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ET 03: 3 Days 2 Nights

Cochin-Munnar-Cochin

Day 01 / Arrival Cochin

Arrive at Cochin airport/railway station & drive to munnar 150 kms. Munnar a hill station located 1600 metres above sea level. Once the summer resort of the erstwhile British administration in South India it still retains its colonial charm and is famous for its tea plantations, most of which are privately owned. With its sprawling estates, rolling hills, sparkling waterfalls, picture postcard hamlets and undulating valleys, Munnar is an ideal get-away destination. Enroute visit Cheeyappara waterfalls and Valara waterfalls. Evening visit Blossom Park and Pothenmedu View point.Night stay in Munnar.

Day 02 / Munnar

After breakfast proceed for fullday sightseeing tour of Munnar includes Tea gardens, spread like a green carpet over hundreds of kilometers, lust green hills, a place so difficult to describe, very low population too far from pollution, Tata Tea Museum, Eravikulam National Park, a top peak of Munnar where you can see Neelgiri Thar (mountain goats), Muttupetty dam, enjoy Boating in the Dam and Eco point. Night stay in Munnar.

Day 03 / Cochin Departure

Transfer to Cochin Airport/Railway Station for your onward journey back to home.


ET 05: 5 Day 4 Nights

Cochin-Munnar-Thekkady-Kumarakom-Alleppey-Cochin

Day 01 / Arrival Cochin

Arrive at Cochin airport/railway station & transfer to Munnar. Munnar a hill station located 1600 metres above sea level. Once the summer resort of the erstwhile British administration in South India it still retains its colonial charm and is famous for its tea plantations, most of which are privately owned. With its sprawling estates, rolling hills, sparkling waterfalls, picture postcard hamlets and undulating valleys, Munnar is an ideal get-away destination. Enroute visit Cheeyapara waterfalls and Valara waterfalls. Evening visit Blossom Park and Pothenmedu View point.Night stay in Munnar.

Day 02/Munnar

After breakfast proceed for fullday sightseeing tour of Munnar includes Tea gardens, spread like a green carpet over hundreds of kilometers, lust green hills, a place so difficult to describe, very low population too far from pollution, Tata Tea Museum, Eravikulam National Park, a top peak of Munnar where you can see Neelgiri Thar (mountain goats), Muttupetty dam, enjoy Boating in the Dam and Eco point. Night stay in Munnar.

Day 03 / Munnar - Thekkady

After breakfast proceed to the Periyar 110 kms. Periyar an area known for its undulating hills, spice plantations, and elephant sightings.One of the 27 tiger reserves in India, the Periyar valley in Thekkady is the oldest. Go for a Spice plantation tour where you will be enticed by not only the aroma of spices like cinnamon, cardamom, pepper and nutmeg but will also get to know how they are grown, harvested and processed before they reach the supermarkets. The Periyar Forest of Thekkady is one of the finest wild life reserves in India, and spread across the entire district are picturesque plantations and hill towns that hold great opportunities for trekking and mountain walks. You could go for Boating in Lake Periyar for a golden opportunity to see wild Elephants and other animals. Evening Witness Kathakali the famous dance drama of kerala. This dance is characterised by some great story telling, amazing costumes and extensive make-up. Start early to see the artist preparing themselves for the show. Watch in detail the ritual worth seeing hour long process of make-up as part of our daily Kathakali performance. After the Performance, you will have a unique opportunity to take photographs along with the artists in colorful costumes as a souvenir. Night stay in Thekkady

Day 04 / Periyar - Alleppey

Morning drive down to Alleppey 170 kms. On Arrival embark on your houseboat and cruise on the Backwaters, a splendid area full of canals, lakes and coves. Your houseboats or ‘Kettuvalloms’ are luxurious boats with well-appointed bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms. You can sunbathe on the deck or observe the palm fringed landscape from your cabins. Apart from the mesmerizing surroundings it’s the life along the coast that adds a touch of exotica to this experience. The locals’ travel in canoes and you will find vegetable sellers, fishermen and other small traders bringing household goods, door to door in small wooden boats. As you cruise along the backwaters you can ask your guide to stop at villages, paddy fields and other places.Facility for fishing will be available in the boat. Overnight in Houseboat (Full Board).

Day 05 / Cochin Departure

Morning visit Alleppey Beach and proceed to Cochin Airport/Railway Station for your onward journey.


ET 06: 6 Days 5 Nights

Guruvayur-Athirapalli-Munnar-Thekkady-Alleppey-Cochin

Day 01 / Thrissur - Guruvayur

Arrive at Cochin Airport or Thrissur Railway Station and proceed to Guruvayur. Guruvayur Sri Krishna Temple is one of the sacred pilgrim spots in South India, known as 'Bhooloka Vaikuntam' and 'Dwarka of the South'. As per legends, the presiding idol, Lord Krishna (Vishnu) of Guruvayur Sri Krishna Temple is about 5000 years old. This idol originally belonged to the Lord Krishna Temple of the holy city of Dwaraka, which submerged in to the sea. Guru Bruhaspathi and Lord Vayu were left with the task of finding a new abode for this idol, until they discovered a site on the banks of River 'Rudratheertha'. Since the idol was consecrated here by Guru Bruhaspathi and Lord Vayu, the temple as well as the region was named as 'Guruvayur' and the deity came to be known as 'Guruvayurappan'. The temple, which dates back to the 17th century, is built in traditional architectural style of Kerala. The walls of the temple are decorated with painting, sculptures and murals. Guruvayur Temple is also famous for being the only religious site in Kerala where wedding ceremonies and ‘Annaprasanam’ (rice feeding ceremony for 6 month olds) are held.After Temple visit the Elephant Camp or sanctuary that is located in Punnathur Kotta, at a distance of 3 km from the Guruvayur Temple. This Elephant Camp is one of its kinds in the world and is considered to be one of the largest elephant sanctuaries. The 10-acre camp was once the property of the Kings of Punnathur and houses some 60 elephants. In 1975, the present property was purchased by the temple authorities and the elephants were moved to the location from Sreevalsam, in a much-publicized procession. The fascinating feature is that all the elephants are offerings that are made by the devotees, at the temple. The camp also acts as a training school for the elephants.Enroute visit Puthen Palli Bible Tower is the bell tower of Puthen Palli or Basilica of Our Lady of Dolores of Thrissur, which is situated behind the church at a height of about 80 m. Bible Tower is the largest church tower in Asia and is decorated with wood and brass carvings, stained glasses, oil paintings, terra cotta paintings, canvas paintings and murals.Nightstay in Guruvayur.

Day 02 / Guruvayur – Athirapally - Munnar

After Morning Darsan proceeds to Athirapally Waterfalls located at the entrance of Sholayar ranges, is one of the major picnic spots of Kerala. Athirappally Waterfalls is 80 feet high and located exactly in the forest area. Combined with the natural greenery, it infuses freshness into any tired soul.A much needed escape from the troubles and stress of life.The charm of the Athirampally and Vazhachal Waterfalls nature cannot be described by words, Starting calmly from the high ranges, and crashing through gorges overhung with trees, these waterfall is one of the best places in India to re-capture a real sense of the classical idea of the 'Picturesque' - not just calm and sweet, but something wild and nature. Many endangered and endemic species of flora and fauna are found in the forests of the Athirapilly-Vazhachal area.This area is the only place in the Western Ghats where four endangered Hornbill species are seen. This part of Western Ghats is one of the most important biodiversity hot spot in the world. After Athirapally visit drive to munnar 150 kms. Munnar a hill station located 1600 metres above sea level. Once the summer resort of the erstwhile British administration in South India it still retains its colonial charm and is famous for its tea plantations, most of which are privately owned. With its sprawling estates, rolling hills, sparkling waterfalls, picture postcard hamlets and undulating valleys, Munnar is an ideal get-away destination. Enroute visit Cheeyapara waterfalls and Valara waterfalls. Evening visit Blossom Park and Pothenmedu View point.Night stay in Munnar.

Day 03 / Munnar

After breakfast proceed for fullday sightseeing tour of Munnar includes Tea gardens, spread like a green carpet over hundreds of kilometers, lust green hills, a place so difficult to describe, very low population too far from pollution, Tata Tea Museum, Eravikulam National Park, a top peak of Munnar where you can see Neelgiri Thar (mountain goats), Muttupetty dam, enjoy Boating in the Dam and Eco point. Night stay in Munnar.

Day 04 / Munnar - Thekkady

After breakfast proceed to the Periyar 110 kms. Periyar an area known for its undulating hills, spice plantations, and elephant sightings.One of the 27 tiger reserves in India, the Periyar valley in Thekkady is the oldest. Go for a Spice plantation tour where you will be enticed by not only the aroma of spices like cinnamon, cardamom, pepper and nutmeg but will also get to know how they are grown, harvested and processed before they reach the supermarkets. The Periyar Forest of Thekkady is one of the finest wild life reserves in India, and spread across the entire district are picturesque plantations and hill towns that hold great opportunities for trekking and mountain walks. You could go for Boating in Lake Periyar for a golden opportunity to see wild Elephants and other animals. Evening Witness Kathakali the famous dance drama of kerala. This dance is characterised by some great story telling, amazing costumes and extensive make-up. Start early to see the artist preparing themselves for the show. Watch in detail the ritual worth seeing hour long process of make-up as part of our daily Kathakali performance. After the Performance, you will have a unique opportunity to take photographs along with the artists in colorful costumes as a souvenir. Night stay in Thekkady.

