South India

South India

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• Srirangapatnum • Coonoor • Kettuvalam house boat • Trivandrum

Witness the kaleidoscope of India by travelling down to 'God's own Country', Kerala. Experience the tranquil backwaters, verdant hills and sandalwood forests before ending your holiday at the beach in Trivandrum

Day 1: Arrive Bangalore Arrive Bangalore and visit Vidan Sowda, High Court, Tipu Sultan Summer Palace, Bull Temple, Lal Bagh and M.G Road on your afternoon city tour.

Day 2: Bangalore > Srirangapatnam > Mysore Drive to the ruins of Srirangapatnam, a town famed as the fortress capital of Hyder Ali and Tipu Saltan. Upon arrival in Mysore, enjoy a classic tour visiting Maharaji Palace, Chamundeswari Temple and Nandi Bull.

Day 3: Mysore > Ooty Drive to Ooty for an afternoon and evening at leisure. Relax and enjoy the facilities at the hotel, surrounded by the Nilgiri Hills.

Day 4: Ooty > Coonoor > Coimbatore Morning tour of Ooty, visiting the Botanical Garden and Lakes of Ooty. Board an afternoon train to Coonoor and enjoy the breathtaking views of lush green landscapes as you travel south. Explore this beautiful town, situated at the foothills of the Nilgiri mountain range. Later transfer to Coimbatore for overnight.

Day 5: Coimbatore > Cochin Drive to Cochin for an afternoon at leisure to relax and unwind.

Day 6: Cochin > Kettuvalam Houseboat > Periyar This morning visit Cochin Fort, Jewish Synagogue, Dutch Palace and see the unusual Chinese fishing nets. Transfer to Puthiyangadi to board your Kettuvalam houseboat and relax as your converted rice barge moves through narrow canals where you will see paddy fields, temples and churches. Arrive in Alleppey and drive to Periyar for overnight.

Day 7: Alleppey > Trivandrum Late this morning transfer to Trivandrum for an afternoon at leisure.

Day 8: Trivandrum Day to relax at the beach.

Day 9: Depart Trivandrum

• Independent tour with English speaking local guides • 8 nights in your selected category of accommodation • Transfers by air-conditioned car with driver • Sightseeing and entrance fees • 8 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

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