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Tour Name : BANGALORE + KERALA + COCHIN
Tour Code : IOYO-58
Duration : 15 Nights & 16 Days
Routing : BANGALORE - MYSORE - WAYANAD - OOTY - TRICHY - CHETTINAD - MADURAI - COCHIN - ALLEPPEY - KOVALAM - TRIVANDRUM

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Day 01 :- Bangalore
Arrive Bangalore and transfer to hotel. Overnight Bangalore.

Day 02 :- Bangalore Mysore
Morning city tour. In this Garden City - visit the Lal Bagh with a variety of old  trees, fountains, lotus  pools, terraces & an assortment of tropical and sub- tropical herbs. Also see the Maharaja's Palace & Government Buildings. Later drive to Mysore. Overnight Mysore.

Day 03 :- Mysore
Morning visit  Srirangapatam. Srirangapatnam is 16 kms from Mysore. This  fort  was  the  stronghold of  Tippu Sultan, son  of  Hyder Ali. Tippu  made a  last minute ditch against the British in 1799 before surrendering his kingdom. Among the many  fort buildings still intact, are Tippu's airy summer palace  and his  tomb  at  the  Darya  Daulat  Bagh  (garden).  Here,is  also  the celebrated Sri Ranganatha Temple.

Visit   the  palace   of the  Maharaja built in 1911-12. The palace is of   harmonious  syntheses  of  the hindu  and   saracenic  styles  of architecture   with   archways,  domes,   turrets,   colonnades    ands culptures which are  magnificent. Visit the  Art  Gallery; drive upto Chamundi  hill to see Chamundeshwari  Temple and a  panoramic view  of Mysore. On the way back, see the Nandi Bull. Overnight Mysore.

Day 04 :- Mysore Wayanad
Morning drive to Wayanad. Wayanad, is a green paradise and is nestled among the mountains of the Western Ghats. This land is filled with history and culture. The dale Lakkidi, nestled among the hills of Vythiri taluk, has the highest average rainfall in Kerala. The misty environs of Wayanad offer a wide range of trekking opportunities, plantation visits and wildlife tours.  Kalpetta, 15 km  away used to be a major Jain centre. Lakkidi, its gateway town, is popular for its plantation homestays. Tipu Sultan, the legendary ruler of Mysore who valiantly opposed the British, built a fort at Sultan Bathery 10 km away, in the 18th century. Overnight Wayanad.

Day 05 :- Wayanad
Morning trek to Edakal Caves and in the afternoon visit Muthanga National Park by jeep.  Overnight Wayanad.

Day 06 :- Wayanad Ooty
Drive to Ooty. Ooty known as Udhagamandalam is the "Queen of hill stations" and is situated in the Nilgiris - "Blue Mountains". Ooty was a popular summer getaway for the Britishers during the colonial days. It is situated at an altitude of 2,240 meters above sea level. Overnight Ooty.

Day 07 :- Ooty Trichy
Morning drive to Trichy. Overnight Trichy.

Day 08 :- Trichy Chettinad
Morning city tour. Trichy  was the citadel of the Chola dynasty in the  medieval  period. In  the  18th  century   it witnessed the Carnatic wars fought between the  French     and the English. Lord Robert Clive's  house  is  still there  to  see  and so is the Danish Church.  The  Rock-Fort  is   the landmark of Trichy. A climb of 434 steps leads to the ancient   temple of Ganapati on top and a further climb to a Shiva temple. Later drive to Chettinad. Overnight Chettinad.

Day 09 :- Chettinad
Chettinad is the ancestral home of the Nattukottai Chettiyars, a prosperous banking community successful in the oversea business markets in South and Southeast Asia in the 19th and early 20th centuries. There are a total of 76 villages and Karaikudi is the largest one. Chettinad is famous for its houses for its unique, spicy, and very tasty cuisine. Overnight Chettinad.

Day10 :- Chettinad Madurai
Morning drive to Madurai. Afternoon visit  the great Meenakshi Temple  dedicated to the  consort of   Lord Shiva  with  its towering gopurams (rising high above the  surrounding country  side). Later, visit the  Tirumala Nayak Palace - A  gracious building  in the Indo saracenic style, famous for the Stucco  work  on its  domes & arches. Also visit the Alagar Hills and Tirupara  Kundran Rock temple. Overnight Madurai.

Day 11:- Madurai Cochin
Drive to Cochin. Overnight Cochin

Day 12 :- Cochin
Morning city tour. Cochin is the natural harbour created by the famed underwater Malabar mud-banks whose quality ensures that the rougher the seas are outside the calmer the waters are within the Harbour. Vasco-de-Gama placed it on the world  map. It has a Jewish synagogue, Portuguese churches, mosques and Hindu temples. Watch the Chinese Fishing Nets. Overnight Cochin.

Day 13 :- Cochin Alleppey
Drive to Alleppey Embark an houseboat. The coastal town of Alleppey on the Arabian Sea is the Venice of the East, for the numerous canals that meander through the town. Bathing in the backwaters on the Vemband Lake is refreshing. This town holds a thrilling event of snake-boat race every year in August. It is also known for its cashew nuts, coir trade, rice, pepper  crops & coconuts. Night on board.

Day 14 :- Alleppey Kovalam
Drive to Kovalam. Kovalam is one of the most   beautiful beaches of the world. The surf here is ideal for surf-riding and the water invites the visit to ride the -Catamaran- or log, with the fisherman, or to take a cool swim. Nearby is the Beach Centre of aquatic sports. At the Yoga and Health Centre, Yoga classes and transcendental meditation are held. Ayurvedic oil massages and oil bath are given by experts. Overnight Kovalam.

Day 15 :- Kovalam
Day at leisure. Overnight Kovalam.

Day 16 :- Kovalam
Day at leisure. Overnight Kovalam.

Day 17 :- Kovalam Trivanduram Departure
Transfer to Trivandrum airport

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