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Classical South

Destinations Covered : Bangalore - Mysore - Bandipur - Coorg - Ooty - Cochin - Munnar - Periyar - Kumarakom - Alleppey - Kovalam - Kanyakumari of

Duration of stay : 20 nights / 21 days

Day 01 - Arrive Bangalore

On arrival at Bangalore you will be taken to your hotel. Bangalore - the "Silicon Valley" of India, is today one of the most important city for trade and technology and is regarded as India’s one of most progressive and liberal city. It became an important fortress city under Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan, though little remains from this period except Lallbagh botanical gardens and a palace.
Overnight in Bangalore.

Day 02 - Drive Bangalore - Mysore (140 kms / 04 hrs)

After  breakfast  drive to Mysore. Mysore - known as the "City of Palaces" impress the travelers. It is a pleasure to know this town with its picturesque charm, its interesting patrimonies, its magnificent palaces, well-planned gardens, its impressive buildings, its shady avenues and sacred temples.
 On arrival in Mysore, check into hotel
Overnight in Mysore.

Day 03 - In Mysore

Morning after breakfast set for the sightseeing tour of Mysore visiting the Cit Palace, Jaganmohan Palace and Chamundi Hill, where you see the twelfth century temple of Chamundershwari. Near the temple there is a  huge statue of the demon Mahisshasura. Visit the Church of St. Philomena and the Brindavan Gardens, with its lights and music sources, this place becomes a magical place at night.
Overnight in Mysore.

Day 04 - Drive Mysore - Bandipur (80 kms / 02 hrs)

Mornng after breakfast drive to Bandipur, situated south of the Kabini river at the foothills of the Western Ghats. It is home to around seventy tigers and over three thousand Asian elephants (as per the 1997 census [2]), along with leopards, dholes, gaur and sloth bears. On arrival in Bandipur, check into hotel. Afternoon park safari into Bandipur National Park.
Overnight in Bandipur

Day 05 - Drive Bandipur - Coorg

Morning park safari into Bandipur National Park. Later after breakfast drive to Coorg.(Kodagu) is a mountainous district located in the south of India, known for its beautiful scenery and hospitable people. Misty hills, lush forest, acres and acres of tea and coffee plantation, orange groves, undulating streets and breathtaking views are what make Madikeri an unforgettable place. On arrival in Coorg, check into hotel. Spend rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight in Coorg

Day 06 - Drive Coorg - Ooty (225 kms / 4.5 hrs)

After breakfast drive to Ooty (Ootcamund)-- known as the "Queen of the summer season," spread over large area among rolling hills, bright waterfalls, enchanting streams, and lush tea gardens. It is a picturesque land with an altitude of 2.240 meters and for years, is one of the most famous destinations of India to escape from the heat of the city and relax in the midst of nature. It is the capital of the Nilgiri region, which means "Blue Mountains”. In the early 19th century the British established Ooty to serve as the summer capital of Chennai (Madras).. On arrival in Ooty, check into hotel.  Spend rest of the day at leisure exploring the surroundings on your own.
Overnight in City.

Day 07 - In Ooty

After breakfast full day at leisure enjoying the mountain train, visiting a tea garden or walking around the "Blue mountains”.
Overnight in Ooty.

Day 08 - Drive Ooty - Cochin ( 290 kms / 06 hrs)

Morning after breakfast drive to Cochin. .  Cochin perfectly reflects the eclecticism of Kerala. Cochin has a rich cultural history, but at the same time it is also one of the most modern cities of India. One of the best natural harbors in the world and a major port of India. The city has strong palaces, museums, churches, rivers, lagoons etc. On arrival in Cochin, check into hotel.
Evening witness a Kathakali dance performance at the theater. Kathakali is a dance that displays the works of India's epic (Ramayana and Mahabharata). The dancers are dressed in many colors and details. Their faces painted to represent the heroes of the works.
Overnight in Cochin

Day 09 - In Cochin

Morning after breakfast proceed for the sightseeing tour of Cochin visiting Jewish synagogue – the oldest synagogue in the entire commonwealth, St. Francis Church, St. Mary’s Cathedral, Cochin Harbour, Terminus, Chinese Fishing Nets, Mattancherry Dutch Palace built by the Portuguese is known for its murals depicting scenes from the Ramayana and the Mahabharata and dresses and palanquins used by Cochin’s erstwhile rulers.
Spend rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight in Cochin

Day 10 - Drive Cochin - Munnar (135 kms / 04 hrs)

Morning after breakfast drive to Munnar. Munnar -- with miles of tea, mountains, plants and exotic animals in their forests and reserves, and the smell of spices in the fresh air,  is a unique place in the world. Its beauty, its peace, tranquility make this town the perfect destination for any traveler. Situated at the confluence of 3 mountain streams - Mudrapauzha, Nallathanni and Kundala, at the height of 6000 ft in Idukki region. Munnar was the preferred destination of the English during the summers of the colonial era. On arrival in Munnar, check into hotel. Spend rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight in Munnar.

