Best of Two Karnataka and Tamil Nadu

Best of Two Karnataka and Tamil Nadu

Destinations :- Bangalore - Mysore - Nagarhole - Ooty - Cochin - Kumarakom - Madurai - Tanjore - Pondicherry - Covelong - Chennai

Durations :- 14 Nights / 15 Days

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A combination of some of the finest sites in the Western Ghats of South India. This meandering journey begins in Bangalore, the silicon capital of India. Here  you would visit the ancient Temples of Belur and Halebid and the lovely palaces of Mysore. Continue to India’s foremost wildlife reserve and journey through some pristine scenery, breathtaking tropical forests and the lush green hill stations of Northern Kerala, amidst tea and coffee plantations. Cruise through the palm-dotted backwaters and at the end the journey in Cochin, also known as the ‘Venice of the East’, we will move through Tamil Nadu Tour. After completing the tour of the two states, transfer to the airport for departure for onward journey. Best time to visit these states are from October to March.

Day 01: Arrival at Bangalore (By Flight)

Tour Highlights: Tipu sultan summer Palace, Bangalore Palace, Dodda Ganeshana Gudi, ISKCON Temple, Lalbagh Botanical Garden and Cubbon Park

On your arrival at the Bangalore Airport our representative will traditionally welcome (Swagat) you and assist you in check-in to your pre-hotel and relax.  After Lunch, you will be escorted by our Tour Guide and will be taken for Bangalore sightseeing.  Todays tour highlights will be Tipu sultan summer Palace, Bangalore Palace, Dodda Ganeshana Gudi, ISKCON Temple, Lalbagh Botanical Garden and Cubbon Park. At the end of the tour, return to your Hotel and relax. Here you have successfully completed your first day of Best of Two Karnataka and Tamilnadu Tour.

Evening is free for Leisure.

Overnight at Bangalore

 

Day 02: Bangalore – Mysore (Approx 150 Kms)

Tour Highlights: Brindavan Gardens

After Breakfast, check-out from the Hotel and further drive to Mysore. On your arrival at Mysore, check-in at your pre-booked Hotel and freshen-up.  Later you will be escorted by our Tour Guide and will be taken to Brindavan Gardens of Mysore.  The Brindavan Garden is basically a terrace garden which is built just behind the Krishnaraja Sagar Dam and it is also called Krishnaraja Terrace Garden. This garden is one of the important tourist spots of India. The garden is enriched with countless fountains which are adorned with colored lighting. The illuminated flowing waters and fountains with different shades of lights make it an impressive evening for the tourists. At the end of the tour, return to your Hotel and relax. Here you have successfully completed your second day of Best of Two Karnataka and Tamilnadu Tour.

Evening is free for Leisure.

Overnight at Mysore

 

Day 03: Mysore Sightseeing

Tour Highlights: Mysore Palace, Jaganmohan Palace, Lalitha Mahal, Jaya Laxmi Vilas, Karanji and Kukkarahalli Lake

After Breakfast, you will be escorted by our Tour Guide and will be taken for Mysore local sightseeing.  Today’s tour highlights will be Mysore Palace, Jaganmohan Palace, Lalitha Mahal, Jaya Laxmi Vilas, Karanji and Kukkarahalli Lake. In the afternoon, enjoy your Lunch at a nice restaurant and continue with the sightseeing. At the end of the tour, return to your Hotel and relax. Here you have successfully completed your third day of Best of Two Karnataka and Tamilnadu Tour.

Evening is free for Leisure.

Overnight at Mysore

 

Day 04: Mysore – Nagarahole (Approx 90 Kms)

Tour Highlights: Nagarahole National Park

After Breakfast, check-out from the Hotel and drive to Nagarahole.  On your arrival at Nagarahole National Park, check-in at your Hotel and freshen-up.  Later proceed for Jungle Safari into the Nagarahole National Park and explore deep into the hazy aura of fascinating wildlife and see the inhabitants in the real nature. 

The Nagarahole National Park is also known as Rajiv Gandhi National Park was titled with Wildlife Sanctuary in the year 1955 and later in the year 1988 it became one of the National Park of India. The park also contributes its presence in Nilgiris Biosphere Reserve and has been considered by UNESCO for its selection as a World Heritage Site. Nagarahole had always been an elite hunting place for the rulers of Mysore.  It is one of the best places for travelers who want to get closed to the wildlife. 

