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Southern Panorama

Southern Panorama

On this journey, experience the rich and the vibrant culture of South India. The tour starts from the garden city of Bengaluru, then moves on to the princely state of Mysore. From Mysore, drive to the Nagarhole National Park. You will get an opportunity to visit Ooty and relax amidst the serenity of Nilgiri Hills. You will drive through the Western Ghats for Cochin.

 

Tour Nights

  • Bengaluru: 1 night
  • Mysore: 2 nights
  • Nagarhole: 1 night
  • Ooty: 1 night
  • Cochin: 2 nights
  • Kumarakom: 1 night
  • Madurai: 2 nights
  • Tanjore: 1 night
  • Covelong: 3 nights

Tour At a Glance

  • Discover the Silicon city of India, Bengaluru
  • Explore the mystical edifices of Mysore
  • Visit Nagarhole National Park which has the highest density of herbivores in India
  • Drive into the Nilgiri hills to Ooty (Queen of the Nilgiri hills)
  • Practice some devotional ceremonies at the majestic temples of Madurai
  • Tour code: STI29
  • Accommodation Grade
  • Private Tour

16 Days / 14 Nights from fr £ 2189 pp

Southern Panorama Itinerary details

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  • Day 1 UK to Bengaluru
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    UK to Bengaluru

    Depart from UK an overnight flight to Bengaluru.

  • Day 2 Bengaluru
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    Bengaluru

    Arrive in Bengaluru early in the morning. Meet and assist on arrival and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the morning at leisure. Bengaluru, noted for its gardens, tree-lined avenues and Gothic churches. Afternoon tour of the city visiting the Tipu Sultan’s palace and Fort, Bull temple and the impressive Vidhan Sabha. Overnight stay in Bengaluru.

  • Day 3 Bengaluru to Mysore
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    Bengaluru to Mysore

    Drive to Srirangapatnam and visit the summer palace and museum of Tipu Sultan who was defeated by the British in 1799. Also visit Sriranganathswamy temple. Continue on to to Mysore, renowned for sandalwood, teak and incense. Two nights stay in Mysore.

  • Day 4 Mysore
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    Mysore

    Morning city tour of Mysore visiting the City Palace of the Maharaja of Mysore (built in the Indo-Saracenic style) and the museum. Drive to visit Chamundi Hill where a huge statue of Nandi Bull overlooks the city. Explore the colourful Devraja fruit and vegetable market. Afternoon free.

  • Day 5 Mysore to Nagarhole
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    Mysore to Nagarhole

    Morning drive to the Nagarhole National Park, an excellent sanctuary with tropical teak forests and the Kabini river running through. The park is noted for herds of tiger, leopard, samber deer and variety of birdlife. Afternoon safari by jeep. Overnight stay in Nagarhole. 

  • Day 6 Nagarhole to Ooty
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    Nagarhole to Ooty

    Morning safari in the park. After breakfast drive into the Nilgiri hills to Ooty (Queen of the Nilgiri hills), a popular hill station during the British Raj, with its tea plantations, gardens and bungalows. Remainder of the day at leisure in this picturesque area. Overnight stay in Ooty.

  • Day 7 Ooty to Cochin
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    Ooty to Cochin

    A long but picturesque drive to Cochin through the Western Ghats on the Malabar Coast. Set amidst lagoons and backwaters, Cochin is also known as the "Venice Of the East". Over the centuries Europeans have traded ivory, spices and teak. The British, Dutch and Portuguese left their cultural influence on this great city. In the evening see the famous Kathakali dance performance, a traditional folk dance of Kerala enacting stories from the Hindu epics. Two night stay in Cochin. Read More

  • Day 8 Cochin
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    Cochin

    Morning city tour visiting the Dutch Palace, with its 17th century murals of Ramayana, the Jewish Synagogue, built in 1568, housing the Grand Scroll of the Old Testament. Also visit Fort Cochin and St Francis Church, the oldest European church in India. Vasco de Gama, who discovered India, was buried here. In the evening a Sunset harbour cruise to see the Bolgahtty Island and the Chinese fishing nets.

