Nature, Wildlife & Beaches  South India

Nature, Wildlife & Beaches South India

18 Nights/19 Days

Private Tour
Private Tour
Meals
Meals

18 breakfasts

Max Group Size
Private Car/Driver

Escorted by fully air-conditioned
Private car with English speaking driver/guide

Attractions
Grand PalacesColourful CultureTea EstatesKerala BackwatersHouseboat TourJungle SafarisSpice PlantationsKathakali DanceAyurvedic MassagesToy Train ride in Nilgiri HillsRain forestsPalm Beaches
Trip Route
Bangalore Mysore Nagarhole National Park Bandipur National Park Ooty Coimbatore Munnar Periyar Cochin (Kochi) Alleppey (Houseboat) Kovalam Kanyakumari Trivandrum
Itinerary
Nature, Wildlife & Beaches  South India Route Map

Day 1: Bangalore, Welcome To Incredible India!!

One of our representatives will welcome you at Bangalore International Airport and assist you with your hotel transfers. Plan the remaining day as per your convenience. Also known as the Garden City, Bangalore is probably one of the liveliest cities in India with an enormous amount of dining and shopping options. Experience the vibrant pub culture in the evening.  Bangalore is also known as the Silicon Valley of India and has the world’s largest brigade of professionals per square kilometer. Koramangla, M.G. Road and Brigade Road are the best places to experience the tech pulse of Bangalore.

Day 2: Bangalore – Mysore  

The second day starts with a half day sightseeing tour that takes you to notable attractions such as Bull Temple, Cubbon Park, Lalbagh Garden and Government Museum. Later we will drive you to Mysore and you may visit ‘Lacquerware Craft Complex’ on your way to the City of Palaces. Check-in at the hotel and enjoy an overnight stay.

Day 3: Mysore, City Of Palaces

This day starts with an early morning visit to Devraja Flower Market. Return to the hotel have breakfast and start with Mysore city tour. Mysore Zoo and Mysore Palace are two of the many attractions you are going to visit today. Visit Brindavan Gardens in the evening. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 4: Mysore – Nagarhole National Park, Jungle Safari 

Have breakfast and check-out from the hotel. Get transferred to Nagarhole National Park and enjoy a unique stay at Kabini River Lodge. Post brief leisure, hop on in our open jeep for a jungle safari through the national park. Return to the hotel and watch an interesting wildlife movie. Enjoy delicious dinner and stay overnight at this amazing lodge.

Day 5: Nagarhole National Park, Wildlife Safari

After early morning tea/coffee, it’s time for another wildlife safari in open jeep in Nagarhole National Park. Return to the lodge for a late breakfast and we will take you for a soothing trip through gorgeous backwaters of the Kabini River. While enjoying the motor boat ride, you would come across a range of birds and animals. Overnight stay at the resort.

Day 6: Nagarhole - Bandipur National Park, 4wd Safari

Today visit Bandipur National Park for an afternoon jungle safari in an open 4WD. Overnight stay at the wildlife resort.

Day 7: Bandipur – Ooty, Natural Beauty

Day 7 starts with an early morning tea/coffee amidst the wilderness of the national park. Later proceed for a hiking trip through the winding trails and admire the spellbinding natural beauty. You will also come across rich wildlife during the hiking trip. Return to the hotel, have breakfast and head to Ooty to explore more of serene nature of South India at Ooty Lake, Dodda Betta and Botanical Gardens.

Day 8: Ooty – Coonoor, Toy Train

Enjoy healthy breakfast and reach Ooty Railway Station to travel to Coonoor in toy train as per the below schedule. Toy Train, UAM – ONR, Train# 56137, 09:15 - Departs from Ooty, 10:25 - Arrival at Coonoor The captivating beauty of Nilgiri Hills makes this toy train ride one of your most cherished travel experiences. Our driver will receive you at Coonoor Railway Station and take you to Tea Gardens, Dolphin’s Nose and Sim’s Park. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 9: Ooty – Coimbatore

Have breakfast and later proceed to Coimbatore and check-in at the hotel. After a brief leisure, visit the popular Marudhamali Temple. Stay overnight at your hotel.

