17 Days Treasure of Nature & Heritage

17 Days Treasure of Nature & Heritage


Itinerary Summary

Open up the treasure trove of South India by opting for the Treasure of Nature & Heritage Tour. Taking you on a time transcending journey of the glory of dynasties and kingdoms of the past and highlighting the blessings of ecological wonders that Nature endows on us, the tour takes you to some of the most preferred tourist attractions of peninsular India. Thiruvananthapuram or Trivandrum is gateway to the interiors of Kerala and is often known as the City of Thousand-Headed Serpent of Lord Vishnu. Thrissur is the cultural capital of Kerala, better known for its Pooral Festival and the temple of Lord Shiva known as Vadakkumnathan Kshetram.

The itinerary takes you to houseboat cruises on the maze of backwater channels and canals at Alleppey, one of the best-known ports along the Malabar Coast with historical significance. Other famous backwater destinations covered in the tour are Kumarakom and Cochin, divided into Ernakulam to the east and Fort Kochi and Mattancherry to the west. The two parts of Cochin are accessible by ferries. During the tour, you will also see the majestic palaces of Mysore; Silicon Valley of India - Bangalore; picturesque town of Hassan that enExplore India famous Jain pilgrimage center known as Sravanabelagola; and ornate temples of Belur and Halebid.

  • Day 1:

    Trivandrum Arrival


    Explore India REPRESENTATIVE will receive you at the airport and transfer to the hotel Thiruvananthapuram, the capital city of Kerala, is just 16 km away from Kovalam and getting there is no hassle. But if you are on holiday it is better to stay in Kovalam and visit the city. Thiruvananthapuram has interesting places to see like the Napier Museum, the Sri Chitra Art Gallery, the Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Puthenmalike Palace, Zoo, Planetarium, Veli Lagoon, Ponmudi hill station etc. SMSM Institute, a State owned handicrafts emporium, is the ideal place to pick up ethnic curios and other articles.

    Relax and then in the afternoon proceed for the sightseeing,

    Sree Anantha Padmanabha Swamy Temple: Sree Anantha Padmanabha Swamy Temple, is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, is an awe-inspiring structure that has a 100 ft high 'gopuram', built in Dravidian style.

    City's historical landmark, the structure of the main building is a blend of the Kerala and Dravidian styles of architecture.

    The temple, known for the Mural paintings and stone carvings is one among the 108 temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu in India. A magnificent array of gods, goddesses, nymphs, sprites and demons adorn the seven-storey 'gopuram' that forms the temple tower. Lord Vishnu, the presiding deity, reclines in the posture of 'Ananthashayanam' on the coiled serpent 'Anantha'.

    Napier Museum: The Napier Museum is an absolute gem of architectural exuberance, combining traditional Kerala styles with Chinese and Mughal influences. The 19th century English architect, Chisholm, gave in a few touches and ended up with a building that is guaranteed to leave an impression on your mind. The museum houses a rare collection of archeological & historic artifacts.

    The interior is every bit as intriguing as the exterior with pink and bobby blue stripes alternating with stripes of yellow and cherry red, scalloped arches of a banana yellow, elaborately carved balconies, the whole, linked together with red and white lattice work and mock friezes. The collections are as varied and electric as the building and you will spend a pleasant few hours browsing through them. The museum has a unique natural air-conditioning system.

    Kuthiramalika Palace Museum: This palace was built by efficient sculptors from Tanjore. Maharaja Swathi Thirunal Balaram Varma, the king of Travancore who was also a great poet, musician, socialist & statesman, built this magnificent Palace.

    The palace looks attractive due to its single stone carved pillars and beautifully designed roofs. On the southern portion of the palace there is a beautiful monument of 122 horses which is in position of ready to jump towards the south. Thus the palace got the name Kuthiramalika. Swords, guns etc. of olden ages are also exhibited here. 'Dantasimhasana' is the most prominent sight in this palace.

    Overnight will be at Trivandrum.

