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Detailed Itinerary

On arrival to Bangalore meet and assist and drive to Mysore via will visit the ancient fort at Srirangapatina, situated at a short distance from Mysore, to visit the summer palace and fort of Tipu Sultan, an erstwhile ruler of Mysore.
Upon arrival check in the hotel.
Overnight at Hotel (breakfast)

After breakfast embark on a guided tour of Mysore. Your tour will begin with a visit to the stunningly beautiful Mysore Palace, a defining landmark in Mysore. Your guide will narrate the history of the palace, of the family of rulers that lived here and their significance in the history of South India. Later you will visit the church dedicated to St. Philomena and then the Mysore market.

After you will then return to Mysore and drive to the top of Chamundi Hill where you will visit a temple dedicated to a Hindu goddess named Chamundeswary. Descending the hill on your return to Mysore you will see enormous statues of a mythological figures from Hinduism, of a demon named Mahishasura and a celestial black bull named Nandi (bull).

Overnight at Hotel (breakfast)

Post breakfast, drive to Ooty "the queen of mountain resorts." It used to be popular in summer and weekends for the British during the colonial Era. The establishment here of numerous tea plantations created the fame of Ooty.

Noble mountains, dense forests, extensive meadows and miles of tea gardens greet passengers on their route. Visit of a tea plantation during the Afternoon. On arrival check-in at hotel. Evening at leisure

Overnight at Hotel (breakfast)

After breakfast Morning Proceed to Ooty, Take a toy Train from Ooty –Coonoor.

The Nilgiri Mountain Railway, built by the British in 1908, and was initially operated by the Madras Railway. In July 2005, UNESCO added the Nilgiri Mountain Railway as an extension to the World Heritage Site of Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, the site then became known as "Mountain Railways of India."

Proceed for Conoor sightseeing.Lamb's Rock is a tourist spot in Coonoor. On the way to Dolphin's Nose, about 5½ km from Coonoor, lies Lamb's Rock, another point to view the fantastic landscape and the tea and coffee plantations. It is located at a distance of 8 kilometers from Coonoor. Dolphin's Nose Viewpoint is a tourist spot in Coonoor. Dolphin's Nose is well over 1,000 feet above sea level, 10 km from Coonoor and is a spectacular spot to visit. Evening return to hotel.

Overnight at Hotel (breakfast)

After breakfast start a drive to Cochin upon arrival assistance and check into hotel.

Evening free at leisure

Overnight at Hotel (breakfast)

After breakfast at hotel, proceed for sightseeing of Kochi visiting St. Francis Church and the Santa Cruz Basilica. While driving along the coastline, at the Harbor’s mouth, one can also view the unique and still-in-use "Chinese Fishing Nets" which were introduced by the Chinese traders in the 14th Century. The tour ends in the Fort Kochi area where you can walk through the historical Dutch and Portuguese buildings. Some parts of this nearly 500-year-old Fort are still amazingly well preserved.

Evening: Witness India's most spectacular Kathakali Dance show drama based on stories from Ramayana and Mahabharata. The dancers are elaborately made up with paint and masks, accompanied with drummers and musicians.

Overnight at Hotel (breakfast)

After Breakfast visiting the Dutch Palace, the Jewish Synagogue - (which remains closed on Fridays). Later on drive to Alleppey & check-in to Houseboat, Your house boat carries you slowly down palm-hung waterways, past backwater settlements of thatched and tiled cottages, bright with cartons and hibiscus. You set your own pace: stopping where you like, resting when you like, and indulging yourself with the freshest of foods bought from the farmers and fishermen on the banks of the backwaters. You are always within the reach of other people & yet no one can intrude into your lives if you don’t want them to.

Overnight at Houseboat (breakfast+lunch+dinner)

Early in the morning you can have the panoramic view of sunrise from your houseboat. After breakfast dis-embark your houseboat and drive to Kovalam upon arrival assistance and check into hotel.

Free at leisure to explore (free time to explore on your own)
Overnight at Hotel (breakfast)

Full day on leisure you are free to explore on your own. (No Transpiration / No Guide)

Overnight at Hotel (breakfast)

After breakfast drive to Trivandrum and check into hotel then proceed for city sightseeing as per below details.

• Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple: This 260-year old temple has a Gopuram that rises 30 meters in the sky and intricately carved pillars which are beautiful. (Non Hindus are not allowed inside of temple)

• Napier Museum: This is an art and natural history museum which houses a collection of archaeological and historic artefacts, bronze idols, ancient ornaments, a temple chariot and ivory carvings. (Closed on Mondays, Wednesdays & Govt. Holidays)

• Chitralayam Art Gallery: See works by renowned painters Raja Ravi Varma and Nicholas Roerich as well as examples of Mughal and Tanjore art.

If time permits then also see Zoological Gardens.

Overnight at Hotel (breakfast)

This morning after breakfast you will be transferred to Trivandrum airport to board your flight for onward destination. Room will be available till 12 Noon.

(Breakfast only)

Inclusions
  • Accommodation sharing twin on Bed & Breakfast Basis inclusive of taxes everywhere except Houseboat where all meals will be included.
  • All transfers, excursions and sightseeing tours to be by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Monument entrance fees as per itinerary (1 visit per monument)
  • Service of Local stationed English Speaking Guide from 02-09 paying pax and accompanying English speaking guide from 10 paying pax onward (Different guide accompanying in North & South India sectors)
  • Assistance at airports by our company representatives
  • Kathakali dance show in Cochin
  • Non AC Toy Train Ticket from Ooty – Connor
  • All presently applicable Governments taxes (GST)
  • With Best compliments

  • Two bottles of mineral water daily in the vehicle

  • Traditional Indian welcome by flower garlands on arrival

Exclusions

  • Any item of personal nature such as table drinks, Laundry, Telephone calls.
  • Camera fees (Still/video) at any monuments          
  • Any tipping, gratuities or porterage anywhere
  • Lunches, Dinner unless specified
  • Any International airfare/Visa Fees
  • Any International / Domestic Airfare
  • Any item not mentioned in above cost inclusions

Notes

Hotel Accommodation;

CITY HOTELS (Combination of 3* & Basic 4* Category) NIGHTS
Mysore  Southern Mysore Star OR Similar  2
Ooty  Sterling Ooty Elk Hill – Resorts and Hotels OR Similar  2
Cochin  Abad Atrium OR Similar  2
Backwater  AC Houseboat  1
Kovalam  Uday Samundra OR Similar  3

Trip Highlights

Mysore - Ooty - Cochin - Coonoor - Alleppey - Kovalam

Departure Period

01 Apr, 2020 to 30 Sep, 2020
AUD 1,584 P P twin share

01 Oct, 2020 to 31 Mar, 2021
AUD 1,715 P P twin share

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