Southern Splendor

Duration: 17 Nights / 18 Days
Destinations Covered:Bangalore~Mysore~Ooty~Kodaikanal~Munnar~Thekkady~Kumarakom~Alleppey~Cochin~Chennai~Kanchipuram~Mahabalipuram~
Pondicherry~Chennai~
Departure
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TOUR ITINERARY


Day 01::-Arrival Bangalore
Arrival at Bangalore international airport. Our representative will receive you with warm welcome and assist you to drive to the hotel.
Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 02:: Bangalore tour / Mysore (134 Kms/ 2-3  Hrs)
Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast take a sightseeing tour of Bangalore.  Visiting the Bull temple and the famous Gowda Fort. The Bull temple was built in the Dravidian style of architecture and has a huge Nandi Bull carved out of a single grey granite. The famous Gowda Fort was built by Tipu Sultan. Also visit the Vidhana Saudha and downtown commercial centre. This Vidhana Saudha, which is built after independence, stands out by its imposing architecture in the neo Dravidian style Isckon Temple and Cubbon Park.
Later drive to Mysore. On the way visit the Tipu's capital i.e. Shri-Rang-Pattanam-A royal palace of Tipu Sultan. Proceed to Mysore.  On arrival check into the hotel.
Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 03::  Mysore / Ooty (185 Kms/3-4  Hrs)
After breakfast check out from the hotel Visit Mysore Palace.. Later  drive to Ooty - one of the most famous hill resorts of the Nilgiris, it is known for its cool climate, lovely gardens, blooming blossoms, fruit orchards laden with fruits, terraced tea plantations and beautiful treks lined with eucalyptus, pine and wattles. Colonial influence can be seen in its colonial architecture, hand rolled cigars, chocolate and cheese. Upon arrival check into hotel. Remaining day free at leisure.
Overnight stay at the hotel. 

Day 04:: Ooty / Coonoor/ Ooty
Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast take a sightseeing tour of the Ooty including Botanical Gardens, Dodda Betta, Conoor Tea Gardens, Sim's Park and Dolphin's Nose. Overnight hotel in Ooty.

Day 05:: Ooty / Kodaikanal (250 Kms/ 6-7  Hrs)
Post morning meal, you'll leave for Kodaikanal, a mesmerizing hill resort in the Western Ghats. Check in at the hotel as soon as you reach Kodaikanal. Relax and spend the rest of the evening at leisure. Night stay will be made at the hotel.

Day 06/03:: Kodaikanal 
Enjoy the delicious breakfast served to you at the hotel, after which you'll go for a sightseeing tour. Some of the best tourist spots here are Bear Shola Falls, Devil's Kitchen, Green Valley View, and Pillar Rocks. Spend the evening at leisure, before heading for a restful sleep.

Day 07:: Kodaikanal / Munnar (165 Kms/ 2-3  Hrs) 
After breakfast drive to Munnar. On the way enjoy the scenic beauty of nilgiris mounatain.On arrival check into the hotel.
Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 08 ::Munnar
After breakfast at hotel, visit the popular Eravikulam National Park to view Nilgiri Tahr (rare mountain goats). Visit Tea gardens, Mattupetty Reservoir, Kundala Dam and Tea Museum. Also visit Pothanmedu: Pothanmedu offers an excellent view of tea, coffee and cardamom plantations in Munnar. The rolling hills and the lush mountains here are ideal for trekking and long mountain walks. You will also visit echo point where one can clearly hear their loud voice echoing within the reservoir. Rest of the day you can spend on your own holiday activities enjoying the wonderful beauty of Munnar hill station.
Overnight stay at hotel

Day 09 :: Munnar/Thekkady (115 Kms/2-3  Hrs)
After breakfast start the journey to Thekkady (approx. 120 KM) drive through panoramic western ghat hills covered with spice plantations. Throughout this journey you can enjoy different type of spice plantations like cardamom, vanilla etc. check in to hotel. 
Rest of the day free at your leisure.
Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 10 :: Thekkady/ Kumarakom (120 Kms/2-3  Hrs)
After breakfast drive to Kumarakom. On arrival check into the hotel. Rest of the day free at your leisure.
Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 11 :: Kumarakom / Alleppey (Houseboat (17 Kms/ 30 mnts)
After breakfast drive to Alleppeyat Jetty point. Embark to the Houseboat. Enjoy the tradition meals (lunch) on board. Have panoramic view of surrounding villages and the green paddy fields.
Overnight stay and dinner on board.

Day 12 :: Alleppey / Cochin(65 Kms/ 1 Hr)
After breakfast drive to Cochin. On arrival check into the hotel. Later visit Dutch palace, Chinese fishing net, Jewish Synagogue.
In the evenbing you will be enjoying Kathkali dance show.
Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 13 :: Cochin / Chennai (Flight)
After breakfast you will be dropped at the airport to catch the flight for Chennai. In Chennai you will be dropped at the hotel.
Later visit Kapaleeswarar Temple ,Astalakshmi Temple, Vadapalani Murugan Temple, Government Museum, Marina Beach, etc.            
Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 14 :: Chennai  Kanchipuram /Mahabalipuram  (50 Kms/ 1 Hr) 
After breakfast drive to Mahabalipurasm via Kanchipuram-famous for the series of temples and Silk Sarees. Proceed to Mahabalipuram-visit Panch Ratha and Arjuna Penance followed by Shore temple.
Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 15 :: Mahabalipuram / Pondicherry (100 Kms/ 2-3  Hrs) 
After breakfast drive to Pondicherry. On arrival check into the hotel.
Res to the day free at your leisure.
Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 16/ 13 :: Pondicherry 
After breakfast visit Arikamedu, Auroville City, French War Memorial, Aurobindo Ashram and Church of Sacred Heart of Jesus.
Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 17 :: Pondicherry / Chennai (150 Kms/ 2-3  Hrs) 
After breakfast drive to Chennai. On arrival check into the hotel. Rest of the day free at your leisure for shopping etc. (No transport will be provided your for shopping etc)
Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 18 :: Chennai / Departure 
After breakfast you will be dropped at the international airport for onward journey to go back home.

Tours Ends



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