01 Day: Arrival Mumbai
Meeting and assistance on arrival at the International airport, our representative welcome and escort you by a private car and transfer to the hotel, whilst the room keys and check-in is organized, our representative would hand over the documents and brief the tour programme to you. Overnight at the hotel.
02 Day: Mumbai
After breakfast takes a sight seeing tour of Bombay, drive to Gateway of India and from here cruise by motorboats to Elephanta Caves. A flight of 100 steps takes you to the top of the hill where it is set. The caves houses large pillars that seem to hold the ceiling which is made of cross beams. The picturesque presentations of the 9 marvelous sculptured panels, set on the walls are awe-inspiring. The most famous of the panels is the Trimurthi, or triple-headed Shiva, where the God is depicted as the destroyer, the preserver and the creator. Later in the afternoon cruise back to Gateway of India, one can have lunch at the Taj Hotel or other several good Restaurants like Leopold & Mondegar serving continental cuisines. Later visit Prince of Wales Museum, Parliament House, Marine Drive, Jain Temple, Hanging Gardens, Return back to the hotel for overnight.
Note: Elephanta Caves and Prince of Wales Museum are closed on every Monday.
03 Day: Mumbai - Ahmedabad (By Air)
After breakfast, check out of the hotel and drive to the airport to board the flight for Ahmedabad. On arrival, transfer to the hotel. Later day free for rest and relax in the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
04 Day: Ahmedabad
Morning after breakfast visit Jumma Masjid – one of the most beautiful mosques in India, Rani Rupmati Masjid – The Queen’s Mosque in Mirzapur, The Shaking Minarets – when one minaret is shaken, the other minarets vibrate too, Kankaria Lake – The circular lake having an island garden in the middle, Hathi Singh Jain Temple & Gandhi Ashram. Overnight at the hotel.
05 Day: Ahmedabad - Rajkot (218 kms: 4 ½ hrs)
After breakfast checkout and drive to Rajkot, on arrival transfer to the hotel. After rest take a sight seeing tour of Rajkot which is famous for its Bandhani Sarees, mirror-work, patch work, bead work and silk embroidery. In the evening take an excursion tour to Jamnagar –86 kms 1 ½ hours, known for its tie-&-dye work on fabrics, silken & gold embroidery.). Then return to Rajkot for overnight stay.
06 Day: Rajkot - Porbander (170 kms: 3 hrs)
Today in the morning check out and drive to Porbander enroute visit Virpur –(68 kms –1 ½ hours) to visit Jalaram Temple. Then continue to proceed to Porbander (the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi, is a picturesque little seaside resort on the west coast of Gujarat) on arrival transfer to the hotel for overnight stay.
07 Day: Porbander - Junagarh/Sasan Gir (107 kms: 2 hrs)
After breakfast take a sightseeing tour visiting Kirti Mandir, Bharat Mandir, Sudama Mandir, then return to the hotel for checkout. After lunch drive to Sasan Gir. on arrival transfer to the Jungle Resort. Day free to individual activities in the jungle resort.Overnight stay at the resort.
08 Day: Sasan Gir
After breakfast, visit at the park, which is the entrance to the 1412 sq. km Gir National Park and the Wild Life Sanctuary, the last stronghold of the Lion population outside Africa. It also plays home to a large number of Panthers, Hyenas, Deer, the world's only 4-horned Antelope, Blue Bull, Wild Boar and the dangerous Marsh Crocodile. Over night at the jungle resort.
09 Day: Junagarh / Sasan Gir - Palitana (213 kms: 4 hrs)
After breakfast check out of the hotel and drive to Palitana. Afterward on arrive transfer to the hotel. After some relaxation visit The Place of Victory, the exclusive Jain temples and the local bazaar. Home-cooked non-veg and veg dinner and o/n at the six-room Vijay Vilas Palace, the 1906 AD country house of the late Prince of Palitana now run by his grand-daughter as a heritage hotel. Return to the hotel for overnight.
10 Day: Palitana - Ahmedabad (215 kms: 4 hrs) - Bangalore (By Air)
After breakfast, check out of the hotel and drive to Ahmedabad. On arrival, transfer to the Airport to board the flight to Bangalore. On arrival transfer to the hotel for overnight stay.
11 Day: Bangalore - Puttaparthi (120 kms: 2 ½ hrs)
After breakfast, take an excursion tour visiting Puttaparthi, Day free to spend the time in the Puttaparthi. Visit at Sai Baba's Ashram at Puttaparthi is called Prashanti Nilayam. Prashanti Nilayam means "the abode of Highest Peace". This is a very big ashram with the capacity to house thousands. Here we will give you an overview of visiting Sai Baba, and some important information to get you well prepared! After visit return to Bangalore in the evening. Overnight stat at Bangalore.
