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Western Ghats with Heritage of South India

16 Days
  • South India

Sravanbelgola

Refugee Handicraft Centre

Somnathpur Temple Mysore

Maharaja Palace

Chamundi Hill

Waynad

Ooty Botanical Gardens

Belur Stone Temples

Doddabetta Peak


Destination

Banglore – Hassan – Coorg – Mysore – Waynad – Ooty – Kodaikanal – Madurai – Munnar – Periyar – Kettuvallam – Cochin

Day Wise Plan

Day 01 Bangalore/Hassan

ARR: Bangalore
Meet on arrival and drive Bangalore/Hassan (180 kms) visiting Sravanbelgola enroute.
Continue drive to Hassan. On arrival check-in at hotel for overnight stay.

Day 02 Hassan/Coorg (Medikeri)

After breakfast visit Belur & Helebid temples.
Then drive Hassan/Coorg (140 kms/4 hrs) beautiful drive through the lush green forest up the hills.
Coorg is one of the most beautiful natural places of southern india where nature is still being preserved. coorg is india’s coffee capital.

Day 03 Coorg

After breakfast enjoy the plantation tour
Afternoon visit very interesting excursion to Buddhist monastery and visit the refugee handicraft centre being run by the Tibetans.

Day 04 Coorg/Mysore

After breakfast drive to Mysore (130 kms – 3 hrs drive) visiting Somnathpur Temple enroute.
Then continue drive to Mysore. on arrival check in at hotel

Day 05 Mysore

After breakfast excursion to Srirangapatnam.
Afternoon : City tour of Mysore visiting Maharaja’s palace, The Art Gallary and Chamundi Hill etc. and time free at local markets.

DAY 06 Mysore/Waynad

After breakfast drive to Waynad (150 KMS/4 HRS) one of the most beautiful drive in the hills of Waynad. On arrival check in at hotel
Pm: Visit Edakal caves

Day 07 Waynad/Ooty

After breakfast drive to Ooty (116 kms/4 hrs). On arrival check-in at hotel.
Afternoon: Enjoy the panoramic view of the mountains.

Day 08 Ooty

After breakfast Proceed for Ooty sightseeing visiting The Botanical garden, Ooty Lake, Doddabetta peak.The path to peak is dotted with dense green reserve forests and tea gardens; a grand colorful buffet to eyes and also visit Rose garden.

Day 09 Ooty/Kodaikanal

after breakfast drive Ooty/Kodaikanal. On arr check-in at hotel.
Kodaikanal – a peaceful backwater hill station on the southern crest of the palni hills. or pax have the option boat ride in the lake.

Day 10 Kodaikanal/Madurai

Leisurely drive Kodaikanal/Madurai (158 kms/4 hrs). On arrival check-in at hotel. In the evening witness pooja ceremony at Meenakashi temple by auto rickshaws

Day 11 Madurai

After braekfast sightseeing tour of Meenakshi Temple
Afternoon – visit Thirunayak Palace & Tailor market in Madurai

Day 12 Madurai/Munnar

After breakfast drive Madurai/Munnar (137 kms) & on arrival check-in at hotel
Afternoon: Visit Tata Tea Museum followed by 2 hrs walk in tea estate

Day 13 Munnar/Periyar

After breakfast drive to Periyar (160 kms/5 hrs). On arrival check-in at hotel.
Pm: Boat ride at Periyar lake to see the wildlife.

Day 14 Periyar/Kettuvallam (houseboat)

After breakast drive Periyar/Kottayam. On arrival check-in at luxury house boat called Vembanad Kettuvallam. Lunch/dinner and overnight at houseboat

Day 15 Kettuvallam/Cochin

Early in the morning you can have the panoramic view of sunrise from the kettuvallam. Arrival Alleppey by the rice boats and drive to cochin (2 hrs).
After breakfast sightseeing tour of Cochin city visiting Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue, Jew Town, Fort Cochin Area, Chinese Fishing Nets, St. Francis Church. also at ernakulam, the public gardens, colleges, high court building and broadway shopping centre.

Important – Please note the following:
Dutch palace –closed on all fridays
Synagogue –closed on all fridays and saturdays. also, closed during jewish festival dates.
St.francis church –closed on sunday afternoons

In the evening enjoy kathakali dance
Overnight at hotel.

Day 16 Departure Cochin

After breakfast transfer to airport for flight to further destination.