The best of South India- Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala

(11 nights 12 days)

Overview

Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala are the most popular destinations in South of India. Beautiful hill stations, ancient temples, verdant tea plantations and exotic wildlife make this a popular route for the traveller. The best of South India tour of 12 days, offers you a visit to some of the most wonderful destinations like Ooty, Coonoor, Mysore (Mysuru), Munnar, Thekkady and Cochin.



Highlights

Trip will unfold as:

Day 1

Bengaluru

Arrive at Bengaluru (Bangalore) Airport. The Cloud Itineraries representative escorts you to the pre-booked hotel for staying overnight. You would have the rest of the day free to explore the city or just relax at the hotel.

Day 2

Bengaluru

Start your city day tour with the Nandi or Bull Temple and later visit Bangalore Palace, Tipu's Palace and Vidhana Sabha. In the evening, we will be visiting the Visvesvaraya Museum.

Day 3

Bengaluru- Mysore (190 kms/4 hrs)

Post breakfast leave for Mysore or Mysuru. On arrival, check- in to the hotel. Leave for city excursion, covering Mysore Palace. Do not miss visiting the temple at Chamundi Hills, dedicated to Goddess Chamundeshwari. She is the deity of the royal family of Mysore.

Day 4

Mysore- Ooty (150 kms/ 4hrs)

After breakfast leave for Ooty by road. The day is booked for exploring the small town like the Botanical Gardens, Dodda Betta, highest peak of this hill resort.

Day 5

Ooty- Coonoor- Ooty (Toy Train)

The day, after breakfast, is for an excursion to Coonoor. This wonderful hill town has aromatic tea plantations, lofty verdant Nilgiri Hills and colorful wildflowers. Bird watching is a popular activity here due to avifaunal wealth. Experience a toy train ride which is the most famous activity of Coonoor. Return to Ooty for overnight stay.

Day 6

Ooty- Coimbatore- Cochin (90 kms/3 hrs & Trian)

Drive to Coimbatore and take a train to Cochin. On arrival, check-in at the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 7

Cochin

Start your day with breakfast at the hotel, after which proceed to visit Chinese Fishing Nets, Dutch Palace, St. Francis Church and Jewish Synagogue. In the evening enjoy a cultural performance which includes Kathakali, a classical Indian dance performance and Kalaripayattu, a classical martial art form.

Day 8

Cochin- Munnar (130 kms/3-4 hrs)

Post breakfast, start your journey to Munnar. On the way, admire the mesmerising views from Devikulam and Pothamedu and visit tea plantations. On arrival, you are free for leisure activities. Overnight stay in a hotel at Munnar.

Day 9

Munnar- Thekkady (100 kms/ 3 hrs)

Day is free to relax and later start your journey towards the Thekkady. On arrival, check-in at the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 10

Thekkady

Post breakfast, visit spice plantations like cardamom, cinnamon and pepper. You can shop at the local market. In afternoon go for a boat ride at Periyar National Park to view the wildlife in the sanctuary. The boat ride in the lake is delightful way of spotting Elephant and Avifauna, for which the park is well known.

Day 11

Thekkady- Alleppey (130 kms/3-4 hrs)

After breakfast leave for Alleppey, the Venice of the East. Spend the day on the houseboat enjoying the backwaters and the lovely surroundings. Overnight stay at houseboat.

Day 12

Alleppey- Cochin (60 kms/ 1-2 hrs)

Have an appetising breakfast after which check out from the houseboat. Proceed to Cochin by road. On arrival, head straight to the airport to board the onward flight.

As at Cloud Itineraries we believe in letting you ‘live the journey’, please do not hesitate to speak to us to tweak your holiday or change the route. You could also ‘create your own experience’ with our expert help. So hop on and let’s build the most memorable trip together.

Without a doubt, your trip will give you a memory of a lifetime. In addition to a dedicated tour manager/coordinator, your holiday trip is laced by assistance on arrival and departure at the airport, soothing stays at suggested hotels, quick transfers with a driver, all government and road taxes paid for along with driver’s allowance, splendid sightseeing as mentioned, English speaking guides for tours in plan and delish meals as per your itinerary. Please note, that all applicable taxes and service charges will be included as well.


(Exclusions- international airfares, visa charges, meals outside of plan, monument fees, camera charges, insurance and personal expenses).

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