Great Kerala Monsoon Package 20 Days
No doubt ,South India covers the most beautiful places in India and has a distinct culture that sets it apart from the rest of India. Not only that, each state in south India has its own History, culture, traditions& heritage .It managed to retain its own distinct identity. Intricate temple architecture, historical ruins, palm fringed canals, hills, and beaches, etc . Exotic flora and fauna, the delicate scent of spices, ancient temples of Dravidian architectureand long stretches of beautiful beaches ,all characterize southern India.Tripenticer South India tours encompass the best of the region, travelling through colonial hill stations and tropical backwaters while discovering flamboyant temples and a rich cultural and historical heritage
20 Days enchanting South India Tour offers a journey through the exotic hill stations , history and beauty of southern India, commencing and finishing in Cochin, the ancient gateway of india. It includes an overnight Kerala backwater cruise on a deluxe houseboat.
Day 01 :- Reception at Cochin Airport/ Ernakulam/ Aluva
Our representative will welcome you and transfer you to the hotel. Relax, In the afternoon offers a sightseeing tour of Cochin- “Queen of Arabian sea”. It has a rich historic legacy as a prime hub of trade and commerce dating from the pre-colonial times. Visit the Chinese Fishing Nets that dot the Fort Cochin beach , 16th century Dutch palace with beautiful murals, the Jewish Synagogue , etc
Day 02:- Cochin – Alleppey House Boat
Move to Alleppey, the backwater centre of kerala, Check in House Boat, ready for an enchanting overnight backwater cruise in traditionally decorated houseboat. While cruising in these floating luxury-villas, let your eyes settle for the rare and the unusual scenes of Chinese fishing nets, bowed-down paddy fields, local inhabitants engaged in making coir products, rustic homes and swaying coconut groves. Food will be served onboard. Overnight stay in the houseboat. The cruise will end the next day at 9 am
Day 03:- Alleppey- Thekkady
9 am - After Bf ,Check out from the House Boat, Move to Thekkady- Peryar wild sanctuary.
Day 04 Alleppey - Thekkady Gavi Ecotourism
Move to - Gavi. Gavi is located in the inner forests of Periyar Tiger Reserve (PTR) in Kerala.It is an eco-tourist spot and one of the must-see places in India. Preserved with natural scenic beauty , Gavi is mainly known for its wildlife. Endangered species including the Nilgiri Tahr and Lion-tailed macaque are often sighted at the outskirts of Gavi.Elephants can be sighted abundantly. Gavi is a paradise of birds watchers- more than 260 species of birds including the great pied hornbill, woodpecker, and kingfishers Details -gavi.kfdcecotourism.com
Stay in cottage tent | Trekking with Trained guide | row boatig | Spice plantaion visit
Day 05:- Thekkady to Kodaikanal
Day 06- Kodaikanal sightseeing
Day 07:- Kodaikanal – Madurai
Move to Madurai,On arrival check into hotel. Rest of the day is at your disposal to enjoy at leisure. Overnight at the hotel. Madurai- the temple town is situated on the banks of river Vaigai, is one of the most ancient cities in India with a history dating back to the pre-Christian times. It was the imperial capital of the Pandyan Empire in the 14th Century AD. It was the seat of Tamil learning and the last of the Tamil Sangams (Academies) was held here nearly 2000 years ago
Day 08 ; - Madurai Sightseeing
After breakfast proceed for a Meenakshi – Sundareswar Temple, Thiruparankundram Karthick Mandhir, Vishnu Mandhir ,Thirumalai Nayakkar Palace,Gandhi Museum, Alagar kovil, Palamuthircholai and Mariamman Teppakulam, o/n at Hotel
Day 09:- Madurai - Tanjaore
Depart for Tanjaore after an early morning breakfast at the hotel; via trichi ,o/n at Tanjaore
Day 10 & 11 :- Tanjavore – Pondicherry
After breakfast, check-out from the hotel and drive to Pondicherry; on arrival check-in into hotel. Afternoon you will be taken for a sightseeing tour of Pondicherry. Pondicherry, known as ‘The French Riviera of the East’, was a French colony until it was integrated into India as a Union territory in 1954. The town still remarkably preserves its distinct French heritage in its many colonial monuments, cuisines, language, customs and traditions. Places of tourist interest include the Sree Aurobindo Ashram, Auroville, The French Institute and the Raj Nivas. Overnight at hotel.
Day 12:- Pondicherry – Mahabalipuram- Chennai
eakfast check-out from the hotel and drive to Mahabalipuram; on arrival check-in into hotel. In the afternoon your will be taken for a local sightseeing tour of Mahabalipuram. The town, famous for its stone carvings, is situated on the shore of Bay of Bengal, 58 km south of Chennai. Once a thriving port city under the Pallava Empire this UNESCO world heritage site has many rock-cut monuments dating from 7th – 9th century AD. Places of tourist interest include the Shore Temples, Arjuna’s Penance, Krishnamandapam, Mandapams, Rathas, Crocodile Farm, Covelong beach, and Thirukkazhukundram. Return for an overnight at the hotel.
Day 13:- Chennai- Bangalore
early morning breakfast check-out from the hotel and drive to Bangalore via Kanchipuram; on arrival check-in into hotel. Later visit Bangalore's botanical gardens before touring the ancient Bull Temple and Tipu Sultan's Palace. Then transefr to the hotel for overnight stay
Day 14:- Bangalore- Mysore
Drive to Srirangapatnam and visit the opulent Summer Palace of Tipu Sultan, occupied briefly by the future Duke of Wellington in 1799. Continue to the chairing city of Mysore ( 125 Kms/ 3 Hrs.). Our tour includes the Mysore Palace whose rooms are a kaleidoscope of colour.
Day 15:- mysore sightseeing- Ootty
Day 16:- Ootty – sightseeing
Day 17 :- Ootty – Wayanad
Day 18:- Wayanad
Day 19 :- Wayanad – Athirapally falls
Day 20 :- Drop @ Cochin Airport
Transportation by AC Indica ( car can be upgraded with extra payment to higher category)