South India Panorama Tour
Duration18 Nights / 19 Days
Destination CoveredMumbai – Trivandrum – Kovalam – Kanyakumari – Varkala – Alleppey – Periyar -Munnar – Cochin – Guruvayur – Ooty – Conoor – Mysore – Halebid – Belur – Hassan – Sravanbelagola – Bangalore
01 Day: Arrival Mumbai
You will arrive at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport Mumbai, where our representatives will be waiting for you. They will take you to the hotel, and give you the details of the tour plan. After check-in, you will relax for a while and take a tour of the Iskcon Temple, if time permits. You will love the architectural brilliance of the Temple, which comprises of lots of sculptures and murals. You can even visit the Juhu Chowpatty close to the temple and the famous Juhu beach. Get back to your hotel and spend the night.
02 Day: Mumbai
After finishing the breakfast, you will visit the Gateway of India. You will then take a cruise from here to go to the Elephanta Caves. Following 100 steps, you will reach the top of the hill. The caves are fascinating with large pillars. The 9 marvelous sculptured panels are worth the visit. You will witness the Trimurthi, which is the triple-headed Shiva. You can get back to Gateway of India in the cruise and complete your lunch at the hotel or other restaurants of your choice. Following lunch, you will visit the Museum of Prince Wales, which houses several ancient artifacts. The Dhobhi Ghat is also famous, where you can witness the open-air laundry of the city. The other places to visit are the Parliament House, Marine Drive, Mani Bhawan or Gandhi Museum. You can then come back to your hotel and stay overnight.
03 Day: Mumbai - Trivandrum (By Air) - Kovalam (16 kms: ? hrs)
Following breakfast, you will check out from the hotel and go to the domestic airport for boarding the morning flight for Trivandrum. You will find our assistance for you at the Trivandrum airport. From there, you will go towards Kovalam. You will check into the beach resort and spend the rest of the day in leisure activities. Stay the night at the resort.
04 Day: Kovalam
You can enjoy the actives at the Kovalam beach. You can go for water skiing. Apart from that, you might even try your hands on Para-sailing, Angling, and Surfing right at the beach. Experience the great Ayurvedic massage at the resort. It will not only relax you, but also rejuvenate your mind, body and soul. Stay at the resort overnight.
05 Day: Kovalam - Cape Camorin - (80 kms: 3 hrs one way) Trivandrum - Kovalam
You will drive to Cape Camorin early morning. Popularly, known as Kanya Kumari, it is here where you can witness the meeting of 3 seas. Here, you can also go to Vivekananda Rock & Ashram and Kumari Amman Devi Temple. If there is time, you can even go for sightseeing Trivandrum city. This place is beautiful. Here, you can visit Sri Padmanabhaswamy Swami Temple. You can even go to the Sree Chitra Art Gallery, Horse Palace and Padmatheertha Kulam. At the end of the day, you can get back to Kovalam and stay overnight.
06 Day: Kovalam - Varkala (60 kms: 1? hr)
You will checkout from the resort after breakfast, and move to Varkala. Check into the beach resort here and spend your evening in relaxing. You may even go for the Ayurvedic Massages. Stay for the night in the resort.
07 Day: Varkala - Alleppey (140 kms: 3 hrs) (Backwaters tours through sailing boat)
Complete your breakfast and checkout from the hotel. You will go to Alleppey, and board the houseboat. You will spend the rest of the day in the boat enjoying the mesmerizing backwaters. At the time of sailing, you will enjoy the adventurous experience of getting through the narrow canals and turning through the huge paddy fields and tiny hamlets. These will be lined up along the side of the canals. These things are undoubtedly great and you will cherish it forever. Apart from that, you will also witness the Chinese fishing nets. This tourist land is full of charm that will enchant you at each step. If you want, you can fish from the houseboats and enjoy the spectacular sunset from the sun-deck. The Houseboats are equipped with lots of amenities like sitting cum dining area, sun deck, fully loaded kitchen with a Chef and separate bedroom attached with English toilets. Dinner will be served at the boat and enjoy your night.
08 Day: Alleppey - Periyar (90 kms: 2 ? hrs)
You will get down from the boat after breakfast and drive towards Periyar. You will check into the hotel and take some rest. Later, you will visit the spice plantation for witnessing different crops like pepper, cinnamon, cardamom, coffee and tea estates. While coming back, you can explore the local market and buy some great spices. Get back to your hotel and spend the night.
09 Day: Periyar
Following breakfast, you will go to the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. It is famous as the biggest wildlife sanctuary of India. You will be fascinated by the man-made Periyar Lake located at a height of 2000 ft. You will explore the park, and see animals like sambar, elephant, wild boars, gaur and different species of birds. You will explore the sanctuary and you might find some rare tiger. You can spend the rest of the evening in individual activities and spend overnight at the hotel.
