Best of South India Tour
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Tour Information

Overview

Backwaters are considered as the backbone of tourism in Kerala. The backwaters of Kerala are a chain of canals, 44 rivulets, lagoons and lakes extending up to 1500 kilometers. The 20 day long ‘South India with Backwater Tour’ has been designed to let you explore the backwater heaven of Kerala- Alleppey, Kumarakom and Kottayam. Also included in this itinerary is the visits to wildlife sanctuaries, forts, palaces and churches.


Trip Highlights


Relax on the golden sands of the Kovalam Beach

Visit to the Padmanabhapuram Palace and Archaeological Museum

Sightseeing tour of Cochin- St. Francis Church, Jewish Synagogue and Dutch  Palace

Sightseeing tour of Calicut- The Art Gallery, Pazhassiraja Museum and Krishna Art Museum

Backwater Cruise in Alleppey

Bird Watching in Kumarakom 


Package Location

South India

Day 20 Best Of South India

Day 01 : Mumbai (Arrival)

Upon arrival in Mumbai, you will be transferred to the hotel pre-decided for your stay. Stay overnight in the hotel. 


Day 02 : Mumbai (sightseeing)

Today, embark on a sightseeing tour of Mumbai which include Juhu Beach, Elephanta Caves and Gateway of India. Stay overnight in the hotel.


Day 03 : Mumbai/Trivandrum (Arrival) – Kovalam

Today drop to the airport to board the flight for Trivandrum. Upon arrival at the Trivandrum Airport, you will be transferred to the hotel in Kovalam. Thereafter, relax on the golden sands of Kovalam beach. There is also a choice of getting indulged in Ayurvedic herbal massage. Stay overnight in the hotel.


Day 04 : Kovalam - Cape Comorin – Kovalam

Today, in the morning, leave by road for Cape Comorin. Here you will be visiting Padmanabhapuram Palace & Archaeological Museum. In the evening, return back to the hotel for overnight stay in Kovalam.


Day 05 :  Kovalam – Varkala

Post breakfast in the morning, proceed towards Varkala, one of the most scenic beaches of India. Here you have an option to go for an Ayurvedic massage. Overnight stay in the hotel.


Day 06 : Varkala – Kumarakom

Today, drive to Kollam to board a luxury cruiser/speedboat and ride into Kumarakom for a backwater cruise. Overnight stay at the hotel.


Day 07 : Kumarakom

Gliding on the scenic backwaters of Kumarakom, your houseboat will enter into Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. Besides bird watching, you can indulge in adventurous water sports such as water skiing and wind-sailing or board a canoe to sail over the tranquil lakes. Stay overnight in the hotel.


Day 08 :  Kumarakom - Periyar

Today, in the morning, leave by road for Periyar, famous for its spice plantations. It is a scenic journey through mist capped mountains, spice plantations, waterfalls and trekking trails. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel to relax. Stay overnight in the hotel.


Day 09 : Periyar

The day 09 is scheduled with a visit to the Periyar Tiger Reserve and if you are lucky enough, you might spot the wild beast prowling in his territory. Enjoy a guided trek in this wildlife sanctuary and spot a variety of rare birds, wild animals and trees & flowers. A boat safari on the Periyar Lake will give you an opportunity the exotic wild species in their natural turf. Stay overnight in the hotel.


Day 10 & 11 : Periyar - Kottayam - Backwater Tour

In the morning, leave by road for Kottayam, where you will board the traditional houseboat, also known as Kettuvallam, and start you 2 nights backwater cruise that will end on day 12 at Alleppey.


Day 12 : Alleppey - Cochin-

Today, drive to Cochin from Alleppey and check into the hotel. In the afternoon, embark on a sightseeing tour of Cochin covering St. Francis Church, Jewish Synagogue and Dutch Palace. In the evening, take delight in the Kathakali dance show. Stay overnight in the hotel.


