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Kerala-Karnataka Travel Package

Tour Duration: 17 Nights / 18 Days
Destinations Covered: Bengaluru - Hospet - Hampi - Hassan - Belur - Halebid - Shravanabelagola - Mysore - Kalpetta - Cheruthuruthy - Cochin - Alleppey - Munnar - Periyar National Park - Kovalam - Trivandrum

Day 01: Arrival at Bengaluru
On your arrival at Bangalore, you値l be greeted by our representative who値l escort you to the hotel. Make a check in at the hotel and get ready for a city excursion. Lal Bagh Botanical Gardens, one of the wonderful sights to view, were laid in the 18th century by Haider Ali and his son Tipu Sultan. A wide range of flowers, especially red roses, lotus pools, fountains, sub-tropical herbs and old trees, can be found here. Other popular places of interest include Vidhana Soudha and Cubbon Park. Last but not the least; you will be driven to Bull Temple, one of the oldest temples of Bangalore, built in the Dravidian style of architecture during 16th century. Come back to the hotel for night stay.

Day 02: Bengaluru - Hospet
After having breakfast, you値l proceed to Hospet. Here, a quick check-in to the hotel will be made, after which a tour to Hampi will follow. The ruins of Vijayanagar Empire are the major attraction here. This historical sight is a master piece of architecture, not only famous in Hampi but across South India. The Empire was founded by Harihara and Bukku and once served as the capital of Hindu Empires in Indian history. In the evening, you値l return to the hotel at Hospet for sleepover.

Day 03: Hospet - Hampi - Hospet
On the third day of your tour, you値l yet again visit Hampi for a full day sightseeing program. Hampi houses a wide collection of temples. Achyuta Raya Temple, Shri Vijaya Vittala Temple, Stone Charriot, Hazara Rama Temple, Ugra Narasimha, Shri Virupaksha Temple, Sasivekalu Ganesha Temple, Balakrishna Temple, Kadalekalu Ganesh Temple and Prasanna Virupaksha Temple. All these shrines are excellent pieces of the architectural history. Also, visits will be made to Water Channels, Elephant Stable - a fine example of Indo-Islamic style of architecture, Stepped Tank and King痴 Balance (also known as Tula Bhara or Tula Purushadana). Drive back to Hospet to spend the night.

Day 04: Hospet - Hassan
After a delightful morning meal, you値l leave for Hassan. It will be an eight hour trip. The entire journey will offer you umpteen picturesque vistas of the scenic beauty. On your arrival at Hassan, a check in at the hotel will be made. Have dinner and retire to your beds.

Day 05: Hassan - Belur - Halebid - Hassan
Post breakfast, you値l head for a day excursion to Belur and Halebid. At Belur, the complex but extraordinary carvings of the 12th century Hoysala Temple on the stone walls and gravity pillars in the courtyard will be prime attraction. Later, you値l be taken to Halebid to witness the splendid glory of the Indian Empires and exclusive temples. Overnight stay will be at the hotel in Hassan.

Day 06: Hassan - Shravanabelagola - Mysore
An early breakfast will be followed by a drive to Mysore, with a break at Shravanabelagola. Famous as a Jain Pilgrimage Center, the small town has a 17m high naked monolithic statue of Gommateshwara Bahubali. You値l then be driven to Srirangapatnam to visit Tipu痴 Summer Palace and Fort. The journey will then continue to Mysore. Upon arrival, you値l be accommodated in a hotel to spend the night.

Day 07: Mysore
Mysore is famous for numerous facets - ancient temples, magnificent palaces, beautiful gardens and much more. Beginning with Keshava Temple at Somnathpur, you値l return to Mysore for a city tour. Built in the 13th century, the temple was the last temple of Hoysala Dynasty at Somnathpur. At Mysore, you値l be visiting Maharaja痴 Palace, constructed during the reign of Maharaja, which still depicts the heritage of the bygone era. Next, you値l visit Jaganmohan Art Gallery, an integral part of Jaganmohan Palace. Numerous paintings of the Travancore ruler and Russian painter have been exhibited here. Other attractions include Chamundi Hills, Brindavan Gardens and Devaraja Flower Market. Return to the hotel for night痴 rest.