  • Day 2:

    Trivandrum - Quilon - Alleppy

    (150kms/04hrs)

    After breakfast proceed to Alleppey visiting Quilon enroute.

    Situated at the edge of the Ashtamudi Lake, Kollam or Quilon has been an important spot on the ancient international trade route. Getting its name from the Sanskrit word Kollam meaning pepper, this historic port town is the gateway to the backwaters of Kerala. It is 71 Km north of Thiruvananthapuram, the state capital. Kollam is an interesting blend of rich heritage, diverse cultures and natural beauty. The earliest foreign settlement dates back to 14th century when Chinese traders set up their base in Kollam; then came the Portuguese in the 16th century, followed by the Dutch and the British. One of the oldest ports on the Malabar Coast, it is still an important centre of the marine industry and cashew trading.

    After sightseeing proceed to Alleppey.

    Check into a traditional houseboat of Kerala Style and go on a leisurely backwater cruise along the lake on a thatched houseboat. The houseboat with all modern comforts lets you discover the countryside at your own pace. You will have lunch, dinner and breakfast in the Houseboat. A ride on the houseboat is a fabulous way to explore the fascinating beauty of the backwaters.
    Cruise through the backwaters towards Kumarakom. Lunch will be served on the boat. The menu is simple and traditional. The cook (chef) of the boat prepares the lunch from fresh materials and even you can have a peek at the recipe.
    Tea and snacks would be served in the evening. The boat will be anchored in the backwaters along a paddy field and you can go for a stroll into the village or relax at the deck of the boat.
    Dinner will be on the boat. Overnight will be at Houseboat.

  • Day 3:

    Kumarakom - Cochin

    (85kms/02hrs)

    Disembark the boat at the reception of the backwater resort at Kumarakom.

    Drive to Cochin. Reach cochin and Check-in to the hotel .

    Cochin is a diverse and colorful port/city, spreading over 4-5 islands and peninsulas. The main town of Ernakulam is on the mainland.All the islands are connected by a ferryboat network and therein lay the charm of an exploratory two days here. Around the headland of Fort Cochin, a phalanx of cantilevered Chinese fishing boats dips into the sea at high tide. In its back streets, there is an aroma of ginger, cardamom and other spices, piled high in every nook and cranny.

    Proceed for a sightseeing city tour of Cochin - Fort Cochin, Spice Markets, Antique shopping, Synagogue and Chinese fishing nets.

    Enjoy the KATHAKALI DANCE PRESENTATION in the evening

    Overnight will be at Cochin.

  • Day 4:

    Cochin - Thrissur (Trichur)

    (100kms/03hrs)

    Morning proceed for an excursion to Cheruthuruthy.

    Cheruthuruthy is a sleepy village by the Bharathapuzha River. Cheruthuruthy is the seat of Kerala Kalamandalam - the premier performing art training centre of Kerala. Proceed to visit t Kathakali and Mohiniattam dance centre.

    Proceed for Thrissur by surface. Reach and check into the hotel.

    A trip to Kerala is not complete without getting to Thrissur, a pavan pilgrimage town. Set amidst paddy fields, coconut and pineapple plantations. If you visit Kerala during the period of April and early May do not miss the spectacle of pooram procession - Kerala's most famous temple festival

    CHAVAKKAD BEACH: A sea shore for rare scenic beauty. It is acknowledged as one of the best beaches along the west coast. Unaltered by modernization and laced on the borders by an array of coconut palms.

    Overnight will be at Thrissur.

  • Day 5:

    Thrissur - Kozhikode (Calicut)

    (143kms/04hrs)

    After breakfast proceed for the sightseeing.

    PUNNATHUR KOTTA ELEPHANT SANCTUARY: Punathurkotta is very unique in being the largest elephant park in the world with over 60 elephants. All of them are donated by the devotees of Guruvayurappan.
    The elephant race and the feast for elephants are a few of the unique features. There are elephants of all ages including very small elephant to old ones.

