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South India Heritage Tour

Duration : 16 Nights - 17 Days

Destination Coverd : Trivandrum- Quilon - Alleppy - Kumarakom - Cochin- Trichur- Kozhikode - Kadavu - Nagarhole - Mysore - Coorg - Udupi - Hassan - Bangalore

TOUR ITINERARY

Day 01 : Arrival Trivendrum – Kovalam (By Flight)

Upon your arrival at Trivendrum Airport you will be met and assisted by Go India Holiday representative and transferred to Kovalam, enriched with rich Greenary of Coconut Palms and laced with golden sands. On arrival check in at a beach resort. Rest of the day free to relax and enjoy the beach. Stay overnight at Hotel.

Day 02: Kovalam – Trivendrum - Kovalam

After breakfast proceed for a sightseeing of Thiruvananthapuram covering Museum complex, PadmanabhaSwamy Temple, Science & Technology museum, Veli Tourist village, Aakulam boat club, Shangmugham Beach. Later back to Kovalam for your stay at Kovalam. Note - Horse Palace, Napier Museum, Zoo and the Srichitra Art Gallery are closed on Monday.

Day 03: Kovalam - Alleppey - Kumarakom

Today morning after breakfast Proceed to Alleppey, Known as the Venice of the East. On arrival check into a traditional Houseboat of Kerala Style and cruise through the backwaters. (Traditional Kerala food will be served). The houseboats are giant country Crafts, measuring up to 80 feet length. It looks great skill and meticulousness to construct these giants by tying huge planks of jack wood together, without the use of a single nail. Today these are the most exciting tourism product in India, which usually has one or two bath rooms, an open lounge, deck, kitchenette and crew comprising oarsmen and a cook. Overnight in Houseboat.

Day 04: Kumarakom - Cochin (85 Kms-02 Hrs)

Today, after breakfast proceed to beach town Diu. Later, visit St. Paul's Church, Diu Museum and Diu Fort. Evening is at leisure to laze and relax on the beach. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 05: Cochin - Thrissur (Trichur) ( 80 Kms-02 Hrs)

After breakfast you will drive to Thrissur, which is a cultural hub of Kerala. On arrival take your hotel. Thrissur then you will set out excursion to Cheruthuruthy, the art and dance centre in south India located in Thrissur district of Kerala. It is located on the bank of Nila River. Visit Kerala Kalamandalam, a cultural institute of art forms like Kathakali, Mohiniyattam, Thullal, Koothu, Drama and folk dances.
Also explore here the temple of Kozhimamparambu Bhagavathy, the Cheruthutruthy Mosque, and St. Thomas Church. Kerala Tour Enquire stay overnight at the Thrissur hotel.

Day 06: Thrissur - Kozhikode (Calicut) ( 145 Kms-03 Hrs)

After breakfast you will explore the Thrissur town and its monuments. Then you will move towards Kozhikode, earlier known as Calicut. Check in at your hotel. Evening visit the Kappad beach or Kozhikode Beach. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 07: Kozhikode - Kadavu (15 Kms-30 minutes)

After breakfast, you will explore the travel attractions of Kozhikode. It is the port city where Vas Co Da Gamma, the Portuguese navigator landed first. Visit the Pazhassirajah Museum, Art gallery, Thali temple, Beypore Wood market, etc. Then you will start your drive to Kadavu Resort, a spectacular resort on the bank of Chaliyar River. On arrival, take your resort. Rest of the day is for leisure. Overnight stay at the resort.

