Welcome to Incredible India! It is our pleasure to introduce our country to you over the next two weeks. As you land on the Indian soil, every moment of the day will be filled with warm hospitality, rich culture, delicious food, vivacious people and plenty of charm.You will be escorted to your hotel in the bustling and commercial capital of the country Mumbai. Relax in the comforts of your room and gear up for an exciting trip over the next few days.
Mumbai is the Hollywood of India. award-winning movies are made here, reflecting the core of India. On our sightseeing tour of Mumbai, we will visit The Gateway of India (It was built to celebrate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to Mumbai in December 1911), take a walk along the splendid Marine Drive and get a complete view of the city, you can also enjoy Indian street food there. Prince of Wales museum, hanging gardens and Victoria rail station are the other historic places to visit.
Eat light as we have a plane to catch for the Indian Silicon Valley Bangalore. Check-in at your hotel and refresh quickly, as the afternoon is busy with sightseeing tour of the Garden City. Admire the unique flora and fauna at the botanical garden of Lal bagh, absorb the stupendous architecture of the Bull temple and the pillared monument-Vidhan Sudha.
The city of palace, sandalwood and flowers is located at a distance of 140 kilometres and will take us 2.5 hours to complete our journey on road. Check-in and refresh quickly at your hotel, as soon we will depart for the sightseeing tour of the city. Mysore Palace and Chamundi hills are the main attractions here. Jaganmohan Palace (Mysore Palace) served as the retreat for the royal family of Maharaja Krishnaraja Wodeyar. This marvellous three storied building features stained glass shutters and ventilators, the beautiful garden has now been transformed into an art gallery.
Mysore is situated at the foothills of Chamundi Hills. Atop the hills is the famous Chamundeshwari temple, which reflects the belief that goddess Chamundeshwari killed a demon here. Monolith Nandi - the bull is also located near the temple.
The Queen of Hills Ooty, located at a distance of 170 kilometres from Mysore and will take 3.5 hours to reach. The Queen comfortably snuggled in the core of Nilgiri Hills (often referred as Blue Mountains, due to the refraction of light) is dotted with swelling hills, sparkling waterfalls, gurgling brooks and lush green tea gardens. Undoubtedly, it always captures the hearts of every visitor. Relax on the fresh, clean air with picturesque landscapes and gardens. Return to your hotel for a refreshing sleep.
It would be only fair to say, that every inch of Oooty is worth sightseeing. Spend the day at leisure, take a walk along the winding roads amidst the pink, purple and orange bougainvillea or spend your day sipping on a hot cup of tea while admiring the heaving landscapes.
Cochin (Kochi) is 300 kilometres or 06 hours journey by road from Ooty. Check-in at your hotel in this palm green commercial capital of Kerala. Unwind at your hotel, for a splendid day tomorrow. Check-in at your hotel in this palm green commercial capital of Kerala. Unwind at your hotel, for a splendid day tomorrow.
Soon after breakfast, we will depart for the city tour covering hotspots the beautiful St. Francis Church, Mattancherry Palace, Jewish Synagogue and the Chinese fishing nets. Return to hotel for good night sleep.
Soon after breakfast, we will cover a distance of 75 kilometres on road to Kumarakom. It is an exotic Lagoon Resort where you will experience a memorable Indian hospitality, rich tradition and culture. Unwind at the resort with Ayurvedic massage. Sleep well, as tomorrow we would head out for the Houseboat on the backwaters, a moment you had been waiting for a while.
Post breakfast, we will discover Kerala in a magical way under the shade of palm trees, pandanus shrubs and several leafy plants and bushes on the splendid overnight cruise on the houseboat in the backwaters. Enjoy a candlelit dinner on the houseboat, as it wades slowly through the palm-fringed canals. You may see unique species of aquatic life living along the backwaters.
We will disembark at the Alleppey and depart for an adventurous day at Periyar Wildlife sanctuary by road covering 180 kilometres in 3.5 hours. Trekking, rock climbing, river rafting and jungle safaris awaits you here. The Periyar Wildlife sanctuary is a famous tiger reserve of South India. It offers you a lifetime opportunity to spot tigers, leopards, elephants and bison, in addition to varied and unique flora and fauna.
Adventure begins early morning with a boat ride on the Periyar Lake. Enjoy the varied species of birds, aquatic life and flora and fauna, while the boat glides through the serene and calm waters.
Eat a stomach-full breakfast, as you will trek with a naturalist to observe avifauna, flora and fauna. You will spot terns, storks and other migratory birds here. Spend your night at the resort and absorb the warm hospitality.
Madurai renowned for its Meenakshi Temple is the objective of our today# s trip when we depart from Periyar and travel on road for 03 hours, covering a distance of 142 km, soon after breakfast. The city is famous for its unique and rich heritage, culture and historical background. Witness the evening ceremony at the Meenakshi Temple filled with lights, prayer chants and followers.
We hope that you had a restful night, enjoy your warm breakfast and prepare for a sightseeing tour of the city, visiting temples that offer us a unique insight in the Indian history, art and culture. Shree Meenakshi temple, Teppa Kulum - a tank with an island temple and Tirumalainaik palace are the objectives of our tour, today. Later in the day, we will board a flight to Chennai. Upon arrival, check-in at your hotel for relaxation.
Bon Appetite! Soon we will depart for a sightseeing tour of the cosmopolitan city- Chennai. Points of interest include the national art gallery and museum, majestic Fort St George, a leisure drive along the Marina beach, pray at the beautiful St. Mary's church and admire the exquisite Mylapore temple. Upon completion of the Chennai city tour, we will depart for Mahabalipuram (40km/01hour) by road. Check-in at the hotel and enjoy the warm Indian hospitality during your stay here.
Soon after breakfast, transfer to the Chennai International Airport where your homeward flight awaits you on the runway. We hope that our warm hospitality, South India# s unique cultural heritage, resplendent architecture and landscapes have offered you vibrant and refreshing holidays in India. Have a safe flight!