Karnataka Hill Station Tour with Kerala Backwaters
Embracing immaculate beauty of nature within its periphery in a way unmatched and remarkable, Karnataka is an Indian state every nature buff must visit at least once in a lifetime. Other than the imposing hills and soothing serenity, this South Indian state has a potpourri of several other tourist attractions such as sacrosanct temples and spectacular historic monument epitomizing the architectural genius of primordial times.
This 12 Nights and 13 Days of itinerary take the travelers to a comprehensive and unforgettable tour to hills and backwaters with Karnataka. The major destinations covered in the trip are Mysore, Kabini, Ooty, Cochin, Kumarakom, and Kovalam. The major highlights of this congenial itinerary are exploring Maharaja's Palace, Chamundi Hills, and Brindavan Gardens in Mysore, traversing Kabini National Park in Kabini, enjoying nature tour in Ooty, relishing luxury houseboat ride in Kumarakom, and taking pleasure of several beach activities in Kovalam. With this tour a tourist can carry out an exploration of nature's exquisiteness at its best!
Arrive Bangalore – Mysore (145 km)
On arrival at Bangalore airport/railway station, meet with our representative who will be there for your warm welcome and smooth transfer to Mysore, which is about 145 kms away. On reaching, check in at the already booked hotel. The rest of the days is free at leisure. During your free time you can either rest in your hotel or enjoy the modern amenities available in the hotel premises else go out to explore the nearby attractions of the place. Enjoy a relaxing overnight stay in the hotel in Mysore.
Mysore – Kabini (80 km)
In the morning after breakfast, we will leave for the local sightseeing tour of Mysore city. In our day tour, we will be visiting the Mysore Palace. Built in Indo-Saracenic style with turrets, domes, colonnades and arches, the Maharaja's Palace is a treasure house of beautiful carvings and art work from across the globe. Afterwards, we will be exploring the magnificent Chamundi Hills. Located at a height of about 335 mt., one can easily reach the hills by climbing up the 1,000 steps laid out by the Mysore Maharaja in the 17th century or a 13 km drive. After exploring the beautiful surroundings of Chamundi Hills, we will head towards Brindavan Gardens. Situated at the KR Sagar Dam, it is one of the best gardens in South India that is spread across 150 acres of land. Dancing fountains are one of the major attractions of gardens. Later in the afternoon, we will leave for Kabini by road. On reaching, check in at the already booked wildlife resort and take pleasure of a comfortable overnight stay.
The day is fixed for enjoying morning and afternoon jungle safari in the national park. We will start our day a bit early in the morning and leave for morning jungle safari to see the wilds in their natural habitat. After having a wonderful time and experience in the morning in the park, we will return back to the resort for morning breakfast and rest for some time. Have lunch in the resort and afterwards, we will leave for afternoon jungle safari to have another session of wildlife adventure. Again, we will witness some rear seen wild animals and birds and capture them in our cameras. Later in the evening, we will return back to the resort for a relaxing overnight stay.
Kabini – Ooty (160 km)
Today, we will again leave the resort in the morning jeep safari to the national park and have a lifetime wildlife experience. Later, we will return back to the resort for breakfast. After having breakfast, we will check out from the resort in Kabini, we will drive to Ooty, which is about 160 kms away. On reaching, we will check in at the pre-booked hotel. The rest of the day is free at leisure. During your free time, you can go out for leisure walk or stay back in the hotel while enjoying its exclusive modern amenities. Enjoy an overnight stay in the hotel in Ooty.
After breakfast in the morning, we will leave for the local sightseeing tour of Ooty, the 'Queen of the Blue Mountains'. Out today's day tour will comprise of a visit to a stunning Dodabetta Peak, the highest mountain in the Nilgiri Hills located at a height of 2,637 metres. Thereafter, we will drive to Connor and pay a visit to the Sims Park. Situated at an altitude of 1780 meters above mean sea level, the park is one of the major attractions of Coonoor. Afterwards, we will head to Lamb Rock, another tourist spot of Coonoor located on the slopes of the Nilgiri Hills offering views of the Coimbatore plains, tea estates and coffee estates. After exploring these places in Coonoor, we will drive to Kotagiri to visit Kodanad View point St Catherine Water Falls. Later, we will return back to our hotel in Ooty and take pleasure of a comfortable overnight stay.
The day is free at leisure. Today after breakfast in the morning, you are free to discuss with the driver about the rest left tourist places of the city that can be visited the same day. An overnight stay in the hotel in Ooty.
Ooty – Cochin (280 km)
In the morning after breakfast, we will check out from the hotel in Ooty and leave for Cochin by road. On reaching, check in at the already booked hotel. The rest of the day is free at leisure. During your leisure time, you can either rest in your room or plan your own activity. An overnight stay at the hotel in Cochin.
Cochin – Kumarakom (65 km)
Today after breakfast in the morning, we will check out from the hotel in Cochin and drive to Kumarakom, which is about 65 km away. On arrival, check in at the pre-booked Lake Resort. The rest of the day is free at leisure. During your free time, you can take pleasure of the modern amenities of the hotel or go for a leisurely walk. An overnight stay in the hotel.
After breakfast in the morning, the day is free for your own leisure activity. Later in the afternoon, we will board the luxury houseboat and enjoy the sailing on the lake. Enjoy an overnight stay in the houseboat.
Kumarakom – Kovalam (180 km)
We will leave the houseboat after morning breakfast and leave by road for Kovalam.
On arrival, check in at the already booked resort and have a relaxing overnight stay.
The day is free for your own leisure activities. After breakfast in the resort, you can go out to explore the beautiful Kovalam and some of its major attractions. Take pleasure of a comfy overnight stay in the resort.
The day again is free for own activity. During your free day, you can interact with the locals and go out for shopping in the local markets. Also, you can try the local street food of the place and have a wonderful time. An overnight stay in the resort.
Kovalam – Trivandrum - Departure
On the last day of the tour, we will check out from the resort in Kovalam after morning breakfast and afterward drive to Trivandrum. On reaching, get direct transfer to Trivandrum airport/railway station to board flight or train for onward destination.
Tour & Services Ends.