Day 05 / Periyar - Alleppey

Morning drive down to Alleppey 170 kms. On Arrival embark on your houseboat and cruise on theBackwaters, a splendid area full of canals, lakes and coves. Your houseboats or ‘Kettuvalloms’ are luxurious boats with well-appointed bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms. You can sunbathe on the deck or observe the palm fringed landscape from your cabins. Apart from the mesmerizing surroundings it’s the life along the coast that adds a touch of exotica to this experience. The locals’ travel in canoes and you will find vegetable sellers, fishermen and other traders bringing household goods, door to door in small wooden boats. As you cruise along the backwaters you can ask your captain to stop at villages, paddy fields and other places, enroute. Overnight in Houseboat (Full Board)

Day 06 / Cochin Departure

Morning proceeds to Cochin Airport/Railway Station for your onward journey.If time permits go for Cochin local sightseeing. Cochin, a port town since early centuries, Cochin attracted traders and invaders from the world over. Cochin offers some fascinating snippets of history and culture. Also known as the spice coast of India. Afternoon proceed for sightseeing tour of Cochin including. The Hill Palace Museum, a fully-fledged archeological museum and Kerala’s first ever Heritage Museum are the main attractions, Chinese Fishing Nets, this unique style of huge cantilevered fishing nets were erected between 1350 and 1450 AD by traders from the Court of Kubla Khan, a Chinese King. Santa Cruz Basilica, this historic church was built by the Portuguese and elevated to a Cathedral by Pope Paul IV in 1558. Pope John Paul II proclaimed the Church a Basilica in 1984. The Jewish Synagogue, constructed in 1568, this is theoldest Synagogue in the Commonwealth. The Mattanchery Palace (Dutch Palace), built by the Portuguese in 1557 and presented to the Regent of Kochi.


ET 07: 7 Days and 6 Nights

Cochin-Guruvayur-Athirapalli-Munnar-Thekkady-Alleppey-Cochin

Day 01 / Arrival Cochin

Arrive at Cochin airport/railway station & transfer to hotel. Cochin, a port town since early centuries, Cochin attracted traders and invaders from the world over. Cochin offers some fascinating snippets of history and culture. Also known as the spice coast of India. Afternoon proceed for sightseeing tour of Cochin including. The Hill Palace Museum, a fully-fledged archeological museum and Kerala’s first ever Heritage Museum are the main attractions, Chinese Fishing Nets, this unique style of huge cantilevered fishing nets were erected between 1350 and 1450 AD by traders from the Court of Kubla Khan, a Chinese King. Santa Cruz Basilica, this historic church was built by the Portuguese and elevated to a Cathedral by Pope Paul IV in 1558. Pope John Paul II proclaimed the Church a Basilica in 1984. The Jewish Synagogue, constructed in 1568, this is theoldest Synagogue in the Commonwealth. The Mattanchery Palace (Dutch Palace), built by the Portuguese in 1557 and presented to the Regent of Kochi. Night stay in Cochin.

Day 02 / Cochin –Guruvayur – Athirapally

Early Morning proceed to Guruvayur Temple, Guruvayur Sri Krishna Temple is one of the sacred pilgrim spots in South India, known as 'Bhooloka Vaikuntam' and 'Dwarka of the South'. As per legends, the presiding idol, Lord Krishna (Vishnu) of Guruvayur Sri Krishna Temple is about 5000 years old. This idol originally belonged to the Lord Krishna Temple of the holy city of Dwaraka, which submerged in to the sea. Guru Bruhaspathi and Lord Vayu were left with the task of finding a new abode for this idol, until they discovered a site on the banks of River 'Rudratheertha'. Since the idol was consecrated here by Guru Bruhaspathi and Lord Vayu, the temple as well as the region was named as 'Guruvayur' and the deity came to be known as 'Guruvayurappan'. The temple, which dates back to the 17th century, is built in traditional architectural style of Kerala. The walls of the temple are decorated with painting, sculptures and murals. Guruvayur Temple, is also famous for being the only religious site in Kerala where wedding ceremonies and ‘Annaprasanam’ (rice feeding ceremony for 6 month olds) are held.After Temple visit the Elephant Camp or sanctuary that is located in Punnathur Kotta, at a distance of 3 km from the Guruvayur Temple. This Elephant Camp is one of its kinds in the world and is considered to be one of the largest elephant sanctuaries. The 10-acre camp was once the property of the Kings of Punnathur and houses some 60 elephants. In 1975, the present property was purchased by the temple authorities and the elephants were moved to the location from Sreevalsam, in a much-publicized procession. The fascinating feature is that all the elephants are offerings that are made by the devotees, at the temple. The camp also acts as a training school for the elephants.Visit Puthen Palli Bible Tower is the bell tower of Puthen Palli or Basilica of Our Lady of Dolores of Thrissur, which is situated behind the church at a height of about 80 m. Bible Tower is the largest church tower in Asia and is decorated with wood and brass carvings, stained glasses, oil paintings, terra cotta paintings, canvas paintings and murals.
Afternoon proceed to Athirapally Waterfalls located at the entrance of Sholayar ranges, is one of the major picnic spots of Kerala. Athirappally waterfalls is 80 feet high and located exactly in the forest area. Combined with the natural greenery, it infuses freshness into any tired soul.A much needed escape from the troubles and stress of life.The charm of the Athirampally and Vazhachal Waterfalls nature cannot be described by words, Starting calmly from the high ranges, and crashing through gorges overhung with trees, these waterfall is one of the best places in India to re-capture a real sense of the classical idea of the 'Picturesque' - not just calm and sweet, but something wild and nature. Many endangered and endemic species of flora and fauna are found in the forests of the Athirapilly-Vazhachal area.This area is the only place in the Western Ghats where four endangered Hornbill species are seen. This part of Western Ghats is one of the most important biodiversity hot spot in the world.Night stay in Athirapally.

Day 03 / Athirapally - Munnar

After breakfast drive to munnar 150 kms. Munnar a hill station located 1600 metres above sea level. Once the summer resort of the erstwhile British administration in South India it still retains its colonial charm and is famous for its tea plantations, most of which are privately owned. With its sprawling estates, rolling hills, sparkling waterfalls, picture postcard hamlets and undulating valleys, Munnar is an ideal get-away destination. Enroute visit Cheeyapara waterfalls and Valara waterfalls. Evening visit Blossom Park and Pothenmedu View point.Night stay in Munnar.

Day 04/Munnar

After breakfast proceed for fullday sightseeing tour of Munnar includes Tea gardens, spread like a green carpet over hundreds of kilometers, lust green hills, a place so difficult to describe, very low population too far from pollution, Tata Tea Museum, Eravikulam National Park, a top peak of Munnar where you can see Neelgiri Thar (mountain goats), Muttupetty dam, enjoy Boating in the Dam and Eco point. Night stay in Munnar.

Day 05 / Munnar - Thekkady

After breakfast proceed to the Periyar 110 kms. Periyar an area known for its undulating hills, spice plantations, and elephant sightings.One of the 27 tiger reserves in India, the Periyar valley in Thekkady is the oldest. Go for a Spice plantation tour where you will be enticed by not only the aroma of spices like cinnamon, cardamom, pepper and nutmeg but will also get to know how they are grown, harvested and processed before they reach the supermarkets. The Periyar Forest of Thekkady is one of the finest wild life reserves in India, and spread across the entire district are picturesque plantations and hill towns that hold great opportunities for trekking and mountain walks. You could go for Boating in Lake Periyar for a golden opportunity to see wild Elephants and other animals. Evening Witness Kathakali the famous dance drama of kerala. This dance is characterised by some great story telling, amazing costumes and extensive make-up. Start early to see the artist preparing themselves for the show. Watch in detail the ritual worth seeing hour long process of make-up as part of our daily Kathakali performance. After the Performance, you will have a unique opportunity to take photographs along with the artists in colorful costumes as a souvenir. Night stay in Thekkady.

Day 06 / Periyar - Alleppey

Morning drive down to Alleppey 170 kms. On Arrival embark on your houseboat and cruise on theBackwaters, a splendid area full of canals, lakes and coves. Your houseboats or ‘Kettuvalloms’ are luxurious boats with well-appointed bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms. You can sunbathe on the deck or observe the palm fringed landscape from your cabins. Apart from the mesmerizing surroundings it’s the life along the coast that adds a touch of exotica to this experience. The locals’ travel in canoes and you will find vegetable sellers, fishermen and other traders bringing household goods, door to door in small wooden boats. As you cruise along the backwaters you can ask your captain to stop at villages, paddy fields and other places, enroute. Overnight in Houseboat (Full Board).

Day 07 / Cochin Departure

Morning visit Alleppey Beach and proceed to Cochin Airport/Railway Station for your onward journey.


ET 08: 8 Days 7 Nights Religious Tour(Pilgrim)

Guruvayur-Palani-Madurai-Rameshwaram-Kanyakumari-Trivandrum


Day 01 / Guruvayur

Early Morning proceed to Guruvayur Temple, Guruvayur Sri Krishna Temple is one of the sacred pilgrim spots in South India, known as 'Bhooloka Vaikuntam' and 'Dwarka of the South'. As per legends, the presiding idol, Lord Krishna (Vishnu) of Guruvayur Sri Krishna Temple is about 5000 years old. This idol originally belonged to the Lord Krishna Temple of the holy city of Dwaraka, which submerged in to the sea. Guru Bruhaspathi and Lord Vayu were left with the task of finding a new abode for this idol, until they discovered a site on the banks of River 'Rudratheertha'. Since the idol was consecrated here by Guru Bruhaspathi and Lord Vayu, the temple as well as the region was named as 'Guruvayur' and the deity came to be known as 'Guruvayurappan'. The temple, which dates back to the 17th century, is built in traditional architectural style of Kerala. The walls of the temple are decorated with painting, sculptures and murals. Guruvayur Temple, is also famous for being the only religious site in Kerala where wedding ceremonies and ‘Annaprasanam’ (rice feeding ceremony for 6 month olds) are held.After Temple visit the Elephant Camp or sanctuary that is located in Punnathur Kotta, at a distance of 3 km from the Guruvayur Temple. This Elephant Camp is one of its kinds in the world and is considered to be one of the largest elephant sanctuaries. The 10-acre camp was once the property of the Kings of Punnathur and houses some 60 elephants. In 1975, the present property was purchased by the temple authorities and the elephants were moved to the location from Sreevalsam, in a much-publicized procession. The fascinating feature is that all the elephants are offerings that are made by the devotees, at the temple. The camp also acts as a training school for the elephants.Nightstay in Guruvayur.

