Uncover the cultural highlights and scenic beauty of southern India. Witness typical, tranquil villages, visit ancient temples and bustling markets and meander amid verdant coffee and spice plantations of the Cardamom hills. Gaze in awe at majestic monuments from bygone eras, expect close encounters with mischievous wildlife in Nagarhole, and top it off with a peaceful sojourn amid the coconut groves, paddy fields and backwaters of Neeleshwar.

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Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 3BangaloreThe Bull Temple, Bangalore Palace, Vishwesharaiya MuseumLaika, Taj West End
3 - 5MysoreMaharajahas Palace, Chamundi Hills, Vrindavan gardens, Ranganathittu Bird SanctuaryRadisson Blu Plaza Hotel Mysore, Royal Orchid Metropole
5 - 8NagarholeJungle Safaris, Elephants, Bisons, Relaxation, Village VisitsKaav Safari Lodge, Evolve Back Kuruba Safari Lodge
8 - 11WayanadPlantations, Nature Trails, Jungle Walks, Trekking, TreehousesWayanad Wild, Tranquil
11 - 16Neeleshwar KasaragodTrekking, Bird-Watching, Tranquil BackwatersKhanhan Beach Resort, Neeleshwar Hermitage
16 - 17BangaloreThe Bull Temple, Bangalore Palace, Vishwesharaiya MuseumTaj Airport Hotel, Bangalore

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  • Heritage
  • Landscape
  • Wildlife
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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 3

International Arrival

Transfer from the airport to your hotel

Bangalore

2 Days

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
Laika – Opt 1
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHomestay
Taj West End – Opt 2
RoomLuxury Grand
MealsBreakfast
StyleResort
Day 3 - 5

Drive from Bangalore to Mysore via Srirangapatna (150 km, 3.5 hrs)

Mysore

2 Days

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.

Included Activities

Day Trip To Tipu Sultan’s Srirangapatna
Discover Tipu Sultan’s historic city! En route to Mysore, embark on a tour of Srirangapatna, which was once the historic capital of a powerful empire and dates back to around 9th century The island fortress town offers plenty of attractions for history buffs, from temples and mosques, to palaces and cenotaphs (tombs). Explore the exquisite three-layered stone wall of the fort with its bastions and gates, which protected the rulers from many an invasion and is still an emblem of a glorious bygone era. Stop by the banks of Cauvery River and witness stunning views of the natural landscape.

Highlights Of Mysore
Return to the regal era at Mysore! Visit the Maharajah’s Palace which artistically blends Indo-Saracenic style with foreign elements such as Scottish steel and Victorian-Edwardian era furniture. Every Sunday, visitors gather to to see the palace brightly lit up. Drive up to the Chamundi Hills to be blessed alongside hundreds of jubilant pilgrims at the Chamundeshwari Temple. On your way back, visit Sri Nandi Temple to be blessed by Hindu God Lord Shiva’s faithful gatekeeper Nandi, the decorated bull. Guide your steps towards the Famous Jagmohan Palace where exquisite artwork awaits you at the Raja Ravi Verma Gallery. Tour the scenic Brindavan Gardens which is built alongside a dam on the Kaveri River. There is also opportunity to meet master weavers at a silk factory close at hand. (Full Day, Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Easy; Mysore Palace is only light up at night on Sundays; Please bring socks as footwear is not permitted inside temples)

Hotel Options
RoomSuperior Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
RoomRoyal Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Day 5 - 8

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

Nagarhole

3 Days

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.

Included Activities

Shared Canter Safari In Nagarhole
Go on the trail of the tiger! Nagarhole National Park is a sprawling never-never land that is positively teeming with wildlife! Almost 300 species of birds, gaur, Indian bison, spotted deer, sambar, langur, fierce wild dogs, and a variety of big cats call Nagarhole home, which you can have fun spotting during your wildlife safari. You might see several hordes of grand Asiatic elephants ambling around. The crowning glory of Nagarhole? Its population of majestic and mysterious tigers! If you are lucky, with the help of your expert naturalist, you might witness one of these delightful creatures in their natural habitat during your morning and afternoon safaris. Kindly note that these safaris are arranged using a canter.( Shared Activity)

Hotel Options
RoomSuperior Room
MealsFull Board and Safari
StyleLodge
RoomPool Hut
MealsFull Board and Activities
StyleLodge
Day 8 - 11

Drive from Nagarhole to Wayanad / Vythiri (90 km, 2 hrs)

Wayanad

3 Days

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

Included Activities

Highlights Of Wayanad
Encounter the mesmerizing beauty of Wayanad, in southern India’s Kerala, peppered with highly treasured remote areas waiting to be discovered. From vast estates with quaint farmhouses and private waterfalls to boutique factories creating artisanal beverages, Wayanad is a delight for travelers who seek unique nature-based experiences. Lulled by the sweet and woody fragrance in the air, ramble through numerous plantation trails that criss-cross Wayanad’s diverse landscapes amid the Western Ghats. Visit lush colonial plantations that grow tea, cocoa, spices and a variety of rare aromatic plants, discover local methods of cultivation and use. Nestled amid the rolling hill terraces and mountain slopes are several vantage points offering breathtaking panoramas – perfect for a tranquil rest stop! (Full Day; No Guide; Fitness level: Easy)

Hotel Options
Wayanad Wild – Opt 1
RoomStandard Room
MealsFull Board
StyleBoutique
Tranquil – Opt 2
RoomGarden Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHomestay
Day 11 - 16

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

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.

Hotel Options
RoomHome Type 1
MealsBreakfast
StyleBeach Resort
RoomDeluxe Garden View Cottage
MealsBreakfast
StyleBeach Resort
Day 16 - 17

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

Flight from Mangalore to Bangalore

Transfer to your hotel

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.

Hotel Options
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational

Transfer to the airport

International Departure

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 3,320 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 4,908 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation in one double room for 17 days / 16 nights
  • Meals as indicated
  • Flights mentioned below on Economy Class unless otherwise specified:
    • Mangalore – Bangalore
  • All activities as listed :
    • Bangalore: Highlights of Bangalore
    • Mysore: Day Trip to Tippu Sultan’s Srirangapatna
    • Mysore: Highlights of Mysore
    • Nagarhole: Shared Canter safari in Nagarhole
    • Wayanad: Highlights of Wayanad
  • 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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17 days $ 3,320 / person

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