In the morning arrive in Bangalore; the Silicon Valley. Embark for Mysore in an air-conditioned car after you have quick tour of tourist spots in Bangalore such as sprawling Cubbon Park or Lal Bagh; the Botanical garden where you can see amazing varieties of tropical plants and trees over 100 years old, or resplendent Maharaja's Palace made in Tudor style architecture which resembles Windsor Castle in England, or visit various temples or Jwaharlal Nehru planetarium. Drive past brilliantly designed Vidana Soudha,scenic Ulsoor Lake, Tipu Sultan's Palace and Fort. Cover 185Km by road to reach Mysore. Check in hotel overnight stay is in Mysore.
After early breakfast proceed for exploring the picturesque city of Mysore Visit resplendent Amba Vilas palace showcasing brilliant architectural blend of the Hindu and Saracenic styles of architecture and see charming archways, round domes, turrets, colonnades and beautiful sculptures. Visit the art gallery. Drive to the scenic Chamundi hills and visit the sacred Chamundeshwari Temple atop the hill and you will get a panoramic view of the Mysore. Visit the Nandi bull. Afternoon is free for shopping in elite shopping malls or stroll in local markets in Mysore or visit the Krishnarajasagar dam or fantastically lit Brindavan Gardens. Mysore is famous for "Mysore silk". Return to hotel for overnight stay.
After early breakfast proceed by car to explore Nagarhole located at distance of 89 kms. Arrive at Nagarhole National Park and check in the lodge. Proceed in the evening to enjoy a thrilling game drive inside the expansive Nagarhole National Park and drive around to see gurgling streams, hills, verdant valleys, cascading waterfalls and a massive forest cover. The colossal Park is a home to numerous animals, rare species of birds, crocodile, and vine snake, wolf snake, bamboo pit viper, Russell's viper, krait, python, etc. The park is closed for visitors during the mating season of animals and also during the monsoons. Overnight stay in the in Nagarhole National Park.
After breakfast leave in the morning taking jeep safari to explore and view wildlife in Nagarhole Wildlife Sanctuary. If lucky you can spot the Tigers, Wild boar, Leopards, Jackals, Sloth bears, Hyena, Indian Bison, Elephants, Barking Deer, Mouse Deer, Chital Sambar, Four-horned Antelopes, Hare, Mongoose, Porcupine, Red giant flying squirrel, palm civetbirds,white-backed vulture, grey headed fish eagle, wood-pigeon, parakeets, grey hornbill, white bellied treepie, white cheeked barbet, Indian scimitar babbler, whistling thrush, bush quail Sirkeer malkhoa, robins, peafowl, etc. The place is home to Jenu Kuruba and Koraga tribes. Overnight stay and dinner at the lodge in Nagarhole.
After sumptuous breakfast leave for Sulthan Bathery located in the charming mountainous Wayanad region and cover a distance of 73 km by road. Check in the hotel .Spend afternoon at leisure. Explore Sulthan Bathery located at a height of 930 meters above sea level and enjoy in the pleasant climate of this scenic hill town which has ancient temples, waterfalls and sanctuaries.This historical hamlet was used as an ammunition battery by the army of erstwhile ruler Tipu Sultan’s in the 1700s. Few tribes live in this area such as Paniyas, Kurumas, Kadans ,Ooralis and Kattunaikkans. Overnight stay is in Sulthan Bathery.
In the morning after leisure breakfast explore this picturesque hill town. Drive through the beautiful Ambukathi hills and Phantom rock to visit ancient Bathery Jain Temple.Enjoy the sencic beauty of nature and visit secluded Eddakal caves and see the ancient Neolithic carvings. Visit the beautiful Wayanad Heritage Museum, which exhibits archaeological and rare collection of tribal artifacts town, Jumma Masjid, colossal Ganapati Temple and The Mariyamman Temple. Trek to Thovarimala Ezhuthupara where you can see Stone Age pictorial writings. Overnight stay is in Sulthan Bathery.
After breakfast embark in air-conditioned car to cover a distance of 110 km in order to reach the next destination namely Thalassery earlier known as Tellicherry. Famous as the "Paris of Kerala" Thalassery a commercial and historical city on the Malabar Coast in Kannur district, in the state of Kerala.This coastal town nestled at the shore of Arabian Sea has a strong influence of blend of vibrant French, Portuguese and Dutch culture . Explore the local markets to buy world’s best quality cardamoms, pungent Tellicherry pepper and other high quality spices. Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight stay is in Tellicherry.
In the morning leave for a tour of Thalassery steeped in rich history, scenic beauty glorious past and heritage, this charming town is also famous for its several bakeries and restro cafes where you can enjoy authentic global cuisnes, delectable cakes and desserts. The appealing place is a paradise for ardent historians and nature enthusiasts. Visit ancient Thalassery fort and the famous Jagannath temple. Click amazing pictures to capture the essence of the panoramic beauty and charm of the sea bridge, Muzhappilangad Beach,and at the fantastic Tagore park and Sea View Park, Vamil temple, garden Mosque and the ancient English Church. Get back to the hotel for relaxing night stay.
In the morning proceed by road to Kozhikode railway-station. Board the Kochi bound train. Arrive in Kochi. Travel by air-conditioned car to reach Alappuzha formerly known as Alleppey. This is a charming town crisscrossed with water ways, pristine canals, backwaters and scenic beaches, and picturesque lagoons and is one of the most famous backwater tourist destinations in India. Every year, on the second Saturday of August the Nehru Trophy Boat Race is held on the Punnamada Lake. Ensconced between the Arabian Sea and the Punnamada backwaters, it is also popularly known as the Rice Bowl of India with endless paddy fields and lush green coconut palms. Coir is mainly manufactured in Alappuzha. Overnight stay will in the hotel in Alappuzha.
This quaint and modest town abounds in natural beauty. Spend the full day at leisure as you explore Alappuzha to unearth this beautiful tourist destination. Kerala backwaters are an interesting network of massive lakes linked by canals and are fed by gurgling rivers. In Alapuzzah board a houseboat to tour its sleepy backwater villages.. The charm of spending a night in the houseboats with thatched roof covers known as kettuvallam is amazing. The boats resemble floating cottages with a proper sleeping cabin, toilets, a dining area as well as an open sit out area on the deck. Overnight stay will be on board the houseboat.
Enjoy another day at leisure. Visit the ancient Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna Temple, Mannarasala Temple with numerous images of snakes and serpent God Nagaraja, famous Mullakkal Temple, Chettikulangara Devi Temple and Krishnapuram Palace built by Anizham Thirunal Marthanda Varma and houses a museum., etc. Delicious sea food such as prawns , shrimps is prepared on board by staff. The scenic akes and pristine lagoons can be explored as you take this boat cruise. Enjoy relaxing ayurvedic spa done with natural oils. Overnight stay is on board the houseboat as you enjoy the tranquility and serenity of the lush green surroundings.
In the morning after breakfast depart by road to Kochi as you cover a distance of 53 kms. On reaching, check in the hotel. Kochi, formerly known as Cochin is also known as the Queen of Arabian Sea. In the afternoon take a city tour of tourist spots in Kochi, including historical Portuguese churches, mosques, Jewish synagogue and temples. Indulge in fishing with the Chinese style fishing nets if time permits. Visit Kochi Fort, beautiful Hill Palace, Marine Drive, Kochi International Marina, Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium and serene Cherai Beach. Overnight stay will be in the hotel in Kochi.
After breakfast in the morning you will be transferred to Kochi airport in time to connect to your return/onward flight. Take back unforgettable memories of the wonderful South India Leisure tour.