Day 02 / Guruvayur - Palani – Madurai

Morning proceed to Madurai via Palani.Enroure visit Vadakkumnatha Temple, located in the heart of Thrissur city, is one of the oldest temples of Kerala. Built in typical traditional Kerala style of architecture, Vadakkumnatha Kshetram is decorated with murals and sculptures. Situated amidst Tekkinkadu (Forest of Teak trees) ground, atop a hillock, Vadakkumnatha Kshetram overlooks the city of Thrissur.The stone wall which encloses the temple and its premises consists of about 9 acres of land. The principal shrine of this temple has four lofty gopuras and an enclosed complex. This complex has three shrines dedicated to Lord Vadakkumnathan, Lord Sankaranarayana and Lord Rama. Lord Vadakkumnathan (Lord Shiva) is the principal deity of this temple.This temple also features Koothambalam, a theatre hall for staging Koothu, a traditional dramatic form of the temple art of Kerala. Vadakkumnatha Kshetram is popular for being the venue of Pooram festival, which is celebrated annually during April - May.
Palani; The Palani Murugan Temple is a major attraction of Palani which can be reached by climbing around 670 steps, on the hilltop. There is also a Haulage Winch or a small rope train along with a rope car for travelling to the top of the hill. The entire town of Palani is visible from the top of the hill.It is believed that this temple was built by Cheraman Perumal of the Chera Dynasty. The temple was later expanded between the 8th and the 13th centuries by the Cholas and Pandyas, who added new mandapams and gopurams at the site. Some of the sculptures at the temple were added by the Nayaka kings who ruled the region for a brief period. The Palani Hill Temple, located on Palani Hills, is devoted to Lord Murugan in the form of Dhandayuthapani. The temple is at a height of around 1500 ft above sea level. The holy pool, Saravana Poigai, is located within the premises of the temple.Tiru Avinankudi, a 2000 year old temple, is situated on Palani Hills which has the idol of Dhandayuthapani. This idol is made using a mixture of nine poisons, known as Navapashana.
Madurai is called the Temple City.Madurai Meenakshi Temple is also known as Meenakshi Amman Temple and attracts tourists and pilgrims alike. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this temple is named after the deity and goddess Parvati. Sundareswarar means beautiful Lord Shiva and goddess Parvati is called Meenakshi. According to Hindu mythology, Lord Shiva visited Madurai to marry Parvati since Madurai has been her abode. The grand gopurams of the Meenakshi Sundareshwar Temple towers that loom overhead are famous for detailed carvings of the gods and goddesses, mythological figures and running depictions of legendary tales. The huge southern gopuram has over 1500 sculptures.The thousand pillar hall, Ayirankkal Mandapam with its exquisitely carved 985 pillars is definitely the highlight of the Meenakshi Temple.Evening Visit the Market around the Temple and back to the temple for Night Ceremony inside the Temple.The Maraimman Thepukullam Temple Tank built in 1636, the 1000X 950ft tank with its temple is barely 5km from the Meenakshi Temple. Fed by underground channels connected to the Vaigai River, the tank is the venue of the annual Float Festival (Jan-Feb.). The temple is dedicated to Lord Vigneshwera (Ganesha), whose statue was unearthed when construction began at the site of the Tirumalai Nayakkar Palace.The Tirumalai Nayakkar Palace (1636) built in the classic Indo- Saracenic style, its highlights include a open air courtyard and dance hall with 58ft tall pillars, a free standing dome and stuccowork on the arches and on the impressive dome. A good Sound & Light Show at the palace provides an interesting break from temples and does offer an insight into the history of the city and its rulers.The Gandhi Museum is a great place for anybody who wants to discover the Mahatma. Several little known facts are displayed, as is his bloodstained dhoti from his assassination.Nightstay in Madurai

Day 03 / Madurai - Rameshwaram

Rameshwaram Temple;This is one of the most important as well as frequently visited temples in South India. It is believed to have been built in the 17th century. The chief deity in this place of worship is Lord Shiva. It is also greatly revered because it is believed that Lord Rama built this temple himself. According to the legends, after killing Ravana, Lord Rama returned to India and offered worship to Lord Shiva at Rameshwaram to expiate the sin of killing the demon king. Lord Rama directed Hanuman to bring the lingam from Kailasa within a certain time, but Hanuman was delayed and Sita had to prepare one of sand, before the auspicious hour. It is said that this is the same Lingam of Sri Ramanatha in the temple. The 'lingam' is one of the 12 Jyothirlingas in India.In the main sanctum at the temple is where the Lingam is placed and worshipped. It is the same one, which Lord Rama had sanctified. The Vimana is three storeys tall and contains images of Hanuman, Agastya Linga and the Gandhamadhana Linga. The Linga of Vishvanatha, which is said to be brought by Hanuman, is enshrined in another sanctum to the north. Another shrine houses the image of Visalakshi, the Consort of Visvanatha while Parvathavardhani, the consort of Ramanatha is enshrined in a sanctum to his right.An additional speciality of this place is that the temple comprises of twenty-two wells where the taste of the water of each well is different from the other.
Hanuman Temple, An amazing and interesting temple of the most devoted and popular deity, Lord Hanuman who accordingly to Ramayana Epic of Hindu Mythology played an important and significant role in the rescue of Mother Sita from the Lanka King Ravana and helped Lord Ram vanquish Ravana.Agnitheertham, holding religious significance for Hindus, is situated at a distance of 100 metres from the Ramanathaswamy Temple. This place is located towards the east of the main entrance of the temple and is a suitable place for bathing. The water in Agnitheertham is considered to be sacred and many pilgrims perform pooja at this seashore for honouring their ancestors.As per legend, it is believed that Agnitheertham is the spot where Lord Rama offered his prayers to Lord Shiva, after killing Ravana. Shiva devotees across the globe take a holy dip in the Agnitheertham for washing away their sins.Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge is also known as the Pamban Bridge. This bridge is over 2.34 km long and was constructed with sufficient elevation. The Pamban Bridge is major source for connecting the Rameshwaram Island with the main land. It took over 14 years to construct this bridge, which was finally inaugurated in 1988.The bridge is designed in a shape of a bow which enables ships to pass beneath it. It is the second longest bridge in India, after the newly constructed Bandra-Worli sea link. There are around 143 pillars that support this bridge, out of which 64 were built in the sea.This bridge, is also called as the Pamban Rail Scissors Bridge, which is the longest rail bridge.Nightstay in Rameshwaram.

Day 04 / Rameshwaram – Kanyakumari

Morning proceed to Kanyakumari is the southern tip of India. It is the tail point of India, where the the water of the Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean meet together. Kanyakumari Temple or the Kanyakumari Bhagavathiamman Temple is a chief attraction of Kanyakumari and is dedicated to the virgin Goddess Kanyakumari, an incarnation of Goddess Parvathi.Goddess Kanyakumari is the presiding deity of Kanyakumari. As per legends, the marriage between Goddess Kanyakumari and Lord Shiva did not take place, as a result of which the Goddess determined to remain a virgin. It is believed that the rice and cereals which were meant for the marriage were left uncooked and they turned to stones. The stones resembling cereals can be seen even today. Vivekananda Rock Memorial, dedicated to Swami Vivekananda, a disciple of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, the founder of Ramakrishna Mission. Vivekananda Rock Memorial was built between 1963 and 1970 in red and blue granite. It is situated on the top of a rock island, at a height of about 17 meters above sea level, covering an area of about 6 acres. Vivekananda Rock Memorial is about 490 meters offshore nearby the confluence of the Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal and Indian Ocean, Visit Gandhi Memorial.Witness Sunset in the evening.Night stay in Kanyakumari.

Dat 05 / Kanyakumari – Trivandrum

After witnessing Sunrise proceed to Kovalam.Enroute visit Padmanabhapuram palace - a wooden palace dating back to the 17th century, and Suchidhram Temple. Afternoon proceed to Trivandrum Sightseeing includes Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple is the prime attraction of Thiruvananthapuram City. Situated in one of the seven Parasurama Kshetras, Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple is considered among 108 Divya Deshams or the holy abodes of Lord Vishnu. The idol of the presiding deity of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple is seen in a reclining posture (Anananthasayanam), which symbolizes the eternal sleep of Yoga Nidra. The temple is noted for its traditional Dravidian style of architecture and the ornamentation of the inner walls of the sanctum sanctorum using frescoes and murals. The temple is also famous for being the wealthiest shrine in the world. The Zoological Park,One of the first Zoo’s in India.It is located in a well planed Botanical Garden, with huge trees, sprawling lawns and wild fowl swimming in the lakes which feel like a small jungle in the heart of the City. A reptile house with different species of snakes is also located in this premise.The Napier Museum and Sree Chithira Art Gallery, this art gallery displays select paintings of Raja Ravi Varma, Svetlana and Nicholas Roerich and exquisite works from the Rajput, Mughal and Tanjore schools of art in India. The collection also includes paintings from China, Japan, Tibet and Bali.Evening enjoy beach in kovalam Kovalam is an internationally renowned beach of Kerala, with three adjacent crescent beaches. Kovalam has been a favorite haunt of tourists, especially Europeans, since the 1930s. A massive rocky promontory on the beach has created a beautiful Bay of calm waters ideal for sea bathing. The leisure options at this beach are plenty and diverse - sunbathing, swimming, herbal body toning massages, special cultural programs, Catamaran cruising etc.Nightstay in Kovalam.

