Travel South India to discover a tropical land that will take your breath away. This tranquil sojourn will take you through coffee plantations, spice markets and palaces! Rest your head in unusual places, such as in treehouses and on houseboats.
1 - 2
The Bull Temple, Bangalore Palace, Vishwesharaiya Museum
The Gateway Hotel Residency Road Bangalore, The Taj West End
2 - 4
Maharajahas Palace, Chamundi Hills, Vrindavan gardens, Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
Royal Orchid Metropole
4 - 6
Jungle Safaris, Elephants, Bisons, Relaxation, Village Visits
Bengaluru, India’s answer to Silicon Valley, was ranked third in 2012 amongst the list of world’s top ten cities to visit by Lonely Planet! Formerly a ‘pensioners paradise’, the bustling city sits high above sea-level, and is blessed with pleasant weather all year round.
The Bull Temple
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Room Luxury Grand
City Highlights of Bangalore Explore Bangalore’s most famous landmarks – the Bull Temple, Cubbon Park, Vidhana Soudha, Bangalore Palace, Electronic City, the Vishwesharaiya Museum, Tipu Sultan’s Fort and Palace. Tour the Government Museum and the stunning ISKCON Temple (International Society for Krishna Consciousness).
Day 2 - 4
Drive from Bangalore to Mysore via Srirangapatna (150 km, 3.5 hrs)
Mysore provides you with an opportunity to step back in time into a world of regal opulence, and is often described as the City of Palaces.
Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
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City Highlights of Srirangapatna A visit to Srirangapatna reveals Tippu Sultan’s once historic capital, reverberating an ancient and chequered history with tales of valor and the struggle against British rule. Explore this island fortress town with its many temples, palaces, mosques, tombs, cenotaphs and natural landscapes as it sits on the banks of river Cauvery. See its three-layered stone fort wall with bastions and four gates. The palace remains are witness to a glorious bygone era for India’s historic leaders.
City Highlights of Mysore Visit the Mysore Mahrajah’s Palace and the temple located within the complex; the Chamundi Hills and the temple perched on top of it; marvel at the paintings at the Raja Ravi Verma Gallery in Jagmohan Palace. Visit the famous Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, Vrindavan gardens, the silk factory where you can see the masters weavers at work.
Nagahole National Park calls you into the wild! A haven for nature lovers, the park starts within the foothills of the Western Ghats, and heads into low undulating hills through to stretches of wild grass.
Room Waterfront Verandahs
Meals Full Board plus Activities
Safari-The Serai Kabini Explore Nagarhole National Park, where the celebrated Indian Tiger is best seen – with morning and afternoon safaris.
Day 6 - 8
Drive from Nagarhole to Wayanad / Vythiri (90 km, 2 hrs)
Kochi, formerly Cochin, is considered the Queen of the Arabian Sea as it was one of the first European settlements in India, due its ideal positioning for trading.
Fort Kochi Harbor
St. Francis Church
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Room Bungalow Heritage Deluxe
City Highlights of Cochin Kochi, formerly Cochin, is a vibrant, engaging city to explore, from the absorbing views of Fort Kochi harbor with its huge Chinese fishing nets to ancient mosques, Portuguese architecture and the crumbling remnants of the British Raj. Explore Matancherry where you can observe murals and antiquities at the Dutch Palace and Cemetery, and the 400 year old Pardesi Synagogue in the Jewish quarter. Visit the grave of Vasco da Gama in St. Francis Church. Discover the Hill Palace and Tripunithura and browse the spice and antique markets. Enjoy a traditional Kathakali dance performance or the captivating display of Kalaripayattu, a 3,000 year old martial art form.
Day 10 - 12
Drive from Cochin to Alleppey / Kumarakom (65 km, 1.5 hrs)
Alleppey was once dubbed the Venice of the East by the visiting former Viceroy of India, Lord Curzon.
Style Beach Resort
Room Garden Villa
Style Beach Resort
Complimentary Activities at Marari Beach Resort (Only if staying in Marari Beach Resort) Start a bespoke Keralan day with yoga’s marvels at the Open Air Yoga Centre; glimpse nature’s colorful tiny miracles in the Butterfly Garden; visit the Ayurveda Centre; visit the Kitchen Garden; take an environment friendly tour – bio-gas and sewage plant, solar panels, etc; stroll nearby villages escorted; Meditate at the Yoga Centre; see Saree/Dhoti demos; delight in a culinary demonstration by the chef at the Farm Kitchen..observe techniques and the use of ingredients indigenous to the region.