Day 08 - In Bandipur
Morning and afternoon jungle visit to the Park. Overnight at the hotel in
Day 09 : Bandipur - Ooty (Approx 80 kms / 3 hrs. drive )
Morning drive to Ooty. Later visit the Botanical gardens and Toda tribal
village. Evening at leisure to stroll around the lake. Overnight in Ooty.
Day 10 : Ooty - Cochin (Approx. 250 Kms / 7 hours drive )
Early morning drive to Dodabetta peak the highest in the Nilgiris. Later
drive to Cochin. On arrival in Cochin check into hotel for overnight stay.
Day 11 - In Cochin
sightseeing tour of Cochin including Fort Cochin , The Dutch Palace at
Mattancherry is renowned for its wall murals depicting scenes from the
Ramayana. The Jewish Synagogue at the heart of what is locally called the
Jew Town . The St. Francis Church, the oldest European church in India . The
Santa Cruz Basilica, originally built in 1557 by the Portuguese. The Chinese
fishing nets cantilevered fishing nets believed to have brought to Kochi by
Chinese traders. Overnight at the hotel in Cochin.
Day 12 : Cochin - Alleppey and board Houseboat (70 kms / 1 ½ hrs
Morning drive to Alleppey and board houseboat. Staying in this moving
palace is breathtakingly stimulating experience. While sailing down a maze
of canals one sees different scenes from the villages, paddy fields, coconut
palms, fisherman and local life. Lunch, dinner next day breakfast and tea
snacks will be provided in the boat. The cool breeze from the Lake make you
sleep early in the night after anchoring in a fancy place. Dinner and
Overnight in the houseboat.
Day 13 : Disembark at Kumarakom
Morning disembark at Kumarakom. Afternoon visit Kumarakom Bird sanctuary,
noted for migratory birds even from Siberia. Also find time to visit coconut
and mangroves. Overnight at hotel.
Day 14 : Kumarakom - Periyar(127 kms - 3 hours drive )
Morning drive to Periyar. Upon arrival check in at Hotel. Afternoon enjoy
boat cruise on Lake Periyar in the National Park, known for herds of wild
elephant, bison, deer and spectacular bird life. Evening proceed to visit
the spice market. Overnight at the Hotel in Periyar.
Day 15 : Periyar - Munnar (124 Kms / 3 hours drive)
Morning drive to Munnar, the famous hill station of Kerala. Visit of
Eravikulam National Park,the best place to see Nilgiri Tahr ( Hermitragus
Hylcrious) -the mountain goat of South India. Also visit tea plantations.
Day 16 - To Cochin - 130 kms - 03 hours drive
Morning Visit Mattupatty dam. Later drive to Cochin international airport
and connect flight to onward destination.