Day 06 / Trivandrum or Cochin Departure

Day to return back home.Transfer to Trivandrum or Cochin Airport/Railway Station for Departure.


ET 10: 10 Days 9 Nights

Cochin-Munnar-Thekkady-Kumarakom-Alleppey-Kovalam-Kanyakumari-Trivandrum

Day 01 / Arrival Cochin

Arrive at Cochin Airport/Railway Station & transfer to hotel. Cochin, A port town since early centuries, Cochin attracted traders and invaders from the world over. Cochin offers some fascinating snippets of history and culture. Also known as the spice coast of India. Afternoon proceed for sightseeing tour of cochin including. The Hill Palace Museum, a fully-fledged archeological museum and Kerala’s first ever Heritage Museum are the main attractions, Chinese Fishing Nets, this unique style of huge cantilevered fishing nets were erected between 1350 and 1450 AD by traders from the Court of Kubla Khan, a Chinese King. Santa Cruz Basilica, this historic church was built by the Portuguese and elevated to a Cathedral by Pope Paul IV in 1558. Pope John Paul II proclaimed the Church a Basilica in 1984. The Jewish Synagogue, constructed in 1568, this is theoldest Synagogue in the Commonwealth. The Mattanchery Palace (Dutch Palace), built by the Portuguese in 1557 and presented to the Regent of Kochi. Night stay in Cochin.

Day 02 / Cochin - Munnar

After breakfast drive to munnar 150 kms. Munnar a hill station located 1600 metres above sea level. Once the summer resort of the erstwhile British administration in South India it still retains its colonial charm and is famous for its tea plantations, most of which are privately owned. With its sprawling estates, rolling hills, sparkling waterfalls, picture postcard hamlets and undulating valleys, Munnar is an ideal get-away destination. Enroute visit Cheeyappara waterfalls and Valara waterfalls. Evening visit Blossom Park and Pothenmedu View point.Night stay in Munnar.

Day 03/Munnar

After breakfast proceed for fullday sightseeing tour of Munnar includes Tea gardens, spread like a green carpet over hundreds of kilometers, lust green hills, a place so difficult to describe, very low population too far from pollution,Tata Tea Museum,Eravikulam National Park, a top peak of Munnar where you can see Neelgiri Thar (mountain goats), Muttupetty dam, enjoy Boating in the Dam and Eco point. Night stay in Munnar.

Day 04 / Munnar - Thekkady

After breakfast proceed to the Periyar 110 kms. Periyar an area known for its undulating hills, spice plantations, and elephant sightings.One of the 27 tiger reserves in India, the Periyar valley in Thekkady is the oldest. Go for a Spice plantation tour where you will be enticed by not only the aroma of spices like cinnamon, cardamom, pepper and nutmeg but will also get to know how they are grown, harvested and processed before they reach the supermarkets. The Periyar Forest of Thekkady is one of the finest wild life reserves in India, and spread across the entire district are picturesque plantations and hill towns that hold great opportunities for trekking and mountain walks. You could go for Boating in Lake Periyar for a golden opportunity to see wild Elephants and other animals. Evening Witness Kathakali the famous dance drama of kerala. This dance is characterised by some great story telling, amazing costumes and extensive make-up. Start early to see the artist preparing themselves for the show. Watch in detail the ritual worth seeing hour long process of make-up as part of our daily Kathakali performance. After the Performance, you will have a unique opportunity to take photographs along with the artists in colorful costumes as a souvenir. Night stay in Thekkady

Day 05 / Periyar - Kumarakom

After breakfast proceed to Kumarakom 120kms. Kumarakom is also one of the enchanting backwater regions of Kerala. The labyrinthine network of rivers, canals, streams and lagoons which form the famed backwaters offer stunning views and is an ideal place to relax . Kumarakom, a bird sanctuary located on the banks of the backwaters and renowned for its varied avian population. Local varieties such as Waterfowls, Cuckoos and Owls, as well as the migratory Siberian Cranes can be viewed here. Day excursion to the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary and optional Country Boat Ride to the nearby village through lagoons. Night stay in Kumarakom.

Day 06 / Kumarakom - Alleppey

Morning drive a short distance before switching over to a boat for a through many canals and waterways up to Alleppey 45kms. On Arrival embark on your houseboat and cruise on theBackwaters, a splendid area full of canals, lakes and coves. Your houseboats or ‘Kettuvalloms’ are luxurious boats with well-appointed bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms. You can sunbathe on the deck or observe the palm fringed landscape from your cabins. Apart from the mesmerizing surroundings it’s the life along the coast that adds a touch of exotica to this experience. The locals’ travel in canoes and you will find vegetable sellers, fishermen and other traders bringing household goods, door to door in small wooden boats. As you cruise along the backwaters you can ask your captain to stop at villages, paddy fields and other places, enroute. Overnight in Houseboat (Full Board).

Day 07 / Alleppey - Kovalam

Morning drive to Kovalam.Kovalam is an internationally renowned beach of Kerala, with three adjacent crescent beaches. Kovalam has been a favorite haunt of tourists, especially Europeans, since the 1930s. A massive rocky promontory on the beach has created a beautiful Bay of calm waters ideal for sea bathing. The leisure options at this beach are plenty and diverse - sunbathing, swimming, herbal body toning massages, special cultural programs, Catamaran cruising etc. Evening enjoy the beach. Night stay in Kovalam.

Day 08/Trivandrum Sightseeing

After breakfast Proceed for Trivandrum sightseeing includes The Zoological Park,One of the first Zoo’s in India.It is located in a well planed Botanical Garden, with huge trees, sprawling lawns and wild fowl swimming in the lakes which feel like a small jungle in the heart of the City. A reptile house with different species of snakes is also located in this premise.The Napier Museum and Sree Chithira Art Gallery, this art gallery displays select paintings of Raja Ravi Varma, Svetlana and Nicholas Roerich and exquisite works from the Rajput, Mughal and Tanjore schools of art in India. The collection also includes paintings from China, Japan, Tibet and Bali.Visit Veli Tourist Village,Sangumukam Beach. Over Night Stay in Kovalam.

Day 09 / Kovalam - Kanyakumari

After breakfast proceed for Kanyakumari 100 kms. Kanyakumari, the southern tip of India. It is the tail point of India, where the the water of the Arabian Sea , the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean meet together. Enroute visit Padmanabhapuram palace - a wooden palace dating back to the 17th century and Suchidhram Temple. Afternoon visit Vivekananda Rock Memorial a blend of all the architectural styles of India. Evening, Kanyakumari Temple,an important pilgrim centre of India, it is famous for the Amman Temples - a symbol of unity and sanctity - deidicated to the virgin Goddess , Kanya Kumari,Gandhi Memorial etc. Witness Sunset in the evening.Over Night stay in Kanyakumari.

Day 10 / Kanyakumari – Trivandrum Departure

Early morning witness the Sunrise and after breakfast proceed to the Trivandrum Airport/Railway Station for your onward journey.


ET 12: 11 Days 10 Nights

Cochin-Alleppey-Thekkady-Munnar-Chinnar-Ooty-Mudumalai-Mysore-Somnathpur-Bangalore

Day 01 / Arrival Cochin

Arrive at Cochin airport/railway station & transfer to hotel. Cochin, A port town since early centuries, Cochin attracted traders and invaders from the world over. Cochin offers some fascinating snippets of history and culture. Also known as the spice coast of India . Afternoon proceed for sightseeing tour of Cochin including, The Hill Palace Museum, a fully-fledged archeological museum and Kerala’s first ever Heritage Museum are the main attractions, Chinese Fishing Nets, this unique style of huge cantilevered fishing nets were erected between 1350 and 1450 AD by traders from the Court of Kubla Khan, a Chinese King. Santa Cruz Basilica, this historic church was built by the Portuguese and elevated to a Cathedral by Pope Paul IV in 1558. Pope John Paul II proclaimed the Church a Basilica in 1984. The Jewish Synagogue, constructed in 1568, this is theoldest Synagogue in the Commonwealth. The Mattanchery Palace (Dutch Palace), built by the Portuguese in 1557 and presented to the Regent of Kochi. Night stay in Cochin.

Day 02 / Cochin – Alleppey

Morning drive to Alleppey 70kms . On Arrival embark on your houseboat and cruise on theBackwaters, a splendid area full of canals, lakes and coves. Your houseboat or ‘Kettuvalloms’ are luxurious boats with well-appointed bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms. You can sunbathe on the deck or observe the palm fringed landscape from your cabins. Apart from the mesmerizing surroundings it’s the life along the coast that adds a touch of exotica to this experience. The locals’ travel in canoes and you will find vegetable sellers, fishermen and other traders bringing household goods, door to door in small wooden boats. As you cruise along the backwaters you can ask your captain to stop at villages, paddy fields and other places, enroute. Overnight in Houseboat (Full Board).

