In this Southern Taste of India package, you will always be in a pursuit of happiness. This tour is so planned by India Trip Planners that, who so ever visit, gets a feeling of heaven on earth. There are many beautiful and attractive destinations in the Southern part of India and amongst the entire most fascinating one is to stay in a houseboat. The experience is going to be amazing and the stay would be lavish. Let’s read the further details of its where about.
DAY 1 ARRIVE BANGALORE
DAY 2 BANGALORE – HASSAN
DAY 3 HASSAN
DAY 4 HASSAN – MYSORE
DAY 5 MYSORE
DAY 6 MYSORE – KABINI
DAY 7 KABINI
DAY 8 KABINI – WAYANAD
DAY 9 WAYANAD
DAY 10 WAYANAD – COCHIN
DAY 11 COCHIN
DAY 12 COCHIN – KUMARAKOM
DAY 13 KUMARAKOM – ALLEPPEY
DAY 14 ALLEPPEY – KOVALAM
DAY 15 KOVALAM
DAY 16 KOVALAM – TRIVANDRUM DEPARTURE
Day 1: India Trip Planners will meet you at Bangalore International Airport and transfer to your hotel as per your bookings. Get freshen up and then in the afternoon enjoy an orientation tour of Bangalore. The weather condition is almost always pleasant here that is why it attracts tourist from all over the world. You will visit Bannerghatta National Park, Ulsoor (Boating), Wonder-la which is a fun-filled place with so many activities, Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace which is grand, Bangalore Palace is simply outrageous and lastly at the Venkatappa Art Gallery. In the late evening, dedicate your time for attending the grand Aarti in Iskcon Temple which will make you feel peace and glorious. Return back to hotel and night stay is in hotel.
Next, you will be checking out from Bangalore and will be moving towards Hassan. Hassan is well-known for its temples and architecture. As per your arrival, you will be transferred to your pre-booked hotel. After getting refreshed from your travel hangover, we will continue our tour with sightseeing of Hassan. Enjoy at Yogakshema Ayurveda Centre and get relaxed. Return and stay comfortably at your hotel in Hassan.
We will be exploring Hassan today after your breakfast. Today explore the intricately carved Temples such as Kedareswara Temple, Lakshmi Narasimha Temple, Hasanamba Temple and Koravangala Temple. After this sacred visit, you will be taken to Chandragiri Hills which is the soothing location. Then, visit Bhagwan Bahubali Statue, Shettihalli Church, Bisile Ghat and in the end visit Gorur Dam. After this glorious day, you will return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Today early morning we have to leave for another beautiful destination that is Mysore. As per your arrival, get check-in to hotel. Relax for a while and then start your sightseeing of Mysore. In evening you will visit the very popular Mysore Palace which is also famous by the name Amba Vilas. The lighting on it is spectacularly awesome and worth a visit. Overnight stay is at the hotel.
The day is dedicated completely to Mysore. You will start exploring the very famous and grand Chamundeshwari Temple, followed by St. Philomena’s Cathedral, Jaganmohan Palace, Melody World Wax Museum, and in the end the Mysore Zoo. Later, you will drive to Sri Rangapattanam to see the Tippu’s Summer Palace which is grand and the ruins of the Tippu’s Fort too. In the evening, you will take a stroll through the colorful fruit and vegetable market at Devaraja Market. Later, get back to the hotel for a comfortable night stay.
Next, we will be moving towards Kabini which is famous for its Jungle Safari. So, leave from Mysore and after arrival at Kabini, get checked into the pre-booked hotel. Get relaxed and then begin with sightseeing of Kabini. You will drive to Nagarhole National Park which is one of the finest Wildlife Parks in South India. Do the safari of one part of this park today and then in the evening time, spend time on the banks of the Kabini River. Overnight stay is at the hotel.
