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Sandalwood Spice Tour

(15 Days / 14 Nights)
(Mumbai / Delhi-Bangalore-Hassan-Mysore-Ooty-Coonoor-Cochin-Goa- Delhi / Mumbai)

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South India is made up of 4 states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. They all lie in the southern part of the Indian Peninsula and famous for its natural beauty and a rich cultural heritage thus providing visitors a stimulating experience. Temple architecture in South India has always been the expression of belief, sometimes clearly structured, sometimes only loosely articulated, the development of temple architecture in South India is 2000 years old. During the South India Tour you will visit the famous and most beautiful botanical Garden of Ooty. This garden covers an area over 20 hectares and is planted with more than a thousand varieties of plants. In Mysore visit the most impressive and one of the largest city palaces in India.


At the end of the journey we observe the city life in Bombay which is a modern cosmopolitan city of India with extreme contrasts. This tour enable us to get complete impression of ancient India as well as of day to day life in today's India.

Day 01. Flight to India (Mumbai / Delhi)
Around midnight arrival in Mumbai / Delhi. You are met by an Indo Vacations representative and transferred to your Hotel.

Day 02. Mumbai / Delhi - Bangalore
In the morning flight to Bangalore. Arrive in Bangalore and transfer to Hotel. Afternoon drive through the garden city with its numerous avenues of Jacaranda, gulmohar and cassia. Visit the Bull temple, and Tipu's Summer palace. Drive past numerous parks, the Vidhan Sauda and downtown commercial centre. Overnight in the Hotel.

Day 03. Bangalore - Hassan (about 4 Hours)
In the morning we drive to Hassan via Protima Bedi's Dance Village. Arrive Hassan by lunch. Post lunch visit to Sravanabelagola to see the statue of Gomatesvara, 17m tall erected in 1980 AD. Check into hotel. Post lunch tour of the famous Hoysala temples of Halebid and the Chennakesava temples of Belur. Overnight Hassan.

Day 04.  Hassan - Mysore (about 2:30 Hours)
After having breakfast drive to Mysore via Srirangapatnam. Visit fort, Tipu Sultan's palace and the Gombaz. Arrival in Mysore by Lunch. Evening at Leisure to visit the beautiful Brindavan gardens. Overnight Mysore.

Day 05. Mysore
After having our breakfast visit full day city. Evening at leisure.

Day 06. Mysore - Ooty (about 4 Hours)
Today after the breakfast we proceed to Ooty. Passing through lush forests of Bandipur and Madumalai wildlife sanctuaries from where the road climbs up to Ooty through Eucalyptus and tea plantations. Check into Hotel.

Day 07. Ooty
Day free to enjoy the lake side or the gardens. Overnight Ooty.

Day 08. Ooty - Coonoor
Early morning drive to Dodabetta peak, the highest in the Nilgiris. After breakfast drive to Coonoor. Check in the hotel. Rest of day at leisure to visit Sims Park, and enjoy cool walks through tea estates or drive to Lamds Rock for a view of the plains. Overnight Coonoor.

Day 09. Coonoor - Cochin (about 6 Hours)
After the breakfast we drive to Cochin. Rest of the day at leisure at the Hotel.

Day 10. Cochin
After having breakfast, we visit Mattancherry palace, Jewish synagogue and have a backwater cruise to Bolghatty palace. We also visit Chinese fishing nets. In the evening view traditional Kathakali classical dance recital. Overnight Cochin.

Day 11. Cochin - Goa
After having the breakfast, transfer to airport to board flight to Goa. Check in the beach resort. Rest of the day at leisure.

Day 12. Goa
Morning at leisure on the beach. After lunch visit Old Goa. In the evening have Santa Monica boat cruise. Overnight stay in Goa.

Day 13. Goa
Day at leisure on the beach for independent activities. Later drive through South Goa to see interesting Portuguese homes and mansions. Overnight stay in Goa.

Day 14. Goa - Mumbai /  Delhi
After breakfast transfer to airport to board the flight to Bombay. The rest of the day at leisure. (Opportunity for the last shopping or enjoy a massage in the Hotel)

Day 15. Flight Back Home
Around midnight flight back to home destination.

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About Hotels:
We provide you the accommodation as per your budget mentioned above in the table of hotels category for any of the booked tour. Hotels provided by us are from budget to luxury class hotels. Luxury hotels are all five stars or of above standard. Deluxe would be a combination of 3 and 4 star Hotels and standard would be a combination of 2 and 3 star or similar hotels. The criteria for selecting hotels by us remains the best value of your money. We also provide you wherever possible accommodation in heritage hotels. Heritage Hotels are old Palaces, Forts and Grand mansions of Maharajas which have been later renovated and converted into Hotels. Rooms are decorated all individually. Rooms are comfortable, romantic and present the flair of olden Maharaja days.

Our Services Include:
      Accommodation in double rooms on twin sharing basis with bath and WC in the
         chosen category. 
     
Rooms on the departure day.
     
American/continental Breakfast.
     
Services of qualified local guides (English speaking or languages of your choice)
         during the whole tour.
     
All Transfers and departures on arrival and departure by Indo Vacations
         representative.
    
  All Transfers and Sightseeing throughout the tour by an air-conditioned Car with
         driver. For groups an individual air-conditioned bus (Except Standard Hotels) will be
        
provided.   

Exclusions:
      Any Kind of Personal Expenses such as Tips, Laundry, Telephone Bills and Alcoholic
         beverages.
     
Camera Fees (Still or Movie).
     
Any Flight Charges.
     
Monument Entrances.
     
Unspecified Meals etc.

We always look forward for any changes in the itinerary as wished by you for your
individual trip.
If you are willing to travel in a group - the Group Departure dates are available !
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