At the end of the Safari, return to your Hotel and relax. Here you have successfully completed your fourth day of Best of Two Karnataka and Tamilnadu Tour.

Evening is free for Leisure.

Overnight at Nagarahole National Park

 

Day 05: Nagarhole – Ooty (Approx 170 Kms)

Tour Highlights: Doddabetta, Ooty Lake, Rose Garden, Botanical Gardens and Stone House

After Breakfast, check-out from the Hotel and drive to Ooty.  On your arrival at Ooty, check-in at your pre-booked Hotel and freshen-up.  Later you will be escorted by our Tour Guide and will be taken for Ooty sightseeing. Today’s tour highlights will be Doddabetta, Ooty Lake, Rose Garden, Botanical Gardens and Stone House. In the afternoon, enjoy your Lunch at a nice valley restaurant and continue with the sightseeing. At the end of the tour, return to your Hotel and relax.  Here you have successfully completed your fifth day of Best of Two Karnataka and Tamilnadu Tour.

Evening is free for Leisure.

Overnight at Ooty

 

Day 06: Ooty to Kochi/Cochin (Via Coonoor) (Approx 330 Kms)

Tour Highlights: Sims Park, Dolphins Nose Viewpoint, Droog Fort, St. Georges Church, Catherine Falls and Hidden Valley

After Breakfast, check-out from the Hotel and drive to Kochi/Cochin. En-route we will visit Coonoor which is the second biggest Hill Station of Nilgiris. Coonoor has always been a popular weekend destination for Coimbatore natives.  Coonoor is rich with extensive species of birds and attracts people who love bird watching. Todays tour highlights will be Sims Park, Dolphins Nose Viewpoint, Droog Fort, St. Georges Church, Catherine Falls and Hidden Valley. In the afternoon, enjoy your lunch at a nice valley restaurant and drive continue towards Kochi. On your arrival at Kochi, check-in at your pre-booked Hotel and relax. Here you have successfully completed your sixth day of Best of Two Karnataka and Tamilnadu Tour.

Evening is fee for Leisure.

Overnight at Kochi/Cochin

 

Day 07: Kochi/ Cochin Sightseeing

Tour Highlights: Kochi Fort, Jew Synagogue, Dutch Palace, Marine Drive and Chinese Fishing Nets

After Breakfast, you will be escorted by our Tour Guide and will be taken for Kochi sightseeing. Today’s tour highlights will be Kochi Fort, Jew Synagogue, Dutch Palace, Marine Drive and Chinese Fishing Nets. In the afternoon, enjoy your Lunch in a nice restaurant and continue with the sightseeing. At the end of the tour, return to your Hotel and relax.  Here you have successfully completed your seventh day of Best of Two Karnataka and Tamilnadu Tour.

Evening is free for Leisure.

Overnight at Kochi/Cochin

 

Day 08: Cochin – Kumarakom (Approx 55 Kms)

Tour Highlights: Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls and Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary

After Breakfast, check-out from your Hotel in Thekkaddy and drive to Kumarakom. On your arrival at Kumarakom, check-in at your pre-booked Hotel and freshen-up.  Later you will be escorted by our Tour Guide and will be taken for Kumarakom sightseeing.  Todays tour highlights will be Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls and Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. The stretch of backwaters in Kumarakom is spread over 900 sq. Kms.  You may also choose to hire a motor boat or a house boat to experience the beauty of this backwater glory.  In the afternoon, take your lunch in a nice restaurant facing backwaters and continue for the rest of the sightseeing.  At the end of the tour, return to your Hotel and relax. Here you have successfully completed your eighth day of Best of Two Karnataka and Tamilnadu Tour.

Evening is free for Leisure.

