Travel across southern India savouring the flamboyant temples of Tamil Nadu, the Keralan backwaters and charming Kochi.
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Transfer to the LaLiT, Bengaluru for immediate occupancy. After breakfast, travel to Mysore, visiting Srirangapatna en route. Stay 2 nights at the Radisson. (B)
Morning visit to the Nandi Bull and the Maharajah’s Palace. Afternoon at leisure. (B)
Drive to the British hill station of Ooty. Afternoon tour of Ooty botanical gardens. Continue to Coonoor and stay 2 nights at the Gateway Hotel Coonoor. (B)
Scenic narrow gauge train trip to Ooty. (B)
Full-day drive to Kochi (Cochin). Stay 2 nights at the Malabar House. (B)
Morning cruise in scenic Kochi harbour, followed by a visit to Jew Town. In the evening, visit a Kalaripayattu studio. (B)
Morning visit to Mattancherry Palace. Drive to Alleppey for a cruise through the backwaters. Transfer to Coconut Lagoon for 2 nights. Evening sunset boat trip on Lake Vembanad. Following day at leisure. (B)
Morning transfer to Thekkady. After lunch, visit a spice garden. Overnight at the Spice Village. (B)
Drive to Madurai. Visit the Meenakshi temple. Stay overnight at the Heritage Madurai. (B)
Morning drive to Tiruchchirappalli to visit the
imposing Rock Fort temple. Continue to the nearby town of Kumbakonam for a 2-night stay at Hotel Paradise Resort. (B)
Morning visit to Brihadeeswara temple in Thanjavur (Tanjore) and Darasuram, a temple noted for its fine sculpture. Continue to a bronzecasting centre. (B)
Full-day drive to Chennai (Madras). Stay at Trident Chennai until departure to the airport. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
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ISG2019: 13 Nights
Bengalaru (Bangalore) is known as the "Garden City" because of its numerous parks and...
Kochi (Cochin), overlooking the Arabian Sea and once a strategic port on the spice route, is an enchanting blend of east meets west...
Madurai, formerly the seat of power for the Pandya dynasty, is one of the oldest cities...
An island on Vembanad Lake, Kumarakom is just 16 km west of Kottayam and only 1 hour 30...
Chennai (Madras), offers pre-colonial highlights including the Kapaleeswarar Temple and...
The palaces and royal gardens of Mysore, ‘the jewel of Karnataka’, provide glimpses of...
Thekkady is set among the endless green slopes of the Cardamom Hills in the spice-growin...