JOURNEY THROUGH WESTERN GHATS

A mountain range of India, which is now a UNESCO world heritage site, runs parallel to the western cost of India and hence named as Western Ghats. It is one of the finest south India tours, with some offbeat destinations too. Through this itinerary one can witness the divine beauty of nature prevailing in the Western Ghats.

 

The backwaters, rain forest, and hill stations of south India, will leave you awestruck and asking for more. The cultural heritage of Kochi and Mysore adds the flavor in the journey. It’s a fine a mix of Karnataka and Kerala tours showcasing the highlights of south India.

Day 01      Arrive Kochi
On arrival at Delhi airport/railway station, our representative will meet you to pick you up and transfer to your hotel.
In the Evening enjoy Kathakali dance performance- a ritualized dance form in which dancers performs various roles based on themes from Hindu mythology. The dance form was originated in Kerala and is considered as a highlight for Kerala tours.
Overnight at hotel
Day 02      City tour of Kochi
Today morning you will proceed for walking tour of the historic Fort Cochin, visiting the Chinese Fishing nets, the St. Francis Church – the first European church in India. (Vasco Da Gama was buried in the church in 1524).Walk through the quaint lanes lined with art galleries and cafes and past charming Portuguese and British merchant houses.
Overnight at hotel
Day 03      Drive to Alleppey and board houseboat (60 kms, 1.5 hrs)
Check out from your hotel and will be driven to backwaters of Alleppey. Upon arrival you will embark the house boat.You will experience the backwaters in your traditional boat, modernized for the purpose of sightseeing. Along the route, you will see villages and local people going on their daily chores.
Overnight on houseboat
Day 4      Drive to Thrisssur (130 kms, 3 hrs), Evening Excursion of Athirappilly falls
Today you will be driven to Thrissur, which is also called as the cultural capital of the state. There are many temples, churches and institutions related to art and craft. However this city is the most famous for its celebration of the festival called Thrissur pooram which is held in the month of April-May, every year. Tourist, across the globe travel to India to attend this vibrant festival.
In the afternoon you will be taken for the excursion of Athirappilly falls. It is around 65 kms from Thrissur. River dissecting the forest and falling from a height of approximately 80 feet, makes it one of the most scenic location of the state.
Overnight at hotel
Day 05      Morning City tour, Later drive to Suthan Bathery (190 kms, 4.5 hrs)
This morning you will be taken for the tour of Thrissur, which will include temples and Museums.
Later you will be driven to Sulthan Bathery a small historical town. On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel which is situated in a tea estate.
Overnight at hotel
Day 06      Morning Tea Plantation visit, Later drive to Coorg (130 kms, 3 hrs)
This morning, you will be taken on a short tour of tea plantation. Tranquil is a renovated planter’s bungalow in a working 400 acre coffee plantation, earlier known as Kuppumudy Estate.
After lunch, you will be driven to Coorg, a calm and peaceful town situated in the western ghats. Upon arrival you will be received and taken to your hotel.
Overnight at hotel
Day 07      Plantation tour and Bylakuppe excursion
Today you will be taken for the short tour of plantation. Set at the very edge of Kodagu territory, Coorg is a stunning part of the country, known to be inhabited by strikingly beautiful people and their distinct culture.
In the afternoon you will be taken for the excursion of Bylakuppe , a Tibetan settlement in India formed in 1961. Visit the Famous Golden Temple- a monastery , giving teachings on Tibetan Buddhism and other monasteries.
Overnight at hotel
Day 08      Drive to Mysore (120 kms, 3 hrs)
This morning you will be driven to Mysore.
Upon arrival you will be received and taken to your hotel. Rest of the day you are on leisure.
Mysore the second largest city in the state of Karnataka. The name Mysore was derived from Mahishūru, which means the abode of Mahishasura, a demon from Hindu mythology. Traditionally the State of Mysore was ruled by the Wodeyar Kings until India won independence in 1947.
Overnight at hotel
Day 09      Sightseeing of Mysore
Today you will take a sightseeing tour of Mysore which includes the Maharaja’s Palace, the lush Brindavan Gardens with its dancing fountains built on the terraces of Krishnarajasagar Dam and the Chamundi Hills.
Evening Visit the City Palace for its Illuminations. On weekends and on any festival day, this palace is illuminated with more than 100000 lamps.
Overnight at hotel
Day 10      Drive to Bangalore (140 kms , 3.5 hrs) via Srirangapatnam
This morning you will be driven to Bangalore en-route visit to Srirangapatnam, which was the capital of the Mysore State under Tipu Sultan. Here you will be able to visit some of the beautiful structures like Daria Daulat Palace.
Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel.
Overnight at hotel
Day 11      Depart Bangalore
This morning you will be escorted to the International airport to board the flight for home.
***END OF TOUR***

 

Validity: 1st April- 30th Sep 2017

 

Standard Tour :

Tour Prices on twin sharing USD 535 per person
Single Room Supplement USD 265 per person

 

 

Deluxe Tour :

Tour Prices on twin sharing USD 702 per person
Single Room Supplement USD 396 per person

 

 

Inclusions

  • Room on twin share
  • Breakfast included
  • Transportation by Ac Dzire or Similar
  • Monument Entrance fee & Local English Speaking Guide as per itinerary
  • Fees & Taxes
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    Exclusions:

  • International/Domestic flights & Visa
  • Airport tax or Insurance cover
  • Items of personal nature
  • Any other item not specifically mentioned above as ‘INCLUDED’
  • Any increase in Government taxes
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    Operational Restrictions:

  • Kochi: Synagogue remains closed on Friday & Saturday
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