Day 08: Mysore - Kalpetta
Have a relishing breakfast and get ready to leave for Kalpetta. On reaching Kalpetta, you値l be welcomed by the scenic beauty of 敵ods Own Country - Kerala. The natural greenery and panoramic vistas will keep you engaged throughout the journey. A check-in at the hotel will be made, after which you can doze off in your comfy beds.

Day 09: Kalpetta
After a luscious morning meal, you値l be driven to Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary, spread over 345 km. Filled with old and new trees, the sanctuary is home to a wide array of birds and animals. Bulbul, peacock, peafowl, snipe, cormorant, egret and babbler are some birds can be easily spotted here. For animals, you can find leopards, tigers, spotted dear and Asian elephants in their natural habitat. From here, you値l move to Edakkal Caves, an exceptional piece of Kalpetta architecture. The last destination for the day will be Tribal Museum, also called Wayanad Heritage Museum. The museum has a large collection of antiques and artifacts dating back to the 2nd century. In the late evening, you値l return to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 10: Kalpetta - Cheruthuruthy
Start the day with a scrumptious breakfast, after which you値l be driven to Cheruthuruthy. After a four-hour drive, you値l arrive at your destination. Make a check-in at the hotel. Freshen up, have lunch and get ready to visit the most valuable institute of dance, Kerala Nattiya Kala Mandalam. Experts are hired to teach all types of Indian cultural dances to aspiring candidates. Return to the hotel to spend the night.

Day 11: Cheruthuruthy - Cochin
On eleventh day of your trip, you値l leave for the commercial city of Kerala, Cochin, post breakfast. Check in to the hotel upon arrival and head out for a city tour. Heritage and culture engulfs the entire city. You値l be visiting some famous tourist attractions, such as Cochin Jewish Synagogue, Dutch Palace, Chinese Fishing Net and St. Francis Church. The day will end with a drive back to the hotel for dinner and sleepover.

Day 12: Cochin - Alleppey
Early in the morning, you値l leave for Alleppey for one of the most enthralling experiences of your trip. Known for backwaters and houseboats, Alleppey presents a paradise for nature and greenery lovers. An hour痴 journey will arrive you at Alleppey. You値l be taken for a ride through the backwaters where your houseboat will be waiting to welcome you. Spend the entire day and night in the houseboat. You can also explore the surrounding villages.

Day 13: Alleppey - Munnar
Check out from the houseboat and embark a journey to Munnar, one of the chief tea growing centers in India. The six hour drive will give you umpteen views of the mesmerizing beauty that Kerala has stored in itself. The long stretch of tea plantations, ladies plucking tea leaves and filling up their baskets on their back are ideal scenes to capture on your wide lens. Once you arrive at Munnar, make a check-in to the hotel and head out to visit the tourist destinations. These include Eravikulam National Park, Mattupetty Dam, Indo Swiss Dairy Farm, and Kundala Lake. For night stay, you値l come back to the hotel.

Day 14: Munnar - Periyar National Park
Satiate your hunger with a lip-smacking breakfast. This will be followed a drive to Periyar National Park. On arriving, a check in at the hotel will be made. Rest and freshen up. Thereafter, you値l be taken to Periyar Lake for boating. Whilst enjoying the boat ride, you値l find different wildlife in the surrounding areas. Return back to the hotel for night stay.

Day 15: Periyar National Park
To get the real feel of Kerala, book an Ayurvedic massage for yourself in the morning. After a relaxing and rejuvenating massage, return to the room and prepare for a sightseeing tour of the spice plantations, post breakfast. At noon, you値l be taken for an elephant ride through the park. In the evening, a Kathakali Dance concert will be organized. This will be followed by dinner and restful sleep.

Day 16: Periyar National Park - Kovalam
On day 16 of your tour, you値l be driven to Kovalam. Enjoy the natural beauty of Kerala during the 7-8 hour journey. When you reach, a check-in at the hotel will follow supper and sleepover.

Day 17: Kovalam
Take a day off from your trip and spend it retreating back at Kovalam Beach. Plenty of water activities will await you at the beach to refresh and entertain you, such as surfing, skiing, kayaking, parasailing, swimming and so on. If time permits, visit the city for shopping. Night stay will be at the hotel.

Day 18: Kovalam - Trivandrum Departure
Early in the morning, you値l be transferred to Trivandrum Airport to board your flight for onward journey.


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