Intensive Tour of South India

India · South India Karnataka · Bangalore
Bangalore - Mysore - Kabini - Ooty - Coimbatore -
Cochin - Alleppey - Kovalam - Trivandrum
Overnight stay on a houseboat
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From Bangalore to Kovalam: Culture & Nature

South India offers a uniquely exotic blend of culture and nature – metropolises, temples, national parks, mountains, and backwaters. On this tour, you will immerse yourself in the colourful diversity of India and experience the highlights of the region.

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Intensive Tour of South India in Detail

Private Tour 14 Days / 13 Nights

DAY 1: Bangalore

Welcome at Bangalore Airport and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, you will visit the most important sights in Bangalore, India's third-largest metropolis: the impressive Vidhana Soudha building, the Bull Temple (Nandi Temple) – one of the oldest temples in the city, the Tipu Palace, and the botanical garden Lal Bagh. Overnight stay in Bangalore.

DAY 2: Mysore

Drive to Mysore, the enchanting garden city. In the evening, you will visit various interesting markets and bazaars. Overnight stay in Mysore.

DAY 3: Mysore

Today, you will visit Shrirangapattana, a small town near Mysore with great historical significance. Attractions here include the fortress, the temple, the mausoleum, and other historical buildings, some in ruins and some fully preserved. You will also visit the Amba Vilas Palace in Mysore, the Maharaja Museum, and in the evening, the Hindu Chamundi Temple. Overnight stay in Mysore.

DAY 4: Kabini

Drive to Kabini, a highlight for nature enthusiasts. In the afternoon, you will go on a Jeep Safari through Nagarhole National Park (subject to availability). Together with the neighbouring national parks, Nagarhole forms the largest nature reserve in South India. It is home to elephants, tigers, leopards, deer, and monkeys, among others. Overnight stay in Kabini/Nagarhole.

DAY 5: Kabini

Another highlight of the national park is a boat safari on the Kabini River (subject to availability). Here too, various species of animals can be observed. Overnight stay in Kabini/Nagarhole.

DAY 6: Ooty

Drive to Udagamandalam (shortly Ooty). This hill station in the Western Ghats was developed agriculturally by the British in the early 19th century and used as a popular spa resort due to its pleasant climate. Overnight stay in Ooty.

DAY 7: Ooty

Today, you will visit the sights of the city, such as the Botanical Garden, Ooty Lake, and Doddabetta Peak. Overnight stay in Ooty.

DAY 8: Mettupalayam/Coimbatore

Another highlight of the trip is the train journey with the Nilgiri Mountain Railway from Ooty to Mettupalayam. The impressive route runs over bridges, through tunnels, along extensive tea plantations with a breathtaking view of the mountains. From Mettupalayam, drive to Coimbatore. Overnight stay in Coimbatore.

DAY 9: Cochin

Drive to Cochin. Upon arrival in this historically significant port city, you will attend a traditional Kathakali dance performance in the evening. Overnight stay in Cochin.

DAY 10: Cochin

You will get to know the sights of Cochin, such as St. Francis Church, Mattancherry Palace, the Jewish Synagogue, and the impressive Chinese fishing nets. Overnight stay in Cochin.

DAY 11: Alleppey

Drive to Alleppey (Alapphuza). On the houseboat journey through Kerala's famous backwaters, you will be surrounded by exotic plants, typical Keralan villages, and fascinating wildlife. Overnight stay on the houseboat.

DAY 12: Kovalam

After a relaxed breakfast on board, you will drive to Kovalam. Overnight stay in Kovalam.

DAY 13: Kovalam

The day is at your leisure to relax on the beach or undertake your own activities. Overnight stay in Kovalam.

DAY 14: Departure

After an eventful journey through South India, you will be taken to Trivandrum Airport.

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Intensive Tour of South India
India, South India Karnataka, Bangalore
Kempegowda International Airport (BLR)
approx. 29 km / 36 min

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