Duration: 20 Nights - 21 Days
Destinations covered: Trivandrum - Kovalam - Alleppey - Kumarakom - Periyar - Cochin - Coimbatore - Mettupalayam - Ooty - Mysore - Hassan - Hospet - Badami - Goa
Day 01: Trivandrum - Kovalam
The glimpses of south India tour begin with the arrival at Trivandrum where one of the Indian Horizons will greet you and escort you to transfer to Kovalam which is located at a distance of 16 km from Trivandrum. Kovalam is one of Kerala’s most popular beaches is the perfect place for a seaside holiday. Check in at hotel for rest and spend time in leisure activities. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02: Kovalam - Alleppey
After breakfast, check out and drive to Alleppey, often called ‘Venice of the East’. The town’s commercial centre lives in a maze of canals. On arrival, embark on a Houseboat for an overnight cruise up to Kumarakom through the scenic backwaters of Kerala. Dinner and over night stay at board.
Day 03: Kumarakom
After breakfast, Trivandrum Kovalam Itinerary disembarks at Kumarakom and check in at a resort. A beautiful destination of mangroves forest, green paddy fields & coconut groves interspersed with enchanting waterways are more than enough to mesmerize its visitors. Kumarakom is a cluster of little islands situated on Vembanad Lake. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at Hotel
Day 04: Kumarakom
After breakfast, in the forenoon, take a stroll to the Kuymarakom Bird Sanctuary. This sanctuary is an ornithologist’s paradise and a favorite haunt of migratory birds. Spend the day at leisure and enjoy the bird watching. Return back to hotel for dinner and over night stay.
Day 05: Kumarakom- Periyar
After breakfast, check out and drive to Periyar. Periyar is one of the well known wildlife sanctuaries of South India and is famous for wild animals especially elephants. The splendid artificial lake formed by the Mullaperiyar dam adds to the charm of the park. Check in at hotel for some rest. Enjoy the afternoon, boat cruise at Periyar Lake to watch wildlife. Overnight at Hotel
Day 06: Periyar – Cochin
On the next day the glimpses of South India Tour takes you to Cochin. . Cochin the ‘Queen of Arabian Sea’ is one of the most interesting cities of South India and has one of the finest natural harbors in the world. In the evening, watch the spectacular Kathakali dance in a local theatre of the region. Overnight at Hotel
Day 07: Cochin
After Breakfast, enjoy the sightseeing tour of Cochin that includes Fort Cochin covering Jewish Synagogue, St. Francis Church, Dutch Palace and Chinese fishing net. Spend rest of the day at leisure.
Day 08: Cochin - Coimbatore
After your morning Breakfast, check out and drive to Coimbatore the other magnificent city of South India. It is popularly referred to as the Manchester or Detroit of the South for its textile manufacturing and engineering goods. Check in at hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at Hotel
Day 09: Coimbatore - Mettupalayam -Ooty
After breakfast, drive to Mettupalayam Railway station to catch Toy Train to Ooty. This smart little hill train chugs up daily to Ooty from Mettupalayam covering spice plantations, tea garden, lush forest and pretty little stations on its four hour climb to Ooty. Check in at hotel for dinner and over night stay.
Day 10: Ooty Sight Seeing Tour
After breakfast, go for a sightseeing tour of Ooty covering Botanical Garden, Lake, Doddabetta, Mukurti Peak and sprawling tea plantations. Return back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 11: Ooty – Mysore
After breakfast check out and drive to Mysore. Until Independence, Mysore was the seat of maharajas for the princely state of Mysore. Enjoy the magnificence of these forts and palaces by visiting them. Reach the hotel for dinner and over nigh stay.
Day 12: Mysore Sightseeing Tour
After breakfast proceed for visiting the sightseeing of Mysore, covering Chamundi Hill and Mysore Palace. Later visit Summer Palace of Tipu Sultan and Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary. Mysore a city of palaces and gardens is famous for its silk, sandalwood and jasmine. Over night stay at Hotel.
Day 13: Mysore- Hassan
After your morning tea and breakfast, check out and drive to Hassan the other famous destination of glimpses of south India tour. Enroute visit Shravanbelagola, famous for the world’s tallest monolithic statue of Jain Monk - Bahubali. In the afternoon, visit Belur & Halebid. Belur, known as the Southern Banaras is famous for the temple of Chennakeshava. Halebid, known as Dwara Samudra, has several strikingly beautiful Hoysala temples & Jain shrines. Over night stay at Hotel.
Day 14: Hassan – Hospet
After breakfast check out and then proceed to Hospet. This is a typical county town of Karnataka is situated at a distance of 13 km from Hampi. Overnight at Hotel
Day 15: Hospet - Hampi-Hospet
Take your Breakfast and then proceed to an excursion to Hampi. Hampi was once the seat of the great Vijayanagar Empire and now one can see the Vijayanagar ruins here. It is one of the most mesmerizing historical sites of South India. Return back to Hospet for overnight stay.
Day 16: Hospet- Badami
Take your breakfast and check out and drive to Badami. En route visit Aihole & Pattadakal. These world heritage sites have a set of temples, which display the successive Dravidian temple architecture and traces of North Indian Nagara style. Return to the pre booked hotel for dinner and over night stay.
Day 17: Badami
Take morning tea and breakfast. Go for a half day sightseeing tour of the town. Picturesquely situated in countryside, Badami has several Hindu and Jain temples, a Buddhist cave, carvings and inscriptions. Overnight at Hotel
Day 18: Badami- Goa
After breakfast. Check out and drive to Goa. By the evening arrive at Goa. Check in at a beach resort. Referred to as the ‘Pearl of the East’, Goa, with its natural scenic beauty, attractive beaches, churches & temples, feasts & festivals and above all hospitable population has got an ideal tourist profile and a timeless charm. The captivating combination of the sun, sand and the sea makes Goa the picture perfect spot for rejuvenation & beach holiday. Overnight at Hotel
Day 19: Goa - North Goa Sightseeing tour
After breakfast, visit North Goa beaches. North Goa is renowned for its color, vibrancy and beauty. The beaches of North Goa are festooned with so many amazing activities that you want to stay over there for ever. Don’t forget to enjoy the sea food at the shacks and enjoy the shopping. Return back to the hotel.
Day: 20 Goa –South Goa sightseeing tour
Take your breakfast and visit south goa beaches which are renowned for its beauty, peace and tranquility. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day: 21 Goa
On time transfer to the Airport to connect departure flight for onward destination. With this the most memorable and long glimpses of south India tour comes to an end.