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SOUTHERN SPLENDORS TOUR

DURATION:15 NIGHTS/ 16 DAYSS DESTINATIONS:MUMBAI-BANGALORE-MYSORE-OOTY-COCHIN-KUMARAKOM- HOUSEBOAT-PERIYAR-MADURAI-CHENNAI

Introduction

Basking in its glorious history and present, South India is surely a heaven to discover. A diverse collection of cities in South India including the Indian filmistan Maharashtra, Infotech city Bangalore, Royal Mysore, Heavenly Ooty, Magnificent Madurai etc. make a perfect fragrant bouquet for you in the form of SOUTHERN SPLENDORS TOUR. Along with all this, the enchanting experience of an overnight houseboat cruise in the picturesque backwaters of Kerala is the sparkle sprinkled on the bouquet!

Day 1- Arrive Mumbai

On your arrival at the Mumbai International Airport, you will be received by our representatives who will take you to a hotel. Earlier known as Bombay, Mumbai is a sprawling city in the state of Maharashtra which attracts a lot of tourists from national as well as foreign origin. Also referred to being the city of dreams, Mumbai is the wealthiest and most populous city in India.
Overnight Stay in Mumbai.

Day 2- In Mumbai

Have a yummy breakfast at the hotel after which you will be taken for a sightseeing tour in Mumbai. Popular places like the Gateway of India, the Price of Wales Museum, Hanging Gardens, the Victoria rail station and Marine drive will be visited during the tour.
Overnight Stay in Mumbai.

Day 3- Mumbai-Bangalore

After having breakfast, depart for the airport to fly to Bangalore. You will be greeted by our officials as you arrive in Bangalore and will be taken to a hotel. Late in the afternoon, you will taken to see the Lalbagh Botanical Gardens, the Bull temple, and the VidhanSoudha. After your outing spend a restful night at the hotel.
Overnight Stay in Bangalore.

Day 4- Bangalore-Mysore

Welcome the morning with a hearty breakfast after which you will be comfortable conveyed to Mysore by road (140 kms. in 21/2 hours). Check into a hotel with the assistance of our officials. Afternoon excursion in the royal city of Mysore which is also the city of Palaces, flowers & sandalwood and was once the dwelling place of the great rajas of Mysore. Visit the Mysore Palace and the Chamundi Hills here.
Overnight stay in Mysore.

Day 5- Mysore-Ooty

Have a scrumptious morning meal and start for Ooty by road (170 kms. in 31/2hours) where you are shifted to a hotel on your arrival. Ooty, known as the ‘Queen of Hill Stations’ is truly a paradise to explore as it is tucked in the enchanting Nilgiri hills adorning bubbling brooks, beautiful waterfalls and well manicured tea plantations. Spend your night at the hotel soaking yourself in the tranquil atmosphere in Ooty.
Overnight stay in Ooty.

Day 6- In Ooty

After breakfast spend a day devoted to leisurely activities as you refresh yourself in the heaven like surroundings of Ooty.
Overnight stay in Ooty.

Day 7- Ooty-Cochin

Drive to Cochin after your morning breakfast at the hotel (300 kms in 6 hours). Check in a hotel with the help of our officials as you reach Cochin. Renamed as Kochi, Cochin (the commercial capital of Kerala) gives you a perfect view of coastal India with its palm covered lands. Check in to a hotel on your arrival here and watch the artists speak with their eyes while performing Kathakali, one of the most colourful and prodigal folk dance forms of India.
Overnight stay in Cochin

Day 8- In Cochin

The city tour of Cochin offers you an experience that will remain deeply embedded into a corner of your heart as you are taken to visit the oldest European Church in India: the St. Francis Church, the Mattancherry Palace built by the Portuguese, the Jewish Synagogue and the Chinese fishing nets.
Overnight stay in Cochin.

Day 9- Cochin-Kumarakom

Have a lip smacking breakfast at the hotel and drive to Kumarakom (75 kms. in 2 hours). On reaching Kumarakom, and shift to a resort nearby the shore for another ecstatic experience in a row. Kumarakom is a village situated on the shore of Vembanad Lake and truly amazing beauty is the word as we explore this place in the tall mangrove forests, fresh rice fields, giant coconut trees and water bodies ornamented with pretty white lilies.
Overnight Stay in Kumarakom.

Day 10- Kumarakom-Houseboat

Morning after breakfast Check in to the houseboat for an overnight cruise which will leave you overwhelmed and will give you lots of golden moments to cherish as you dine in the candle light while floating on the calm backwaters of Kerala through palm lined canal under the star studded sky.
Spend the night on board the houseboat.

Day 11- Houseboat-Periyar

Have a fulfilling breakfast aboard the houseboat and go off boar in Alleppey. Then depart from Alleppey to reach Periyar by road (180 kms. in 4 hours). Being one of the most well preserved wildlife parks in southern India, exploring the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary (Entry 0600 hours to 1800 hours) will be give you an adrenaline rush as you’ll get to see the eclectic biodiversity here by venturing into the lap of nature by spotting various animal species like elephants, leopards, tigers , bisonsetc dwelling here. As you reach Periyar, you will be shifted to a resort where you enjoy your overnight stay.
Overnight Stay in Periyar.

