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Bangalore to Backwater of Kerala & Temples of Madurai & Trichy

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Product Code : AGORA696

Embark on an unforgettable journey from Bangalore to the enchanting backwaters of Kerala, and explore the historic temples of Madurai and Trichy on this captivating 11-day tour. Begin your adventure in Bangalore, where you'll discover the city's vibrant culture and architectural wonders. Fly to Cochin and cruise through the serene backwaters of Alleppey aboard a traditional houseboat. Continue to Thekkady to encounter diverse wildlife and immerse yourself in the aromatic world of spices. Journey to the picturesque hill station of Munnar, renowned for its lush tea plantations and scenic vistas. Conclude your tour with visits to the iconic temples of Madurai and Trichy, marveling at their intricate architecture and rich cultural heritage. This tour offers a perfect blend of nature, culture, and spirituality, ensuring a truly memorable experience.


Day 1: Arrival in Bangalore

Upon arrival at Bangalore airport, our representative will warmly greet you and facilitate your transfer to your hotel. Take some time to settle in and relax after your journey. Depending on your arrival time, you may choose to explore nearby attractions or simply unwind at the hotel.


Day 2: Bangalore City Tour

After a delightful breakfast, embark on a comprehensive tour of Bangalore. Begin with a visit to the Lalbagh Botanical Garden, a serene haven boasting a diverse collection of plants and flowers. Next, explore the magnificent Bangalore Palace, an architectural masterpiece featuring exquisite carvings and artworks. Proceed to Cubbon Park, a sprawling green space perfect for a leisurely stroll. Don't miss the chance to marvel at the colossal Vidhana Soudha, the seat of the state legislature. Wrap up the day with a visit to the ISKCON Temple, a spiritual landmark dedicated to Lord Krishna. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.


Day 3: Bangalore to Cochin (Flight)

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Cochin. Upon arrival, you'll be transferred to your hotel. Later, embark on a guided tour of Cochin. Visit the historic Fort Kochi, where you can admire the iconic Chinese fishing nets and stroll along the scenic promenade. Explore the fascinating exhibits at the Indo-Portuguese Museum and delve into the city's maritime history at the Maritime Museum. Witness a spectacular sunset at Fort Kochi Beach before returning to the hotel for overnight stay.


Day 4: Cochin to Alleppey Houseboat (55 km, approx. 1.5 hours)

After breakfast, journey to Alleppey, known for its enchanting backwaters. Board your traditional houseboat and embark on a leisurely cruise through the serene network of canals and lagoons. Marvel at the picturesque landscapes dotted with coconut groves and quaint villages. Enjoy sumptuous Keralan cuisine served onboard and relax as you soak in the tranquil ambiance. Spend the night onboard the houseboat, drifting under the starlit sky.


Day 5: Alleppey to Thekkady (140 km, approx. 3.5 hours)

Disembark from the houseboat and drive to Thekkady, nestled amidst the lush Western Ghats. Upon arrival, check in at your hotel and unwind. Later, explore the bustling spice markets of Thekkady and interact with the local spice traders. In the evening, witness an exhilarating performance of Kathakali, a traditional dance-drama depicting stories from Indian epics. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.


Day 6: Thekkady Exploration

Wake up to the serene beauty of Thekkady and enjoy a hearty breakfast. Head to the renowned Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary for a guided nature walk or a thrilling jungle safari. Encounter diverse wildlife, including elephants, tigers, and sambar deer, in their natural habitat. Afterward, visit the Periyar Lake for a scenic boat cruise amidst lush forests and pristine waters. In the afternoon, embark on a guided tour of a local spice plantation and learn about the cultivation of various spices. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.


Day 7: Thekkady to Munnar (90 km, approx. 3 hours)

After breakfast, depart for Munnar, a picturesque hill station famed for its tea plantations and verdant landscapes. En route, visit the stunning Chellarkovil Viewpoint, offering panoramic vistas of the surrounding valleys and waterfalls. Continue your journey to Munnar and check in at your hotel. Spend the evening at leisure, exploring the charming hill town on foot and interacting with the locals. Overnight stay in Munnar.