Day 03 / Alleppey – Thekkady [Periyar]

After breakfast proceed to the Periyar 170 kms. Periyar an area known for its undulating hills, spice plantations, and elephant sightings.One of the 27 tiger reserves in India, the Periyar valley in Thekkady is e oldest. Go for a Spice plantation tour where you will be enticed by not only the aroma of spices like cinnamon, cardamom, pepper and nutmeg but will also get to know how they are grown, harvested and processed before they reach the supermarkets. The Periyar Forest of Thekkady is one of the finest wild life reserves in India, and spread across the entire district are picturesque plantations and hill towns that hold great opportunities for trekking and mountain walks. You could go for Boating in Lake Periyar for a golden opportunity to see wild Elephants and other animals. Evening Witness Kathakali the famous dance drama of kerala. This dance is characterised by some great story telling, amazing costumes and extensive make-up. Start early to see the artist preparing themselves for the show. Watch in detail the ritual worth seeing hour long process of make-up as part of our daily Kathakali performance. After the Performance, you will have a unique opportunity to take photographs along with the artists in colorful costumes as a souvenir. Night stay in Thekkady

Day 04 / Thekkady - Munnar

After breakfast drive to munnar 110 kms. Munnar a hill station located 1600 metres above sea level. Once the summer resort of the erstwhile British administration in South India it still retains its colonial charm and is famous for its tea plantations, most of which are privately owned. With its sprawling estates, rolling hills, sparkling waterfalls, picture postcard hamlets and undulating valleys, Munnar is an ideal get-away destination. Enroute visit Cheeyapara waterfalls and Valara waterfalls. Evening visit Blossom Park and Pothenmedu View point.Night stay in Munnar.

Day 05/ Munnar

After breakfast proceed for fullday sightseeing tour of Munnar includes Tea gardens, spread like a green carpet over hundreds of kilometers, lust green hills, a place so difficult to describe, very low population too far from pollution, Tata Tea Museum, Eravikulam National Park, a top peak of Munnar where you can see Neelgiri Thar (mountain goats), Muttupetty dam, enjoy Boating in the Dam and Eco point. Night stay in Munnar.

Day 06 / Munnar - Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary - Ooty

After Breakfast proceed to Ooty via Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary. Chinnar is an abode to more than 225 avian species and a wide range of reptilian species, butterflies and medicinal plants. It is also home to endangered species like Aibizia lathamii (a tree), Grizzled Giant Squirrel, ‘white bison of Manjampatti’, Nilgiri tahr, etc.Other major species spotted at Chinnar are elephant, tiger, leopard, guar, sambar, spotted deer, common langur, bonnet macaque etc.Evening visit The Botanical Garden a wide variety of exotic and ornamental plants adorn this garden. There is also a beautiful Italian floral garden and for those who simply want to relax, there's always the green carpet of the well-maintained lawns. This garden is home to lovely flowers of diverse colors which are a treat to the eye. There is a separate fern house in the Botanical Gardens in Ooty where one finds many ferns and orchids.Night stay in Ooty.

Day 07 / Ooty

Morning Start Sightgeeing in Ooty includes Ooty Lake, an artificial lake, formed by John Sullivan; the founder of Ooty, in 1824.This lake stretches for about 2.75 km, in an irregular ‘L’ shape.The entire lake is surrounded by eucalyptus trees that add to its beauty. Visit the nearby Boat House, where you can hire different types of boats. At the end of this Boat House, there is a deer park and a children’s park, with toy train.Rose Garden covers around 10 acres of land, near the Charring Cross at Vijayanagaram. This garden comprises terraces with pergolas, rose tunnels and bowers with rose creepers. There are around 3600 varieties of roses in this garden.The Nilgiris Toy Train connects Ooty to Mettupalyam at the foot of the Nilgiris. The Nilgiri Hill railway, blue and cream with wooden coaches and large windows are widely regarded as a marvel of engineering. The first train steamed out in the year 1899 and it boasts of being designed and built by the Swiss locomotive works. Doddabetta Peak is the highest vantage point in Ooty, located at around 2,623 m. This peak is regarded as one of the highest peaks in South India, which lies at the junction of the Eastern and Western Ghats.

Day 08 / Ooty - Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary - Mysore

Morning drive to Mysore, The City of Palaces.Enroute visit Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary or The Tiger Reserve is an adventurous sightseeing place in Ooty. It is situated in the Nilgiri hills, where the Western Ghats meet the Eastern Ghats. The entire sanctuary covers a wide area of 32,155 hectares, comprising open grassland, valley, flat land, swamp and nullas.This sanctuary is located at an elevation of 1000 metres between Karnataka and Kerala. The wildlife of this sanctuary is a home to tiger, wild dog, langur, sloth bear, elephants and bonnet macaque. This sanctuary also houses leopard, hyena, jackal, spotted deer, mouse deer, wild boar, flying squirrel and more. Mysore is a major tourist city of Karnataka.The city was the erstwhile capital of the state and hence has played an important role in the history of the state and of South India.Afternoon visit St. Philomena's Church, one of the oldest churches in India. It is over 200 years old.The entire church is built in the Gothic style is one of the largest Cathedrals in South Asia.The Brindavan Gardens lies adjoining the Krishnarajasagara dam (KRS Dam) which is a show garden that has a botanical park, with fountains, as well as boat rides beneath the dam. The main attraction of the Brindavan Garden is the Musical Fountain (Dancing Fountains) in which bursts of water are synchronized to the music of songs.Night stay in Mysore.

Day 09 /Mysore

Morning after breakfast proceed for fullday sightseeing in Mysore.Sightseeing includes The Mysore Maharaja Palace is located in the heart of the city. Mysore Palace is one of the most visited monuments in India. And it’s one of the largest palaces in the country, also known as Amba Vilas Palace, was the residence of the Wodeyar Maharaja's of the Mysore state. The Palace is built in Indo-Saracenic style and blends together Hindu, Muslim, Rajput, and Gothic styles of architecture. It is a three-storied stone structure, with marble domes and a 145 ft five-storied tower. The palace is surrounded by a large garden. Designed by the well-known British architect, Henry Irwin, the palace is a treasure house of exquisite carvings and works of art from all over the world.Visit the Famous Devaraja Market. Mysore Zoo or Shri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens is one of the oldest zoos in India. It is home to a wide range of wild species and takes the credit for alluring vast number of visitors with its rich breed of flora and fauna.Evening visit Chamundi Hills can be viewed from a distance of about 8 to 10 kms and from all the corners of Mysore City. Chamundeshwari temple is situated on the top of Chamundi hill which is about 3,489 ft. above sea level. The temple is dedicated to Sri Chamundeshwari.Night stay in Mysore.

Day 10 / Mysore – Somnathpur - Bangalore

Morning on the way to Garden City Bangalore visit Srirangapatnam Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary is an important nesting and breeding ground for the thousands of bird species.Bird Sanctuary witnesses the arrival of a large number of migratory birds of different flocks from as far as Siberia, North America and Australia.Ranger-guided boat tours of the islands are available throughout the day.Visit Tippu Sulthan’s Summer Palace Daria Daulat Bagh. Sangam, located near a temple, is the confluence of three rivers. At this point, other branch of the River Cauvery, Loakpavani is reunited. Apart from being frequented by tourists wishing to take a dip at the site to wash away their sins, the place is also thronged by those interested in picnicking.Chennakeshava temple or Keshava temple is the prime attraction of Somnathpur. Chennakeshava temple, built in 1268 by Soma, the commander-in-chief of Hoysala king, Narasimha III, is regarded as a fine example of Hoysala temple architecture.Chennakeshava temple, which has three shrines, is dedicated to the three forms of Lord Vishnu- Janardhana, Venugopala and Keshava, among which, the idol of Lord Keshava is missing. It is believed that the temple was constructed at the later Hoysala period as the temple exhibits both upper eaves and lower eaves. The horizontal mouldings or friezes on the walls of the temple are decorated by the detailed sculpted procession of foliage, elephants, yetis, swans and horsemen.Night stay in Bangalore.

Day 11 / Bangalore Departure

If time permits go for sightseeing in Lal Bagh Park, one of the main attractions of Bangalore, was commissioned in the year 1760 by Hyder Ali and was completed by his successor Tipu Sultan. Spread over an area of 240 acres, the garden attained status of a Government Botanical Garden in 1856. Situated in the southern part of the city, this botanical garden houses rarest species of plants and trees from India as well as other countries. Tipu Sultan Palace, built between 1781 and 1791, is identical to the Daria Daulat which is another palace of Tipu Sultan. Emperor referred to it as the 'Rash-e-Jannat', meaning abode of happiness and envy of heaven.Commissioned by Hyder Ali, the construction was completed under the reigns of Tipu Sultan. Located near the fort, this beautiful palace has been converted into a museum, which gives visitors insight into the life of the emperor. Brigade Road is among the best places for shopping in the city. Located at the intersection of Residency Road and MG Road, the street has numerous shops and retail outlets of global brands as well standalone shops. Tourists can also find pubs, discotheques and clubs along the street. Transfer to Bangalore Airport Railway Station for the onward journey.


ET 14: 14 Days 13 Nights

Bangalore-Somnathpur-Mysore-Coorg-Shravanbelagola-Hassan-Hospet-Hampi-Badami-Begaum-Goa


Day 01 / Bangalore Arrival

Arrive at Cochin airport/railway station & transfer to hotel. Bangalore is the capital city of the southern Indian State of Karnataka. It is also known as the Garden City because of its many splendid gardens and parks. Another tourism attraction of the city lies in its Pubs. It is now also called the Pub City with over 200 Pubs all over the town.Afternoon proceed for local sightseeing includes Lal Bagh Park, one of the main attractions of Bangalore, was commissioned in the year 1760 by Hyder Ali and was completed by his successor Tipu Sultan. Spread over an area of 240 acres, the garden attained status of a Government Botanical Garden in 1856. Situated in the southern part of the city, this botanical garden houses rarest species of plants and trees from India as well as other countries. Tipu Sultan Palace, built between 1781 and 1791, is identical to the Daria Daulat which is another palace of Tipu Sultan. Emperor referred to it as the 'Rash-e-Jannat', meaning abode of happiness and envy of heaven.Commissioned by Hyder Ali, the construction was completed under the reigns of Tipu Sultan. Located near the fort, this beautiful palace has been converted into a museum, which gives visitors insight into the life of the emperor. Brigade Road is among the best places for shopping in the city. Located at the intersection of Residency Road and MG Road, the street has numerous shops and retail outlets of global brands as well standalone shops. Tourists can also find pubs, discotheques and clubs along the street. Night stay in Bangalore.