Day 08: Kadavu - Nagarhole (150 Km /05 hours)

After breakfast, enjoy boat ride on the river Chaliyar. The stunning natural environ will thrill you. Then you will be driven to Nagarhole in Karnataka which houses the Nagarhole National Park. On arrival take your jungle lodge. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 09: Nagarhole

After breakfast,hen you will enjoy a coracle ride on the Kabini River. It will be fun to you. Coracle is a native round boat. Afternoon, you will go for a wildlife tour in the Nagarhole National Park. Explore its wildlife. This park was once the hunting reserve of the fomer rulers of Mysore. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 10: Nagarhole - Mysore ( 80 Kms -02 Hrs)

After breakfast check out the hotel and start your drive to Mysore. On arrival at Mysore, take your hotel. Then you will explore the sightseeing sites. Explore the paintings at the Chamarajendra Art Gallery which is located in Jaganmohan Palace. It houses paintings of Ravi Varma and Nicholas Roerich. Explore also its other properties like curios in ceramics, sandalwood, ivory, ancient musical instruments and furniture. Visit the Krishnarajendra Dam-Brindavan Gardens, Maharaja`s Palace, Chamundi Hills, etc. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 11: Mysore

After breakfast set out a full day excursion tour to Shrirangapattana, a city of historical and religious importance as well cultural hub. Explore here the Fort, Ranganathaswamy , Daria Daulat Bagh, museums and paintings, etc.. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 12: Mysore - Coorg (125 kms - 03 hrs)

Morning after breakfast drive to Coorg or Kodagu, a beautiful hill station having misty hills, beautiful towns, lush green vegetation, hanging valleys and deep gorges with countless streams. Enroute visit Cauvery Nisargadhama - Nisargadhama teems with lush foliage, thick bamboo groves, teak, and rosewood. On arrival check in to a hotel. Relax or visit tea, coffee plantations and processing factory. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 13: Coorg - Full Day

After morning breakfast proceed for full Day sight seeing covering Medikeri fort, Raja's seat, Omkareshwara Shiva temple, Royal tombs, Abbey falls, Talakaveri, Nisargadhama, Bhagamandala temple, Iruppu falls, Buddhist monastery etc. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 14: Coorg -Udupi ( 200 Kms-04 Hrs)

Morning after breakfast drive to Udupi. On arrival take your hotel. Afternoon visit its temples. Explore its art and culture. Have a sumptuous dinner as Udupi is known for its rich cuisine. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 15: Udupi – Hassan ( 250 Kms-05 Hrs)

After breakfast, Divino Indian Memoirz will take to you Hassan, a famous travel destination in Karnataka for its heritage sites.Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 16: Hassan (Sightseeing of Hoysala Architecture) - Bangalore ( 185 Kms-03 Hrs)

Today you will visit Belur and Halebid, the twin cities, once the home of Hoysala dynasty for a period of three centuries. These cities houses stone cut temples. In the sculpture of the temples you will see the ivory and sandalwood handwork. These sites are preserved as world heritage site. You will see here some ruins. Afternoon, you will drive towards Bangalore, the capital city of Karnataka. Enroute you will visit Shravanabelagola, one of the remarkable Jain centers of the world. It is located amidst two hills. You explore here the ancient monuments. The main attraction is the 57 feet high monolithic statue of Bhagavan Gomateshwara Bahubali located on the Vindhyagiri Hills. After drive to Bangalore, check in at Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 17: Bangalore Departure

Morning after breakfast visit Bangalore city tour visit Lalbagh, Vidansaudha, Museum and ISKON temple. On time depart for airport to connect flight for onwards destionation.

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PACKAGE COST INCLUDES: - 
• Accommodation on twin sharing basis
• Breakfast at all Hotels
• All meals at the Houseboat - A/c Houseboat.
• Transportation using A/C Vehicle as per itinerary.
• Assistance on Arrival & Departure
• Service of an English speaking driver.
• Driver’s expense, Parking, Toll.
• All Taxes.

PACKAGE COST DOES NOT INCLUDES: -
• Air Fare/Train fare.
• Personal Expenses such as Laundry, telephone calls, tips. Liquor, boating & joy rides.
• Any other item not specified in “Cost Includes”.
• Additional sightseeing or usages of vehicle not mention in the itinerary.
• Guide & Monuments Entrance Fees.
• Any cost arising due to natural calamities like, landslides, road blocks etc (to be borne by the clients directly on the spot).
• Govt. Service Tax. 3.50%

Note: - As per the Government directive, you are requested to produce your photo identity document such as Driving License/Voter ID Card/Passport/at the point of check in at the hotel. We appreciate your cooperation.

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