Embark on a fascinating discovery tour of South India. Begin at bustling Bangalore and make your way southwards, where beautiful monuments erected by mighty rulers tell tales of a glorious past in Mysore. In Wayanad, gently meandering paths A picturesque old town awaits you in Cochin while the wildlife reserve of Bandipur and tranquil backwaters of Neeleshwar impress with their variety of flora, fauna and serene ambiance. This is South Indian splendor at its finest!

 

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Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 3DelhiRed Fort, Humayuns Tomb, Jama Masjid, Qutab Minar, India GateHilton Garden Inn, The Claridges
3 - 5PollachiAnamalai Hills, Tea Plantations, Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary, Ancient TemplesGreat Mount Resort Coco Lagoon
5 - 7OotyBotanical Gardens, Fishing and Boat Ride on Ooty Lake, Dobabetta PeakTaj Savoy
7 - 9BandipurSafari, Nilgiri Biosphere ReserveThe Serai Bandipur
9 - 11WayanadPlantations, Nature Trails, Jungle Walks, Trekking, TreehousesTranquil, Amaryllis
11 - 16Neeleshwar KasaragodTrekking, Bird-Watching, Tranquil BackwatersKhanhan Beach Resort, Neeleshwar Hermitage
16 - 17BangaloreThe Bull Temple, Bangalore Palace, Vishwesharaiya MuseumThe Gateway Hotel Residency Road Bangalore, Taj West End

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  • Heritage
  • Landscape
  • Wildlife

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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 3

International Arrival

Transfer from Airport to Hotel

Delhi

2 Days

Delhi, the City of Djinns (spirits) is yours to discover! Let us take you on a journey of India’s capital that covers 5,000 years, from its imperial history and two World Heritage sites to today’s electric contemporary vibe.

Included Activities

Highlights Of Delhi
Whether you want a whirlwind tour or wish to enjoy an in-depth experience of Delhi’s numerous sights, the choice is yours on this full day tour! Discover the Old Town with its bustling markets, including Chandni Chowk, once the grandest Indian market. Head to the imposing Red Fort and onto India’s largest mosque, the Jama Masjid, beautifully decorated with paintings, inlaid stones, carvings and glazed tiles. Feast at the colorful, open-air food and craft bazaar of Dilli Haat. Visit Laxminarayan Temple, built in honor of the Hindu goddess of wealth, and its beautiful gardens. Discover the UNESCO World heritage site Humayun’s Tomb, a monumental landmark in Indo-Islamic architecture with its perfect synthesis of Persian architecture and Indian traditions. Enjoy the calm serenity of the Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. Visit this Sikh Gurudwara and witness the Langar (free kitchen), where everyone is welcomed and fed a vegetarian meal, irrespective of color, cast, creed, age or gender.
(Full Day, Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Easy; Red Fort closed on Mondays)

Highlights Of Delhi (Half Day): Akshardham Temple Visit
Enjoy a half day tour of the Akshardham Temple complex, a Hindu mandir (temple), which literally translates as the Abode of God. It is one of the world’s largest Hindu temples, and is intricately and beautifully carved with flowers, deities, dancers and musicians.The Gajendra plinth is a focal point of the temple, with its 148 grandiose life sized elephants. The temple is devoted to the main spiritual leader of modern Hinduism, Swaminarayan, and is home to three exhibits and beautiful gardens. A highlight is the Yagnapurush Kund, India’s largest step well, which plays host to Sahaj Anand – a unique, evening multimedia water show, representing the circle of life according to Hindu mythology. (Half Day, Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Easy; Akshardham Temple closed on Mondays)

Hotel Options

Hilton Garden Inn – Opt 1
RoomHilton Evolution Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
The Claridges – Opt 2
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Day 3 - 5

Transfer from Hotel to Airport

Flight from Delhi to Coimbatore

Drive from Coimbatore to Pollachi (40 km, 1 hr)

Enchanting Travels guarantee you have a pre-booked luggage facility so that you can carry ​up to an extra​15 kgs on all your domestic flights,. This ensures there is no discrepancy between your international and domestic flight allowance, giving you a smoother and hassle-free journey.

Pollachi

2 Days

Pollachi is cozily ensconced between the lofty Anamalai Hills and verdant plains of Coimbatore. A quaint natural paradise, the town aptly derives its name from a Tamil term meaning ‘land of prosperity’.

