01: Flight to India (Mumbai)
Around Midnight arrive in
Mumbai. The cosmopolitan
city and capital of
Maharashtra is the main gateway for the
India. Upon arrival, you will be
met by an Indo Vacations representative and transferred
to the hotel.
02: Mumbai - Bangalore (by air)
In the morning after having breakfast drive to the airport
for the flight to
Bangalore. Upon arrival in Bangalore,
you will be met by an Indo Vacations representative and transferred
to the hotel. Bangalore is the capital city of the Indian
state Karnataka. This former "Garden city" Bangalore
is known today as "computer city" of India.
In the afternoon we drive through the garden city with
its numerous avenues of Jacaranda, Gulmohar and Cassia.
We will visit the Bull temple, which is built in the Dravidian
style of architecture. This temple has a huge Nandi Bull
carved out of a single grey granite and famous Gowda Fort,
which was built by Tipu Sultan. We will also visit the
Vidhan Sabha and downtown commercial centre. This Vidhana
Sabha, which is built after independence, stands out by
its imposing architecture in the neo Dravidian style.
03: Bangalore - Hassan
In the morning after having breakfast we drive to
via Protima Bedi`s Dance Village. We will arrive in Hassan by lunch.
After lunch we will visit Sravanabelagola to see the statue
of Gomatesvara, 17m tall erected in 1980 AD. Then we will visit the famous Hoysala temples of
Halebid and the Chennakesava temples of Belur.
We will have an overnight stay in Hassan.
04: Hassan - Mysore
Today after having breakfast, drive to
Mysore via Srirangapatnam.
There we will visit Fort, Tipu Sultan's Palace and the Gombaz. In the
afternoon we will arrive in Mysore. Evening at leisure to visit
the beautiful Brindavan gardens. We will have an overnight stay in
05: Mysore - Bandipur National Park
In the morning after having breakfast we drive to Bandipur
National Park. In the afternoon we will visit the wildlife
sanctuary in jeeps.
Bandipur National park is one the
many reserves located within the forest belt between the
Western Ghats and the Nilgiri Mountains. Bandipur lies
in the southern state of Karnataka and covers a forest
area of 865 square kilometers. It was declared a National
Park in 1974 and is one of the original 9 tiger reserves
under the watchful eye of "Project Tiger". Bandipur
has a sizeable population of wildlife - The Royal Bengal
Tiger, Elephants, Spotted Deers, Sambars, Gaur and Flying
Squirrel, four horned Antelope, Nilgiri Langur etc.
06: Bandipur National Park - Ooty
In the morning we will visit Bandipur National Park and
then from the tropical coast of Karnataka we drive on
the serpent road and pass through the Tea plantation and
eucalyptus forests on the mountains of Nilgiri and arrive
in the city Ooty (Udhagammandulam). The British established
this beautiful hill station in the early part of the 19th
century in the Nilgiris or the Blue Mountains. Ooty lies
at an altitude of 2300 m. and still has British flair.
Evening free for leisure to enjoy the lakeside or the
07: Ooty - Munnar
Ooty (also known as the queen of the blue mountains) is
famous for its rolling hills covered in pine and eucalyptus
forests and also for its coffee and tea plantations. In
the morning we will visit the famous and most beautiful
Botanical Garden of Ooty which covers an area over 20
hectares and is planted with more than a thousand varieties
of plants, shrubs and trees including orchids, fern and
alpine. We will drive further to visit Dodabetta peak,
the highest in the Nilgiris. In the afternoon we will
pass through the betel nut and pepper plantation and drive
to Munnar. Munnar lies at an altitude of 1530m and is
surrounded by Tea and Cardamom fields. Beautiful scenery
in and around makes this place worth visiting. Today we
will explore the surrounding on our own.
08: Munnar - Periyar
In the morning we will drive further to visit
Periyar wildlife sanctuary. We will start our day by having
a Boat ride on the lake of Periyar. The lake of Periyar
is the central point of the famous Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.
It covers an area of 780 square km and was designated
a part of project Tiger in 1973. After the Boat ride we
drive through the Park and observe the activities of Elephants,
Bison, Sambar, Wild Oxen, Wild Boar and Spotted Deer which
are common here.
09: Periyar - Kumarakom
In the morning we will visit wildlife sanctuary and in
the afternoon we drive through the mountains, which are
full of Cardamom and pass through the tea and coffee plantations
and proceed to
Kumarakom. In Kumarakom we will enjoy the
Boat ride trip through the tropical vegetation on the
Spent whole day at leisure. One can enjoy the Ayurveda
massage in the hotel or have a nice walk in the nice tropical
11: Kumarakom - Kottayam - Alleppey
- Mararikulam (about 70 km)
Today we enjoy a Boat trip for two hours through the narrow
channels of famous backwaters of
Kottayam and arrive in
Alleppey from where we proceed further to Mararikulam.
Mararikulam is a famous beach resort at the Malabar Coast.
Today we enjoy the famous palm beaches of
by refreshing our memories of our Kerala Tour as we have
here an opportunity to enjoy the sunny days at the famous
beaches of the ocean of Mararikulam.
13: Mararikulam - Cochin (about 55
Today in the morning after having breakfast we drive to
Cochin. This drive gives us again an impression of the
beautiful landscaping of this region.
Cochin is the most
interesting town in South India at Malabar Coast and is
also known as Venice of South. In Cochin we visit St.
Francis church, the oldest European church in India in
which the grave of famous sailor Vasco da Gama can be
visited. After the visit of St. Francis Church we have
a walk through the Jewish area of Mattancherry.
14: Cochin - Mumbai (by air)
Today in the afternoon we drive to the airport for a flight
from Cochin to Mumbai. After arrival in Mumbai we will
get refresh and have dinner before we depart to the airport
with the Indo Vacations representative.
Around midnight flight to home destination.
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