Southern Panorama

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Southern Panorama

On this journey, experience the rich and the vibrant culture of South India. The tour starts from the garden city of Bengaluru, then moves on to the princely state of Mysore. From Mysore, drive to the Nagarhole National Park. You will get an opportunity to visit Ooty and relax amidst the serenity of Nilgiri Hills. You will drive through the Western Ghats for Kochi.

 

Tour Nights

  • Bengaluru: 1 nights
  • Mysore: 2 nights
  • Nagarhole: 1 nights
  • Ooty: 1 nights
  • Kochi: 2 nights
  • Kumarakom: 1 nights
  • Madurai: 2 nights
  • Tanjore: 1 nights
  • Covelong: 3 nights
  • Tour code: AWI29
  • Accommodation Grade
  • Private Tour

Tour At a Glance

  • Discover the Silicon city of India, Bengaluru
  • Explore the mystical edifices of Mysore
  • Visit Nagarhole National Park which has the highest density of herbivores in India
  • Drive into the Nilgiri hills to Ooty (Queen of the Nilgiri hills)
  • Practice some devotional ceremonies at the majestic temples of Madurai

Itinerary details

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  • Day 1 UK to Bengaluru
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    UK to Bengaluru

    Depart from UK an overnight flight to Bengaluru.

  • Day 2 Bengaluru
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    Bengaluru

    Arrive in Bengaluru early in the morning. Meet and assist on arrival and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the morning at leisure. Bengaluru, noted for its gardens, tree-lined avenues and Gothic churches. Afternoon tour of the city visiting the Tipu Sultan’s palace and Fort, Bull temple and the impressive Vidhan Sabha. Overnight stay in Bengaluru.

  • Day 3 Bengaluru to Mysore
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    Bengaluru to Mysore

    Drive to Srirangapatnam and visit the summer palace and museum of Tipu Sultan who was defeated by the British in 1799. Also visit Sriranganathswamy temple. Continue on to to Mysore, renowned for sandalwood, teak and incense. Two nights stay in Mysore.

  • Day 4 Mysore
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    Mysore

    Morning city tour of Mysore visiting the City Palace of the Maharaja of Mysore (built in the Indo-Saracenic style) and the museum. Drive to visit Chamundi Hill where a huge statue of Nandi Bull overlooks the city. Explore the colourful Devraja fruit and vegetable market. Afternoon free.

  • Day 5 Mysore to Nagarhole
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    Mysore to Nagarhole

    Morning drive to the Nagarhole National Park, an excellent sanctuary with tropical teak forests and the Kabini river running through. The park is noted for herds of tiger, leopard, samber deer and variety of birdlife. Afternoon safari by jeep. Overnight stay in Nagarhole. 

  • Day 6 Nagarhole to Ooty
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    Nagarhole to Ooty

    Morning safari in the park. After breakfast drive into the Nilgiri hills to Ooty (Queen of the Nilgiri hills), a popular hill station during the British Raj, with its tea plantations, gardens and bungalows. Remainder of the day at leisure in this picturesque area. Overnight stay in Ooty.

  • Day 7 Ooty to Kochi
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    Ooty to Kochi

    A long but picturesque drive to Kochi through the Western Ghats on the Malabar Coast. Set amidst lagoons and backwaters, Kochi is also known as the "Venice Of the East". Over the centuries Europeans have traded ivory, spices and teak. The British, Dutch and Portuguese left their cultural influence on this great city. In the evening see the famous Kathakali dance performance, a traditional folk dance of Kerala enacting stories from the Hindu epics. Two night stay in Kochi.

  • Day 8 Kochi
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    Kochi

    Morning city tour visiting the Dutch Palace, with its 17th century murals of Ramayana, the Jewish Synagogue, built in 1568, housing the Grand Scroll of the Old Testament. Also visit Fort Kochi and St Francis Church, the oldest European church in India. Vasco de Gama, who discovered India, was buried here. In the evening a Sunset harbour cruise to see the Bolgahtty Island and the Chinese fishing nets.

