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South India Honeymoon Special

South India Honeymoon Special

Highlights

This private journey travels at a relaxed pace and uncovers the romance of southern India. Little explored by the tourists this part of Kerela is characterised by miles of sandy beaches, picturesque rainforests, tranquil fishing villages, ancient ruins, exotic wildlife, mountains, streams and rivers. Explore the Kerela backwaters in a traditional wooden rice barge, with an overnight stay on board.

ROUTE :

18 NIGHTS / 19 DAYS

Mumbai – Bengaluru – Mysore – Nagarhole – Ooty – Kochi – Munnar – Thekkady – Alleppey – Marari – Kochi – Mumbai

DAYS 1-3 MUMBAI

You can arrive at any time on Day 1 as there are no activities planned until the important welcome meeting with your tour leader. Arrival at Mumbai and transfer to hotel. Visit Elephanta Caves, Prince of Wales museum, Mani Bhavan, Victoria Terminus, Dhobi Ghat.

Days 4 – 5 Bengaluru – Mysore

Post breakfast take flight for Bengaluru. Arrive and later depart for Mysore by private car, en route visit Srirangapatnam. 2 nights hotel stay in Mysore. Visit Mysore Palace and Chamundi Hill .

Day 6 Nagarhole

Post breakfast depart for Nagarhole by chauffer driven private car.
This exclusive hunting reserve of the former rulers of Mysore has rich forest cover, small streams, valleys and waterfalls. Later post lunch depart for Game Drive at the Nagarhole National Park and Coracle Ride. Overnight stay in Nagarhole.

Days 7 – 8 Ooty

Check out & transfer to Ooty by private car. Arrival and transfer to Hotel. Visit Botanical Garden and Tea Plantation. Enjoy Nilgiris Blue Train Ride till Coonor.

Days 9 – 11 Kochi

Post breakfast, check out and transfer to Kozhikode to board train for Ernakulam
(Kochi). 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. Arrive and transfer to hotel. Later visit Mattancherry Palace, St. Francis Church, Chinese Fishing Nets, Dutch Palace and Jewish Synagogue. Later enjoy Harbour Cruise.

Day 12 – Munnar

Post breakfast check out and depart for Munnar in your Private Car. Later visit Tea Plantation and enjoy tea tasting session. Overnight hotel stay in Munnar.

Day 13 Thekkady

Early breakfast and depart for Thekkady by Chauffer driven car. Thekkady is the location of the Periyar National Park, which is an important tourist attraction in Kerala. Arrival and transfer to hotel. Later depart for Wild Plantation Tour and enjoy boat ride at Periyar Lake. Overnight hotel stay in Thekkady.

Day 14 Alleppey

Post breakfast car transfers to Alleppey - "Venice of the east". Upon arrival transfer to Deluxe House boat for overnight stay. Enjoy the 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.

Days 15 – 17 Marari

Breakfast on board, later disembark and depart for Marari in Private Car. Mararikulam is a beach village in the district of Alappuzha. Days at leisure for independent activities. Enjoy 3 nights hotel stay in Marari.

Day 18 Kochi – Mumbai ( By Flight)

Post breakfast, morning at leisure. Later in time transfer to Kochi to board flight for Mumbai. Overnight hotel stay in Mumbai.

Day 19 Mumbai - Depart

Post breakfast, check out and in time transfer to International Airport to board flight for onward destination

COST OF PACKAGES

COST OF PACKAGE: SILVER
Individual Tour Prices starting from £1,820 per person

HOTEL ENVISAGED

PLACE HOTEL
Mumbai Silver Inn / Marigold Residency/ Similar
Mysore Sandesh The Prince / Similar
Nagarhole Kabini River Lodge / Similar
Ooty Monarch / Similar
Kochi Abad Plaza/ Similar
Munnar Copper Castle / Tree Tops / Similar
Thekkady Green Wood / Similar
Alleppey Deluxe House Boat
Marari Turtle Beach Resort / Similar
COST OF PACKAGE: GOLD
Individual Tour Prices starting from £2,514 per person

HOTEL ENVISAGED

PLACE HOTEL
Mumbai Kohinoor Continental / Peninsula Grand/ Similar
Mysore Regaalis / Similar
Nagarhole Kings Sanctuary / Similar
Ooty Fortune Sullivan Court / Similar
Kochi Avenue Regent / Gokulam Park / Similar
Munnar Siena Village / Similar
Thekkady Elephant Court / Similar
Alleppey Deluxe House Boat
Marari A Beach Symphony / Similar
COST OF PACKAGE: PLATINUM
Individual Tour Prices starting from £3,452 per person

