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Cochin to Bangalore Backwater, Tea Estate, Temple & Palaces
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Duration - 12 days
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On this Incredible Cochin to Bangalore Backwater, Tea Estate, Temple & Palaces Tour you will visit Cochin famous for its cobblestoned lanes, Dutch, Portuguese & Jewish heritage. Alleppey, a Venetian-esque town built onto canals and streams known as the Keralan backwaters. Thekkady noted fo
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Cochin to Bangalore Backwater, Tea Estate, Temple & Palaces
On this Incredible Cochin to Bangalore Backwater, Tea Estate, Temple & Palaces Tour you will visit Cochin famous for its cobblestoned lanes, Dutch, Portuguese & Jewish heritage. Alleppey, a Venetian-esque town built onto canals and streams known as the Keralan backwaters. Thekkady noted for its diverse wildlife, scenic beauty & natural spices. Munnar a hill station in the Western Ghats mountain range & former resort for the British Raj elite. Madurai one of the largest ancient temple complexes and shrines that truly showcase its spiritual wealth and past glory. Coimbatore & Ooty the hill resort on the famous Nilgiri Mountain. And Mysore & Bangalore the former princely state rich in Imperial heritage.
- Assistance on arrival at airport.
- 11 Nights accommodation in 4* hotels.
- Daily breakfast & meal as per day plan (B- Breakfast, L- Lunch, D- Dinner)
- Private air conditioned deluxe car for airport transfer, sightseeing and excursion as per program.
- English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
- Monuments entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
- Bottled drinking water in car.
- Government taxes.
- 1-Time Shared boat safari in Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary with naturalist.
- Any flight tickets.
- Camera charges at monuments.
- Meals other than mentioned in day plan.
- Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
- Gratuities & optional activities.
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Day 1: Arrive Cochin
On arrival at Cochin airport assistance & transfer hotel check in (hotel check in/ out time 12pm). Later visit Fort Cochin a charming seaside area known for its Dutch, Portuguese & British colonial architecture and elaborate bamboo fishing nets at Fort Kochi Beach. St. Francis Church was the original burial site of explorer Vasco da Gama. Upscale eateries and chic cafes serve Keralan specialties, and quaint shops sell cotton clothing and handmade souvenirs. Heritage buildings house contemporary art galleries. Also visit Jewish Synagogue & the Mattancherry Dutch`s Palace. In the evening enjoy Kathakali, a traditional dance form of Kerala with lavish costumes, exotic makeup, masks etc. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Cochin - Alleppey (60kms) (B,L,D)
Transfer to Alleppey boat jetty to board houseboat and sail through the tropical countryside enchanting backwaters. While sailing enjoy palm fringed narrow canals winding through the vast expanse of paddy fields and the neat tiny hamlets lined up along either side of the canals, the panoramic sights one can never forget. Pass through one of the few areas in the world where farming is done below sea level. Alleppey is referred as the Venice of the East, due to canals, backwaters, and lagoons. Boats are the main mode of transportation here, you can see Shikara boats, small motor boats, passenger boats, cargo boat, and houseboats. Evening enjoy sunset from the sun-deck of the houseboats. The Houseboats have generated electricity, sitting cum dining area, separate bedroom with attached English toilets, sun deck and fully loaded kitchen with a chef & driver. Overnight in houseboat.
Day 3: Alleppey - Thekkady (130kms) (B)
Disembark from houseboat and drive to Thekkady check in at hotel. Evening witness martial arts & Kathakali show at a local theater. Overnight at hotel.
Day 4: Thekkady (B)
Explore Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary on a boat. The tropical evergreen and deciduous forests teeming with elephants, bison, sambar deer, wild dogs, jungle cats, tiger and wild boar along with various species of snake including cobras, vipers, kraits and many non-poisonous snakes is a wildlife lover`s dream. A variety of birds such as grey jungle fowl, Malabar grey hornbill, woodpeckers and bulbuls also have found a home in this sanctuary. Afterwards take a spice plantation tour to see crops of cardamom, cinnamon, pepper, coffee, tea estates etc. You could stop at the local market and pick some fragrant spices. Overnight at hotel.
Day 5: Thekkady - Munnar (110kms) (B)
Drive to Munnar via Ramakkalmedu one of the windiest places in Asia and being so, one can find here a wind farm generating electricity. Visit Frog Rock, Turtle Rock and the highest twin-statue in Kerala called Kuravan & Kurathi. Visit Frog Rock, Turtle Rock & twin - statue Kuravan & Kurathi.
