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.

Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 2BangaloreThe Bull Temple, Bangalore Palace, Vishwesharaiya MuseumThe Gateway Hotel Residency Road Bangalore, The Taj West End
2 - 4MysoreMaharajahas Palace, Chamundi Hills, Vrindavan gardens, Ranganathittu Bird SanctuaryRoyal Orchid Metropole
4 - 6NagarholeJungle Safaris, Elephants, Bisons, Relaxation, Village VisitsThe Serai Kabini
6 - 8WayanadPlantations, Nature Trails, Jungle Walks, Trekking, TreehousesGrassroots, Vythiri Resort
8 - 10CochinFort Kochi Harbor, Matancherry, Pardesi Synagogue, St. Francis ChurchEighth Bastion, Tea Bungalow
10 - 12AlleppeyBackwater, Relaxation, Local Culture, Temple Visits, HouseboatA Beach Symphony, Marari Beach Resort
12 - 13Alleppey HouseboatBackwater, Relaxation, Houseboat, Paddy Fields, Village LifeRiver Escape
13 - 13CochinFort Kochi Harbor, Matancherry, Pardesi Synagogue, St. Francis Church

Ideal For

  • Heritage
  • Landscape
  • Relaxation
  • Wildlife

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 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 $ 2,905 /person
  • Option 2 $ 3,295 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights

Price Includes

  • Accommodation (on a twin-sharing basis) on the indicated meal plan for 12 nights.
  • All activities as listed :
    • Bangalore: City Highlights of Bangalore
    • Mysore: City Highlights of Srirangapatna
    • Mysore: City Highlights of Mysore
    • Nagarhole: Safari-The Serai Kabini
    • Cochin: City Highlights of Cochin
    • Alleppey: Complimentary Activities at Marari Beach Resort
  • All airport and hotel transfers
  • A high-quality air conditioned vehicle with unlimited mileage and a trusted chauffeur throughout your trip, apart from during your stay at a beach/backwater resort or houseboat if applicable.
  • All activities described in the itinerary, including entrance fees wherever applicable, accompanied by our tour guide
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting you during your trip
  • Insolvency insurance
  • Fees and taxes

This listed price is based on two people sharing a double room. The price may vary due to the time of year you travel, the size of your group, and accommodation availability.

Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 2

International Arrival


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
  • Bangalore Palace
  • Vishwesharaiya Museum
Bangalore South India

 Included Activities

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.


  • Maharajahas Palace
  • Chamundi Hills
  • Vrindavan gardens
  • Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
Mysore South India

 Included Activities

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.

Day 4 - 6

Drive from Mysore to Nagarhole (90 km, 2.5 hrs)


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.


  • Jungle Safaris
  • Elephants
  • Bisons
  • Relaxation
  • Village Visits
Nagarhole South India

 Hotel Options


The Serai Kabini

  • Room Waterfront Verandahs
  • Meals Full Board plus Activities
  • Category Upmarket
  • Style Resort

 Included 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)


Wayanad is your natural mountainous paradise where you can experience an earthy hospitality.


  • Plantations
  • Nature Trails
  • Jungle Walks
  • Trekking
  • Treehouses
Wayanad South India

 Hotel Options



  • Room Tent
  • Meals Breakfast
  • Category Mid-range
  • Style Lodge

Vythiri Resort

  • Room Vythiri Haven
  • Meals Full Board
  • Category Mid-range
  • Style Resort
Day 8 - 10

Drive from Wayanad / Vythiri to Cochin (310 km, 7 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
  • Matancherry
  • Pardesi Synagogue
  • St. Francis Church
Cochin South India

 Hotel Options

The dining room at Eighth Bastion hotel in Cochin, South India

Eighth Bastion

  • Room Standard Room
  • Meals Breakfast
  • Category Upmarket
  • Style Boutique
Room at Tea Bungalow in Cochin, South India, India

Tea Bungalow

  • Room Bungalow Heritage Deluxe
  • Meals Breakfast
  • Category Upmarket
  • Style Boutique

 Included Activities

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.


  • Backwater
  • Relaxation
  • Local Culture
  • Temple Visits
  • Houseboat
Alleppey South India

 Included Activities

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.

Day 12 - 13

Alleppey Houseboat

Cruise Kerala’s backwaters and stay overnight in a traditional kettuvallom, a boat made from coconut rope and wooden blanks.


  • Backwater
  • Relaxation
  • Houseboat
  • Paddy Fields
  • Village Life
Alleppey Houseboat South India

 Hotel Options

Alleppy Houseboat

River Escape

  • Room River escape- 01 Bed Room
  • Meals Full Board
  • Category Mid-range
  • Style Houseboat
Day 13 - 13

Transfer from Alleppey to Cochin airport


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
  • Matancherry
  • Pardesi Synagogue
  • St. Francis Church

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