Wonders of South India
Bangalore (01 Night), Mysore (02 Nights), Ootty (02 Nights), Kochi (01 Night), Kumarakom Backwaters (01 Night), Houseboat (01 Night), and Trivandrum (02 nights)..
States covered: KERALA(God’s own – Country & Best of South India), TAMILNADU & KARNATAKA. Ethnic Palaces, Forts, Hill Stations, Wild lives, Forests, Lakes, Backwaters and Beaches.
Welcome in India! On arrival you will be transferred and assisted till your room in your hotel. Remaining day at leisure. Bangalore is the capital city of the southern Indian State of Karnataka. It is also known as the Garden City because of its many splendid gardens and parks. The city was founded in the 16th century and has since continued to be an important administrative center of South India. Because of the high centering of IT industry, the city is also called the Silicon Valley of India. Another tourism attraction of the city lies in its Pubs. It is now also called the Pub City with over 200 Pubs all over the town. They are the most hangs out zones quite familiar among the tourist as well as the locals. Overnight at hotel (BANGALORE).
OOTTY.(200 KM & 6 Hours). Ooty also known as Udhagamandalam is the “Queen of hill stations” and the capital of Nilgiris district. It is one of the most popular tourist resorts in India. It is a land of picturesque picnic spots. Used to be popular summer and weekend getaway for the Britishers during the colonial days. It is situated at an altitude of 2,240 meters above sea level. The establishment of numerous tea estates made Ooty famous. Lofty mountains, dense forest, sprawling grasslands and miles and miles of tea gardens greet the passengers on most routes. The annual Tea and Tourism Festival attracts crowds in huge numbers. Lake:Ooty Lake has emerged as one of the foremost tourist attractions of Ooty in recent years. The Lake and the Boat House has been the major entertainment hub of the large number of tourists who flock to this beautiful hill station all throughout the year and particularly in the summer months. Ooty Lake is an artificial lake that owes its construction to the first Collector of Ooty, John Sullivan. The original intention was to construct an irrigation tank but finally the lake was dredged out in the years 1823-1825. The lake has an irregular L shape and stretches for more than 2 km in length. The width of the lake varies at regular intervals. The over all area of this well known lake that is definitely a must see on any sight seeing trip of Ooty is about one and a half square miles. Overnight at hotel (OOTTY).
OOTTY:Ooty blessed with nature’s opulence is a popular tourist destination in the state of Tamil Nadu. It is frequented by a large number of people who love the mountains, the valleys, the cascades and its pleasant climate as well. There are many tourist attractions in and around Ooty and each of these is well worth a visit. None can be missed out when one is on a sight seeing tour of this Queen of Hill Stations. One such major tourist attraction that deserves to be a part of your itinerary is the Kodanadu’s View Point in Ooty. As Ooty is best known for its scenic beauty, any place that commands a lovely view of the scenic landscape is sure to attract the largest number of tourists. The case is no different with the Kodanadu’s View Point in Ooty. Situated at the eastern edge of the Nilgiri range of mountains, it commands a mesmerizing view of the surrounding picturesque landscape. The sight is so beautiful that it is sure to remain embedded in some corner of your mind once you have witnessed it. The River Moyar is seen flowing below and the tea estates cover the slopes of the hills. The verdant look is soothing to the eyes. Evening back to hotel. Overnight at hotel (OOTY).
KOCHI (COCHIN). (310 KM and 7 Hours drive) .Cochin, the commercial town of Kerala, – a vibrant,lively city of palm green filled with interesting artifacts in every corner..Take leisure at the hotel. Overnight at hotel (COCHIN).
Following the breakfast Proceed to TRIVANDRUM Sight seeing at 10:00 AM .The ZOOLOGICAL PARK: (10.00am to 6.15 pm- Closed on Mondays). One of the first Zoos in India. It is located in a well planed Botanical Garden, with huge trees, sprawling lawns and wild fowl swimming in the lakes which feel like a small jungle in the heart of the City. A reptile house with different species of snakes is also located in this premise. LUNCH BREAK at 13:30 hrs till 14:30 Hrs. SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY MUSEUM COMPLEX: The exhibits here are related to Science, Technology and Electronics. (10.00 am to 05.00 pm-Closed on Mondays)PRIYADARSHINY PLANITORIUM, (Daily shows from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm),The NAPIER MUSEUM & SREE CHITRA ART GALLERY: (10.00am to 04.45 pm- Closed on Mondays and Wednesday forenoons),Located near the Napier Museum, this art gallery displays select paintings of RAJA RAVI VARMA, Svetlana and Nicholas Roerich and exquisite works from the Rajput, Mughal and Tanjore schools of art in India. The collection also includes paintings from China, Japan, Tibet and Bali.Finish your sight seeing trip on or before 05:00 PM and return back to KOVALAM Beach… enjoy the sunset and return back to Hotel. Over Night Stay- Kovalam.
Kovalam sight seeing and visiting Shopping centers can be done as per your Flight schedule. At appropriate time you will be transferred to the international airport of TRIVANDRUM to board the flight back to home. (If your return flight is from Cochin, we can arrange the tour with COCHIN stay on day 07 without any additional charges.). Departure with lot of memories and thousands of photographs. The tour ends.