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South India & Kerala Tour

Duration

17 Nights / 18 Days

Places Covered

Bangalore - Mysore - Ooty - Cochin - Periyar - Kumarakom - Trivandrum - Kanyakumari - Madurai - Rameshwaram - Trichy - Pondicherry - Chennai

Overview

South India & Kerala Tour

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Banglore

Begin your tour.
Arrive into Bangalore
Welcome to Vardhman's "South India & Kerala Tour" ! On arrival in Bangalore, you will be met and transferred by Vardhman's representative to your hotel. Bangalore- Beautiful city filled with the tranquility of its Greenery and now part of great Silicone valley)Relax for a the remaining part of the day.
Overnight : Hotel

Day 2 Bangalore

Morning after breakfast, proceed for sight-seeing of Bangalore Visit Cubbon park, Lalbagh, Tipuâ's fort, Government museum, Venkatappa Art Gallery, Bull temple, Viswesvaraya Industrial and Technological museum, Ganesh temple, Gandhi Bhavan, Ulsoor Tank, Gavipuram Cave Temple, St. Mary's Basilica Church, Auqarium, and a number of other places around the city. This beautiful city lends its name to the district of Bangalore to which the city is perceivably the capital of the state. Bangalore is also called as Garden city due to its well laid parks and gardens.
Overnight : Hotel

Day 3 Bangalore - Mysore (139 Kms)

Early morning after breakfast, drive towards Mysore (Called Garden city) stands by a rocky hill named after the goddess Chamundi. It is the city of Palaces and museums. Upon arrival at Mysore check in at Hotel. After refreshment visit Mysore. Visit includes, Mysore art & craft centre, the beautiful Brindavan gardens illuminated during the weekends and the chamundi temple overlooking the city.
Overnight : Hotel

Day 4 Mysore - Ooty (158 Kms)

Morning after breakfast, drive towards Ooty -the Beautiful leading hill resort of south India. Situated in the heart of the Nilgiris (Blue Mountains), at the height of 2287 Mtr., it lies on a plateau and looks like a vast park. Lofty hills add to the grandeur of the scenery. Its climate is similar to summer in England. The terraced beautiful gardens, which are landmark in Ooty. Ooty is also known for its tea & coffee plantations. Upon arrival check in at Hotel. Acclimate yourself & Enjoy this hill station.
Overnight : Hotel

Day 5 Ooty

Breakfast at hotel explore Ooty. Visit the Tea plantations and cherish the scenic beauty of Ooty. Visit the lake, Botanical Gardens, Conoor Tea Gardens, Sim’s Park, Dolphin’s Nose. Later visit Film shooting points & other points of interest or shopping etc.
Overnight : Hotel

Day 6 Ooty - Cochin (281 Kms)

This morning after breakfast, drive towards Cochin. By far the most important place in Kerala for a commercial traveller. Kochi is the business capital of Kerala. It has a fine natural harbour & is widely acclaimed as the " Queen of the Arabian Sea". The city spreads over several Island, the chief among them being Wellingdon, Mattanchery, Vipin, Gundu & Bolgaty. The 16th century Dutch palace, the oldest Synagogue of the British common wealth. Hill palace Museum, Bolgatty Palace & Bird sanctuary. Upon arrival check in at Hotel. Relax for the remaining part of the day.
Overnight : Hotel

Day 7 Cochin

Morning breakfast at hotel proceed for the sight-seeing of the city. Visit the Dutch palace, Jewish Synagogue, chinese fishing nets, St. Francis Church and the Santa Cruz Church. Also visit the Hill Palace Museum which displays articles of archeological importance.
Overnight : Hotel

Day 8 Cochin - Periyar (185 Kms)

Morning after breakfast, drive towards Periyar/Thekkady. Upon arrival check in at Hotel. Get fresh and in the evening time enjoy a Guided Walk around Spice Plantation to see various plant. After Plantation tour come back to Hotel.
Overnight : Hotel

Day 9 Periyar - Kumarakom ( 190 kms )