Day 8: Munnar Sightseeing

Start your day with a visit to the Eravikulam National Park, home to the endangered Nilgiri Tahr. Embark on a guided trek through the park's lush greenery and spot endemic flora and fauna. Next, proceed to the Tea Museum to learn about the history and production of tea in Munnar. Enjoy a refreshing tea tasting session and savor the flavors of freshly brewed tea. Later, visit the scenic Blossom Hydel Park and the mesmerizing Attukal Waterfalls for a rejuvenating experience amidst nature. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.


Day 9: Munnar to Madurai (160 km, approx. 4.5 hours)

After breakfast, depart for Madurai, known as the Athens of the East. Upon arrival, check in at your hotel and relax. Later, visit the majestic Thirumalai Nayakkar Palace, an architectural marvel showcasing the blend of Dravidian and Islamic styles. Explore the bustling Meenakshi Amman Temple, renowned for its towering gopurams and intricate sculptures. In the evening, stroll through the vibrant markets of Madurai and shop for souvenirs, textiles, and handicrafts. Overnight stay in Madurai.


Day 10: Madurai to Trichy to Bangalore (Flight)

After breakfast, drive to Trichy, also known as Tiruchirappalli. Upon arrival, visit the Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, one of the largest functioning Hindu temples in the world. Marvel at its intricate architecture and vibrant sculptures depicting Hindu mythology. Continue your sightseeing with a visit to the Rock Fort Temple, perched atop a rocky outcrop offering breathtaking views of the city. Later, transfer to Trichy airport for your flight back to Bangalore. Upon arrival, check in at your hotel and relax. Overnight stay in Bangalore.


Day 11: Departure from Bangalore

After a leisurely breakfast, check out from the hotel and proceed to Bangalore airport for your onward journey, concluding your unforgettable Bangalore to Backwaters of Kerala & Temples of Madurai & Trichy tour.

- Assistance on arrival at airport.

- 10 Nights' accommodation in mentioned hotels or similar.

- Daily breakfast at hotels.

- Private AC car/van for airport transfers, sightseeing, and excursions as per the program.

- English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.

- Monument entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.

- Bottled drinking water in car.

- Government taxes.


Hotels used or similar for 10 nights accommodation

Bangalore x 3 nights
3* - Ramada/ The Rialto
4* - Fortune Select JP Cosmos/ Lemon Tree Premier Ulsoor Lake
5* - ITC Gardenia, a Luxury Collection/ ITC Windsor a Luxury Collection

Cochin x 1 nights
3* - The Dune Hotel/ Abad Plaza
4* - Casino Hotel/ The Avenue Regent
5* - Xandari Harbour/ Le Meridien

Alleppey x 1 night
3* - Deluxe Houseboat (ATDC Houseboat/ Dream Boats)
4* - Premium Houseboat (Abad Premium Houseboats/ Rainbow Premium Houseboats)
5* - Luxury Houseboat (Xandari Riverscapes/ Lakes & Lagoons)

Thekkady x 2 night
3* - Abad Green Forest/ Hotel Treetop
4* - The Elephant Court/ Cardamom County
5* - Spice village/ Cardamom County

Munnar x 2 nights
3* - Fort Munnar/ Abad Copper Castle
4* - Nature Zone Jungle Resort/ Fragrant Nature Munnar
5* - Chandys Windy Woods/ Tea County

Madurai x 1 night
3* - Astoria by Sparsa/ Madurai’s Residency
4* - GRT Regency/ Fortune Pandiyan Hotel
5* - Heritage Madurai/ The Gateway Hotel Pasumalai

- Bangalore - Cochin & Trichy - Bangalore flight fare approx INR 10, 500 per person in economy class.

- Camera charges at monuments if any.

- Meals other than mentioned in the inclusions.

- Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc. 

- Gratuities and optional activities.

- Anything not mentioned in inclusions.