17 NIGHTS / 18 DAYS
Kochi – Alleppey – Thekkady – Madurai – Trichy – Tanjore – Pondicherry – Mahabalipuram – Mysore – Masinagudi – Ooty – Kozhikode - Kochi
Days 1-2 Kochi
Upon arrival transfer to your hotel in private car. You can arrive at any time on Day 1 as there are no activities planned until the important welcome meeting with your tour leader . This land of spices has attracted many European Traders and is a unique blend of the old and the new, the Indian and the Western. Visit Mattancherry Palace, St. Francis Church, Chinese Fishing Nets, Dutch Palace and Jewish Synagogue. Evening enjoy Kathakali Dances – Traditional dance of Kerala.
Day 3 Alleppey
Post breakfast car transfers for Alleppey - "Venice of the east". Upon arrival, transfer to deluxe house boat for overnight stay. Enjoy cruise of backwaters with the mind-blowing view of canal systems, endless lagoons, backwater birds, fishing by locals, paddy fields, small houses on small stretch of land - there are villages in all over these backwaters.
Day 4 Thekkady
Car transfers to Thekkady. Thekkady is the location of the Periyar National Park - an important tourist attraction in Kerala. Later depart for Wild Plantation Tour and enjoy boat ride at Periyar Lake. Overnight stay in hotel.
Day 5 Madurai
Post breakfast depart for nature walk and later transfer to Madurai in Private Car. Overnight hotel stay in Madurai.
Day 6 Trichy
Car transfers to Trichy. Upon arrival transfer to hotel. Later visit Rock Fort Temple in Trichy and Ranganathaswami Temple in Srirangam.
Day 7 Tanjore
Post breakfast depart by private car for Tanjore - one of the oldest cities in India. Visit Sri Brahadeeswara Temple and Nayak Palace. Overnight hotel stay in Tanjore.
Day 8 Pondicherry
Depart by car for Pondicherry.En route visit temples in Darasuram, Gangaikondacholpuram and Chidambaram. Transfer to hotel and later visit Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Manakular Vinayakar Temple.
Days 9 - 10 Mahabalipuram
Post breakfast depart for sightseeing visiting Five Rathas, Arjunas Penance, Shore Temple, Krishna Mandapam. Later car transfer to Mahabalipuram - UNESCO World Heritage. Overnight stay at hotel.
Days 11 – 12 Mysore
Board train on (10th Night) for Mysore. Upon arrival transfer to hotel. Visit Mysore Palace, Chamunda Hill.
Days 13 – 14 Masinagudi
Post breakfast proceed to Masinagudi by car. Upon arrival check in your resort. Masinagudi is an exotic locale situated on the foothills of Nilgiris just after the Bandipur Wildlife Sanctuary in Karnataka. Later witness most exciting life time experience game drive.
Days 15 – 16 Ooty
Depart by chauffer driven car to Ooty - a popular hill station in the Nilgiri Hills. Later enjoy a train ride to Coonor in the world renowned Nilgiris Blue Train. Thereafter visit Botanical Gardens and Tea Plantations.
Day 17 Kochi
Depart for Kozhikode, arrive and transfer to Railway Station to board train for Kochi. Arrive and transfer to Hotel.
Day 18 Kochi –Depart
Breakfast at the hotel. Later in time transfer to airport to board flight for onward destination.