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South India Tour package - 09 nights/10 days

Destinations of Best of Southern India – Bangalore - Mysore - Ooty - Cochin - Kumarakom - Chennai

A 10 day tour to South India covering the very best of the South. Your South India holiday starts in Bangalore, the Silicon Valley of India, presently known as the modern cosmopolitan city. After visiting Bangalore, continue your South India tour to Mysore, the city of Palaces and then to the British influenced hill station, Ooty, from there you travel further South into Kerala and visit the harbor city of Cochin, before continuing your tour to nature’s emerald embrace Kumarakom and finally your South India tour ends in Chennai, where you spend one entire day exploring the Southern India’s largest city which was originally established as a British trading post.

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Day 01

Arrive Bangalore

Your South India Tour begins with your arrival at Bangalore airport. On your arrival you will be met by a Trans India Holidays representative and will be escorted to the hotel and will assist you with the check in formalities.
Bangalore:
Bangalore, also known as the Silicon Valley of India, is the main organizational, cultural, commercial and industrial epicenter of the state of Karnataka. The climate of Bangalore is very calm and composed, throughout the year. Bangalore is also called the ‘Garden City’ of India, because of its abundant greenery. It is now reputed for its flourishing Software Industry, and it is one of Asia’s fastest growing cities.
Overnight stay in Bangalore.

Day 02

Drive Bangalore - Mysore (140 kms/03 hrs.)

After a relaxing breakfast head out for a morning sightseeing tour of Bangalore.
The Bull Temple –
The Bull temple is located in the South of Bangalore. The deity is a huge 15-foot Basava or bull, which is the vehicle of Lord Shiva. The reason for curiosity about this huge Bull is that it has been carved from a single stone.
Cubbon Park –
Cubbon Park is an attractive 300-acre park and was constructed in 1864. The park has a public library and a museum.
LalBagh –
LalBagh is a 240 acre garden containing the largest collection of rare tropical and sub-tropical plants with many amazing century-old trees. This magnificent glass house was constructed in 1840, on the lines of the London’s Crystal Palace. The Garden is fenced by fountains, sunshades, lotus pools, rose gardens and a deer park.
Vidhana Soudha –
Vidhana Soudha is Bangalore’s most royal looking landmark. It was constructed in 1956 and has a total base area of over 5, 00, 000 sq. ft. The construction of VidhanaSoudha was done in Neo- Dravidian and incorporates elements of Indo-Saracenicstyle. There are quite a lot of government offices in VidhanaSoudha apart from the Secretariat and the State legislature.
Later, after the sightseeing of the Bangalore city, head out for Mysore, the next destination on your Southern India Tour. On your arrival you will be met by our representative and will be transferred to your selected hotel.
Mysore:
Mysore is an ancient city with more than 600 marvelous years of tradition. This city is situated in the hill country of southwestern India. Mysore is cooler than the other coastal cities. It is one of the most colorful spots in India and this is one of the reasons so many Maharajas chose to settle here. There are 17 famous palaces in the city. Mysore still has its ancient charm and many constructions still has impressive roofs, towers and beautiful doorways. Mysore is also known as the “Sandalwood City”, as it is the major spot for manufacturing incense. The city also has anheirloom of the famous soldier Tipu Sultan, known for his victories over the Royal British Armies. Mysore is also well known for its major center for nurturing Silkworms. Thus, more than palaces, temples and parks, Mysore is famous for its mouthwatering sweetmeat, the whisper of soft silk and thetraditional carvings on the sandalwood. Mysore is also known as the Shopper’s paradise.
Overnight stay in Mysore.

Day 3

Drive Mysore to Ooty (150 kms/03 hrs)

This morning head out for a guided sightseeing tour of Mysore, which includes, the following places of interests:
The Mysore Palace –
The Mysore Palace was constructed in Indo Saracenic style in 1912. The Mysore Palace was earlier the residence of the Wodeyars. The construction of the Mysore Palace is one of the largest of its kind in India.
The Jaganmohan Palace–
The Jaganmohan Palace is a converted art gallery that has paintings that dates back to the late 19th century.
Chamundi Hill –
The ChamundiHill is another famous landmark on the outskirt of the Mysore city. On the edge of the Chamundi Hill is the 12th century temple of Chamundershwari. This huge 4.8 meter high Stone of Nandi, the sacred vehicle of Lord Shiva is a wonder to watch. The huge statue of the demon Mahishasura is also set here next to the temple.
St. Philomena's Church –
In 1956 St. Philomena Church was constructedand it is one of the major churches in the country. This church was designed in the Gothic style with beautiful stain glass windows and airy towers.
After finishing the sightseeing tour of Mysore continue your drive to Ooty, you next destination on your Southern India tour. In this tour you can also go for a hike on the Blue Mountains.
Ooty the capital of the Nilgiri district. It is situated 80 Kms North to Coimbatore. Ooty is a popular hill station and is located in the Nilgiri Hills. This place was formerly occupied by the Todas, the area came under the rule of the East India Company at the end of the 18th century. Ooty is the land of beautiful picnic spots. Ooty has always been the popular summer gateway, because of its altitude, 2,240 meters above the sea level. Ooty is spotted with undulating hills, glittering waterfalls, splashing brooks and fresh green tea gardens.
On your arrival check in at your selected hotel for 2 nights. Spend the rest of the day either relaxing or enjoying the hotel facilities or exploring Ooty on your own.
Overnight stay in Ooty.

