The Wild and Culture of South India - TJ – IN – SI 16

 20 Days / 19 Nights 

Bangalore - Mysore - Bandipur (Wildlife Sanctuary) - Ooty (Toy Train Ride) - Vythiri - Cochin -
Kodanadu Elephant Camp - Munnar (Tea Estate’s) - Periyar (Wildlife Reserve) - Kumarakom (Lagoon and Bird Sanctuary) - Cochin

Explore the Wild side and Culture of South India visiting Bangalore, Palaces of Mysore, Wildlife at Bandipur National Park, Toy Train Ride at a Hill Station, and Rejuvenate at Vythiri, Tea Town – Munnar, Wildlife at Periyar National Park and Backwaters of Kumarakom.


Tour Itinerary

Day 01

Arrive Bangalore
Upon arrival in Bangalore International Airport you are met and transferred to your pre booked Hotel

Afternoon City tour of Bangalore visiting Vidhan Soudha, Lalbagh Botanical Garden spreading over 240 acres and The Fort

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Bangalore

Day 02

Bangalore - Mysore (By Private Vehicle 150 Kms, 4 Hrs Drive)
After breakfast leave by Private Vehicle for Mysore. Upon arrival in Mysore check in at your pre booked Hotel

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Mysore

Day 03

Mysore

Morning sightseeing tour of Mysore, Mysore a city of 17 Palaces - the Maharaja’s City Palace being one of the largest in the country, Including visiting the zoological gardens the Chamundi Temple, handicraft Centre and 22 kms away - the Brindavan Gardens, which are a sight by day and night Also visit Srirangapatnam – Tipu Sultans summer Palace

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Mysore

Day 04

Mysore – Bandipur (By Private Vehicle 81 Kms, 2 hrs drive)
After breakfast leave by Private Vehicle for Bandipur. Upon arrival in Bandipur check in at your pre booked Hotel

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Bandipur

Day 05

Bandipur

Morning and Afternoon Spent visiting the Park

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Bandipur

Day 06

Bandipur
Morning and Afternoon Spent visiting the Park

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Bandipur

Day 07

Bandipur – Ooty (Nilgiri) (By Private Vehicle 82 Kms, 2 Hrs Drive)
After breakfast leave by Private Vehicle for Ooty. Upon arrival in Ooty check in at your pre booked Hotel Later visit to Ooty visiting the Botanical Gardens, Lake Doddabetta, Mukurti Peak, the Pykara Dam and the sprawling Tea Plantation

Overnight at the Hotel in Ooty

Day 08

Ooty – Conoor (By Toy Train)
After breakfast we take the toy train from Ooty (Udagamandalam) to Conoor. Later Vehicle will pick at Conoor and drive to Ooty Later visit to Ooty and Surroundings

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Ooty

Day 09

Ooty – Vythiri (By Private Vehicle 140 kms 3 ½ Hrs Drive)
After breakfast leave by private Vehicle for Vythiri. Upon Arrival in Vythiri check in your pre booked hotel.

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Vythiri

Day 10

VythiriVythiri is a very exotic and picturesque place located in the Sylvan Northern High Ranges of Kerala in Wayanad District .It is known for its comfortable, refreshing and pollution free environment. Vythiri is the only hill station resort of its kind in Kerala. Situated at an altitude of about 3750-4500 ft above sea level it spreads over an area of about 150 sq km, eco-friendly and designed in the traditional Kerala architectural style. Vythiri is world famous for its evergreen rain forests and plantations of coffee, tea, rubber, cardamom and pepper.

Overnight stay at the hotel in Vythiri

Day 11

Vythiri – Cochin (By Private Vehicle 290 Kms 6½ hrs Drive)
After breakfast leave by private Vehicle for Cochin. Upon arrival in Cochin check in at your pre booked Hotel. Afternoon city tour of Cochin visiting Mattancherry Palace also known as the Dutch Palace. This palace is also famous for depicting Kerala mural paintings. The palace is built in the traditional style of Kerala architecture. Jewish Synagogue Also known as Paradesi Synagogue. It is the oldest synagogue in the entire Commonwealth of Nations and was built in 1568 by the Malabar Yehudan people or Cochin Jewish community in the Kingdom of Cochin. Chinese Fishing Nets unique for their size and phenomenal construction. St. Francis Church is the oldest European church in India. The great Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama who discovered the sea route from Europe to India died in Kochi. His body was buried in this church.

Overnight stay at the hotel in Cochin

Day 12

Cochin – Munnar (By Private Vehicle 140 Kms, 3 ½ Hrs Drive) enroute visit to Koanadu Elephant Training Centre
Very Early Morning around 0700 Hrs leave by Private Vehicle for Munnar, enroute visit to Kodanadu. Elephant Training Center to See the Elephant Activities (02 Hrs Duration including Elephant Bathing, feeding etc.) Upon arrival at Munnar check in at your pre booked Hotel

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Munnar

Day 13

Munnar
After breakfast visit Mettupatty dam is a storage dam built in the mountains of Kerala to conserve water for hydroelectricity. Due to this dam many wild animals and birds flourish in this region. It is a site for scenic beauty. Eravikulam national park is a park set up for the preservation of endangered Nilgiri Tahr, also known as Nilgiri Ibex is a rare species of mountain goat. Here you can also spot wild elephants, Malabar civet, phyhon etc. This Park is situated in the border of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Later visit the Tea Plantations in Munnar.

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Munnar

Day 14

Munnar – Periyar (Thekkady) (By Private Vehicle 150 Kms, 3 ½ Hrs Drive)
After breakfast leave by Private Vehicle for Periyar (Thekkady), Also known as Thekkady. It is a National Park and one of the Tiger Reserves in India. Upon arrival in Periyar you are transferred to your pre booked Hotel. Afternoon visit Spice, Cardamom, Pepper and Tea Plantations The spice plantation in Thekkady is one of the major spice plantations in Kerala.

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Periyar

Day 15

Periyar
Full Day Jeep Safari in Periyar to watch wild animals (Starting From 05:30 AM till 06:00 PM) (Including Breakfast and Lunch)

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Periyar

Day 16

Periyar

Morning go for boat cruise in the lake to watch wild animals (Depends Upon the availability and getting ticket you can stand on the queue) Afternoon Elephant Ride (Approx 25-30 minutes Duration) to visit to Spice plantation

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Periyar

Day 17

Periyar – Kumarakom (By Private Vehicle 140 Kms, 3 Hrs Drive)
After breakfast leave by Private Vehicle for Kumarakom. Kumarakom is a Tourist Village in the backwater of Kerala. Upon arrival in Kumarakom check in at your pre booked Hotel.

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Kumarakom

Day 18

Kumarakom
Morning Excursion you can spot many migratory species of birds Sanctuary situated on the banks of Vembanad Lake. Here you can spot many migratory species of birds

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Kumarakom

Day 19

Kumarakom - Cochin (By Private Vehicle 90 Kms, 2 Hrs Drive)
After breakfast leave by Private Vehicle for Cochin. Upon arrival in Cochin check in at your pre booked Hotel. In the Evening witness the famous Kathakali dance performance performed by professional artists in an A/C Auditorium

Overnight stay at the hotel in Cochin

Day 20

Leave Cochin
Today you are transferred to Cochin Airport to board flight for Onward Journey


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