Day 03 : Chennai - Bangalore
In the morning drive to Bangalore (288 kms / 6 Hrs drive). You may
alternatively travel by train. Bangalore is the capital city of the Indian
state Karnataka. This former "Garden city" Bangalore is known
today as Computer City of India. In the afternoon drive through
the garden city with its numerous avenues of Jacaranda, Gulmohar and Cassia,
visit the Bull temple, which is built in the Dravidian style of
architecture. This temple has a huge Nandi Bull carved out of a single grey
granite and famous Gowda Fort, which was built by Tipu Sultan. Also visit
the Vidhan Sabha and downtown commercial centre. This Vidhana Sabha, which
is built after independence, stands out by its imposing architecture in the
neo Dravidian style.
Day 04 : Bangalore -Mysore
Leave Bangalore in the morning for Mysore 140 kms -4 hrs) enroute visit the
spectacular island fortress of Srirangapatnam, the capital of Hyder Ali and
his son Tippu Sultan. Tippu's Palace, Gumbaz, Tippu's Summer Palace. Reach
Mysore and settle down in hotel. Visit illuminated Brindavan Gardens and
Krishnarajasagar Dam in the evening. Overnight stay at Mysore.
Day 05 : Mysore
morning visit the sprawling Maharaja's Palace with its outstanding treasures
and ivory inlaid doors. The interior is also lavishly decorated with stained
glass, mirrors, pillars, paintings and jewels. Later drive outside the city
to Chamundi Hill and the huge Nandi Bull statue. St. Philomena's Church &
Mysore Zoo. Overnight stay at Mysore.
Day 06: Mysore - Ooty (160 kms -5 hrs)
Early morning after breakfast we proceed to Ooty enroute visit Bandipur &
Madumallai Wild Life Sanctuary and also fresh tea gardens, reach Ooty and
check in at Hotel. Later proceed for sight seeing which include Ooty lake,
Botanical Gardens, Dodda Betta, etc. Overnight stay at Ooty.
Day 07: Ooty
Today you will proceed to Conoor to look from close quarter the Tea
Gardens, Sim's Park, Dolphin's Nose later back to Ooty visiting Film
shooting points. Overnight stay at Ooty.
Day 08: Ooty. -Kodaikanal (260 kms -6.5 hrs)
early morning breakfast proceed to Kodaikanal enroute visit Palani Temple,
Arrive at Kodaikanal and check -in- at the Hotel. Evening free of leisure.
Overnight stay at Kodaikanal.
Day 09: Kodaikanal
Today the whole day is free. You may choose to visit the Kodaikanal Lake,
over an area of 60 acres and surrounded by wooded slopes. The attractive
walk around the lake lakes between one and a half hours. Additionally, you
have the option of boating or fishing. In and around Kodaikanal to visit
Cocker's Walk, Golf Links, Green Valley View, Pillar Rocks, Silver Cascade
Falls, Bear Shola Falls & the Lake etc. Overnight stay at Kodaikanal.
Day 10: Kodaikanal- Munnar (120 kms -4hrs)
After an early morning breakfast, check out from the hotel & embark on
a fascinating journey to Munnar enjoying the stunning panoramic view of the
Cardamom hills & green carpets of tea plantation enroute. On arrival,
check in at Hotel/Resort. Spend the rest of the day at leisure trekking
around the estate. Overnight stay at Munnar.
Day 11 : Munnar
A morning sight seeing trip of Munnar; visiting the Eravikulam National
Park where you can see the very rare mountain goats locally called the
Nilgiri Tahr, the Mattupetty Dam & Dairy Farm, Old Munnar Town, the town
market etc...Rest of the day at leisure and enjoy another overnight stay at
Day 12: Munnar -Thekkady (Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary) (120 kms -4 hrs)
After an early breakfast, check out from the Hotel & proceed to the
wildlife sanctuary at Periyar/ Thekkady and check in at the Hotel / Resort.
Go on an evening game viewing cruise on the Periyar Lake. Here you will be
able to see a large variety of wildlife, which include elephants, monkeys,
deer, wild boar etc, and quite a lot of unique birds can also be spotted.
Later, come back to the hotel: relax & enjoy your stay overnight .
Day 13 : Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary Kumarakom
In the morning visit wildlife sanctuary again and in the afternoon drive
through the mountains, which are full of Cardamom and pass through the tea
and coffee plantations and proceed to Kumarakom (130 kms / 3 Hrs drive). In
kumarakom enjoy Boat ride trip through the tropical vegetation on the
Day 14 : Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
In the morning visit Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. Earlier an old rubber
plantation, Kumarakom was developed into a bird sanctuary on the bank of
Vemband Lake spreading over 14 acres of land. It is now a leisure retreat
very popular with foreigners. This Sanctuary is on the southern bank of
Kavanar River opposite the Coconut Lagoon. Kumarakom is home to numerous
species of birds, such as Darters, Bitterns, Teal, Waterfowl, Cuckoo, Wild
Ducks, Brahminy Kites, Marsh Harries, Teals and Herons and Siberian storks.
Visit the Sanctuary by having a boat ride.
Day 15 : Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary - Cochin
In the morning drive (3 hrs) to Kochi (Cochin). This drives gives again an
impression of the beautiful landscaping of this region. After arrival in
Cochin get refresh and depart to the airport.