If you wish to explore the heritage and culture of South India, then book the Southern Heritage tour package by Kiomoi. This tour package, planned over a span of 13 days and 12 nights will take you through the most magnificent and rich in heritage cities of the South.
The starting point of this tour package is Bangalore, which is the capital of the South Indian state of Karnataka. The city, a perfect blend of heritage and modernity, is well known for its Lal Bagh, Tipu Sultan?s Summer Palace, Cubbon Park and Bangalore Palace. Mysore, another culturally and historically significant city of Karnataka is the next in the tour package. The city is best known for Mysore Zoo, Jaganmohan Palace, Chamundeshwari Palace, and Railway Museum,among various other places of interest. The next destination covered in the Southern Heritage tour package is Ooty, situated in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The quaint hill station is a favorite among tourists, and is renowned for Doddabetta, Ooty Lake, Government Rose Garden, Emerald Lake, to name just a few. The next step in this tour package is Kochi, situated in the South West state of Kerala. The city is most famous for Fort Kochi, Mattancherry Palace,Hill Palace, and Kerala Folklore Museum. The next destination is the famous hill station of Munnar in Kerala. The scenic and tranquil hill station is famous among tourists for Eravikulam National Park, Devikulam, Mattupetty Dam, Anamudi, among others.
The last destination in this tour package is Periyar, which is another significant place, famous for its Periyar Tiger Reserve in Thekkady District.
The best time to visit through this budget package is from the months of September to March.
Day 1 - Arrive Bangalore
On arrival in Bangalore by Flight/ Train you will be meet our tour executive and drive to hotel. In the afternoon you can go for local sightseeing.Return to hotel. Dinner and Stay overnight at Bangalore hotel.
Day 2 - Bangalore – Mysore (140 kms/04 hours)
After breakfast proceed for the Bangalore sightseeing. Visit Rajarajeshwari Temple, Bannerghatta Biological Park, HAL Museum, ISKCON Temple, Prasanna Anjaneya Temple and Musical Fountain.In the evening drive to Mysore. Arrive Mysore and check in at the hotel. Dinner and Stay overnight at Mysore hotel. evening you may vist to Brindavan GardenBrindavan Gardens- Brindavan Gardens lies adjoining the Krishnarajasagara dam ( KRS Dam ) which is built across the river Kaveri. A dam at the length of 8600 ft. and height of 130 ft. above the river bed was built below the confluence of the three rivers – Cauvery, Hemavathi and Lakshmanateertha in 1924. The Brindavan Gardens is a show garden that has a botanical park, with fountains, as well as boat rides beneath the dam.The main attraction of the Brindavan Garden is the Musical Fountain ( Dancing Fountains ) in which bursts of water are synchronized to the music of songs. The musical fountains have a harmonic blend of water, colors and music. The Brindavan Gardens here is the best illuminated terrace garden in India. Also there is a statue of Goddess Cauvery in the garden. Timings -All Week Days 06.00 am - 08.00 pm ,Saturdays & Sunday 06.00 pm - 09.00 pm, Musical Fountain Show Timings -All Week Days 06.30 pm - 07.30 pm,Saturdays & Sunday 06.30 pm - 08.30 pm,Entry Charges -Adult Rs.15/-,Children (5-12yrs) Rs. 5/-
Day 3 - Mysore Local – Ooty (139 Kms / 3 hrs)
After breakfast proceed for a local sightseeing tour of Mysore. The city was the imperial capital of the erstwhile Mysore kingdom ruled by the Wodeyar dynasty. Places of tourist interest include the Mysore Palace - This palace is located in the heart of the city. Mysore Palace is one of the most visited monuments in India. And its one of the largest palaces in the country, also known as Amba Vilas Palace. Mysore Palace Entrance Timings -10.00 am - 05.30 pm. Entry Charges to enter inside Mysore Palace -Indian National Rs.20/-, Foreign Tourist Rs.200/-, Free Entry to children up-to Age of Ten.
Mysore Zoo Gardens -This is one of the oldest zoo in India. It is home to a wide range of wild species. Mysore Zoo was the first in the country to obtain gorilla and penguin’s.The Mysore Zoo is not just a place of recreation, but is also serving as a good educational center for imparting knowledge on conservation of wildlife.