HOTEL ENVISAGED

PLACE HOTEL
Mumbai The Lalit / Renaissance/ Similar
Mysore Metropol e / Lalitha Mahal Palace / Similar
Nagarhole Kabini River Lodge / Similar
Ooty The Savoy/ Fern Hill / Similar
Kochi Le Meridien / Trident / Similar
Munnar Club Mahindra / Similar
Thekkady Spice Village / Similar
Alleppey Deluxe House Boat
Marari Marari Beach Resort / Similar


*Optional:Return International flight tickets from UK to Delhi/Mumbai can be included at an additional price



ABOVE QUOTATION INCLUDES:

- Accommodationbased on double occupancy for total of 18 nights on bed and breakfast basis.
- 18 Buffet Breakfast / 05 Lunches / 05 Dinners (All meals can be included at extra cost).
- Services of Local English Speaking Guide at all the locations (Incase of a group there shall be accompanying English speaking guide provided except in Nagarghole and Marari).
- Domestic flight fromMumbai toBengaluru and Kochi to Mumbai (in economy class).
- Train ride inAir conditioned coaches from Kozhikode to Kochi and Nilgiris Blue (Toy Train).
- 01 Jeep Safari in Shared Jeep and 01 Coracle ride at Nagarhole National Park.
- 01 Boat Ride at Periyar lake in shared boat and tea tasting season at Munnar.
- All arrival/ departure transfers & road transport services are in Air conditioned chauffer driven private car/ coach.
- Assistance on arrival and departure in India by Epic India representative.
- 01 bottle of mineral water per person each day (except when in National Park).
- Traditional welcome atMumbai Airport upon arrival.
- Monument Entrance Charges as per the itinerary (for single visit only).

ENTRANCE INCLUDED :

Mumbai:
Elephanta Caves Mani Bhawan Prince of Wales Museum
Mysore:
Mysore Palace            
Ooty:
Botanical Gardens Nilgiris Blue (Toy Train)
Kochi:
Jewish Synagogue Dutch Palace

ABOVE COST DOES NOT INCLUDE:

- International Flights, Airport Tax, Travel insurance charges and Visa fees.
- Tips for Driver, Hotel Staff, Escorts & Guide etc.
- Personal expenses like drinks, laundry, telephone calls and porterage etc.
- Liabilities due to loss of baggage, accident, injury or medical needs.
- Liabilities due to flight cancellation, and any extra cost involved due to transhipment occurring due to road blocks etc.
- Other personal expenses.
- Any other services not mentioned above.
- Costs of camera tickets are not included in any of our tours.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

- The cost has been calculated on the basis of existing tariffs/conditions and any charge in cost or modification in tax structure will oblige us to revise the same.
- ElephantaCaves ,Prince of Wales, Padmanabhapuram Palace and Mani Bhavan closed on Monday.
- Jewish Synagogue is closed on Friday /Saturday and DutchPalace on Friday.
- The cost has been calculated on the basis of base category of rooms andincase of non availability of same, supplement as applicable for higher category of room would be extra.
- Additional Lunch and Dinner (excluding drinks) if opted shall be provided in City Restaurants.
- Check-In, Check-out time in Hotels is 12 noon.
- Best Time to travel – October to March.
- All reservations will be subject to availability of accommodation / air seats.
- This document is a proposal of itinerary / quotation and not a confirmation of booking.

EPIC INDIA DIFFERNCE :

  • Comprehensive pre-departure kit for each destination visited containing detailed and up-to-date information on the local climate, suggested dress, tipping, cultural differences, visa requirements, shopping and a brief history of your destination.
  • Full documentation including copies of your final itinerary
  • Complimentary pass to selected Airport VIP lounges and complimentary to- fro car transfers to UK international airport (when you book international flights with our Platinum package)
  • 24 hour emergency assistance and access to emergency numbers.
  • The best guides, drivers and vehicles throughout touring.
  • Quality control across every aspect of the trip – nothing is left to chance.

TAILOR-MADE ALTERATIONS :

  • You are welcome to suggest changes or alterations such as a more relaxed tour with fewer activities or additional nights at places that may interest you.
  • Tell us about any special interests and we will incorporate them in to your tour schedule.
  • To design you own tour visit our tailor made section

Before booking please refer to our Terms and conditions, FAQ's and Before You Travel section for useful tips and advice

A reminder that you're travelling to India and that although we try to stick to the above itinerary it is subject to change at short notice. Remember to pack your patience and sense of humour!