This tour takes you from the exotic
fragrance of sandalwood and jasmine in Karnataka to that of eucalyptus and
tea in the blue mountains, culminating in the coconut groves and water ways
of Kerala, upto the golden beaches of Goa.
Day 1 : Bangalore
Arrive Bangalore. Transfer to hotel. Afternoon drive through the garden city
with its numerous avenues of jacranda, gulmohar and cossia. Visit the Bull
temple, and Tipus summer palace. Drive past numerous parks, the Vidhan
Soudha and Downtown commercial center. Overnight in Bangalore.
Day 2 : Bangalore - Hassan (139kms / 4 hrs.)
Drive to Hassan via protima Bedi dance village. Arrive Hassan by lunch.
Post lunch visit to Sravanabelogola to see the statue of Gamatevara, 17 m
tall erected in 980 AD. Check into hotel. Post lunch tour of the famous
Haysala temples of Holebid and the Chennakesava temples of Belur. Overnight
Day 3 : Hassan - Mysore (125 kms / 2 ½ hrs )
Drive to Mysore via Sriangapatanam. Visit fort, Tipu Sultans palace
and the Gombaz. Arrive Mysore by lunch. Evening at leisure to visit the
beautiful Brindavan gardens. Overnight in Mysore.
Day 4 : Mysore
Full day city tour. Visit the spectacular Amber Vilas City Palace and Nandi
Bull at the chamundi hills. Later visit sandal wood oil factory and Mysore
silk factory. Overnight in Mysore.
5 : Mysore - Ooty (130 kms / 4 Hrs)
Drive to Ooty, passing through lush forests of Bandipur 'and Modumalai
wildlife sanctuaries from where the road climbs up to Ooty through,
eucalyptus and tea plantations. Check in hotel. Later visit the Botanical
gardens and Toda tribal village, Evening at leisure to stroll around the
lake. Overnight in Ooty.
Day 6 : Ooty / Coonoor
Early morning drive to Dodabetta peak the highest in the Nilgiris. After
breakfast, drive to Coonoor. Just (13kms) Check into hotel. Rest of day at
leisure to visit Sims park, and enjoy cool walks through tea estates or
drive to Lambs' Rock for a view of the plains Overnight Coonoor.
Day 7 : Coonoor / Cochin
Morning at leisure. Later board the Blue Mountain Express down till
Mettupalayam. Drive to Cochin (143 kms. / 3 hrs.) Check in hotel. Overnight
Day 8 : Cochin
Full day tour of Cochin city visiting Mattancherry palace, Jewish synagogue
and a back-water cruise to Bolghatty palace. Also view Chinese fishing nets.
Evening view traditional Kathakali classical dance recital. Overnight in
Day 9 : Cochin / Goa
Transfer to airport to board morning flight to Goa. Check into beach
resort. Day at leisure. Overnight in Goa.
Day 10 : Goa
After a refreshing arrival do visit the best beaches which will give you
enough room to indulge in Various activities such as Sun bath, water sports
and boating. Calangute and Baga, the most splendid among them, will assist
you in feeling a new life.
Day 11: Goa
Day at leisure on the beach for independent activities drive through south
Goa to see interesting Portuguese homes and mansions. Overnight Goa.
Day 12 . Goa / Bombay or Delhi
Transfer to airport to connect flight for Bombay or Delhi.(Hotel checout 12
: 00 hrs ).