St. Philomena’s Church - This beautiful church was built in 1956 and is one of the largest churches in the country. The St. Philomena's Church in Mysore is one of the oldest churches in India. It is over 200 years old. St. Philomena Church Entry Timings - 05.00 am - 06.00 pm.
Chamundi Hills -Chamundi Hills can be viewed from a distance of about 8 to 10 kms and from all the corners of Mysore City. Chamundeshwari temple is situated on the top of Chamundi hill which is about 3,489 ft. above sea level and located at a distance of 13 kms. from Mysore. Chamundeshwari Temple Pooja Timings - 07.30 am - 02.00 pm,03.30 pm - 06.00 pm,07.30 pm - 09.00 pm.
In the evening drive to Ooty. Arrive Ooty and check in at the hotel for Overnight stay.
Day 4 - Ooty
After breakfast will cover - Botanical Gardens, Rose Garden, Ooty Lake, St Stephen's Church. Evening enjoy the nature.Return to hotel. Dinner and Stay overnight at Ooty hotel.
Day 5 - Ooty – Kochi (280 Kms / 6 hours)
After breakfast drive to Kochi. Arrive Kochi and check in at the hotel. Evening is free at leisure. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Other Information-Boat cruise on the Periyar Lake-Price for upper deck is Rs 100 and lower deck is Rs 75.This boat cruise is open from morning 7 PM to afternoon 4 PM and is of approximately 2 hours duration. You will be moving around the lake. Entry fee to Sanctuary-Entry fee for Indian tourist is Rs 15 and another Rs 10 per head for Eco – Development Surcharge. Entry fee is Rs 300 for foreign tourists.Ayurvedic Oil messages is another special service available for the tourists here.
Day 6 - Kochi
In the morning, after breakfast, free day to visit the town, which is an unusual mix between medieval Portugal, Holland and the English countryside, with the Malabar’s tropical coast as your backdrop. This city is also the right place to see a Kathakali performance if you are a fan of dance or eveninbg free to enjoy on bneach.Return to hotel. Dinner and Stay overnight at Kochi hotel.
Day 7 - Kochi – Munnar (140 Kms / 4-5 Hrs)
After breakfast drive to Munnar.....The cab will stop in many of the places on the way to enjoy the beautiful nature, sceneries and of course you can avoid a hasty trip.
Arrive at Munnar & check in at the hotel and taking rest. Proceeding to Munnar Town, will visit Munnar market as per your wish.
Return to hotel. Dinner and Stay overnight at Munnar hotel.
Day 8 - Munnar Sightseeing
After breakfast proceed for sight seeing towards MATTUPETTY Side - Photo point, Mattupetty Dam - 15 Minutes Boat Drive in this Dam, Echo point (The natural Echo phenomenon is always happening here), Shooting point. Kundala Lake.
Coming back to the hotel for Lunch or enjoy outside. Visiting Tea Museum at approx 16:00 Hrs and continuing the sight seeing till the evening. Evening visit Blossom park, Pothenmedu view point.Return to hotel. Dinner and Stay overnight at Munnar hotel.
Day 9 - Munnar - Periyar (By Road / 120 Kms / 3-4 Hrs)
Early morning will visit Eravikulam National Park – RAJAMALA- Where you can sea the rare species- Mountain Goat). After breakfast we drive through the mountainous region of the Western Ghats until we arrive at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Check-in at hotel. Explore the park - This sanctuary is open from 6.00 AM to evening 6.00 PM. Out of total 777 sq.km area 360 sq.km is thick evergreen forest.Evening free to visit Periyar lake and Spice Garden etc.
Return to hotel. Dinner and Stay overnight at Thekkady.
Information-Boat cruise on the Periyar Lake-Price for upper deck is Rs 100 and lower deck is Rs 75.This boat cruise is open from morning 7 PM to afternoon 4 PM and is of approximately 2 hours duration. You will be moving around the lake. Entry fee to Sanctuary-Entry fee for Indian tourist is Rs 15 and another Rs 10 per head for Eco – Development Surcharge. Entry fee is Rs 300 for foreign tourists.Ayurvedic Oil messages is another special service available for the tourists here.
