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Best of Karnataka & Kerala

Package Name : Best of Karnataka & Kerala

Duration : 10 nights / 11 days

Tel: 91-11-2332 1822

E-mail: enquiries@tradewingstours.com

Locations: Bangalore, Mysore, Ooty, Kochi, Alleppey, Kumarakom & Kochi

South India is the most beautiful part of India with incredible tourist attractions. Enjoy a variety of South India Tours highlighting fascinating aspects of this ethnically and culturally diverse land. 


Karnataka is the land of Goddess Bhuvaneshwari, it is also celebrated as Karunadu which welcomed and blessed all people from all over the world. Karnataka is blessed with holy rivers Cauveri, Sharavathi, Thungbadra & Ghataprabha  and covered by great Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea.


The name 'Keralam' or 'Kerala', as it was adopted by the English language, comes from the Malayalam words 'Keram' meaning Coconut Palm and 'Alam' meaning Land or Place. Keralam is therefore 'The Land of Coconut Palm'. Located on the Southwestern tip of India, it enjoys unique geographical features that have made it one of the most sought-after tourist destinations in Asia

Day 01 : Arrive Bangalore

Welcome to India, arrive Bangalore by international flight. Meeting and assistance upon arrival as our representatives assist you to transfer to your hotel. Whilst the room keys and check-in is organized, our representative would introduce the tour to you and hand over the documents to you. Bangalore is known as the garden city. It has many imposing structures full of historic & modern architecture. The majestic Vidhana Soudha, a magnificent post-independence structure housing the State legislature & Secretariat, stands in the centre of the city with its attractive dome & galleries. 

Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.


Day 02 : Bangalore - Mysore (135 km - 03 hr)

After breakfast , you will proceed to take half day tour of Bangalore city. Visit Tipu Sultan Palace; the layout of the palace gives the idea of the ethnic Mughal lifestyle. The fort & its remains present the history of the era in which it was built. Also visit ISKCON Temple and next,  visit the Lal Bagh Garden. Later Back to your hotel,  check-out from hotel and drive to Mysore (3 hrs.). En route visit Srirangapatinam - the 18th century Summer Palace of Tipu Sultan. Arrive and transfer to hotel. In the Evening visit the Devraja flower market.  

Overnight stay in Mysore.


Day 03 : Mysore

After breakfast, the day is planned to explore Mysore. Visit the major tourist attractions of Mysore - Maharaja Palace, Chamundi Hill, Brindavan Gardens, dancing musical fountains on the terraces of Krishnarajasagar Dam, You'll be amazed by its sheer size, the incredible richness of its interior and the beautiful facade of this Indo-Saracenic architectural gem. It was the seat of the Maharajas of Mysore and was rebuilt in 1912. 


Day 04 : Mysore - Ooty (150 km - 03 hr)

After breakfast, you will proceed to Ooty, Queen of hill stations & the capital of Nilgiri district, it is one of the most popular tourist resorts in India. En-route visit Bandipur and Mudumalai Wild life Sanctuaries. Ooty is a land of picturesque picnic spots. It was a very popular summer & weekend getaway for the Britishers during the colonial days. An added attraction for the tourists is the mountain train journey on a ratchet & pinion track which commences from Kallar, near Mettupalayam , winds its way through many hair-raising curves , fearful tunnels as it chugs along beside deep ravines full of verdant vegetation, gurgling streams & tea gardens. On arrival transfer to hotel. After lunch take a Half Day sightseeing tour to Botanical Garden, Fernhill Place -an  erstwhile summer palace of Maharaja of Mysore and St. Stephen Church. One can see the best profiles of nature, each embedded with a distinctive grandeur. It's the majestic waterfalls, never-ending forests, beautiful tea gardens, lush green meadows, placid lake and manicured golf courses that are really spellbinding.

Overnight stay in Ooty. 


Day 05 : Ooty - Cochin (380 km - 8hr)

Following breakfast today, be prepared for a long drive to Cochin. It always had a very popular & historical sea trade connection with the Middle East, Mediterranean Europe, Dutch & British. Upon arrival, check in at your hotel. In the evening see a Kathakali Dance performance. The extremely stylized gestures, the elaborate make-up, the masks and the splendid costumes of these all-male dancers, recreate an incomparable sense of pageantry. 

Stay Overnight at Hotel.


Day 06 : Cochin - Alleppey (70 km - 1½ hrs)

In the morning, after breakfast, take a sightseeing tour of Cochin city visiting Fort Cochin , The Dutch Palace at Mattancherry which is renowned for its wall murals depicting scenes from the Ramayana. The Jewish Synagogue at the heart of what is locally called the Jew Town . The St. Francis Church, the oldest European church in India . The Santa Cruz Basilica, originally built in 1557 by the Portuguese. The Chinese fishing nets, cantilevered fishing nets believed to have brought to Kochi by Chinese traders. Later drive to Alleppey, known as 'Venice of the East', this region is famous for its beautiful backwaters & village life revolving around the banks of these backwaters. On arrival board the houseboat, locally called Kettuvallam, cruise around backwaters of Alleppey to Kumarakom to observe & experience the daily life of the villagers along the backwaters. 

Overnight at the hotel. 


Day 07 : Arrive Kumarakom

Morning disembark at Kumarakom. Afternoon you will proceed for Kumarakom, known for its backwaters, huge Vembanad Lake & the famous 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 golden backed woodpecker, crow pheasant, white-breasted water hen, tree pie etc.

Stay Overnight at hotel. 


Day 08 : Kumarakom – Kovalam (160 kms – 4 hr)

After breakfast, we will drive to Kovalam. This sleepy town suddenly came on the tourist map when its fabulous beaches were discovered. Today Kovalam has become one of the most popular beach hangouts in India. There are two main beaches at Kovalam separated by a high cliff. It is finding a new significance in the light of several Ayurvedic salons, recuperation & regeneration resorts which provide a slew of Ayurvedic treatments.

Overnight stay is at your resort in Kovalam.


Day 09 : Kovalam

Full day is for leisure activities on the beach in and around the resort. Explore water sports / Ayurvedic salons on own. Overnight stay is at your resort in Kovalam. 


Day 10 : Excursion to Trivandrum

In the morning, after breakfast , check out and drive to Trivandrum, an ancient city with trading traditions dating back to 1000 BC. Arrive and check in at your hotel. Later in the day, go for a sightseeing tour of  Sri Chittira Art Gallery an excellent collection of Indian art with examples from early to modern schools. Paintings by Raja Ravi Varma & works from Mughal & Rajput miniature paintings & Tanjore paintings embellished with semi- precious stones are displayed. Next, visit Thiruvananthapuram covering Museum Complex, Padmanabha Swamy Temple, Science & Technology Museum, Veli Tourist village, Aakulam boat club, Shangmugham Beach. 

Return to the hotel for overnight stay. 


Day 11 : Kovalam – Trivendrum Airport (16 km - 30 mins)

Today After breakfast, you have time for leisure activities like Shopping etc. Afterwards,  check out of the hotel and transfer to the airport to board connecting flight back to Delhi. Transfer to the international airport to take your connecting flight to your final destination or continue for you're onwards destination.