Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

Chennai

Visit Chennai, one of the busiest and most vibrant cities of South India. You will be greeted by our representative at the airport and will be taken to the hotel. In the afternoon, you will get the chance to visit the unique city of Chennai. While in Chennai, visit the Fort St George finished in 1653 by the East India Company.

Stay

Hotel Spring or Similar

Day 2

Chennai | Kanchipuram | Mahabalipuram

On route to Mahabalipuram , visit the classic towns of Kanchipuram. In Kanchipuram, visit the Sri Ekambareshwara temple, which Of the five South Indian Shiva temples associated with the five elements, this 12-hectare precinct is the shrine of earth. According to legend, the goddess Kamakshi (She Whose Eyes Awaken Desire; a form of Parvati, Shiva's consort) worshipped Shiva under a mango tree here. The temple's name means 'Lord of the Mango Tree' and in one courtyard behind the inner sanctum you can see a mango tree said to be 3500 years old, with four branches representing the four Vedas. Next visit the oldest and the most impressive temple of Kanchipuram, the Kailasanatha temple.

Stay

Mamalla Heritage or Similar

Day 3

Mahabalipuram | Puducherry

After breakfast Check out from the hotel & transfer to Pondicherry 110km . Spend the two days immersing in the beauty and mysticism of the old world charm of the city of Pondicherry ( Puducherry). This former French colony is a tranquil place oozing of the old world charm. Pondicherry was a French colony until 1954, hence French is still the major language spoken there.

Stay

Shenbaga or Similar

Day 4

Puducherry

After breakfast visit the spiritual haven, the Aurobindo Ashram that was founded in 1926 by Sri Aurobindo. The ashram's Bureau Central has interesting exhibitions on the lives and teachings of Sri Aurobindo

Stay

Shenbaga or Similar

Day 5

Puducherry | Chidambaram | Kumbakonam

In Chidambaram, visit the great temple complex of Nataraja, Shiva as the dancer of the universe. Of the town's many festivals, the two largest are the 10-day chariot festivals in June/July and December/January. In February/March the five-day Natyanjali Dance Festival attracts classical dancers from all over India to the Nataraja Temple.

Quality Inn or Similar

Day 6

Kumbakonam | Tanjore | Trichy | Madurai

Next visit the vibrant city of Thanjavur famous for its beautifully bizarre sounds and sights. While in Thanjavur, visit the World Heritage listed Brihadeshwara temple, which marks the crowning glory of the Chola architecture.This majestic temple was built in 1003 and 1010 by Rajaraja I, monarch so organised he had the names and addresses of all his dancers, musicians, barbers and poets inscribed into the temple wall. This temple is open on every day from 6 am to 8.30 pm.

Stay

Astoria By Sparsha or Similar

Day 7

Madurai

Madurai, one of the oldest cities of India, is the soul of Tamil Nadu. This place is a perfect amalgamation of modernity and tradition.

Stay

Astoria By Sparsha or Similar

Day 8

Madurai | Periyar

After breakfast drive to Periyar. On arrival check in at hotel. Afternoon enjoy boat ride on Lake Periyar to see wildlife. The Periyar Valley was under the reign of the Pandyas who ruled from Madurai until the 12th century. In 1895, the Mullaperiyar dam was constructed. The dam, built across the west-flowing River Periyar, stops the river to form a reservoir. It also resulted in the creation of an artificial lake, which enhanced the charm of the valley. The lake, in the centre of the sanctuary, is the nucleus of the reserve and the place where the elephants and the avifauna come to frolic, to drink water and to cool themselves with dips in the hot months.

Stay

Coffee Routes or Similar

Day 9

Periyar | Alleppy

After breakfast drive to Alleppey, start backwater boat cruise crossing Vembanad Lake into the backwaters of Kerala. Alleppey (Alappuzha) district occupies a prominent place in the tourist map of Kerala interlocked with lakes and canals. Referred to as the Venice of the east by travellers from across the world,

IPR House Boat

Day 10

Alleppey | Cochin

After breakfast drive to Cochin and proceed for city tour of Cochin, a city till today influenced by medieval Portugal, Holland and England You visit St. Francis Sightseeing Cochin - Chinese Fishing Nets Church, the Mattancherry Palace or "Dutch Palace" (closed on Fridays and Saturdays)

Stay

Abaam or Similar

Day 11

Cochin | Coonor

After breakfast drive to Coonor, The Nilgiri Hills are famous for their sublime hill stations. Notable among them is Coonoor, located at the head of the Hulikal ravine at an altitude of 1,800 m above sea level. It is 19 km from Ooty (also, Udhagamandalam or Ootacamund), another famous hill station of the Nilgiris. Coonoor is famous for its verdant environs and for a variety of wildflowers and birds.