Day 4

In Ooty

Have a relaxed day at the hotel, or enjoy the mountain train ride. You can also visit the Tea gardens or head to Conoor. And lastly, you can also go for a hike on the Blue Mountains.
Overnight stay in Ooty.

Day 5

Drive Ooty to Cochin (280 kms/06 hrs)

After a relaxing stay in Ooty, start your drive to Cochin, the next destination on your Southern India tour. On your arrival in Cochin, check in at your selected hotel for 2 nights. Rest of the day is free for you to either relax and enjoy the hotel facilities or explore the surroundings at your own pace.
Overnight stay in Cochin.

Day 6

In Cochin

This morning head out for Cochin's half day of sight seeing starting from the Dutch Palace, The Portuguese constructed The Mattancherry Palace in 1557, and presented to the Maharaja of Cochin, Veera Kerala Varma (1537-61) as sign of goodwill. After 1663, the Dutch carried out some constructions and renovations in the palace, and from that day it was widely called as the ‘Dutch Palace’, continue your sightseeing to The Jewish Synangogue, The Jewish Synagogue is located near the Dutch Palace. This synagogue was constructed in 1568 and was brilliantly decorated by Chinese tiles and Belgian chandeliers. The Synagogue has a giant scroll of the Old Testament, then to the Cochin Harbor, the very popular tourist attraction the Chinese Fishing nets. These fishing nets are one of its kind and are found only in India, then to the St. Francis Church which was constructed in 1503 by the Europeans. This church was the oldest church in India. And finally visit the Hill Palace which was constructed by the Raja of Kochi in the 19th century. The Kochi province was ruled from the Hill Palace.
Overnight stay in Cochin.

Day 7

Drive Cochin to Kumarakom (85 kms/02 hrs)

This morning after breakfast you will check out from the hotel and start your drive to Kumarakom, the next destination on your Southern India tour. On your arrival check in at the selected retreat and spend the rest of the day relaxing and enjoying the nature’s beauty at your own pace.
Overnight stay in Kumarakom

Day 8

Drive Kumarakom to Cochin (85 kms/02 hrs) and fly to Chennai

This morning you will be transferred to Cochin Airport for your flight to Chennai, the last stop on your Southern India tour, where you will be met and transferred to your selected Chennai hotel for 2 night stay. Rest of the day is free for you to either relax and enjoy the hotel facilities or explore the city at your own pace.
Overnight stay in Chennai.

Day 9

In Chennai

This morning you will be picked up for a guided half day sightseeing of Chennai that includes, the San Thome Cathederal, Santhome Cathedral Basilica at the southern end of the Marina Beach derives its name from St. Thomas, the apostle of Christ, who is believed to have come to Madras sometime during 52 A.D. He was killed on the St. Thomas mount just outside the city in 78 A.D. and was interned in the SanThome beach, where a church was built. The tour also includes St Thomas Mount, the Little Mount Shrine, the Fort St George, St Mary's Church, and the Fort Museum which houses a collection of objects from the tenancy of the East India Company in Chennai including letters from Robert Clive.
Overnight stay in Chennai.

Day 10

Departure

Have a relaxed morning and after the regular check out you will be met by our representative and will be escorted to the airport in time for your flight back home.

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CITIES SILVER GOLD PLATINUM
Bangalore The Park Taj Residency Taj Westend
Mysore The Windflower Resorts & Spa Lalitha Mahal Palace Lalitha Mahal Palace
Ooty Taj Savoy Taj Savoy Taj Savoy
Cochin Trident Vivanta by Taj-Malabar Brunton Boatyard
Kumarakom Coconut Lagoon Coconut Lagoon Kumarakom Lake Resort
Chennai The Park The Leela The Leela

*Small supplements may apply for travel between 20th December'2017 and 05th January'2018 and during the month of February' 2018.

Inclusions:-

  • • Accommodation on twin sharing bed and breakfast basis at the hotels of your choice.
  • All arrival-departure transfers and land transportation using an aircon car exactly as per the itinerary.
  • Sightseeing tours along with a local English Speaking Guide and including entrance fee to monuments exactly as mentioned above in the Itinerary.
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