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South Splendour 13 Nights 14 Days

Bangalore> Mysore> Madumalai> Ooty> Toy Train> Coonor> Guruvayur> Kochi> Alappuzha> Houseboat> Kovalam

Day 1: Arrival at Bangalore – Transfer to Hotel Our representative will meet and assist you on arrival & transfer you to the hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure. You are free to explore MG Road and Brigade Road on your own. MG Road is Bangalore’s busiest commercial area along with the roads around it like Brigade Road, Residency Road and St Mark’s Road. Overnight stay at Bangalore.

Day 2: Drive to Mysore After breakfast, check out hotel and drive to Mysore. Mysore is a vibrant city with Palaces and Gardens. It is known to the world, for its thriving sandalwood and rich silk. Check in at the hotel and afternoon is left at your disposal. You are free to explore the Devaraja Market area, which is one among the colorful markets in India and provide excellent subjects to photographs. This market is several decades old but stands with its original grandeur. Overnight stay at Mysore.

Day 3: Sightseeing Tour of Mysore Post breakfast, you will be taken for a sightseeing tour of Mysore. Drive to Chamundi hills, a well known 1062m summit. On the way back from Chamundi hills, make a photo stop at the big monolith 5m long “Nandi Bull”. Then visit Mysore Maharaja’s Palace, built in Indo-Sarasanic Style with domes, arches and colonnades. The palace is a treasure house of exquisite carvings and works of art. Overnight stay at Mysore.

Day 4: Drive to Mudumalai – evening Jeep Safari After your breakfast, drive to Mudumalai where you check in at a ‘Jungle Resort’. Mudumalai is famous for Mudumalai Sanctuary – a tiger reserve. Situated at an elevation of 1000m, it houses the Mudumalai National Park which is about 321 sq km & is part of Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. In the evening you will be taken for a Jeep Safari through the national park, where you can see the nature in its fullest glory. Overnight stay at Mudumalai.

Day 5: Stay Mudumalai – Trekking After the breakfast, proceed for an adventure trip of Mudumalai. Trekking is the most enjoyable activity in this location as the area has a pleasant climate along with great scenery. You may have chances to view wild animals like elephants, gaur, deer etc during your trek.

Day 6: Drive to Ooty – Afternoon sightseeing tour of Ooty Post breakfast, proceed to Ooty. Ooty is situated at an attitude of 2240m known historically for the ‘Toda’ – tribal people. Afternoon proceed for a

sightseeing tour of Ooty. Visit the beautifully maintained Botanical Garden housing numerous species of plants and vast zone of amazing landscape. Overnight stay at Ooty.

Day 7: Drive to Guruvayur After breakfast, board the toy train to Coonoor. At an altitude of 1850m, Coonoor is the first of the three Nilgiri Hill Stations. The places most frequented by travellers are Dolphin’s Nose and Lamb’s Rock. After sightseeing at Coonoor, drive to Guruvayur and check in at hotel. Overnight stay at Guruvayur.

Day 8: Drive to Kochi – Enroute visit Elephant Camp After the breakfast, proceed to Kochi. En-route visit the elephant camp at Punnathur Kotta where around 60 elephants belonging to the Guruvayur Temple are housed. Later drive to Fort Kochi, check in and rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at Kochi.

Day 9: Sightseeing Tour of Kochi Today go for a sightseeing tour of Fort Kochi. Some of the places of tourist interest are the 400-year-old Jewish Synagogue, St. Francis Church – The first European church in India, Chinese Fishing Nets – The huge and elegant fishing nets, The Dutch Palace – built by the Portuguese in 1555 and later occupied and renovated by the Dutch in 1663. Overnight stay at Kochi.

Day 10: Drive to Alappuzha – to board a Houseboat After breakfast drive to Alappuzha. The intricate network of canals through this town has earned the sobriquet ‘Venice of the East’. Board a houseboat and enjoy the cruise through the narrow canals and wide lakes enjoying the scenic natural beauty of the green rice fields, coconut trees and small villages. Overnight at the houseboat.

Day 11: Disembark Houseboat and Drive to Kovalam – Check in Hotel

Disembark houseboat and drive to Kovalam. You can check in at the hotel and rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight stay at Kovalam.

Day 12: Day free at Kovalam You are left free to explore Kovalam on your own. The clean white sandy beaches of Kovalam will arouse a temptation irresistible, to lie idle on the sands and tan your body.

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