Start in Kochi (Cochin) and end in Bangalore! With the historical tour Kerala Backwater Tour with Karnataka, you have a 14 day tour package taking you through Kochi (Cochin), India and 8 other destinations in India. Kerala Backwater Tour with Karnataka includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.
On arrival meet & transfer to hotel. Cochin always had a very popular & historical sea trade connection with the Middle East, Mediterranean Europe & the Dutch. It has one of the finest natural harbours on the Arabian coastline. Its cosmopolitan character is reflected in the buildings & structures representing different regions of the world. In the evening enjoy Keralas most popular classical dance, Kathakali. Overnight at hotel.
In and around AlleppeyMorning ?proceed to explore Cochin city. Visit the Fort Kochi that reveals the European heritage of Kochi. Santa Cruz Basilica happens to be a landmark of Kochi and a major tourist attraction too. Visit St. Francis Church, which is the oldest European Church in India. Visit the Jewish Synagogue, built in the year 1568 and magnificently decorated by Chinese tiles & Belgian chandeliers. Giant scrolls of the Old Testament can be found here. Also visit the spice market, where the air is filled with the pungent smell of spices & history that brought the world to its doorstep. Chinese fishing nets, (Cheenavala) are distinctly unique to Cochin. It is believed that traders from the court of the Chinese ruler Kublai Khan introduced these nets here.? Afternoon depart for Alleppey. ??Alleppey Also known as Alappuzha, Alleppey is a great favorite with those wanting to relax in the lap of nature and revive their spirits. An enamoring combination of peaceful quietude and bustling activity, Alleppey in Kerala, South India is a repository of tourist attractions, natural and architectural that allure you with their typical Alleppey appeal on your travel to Alleppey in Kerala, South India. Overnight stay in Houseboat.
In and around KumarakomMorning drive to Kumarakom, it is a cluster of little islands, on the Vembanad Lake in Kerala. Kuttanad, the Wonder Land believed to have been lying below the sea level, sprang out into the marshes when the sea receded later. Kumarakom, the land of lakes, canals and paddy fields, gives you sheer ecstasy. Holiday on the houseboats, traditional Kettuvallam, are an out-of-this-world experience. Furthermore Vembanad Lake is home to several types of marine life exclusively the Karimeen (Pearl Spotted Fish), Chemeen (Prawns) & Konju (Tiger Prawns). Spend the day at leisure, relaxing and enjoying the facilities at the hotel. You can also visit Kumarakom Bird sanctuary. There are two seasons for birds: between October & February there are cormorants, teals, & other ducks & from February to July there are Darters (snake birds), night herons, Egrets, & Siberian storks. It also has the golden backed woodpecker, crow pheasant, white-breasted water hen, tree pie. Overnight stay in Kumarakom.
In and around Munnar, PeriyarMorning drive to Munnar & checking at the hotel. ?Munnar is one of the most popular hill stations in w:st="on"India, Munnar is situated at the confluence of three mountain streams - Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. Located at 1600 Mts. above sea level, this was once the summer resort of the erstwhile British Government in South India. Sprawling tea plantations, picture book towns, winding lanes, trekking and holiday facilities make Munnar a unique experience. Munnar is essentially a tea town. Overnight stay in Munnar.
Morning post breakfast proceed for a full day sightseeing around Munnar. Munnar is one of the most popular hill stations in west "on" India, Munnar is situated at the confluence of three mountain streams - Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. Located at 1600 Mts. above sea level, this was once the summer resort of the erstwhile British Government in South India. Sprawling tea plantations, picture book towns, winding lanes, trekking and holiday facilities make Munnar a unique experience. Munnar is essentially a tea town. Visit the worlds highest tea estates spread like a green carpet over hundreds of kilometres, Lush green hills all around - a place to be seen to be believed, and Eravikulam National Park (Park is closed in the month of January and February), the best place to see the Nilgiri Tahr (mountain goat). Rest of the day at leisure to explore the destination on your own. Overnight stay in Munnar.
In and around OotyMorning depart by surface to Ooty. On arrival check in at Hotel. ??OOTY - Popularly referred as the Queen of Hill Stations, Udhagamandalam better known as Ooty is the most popular hill station in the South. Located in the Western ghats at a height of 2240 m, Udhagamandalam is the headquarters of the Nilgiris district where the two ghats meet. Nature has been generous with this region which is by far the most beautiful in the state. Overnight at Hotel.? Overnight stay in Ooty.
Full day free at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
In and around MysoreMorning depart for Mysore by surface. On arrival check in at the hotel.? Afternoon half day city tour covering Maharajas Palacebuilt as recently as 1897, which is one of the biggest in India; Srirangapatnam was the capital of Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan. Brindavan Gardens are illuminated 3 days a week, St Philomenas Church ?Also visit Sri Jauyachamarajendra Art Gallery housed in the Jagmohan Palace, the gallery has a collection ?of exquisite paintings. Overnight ?at hotel.? Overnight stay in Mysore.
In and around HassanAfter breakfast you head towards the Belur Temple, which is an amazing architectural piece constructed in the sculpture of cartoon. Belur has the famous Chennakesava temple complex. This temple complex has couple of shrines which exhibit the golden architecture of South India. You return to the hotel to check out and drive to Hassan. Check in the hotel. Overnight at hotel.? Overnight stay in Hassan.
After breakfast visit to Shravanabelagola, a Jain pilgrimage. Nestled amidst the Vindhyagiri and Chandragiri hills, the 57 feet tall deity of Gommateshwara Bahubali is magnificent. After spending some awe-inspiring moments at the shrine. Overnight at hotel.? Overnight stay in Hassan.
In and around BangaloreMorning depart for Bangalore by surface. On arrival check in at the Hotel. BANGALORE : Known as the garden city of India , Bangalore is one of the most visited destinations of southern India . There are many stories and legends related to the city. However the present look of the garden city was given to it in the 16th century. Because of the initiative it took in the wake of the Information Technology revolution in the country, Bangalore has been nicknamed as the Silicon City of India. Overnight at hotel.
After Breakfast ?city tour visiting the Vidhan Soudha - The building is a massive neo Dravidian architecture presently functioning as the state legislative assembly , Cubbon Park in the heart of the city, Lal Bagh which is famous for the wonderfully bloomed red roses and the Bangalore Palace are some of the other must see of this garden city.. Overnight at hotel. Overnight stay in Bangalore.
In time transfer to airport to board fight for onward destination.