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14D-13N Cultural South India Tour(Bangalore-Mysore-Ootty-Cochin-Periyar-Kumarakom-Houseboat-Kovalam-Trivandrum )
 
 
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CULTURAL  SOUTH INDIA TOUR

 

14 Days/13 Nights

Bangalore-Mysore-Ootty-Cochin-Periyar-Kumarakom-Houseboat-Kovalam-Trivandrum

 

DAY 1

Start from Bangalore,On to Mysore(140 kms-3 Hrs),

Visit Sreerangapattanam

Hearty wecome to our Tour programme.We will receive you by our representative at Bangalore.

Then proceed to Mysore - the princely city of South India.(3 Hrs).

 

it is time to make an enroute break at the  historic hamlet of Sree Rangapattanam. Visit Tippu Sultan's summer palace. Stroll around the different monuments contemplating the daily life here many centuries ago.

Proceed to Mysore ,Check into the Hotel & Overnight stay.

DAY 2

At Mysore

Full Day Excursion

 

After breakfast, we proceed on a city tour of Mysore. Enjoy the royal streets with broad tree-lined avenues. View of Mysore Palace in the night when it is illuminated is unforgettable.

Visit Chama Rajendra Art Gallery to marvel at some famous paintings.

Next take the road to Chamundi Hills, 1062 metres above MSL. Have a panoramic view of Mysore city below.

Get down to the city to visit the zoo. Take snaps.

 Get back to the city - now resplendent in glorious illumination.

Back to your hotel. Relax and enjoy overnight stay.

 

DAY 3

On To Ooty(160 Kms-4 Hrs)

Via Bandipur Forests,Enjoy Toy train

After an early breakfast, we leave the City of Palaces for cool Ootty - 'the Queen of Hill Stations'.

Part of your journey to Ootty is through the Bandipur Forests.

Reach Connore –the nearby hill station of ootty & from their you can catch the Mountain train  for the rest of the trip to Ootty.

Reach ootty by late evening.

The fresh mountain air soon lulls you to sleep.

Overnight at your hotel.

 

DAY 4

In and around Ooty

Full day Tour

After breakfast, we drive you in and around Ootty on a sight seeing tour. Take snaps of the picture postcard views. Visit the botanical gardens, Rose Garden, Avmamore Palace, Govt. Museum and enjoy a boating through the enchanting 'Lake'. Inhale deeply to get the best of Eucalyptus-scented air.

Get back to your hotel in the evening
Enjoy dinner. Overnight at the hotel

 

DAY 5

On to Cochin(295 Kms-7 Hrs)

Experience Kathakali Show

In the morning proceed to Cochin, the Queen of Arabian Sea.

You can reach Cochin by late afternoon only.Check into the hotel & relax.

Rest of the day for shopping or at leisure.

By evening go for a Kathakali show in an amphi theatre with Mudras and Make up Demonstration.The programme comes to an end by 8 P.M

Back to the hotel.

Overnight Stay

 

 

 

DAY 6

In & Around Cochin

Historical  Tour & craft Cruise

Breakfast, and get ready for full day trip in and around Cochin that takes you to Fort Cochin and Mattancherry where you can trace the past of Cochin.

Visit the Jewish Synagogue at Mattancherry, considered to be the oldest in India. At Fort Cochin see the historic St. Francis Church built in 1510 by Portuguese priests. You can also visit the Dutch palace & Santhacruz Baselica  in Mattancherry & fort Cochin respectively.

Back to the mainland by noon. After lunch get ready for your final, and perhaps the most unforgettable, experience at Cochin. Set out on a country craft canal cruise. Amaze at life's pace (or lack of it) in rural Kerala. Get a closer look at coir processing, duck farming and the tapping of toddy (country liquor from coconut palms). Drink tender coconut water - perhaps the world's healthiest and sweetest natural drink. Or, get tipsy with a bottle of toddy.

After four hours of enchantment, it is time to get back to your hotel.

Enjoy dinner and overnight stay.

 

DAY 7

On To Periyar (190 Kms-4.30 Hrs)

Boat ride at Periyar

 

 

After an early breakfast, we drive you to the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.
Arrive at the Sanctuary by noon and check into your hotel.

Enjoy your lunch.

A little later, we take you on a memorable boat ride through Lake Periyar in the heart of the sanctuary. Come across elephants and bison grazing on the banks.
You can also opt for an Elephant safari through the forest, if you are interested.

Enjoy your dinner at the hotel. Overnight at your hotel.

 

DAY 8

In & around Periyar

Spice Tour & Jungle Safari

 

A pleasure tour day at Thekkady

Enjoy a spice Tour near Thekkady to familiarise with the great spices of Kerala.

In the afternoon enjoy a jungle safari with an expert guide in the forest ranges of Periyar

Back to the resort by evening

Overnight stay.

 

DAY 9

Proceed to Kumarakom (125 Kms-3.30 Hrs)

Check into the Houseboat

In the morning proceed to Kumarakom for starting a memorable Houseboat cruise. Your houseboat is a typically huge traditional boat made of Anjili wood. It has two attached bedrooms, sitting room, kitchen, toilet, and balcony.

On board, enjoy the scenery and serenity around.

Glide through dreamy landscapes till nightfall. Then, the boat casts anchor right in the middle of the romantic waterway. It goes without saying that you overnight on the boat.

 

DAY-10

Check out from the Houseboat

Proceed to Kovalam

 

 

Awake early to experience a magical backwater morning. Shortly you’ll resume your journey .Check out from the House boat and proceed to Kovalam beach.

Reach Kovalam by afternoon.

The rest of the day is yours to chart an unforgettable beach holiday. Feel secure because Kovalam, because of its natural location, is considered one of the safest beaches in the world.

