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Exclusive Karnataka & Kerala tour package provides an opportunity to
visit the popular garden city Bangalore and historical watchouts of Mysore.
Enjoy the extreme water adventure fun in stunning backwaters of Kerala and
experience the awesome bird life of Kumarakom for most amusing holiday
vacation in India.
Day - 1 - Arrive Bangalore
Arrive Bangalore by international flight, after a traditional 'Swagat'
(Welcome) our representative would assist you at the airport & transfer
to hotel for check-in. Bangalore, the garden city. The spacious city has
many imposing structures full of historic & modern architecture. The
majestic Vidhana Soudha, a magnificent post-independence structure housing
the State legislature & Secretariat, stands in the center of the city
with its attractive dome & galleries. Overnight Hotel - Bangalore (B)
Day - 2 - Bangalore - Mysore (135 km - 03 hr)
Half Day Tour - Today we take a guided tour of Bangalore, visiting Tipu
Sultan Palace; the layout of the palace gives the idea of the ethnic Mughal
lifestyle. The fort & its remains present the history of the era in
which it was built. The construction of the Tipu palace was started by
Haider Ali & completed by Tipu Sultan, it is now a museum. Also visit
ISKCON Temple, harmonious blend of the Dravidian & modern architecture.
The building has some of the modern facilities along with Vedic preaching
Next we visit the Lal Bagh Garden, name Lal Bagh has been given to it for
the wonderfully bloomed red roses that remain blooming all through the year.
Haider Ali started building this garden in 1760.
Later we drive to Mysore, capital city of the Wodeyars kingdom. It has
always enchanted its admirers with its quaint charm, rich heritage,
magnificent palaces, beautifully laid-out gardens, imposing buildings, broad
avenues & sacred temples. There's an old world charm about the city that
reaches out to everyone. En-route we visit the Srirangapatnam, the historic
capital of Tipu Sultan known for his struggle against British rule. Several
monuments relating to his rule are sprinkled across the island. Later we
visit Darya Daulat, commonly known as Summer Palace of Tipu Sultan is
situated amidst scenic surroundings on an island formed by two branches of
the River Cauvery.
Overnight Hotel - Mysore (B)
Day - 3 - Mysore
Full Day tour - Today we take a tour of Mysore, We also visit Maharaja
Palace, designed by British architect Henry Irwin, the Amba Villas Palace as
it is also known, was completed in 1912. Chamundi Hill, which is topped with
a 12th century temple of Durga with the magnificent 5m tall Nandi, Carved
from single piece of granite in 1659, its one of largest in India.
In the evening we visit Brindavan Gardens, dancing musical fountains on the
terraces of Krishnarajasagar Dam, is a vast stretch of the most delicately
planned symphony in architecture, horticulture, engineering &
Overnight Hotel - Mysore (B)
Day - 4 - Mysore - Ooty (150 km - 03 hr)
Today we drive Ooty (Udagamandalam), Queen of hill stations & the
capital of Nilgiri district. It is one of the most popular tourist resorts
in India. Nilgiri means Blue Mountains. It is a land of picturesque picnic
spots. It was a very popular summer & weekend getaway for the Britishers
during the colonial days. An added attraction for the tourists is the
mountain train journey on a ratchet & pinion track which commences from
Kallar, near Mettupalayam & wends its way through many hair-raising
curves & fearful tunnels & chugs along beside deep ravines full of
verdant vegetation, gurgling streams & tea gardens.
Half Day tour - Afternoon you will leave for half day sightseeing visiting
Botanical Garden, Fernhill Place -a erstwhile summer palace of Maharaja of
Mysore, St. Stephen Church is a small gothic style architecture & first
colonial structure founded in 1820. You will also have free time buy Neelgri
Teas at Charring Cross - a commercial street of Ooty. Overnight Hotel - Ooty
Day - 5 - Ooty - Cochin (380 km - 08hr)
Today be prepared for a long drive for God's own country called
Kerala.Cochin always had a very popular & historical sea trade
connection with Middle East, Mediterranean Europe, Dutch & British. It
has one of the finest natural harbours on the Arabian coastline. Its
cosmopolitan character is reflected in the buildings & structures
representing different regions of the world. Evening see Kerala's most
popular classical dance, Kathakali. Overnight Hotel - Cochin (B)
Day - 6 - Cochin - Alleppey (70 kms)Alleppey- Kumarakom (Overnight
Half Day Tour - Later we visit Jew Town, synagogue, built in the year 1568,
is magnificently decorated by Chinese tiles & Belgian chandeliers. Giant
scrolls of Old Testament can be found here. Also visit the spice market,
where the air is filled with the pungent smell of spices & history that
brought the world to its doorstep. Chinese fishing nets, (Cheenavala) are
distinctly unique to Cochin. It is believed that traders from the court of
the Chinese ruler Kublai Khan introduced these nets here.
Later drive to Alleppey, Known as 'Venice of the East', this region is
famous for its beautiful backwaters & village life revolving around the
banks of these backwaters. On arrival board the houseboat, locally called
Kettuvallam, cruise around backwaters of Alleppey to Kumarakom to observe &
experience the daily life of the villagers along the backwaters. Overnight
Houseboat (B, L, D).
Day - 7 - Arrive Kumarakom
Morning after breakfast disembark the houseboat while cruising, leave for
Kumarakom known for backwaters, huge Vembanad Lake & the famous
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary.
Later we visit Kumarakom Bird sanctuary. There are two seasons for birds:
between October & February there are cormorants, teals, & other
ducks & from February to July there are darters (snake birds), night
herons, egrets, & Siberian storks. It also has golden backed woodpecker,
crow pheasant, white-breasted water hen, tree pie etc. Overnight Hotel -
Day - 8 - Kumarakom - Cochin - Cochin Airport ( 80 km - 02 hr )
Our tour concludes : We thanks you for your patronage and ensures a
punctual transfer to the airport for your onward travel.
Cost Includes :
Cost Does Not Include :
- 07 nights accommodation on twin sharing basis.
- Breakfast as per the itinerary
- All meals in Houseboat.
- A-C transportation as per the itinerary (No transportation on
- English speaking Guide for the Tour
- Kathakali dance show in Cochin.
- Any airfare or airport tax.
- Any Monument entry fee & camera fee.
- All presently applicable taxes.
- Optional Tours.
- Any expense of personal nature such as hard-soft drinks, laundry,
phone-fax calls, tips etc.
- Any other expense not mentioned in the "Package includes".