Stay

Lake View or Similar

Day 12

Ooty | Mysore

After break catch a Toy train Ooty or Udagamandalam the Tamil version of the original name) rightly described as "Queen of Hill Stations" by Pundit Jawaharlal Nehru, now sprawls over an area of 36 sq km with a number of tall buildings cluttering its hill slopes. It is situated at an altitude of 2,240 meters above sea level. Ooty still woos people from all over India as well as foreign countries right through summer, and sometimes in the winter months too. An added attraction for the tourists to Udagamandalam is the mountain train journey on a ratchet and pinion track which commences from Kallar, near Mettupalayam and wends its way through many hair-raising curves and fearful tunnels and chugs along beside deep ravines full of verdant vegetation, gurgling streams and tea gardens.

Stay

Lake View or Similar

Day 13

Mysore

After breakfast visit the palace of the Maharaja built in 1911-12. The palace is architecture with archways, domes, turrets, colonnades, sculptures which are magnificent. Visit the art gallery, Mysore (or Mysuru) is the third largest city in the state of Karnataka, India, which served as the capital city of Mysore Princely Kingdom (Kingdom of Mysore) for nearly six centuries, from 1399 until 1947. Located at the base of the Chamundi Hills about 146 km (91 mi) southwest of the state capital Bangalore, it is spread across an area of 128.42 km2 (50 sq mi).

Stay

Sandesh The Prince or Similar

Day 14

Mysore | Hassan

After breakfast drive to Hassan; The history of Hassan involves two of the greatest dynasties that ruled Karnataka, Western Ganga Dynasty of Talkad (350 - 999 CE.) and the Hoysala Empire (1000 - 1334 CE). Hassan was the seat of power for the Hoysala Empire that ruled large parts of south India in the 11th to the 13th century.

Stay

Southern Star or Similar

Day 15

Hassan | Belur | Halibedu

After breakfast visit the temples of Belur and Halibedu temple. The Chennakesava Temple was built on the banks of the Yagachi River in Belur, by the Hoysala Empire King Vishnuvardhana. Belur, which was an early Hoysala capital, is in the Hassan district of Karnataka state, India. It is 40 km from Hassan city and 220 km from Bangalore. Chennakesava (lit, "handsome Kesava") is a form of the Hindu god Vishnu. Belur is well known for its marvelous temples built during the rule of the Hoysala dynasty, making it and nearby Halebidu favored tourist destinations in Karnataka state. Halebidu (literally "old city") is located in Hassan District, Karnataka, India. Halebidu (which was previously called Dorasamudra or Dwarasamudra) was the regal capital of the Hoysala Empire in the 12th century.

Stay

Southern Star or Similar

Day 16

Hassan | Bengaluru

After breakfast drive to Bengaluru There are numerous versions related to the naming of the city as 'Bangalore'. As per the information available in the Gazetteer of India, the term 'Bangalore' is an anglicized version of "Bengalooru," a Kannad term. The word Bengalooru was in turn derived from the phrase 'bende kaalu ooru', meaning 'the town of boiled beans'. There is story behind naming the city as the 'town of boiled beans'. It is said that King Ballala of the Hoysala dynasty once got lost in the jungle and was very tired and hungry. In the jungle, he came across a poor and old woman, who offered him some boiled beans.

Stay

Sandesh Kingston or Similar

Day 17

Departure

On time transfer to the Airport to board the flight for onward journey.

Inclusions

Accommodation in well-appointed rooms with TWN/DBL room basis.
Transport services as per itinerary by A/C Medium Car for Package .
Daily Breakfast in Hotels
All Meals in House Boat
Assistance, toll, taxes & interstate permits

Exclusions

Train/Flight Fares.
Guides / Entrances
Extra Supplements from Hotels.
Meals other than specified.
Items of personal nature viz. telephone calls, drinks, laundry bills, etc.
Anything which is not mentioned under “INCLUDES” header
05% Government Service Tax.

Additional Information

Above rates are net and non-commissionable to you.
Cost is based on 02 passengers travelling. Extra person will be accommodated in same room with an extra bed
Check in 1400 hrs. and check out 1200hrs
Rooms in Munnar and Thekkady are Non Air Conditioned due to their High Altitude.
All meals inclusive for 1 night on the houseboat.
Air Conditioning operational times in AC Deluxe Houseboat will be from 09:00 pm to 06:00 am.
Air Conditioning operational times in AC Premium Houseboat will be from check in to check out.
Houseboat cruising time will be from 12:30 - 05:00 pm and 08:00 am to 09:00 am.
Rooms are subject to available at the time of booking.
Keeping with the heightened security procedures at all hotels and House boat/Day cruise we request all guests to carry a photo-identity with address proof to present at check-in. Foreign nationals are required to present their Passport and valid visa. Indian nationals can present any one of the following: Passport, Driving License, Voter ID card, Aadhaar Card or Bank Pass Book with Photograph. Pan cards are not allowed.
Air - condition is switched off in hilly regions.
Early check-ins or late check-outs will be subject to availability and charged as per hotel policy.
The rates are valid for the dates of travel and hotels as indicated.
In case of any change in the dates of travel, amendment or rerouting of itinerary, change in hotels/room types, the costs will vary accordingly.
In the event of circumstances/situations such as road blockage due to strike/agitation, natural calamities, sickness evacuation, delay/cancellation of train/flight etc. Also, due to monsoon rains and extreme weather patterns journey time can vary enormously at all times of year, which is beyond our control
5 % GST to be paid extra on top of package cost
Validity: From 01st October to March 31st.
Diwali & Christmas Peak season supplementary hike as per actual basis.


Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Chennai

Visit Chennai, one of the busiest and most vibrant cities of South India. You will be greeted by our representative at the airport and will be taken to the hotel. In the afternoon, you will get the chance to visit the unique city of Chennai. While in Chennai, visit the Fort St George finished in 1653 by the East India Company.

Day 2 Chennai | Kanchipuram | Mahabalipuram

On route to Mahabalipuram , visit the classic towns of Kanchipuram. In Kanchipuram, visit the Sri Ekambareshwara temple, which Of the five South Indian Shiva temples associated with the five elements, this 12-hectare precinct is the shrine of earth. According to legend, the goddess Kamakshi (She Whose Eyes Awaken Desire; a form of Parvati, Shiva's consort) worshipped Shiva under a mango tree here. The temple's name means 'Lord of the Mango Tree' and in one courtyard behind the inner sanctum you can see a mango tree said to be 3500 years old, with four branches representing the four Vedas. Next visit the oldest and the most impressive temple of Kanchipuram, the Kailasanatha temple.

Day 3 Mahabalipuram | Puducherry

After breakfast Check out from the hotel & transfer to Pondicherry 110km . Spend the two days immersing in the beauty and mysticism of the old world charm of the city of Pondicherry ( Puducherry). This former French colony is a tranquil place oozing of the old world charm. Pondicherry was a French colony until 1954, hence French is still the major language spoken there.

Day 4 Puducherry

After breakfast visit the spiritual haven, the Aurobindo Ashram that was founded in 1926 by Sri Aurobindo. The ashram's Bureau Central has interesting exhibitions on the lives and teachings of Sri Aurobindo

Day 5 Puducherry | Chidambaram | Kumbakonam

In Chidambaram, visit the great temple complex of Nataraja, Shiva as the dancer of the universe. Of the town's many festivals, the two largest are the 10-day chariot festivals in June/July and December/January. In February/March the five-day Natyanjali Dance Festival attracts classical dancers from all over India to the Nataraja Temple.

Day 6 Kumbakonam | Tanjore | Trichy | Madurai

Next visit the vibrant city of Thanjavur famous for its beautifully bizarre sounds and sights. While in Thanjavur, visit the World Heritage listed Brihadeshwara temple, which marks the crowning glory of the Chola architecture.This majestic temple was built in 1003 and 1010 by Rajaraja I, monarch so organised he had the names and addresses of all his dancers, musicians, barbers and poets inscribed into the temple wall. This temple is open on every day from 6 am to 8.30 pm.

Day 7 Madurai

Madurai, one of the oldest cities of India, is the soul of Tamil Nadu. This place is a perfect amalgamation of modernity and tradition.

Day 8 Madurai | Periyar

After breakfast drive to Periyar. On arrival check in at hotel. Afternoon enjoy boat ride on Lake Periyar to see wildlife. The Periyar Valley was under the reign of the Pandyas who ruled from Madurai until the 12th century. In 1895, the Mullaperiyar dam was constructed. The dam, built across the west-flowing River Periyar, stops the river to form a reservoir. It also resulted in the creation of an artificial lake, which enhanced the charm of the valley. The lake, in the centre of the sanctuary, is the nucleus of the reserve and the place where the elephants and the avifauna come to frolic, to drink water and to cool themselves with dips in the hot months.

Day 9 Periyar | Alleppy

After breakfast drive to Alleppey, start backwater boat cruise crossing Vembanad Lake into the backwaters of Kerala. Alleppey (Alappuzha) district occupies a prominent place in the tourist map of Kerala interlocked with lakes and canals. Referred to as the Venice of the east by travellers from across the world,

Day 10 Alleppey | Cochin

After breakfast drive to Cochin and proceed for city tour of Cochin, a city till today influenced by medieval Portugal, Holland and England You visit St. Francis Sightseeing Cochin - Chinese Fishing Nets Church, the Mattancherry Palace or "Dutch Palace" (closed on Fridays and Saturdays)

Day 11 Cochin | Coonor

After breakfast drive to Coonor, The Nilgiri Hills are famous for their sublime hill stations. Notable among them is Coonoor, located at the head of the Hulikal ravine at an altitude of 1,800 m above sea level. It is 19 km from Ooty (also, Udhagamandalam or Ootacamund), another famous hill station of the Nilgiris. Coonoor is famous for its verdant environs and for a variety of wildflowers and birds.