    SAKTHAN THAMPURAN PALACE: Named as Vadakkekara Palace, was reconstructed in Kerala-Dutch style in 1795 by Sri.Ramavarma Thampuran of the erstwhile Princely State of Cochin, well as Sakthan Thampuran (Greatest ruler of the Cochin dynasty) is preserved by Archaeological Department.

    KUDAKKALLU (Umbrella Rock): These umbrella rocks of Chiramanangad have a history of over four thousand years, here people of aristocratic were cremated earthen ums and umbrella rocks were placed on top as land marks.

    VILANGANKUNNU: This hillock has been converted by the tourism department as an amusement park. While grown ups relish the scenic splendor from the hill top. Children can relax and play to their hearts.

    Leave for Kozhikode by road. Reach and check into the hotel.

    Kozhikode on the Lakshadweep Sea, has been known throughout history as a significant port for trade and commerce. Its importance was further enhanced in the 10th century when it became the the capital of the powerful Zamorin dynasty. Known also as Calicut, the quality cotton, calico is believed to have originated here.

    Today Kozhikode retains its role as an important centre for timber and boat building. It's a thriving city with evidence of wealth and enterprise- the fruits of Malayali labour in the Middle East.

    Overnight will be at Calicut.

  • Day 6:

    Kozhikode - Kadavu

    After breakfast proceed for the sightseeing. Morning sightseeing of Calicut by boat

    Dolphin's Point: Here one can see in the early hours of the morning dolphins playing in the sea. The beach, 2 km from Calicut town centre is along stretch of tree lined sand popular with the local people because of the Lions Club park, the Light House and the two piers - and, of course, the opportunity to enjoy in the evening breeze.

    Science Planetarium: Kozhikode wins a place in the planetarium map of the world. Situate within city at Jaffarkhan Colony. It reveals the mysteries of universe and enlightens about the planets and stars. Shows are at 12.00, 2.00, 4.00 & 6.00 pm.

    Kalipoika: A recreational boating centre within the heart of city can be seen at Arayadathupalam. Boating in pedal boats and row boats are facilitated here. Timing 8.00 am - 7.00 pm

    Leave for Kadavu by road. Reach and check into the hotel. Spend the day at leisure.

    In the evening watch a cultural presentation at the resort.

    Overnight will be at Kadavu.

  • Day 7:

    Kadavu - Nagarhole

    (150kms/05hrs)

    Morning enjoy the boat ride on the river Chaliyar.

    Leave by road for Nagarhole. Reach and check into the hotel.

    It is an exclusive hunting ground for the rulers of Mysore, Nagarhole acquired the status of a national park in 1975. Spread over 643 sq. km of wilderness against the backdrop of the Brahmagiri Mountains, it is one of the best wildlife experiences in India. Recently, the park has been renamed Rajiv Gandhi National Park. Flanked by Bandipur National Park to the southeast and Kerala's Wynad Sanctuary to the southwest, Nagarhole is part of the larger Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. Nagarhole derives its name from the Kannada word, naga that means snake, and hole meaning streams. True to its name, the park is criss-crossed by serpentine rivers and streams. A perennial water reservoir is at the centre of the park, while a series of slopes and shallow valleys spread outwards, covered with bamboo, teak, and cassia forests, as well as marshy swamps.

    Overnight will be at Nagarhole.

  • Day 8:

    Nagarhole

    In the morning go on a Coracle Ride on Kabini river. The Coracle is a round native boat. In the afternoon go on a wildlife tour in the National park in jeeps / vans.

    Wildlife Sightings: Nagarhole is one of the remaining habitats of the Asian elephant, which you can see in large herds here. Other animals to be seen are tiger, Nilgiri tahr, Nilgiri langur, bison, leopard, wild boar, deer, dhole (wild dog), sloth bear, jungle cat, civet, bonnet macaque, and pangolin, among others.

