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09:00am – 07:30pm (Mon to Sat)

09:30am – 06:00pm (Sun)

020 8582 1182
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Best of South India

Duration: 17 nights and 18 days

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Begaluru, Mysore, Ooty, Athirapally, Kochi, Munnar, Madurai, Thekkady, Kumarakom, Alleppey, Kovalam - Skylord Travel
Begaluru, Mysore, Ooty, Athirapally, Kochi, Munnar, Madurai, Thekkady, Kumarakom, Alleppey, Kovalam

Day 1 Bengaluru

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

Day 2 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 teakwood with decorated pillars, concave arches and balconies. In the evening drive to Mysore (145 kms / 4 hrs approx), enroute visiting Srirangapatnam, an island fortress-city of great religious, cultural and historic importance. It was Tipu Sultan’s capital. Arrive Mysore and check in to your hotel. Overnight in Mysore.

Day 3 Mysore

Proceed for excursion to Somnathpur. Later visit, Mysore Palace, 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. Overnight in Mysore.

Day 4 Ooty

Drive to Ooty (135 kms / 4 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. Proceed for a toy train ride. Overnight in Ooty.

Day 5 Ooty

Proceed for a half 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. Overnight in Ooty. Overnight in Ooty.

Day 6 Athirapally

Drive to Athirapally (249 kms 6 hrs approx.). The charm of Athirapally and Vazhachal waterfalls cannot be described in words. Perched high above the Sholayar forest ranges on the fringes of Kerala’s famed rain forest, the Athirapally waterfalls provide a restful escape  for those wanting to leave the hurried pace of city life behind. Overnight in Athirapally.

Day 7 Kochi

Drive to Kochi (73 kms 1.5 hrs approx.). Arrive Kochi and check in to your hotel. In the evening, witness a Kathakali dance performance. The style dates back to the seventeenth century and is deeply rooted in mythology. Overnight in Kochi.

Day 8 Kochi

Proceed for a full-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. Evening, drive past the amazing Chinese Fishing Nets. Also drive past Willingdon Island. Overnight in Kochi.

Day 9 Munnar

Drive to Munnar (128 kms / 3.5 hrs approx.). Arrive Munnar and check in to your hotel and relax. Overnight in Munnar.

Day 10 Munnar

Proceed for a full-day tour of Munnar. Visit the Tea Museum, which showcases some of the interesting aspects 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 tealeaves to their processing. Overnight in Munnar.

Day 11 Madurai

Drive to Madurai (140 kms / 2.5 Hrs approx.), proceed for a full-day tour of Madurai. 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. Proceed to the Palace of Tirumalai Nayak, an Indo-Saracenic building constructed in 1523. Continue to the Koodal Azhagar Temple, one of the 108 temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu. In the evening, re-visit the Meenakshi Temple to witness the evening prayer ceremony at the temple. Overnight in Madurai.

Day 12 Thekkady

Drive to Thekkady (160 kms / 4 hrs approx). Arrive Thekkady and check in to your hotel. Proceed to visit Thekkady wildlife sanctuary, where herds of wild elephants have made Thekkady Lake their favorite haunt for frolicking in the water. Evening 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 Thekkady. Overnight in Thekkady.

Day 13 Kumarakom

Drive to Kumarakom (140 kms / 3.5 hrs approx). Arrive Kumarakom and check in to your hotel. Proceed for a tour of Kumarakom bird sanctuary. An ornithologist's paradise, the sanctuary is spread across 14 acres, and is the favorite haunt of local birds like Waterfowl, Cuckoo, Owls, Egrets, and Wood Beetle. Overnight in Kumarakom.

Day 14 Alleppey

Drive to Alleppey (35 kms / 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 houseboat.

Day 15 Kovalam

Drive to Kovalam (159 kms / 3.5 hrs). Arrive Kovalam and check in to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Kovalam.

Day 16 Kovalam

Proceed for a full-day excursion to Trivandrum (one way 11 kms / 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 in Kovalam.

Day 17 Kovalam

Day at Leisure. Overnight in Kovalam.

Day 18 Onwards

Proceed to the Trivandrum airport (11 Kms / 30 Min approx.) to board the flight for your onward destination.

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