The Trails Of South India
- 15 days
- 1 person
The mesmerizing journey starts through the southern part of the India, mostly covers Karnataka, Tamil Nadu & Kerala. In this tour, the beauty of nature, cultures, and traditions covers the most with enough time to sit back and relax the misty climate over the hills and the soothing chirps of the birds. Moreover, the breath taking terrains and the untamed wilderness exhibits the best tour you’ve chosen for. Even though the travel inspires you over the travel, the accommodations provided will showers an immense pleasure all around your trip.
tour plans 15 days
Up on arrival at Bangalore International Airport, our chauffeur will meet you and pick you to the hotel. Enroute visit Srirangapatna – the Island fortress of Tipu Sultan and the early capitals’ of Mysore Wodiyars. Arrival at Mysore, check-in at the specified hotel. The rest of the day is on your own. You can explore the busy streets of Mysore and choose to your taste of interest.
After breakfast, proceed for morning sight-seeing tours. During this tour, you will be visiting Mysore Maharaja Palace, where you can see the finest architectural styles. This palace illuminates with 1000’s of bulbs and this will be lighted during evening times especially in Dassera Festival. Another place to visit is the Chamundi Hills, which is situated 1062mtrs above sea level. At the top of 1001 steps up the temple you can see the Golden Statue of ‘Chamundi – The Hindu Godess’. Afternoon, the option for visiting the Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary. Here there is an option for boat ride. This place is a heaven for different species of migratory birds from different regions of the world. Along with this you’ll be experiencing the busy street markets of Mysore. Overnight at Hotel.
After breakfast drive to Coorg. Coorg is an alluring hill station in Karnataka, blessed with mesmerizing waterfalls, towering hills, scenic views, and sprawling coffee plantations. Referred to as ‘the Scotland of South India,’ Coorg is located amidst paradisiacal surroundings, offering endless opportunities for tourists to get closer to nature and its wonders. Besides natural beauty, the region is also a renowned cultural hub. Coorg is home to Bylakuppe, India’s second-largest Tibetan settlement. With so much to explore and experience, Coorg is a must-visit destination in Karnataka. Check in at the hotel and the rest is the day at your own. You can explore the streets and let’s taste the local food available at the locale’. Overnight at Coorg.
After breakfast, you’ll be proceeding for sight - seeing of Coorg which includes: Bylakuppe: The second biggest Tibetan settlement in India, Bylakuppe is one of the most sought-after tourist places in the town. While there are several must-visit sites within the settlement, The Golden Temple is the most popular. Also known as Namdroling Monastery, it is an example of a typical Tibetan architectural style. Tibetan New Year (festival of Losar) is a grand celebration that takes place here. Tourists from different parts of the country frequent this town to attend this event. Dubare Elephant Camp: Visiting the Dubare Elephant Camp is one of the most exciting things to do in Coorg. This camp offers great opportunities to befriend elephants. You can watch them taking a bath, getting fed, and trained. Not only this, but tourists can also enjoy a mesmerizing coracle ride on the River Cauvery and witness the water species. Overnight at Coorg.
After breakfast, proceeds to Wayanad. Adorning the northern hills of Kerala is the beautiful district of Wayanad. This area is famous for its large amount of camping and trekking trails, breathtaking waterfalls, caves, bird-watching sites, flora, fauna and an overall plethora of magnificent sights. This area has been a tourist favorite over the years. People are especially delighted by the range of exotic products including spices, coffee, tea, bamboo products, and honey and herbal plants available here. Check-in to the hotel. Later proceed for exploring the nearby areas by your own. Overnight at the Hotel.