  • Day 9 Kochi to Kumarakom
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    Kochi to Kumarakom

    Drive to Allepy and take a boat cruise to Chengnacherry. The cruise takes over 2 hours and passes through tranquil palm fringed narrow canals and waterways. Drive to Kumarakom on the shores of the Vembanad Lake. Overnight in Kumarakom.

  • Day 10 Kumarakom to Madurai
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    Kumarakom to Madurai

    After breakfast leave for the ancient city of Madurai, dating back to 6th century. It was well known to Greeks and Romans with whom the city carried on active trade. Remainder of the day at leisure. Two night stay in Madurai.

  • Day 11 Madurai
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    Madurai

    Morning city tour visiting the Tirumalai Nayak Palace, built in 17th Century on Indi-Saracenic style the spectacular Shree Meenakshi temple, a superb example of Dravidian temple architecture. It has profusely carved massive gopurams and a 1000-pillared hall. Afternoon at leisure. In the evening return to Meenakshi temple and visit the colourful temple market.

  • Day 12 Madurai to Tanjore
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    Madurai to Tanjore

    Drive to the temple town of Trichy, the citadel of Chola dynasty in the medieval period. The city saw wars fought between the British and French in 18th century. Visit the Srirangam Island, a living example of a temple town where the life centres around the temple with 22 magnificent gopurams (gateway towers), the tallest being 236 feet high. Continue onto Tanjore, the granary of Tamil Nadu and the cultural capital of the region. Overnight stay in Trichy.

  • Day 13 Tanjore to Covelong Beach
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    Tanjore to Covelong Beach

    Morning tour of Tanjore visiting the famous 10th century Brihadeeshwara temple, an engineering marvel and now preserved as a world heritage monument. Tanjore is also famous for paintings. You will see some of famous frescos depicting myths and courtly pursuits. Drive to Covelong Beach visiting en route the famous shore temple in Mahabalipuram. Stay for three nights.

  • Day 14-15 Covelong Beach
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    Covelong Beach

    At leisure by the beach. During your stay take a half day city tour of Chennai, the fourth largest city of India, and visit the Fort St George, built by the East India Company in 1653, St Mary’s church, the first Anglican Church in India and the Kapaleeshwara temple, destroyed by the Portuguese in 1566 and rebuilt 300 years ago.

  • Day 16 Chennai to UK Departure
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    Chennai to UK Departure

    Transfer to the International airport in Chennai towards your onward journey to UK with sweet memories.

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Extension

Kovalam - ( 04 Nights ) (Day 16 to Day 20)

One of the most developed resort towns of India, Kovalam in Kerala invites you to spend a day full of sun, sand and surf. Complete with yoga and meditation centres, Ayurvedic health resorts and spas, catamaran cruises and a great choice of restaurants serving lip-smacking local food, Kovalam provides an ideal retreat for physical and mental rejuvenation.

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Day 1

To Kovalam

Post breakfast, transfer to the airport and proceed towards your onward journey to Trivandrum. Upon arrival proceed towards Kovalam by car and transfer to hotel for 3 nights stay in Kovalam. Read More

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Days 2-3

Kovalam

At leisure.

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Day 4

To Chennai

Post breakfast, transfer to the airport and proceed towards your onward journey to Chennai. Upon arrival transfer to hotel for 1 night stay in Chennai. Read More

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Day 5

To UK

Transfer to the International airport in Chennai towards your onward journey to UK with sweet memories. Read More

