South India Travel Package
Kerala Spice Tours
Duration : 11 Nights / 12 Days
Destinations Covered : Mumbai - Cochin -
Periyar - Madurai - Chennai - Mahabalipuram - Bangalore - Mysore -
Hassan - Delhi
Day - 1 » Arrive Mumbai
Welcome on arrival at Mumbai and transfer to hotel.
Day - 2 » Mumbai
City tour of Mumbai, visiting Hanging Garden, Marine Drive, Dhobi Ghat,
Vidhan Saudha, Malabar Hill & Prince of Wales Musuem and evening
free. Overnight at hotel.
Day - 3 » Mumbai - Cochin
Early morning transfer to airport for flight to Cochin. Transfer to
hotel followed by city tour and boating in the backwaters of Cochin.
Cochin means "port" and so it has been since history began,
trading spices, silks, ivory and sandalwood. It is now the spice capital
of India. Overnight at hotel.
Day - 4 » Periyar
Morning after breakfast drive to Periyar (185 kms / 5 hrs). On arrival
transfer to hotel. Afternoon view wildlife. Overnight at hotel.
Day - 5 » Periyar
Early morning wildlife viewing and day at leisure. Periyar is a
renowned sanctuary, the home of elephants and other wildlife. Game
viewing is done by boat around Lake Periyar. Overnight at hotel.
Day - 6 » Periyar - Madurai
After breakfast, drive to Madurai (137 kms / 4 hrs). Afternoon
sightseeing tour. Madurai is the most spectacular temple town in the
whole of India, dominated by the towering gopurams of the lively
Meenakshi Temple. Overnight at hotel.
Day - 7 » Chennai
After breakfast transfer to airport to board flight to Chennai. Upon
arrival, transfer to hotel. Afternoon city tour of Chennai. Founded by
the East India Company's trader Francis Day in 1639, Chennai has the
fascinating relics of the early Raj. Overnight at hotel.
Day - 8 » Mahabalipuram
Excursion to Mahabalipuram & Kanchipuram. Mahabalipuram, just down
the coast, has superb stone carvings and evocative shore temples. All
testimony to a grand past. On the other hand Kanchipuram boasts of
famous silks and soaring temples of great religious significance.
Overnight at hotel.
Day - 9 »
Transfer to airport for flight to Bangalore. On arrival at Bangalore
transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
Day - 10 » Mysore
Morning drive to Mysore (139 kms / 3 hrs) via Sravanabelgola and
transfer to hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Mysore-the legendary
city of palaces and perfumes-sandalwood and jasmine. Overnight at hotel.
Day - 11 » Hassan
Drive to Hassan (115 kms / 4 hrs) visit Halebid and Belur. Both were
capitals of the Medeival Hoysala Kings who built the exquisitely carved
temples in the 12th & 13th centuries. Later drive to Bangalore via
Hassan and then transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day - 12 » Depart Mumbai
Morning sightseeing of beautiful city of Bangalore. Later transfer to
airport for flight to Delhi. On arrival, transfer to international
airport for flight to onward destinations.