12-day tour Karnataka & Kerala

ROUTE

Bangalore/Mysore/Bandipur/Pandikkad/Cochin/Nedumudy/

Backwaters/Marari


Beautiful India Round trip

Tour plan

Day 1 Arrive at Bangalore Airport

You will be welcomed at the airport and will be transferred to the hotel (30 minutes).

Overnight at Bangalore

 

Day 2  From Bangalore to Mysore

In the morning we go to Mysore. En route visit Sritangapattanam.

 

In the evening you visit the devaraja fruit & vegetable market. Devaraja market is the best place to get some of the flavors of the local people’s food. 

Overnight at Mysore

  

Day 3  At Mysore

In the morning you visit Somnathpur (45 minutes).

In the afternoon you visit Maharaja’s Palace, which was built in 1911-1912. 

Overnight at Mysore

 

Day 4  From Mysore to Bandipur

In the morning we visit Bandipur Wildlife Sanctuary (80 km, 2.5 hours)

In the afternoon you enjoy a jeep safari in the Bandipur National Park. 

Overnight at Bandipur

 

Day 5 From Bandipur to Pandikkad

In the morning we drive to Pandikkad (110 km, 2.5 hours) through the forests of Mudumalai & Gudalur.

In the evening you witness a traditional dance form performed exclusively for you.

Overnight at Maranat Mana

 

Day 6  At Pandikkad - Experiences

Get up with the sound of chants and witness the morning rituals at a typical house in Mana village.

Pandikkad, where Mana village is situated, still holds the charm of a typical Keralan village. A walk around the village will give you a glimpse on the still existing culture and tradition of central Kerala.

Overnight at Pandikkad

  

Day 7  From Pandikkad to Cochin and on the way visiting Kerala Kalamandalam

After early breakfast we drive to Kerala Kalamandalam, which is at the town of Cheruthuruthy (55 km, 1.5 hours). Kerala Kalamandalam is a famous cultural and arts school. 

 

Late afternoon we drive to Fort Cochin (110 km, 2.5 hours). Wander along its old streets, see the synagogue, the ancient churches, colonial houses and the picturesque Chinese fishing nets.

Overnight at Cochin.

 

Day 8  At Cochin – Being local

Today is a different day, this morning you will explore Cochin with your guide and see how local people live.

 

By the evening you will experience everything that is happening during this day in Cochin. 

Overnight in Cochin

 

Day 9 Cochin/Nedumudy Backwaters

After breakfast we drive to Nedumudy, a village at Backwaters (65 km, 1.5 hours).

 

At half past six in the evening, when the sunset is beyond the riverbanks, you start your trip in canoe propelled by poling with your lone oarsman, at a slower pace, cruising through the darkness, watching the far away lights. 

Overnight at Nedumudy

 

Day 10 Nedumudy/Alleppey/Marari

After early breakfast, you walk up to the nearby public jetty of Nedumudy with your guide, who will assist you getting into the public boat round cruise to Alleppey.

On arrival back at the jetty, your driver will wait for you with your luggage and take you to the famous Mullakkal Temple.

 

Later drive to Marari beach (30 minutes).

 

Overnight at Marari

 

Day 11 Marari

Full day relax at the beach.

Overnight at Marari

 

Day 12 Marari /Cochin departure

In- time transfer to Cochin Airport (90 km, 2.5 hours) to get the flight back home.

 

INCLUSIVE

üHotel accommodation on bed & breakfast basis, except for Bandipur and Pandikkad, which will be on full board basis

üTransfers, sightseeing by air conditioned vehicle

üMeeting and assistance on arrivals and departures

üEntrance fees to all monuments as per program

üPrivate & exclusive sightseeing tours & activities as per program with services of an English speaking local guide

ü24 hour emergency contact

 

NOT INCLUSIVE

ûInternational flights

ûPersonal expenses

ûAny meals other than mentioned in the program

ûCamera/ video fees at various monuments

ûTips, etc.




Tour cost per person Twin sharing

 

 

until 31th March 2018

(Winter season)

1st April 2018 to 30th September 2018

(Summer Season)

2 - 3 Pax per person Twin Sharing 1.329 € 1.170 €
4 - 6 Pax per person Twin Sharing 1.222 € 1.063 €

Impressions Karnataka & Kerala Tour