Day 11 - In Munnar

Morning after breakfast spend full day at leisure visiting, Spice plantation, Tea Garden, Mettupetty Dam - surrounded by tall hills and forest. Optionally you can also visite the Eravikulam National Park which is located around 16 kms from Munnar where you can see the endangered Nilgiri Tahr (ibex).
Overnight in Munnar

Day 12 - Drive Munnar - Periyar (125 kms / 03 hrs)

After an early breakfast drive to Periyar. Periyar is South India’s most popular wildlife sanctuary created by British. Located in the Idukki region, Periyar (Thekkady) is known as one of the best places to see elephants in Asia. The park is covered with forests and various habitats allow the existence of a large variety of flora and fauna. In the animal reserve, there are elephants, deer, leopards, bison, wild dogs etc. The drive to this hilltop wildlife sanctuary is one of the most beautiful ones. On arrival in Periyar, check into hotel. Spend rest of the day at leisure exploring on your own.
Overnight in Periyar.

Day 13 - In Periyar

Morning after breakfast visit of spice plantation. The area is famous for coffee, tea, and the plant in Asia. Enjoy evening boat ride on Lake Periyar. All activities of the reserve is concentrated around the lake. There are nearly 700 elephants in the region, most often around the lake.
Rest of the time walking around and enjoying the surroundings.
Overnight in Periyar

Day 14 - Drive Periyar - Kumarakom (185 kms / 04 hrs)

After breakfast start your journey for Kumarakom. The drive is a wonderful experience passing through the backwater and plantations. Seeing Kumarakom, it becomes very clear why Kerala is called the "Land of God." This charming village is made up of several towns on Lake Vembanad, a paradise for birdwatchers. With its mangroves so beautiful, its clear waters, its emerald fields, its canals lined with coconut palms and white lilies, the village is the perfect place for a few days of vacation. You can explore the bird sanctuary, walking on the canals, or fishing. On arrival In Kumarakom, check into hotel.  Spend rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight In Kumarakom

Day 15 - In Kumarakom

Spend full day at leisure exploring the surroundings on your own.
Overnight In Kumarakom

Day 16 - Drive Kumarakom - Alleppey (20 kms / 30 mins)

Morning after breakfast proceed for Alleppey - a town with picturesque canals, backwaters, beaches, and lagoons, it was described as the List of places known as Venice of the East by Lord Curzon. On arrival in Alleppey, transfer to the embankment point to board the houseboat, which is one of the highlights of any trip to Kerala. It’s once a lifetime impression to have such a romantic and beautiful experience. Browsing through villages built on narrow pieces of land, stopping to visit local markets, or to watch craftsmen busy with their previous work to build boats. Time spend on the houseboat passing through the Backwaters of Kerala. Here your houseboat crew will prepare delicious Keralian meals from freshly brought vegetables from the market.
Overnight on board houseboat.

Day 17 - Drive Alleppey - Kovalam (165 kms / 04 hrs))

Disembark houseboat at Alleppey and drive to Kovalam. Few years ago this place was famous among hippies but today this area is the focus of a multimillion dollar business drawing thousand of tourist.  On arrival in Kovalam, check into hotel. Spend rest of the day relaxing on the beaches.
Overnight in Kovalam

Day 18 - Excursion from Kovalam - Kanyakumari (90 kms / 2 hrs)

Morning after breakfast excursion to Kanyakumari - a place of great natural beauty - from the blue seas of Kanyakumari town to the blue hills of the Western Ghats in the interior. Kanyakumari is especially popular in India for its spectacular and unique sunrise and sunset. The confluence of three ocean bodies - the Bay of Bengal, the Indian Ocean, and the Arabian Sea - makes the sunrise and sunset even more special. On arrival in Kanyakumari, check into hotel. After a short rest proceed for the sightseeing tour of Kanyakumari visiting Kanyakumari Temple dedicated to a manifestation of Parvati, Vivekanda Rock Memorial etc. Later witness the beautiful sunset in the evening.
Overnight in Kovalam

Day 19 - In Kovalam

spend the day relaxing on the beaches.
Overnight in Kovalam

Day 20 - In Kovalam

Spend the day relaxing on the beaches.
Overnight in Kovalam

Day 21 – Drive Kovalam – Trivandrum (13 kms / 30 mins)
After breakfast drive to Trivandrum airport in time to board flight for back home.

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