Early enjoy morning Boat cruise (at your own cost) on the Lake of Famous Periyar Sanctuary to see the Wild Life. Later drive towards Kumarakom, situated on the bank of the vembanad lake. this village is 16 Kms. West of Kottayam, a town very famous for its rubber plantations and 15th century ancient churches. Upon arrival check in at Hotel.Kumarakom has a bird sanctuary & has large number of resorts consisting of house boats, Lake side cottages & floating restaurants.
Overnight : Hotel

Day 10 Kumarakom - Trivandrum (Kovalam Beach) (170 Kms)

Morning after breakfast, drive towards Trivandrum (the capital of the state Kerala). Upon arrival check in at Hotel. Rest & Relax / free for independent activities. Over night at Hotel.
Overnight : Hotel

Day 11 Trivandrum (Kovalam Beach)

Morning after breakfast at hotel proceed for sight-seeing of the city. Visit includes, Padmanabha swamy temple built in 1733, Napier museum of art, Akkulam lake, Veli lagoon with its aqua sports facility etc.
Overnight : Hotel

Day 12 Trivandrum - Kanyakumari (87 Kms)

Morning after breakfast, proceed towards Kanyakumari , which is at the southernmost tip of India, where the Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal & Indian Sea meet to each other. An important pilgrimage centre. Two rocks reach out of the Ocean, south - east of the Kumari Amman Temple. Swami Vivekanand sat in the long and deep meditation ; and here stands the Vivekanand Rock Memorial, built in 1970. Vattakottai ( Circular Fort ) : The 18th century fort overlooking the sea, located 6 Kms. From Kanyakumari, here is the Sea calm & suitable for bathing etc. Upon arrival check in at Hotel. After refreshment visit this mythological place.
Overnight : Hotel

Day 13 Kanyakumari - Madurai (235 Kms)

Morning after breakfast, drive towards Madurai and upon arrival check in at Hotel. Fresh up yourself and take a tour around Madurai. Madurai is also known as a city of festival, Madurai is the most ancient home of culture and first Academy was founded here by scholars and pious kings. Visit includes, Teppa kulam a tank with an island temple, Tirumalainaik palace, 1000 pillared hall & the Meenakshi Temple.
Overnight : Hotel

Day 14 Madurai - Rameshwaram (172 Kms)

On the day 14 of your tour drive towards Rameshwaram-one of the four most sacred Hindu pilgrim centre. Temples, Associated with Lord Ramas, Beach & 1000 Pillared Mandapam. Upon arrival check in at Hotel. After refreshment, visit Rameshwaram.
Overnight : Hotel

Day 15 Rameshwaram - Trichy (264 Kms)

Morning after breakfast, drive towards Trichy ( Was occupied by Chola and Pallava Dynasties. The Nayakas of Madurai have constructed the greater portion of the town. Rock fort (is a landmark of Trichy with a Ganesh Temple on the top of this rock also contains excavated cave temples dating to the 7th century A.D. the famous for fine sculptures, a climb up its stone to the Hall of a hundred pillars, Visit the island of Srirangam, a massive Vishnu temple with seven walls. Upon arrival check in at Hotel. Rest & Relax for the remaining part of the day.
Overnight : Hotel

Day 16 Trichy - Pondicherry (196 Kms)

Morning after breakfast, take a visit of Trichy. After visit, drive towards Pondicherry. Upon arrival check in at Hotel. Rest & Relax for remaining part of the day/ Day free for independent activities.
Overnight : Hotel

Day 17 Pondicherry - Chennai (165 Kms)

After breakfast, visit Pondicherry and the famous Aurbindo Ashram, Temples etc. After visit, drive towards Chennai. Upon arrival check in at Hotel. Relax for rest of the day.
Overnight : Hotel

Day 18 Chennai -Departure

This morning after breakfast transfer to the airport to catch Flight for your onward destination with sweet and unforgettable memories of your "Extensive Karnataka Tour" escorted by Vardhman Vacations.

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