South India Extensive Tour

Duration: 17 Nights / 18 Days.

Destination: Bangalore - Mysore - Ooty - Kochi - Periyar - Kumarakom - Trivandrum - Kanyakumari - Madurai - Rameshwaram - Trichy - Pondicherry - Chennai

Day 01: Arrival in Bangalore

Upon arrival in Bangalore you will be welcomed by Saffrons of India representative and will be transferred to the designated hotel. Check in to the hotel and enjoy your leisure time for shopping or exploring neaby places. Overnight stay will be at Bangalore

Day 02: Bangalore Sightseeing Tour

Morning after breakfast, proceed for sight-seeing of Bangalore (Beautiful city filled with the tranquility of its Greenery and now part of great Silicone valley) Visit includes, Lal bagh Garden, lake & lotus filled pools., Cubbon park, Bull temple and Mysore arts and crafts centre. Afternoon free for Ayurvedic Treatment. Over night at Hotel.

Day 03: Bangalore – Mysore (139km)

Morning after breakfast, drive towards Mysore (Called Garden city) stands by a rocky hill named after the goddess Chamundi. It is the city of Palaces and museums. Upon arrival at Mysore check in at Hotel. After refreshment Visit, Mysore. Visit includes, Mysore art & craft centre, the beautiful Brindavan gardens illuminated during the weekends and the chamundi temple overlooking the city. Over night at Hotel.

Day 04: Mysore – Ooty (158km)

Morning after breakfast, drive towards Ooty ( the Beautiful leading hill resort of south India. Situated in the heart of the Nilgiris (Blue Mountains), at the height of 2287 Mtr., it lies on a plateau and looks like a vast park. Lofty hills add to the grandeur of the scenery. Its climate is similar to summer in England. The terraced beautiful gardens, which are landmark in Ooty. Ooty is also known for its tea & coffee plantations. Upon arrival check in at Hotel. Acclimate yourself & Enjoy this hill station. over night at Hotel.

Day 05: Ooty Sightseeing Tour

Have a relaxed breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy your free day by exploring nearby places, supermarkets for shopping, etc. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.

Day 06: Ooty – Kochi (281km)

Morning breakfast at Hotel. After breakfast, Drive towards Kochi. By far the most important place in Kerala for a commercial traveller. Kochi is the business capital of Kerala. It has a fine natural harbour & is widely acclaimed as the " Queen of the Arabian Sea". The city spreads over several Island, the chief among them being Wellingdon, Mattanchery, Vipin, Gundu & Bolgaty. The 16th century Dutch palace, the oldest Synagogue of the British common wealth. Hill palace Museum, Bolgatty Palace & Bird sanctuary. Upon arrival check in at Hotel. Free for rest & relax. Over night at Hotel.

Day 07: Kochi Sightseeing Tour

Have breakfast at the hotel and proceed for sightseeing tour in Kochi which is also named as Kochi. The main attractions of Kochi are Fort Kochi, Mattancherry Palace. Hill Palace, etc. On time return to the hotel. Enjoy your dinner and stay overnight in the hotel.

Day 08: Kochi – Periyar (185km)

Morning after breakfast, drive towards Periyar ( the famous destination ).Upon arrival check in at Hotel. Get fresh and in the evening time enjoy a Guided Walk around Spice Plantation to see various plant. After Plantation tour come back to Hotel. Over night at Hotel.

Day 09: Periyar -Kumarakom (190km)

EarlyMorning Boat cruise on the Lake of Famous Periyar Sanctuary to see the Wild Life. After this visit come back to Hotel. Breakfast at Hotel. After breakfast, drive towards Kumarakom (Situated on the bank of the vembanad lake. this village is 16 Kms. West of Kottayam, a town very famous for its rubber plantations and 15th century ancient churches. Kumarakom has a bird sanctuary & has large number of resorts consisting of house boats, Lake side cottages & floating restaurants.Upon arrival check in at Hotel. The rest time to visit this small place but attractive destination. Over night at Hotel.

Day 10: Kumarakom – Trivandrum (Kovalam Beach) (170km)

Morning after breakfast, drive towards Trivandrum (the capital of the state Kerala). Upon arrival check in at Hotel. Rest & Relax / free for independent activities. Over night at Hotel.

Day 11: Trivvandrum (Kovalam Beach)

Morning breakfast at Hotel. After breakfast, proceed for sight-seeing of the city. Visit includes, Padmanabha swamy temple built in 1733, Napier museum of art, Akkulam lake, Veli lagoon with its aqua sports facility etc. Enjoy this destination As you desire. Over night at Hotel.

Day 12: Trivandrum – Kanyakumari (87km)

Morning after breakfast, proceed towards Kanyakumari ( at the southernmost tip of India, where the Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal & Indian Sea meet to each other. An important pilgrimage centre ) Two rocks reach out of the Ocean, south - east of the Kumari Amman Temple. Swami Vivekanand sat in the long and deep meditation ; and here stands the Vivekanand Rock Memorial, built in 1970. Vattakottai ( Circular Fort ) : The 18th century fort overlooking the sea, located 6 Kms. From Kanyakumari, here is the Sea calm & suitable for bathing etc. Upon arrival check in at Hotel. After refreshment visit this mythological place. Over night at Hotel.

Day 13: Kanyakumari – Madurai (235km)

Morning after breakfast, drive towards Madurai upon arrival check in at Hotel. Fresh up yourself and take a tour around Madurai ( Known as a city of festival, Madurai is the most ancient home of culture and first Academy was founded here by scholars and pious kings. Visit includes, Teppa kulam a tank with an island temple, Tirumalainaik palace, 1000 pillared hall & the Meenakshi Temple Over night at Hotel.

Day 14: Madurai – Rameshwaram (172km)

Morning after breakfast, Drive towards, Rameshwaram ( one of the four most sacred Hindu pilgrim centre. Temples, Associated with Lord Ramas ), Beach & 1000 Pillared Mandapam. Upon arrival check in at Hotel. After refreshment, visit Rameshwaram. Over night at Hotel.

Day 15: Rameshwaram – Trichy (264km)

Morning after breakfast, drive towards Trichy ( Was occupied by Chola and Pallava Dynasties. The Nayakas of Madurai have constructed the greater portion of the town. Rock fort (is a landmark of Trichy with a Ganesh Temple on the top of this rock also contains excavated cave temples dating to the 7th century A.D. the famous for fine sculptures, a climb up its stone to the Hall of a hundred pillars, Visit the island of Srirangam, a massive Vishnu temple with seven walls. Over night at Hotel. Upon arrival check in at Hotel. Rest & Relax. Over night at Hotel.

Day 16: Trichy – Pondicherry (196km)

Morning after breakfast, take a visit of Trichy. After visit, drive towards Pondicherry. Upon arrival check in at Hotel. Rest & Relax / free for independent activities. Over night at Hotel

Day 17: Pondicherry – Chennai (165km)

Morning breakfast at Hotel. After breakfast, visit Pondicherry and the famous Aurbindo Ashram, Temples etc. After visit, drive towards Chennai. Upon arrival check in at Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 18: Chennai – Departure

Have a very hearty breakfast at the hotel. Later the representative of Saffrons of India will transfer you to the Airport to board the flight back to your home or onward destination.