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Bangalore to Cochin Natural and Cultural Sites Tour

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Product Code : AGORA749

The "Bangalore to Cochin Natural and Cultural Sites Tour" is a captivating 10-day journey that seamlessly blends the rich cultural heritage and natural beauty of South India. Starting from the bustling city of Bangalore, the tour delves into historical landmarks such as Lalbagh Botanical Garden and Bangalore Palace. The itinerary then takes travelers to the royal city of Mysore, where they can explore the opulent Mysore Palace and tranquil Brindavan Gardens. Wildlife enthusiasts will be thrilled with the adventurous safaris at Kabini's Nagarhole National Park. The tour culminates in Cochin, Kerala's vibrant port city, where travelers can immerse themselves in the region's rich cultural traditions, including Kathakali dance performances and serene backwater cruises in Alleppey.


Day 1: Welcome to Bangalore

Upon your arrival at Bangalore's Kempegowda International Airport, our representative will be ready to receive you with a warm welcome. A comfortable transfer will be arranged to your selected hotel for check-in. After freshening up, dive into the city's vibrant pulse with a guided tour. Start your exploration at the Lalbagh Botanical Garden, a lush oasis in the heart of the city. Continue to the opulent Bangalore Palace, an architectural masterpiece reflecting the city's royal heritage. Conclude your day with a peaceful walk through the sprawling Cubbon Park and a visit to the historical Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace. Return to the hotel for a relaxing evening.


Day 2: Bangalore Exploration & Journey to Mysore (150kms)

Kickstart your day with a hearty breakfast at the hotel. Begin your Bangalore exploration at Vidhana Soudha, an imposing government building known for its Neo-Dravidian architecture. Next, head to the Bull Temple to admire the impressive monolithic Nandi statue. Experience the vibrant sights and sounds of KR Market, one of the city's oldest and most bustling markets. After a delightful lunch, proceed towards Mysore. Along the way, make a stop at the Ranganathaswamy Temple in Srirangapatna to soak in some spiritual vibes. Upon reaching Mysore, check into your hotel and relax. Later, join a heritage walk that takes you through the city's rich history, concluding at the majestic Jagan Mohan Palace with its renowned art gallery.


Day 3: Mysore Marvels

Start your day with a scrumptious breakfast at the hotel. Embark on a comprehensive city tour, beginning with the iconic Mysore Palace. Marvel at its intricate architecture and lavish interiors. Next, visit the mesmerizing Brindavan Gardens, famous for its illuminated musical fountains. Head to Chamundi Hills to explore the sacred Chamundeshwari Temple and enjoy panoramic views of Mysore city. After a fulfilling morning, venture to the nearby town of Somanathapura to admire the Chennakesava Temple, a masterpiece of Hoysala architecture renowned for its intricate carvings and sculptures.


Day 4: Mysore to Kabini Adventure (95kms)

After breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Nagarhole National Park, popularly known as Kabini. On reaching Kabini, check in at your chosen hotel or jungle resort. Enjoy a delicious lunch before embarking on an adventurous safari. Traverse through the dense forests and grasslands of Kabini, keeping an eye out for majestic elephants, elusive tigers, and a plethora of bird species. Return to the hotel for a relaxing evening, soaking in the serene ambiance of the jungle.


Day 5: Kabini Wildlife Safari

Wake up to the calls of the wild and gear up for an early morning jeep safari led by experienced naturalists. Navigate through the diverse habitats of Kabini, encountering wildlife in their natural habitat. After the safari, return to the hotel for a hearty breakfast and some leisure time. In the afternoon, set out on a tranquil boat safari along the scenic Kabini River. This boat ride offers a unique opportunity to spot aquatic birds, marsh crocodiles, and the occasional leopard lounging by the riverbank.


Day 6: Kabini to Ooty Retreat (160kms)

After a leisurely breakfast, bid farewell to the wilderness of Kabini and drive to Ooty, the "Queen of Hill Stations". Upon arrival, check in at your preferred hotel and take some time to relax and unwind. Later in the day, venture out to explore Ooty's colonial charm. Visit the picturesque Ooty Lake for a serene boat ride and stroll through the verdant tea estates, soaking in the panoramic views of the rolling hills.


Day 7: Ooty Sightseeing Extravaganza

Start your day early with a visit to Doddabetta Peak, the highest point in the Nilgiri Mountains. Enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding valleys and landscapes. Next, embark on a memorable journey aboard the UNESCO-listed Nilgiri Mountain Railway. This toy train ride takes you through picturesque tunnels, lush forests, and cascading waterfalls. After the train ride, explore the meticulously maintained Government Botanical Garden, home to thousands of plant species. Visit the vibrant Rose Garden and relax by the tranquil Avalanche Lake, surrounded by pristine nature.


Day 8: Ooty to Cochin Journey (290kms)

After breakfast, check out from the hotel and embark on a scenic drive to Cochin, Kerala's vibrant port city. On arrival, check in at your hotel and relax. In the evening, immerse yourself in Kerala's rich cultural heritage with a mesmerizing Kathakali dance performance, a traditional art form characterized by elaborate costumes, expressive movements, and intricate facial expressions.


Day 9: Cochin & Alleppey Exploration (60kms)

After breakfast, set out to explore the highlights of Cochin. Visit the iconic Chinese Fishing Nets at Fort Kochi and marvel at the colonial architecture of St. Francis Church. Wander through the aromatic spice markets and explore the historic Dutch Palace in Jew Town. Afterward, drive to Alleppey, known as the "Venice of the East". Board a traditional houseboat for a leisurely cruise through the mesmerizing backwaters of Kerala. Admire the lush landscapes, quaint villages, and serene waterways as you float along.


Day 10: Backwaters Bliss & Departure from Cochin (60kms)

Wake up to the gentle lapping of water and enjoy a leisurely breakfast onboard the houseboat, marking the end of your backwater experience. Disembark and drive back to Cochin. Depending on your flight schedule, you may have some free time for last-minute shopping or additional sightseeing. Our representative will ensure a timely transfer to Cochin Airport for your onward journey, bidding farewell to the enchanting landscapes and rich cultural heritage of South India.

- 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.