Kerala with Mysore & Ooty
Places covered: Cochin – Kumarakom – Alleppey – Munnar – Thekkady – Kodaikanal – Ooty – Mysore – Bangalore
Duration: 12 Nights – 13 Days
On arrival at the Cochin airport /railway station, our company representative will meet and greet you and accompany to the hotel. After a quick check in, our representative will hand over an exclusive welcome kit, explain the itinerary and comfort you for the trip ahead. In the afternoon, you will proceed for a local tour of Cochin. Cochin is known as “Queen of Arabian Sea” and also the commercial capital and most cosmopolitan city of Kerala. Cochin has one of the finest natural harbors in the world and is among the oldest ports. For the day, you will visit Chinese fishing nets, Vasco da gama square, Fort Kochi beach, Santa cruz Basilica Church, The Bishop’s House, Willingdon Island, Jewish Synagogue and Jew town Mattancherry, Dutch Palace, and Bolghatty Island. In the evening, you will proceed for a sunset cruise. Overnight stay at Hotel!
Morning after breakfast at resort, you will drive to Kumarakom. Known for being among the best backwater resorts in Kerala, this place is a stunner for all honeymooners. On arrival, check-in at resort, and in the afternoon, you will visit Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. Visitors can engage in backwater photography, watch sunset from the resort. Night stay at the resort!
In the morning, you will take a drive to Alleppey, which is also called as Alappuzha .The city occupies a narrow strip of land between the lake and the ocean. Alleppey is famous for building houseboat, which is called as Kettuvallam. By noon, check-in at houseboat for 22 hours backwater cruise. All meals will be provided in the houseboat, with overnight stay at houseboat.
In the morning after breakfast at Hotel, proceed for Munnar. Munnar is a gorgeous hill station of Kerala and was the summer resort of British government in South India, still retaining an aura of old world elegance. Munnar, which also means the “three rivers”, nestles amidst Western Ghats at the confluence of three mountain streams. On arrival in Munnar, you will check-in at the resort and the rest of the day is free to relax. In the evening, you can visit Munnar town for shopping. Overnight, stay at the resort.
Early morning, you will have breakfast at hotel and proceed for a local tour of Munnar. After a visit to the Tea museum and plantations nearby, you will proceed to Top station and enjoy the view point that gives a panoramic view of Tamil Nadu on a clear day along with ruins of the ropeway station. In the afternoon, a visit to Niligiri thar at Eravikulam National Park is followed by Devikulam hill station surrounded by verdant hills. Spend the day in the hill resort. Overnight stay at the resort!
Early morning, you will have a buffet breakfast at hotel and proceed to Thekkady, which is known for the Periyar Wild Life Sanctuary. A complete destination for nature and wildlife adventurers and trekkers, here you can watch another world of nature. On arrival, check-in at your resort, and in the afternoon, you will proceed for a game, followed by a viewing cruise on Periyar Lake. Enjoy the evening with a choice of rejuvenating Ayurvedic massage. Overnight, stay at Thekkady resort.
Early morning, you will have breakfast at hotel and take to drive to Kodaikanal. Kodaikanal is located in the western crest of Palani hills. Here, you can visit all the tourist places in walking distance. Kodaikanal means a cool resting place in summer evening, so the pleasure is for all to enjoy. On arrival, you will check-in at the resort and stay the night.
Early morning, you will have breakfast at hotel and proceed for a local tour of Kodai kanal. You will visit the Kodai Lake, which is a star shaped lake spread over 24 hectares. Boating and fishing are the main pulls of the lake. Later, you will visit Bryant Park, Solar Observatory, and Coaker’s Walk, which is a semi-circular beautiful path overlooking the plains. The view from here is simply captivating. Later, take a visit to the Kurinji Addavar Temple ,Telescope House, Green Valley View Point, Pillar Rocks , and Waterfalls. Evening is free for shopping with overnight stay at hotel.
Morning after breakfast at 8.00 am, you will proceed to Ooty, which is called as “Queen of Hill stations “. Ooty is located in the Nilgiris, where the Western And Eastern Ghats meet. On arrival at Ooty, you will check-in at the resort. In the evening, you can go for a boat ride on the Ooty lake and shopping at bazaar street. Overnight stay at resort!
Early morning, you will have breakfast at hotel and proceed for an excursion to Coonoor in a Toy train. Coonoor is 17 kms far from Ooty. The main attraction of Coonoor is SIM’s park. You can also visit Dolphin’s nose among other attractions. Later, you will return back to Ooty. In the afternoon, proceed for a local tour of Ooty, where you can visit Botanical garden .Green carpet of well maintained lawns always attract the visitors, who are inclined to relax. Later, you can visit mini garden, which is also called as children’s lake garden and is on the way to boat house. Finally, visit Rose Garden, Art Gallery, Government Museum, Wenlock Downs, and other views. Overnight stay at Ooty resort!
In the morning, after delicious buffet breakfast at Hotel, you will check out and take a cab for Mysore. Mysore was the capital of Wadiyar dynasty and is renowned for its ivory work, sandalwood carving and silk. After checking in hotel in Mysore, you will proceed for a local tour. Here, you will visit Srirangapatna Tipu’s summer palace, Sri Ranganathar Swamy Temple, Gumbaz, Mysore Zoo, Mysore Palace, Rail mesuem, and Chamundi hills. In the evening, proceed for spectacular Brindavan lighting show .This picturesque garden have been conscientiously laid out in beautiful cascades. The gardens have a profusion of brightly colored blossoms enchanting fountains , musical fountains and wings for children. Later, return back to hotel for night stay.
In the morning, you will drive to Bangalore and check-in hotel and proceed for a local tour. Bangalore is now called as Bengalullooru and it was built by king Kempe Gowda. Here, there are many places of interest to visit like Cubbon Park, Lalbagh, Tipu’s Fort, Government Museum, Art Gallery, Bull Temple, Viswesvaraya Museum, Ulsoor Tank, Gavipuram Cave Temple, And Aquarium. In the evening, you can hang around for shopping on bustling Commercial Street to the famous stretches of MG Road and Brigade Road. Overnight dinner and night stay at hotel!
Morning after breakfast at hotel, you can rest for the day or go for shopping. In the evening, transfers will be arranged for the airport to board your flight back home with lovable memories of South India.