Tamilnadu-Karnatka Tour Package

Duration    :  21 Days / 20 Nights
Destination:  Karnatka

 

1Day 01:
Arrive in Bangalore (B)
Upon arrival in Banglore, meet and transfer to the hotel. Visit the Bull Temple, Tippu’s Palace, walk through Lalbagh Gardens, view Vidhana Soudha and view Bangalore Palace. Stroll through the MG road.
Overnight in hotel


 
2Day 02:
Bangalore to Hassan Via Sravanabelagola (B)
Drive to Hassan. En-route visit Sravanabelagola, a Jain pilgrim center. In Hassan, visit Hoysala temples of Belur and Halebid, known for its most beautiful sculptures. Overnight in Hassan.

 


 
3Day 03:
Hassan to Madikeri (Mercara) (B)
Short drive to Madikkeri, the cool capital of Kodagu (Coorg) region. En-route, visit Dubare Elephant camp, Abbey falls and Omakeshwara temple. Overnight in Madikeri

 


 
4Days 04 & 05:
Mysore (B)
Travel for about 4hrs to Mysore, the city of palatial buildings and tree-lined boulevards. Visit Palace of Mysore, Jayachanarajendra Art Gallery in Jaganmohan Palace. In the evening, visit 5m high Nandi bull temple, along our way to Chamundi Hill. Next day we set out for day excursion to Somnathpur, to see the Kesava Temple and a visit to Srirangapattinam, an Island fortress town on the bank of Cauvery river. Later visit Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary. Evening is free in Mysoore to pursue your own interests. Two nights in Mysore
 
5Day 06:
Mysore to Chennai (Madras) (B)
In the morning visit the century-old Devaraja market and in the afternoon board a Shatabdi train to Chennai (Madras).
Overnight in Chennai.


 
8Days 07 & 08:
Kanchipuram & Mamallapuram (B/L)
Visit some of Chennai's monuments and drive to Kanchepuram. Visit Varadaraja, Ekambareshwar, Kailasanathar temples and a silk weaving place . Lunch at a typical South Indian restaurant. Continue drive to the laid back beach town of Mamallapuram (Mahabalipuram), where we spend two nights. Next day we start leisurely for sightseeing tour to visit Mamallapuram’s monolithic shrine, rock-cut cave temples & shore temples.
Two nights in Mamallapuram.
 
 
7Day 09:
Tanjore / Via. Kumbakonam (B/L)
Early today, we drive to Tanjore, a rural town, visiting temples of Gangaikonda Cholapuram and Darasuram temples near Kumbakonam. In Tanjore, visit the world heritage Brihadeshwara temple and the Palace Museum. Overnight in Hotel Parisutham.
 
9Day 10:
Karaikudi, Chettinad (B)
Drive to Karaikudi, the capital city of Chettinad, land of a prosperous banking and business community (chettiyars). It is also known for its culinary delicacies.
Overnight in Karaikudi.


 
10Day 11:
Madurai (B)
Drive for about 2hrs to reach Madurai and visit famous Meenakshi temple, Tirumalai Nayak Palace and a stroll in the market area.
Overnight in Madurai.


 
11Days 12 & 13:
Periyar Wildlife (B)
From Madurai drive through tranquil countryside and rich plantations to Thekkady or Periyar, home of the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary/Tiger reserve. In the evening, we take a boat trip on the lake inside the park to see the wild animals. Next day morning, take a guided plantation tour of the spice gardens, visit spice market, tea factory in the nearby town and afternoon is free to rest.
Overnight in Thekkady.
 
duchDay 14 & 15:
Cochin (B)
From Periyar, an enjoyable drive traversing mountain roads brings us to Cochin (Kochi). Next day, tour this vibrant city visiting the Jewish Synagogue in the Jew town, the Dutch Palace, Spice market, St. Francis Church, Santa Cruz Basilica, and also see the Chinese fishing nets. In the evening, attend the performance of traditional Kathakali dance. Visit a Christian family for a cooking demo, followed by dinner
Overnight Cochin.
 
12Day 16 & 17:
Alleppey Backwaters (Houseboat) (B/L/D)
After leisurely morning, drive for about 2 hours from Cochin to Alleppey and board an air-conditioned houseboat that is your accommodation as well as transport for a relaxing cruise through the tranquil backwaters of Kerala for two nights.
Overnight two nights onboard House Boat.


 
13Days 18, 19 & 20:
Kovalam (B)
Disembark from Houseboat in the morning and drive to Kovalam, one of the most popular beaches in Kerala, where you have three nights of stay at leisure or pursue your own interests. Overnight in the Travancore Heritage.


 
14Day 21:
Departure transfer (B)
Check out from hotel and transfer to Trivandrum Airport or railway station for your onward journeys.

INCLUSIONS:

  • Accommodations with daily breakfast.
  • two night accommodation in a houseboat with all meals.
  • All private transfers and transportation by Air-con vehicle for entire tour with vehicle at disposal.
  • Sightseeing with entrance fees to all sights listed English speaking Guide.
  • All travel assitance.
  • All applicable taxes for above service.

EXCLUSIONS:

  • Meals other then those listed in above inclusions.
  • Camera fees & activity charges other than those listed in the itinerary inclusions.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as tipping, porters, laundry, telephones, bar beverages etc.
  • All airfares if any.
  • Any other expenses than those listed in above inclusion.

CANCELLATION POLICY:

  • 60 days & prior to arrival – 10% of the tour/service cost.
  • 59 days to 30 days prior to arrival – 20% of the tour/service cost.
  • 29 days to 15 days prior to arrival – 30% of the tour/service cost.
  • 14 days to 08 days prior to arrival – 50% of the tour/service cost.
  • 07 days & less, prior to arrival or no show – NO REFUND.

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