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Ooty Hills

South India with Kerala

(Itinerary ID : TP102)
Package Duration : 17 Nights / 18 Days
Destination Covered : Delhi / Bangalore / Srirangapatnam / Mysore / Ooty / Cochin / Periyar / Madurai / Trichy / Pondicherry / Kanchipuram / Mahabalipuram / Chennai / Delhi
Starting Price : US$ 1050 onwards
Detailed Itinerary

Day - 1 - Arrive New Delhi.
Reception and transfer to Hotel by private car. Overnight in hotel.

Day - 2 - In Delhi.
After breakfast depart for sightseeing of New Delhi by private car with an English speaking guide to visit:-

India Gate
Humayun's Tomb
Bahai Temple
Qutab Minar
Iron Pillar and driving through the Diplomatic Enclave to see the various High Commission
Central Secretariat Buildings
Rashtrapati Bhawan
The Parliament House

Return to hotel for lunch. After lunch departn for sightseeing of Old Delhi by the same car and guide to visit:-

Ferozshah Kotla
Rajghat
Red Fort
Jama Masjid
Chandni Chowk
Lakshmi Narayan Temple

Return to hotel for overnight stay.

Day - 3 - Bangalore
Early morning our representative will transfer to airport for taking flight to Bangalore:-

Depart Delhi IC 803 0615

Arrive Bangalore 0845

Our representative will receive at airport and transfer to Hotel by private car. Rest until lunch. After lunch depart for sightseeing of Bangalore city by private car with an English speaking guide to visit :

Cubbon Park
Government Museum
Vidhan Sabha
Lalbagh Botanical Garden

Ulsoor Lake. Return to hotel for overnight stay

Day - 4 - Mysore
After breakfast depart Bangalore for Mysore (134 kms) by private car with a good driver, stopping enroute to visit the famous Summer Palace of Tipu Sultan known as Srirangapatnam. After seeing Srirangapatnam drive on to Mysore, arriving Hotel by lunch time. After lunch depart for sightseeing of Mysore city by the same car with an English speaking guide to visit:

Chamundi Hill
Government Silk Factory
Sandalwood Oil Factory
Art Gallery
Brindaban Gardens

Return to hotel for overnight stay.

Day - 5 - Ooty

After breakfast depart Mysore for Ooty ( 160 Kms.) by the same car and driver, arriving Hotel before lunch. After lunch day free at leisure. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

Day - 6 - Ooty
After breakfast depart for sightseeing of Ooty by the same car with an English speaking guide to visit:

Botanical Garden
Lake
Ketty Valley View
Doddabetta
Wenlock Downs
Lady Canning Seat
Dolphin'ss Nose
Limb's Rock

Return to hotel for lunch. After lunch free to do what you please. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

Day - 7 - Cochin
After breakfast depart Ooty for Cochin by the same car and driver, arriving Hotel by lunch time. After lunch leave for sightseeing of Cochin by the same car with an English speaking guide to visit:

Jewish Synagogue
Mattancherry Dutch Palace
Jew Town
ST. Francis Church
Chinese Fishing Nets
High Court Building
Broadway Shopping Centre
Santacruz Cathedral

Return to hotel for overnight stay.

Day - 8 - In Cochin.
After breakfast get ready to enjoy a motor launch ride on the back waters of Cochin on palm fringed water and see the Kerala way of life through the lake. During the boat ride one can visit:-

Bolghatty island
Vallarpadam
Vypeen island
Ancient Roman Catholic Church
Chinese Fishing Net

Return to hotel for overnight stay.

Day - 9 - Periyar
After breakfast depart Cochin for Periyar by the same car and driver, arriving Hotel by lunch time. After lunch free at leisure. Overnight in hotel.

Day - 10 - In Periyar
After breakfast full day set-aside for enjoying a boat cruise in Periyar Lake with lunch break. The most enjoyable part of seeing the wildlife is going around the lake in a boat. From the safety of a boat you can witness herds of wild elephants coming down to water and swim. The other prominent fauna to be seen are Tiger, Sambar, Barking deer, Mouse deer, Nilgiri Tahr, Wild Pigs, Wild dogs, Porcupine, Lion-tailed macaque, Malabar Squirrel, Flying Squirrel, Sloth Bear, Gaur and Black Langur (Monkey). Tigers and Leopards seldom come to the lakeside by day. Return to hotel for overnight stay.

