Duration : 19 Nights / 20 Days
Destination Covered : Mumbai - Hyderabad - Hubali - Badami - Hampi - Hassan - Mysore - Ooty - Connoor – Cochin - Houseboat - Alleppey - Munnar - Thekkady - Madurai - Trichy – Thanjavur - Pondicherry - Mahabalipuram - Kanchipuram - Chennai
DAY 01 : ARRIVE MUMBAI
Upon arrival in Mumbai ( Bombay ), you are met and transferred to your pre-booked hotel. This afternoon proceeds on a guided tour of the city, which is distinctly tropical. Its weathered Victorian mansions and some still privately owned, and grand public buildings, many beautifully lit at night, stand as a lingering reminder of the Days of the British Raj, First visit the Gateway of India, hastily created as a symbol of welcome to Queen Mary and King George V of England on their to India in 1911. The next visit is the Hanging Gardens, perched at the top of Malabar Hill, which provides lovely views over the Arabian Sea. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 02 : MUMBAI – HYDERABAD BY FLIGHT DEP 08.55 HRS ARR 10.25 HRS
Morning transfer to Airport to board flight for Hyderabad. On arrival, transfer to Hotel. After freshen-up, proceed to visit Char Minar, Salar Jung Museum, Golconda Fort, and Birla Temple Etc. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 03 : HYDERABAD - HUBLI BY FLIGHT DEP 06.30 HRS ARR 07.55 HRSHUBLI - BADAMI 105 KMS 02 HOURS 30 MIN
Morning transfer to the Airport to board flight for Hubli. On arrival, you are met and proceed to Badami. Afternoon visits the remarkable temples at Aihole and Pattadakal. Aihole was the first Chalukyan capital and is regarded as the birthplace of Indian temple architecture. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 04 : BADAMI - HAMPI 140 KMS 03 HOURS 30 MIN DRIVE
Morning drive to Hampi. On arrival, check-in at Hotel. Hampi has numerous ruined temple complexes from the Vijayanagara Empire. On the south bank of the River Tungabhadra is the 7th-century Hindu Virupaksha Temple, near the revived Hampi Bazaar. A carved stone chariot stands in front of the huge Vittala Temple site. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 05 : HAMPI
Full day sightseeing tour of Hampi visiting Virupaksha Temple, Kadale Kalu Ganesha, Sasive Kalu Ganesha, Krishna Temple, Lakshmi Narasimha, Badavi Linga, Sister Stones, Underground Temple, Mint House, Lotus Mahal, Elephant Stables, Hazara Rama Temple, Palace Area, Mahanavami Dibba, Queen's Bath). After Lunch, visit Vijaya Vittala Temple (Stone Chariot), King's Balance, Purandara Mantapa, Old Pillar Bridge, and evening return to the hotel and overnight stay in the hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 06 : HAMPI – HASSAN 380 KMS 07 HOURS DRIVE
Morning drive to Hassan. On arrival, check-in at your pre-booked Hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 07 : HASSAN - MYSORE VIA SHRAVANABELAGOLA 120 KMS 03 HOURS DRIVE
Morning drive to Mysore via visiting Shravana belgola. Drive to Shravanabelagola. On arrival, visit the main attraction of Shravanabelagola, which is the magnificent 57 feet tall monolithic statue of Gommateshwara Bahubali located on Vindhyagiri hill. Shravanabelagola is situated in Vindhyagiri and Chandragiri hills. It is said to have been protected by the monolith Bhagawan Bahubali. It is home to 2300 years of Jain heritage, and it is considered to be the world's largest monolithic stone statue. The base of the statue has an inscription in the Devanagari script dating from 981 AD. Later continue drive to Mysore. On arrival in Mysore, check-in at your pre-booked hotel. Afternoon proceeds for sightseeing. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 08 : MYSORE – OOTY 125 KMS 03 HOURS DRIVE
The morning after visiting, drive to Ooty. On arrival, check-in at Hotel. Freshen up, afternoon sightseeing of Ooty include the visit to Ooty Lake, The Fern Hill Palace, Ooty Golf Links, and Pine Forest. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 09 : OOTY
Morning proceeds to visit Doddabeth peak, Tiger Hill, Dolphin nose Hill, Kettie valley, Pykara fall shooting points, Botanical Garden. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 10 : OOTY – CONNOOR BY TOY TRAINCONNOOR – COCHIN BY ROAD 260 KMS 07 HOURS DRIVE
After Breakfast, Proceed for a Toy Train Ride and Later drive to Cochin. On arrival, check-in at Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 11 : COCHIN - ALLEPPEY – HOUSEBOAT 60 KMS 02 HOURS DRIVE
Morning proceeds for a City tour visiting Chinese fishing nets along the Vasco Da Gama Square, Santa Cruz Basilica, St. Francis Church, VOC Gate, Bastion Bungalow, Jewish synagogue, etc. After visiting drive to Alleppey to board Houseboat Embarkation point. The Kerala houseboats used to form an inseparable ingredient of the way of life in Kerala. The traditional boat is locally called as Kettuvallom. Check-in to the exclusive houseboat. Your private boat will have bedrooms, bathrooms, living areas, a sun deck, a dining, and a beautiful corridor. This full-day cruise will include all your meals. Overnight stay on board. A Journey through the curving and winding Kerala backwaters in houseboats of Kerala is an experience of returning to nature. Full-day cruise and overnight stay onboard. The boat will be anchored in the lake for an overnight stay.