    Nagarhole National Park is also home to over 250 bird species including the Malabar pied hornbill, crested hawk eagle, golden-back woodpecker and southern tree pie. Crocodiles, pythons, and several species of snakes and lizards are also found here. Wildlife watching is done by jeep or elephant safaris.

    Overnight will be at Nagarhole.

  • Day 9:

    Nagarhole - Mysore

    (100 kms/03hrs)

    Leave for Mysore by road. Reach and check in at the hotel.

    Mysore city was the capital of the old royal Mysore province. The word Mysore expands to "Mahishasurana Ooru" which means the town of Mahishasura. The story goes that the demon Mahishasura was killed by goddess Chamundeshwari atop the Chamundi hill near Mysore, and hence the name. Ever since, the Mysore royal family has worshipped Chamundeshwari as the palace deity. Hills dedicated to her stand at the eastern end of Mysore town today.

    To the people of India the word Mysore is synonymous with Sandalwood, silk and fine inlay-work using ivory. It is the home of incense sticks dipped in sandalwood oil perfume base and has two well known incense factories - the Aravinda Parimala and the Vasu and Cycle brand (together these two account for 70% of the incense stick export from India). Mysore is also the home of many well regarded musicians and artists. It is even today the hub of the tourist map of Karnataka. Nearby are several places of interest to visitors, some of these are Brindavan Gardens, Srirangapattana, Rangana Tittu bird sanctuary, Chamundi Hills, Nanjanagudu, Bandipur forest reserve, Shivanasamudra falls, and Talakaadu.

    Proceed for the sightseeing in afternoon.

    Mysore Palace: The Maharaja's Palace is one of the important sights in Mysore. Built in Indo-Saracenic style with domes, turrets, arches and colonnades, the Palace is a treasure house of exquisite carvings and works of art from all over the world. Intricately carved doors open on to luxuriously furnished rooms. The majestic Durbar Hall has an ornate ceiling and many sculpted pillars. The magnificent jewel studded golden throne of the Wodeyars is displayed here during the Dasera festival. Illuminated on Sundays and public holidays, the palace presents a spectacle of breathtaking beauty.

    Chamundi Hills: A well known 335 meters high landmark, Chamundi Hill can be reached by a 13 km road or by climbing up the 1,000 steps laid out by the Mysore Maharaja in the 17th century. Half-way up along the stone steps is Nandi, Lord Shiva's Bull, a majestic 4.8 meter monolith. At the top is the 12th century temple of Chamundeshwari, the patron goddess of the Wodeyars.Close to the temple is the gigantic statue of the demon Mahishasura. The summit offers a panoramic view of Mysore's lakes, parks and palaces.

    Overnight will be at Mysore.

  • Day 10:

    Mysore

    Proceed for the excursion to Somnathpur and Shrirangapattana.

    A trip from Mysore to Somnathpur Temple proves that Karnataka has been rightly nicknamed the cradle of stone architecture. The tiny hamlet bearing the last of the relics of the Kesava temple that is a hallmark of the cultural anthesis of Hoysalas, who ruled large portions of Karnataka from 1100 to 1320 AD. Apart from the ancient Kesava temple, the Belur and Halebid temples are also very famous. Archaeologists and historians claim that the temple constructed in 1268 AD, was a symbol of the efflorescence of the Hoysalas. A stone inscription at the entrance of the stellar temple narrates the shrine's splendid history. However, owing to the ravages of time, the legendary idol of Kesava is no more enshrined in the temple.

    The other major tourist attractions that make the trip from Mysore to Srirangapattanam more fruitful include the venerable and impressive Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple and the beautifully tended Darya Daulat, the beautiful rambling gardens of Tipu Sultan's sprawling summer palace. The majestic estate is swarming with tourists throughout the year who are mesmerized by the fascinating paintings and the vibrant blooms that adorn the gardens. Ganjam, tiny hamlet sited at the outskirts of Srirangapattanam is another popular tourist destination famed for the revered Nimishamba Temple that is sited on the coast of the Cauvery River. Gumbaz, the famed burial ground of Tipu Sultan and his ancestors are also housed in the village.

