique experience of viewing the wild life at close quarters from the safety of a boat. Stay in Thekkady.
DAY 10: THEKKADY - MADURAI (B)
Morning after breakfast proceed to Madurai. Visit Sri Meenakshi sundareshwara temple, the temple art museum, puthu Mandapam, Raya gopuram etc and evening return back to hotel and over night stay at Madurai
DAY 11: MADURAI - TRICHY (B)
After breakfast, drive to Trichy (Thiruchirappally) . This is situated on the banks of river Cauvery. Then visit Rock Fort Temple which is in the centre of the city. Overnight at the Trichy.
DAY 12: TRICHY - PUDUCHERRY (B)
Morning after breakfast proceed to Pondicherry. Check in at the hotel. Afternoon cover former French settlements and Arabindo Ashram. Over night stay at Pondicherry.
DAY 13: PUDUCHERRY - MAHABALIPURAM (B)
Morning after breakfast proceed to Mahabalipuram. Afternoon visit the Shore Temple built in the shape of a Pyramid. Then visit Arjuna's Penance, a carving done in the face of a huge rock. Over night stay at Mahabalipuram
DAY 14: MAHABALIPURAM - CHENNAI (B)
Morning after breakfast proceed to Chennai. Afternoon visit to St.George Fort and Guindy national park. Evening at Marina Beach. Overnight at Chennai.
DAY 15: CHENNAI (B)
Morning after breakfast time for shopping at Chennai. Afternoon proceed to Chennai airport/railway station for return journey.
Available throughout the year
Accommodation on double sharing basis.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner at boat house.
Transportation by non a/c Indica/Santro [For 2-3 pax] Non a/c Tavera/ Qualis [For 4-7 pax] as per program.
20 hour boating in an a/c houseboat with all meals. (A/c can be used only between 9 pm and 7 am when the houseboat is haulting in case of Budget and deluxe package and a/c can be used full time for luxury package) (Applicable in only in packages where houseboat cruise and stay is inlcuded.
ll toll tax parking driver bata etc.
All current applicable taxes.
What's Not Included
Return Airfare / Train with taxes.
Peak season surcharges if applicable.
Any compulsory Room Supplements on tour.
Meals other than specified.
Items of personal nature.
Entry tickets, permit fees, boat/ ferry tickets etc at various places of site seeing
Entrance fees if applicable.
Anything not specified in the Inclusions List
- Cancellation charges per person for package would be applicable as follows: Any cancellation or amendment done with 20 days of Check in Date will attract penalty of 100% booking Value
- Any cancellation or amendment done between 20 days - 45 Days of Check in Date will attract penalty of Rs 15000 per person
￼- Any change or cancellation done before 45 Days will be free of any charges