DAY 12 : HOUSEBOAT – ALLEPPEY - MUNNAR 195 KMS 05 HOURS DRIVE
Morning disembarks Houseboat and drives to Munnar enjoying the scenic beauty & the marvelous waterfalls, high mountains with the low flying clouds passing by. In the evening you can go sightseeing in Munnar, which includes the Raja Malai - a top peak of Munnar where you can see Neel Thar (mountain goats). Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 13 : MUNNAR
Morning, after breakfast, visiting tea plantations, Anamudi, Eravikulam National Park, Devikulam, Mattupetty, Pallivasal, Pothamedu, Attukal, etc. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at Hotel. .
DAY 14 : MUNNAR - THEKKADY 110 KMS 02 HOURS 30 MIN DRIVE
After breakfast, drive to Periyar on the way to visiting the Idukki dam. Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel. Periyar wildlife sanctuary is home to nomadic tribes of wild elephant, boar, deer, and more. In the evening goes for a boat cruise in the lake to watch wild animals and Spice Garden Visits. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 15 : THEKKADY - MADURAI 138 KMS 04 HOURS DRIVE
The morning after breakfast, drive to Madurai. On arrival, check-in at Hotel. On arrival, check-in at Hotel. Afternoon visit Madurai Meenakshi Temple, Tirumala Nayakkar palace, and Gandhi Memorial. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 16 : MADURAI – TRICHY 132 KMS 03 HOURS DRIVE
Morning drive to Trichy. On arrival, check-in at Hotel. Afternoon visit Sri Sangam Temple, Rock Fort Temple, etc. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 17 : TRICHY – THANJAVUR - PONDICHERRY 225 KMS 05 HOURS DRIVE
Morning drive to Pondicherry via visiting Big Temple at Thanjavur. On arrival, check-in at Hotel. Evening visit Auroville Ashram and White Town. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 18 : PONDICHERRY - MAHABALIPURAM 92 KMS 02 HOURS DRIVE
The morning after a sightseeing drive to Mahabalipuram. Afternoon tour of Mahabalipuram, once the principal port of the Pallavas who ruled between the 06th and 09th Centuries AD. The City of Seven pagodas. It is nothing less than a breathtaking display of masterful sculpture carved out of solid rocks of granite, the Shore Temple, a splendid example of early temple construction in the south. Penance of Bhagirata, the world's largest bas - relief, also known as Argon's Penance. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 19 : MAHABLIPURAM – KANCHIPURAM - CHENNAI 140 KMS 04 HOURS DRIVE
Morning drive to Kanchipuram, city of a thousand temples. Once the capital of Pallava, Kanchipuram still contains no less than 124 shrines. The temples were built mainly by two rulers, Mahendra and Mamalla Narashimha Parman. Typical of their architecture is the Kailasnatha Temple dedicated to Siva, believed to be 1200 years old. Other important ones include the 16th Century Ekambasreshwar Temple, Kamakshi Temple, and Vaikunta Perumal. Kanchipuram is the center of Silk weaving and is famous for its saris and materials and later drive Mahabalipuram. On arrival, check-in at Hotel. Evening visit Ashta Lakshmi Temple. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 20 : LEAVE CHENNAI
The morning after sightseeing and afternoon transfer to Airport to board flight for onward Journey.