  • Day 9 Cochin to Kumarakom
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    Cochin to Kumarakom

    Drive to Allepy and take a boat cruise to Chengnacherry. The cruise takes over 2 hours and passes through tranquil palm fringed narrow canals and waterways. Drive to Kumarakom on the shores of the Vembanad Lake. Overnight in Kumarakom.

  • Day 10 Kumarakom to Madurai
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    Kumarakom to Madurai

    After breakfast leave for the ancient city of Madurai, dating back to 6th century. It was well known to Greeks and Romans with whom the city carried on active trade. Remainder of the day at leisure. Two night stay in Madurai.

  • Day 11 Madurai
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    Madurai

    Morning city tour visiting the Tirumalai Nayak Palace, built in 17th Century on Indi-Saracenic style the spectacular Shree Meenakshi temple, a superb example of Dravidian temple architecture. It has profusely carved massive gopurams and a 1000-pillared hall. Afternoon at leisure. In the evening return to Meenakshi temple and visit the colourful temple market.

  • Day 12 Madurai to Tanjore
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    Madurai to Tanjore

    Drive to the temple town of Trichy, the citadel of Chola dynasty in the medieval period. The city saw wars fought between the British and French in 18th century. Visit the Srirangam Island, a living example of a temple town where the life centres around the temple with 22 magnificent gopurams (gateway towers), the tallest being 236 feet high. Continue onto Tanjore, the granary of Tamil Nadu and the cultural capital of the region. Overnight stay in Trichy. Read More

  • Day 13 Tanjore to Covelong Beach
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    Tanjore to Covelong Beach

    Morning tour of Tanjore visiting the famous 10th century Brihadeeshwara temple, an engineering marvel and now preserved as a world heritage monument. Tanjore is also famous for paintings. You will see some of famous frescos depicting myths and courtly pursuits. Drive to Covelong Beach visiting en route the famous shore temple in Mahabalipuram. Stay for three nights.

  • Day 14-15 Covelong Beach
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    Covelong Beach

    At leisure by the beach. During your stay take a half day city tour of Chennai, the fourth largest city of India, and visit the Fort St George, built by the East India Company in 1653, St Mary’s church, the first Anglican Church in India and the Kapaleeshwara temple, destroyed by the Portuguese in 1566 and rebuilt 300 years ago.

  • Day 16 Chennai to UK Departure
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    Chennai to UK Departure

    Transfer to the International airport in Chennai towards your onward journey to UK with sweet memories.

Dates & Prices

01 Oct - 09 Dec

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£2189

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£1489

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£2449

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What's Included?

  • International Flights: Return economy class International flights from UK. Supplement may apply from regional airports.
  • Domestic Flights: Economy class domestic flights within India.
  • Assisted Transfers: All Airport and train transfers as specified by a chauffeur driven car inclusive of representative assistance. Where courtesy transfers are provided by the hotel representative assistance may not be available in some places.
  • Accommodation: Room with attached private facilities.
  • Meal Plan: Bed & Breakfast at all places and at Nagarhole on JP Plan.
  • Services of Local Agent & Tour Guide: Services of a local agent in all major cities and an English speaking guide during sightseeing as specified inclusive of entry fee to the monuments.
  • Taxes:All applicable taxes and service charges.

What's not Included?

  • Travel insurance: We recommend you take a comprehensive travel insurance to cover your holiday at the time of booking the tour.
  • Visa: UK citizens require entry visas for India.
  • Personal Expenses: Such as laundry, telephones calls, hard & soft drinks, meals other then specified, beverages and mineral water etc
  • Camera fee: Still and video camera fee at monuments and game parks.
  • Tips anywhere: To drivers, porters, bellboys, guides & waiters etc.
  • Free Days: Any car arrangements on free days / days at leisure.
  • Any items not mentioned in the itinerary and inclusions.

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