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Extended South India Tour

extended south india tour

Duration :15 Days

Destination :Trivandrum - Kovalam –Kumarakom – Alleppey – Thekkedy – Cochin – Bangalore – Mysore – Goa

Day 01 – Arrive Trivandrum and transfer to Kovalam
Meeting and greetings on arrival at Trivandrum Airport and transfer to Kovalam Beach.

Rest of the day is left free to relax by the beach from your long flight. You can take Ayurveda Massage or enjoy other facilities available at the resort hotel.

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Day 02 – At Kovalam
Morning after buffet breakfast at the hotel leave for tour of Trivandrum city visiting - the Padmanabhaswami temple with its Gopuram (tower) - believed to be one of the 108 shrines sacred to the Vaishnavites, Observatory, Museum, Art Gallery and the city. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 03 - Kovalam to Kumarakom
Morning breakfast and drive to Alleppey Jetty to board Deluxe houseboat and sail through famous back waters of Kerala to reach Kumarakom - the backwater country . Lunch and dinner on board. Overnight on the houseboat.

Day 04 - Kumarakom
Morning post breakfast at the houseboat at around 9 AM disembark from houseboat and check in at the resort. Rest of the day free to relax by the beach or explore adjoining Vembanad bird sanctuary. If you are adventurous enough, you can indulge in water sports such as Wind Sailing & Water Skiing. You can even take a canoe out into the quiet lakes. Overnight at hotel.

Day 05 - Kumarakom - Thekkady
Morning post breakfast drive to Periyar National Park and check into the jungle lodge on arrival.

Afternoon visit spice plantation. Overnight at the lodge.

Day 06 – At Thekkady
Morning game viewing of Periyar National Park by boat to see the wildlife in Tiger Reserve. In the afternoon you may opt to go for game viewing again or opt for trekking with local guide or walk through the spice plantation where you can see some of rare variety of birds, spices, Trees and variety of flowers. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 07 - Thekkady to Cochin
Morning after breakfast at lodge leave for Cochin "Queen Of The Arabian Sea". Check into your hotel on arrival. Rest of the day free to relax. Evening enjoy Kathakali dance performance at local theater in Kochi Fort area.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 08 – At Cochin
Morning breakfast and commence Kochi city tour visiting Jewish Synagogue - Built in 1568 the oldest synagogue in the commonwealth stands, adorned by hundreds of exquisite hand - painted Chinese tiles in blue & white. St. Francis Church - built out of wood in 1503 and thus earning fame as the oldest European church in India. Vasco de gama was buried there. Dutch Palace - As you climb its stone steps, you enter a different world of Palanquins and heraldry, jewels and rich murals. Spend some time walking around cobbled streets. Overnight at hotel.

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Day 09 - Cochin to Bangalore - Fly
Early breakfast and tTransfer to airport to board flight to Bangalore. Meeting on arrival at Bangalore airport and transfer to the hotel for check in.

Afternoon tour of Bangalore City (Capital city of Karnataka) visiting Lalbagh or Botanical Garden laid out by Haidar Ali in 1760. Tipu sultan planted plants and tree from many countries here. Bull Temple - The Monolithic Nandi Bull is believed to have grown in size and now measures nearly 5m. in height and over 6m. in length. Nandi Bull status is made of grey granite. Also visit Tipu's summer Palace - started by Haidar Ali and completed by Tipu Sultan in 1789. The structure has a substantial amount of wood with walls and ceiling painted in brilliant colours with beautiful carvings.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 10 - Bangalore – Mysore
Morning after Breakfast at the hotel proceed to Mysore (139Kms) the city of Royal palaces, sandalwood and the manufacture of incense sticks. Mysore pleasant in its climate through out the year and has some beautiful parks. Mysore is also former capital of the Princely state of Srirangam Fort, The summer capital of Tipu sultan can be visited enroute to Mysore. Check into the hotel on arrival. Afternoon visit The Tipu sultan's summer palace built in 1784, in its nicely laid garden. Overnight at hotel.

Day 11 – At Mysore
Morning after breakfast at the hotel days is left free for self explore this princely estate on your own. Car will remain at your disposal to be used in the city. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 12 – Mysore – Bangalore
Morning after relaxed breakfast at the hotel proceed to Bangalore and check in at the hotel on arrival. Rest of the day free to explore Bangalore on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 13 – Bangalore to Goa – Fly
Morning after relaxed breakfast at the hotel transfer to the airport to board flight for Goa at 1 PM. Meeting on arrival at Goa airport and transfer to the hotel. Rest of day free to relax by the beach.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 14 – At Goa
Morning after breakfast at the resort proceed to visit Old Goa where you will see Old Goa Churches, Capital city of Panaji, Miramar and Dona Paula beaches. Afternoon free to relax by the beach. Overnight at the resort.

Day 15 – Leave Goa
Transfer to Goa airport to board home bound flight either direct or via Mumbai or Delhi.

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