BEST OF SOUTH INDIA

Duration :17 Nights / 18 Days

Places to See :Bangalore - Mysore - Ooty - Cochin - Periyar - Kumarakom - Trivandrum - Kanyakumari - Madurai - Rameshwaram - Trichy - Pondicherry - Chennai

Day 01 : Arrive Bangalore

Upon arrival meet & Greet & transfer to Hotel. Check in at Hotel. Day free for independent activities. Over night at Hotel.

Day 02 : Bangalore

Morning after breakfast, proceed for sight-seeing of Bangalore (Beautiful city filled with the tranquility of its Greenery and now part of great Silicone valley) Visit includes, Lal bagh Garden, lake & lotus filled pools., Cubbon park, Bull temple and Mysore arts and crafts centre. Afternoon free for Ayurvedic Treatment. Over night at Hotel.

Day 03 : Bangalore - Mysore, 139 Kms

Morning after breakfast, drive towards Mysore (Called Garden city) stands by a rocky hill named after the goddess Chamundi. It is the city of Palaces and museums. Upon arrival at Mysore check in at Hotel. After refreshment Visit, Mysore. Visit includes, Mysore art & craft centre, the beautiful Brindavan gardens illuminated during the weekends and the chamundi temple overlooking the city. Over night at Hotel.

Day 04 : Mysore - Ooty, 158 Kms

Morning after breakfast, drive towards Ooty ( the Beautiful leading hill resort of south India. Situated in the heart of the Nilgiris (Blue Mountains), at the height of 2287 Mtr., it lies on a plateau and looks like a vast park. Lofty hills add to the grandeur of the scenery. Its climate is similar to summer in England. The terraced beautiful gardens, which are landmark in Ooty. Ooty is also known for its tea & coffee plantations. Upon arrival check in at Hotel. Acclimate yourself & Enjoy this hill station. over night at Hotel.

Day 05 : Ooty

Morning breakfast at Hotel. After breakfast, day free for rest & relax. Over night at Hotel.

Day 06 : Ooty - Cochin, 281 Kms

Morning breakfast at Hotel. After breakfast, Drive towards Cochin. By far the most important place in Kerala for a commercial traveller. Kochi is the business capital of Kerala. It has a fine natural harbour & is widely acclaimed as the " Queen of the Arabian Sea". The city spreads over several Island, the chief among them being Wellingdon, Mattanchery, Vipin, Gundu & Bolgaty. The 16th century Dutch palace, the oldest Synagogue of the British common wealth. Hill palace Museum, Bolgatty Palace & Bird sanctuary. Upon arrival check in at Hotel. Free for rest & relax. Over night at Hotel.

Day 07 : Cochin

Morning breakfast at Hotel. After breakfast, Sight-seeing of the city. Visit includes the above mentioned places. After breakfast, come back to Hotel & free for independent activities. Over night at Hotel.

Day 08 : Cochin - Periyar, 185 Kms

Morning after breakfast, drive towards Periyar ( the famous destination ).Upon arrival check in at Hotel. Get fresh and in the evening time enjoy a Guided Walk around Spice Plantation to see various plant. After Plantation tour come back to Hotel. Over night at Hotel.

Day 9 : Periyar - Kumarakom, 190 kms

EarlyMorning Boat cruise on the Lake of Famous Periyar Sanctuary to see the Wild Life. After this visit come back to Hotel. Breakfast at Hotel. After breakfast, drive towards Kumarakom (Situated on the bank of the vembanad lake. this village is 16 Kms. West of Kottayam, a town very famous for its rubber plantations and 15th century ancient churches. Kumarakom has a bird sanctuary & has large number of resorts consisting of house boats, Lake side cottages & floating restaurants. Upon arrival check in at Hotel. The rest time to visit this small place but attractive destination. Over night at Hotel.

Day 10 : Kumarakom - Trivandrum (Kovalam Beach), 170 Kms

Morning after breakfast, drive towards Trivandrum (the capital of the state Kerala). Upon arrival check in at Hotel. Rest & Relax / free for independent activities. Over night at Hotel.

Day 11 : Trivandrum (Kovalam Beach)

Morning breakfast at Hotel. After breakfast, proceed for sight-seeing of the city. Visit includes, Padmanabha swamy temple built in 1733, Napier museum of art, Akkulam lake, Veli lagoon with its aqua sports facility etc. Enjoy this destination As you desire. Over night at Hotel.

Day 12 : Trivandrum - Kanyakumari, 87 Kms

Morning after breakfast, proceed towards Kanyakumari ( at the southernmost tip of India, where the Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal & Indian Sea meet to each other. An important pilgrimage centre ) Two rocks reach out of the Ocean, south - east of the Kumari Amman Temple. Swami Vivekanand sat in the long and deep meditation ; and here stands the Vivekanand Rock Memorial, built in 1970. Vattakottai ( Circular Fort ) : The 18th century fort overlooking the sea, located 6 Kms. From Kanyakumari, here is the Sea calm & suitable for bathing etc. Upon arrival check in at Hotel. After refreshment visit this mythological place. Over night at Hotel.

Day 13 : Kumarakom - Trivandrum (Kovalam Beach), 170 Kms

Kanyakumari - Madurai, 235 Kms

Day 14 : Kumarakom - Trivandrum (Kovalam Beach), 170 Kms

Madurai - Rameshwaram, 172 Kms

Day 15 : Rameshwaram - Trichy, 264 Kms

Morning after breakfast, drive towards Trichy ( Was occupied by Chola and Pallava Dynasties. The Nayakas of Madurai have constructed the greater portion of the town. Rock fort (is a landmark of Trichy with a Ganesh Temple on the top of this rock also contains excavated cave temples dating to the 7th century A.D. the famous for fine sculptures, a climb up its stone to the Hall of a hundred pillars, Visit the island of Srirangam, a massive Vishnu temple with seven walls. Over night at Hotel. Upon arrival check in at Hotel. Rest & Relax. Over night at Hotel.

Day 16 : Trichy - Pondicherry, 196 Kms

Morning after breakfast, take a visit of Trichy. After visit, drive towards Pondicherry. Upon arrival check in at Hotel. Rest & Relax / free for independent activities. Over night at Hotel.

Day 17 : Pondicherry - Chennai, 165 Kms

Morning breakfast at Hotel. After breakfast, visit Pondicherry and the famous Aurbindo Ashram, Temples etc. After visit, drive towards Chennai. Upon arrival check in at Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 18 : Chennai - Departure

Transfer toInternational airport to connect flight to onward journey.

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