    Overnight will be at Mysore.

  • Day 11:

    Mysore - Coorg

    (100kms/03hrs)

    Leave for Coorg by road. Reach and check into the hotel.

    You think a cup of coffee smells great; wait till you experience the coffee blossoms. Their heady fragrance fills the air in Coorg - known as the coffee pot of India and the Scotland of the east - which produces some of the world's best coffee, with a fair amount of cardamom and pepper thrown in. Birthplace of the Cauvery River and home to some of India's finest soldiers, Coorg - now known as Kodagu - is famous for its meandering mists, dense forests, and supremely tasteful coffee. We take up base at the beautiful and relaxing Orange County Resort, which is set amid never-ending manicured coffee and pepper plantations and is just the place for an enjoyable holiday. If you're the type who likes to mingle with nature, romance with the mountains, and whistle to the song of birds, Coorg is the place for you.

    Proceed for the sightseeing in afternoon.

    Madikeri: The capital of Coorg formerly called Mercara, Madikeri is often known as the Scotland of India. It has enchanted millions of travelers with its misty hills, lush forests, coffee plantations and breath taking views. Also known for its lovely climate, Madikeri is a world record holder for the cardamom crop.

    Kakkabe: Famous for being the largest producer of honey in south East Asia, though most come here for the Padi Igutappa temple. This is Coorg's most important temple and the presiding deity of the Puthari Festival. Built as a hunting lodge, the Nalnad Palace is used as a kiddies' camp, though no one will really mind you pottering around. You could also visit the honey farms.

    Omkareshwara Temple: With a dome in the middle of a square lake and minarets at each corner, this is a catholic mix of Keralite, Gothic and Islamic architectural styles. Built in 1820 by King Lingarajendra.

    Cauvery Nisargadhama: A great place to cuddle up for the night. This 2.5 sq. km. large island in the middle of the River Cauvery is some place to romance.
    Overnight will be at Coorg.

  • Day 12:

    Coorg

    Enjoy breakfast in the hotel.

    Proceed for the sightseeing.

    Bhagamandala & Telecauvery: At the convergence of the rivers Cauvery, the underground Sujyothi and the Kanike, the Bhangandeshwara temple here has a distinct Kerala touch. Because of the three rivers, it is also called Triveni Sangama. The serene temple has intricate carvings and a copper roof. A dip at the Triveni Sangam nearby is supposed to revive sagging spirits, but take prior permission at the temple.

    Every October 17, on Tulasankranama, thousands come here to swim and pray. For this is Telecauvery (meaning Head of the Cauvery), the origin of one of the seven sacred rivers. The source of this long river, which passes through two states, is on the top of the hill called Brahmagiri. It is 1535 meters above sea level. Steps lead up to the Brahmagiri peak, from where a panoramic view of Kodagu meets the visitor.
    Abbi Falls: Just 7 kilometers from Madikeri town are the Abbi Falls, as remarkable and striking a sight as you would see anywhere. The narrow road to Abbi Falls is a combination of steep ups and downs, twists and turns, wriggling through the green and dense foliage of surrounding coffee plantations. Situated on private property, a narrow pathway leads you downward to where the waterfall can be seen.
    As various streams congregate in the mountains above, they swell with the monsoon rains and force their way down the mountain slope. Splashing hard against the huge boulders of rock, unmindful of the crevices and hollows, the water drops at enormous speed accompanied by gushing sounds. This white wall of water creates a misty cloud with its moisture-like spray and descends into a flowing stream to perhaps join with the River Cauvery somewhere in the vicinity.
    Overnight will be at Coorg.