Overnight at Kumarakom

 

Day 09: Kumarakum – Madurai (Approx 265 Kms)

Tour Highlights: Meenakshi Temple

After Breakfast, check-out from the Hotel and further drive to Madurai (The City of Divine Nectar). Madurai is 2600 years old historical city which is surrounded by graceful natural plantation and located on the banks of River Vaigai.  On your arrival at Madurai, check-in at your pre-booked Hotel and relax.  After Lunch, you will be escorted by our Tour Guide and will take you for Madurai sightseeing.  Today’s tour highlights will be Meenakshi Temple. At the end of the tour, return to your Hotel and relax. Here you have successfully completed your ninth day of Best of Two Karnataka and Tamilnadu Tour.

Evening is free for Leisure.

Overnight at Madurai

 

Day 10: Madurai Sightseeing

Tour Highlights: Thirumalai Nayakkar Mahal and Gandhi Memorial

After Breakfast, you will be escorted by our Tour Guide and will be taken for Madurai sightseeing. Today’s tour highlights will be Thirumalai Nayakkar Mahal and Gandhi Memorial. During afternoon, treat yourself with regional cuisine in your lunch at a nice South Indian restaurant and continue with the sightseeing. At the end of the tour, return to your Hotel and relax. Here you have successfully completed your tenth day of Best of Two Karnataka and Tamilnadu Tour.

Evening is free for Leisure.

Overnight at Madurai

 

Day 11: Madurai – Tanjore via Trichy (Approx 190 Kms)

Tour Highlights: Sri Brihadeeswarar Temple, Thanjavur Royal Palace, Sri Ranganatha Swami Temple, Tiruvanaikkaval Temple, Samayapuram Temple and Srirangam Island

After Breakfast, check-out from the Hotel and further drive to Trichy.  En-route we will visit Thanjavur for sightseeing of the famous attractions such as Sri Brihadeeswarar Temple and Thanjavur Royal Palace.   In the afternoon, enjoy your Lunch at a nice Indian restaurant and drive continue to Trichy.  On your arrival at Trichy, check-in at your pre-booked Hotel and rest.  Later you will be escorted by our Tour Guide and will be taken for local sightseeing of Trichy and the highlights will be Sri Ranganatha Swami Temple, Tiruvanaikkaval Temple, Samayapuram Temple and Srirangam Island.  At the end of the tour, return to your Hotel and relax. Here you have successfully completed your eleventh day of Best of Two Karnataka and Tamilnadu Tour.

Evening is free for Leisure.

Overnight at Trichy

 

Day 12: Tanjore – Pondicherry/Puducherry (Approx 165 Kms)

Tour Highlights: Auroville, Sri Aurbindo Ashram, French War Memorial, Mankula Vinayaka, Sri Vedapuriswar, and Kamatchiamman and Promenade Beach

After Breakfast, check-out from the Hotel and drive towards Pondicherry. Pondicherry/Puducherry is a calm little city located on the south coast of India. The dominance of French, the tree lined avenues, the attractive colonial structures, the spiritual landscapes and numerous un-spoilt beaches and backwaters are some of the prominence of this small town. On your arrival at Pondicherry/Puducherry, check-in at your pre-booked Hotel and freshen-up.  Later you will be escorted by our Tour Guide and will take you for local sightseeing of Pondicherry/Puducherry.  Today’s tour highlights will be Auroville, Sri Aurbindo Ashram, French War Memorial, Mankula Vinayaka, Sri Vedapuriswar, and Kamatchiamman and Promenade Beach. In the afternoon, enjoy your Lunch in a nice restaurant.  Pondicherry has an array of decent restaurant which offers blend of cuisines. At the end of the tour, return to your Hotel and relax. Here you have successfully completed your twelfth day of Best of Two Karnataka and Tamilnadu Tour.

Evening is free for Leisure.

Overnight at Pondicherry

 

Day 13: Pondicherry - Covelong (Approx 120 Kms)

Tour Highlights: Covelong Beach, Dutch Fort, Muttukadu Backwaters

After Breakfast, check-out from the Hotel and drive to Covelong.  On your arrival at Covelong, check-in at your pre- booked hotel and freshen-up.  Later you will be escorted by our Tour Guide and will be taken for Covelong sightseeing.  Today’s tour highlights will be Covelong Beach, Dutch Fort and Muttukadu Backwaters. During afternoon, enjoy your lunch at a nice beach side restaurant and continue with the sightseeing.  At the end of the tour, return to your Hotel and relax. Here you have successfully completed your thirteenth day of Best of Two Karnataka and Tamilnadu Tour.