Day 02 / Bangalore – Somnathpur – Mysore

Morning on the way to Mysore visit Chennakeshava temple or Keshava temple is the prime attraction of Somnathpur. Chennakeshava temple, built in 1268 by Soma, the commander-in-chief of Hoysala king, Narasimha III, is regarded as a fine example of Hoysala temple architecture.Chennakeshava temple, which has three shrines, is dedicated to the three forms of Lord Vishnu- Janardhana, Venugopala and Keshava, among which, the idol of Lord Keshava is missing. It is believed that the temple was constructed at the later Hoysala period as the temple exhibits both upper eaves and lower eaves. The horizontal mouldings or friezes on the walls of the temple are decorated by the detailed sculpted procession of foliage, elephants, yetis, swans and horsemen.Srirangapatnam Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary is an important nesting and breeding ground for the thousands of bird species.Bird Sanctuary witnesses the arrival of a large number of migratory birds of different flocks from as far as Siberia, North America and Australia.Ranger-guided boat tours of the islands are available throughout the day.Visit Tippu Sulthan’s Summer Palace Daria Daulat Bagh. Sangam, located near a temple, is the confluence of three rivers. At this point, other branch of the River Cauvery, Loakpavani is reunited. Apart from being frequented by tourists wishing to take a dip at the site to wash away their sins, the place is also thronged by those interested in picnicking. Mysore is a major tourist city of Karnataka.The city was the erstwhile capital of the state and hence has played an important role in the history of the state and of South India.Afternoon visit St. Philomena's Church ,one of the oldest churches in India. It is over 200 years old.The entire church is built in the Gothic style is one of the largest Cathedrals in South Asia.The Brindavan Gardens lies adjoining the Krishnarajasagara dam (KRS Dam) which is a show garden that has a botanical park, with fountains, as well as boat rides beneath the dam. The main attraction of the Brindavan Garden is the Musical Fountain (Dancing Fountains) in which bursts of water are synchronized to the music of songs.Night stay in Mysore.

Day 03 /Mysore

Morning after breakfast proceed for fullday sightseeing in Mysore.Sightseeing includes The Mysore Maharaja Palace is located in the heart of the city. Mysore Palace is one of the most visited monuments in India. And it’s one of the largest palaces in the country, also known as Amba Vilas Palace, was the residence of the Wodeyar Maharaja's of the Mysore state. The Palace is built in Indo-Saracenic style and blends together Hindu, Muslim, Rajput, and Gothic styles of architecture. It is a three-storied stone structure, with marble domes and a 145 ft five-storied tower. The palace is surrounded by a large garden. Designed by the well-known British architect, Henry Irwin, the palace is a treasure house of exquisite carvings and works of art from all over the world.Visit the Famous Devaraja Market. Mysore Zoo or Shri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens is one of the oldest zoo in India. It is home to a wide range of wild species and takes the credit for alluring vast number of visitors with its rich breed of flora and fauna.Evening visit Chamundi Hills can be viewed from a distance of about 8 to 10 kms and from all the corners of Mysore City. Chamundeshwari temple is situated on the top of Chamundi hill which is about 3,489 ft. above sea level. The temple is dedicated to Sri Chamundeshwari.Night stay in Mysore.

Day 04 / Mysore-Madikeri [Coorg]

After breakfast Proceed to Coorg, also known as the ‘Scotland of India’, is famous for its coffee estates and its misty mountains.Enroute visit Bylakuppe ,the Tibetitan Refugee resettlement, location of “Lugsum Samdupling” (established in 1961) and “Dickyi Larsoe” (established in 1969), in the west of Mysore district.The Golden Temple in Bylakuppe,is a home for thousands of Tibetans living in exile and a center for Tibetan Buddhism in South India.The Tibetian refugees make up a population of about 10,000. It consists of a number of small camps/agricultural settlements close to each other, and has a number of monasteries, nunneries and temples in all the major Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Cauvery Nisargadhama is a popular picnic spot near Madikeri that is formed by a cluster of islets of Cauvery River. Characteristic of lush foliage, bamboo groves, sandalwood and teak trees this island is spread over an area of 2,58,998 sq. m. Deer park, rabbit park, peacock park, orchidarium and children's playground are some of the main attractions of this natural resort. Tourists can access this island via a hanging rope.Night stay in Madikeri.

Day 05 / Madikeri

Morning move to Dubare Elephant Camp ,a famous elephant training camp located near Madikeri. The deciduous forests of Dubare are inhabited by several species of wild animals, including Asiatic elephants, sambhar and the spotted deer. Indian bison or gaur, crocodiles and birds like peacocks, partridges and more can also be spotted in the forest.Tourists visiting the camp can stay in the jungle lodges and resorts. Wildlife safari, joyride on the elephant and coracle ride are some of the activities that can be enjoyed by tourists visiting the camp. Abbey Falls lies amidst the mountains of Western Ghats, around 8 km away from Madikeri. This waterfall descends into the Cauvery River and is surrounded by private coffee plantations and spice estates. Close to the fall, there is a hanging bridge, from where the visitors can get a beautiful view of the Kali Mata Temple. bridge.Raja's Seat is one of the major attractions of Madikeri, which is surrounded by chain of high and low -rise-mountains. Basically a seasonal garden of flowers and artificial fountains, this garden was once the favourite place of King of Kodagu. Another major attraction of this place is the toy train for children. Tourists mostly visit this park from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, to get a glimpse of setting sun and watching the musical fountain.Nightstay in Madikeri.

Day 06 / Madikeri – Shravanbelagola –Hassan

Morning drive to Shravanbelagola, one of most important Jain Pilgrim centers. Here is the 17m high monolith of Lord Bahubali – the world's tallest monolithic statue. Shravanabelagola is well-known for its senic beauty as well as for its religious sanctity. About eight hundred odd inscriptions which the Karnataka Archeological Department has collected at the place are mostly Jaina and cover a very extended period from 600 to 1830 A.D. Some refer even to the remote time of Chandragupta Maurya and also relate the story of the first settlement of Jains at Shravanabelagola. That this village was an acknowledged seat of learning is proved from the fact that a priest from here named Akalanka was in 788 A.D. summoned to the court of Himasitala at Kanchi where having confuted the Buddhists in public disputation, he was instrumental in gaining their expulsion from the South of India to Ceylon. At the time of the conversion of Vishnivardhana Hoysala to the Vaishanava faith by the reformer Ramanujacharya it is wrongly alleged that the Jains suffered much persecution, but in reality their influence at the court continued practically unabated. Differences between the Jains and Sri Vaishnavas existed, but a compromise was brought about in the time of Bukkaraya of Vijayanagar which resulted in a declaration of toleration which was inscribed on stones and set up in public places.Stay in Hassan.

Day 07 / Hassan

Morning excursion to Belur & Halebid, a beautiful example of Hoysala architecture. Famous of them is The Chennakesava Temple ,which took 103 years to complete.Chennakesava Temple is one of the finest testaments constructed using soft soapstone. The ancient shrine at Velapuri belonging to the Hoysala period is famed for the 48 carved pillars in various designs. Chennakesava or Lord Vishnu is the chief deity of the Chennakesava Temple complex.The temple was consecrated to mark the victory of King Vishnuvardhana of Talkad over the Cholas during 117 A.D. Carvings of elephants, episodes from the Puranas, the Upanishads and the epics of the Ramayana and the Mahabharata draw attention of tourists. Some other attractions of the complex are the sculptures of Madanakai damsels and carvings in navaranga. The temples of Halebid bear mute testimony to the rich, cultural heritage of Karnataka. Parswanathaswamy Temple is the most noteworthy, featuring a 32 pillared pavilion. The shrine houses a 14 feet high figurine of black stone. On the figurine, a seven-headed serpent has been imprinted. Along with the shrine, Adinathaswamy (Central temple) and Shanthinathaswamy (to the east of Shanthinathaswamy) are other two temples in the complex. Night stay in Hassan.

Day 08 / Hassan - Hospet

Morning move to Hospet.Evening explore Hospet.

Day 09 / Hospet

Morning explore the beautiful world of Hospet. The touristic importance of this lies in its proximity to Hampi, the site of the Medieval Vijaynagar Empire, (13 kms) is the most evocative of all the ruins in Karnataka. The ruins of Hampi, are the evidence of the greatness of the Vijayanagara Empire. Travellers such as Portuguese chronicler Domingo Paez, who stayed here for two years, was amazed by its size and wealth.Hampi was once the medieval capital of the Hindu empire Vijayanagara popularly known as 'the city of Victory'.It consists of as many as 500 monuments. The empire boosts of the four major dynasties, that spread to the total area of 26 sq km amidst giant boulders and vegetation. It stretches over the three consecutive states – Karnataka, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh. The land was founded in the middle of the 14th century by two local princes Hakka and Bukka and continued to prosper until 1646. The Vijayanagar Empire was the last Hindu Kingdom in India. Hampi is a popular tourists site in India. The group of monuments at Hampi are listed as World Heritage Site. The name Hampi originated from the word Pampa, the ancient name for the River Tungabhadra that flows through the city. The main highlight of the Hampi is the Virupaksha Temple, which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is still in use and is the venue of the annual chariot ceremony in February. Another popular temple in the area is Vithala temple, located on the south of the Tungabhadra river. Reflecting the art of the Vijayanagar empire. The main pavilion of the temple consists of 56 elaborately carved pillars. Each of these, when struck, emits a different musical sound. Tourists can also make a visit to the Hazara Ram Temple, bulit in the 15th century.

