Highlights of the trip: This private journey travels at a relaxed pace and uncovers the romance of Southern India. Little explored by the tourists this part of Karnataka and Kerela are 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.
Days 1-3 Mumbai -
Namaste! Welcome to India.
You can arrive at any time on Day 1 as there are no activities planned until the important welcome meeting at as per your itinerary. Your tour leader (incase of group) / our Glorious India Tours representative (for FIT) would have a meeting with you and discuss the itinerary in detail.
Upon arrival at Mumbai, you shall get transfer to your respective Hotel in Private Car. Mumbai: formerly Bombay is the capital of the Indian state of Maharashtra. The city proper has approximately 14 million people and, along with the neighboring suburbs of Navi Mumbai and Thane, Mumbai forms the world's 4th largest urban agglomeration with around 19 million people.
Visit: Elephanta Caves, Prince of Wales museum, Mani Bhavan, Victoria Terminus, Dhobi Ghat.
Days 4 – 5 Bangaluru – Mysore -
Post breakfast, check out and later in time transfer to the Airport to board flight for Bengaluru.
Bengaluru: - is the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka. Located on the Deccan Plateau in the south-eastern part of Karnataka, Bangalore is India's third most populous city and fifth-most populous urban agglomeration.
Arrive and later depart for Mysore by road en route visit: Srirangapatnam: is a town in the Mandya district of the Indian state of Karnataka and is of great religious, cultural and historic importance.
Later continue to drive in your car to Mysore
Mysore: is the second-largest city in the state of Karnataka. It is the headquarters of the Mysore district and the Mysore division and lies about 146 km (91 mi) southwest of Bangalore, the capital of Karnataka. The name Mysore is an anglicised version of Mahish?ru, which means the abode of Mahisha. Mahisha stands for Mahishasura, a demon from Hindu mythology.
Sightseeing: Visit Mysore Palace and Chamundi Hill
Days 6 Nagarhole -
Post breakfast at the Hotel, depart for Nagarhole by chauffer driven private car.
Nagarhole: - also known as "Rajiv Gandhi National Park", is located 94 kilometers (58 mi) from Mysore in Karnataka in South India. It is spread between Kodagu district and Mysore district. Located to the northwest of Bandipur National Park, Kabini reservoir separates the two. The exclusive hunting reserve of the former rulers of Mysore, the park has rich forest cover, small streams, valleys, and waterfalls
Later post lunch depart for Game Drive at the Nagarhole National Park and Corale Ride
Days 7 – 8 Ooty -
Check out & transfer to Ooty by Private Car
Ooty: is a popular hill station located in the Nilgiri Hills. Udhagamandalam is the official Tamil name for the town. Ooty stands at an approximate height of 7,500 feet (2, 286 m) above sea level.
Arrival and transfer to Hotel. Visit Botanical Garden and Tea Plantation. Enjoy Nilgirs Blue Toy Train Ride till Coonor
Days 9 – 11 Kochi -
Post breakfast, check out and transfer to Kozhikode to board train for Ernakulam
Kochi: is a city in the Indian state of Kerala. The city is one of the principal seaports of the country and is located in the district of Ernakulam, about 220 kilometres (137 mi) north of the state capital, Thiruvanthapuram. It has an estimated population of 600,000, with an extended metropolitan population of about 1.5 million, making it the largest urban agglomeration and the second largest city in Kerala after the capital.
Sightseeing : visit Mattancherry Palace, St. Francis Church, Chinese Fishing Nets, Dutch Palace and Jewish Synagogue. Later enjoy Harbour Cruise
Days 12 – Munnar -
Post breakfast check out depart for Munnar in you Private Car
Munnar: is a town located in the Idduki district of India's Kerala state, situated in the south Western Ghats of India, the name Munnar usually refers to the whole tourist area of the Idukki District of which the town forms only a small part.The name Munnar is believed to be derived from the Malayalam/Tamil words Munu (three) and aaru (river), referring to the town's strategic location at the confluence of the Muthirappuzha, Nallathanni and Kundaly rivers.
Later visit Tea Plantation and enjoy tea tasting session
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 the Kerala state of India.
Arrival and transfer to Hotel. Later depart for Wild Plantation Tour and enjoy boat ride at Periyar Lake.
Days 14 Alleppey -
Early morning after breakfast depart for Alleppey by professional driven car. Alleppey is one of the most important tourist centers in the state, with a large network of inland canals earning it the sobriquet "Venice of the east". These large network of canals provide Alleppey its lifeline. Alleppey was one of the busiest centers of trade in the past with one of the best known ports along the malabar coast.
Later enjoy the cruise of backwater.
Houseboat day cruise in Kerala backwaters will be memorable with the mind-blowing view of canal systems and endless lagoons , Paddy fields, rivers joining the backwater, small houses on small stretch of land There are villages in all over these backwater but the land area is very small, The view of backwater birds, people working in paddy fields, fishing in backwater, or people using small canoes as mode of transportation, Big houseboats, Alleppey Houseboats, motorboats country made boats used by tourists , small resorts, heritage homes are specialty of this area
Days 15 – 17 Marari -
Breakfast on board, later disembark and depart for Marari in Private Car
Marari: Mararikulam is a beach village in the district of Alappuzha. Mararikulam is the fertile land of communism and it has a very beautiful beach which is known by the name Marari Beach or Mararikulam beach. There are two village panchayts for this village, Mararikulam South and Mararikulam North. Mararikulam South consists of parts of Mararikulam, Perunormangalam, Kanchukulangara, Beach, Poklasheri and Chennaveli.
Days at leisure for independent activities.
Days 18 Kochi – Mumbai ( By Flight) -
Post breakfast, morning at leisure.
Later in time transfer to Kochi to board flight for Mumbai
Days 19 Mumbai - Depart -
Post breakfast, check out and in time transfer Intl Airport to board flight for onward destination.
Note : Tour Cost on request.
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Included Activities: Sightseeing of Mumbai – Elephanta Caves, Gateway of India, Victoria Terminus, Mani Bhavan, Prince of Wales museum, Excursion trip to Srirangapatnam, Sightseeing of Mysore : Mysore Palace and Chamuda Hill, Nagarhole – Game drive, Sightseeing of Ooty - Nilgiri Blue Train Ride Till Coonor, Botanical Garden, Sightseeing Kochi - Mattancherry Palace, St. Francis Church, Chinese Fishing Nets, Dutch Palace and Jewish Synagogue, Sightseeing of Munnar – Ride, Alleppey – Cruise of Back water