Day 12 Ooty | Mysore

After break catch a Toy train Ooty or Udagamandalam the Tamil version of the original name) rightly described as "Queen of Hill Stations" by Pundit Jawaharlal Nehru, now sprawls over an area of 36 sq km with a number of tall buildings cluttering its hill slopes. It is situated at an altitude of 2,240 meters above sea level. Ooty still woos people from all over India as well as foreign countries right through summer, and sometimes in the winter months too. An added attraction for the tourists to Udagamandalam is the mountain train journey on a ratchet and pinion track which commences from Kallar, near Mettupalayam and wends its way through many hair-raising curves and fearful tunnels and chugs along beside deep ravines full of verdant vegetation, gurgling streams and tea gardens.

Day 13 Mysore

After breakfast visit the palace of the Maharaja built in 1911-12. The palace is architecture with archways, domes, turrets, colonnades, sculptures which are magnificent. Visit the art gallery, Mysore (or Mysuru) is the third largest city in the state of Karnataka, India, which served as the capital city of Mysore Princely Kingdom (Kingdom of Mysore) for nearly six centuries, from 1399 until 1947. Located at the base of the Chamundi Hills about 146 km (91 mi) southwest of the state capital Bangalore, it is spread across an area of 128.42 km2 (50 sq mi).

Day 14 Mysore | Hassan

After breakfast drive to Hassan; The history of Hassan involves two of the greatest dynasties that ruled Karnataka, Western Ganga Dynasty of Talkad (350 - 999 CE.) and the Hoysala Empire (1000 - 1334 CE). Hassan was the seat of power for the Hoysala Empire that ruled large parts of south India in the 11th to the 13th century.

Day 15 Hassan | Belur | Halibedu

After breakfast visit the temples of Belur and Halibedu temple. The Chennakesava Temple was built on the banks of the Yagachi River in Belur, by the Hoysala Empire King Vishnuvardhana. Belur, which was an early Hoysala capital, is in the Hassan district of Karnataka state, India. It is 40 km from Hassan city and 220 km from Bangalore. Chennakesava (lit, "handsome Kesava") is a form of the Hindu god Vishnu. Belur is well known for its marvelous temples built during the rule of the Hoysala dynasty, making it and nearby Halebidu favored tourist destinations in Karnataka state. Halebidu (literally "old city") is located in Hassan District, Karnataka, India. Halebidu (which was previously called Dorasamudra or Dwarasamudra) was the regal capital of the Hoysala Empire in the 12th century.

Day 16 Hassan | Bengaluru

After breakfast drive to Bengaluru There are numerous versions related to the naming of the city as 'Bangalore'. As per the information available in the Gazetteer of India, the term 'Bangalore' is an anglicized version of "Bengalooru," a Kannad term. The word Bengalooru was in turn derived from the phrase 'bende kaalu ooru', meaning 'the town of boiled beans'. There is story behind naming the city as the 'town of boiled beans'. It is said that King Ballala of the Hoysala dynasty once got lost in the jungle and was very tired and hungry. In the jungle, he came across a poor and old woman, who offered him some boiled beans.

Day 17 Departure

On time transfer to the Airport to board the flight for onward journey.

Inclusions

Accommodation in well-appointed rooms with TWN/DBL room basis.
Transport services as per itinerary by A/C Medium Car for Package .
Daily Breakfast in Hotels
All Meals in House Boat
Assistance, toll, taxes & interstate permits

Exclusions

Train/Flight Fares.
Guides / Entrances
Extra Supplements from Hotels.
Meals other than specified.
Items of personal nature viz. telephone calls, drinks, laundry bills, etc.
Anything which is not mentioned under “INCLUDES” header
05% Government Service Tax.

Additional Information

Above rates are net and non-commissionable to you.
Cost is based on 02 passengers travelling. Extra person will be accommodated in same room with an extra bed
Check in 1400 hrs. and check out 1200hrs
Rooms in Munnar and Thekkady are Non Air Conditioned due to their High Altitude.
All meals inclusive for 1 night on the houseboat.
Air Conditioning operational times in AC Deluxe Houseboat will be from 09:00 pm to 06:00 am.
Air Conditioning operational times in AC Premium Houseboat will be from check in to check out.
Houseboat cruising time will be from 12:30 - 05:00 pm and 08:00 am to 09:00 am.
Rooms are subject to available at the time of booking.
Keeping with the heightened security procedures at all hotels and House boat/Day cruise we request all guests to carry a photo-identity with address proof to present at check-in. Foreign nationals are required to present their Passport and valid visa. Indian nationals can present any one of the following: Passport, Driving License, Voter ID card, Aadhaar Card or Bank Pass Book with Photograph. Pan cards are not allowed.
Air - condition is switched off in hilly regions.
Early check-ins or late check-outs will be subject to availability and charged as per hotel policy.
The rates are valid for the dates of travel and hotels as indicated.
In case of any change in the dates of travel, amendment or rerouting of itinerary, change in hotels/room types, the costs will vary accordingly.
In the event of circumstances/situations such as road blockage due to strike/agitation, natural calamities, sickness evacuation, delay/cancellation of train/flight etc. Also, due to monsoon rains and extreme weather patterns journey time can vary enormously at all times of year, which is beyond our control
5 % GST to be paid extra on top of package cost
Validity: From 01st October to March 31st.
Diwali & Christmas Peak season supplementary hike as per actual basis.


Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Chennai

Visit Chennai, one of the busiest and most vibrant cities of South India. You will be greeted by our representative at the airport and will be taken to the hotel. In the afternoon, you will get the chance to visit the unique city of Chennai. While in Chennai, visit the Fort St George finished in 1653 by the East India Company.

Day 2 Chennai | Kanchipuram | Mahabalipuram

On route to Mahabalipuram , visit the classic towns of Kanchipuram. In Kanchipuram, visit the Sri Ekambareshwara temple, which Of the five South Indian Shiva temples associated with the five elements, this 12-hectare precinct is the shrine of earth. According to legend, the goddess Kamakshi (She Whose Eyes Awaken Desire; a form of Parvati, Shiva's consort) worshipped Shiva under a mango tree here. The temple's name means 'Lord of the Mango Tree' and in one courtyard behind the inner sanctum you can see a mango tree said to be 3500 years old, with four branches representing the four Vedas. Next visit the oldest and the most impressive temple of Kanchipuram, the Kailasanatha temple.

Day 3 Mahabalipuram | Puducherry

After breakfast Check out from the hotel & transfer to Pondicherry 110km . Spend the two days immersing in the beauty and mysticism of the old world charm of the city of Pondicherry ( Puducherry). This former French colony is a tranquil place oozing of the old world charm. Pondicherry was a French colony until 1954, hence French is still the major language spoken there.

Day 4 Puducherry

After breakfast visit the spiritual haven, the Aurobindo Ashram that was founded in 1926 by Sri Aurobindo. The ashram's Bureau Central has interesting exhibitions on the lives and teachings of Sri Aurobindo

Day 5 Puducherry | Chidambaram | Kumbakonam

In Chidambaram, visit the great temple complex of Nataraja, Shiva as the dancer of the universe. Of the town's many festivals, the two largest are the 10-day chariot festivals in June/July and December/January. In February/March the five-day Natyanjali Dance Festival attracts classical dancers from all over India to the Nataraja Temple.

Day 6 Kumbakonam | Tanjore | Trichy | Madurai

Next visit the vibrant city of Thanjavur famous for its beautifully bizarre sounds and sights. While in Thanjavur, visit the World Heritage listed Brihadeshwara temple, which marks the crowning glory of the Chola architecture.This majestic temple was built in 1003 and 1010 by Rajaraja I, monarch so organised he had the names and addresses of all his dancers, musicians, barbers and poets inscribed into the temple wall. This temple is open on every day from 6 am to 8.30 pm.

Day 7 Madurai

Madurai, one of the oldest cities of India, is the soul of Tamil Nadu. This place is a perfect amalgamation of modernity and tradition.

Day 8 Madurai | Periyar

After breakfast drive to Periyar. On arrival check in at hotel. Afternoon enjoy boat ride on Lake Periyar to see wildlife. The Periyar Valley was under the reign of the Pandyas who ruled from Madurai until the 12th century. In 1895, the Mullaperiyar dam was constructed. The dam, built across the west-flowing River Periyar, stops the river to form a reservoir. It also resulted in the creation of an artificial lake, which enhanced the charm of the valley. The lake, in the centre of the sanctuary, is the nucleus of the reserve and the place where the elephants and the avifauna come to frolic, to drink water and to cool themselves with dips in the hot months.

Day 9 Periyar | Alleppy

After breakfast drive to Alleppey, start backwater boat cruise crossing Vembanad Lake into the backwaters of Kerala. Alleppey (Alappuzha) district occupies a prominent place in the tourist map of Kerala interlocked with lakes and canals. Referred to as the Venice of the east by travellers from across the world,

Day 10 Alleppey | Cochin

After breakfast drive to Cochin and proceed for city tour of Cochin, a city till today influenced by medieval Portugal, Holland and England You visit St. Francis Sightseeing Cochin - Chinese Fishing Nets Church, the Mattancherry Palace or "Dutch Palace" (closed on Fridays and Saturdays)

Day 11 Cochin | Coonor

After breakfast drive to Coonor, The Nilgiri Hills are famous for their sublime hill stations. Notable among them is Coonoor, located at the head of the Hulikal ravine at an altitude of 1,800 m above sea level. It is 19 km from Ooty (also, Udhagamandalam or Ootacamund), another famous hill station of the Nilgiris. Coonoor is famous for its verdant environs and for a variety of wildflowers and birds.

