Beauty of Karnataka and Kerala

Duration

20 Nights/21 Days

Destination

Hyderabad - Gulbarga - Bijapur-Badami - Hospet- Hassan- Mysore - Ooty - Cochin - Munnar - Periyar - Kumarakom - Alleppey - Kovalam - Trivandrum.

Day 01 : Arrive Hyderabad

Arrive Hyderabad international airport and transfer to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 02 : Hyderabad

Morning after breakfast in hotel, city tour of Hyderabad visiting the Falukuma Palace, Mecca Masjid, Salar Jung Museum and the splendid Charminar, Golconda Fort. Evening return to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 03 : Hyderabad - Gulbarga

Morning after breakfast in hotel, leave for Gulbarga (250 Kms – 05/06 Hours drive), en route stopover at Bidar to visit the 15th century Bidar Fort and the Bahmani tombs. Arrive Gulbarga, and check in to hotel and later visit the remarkable 15th century Jama Masjid. Overnight stay.

Day 04 : Gulbarga - Bijapur

Morning after breakfast in hotel leave for Bijapur 160 Kms 3-4 Hours drive. Check into the hotel later leave for a tour of Bijapur visit, Mohammad Adil Shah built Bijapur during the 17th century. Visit the Gol Gumbaz or the round dome. This structure has the largest dome unsupported by pillars to be found in India and the second largest in the world. Later visit Ibrahim Roza, a beautiful tomb built by Adil Shah II for his queen. Overnight stay.

Day 05 : Bijapur - Badami

Morning after breakfast in hotel leave for the early 6th century temples of Badami (132kms/3 hrs) en-route visit Aihole as the "cradle of Indian architecture", Aihole has over 100 temples scattered around the village. Arrive and check in to hotel. Later, a visit of Badamai to the rock cut caves, the Mahakuteshwara Temple and the Northern Fort. Overnight at Badami Court.

Day 06 : Badami - Hospet

Morning after breakfast in hotel visit the capital of the early Chaulkyas, Badami is picturesquely situated at the mouth of a ravine between two rocky hills. Badami is famous for it's four cave temples. Leave for Hospet (240 kms/6hrs) and en-route stop at Pattadakal situated on the bank of the Malarapbha river and has ten major temples representing early Chalukyan architecture.  Overnight at Hospet.

Day 07 : Hospet

After breakfast in hotel, excursion of Hampi or Vijayanagara (1 hrs drive) one of the largest empires in the history of India- in ruins. Explore the ruined kingdom and return back to Hospet for Overnight stay.

Day 08 : Hospet - Hassan

After breakfast leave for Hassan approx 390 Kms – 08 Hours Drive. On arrival check in to Hotel.  Overnight stay.

Day 9 : Hassan - Mysore

After breakfast sightseeing of Belur and Halebid approx 40 kms from Hassan. Later leave for Mysore approx 125 Kms 03 hours Drive, arrive Mysore and check in to hotel for overnight in hotel. 

Day 10 : Mysore

After breakfast in hotel sightseeing of Mysore visiting Tipu Sultan Palace and Somnathpur.  Overnight stay.

Day 11 : Mysore - Ooty

After breakfast drive to Ooty Approx 165 Kms 4-5 Hours Drive. On arrival check in to Hotel Later sightseeing of Ooty.  Overnight stay.

Day 12 : Ooty - Cochin

After breakfast drive to Cochin (approx 290 Kms –07 Hours Drive) via Coonoor. On arrival check in at Hotel. Overnight stay.

Day 13 : Cochin

After breakfast sightseeing of Cochin, The colonial influence of Cochin becomes evident when you visit the Jewish Synagogue, built in 1567, housing the Grand Scrolls of the Old Testament and the Dutch Palace, with its 17th century murals of the Ramayana. Also visit St Francis' Church, where the Portuguese sailor Vasco da Gama was first buried. Evening attend a Kathakali performance, a traditional dance of Kerala.  Overnight stay.

Day 14 : Cochin - Munnar

Morning depart by surface to Munnar 135 Kms. 4 Hrs. drive approx. Arrive and check-in to hotel. Enjoy the scenic beauty of this Tea Garden's Hill Station. Overnight stay.

Day 15 : Munnar

After breakfast visit Pothamedu - Pothamedu offers an excellent view of the tea, coffee and cardamom plantations in Munnar, Mattuppetty - famous for its highly specialised dairy farm, Echopoint, Kundale, Top Station, Rajamalair, Pallivasal. Overnight stay.

Day 16 : Munnar - Periyar

After breakfast you will drive to Periyar. Arrive and check in into hotel. Thekkady is one of the world's most fascinating natural wildlife reserves - the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Spread across 777 sq. km, of which 360 sq. km is thick evergreen forest, the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary was declared a Tiger Reserve in 1978. It is geo-morphological diversity of wildlife and scenic beauty. In the afternoon enjoy boat ride at Lake Periyar. Overnight stay.

Day 17 : Periyar - Kumarakom

Today you will take drive to Kumarakom, upon arrival check into the hotel and Afternoon Boatride on the Kumarakom Lake rest of the day is free to explore the surrounding activities to Kumarakom. Overnight stay.

Day 18 : Kumarakom - Alleppey

After breakfast drive to Alleppey and embark on to your houseboat. Cruise in the backwaters traversing the narrow canals, viewing the village life of Kerala. Overnight On board the Houseboat.

Day 19 : Alleppey - Kovalam

Morning depart by surface to Kovalam approx 170 Kms 04 Hours Drive. On arrival check in to hotel in Kovalam. Overnight stay.

Day 20 : Kovalam

Day free to relax on beach. Overnight stay.

Day 21 : Kovalam - Trivandrum

On time assistance and transfer to Trivandrum Airport for connect International flight back home.

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