Southern Explorer (15 nights/16 days)

Destinations Covered

Bangalore
Chikmagalur
Mysore Coonoor
Cochin Alleppey Periyar Madurai Kovalam

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Bangalore

You will first land at the Bangalore international airport. From there you will be safely dropped into your hotel. The day is dedicated for rest so that you can gear up for the amazing tour. You will be given an orientation of the tour.

Day 2 Chikmagalur

On the next day you will be taken to chikmagalur by road. It is one of the prime coffee growing areas. Here you can have a look at the coffee plantations. You will be provided a two nights stay at the resort.

Day 3 Chikmagalur

The day will begin with a visit to the beautiful coffee museum. Here you can get some knowledge about coffee. It will be followed by a visit to the Hoysala temples, they are one of the most beautiful temples in the country. They are situated at Belur and at Halebid.

Day 4 Mysore

At Mysore you will be visiting the very well known statues of Gomateshwara at Shravanabelagola. It is a must watch in the city of Mysore. Here you will be provided with two nights stay at the most luxurious hotel.

Day 5 Mysore

On your second day in Mysore, you will first be visiting the famous Mysore palace, where you can get some valuable information about the dynasties which lived in there. It will be followed by a visit to Srirangapattinam, then the beautiful Chamundi hills and lastly the Nandi bull and Devaraja market.

Day 6 Coonoor

Reach Ooty by road, you can visit the well known Bandipur and Mudumalai sanctuaries. Followed by a Nilgiris toy train ride to Coonoor where you can spend at the night at the nearest hotel.

Day 7 Cochin

A drive to Cochin, at Historic fort Cochin you can relax for sometime at the hotel. In the evening you can enjoy the sunset at the sunset cruise along the Cochin harbour, where you can have a look at the Chinese fishing nets and the activities that take place along the harbour.

Day 8 Cochin

Day begins with a visit to the Dutch palace followed by a visit to Jewish Synagogue then St Francis Church and lastly the Chinese fishing nets. At the sunset cruise you can enjoy the sunset and watch the live show of Katha kali performance.

Day 9 Alleppey / Riceboat

Reach Alleppey where you can spend the night either at the Houseboat or in a resort overlooking the Vembanad lake.

Day 10 Periyar

Drive to Periyar Wildlife sanctuary here you will be staying at the hotel for two nights. In the evening you can enjoy a elephant safari through the spice plantations.

Day 11 Periyar

A boat ride on Lake Periyar, where you can spot wild elephants.

Day 12 Madurai

An exiting ride to Madhurai through the plains of Tamil Nadu here you can enjoy beautiful scenery with paddy fields, vineyards and the market tows as well. After spending the night at the hotel your tour will be followed by a visit to the most famous temple of Madhurai, the Meenakshi temple.

Day 13 Kovalam

After a long drive you will reach the beautiful beach village, Kovalam beach. Here you can stay at the resort overlooking the Arabian sea for 3 nights. The following two days are for leisure.

Day 14 Kovalam

The whole day is dedicated for leisure.

Day 15 Kovalam

Entire day is at leisure.

Day 16 Kovalam – Trivandrum Departure

You will be dropped to the Trivandrum airport from where you can board you return flight.