13 Night / 14 DaysBangalore – Hassan – Mysore – Ooty – Munnar – Periyar - Kumarakom Houseboat – Marari Beach - Kochi
Day 01 - Arrive Bangalore
Meeting & Greeting on arrival and transfer you to Bangalore hotel.
Bangalore: - is India’s 5th largest city and the capital of Karnataka State. This bustling metropolis is also widely known as India’s Silicon Valley. The city is also referred to as Garden city, airconditioned city, Pub hopper’s paradise, Shopper’s hotspot and so on. The city boasts of several historic monuments, sprawling gardens, bungalows and avenues reminiscent of the Raj era, coupled with contemporary shopping malls, chic boutiques and handicraft stores. A racecourse, golf courses bowling alleys, multiplexes, theme parks, etc. add to the city’s charm.
Day 02 -Bangalore to Hassan – 4 hrs drive
Morning transfer you to Hassan hotel.
Belur: is known as Dakshina Varanasi or South Banaras for its temples. The serenity of Belur is attributed to the celebrated temple of Channakeshava, built by the Hoysala King Vishnuvardhana in 117 A. D.
Day 03 - Hassan to Mysore – 4 hrs drive
After the breakfast transfer to Mysore hotel.
Day 04 - Mysore
Morning visit of Mysore:
Mysore: is a city of palaces, gardens, shady avenues and sacred temples and retains some of the charm of the old world with its many institutions that propagate Carnatic Classical music and dance.
Day 05 - Mysore to Ooty – 3.30 hrs drive
Morning transfer to Ooty hotel.
Day 06 - Ooty to Munnar – 6 hrs drive
Morning transfer to Munnar hotel.
Day 07 - Munnar
Today you can visit around Munnar.
Munnar (1520 m) – is a abode of environmental purity situated at the confluence of three mountain streams, Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. A major centre of Kerala’s tea industry is a genuine hill station and nature lover’s paradise. It is surrounded by about 30 tea estates, among the highest in the world. There are enchanting high ranges, lakes and streams and beautiful view of low-lying clouds and the mist filled valleys. It has many interesting walks. Your visit includes:- Eravikulam National Park, Madupetty Dam & Lake, Echo Point, Swiss Farm Project (Entry to Swiss project is now banned, you can watch it only from outside while you drive to Echo point). The drive around Munnar is itself a sightseeing tour, which gives you one of the finest and breathtaking views of the Tea Estates.
Day 08 - Munnar to Thekkady (Periyar) – 3.30 hrs drive
After the breakfast ransfer to Thekkady hotel.
Periyar Tiger Reserve, 777 sq km. in area is set in a rich, mixed deciduous forest, interspersed with open areas of tall grass. Periyar has a splendid artificial lake dotted with snags of dead wood, which provide a perch for water birds; darter, grey heron, egret and kingfisher. It is one of the finest habitats for the Asiatic elephant. These enormous mammals swim in the waters and streams and usually they can be observed during the boat ride. Periyar also holds, apart from Tiger, leopards, sambar, wild dog, barking deer, the lion tailed macaque, the Nilgiri langur. The forest harbours a variety of woodland birds.
Day 09 - Periyar to Kumarakom Houseboat – 4.30 hrs drive
After the breakfast transfer you to Kumarakom Houseboat.
Vembanad lake which is the largest fresh water lake in Asia, visit R-Block & C-Block (where paddy is cultivated much below the sea level), Pathiramanal Island and also enjoy the panoramic views and the glimpses of the Kerala backwater village life along the banks. Kumarakom is a beautiful village stocked with divine mangroves and coconut groves, lush green paddy fields. Kumarakom bird sanctuary is home to migratory birds. Many luxury Resorts can be seen on the bank of Vembanad Lake at Kumarakom.
Lunch break stop 1300 to 1400 hrs. Continue cruising.
Houseboat will anchor in the evening and will not move during the night. You can also get a chance to go out and walk along the riverside or villages.
Day 10 - Houseboat to Marari Beach – 45 minutes drive
Morning tea/coffee and enjoy a sumptuous breakfast while the boat starts cruising.
Day 11 - Marari Beach
Day free at the beach or optional ayurveda massage.
Day 12 - Marari Beach
Day free at the beach or optional ayurveda massage.
Day 13 - Marari Beach to Cochin – 1.30 hrs drive
After the breakfast transfer you to Cochin
Kochi - the palm green commercial town of Kerala has one of the finest natural harbours in the world. A town with a hoary past, Cochin is the gateway to Kerala. The Jewish Synagogue – built in 1568 AD contains Grand Scrolls of the Old Testament and the copper plates containing the privileges granted to the Jews by the Cochin rulers. The floor of the synagogue is paved with exquisite Chinese hand painted tiles. The Dutch Palace was built by the Portuguese and presented to the Cochin Raja in 1555 AD. 17th century murals depicting scenes from the Indian epic, the Ramayana can be seen here. St. Francis Church, built originally by the Portuguese in 1510 AD is believed to be the first church built by Europeans in India. Vasco da Gama was originally buried here. The Chinese fishing nets can be seen at the entrance of the harbour. The Chinese through trade contact taught this technique of catching fish.
Day 14 - Cochin airport drop
Transfer you to Cochin airport.
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