Day 12 Ooty | Mysore

After break catch a Toy train Ooty or Udagamandalam the Tamil version of the original name) rightly described as "Queen of Hill Stations" by Pundit Jawaharlal Nehru, now sprawls over an area of 36 sq km with a number of tall buildings cluttering its hill slopes. It is situated at an altitude of 2,240 meters above sea level. Ooty still woos people from all over India as well as foreign countries right through summer, and sometimes in the winter months too. An added attraction for the tourists to Udagamandalam is the mountain train journey on a ratchet and pinion track which commences from Kallar, near Mettupalayam and wends its way through many hair-raising curves and fearful tunnels and chugs along beside deep ravines full of verdant vegetation, gurgling streams and tea gardens.

Day 13 Mysore

After breakfast visit the palace of the Maharaja built in 1911-12. The palace is architecture with archways, domes, turrets, colonnades, sculptures which are magnificent. Visit the art gallery, Mysore (or Mysuru) is the third largest city in the state of Karnataka, India, which served as the capital city of Mysore Princely Kingdom (Kingdom of Mysore) for nearly six centuries, from 1399 until 1947. Located at the base of the Chamundi Hills about 146 km (91 mi) southwest of the state capital Bangalore, it is spread across an area of 128.42 km2 (50 sq mi).

Day 14 Mysore | Hassan

After breakfast drive to Hassan; The history of Hassan involves two of the greatest dynasties that ruled Karnataka, Western Ganga Dynasty of Talkad (350 - 999 CE.) and the Hoysala Empire (1000 - 1334 CE). Hassan was the seat of power for the Hoysala Empire that ruled large parts of south India in the 11th to the 13th century.

Day 15 Hassan | Belur | Halibedu

After breakfast visit the temples of Belur and Halibedu temple. The Chennakesava Temple was built on the banks of the Yagachi River in Belur, by the Hoysala Empire King Vishnuvardhana. Belur, which was an early Hoysala capital, is in the Hassan district of Karnataka state, India. It is 40 km from Hassan city and 220 km from Bangalore. Chennakesava (lit, "handsome Kesava") is a form of the Hindu god Vishnu. Belur is well known for its marvelous temples built during the rule of the Hoysala dynasty, making it and nearby Halebidu favored tourist destinations in Karnataka state. Halebidu (literally "old city") is located in Hassan District, Karnataka, India. Halebidu (which was previously called Dorasamudra or Dwarasamudra) was the regal capital of the Hoysala Empire in the 12th century.

Day 16 Hassan | Bengaluru

After breakfast drive to Bengaluru There are numerous versions related to the naming of the city as 'Bangalore'. As per the information available in the Gazetteer of India, the term 'Bangalore' is an anglicized version of "Bengalooru," a Kannad term. The word Bengalooru was in turn derived from the phrase 'bende kaalu ooru', meaning 'the town of boiled beans'. There is story behind naming the city as the 'town of boiled beans'. It is said that King Ballala of the Hoysala dynasty once got lost in the jungle and was very tired and hungry. In the jungle, he came across a poor and old woman, who offered him some boiled beans.

Day 17 Departure

On time transfer to the Airport to board the flight for onward journey.

Inclusions

Accommodation in well-appointed rooms with TWN/DBL room basis.
Transport services as per itinerary by A/C Medium Car for Package .
Daily Breakfast in Hotels
All Meals in House Boat
Assistance, toll, taxes & interstate permits

Exclusions

Train/Flight Fares.
Guides / Entrances
Extra Supplements from Hotels.
Meals other than specified.
Items of personal nature viz. telephone calls, drinks, laundry bills, etc.
Anything which is not mentioned under “INCLUDES” header
05% Government Service Tax.

Additional Information

Above rates are net and non-commissionable to you.
Cost is based on 02 passengers travelling. Extra person will be accommodated in same room with an extra bed
Check in 1400 hrs. and check out 1200hrs
Rooms in Munnar and Thekkady are Non Air Conditioned due to their High Altitude.
All meals inclusive for 1 night on the houseboat.
Air Conditioning operational times in AC Deluxe Houseboat will be from 09:00 pm to 06:00 am.
Air Conditioning operational times in AC Premium Houseboat will be from check in to check out.
Houseboat cruising time will be from 12:30 - 05:00 pm and 08:00 am to 09:00 am.
Rooms are subject to available at the time of booking.
Keeping with the heightened security procedures at all hotels and House boat/Day cruise we request all guests to carry a photo-identity with address proof to present at check-in. Foreign nationals are required to present their Passport and valid visa. Indian nationals can present any one of the following: Passport, Driving License, Voter ID card, Aadhaar Card or Bank Pass Book with Photograph. Pan cards are not allowed.
Air - condition is switched off in hilly regions.
Early check-ins or late check-outs will be subject to availability and charged as per hotel policy.
The rates are valid for the dates of travel and hotels as indicated.
In case of any change in the dates of travel, amendment or rerouting of itinerary, change in hotels/room types, the costs will vary accordingly.
In the event of circumstances/situations such as road blockage due to strike/agitation, natural calamities, sickness evacuation, delay/cancellation of train/flight etc. Also, due to monsoon rains and extreme weather patterns journey time can vary enormously at all times of year, which is beyond our control
5 % GST to be paid extra on top of package cost
Validity: From 01st October to March 31st.
Diwali & Christmas Peak season supplementary hike as per actual basis.


Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Chennai

Visit Chennai, one of the busiest and most vibrant cities of South India. You will be greeted by our representative at the airport and will be taken to the hotel. In the afternoon, you will get the chance to visit the unique city of Chennai. While in Chennai, visit the Fort St George finished in 1653 by the East India Company. .

Day 2 Chennai | Kanchipuram | Mahabalipuram

On route to Mahabalipuram , visit the classic towns of Kanchipuram. In Kanchipuram, visit the Sri Ekambareshwara temple, which Of the five South Indian Shiva temples associated with the five elements, this 12-hectare precinct is the shrine of earth. According to legend, the goddess Kamakshi (She Whose Eyes Awaken Desire; a form of Parvati, Shiva's consort) worshipped Shiva under a mango tree here. The temple's name means 'Lord of the Mango Tree' and in one courtyard behind the inner sanctum you can see a mango tree said to be 3500 years old, with four branches representing the four Vedas. Next visit the oldest and the most impressive temple of Kanchipuram, the Kailasanatha temple. .

Day 3 Mahabalipuram | Puducherry

After breakfast Check out from the hotel & transfer to Pondicherry 110km . Spend the two days immersing in the beauty and mysticism of the old world charm of the city of Pondicherry ( Puducherry). This former French colony is a tranquil place oozing of the old world charm. Pondicherry was a French colony until 1954, hence French is still the major language spoken there. .

Day 4 Puducherry

After breakfast visit the spiritual haven, the Aurobindo Ashram that was founded in 1926 by Sri Aurobindo. The ashram's Bureau Central has interesting exhibitions on the lives and teachings of Sri Aurobindo .

Day 5 Puducherry | Chidambaram | Kumbakonam

In Chidambaram, visit the great temple complex of Nataraja, Shiva as the dancer of the universe. Of the town's many festivals, the two largest are the 10-day chariot festivals in June/July and December/January. In February/March the five-day Natyanjali Dance Festival attracts classical dancers from all over India to the Nataraja Temple..

Day 6 Kumbakonam | Tanjore | Trichy | Madurai

Next visit the vibrant city of Thanjavur famous for its beautifully bizarre sounds and sights. While in Thanjavur, visit the World Heritage listed Brihadeshwara temple, which marks the crowning glory of the Chola architecture.This majestic temple was built in 1003 and 1010 by Rajaraja I, monarch so organised he had the names and addresses of all his dancers, musicians, barbers and poets inscribed into the temple wall. This temple is open on every day from 6 am to 8.30 pm. .

Day 7 Madurai

Madurai, one of the oldest cities of India, is the soul of Tamil Nadu. This place is a perfect amalgamation of modernity and tradition. .

Day 8 Madurai | Periyar

After breakfast drive to Periyar. On arrival check in at hotel. Afternoon enjoy boat ride on Lake Periyar to see wildlife. The Periyar Valley was under the reign of the Pandyas who ruled from Madurai until the 12th century. In 1895, the Mullaperiyar dam was constructed. The dam, built across the west-flowing River Periyar, stops the river to form a reservoir. It also resulted in the creation of an artificial lake, which enhanced the charm of the valley. The lake, in the centre of the sanctuary, is the nucleus of the reserve and the place where the elephants and the avifauna come to frolic, to drink water and to cool themselves with dips in the hot months. .

Day 9 Periyar | Alleppy

After breakfast drive to Alleppey, start backwater boat cruise crossing Vembanad Lake into the backwaters of Kerala. Alleppey (Alappuzha) district occupies a prominent place in the tourist map of Kerala interlocked with lakes and canals. Referred to as the Venice of the east by travellers from across the world,.

Day 10 Alleppey | Cochin

After breakfast drive to Cochin and proceed for city tour of Cochin, a city till today influenced by medieval Portugal, Holland and England You visit St. Francis Sightseeing Cochin - Chinese Fishing Nets Church, the Mattancherry Palace or "Dutch Palace" (closed on Fridays and Saturdays) .

Day 11 Cochin | Coonor

After breakfast drive to Coonor, The Nilgiri Hills are famous for their sublime hill stations. Notable among them is Coonoor, located at the head of the Hulikal ravine at an altitude of 1,800 m above sea level. It is 19 km from Ooty (also, Udhagamandalam or Ootacamund), another famous hill station of the Nilgiris. Coonoor is famous for its verdant environs and for a variety of wildflowers and birds. .

Day 12 Ooty | Mysore

After break catch a Toy train Ooty or Udagamandalam the Tamil version of the original name) rightly described as "Queen of Hill Stations" by Pundit Jawaharlal Nehru, now sprawls over an area of 36 sq km with a number of tall buildings cluttering its hill slopes. It is situated at an altitude of 2,240 meters above sea level. Ooty still woos people from all over India as well as foreign countries right through summer, and sometimes in the winter months too. An added attraction for the tourists to Udagamandalam is the mountain train journey on a ratchet and pinion track which commences from Kallar, near Mettupalayam and wends its way through many hair-raising curves and fearful tunnels and chugs along beside deep ravines full of verdant vegetation, gurgling streams and tea gardens. .

