Scenic South India

16 days

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Day 1
Begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Bangalore.
Day 2
This morning you will arrive into Bangalore, where you will be met by your private car and driver. You will head straight out of Bangalore and onto Mysore, approximately a 3 hour drive. Mysore is famous for its silk and incense production, along with its Maharajah's Palace. It's easily one of South India's most interesting and appealing cities.
Day 3
Enjoy a trip to Ranganthittu Bird Sanctuary this morning, home to an incredible variety of endemic and migratory birds. This afternoon enjoy a walking tour of Mysore.
Day 4
Your driver will take you to Coorg today, which will take around 4 hours. Coorg is one of South India's most beautiful regions carpeted with cardamom jungles and coffee plantations.
Day 5
Today you will visit a coffee plantation as well as Bylkuppe, a unique Tibetan settlement.
Day 6
From Coorg you will head to Nagarhole National Park, approximately a 4 hour journey. With increasing tiger and leopard sightings in recent years and a good population of elephant, Nagarhole is arguably South India's best park.
Day 7
Today you will enjoy a game drive by jeep and a game drive by boat. This gives you the opportunity to make the most of the park's wildlife diversity.
Day 8
You will continue south today to Sultan's Battery in Wayanad. The 4 hour journey is incredibly scenic. This verdant region is one of Kerala's most beautiful and peaceful with rugged mountain scenery and tropical plantations.
Day 9
A free day to explore the area. There's a wonderful pool to relax in, several walking trails and a plethora of bird species to enjoy in this tranquil location. You may wish to visit Edakkal caves which are famous for their cave paintings.
Day 10
Your driver will bring you over the border from Kerala into Tamil Nadu today, to cooler Ooty. The drive will take around 3.5 hours and follows winding rural roads. Ooty was established by the British in the early 19th century as the summer head quarters for the Madras government. It's surrounded by tea plantations and dotted with charming cottage gardens growing vegetables. The remainder of your day is at leisure.
Day 11
Today enjoy a tour of Ooty. Spend the afternoon at your leisure.
Day 12
Today you will be taken to Coimbatore, approximately 3 hours away, where you will catch the train to Cochin. The train departs in the early afternoon and offers the opportunity to enjoy a quintessential Indian experience. On arrival in Cochin you will be met and taken to your accommodation in colonial Fort Cochin. Cochin is one of India's best preserved colonial landscapes, with tea planter's bungalows, village greens and churches interspersed with boutiques, restaurants and cafes.
Day 13
Explore Fort Cochin on our Heritage Walking Tour. The remainder of your day is at leisure to explore or relax.
Day 14
This morning you will travel south to the Backwaters, where you will board your private day time houseboat in time for lunch. The Backwaters are a fantastic collection of lakes, lagoons and waterways sandwiched between the Arabian sea and Kerala's forested hills. Spend the remainder of your day in this idyllic location, home to small villages, coconut groves, fishermen and a huge variety of bird life. Cruise the shimmering waterways before disembarking and heading to your comfortable accommodation in the Backwaters area.
Day 15
Spend the day relaxing in one of Kerala's most idyllic locations.
Day 16
This morning you will be driven to Cochin Airport for your morning flight home.

Everything we do is tailor-made; our itineraries are just suggestions to give you an idea of what is possible. Please contact us so we can tailor the perfect holiday exclusively for you.

Designed for lovers of the outdoors and nature enthusiasts, Scenic South India journeys from Bangalore in Karnataka down into northern Kerala before ending in Cochin. It takes in atmospheric Mysore, famed for its palace, sandalwood and silk before heading into Coorg, a luminous region known for coffee growing its unique Tibetan population. It continues further south into Nagarhole National Park before reaching Wayanad, a wild and hilly area in remote northern Kerala. From here the journey heads briefly into Ooty in Tamil Nadu, a former British hill station, before catching the train to Cochin in Kerala. Cochin is one of India’s best-preserved colonial towns. The journey ends on Kerala’s iconic backwaters. This is a wonderful and relaxing journey that really focusses on South India’s extraordinary landscapes.

2 nights Mysore– 2 nights Coorg – 2 nights Nagarhole – 2 nights Wayanad – 2 nights Ooty – 2 nights Cochin – 2 nights Backwaters

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