Chinese fishing nets

South India Experience

TIN124: 8 Days Bangalore - Mysore - Bangalore - Kochi - Kumarakom - Alleppey - Kochi
Tour Type: Private Tour, any part of the itinerary can be customized
Guide: English-speaking guide, experienced and knowledgeable
Driver: Private driver with a spacious air-conditioned car
Accommodation: Well handpicked hotels, also be open to your own choice
Meals: Authentic local cuisines and western-style food for your choice
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Day 1 Arrive Bangalore
Welcome to Bangalore (Bengaluru)! After reclaiming your luggage and clearing customs, you will be greeted by our professional guide. Then we will transfer you to the hotel and assist you with the check-in. The remaining time of the day is left free for you to relax.

Accommodation: Fortune JP cosmos
Day 2 Bangalore - Mysore
As one of the IT Hubs of India, Bangalore has many places of interests. After breakfast, we will take you to have a city tour to the most popular spots including the Palace of Tippu Sultan, the Bull Temple, the Indian Institute of Science, Vidhana Soudha and the botanical garden. In the afternoon, we will drive for about three hours to Mysore. Since many maharajahs had lived in Mysore before the middle of the nineteenth century, the city housing many magnificent palaces, majestic temples and beautiful gardens.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Fortune JP Palace
Palace of Tippu Sultan, Bangalore
Palace of Tippu Sultan, Bangalore
Bull Temple, Bangalore
Bull Temple
Day 3 Mysore
Following breakfast at the hotel, we will have a half-day Mysore sightseeing to the nicely carved and preserved Nandi Bull and a two thousand years old Hindu Temple. The afternoon is free for you to explore the city at leisure. In the evening, we will visit the Brindavan Garden.

Meals: Breakfast
Day 4 Mysore - Bangalore - Kochi
Breakfast is served at the hotel. Afterwards, we leave for Bangalore airport to take a flight to Kochi. The local guide and driver will be waiting for you at Kochi airport ahead of your arrival. They will take you to the hotel and help you with the registration.

Facing the Arabian Sea, the port city of Kochi is crowned as the "Queen of the Arabian Sea" for having rich sea transportation since several centuries ago. The group of traditional Portuguese, British and Spanish architectures and European churches in its old city also add to the attraction of the place.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Le Meridien
Day 5 Kochi
The sightseeing today starts from the harbor near Vasco da Gama Square. Here you can watch the Cantilevered Chinese fishing nets. Then we will see the St. Francis Church, which is the oldest church in India. We will have some time to visit local shops in Peter Celli Street before heading to Santa Cruz Cathedral. The Santa Cruz Cathedral has a very beautiful outside and also splendid interior. Next, we will stop to see the Koder House from the sidewalk. This Indo-European style heritage building has become a lovely hotel. We can also see the Pierce Leslie Bungalow for its unique blends of Portuguese, Dutch and local architecture style. In the evening, we will enjoy the famous Kathakali Dance Performance.

Meals: Breakfast
Chinese fishing nets, Kochi
Chinese fishing nets
Santa Cruz Cathedral, Kochi
Santa Cruz Cathedral
Day 6 Kochi - Kumarakom
After enjoying a leisurely breakfast, we drive for 90kms to Kumarakom and check in at the hotel. You will then have the rest of the day free on your own to relax or explore the surrounding area a bit.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Lake Song
Day 7 Kumarakom - Alleppey
Following breakfast at the hotel, we will embark on a houseboat to start a Backwater cruise to Alleppey (Alappuzha), which is well known for beautiful serenity of the Backwaters. It is a very relaxing and enjoyable way to escape from the busy city life. The cruise journey will also give you insights about the traditional village life on the banks of the Alleppey Backwaters. We believe the peaceful night spend on the private houseboat will be an unforgettable scene in your memory. 

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Evergreen Tours
Kerala's backwaters, Alleppey
Alleppey's Backwaters
Day 8 Alleppey - Departure from Kochi
After having breakfast, you will be picked up from the houseboat and transferred for about 65kms to Kochi airport. See you off to board your onward flight. Wish you a nice journey back home! 

Meals: Breakfast
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