  • Day 13:

    Coorg - Udupi

    After breakfast leave for Udupi by road. Reach and check into the hotel.
    Udupi, 60 Kms from Mangalore, is where Madhwacharya, the propounder of Dwaitha philosophy, lived and taught 700 years ago. Madhwacharya established the eight Sanyasi Mutts at Udupi. According to legned, the statue of Sri Krishna in the famous temple here is believed to have turned around to give darshana to the kuruba devotee, Kanakadasa, who was not allowed to enter the temple because Kanakadasa belonged to a different caste. It is best known as the seat of Madhwa renaissance, founded by the sage Madhwacharya, outcome of which are Ashtamathas, located in the famous Car Street, surrounding the Sri Krishna Temple.
    The 'Paryaya' festival held once in two years when the management of the temple changes hands is a colourful spectacle drawing thousands of devotees from all over the country.
    Udupi, known elsewhere as a Temple City is the headquarters of the district, known world over to the millions of food lovers as the birth place of Udupi Hotels. Most of the hotel owners in Karnataka are from Udupi.
    Afternoon visit the temples in Udupi. In Udupi, food is the greatest binder

    Overnight will be at Udupi.

  • Day 14:

    Udupi - Hassan

    (150kms/05hrs)

    Relax at the beach.

    In the afternoon leave for Hassan by road. Reach and check into the hotel.
    Hassan is the headquarters of the district. This fairly large city was developed into a tourist centre because of the proximity to Belur and Halebid. Hassan is 194km from Bangalore on the national highway linking Mangalore and Bangalore. The district has a salubrious climate. Rail and roads connect Hassan to important centers of the state.
    Overnight will be at Hassan.

  • Day 15:

    Hassan - Belur - Halebid - Bangalore

    (195kms/ 05hrs)

    Proceed to visit Belur and Halebid. In the afternoon leave for Bangalore by road visiting Shravanbelgola en-route.
    Belur: 34km from Hassan, Belur is a tourist attraction with its exquisite temples. Located on the banks of river Yagachi, the Chennakeswara Temple is one of the finest examples of Hoysala architecture. It took 103 years to complete and you can see why when you see it. The facade of the temple is filled with intricate sculptures friezes with no portion kept blank. The interior of the temple is even better and contains many exquisite panels and richly carved pillars. The Veeranarayana Temple and other smaller shrines are also worth visiting.

    Halebidu: 16km from Belur and 39km from Hassan, the Hoysaleswara Temple of Halebidu is a wealth of sculptural details. The walls of the temple are covered with an endless variety of gods, goddesses, animals, birds and dancing girls giving importance to the minutest details. Yet no two facets of the temple are the same. Two massive monolithic bulls guard the temple. Despite 86 years of hard work, the temple is not completed.
    Reach Bangalore and check into the hotel.

    Legend goes that King Veeraballa of Vijayanagara once lost his way in forest. Hungry and tired, he came upon a lone hut in the thick forest where he met an old woman. When he asked for food, she gave him baked beans ('Benda Kalu' in Karnataka).The King found this humble meal taste better than his royal kitchen menu. To commemorate this incident, he called the place "Benda Kalu Ooru" (place of baked beans).

    Capital of the Southern state of Karnataka, Bangalore today is Asia's fastest growing cosmopolitan city. It is home to some of the most high tech industries in India. Bangalore is also home to some of India's premier scientific establishments. Blessed with a salubrious climate, gardens & parks, natural lakes, architectural landmarks, shopping malls, the best restaurants and pubs in this part of the globe, business opportunities, Bangalore is the ideal gateway to India and beyond. Bangalore offers something for everyone-music and dance concerts (Western and Indian), dramas, exhibitions, carnivals, conferences and more.

    Overnight will be at Bangalore.

  • Day 16:

    Bangalore

    After breakfast proceed for the sightseeing.

    Vidhana Soubha: This splendid neo-Dravidian granite building that dominates the northern boundary of the Cubbon Park, is the home of the State Legislature and the Secretariat. The massive sandalwood door of the Cabinet room is a spectacular feature of this imposing building. The Vidhana Soudha is bedecked in illuminated glory during special periods and is a sight worth viewing.