Continue drive to Munnar check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 6: Munnar (B)
Visit Pothamedu which offers an excellent view of the tea, coffee and cardamom plantations in Munnar. Mattupetty dam and its reservoir, a concrete gravity dam built between the hill ranges for water storage for hydroelectric projects. Rajamala a hill station in Eravikulam National Park a natural habitat of the Niligiri tahr 2695 Mts above sea level. Half the world`s population of the rare mountain goat or tahr which is fast becoming extinct, is now found here. Mattupedi Dairy Farm, famous for the Indo-Swiss Farm, a highly specialized dairy farm which comes under Indo-Swiss Livestock Project. Echo Point, go there and scream as loud as you can and wait for a minute to hear your echo back! Also visit Tea Museum to know more about the century old culture a lively glimpse of how the tea culture flourished across South India Overnight at hotel.
Day 7: Munnar - Madurai (160kms) (B)
Drive to Madurai check in at hotel.
Later visit Meenakshi Temple one of the largest temple complexes in India built between the 16th to 18th centuries. Apart from the estimated 33 million sculptures there, the temple is absolutely absorbing with the endless rounds of ceremonies, prostration of countless devotees and glittering market stalls. Thirumalai Nayakar Palace built in 1636 AD by King Thirumalai Nayak, the palace depicts the perfect blend of Dravidian and Rajput styles. Also visit Alagar Koil, Tiruparankundram Murugan Temple & Palamuthirsolai Murugan Temple. Overnight at hotel.
Day 8: Madurai - Coimbatore (220kms) (B)
Drive to Coimbatore, check in at hotel. Later visit Gass Forest Museum, a natural history museum located inside the premises of the Forest College Campus. The museum has several relics of wild and domestic animals stuffed and preserved to make them look real. Centuries-old Dravidian-style colorful and intricately carved Arulmigu Subramaniyaswami Temple. And Adiyogi Shiva Statue surrounded by verdant green farms at the foothills of Velliangiri Mountains in the Western Ghats. 112 feet tall world biggest bust statue dedicated to Lord Shiva, is located in the Isha Yoga Complex and is carved out of 500 tonnes of steel. Also visit Isha Yoga Ashram and yoga center. Overnight at hotel.
Day 9: Coimbatore - Ooty (85kms) (B)
Drive to Ooty check in at hotel. Ooty is all-seasons hill resort and the queen of hill stations at an elevation of 7216 ft above sea-level. Surrounded by trees, central Ooty Lake is a huge artificial expanse of water with beautiful boats. Enjoy the town and visit the well-maintained botanical gardens, which have over 1,000 varieties of plants, shrubs and trees. Also take a ride on the famous Nilgiri Mountain Railway that winds its way down through spectacular scenery and breathtaking views to the nearby town of Coonoor. It was established in the early 19th century by the British now a UNESCO World Heritage site. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10: Ooty - Mysore (210kms) (B)
Drive to Mysore, check in at hotel.
Later visit Mysore Palace built in the 1912 for the 24th Ruler of the Wodeyar Dynasty and is counted amongst one of the biggest palaces in the country. Chamundi Hills, site of the Chamundeswari Temple, one among the 18 Maha Shakti Peethas located on the eastern edge at the height of 1000ft. The temple also has statues of Nandi Bull and Mahishasura the demon. City Palace which was re-built by Henry Irwin during 1897 in an indo-saracenic style. The palace contains astonishing wall paintings, authentic stained glass work and ornamented doors. St. Philomena`s Church the second tallest church of Asia built in Neo-Gothic style of architecture. Jaganmohan Palace that housed the royals before the construction of The Mysore palace, this structure displays various paintings of the past kings of Mysore and is one of the oldest buildings in the city. Overnight at hotel.
Day 11: Mysore - Bangalore (140kms) (B)
Drive to Bangalore check in at hotel.
Later visit Lal Bagh Garden which houses over 1800 species of flora including rare and enchanting collection of tropical plants, trees and herbs. Cubbon Park a landmark area located within the heart of the city. The Bangalore Fort a living testimony of the notorious struggle of the Mysore Empire against the mighty Britishers. Tippu`s Summer Palace the magnificent accommodation of the valiant ruler of Mysore Tipu Sultan. Bangalore Palace an epitome of great architecture and beauty a mixture of Tudor & Scottish Gothic architecture. The Bull Temple one of the oldest temples in the city. Also drive pass the Government buildings Vidhana Soudha & the Secretariat. Overnight at hotel.
Day 12: Bangalore - Departure (B)
As per flight schedule transfer to airport to board flight for onward destination.
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