12 Day: Bangalore:
After breakfast check out and drive to Bangalore. On arrival transfer to the hotel relax. Later take a sightseeing tour of the city visiting Lal Baugh - One of the many gardens in the city; it derives its name from the profusion of Red roses which are in bloom here, Cubbon Park - a garden laid down by Lord Cubbon in 1864. The ambience of the city life is broken with presence of such a large park in the center of the city. The Bull Temple - The 4.57 m high and 6.10 meters long image is carved out of single granite rock, Bangalore Palace - Built in the Tudor style and inspired by the Windsor palace, Vidhan Soudha - the Vidhan Soudha houses the state legislative assembly of state government, Tipu’s Palace - The summer palace of Tipu Sultan later followed by visit to Sri Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple - The temple is natural monolith carved cave temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. In the evening you can visit Ulsoor Lake. Overnight at the hotel.
13 Day: Bangalore - Mysore (140 kms: 3 ½ hrs):
After breakfast check out the hotel and drive to Mysore, en route visit the Srirangapatnam ( 20 kms from Mysore) to visit Fort and Sri Ranganathaswami Temple. On arrival transfer to the hotel. Later sight seeing trip to visit the Palace of the Maharaja (Emperor) built in 1911 - 1912. The palace is of harmonious syntheses of the Hindu and saracenic styles of architecture with archways, domes, turrets, colonnades and sculptures which are magnificent followed by visit at St. Philomena’s cathedral - folklore museum - Brindavan gardens & spectacular musical fountains. Visit the Art Gallery; drive up to Chamundi hill to see Chamundeshwari Temple and a panoramic view of Mysore. On the way back, see the Nandi Bull. Overnight at the hotel.
14 Day: Mysore - Ooty (170 kms:3 ½ hrs)
After breakfast checkout and drive to Ooty, en route optionally you can visit Bandipur & Mudumalai Sanctuaries. On arrival, transfer to the hotel. After rest, day is free to enjoy the beauty of this hill station. Ooty is known as the 'Queen of Hill Stations', Ooty is snugly ensconced in the heart of the Nilgiris. Dotted with undulating hills, sparkling waterfalls, gurgling brooks and lush green tea gardens, this tranquil haven is sure to capture the hearts of every visitor. Later take a sightseeing tour of Ooty enjoy the scenic surroundings, the Botanical Garden a wealth of variety of plants that include different types of roses, imported shrubs, rare flowering plants, eucalyptus trees, several old trees and even a fossilized tree trunk that is 20 million years old, followed by boat rides and fishing, a visit to the Ooty Lake is a must. Besides these, there are various view points like Lamb’s Rock, Kodanadu and Dodabetta Peak is the highest point in the district at a height of 2623 meters. Provided the day is clear, one can see as far as the plains of Coimbatore and the Mysore plateau. Overnight at Ooty.
15 Day: Ooty - Coonor - Ooty
After breakfast drive to Coonoor, visiting Sim's Park, there are also a number of individual tree specimens planted all over the place, give a special charm to the park, Dolphin's Nose, the Nose is a unique rock of tremendous proportions which looks like a Dolphin, Lamb's Rock commands a grand view of the Coimbatore Plains, Laws Falls a paradise for Nature lovers. If you love trekking visit to The Droog, used by as an outpost by Tipu Sultan, stands 6,000 feet height overlooking the plains, it is around 3 kms trekking, later drive back to Ooty for overnight stay.
16 Day: Ooty - Cochin (300 kms: 5-6 hrs)
Early morning drive to Cochin. Arrival at Cochin at early noon. Transfer to the hotel. After rest and lunch take a half-day sightseeing tour of Cochin, visiting the Dutch Palace at Mattancherry, renowned for its wall murals depicting scenes from the Ramayana. The Jewish Synagogue at the heart of what is locally called the Jew Town. The St. Francis Church, the oldest European church in India. The Santa Cruz Basilica originally built in 1557 by the Portuguese. The Chinese fishing nets are huge cantilevered fishing nets believed to have brought to Kochi by Chinese traders. In the evening visit at Kalari center Kalari center enjoy the Kathakali, one of India's most famous Classical dances. Lavish costumes & exotic makeup & masks intensify the beauty of the dancers, intricate moments. Overnight at Cochin.