 

Enjoy overnight stay at your resort.

 

Day 11

A Full Day Excursion

Onto Kanyakumari(80 Kms-3.30 Hrs)

 

After breakfast, we drive to Kanyakumari – the confluence of three oceans and the land’s end of India.

 

Arrive at Kanyakumari by afternoon. Later, we take you to the ferry for the short crossing to the giant rock formation on which stands the Vivekananda Memorial. It is 200 metres above the shoreline. See the spot where Vivekananda – the great Indian philosopher – sat in deep meditation in the late nineteenth century.

 

In the evening, we take you to the seashore to witness an ethereally beautiful sunset.

 

Back to Kovalam by night &Enjoy overnight stay at your hotel.

 

Day 12

Leisurely At Kovalam

A Relaxing Day

A full day at your disposal.Overnight at the Resort

Day 13

Leisurely At Kovalam

A Relaxing Day

A full day at your disposal.Overnight at the Resort

 

Day 14

Onto Trivandrum

Return home with wonderful memories

It is the Time for return. After breakfast, we drive to Trivandrum. It is time to say goodbye to a once-in-a-lifetime holiday.

 

We take you to the airport in time to catch your flight. Hope you would come again for another Languid Lagoona experience!

 

 

 

PACKAGE HIGHLIGHTS

Accommodation

Destination

Deluxe Class

First class

Mysore(02 N)

Usha luxus Regallis

Sandesh the Prince

Ootty(2 N)

Gems park Holidays Inn/Taj Savoy

Sullivan court

Cochin(02 N)

Le Meridean/Taj Residency/Ramada Resort

Abad plaza/Travancore court

Periyar(02 N)

Spice village/Tusker Trails/Elephant court

Cardomom County/Green woods/Wild corridor

House boat(01N)

A/C Luxury House boat with Golden flag category

A/C Deluxe House boat with Silver flag category

Kovalam(04N)

Travancore Heritage/Coconut Bay Resort(Deluxe)

Nikkis Nest/Udaya Samudra

N.B-Deluxe class includes 4/5 star or Eqv Heritage/nature Resorts & Hotels

First class includes 3 star or Eqv category hotels & Resorts

 

Transport(Up to 2-4pax)

Deluxe Class

A/C toyotta Innova/ or Similar

First Class

A/C Indigo  Car or similar

 

-The Vehicle will be with the guests through out the Tour. They can make it use round the Clock if needed.

- Well experienced English speaking Driver will be appointed for the Tour.who can also act as an Escort.

     - If there is no Land journey break in the Tour, One Driver, One     Vehicle will be allotted  for the entire Tour . The same Driver & Vehicle   will be along with the guests for the entire journey.

 

Food

In all Hotels & Resorts Food will be on Bed & Breakfast Basis ( CP) unless specified .But as  Houseboat is included in the Tour,three times Meals will be served onboard as there is no chance to get Food from elsewhere.

The Guests have to specify the Type of Food they need before they check into the Houseboat.

 

Tours & Cruises

*Full day sightseeing tour in Mysore

*Full day nature tour at ooty Hill station including Toy train journey

*Backwater Hisorical Tour,Country craft Cruise & Kathakali show at Cochin

*Boating,Spice plantation Tour & Forest Trekking at periyar Sanctuary

*Houseboat Cruise & night stay in Houseboat from Kumarakom to Alleppey

*Full day excursion to Kanyakumari(Cape)

*City Tour at Trivandrum

Others

Included

Entry Fees,  Service & other Taxes, Toll Charges,Bata & Nighthalting Charges,Local Guides at Selected locations

Not Included

Airport tax, Air fares, Food cost other than specified, Phone call charges & other personel expenses of the Guests.

 

Package Price /Person in INR & Euro (based on Min 02 PAX)

From 1st Oct’13 to 19th Dec ’13 & 16th Jan’14 to 30th April’14

 

Category

Price/Person in Euro

Price/Person in INR

Deluxe Class(Five star or EQV Heritage category)

1440 Euro

Rs.99000.00

First class(3/4 star or Eqv Category)

995 Euro

Rs.69000.00

 

N.B- (01)Base category rooms are taken for cost calculation.For Higher category rooms,extra payment has to be made.

(02) Indian Rupee rates are applicable for Resident Indians & those foreigners who has Working permit in India.Euro rates are applicable for Foreign guests & Non Resident Indians.

(03) Food plan on Half board & full board can be made available on request

 

SUPPLIMENTARY ATTRACTION COSTS/PERSON

 

Attractions

Location

INR

 EURO

Half Day Cookery Demonstration Tour to a traditional home with lunch  or Dinner

Cochin

Rs.1750.00

35

Half day Kalaripayattu programme

Cochin

Rs.500.00

12

Full day Jeep safari to the Forests of Periyar with Lunch

Periyar (thekkady)

Rs.1800.00

40

Full day Bamboo rafting with lUnch

Periyar (Thekkady)

Rs.2000.00

35

Half day Bullock cart Drive

Periyar (Thekkady)

Rs.1200.00

20

Periyar Tiger trail (with 01 overnight stay)

Periyar (Thekkady)

Rs.5000.00

85

Night Trekking

Periyar (Thekkady)

Rs.1000.00

20

 Half day Elephant safari with Pachy derm moments

Periyar (Thekkady)

Rs.1200.00

20

Backwater historical Tour At Cochin with Guide service(3 Hr)

Cochin

Rs.3000.00

50

 

FLEXI OFFER

1)If you need 01 night stay at Bangalore instead of directly proceeding to Mysore, you can skip either 01 night at Ooty or 01 night at Cochin or 01 night at periyar or 01 night at Kovalam with out any extra payment

 
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