Day 13 Mysore

After breakfast visit the palace of the Maharaja built in 1911-12. The palace is architecture with archways, domes, turrets, colonnades, sculptures which are magnificent. Visit the art gallery, Mysore (or Mysuru) is the third largest city in the state of Karnataka, India, which served as the capital city of Mysore Princely Kingdom (Kingdom of Mysore) for nearly six centuries, from 1399 until 1947. Located at the base of the Chamundi Hills about 146 km (91 mi) southwest of the state capital Bangalore, it is spread across an area of 128.42 km2 (50 sq mi). .

Day 14 Mysore | Hassan

After breakfast drive to Hassan; The history of Hassan involves two of the greatest dynasties that ruled Karnataka, Western Ganga Dynasty of Talkad (350 - 999 CE.) and the Hoysala Empire (1000 - 1334 CE). Hassan was the seat of power for the Hoysala Empire that ruled large parts of south India in the 11th to the 13th century. .

Day 15 Hassan | Belur | Halibedu

After breakfast visit the temples of Belur and Halibedu temple. The Chennakesava Temple was built on the banks of the Yagachi River in Belur, by the Hoysala Empire King Vishnuvardhana. Belur, which was an early Hoysala capital, is in the Hassan district of Karnataka state, India. It is 40 km from Hassan city and 220 km from Bangalore. Chennakesava (lit, "handsome Kesava") is a form of the Hindu god Vishnu. Belur is well known for its marvelous temples built during the rule of the Hoysala dynasty, making it and nearby Halebidu favored tourist destinations in Karnataka state. Halebidu (literally "old city") is located in Hassan District, Karnataka, India. Halebidu (which was previously called Dorasamudra or Dwarasamudra) was the regal capital of the Hoysala Empire in the 12th century. .

Day 16 Hassan | Bengaluru

After breakfast drive to Bengaluru There are numerous versions related to the naming of the city as 'Bangalore'. As per the information available in the Gazetteer of India, the term 'Bangalore' is an anglicized version of "Bengalooru," a Kannad term. The word Bengalooru was in turn derived from the phrase 'bende kaalu ooru', meaning 'the town of boiled beans'. There is story behind naming the city as the 'town of boiled beans'. It is said that King Ballala of the Hoysala dynasty once got lost in the jungle and was very tired and hungry. In the jungle, he came across a poor and old woman, who offered him some boiled beans. .

Day 17 Departure

On time transfer to the Airport to board the flight for onward journey. .

Inclusions

Accommodation in well-appointed rooms with TWN/DBL room basis.
Transport services as per itinerary by A/C Medium Car for Package .
Daily Breakfast in Hotels
All Meals in House Boat
Assistance, toll, taxes & interstate permits

Exclusions

Train/Flight Fares.
Guides / Entrances
Extra Supplements from Hotels.
Meals other than specified.
Items of personal nature viz. telephone calls, drinks, laundry bills, etc.
Anything which is not mentioned under “INCLUDES” header
05% Government Service Tax.

Additional Information

Above rates are net and non-commissionable to you.
Cost is based on 02 passengers travelling. Extra person will be accommodated in same room with an extra bed
Check in 1400 hrs. and check out 1200hrs
Rooms in Munnar and Thekkady are Non Air Conditioned due to their High Altitude.
All meals inclusive for 1 night on the houseboat.
Air Conditioning operational times in AC Deluxe Houseboat will be from 09:00 pm to 06:00 am.
Air Conditioning operational times in AC Premium Houseboat will be from check in to check out.
Houseboat cruising time will be from 12:30 - 05:00 pm and 08:00 am to 09:00 am.
Rooms are subject to available at the time of booking.
Keeping with the heightened security procedures at all hotels and House boat/Day cruise we request all guests to carry a photo-identity with address proof to present at check-in. Foreign nationals are required to present their Passport and valid visa. Indian nationals can present any one of the following: Passport, Driving License, Voter ID card, Aadhaar Card or Bank Pass Book with Photograph. Pan cards are not allowed.
Air - condition is switched off in hilly regions.
Early check-ins or late check-outs will be subject to availability and charged as per hotel policy.
The rates are valid for the dates of travel and hotels as indicated.
In case of any change in the dates of travel, amendment or rerouting of itinerary, change in hotels/room types, the costs will vary accordingly.
In the event of circumstances/situations such as road blockage due to strike/agitation, natural calamities, sickness evacuation, delay/cancellation of train/flight etc. Also, due to monsoon rains and extreme weather patterns journey time can vary enormously at all times of year, which is beyond our control
5 % GST to be paid extra on top of package cost
Validity: From 01st October to March 31st.
Diwali & Christmas Peak season supplementary hike as per actual basis.