17 Day: Cochin - Munnar ( 130 kms: 3 hrs)
Morning after breakfast check out the hotel and drive to Munnar, on arrival transfer to the hotel. After relaxation explore the Munnar Hill station, "Munnar" means three rivers. 3 mountain streams (Madurapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala) are joining together here. During the British rule in India, Munnar was the summer resort of the Government officials. The natural beauty, calmness and mild cold climate throughout the year make it the favourite tourist place. There are about 30 tea plantations in and around Munnar. The tea estates, hills, lakes and forests inside Munnar range exposes it's beauty. The Munnar hills are covered by tea plants which makes the feeling of seeing a wide green carpet. Munnar also has the highest peak in south India, Anamudi, which towers over 2695 M. Anamudi is an ideal spot for trekking. Later visit Eravikulam National Park (15 km from Munnar,) The Nilgiri Tahr can be observed at close quarters here. This park is established to protect the Nilgiri Tahr (Nilgiri Ibex). The park is breathtakingly beautiful and is easily comparable to the best mountain ranges found anywhere in the world. Later return to the hotel for overnight stay.
18 Day: Munnar
After breakfast you can opt to visit to Mattupetty is famous for its highly specialized dairy farm, the Indo-Swiss live stock project. Over 100 varieties of high yielding cattle are reared here. Visitors are allowed into three of the eleven cattle sheds at the farm, followed by visit to Pothamedu which offers an excellent view of the tea, coffee and cardamom plantations in Munnar. The rolling hills, the lush mountain and the breathtaking scenery here is ideal for trekking and Long Mountain walks. Later visit at Devikulam (7 km from Munnar). This idyllic hill station with its velvet lawns, exotic flora and fauna and the cool mountain air is a rare experience. The Sita Devi Lake with its mineral waters and picturesque surroundings is a good picnic spot. The lake is also ideal for trout fishing. Return to the hotel for overnight stay at Munnar.
19 Day: Munnar - Periyar (110 kms: 3 ½ hrs)
After breakfast checkout and drive to Thekkaddy, on arrival transfer to the hotel. After some relaxation visit at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, discover the park, animals found here include elephant, sambar, gaur and wild boars and birds like ibis and grey heron. The visit is done in a boat to view animals with a bit of extra luck we may be able to see the rare tiger as well. Later in the evening take a spice plantation tour to see crops of cardamom, cinnamon, pepper, coffee, tea estates etc. on your way back to the hotel, you could stop at the local market and pick up some fragrant spices. Overnight at Periyar.
20 Day: Periyar - Alleppey (114 kms: 2 ½ hrs) Backwaters tours through sailing boat to Kumarakom.
After breakfast checkout and drive for Alleppey, on arrival embark at the houseboat. The day for the journey of backwaters in the boat, through the tropical countryside enchanting backwaters of Alleppey by regattas (snake boats) for which Kerala is very famous, while sailing enjoy palm fringed narrow canals winding through the vast expanse of paddy fields and the neat tiny hamlets lined up along either side of the canals are panoramic sights one can never forget. The Chinese fishing nets, the reminiscent of our past trade links, are also found on the way. Flocks of duck swimming around the banks and tiny birds flying across the sky remains as enduring pictures reflecting the charm of this tourist land, you also enjoy fishing from the houseboats, evening enjoy sunset from the sun-deck of the houseboats, moving towards Kumarakom. Overnight at houseboat.
Note: The Houseboats have generated electricity; sitting cum dinning area, separate bedroom with attached English toilets, sun deck and fully loaded kitchen with a Chef, and Srank (Driver)
21 Day: Kumarakom
After breakfast disembark the houseboat and transfer to the hotel. After some refreshment visit at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, located on the banks of the Vembanad Lake, to see bird viewing where numerous species of birds, including Darters, Bitterfns, Brahminy kites, Marsh Harries, Teals and several varieties of Herons roost are found. For an inquisitive bird watcher, it is always advisable to carry their binoculars at all times. Return to hotel, Make sure you do not miss out on Karimeen and fresh toddy the favourite fresh water food and the local wine. Overnight stay at Kumarakom.
22 Day: Kumarakom - Kovalam (140 kms: 2 ½ hrs):
After breakfast drive to Kovalam, on arrival transfer to beach resort. Rest of the day is free for leisure at Resort, Ayurveda massage and beach activities. Overnight at the hotel.
23 Day: Kovalam - Trivandrum (16 kms: ½ hr) - Hometown
After breakfast, checkout of the hotel and drive to Trivandrum airport to board your to Hometown. On departure tour concludes with happy memories.
"Sweet Memories with Happy Tour Ending."