15 Days |
This trip is designed to assure a smooth and enjoyable journey for anyone travelling to South India, ensuring a rich experience in the history, distinct cultures and exotic wildlife of the Western Ghats and Kerala. The journey goes from the Nilgiri Mountains in the Western Ghats, through Karnataka, and finally ends on the sunny beaches of Kovalam. Initial days at the scenic beautiful valleys of the Nilgiri Mountains, Bandipur reserve and Nagarhole National Park will make it an exciting start while later part of the trip will be more relaxed through the scenic landscape of Kerala.
This region, with its spectacular mountain ranges and lush green valleys, has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The Western Ghats has a huge population of agrarian farmers who live in the rainforests, and are very connected to their natural environment.
Tour through Nilgiri Mountains in the Western Ghats
Jeep Safari through Bandipur reserve & Boat safari in Nagarhole National Park
Walk around the cozy sites of Fort Kochi
Bemboo river safari on Lake Periyar
Enjoy an overnight on houseboat
Upon arrival at Coimbatore Airport, you will be received by our representative who will provide you a smooth transfer to your city hotel. Make yourselves comfortable, and enjoy the hospitality at hotel. An evening walk through the sub-tropical rain forest is a beautiful experience, especially with the cool evening breeze on your face. If you spend enough time, you may see the sunset as a bright yellow yolk in the sky, sinking in the horizon. Spend an overnight at hotel in Coimbatore. Overnight in Coimbatore.
After breakfast, early in the morning, while the air is still cold and misty under the fresh rays of the morning sunlight, set off for a trek down the mountains. Late afternoon, you will take a Jeep Safari through a National Park, which is a Biosphere Reserve in the Western Ghats. The National Park in Nilgiri is now designated Project Tiger and Project Elephant sanctuary. The entire hill region of Nilgiri provides an amazing ecosystem and is home to tribal groups like the Paniyas, Adiyans, Kotas, Todas, Edanadan and many others. Overnight at hotel in Coimbatore.
Coimbatore district is known as one of the largest districts in Tamil Nadu, and is very popularly known for its marvelous tourist attractions. There are various places to see and many things to do here. On the third day, you can visit this historic city nestled near the foothills of the Western Ghats. Some popular attractions here include Monkey Falls, Botanical Garden, Horticulture farms, and Vaitheki falls. Near the city of Coimbatore, there is a modern-construct temple located at the foot of the forested Western Ghats. You can also spend the afternoon strolling through the city, window-shopping and enjoying local delicacies. Spend an overnight at hotel in Coimbatore.
After breakfast at hotel, early morning, take the train to the Nilgiri Mountain Railway. It is a splendid scenic ride through the mountains, past gurgling waterfalls, steep gorges and a maze of tunnels in the hillside, until you finally come around 7200 feet above sea level, to this pretty little colonial town of Ooty. It is a small summer town that offers an insight into classical Indian life. Spend your time to visit Ooty Lake and beautiful botanical gardens or walk around in the market of Ooty. Spend an overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast drive to Bandipur, one of the famous wildlife National Park of India for the wide variety of flora and fauna including tiger, gaur, sambar, antelope, spotted deer, sloth bear and wild dog. It is also home to some of the most endangered and rare species. Arrive Bandipur and check-in a hotel. After a relaxation, afternoon proceed for a wildlife safari into the park. Overnight in Bandipur.
Post your breakfast in the hotel, take a morning jeep safari in Bandipur National Park. Bandipur jeep safari will offer you the opportunities to witness the wide variety of wildlife including its vast forest range and landscape. The encounter with wild animals will be most thrilling for you. Bandipur is also famous for varietly of birds species like Indian vultures, honey buzzards, and flowerpeckers. Towards the end of safari, spend some tiem at Sri Biligiriranganathaswamy and Himavad Gopalaswamy Temples. Return back to your hotel for an overnight. Spend an onvernight at Bandipur.
After breakfast you will drive to the rustic and rural land surrounding of Nagarhole National Park. Considered as one of Karnataka's best wildlife getaways, Nagarhole National Park is a part of Niligiri Biosphere Reserve. With the Kabini River passing through the jungles of the National Park, it is a home to tigers, elephants and a variety of birds. After Lunch you will be taken for your afternoon jeep safari. Spend an overnight at the hotel. Overnight in Nagarhole.
Today early morning visit National Park for a morning safari. In this jeep safari you will see the waterfalls, hills, valleys and the dense forest range. You may be luck to spot a leopard, tiger or elephants. In the afternoon you can take a boat safari, which is available on the River Kabini. Overnight at Nagarhole National Park.
After breakfast in the morning, take a drive to the famed city of Mysore to spend the day visiting several historical landmarks. Upon arriving at Mysore, visit the famous Bird Sanctuary that houses around sixteen species of migratory birds and also the Indian Marsh Crocodile. Towards the afternoon, you can spend time going through Mysore’s famous silks. The city is famed for its production of the South Indian Silk saree. Spend an overnight in Mysore./p>
On this day, we visit the splendid Amba Vilas Palace. The Amba Vilas Palace, or the Mysore Palace, is one of the most popular tourist spots in Mysore. It is commonly understood that no trip to Mysore is complete without a trip to the Mysore Palace. The elegant architecture and brilliant colours are a spectacular sight to see. The Wodeyar royal family is still the official owner of the palace, and claims it as their official residence. A lot of the parts of the structure, however, it is under the control of the Karnataka State Government. The Mysore Palace is said to be the most visited tourist spot in India after the Taj Mahal.
This morning after breakfast drive back to Bangalore to start your trip to Kochi. On landing in Kochi, you will be met by our delegate and moved to lodging in Fort Kochi. Kochi is considered to be the social and cultural capital of the city of Kerala which has always been a draw for globe-trotters for centuries like that of Arabs, Dutch, Portuguese and British. Set your evening aside to savor this multicultural mix, made physical by Kochi's great exhibition of architectural styles. You will visit the Mattancherry Palace (Dutch Palace) loaded with excellent wall depictions, old fashioned furnishings and weapons. Further you will visit the Jewish Synagogue situated in Jew Town, and will end the outing at Chinese angling nets, which have been used for over 500 years. At night spend some time to see Kathakali dance. Stay overnight at Kochi.
After breakfast, take the lovely and picturesque drive to Periyar. Thekkady Tiger Reserve, Periyar is rich in bio-diversity. Toward the evening, you will visit the flavor ranches and perceive how cardamom, pepper and tea are developed in these prolific zones. Overnight stay in Periyar.
After breakfast, take a peaceful boat ride on Lake Periyar. Announced as the Periyar National Park in 1982, it is a standout amongst the most celebrated wildlife life destination of South India. Featured as a tiger and elephant reserve. Today your day is loaded up with a lot of wilderness activates including Bamboo boating on lake Periyar. You may likewise decide on a climbing trail through the woodland with a naturalist. Spend overnight in Periyar.
Today after breakfast, you will drive to Alleppey to board on a houseboat to cruise on backwaters. It is an actual lifetime experience of travelling through the backwaters, viewing the life goes moderate as local people move their goods and cross through this watery world in their little boats. Stay overnight and enjoy the houseboat experience.
This morning, you will be taken to be the international airport for your further jouney to your respective lands.