Karnataka & Kerala | 11 days

Bangalore – Mysore – Kabini - Coorg – Kasaragod – Tellicherry – Mahe – Calicut – Onward
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Tour Overview

This south India tour from Karnataka to Kerala is an ideal paradise experience the most beautiful landscapes, Boat trips, walking,Fauna and flora, Smell the fragrances of peppery spices, the spray of the sea relaxation, of luxuriant nature channels fringed with coconut palms

Tour Highlights

  • Traditional Indian Welcome
  • Enjoy comprehensive tours of Mysore
  • Visit to aromatic spice markets
  • Visit the Mysore Palace
  • Visit to Somnathpur to see the 13th Century architectural Hoysala Temple.
  • Visit Nagarhole National Park
  • Motor boat rideon the tranquil waters
  • Jeep Safari in Kabini
  • Visit to Coffee Plantation in Coorg
  • Walking in the plantation
  • Visit to fishing village

Day 01 Bangalore

Arrive Bangalore you are met and greet by our representative transferred to the Hotel. Afternoon visit to Lal Bagh Botanical Gardens, the Mysore Arts and Crafts Center, Tipu Sultan ’s palace and Bull temple – one of the oldest temple built in 16th century and the colorful and bustling markets Overnight stay

Day 02 Bangalore – Mysore 140 kms / 3 hrs

After breakfast drive to Mysore upon arrival, check-in at the hotel. Mysore is a beautiful city of stately palaces residence of the Wodeyars dynasty, gardens, parks and museums. Today your tour of Mysore visits includes to City Palace it is one of the largest and majestic palaces of this type in India. Built in 1912, this Indo-Saracen palace has, among other things, a sculpted silver door, a solid gold throne and a gallery of delicate paintings. Chamundi Hill, and the colorful and aromatic spice markets. At Chamundi Hill, you will find Nandi, a monolithic image of Shiva's Bull, which is always garlanded with flowers and held in high esteem by Hindus. Your afternoon is at leisure

Visit the Sri Jayachamararajendra gallery, a former palace transformed into a gallery of paintings from the 1870s.Overnight at hotel

Day 03 Somnathpur & Srirangapatnam

After breakfast drive to Somnathpur 35 kms east is famous for its 13th century Hoysala Temple. The Temple is in excellent condition, has frescoed exteriors depicting episodes from the epics,Our drive continued to the ruins of Srirangapatnam(closed on Friday), capital of Tipu Sultan in the eighteenth century. In the afternoon, visit the extravagant maharaja palace and stroll through the flower and vegetable market. Overnight stay in Mysore

Day 04 Mysore –Kabini 60 kms /1 hrs

After breakfast dive to Kabini. Arrive Kabini in the noon and visit Nagarhole National Park, with plenty of opportunities for wildlife viewing. This 643 sq. km wildlife sanctuary is in an isolated pocket of the Coorg region.

Drive to the Kabini reservoir adjacent to Nagarhole National Park. A small motor boat ride on the tranquil waters of the Kabini River, an opportunity to observe a wide variety of fauna and wildlife, many birds and perhaps large mammals coming to drink (elephants, bison, deer.Overnight stay in Kabini

Day 05 Kabini

Early in the morning, a jeep safari with a naturalist guide to the park's fauna: tigers, elephants, gaurs (Indian bison), leopards, deer and a wide variety of birds. In the warm hours, enjoy your pool or Jacuzzi, or a massage at the Ayurvedic Care Center. Other unusual activities are on site: elephant ride or bamboo raft (to be paid on site).Overnight stay in Kabini

Day 06 Kabini – Coorg 110 kms 2.30 hrs

After breakfast drive to Coorg 1525m above sea level lies altitude in a breathtaking setting It is the ideal starting point for beautiful walks. Coorgis in the heart of coffee and spiceplantations. Overnight stay in coorg

Day 07    Coorg

After breakfast excursion to the elephant breeding center of Dubare to attend and participate in various activities: grooming of elephants, distribution of meals and demonstration of training orders. Walk in the plantations.Overnight stay in coorg.

Day 08 Coorg – Kasaragod 122 kms 2.30 hrs

After breakfast drive to Kasaragod. En route stop at Fort Bekal built in 1650 is the largest fort in Kerala, situated at Bekal village in Kasaragod district. Later our drive continued to Kasaragod and stay in your cottage on the beach, at the crossroads of the Arabian Sea and backwaters. This is an idyllic retreat to recharge your batteries and savor the art of living of Kerala, its Ayurvedic massages, its tasty cuisine, its welcoming villages.Overnight stay in Kasaragod

Day 09 Kasaragod

Today you can do some activities in one of the hotels: yoga, massages, bike rental to visit to the fishing villages along the coast or coconut palms, visits to temples, hiking.

The Nileshwar Hermitage Hotel now has a house boat for a romantic backwaters ride.You can also just contemplate this beautiful seaside and take long walks in the waves.Overnight stay in Kasaragod

Day 10 Kasaragod – Tellichery 114 kms / 2 hrs

After breakfast drive to the small town of Tellichery located by the sea, A walk in its spice market where wholesalers offer at unbeatable prices the most fragrant scents of the Orient. You will stay in a charming six-bedroom colonial mansion facing the Arabian Sea. You can enjoy the renowned kitchen of the owner (hotel closed from May to August). Visit of a factory of the famous cigarettes"beedis", and of a workshop of weaving. In the evening, you attend a temple at the typical ritual dance of Kerala, Theyyam (organized between November and February).

Day 11 Tellicherry – Mahe – Calicut 80 kms /2.30 hrs - Onward

After breakfast drive to Calicut en route visit to Mahe, former French trading post from 1721 to 1954, where the pepper and spice trade flourished. Visit to the church of Santa Theresa and stroll in the fish market. Our drive Continue to Calicut, now called Kozhikode. Visit the Museum Art Gallery which presents the works of one of the most famous Indian painters, Raja Ravi Varma. See the overview of the exterior of the temple of Tali. Later transfer to the airport for your return flight onward destination. Specify your flight

Accommodation

  • 01 Night stay in Bangalore
  • 02 Night stay in Mysore
  • 02 Night stay in Kabini
  • 02 Night stay in Coorg
  • 02 Night stay in Kasaragod
  • 01 Night say in Calicut

Dinning

  • Daily Buffet Breakfast at hotel

Transportation

  • All transfers and sightseeing by air conditioned Vehicle
  • Monument entry fees as per itinerary
  • Local English Speaking Guides
  • Motor Boat Ride in Kabini
  • Jeep Safari in Kabini
  • Theyyam Ritual dance in Tellichery
  • Services of local English Speaking Guides at destination
  • All State taxes, toll taxes & Parking Charges

Exclusions

Language guide, Major meal Laundry, Insurance, Tips, Telephone Calls, Hard drink /beer and Expenses like personal nature