Day 10: Coimbatore – Munnar

Post breakfast, travel to Munnar, one of the most prominent destinations in God’s Own Country. While in Munnar, you will get to explore serene valleys, sprawling tea gardens, and rolling hills in the Western Ghats. You may also visit some waterfalls on the way. Check-in at your hotel and rest of the time is at your leisure.

Day 11: Munnar, National Park

On this day, you will visit Eravikulam National Park and find mountain goats, “Nilgiri Tahr” in their natural habitat. You will explore Mattupetty Lake and Mattupetty Dam. Birdwatchers and trekkers will cherish the visit to Shola Forests. Echo Point, Tea Gardens and View Point are other highlights in the national park.

Day 12: Munnar – Periyar, Wildlife Cruising

Enjoy a scenic drive to Periyar National Park and explore one of the best jungles in South India to see wild elephants. Check-in at the hotel and after brief leisure, visit Periyar Lake for a wildlife cruise. While cruising, you will get an opportunity to explore rich flora and fauna and wildlife of the region. You can explore various species of animals and birds and might get a glimpse of wild elephants, boars and bisons.

Day 13: Periyar, Ayurvedic Massage

Start a little early in the morning and visit the Thekkady for a spice plantation tour. Later in the afternoon, rejuvenate your mind and soul with a full body Ayurvedic massage at an eminent message center. Overnight stay at your hotel.

Day 14: Periyar – Cochin, Kathakali Dance

On Day 14, we will drive you to the Kerala’s financial capital Cochin, also known as Kochi. Arrive in Kochi and check-in at your hotel. The evening is dedicated to the cultural richness of Kochi. Visit one of the renowned cultural centres in Fort Kochi area and enjoy dazzling performances of Kathakali Dancers. The classical dance form was originated in 17th century and features a stunning storytelling through drama, dance, ritual and music. Head back to your hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 15: Cochin – Kumarakom, Antiques Shopping & Luxury Houseboat

Have a healthy breakfast before proceeding with our guided sightseeing tour of Kochi. First on the list is Fort Kochi, which is home to numerous well-preserved heritage sites. Travelers will get an opportunity to visit St. Francis Church and Santa Cruz basilica and shop for amazing mementos such as antiques and spices. Jewish Synagogue, Chinese fishing nets and the Dutch Palace also grab the attention of many visitors. Later embark on fascinating luxury houseboat, Kettuvallam from Kumarakom boat jetty point and add an unprecedented experience of sailing over the Kerala backwaters. This trip through the backwaters of Alleppey/Kumarakom offers terrific views of captivating natural surroundings.    Enjoy a luxury overnight stay in the houseboat.

Day 16: Kovalam, Beach Resort

Enjoy breakfast in the houseboat in the midst of gorgeous backwaters and leave for Kovalam, a classy beach town by the Arabian Sea. Check-in at your hotel and choose from a range of activities to enjoy the rest of the day. You may learn to rejuvenate your mind, body and soul with optional Ayurveda Massage Course. Stay overnight at the beach resort.

Day 17: Kanyakumari, Breathtaking Sunrise And Sunset

After breakfast at your beach resort, head to Kanyakumari for a day long excursion. Located on the southern tip of India, Kanyakumari features confluence of the Indian Ocean, Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea. Hundreds and thousands of travelers visit here to admire the breathtaking sunrise and sunset. Our day tour also comprises notable highlights such as Kumari Amman Temple, Vivekananda Rock Memorial, St. Mary’s Church and Gandhi Memorial. Return back in the evening and stay overnight at the beach resort

Day 18: Trivandrum

On this day, we will take you to the capital city of Thiruvananthapuram for a sightseeing tour which includes visit to Shri Chitra Art Gallery, Aakulam boat club, Padmanabha Swamy Temple and other top rated attractions. Enjoy overnight stay at the beach resort.

