Arrive Bangalore by International flight. Meeting and assistance upon arrival and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Morning after breakfast proceed for the sightseeing tour. Bangalore popularly known as the Garden City with well laid out parks and gardens, long avenues of brightly blossomed trees and salubrious climate throughout the year. Visit Tipus Sultan’s Palace – a fine specimen of military architecture of the 18th century with a two storeyed ornate structure built entirely in wood, Bull temple at Basavangudi, Vidhana Soudha, Cubbon Park and Lalbagh Botanical Gardens.
Later drive to Mysore (approx. 150kms / 03hours), enroute visit Srirangapatanam. Major attractions of Srirangapatnam are Daria Doulata, Summer Palace & Gumbuz - Tippu’s Mausoleum. Mysore the land with numerous domes, towers and battlements, it is sheer luxury in the form of a palace. Upon arrival check-in at the hotel and relax amidst the comforts of your room. Overnight at the hotel.
Morning after breakfast, proceed to visit the sprawling Maharaja’s Palace with its outstanding treasures and ivory inlaid doors. Also visit St. Philomena’s Church, a beautiful Cathedral reminiscent of Medieval Architecture with stained glass Windows and lofty Towers. Late afternoon drive to Bandipur (approx. 100kms / 02hours). Upon arrival check-in at the resort and relax amidst the comforts of your room. Overnight at the resort
Morning and afternoon jungle safari to the national park for wildlife viewing. The prominent wildlife here include the Asian elephant, bonnet macaque, jungle cat, wild boar, chital, gaur, squirrel, golden jackal, grey mongoose, Bengal fox, ruddy mongoose, pangolin, tiger, fox, grizzled, sloth bear, leopard cat, Mongoose, lion-tailed macaque, leopard etc. Bandipur is also inhabited by a variety of birds making it a unique destination, a must visit for a birds lover. Overnight at the resort.
Morning we will go nature trek within the premises of the forest. Later return to the resort for breakfast. Post breakfast leave for Wayanad (approx. 90kms / 02hours). Upon arrival check-in at the resort and relax amidst the comforts of your room. Later visit to the famous Edakkal caves. There are three caves located at a height of 1000 meters on Ambukuthi mala near Ambalavayal. The new Stone Age pictographic writings on the walls of these natural caves at Edakkal are the indication of the civilizations that existed in the regions in the pre-historic times. Overnight at the resort.
Morning after breakfast, we will go on sightseeing of Wayanad, visiting the Chembra peak - At 2100 meters above mean sea level which is 'trekker's paradise', having incredible scenic beauty. From Chembra hill, we get the view of Neelimala viewpoint and Vaduvanchal which is an excellent venue for trekking with lots of inspiring trails. Meenmutty falls - a remarkable 2kms jungle trek off the main Ooty road, you will reach Meenmutty, the largest and most amazing waterfall in Wayanad district. If time permits we will also visit Sulthan's bathery and Wayanad wildlife sanctuary. Return to the resort for overnight stay
Today after early breakfast we will drive to Athirappilly (approx. 250kms / 06hours). Athirappilly waterfalls are often referred to as the Niagara Falls of India. Behold the spectacular view of the crashing 80 feet waterfalls. Athirappilly lying with the wilderness of the Sholayar Range with a breathtaking embrace of the deep forests, a rich and diverse flora & fauna abounds. Upon arrival check-in at the hotel and later proceed for the sightseeing of Thumpurmuzhi Gardens, Charpa Falls, Vazhachal Forest Gardens & Water Falls.
Optional activities: Enjoy a Spot Fishing in the river. Visit to the tribal village, trek to the base of the waterfalls. Find your way through the Jungle (subject to permission from the forest department). Evening is free for individual activities. Overnight at the hotel.
Morning after breakfast drive to Munnar (approx. 135kms / 04hours), the beautiful hill station of Kerala and the place where the unfolded green carpet is waiting for you. Munnar is breathtakingly beautiful, a haven of peace and tranquility - the idyllic tourist destination in God's own country. Upon arrival check-in at the hotel and relax for a while amidst the comforts of your room. Explore the rest of the day along with the nature at your own. Overnight at the hotel.
After enjoy the sumptuous breakfast proceed for a morning sightseeing trip of Munnar, visiting the Eravikulam National Park where you can see the very rare mountain goats locally called the Nilgiri Tahr, visit Mattupetty Dam which offers many fascinating sights to relish. Enroute also visit Kundala Lake, Echo Point and View Point & Green carpet of Tea Gardens. Overnight at the hotel.
Morning drive through the Western Ghats to Thekkady (approx. 90kms / 03hours), a beautiful area of tea gardens, rubber estates and coffee and pepper plantations, located high in the Cardamom hills. Upon arrival check-in at the hotel and relax for a while amidst the comforts of your room. In the afternoon, visit a spice garden where you will be introduced to different spices and shown how some of the spices are grown. Overnight at the hotel.
In the morning after breakfast drive to Kumarakom (approx. 115kms / 03hours), en-route you will visit a working tea estate, where you will have the opportunity to learn how tea is grown, graded, the various processes involved in the production of tea and an introduction to tea tasting. Continue drive to Kumarakom and check-in at the hotel.
This is an enchanting backwater destination of Kerala. Spread over a cluster of islands on Vembanad Lake, Kumarakom is pictured as a mesh of lush tropical waterways and low-lying paddy fields. Rest of the day is free for individual activities. Overnight at the hotel.
Have an early wake up and make your day by hearing the chirruping melodies of the sweet birds. Proceed to Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary which lies at the edge of the grounds of an old estate where a profusion of all kinds of birds can be observed. Enjoy sumptuous breakfast later explore the rest of the day at your own leisure by watching the Vembanad Lake which has its majestic canals, streams and distributives along its banks weave an intricate and enchantingly beautiful web. Evening is free for individual activities or relaxation. Overnight at the hotel.
Morning after breakfast drive to Cochin (approx. 50kms / 01hour). Upon arrival a half day tour is planned for you which includes Fort Kochi which is the oldest European settlement in India (1500), and has a mixture of English, Dutch and Portuguese influence. The Mattancherry Palace was built by the Portuguese in the 16th century, but extensive renovations by the Dutch some hundred years later earned it the name the Dutch Palace. It has some of the best murals in India, depicting scenes from the Ramayana and other great legends. On our tour we visit the Jew town synagogue where Kochi's surviving Jewish community come to worship. Nearby are the interesting cantilevered Chinese Fishing nets.
In the early evening we see a performance of Kathakali, which is thought by some to be the very essence of the culture of Kerala. Its origins may have come from traditional temple rituals and from an art form known as Koodiyattam. It is the face make up which makes this dancing so unique. The dancers can take up to three hours painting their faces - the features are heavily emphasised as it is the facial expressions and coordinated eye movements which are important in the dance. The dances usually portray events from the Ramayana and Mahabharata, great Indian epics.
In night transfer to the Cochin airport to connect flight for onward destination.
Mr Malagar Singh
East Vinod Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi, India - 110091
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