Bangalore to Kovalam South India Temple, Backwater & Beach
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Embark on a captivating journey from Bangalore to Kovalam, exploring the rich heritage of Bangalore and Vellore, the spirituality of Madurai and Chennai, the charm of Mahabalipuram and Pondicherry, the vibrant city of Cochin, and the tranquil backwaters of Alleppey. Finally, relax on the picturesque beaches of Kovalam. This private tour showcases the best of South India's temples, cultural sites, backwaters, and beaches, taking you through an unforgettable itinerary of Bangalore, Vellore, Madurai, Chennai, Mahabalipuram, Pondicherry, Cochin, Alleppey, and Kovalam.
Day 1: Arrive Bangalore
Upon arrival at Bangalore airport, you will be greeted by our representative who will assist you with the transfer to your hotel. After the check-in process (hotel check-in/out time: 12pm), you will have the rest of the day free for personal activities and to relax.
Day 2: Bangalore City Tour
After breakfast at the hotel, embark on a city tour of Bangalore. Explore the major attractions such as the Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace, Lalbagh Botanical Gardens, Bangalore Palace, and the Bull Temple. Learn about the city's rich history and vibrant culture. Return to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 3: Bangalore - Vellore (220km)
After breakfast, drive to Vellore. Upon arrival, check in at your hotel. Visit the magnificent Sri Lakshmi Narayani Golden Temple, known for its intricate architecture and spiritual significance. Explore the historic Vellore Fort and the ancient Jalakandeswarar Temple. Overnight stay in Vellore.
Day 4: Vellore - Chennai (145km)
Depart from Vellore after breakfast and proceed to Chennai. Enroute, visit Kanchipuram, renowned for its temples and silk sarees. Upon reaching Chennai, check in at your hotel and later enjoy a city tour, which includes attractions like Fort St. George, Marina Beach, Kapaleeshwarar Temple, and the Government Museum. Overnight stay in Chennai.
Day 5: Chennai - Pondicherry (160km)
After breakfast, drive to Pondicherry. Along the way, stop at Mahabalipuram, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to admire the magnificent stone carvings and shore temples. Continue the journey to Pondicherry and check in at your hotel. Later, explore the charming French Quarter, visit Sri Aurobindo Ashram, and stroll along the Promenade Beach. Overnight stay in Pondicherry.
Day 6: Pondicherry - Thanjavur (180km)
After breakfast, drive to Thanjavur. Enroute, visit the Nataraja Temple in Chidambaram and The Great Living Chola Temples at Gangaikonda Cholapuram and Darasuram. Arrive in Thanjavur and check in at your hotel. In the afternoon, visit the Brihadeshwara Temple, Vijayanagar Fort, and the Thanjavur Art Gallery & Saraswathi Mahal Library. Overnight stay in Thanjavur.
Day 7: Thanjavur - Chettinad (140km)
After breakfast, explore the city of Thanjavur and its cultural heritage. Visit the magnificent Brihadeshwara Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for its remarkable architecture. Explore the Vijayanagar Fort and the Thanjavur Art Gallery & Saraswathi Mahal Library. Later, drive to Chettinad and visit the vibrant town of Trichy, home to the Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Rock Fort Temple, and Jambukeswarar Temple. Check in at your hotel in Chettinad for an overnight stay.
Day 9: Madurai - Munnar (160km)
After breakfast, continue your sightseeing tour of Madurai, visiting the iconic Meenakshi Amman Temple, known for its stunning architecture and intricate carvings. Explore the Thirumalai Nayakkar Palace and witness the evening prayer ceremony at Meenakshi Temple. Later, drive to Munnar and check in at your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure and indulge in the serene beauty of Munnar.
Day 10: Munnar
After breakfast, embark on a full-day city tour of Munnar. Visit the Eravikulam National Park, home to the endangered Nilgiri Tahr, and enjoy a scenic drive through the tea estates and spice plantations. Explore the Mattupetty Dam, Echo Point, and the Tea Museum, where you can learn about the history and process of tea production. Return to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 11: Munnar - Thekkady (110km)
After breakfast, drive to Thekkady, a beautiful town known for its wildlife and spice plantations. Enroute, visit Ramakkalmedu, known for its picturesque landscapes and panoramic views. Upon arrival in Thekkady, check in at your hotel. In the evening, witness a captivating performance of Kalaripayattu, a traditional martial art form, and enjoy a Kathakali dance show. Overnight stay in Thekkady.
