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IndiaWildlife and wellness in Southern India

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Explore southern states of Karnataka and Kerala on this magical tour of South India known for its heritage, nature, wildlife and Tree Houses. Visit Nagarhole National park – the best place in India to spot elephants, have a coracle ride and a Jungle safari to explore the national park. The tour will take you through some of the most scenic parts of Kerala and give you wonderful opportunities to in...

Explore southern states of Karnataka and Kerala on this magical tour of South India known for its heritage, nature, wildlife and Tree Houses. Visit Nagarhole National park – the best place in India to spot elephants, have a coracle ride and a Jungle safari to explore the national park. The tour will take you through some of the most scenic parts of Kerala and give you wonderful opportunities to interact with local people, stay in Tree Houses, go on tea trails, nature walks, stay in a luxury houseboat and relax in enchanting backwaters.

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  • Sightseeing
    Sightseeing
  • Jungle
    Jungle
  • Local culture
    Local culture
  • Learning activities
    Learning activities
  • Sailing activities
    Sailing activities

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Day 1: Bangalore

Arrive Bangalore airport. Welcome to India. Meet our representative and get transferred to hotel by AC car. Bangalore, India’s sixth largest city, is known as the Garden City because of its countless parks and tree-lined avenues. It was founded in 1537 by a local chieftain called Kempe Gowda, and later extended by Tippu Sultan, the Wodeyars of Mysore and the British. Set at an altitude of over 1000 m, the climate adds to the attractions of this city, now famous as the Silicon Valley of India. On arrival check in to hotel, leisure and overnight at hotel. Overnight at Bangalore.

Visited:
Bangalore

Day 2: Bangalore

After breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour of Bangalore city. Visit the Lal Bagh, which has a variety of old, trees, fountains, lotus pools, terraces and an assortment of tropical and sub-tropical herbs. Also, see the Peninsular Gneissic Complex that is home to a 2500-2600 year old rock. You will also visit the brilliantly painted and carved summer palace of Tippu Sultan, the Bull Temple with its monolithic bull statue and drive past the government buildings. Overnight at Bangalore.

Visited:
Bangalore

Day 3: Bangalore - Mysore

After breakfast go for sightseeing tour of Mysore. Mysore, a calm and serene city, lies at a distance of 139 km from Bangalore. The city was the imperial capital of the erstwhile Mysore kingdom ruled by the Wodeyar dynasty. Places of tourist interest include the Mysore Palace, Chamarajendra Art Gallery, Mysore Zoo Gardens, St. Philomena’s Church, Temples, Chamundi Hills, Brindavan Gardens and Bylakuppa. Overnight at Mysore.


Day 4: Mysore

After breakfast go for sightseeing tour of Mysore. Mysore, a calm and serene city, lies at a distance of 139 km from Bangalore. The city was the imperial capital of the erstwhile Mysore kingdom ruled by the Wodeyar dynasty. Places of tourist interest include the Mysore Palace, Chamarajendra Art Gallery, Mysore Zoo Gardens, St. Philomena’s Church, Temples, Chamundi Hills, Brindavan Gardens and Bylakuppa. Overnight at Mysore

Visited:
Mysore

Day 5: Mysore - Kabini

After breakfast check out from hotel and travel to Kabini by AC car. Kabini! An ancient land moulded by modernity but also strangely left untouched by it. The name says it all – an anglicised version of a word that takes one back centuries into ancient India– Kapila! And like ancient India this is a land of myths, legends, history and pristine wilderness. A place where sages were born and mythical characters sought and found refuge. On arrival check in to hotel, leisure and overnight at hotel. Overnight at Kabini.

Visited:
MysoreKabini River

Day 6: Kabini

Enjoy 01 Boat & 01 Canter Jeep safari in Nagarhole national park. Overnight at Kabini

Visited:
Kabini River

Day 7: Kabini - Wayanad

After breakfast check-out from the hotel and drive to Wayanad; upon arrival check-in into hotel. Evening is at your disposal to enjoy at leisure. Overnight at Wayanad.

