Southern Splendors Tour (15 Nights/16 Days)
Destinations: Mumbai, Bangalore, Mysore, Ooty, Cochin, Kumarakom, Houseboat, Periyar, Madurai and Chennai
Day 01 : Arrive Mumbai
You will be met on your arrival at Mumbai International Airport and transferred to the hotel of your choice. Mumbai, is the commercial capital of India and also a bustling metropolis. Mumbai’s status as India’s premier gateway city, makes it the starting point for most South India tour packages. Overnight in Mumbai.
Day 02 : In Mumbai
Breakfast at the hotel followed a sightseeing tour of Mumbai visiting – Gateway of India, the marine drive, the Prince of Wales museum, Hanging gardens and Victoria rail station. Overnight in Mumbai.
Day 03 : Mumbai – Bangalore
After breakfast, transfer to airport intime to board flight for Bangalore. Met on your arrival in Bangalore and transferred to the hotel of your choice. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Bangalore visiting — The Lal bagh botanical gardens, The Bull temple and The Vidhan Soudha. Overnight in Bangalore.
Day 04 : Bangalore – Mysore
After breakfast, depart for Mysore by road (140 kms /2 ½ hrs). On your arrival in Mysore check into the hotel of your choice. This city of palaces, flowers and sandalwood was once the residence of the Maharajas of Mysore. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Mysore visiting — The Mysore palace and The Chamundi hills. Overnight in Mysore.
Day 05 : Mysore – Ooty
After breakfast, depart for Ooty by road (170 kms /3 ½ hrs). On your arrival in Ooty check into the hotel of your choice. Fondly known as the ‘Queen of Hill Stations’, Ooty is snugly ensconced in the heart of the Nilgiris. Dotted with undulating hills, sparkling waterfalls, gurgling brooks and lush green tea gardens, this tranquil haven is sure to capture the hearts of every visitor. Overnight in Ooty.
Day 06 : In Ooty
Breakfast at the hotel. Day at leisure in Ooty. Overnight in Ooty.
Day 07 : Ooty – Cochin
After breakfast, depart for Cochin by road (300 kms /6 hrs). On your arrival in Cochin check into the hotel of your choice. Cochin or Kochi (new name) is the palm green commercial capital of Kerala. Overnight in Cochin.
Day 08 : In Cochin
Breakfast at the hotel followed by a sightseeing tour of Cochin visiting – St. Francis Church, Mattancherry Palace, Jewish Synagogue and the Chinese fishing nets. Overnight in Cochin.
Day 09 : Cochin – Kumarakom
After breakfast, depart for Kumarakom by road (75 kms /02 hrs). On your arrival in Kumarakom, check-in to the Coconut Lagoon Resort for another unique experience. Overnight at the Cocunut Lagoon Resort.
Day 10 : Kumarakom – Houseboat
After breakfast, board houseboat for overnight cruise in the backwaters of Kerala. Cruise takes you through the palm-fringed canals and is a unique way to discover Kerala. Evening candlelit dinner on board houseboat. The night spent on the Houseboat will long be remembered by you as the highlight of your South India tour package. Overnight on board the Houseboat.
Day 11 : Houseboat – Periyar
After breakfast, disembark the houseboat in Alleppey and depart for Periyar by road (180 kms / 3 ½ hrs). The Periyar Wildlife sanctuary is one of the best maintained wildlife sanctuaries in Southern India, giving an opportunity of spotting elephants, leopards, tigers and bisons, amongst various other species of flora and fauna. On your arrival in Periyar check into the Spice Village Resort. Overnight at the Spice Village Resort.
Day 12 : In Periyar
Early morning boat ride on Periyar lake to watch wildlife. After breakfast a short jungle trek with a naturalist to watch flora, fauna and avifauna. Overnight at the Spice Village Resort.
Day 13 : Periyar – Madurai
After breakfast, depart for Madurai by road (186 kms/03 hrs). Madurai, the city known for its rich heritage, culture and historical background, most famous for the Meenakshi Temple, will be the next stop of your South India tour. On your arrival in Madurai check-in to the hotel of your choice.Evening witness temple ceremony at Meenakshi Temple. Overnight in Madurai.
Day 14 : Madurai – Chennai
Breakfast at the hotel followed by a sightseeing tour of Madurai visiting — The Shree Meenakshi temple, the teppa kulum — a tank with an island temple and Tirumalainaik palace. Afternoon transfer to airport intime to board flight for Chennai. Met on your arrival in Chennai and transferred to the hotel of your choice. Chennai, South India’s largest city, will be the last stop of your South India tour package. Overnight in Chennai.
Day 15: In Chennai
Breakfast at the hotel followed by a full day sightseeing tour of Mahabalipuram and Kanchipuram, well known for their rock hewn temples, sculptures and the worlds largest stone bas relief. The fantastic Shore Temples are among the most talked about and most photographed monuments in the country. Return to Chennai for overnight.
Day 16: Depart Chennai
Breakfast at the hotel followed by a half-day sightseeing tour of Chennai visiting — the national art gallery & museum, Fort St George, a drive along the marina beach, St. Mary’s church and Mylapore temple. Rest of the day at leisure in Chennai until transfer to the International Airport in time to board your flight home.