South India Packages, Best of South India Tour
Durations : 14 Nights / 15 Days
Destinations Covered : Mumbai - Bangalore - Hassan - Mysore -
Coonoor -Madurai - Periyar - Kumarakom - Houseboat - Cochin - Mumbai
Day 1 - Arrive Mumbai
Arrive Mumbai. Assistance on arrival and transfer to the hotel. Check-in at
12 Noon. Afternoon City Tour of Mumbai. Visit Gateway of India, Prince of
Wales Museum (Museum is closed on Mondays) Fish Aquarium, Jain Temple,
Hanging Gardens on the slopes of Malabar Hills offering nice view of Marine
Lines & Chowpatty Beach, Kamla Nehru Park, Mani Bhawan (Where Mahatma
Gandhi used to stay) then to Dhobi Ghat. Also drive past Afghan Church,
Flora Fountain (Bombay nerve-centre), colourful Crawford Market and Marine
Drive. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2 - Mumbai - Bangalore
Morning excursion to the Elephanta Caves (Subject to weather conditions).
Across the harbour to the world famous, 1200 years old Elephanta Caves,
dedicated to Lord Shiva. The famous TRIMURTI sculpture signifying the
trinity of the Creator, the Preserver and the Destroyer is located here.
Afternoon transfer to airport to board flight for Bangalore. Assistance on
arrival and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3 -Bangalore - Hassan
Morning City Tour of Bangalore. Half day sightseeing tour of the "GARDEN
CITY" visiting the Lal Bagh which has a variety of old Trees,
Fountains, Lotus Pools, Terraces and an assortment of Tropical Herbs and
Sub- Tropical Herbs. Also see the Government Buildings and the Maharaja's
Palace. Later leave for Hassan by surface enroute visiting Sravanbelagola.
Arrive Hassan and check-in at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 4 - Hassan - Mysore
Morning City Tour of Belur and Halebid. Belur famous for it Hoysala
architecture. Its Temple of Lord Channakeshava is embellished with carving
which has few equals in the world. Halebid - The seat of Hoysala Kingdom,
its great Hoyaleswara Temple was built in the typical Hoysala style
architecture. A stellar base with the emblem of the lion and elephants
seemingly supporting the temple, signify stability. Afternoon leave Hassan
for Mysore by surface enroute visiting Srirangapatnam. Arrive Mysore and
check-in at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 5 - Mysore
Morning City Tour visiting Srirangapatnam - 16 kms from Mysore, this fort
was the stronghold of Tipu Sultan, son of Haider Ali. Tipu made a last
minute ditch against the British in 1799 before surrendering his kingdom.
Among the many fort buildings still intact, are Tipu's airy Summer Palace
and his tomb at the Darya Daulat Bagh (garden). Here, is also the celebrated
Sri Ranganatha Temple. Afternoon excursion to Somnathpur. Overnight at the
|Day 6 - Mysore - Ooty -
Morning leave Mysore by surface for Coonoor enroute visiting Ooty. On
arrival at Coonoor check-in at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 7 - Coonoor - Madurai
Morning leave Coonoor by surface for Madurai. On arrival check-in at
the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 8 - Madurai
Morning City Tour of Madurai visiting the great Meenakshi Temple
dedicated to the consort of Lord Shiva with its towering gopurams
(rising high above the surrounding country side). Later, visit the
Tirumala Nayak Palace - A gracious building in the Indo saracenic style,
famous for the Stucco work on its domes and arches. Evening visit
Meenakashi Temple during Aarti ceremony. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 9 - Madurai - Periyar
Morning leave Madurai by surface for Periyar enroute visiting tea
plantation. On arrival check-in at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 10 - Periyar
Morning and evening boat cruise at lake Periyar. Rest of the day at
leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 11 - Periyar - Kumarakom
Morning leave Periyar by surface for Kumarakom. On arrival check-in at
the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 12 - Kumarakom - Houseboat
Move from hotel to the houseboat. You will enjoy backwater cruise
crossing the narrow canals of Kerala. Overnight at the houseboat.
Day 13 - Houseboat - Cochin
Morning houseboat will drop you at the Jetty. Proceed by surface to
Cochin. On arrival at Cochin check-in at the hotel. Afternoon City Tour
of Cochin.Visit the Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue, Chinese fishing
Nets, St. Francis Church and the Santa Cruz Church. Overnight at the
Day 14 - Cochin - Mumbai
In time transfer to airport to connect flight for Mumbai. Assistance on
arrival and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight
at the hotel.
Day 15 - Leave Mumbai
In time transfer to airport to connect flight for onward destination.