The complete day is for jungle activities at Nagarhole National Park with a guide, in search of the elephant, tiger, sambar, mongoose, spotted deer, peacock and jungle fowl too. Also, visit Kabini Dam and then get into the activity of boating in the evening. The city shopping is also interesting, so spend some time there and then return to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
After breakfast, we will check out from Kabini and will head towards Wayanad which is Eden, if Kerala is the God’s own country. As per your arrival, check into the hotel. Later, we will begin with the sightseeing of Wayanad which is filled with all tropical rainforests, grassy meadows, expansive tea estates and aromatic spice gardens. We will visit the imperious Edakkal caves and the Jain shrines at Wayanad. After that, enjoy your night with delicious dinner and a relaxing night stay.
Today, you will be excursing the well known site of Wayanad known as Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary. It is home to a variety of indigenous species of animals and birds. Enjoy your safari in this wildlife sanctuary by capturing the clicks of different species. Later in the afternoon, you will drive to Kuruva Island which is a lonely group of islets spot in the middle of the River Kabini. After that, come back to the hotel for overnight stay.
Leave from Wayanad in the morning and reach Cochin. Cochin sightseeing will enrich you with the remarkable history; fascinate you with its amendable culture. So, quickly take a sunset cruise ride along the backwaters of Cochin for experiencing the illuminated views of the Marine Drive and its sides. Stay overnight in the hotel.
Today, you will visit the main tourist attractions of Cochin such as Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue, Spice Market, Hill Palace, St.Francis Church, Santa Cruz Basilica and Puthuvype Beach. To spend some romantic time with your partner you can go to Fort Kochi Beach. Later on, watch an amazing Kathakali performance which in known to be famous from its ancient times in Kerala. Return to your hotel for overnight stay.
Move to the next destination after breakfast that is Kumarakom. As per your arrival, you will check into the hotel which is already reserved for you. Kumarakom is situated on the shores of the tranquil Vembanad Lake which is around 14 km from Kottayam. It is the best place in whole Kerala for clicking pictures of the scenic beauty. It caters many small clusters of islands which make it more beautiful. Kumarakom has become very famous now and it attracts many tourists from all over the world; also it has grown up as a bird sanctuary. There are many things to do additionally such as boating and fishing. On request, Canoe trips can be organized and are best enjoyed early in the morning or during the evenings. After this fun-filled day, you will return to your hotel for overnight stay.
This is going to be the ultimate day when you will leave for Alleppey to board onto the Houseboat. Earlier, Houseboats were known as Kettuvallams or Rice Boats which were used as ferries to carry rice, now it has come out in the modern form. You will take your lunch on the houseboat and after that; you will be taken on a cruise through the narrow canals of the Vembanad Lake. The floating markets in canoes and exotic landscapes of rolling paddy fields around all add an ethnic touch to the cruise. The stay is on houseboat itself. So, enjoy the sunset and later do peacefully the gazing of stars which can be rarely done when in crowded cities. Also, enjoy your dinner with the sounds of water gushing through and fro over the moors.
Today, you will check out from your houseboat after breakfast and proceed to Kovalam. Kovalam beach is a dreamland and famously known as the “Paradise of the South”. It is a destination full of greenery, serenity, and pleasant climate. Reach at the destination and check into the hotel. Rest for some time and then proceed for sightseeing. It is the place where one would be able to see the golden sand at the day time and silver sand in the night time; it is so phenomenal. This beach paradise with high rock promontory and a calm bay of blue waters in total creates a unique aquarelle on moonlight nights. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Your next destination of this tour plan is Kanyakumari. So, leave for it early in the morning and then after exploration return back to Kovalam for your stay. Kanyakumari was famous as Cape Comorin earlier and is located at the southernmost point of India. It attracts a lot of tourists because it is the geographical end of the mainland. Nagercoil and Thiruvananthapuram are the closest major cities. Kanyakumari is formed on the name of the Hindu Goddess Kanyakumari which is situated at the confluence of the three beautiful water-bodies stated as the Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean. After exploring Kanyakumari and watching the mind-blowing sunset, return back to Kovalam and stay for the night.
Proceed for the sightseeing of Trivandrum, after your delightful breakfast. We will begin with the Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple which is the most religious temple of the city. Then we will explore some other places like Kuthiramalika Palace Museum and then followed with Poovar Beach, experience the endless beauty of the beach. Later according to your schedule, you will proceed to Trivandrum airport/railway station to connect your flight/train to the onward destination.