Included Activities

Visit To The Temple Of Consciousness (Evening)
Experience an ancient healing practice! Inspired by the well known practitioner of yoga, Vethathiri Maharishi, who has established around 300 centers around the world, the Temple of Consciousness offers yoga lessons to rejuvenate your mind and body. Set out from your hotel in your private vehicle after lunch to reach your destination, which is about an hour away. Nestled amid the stunning Anamalai Hills of Tamil Nadu, the temple sits by the picturesque Aliyar Dam. Here you will learn about Simplified Kundalini Yoga that includes exercises and meditation to improve your health and promote inner peace and happiness. Explore the premises to witness the meditation hall, museum, and the tomb of the teacher. There is also a bookstore and a library for those who wish to discover more about this yogic practice.
(Half Day, Private Activity & Transfer, Travel Time to Activity: 1 hr, Duration: 2-3 hrs, Time of the Day: Evening, Fitness level: Easy)

Rustic Charms Of Southern India
Experience ancient traditions and warm hospitality in the heart of South India. Set out from your hotel in your private vehicle towards an organic farm located just an hour away. On your way, you will pass by lush green coconut fields and sleepy villages. At the farm, learn more about organic farming from a trained naturalist, and meet local farmers. Head onwards to a nearby retreat where an authentic Tamilian lunch awaits you. In the afternoon, your guide will take you to a handloom weaving village where you can witness and learn about this traditional art form from skilled artisans. This is a great opportunity to shop for the beautiful handwoven cotton fabrics that the region is renowned for. End your tour over tea and snacks at a friendly weaver’s house where you can discover more about the local way of life.
(Full Day, Private Activity & Transfer, Time of Day: Morning, Travel time to Activity: 1 hr, Duration: 6 hrs, Fitness level: Easy, Packed Brunch & Tea are included. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and carry warm clothes.)

Hotel Options

Great Mount Resort Coco Lagoon – Opt 1
RoomExecutive Deluxe
MealsBreakfast
StyleResort
Day 5 - 7

Drive from Pollachi to Ooty (160 km, 4 hrs)

Ooty

2 Days

Ooty: Queen of hillstations Ooty is known for its beautiful botanical gardens with rows of fragrant flowers, exotic plants and rare flora.

Included Activities

Highlights Of Ooty
Visit the famous Botanical Gardens, home to over 650 species of plants and trees; go boating and even enjoy a round of fishing on the Ooty Lake; experience one of Ooty’s best vantage points – the Dobabetta Peak.

Coonoor To Ooty Toy Train Ride
Ooty is ‘Queen of the Hill Stations’, while Coonoor is ‘Princess of the Hill Stations’. Experience a scenic ride on Tamil Nadus’ UNESCO World Heritage Nilgiri Mountain Railways’ ‘Toy Train’ (an ‘X’ Class steam locomotive, made in Switzerland); travel at a maximum speed of 33 kph, over a 46 km (28.5 m) long track, chugging across plains, world famous tea plantations, pine trees, forest-clad hills; through 16 tunnels, 26 viaducts and tall girder bridges. Try picking flowers through open windows!

Hotel Options

Taj Savoy – Opt 1
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
Day 7 - 9

Drive from Ooty to Bandipur (80 km, 2.5 hrs)

Bandipur

2 Days

Located in the southern part of Karnataka, Bandipur National Park is one of India’s oldest and best known Tiger Reserves.

Included Activities

Safari In Bandipur (The Serai Bandipur)
Explore Bandipur National Park, where the celebrated Indian Tiger is best seen – with morning and afternoon safaris.

Hotel Options

The Serai Bandipur – Opt 1
RoomMountain View Courtyard
MealsFull Board
StyleLodge
Day 9 - 11

Drive from Bandipur to Wayanad / Vythiri (120 km, 3 hrs)

Wayanad

2 Days

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

Included Activities

Highlights Of Wayanad
Meander by the verdant hills of Kerala and breathe in the fresh, air. Commune with nature, walk through the remote jungle and enjoy a short and exciting trek through the many trails that criss-cross beautiful Wayanad. Your visit will take you through tea, cocoa, vanilla and spice plantations, where you will learn more about the different plants and their cultivation. Stop to admire the landscape from various picturesque spots and enjoy your time soaking in the invigorating environs, which are unspoiled and strikingly remote.

