Duration : 13 Nights / 14 Days
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Arrive at the Bangalore Airport/railway station and get transferred to the hotel. Bangalore is the capital city of Karnataka and it is popular as the silicon city and the city of gardens as well. Afternoon go for the local tour of Bangalore including the 2 famous gardens in the city - Cubbon Park and Lalbagh and the Vishveswaraiah Museum. Overnight in Bangalore.
Morning after Breakfast drive towards Mysore via Srirangapatna, the capital of Tipu Sultan and citadel of Mysore Kingdom for many decades. Reach and check in to the hotel. Mysore is home to kings and warriors, Ashtanga yoga gurus and giraffes from the African savannah. Named after the demon Mahishasura, Mysore was the seat of Wodeyar and Viajayanagara dynasties, and where Tipu Sultan died manfully clenching a sabre in his hand, in his resistance against the British empire. India's 2nd greenest city has resurged as one of the world's capitals of holistic and alternative living, healing and being. Evening visit Brindavan garden and the Mysore Palace and overnight stay at Mysore.
Morning after breakfast proceed to Ooty. Ootacamund or Ooty is a popular hill station located in the Nilgiri Hills.Located in the Blue Mountains of the Western Ghats, Ooty greets a tourist with lofty mountains, great lakes, dense forests, sprawling grasslands, miles of tea gardens and eucalyptus trees. The hill station itself is a land of picturesque picnic spots. It used to be popular summer and weekend getaway for the British. Arrive in Ooty and check in to Hotel. Afternoon sightseeing of Ooty overing Botanical Garden & boat ride in Ooty Lake (direct payment). Ooty is a great place to shop for home-made chocolates and essential oils. Overnight in Ooty.
Sightseeing options closer to Ooty to consider comprise Dodabetta Peak, Rose garden and Wax Museum you can do full day excursion to Coonoor (25 kms) visit tea plantations, Catherine falls , Dolphin's Nose , Sim's park, and various other viewpoints. Overnight in Ooty.
Morning after breakfast drive to Kodaikanal, a lake side hill station at an altitude of around 7000 feet. Check into the hotel, refresh and relax. Overnight in Kodaikanal.
Morning after Breakfast Start for Full day Kodaikanal Sightseeing Visit Pillar Rock, Green Valley Lake, Silver Cascade, Bryant Park (a Botanical Garden). Later visit Coakers walk, a 1-km of paved walk with awesome views on one side and boating (on direct payment) at Kodai Lake, a manmade lake which is the prime attraction of the hill station. Overnight in Kodaikanal.
Afterbreak fast, Drive to Chettinad. Check in listed hotel. Chettinad is famous for its tourist attractions -the traditional palaces and mansions that will help one to understand the simple, yet classy life of the wealthy Chettiar community. Some of the interesting tourist attractions in Chettinad are the museums-the Kamban Mani Mandapam and the Kaviarsar Kannadhasan Mani Mandapam, both built in honor of late poet-laureates. The latter has a museum with an amazing collection of artefacts -traditional jewellery, clothing, huge copper vats and grain bins. Visit to Devakottai , where the streets of Devakottai afford one the pleasure of walking through a typical Chettiar lane lined with old mansions, the most famous being Periya Minor's Veedu. The Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple in Devakottai is famous for the 108 statues of Vinayakar. Overnight stay at Chettinad.
Morning after breakfast check out from the Hotel and proceed to Madurai. Upon arrival, check in to the Hotel. Later in the day, set out on a sightseeing trip of Madurai. Visit the Meenakshi Temple. The temple complex is massive and renowned for its architecture. You can also visit Thiruparamkunram - one of the Lord Muruga Aarupadaiveedu temples around Madurai or visit Gandhi Museum. Overnight Stay at Hotel in Madurai.
Morning after breakfast drive to Munnar and arrive by late afternoon. Munnar is a picturesque hill station situated in the eastern part of Kerala; lush green-carpeted tea and coffee plantations surround it. The beautiful landscapes, cozy weather, and the smell of tea leafs make Munnar one of the most sought-after destinations in South India. Munnar is situated near the Anaimudi Peak, the highest peak in the Western Ghats. Stay overnight in Munnar.
Today morning after breakfast take a sightseeing tour of Munnar visiting the Eravikulam National Park, Mattupetty Dam, Old Munnar Town and the town market. Mattupetty dam has an artificial lake built by a small hydroelectric project. Echo Point is known for the natural echo affect it produces. Tea Museum explains about the processing of tea and history of Munnar and Eravikulam National Park is known as the natural habitat of endangered Nilgiri Tahr. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Morning after breakfast, proceed to Thekkady and transfer to Hotel. Lying at an altitude of 700-1900 m above sea level, Periyar has a cool and comfortable climate. A visit to Periyar provides you the opportunity to see wildlife, varied vegetation and a wide variety of birds. Evening you can visit the Spice plantation, Kathakali show or Kalarippayattu or do an Elephant ride (All activities on direct payment basis). Day free at leisure. Overnight in Thekkady.
Early morning go for the Periyar Boat Safari (direct payment). Return to the hotel, have your breakfast and afterwards leave for Kumarakom/Alleppey, the famous backwaters of Kerala. Evening free. Overnight in Kumarakom.
Day free at leisure at the backwater resort. Relax or enjoy rest of the day at leisure or take an optional cruise on the backwaters. You can also opt to stay in the Houseboat for this night (Supplement cost is mentioned below). Overnight in Kumarakom.
After breakfast, check out of the hotel. Drive to Cochin and transfer to airport/railway station for your onward journey.