Day 10 / Hospet - Badami

If not satisfied with sightseeing in Humpi continue it for half day.Afternoon drive to Badami.Set in beautiful countryside at the foot of a red sandstone ridge, the small rural town of Badami was once the capital of the Chalukyan. Empire covered much of the central Deccan between the 4th centuries AD. Here and at nearby Aihole and Pattadakal, you can see some of the earliest and rock- cut caves. The forms and sculptural work at there sites provided inspiration for the later Hindu empires which rose and fell in the arrival of the Muslims. Though principally promoters of the vedic culture, the Chalukyans were tolerant of all sects, and elements of Shaivism, Vaishnaivism, Jainism and even Buddhism can be found in many of their temples. Badami was the Chalukyan capital from about 540 AD until 757 AD when the Chalukyans were overthrown by the Rashtrakutas. The surrounding hills are dotted with temples, fortifications, carvings and inscriptions dating not just from the Chalukyan period, but from other times when the site was occupied as a fortress. After it fell to the Rashtrakutsa, Badami was occupied successively by the Chalukyans of Kalyan (a separate branch of the western Chalukyan), the Kaachuryas, the Yadavas of Devagiri, the Vijayanagar Empire, the Adil Shahi kings of Bajipur and the Marathas. All these various rulers have left their mark at Badami, and there's even a Pallava inscription dating back to 642 AD when their king, Narasimha Varman I, Briefly overwhelmed the Chalukyans and occupied Badami for 13 years before being driven out.Sightseeing in Badami includes Aihole-Cave temple,Durga temple,Ladkhan temple,Ravanapadi Cave,etc.Overnight Badami.

Day 11 / Badami

Continue sightseeing in Pattadakkal includes Jain Temple,MalligarjunaTemple,SangamesvaraTemple,Papanatha Temple etc.

Day 12 / Badami –Belgaum - Goa

After breakfast drive to Goa enroute visiting Belgaum - a total picture of contrasts. On one side is the old town area and modern on other, in the heart of Belgaum is the Fort. Inside it are most famous Kamala Basti, the Jain Temple & the Jama Masjid. The Kapileshwar Temple, the Ananthashayana. Night stay in Badami.

Day 13 / Goa

After breakfast, proceed on a half day sightseeing tour of Goa, visiting Miramar Beach, Basilica of Bom Jesus and the city of Panjim-bustling with shops and tourists. The afternoon is at leisure to relax on the beach. Night stay in Goa.

Day 14 / Goa Departure

Day to return back home.Transfer to Goa Airport/Railway Station for Departure.


ET 17: 17 Days 16 Nights

Chennai-Mamallapuram-Kanchipuram-Pondichery-Chidambaram-Kumbakonam-Tanjavur-Thiruchirapalli-Madurai-Kanyakumari-Kovalam Trivandrum-Alleppey-Thekkady-Munnar-Cochin


Day 01 / Chennai-Mamallapuram [Mahabalipuram]

Arival at Chennai Airport/Railway Station and proceed to Mamallapuram

Day 02 / Mamallapuram-Kanchipuram Sightseeing

Morning after breakfast proceed for one day sightseeing to Kanchipuram and Mamallapuram.Kanchipuram - known as the Golden City of a Thousand Temples, is one of the oldest towns in India. It is famous for both its temples, many of them remarkably well preserved and for its hand-woven silks. Kanchipuram is one of the seven sacred cities of India and it is the only one associated with both Shiva and Vishnu. Visit Ekambareshwar Temple, Kailashnath Temple, Kamakshi Temple, the Vaikunthaperumal Temple, all built in the 7th and 8th centuries. With a weaving tradition dating back to the Pallava era (when silk was the royal cloth), Kanchipuram is justly famous for its particularly fine silk saris, embellished with stunning patterns. Visit the local homes of the weavers and watch them create magic out of silk thread into saris. Mamallapuram [Mahabalipuram] - This is a small, quiet seaside resort with a unique 7th-century Shore Temple, a lovely beach and some of the most beautiful rock-cut temples in the world. Situated on the shore of the Bay of Bengal, Mahabalipuram was already a famous seaport in the 1st century AD. This town was a workshop for temple building. Visit the Seven pagoda-style Shore temples, lashed by the waves of the sea and the Seven Rathas or temple chariots, a group of monolithic monuments & animal figures carved out of solid rock, the earliest known examples of Dravidian architecture. They were constructed in a single century-long burst of creative enthusiasm, starting in the reign of Narasimhavarman 1 (AD 630-68). Walk down to the Old Lighthouse on the way to Krishna’s Butterball , a huge rock that is precariously balanced on its tip on a sloping rock face. 5 km off are the carved Tiger Caves , which used to be an ancient open-air theatre. End the visit by photography of the beautiful Shore temples at sunset. Night Stay in Mamallapuram.

Day 03 / Mamallapuram-Pondichery

After Breakfast Proceed to Pondichery sightseeing includes Sri Aurobindo Ashram,This place was founded by Sri Aurobindo, who in the early ages was a revolutionist and then turned poet. His was jointly helped by The Mother, who was a Paris born painter. The Ashram is a centre for the practice of integral yoga, meditation, and of inner development,The Pondicherry Botanical Garden was created 1826 and was then called "The Colonial Park". The renowned botanist Perottet brought many rare species of plants, about 1500 of them, from places like Madras, Calcutta, Ceylon and Reunion,Visit Pondicherry Beach,Heritage Walk,It is very beautiful to take a walk around the Boulevards of Pondicherry , which presents to you with three different kinds of architecture, The white town or the French area, the Tamil square, and the Muslim square.Churches,Pondicherry had been under the French which have built many splendid churches, some which even have rare staingalss panels depicting saints and events form the life of Christ. The Immaculate Conception Cathedral, on Cathedral Street, was first built in1692. It took its present shape in 1791.Auroville was inaugurated on 28th Feb. 1968 with representation from 124 countries.Auroville was envisioned as a Universal Town, where people from different nationalities, faiths and beliefs, can live in peace and harmony. It is an attempt to realize a new society as envisioned by Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. Nearly people from 35 countries are living here to realize on human unity and transformation of consciousness.Auroville welcomes people from all parts of the world to live together and explore cultural, educational, scientific, spiritual, and other pursuits in accordance with the Auroville Charter. Auroville information centre and Matri Mandir the Meditation hall with world’s biggest man- made crystal ball are the places open to most of the visitors.Night stay in Pondichery.

Day 04 / Pondichery-Chidambaram-Kumbakonam

After breakfast Proceed to Kumbakonam .Enroute visit Chidambaram Temple; Sacred Chidambaram, where Shiva is believed to have performed his cosmic dance, the tandava nritya, is a triditional temple town where history merges with mythology to create a deeply religious ambience. All ancient Hindu beliefs and practices are zealously observed here, mainfested in an endless cycle of rites and rituals.The focal point of the town is the awe - inspring Nataraja Temple, built by the Cholas in the 9th century to honour their patron deity, Shiva as Nataraja, the "Lord of Dance". The temple has an unusual hut - like sanctum with a gold - plated roof, the huge, colonnaded Shivaganga Tank, and four colourful gopuras. The most interesting is the eastern gopura which features detailed sculptures the 108 hand and feet movements of Bharat Natyam and is considered a veritable encyclopaedia of this classical temple dance. Within the temple's three enormous enclosures are five major halls (sabhas), each conceived for a special purpose. In the outer encloser, next to the Shivaganga Tank, is the Raja Sabha ("Royal Hall"), a beautiful thousand - pillared hall, built as a venue for temple rituals and festivals. On the way to Kumbakonam visit Gangaikonda Cholapuram It is one of the very ancient temples of Tamil Nadu, built in the Chola style. Gangai Konda Chola Puram, “The City of the Chola who took the Ganges”, was the capital of powerful Chola dynasty during the reign of Rajendra I.Rajendra I, was the first Tamil ruler to venture Northwards and a great military commander like his father Rajaraja I. He built this city to commemorate his successful campaign across the Ganges.According to an inscription, he then ordered the defeated In Kumbakonam visit Dharasuram Temple, located 4 kms west of Kumbakonam, was built by the Chola King, Rajaraja II. This temple is dedicated to Shiva, who is Airavateshvara, the “Lord of Airavata”. Legend claims that after Airavata, the white elephant of Indhra, the God of the Heavens, regained his lost colour, he worshipped Shiva at this spot. The four-tiered temple has a Sanctum and three halls, of which the finest is the Raja-Gambira Mandapa conceived as a stone chariot drawn by caparisoned horses with Brahma as its driver. The outer walls have fine friezes and carvings of musicians, dancers and acrobats as well as depictions from the Periya Puranam, a Tamil treatise on 63 Shaivite poet-saints, the Nayannars. Kambaharesvarar Temple was built by the King Kulothunga III (1179 AD - 1216 AD). There are two Gopurams and two Praharams,the Karpagraham, Artha Mandapam, Maha Mandapam, Muha Mandapam and Somaskandar Mandapam.The Karpagraham is in the shape of square. It's both sides are having Karnathuvara steps. Dhakshinamoorthy, Lingothbhavar and Bramma reside on the wall of Sri Vimana.Night stay in Kumbakonam.