Visited:
Kabini River, Wayanad

Day 8: Wayanad

After a refreshing breakfast proceed for an excursion to Edakkal caves, a rich treasure trove of some of the relic s of the New Stone Age civilizations in the forms of engravings and pictures in the caves of Edakkal and Ampukuthimala, which offer clues about the past civilizations. Later visit Kuruva a lovely island on the Kabini River spread over 900 acres is a haven for many rare birds, animals and plant life. You can also see tribal people in small country boats, fishing in the island - a pleasant holiday destination in the lap of nature. Overnight at Wayanad.

Visited:
Wayanad

Day 9: Wayanad - Cochin

After breakfast check out from hotel and travel to Cochin by AC vehicle. On arrival check in to hotel, leisure and overnight at hotel. Overnight at Cochin.

Visited:
Wayanad, Cochin

Day 10: Cochin

After breakfast go for sightseeing tour of Cochin. Take an exploratory tour of Cochin and visit various historical monuments which are considered to be architectural marvels, like the Mattancherry Dutch Palace, the Jewish Synagogue, the Santa Cruz Cathedral, the Bolgatty Palace, and Willingdon Island. Afternoon enjoy lunch at special restaurant. Also watch the enticing traditional Kathakali Dance. In the evenings take a stroll on the Cochin Beach and view an extremely beautiful sight of sunset. Also see the famous Chinese fishing Nets silhouetted against a backdrop of the sunset. They make for a spectacular sight. Overnight at Cochin.

Visited:
Cochin

Day 11: Cochin - Munnar 

After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Munnar (130 km – 03 to 04 Hours drive) enroute visit waterfalls. On arrival check into the hotel. Spend the day at leisure. Overnight at Munnar.

Visited:
Cochin, Munnar

Day 12: Munnar

After breakfast spend the day with local sightseeing. Situated at the confluence of three mountain streams - Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundale, Munnar is 1600 Meter above sea level. Munnar was once the summer resort of the British government in South India. Local sightseeing of Munnar includes visit to Mattupetty Dam, Kundale Lake and Echo point. Afternoon proceed to Rajamalai were the rarest species of mountain goat, "Nilgiri Thars", can be spotted. Also visit Tea museum and spice garden in Munnar. Overnight at Munnar.

Visited:
Munnar

Day 13: Munnar - Kumarakom

After breakfast drive to Kumarakom. On arrival at Kumarakom check into hotel and relax for the rest of the day or if you wish enjoy Ayurveda massage at hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel will be arranged. Overnight at Kumarakom.

Visited:
MunnarKumarakom

Day 14: Kumarakom - Houseboat

After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Alleppey En-route go for Kumarakom sightseeing. Kumarakom, a land lying on the banks of Lake Vembanad, enveloped with stunning scenery. Engage in what the locals master in - pluck huge coconuts and learn de-husking, breaking and grating them to prepare delicious dishes, flavored with exotic spices! Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, a home to thousand and more of rare species of birds, is also included in the itinerary.

​After sightseeing drive to houseboat. Set out on an enchanting overnight backwater cruise in traditionally decorated houseboats. Check in time is 01:00 PM and cruise starts with lunch. While cruising in these floating luxury-villas, let your eyes settle for the rare and the unusual - skim past Chinese fishing nets, bowed-down paddy fields, and local inhabitants engaged in making coir products, rustic homes, and ancient temples and swaying coconut groves. Food will be served onboard. Overnight at Houseboat.

Visited:
Kumarakom

Day 15: Houseboat - Cochin

After breakfast, check out from hotel and travel to Cochin international airport to board your onward international flight towards your native place. Tour ends with sweet memories!!!

Visited:
Cochin

BangaloreMysoreKabini RiverWayanadCochinMunnarKumarakom

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The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

SeasonPrice Per Adult
Average trip price
From April to September $3,500
From October to March $3,870

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