Evening is free for Leisure.

Overnight at Covelong

 

Day 14: Covelong – Chennai (Approx 40 Kms)

Tour Highlights: St. Thomas Mount, Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Parthasarathy Temple, Marina Beach, San Thome Basilica

After Breakfast, check-out from the Hotel and drive to Chennai. On your arrival at Chennai, check-in at your Hotel and freshen-up.  After freshen-up, you will be escorted by our Tour Guide and will be taken for Chennai sightseeing.  Today’s tour highlights will be St. Thomas Mount, Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Parthasarathy Temple, Marina Beach, San Thome Basilica. During afternoon, enjoy regional cuisine in your Lunch and proceed for further sightseeing.  At the end of the tour, return to your Hotel and relax. Here you have successfully completed your fourteenth day of Best of Two Karnataka and Tamilnadu Tour.

Evening is Free for Leisure.

Overnight at Chennai

 

Day 15: Chennai - Departure (By flight)

After breakfast, check-out from the Hotel and transfers to Chennai Airport for your onward flight to your Country or to the next Destination.

Here you have successfully completed your Best of Karnataka and Tamilnadu Tour.  We sincerely thank you for choosing Trip India for your travel arrangements and we appreciate your patronage and wish you for a safe journey.

 

Hotels Accommodations Envisaged:-

Subject to availability at the time of booking or else similar hotels will be suggested:-

Destinations  Deluxe  Hotel    Premium Hotel Luxury Hotel
Bangalore Hotel Chairman Club & Resort/ Similar Hotel Lemon Tree Premier-Ulsoor Lake / Similar Hotel The Lalit Palace / Similar
Mysore Hotel KVC International / Similar Hotel Royal Orchid Metropole / Similar Hotel Fortune JP Palace / Similar
Nagarahole Jungle Inn Nagarhole / Similarn The Bison Resort / Similar Hotel The Serai Kabini / Similar
Ooty United 21 Paradise Ooty / Similar ITC Fortune Hotel Sullivan Court / Similar Hotel Taj Savoy / Similar
Cochin Hotel Marrios Cochin/ Similar Hotel Holiday Inn / Similar Hotel Crown Plaza Cochin / Similar
Kumarakom Ashirwad Heritage Resorts/similar Abad Whispering Palms/Similar Coconut Lagoon Resort/Similar
Madurai The Madurai Residency / Similar Fortune Pandiyan/Similar Heritage Madurai / Similar
Tanjore Hotel Star Residency/Similar Hotel Star Residency/Similar Hotel Star Residency/Similar
Covelong MGM Beach Resorts/similar Fortune Select Palm Chennai/similar Vivanta By Taj/similar
Chennai Hotel Emerald Chennai /Similar Hotel Lemontree Chennai / Similar Hotel Hilton Chennai / Similar

Note:

  1. Group rates are available on request. contact
  2. Above mentioned package cost is valid on minimum Two Person Basic.
  3. High Season – Any Fair / Festival / New Year / Christmas surcharge are additional

Cost Includes:

  1. Accommodation for 14 Nights on twin / double sharing basis.
  2. Daily buffet breakfast at all hotels.
  3. Transportation by private air-conditioned car with driver for all arrivals, All arrivals, departures, sightseeing and inter-city drive as per the itinerary.
  4. Services of English speaking guide as per the itinerary above.
  5. Services of Trip India representative on all arrivals and departures.
  6. Escorted Evening Sightseeing at Ganga River Boating in Kolkata
  7. Fuel charges, toll tax, state tax & parking charge
  8. All presently applicable luxury taxes.

Cost does not Includes:

  1. Entrance fees at monuments/parks/museums.
  2. Items of personal nature like drinks on table, laundry, telephone bills etc.
  3. Meals other than mentioned above.
  4. Indian visa fees or international airfare / domestic flight fare / train ticket
  5. Still Camera or video charges levied by some monuments.
  6. Any other shopping and personal purchase.
  7. Medical Requirements on request.
  8. Service Tax as per government.
  9. Any other services not mentioned in the inclusions.

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