Hotels

  • Royal Orchid Metropole
    Royal Orchid Metropole
    Mysore
  • Kabini River Lodge
    Kabini River Lodge
    Nagarhole
  • Ideal River View Resort
    Ideal River View Resort
    Tanjore
  •  Radisson Blu Resort Temple Bay
    Radisson Blu Resort Temple Bay
    Mammalapuram
  • Holiday Inn
    Holiday Inn
    Kochi
  • Royal Orchid Central, Bangalore
    Royal Orchid Central, Bangalore
    Bengaluru
  •  Heritage Madurai
    Heritage Madurai
    Madurai
  • Fortune Resort Sullivan Court , Ooty
    Fortune Resort Sullivan Court , Ooty
    Ooty
  • Rhythm Kumarakom
    Rhythm Kumarakom
    Kumarakom
  • The Leela Palace Bangalore
    The Leela Palace Bangalore
    Star Rating Bengaluru
  • Royal Orchid Metropole
    Royal Orchid Metropole
    Star Rating Mysore
  • Kabini River Lodge
    Kabini River Lodge
    Star Rating Nagarhole
  • The Zuri
    The Zuri
    Star Rating Kumarakom
  • Intercontinental Chennai Mahabalipuram Resort
    Intercontinental Chennai Mahabalipuram Resort
    Star Rating Mahabalipuram
  • Crowne Plaza
    Crowne Plaza
    Star Rating Kochi
  • Taj Savoy Hotel
    Taj Savoy Hotel
    Star Rating Ooty
  • The Gateway Hotel Pasumalai
    The Gateway Hotel Pasumalai
    Star Rating Madurai
  • SVATMA
    SVATMA
    Star Rating Thanjavur

Royal Orchid Metropole

Mysore
  • Royal Orchid Metropole

Royal Orchid Metropole is located at Jhansi lakshmibai Road, is steeped in history and culture of mysore. Its imperial arches, imposing pillars and ornate corridors still capture the old world charm of this majestic guesthous

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Kabini River Lodge

Nagarhole
  • Kabini River Lodge

Kabini River Lodge is nestled in the southern fringes of the Nagarahole National Park, this resort is a perfect gateway for nature and wildlife lovers. Located amongst lush green and the serene river, Kabini River Lodge will

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Ideal River View Resort

Tanjore
  • Ideal River View Resort

Ideal River View Resort is located along the banks of Vennar a branch of river Cauvery 3 kms away from the city limit of Tanjore. The resort is situated in a secluded but a scenic spot away from the hustle, bustle; the din

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Radisson Blu Resort Temple Bay

Mammalapuram
  •  Radisson Blu Resort Temple Bay

Radisson Blu Resort Temple Bay, luxury resort lies near a stretch of sand off the East Coast Road on the Bay of Bengal. Arjuna's Penance, Krishna's Butterball, and Shore Temple are all within a 10-minute walk. The Radisson Bl

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Holiday Inn

Kochi
  • Holiday Inn

Located in the cosmopolitan city of Cochin, known as the industrial capital of Kerala, Holiday Inn Cochin is a recent addition in this bustling commercial port.Conveniently located on the NH Bypass at a distance of 5 kms from

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The Leela Palace Bangalore

Bengaluru
  • The Leela Palace Bangalore

The Leela Palace Bengaluru stands majestically amidst 9 acres of lush green gardens and a sparkling lagoon in the garden city. Ensconced in 9 acres of tranquility that includes an azure lagoon, the hotel mirrors the lushness

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Royal Orchid Metropole

Mysore
  • Royal Orchid Metropole

Royal Orchid Metropole is located at Jhansi lakshmibai Road, is steeped in history and culture of mysore. Its imperial arches, imposing pillars and ornate corridors still capture the old world charm of this majestic guesthous

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Kabini River Lodge

Nagarhole
  • Kabini River Lodge

Kabini River Lodge is nestled in the southern fringes of the Nagarahole National Park, this resort is a perfect gateway for nature and wildlife lovers. Located amongst lush green and the serene river, Kabini River Lodge will

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The Zuri

Kumarakom
  • The Zuri

The Zuri is Located on the serene banks of Vembanad Lake, set at the heart of the beautiful Southern state of Kerala. It is just 2 hours from the Cochin International Airport and 30 minutes drive from Kottayam railway station

