Destinations Covered :
DAY 01 : ARRIVE BANGALORE- MYSORE (140KMS)
Arrival in Bangalore at around Midnight and transfer to the Hotel.
After Breakfast begin the sightseeing of Bangalore, the capital of Karnataka.
Bangalore, now officially called Bengaluru, today is known across the globe
for being the hub for software developers and many multi-nationals, it is also
regarded as one of the best places to begin a new Business amongst the world.
In Bangalore you would visit the botanical Garden & the famous Bull temple.
Later you drive to Mysore, enroute visiting the famous Somnathpur Temples.
DAY 02: MYSORE
After breakfast excursion to the Temple City of Srirangapatanam, where you
would visit a Temple and the Summer Palace of Tipu Sultan. Later visit the
once capital of the Maharajas of Mysore and experience the city of different
fragrances , walk along streets with fragrances of Sandalwood, Jasmine, Roses
and Frangipani all around.
Visit the famous Mysore Palace with the Museum, the Chamundi Temple and the
over 5 mtrs tall Statue of Nandi.
DAY 03: MYSORE – HASSAN
After Breakfast drive to Hassan. Enroute visit one of the most important
pilgrimage for the Jains, with a monolithic colossal Statue of Gomteshwara.
Thereafter drive to Hassan.
Afternoon excursion to Belur and Halebid. Both in Belur and Halebid you would
see the one of the finest examples of southern architecture in soap-stone with
sculptures narrating tales of Hindu Mythology.
DAY 04: HASSAN – MEDIKERI
After Breakfast drive from Hassan to Coorg. The present day Coorg or Kodagu
was incorporated into the State of Karnataka in 1956. A day in Coorg would
give you ample opportunity to have an insight into the daily life of the
coffee planters of coorg.
A visit to one such plantation with a Farm lunch could be one of the
highlights of this trip
DAY 05: MEDIKERI – CALICUT
Drive through the tropical Rainforests to Calicut. Enroute drive through Mahe,
die first French Colony in India, and Cannenore, where the first british
Factory on the Indien soil.
In Calicut you still get to see the ancient methods of Ship building very much
still in Demand and a mode of occupation for many.
DAY 06: CALICUT – COCHIN
After Breakfast drive to Cochin, which used to be a famous trading place in
ancient times. Today Cochin, with its different islands can be easily termed
as one the most beautiful Port cities in the country.
Evening visit to a Kathakali Dance Centre and see the live Performance of this
very famous style of Dance in India.
DAY 07: COCHIN
After Breakfast begin the Sightseeing programme in Cochin. You be visiting the
oldest Jewish habitat & Synagogue alongwith the oldest Franciscan Church in
After optional boat ride along the islands of Kochi & Ernakulam.
DAY 08: COCHIN – ALLEPPEY
Today you drive from cochin towards the backwaters of Kerala. The backwaters
are basically channels of lakes, lagoons & deltas of around 44 rivers which
empty themselves in the Arabian Sea.
Further you may check in to a traditional Houseboat “Kettuvalam” for an
overnight on the Backwaters.
DAY 09: ALLEPPEY – KUMARAKOM
After a leisurely Breakfast around noon check in to your Hotel in Kumarakom.
Kumarakom on the banks of the Vembanad Lake, measuring upto 83 km.
Your Hotel is ideally a feel of being nestled Paradise and you should enjoy
your stay here either by relaxing and unwinding or one could go a step further
by indulging in an Ayurveda Massage.
DAY 10: KUMARAKOM – PERIYAR
Today you drive from the Backwaters to the Tiger Reserve of Periyar. Afternoon
boat ride on Lake periyar inside the reserve where you might just be lucky
enough to spot some Elephants, Monkeys and Antelopes.
The lust surroundings are overwhelming around the cardamom hills and to track
the old spice route could be relived by visiting any one of the innumerous
spice plantations here.
DAY 11: PERIYAR- MADURAI
After breakfast drive to Madurai, the cultural capital of the country. The
Dravidian Temple Architecture finds its epitome in Madurai. Also the very
famous Meenakshi Temple is sure to leave you spell bound.
The Meenakshi Temple is one of the most highly visited Temple Complex in
India. Afternoon visit the Temple.
DAY 12: MADURAI - TRICHY
Drive to Tiruchirapally, also called Trichy, In Trichy you would visit the
Rock Fort Temple, and the Srirangam Temple which is also stated to be a city
in Itself in the Afternoon. It is the largest temple complex in India.
DAY 13: TRICHY – TANJORE - TRICHY
After Breakfast take a half day excursion to Tanjore, where you would visit
the Brihadeswara Temple, which is also listed in world cultural Heritage
During the visit of the old Chola capital you see the Brihadeswara temple,
which is considered as art-historically the most valuable temple of south
India (985-1012 n.Chr.).
Afternoon at Leisure
DAY 14: TRICHY – MAHABALIPURAM
After breakfast drive to Mahabalipuram. Upon arrival check into the Hotel and
then visit Mahabalipuram.
Mahabalipuram also known as Mammalapuram has the very ancient rock cut
architecture still intact. You would see the 5 rathas, the Shore Temple and
the Relief of Arjuna’s Penance(Also referred to as the Origin of Ganga)
DAY 15: KANCHIPURAM
Today you drive to the golden city of Kancheepuram. It is famous for its silk
and is considered as one of the seven holiest cities of India. You visit the
most important temples.
Further drive to Madras or Chennai, in the year 1639 the first important
settlement of the British East India company, a trade association, which was
the base for the Colonisation of India by the British. You visit the St.
Thomas church with the grave of the Apostels and the Mylapore temple.
DAY 16: MAHABALIPURAM
Day at Leisure
DAY 17 : FLY OUT
After a leisurely breakfast and relaxed Check out ( Check out time at 1200
Noon) you would be brought to the Airport as per your flight timings to
connect to your Flight back home.