Day 19: Kovalam - Departure Trivandrum Airport

Check-out from your Kovalam hotel at appropriate time. Get a transfer to Trivandrum International Airport for your onward journey. Tour ends.
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Accommodations

Combination of best heritage, 4 & 5 Star hotels located at the prime locations.

  • Bangalore - Le Meridian - 5 Star
  • Mysore - Radisson Blu Plaza - 5 Star
  • Nagarhole - Kabini River Lodge - 4 Star
  • Bandipur - Bandipur Safari Lodge - 4 Star
  • Ooty - Savoy Hotel - 5 Star
  • Coimbatore - Welcome Hotel Coimbatore - 5 Star
  • Munnar - Fragrant Nature Resort - 5 Star
  • Periyar - The Elephant Court - 5 Star
  • Cochin - Le Meridian Kumarakom - Luxury AC Houseboat - 5 Star
  • Kovalam - Uday Samudra Beach Resort - 5 Star

Tour Highlights

Bangalore:

  • G. Road & Brigade Road
  • Lalbagh Garden
  • Cubbon Park
  • Government Museum
  • Bull Temple

Mysore:

  • Chamundi Hills
  • Brindavan Gardens
  • Devraja Flower Market
  • Mysore Palace
  • Mysore Zoo

Nagarhole National Park:

  • Nagarhole National Park
  • Kabini River Lodge
  • Jungle safari

Bandipur National Park:

  • 4WD Safari jungle safari

Ooty:

  • Toy Train ride
  • Tea Gardens
  • Sim’s Park
  • Dolphin’s Nose

Coimbatore:

  • Marudhamali Temple

Munnar:

  • Eravikulam National Park
  • Mattupetty Dam & Lake
  • The Shola forests
  • Echo Point & View Point
  • Tea Gardens

Periyar:

  • Ayurvedic massage
  • Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Spice Plantations
  • Wildlife cruise over Periyar Lake

Cochin:

  • Francis Church- The oldest church in India
  • Santa Cruz basilica
  • Chinese fishing nets
  • Antiques Bazaar
  • Jewish Synagogue
  • Dutch Palace
  • Kathakali Dance

Kumarakom:

  • Luxury Houseboat

Kanyakumari:

  • Breathtaking Sunrise & Sunset
  • Kumari Amman Temple
  • Vivekananda Rock Memorial
  • Mary’s Church
  • Gandhi Memorial

Trivandrum:

  • Shri Chitra Art Gallery
  • Aakulam boat club
  • Padmanabha Swamy Temple

Inclusions

  • Accommodation at the specified hotels.
  • Daily breakfast during your stay at all proposed destinations.
  • Services of English speaking tour guide during all sightseeing tours.
  • Trip to Spice plantations in Thekkady.
  • Boat safari trip to Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • Entrances to Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • Jeep safaris at Nagarhole & Bandipur National Parks.
  • Entrances to Nagarhole & Bandipur Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • Entrances and safari to Eravikulam National Park in Munnar.
  • Full body Ayurvedic massage.
  • Toy Train ticket in Ooty.
  • Kathakali dance show tickets.
  • All entrances to the monuments. 
  • Camera fees.
  • Services of an English speaking guide/Escort during all sightseeing tours.
  • All arrival and departure transfers, sightseeing by an exclusive deluxe air-conditioned Toyota Eitios Car (for 2 persons), Toyota Innova Car (for 4 persons), Tempo Traveller (for 6/8 persons).
  • Airport pickup and transfers.
  • State tax, toll taxes and driver allowances.
  • Assistance at all pickup and departure points.
  • All applicable taxes.

Non-Inclusions

  • Any kind of personal expenses such as tips, laundry, telephone bills and beverages. 
  • It also does not include meals not specified.
  • International airfares. 
  • Visa Cost.
  • Optional, suggested or unspecified activities. 
  • Insurance and Medi claim.
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