Day 12: Thekkady - Kumarakom (140km)
Start your day with a boat safari in the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, where you can spot various wildlife species in their natural habitat. After the safari, take a spice plantation tour and learn about the cultivation of spices such as cardamom, pepper, and cinnamon. Later, drive to Kumarakom and check in at your hotel. Spend the evening at leisure, exploring the serene surroundings or relaxing by the backwaters. Overnight stay in Kumarakom.
Day 13: Kumarakom - Alleppey
Transfer to the Alleppey boat jetty and board a traditional houseboat for a memorable backwater cruise through the enchanting tropical countryside. Sail along the serene backwaters, passing by lush greenery and local villages. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and indulge in delicious traditional Kerala cuisine prepared onboard. Overnight stay on the houseboat.
Day 14: Alleppey - Cochin (60km)
After breakfast on the houseboat, disembark and drive to Cochin. Check in at your hotel and then proceed for a city tour of Cochin. Visit the iconic Chinese Fishing Nets, St. Francis Church, Mattancherry Palace (Dutch Palace), and the Jewish Synagogue in the vibrant Jew Town. In the evening, enjoy a mesmerizing Kathakali dance performance, showcasing the traditional art form of Kerala. Overnight stay in Cochin.
Day 15: Cochin - Kovalam (200km)
After breakfast, drive to Kovalam and check in at a beach hotel. In the afternoon, explore the city of Trivandrum, visit the Napier Museum, and explore the beautiful Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Spend the rest of the day relaxing on the pristine beaches of Kovalam. Overnight stay in Kovalam.
Day 16 to 19: In Kovalam
These days are free for you to indulge in personal activities and relax on the beach. Enjoy the scenic beauty of Kovalam, take leisurely walks along the shore, and unwind in the tranquil surroundings. You may also choose to explore nearby attractions or engage in water sports activities (at your own expense). Overnight stay in Kovalam. (No transport provided)
Day 20: Kovalam - Departure
As per your flight schedule, check out from the hotel after breakfast. Our representative will assist you with the transfer to the Trivandrum International Airport for your onward journey. Bid farewell to the beautiful land of South India, taking with you cherished memories of the temple and backwater tour.
- Assistance on arrival at airport.
- 19 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.
- Bottled drinking water in car.
- Government taxes.
Hotels used or similar for 19 nights accommodation
Bangalore x 2 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
Vellore x 1 night
3* - Hotel Khanna Fiesta/ POPPYS Anukula Residency
4* & 5* - Regency Sameera Vellore by GRT Hotels/ Fortune Park
Chennai x 1 night
3* - Raj Park/ MGM East Woods
4* - The Raintree/ Accord Metropolitan
5* - ITC Grand Chola/ The Leela Palace
Pondicherry x 1 night
3* - Shenbaga Hotel/ Annamalai International
4* - Le Pondy/ The Windflower Resort & Spa
5* - Palais De Mahe/ La Villa
Thanjore x 1 night
3star - Grand Gardenia/ Oriental Towers
4star - Sangam Hotels/ Ideal River View Resort
5star - Svatma
Chettinad x 1 night
3* & 4*- Chidambara Vilas/ Chettinadu Mansion
5* - Visalam Cgh Earth
Madurai x 1 night
3* - Astoria by Sparsa/ Madurai’s Residency
4* - GRT Regency/ Fortune Pandiyan Hotel
5* - Heritage Madurai/ The Gateway Hotel Pasumalai
Munnar x 2 night
3* - Fort Munnar/ Abad Copper Castle
4* - Nature Zone Jungle Resort/ Fragrant Nature Munnar
5* - Chandys Windy Woods/ Tea County
Pariyar (Thekkady) x 1 night
3* - Abad Green Forest/ Hotel Treetop
4* - The Elephant Court/ Cardamom County
5* - Spice village/ Cardamom County
Kumarakom x 1 night
3* - Abad Whispering Palm/ Cocobay Resort
4* - Eastend Lake Song/ Goldfield Lake Resort
5* - Coconut Lagoon/ The Zuri
Alleppey x 1 night
3* - Deluxe Houseboat
4* - Premium Houseboat
5* - Luxury Houseboat
Cochin x 1 nights
3* - The Dune Hotel/ Abad Plaza
4* - Casino Hotel/ The Avenue Regent
5* - Xandari Harbour/ Le Meridien
Kovalam x 5 nights
3* - Harmonia Beach Resort/ Sagara Beach Resort
4* - Estuary Island Resort/ Uday Samudra Leisure Beach Hotel
5* - Vivanta by Taj - Green Cove/ The Leela Kovalam Beach
- Any flight tickets.
- 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.