    Lal Bagh: Hyder Ali laid out this famous botanical garden and his son added horticultural wealth to them by importing plants and trees from several countries. The garden today houses over 1000 species of flora which include rare and enchanting collection of tropical plants, trees and herbs. The Glass House, modeled along London's CRYSTAL PALACE, is the center of attraction in this 2400 acre park. Bi-annual flower shows attracting participants from all over India is held in the Glass House. In July, 2003 it was decided that the Department of Horticulture and Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) would jointly take up the development of Lal Bagh Botanical Gardens.

    Tipu's Palace & Fort: The Bangalore Fort was built by Kempe Gowda and expanded by Tipu Sultan. Within its walls is the well preserved 16th century Ganapathi Temple.
    The Bangalore Palace was built by a Wodeyar king in 1887. Inspired by the Windsor castle, this palace was built in the Tudor style, complete with Gothic windows, the foiled windows, battlements and turrets resembling the Daria Daulat Palace in Srirangapatanam, this summer palace has been constructed largely of wood and is famous for it's carving and paintings.

    Government Museum: One of the important buildings, the Government Museum is one of the oldest in India (1886). The special attractions here are the antiquities from MOHENJODARO period. Situated nearby the museum is the VISVESWARAVA INDUSTRIAL & TECHNOLOGICAL MUSEUM named after the great engineer - statesman.

    Next to the VITM is the Visveswaraya Industrial Trade Center, the first of its kind in India. In addition to its trade promotional activities, the Center has two exhibition floors housing a permanent display of all that is manufactured in Karnataka.
    Near the Museum is the K.Venkatappa Art Gallery which has a permanent exhibition of the works of the great artist, K. Venkatappa. The Gallery does much to encourage art in the state.

    Also in the Cubbon Park are the Seshadri Iyer Memorial Hall, which houses the public library, the High Court and the Jawahar Bal Bhavan. The Bhavan, with its toy train, fairgrounds and theatre, is a recreational, hobby and educational centre for children.

    St. Mary's Church: Established by a French missionary Abbe Dubois in 1811, St.Mary's church is the only church in Karnataka state to be elevated to the status of a minor Basilica. Every September, The Virgin Mary's festival is celebrated with a procession that attracts people of all faiths. The church is situated near the Shivaji Nagar Bus Terminal.

    End early and enjoy shopping or just sit in one of the numerous modern pubs in downtown area just enjoying the latest music and crowd. It will be a nice experience as the weather in this city is pleasant all through the year.

    Overnight will be at Bangalore.

  • Day 17:

    Bangalore - Home

    Enjoy breakfast in the hotel.

    Relax and spend the day at leisure.

    Today as per your flight timings you will be transferred to the airport to take flight back home with sweet memories of the tour.


    TOUR ENDS

TOUR INCLUDES:

  1. ACCOMMODATION AT MENTIONED HOTELS,
  2. DAILY BREAKFASTS AT HOTELS,
  3. AIR-CONDITIONED VEHICLE WITH DRIVER FOR THE TOUR,
  4. ENGLISH SPEAKING GUIDES FOR SIGHTSEEING WHEREVER REQUIRED,
  5. DELUXE HOUSEBOAT (AC & PRIVATE) FOR ONE NIGHT CRUISE,
  6. KATHAKALI DANCE SHOW AT COCHIN,
  7. HARBOUR CRUISE AT COCHIN,
  8. SAFARIS IN NAGARHOLE,
  9. EXCURSIONS AS MENTIONED,
  10. ALL MEALS DURING STAY AT HOUSEBOAT,
  11. MEET AND ASSIST SERVICES ON ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE,
  12. ALL HOTEL AND GOVERNMENT TAXES,
  13. DRIVER ALLOWANCE, PARKING AND TOLL TAXES, AND
  14. SERVICE TAX AS PER GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS.

NOTE:
Please note that lunches and dinners (other than the mentioned in the inclusions) are not included along with personal expenses, monument entrances and camera, etc. fees at places where applicable.

 

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