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Intercontinental Chennai Mahabalipuram Resort

Mahabalipuram
  • Intercontinental Chennai Mahabalipuram Resort

Located in Mahabalipuram, this beachfront hotel is in the historical district and within a 5-minute walk of Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology. Muttukadu Boat House and

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Crowne Plaza

Kochi
  • Crowne Plaza

Located on the NH 47 Bypass with easy access to the airport, CBD, Kakkanad Infopark, Fort Kochi, and scenic backwaters and beaches to the south. Amidst exotic surroundings that comprised of alluring attractions of the city

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Royal Orchid Central, Bangalore

Bengaluru
  • Royal Orchid Central, Bangalore

Royal Orchid Central situated in central Bangalore, is located within minutes of Karnataka Golf Course. Guests will enjoy a location within minutes from parks, theatres and shopping hubs and Central Park, where one can enjoy

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Heritage Madurai

Madurai
  •  Heritage Madurai

This hotel is located 16 kms from the Madurai Airport. The main city Madurai Railway Junction is at a distance of 4 kms

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Taj Savoy Hotel

Ooty
  • Taj Savoy Hotel

Savoy Hotel is located amidst 6 acres of lush green lawns and overlooks the valley and the hills around it. The hotel has several independent cottages, a well stacked bar, a spacious lounge and a sprawling lawn. Colorful flo

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Fortune Resort Sullivan Court , Ooty

Ooty
  • Fortune Resort Sullivan Court , Ooty

Fortune Sullivan Court overlooks Nilgiri Hills and is 4 km from Boat House. Just 2 km away is The Botanical Garden while Coimbatore Airport is 100 km from the hotel. Situated in Ooty, this resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ooty

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Rhythm Kumarakom

Kumarakom
  • Rhythm Kumarakom

The hotel Situated in Kumarakom, Aveda Resorts and Spa is on a lake and close to Kumarakom Boat Jetty, Vembanad Lake, and Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. Regional attractions also include Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple and Nagambadam

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The Gateway Hotel Pasumalai

Madurai
  • The Gateway Hotel Pasumalai

The Gateway Hotel Pasumalai is located in Madurai making it one of the best hotels to stay at while in town. Thei hotel is close to Thirumalai Nayak Palace and Meenakshi Amman Temple. Nestled in 62 acres of stunning landscape

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SVATMA

Thanjavur
  • SVATMA

Hotel is 3 km from both the 16th-century Maratha Palace and Thanjavur Junction railway station.

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What's Included?

  • International Flights: Return economy class International flights from UK. Supplement may apply from regional airports.
  • Domestic Flights: Economy class domestic flights within India.
  • Assisted Transfers: All Airport and train transfers as specified by a chauffeur driven car inclusive of representative assistance. Where courtesy transfers are provided by the hotel representative assistance may not be available in some places.
  • Accommodation: Room with attached private facilities.
  • Meal Plan: Bed & Breakfast at all places and at Nagarhole on JP Plan.
  • Services of Local Agent & Tour Guide: Services of a local agent in all major cities and an English speaking guide during sightseeing as specified inclusive of entry fee to the monuments.
  • Taxes:All applicable taxes and service charges.

What's not Included?

  • Travel insurance: We recommend you take a comprehensive travel insurance to cover your holiday at the time of booking the tour.
  • Visa: UK citizens require entry visas for India.
  • Personal Expenses: Such as laundry, telephones calls, hard & soft drinks, meals other then specified, beverages and mineral water etc
  • Camera fee: Still and video camera fee at monuments and game parks.
  • Tips anywhere: To drivers, porters, bellboys, guides & waiters etc.
  • Free Days: Any car arrangements on free days / days at leisure.
  • Any items not mentioned in the itinerary and inclusions.

Additional Information

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£) based on twin sharing.
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