10 Day: Periyar - Munnar (105 kms: 2 hrs)
On finishing r breakfast, you will check out from the hotel and go towards Munnar. On reaching, you will check into the hotel. This beautiful hill station is at Keralaâ€™s Idukki district. You will witness the joining of three mountain streams here. It used to be the summer resort of the Government during the British regime. The climate, natural beauty and serenity of the place make it the ideal paradise for tourists. You can visit the tea plantations here, which are surrounded by lakes, hills and forests. You will love the panoramic view of the breathtaking hill station. If you have time, you can check the Eravikulam National Park, which is a home to the Nilgiri Tahr. The park is indeed beautiful and worth the visit. In the evening, you can get back to your hotel and spend the night.
11 Day: Munnar
Following breakfast, you will go to Pothamedu from where you can get amazing views of the coffee, tea and cardamom plantations. The lush green mountains and valleys along with the rolling hills will offer breathtaking views. You can even go for Mountain walks and trekking. You can explore the museum and tea factory. After this, you can go to Devikulam, which is again a beautiful hill station with the exotic flora and fauna, the green carpeted lawns, and the mountain breeze. Visit the Mattupetty Side for capturing amazing photo. Here, you will find the Mattupetty Dam and the Echo point. Apart from that, you can also visit the Kundale Lake and Shooting point. Get back to your hotel for overnight stay.
12 Day: Munnar - Cochin (134 kms: 3 hrs)
In the morning, you will checkout from the hotel after breakfast and go to Cochin. On reaching, you will check into the hotel. Get refreshed and in the evening, you will witness the Kathakali performance. It is a famous classical dance form in India. You will stay at the hotel that night.
13 Day: Cochin
On completing your breakfast, you will tour the city of Cochin. You will be fascinated with the series of Islands & shoreline here. You will go to St. Frances Church and Fort Cochin. You will also visit the "Dutch" Palace and the Jewish Synagogue. You can go for a Boat Trip to witness the beautiful Lakes & Backwaters, which will be memorable for you. Right from the boat, you can witness the everyday life of families living here. You can spend the rest of the day relaxing and spend the night at the hotel.
14 Day Cochin - Guruvayur - Ooty (280 kms: 7 hrs)
Your day will start with a drive to Cochin. On the way, you can see Guruvayur Temple and Punnathur Kotta. You will then go to Ooty. On reaching, you will check into the hotel and spend your evening in leisure. Spend your night at the hotel.
15 Day: Ooty - Coonoor - Ooty (1 hr drive one way)
In the morning, you will go to Coonoor. If you want, you can take a ride in the toy train. Go to the Sim's Park and check the varieties of plant specimens. You will even see the Dolphin's Nose and the Lamb's Rock along with the Laws Falls. In the later half, you can go for sightseeing Ooty to enjoy the picturesque surroundings. Even the Botanical Garden is worth the visit. You can go for boat rides and fishing in the Ooty Lake. In addition to that, you can enjoy other viewpoints like Kodanadu and Dodabetta Peak. You will get beautiful views of Coimbatore and Mysore. Stay at the hotel for the night.
16 Day: Ooty - Mysore (165 kms: 4 hrs)
After completing breakfast, you will go to Mysore. This city has mystic charm and you will love the collection of art and craft in the city. On reaching the city, you will be transferred to the hotel. After some rest, you can take a tour of the Maharaja Palace fir its rich and excellent architecture. The sculptures and domes here are magnificent. You will then go to St. Philomenas cathedral and the- folklore museum. A visit to the Brindavan gardens for the musical fountains is also a must. Check out the Art Gallery. Later, you can go to the Chamundi hill and experience the beauty of the Chamundeshwari Temple. From here, you will even enjoy a panoramic view of the Mysore city. While coming back, you should not miss out the Nandi Bull. Your night will be spent in the hotel.
17 Day; Mysore - Halebid - Belur - Hassan (115 kms: 3 hrs)
Check out from the hotel after breakfast, and move towards Hassan. On the way, you will witness the hilly landscape, which is indeed breathtaking. You can then continue to your destination while stopping in Halebid. Here, you can see the Hoysalesvara Temple built with minute and intricate details and carvings. Following this, you will move to Belur to see the group of Chennakesava Temples. The sculptures and architecture here is simply worth the visit. Once you reach your destination, you will enjoy an overnight stay at the hotel.
18 Day: Hassan - Sravanbelagola - Bangalore (140 kms: 3 hrs
On completing your breakfast, you will leave your hotel and move to Bangalore. In the course of your journey, you can visit Sravanbelagola. The single rock is visible from about a distance of 25 kms with the statue of Lord Gomteshwara. After visiting this, you can proceed to Bangalore. You will check into the hotel in reaching the city. You will relax for a while and then go for a sightseeing tour of the garden city. Some of the prominent things that you will see are the Bangalore Palace for its architecture, Tipuâ€™s Palace for its beauty, the Vidhan Soudha for the state legislative assembly, the Sri Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple for the natural monolith structure. Apart from that, you will also visit the Cubbon Park for its ambience, the Lal Baugh for the beautiful red roses, the Bull Temple for its fascinating carving from a single piece of granite. If you have time in the evening, you will even get the opportunity to visit the Ulsoor Lake. You can spend some time by the lake for some relaxation. Get back to your hotel to spend the night.
19 Day: Bangalore - Onward Destination ( By Intl Flight)
You will check out from your hotel in the morning after breakfast. We will take you to the airport so that you can board your scheduled flight to return to your Destination.