Bangalore to Cochin Natural and Cultural Sites Tour
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Product Code : AGORA749
Embark on an unforgettable journey from Bangalore to Cochin with the "Bangalore to Cochin Natural and Cultural Sites Tour." Discover the natural beauty of Nagarhole National Park and experience thrilling safaris amidst wildlife. Explore the cultural treasures of Mysore and witness the grandeur of its palaces and temples. Immerse yourself in the serene landscapes of Ooty and cruise through the enchanting backwaters of Alleppey. This tour offers a perfect blend of nature, culture, and heritage, creating a memorable and enriching experience.
Day 1: Arrive Bangalore
On arrival at Bangalore airport, you will be greeted by our representative who will assist you with the transfer to your hotel. After check-in, you can relax and freshen up. Later in the day, embark on a city tour of Bangalore, visiting prominent attractions such as Lalbagh Botanical Garden, Bangalore Palace, Cubbon Park, and Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace.
Day 2: Bangalore - Mysore (150kms)
After breakfast, continue your city tour of Bangalore if not covered on the previous day. Explore more of the city's attractions, including Vidhana Soudha, Bull Temple, and the vibrant KR Market. In the afternoon, drive to Mysore. En route, visit the historic Ranganathaswamy Temple in Srirangapatna. Upon reaching Mysore, check in at your hotel. Later, embark on a 2-hour heritage walk, starting from the bustling Town Hall and taking you through the colorful Devaraja Market to the magnificent Jagan Mohan Palace, known for its art gallery.
Day 3: Mysore
Begin your day with a delicious breakfast, and then set off on a city tour of Mysore. Visit the majestic Mysore Palace, a splendid example of Indo-Saracenic architecture. Explore the beautifully landscaped Brindavan Gardens, famous for its musical fountains. Later, visit the Chamundi Hills, home to the ancient Chamundeshwari Temple, and enjoy panoramic views of the city. In the afternoon, drive to the Chennakesava Temple at Somanathapura, renowned for its intricate Hoysala architecture and stunning sculptures.
Day 4: Mysore - Nagarhole National Park (Kabini) (95kms)
After breakfast, check out from your hotel and drive to Nagarhole National Park, also known as Kabini. Upon arrival, check in at your hotel and enjoy a sumptuous lunch. In the afternoon, embark on an exciting safari in the national park, where you can spot a variety of wildlife, including elephants, tigers, leopards, and numerous bird species. Immerse yourself in the enchanting natural surroundings and observe the diverse flora and fauna.
Day 5: Nagarhole NP (Kabini)
Wake up early in the morning for a thrilling jeep safari, accompanied by an experienced naturalist. Explore the wilderness of Nagarhole National Park and try to spot elusive wildlife in their natural habitat. Return to the hotel for breakfast and relax. In the afternoon, enjoy a serene boat safari on the Kabini River, offering a different perspective of the park and a chance to witness wildlife near the water's edge.
Day 6: Nagarhole NP (Kabini) - Ooty (160kms)
After breakfast, bid farewell to Kabini and drive to Ooty, a picturesque hill station situated at an elevation of 7216 ft. Check in at your hotel and take some time to relax. Ooty is known for its scenic beauty, sprawling tea estates, and pleasant climate. Explore the colonial charm of the town, visit the Ooty Lake, and enjoy a leisurely walk amidst the lush green surroundings.
Day 7: Ooty
Embark on a full day sightseeing tour of Ooty, starting with a visit to the famous Doddabetta Peak, the highest point in the Nilgiri Mountains, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding valleys and tea estates. Experience a memorable ride on the UNESCO-listed Nilgiri Mountain Railway, also known as the Toy Train, which takes you through scenic landscapes. Visit the Government Botanical Garden, Rose Garden, and the picturesque Avalanche Lake.
Day 8: Ooty - Cochin (290kms)
After breakfast, check out from your hotel in Ooty and embark on a scenic drive to Cochin (Kochi). Cochin is a captivating seaside city known for its unique blend of traditional and Western architecture, as well as its vibrant cultural heritage. Upon arrival, check in at your hotel. In the evening, immerse yourself in the cultural extravaganza of a Kathakali dance performance, a traditional art form of Kerala.
Day 9: Cochin - Alleppey (60kms)
After breakfast, embark on a city tour of Cochin, exploring its major attractions such as the Fort Kochi area, where you can see the Chinese Fishing Nets, St. Francis Church, and the Dutch Palace. Visit the bustling spice markets and explore the Jewish Synagogue in the historic Jew Town. In the afternoon, proceed to Alleppey, known for its enchanting backwaters. Board a traditional houseboat and cruise through the serene backwater canals, witnessing the lush greenery and rural life along the way.
Day 10: Alleppey - Cochin Airport (60kms)
After a leisurely breakfast on the houseboat, disembark and drive back to Cochin. If time permits, you can visit additional attractions or indulge in some last-minute shopping. As per your flight schedule, our representative will transfer you to Cochin Airport for your onward journey, marking the end of your memorable tour.
- Assistance on arrival at airport.
- 9 Nights' accommodation in selected price category hotels.
- 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.
- 2 Time Gypsy safari in Nagarhole National Park.
- 1 Time Boat safari Kabini River in Nagarhole National Park.
- Bottled drinking water in car.
- Government taxes.
Hotels used or similar for 9 nights accommodation
Bangalore x 1 night
3* - Davanam Sarovar Portico Suites/ Royal Orchid Central
4* - Lemon Tree Premier/ Gokulam Grand Hotel & Spa
5* - ITC Gardenia, a Luxury Collection/ Vivanta Bengaluru, Residency Road
Mysore x 2 nights
3* - Sandesh The Prince/ Regenta Central Herald By Royal Orchid Hotels
4* - Fortune Park JP Palace/ Royal Orchid Brindavan Garden
5* - Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel
Nagarhole NP x 2 nights
3* - Red Earth/ The Bison Wildlife Resort
4* - Waterwoods Lodges & Resorts/ The Serai Kabini
5* - Evolve Back, Kabini
Ooty x 2 nights
3* - Sherlock/ Monarch Hotel
4* - Fortune Resort Sullivan Court/ Accord Highland Ooty
5* - Savoy, Ooty - IHCL SeleQtions
Cochin x 1 night
3* - The Tower House/ The Killians
4* - Casino Hotel/ Le Maritime
5* - Kochi Marriott Hotel/ Xandari Harbour
Alleppey x 1 night
3* - Deluxe Houseboat (AC During Night Only)
4* - Premium Houseboat (Full Time AC)
5* - Luxury Houseboat (Full Time AC)
- Any flight fare.
- Camera charges at monuments if any.
- Meals other than mentioned in inclusions.
- Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
- Gratuities and optional activities.
- Anything not mentioned in inclusions.