Duration: 12 Nights / 13 Days
Destinations: Mumbai – Cochin – Ooty – Nagarhole – Mysore – Bangalore – Chennai – Mamallapuram – Mumbai
Day 01: Arrive Mumbai
Arrive Mumbai International Airport. Meet and assist by our represenatative and transfer to hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Mumbai
Morning after breakfast, leave for for a city sight seeing of the commercial capital of India including the Gateway of India, is situated at Apollo Bunder – built to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to India in 1911. Excursion on motorized boats across the Arabian Sea to the Elephanta Caves, which house several, sculptures and images sacred to the Hindu faith. Of special mention is the sculpture of the Holy Trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva – the Creator, Preserver and the Destroyer.
Later in the afternoon visit the Hanging Gardens: The giant Old woman’s shoe in the Kamala Nehru Park is very popular with children to play in. One gets a panoramic view of parts of the city from these parks situated at the height of Malabar Hill which provide lovely views over the Arabian Sea.
Day 03: Mumbai – Cochin
Morning flight to Cochin. On arrival you are met and escorted to your hotel. Afternoon a half-day tour of Cochin City visiting Fort Cochin, Mattancherry Palace, Parikshith Thampuram Museum, etc. Evening enjoy a Kathakali Dance show. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Cochin
Morning enjoy a Boat Cruise on the Backwaters of this coastal town. Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05: Cochin – Ooty
Morning drive to Ooty and check into your hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day 06: Ooty
Morning a half-day tour of Ooty City visiting Botanical Gardens, St. Stephen’s Church, Race Course, etc. Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day 07: Ooty – Nagarhole
Mornning after breakfast drive to Nagarhole National Park. On arrival check in to resorts/ hotel. Aternoon explore the wildlife habitat. It derives its name from the word ‘Naga’ meaning snake and the Kannada word ‘hole’ referring to streams. It lies to the north of the Kabini River (the Bandipur national park lies to the south of it) Here you will get the opportunity to watch sizeable groups of gaur, elephants, sambar, chital and even the occasional tiger or leopard. Overnight at hotel.
Day 08: Nagarhole – Mysore
Morning another wildlife viewing expedition into the Park. Later drive to Mysore and check into your hotel. Afternoon a half-day tour of Mysore City visiting Mysore Palace, Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery, Chamundi Hill, etc. Overnight at hotel.
Day 09: Mysore – Bangalore
Morning drive to Bangalore en route visiting Srirangapatnam. Drive on and check into your hotel. Afternoon a half-day tour of Bangalore City visiting Lalbagh Botanical Gardens, Vidhana Soudha, Cubbon Park & Museums, Nandi (Bull) Temple, Fort & Tipu Sultan’s Palace. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10: Bangalore – Chennai
Morning flight to Chennai. On arrival you are met and escorted to your hotel. Afternoon a half-day tour of Chennai City visiting Fort St. George, St. Mary’s Church, Kapaleeswarar Temple, etc. Overnight at hotel.
Day 11: Chennai – Mamallapuram
Morning drive to Mamallapuram en route visiting Kanchipuram -located about 76km southwest of Chennai, this temple town is reputed to be the ‘City of a Thousand Temples’ and is one of the seven holiest cities of India.
Mamallapuram Drive on and check into your hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure to enjoy the beach and explore the temples of Mamallapuram – earlier known as Mahabalipuram, this coastal town, located 58km from Chennai was the second capital and flourishing port of the Pallava kings of Kanchipuram. The sculptures here show scenes of everyday life – women milking buffaloes, pompous city dignitaries, young girls posing at street corners or swinging their hips in artful come-ons, in complete contrast to other carvings throughout the state that depict mostly gods and goddesses. Overnight at hotel.
Day 12: Mamallapuram – Chennai – Mumbai
Today drive to Chennai airport in time to board flight to Mumbai. On arrival you are met and escorted to your hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day 13: Depart Mumbai
Today you are transferred to the airport to board your flight for onward journey.