Day - 11 - Madurai
After breakfast depart Periyar for Madurai by the same car and driver, arriving Hotel by lunch time. After lunch depart for sightseeing of Madurai city by the same car with an English speaking guide to visit:-

Meenakshi Temple
Tirumalai Nayak Palace
Vandiyur Mariamman Tank
Koodal Alagar Temple(Vishnu Temple)
Gandhi Museum

Return to hotel for overnight stay.

Day - 12 - Tiruchirapalli
After breakfast depart Madurai for Tiruchirapalli by the same car and driver, arriving Hotel by noon. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in hotel.

Day - 13 - Tiruchirapalli
After breakfast depart for sightseeing of Tirucherapalli by the same car with an English speaking guide to visit:
The Rock Fort
Srirangam
Sri Ranganathan Temple

Return to hotel for lunch. After lunch depart for an excursion to Tanjore to visit Sri Brahadiswara Temple, Art Gallery, Library, Hall of Music, Schwartz Church and The Tank by the same car with an English speaking guide. Return to Hotel for overnight.

Day - 14 - Pondicherry
After breakfast depart Tiruchirapalli for Pondicherry by the same car and driver, arriving Hotel by lunch time. After settling down in the hotel depart for sightseeing of Pondicherry by the same car with an English speaking guide to visit:

The Beach
French Institute
Romain Rolland Library
Sri Aurobindo Ashram

Return to hotel for overnight.

Day - 15 - Madras (Chennai)
After breakfast depart Pondicherry for Madras (Chennai) by the same car and driver stopping enroute to visit the famous :-

Kanchipuram: is one of the seven great ancient cities of India, and the only one South of the Vindhyas. It was the capital for the Cholas, the Pallavas. Kancheepuram is the city where Buddhism, Jainism and Hinduism flourished. It is also the seat of Sankaracharya of Kanchi Koti Peetham.

Places you visit in Kanchipuram:
Kailasanatha Temple
Vaikunta Perumal Temple
Sri Kamakshi Amman Temple
Sri Ekamranatha Temple
Sri Varadaraja Temple
Mahabalipuram : Once a flourishing port of the Pallavas is now a Major Beach Resort. It is 57 Km from Madras. Beautiful monument erected by the Pallavas. There are sculptural panels, Caves, Monolithic Rathas and Structural Temples.

Places you visit in Mahabalipuram with local guide like:-
Caves
The Shore Temple
The Five Rathas
Old Light House
Trimurthi Caves
Varaha And Tiger Caves
Sculpture Training Centre

After seeing Mahabalipuram continue drive to Chennai, arriving Hotel in the evening. Overnight in hotel.

Day - 16 - In Madras (Chennai)
After breakfast depart for sightseeing of Madras city by the same car with an English speaking guide to visit:
The Museum
National Art Gallery
People's Park and Zoo
Fort
San Thome's Cathedral along the Marina
Mylapore Temple
Aquarium
Victoria Technical Institute
Theosophical Society.

Return to hotel for lunch. After lunch free to do what you please. Overnight in hotel.

Day - 17 - Delhi
After breakfast our representative will transfer to airport by private car:-

Depart Chennai (Madras) IC 430 0955

Arrive Delhi 1225
Meet and greet by our representative at the domestic airport and transfer to Hotel by private car. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in hotel.

Day - 18 - Departure
Today our representative will transfer to International airport for taking onward flight to next destination.

Above Cost Includes :
  • 17 nights accommodation on twin/double sharing including Full American breakfast in all places except in Periyar where all meals are included.
  • Airport transfers with assistance by an Air-conditioned Car/Toyota Qualis.
  • Sightseeing tour and excursion trips as per the detailed itinerary.
  • Transport services from arrival at the airport till departure by an Air-conditioned car.
  • Two Boat rides in Lake Periyar for viewing wild life.
  • Services of an English Speaking Local Guide.
  • All currently applicable taxes related to hotel and transportation.
Cost Does Not Include :
  • Services other than specified
  • Entrance fees to visit the Monuments.
  • Any other expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, telephone calls/fax which is not mentioned above.
  • Any expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes etc.
  • Any tips to drivers, hotel staff, any meals apart from the ones mentioned above.
  • Any other tax or service charge that could be enforced during this period will be extra and need to borne by your goodself.
  • Any Airport Tax.

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