Day 05 / Kumbakonam-Thanjavur

After breakfast proceed to Thanjavur, Thanjavur has been the capital of mighty Cholas for centuries. Therefore it is only natural that the city has remained the focal point of cultural movement and activities in the peninsular India. The Cholas have been known as the patrons of magnificent art culture and that is why Tanjore has a lot of attractions to see and appreciate.Sightseeing includes Sri Brihadeswara Temple,The Chola King, Rajaraja I built the Brihadeswara Temple in Thanjavur. The temple that was constructed in the 10th century AD is a magnificent example of Chola Temple architecture that was further applied in other cities in the peninsula too.The Palace of Tanjore stands near the Brihadeswara temple. The Palace is a huge building that has been built through many decades. Nayaks initiated the foundation and primary work of construction around 1550 AD. The Marathas later completed the building during the reign of Peshwas.The Art Gallery is situated in the Thanjavur Palace only. The place is a must visit in Tanjore as it houses some of the most magnificent and precious Granite and Bronze statues of the Chola period.Night stay in Thanjavur.

Day 06 / Tanjore-Thiruchirapalli [Trichy]

Morning move to Thiruchirapalli 55kms.Thiruchirapalli situated at the head of the fertile Kaveri Delta, this city is named after the fierce three headed demon (tirusira) who attained salvation after being slain by Shiva. The town's history is interwoven with the political fortunes of the Pallavas, Cholas, Nayakas and finally the British, who shortened its name to Trichy. Dominating the town is the massive Rock Fort, perched dramatically on a rocky outcrop that rises 83m (272 ft) above the flat plains. Trichy is a fine blend of tradition and modernity built around the Rock Fort. Rock Fort Temple/Thayumanaswamy Temple, Trichy is beautiful Thayumanaswamy Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and is adorned with a 100-pillar hall and a vimana covered with gold. 344 steps hewn out of rock lead to the top where there are inscriptions dating back to the 3rd century.B.C. Sriranganathaswami Temple, Srirangam; The most important pilgrim centre is located in an island just 7 kms from Tiruchi. Srirangam, surrounded by the waters of river Cauveri on one side and its tributary kollidam on the other, is a 600 acre island-town enclosed within the seven walls of the gigantic Sriranganathaswami Temple .Night stay in Trichy.

Day 07 /Thiruchirapalli-Madurai

Morning proceed to the temple city Madurai.Madurai Meenakshi Temple is also known as Meenakshi Amman Temple and attracts tourists and pilgrims alike. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this temple is named after the deity and goddess Parvati. Sundareswarar means beautiful Lord Shiva and goddess Parvati is called Meenakshi. According to Hindu mythology, Lord Shiva visited Madurai to marry Parvati since Madurai has been her abode. The grand gopurams of the Meenakshi Sundareshwar Temple towers that loom overhead are famous for detailed carvings of the gods and goddesses, mythological figures and running depictions of legendary tales. The huge southern gopuram has over 1500 sculptures.The thousand pillar hall,Ayirankkal Mandapam with its exquisitely carved 985 pillars is definitely the highlight of the Meenakshi Temple.Evening Visit the Market around the Temple and back to the temple for Night Ceremony inside the Temple.Night stay in Madurai.

Day 08 / Madurai

Madurai sightseeing includes The Maraimman Thepukullam Temple Tank built in 1636, the 1000X 950ft tank with its temple is barely 5km from the Meenakshi Temple. Fed by underground channels connected to the Vaigai River, the tank is the venue of the annual Float Festival (Jan-Feb.). The temple is dedicated to Lord Vigneshwera (Ganesha), whose statue was unearthed when construction began at the site of the Tirumalai Nayakkar Palace.The Tirumalai Nayakkar Palace (1636) built in the classic Indo- Saracenic style, its highlights include a open air courtyard and dance hall with 58ft tall pillars, a free standing dome and stuccowork on the arches and on the impressive dome. A good Sound & Light Show at the palace provides an interesting break from temples and does offer an insight into the history of the city and its rulers.The Gandhi Museum is a great place for anybody who wants to discover the Mahatma. Several little known facts are displayed, as is his bloodstained dhoti from his assassination.Night stay in Madurai.

Day 09 / Madurai-Kanyakumari

After breakfast proceed to Kanyakumari, the southern tip of India. It is the tail point of India, where the the water of the Arabian Sea , the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean meet together. Afternoon visit Vivekananda Rock Memorial a blend of all the architectural styles of India. Evening, Kanyakumari Temple,an important pilgrim centre of India, it is famous for the Amman Temples - a symbol of unity and sanctity - deidicated to the virgin Goddess , Kanya Kumari,Gandhi Memorial etc. Witness Sunset in the evening.Over Night stay in Kanyakumari.

Day 10 / Kanyakumari-Kovalam

Early morning witness the Sunrise and after breakfast proceed to Kovalam 100kms.Enroute visit Padmanabhapuram palace - a wooden palace dating back to the 17th century and Suchidhram Temple ovalam is an internationally renowned beach of Kerala, with three adjacent crescent beaches. Kovalam has been a favorite haunt of tourists, especially Europeans, since the 1930s. A massive rocky promontory on the beach has created a beautiful Bay of calm waters ideal for sea bathing. The leisure options at this beach are plenty and diverse - sunbathing, swimming, herbal body toning massages, special cultural programs, Catamaran cruising etc. Evening enjoy the beach. Night stay in Kovalam.

Day 11 / Trivandrum Sightseeing

After breakfast Proceed for Trivandrum sightseeing includes The Zoological Park,One of the first Zoo’s in India.It is located in a well planed Botanical Garden, with huge trees, sprawling lawns and wild fowl swimming in the lakes which feel like a small jungle in the heart of the City. A reptile house with different species of snakes is also located in this premise.The Napier Museum and Sree Chithira Art Gallery, this art gallery displays select paintings of Raja Ravi Varma, Svetlana and Nicholas Roerich and exquisite works from the Rajput, Mughal and Tanjore schools of art in India. The collection also includes paintings from China, Japan, Tibet and Bali.Visit Veli Tourist Village,Sangumukam Beach. Over Night Stay in Kovalam.

Day 12 / Kovalam - Alleppey

Morning drive to Alleppey 180kms. On Arrival embark on your houseboat and cruise on theBackwaters, a splendid area full of canals, lakes and coves. Your houseboats or ‘Kettuvalloms’ are luxurious boats with well-appointed bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms. You can sunbathe on the deck or observe the palm fringed landscape from your cabins. Apart from the mesmerizing surroundings it’s the life along the coast that adds a touch of exotica to this experience. The locals’ travel in canoes and you will find vegetable sellers, fishermen and other traders bringing household goods, door to door in small wooden boats. As you cruise along the backwaters you can ask your captain to stop at villages, paddy fields and other places, enroute. Overnight in Houseboat(Full Board).

Day 13 / Alleppey- Thekkady[Periyar]

After breakfast proceed to the Periyar 170 kms. Periyar an area known for its undulating hills, spice plantations, and elephant sightings.One of the 27 tiger reserves in India, the Periyar valley in Thekkady is the oldest. Go for a Spice plantation tour where you will be enticed by not only the aroma of spices like cinnamon, cardamom, pepper and nutmeg but will also get to know how they are grown, harvested and processed before they reach the supermarkets. The Periyar Forest of Thekkady is one of the finest wild life reserves in India, and spread across the entire district are picturesque plantations and hill towns that hold great opportunities for trekking and mountain walks. You could go for Boating in Lake Periyar for a golden opportunity to see wild Elephants and other animals. Evening Witness Kathakali the famous dance drama of kerala. This dance is characterised by some great story telling, amazing costumes and extensive make-up. Start early to see the artist preparing themselves for the show. Watch in detail the ritual worth seeing hour long process of make-up as part of our daily Kathakali performance. After the Performance, you will have a unique opportunity to take photographs along with the artists in colorful costumes as a souvenir. Night stay in Thekkady.

Day 14 / Thekkady - Munnar

After breakfast drive to munnar 110 kms. Munnar a hill station located 1600 metres above sea level. Once the summer resort of the erstwhile British administration in South India it still retains its colonial charm and is famous for its tea plantations, most of which are privately owned. With its sprawling estates, rolling hills, sparkling waterfalls, picture postcard hamlets and undulating valleys, Munnar is an ideal get-away destination. Enroute visit Cheyyapara waterfalls and Vallara waterfalls. Evening visit Blossom park and Pothenmedu View point.Night stay in Munnar.

Day 15/Munnar

After breakfast proceed for fullday sightseeing tour of Munnar includes Tea gardens, spread like a green carpet over hundreds of kilometers, lust green hills, a place so difficult to describe, very low population too far from pollution,Tata Tea Museum,Eravikulam National Park, a top peak of Munnar where you can see Neelgiri Thar (mountain goats), Muttupetty dam, enjoy Boating in the Dam and Eco point. Night stay in Munnar.

Day 16 / Munnar-Cochin

After breakfast drive down to Cochin .Cochin, A port town since early centuries, Cochin attracted traders and invaders from the world over. Cochin offers some fascinating snippets of history and culture. Also known as the spice coast of India. Afternoon proceed for sightseeing tour of cochin including. The Hill Palace Museum, a fully-fledged archeological museum and Kerala’s first ever Heritage Museum are the main attractions, Chinese Fishing Nets, this unique style of huge cantilevered fishing nets were erected between 1350 and 1450 AD by traders from the Court of Kubla Khan, a Chinese King. Santa Cruz Basilica, this historic church was built by the Portuguese and elevated to a Cathedral by Pope Paul IV in 1558. Pope John Paul II proclaimed the Church a Basilica in 1984. The Jewish Synagogue, constructed in 1568, this is theoldest Synagogue in the Commonwealth. The Mattanchery Palace (Dutch Palace), built by the Portuguese in 1557 and presented to the Regent of Kochi. Night stay in Cochin.

Day 17 / Cochin Departure

Day to return back home.Transfer to Cochin Airport/Railway Station for Departure.