Duration: 29 Days & 28 Nights!
Destinations Covered: Chennai– Mahabalipuram – Pondicherry – Tanjore – Madurai– Periyar – Kumarakom – Kettovalam – Kochi – Mysore – Bangalore – Chikmangulmar – Hamphi – Badami – Goa – Mumbai. .
The Tour ‘Colourful Kerala Tour’ gives you a chance to see the Real India. During this tour of Colourful Kerala Tour you will visit few of the best destinations, Monuments, forts and Palaces and temples of India.
Day 01: Chennai-Mahabalipuram: Board the flight from Kolkata to Chennai. You will be received at the international airport of Chennai and will be further transferred by car to Mamallapuram. Day free to relax in your beach side resort.
Day 02: Mahabalipuram: Mahabalipuram (Mamallapuram) is famous for it’s shore temples and other monuments which are in a form of epic recreated on stone. Morning walk over the seashore and explore the temples on own. To add some more colors in your evening visit to the Dance Festival.
Day 03: Pondicherry: In the morning drive to Pondicherry in your exclusive vehicle, the erstwhile French colony Pondicherry of beautiful boulevards, gothic structures and quiet beaches. Day at your discretion.
Day 04: Tanjore: Driving down to fertile rice growing plains of Cauvery reach Tiruchirapally. Nearby visit the enormous Srirangam temple and then continue to the Chola citadel of Tanjore. Visit the World heritage Brihadishvara temple- simply unparalleled!
Day 05: Madurai: In the morning drive to Madurai in your exclusive vehicle . Day to be spent completely at leisure or to soak in the unique Dravidian cultural atmosphere of this ancient temple city.
Day 06: Periyar: Drive through rubber plantations and forested mountains and finally reach Periyar National Park - One of the best jungles in India to see wild elephants. Day free to explore on own.
Day 07: Periyar: Visit the National Park on boat over Periyar lake where several wild animals congregate at different times.
Day 08: Kumarakom: Reach to Kumarakom- an island with a beautiful bird-sanctuary and extremely serene atmosphere. Stay at Coconut Lagoons- a wonderful resort providing restored tharawads as idyllic rooms.
Day 09: Kumarakom: Day free to relax and explore around.
Day 10: Kettovlam Houseboats: Day till noon free to relax in the resort with traditional Ayurvedic therapies as the most suggested facility for rejuvenation. After lunch board your exclusive kettuvalom to sail through Kerala’s most enchanting backwater scenery. Kettuvalom is a traditional rice barge converted into a houseboat having all boarding and lodging facilities. Overnight on board.
Day 11: Kochi: After a short drive reach Kochi - the cultural and commercial hub of Kerala. Day sightseeing at Fort Kochi. Visit the Mattancherry palace, Jewish synagogue, Jew town, old spice markets, St. Francis church, Santa Cruz Basilica and Chinese fishing nets. Evening free to explore the vibrant markets.
Day 12: Mysore: Reach the throbbing cultural city of Karnataka known as Mysore. Half day sightseeing of the Palace and Chamundi hills. Also visit Brindavan gardens or sandalwood oil factory & a silk factory.
Day 13: Bangalore: In the morning drive to Bangalore. On arrival check in to your hotel. At Bangalore visit Cubbon Park, Lal Baug and intersting public buildings within Cubbon Park.
Day 14: Bangalore: Excursion to Nrityagram- a center for learning of Indian classical dances set up by noted Odissi dancer Protima Bedi. Rest of day left free to move around at M.G.Road area.
Day 15: Chikmagalur: Drive to chikmagalur (which means Younger daughter’s village) in your exclusive vehicle, a peaceful hilly area. Visit to Halebid temple, the best example of Hindu architecture in India.
Day 16: Hampi: Drive to Hampi in your exclusive vehicle. Day free for leisure.
Day 17: Hampi: Visit Hampi that has extraordinary remnants of once great city Vijayanagara. The sheer size and majestic appearance of this historical site is amazing! Day free to explore around the great monuments that dot the whole area. Take a walking tour of the Hampi bazaar and temples. Cross the picturesque Tungabhadra River on a primitively designed corracle- a very different experience!
Day 18: Badami: Drive to Badami in your exclusive vehicle. Badami was once the capital of Chalukyan empire and today it boasts some of the most beautiful rock cut temples of that period.
Day: 19: Goa: Drive through India’s beautiful western coastline and reach Goa- the exotic tropical beach destination. Day free to walk around the beaches.
Day 20: Goa: Sightseeing tour of Old Goa and Panjim for beautiful churches and cathedrals. Mandovi River cruise.
Day 21: Goa: Day at discretion in the tropical paradise known as Goa.
Day 22: Goa: Day at discretion in the tropical paradise known as Goa.
Day 23: Mumbai: In the morning we board a flight to Mumbai. On arrival you will be received and assisted to your hotel. Rest of the time free for leisure.
Day 24: Mumbai: Day trip to Elephanta cave island for astonishing ancient sculptures. Later during the day visit notable attractions of the city which includes Dhobi Ghat, Crawford market, Marine drive and old mansions of Colaba area.
Day 25: Mumbai: Day completely free at your discretion.
Day 26: Mumbai: Day completely free at your discretion.
Day 27: Mumbai: Day completely free at your discretion.
Day 28: Mumbai: Day completely free at your discretion.
Day 29: Departure: At appropriate time, transfer to international airport to board your flight back home. The tour ends.