A Slice Of Wayanad
Embark on a half day cycling activity to discover Wayanad. A series of 10-15 km trails lets you explore a slice of the cultural hotspots of Southern Wayanad, the more genteel and settled areas of this district. Journey through the shimmering green landscape, with one of the trails leading to the expansive blue water body at the Karapuzha lake. Stop at many points of interest along the way – small yet renowned temples, an NGO supporting hundreds of local women, a biodiversity research station and a tribal hamlet. Enjoy the many chances to interact with the local people and savor traditional delicacies along the way.

Hotel Options

Tranquil – Opt 1
RoomGarden Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHomestay
Amaryllis – Opt 2
RoomGarden Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleFarmhouse / Estancia
Day 11 - 16

Drive from Wayanad / Vythiri to Neeleshwar (185 km, 6 hrs)

Our complimentary laundry and valet service allows you to pack light, making it easier for you to travel with less luggage throughout ​our ​destinations. ​During the middle of your vacation, as a VIP guest you can send three sets of clothing to our valet.​

Neeleshwar Kasaragod

5 Days

Neeleshwar: Refreshingly different! Behind luxuriant coconut groves and paddy fields lies another Kerala, where a variety of festivals and rituals that bring the human world into harmony with itself and the Divine exist.

Included Activities

Highlights Of Neeleshwar
Enjoy walks and treks into the lush wooded hills of the Western Ghats and birding.

Hotel Options

Khanhan Beach Resort – Opt 1
RoomHome Type 1
MealsBreakfast
StyleBeach Resort
Neeleshwar Hermitage – Opt 2
RoomDeluxe Garden View Cottage
MealsBreakfast
StyleBeach Resort
Day 16 - 17

Drive from Neeleshwar to Mangalore (100 km, 3 hrs)

Flight from Mangalore to Bangalore

Enchanting Travels guarantee you have a pre-booked luggage facility so that you can carry ​up to an extra​15 kgs on all your domestic flights,. This ensures there is no discrepancy between your international and domestic flight allowance, giving you a smoother and hassle-free journey.

Bangalore

1 Day

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.

Included Activities

Highlights Of Bangalore
Experience historic landmarks amidst the cosmopolitan chic. Venture to 16th century blackened Dodda Ganeshana Gudi (Bull Temple) dedicated to the sacred bull Nandi. Venture to the imposing Vidhana Soudha, a Neo-Dravidian building that houses the seat of state legislature. Tour Bangalore Palace, still owned and inhabited by the erstwhile royal family of Mysore. Visit Bangalore’s British colonial gardens – Lal Bagh, which includes a Victorian glasshouse replica of London’s original Crystal Palace, and Cubbon Park. Explore Tipu Sultan’s Fort and Palace, and the Government Museum, one of the oldest museums in India and home to many artifacts from the Neolithic period.

Hotel Options

The Gateway Hotel Residency Road Bangalore – Opt 1
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Taj West End – Opt 2
RoomLuxury Grand
MealsBreakfast
StyleResort

Transfer from Hotel to Airport

International Departure

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 $ 4,716 /person
  • Option 2 $ 5,362 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights

Price Includes

  • Accommodation in one double room for 17 days / 16 nights
  • Meals as indicated
  • Flights mentioned below on Economy Class unless otherwise specified:
    • Flight from Delhi to Coimbatore
    • Mangalore – Bangalore
  • All activities as listed :
    • Delhi: Highlights of Delhi
    • Delhi: Highlights of Delhi (Half Day): Akshardham Temple Visit
    • Pollachi: Visit to The Temple of Consciousness (Evening)
    • Pollachi: Rustic Charms of Southern India
    • Ooty: Highlights of Ooty
    • Ooty: Conoor to Ooty Toy Train Ride
    • Bandipur: Safari in Bandipur (The Serai Bandipur)
    • Wayanad: Highlights of Wayanad
    • Wayanad: A Slice of Wayanad
    • Neeleshwar Kasaragod: Highlights of Neeleshwar
    • Bangalore: Highlights of Bangalore
  • 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
  • Welcome kit including all important documents and information regarding your itinerary
  • Insolvency insurance
  • Fees and taxes
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South Indian Splendor – Palace, Hills, Temples & Backwaters

17 days $ 4,716 / person

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