Day 10 - Periyar – Kumarakom- Alleppey (Backwaters) (120 Kms / 3-4 Hrs apx)
After breakfast head along the shore of Lake Vembanad, located in the middle of Palai Plain with its hypnotizing rice paddies and coconut trees in plain view and pleasant villages. You will be welcomed by the crew, made up of the captain, cook, and the “ship boy” and then we set off on this traditional “house-boat” while navigating through the canals, lagoons, and lakes. On the banks, you will come across old houses made out of teak, mahogany and redwood as well as villages filled with hibiscus and bougainvilleas, rice paddies that are green and shimmering. Full board and night on board.
Day 11 - Backwaters – Marari Beach (20 Kms / 30Min Hrs)
Drive to one of the most beautiful beaches on the Malabar Coast. Check in to and night in hotel. Relax; take a dip in the ocean. Stay overnight in the resort / hotel.
Day 12 - Marari Beach
Free day at rest and admire the natural beauty. Stay overnight in the resort / hotel.
Day 13 - Marari Beach – Cochin – Departure
After breakfast transfer to airport to board your flight to onward destination.
|City||No. of Nights||Standard||Deluxe||Superior|
|Bangalore||1 Night||Golden Residency / Similar||Corporate Comfort / Similar||12th Avenue / Similar|
|Mysore||1 Night||Bombay Tiffanys Hotel / Similar||Nalapad Residency Hotel / Similar||The President Hotel / Similar|
|Ooty||2 Night||Ooty Gate / Similar||Lakeview Hotel / Similar||Sterling Fernhill Resort / Similar|
|Kochi||2 Night||Royal Residency / Similar||Cochin Tower Hotel / Similar||Sea Lord Hotel / Similar|
|Munnar||2 Night||Black forest / similar hotel||Misty Lake / Similar||Cucumere Resort / Similar|
|Periyar||1 Night||Blooming paradise / similar hotel||Micheals Inn / Similar||Spice Groove / Similar|
|Kumarakom||1 Night||AC House Boat / Similar||AC Deluxe House Boat / Similar||AC Premium House Boat / Similar|
|Marari Beach||2 Night||Marari Beach Home / Similar||Marari Beach Villas / Similar||Turtle Beach Resort / Similar|
- Accomodation in well appointed room
- Daily Buffet / Fix menu Breakfast
- All intercity transfers / airport pick and drops / sight seeing tour plan in exclusive AC Indigo with driver with local knowledge.
- Transport charges inclusive of Fuel charges, Driver Allowance, Night Halt, Road taxes, State Permits and Parking.
- Assistance at all the places if required.
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- Local Guides for Sight-seeing.
- Lunch and Dinner (except House boat stay).
- Entrance fee or Charges to the Monuments, Cultural Events, Elephant safari, Trekking, Boating, Jeep safari and any activities suggested in the itinerary.
- Any kind of airfare /train fare.
- Any Still / Video Camera fees applicable at the monuments or activities is chargeable direct.
- Any alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages, mineral water, use of mini bar in room and room service.
- Personal expenses such as Laundry, Communication Charges (Phone/Internet).
- En route meals, sightseeing and activities other than those mentioned in the itinerary.
- Tips and gratuities to drivers, Guides etc. and any other expenses/service not mentioned in the inclusions.
- Prices not valid from 15th Dec - 15th Jan.
- Per person rates applicable on 2 people staying together sharing the same room.
- In packages with meal plans, the plan starts with lunch on day 1 and ends with breakfast on last day.
- Additional cost arising due to mishaps, political unrest, natural calamities like landslides, road blockage, etc will have to be paid on the spot by the guest directly.
- Package rates are subject to change without prior notice.
- The packages cannot be combined with any other offer.
- All payments are subject to cancellation policy.
- Kiomoi reserves the right to change/modify or terminate the offer any time at its own discretion and without any prior notice.
- If you have your own vehicle, transport charges will be deducted from the tour cost.
- If you have your group of family members or friends, tour can be conducted as per your convenience & cost.