On the day of arrival at Bengaluru (Bangalore), Alkof Holidays representative will welcome you at the Bengaluru Airport and transfer to the hotel. Rest and relax at the hotel, later proceed for the sightseeing of the Garden city of India - Bangalore, visit Lalbagh Botanical Gardens, a 240 acre garden with largest collection of tropical plants, aquarium, Glass House and a lake, later visit Cubbon Park, Vidhana Soudha (outside view), and Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace. In the evening, visit ISKCON temple at Hare Krishna Hill. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel, proceed to Mysore. En-route halt at Srirangapatna, visit Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple - enshrines Lord Vishnu as Ranganatha in reclining posture on the bed laid out by the serpent Aadi Sesha. Later visit Dariya Daulat Bagh, "the wealth of the sea", referred to as the summer palace of Tipu Sultan. Also visit Srirangapatana Fort and Gumbuz. Later continue your drive to Mysore, on arrival check-in at the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure, overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast, drive to Chamundi Hills to pay your obeisance to Goddess Chamundeshwari. On the way back to city you will see Statue of Mahishasura and Nandi. Visit the Mysore Zoo, one of the oldest and well maintained zoo in India. After that you will visit Mysore Palace, one of the largest palaces in the country. Early evening drive to KRS- Brindavan Gardens a show garden that has botanical park with fountains as well as a musical fountain. Overnight stay at the hotel in Mysore.
After breakfast, check-out from the hotel and proceed toward Nagarhole National Park, also known as Rajiv Gandhi National Park. Nagarhole national park is home to a variety of animal such as elephant, tiger, leopard, etc. On arrival, check-in at the resort. Rest and relax at the resort and later in the afternoon, enjoy a jeep safari inside the National Park. Overnight stay at the resort.
Optional early morning safari. After breakfast, drive to the rainforest region of Wayanad. Occupying a position on the edge of the stunning Western Ghats, Wayanad is an area of outstanding natural beauty with lush tropical forests, deep valleys, waterfalls and sprawling plantations. Upon arrival, check in at the resort. The evening time is free to spend at the Pookot Lake and having a wonderful time where you can connect yourself with the real nature. Later, return back to the resort for an overnight stay.
The day is free at leisure, you can enjoy bird watching and a natural walk in the tangled forests. Or you can rejuvenate your mind, body and sole in the lap of the nature. In the evening, return back to the hotel for an overnight stay.
After breakfast check out and proceed to Ooty. On arrival check-in at the hotel. Rest and relax at the hotel and later go for Ooty Sightseeing - visit Rose Garden, Botanical Garden, enjoy boating at Ooty Lake. Rest of the day is free for Leisure and Shopping. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast, proceed to Coonoor by Train. Cab will reach by road and take you for Coonoor Sightseeing - Sim’s Park, Lam’s Rock, Dolphin Nose and Ketty Valley. Back in Ooty visit Tea factory, Tea Museum and Doddabetta Peak. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast drive to Kochi. Upon arrival check-in at the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure, overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel, proceed for a local sightseeing in and around Cochin - the Queen of Arabian Sea, this is one of the finest natural harbors in the World and was one of the major centers for commerce and trade with British, Chinese, Portuguese, Dutch, etc. Sightseeing attractions in Cochin include Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue, Jewish Street, St. Francis Church and Chinese Fishing Nets. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast, drive to the Backwaters of Alleppey. Set out on an enchanting overnight backwater cruise in traditionally decorated houseboat. Check in time is 01:00 PM and cruise starts with lunch. While cruising in these floating villas, let your eyes settle for the rare and the unusual – skim past Chinese fishing nets, bowed–down paddy fields, and local inhabitants engaged in making coir products, rustic homes, and ancient temples and swaying coconut groves. Evening is free at leisure, you can explore the local market of Alleppey. Food will be served onboard. Overnight stay at the houseboat.
After breakfast, the houseboat cruise resumes at 10 AM. The houseboat moves towards Nedumudy, making a stop at the Lissio Church for visit. The next stop is Kavalam, Veliyanadu village walk, Kidangara, Mathikayal and Chundan Vallam. After these visits, you can also try our country boat canoeing at Kainakary. The houseboat is anchored for night at Nedumudy.
After breakfast, the houseboat cruise resumes at 10 AM. The houseboat moves towards Thakazhi via Mancompu. De-board at the Pullincunnu dock and visit the banana plantation. Visit the Pullincunnu church, Kottaram temple, St. Mary’s Church, the statue carving unit, local market at Champakulam, Pullangadi, Pindithodu and vegetable plantation. The houseboat is anchored for the night at Thakazhi.
Enjoy your breakfast at the houseboat, while travelling towards Pallathuruthy via Kanjipadam. You will reach the jetty dock by 9.00 AM. Meet our driver and head back to Cochin airport to board the flight to your home or onward destination.
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