Day 12- In Periyar

Wake up in the dawn for a boat ride in the picture perfect Periyar Lake to catch the scenes of wild live! Chances to spot animals like Wild boars, elephants, sambars, grey herons etc. In the afternoon, after breakfast at hotel, walk through the jungle with a wildlife expert while looking at a wide variety of flora and fauna present here.
Relaxing overnight stay in the resort at the end of the day.

Day 13- Periyar-Madurai

Welcome the dawn with a mouth-watering meal and reach Madurai by road (186 kms. in 3 hours). Our officials will take you to a hotel on your arrival here. Attend the sandhyaaartiat the Meenakshi Temple.
Overnight stay inMadurai.

Day 14- Madurai-Chennai

Starting the day with a hearty breakfast, you will be taken for a city tour in Madurai which has great commercial and cultural importance in Tamil Nadu. Being the second largest city of its state, Madurai has a golden place etched for itself in the history as it was the capital of the Pandyasempire. This city has a feast of beautiful sights to offer, first one being the Meenakshi Temple constructed in Dravidian style having many music pillars which despite of being lithic, produce metallic sounds. Other attractions include the TirumalaiNayaka Temple and the Temple Art Museum. Later in the afternoon, board a flight to Chennai where you will be taken to a hotel on your arrival for overnight stay.
Overnight stay in Chennai.

Day 15- In Chennai

The city tour of Cochin offers you an experience that will remain deeply embedded into a corner of your heart as you are taken to visit the oldest European Church in India: the St. Francis Church, the Mattancherry Palace built by the Portuguese, the Jewish Synagogue and the Chinese fishing nets.
Overnight stay in Cochin.

Day 16- Departure

Enjoy a scrumptious breakfast at the hotel in Cochin and spend the day easing out in leisure until you depart for the Cochin International Airport so as to fly back home.

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STANDARD HOTELS (3*& GUEST HOUSES) THE ORCHID HOTEL OR SIMILAR, MUMBAI KEYS HOTEL-BENGALURU OR SIMILAR, BANGALORE HOTEL MB INTERNATIONAL OR SIMILAR, MYSORE GEM PARK-OOTY OR SIMILAR, OOTY SEALORD HOTEL OR SIMILAR, COCHIN BACKWATER RETREAT OR SIMILAR, KUMARAKOM HOUSEBOAT OR SIMILAR, HOUSEBOAT SPICE GROVE OR SIMILAR, PERIYAR FORTUNE PANDIYAN HOTEL OR SIMILAR, MADURAI GRAND TREAT OR SIMILAR, CHENNAI TOUR COST USD 2099 PER PER’S
DELUXE HOTELS (4*&HERITAGE) THE ORCHID HOTEL OR SIMILAR, MUMBAI ST. MARK’S HOTEL OR SIMILAR, BANGALORE FORTUNE JP PALACE OR SIMILAR, MYSORE GEM PARK-OOTY OR SIMILAR, OOTY THE RENAI COCHIN OR SIMILAR, COCHIN EDASSERY KAYAL RESORT OR SIMILAR, KUMARAKOM HOUSEBOAT OR SIMILAR, HOUSEBOAT SPICE GROVE OR SIMILAR, PERIYAR GRT REGENCY OR SIMILAR, MADURAI FORTEL OR SIMILAR, CHENNAI TOUR COST USD 2299 PER PER’S
LUXURY HOTELS (5*&HERITAGE) THE TAJ MAHAL PALACE OR SIMILAR, MUMBAI THE LEELE PALACE OR SIMILAR, BANGALORE COUNTRY INN AND SUITES OR SIMILAR, MYSORE TAJ SAVOY HOTEL OR SIMILAR, OOTY THE INTERNATIONAL HOTEL OR SIMILAR, COCHIN VIVANTA BY TAJ OR SIMILAR, KUMARAKOM HOUSEBOAT OR SIMILAR, HOUSEBOAT SPICE GROVE OR SIMILAR, PERIYAR HERITAGE MADURAI OR SIMILAR, MADURAI PARK HYAAT OR SIMILAR, CHENNAI TOUR COST USD 2599 PER PER’S
Included Meals
Bfast
Lunch
Dinner
15
6
5
TRANSPORT TOYOTA ETIOS/TOYOTA INNOVA/ LUXURY BUS TOUR STAFF DRIVER(S), EXPLORE TOUR LEADER OR GUIDE GROUP SIZE GENERALLY 02 PAX TO 22 PAX Inclusions:
  • Accommodation on double sharing basis
  • Meals plan will be on Bed and Breakfast basis
  • English speaking guide/escort
  • All currently applicable taxes.
Exclusions: Items of a personal nature like mineral water, beverages, alcoholicdrinks, laundry, telephone calls, tips etc; Any other item not specifically mentioned above as ‘INCLUDED’