Culture, Wildlife & Backwater Tour
Experience the Very Best of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala in a Single Trip
The states of southern India present an excellent mix of vibrant culture, varied wildlife and picturesque beauty. Whether it's Tamil Nadu, Karnataka or Kerala, each of these states is know for its own uniqueness. The towns of Mahabalipuram and Kanchipuram in the state of Tamil Nadu are popular religious destinations. On the one hand, Mahabalipuram brings the mythological history of Mahabharta alive so beautifully. On the other hand, Kanchipuram offers you an opportunity to visit as many as 70 temples, dating back to the 2nd century of Chola dynasty.
Bangalore, the capital city of Karnataka, is visited for its temples, palaces and gardens – plus the salubrious climate. Enjoy your time at Bangalore before travelling to Mysore, which has the most famous Mysore Palace. Explore the history and Hindu-Muslim architecture of India in the city. Next, drive to the Bandipur National Park for a wonderful jungle safari into dense forests.
After having a genuine dose of wildlife spotting, travel to Coonoor, which is the perfect place for a tea plantation tour. Finally, enter into the exquisite state of Kerala and head straight to Cochin, a well-known sea port, backwater destination and the place where you will spot the famed Chinese fishing nets. Next, get ready for a memorable backwater cruise in a traditional houseboat (kettuvallam). Have the time of your life as you sail along the backwaters, feast your eyes on the scenic beauty all around and dine in the houseboat. Next is a visit to the Varkala Beach. Finally, get to Trivandrum and enjoy exploring the tourist attractions in the city before your flight back home.
Arrival - Chennai
Chennai – Mahabalipuram – Chennai
Remark : Evening you can enjoy the sound and light show re-creates events in India's history connected with the fort.
To Chennai – Kanchipuram – Chennai
Chennai – Bangalore (by Shatabdi train)
Bangalore – Mysore
Mysore – Bandipur
Bandipur – Ootacamund - Coonoor
Coonoor – Cochin
Evening visit the Kathakali dance at Cochin. Kathakali is a special art form, combining a unique blend of dance, drama, music, literature and painting. Watch in detail the ritual worth seeing hour long process of make-up as part of our daily Kathakali performance.
Cochin - Alleppey - Houseboat
Alleppey – Varkala (120 kms / 3 hrs)
Varkala – Trivandrum – Departure
Private air conditioned car with driver Company staff for airport assistance
07 nights in handpicked hotels, 01 night in Jungle lodge, 02 nights in Hill resort, 01 night in a houseboat, 02 nights in a beach resort.
13 Breakfasts, 02 Lunches. 02 Dinners
All ground transport for sightseeing trips
Guides / Escorts
Expert local tour guides for sightseeing tours
Jungle safari, Kathakali Dances
Govt of India taxes and Company service charges
What’s not included
International or domestic flights are not included
Please carry valid travel insurance
Visa fee and charges
Monument and museum tickets
Meals not specified
Any kind of personal expenses/bills
Why we are different than others?
Value for money
We offer services which are better comparing to other agencies running similar trips. Our drivers and guides are highly experienced and trained for hospitality. The hotels are carefully picked to ensure your comfort and safety.
Safety & Flexibility
To book this trip you need to pay only US$100 and balance 45 days prior to the trip. If at any time before this you change your mind your money is safe with Max Holidays and can be transfered to your next trip with us.
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