Kerala Backwater Tour: Mumbai, Bangalore, Hassan, Mysore, Bandipur, Ooty, Munnar, Periyar, Kumarakom, Alleppey, Mararikulam, Cochin

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(15 Days / 14 Nights)
(Mumbai - Bangalore - Hassan - Mysore - Bandipur - Ooty - Munnar - Periyar - Kumarakom - 
Alleppey - Mararikulam - Cochin - Mumbai)

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Kerala lies in the southern of the Indian subcontinent and is a natural attraction. In the Kerala Backwaters Tour we will enjoy a boat cruise along the backwaters all the way to Alleppey which provide one of the most delightful tours in India. In Kumarakom also we will enjoy the Boat ride trip through the tropical vegetation on the backwaters. It will give almost unique quiet view of Kerala village life, impossible to get simply from the road.

Day 01: Flight to India (Mumbai)
Around Midnight arrive in Mumbai. The cosmopolitan city and capital of Maharashtra is the main gateway for the travellers to India. Upon arrival, you will be met by an Indo Vacations representative and transferred to the hotel.

Day 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.

Day 03: Bangalore - Hassan
In the morning after having breakfast we drive to Hassan 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.

Day 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 Mysore.

Day 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.

Day 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 gardens.

Day 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.

Day 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.

Day 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 backwaters.

Day 10: Kumarakom
Spent whole day at leisure. One can enjoy the Ayurveda massage in the hotel or have a nice walk in the nice tropical surroundings.

Day 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.

Day 12: Mararikulam
Today we enjoy the famous palm beaches of Mararikulam 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.

Day 13: Mararikulam - Cochin (about 55 km)
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.

Day 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.

Day 15: Mumbai
Around midnight flight to home destination.

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