Southern India Discovery

On this 16 day Southern India Discovery tour from Bangalore to Kochi, journey around the 'Golden Triangle' of Delhi, Jaipur & Agra and visit Coorg & Kabini.

16 Days
Bangalore to Kochi
From (CAD)
$ 9,895
$ 9,445
Dates & Pricing

2019/2020 Bangalore > Kochi

Tour Map
Tour Code:
INSD
Duration:
16 days
Departure City:
Bangalore
Return City:
Kochi

Selected Itinerary

16 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Bangalore

    Welcome to Bangalore, enjoy your two night stay.

  2. Day 2 - Bangalore

    Visit the Botanical Gardens, Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace and the Bull Temple, then drive past the Government Secretariat, Legislature Building and Cubbon. Enjoy lunch and wine tasting at Grover Zampa vineyards to learn about the art of making wine.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Bangalore > Bekal

    Fly to Mangalore and continue to Bekal, located on the coast of the Arabian Sea. Relax by the sea during a two night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Bekal

    During your morning’s exploration visit Madhur Temple, Malik Deenar Mosque and Bekal Fort. The remainder of the afternoon is yours to enjoy the resort’s facilities at leisure.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Bekal > Coorg

    Leave for Coorg and a two night Special Stay, staying in a Lily Pool Villa with your own private pool. After lunch, enjoy a guided walking tour of a working coffee and spice plantation.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Coorg

    In a Kodava village interact with the locals and appreciate their age-old culture and traditional houses.

    Enrich

    After learning about their culture, enjoy a delicious home cooked Kodava lunch with the villagers.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Coorg > Bylekuppe > Kabini

    Drive to Kabini, the base for exploring Nagharhole National Park and your two night Special Stay. En route visit Bylekuppe Monastery, the second largest Tibetan settlement outside Tibet.

    Sundowners

    Gather around the infinity pool with its views of the Kabini River for refreshing drinks and canapés.

    Tonight watch a troupe of Kuruba tribal dancers or a documentary about the local wildlife.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  8. Day 8 - Kabini

    Rise early for a game drive around the park. Afterwards visit a nearby Kuruba tribe village with a naturalist, who will talk about local agriculture. Later this afternoon keep your eyes out while on a boat safari along the Kabini River.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Kabini > Mysore

    Leave for Mysore, known for its glittering royal heritage and colonial buildings before checking intoyour hotel for two nights. Later visit Mysore Palace, Chamundi Hills and St. Philomena’s Church. Return to Mysore Palace to view the magnificent weekly illumination by approximately 97,000 lightbulbs.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Mysore

    Freechoice

    Enjoy a morning walk through Devaraja Market or learn about the hand-painted Indian card game called Ganjifa. Drive to Srirangapatna Fortress, the former capital of the Tipu Sultan.

    Enrich

    Enjoy dinner with a local family in Mysore related to the former royal family. The host has converted most of the rooms of her home into a colourful local school for children.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Mysore > Bangalore > Kochi

    Visit Somnathpur, then continue to Bangalore for a flight to Kochi. Upon arrival check into your hotel, your beautiful colonial-era home for the next three nights.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  12. Day 12 - Kochi

    Head down to the harbour and watch the local fishermen expertly handling the Chinese fishing nets. Discover the different colonial influences during your tour of Fort Kochi, then visit Mattancherry Palace, Jew Town and the Synagogue. In the evening, witness a traditional Kathakali performance, a highly evolved classical form of dance, drama and music.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Kochi

    Freechoice

    Visit a local market and learn the secrets of South Indian cooking or enjoy a Me Time yoga workshop. Alternatively, visit Kumbalanghi Village to experience traditional village life and activities.

    Freechoice Dining

    Dine at Pepper, an all-day diner, or try Rice Boat, a seafood specialty restaurant. Otherwise try Dolphins Point multi-cuisine barbeque and grill.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Kochi > Kumarakom

    After a relaxing morning, travel into the Kerala Backwaters to Kumarakom and your hotel the next two nights.

    Luxury Houseboat - Alternatively, take the opportunity to spend your first night in Kumarakom on board a houseboat and cruise through the lakes and Backwaters past small villages to witness the local life. Included at no extra cost but must be pre-booked.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Kumarakom

    Freechoice

    Visit Philip Kutty’s Farm and enjoy a Keralan cooking class and lunch, or unwind with a traditional Ayurveda massage before lunch at the resort.

    Tonight enjoy your farewell dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Kumarakom > Kochi

    Take away wonderful memories of your Indian adventures as your journey concludes with your transfer to Kochi airport.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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