Mountains and forests intersperse to create numerous outback trails, trekking routes and opportunities for other adventure sports. With vast areas still unexplored, Wayanad is truly an adventures cape waiting to be discovered! Chembra Peak Later afternoon lunch, the tour continues to Chembra Peak (depends to the climatic and weather condition), en-route visit Soochipara waterfalls. Return back to the Hotel. Overnight at hotel
After breakfast, proceeds to Edakkal Caves. These caves are located 1,200 m above the sea level on Ambukutty Mala. The name ‘Edakkal’ literally means ‘a stone in between’. Here you can see a cave formed by a heavy boulder straddling a fissure in the rock. Edakkal caves are famous for its pictorial paintings (cave paintings), which are considered to be of 6000 B C. To reach the caves, one has to trek through the Ambukutty Mala. It will take around 45 minutes to climb the hill and you will never get disappointed in your trip to these historic caves. Later return back to the Hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast, proceed to the Ooty. Ooty, the Queen of Hill stations, welcome you with mesmerizing meadows, soothing environment, cool weather and a wide array of sightseeing places to visit and admire. Each tourist attraction in Ooty promises a unique and lively experience that will leave you in awe for many days to come. After Check-in procedures, the rest of the day is at your own. Overnight at the Hotel.
Ooty Lake Ooty lake is indeed a place to visit. This lake is popular for boating. Tourists can be seen enjoying a refreshing ride on its serene waters. There is boating house located near the lake offering a wide array of boats on hire. Cycling by the side of lake is also worth experiencing. There are also a few shops located around the lake, selling various locally made items. Emerald Lake Located near the Emerald Village in the Nilgiri District, Emerald Lake lies in a place called as Silent Valley. It is situated around 25 km away from Ooty. A beautiful lake offering an ideal place for picnic where you can relax and spend some quality time with your loved one. The view of sunrise and sunset from here is breathtaking and not to be missed. Ooty Botanical Garden Enroute, here is a chance of visiting botanical garden which is maintained by Department of Horticulture, Tamil Nadu, which spread over 55 acres of land. This place offers you a wide range of flora. Overnight at the Hotel.
After breakfast, Proceeds for Athirappilly. En-route, you can see and experience the scenic beauty of landscapes carved through the edges of Western Ghats. After Check-in procedures, rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight at the Hotel.
After breakfast, Check-out in time. Later proceeds for Athirappily Waterfalls. As you walk down the stone slabs that lead to the base of the Athirappilly waterfalls, a mysterious serenity overcomes you. It is Kerala's most famous and largest waterfall at over 80 ft. high. The sight of the water crashing onto the ground leaves you with a sense of wonder at the sheer power and magnificence of nature. Experience the exotic view of waterfalls. Later en-route, visit Vazhachal, which is just 05km away from Athirappily. After this, proceed to Kumarakom. After reaching the destination, proceed for check – in at the hotel. Overnight at the Hotel.
Today proceeds for day cruise in traditional rice boat (Kettuvallam) and enjoy the serenity of backwater and the village life in Kerala. Overnight at the Hotel.
After your relaxed stay at the hotel, check – out the hotel and proceeds to Kochi. Check-In at the Hotel. Rest of the day is own your own. You can explore the streets of Cochin. Either if you’re a foodie experience the local food or if a shopaholic, experience the local market. Overnight at the Hotel.
Today you’re proceeding for the walking tour of historic town starting with Chinese Fishing nets; there you can also experience the rope pulling of this fishing technique. Then you’ll be next stepping in to St. Francis CSI Church, the oldest European structure in India. Later proceeds for a traditional stage show of Kathakali an art form, basically a story telling from Hindu sacred book of Mahabarata. Or Kalaripayattu, the traditional martial art form of Kerala, indeed one of the oldest of its kind. (Depends to availability) Later proceeds to Mattanchery, where you will visit, Jewish Synagogue, the Dutch Palace etc. Overnight stay at Hotel.
After breakfast, check out in time, later driver will pick you and drop you at the Airport.
Breakfast at all hotels from Day 02 as per itinerary14 Nights’ accommodation in 01 DBL room on Twin sharing basisApplicable taxesDriver Bata, Toll and Parking02 Bottles of 500 ml packaged drinking water Per person per dayDay Cruise at KumarakomAll transfers and sightseeing using an AC Medium car as per the itinerary.
Air Tickets / Rail TicketsAny meals which is not specified in the itineraryMonument Entrances / Destination fees anything which is not specified in the itineraryTips, laundry, telephone, etc