Day 13 : Cochin - Calicut

In the morning, leave by road for Calicut. Upon arrival, check into the hotel. In the afternoon, embark on a sightseeing tour of Calicut covering The Art Gallery, Pazhassiraja Museum and Krishna Art Museum. Stay overnight in the hotel.


Day 14 : Calicut – Treehouse

Today, leave by road for Vythiri. From here onwards, you will board a cane elevator to reach the Treehouse. Check in at the beautiful accommodation on Tree House to relax.


Day 15 : Treehouse

The day is free for you to explore the surrounding region. Stay overnight in the hotel.


Day 16 : Treehouse - Ooty

In the morning, drive towards Ooty. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel for overnight stay.


Day 17 : Ooty-

The day is free to explore the natural surroundings. Stay overnight in the hotel.


Day 18  Ooty - Mysore

In the morning, hit the road to Mysore. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel. In the afternoon, embark on a sightseeing tour of Mysore. Stay overnight in the hotel.


Day 19 : Mysore - Bangalore

In the morning, embark on a sightseeing tour of Mysore and then drive to Bangalore. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel for overnight stay.


Day 20 : Bangalore - Mumbai - Departure

In the morning, embark on a sightseeing tour of Bangalore and later depart for airport to board flight for Mumbai. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the international airport in Mumbai to board flight back home.


Rs. 5,499


Booking Condition

  • A Non Refundable Deposit of Rs.500 per person to initiate a booking if Travel Date is more than 30 Days from the Date of Booking.

Cancellation Policy

  • Prior to 30 days or more: Non – refundable deposit (25%of the total package)
  • Between 29 - 20 days of departure: Non – refundable deposit + 25% of the Holiday Cost
  • Between 19 - 14 days of departure: Non – refundable deposit + 50% of the Holiday Cost
  • Between 13 - 08 days of departure: Non – refundable deposit + 75% of the Holiday Cost
  • Prior to 7 days of the departure: 100% of the Holiday Cost

Note: If the entire tour is cancelled after ticket issuance then there would be 100% cancellation for airfare (base fare). Only taxes will be returned and for land 75% cancellation.

Package Inclusions:

  • Welcome drink (non-alcoholic) on arrival
  • Daily breakfasts at the hotel (excluding the first day)
  • 2 Nights accommodation in Goa
  • Accommodation in a Standard air-conditioned room
  • Transfers from railway station / airport to hotel

Package Exclusions:

  • Any Air Fare
  • Services of the vehicle on leisure days and for sightseeing not included in the itinerary
  • Alcoholic/aerated beverages, bottled water and starters
  • Camera fees
  • Entrance fees at all tourist attractions mentioned in the itinerary
  • Medical and travel insurance
  • All personal expenses, optional tours and extra meals
  • 3.5 % Government Service Tax
  • Anything not mentioned under “Inclusions”

Hotels - 3 Star Property 

Terms & Conditions

  • Standard check in time & check out time is 1400hrs and 1200hrs respectively unless specified otherwise. Requests for early check in or late checkout is subject to availability in hotel. Request for guaranteed early check in requires room to be reserved from the night prior to guest’s arrival which will be charged accordingly over and above the agreed rates.
  • Breakfast served in hotel would be on international menu clubbed with some Indian dishes.
  • com will process visa application for the group and will require the specified list of supporting documents for the same as per embassy regulations. However, Embassy reserves the right to grant the visa as will only act as a facilitator.
  • Final day wise itinerary can only be modified by  to accommodate all cost inclusions and commitments by in best possible way.
  • It is advisable to carry at least USD 500 (or any applicable equivalent currency) per person for personal usage during the package depending on the cost inclusions. Immigration authorities might demand to show minimum USD 500 at the time of immigration from Indian nationals.
  • Price quoted by is based on current rate of exchange, and reserves the right to amend these prices in case of any currency fluctuations and changes in various rates of exchange.

Payment Policy

  • Full payment is required on confirmation of all services and before departure
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